Awards Category

In a year with several standout performances from young actors, BAFTA has announced their nominees for this year’s Rising Star Award. The British public will have to choose between Miles Teller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Shailene Woodley, Jack O’Connell and Margot Robbie. The two Americans who made the cut, Teller and Woodley, have been on fire lately. Woodley made a major splash a couple years ago in “The Descendants,” which she followed up with critically acclaimed indie “The Spectacular Now” opposite Teller.  In 2014, she was in indie “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and blockbusterRead More
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards have been announced, and some of our favorite up and comers of the year are among them. Over in Film, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were nominated for Best Actor, Drama and Best Actress, Drama, respectively, for their performances in Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” while David Oyelowo was nominated for Best Actor for playing another iconic real life figure, Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma.” Another biopic actor nominated is Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing in “The ImitationRead More
The Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees for the 2014 awards, led by “Birdman” with six nominations. Among those nominated for the Alejandro G. Iñárritu film is Emma Stone, landing her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Other up and comers nominated include Jenny Slate for “Obvious Child” and David Oyelowo for “Selma.” Below is the full list of nominations. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 21, 2015. BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue ofRead More
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The first awards of the Oscar season has kicked things off today with the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards announcing its nominees today. With the focus on US-based independent films (even more so than the aptly named Independent Spirit Awards), the nominees are unsurprisingly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and breakout stars of the year. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” led the way with four nominations, including for lead actor Ellar Coltrane in the Breakthrough Actor category. Also nominated in the category are Riz Ahmed in “Nightcrawler,”Read More
And the 2013 awards season comes to an end, with the Academy Awards giving its top prize, Best Picture, to Steve McQueen’s well-deserved “12 Years a Slave.” It had been a nail-biter, with “12 Years” battling it out all the way ’til the end of Oscar night with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” Cuaron took Best Director, a tick in that film’s pro column, but perhaps the big prize had been decided earlier in the evening, when Lupita Nyon’go edged out Jennifer Lawrence for the equally tight Best Supporting Actress race, aRead More
At the very last stop before the Oscars tomorrow night, Film Independent handed out its prizes for the Independent Spirit Awards today, and many Oscar front-runners solidified their status heading into the big event. Most notably, “12 Years a Slave” dominated the day, taking Best Feature, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Screenplay for John Ridley.Read More
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has concluded with an awards ceremony tonight hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally, and it was opening night film “Whiplash” that walked away with the top prizes, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition category. Miles Teller stars in the Damien Chazelle drama as a driven drum student at odds with an abusive professor played by J.K. Simmons. This is the second year in a row that the same film won both the Grand Jury PrizeRead More
The Oscar showdown between “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” (and “Gravity”) continued tonight at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and it was the former that got a nice boost on the heels of the Oscar nominations announced this morning. “12 Years a Slave” took home Best Picture, and Lupita Nyong’o, who is expected to go head to head against Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Supporting Actress category on Oscar night, triumphed tonight as well. Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity,” continuing this strange trend of a Picture-DirectorRead More
Best Picture: “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “12 Years a Slave” “The Wolf of Wall Street”Read More

Posted On January 12, 2014By Linda GeIn Awards

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