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Oscar foreign-language category is down to 9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Dec. 19) announced the shortlist in the foreign-language film category.

MPAA: 'It is a despicable, criminal act'; Obama weighs in, too

In his last press conference of the year, President Obama said he wished Sony had not pulled "The Interview." He and his family head to Hawaii for a holiday break.

'Citizenfour' shortlisted for Oscar; 'The Interview' release idea

In the wake of the Sony hack, Edward Snowden and his perils have made the Oscar documentary shortlist. "Citzenfour" is among the list of 15, which will be down to five when nominations are announced in January.

Sony pulls 'The Interview' ahead of its Dec. 25 release

UPDATE: After theater chains started pulling "The Interview," it has been announced that Sony will do the same. Variety has noted that Sony stands behind the filmmakers, but still has decided to pull the film ahead of its Dec. 25 release.

'Birdman' soars to 13 Critics' Choice nods; 'Budapest' surprises

While "Birdman" leads the way for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards with 13 nominations, it is "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprises with 11 nods.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rules its way to the top of box office

It was a parting of the ways at the top as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over the box office over the weekend. "Mockingjay" parted ways after three weeks on top.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' will take down 'Mockingjay'

Some may say "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is off to a fine start with $1.3 million on those earlier showings, as it goes wide today (Dec. 12), but it doesn't feel that way

'Fargo' flying high with 5 Golden Globe TV nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands "Fargo" five nominations in the TV categories of the Golden Globe Awards this morning in Beverly Hills, CA.

Golden Globes give 'Birdman' 7 nominations to lead all movies

Fresh off an early morning (Dec. 10) for Hollywood with the SAG nominations, today (Dec. 11), it is the Golden Globes. One thing for certain now is that "Birdman" and "Boyhood" have award season love.

'Birdman' leads SAG nominations; 'Boyhood' is close behind

"Birdman" has flew to the top with four nominations as the SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) were announced this morning (Dec. 10) in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards have an ensemble award, which is basically the equivalent to the best picture.

'Mockingjay' makes it look easy while 'Wild' opens very solid

The holiday season proved too much as it helped derail any hopes of momentum at the box office. But, the box office needs some right now.

Special effects Oscar hopefuls move on, but two glaring omissions

Two glaring omissions are worthy of note when looking at the shortlist for special effects Oscar hopefuls. Those still in it are 10 films that many have seen over the last year.

Slow movie weekend ahead as 'Mockingjay' will win for third time

Do not look for any new movies to rattle "The Hunger Games" Mockinjay - Part 1" from the top of the box office pile. It could have a bad weekend and drop off more than usual and still win.

National Board of Review top prize goes to 'A Most Violent Year'

New York - The National Board of Review has just served up some interesting winners on the road to Oscar glory. Besides a tie for the top acting prize, their best film went to "A Most Violent Year."

Gotham honors 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' with top awards

New York - "Birdman" wins best feature while "Boyhood" wins audience award as the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight (Dec. 1). Earlier today, the New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" best film.

IPA hands 'Birdman' 10 nods; Canada lands with 'Mommy'

The International Press Academy (IPA) has given "Birdman" 10 nominations which were announced today as award season is kicking into gear. These are known as The Satellite Awards.

New York Film Critics name 'Boyhood' best film of the year

The New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" the best film of 2014, it was announced today (Dec. 1). "Boyhood" was filmed over a 12-year span.

'Mockingjay' gobbles it up while 'The Imitation Game' real strong

It was easy holiday pickings for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" as the film gobbled up $82.6 million over Thanksgiving weekend at the box office.

'Mockingjay - Part 1' taking a bite out of Thanksgiving weekend

UPDATE: With another $24.1 million on Friday, "Mockingjay" is eating up the competition at the box office over this long holiday weekend.

'Mockingjay' wins but not in the same league as 'Catching Fire'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was even less of a winner that was noted, as often happens when a win that big occurs. It needs to settle in, and this time, it came in with a lower number, and that is not a good sign.

'Dumb and Dumber To' deflates 'Big Hero 6' with silliness, laughs

UPDATE: The box office usually stays steady after the dust settles. Every now and then the top numbers change and need attention.

'Gone Girl' takes top prize at Hollywood Film Awards

"Gone Girl" won the top prize from the Hollywood Film Awards but "The Imitation Game" was the big winner. "The Imitation Game" took home actor, supporting actress and director but "Gone Girl" won film.

'Dumb and Dumber To' aims for laughs but holdovers in the way

It is the box office calm before the storm as the world awaits "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" next week. But, one must first get through this weekend as it looks for laughs and hoping for holdover success.

'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' blast off with solid box office

A battle Hollywood likes played out at the box office and the winner and runner up can claim victory. They should, too. It was a weekend that kicked off Hollywood's holiday season nicely.

'Big Hero 6' and 'Interstellar' to provide big box office boost

Coming off a brutal weekend at the box office, it looks like a healthy rebound is here. Just in time as this is the weekend when Hollywood kicks off the holiday season. Now, enter "Interstellar" and "Big Hero 6."

UPDATE: 'Ouija' edges out 'Nightcrawler' on weak Halloween

UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. However, it was nothing to write home about as the numbers were the lowest winning total of the year.

'Ouija' summons up a win

A movie based on a board game took over the box office with an estimated $19.8 million. It provided movie-goers with the Halloween flavor as the holiday approaches.

Ferocious 'Fury' fights, flies high for solid box office victory

It was a World War II drama that took the lead with a fury at the box office. It ended up being an easy win over a two-time champ and a Halloween-themed film.

'Gone Girl' wins in heated box office race

"Gone Girl" went on and won another tight box office race as it fended off "Dracula Untold." The numbers were not as close as last week's race, but it was still good for the box office.
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