1-20 of 1205 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
With the month of October almost complete and the precursor season having officially kicked off yesterday morning with the Gotham Award nominations (I’ll be writing about that on Monday or Tuesday as part of something more substantial about precursors), now’s a perfect time for my monthly set of Golden Globe predictions. Some might consider it a bit too early still, but not me. It’s time. Especially considering some of the embargoed things I’ve seen this month (including one big one I can’t talk about yet), it’s high time to discuss the Globes again. To reiterate the basics to you all one more time, the biggest difference that you’ll see here between the Academy and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is that they tend to go for the bigger names or the bigger productions, as well as more European fare at times. So yes, »
- Joey Magidson
The 2014 fall awards season is off to a strong start with the unveiling of the nominees for this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. Though not as recognizable as the Oscars or Golden Globes, the Gotham Awards typically mark the start of awards season, honoring the best and brightest in independent cinema. Additionally, many of the films highlighted by the Gotham Awards go on to become Oscar frontrunners – last year’s most nominated film was eventual Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, and past winners have included Inside Llewyn Davis, Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Hurt Locker.
This year looks to be no different, with assumed Oscar contenders like Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s technically dazzling Birdman and Richard Linklater’s ambitious 12-year project Boyhood in the mix. Excitingly, Wes Anderson’s brilliant The Grand Budapest Hotel, released way back in March, also made the cut, meaning that its »
- Isaac Feldberg
Even though he created some of the most daring, original, honest, and sometimes downright hilarious films of the last two-and-a-half decades, Richard Linklater might be the most underrated director in contemporary American cinema. Every die-hard cinephile, and even a good percentage of casual movie watchers, have their favorite Linklater masterpiece they hold close to their hearts with a profoundly personal attachment, a film they’ll go out of their way to recommend to friends and family. Fans even talk up his successful mainstream work, like the infectiously adorable “School of Rock,” as if they are their own personal discoveries. And yet, that film was far from obscure art-house fare. It was a massive mainstream hit that grossed $131 million dollars worldwide, and even has a TV spinoff in the works. Yet it contained such heartwarming honesty and genuine compassion for its characters, fans still took it upon themselves to champion what was technically a major. »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is. But, [David] Fincher’s got a terrific movie. Alejandro’s got this movie. Wes [Anderson] has made »
- Sasha Stone
After years of talking about a Chet Baker biopic with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke is finally getting the chance to play the legendary jazz trumpeter in writer-director Robert Budreau's indie “Born to Be Blue,” which is currently in production in Canada. Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) and Callum Keith Rennie (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) co-star in the film, which Hawke helped develop with the producers. The film is produced by Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger of New Real Films, Budreau of Lumanity Productions and Jake Seal of Black Hangar Studios. Executive producers include William Santor, John Hills, Andrew Chang-sang of Productivity Media, »
- Jeff Sneider
Gotham Awards 2014 nominations: Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton among famous names shortlisted Best Feature Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director; Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Boyhood Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers (IFC Films) The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, director; Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Love Is Strange Ira Sachs, director; Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics) Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer, director; Nick Wechsler, James Wilson, producers (A24 Films) Best Actress Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (IFC Films) Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beyond the Lights (Relativity Media) Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin (A24 Films) Mia Wasikowska in Tracks (The Weinstein Company) Best Actor Bill Hader »
- Steve Montgomery
Arriving early in the awards cycle are the Ifp's Gotham Independent Film Awards (in seven competitive categories). They have little influence on Oscar voters, but do start to build positive momentum for certain buzzy titles. They have more influence over L.A.'s upcoming Indie Spirit Award nominations. So it's no surprise that Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (IFC)--the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture--led the way with four nominations, nor that two Fox Searchlight films, Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," are strong award season contenders. Of the other two feature nominees, Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange" could have used nominations for its two actors, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, while Jonathan Glazer's under-appreciated indie feature "Under the Skin" and Best Actress nominee Scarlett Johansson mainly gained awareness for the Indie Spirits--if the British film is »
- Anne Thompson
Deemed as his career best, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood leads all nominations for the 24th Gotham Independent Film Awards with winks in the Best Feature, Best Actor (Ethan Hawke), Best Actress (Patricia Arquette) and Breakthrough Actor (Ellar Coltrane) while Birdman, Nightcrawler, Under the Skin and Dear White People technically place second with two noms a piece in the five possible categories. Arguably 2014′s most prolific indie film in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash failed to move the five-critic panels in the Best Film category and sans a Best Supporting category, means Miles Teller receives Best Award nom but J.K. Simmons will just have to wait it out for the Indie Spirit Awards to acknowledge his perf. A special Gotham Jury Award has already been awarded to the ensemble performance of the players of Foxcatcher (Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum) shrewd Vanessa Redgrave perhaps didn’t get enough screen time »
- Eric Lavallee
Voting will take place online from November 19-26. The winner of the Audience Award will be announced at the Gotham Awards Ceremony in New York on December 1.
“We congratulate this year’s nominees, from the master film artists to the talented newcomers, a true representation of the rich and diverse range of today’s independent filmmaking,” said Ifp and Made In NY Media Center executive director Joana Vicente.
“We are grateful »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
And here we go. The 2014 Awards Season has begun, and it begins with Richard Linklater's Boyhood leading with four nominations from the Gotham Awards. Linklater's terrific film picked up nominations for Best Feature, Ethan Hawke (Best Actor), Patricia Arquette (Best Actress), and Ellar Coltrane (Breakthrough Performance). Also of note was Oscar Isaac receiving a Best Actor nomination for A Most Violent Year even though it has yet to be screened for the public (it will debut at AFI Fest next month). Finally, I'm very amused that rather than choose between nominating Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher, they received a Special Jury Award jointly for their performances. That's one way to do it. It's also worth noting that the Gotham Awards mean next to nothing in the overall awards race. They have the distinction of being the starting gun, but I'm glad they're continuing to honor worthwhile movies. »
- Matt Goldberg
Pic also stars Carmen Ejogo, who appeared in “The Purge: Anarchy,” and will be in the upcoming Martin Luther King biopic “Selma,” and Callum Keith Rennie, whose credits include “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Memento.”
Pic is written and directed by Robert Budreau, and produced by Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger of New Real Films, Budreau of Lumanity Productions and Jake Seal of Black Hangar Studios. Executive producers include William Santor, John Hills, Andrew Chang-sang of Productivity Media, Adam Moryto, Stefan Jacobs, D. Matt Geller and Gurpreet Chandhoke.
K5 Intl., which is handling the film’s international rights, is introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market. Entertainment One is distributing the film in Canada.
Budreau’s film is inspired by the rise of Baker, who has it all, »
- Leo Barraclough
Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” led all films in nominations for the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, the Independent Feature Project announced Thursday. The film received four nominations in the Gothams’ six categories, including Best Feature, Best Actor for Ethan Hawke, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette and Breakthrough Actor for Ellar Coltrane. See photos: Julia Roberts, Bob Greenblatt Honored at Glsen Respect Awards Alejandro G. Inarritu's “Birdman,” Justin Simien's “Dear White People,” Dan Gilroy's “Nightcrawler” and Jonathan Glazer's “Under the Skin” received two nominations each. “Boyhood,” “Birdman” and “Under the Skin” will compete in the Best Feature »
- Steve Pond
Richard Linklater's Boyhood leads the nominations for the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Also nominated for Best Feature are Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Ira Sachs's Love Is Strange. And the nominees for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award are Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), James Ward Byrkit (Coherence), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love) and Justin Simien (Dear White People). » - David Hudson »
And the Oscar season is off and running! Nominees for the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards have been unleased and Richard Linklater's fantastic "Boyhood" led the pack with four nods including Best Feature, Best Actor for Ethan Hawke, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Breakthrough Actor for Ellar Coltrane.
We'll find out the winners of the 2014 Gotham Awards on December 1st! Here's the complete list of nominees:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
It's the middle of October, and you know what that means: announcements of nominations for year-end awards. In the same way that movie summer now starts in February, more and more organizations shift up their ceremonies in order to make a bigger impact, and the latest of these is the Gotham Awards, which just revealed their nods for this year. Leaning indie-minded on the whole, this year's noms are led by a genuine Oscar hopeful, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which picked up four nominations. "Nightcrawler," "Under The Skin," "Dear White People," and "Birdman" each picked up two nods, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Love Is Strange" are among the Best Feature nominees, and "Foxcatcher" has been awarded a special jury prize for its three lead performances, deservedly so. Perhaps most interestingly, though the film doesn't screen for critics until it premieres at AFI in a few weeks, Oscar Isaac picked. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Richard Linklater's critically-acclaimed Boyhood, IFC Films' second highest-grossing film of all times, leads the nominations for the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards, the winners of which will be announced on December 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Boyhood received nominations for Best Feature, Best Actor for Ethan Hawke, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette and Breakthrough Actor for Ellar Coltrane. »
Richard Linklater's Boyhood was nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards, including a nod for Best Feature. Also competing for best picture are Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love Is Strange, and Under the Skin. While the Gothams celebrate only independent film, they are one of the first notable—if not the most reliable predictor—year-end movie awards. Last year, the Gothams rewarded Inside Llewyn Davis and Short Term 12's Brie Larson, in addition to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer's Club. Boyhood was also recognized for Ethan Hawke in the Best Actor category, Patricia Arquette in Best Actress, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love Is Strange and Under The Skin are up for the Best Feature prize in the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Independent Filmmaker Project calls this the “kickoff to the film awards season,” and highlights “worthy independent films.” The collection includes 15 films nominated for Best Feature, Best Documentary, and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Ifp members can vote online from November 19-26. The ceremony will be held on December 1 in NYC. Here are the nominees:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ira Sachs, »
- The Deadline Team
The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced Thursday morning the nominees for the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Highlighting the best of the year’s independent film, the Gotham Awards give an early bump to the smaller films that could get lost in the studio shuffle. For 2014, the seven competitive awards include Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, and the Gotham Audience Award. In addition to the competitive awards, Tilda Swinton, director Bennett Miller, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos will be honored with tributes. 24 films received nominations this year, not including a special award handed bestowed to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble work in “Foxcatcher.” Voting for the primary awards begins on Nov. 19th at 12:01 Am Est and concludes on November 26th at 5:00 Pm Est. “Each year the Gotham »
- Matt Patches
Richard Linklater’s drama “Boyhood,” 12 years in the making, led the nominations list with four, including acting nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s story of a has-been actor trying to make his comeback on Broadway, snagged an additional nom for lead actor Michael Keaton.
Jonathan Glazer’s scifi feature “Under the Skin” also did well, nabbing a thesping nom for lead Scarlett Johansson. Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Bill Hader (“The Skeleton Twins”) and Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) also are among the actors in the running for trophies.
Every year the Gotham nominators also recognize the breakthrough talent of emerging creatives, this year with a pool of nominees that include directors Justin Simien »
- Gordon Cox
1-20 of 1205 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners