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The Oscar-contending music scores are particularly strong this year, given the propelling theme of survival and reinvention. Among the standouts are "Gravity," "All Is Lost," "The Book Thief," "Philomena," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," and "Prisoners." Even original songs have spiritual uplift, including "Let It Go" ("Frozen"), Cold Play's "Atlas" ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), U2's "Ordinary Love" ("Mandela"), and Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire" ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"). With "Gravity," Steven Price's unusual, subsonic score (sans percussion and conventional orchestration) was part of the immersive sound design that emphasized contact through vibrations and putting us right there in space with Sandra Bullock. "The music needed to have an expanded role," Price says. "You feel what the characters hear through their suits and sounds coming through vibrations, which meant traditional sound design didn't exist. Alfonso [Cuaron] wanted to express »
- Bill Desowitz
32 celebrities came into the battle, but only 16 are left to fight for your votes in our annual Celeb of the Year tournament! In an unexpected turn of events, last year's champ Robert Pattinson was knocked out by the one and only George Clooney. This round we have Kate Middleton going up against music royalty: Beyoncé. And Leonardo DiCaprio is facing last year's runner-up, The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder. Plus, how do you pick between Hugh Jackman and Sandra Bullock? We do not envy you, voters. By now, you know the drill. Pick your favorite star in each head-to-head matchup and the winners in each game will move on to the elite eight. So who dominated 2013? The choice if yours, »
It’s a wonderfully predictable affair from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, with 12 Years A Slave and Gravity taking three apiece. The only thing to (slightly) shake things up is Matthew McConaughey topping his category when Dfw are obviously cuckoo over Steve McQueen’s film.
Dallas-Fort Worth may list their runners-up in their entirety, but it’s still all incredibly unsurprising.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Top Ten Films Of The Year:
1. 12 Years A Slave
2. Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
- Emma Thrower
As the curtain comes down on 2013, one noticeable theme runs through some of the most decorated films of the last 12 months: endurance. Tom Hanks confronted Somali pirates in Captain Phillips, Sandra Bullock found herself tumbling through the void in Gravity, and next week Robert Redford delivers an incredible, near-wordless performance as a man adrift at sea in All Is Lost.
There must be something in (or on and around) the water, because Hollywood has long held a fascination with perils such as these. From Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat to scary shark-fest Open Water and visual effects extravaganza Life of Pi, putting someone's mortality on the line makes for incredible drama.
With All Is Lost arriving in cinemas on December 26, Digital Spy takes a look at five notable survival movies that pushed their protagonists to their absolute limits...
Based on a true story, this film focused on a Uruguayan rugby »
Academy frontrunners 12 Years A Slave and Gravity once again do their thing, with Houston the latest region to lend their support. With the love shared rather evenly between the two, each film took home four awards, though it was Steve McQueen’s pic that received the big prize.
The other categories are pretty self-explanatory, though Sandra Bullock was the recipient of Best Actress and we see 20 Feet From Stardom and The Hunt pop up again. Inside Llewyn Davis’ Please Mr. Kennedy received yet another Best Original Song award, but remember that this one isn’t eligible for Oscar recognition.
Check out the full list of winners below:
12 Years A Slave
Alfonso Cuaròn – Gravity
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
12 Years A »
- Emma Thrower
“After studying a wide variety subjects at school I narrowed them to Physics, Classics and Sculpture at college, then Architecture to degree level,” states Andy Nicholson. “After graduating I took a job at an Architectural practice in Toronto as I wanted to work in a completely different Architectural environment.” An alternative career path was taken by Nicholson. "Architecture wasn’t for me as a profession so I returned to the UK and volunteered on student films at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. I ended up practically sleeping on the floor there for six months whilst working on a variety of projects. Work on Commercials and Promos came to me through contacts I had made at the school; my career has developed through word of mouth and reputation from there. »
Meryl Streep will join the crowd of A-listers to be feted at the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival with the Icon Award, which “symbolizes the highest level of achievement” of a body of work in film.
Streep is rolling in kudos for her role in this year’s “August: Osage County,” the John Wells film based on the Tracy Letts play of the same name. She, along with co-star Julia Roberts, has received a Golden Globe nom for the role.
“We’re overjoyed to recognize Meryl Streep for yet another Oscar-worthy performance in ‘August: Osage County,’” said festival chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Violet Weston, the matriarch of a dysfunctional family reunited by a tragic incident, will be remembered in her long list of iconic character roles.”
In an almost 40-year career, Streep has won three Oscars, most recently in 2011 for her role »
- Alex Stedman
Julia looked stunning at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie ‘August: Osage County,’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Dec. 16. Get her exact beauty look below!
Julia Roberts, 46, looked ageless at the L.A. premiere of her upcoming film. Celebrity makeup artist Genevieve Herr created the gorgeous makeup look. See the exact products used on Julia right here!
Julia Roberts: Makeup At ‘August Osage County’ L.A. Premiere — How To
The inspiration for the look was “old hollywood glamour.” It definitely complimented the amazing Givenchy tuxedo dress Julia was wearing!
For Julia’s flawless face, Genevieve used Lancôme Teint Miracle as a base. For a flush of color, she added Lancome Blush Subtil in Blushing Nude to the cheekbones.
For her very subtle smokey eye, she used Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Color Du Jour and Off the Rack. »
- Dory Larrabee
We got our hopes up when reports swirled that the gorgeous ‘August: Osage County’ actress could be hiding a pregnancy, but she blatantly denied being pregnant on the Dec. 18 episode of the ‘Ellen’ show that — she swears that the 3 kids she already has is plenty!
Julia Roberts told Ellen DeGeneres that she’s absolutely not pregnant at age 46, but was flattered at the prospect. Julia and her husband Danny Moder are the proud parents of nine-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and six-year-old Henry – and Julia said that she’s more than happy with her three kids!
Julia Roberts Denies Pregnancy, Laughs Off Rumors On ‘Ellen’ Show
“You’re pregnant, did you know that?” Ellen asked Julia on the show, boldly addressing the swirl of pregnancy speculation surrounding the busy actress.
Julia Roberts Co-Hosts 'Ellen' Take Our Poll
“Oh, thank you… How optimistic and encouraging of you, Ellen,” Julia coyly responded. »
- Kristine Hope Kowalski
In the latest issue of GQ, Bradley Cooper has revealed his battle with drugs and alcohol. In the interview he talks about how his addiction (while a cast member on the show Alias) eventually led to thoughts of suicide.
“And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh,’ Cooper said. “And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f****** kill myself.’”
The actor, who is currently starring in American Hustle, said that he has since gotten his life in order.
“I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock and meet these people and work with them. And I’m sober, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m actually myself.’”
Is there more trouble for Real Housewife Teresa Giudice? The reality star, who is battling legal troubles and is facing jail time, may also be battling her husband. »
Gary Oldman will be honoured with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film. Oldman said: “I am truly honoured, and humbled to be named for this prestigious award, especially when one considers both who is doing the awarding and also the inspirational list of past recipients. I can’t wait to be there.”
The 34th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, voted on by 140 members, will be held »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
Fifteen years ago today, DreamWorks released The Prince of Egypt — an epic Exodus adaptation with an incredible cast, including (but not limited to) Val Kilmer, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, and Patrick Stewart. (Seriously, how great would it be to have a dinner party with that group?)
But the people who are perhaps most responsible for The Prince of Egypt’s legacy don’t even appear in the film: They’re Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, the voices behind a little diva duet to end all diva duets called “When You Believe. »
- EW staff
Odd List Simon Brew 19 Dec 2013 - 07:27
We kick off our countdown of our top 10 movies of 2013 with Disney's wonderful Frozen...
Over the past few weeks, Den of Geek writers have been voting for their favourite films of the year. The votes were weighted, calculated, and compiled into a list of our favourites of 2013's films. Here, at number 10, is Frozen...
I've had the joy of seeing Frozen a couple of times now, and I continue to conclude that no film of 2013 has made me quite so happy. Cards on the table: I've always loved good Walt Disney Animation Studios movies (and have remained steadfastly intolerant of the bad ones) and had lost any real hope of seeing the long-in-gestation Disney take on The Snow Queen brought to the screen.
Then the announcement came that the film was back in production. Then the announcement came that its release date had been brought forward. »
The wrestler turned actor, also known by his one-time ring name The Rock, emerged ahead of Iron Man 3's Robert Downey Jr and Fast & Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker on the list. His four films of 2013 produced a staggering $1.3bn in total.
Forbes produced its rundown by tallying the worldwide box office hauls of all movies released during the past calendar year. Downey Jr came in second with $1.2bn courtesy of his only film of 2013, Iron Man 3. Steve Carell was named third »
- Ben Child
The nominees for the 2013 London Film Critics Circle awards have been announced and the Steve McQueen helmed 12 Years A Slave leads the nominations with nine nods. The Stephen Frears film Philomena, which was received well her at Thn, was slightly behind in second spot with five nominations. A film which we also scored very highly, Captain Phillips, did not make the list of the ten films in the ‘Film Of The Year’ category, and neither did American Hustle, which we’re yet to review. Tom Hanks however, did get nods for acting in ‘Phillips’ and as supporting actor in the superb Saving Mr. Banks in which he plays Walt Disney.
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, the Palme d’Or winning Blue Is The Warmest Colour, the applauded Gravity and the superb Alexander Payne directed Nebraska, also made the short list for fave film of the year amongst the London critics crowd, »
- Paul Heath
Kids, you may not believe this, but some of us are old enough to remember when you used to have to connect to the Internet via 56k dial-up modems. Or that AOL was once the most popular Internet service provider, so popular that everyone recognized the cheerful "You've Got Mail" alert that sounded when you signed on. Or that the "You've Got Mail" greeting was a promise that there was something exciting waiting for you in your e-mail inbox, not just spam ads for Canadian Viagra. Don't believe us? There's a historical document you should check out, aptly titled, "You've Got Mail."
It's been just 15 years since Nora Ephron's romantic comedy opened (December 18, 1998), but it seems like eons ago, not just because the Internet has evolved so much since then, but because we've all watched the unwitting romance between Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) -- business rivals by day, »
- Gary Susman
Bradley Cooper opens up about his past drug addictions and low points in a candid interview with GQ.
Cooper, who was just nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in American Hustle, gave the intimate interview while on location in Hawaii shooting an untitled Cameron Crowe film. He recounts his career, from a one-episode stint in Sex and the City to his first regular television job playing Will Tippin in Alias, which he held from 2001 to 2002.
Cooper on 'Alias': "I Was Like, 'I Want To Kill Myself'"
Cooper hit a rough patch early in his career when his role in Alias became smaller and smaller, leaving him feeling bored and depressed.
“I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to kill myself, »
San Francisco Film Critics Awards 2013: ’12 Years a Slave,’ Chiwetel Ejiofor win (photo: Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in ’12 Years a Slave’) The 2013 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards were announced this past Sunday, December 15, at a gathering of 31 Bay Area film critics at the Variety Club Preview Room on Market Street. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was chosen as the Best Picture of 2013; additionally, the slavery drama earned John Ridley the Best Adapted Screenplay Award, while Chiwetel Ejiofor was voted Best Actor for his performance as free man Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and forced into slave work at a Southern plantation in the 1850s. However, Gravity received the most awards from the San Francisco Film Critics: four in all, namely, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Film Editing (Cuarón and Mark Sanger), Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), and Best Production Design (Andy Nicholson). Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, »
- Steve Montgomery
The London Film Critics' Circle announced their nominations and surprise, surprise, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the pack with nine nods including Best Picture. Missing in action? David O. Russell's "American Hustle" But Jennifer Lawrence was given a Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on February 2, 2014.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the London Film Critics' Circle awards:
Film of the Year
"The Great Beauty"
"12 Years a Slave"
Director of the Year
Alfonso Cuaròn, "Gravity"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Paolo Sorrentino, "The Great Beauty"
Actor of the Year
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Tom Hanks, »
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was the big winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association annual awards taking home 5 trophies out of 11 nominations. "12 Years" won Best Picture, Director for McQueen, Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, and Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of winners (bolded) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association awards:
12 Years A Slave
Steve McQueen.12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell.American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor.12 Years A Slave
Oscar Isaac.Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey.Dallas Buyers Club
Cate Blanchett.Blue Jasmine
Adele Exarchopoulos.Blue is the Warmest Color
Brie Larson.Short Term 12
Meryl Streep.August: Osage County
Best Supporting Actor
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