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Liam Heffernan

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Oscar and film awards expert. American Beauty, Grease and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre are prominent DVDs on my shelf.
Via AMPAS The 2017 Student Academy Awards® competition has been launched for its 44th year, with the Academy now accepting submissions. The Student Academy Awards have become one of the key routes to the main Oscars, and an important stepping stone in...
Stay on top of the film awards season right here. From the critics and guilds to the festivals and beyond, we have all the updates you need as they happen to help you navigate the glittery road to the...
In some of the most dramatic scenes we have ever witnessed at the Oscars, the producers of La La Land took to the stage to collect their award for Best Picture, only to discover minutes later that the wrong film...
JUSTIN HURWITZ: Thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you to my very, very good friend, Damien. I’m so glad I met you. Thank you to Marc Platt, Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger. Thank you to everybody at Lionsgate. Thank...
LINUS SANDGREN: Wow, wow, thank you so much, the Academy. This is such an amazing honor. This film was made with so much love and passion and struggles. And it was all thanks to you, Damien. You’re a poetic genius....
JOANNA NATASEGARA: Okay, well, thanks to the Academy for this huge honor. To all of our teams. Of course to Netflix, our work family, for supporting us with this film but most of all, thank you to the White...
KRISTOF DEÁK: Thank you, thank you so much to the Academy for this incredible award. I have to be quick, and there are a lot of people to thank. Firstly, my family and my teachers, who raised me and taught...
Q. I want to ask you what you felt, Mr. Asghar ‑‑ could you tell us how he pronounces his last name? A. Farhadi. Q. Farhadi.  Thank you.  I just wanted to get it right. Mr. Farhadi, what message do you think he sent...
JOHN GILBERT: Wow. Unbelievable. Editors need good material, and the story of Desmond Doss and his courage and selflessness was as good as you get. So that was a great start for me. I want to thank my team in...
ROBERT LEGATO: Oh my god, thank you. This never gets old, by the way. All great experiences start at the very top and I have to say that’s Alan Horn, who gave a fantastic job to Jon Favreau, a collaborative...
Q. It's so good to see you.  Congratulations.  My question is for you, Kevin.  What is it like to win your first Oscar after 21 nominations? A. (Kevin O'Connell)  I can't even tell you the experience that it was for me. ...
DAVID WASCO: I share this completely with Sandy, my wife and set decorator, whose support and talent have elevated my work over the years and added special brightness to “La La Land.” And Damien, we wouldn’t be up here without...
Q. Congratulations.  Having been a reporter who covered Rodney King and the three Simpson trials, I was quite taken by your documentary.  I want to know, though, what in you felt the connection enough to bring about this massive...
BYRON HOWARD: Wow, thank you guys so much. Thank you, Academy, this is an incredible honor. About five years ago, almost six now, oh my god, we got this crazy idea to talk about humanity with talking animals in the...
VIOLA DAVIS: Thank you to the Academy. You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place. And that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, “What kind of stories do you...
Q. A. (Mr. Bertolazzi) Q. A. (Mr. Bertolazzi) Q. Congratulations, guys. A. (Mr. Nelson) Thank you. Q. Superhero movies are known for having a very passionate fan base.  When you approach a project like this, do you feel an added sense...
ANOUSHEH ANSARI: I will be reading a statement by Mr. Farhadi. It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the Academy, my crew in Iran, my...
Q. Congratulations.  I was wondering if you could speak to any of the particular challenges that may have arised when needing to marry the Jazz Age of New York with the kind of magical wizarding world of wizards and...

Movie Reviews.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Released: 6th June 2018 Directed By: J.A Bayona Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall Reviewed By: Van Connor Though it made huge bank upon...

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Widely regarded as the only real success Warner Bros have had with their middling DC extended universe. The combination of Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and...