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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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Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

The 72nd Annual 2015 Golden Globe full motion picture nominee list is below. With the announcements, the big dog Oscars are the only ones that really still remain to be revealed. On a personal note, not surprised to see Jessica Chastain get a nod for A Most Violent Year, but a little disappointed that Oscar Isaac, who clearly carried that film, did not receive a nom. Perhaps, as usual, this is an area where the category is stronger. Still, a little saddened by that news. Also, Interstellar was shut out of any significant category. This probably puts it on the outside looking in for the Oscars. We’ll see. Thanks to the HFPA for the info.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical        
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical 
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
Helen Mirren, Hundred Foot Journey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K, Simmons, Whiplash

Best Foreign film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)

Animated Feature Film 
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey
“Glory,” Selma, John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” Noah, Patty Smith and Lenny K
“Opportunity,” Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Lorde

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
Birdman
Interstellar

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American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

Fortunately, AFI can count and this year, rather than distributing their Top 10 movies of the year, they give us a Top 11, consider it a bonus movie thrown in. Or, consider it indecision or procrastination. Either way, the list is a cross section of independent and big budget, fantasy and real-life, movies that took forever to make (Boyhood spans 12 years) and ones not nearly as much (presumably). Noticeably missing are David Fincher’s Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything. If this is an early indication of what to expect with the Golden Globes and Oscars, there may not be a clear frontrunner at this point at all. Time will tell, though Film Independent has four of their five films included below. The list is below (unstructured, via AVForums).

TOP 11 FILMS

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into The Woods

Nightcrawler

Selma

Unbroken

Whiplash

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2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

The 2015 FIND Spirit Awards for the 2014 film year will be handed out early next year. This will be the 30th year that these awards have been handed out. An amazing feat for a once small time organization. The categories look strong, with films like Birdman, Nightcrawler and Boyhood gaining rightful recognition. We have a vote and will be revealing our ballet before the show. Take a gander at the nominees and let us know who your favorites are to win. Enjoy.

BEST FEATURE

Birdman
Boyhood
Love is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
David Zellner Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST SCREENPLAY

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes
J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love is Strange

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST MALE LEAD

André Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
David Oyelowo, Selma

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone, Birdman

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Alfred Molina, Love is Strange
Edward Norton, Birdman
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST FIRST FEATURE

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler
Obvious Child
She’s Lost Control

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior
Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents
Justin Lader, The One I Love
Anja Marquardt, She’s Lost Control
Justin Simien, Dear White People

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho!
Man From Reno
Test

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Darius Khondji, The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Bradford Young, Selma

BEST EDITING

Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Tom Cross, Whiplash
John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Ron Patane, A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard, The Guest

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20,000 Days on Earth
CITIZENFOUR
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Mommy (Canada)
Norte, the End of History (Philippines)
Under the Skin (United Kingdom)

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

Inherent Vice

SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD

Foxcatcher

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Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, Film Nerds, So Chew On This

Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, Film Nerds, So Chew On This

Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, So Here is Some Information You Can Eat Up

Nerds rule the world. This is something that seems to be a common refrain lately and perhaps, if nothing else, has some significant merit to coming to fruition. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were no doubt nerds. As such, the world demands more nerdery with regards to the coverage of things that they are interested in. Whether it is sports (Bill Simmons’ NBA nerdery), politics (I don’t know, Rachel Maddow maybe?) or movies (countless), readers want those that are at a minimum significantly invested in the topics they discuss and at an extreme, nerded out beyond belief on the topics. This is a conundrum for me. (Ed. Note: The pic of Michael Cera could not be more apropos..he is a quintessential nerd actor, yet still largely embraced and even I am coming around on him.)

I am against the term, I grew up mocking “nerds” and still lean that way, consider myself pretty far away from what I deem a nerd and have never found the idea particularly appealing. Nerd to me growing up, meant :weakling and bookworm,” today it means “smart.” Perhaps doing away with the term itself would help me overcome my aversion to the idea. That being said, I suppose the ideology behind being a nerd on a global scale no longer has a negative connotation to it and in fact, is largely embraced. So, when it comes to movies and this site, I figured I should pass on some information pertaining to the idea. In this case, I read a piece that talks about Predicting the Oscars through data (a somewhat nerdy thing to do) and the challenges surrounding doing so on a site developed by statistician (read: nerd) du jour Nate Silver. I like numbers and while there use in the article is more of an abstract thought I figured I would pass it along to our readers. Nerd out on them as you please.

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2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

Tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the 86th Annual Academy Awards were distributed during the 2014 Oscar ceremony, just a few miles from here. The show itself, as per the norm, tends to be pretty boring and corporate, with horrible gags like passing out pizza, but perhaps those are the trappings of an awards show in almost any capacity. The rare Pharrell performance a noted exception.

There are always snubs and disappointments. This time around, my favorite film of 2013, Spike Jonze’s Her, which was also the most poignant (with the possible exception of 12 Years A Slave) released this past year, went without the big victory but took home one writing award. Still, there were notable and deserved winners in many categories. Have a look at the complete winners list below. Check out the Academy’s website for more.

Best Motion Picture: 12 Years A Slave

Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley

Original Screenplay: Her, Spike Jonze

Original Score: Gravity, Steven Price

Original Song: “Let It Go,” Lopez’s; Frozen

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot

Achievement in Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Achievement in Visual Effects: Gravity

Achievement in Costume Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Live-Action Short Film: Helium

Best Documentary Short Subject: The Lady In Number 6

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign-Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Gravity

Achievement in Sound Editing: Gravity

Achievement in Film Editing: Gravity

Achievement in Production Design: The Great Gatsby

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2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

There was no real surprise at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the ceremony which aired last night. For a list of all the 2014 Spirit Awards nominees, look here. The big winner of the night was 12 Years A Slave as it took home several statues. Both lead actors and Oscar faves from Dallas Buyers Club cashed in as well. This of course serves as the final precursor to today’s potentially rain-soaked Academy Awards here in LA. It is March after all, so why not be celebrating films that came out up to 14 months ago? Sweet. For the full list of the winners, have a look below. Cred: Film Independent

Full list of winners below:

BEST FEATURE:
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Fruitvale Station

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000.  Award given to the writer, director, and producer.  Executive Producers are not awarded.
This Is Martin Bonner

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST MALE LEAD
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years a Slave

BEST EDITING
Short Term 12

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Blue is the Warmest Color

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Mud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Casting Director: Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker / Jacob Lofland / Matthew McConaughey / Ray McKinnon / Sarah Paulson / Michael Shannon / Sam Shepard / Tye Sheridan / Paul Sparks / Bonnie Sturdivant / Reese Witherspoon

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

Below is the list for the 86th Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC on March 2, starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The 2014 Oscar Noms List sees notable snubs in the Best Actor category with Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) and Joaquin Phoenix (Her), missing out on a chance to win. Some surprises include the red-hot Nebraska loading up and Dallas Buyers Club with key noms as well. Check the full list here. Thanks to CNN for the info.

Best picture
“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Captain Phillips”
“Her”
“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”

Best director
Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell — “American Hustle”
Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity”
Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best actor
Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best actress
Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”
Judi Dench — “Philomena”
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”
June Squibb — “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best original screenplay
“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen
“Her” — Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best adapted screenplay
“12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley
“Before Midnight” — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Terence Winter
“Captain Phillips” — Billy Ray
“Philomena” — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best animated feature
“The Wind Rises”
“Frozen”
“Despicable Me 2″
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Croods”

Best foreign feature
“The Hunt” (Denmark)
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium)
“The Great Beauty” (Italy)
“Omar” (Palestinian territories)
“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

Best music (original song)
“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson
“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze
“Despicable Me 2″: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best music (original score)
“Gravity” — Steven Price
“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat
“The Book Thief” — John Williams
“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman
“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best cinematography
“Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” — Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” — Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” — Roger Deakins
“The Grandmaster” — Phillippe Le Sourd

Best costume design
“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin
“12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris
“The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping
“American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson
“The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor

Best documentary feature
“The Act of Killing”
“20 Feet From Stardom”
“The Square”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”

Best film editing
“Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave”– Joe Walker
“Captain Phillips” — Christopher Rouse
“American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Dallas Buyers Club” — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best makeup and hairstyling
“The Lone Ranger” — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best production design
“12 Years a Slave” — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
“American Hustle” — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects
“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“Iron Man 3″
“The Lone Ranger”

Best sound mixing
“Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best sound editing
“Gravity”
“All Is Lost”
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best short film, live action
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Helium”
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”

Best short film, animated
“Feral”
“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot”
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom”

Best documentary short
“CaveDigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

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