Key Dates Announced for 78th Academy Awards

Today, the Motion Picture Academy announced the timeline for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006, beginning at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern.

The traditional red carpet arrivals pre-show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start at 4:30 PM Pacific/7:30 PM Easten on Oscar Sunday 2006, and the telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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Handicapping the Oscars: 2005 edition

Can the outcome of the Oscars be predicted by looking at a statistical breakdown of certain factors relating to the major categories? How important is it to have the most nominations? Are films released before September really ignored? Can one win an Oscar, even though they appear in the lowest-grossing film nominated in that category? We’ve looked at the ten major categories over the past 26 ceremonies (for the film years 1978 to 2003), plus the recently added Best Animated Feature category, and found some surprising mathematical data which may give some pause about who might win next Sunday night.

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The Online Film Critics Society announce their 2004 nominees

On Monday, January 3, 2005, the Online Film Critics Society announced the nominees for their 2004 awards. Leading the way with 8 nominations is “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Michel Gondry’s epic quixotic comedy received nods including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for lead actors Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

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Eleven Films to Compete for Animated Feature Oscar

Eleven films are eligible to compete for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar in the 2004 Academy Awards competition.

A formal vote by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is required to activate the category for the 77th Academy Awards, but the 11 films were accepted as eligible to compete by the executive committee of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch of the Academy, which will recommend to the board of governors on December 14 that the Award be given for this year.

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