Emmanuel Lubezki wins ASC Award for Gravity

ASC AWARDS Feature Film Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity One-Hour Series Jonathan Freeman, Game of Thrones – “Valar Dohaeris” Half-Hour Series Television Blake McClure for Drunk History, “Detroit” Television Motion Picture or Miniseries Jeremy Benning,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Her, Captain Phillips, Stories We Tell win WGA Awards

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Best Original Screenplay Her, Written by Spike Jonze Best Adapted Screenplay Captain Phillips, Written by Billy Ray Best Documentary Screenplay Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley Best New Series House of Cards Comedy Series Veep Drama Series Breaking Bad
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Cate Blanchett Set to Tribute, Named Specifically by Dylan Farrow

Cate Blanchett, on her way to winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Jasmine in Blue Jasmine is going to be feted tonight at the Santa Barbara Film Fest.  At the same time, a personal open letter by Dylan Farrow has just been published at the New York Times accusing Woody Allen of...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Academy clarifies its stance regarding “Alone Yet Not Alone”

The Board of Governors’ decision to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton, was made thoughtfully and after careful consideration.  The Academy takes very seriously anything that undermines the integrity of the Oscars® voting...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

SAG Ensemble In a Split Vote for Best Picture and Director

Since the SAG awards began 20 years ago, whenever Best Picture and Best Director split, the SAG ensemble foretold Best Picture in every case, except once where the ensemble sided with Best Director. 2012 - SAG ensemble + DGA + PGA = Argo, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Director 2005...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

David O. Russell is Outstanding Director of the Year at the SBIFF

It is that time of year again for the Santa Barbara International Film Fest, on the heels of the Palm Springs Fest, where many of the Oscar contenders were in attendance.  Those selected to be part of this year’s fest here in lovely SB include Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

And the Winner Is Doc on TCM Tonight

The Academy has just posted this reminder that And the Winner Is will show tonight on TCM. Here is how they describe it: TCM presents the premiere of “And the Oscar Goes To…” (2014), a new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. Airing Saturday...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014