Awards Category

Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan took home a couple of the very first awards of Oscar season 2013 tonight, with the “Short Term 12” star winning Best Actress and the “Fruitvale Station” actor taking home Breakthrough Actor at the 2013 Gotham Awards, which celebrates independent filmmaking. Jordan, in his category, beat out fellow Oscar hopeful Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave,” as well as Dane DeHaan for “Kill Your Darlings,” Kathryn Hahn for “Afternoon Delight” and Robin Weigert for “Concussion.” “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler also took home theRead More
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It’s becoming increasingly clear why Angelina Jolie chose British actor Jack O’Connell to lead her highly anticipated “Unbroken,” poised to be a major Hollywood breakout for the former “Skins” star in 2014. But already he is impressing in a slightly less high profile project, with prison drama “Starred Up” leading nominations at the British Independent Film Awards today. We loved this film, so this lineup is a great addition to an awards season that’s already underway. “Starred Up” scored nominations for Best British Independent Film (the top honor given atRead More
The first awards of the Oscar season has kicked things off today with the 23rd 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. “12 Years a Slave,” set to be an Oscar juggernaut, led the way here with three nominations, for Best Feature, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Best Breakthrough Actor (Lupita Nyong’o).Read More
The Hollywood Film Awards will give their annual Spotlight Award to David Oyelowo of “The Butler,” Michael B. Jordan of “Fruitvale Station” and Sophie Nelisse of “The Book Thief,” according to THR. The Spotlight Award is to recognize “the year’s top young talent,” and is pretty similar to the New Hollywood Award also given out by the Hollywood Film Awards. This year, that award is going to Lupita Nyong’o of “12 Years a Slave.” The only difference seems to be that only one person is selected for the New HollywoodRead More
“12 Years a Slave” continues its march towards Oscar with the announcement today that the Hollywood Film Awards, a dubious but ceremonial stop on the road towards awards season, will be honoring two of the Fox Searchlight film’s filmmakers at its October 21st gala. THR reports director Steve McQueen will receive the Breakout Director Award and actress Lupita Nyong’o will receive the New Hollywood Award. Nyong’o, who graduated from Yale School of Drama in just 2012, landed and plays the role of Patsey in the film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor andRead More
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And we’re off! The first really major indicator of this year’s Oscar race has just been unveiled, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender, in his third collaboration with McQueen following “Hunger” and the criminally underrated “Shame,” turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, while Brad Pitt plays Solomon’s family’s lawyer, who seek to free him afterRead More
The 2013 Venice Film Festival has awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award to Tye Sheridan for his performance in “Joe.” Sheridan stars opposite Nicholas Cage in the dark and gritty Southern drama directed by David Gordon Green. Other awards given out at the fest include the first ever documentary Golden Lion (Best Picture) winner, awarded to Italy’s “Sacro Gra”, while Themis Panou for “Miss Violence” and Elena Cotta for “Via Castellana Bandiera” took home Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Sheridan’s Marcello Mastroianni Award is awarded to an emerging actor orRead More
As we are a quarter of the way into the new movie-going year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the dates for next year’s award season which will award the best of 2013. They have also announced the date for the 2015 ceremony. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th and 87th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, MarchRead More