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Producers Guild Nominations Boost ‘Chicago 7’ and ‘Nomadland’

Over the last two years, every film nominated for best picture at the Oscars was first nominated by the influential Producers Guild of America. Few awards-season precursors can offer so ironclad a guarantee. Expect, then, that this year’s PGA Award nominees, which were announced Monday, will separate most of the would-be contenders from the films […]

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‘Eurovision Song Contest’ and ‘Borat’ Advance to the Oscar Shortlist

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” inched one step closer to being Oscar nominees on Tuesday when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its shortlists for nine categories. “Wuhan Flu,” from the “Borat” sequel, and “Husavik,” from the Will Ferrell comedy about the European contest, advanced […]

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Here’s What We Would Nominate for Best Picture

Just like you, film critics, reporters and editors at The New York Times have opinions about the Oscars and what should be nominated. This year, a few of us are sharing our wish lists for best picture. (Except for the featured pick, the slates are in alphabetical order, with 10 or fewer entries, as in […]

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Indie Spirits Nominate a Diverse Group of Filmmakers

The Oscars will be adopting new diversity guidelines soon, but the Independent Spirit Awards are already walking that talk. None of the nominees announced Tuesday for the best feature award at the Indie Spirits — “First Cow,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Minari,” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” and “Nomadland” — were directed by white men, whose […]