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Friday March 2nd, 2012

FEINBERG: As We Bid Farewell to the 2011-2012 Awards Season, Some Thank Yous Are In Order

Dear Readers,

This post will — with the exception of one or two other posts that have already been written but have yet to post — bring an end to my coverage of the 2011-2012 awards season, which I have found to be the most exciting, exhausting, and gratifying of the 11 that I have now covered. This is all largely attributable to my affiliation with The Hollywood Reporter, which I was immensely proud to join on August 31, 2011.

The six months since then have been incredibly busy, fun, and surreal. During that time…

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Sunday December 25th, 2011

THR Awards Expert Scott Feinberg’s Top 10 Films of 2011

The following list and remarks reflect my personal opinions and do/will not in any way impact my projections or analysis on this site, wherein I strive above all else to correctly forecast what will happen, not what I believe should happen.

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011

Will ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Descendants’ Reverse the Indie Spirit-Oscar Trend? (Analysis)

The nominations for the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards were revealed this morning, and were dominated by The Weinstein Company’s The Artist and Sony Pictures Classics’ Take Shelter, which scored five nods each. Historically, Indie Spirit winners have tended to get nominated for — but lose — at the Oscars.

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Sunday November 27th, 2011

Philadelphia’s Film Scene: How a Festival changes everything

By Ryan Bushey

On November 3rd, the Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 20th annual showcase. Run by the Philadelphia Film Society, the festival’s milestone year showed close 150 films from different genres.

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Friday November 25th, 2011

Do Some Good Today

By Carlos de Abreu

Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywoodnews.com. We want to thank all of our friends, associates, filmmakers and supporters for their continuous support and hard work. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative.

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Friday November 18th, 2011

“Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus talks long-distance relationships, chemistry, and awards love

By Sean O’Connell

“Like Crazy” has no superheroes. It’s not a prequel, a sequel or a remake. It’s just an intimate, personal story about two college students (Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones) falling in – and eventually out – of love.

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Wednesday November 16th, 2011

Writer-Director Drake Doremus on His Career Breakthrough ‘Like Crazy’ (Audio)

 

Each awards season, moviegoers and the media devote their attention to some new breakthrough star (i.e. Amy AdamsCarey MulliganJennifer Lawrence, etc.), but the people who make the industry go ’round — studio chiefs, agents, managers, publicists, etc. — focus even more on a breakthrough filmmaker (i.e. Jason ReitmanOren MovermanTom Hooper, etc.).

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Sunday November 13th, 2011

After Rough Week, Governors Awards Ceremony Gives Academy Reason to Celebrate

If the Academy’s image was a bit dusted up by the Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy controversies of the past week, it was polished off like a shiny new Oscar by Saturday night’s third annual Governors Awards, at which honorary Oscars were presented to actor James Earl Jones (in absentia) and makeup artist Dick Smith and actress/producer/philanthropist Oprah Winfreyreceived the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and Dick Smith on Governors Awards

I felt truly privileged to be in the room for the ceremony, which several awards show veterans in attendance described to me as one of the most powerful and moving that they can remember.

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Wednesday November 2nd, 2011

Felicity Jones on her Breakthrough Performance in ‘Like Crazy’ (Video)

One of the great pleasures of 2011, for me, has been to watch the actress Felicity Jones evolve from a virtual unknown into someone who is now on the brink of full-fledged stardom, and to get to know her a little along the way.

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It all started in January, when Drake Doremus’s Like Crazy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The micro-budget indie, a drama about a young couple who struggle to stay together after the immigration system forces them apart, features Jones — opposite Anton Yelchin — in her first starring role, played like gangbusters in Park City. By the end of the festival, a studio bidding war for its U.S. distribution rights had been won by mighty Paramount Pictures; the film won the Grand Jury Prize; and Jones was awarded a specialjury prize for her outstanding performance. Talk about a fairy-tale ending… or, more aptly, beginning.

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Thursday October 20th, 2011

Anton Yelchin on the Long Journey to His Star-Making Role in ‘Like Crazy’ (Video)

Anton Yelchin seems much older and more mature than his 22 years, both in Drake Doremus’s film Like Crazy (which might well turn him into one of the top movie stars of his generation) and in person (as I found when I sat down with him for a half-hour interview in New York on Monday, and as you can see in the above video of that meeting).

These days, the actor — who was born in Russia, moved with his family to America as a baby, and has worked here professionally since the age of nine — is probably best known for his appearance in J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek (2009), if not for some of his stronger work in smaller films like Nick Cassavetes’s Alpha Dog (2006), Jon Poll’s Charlie Bartlett(2007), and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver (2011). That will all change, however, on Oct. 28, when Paramount begins its platform release of Like Crazy in Los Angeles and New York.

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