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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 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
Drama Series: Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Modern Family Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra Reality-Competition Series: The Voice Variety Series: The Colbert Report Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Outstanding Lead Actress inRead More
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
Another film festival has come to a close and Destin Cretton’s feature directorial debut “Short Term 12” nabbed top honors at tonight’s SXSW Awards Ceremony in Austin. Brie Larson stars in the Grand Jury Prize winning film as a compassionate but troubled supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk youth. The Narrative Feature category also begot Special Jury Prizes for Acting, which went to the ensemble cast of “Burma”, led by “Girls” star Christopher Abbott and “Now and Then” star Gaby Hoffman, as well as Tishuan Scott for Civil WarRead More
Jennifer Lawrence, the youngest two-time Best Actress nominee ever, just took home her fist Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook.” The big winner of the night was “Argo”, which won Best Picture without its director, Ben Affleck, even being nominated for Best Director. The winner in that category went to Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”, who has now won Best Director twice without his film winning Best Picture. In the other acting categories, Anne Hathaway, the biggest lock of the night, won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Les Miserables”,Read More
Best Film: Silver Linings Playbook Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Best Cinematography: Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild Best Male Lead: John Hawkes, The Sessions Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Cassavetes Award: Middle of Nowhere Best Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Best International Film: Amour Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt, The Sessions Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike Best First Feature: Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower First Screenplay: Derek Connolly, Safety not Guaranteed Best Documentary: The InvisibleRead More