Awards Category

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth will be waking up bright and early on Thursday, January 16th to announce the 86th Academy Awards® nominations alongside Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, it was announced today. Hemsworth is the first male actor to take do the honors in quite a while, following in the footsteps of Emma Stone last year, Jennifer Lawrence the year prior and Anne Hathaway before that. BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th AcademyRead More
Best Film: 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Outstanding British Film: Gravity Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Philomena Rush Saving Mr Banks The Selfish GiantRead More
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have unveiled their finalists for the 2014 EE Rising Star Award, awarded each year to up and coming film actors who broke through in the previous year, in this case 2013. This year’s five nominees were chosen by a committee that included actress Gemma Arterton (herself a former Rising Star nominee) and and film critic Mark Kermode. This year’s nominees are: Will Poulter, Lupita Nyong’o, Dane DeHaan, Lea Seydoux and George Mackay.Read More
The last high profile precursor before the Oscars themselves have announced and the Golden Globe nominations confirm: it’s “12 Years a Slave” vs “American Hustle” in this year’s race. Both films picked up seven nominations each, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and a slew of acting nominations. Lupita Nynog’o and Jennifer Lawrence continue to be the strongest acting nominations representing their respective movies, hitting just about every precursor so far and both showing up in Best Supporting Actress here. The Best Supporting Actor category is also full ofRead More
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Bruce Dern – Nebraska (Paramount Pictures) Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures) Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) Forest Whitaker – Lee Daniel’s The Butler (The Weinstein Company) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics) Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures) Judi Dench – Philomena (The Weinstein Company) Meryl Streep – August:Read More
Santa Barbara have their breakouts of the year and now so too have the Palm Springs Film Festival. “12 Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o will be receiving the festival’s Breakthrough Performance Award at its annual awards gala on Saturday, January 4th, 2014. Nyongo’ is being recognized for her heartbreaking portrayal of the slave Patsey, whose beauty and uncanny knack for picking cotton draws the wrong kind of attention from her masters in Steve McQueen’s brutal examination of slavery in America. Festival chairman Harold Matzner says in a statement: “SheRead More
The Santa Barbara Film Festival have chosen seven recipients for 2014’s Virtuosos Award. Part breakout, part performance, the award is given to “standout performers”, and this year’s recipients are: Daniel Bruhl for his role as driven Formula One driver Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s “Rush;” Brie Larson as a dedicated but troubled social worker in her first lead role “Short Term 12;” Oscar Isaac as a down on his luck folk music in 1960s New York in the Coens’ “Inside Llewyn Davis;” Adele Exarchopoulos in French language coming of ageRead More
After a slower than expected start, “12 Years a Slave” is back on the awards season in a big way with major wins today from the Boston Society of Film Critics and New York Online Film Critics. Both critics’ groups named the Steve McQueen film Best Picture of the year, while Chiwetel Ejiofor won Best Actor from both groups. Boston gave McQueen Best Director, while NYFCO awarded Best Supporting Actress to Lupita Nyong’o for her role as Patsey. It was also a good day for “Blue is the Warmest Color”Read More
The National Board of Review, another precursor on the road to Oscar, has named Spike Jonze’s “Her” as the Best Film of 2013. Jonze also takes the Best Director honors. In a complete turnaround from yesterday’s New York Film Critics’ Circle’s Awards, David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” is completely shut out here today and just about every winner today is different from yesterday’s list. Ah the joys of award season! Best Actor has gone to Bruce Dern for “Nebraska” while Emma Thompson is Best Actress for “Saving Mr. Banks.” BestRead More
The New York Film Critics Circle just named David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” the Best Picture of 2013, also awarding the film and Russell Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress to Jennifer Lawrence, solidifying the not-even-out-yet film as a major player in this Oscar season. Best Director went to Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave,” while a pair of veterans, Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, took home the Best Actress and Best Actor trophies for “Blue Jasmine” and “All Is Lost,” respectively. Jared Leto, forever Jordan Catalano in ourRead More