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September 19, 2012
Kenny Sayz: Oscar Dates Set and Awards Speculation Kicks into High Gear
— Posted by Kenny Miles
With the announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regarding Oscar dates for submissions, nominations, and presentations, the Oscar race can officially get underway. The 85th Academy Awards, which take place on February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, are the film industries premiere award ceremony with a historical significance and lasting legacy. The following are the confirmed dates:
Friday, November 30: Official Screen Credits due
Numerous films already in serious contention for multiple Oscar nominations include “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “The Master.” All of these I’ve seen and can claim will receive quite a few award nominations arranging from Best Picture to the technical categories. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a possibility to receive some nominations, but many others doubt it. We will have to wait and see what holds up at the end of the year. Personally, my favorite categories are Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Documentary Feature.
Other movies some critics and pundits have seen through the film festival circuit they generally believe will
Finally, features like “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Les Miserable,” “The Hobbit,” and “Django Unchained” appear to be serious contenders based on speculation only. All those movies have yet to be seen, but are year end films from very talented award winning filmmakers. This is always risky to assume a film will be an Oscar contender when no one has actually seen it! Unmet expectations always ruin a film. We expect this during a typical mundane summer movie season, yet it always seems to sting harder for me during awards season.
Movie fans and Oscar lovers will find out what are the true contenders in the coming several weeks. As always, I’m eagerly anticipating the best movie season of the year; award season.
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Whether something is overlooked by Hollywood or whatever business trend has captured the Entertainment Industry’s attention, Kenny Miles loves to talk about movies (especially the cultural impact of a film). He covers various aspects of movies including specialty genre films, limited release, independent, foreign language, documentary features, and THE much infamous "awards season." Also, he likes to offer his opinion on the business of film, marketing strategy, and branding. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado and is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society critics group. When he isn’t writing, Kenny channels his passion for interacting with moviegoers (something most movie pundits lack) as a pollster for the market research company CinemaScore and working as floor staff/special events coordinator in the film community. You can follow him on Twitter @kmiles723.
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