Oscars Deadline Approaches for International Features, Jonny Greenwood Shares Two Tracks from ‘The Power of the Dog’ and More


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Each week, we’re bringing you a recap of the latest awards news, announcements and voting deadlines to keep you in the loop all season long. Here is the news for the week ending October 29, 2021.

Happy Friday, readers!

It was a big week for some hopeful international filmmakers as nations around the world made their final selections for the 94th Academy Awards. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 1, so look for a few final choices to be added over the weekend, but keep up-to-date with the entire list — and how to watch them — at our International Feature Submissions page.

The Critics Choice Association announced Tuesday that they will simulcast their annual star-studded ceremony on both The CW and TBS this January after snapping up the date previously held by the Golden Globes. The Critics Choice Awards will take place Sunday, January 9, 2022 at LA’s Fairmont Century Plaza. Word is that the show will still be live on the east coast, but delayed for the west where Hollywood-residing awards fans will get to find out all the winners via social media hours while watching coverage of the red carpet arrivals.

It should be noted that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has recently undergone some structural and membership changes, still intends to host the Golden Globe Awards the same night, with or without their lavish party on NBC’s tab.

In festival news, Rebecca Hall continues the celebration with her directorial debut, Passing. After scoring big with 5 Gotham Award nominations last week, the film also won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Filmmaking at New York’s NewFest. While these accolades don’t garner as much attention as some more buzzed about citations, collecting enough of them could make a big impression on the minds and memories of Oscar voters when those ballots arrive. Passing also has the power of Netflix behind it, and while they’re still looking for their first Best Picture winner, their track record for nominations is astounding. The film will be in theaters and on the streamer on November 10.

And speaking of Netflix and their awards season contenders, earlier this week composer Jonny Greenwood debuted two tracks from Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog. The soundtrack will be out digitally November 17 via Lakeshore Records and Invada Records, and the film will be in theaters and on Netflix on December 1. You can hear both “25 Years” and “West” by clicking play below:

Before you go, here’s what is hitting theaters and streaming this week:

(Click on the links to read our official We Live Entertainment reviews.)

  • Last Night in Soho (Focus Features), dir. Edgar Wright — Theaters
  • Army of Thieves (Netflix), dir. ‎Matthias Schweighöfer — Netflix
  • Antlers (20th Century Studios), dir. Scott Cooper — Theaters
  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (Blumhouse), dir. William Eubank — Paramount+
  • The Souvenir: Part II  (A24), dir. Joanna Hogg — Theaters
  • The Spine of Night (RLJE Films), dir. Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King — Theaters + VOD
  • Violet (Relativity Media), dir. Justine Bateman — Theaters
  • 13 Minutes (Quiver Distribution), dir. Lindsay Gossling — Theaters
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Karen Peterson is the Awards Editor for We Live Entertainment. She previously worked as the Assistant Editor at Awards Circuit, now owned by Variety. Her work can also be found at Citizen Dame and at the Watch and Talk podcast. Her non-awards season hobbies include Angels baseball, taking pictures of other peoples' pets, and tweeting about The Bachelor franchise.

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