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DGA, BAFTA nominations offered clarity on Best Picture Frontrunners

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With the Golden Globes just days away, the awards season is in full swing. The biggest indicators of what films are favorites heading into the Oscar nominations – the Directors Guild of America selections – were announced and secured five films as leaders.

“Wolf of Wall Street” Roars Back into Oscar Race

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The second of the all-important guilds – the Producers Guild of America – unveiled their Best Picture nominations, and most of the line-up was the usual suspects in this year’s Oscar race. The selections for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures were as follows:

The 13 Best Things in Entertainment for 2013

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Isn’t 13 suppose to be an unlucky number? Don’t tell that to the entertainment industry. This past year turned out to be one of innovation on multiple fronts. The cable box took a back seat to streaming services in the pursuit of new TV series. Music artists started offering up full album appetizers for listening before consumers bought the main course. A wide range of fresh devices entered the market, including newly numbered gaming consoles and tablets with more pixels …

Above the Rest: How Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Release lifts her to the Top of the Diva Pile

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Talk about a stunner. No one expected Beyoncé to drop a complete new album – completely unannounced and unhyped – on Friday. No one could have anticipated the insane results of that surprise, either: in 12 hours, the pop superstar had generated 1.2 million tweets. The financials are even more impressive. While we’re still waiting for final numbers, it’s looking like her self-titled album moved nearly 400,000 units on day one. If confirmed accurate, that number would dwarf debut sales …

SAG Nominations put “12 Years” out front, give boost to “Dallas Buyers Club” & “Butler”

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Each year, a heavy amount of anticipation is given to the Screen Actors Guild nominations. They are in many ways the first “inside view” we get as to what the Academy is liking during the awards season. After all, the actors branch is the largest one in the Academy’s membership, and presumably most – if not all – of those actors are also in SAG. Of course, it would be and is often a fault to take these nominations too …

“American Hustle” and “Her” Kick Off 2014 Awards Season with Surprises

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Welcome to another film awards season. I originally ran a site called “Awards Addict” which featured content on the road leading up to the Oscars. This year, I’m happy to say that content will be available at The Wise Guise for your reading pleasure. I know. You’re welcome. As for those of you wondering about my credentials for covering the Oscar race, I’ve been doing so since 2005. I’ve got a pretty consistent record of knowing what the Academy likes …