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Chewbacca is Back in ‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ Movie Trailer

Chewbacca is Back in ‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ Movie Trailer

Chewbacca is Back in ‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ Movie Trailer 

Chewie and crew, aka Han Solo, returns in the latest Star Wars 7 teaser trailer.  A Most Violent Year star Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron makes an appearance. The trailer offers up little, but teases fans just enough to keep the appetites satiating. The film is slated to drop this December. It states Christmas, but I think it is actually a week before. Check out the latest trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens below. Enjoy.

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R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy – Spock From ‘Star Trek’ Dies At 83

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy – Spock From ‘Star Trek’ Dies At 83

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy – Spock From ‘Star Trek’ Dies At 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Vulcan ‘Spock’ on TV’s ‘Star Trek’ passed away at the age of 83. According to Deadline:

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Amazingly, Nimoy made an incredibly indelible impression as Spock, as Star Trek was only on TV for two seasons. This brief stint still led to him reprising the role over and over in various movies and even mockumentaries. Nimoy owned the role that is now inhabited by Zac Quinto. Rest in peace, Leonard. Legions of fans will miss, mourn and remember your iconic work.

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‘Birdman’ Soars on Oscar Night – 87th Annual Academy Awards Full Winners List

‘Birdman’ Soars on Oscar Night – 87th Annual Academy Awards Full Winners List

‘Birdman’ Soars on Oscar Night – 87th Annual Academy Awards Full Winners List

Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s incredible Birdman was the big winner on Oscar Sunday. Boyhood was (rightfully IMO) all but left out in the cold, taking home one award for Patricia Arquette’s Supporting Actress role. The Academy largely hit a home run from an awards standpoint. The only quibble I would have is giving the Best Actor nod to Eddie Redmayne’s transformative performance in The Theory of Everything over Michael Keaton’s work in Birdman, but overall, for one night, all is well in Academy land. Here is the full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Julianne Moore in Still Alice

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Imitation Game
Written by Graham Moore

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Glory” from Selma
Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CitizenFour
Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Whiplash
Tom Cross

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Emmanuel Lubezki

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
Big Hero 6
Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Feast
Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Interstellar
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette in Boyhood

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
American Sniper
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Whiplash
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
The Phone Call
Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Ida (Poland)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Milena Canonero

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

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Film Independent 30th Annual Spirit Awards Winners List

Film Independent 30th Annual Spirit Awards Winners List

Film Independent 30th Annual Spirit Awards Winners List

The 30th Annual FIND Spirit Awards were held today in Santa Monica. The big winner of the evening was AGI’s Birdman, which in my estimation is the best film of the year. Birdman won for Best Picture, Best Actor (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography. However, it did not win Best Director which went to Richard Linklater for Boyhood. Boyhood and Nightcrawler both won two awards. Have a look at the full winners list below as we look forward to the final awards show of the 2014 movie year tomorrow night.

The complete list of winners at FIND’s Spirit Awards:

BEST FEATURE
Birdman
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

BEST MALE LEAD
Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST SCREENPLAY
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Citizenfour
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
Producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Ida (Poland), Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Nightcrawler
Director: Dan Gilroy; Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Justin Simien, Dear White People

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross, Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Land Ho!
Writers/Directors: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens; Producers: Christina Jennings, Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy

LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The Kill Team, Director: Dan Krauss

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Chris Chison

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
H., Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

Wins by film:
Birdman: 3
Boyhood: 2
Nightcrawler: 2
Whiplash: 2
Citizenfour: 1
Dear White People: 1
H.: 1
Ida: 1
The Kill Team: 1
Land Ho!: 1
Still Alice: 1

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2015 SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards Full Film Winners List

2015 SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards Full Film Winners List

2015 SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards Full Film Winners List

The Screen Actors Guild held their annual awards ceremony last night. The film and television blend of only the in-crowd leads a different feel to the proceedings. No host, no jokes, just give us the awards, the speeches and let’s move on. That format kept the show to a  sub 2-hour total time which is a modern day achievement. Nevertheless, what you’re looking for is who won. Birdman took home the top prize (ensemble cast), while Eddie Redmayne surprised to nab the Lead Actor statue. If those wins are any indication, coupled with American Sniper’s utter box office dominance right now, the Oscars next month are becoming a true toss up as to who and what films will win. Below is the full list of winners. Thanks to EW for the list.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
WINNER: Julianne Moore, Still Alice 
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese WitherspoonWild

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
WINNER: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
WINNER: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

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Breaking News: 2015 Oscars Nominees Revealed – Full List

Breaking News: 2015 Oscars Nominees Revealed – Full List

Full List of 2015 Oscars Nominees Announced

The hopefuls to win Oscars for the 87th Annual Academy Awards (2014 film year) were revealed today and there weren’t too many surprises. Old stand by Meryl Streep keeps getting nominated (her 19th), Robert Duvall, at age 84, gets a nod for the critically panned The Judge (likely a sentimental vote) and Boyhood still is probably the odds on choice for Best Picture. The Imitation Game and Birdman were joined by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel as the clear overall favorites with all films gaining at least 8 nominations. David Oyelowo and Jessica Chastain were, perhaps notably, snubbed. Blockbusters Interstellar (5 noms), Gone Girl (1) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2) each received nominations FWIW. The full list is below.

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director
Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida, Poland
Leviathan
, Russia
Tangerines
, Estonia
Timbuktu
, Mauritania
Wild Tales
, Argentina

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper, Jason Hall
The Imitation Game, Graham Moore
Inherent Vice
, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything
, Anthony McCarten
Whiplash
, Damien Chazelle

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood
, Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher
, E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
, Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler
, Dan Gilroy

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
“Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie; Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
“Glory” from Selma; Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me; Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” from Begin Again; Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary—Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, American Sniper
Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
Tom Cross, Whiplash

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game
, Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar
, Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
Into the Woods
, Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Mr. Turner
, Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Best Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Live Action Short
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Birdman,
Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar
, Richard King
Unbroken,
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
Birdman,
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
Interstellar
, Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken
, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
Whiplash
, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Best Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
X-Men: Days of Future Past
, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Best Documentary — Feature
Citizenfour
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Costume Design
Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

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HFPA’s 2015 Golden Globe Award Winners List

HFPA’s 2015 Golden Globe Award Winners List

HFPA’s 2015 Golden Globe Award Winners List

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2015 Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held last night and from a winners standpoint, was all across the map. Surefire winner Birdman in the Musical or Comedy category lost out to Wes Anderson’s little film that could, The Grand Budapest Hotel. In the drama category, director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took home top honors, setting up a who knows what will happen for the Oscars next month. Have a look at the full list of winners in the film categories below. H/T CNN.

MOVIES

Best motion picture — drama

“Boyhood” (* WINNER)
“Foxcatcher”
“The Imitation Game”
“Selma”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best motion picture — musical or comedy

“Birdman”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (* WINNER)

“Into the Woods”
“Pride”
“St. Vincent”

Best actress in a motion picture — drama

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (* WINNER)

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best actor in a motion picture — drama

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” (* WINNER)

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”

Best actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman” (* WINNER)

Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”
Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”

Best actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” (* WINNER)
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie”

Best supporting actor in a motion picture

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” (*WINNER)

Best supporting actress in a motion picture

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” (* WINNER)
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Best animated feature film

“Big Hero 6″
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ (* WINNER)

“The Lego Movie”

Best director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” (* WINNER)

Best screenplay

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” (* WINNER)

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Best original score

Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything” (*WINNER)

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Gone Girl”
Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”
Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”

Best original song

“Big Eyes,” from “Big Eyes”
“Glory,” from “Selma” (*WINNER)

“Mercy Is,” from “Noah”
“Opportunity,” from “Annie”
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I”

Best foreign language film

“Force Majeure Turist” (Sweden)
“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett” (Israel)
“Ida” (Poland/Denmark)
“Leviathan” (Russia) (* WINNER)

“Tangerines Mandariinid” (Estonia)

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The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The Screen Actors Guild has provided their nominees for the movies category and there are a few surprises and more frontrunning names. Michael Keaton is the lead pipe lock for an Oscar nomination and odds on favorite to win, as he has been named in every major nominee list to this point. Robert Duvall’s performance in The Judge though comes as a bit of a surprise. The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to gain under the radar recognition as a film released months ago but is still being remembered for its strong performances, although Ralph Fiennes missed out on a leading man nom. See the full list below, courtesy of E!

MOVIES

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, Foxcacther

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

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