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Bafta chief hails British films despite none making best film category

12 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Amanda Berry denies nominations for prestigious award – including The Revenant and Bridge of Spies – are American because Britain can’t compete

Some of the biggest names in British film, from Eddie Redmayne and Kate Winslet to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, will go head to head at the Baftas on Sunday evening.

However, this year none of the films nominated for outstanding British film – 45 Years, Amy, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster – have made it into the best film category. Instead, all the nominees are American productions including The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight.

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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 13

12 February 2016 12:19 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Us one sheet for Knight Of Cups (Terrence Malick, USA, 2015); designer: P+A.Leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, the beautiful new poster for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups was by far the most popular poster (tallied in likes and reblogs) that I have posted on my daily poster Tumblr since last October. Unveiled nearly a whole year after the first poster for the film premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival (that which made my top ten posters of 2015), the new poster retains the arcane and antique feel of that design—not to mention the palm trees—while making it only moderately more commercial with its image of star Christian Bale (albeit upside down and barely recognizable) haloed by a giant harvest moon.Sadly, much of the past month or two has been spent commemorating those we lost: Jacques Rivette, Haskell Weller, Ettore Scola, artist »

- Adrian Curry

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DC Weekly: 5 Reasons the Final Batman v Superman Trailer Kicked Ass!

11 February 2016 3:43 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome to the DC Weekly, where every week we cover the land of DC comics, TV, and movies. Be it random bits of news, TV show reactions, or miscellaneous reviews, editorials, or speculation, you can be sure to get your DC fix here!

This Week I'll be talking about the recent trailer that dropped for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

5 Reasons the Final Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Kicked Ass

Holy wow, WB dropped a bombshell on us today. I know I'm not the first to say, this, but where in the hell was this trailer a few months ago? 

I'll admit, I had my trepidations at first. After all, we've already seen a decent chunk of footage from the film, and in the previous trailer, I expressed my concerns over the direction the marketing was taking. On the whole, I still found myself thrilled with the »

- Joseph Medina

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Who’s expected at the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016? Full list here!

11 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.

Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.

But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »

- Dan Bullock

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BAFTA Awards predictions: Battle of the British in Best Supporting Actor

10 February 2016 2:35 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In 2010, Christian Bale co-starred in “The Fighter” as Dicky Eklund , a former boxer and recovering drug addict who helps train his brother to be a prizefighter. He would be feted with at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and numerous critics groups on his way to collecting an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His one hiccup came at the BAFTAs where Geoffrey Rush proved victorious for “The King’s Speech”. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions He was nominated by the BAFTAs again in 2013 for “American Hustle,” this time for Best Actor. Fate did not prove to be kind to Bale, when once again he would walk away empty-handed. He would lose to another Brit, Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave”. Both lost that Oscar race to Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").  But third time could prove the charm for Bale. »

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

9 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Dark Knight will protect you!

9 February 2016 7:33 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In conjunction with the much awaited release of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice due out on the 25th March 2016 which pits the wits of these 2 DC comic superheroes against one another who must put their differences aside and tackle a new threat to mankind devised by the charismatic super villain Lex Luthor called Doomsday. We take a trip down memory lane to look at the one of the most acclaimed Batman films ever made “The Dark Knight.”

The Dark Knight was released in 2008, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan, the star-studded cast includes Christian Bale (Batman), Heath Ledger (Joker) Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman to name but a few. It quickly became hugely popular with hard core batman fans all over the world.

Set in a dark Gotham City, where organised crime still rules notably under the leadership of the deranged yet criminal genius “The Joker” hell-bent on causing »

- The Hollywood News

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Oscar Telecast Will Be ‘Most Diverse Ever,’ Says Producer at Luncheon

8 February 2016 5:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscar show “will be the most diverse ever,” producer David Hill told Variety on Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. Despite the lack of acting nominees of color — which the Academy has no control over — Hill and fellow Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin have been working since September to make sure the Oscars “will have true diversity and will represent what the world looks like.”

The remarks were made at the 35th annual event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hudlin said that an Oscar nomination is “an amazing moment in the life of any nominee,” and that the lunch is intended to celebrate their accomplishments.

They agreed that it’s crucial for the entire film industry to attain inclusion, but there is also room to celebrate the great film work of 2015, which been somewhat overshadowed in the past month. Or, as Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences »

- Tim Gray and Margaret Lenker

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Ryan Gosling Gears Up For the Oscars at the Directors Guild Awards

7 February 2016 5:35 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Award season is still going strong, and on Saturday evening, a bevy of stars made their way to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in La for the annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Presenters included Christian Bale, Abigail Breslin, James Corden, and Regina King, as well as Rachel McAdams, who turned heads yet again in a black sparkly gown on the red carpet. Inside, Leonardo DiCaprio made a dashing appearance when he took the stage to present The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu with a medallion for his work on the film. Also on hand for the event, which was hosted by Jane Lynch, were Matt Damon, who honored The Martian director Ridley Scott, and Ryan Gosling, who presented Adam McKay with a medallion for The Big Short. Read on to see more highlights from the star-studded event. »

- Monica Sisavat

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 1

7 February 2016 5:11 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 28th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

7 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

7 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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Inside the Directors Guild Awards

7 February 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every award show has a purpose: advancing the contenders toward their ultimate goal— Oscar wins. Thus the prolonged DGA Awards Saturday night advanced the cause of all five film director contenders, who were each presented their "medallion" with a lengthy introduction—a carefully calibrated pitch for their movie—and had the chance to accept, adding more fuel to the fire. Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Rachel McAdams were among the presenters trying to add the right touch of gravitas to their Best Picture contenders. The DGA feature winner for the second year running (the first in the guild's 80-year-history), a teary-eyed Alejandro G. Iñárritu, reminded the 1600 guests at the Hyatt Regency ballroom that he was making many Mexicans happy. In other words, he's an all-too rare Oscar candidate representing diversity. Could that tip the balance toward the spectacular "The Revenant," whose Oscar frontrunners Leonardo DiCaprio and. »

- Anne Thompson

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Randeep’s ‘chameleon traits’ shock Omung Kumar

6 February 2016 6:26 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Randeep Hooda, who had beefed up muscle to play a street fighter in Deepak Tijori’s Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani, had to shed 18 kg for Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit. And for this, the actor had to go on a near starvation diet which was supervised by his sister Dr Anjali Hooda Sangwan.

Talking about the brief given to Randeep, Omung Kumar says, “In his years in jail, Sarabjit was kept in a 4 x 4 room and had rat bites all over him. The first time I met Randeep, I told him that I wanted to see his bones. He took up the challenge and shocked everyone with the outcome.” The director adds that he wasn’t able to recognise Randeep on the first day of shoot and he largely went unnoticed. “It was only when I called for him that I realised he was sitting right there.”

About the process, Randeep »

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'Justice League' Roles Are Small in 'Batman v Superman' Says Snyder

5 February 2016 4:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder spoke about why he prefers the DC Universe to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during an appearance on the Hall of Justice podcast. The filmmaker also had plenty more to say during his appearance, offering new details about both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which he starts filming this spring. First, the director essentially confirmed rumors that the rest of the Justice League, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will be featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although he admitted that they have small roles.

"I really feel like this movie... I mean as far as the other Justice League characters go, it's very small roles. It's a whisper that they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her pretty well. But the movie is about Batman and Superman. »

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Oscars 2016: What Is Going on With the Best Director Race?

5 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Predicting the Oscar winners this year is a little like predicting the winners of the early presidential caucuses and primaries -- that's how wide open the field is in some categories, particularly Best Director.

In the Oscar race, we had two important guild votes this week, from the actors and the editors, and the results made the Academy's contest a bit more clear. Will the DGA's vote this weekend help make sense of things? Maybe, depending on who wins.

The Screen Actors Guild awards last Saturday did help confirm some of the acting races. SAG winner Leonardo DiCaprio still has a lock on a Best Actor Oscar for "The Revenant," and Brie Larson is still far and away the Best Actress frontrunner for "Room." Alicia Vikander's SAG win for Supporting Actress for "The Danish Girl" puts her ahead of the pack; at this point, her only real competition is »

- Gary Susman

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Batman v Superman Soundtrack Release Details Revealed!

5 February 2016 10:02 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

What an interesting situation Hans Zimmer was put in when he was asked to do the music for Batman v Superman. This was the guy who shaped the tone for The Dark Knight Trilogy (along with James Newton Howard for the first film), as well as Man Of Steel with his epic and fitting scores. However, with Batman v Superman he was facing a bit of a conundrum. Sure, since BvS takes place within the same universe as Man Of Steel, it makes sense that he'd come back to do the music. But what about Batman? This Batman is a very different one than what Nolan brought us with Christian Bale, and as such, how weird would it be that Zimmer would be responsible for bringing themes to two completely separate iterations of the same character?

Instead of doing that, Zimmer decided to bring on composer Junkie Xl to assist him with the film, »

- Joseph Medina

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

5 February 2016 6:19 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight  The best actress race seems downright obvious compared to the wild, wild waters of best supporting actor, where Golden Globe winner Sylvester Stallone isn't a lock for the Oscar in the slightest. Stallone's biggest threat might be Tom Hardy, the up-and-coming icon who had his best year yet thanks to "Mad Max," "Legend" and "The Revenant." While these two seem like the ones to beat, it's important to not that Stallone missed out on the SAG nomination, leaving the door potentially open for Mark Rylance and Christian Bale. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best supporting actor. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Christian Bale ("The Big Short")Tom Hardy ("The Revenant")Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight")Mark Rylance »

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Aussie actors Olivia DeJonge and Chanel Marriot face off in 'Kids' Oscars'

4 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Chanel Marriott.

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Two young Australian actors are set to battle it out at the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards, or 'kiddie Oscars', after both were nomainted for Best Performance in a Feature Film..

Perth actress, Chanel Marriott, 20, has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film for her portrayal of Alison in the controversial pro-life drama, Alison's Choice.

While fellow West Australian Olivia DeJonge has also recieved a nomination for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit. .

The Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognising children for their work within the entertainment industry..

Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Elijah Wood, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Fanning, Haley Joel Osment, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Patrick Dempsey, and Christian Bale to name a small few.

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Olivia DeJonge.

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This will be Chanel's fourth consecutive nomination - her first in the feature film category. »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Aussie actors Olivia DeJonge and Chanel Marriot face off in 'Kiddie Oscars'

4 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Chanel Marriott.

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Two young Australian actors are set to battle it out at the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards, or 'kiddie Oscars', after both were nomainted for Best Performance in a Feature Film..

Perth actress, Chanel Marriott, 20, has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film for her portrayal of Alison in the controversial pro-life drama, Alison's Choice.

While fellow West Australian Olivia DeJonge has also recieved a nomination for her performance in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit. .

The Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognising children for their work within the entertainment industry..

Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Elijah Wood, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Fanning, Haley Joel Osment, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Patrick Dempsey, and Christian Bale to name a small few.

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Olivia DeJonge.

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This will be Chanel's fourth consecutive nomination - her first in the feature film category. »

- Brian Karlovsky

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