Rachel Weisz is only in LA for a whirlwind visit. The fellow Brit is making herself tea in on this windy LA day and found time to talk about her latest projects; Youth, The Lobster and Radiator. A film she executive produced and says is the perfect companion to Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.
Weisz plays Michael Caine’s daughter and personal assistant in the film. Her finest moment in the film is her character laying face down on a massage table, delivering a monologue to her father about his failures as a father.
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Best Animated Feature
- Anomalisa – Paramount Pictures
- Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios
- Shaun the Sheep The Movie – Aardman Animations
- The Good Dinosaur – Pixar Animation Studios
- The Peanuts Movie – Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation
As you all know who have been reading this site, we’ve been advocating hard for Paul Dano since first seeing him in Love & Mercy months ago. Dano has, believe it or not, never been nominated for an Oscar for some inexplicable reason. From his work in There Will Be Blood, and in 12 Years a Slave Dano has showed again and again his versatility. He won Best Actor at the Gothams, but is being placed in the supporting category for the Oscars. Dano and John Cusack shared one lead performance, thus it’s perfectly reasonable to see Dano in supporting. This is a well earned, and well deserved win.
Spotlight was the big winner at the Gotham Awards which, until last year’s Birdman’s win, was known as a mostly fringe indie group that didn’t impact or overlap the Oscar race. In terms of Best Picture, the year usually starts out with a favorite. That favorite is either beloved throughout (The Artist, Slumdog Millionaire) or sooner or later is regarded as a drag to vote for because it’s winning everything under the sun (Boyhood). None of this reflects the reality of awarding the actual “best picture of the year” — just the film that people feel best about voting for. The Oscars have always been sort of a game — built on buzz and popularity. This year could turn out to be predictable — Spotlight wins the National Board of Review, the New York and LA Film critics before taking the Golden Globes, then the PGA, the DGA, SAG and Oscar. Stranger things have happened, honestly. The pundits at Gold Derby and Movie City News are currently predicting Spotlight to win. It very well might. It’s the safe choice. It’s a perfect film liked by everybody, loved by many. It has everything going for it and no real drawbacks. So what’s the problem?
Audience Award – Tangerine!
“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” Marielle Heller
“Love & Mercy,” Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner
“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – WINNER
“While We’re Young,” Noah Baumbach
Rory Culkin in “Gabriel”
Arielle Holmes in “Heaven Knows What”
Lola Kirke in “Mistress America”
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in “Tangerine”
Mya Taylor in “Tangerine” – WINNER
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“Jane the Virgin,” Jennie Snyder Urman, Creator (The CW)
“Mr. Robot,” Sam Esmail, Creator (USA Network)
“Transparent,” Jill Soloway, Creator (Amazon)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Creators (Netflix)
“UnREAL,” Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creators (Lifetime)
The State of the Race