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Lupita Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its Class of 2014, artists and executives in the film industry invited join a group that determines all future Oscar recipients. This year’s group of invitees (271 to last year’s 276) are invited to fill in vacancies of members that have either retired or passed on. They include 20 actors, both veterans and rising stars. Among them are Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Dano, and Sally Hawkins. Check out the full list below, including directors, cinematographers, casting directors,Read More
Stars of Tomorrow 2
Screen International has unveiled their 2014 list of U.K. Stars of Tomorrow, up-and-coming young actors and filmmakers with bright futures in the film industry. With past lists including the likes of John Boyega, Will Poulter, James McAvoy, Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Aaron Johnson, it’s pretty safe to say that they have a good record of forecasting rising stars you may want to keep an eye out for in the future. “Everyone included this year is on the cusp of a hopefully stellar career in the British and Irish filmRead More
THR have unveiled their Next Gen Rising Stars of 2013 and like last year, it skews a bit towards the small screen side of things. There are also fewer inclusions this year, only five total, but they certainly managed to hit a few on the head. Lupita Nyong’o is a worthy inclusion here, as no one has quite come out of nowhere to land critical acclaim and national attention as she has for her role as cotton picking slave Patsey in Steve McQueen’s unflinching masterpiece “12 Years a Slave.” SheRead More
The Academy of of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its Class of 2013, “artists and executives” in the film industry who will now help determine all future nominees and winners of the Academy Awards beginning in 2014. Recent invitees include Oscar nominees/winners like Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara and Jesse Eisenberg as well as rising stars like Anthony Mackie, Mia Wasikowska and Melissa McCarthy. This year’s large group of invitees – 276 to last year’s 176 – include 22 actors, among them Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rebecca Hall, JasonRead More
Screen International has unveiled their 2013 list of UK Stars of Tomorrow, on-the-verge actors and filmmakers who are destined for stardom. They’re pretty good at this, having featured the likes of James McAvoy, Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Aaron Johnson on this annual list before they became some of the most in demand actors around. This year, they’ve got seventeen relatively unknown names for us to keep an eye on in the future, and they include a “Game of Thrones” star, a child actress who has more Hollywood blockbuster creditsRead More
It’s always difficult to determine which of the upcoming slate of films to get excited for. It may star your favourite actor or actress, and an award-winning director may be attached, but that can never guarantee a good film. And you’re also often woefully underinformed. There may have been early festival reviews or a teaser trailer but a lot of 2013 releases – and a lot of the films on this list – have given nothing away yet, and may even still be filming. But that’s what makes it exciting.Read More

Posted On December 31, 2012By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top Ten Movies of 2012

Another end-of-year list upon us, and just like last year, the two of us once again appear to have disparate taste when it comes to the year in movies. Sixteen different movies populate our two Top 10 lists, though we did both love “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” enough to list them. What movies were our favorites of the year? Which were yours? Without further ado, below are our Top 10 Movies of 2012. Click here for Linda’sRead More
In a surprise move, and likely a reflection of this weak year for breakout film stars, THR’s annual Next Gen list for 2012 is dominated by television actors. Out of ten, only four are film actors: Elle Fanning, Rebel Wilson, Joel Kinnaman and Suraj Sharma. The other six, though some may have dabbled on the big screen, are all new stars of new series on the small screen. Dakota Johnson impressed us with a brief turn in David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, but THR is recognizing her now for herRead More
We admit it, we totally have a soft spot for Australian actors. And Hollywood is certainly on the bandwagon as well as year after year, loads of new talent are exported from Down Under and go on to become some of the biggest Hollywood movie stars around. Joel Edgerton, Chris Hemsworth, Mia Wasikowska and Teresa Palmer are just a few recent examples, but they follow in the footsteps of many before them, including the likes of Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett and countless others. So who’s next?Read More
Another year, another opportunity for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – so often called stodgy, old and conservative – to get some fresh new blood. Every year, around 150-200 new “artists and executives” in the industry are invited to become members. Last year’s new members included recent nominees Jesse Eisenebrg, Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as Mila Kunis, Anthony Mackie and Mia Wasikowska, and this year’s list is similarly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and recent breakout stars. Jessica Chastain andRead More