Seeking to be less predictable, the BAFTAs this year decided to forego the longstanding 2-step nomination process with their famously fascinating long list that always preceded the final short list. Unpredictable means more room for unexpected surprises but it’s also less transparent. The Oscars...
Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing Noms
Motion Pictures – Live Action:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Zero Dark Thirty
WHO: Presenters include: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, L.L. Cool J, Jonah Hill, Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Marlo Thomas, Chris Tucker, and more. The Producers Guild will pay tribute to several individual honorees including Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan...
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
Best Adapted Screenplay
(thanks to Asif Khan)
Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
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Since Christmas falls on Tuesday this year, the usual sources of box-office savvy have been more cautious with forthcoming weekend predictions and it’s not easy to find estimates for the weeklong haul. Nikki Finke is down sick (get well soon!) so we don’t have the benefit of the inside track she taps for ticket-sales estimates. Although a holiday release...
Who knew the wicked witch was once such a saucy wench? How Green Was My Valley. Boomstick to the Big O, after the cut.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director
Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director
Of all the names in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of the beloved stage musical Les Misérables, the one casual fans might not recognize right away is that of Samantha Barks who plays Eponine. Though the 22-year-old has plenty of experience on stage in England, she’s not yet a household name in the United States. That’s probably all going to change...