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88th Annual Academy Awards: A Dud of a Show: 2016 Oscars Complete Winners List

88th Annual Academy Awards: A Dud of a Show: 2016 Oscars Complete Winners List

88th Annual Academy Awards: Another Lame Show: 2016 Oscars Complete Winners List

Last night’s Oscar Awards ceremony (which was another thumping, largely one-note dud, despite the hope of goods from a controversial host – here’s to hoping for Louis CK as next year’s host) wrapped up with a mild surprise winner in the Best Picture category, Spotlight, which not coincidentally was the best film I’ve seen so far from last year’s crop, although admittedly there are several supposed contenders I have yet to see. At least Mad Max didn’t win (goodness, that was just noise) and it’s nomination in part means the Academy is a complete mess trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do to remain relevant. I suspect that they’ll never quite work their way out of this conundrum over the years and as for their relevance, well, I don’t know that they’ve really been that for a long while as it is. The full list of winners and nominees is below:

BEST PICTURE

Winner: Spotlight
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room

BEST ACTOR

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Carol, Carter Burwell
Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Winner: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: Son of Saul
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Theeb
A War

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Winner: Stutterer
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Winner: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: Inside Out
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Winner: Bear Story (Historia de un Oso)
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Bridge of Spies
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND EDITING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST FILM EDITING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
The Big Short, Hank Corwin
The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight, Tom McArdle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Carol, Edward Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
Sicario, Roger Deakins

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Martian
The Revenant

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
Carol, Sandy Powell
Cinderella, Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
The Revenant, Jacqueline West

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Emma Donoghue, Room

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Inside Out
Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

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2016 Oscar Nominations – Complete List – 88th Annual Academy Awards

2016 Oscar Nominations – Complete List – 88th Annual Academy Awards

2016 Oscar Nominations – Complete List – 88th Annual Academy Awards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens awoke today to four big Oscar nominations. The Revenant is the film to watch overall though, leading the way with 12 potential winners. Check out the show next month. Below is the complete list for this year’s 88th Academy Awards:

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

BEST ACTOR

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

DIRECTING

  • Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Lenny Abrahamson – Room
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter on Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • Body Team
  • Chau, Beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann
  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  • Last Day of Freedom

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
  • “Simple Song #3” – Youth
  • “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
  • “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre

ANIMATED SHORT

  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow

SOUND EDITING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant

FILM EDITING

  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul
  • Theeb
  • A War

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Big Short
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Room

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton

 

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AFI (American Film Institute) Top 10 Movies of 2015 List – Star Wars VII Anyone?

AFI (American Film Institute) Top 10 Movies of 2015 List – Star Wars VII Anyone?

AFI (American Film Institute) Top 10 Movies of 2015 List

The American Film Institute just released their top 10 films of this year and the list has a number of notable box office successes and one sure to be (hint, hint – it’s about a force awakening). Below is the full list with their current RT rankings. Based on that ranking alone, they clearly did a good job. The totality of it all, as per usual, is debatable. Straight Outta Compton, while an enjoyable work, is a standard biopic for fans of NWA. For it to be in here either signals a surprise of sorts, or a down year. Fury Road was a spectacle of action, but beyond that achievement, by no means particularly noteworthy. A bombardment of the senses, sure, but top 10? I don’t know, man. Maybe its just me. The list:

TOP 10 MOVIES

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2016 Golden Globe Nominees Full List (Film Categories)

2016 Golden Globe Nominees Full List (Film Categories)

2016 Golden Globe Nominees Full List (Film Categories)

The HFPA aka the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the 2016, 73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominations. The Globes always produces a few surprises due to their comedy/drama separate categories. This year, Todd Haynes’ Carol leads the way with five noms, followed by Adam McKay’s (?) The Big Short, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, each receiving four nominations.

Below is the full list for nominees in film related categories:

THE NOMINATIONS:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Carol
Number 9 Films; The Weinstein Company

Mad Max: Fury Road
Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Mitchell; Warner Bros. Pictures

The Revenant
Regency Enterprises; Twentieth Century Fox

Room
Element Pictures / No Trace Camping; A24

Spotlight
Anonymous Content / Participant Media / First Look; Open Road Films

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo Dicaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

The Big Short
Paramount Pictures / Regency Enterprises; Paramount Pictures

Joy
Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox

The Martian
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox

Spy
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox

Trainwreck
Universal Pictures / Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa Mccarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Anomalisa
Starburns Industries; Paramount Pictures

The Good Dinosaur
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Inside Out
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Peanuts Movie
Blue Sky Studios; Twentieth Century Fox

Shaun The Sheep Movie
Aardman; Lionsgate / Studiocanal

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament (Bel-Fra-Lux)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son Of Saul (Hungary)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom Mccarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom Mccarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Adam Mckay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do” — Fifty Shades Of Grey
Music/Lyrics by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh

“One Kind Of Love” — Love & Mercy
Music/Lyrics by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett

“See You Again” — Furious 7
Music/Lyrics by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz

“Simple Song #3” — Youth
Music/Lyrics by: David Lang

“Writing’s On The Wall” — Spectre
Music/Lyrics by: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

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2016 SAG Awards Nominees List is Revealed

2016 SAG Awards Nominees List is Revealed

2016 SAG Awards Nominees Revealed

I don’t consider this to be a banner year for films at all, but the awards shows must go on. Revealed today were the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild annual awards. Some curious omissions include Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight, which did get a group nod, but otherwise perhaps a largely expected list (looking forward to The Revenant) with the usual star thrown in (Depp) for good measure. Below is the full list of nominees in the film categories only, for the 22nd annual SAG Awards:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

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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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