THE BRIEF

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Fairly enlightening, this. And depressing. Don’t make me start talking about the three holes again. Full infographic after the cut.

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2014 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not awarded)

  • 12 Years a Slave – PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad
  • All Is Lost – PRODUCERS: Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb
  • Frances Ha – PRODUCERS: Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub
  • Inside Llewyn Davis –PRODUCERS: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
  • Nebraska – PRODUCERS: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Shane Carruth, Upstream Color
  • J.C. Chandor, All Is Lost
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
  • Jeff Nichols, Mud
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska

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Jennifer Lawrence has to be one of the biggest stars in the world right now. $158 million for the opening of Catching Fire. You can say it’s the franchise if you want. At the end of the day, does it really matter? Isn’t that just another way of saying it doesn’t count? Ditto for Sandra Bullock and the $245 million for Gravity. It doesn’t count because it’s an effects movie little boys love to. Either way, it’s kind of awesome.

How are the Best Picture contenders doing so far domestically? Gravity is number 5 on the year’s highest grossing films so far, beaten only tentpoles and sequels. Impressive, non?

1. Gravity – $245 million.
2. The Butler – $115 million.
3. Captain Phillips – $100 million, just passed the mark.
4. Prisoners – $60 million

In limited:
5. Blue Jasmine – $32 million
6. 12 Years a Slave – $29 million (not bad at all – heads towards $50)
7. Dallas Buyers Club – $6 million (in 666 theaters)

And how are the animated films shaking down so far?

1. Despicable Me 2 $366 million
2. Monsters University $268 million
4. The Croods $187 million
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $114 million

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Actresses Roundtable:

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FRONTRUNNERS

Best PicturEBirth of a Nation
Manchester by the Sea




Best ActorCasey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Nate Parker, Birth of a Nation



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Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea



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Animated featureZootopia
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