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The film, which centres on a family who flee the rice fields of the Philippines to start a new life in Manila, won Best Director, Best Achievement in Production and Best British Independent Film.
The Best Actor prize went to James McAvoy for Filth, while Le Week-End's Lindsay Duncan took home the Best Actress award. Imogen Poots collected the Supporting Actress gong for The Look of Love and Ben Mendelsohn won Best Supporting Actor for Starred Up.
Special awards on the night were handed to Julie Walters, who took the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film, and Paul Greengrass, recipient of the Variety Award for helping to shine the world spotlight on the UK.
The Bifa winners in full are as follows:
Best British Independent Film
Metro Manila - »
Spike Jonze's "Her" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" dominated the nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Associations. Both movies received nods for Best Film along with David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Here's the complete list of nominations, winners will be announced on Monday!
"12 Years a Slave"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, »
Low-budget thriller set in the Philippines is standout winner at 2013 Bifas, with director Sean Ellis also named best director
• Interview: Sean Ellis
A shoestring-budget heist thriller set in the Philippines – partly because its Brighton-born director couldn't get a film made in the UK – was on Sunday night named British independent film of the year.
In an interview with the Guardian Metro Manila director Sean Ellis said he decided to make a film in the Philippines because he could not drum up any interest in making what is his third film in the UK. "In this country our favourite word is no," he said.
Ellis drew up a script, remortgaged his house and headed to Manila with a tiny »
- Mark Brown
There were some drama at this year's Boston Society of Film Critics' annual awards! Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful animated film, "The Wind Rises," was called "morally repugnant" by voting member Inkoo Kang from the Village Voice. But in the end, Miyazaki's movie won against "Frozen" because three members abstained from voting.
Here's the complete list of the 2013 Boston Society of Film Critics awards:
Complete list of winners:
Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave
(runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave
Los Angeles Film Critics Awards winners 2013 (photo: Sandra Bullock in ‘Gravity’) The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), which has been around since the early ’70s, announced earlier today, December 8, 2013, their list of 2013 winners and runners-up. Although there were a handful of offbeat choices, what’s most surprising is how mainstream were most of the Los Angeles Film Critics’ picks this year — Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was the top film, with a total of four wins — and that there were no less than three ties, including one for Best Picture: Gravity and Spike Jonze’s Her. See below. (See also: Full list of Boston Society of Film Critics 2013 winners.) Best Picture (tie): Gravity and Her. Best Foreign-Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Runner-up: The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Best Documentary: Stories We Tell, directed by Sarah Polley Runner-up: The Act of Killing, »
- Andre Soares
Frozen, which features the vocal work of Kristen Bell and Josh Gad, piled up an estimated $31.6 million gross domestic over the weekend ($134.3 million total), nabbing the No. 1 spot from Catching Fire, which easily topped the box office in its first two weekends.
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Although its flame was dimmed, Catching Fire still continued to attract hoards of moviegoers in its third weekend, raking in $27 million domestic. The sci-fi adventure film's gross domestic total has increased to a whopping $336.7 million and its worldwide total has swelled to an incredible $673.4 million.
Remaining at the top of the box office after five weekends was the superhero action sequel Thor: The Dark World, which »
It’s a very important night for British film. Celebrating, in a way the BAFTAs can’t, the vital new talents emerging in this country. The British Independent Film Awards is one of our favourite nights of the year, as much a routemap for the people to watch over the next year as it is a celebration of them.
The sheer variety of films nominated is evidence of the potent creative landscape of Britain. From the crowd pleasing and inspirational journey of Steve Coogan and Judi Dench in Philomena, through the haunted and surreal discovery of Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, to the barren urban clash of Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant this country has an independent film industry to be proud of.
There was a great swell of support for one film in particular but the awards point to many successes here. It’s great to see »
- Jon Lyus
Philippines-set crime thriller Metro Manila has scooped the top prize at the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, beating box office hit Philomena as well as The Selfish Giant, Starred Up and Le Week-end.
Clearly stunned, Ellis thanked Bifa for supporting “our little holiday film” when accepting the Best Film prize and - holding back tears - dedicated the award to his mother.
The crime drama, shot in the Philippine capital in the Tagalog language with a local cast and crew, debuted at Sundance in January and is the UK’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Spike Jonze's "Her" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. The films received nominations across the board, and will compete against "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" for best picture. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Monday. Best Film "American Hustle" "Gravity" "Her" "Inside Llewyn Davis" "12 Years a Slave" Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" Spike Jonze, "Her" Baz Luhrmann, "The Great Gatsby" Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave" Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street" Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" Joaquin Phoenix, "Her" Robert Redford, "All Is Lost" Best Actress Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Sandra Bullock, "Gravity" Judi Dench, "Philomena" Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County" Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks" Best Supporting »
- Peter Knegt
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the winners of the Boston Society of Film Critics' annual awards, taking prizes for best picture, best director and best actor. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" was runner up for the same prizes. Complete list of winners: Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave (runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street) Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street) Best Actress - Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (runner-up: Judi Dench, Philomena) Best Supporting Actor - James Gandolfini for Enough Said (runner-up: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club and Barkhad Adbi, Captain Phillips - Tie) Best Supporting Actress - June Squibb for Nebraska (runner-up: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave) Best Director - Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street) Best Screenplay - Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said (runner-up: Terence Winter, »
- Peter Knegt
Joel & Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" was off to an incredible start this weekend, taking in $402,000 from just 4 theaters. That made for a $100,500 daily per-theater-average, giving the CBS Films-released film the second best limited debut of the year (after "Blue Jasmine") and the Coens their highest per-theater average ever (topping "No Country For Old Men"). That certainly bodes well for the film as it starts expanding on December 20th and can't hurt the film's awards season hopes. In its second weekend Justin Chadwick's biopic of the late Nelson Mandela "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" dropped just 8% as it remained static in 4 theaters. Taking in $77,652, The Weinstein Company release averaged $19,413 and took its total to $183,369 after 10 days. The Weinsteins also got good numbers from their three week old "Philomena." Holding steady in 835 theaters, the film -- which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the real life story »
- Peter Knegt
When you think of odd couples, you think of Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, but what about Steve Coogan and Judi Dench? Based on a true story, "Philomena" stars Dench and Coogan and focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given away for adoption in the United States. “I’d worked with Billy Connolly on Mrs. Brown,” Judi Dench recalls, “and Steve Coogan and Billy are very alike in a way. They’re both real comics, and they apply tremendous dedication to serious acting, something that isn’t their form of work naturally. They’re both very good at it. And then in between takes, of course, they make you cry with laughter. “The more tense it is, the better it is. Perhaps if we’d been doing a comedy, we’d have cried between the takes. »
Decadence, violence, love and space – Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw shares his fantasy award nomination list for 2013
• The 2012 Braddies
Awards season is now upon us and here, as every year, is my personal fantasy award nomination list for 2013, whimsically called the Braddies, which covers the period running from the beginning of the calendar year to the present. There are 10 nominations in eight categories: film, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and documentary.
The reader is invited to nominate the winner in the comments section below, and perhaps to note omissions and evidence that the list betrays suggestions of sociocultural bias.
I like to think that these awards will one day evolve into an actual ceremony with chrome-and-glass statuettes, sponsorship from Sky Atlantic and a televised evening presided over by Dara Ó Briain or Mariella Frostrup. But until then, it exists in a world of fantasy only. And so, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Moving triumphantly away from the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg, one of the great poets of the beat generation in the period drama Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, the film follows Ginsberg through his earlier years as a writer, with excellent performances from Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan( as the seductive Lucien Carr) and Michael C. Hall as Carr’s obsessed lover.
To celebrate the release of Kill Your Darlings we take a look at other renowned writers whose lives inspired critically acclaimed and award winning movies.
2006, dir. Bennett Miller
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar winning turn as journalist come novelist Truman Capote centres on the relationship that evolves between the writer and his subject. The infamous inspiration for In Cold Blood, Bennett Miller’s film focuses on Copote’s trip to Kansas with partner Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) to research the brutal killing of a family for an article. »
- Beth Webb
NBC's live "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood Thursday night airs with a few glitches, including the orchestra overplaying the singers, sound errors, and a few line goofs. Columnist Lisa De Moraes also says, "as an actress, "American Idol" alum Underwood is an enormously talented singer." Stephen Moyer deserved the Medal of Freedom "for his valor during that garden love scene." Audra McDonald's version of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "the emotional high point of an otherwise emotionally flat show." Deadline. Anne Thompson contends that all five Best Actress Oscar slots are locked up by Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County"), and Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"). She also says there are eight other must-see performances voters should watch: Brie Larson ("Shor »
As usual, there are more viable men hustling after a Best Actor slot than women in contention for Best Actress. (My current predictions are here.) 'Twas ever thus, as the myopic film industry continues to chase the male demo and sequester "soft" relationship movies to the indie realm. Which means that many worthy films don't make it to the top of Academy voters' screener piles. How many film panels and Q & As have you seen with a row of men in suits and one woman in a frilly frock and impossibly high heels? Women in film are often a supporting afterthought. Yes, Sandra Bullock and New York Film Critics Circle winner Cate Blanchett are welcome locks in the Best Actress Oscar race. And it will be a close one. No one is likely to catch up with them, not even Meryl Streep, who will likely grab a nomination for her »
- Anne Thompson
We continue today's updated 2014 Oscar predictions with Best Actor and Best Actress, one of which is entirely up for grabs where the other was long thought to be in the bag, but such is never the case in the Oscar race (rhyming!). I've gone into more detail below, but in the actor race I'm sticking with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) all while Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Robert Redford (All is Lost) continue to bounce all around my rankings. On the Best Actress side, what was long thought to be an open and shut case for Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) may soon become quite the race as Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will soon apply some pressure. I'll be updating all the major categories today as I've already posted my Best Picture and Director predictions and continue with my leading actor categories, which are detailed below along with links to browse my complete, »
- Brad Brevet
Away from the controversy over whether the International Press Society members actually saw Wolf Of Wall Street before voting (hello tick box theory…), this year’s Satellite Award noms read as little more than the Ips’ Oscar predictions – give or take an extra three or four names in each category for comfort. Naturally resulting in a very uninteresting list, 12 Years A Slave leads the pack with ten nominations, followed narrowly by Gravity and American Hustle’s eight.
With strong turnouts in the acting categories, it’s surprising to see Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska not contending for the big prize, and the Ips will surely find themselves in the minority for omitting Will Forte for his turn in the latter, even if it is rewarded for Best Ensemble. Though not appearing in the acting, directing or Best Picture categories, Fruitvale Station is still very much a focal point, »
- Emma Thrower
Received wisdom says that most years, including this one, the Best Actress field of contenders for the Oscars is "weaker" than their male counterparts, with a fairly limited group of possibilities who are plausible nominees. To which we can only say: horseshit. Every year, but this one in particular, we watch scores of fine female performances be overlooked because they're in small indie movies or because they were overshadowed in reviews by male co-stars or because they're not Meryl Streep. Over the last few weeks, we've suggested some out-of-the-box possibilities for voters in the various acting categories (Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Actor), but it was so much more difficult to pare down our list for Best Actress, which makes it so much more baffling that Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench have been the preordained five for months. Once you take a look at the list below, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
‘The Wind Rises’ and more Nyfcc 2013 winners (image: Hayao Miyazaki ‘The Wind Rises’) (See previous post: "Cate Blanchett, cross-dresser Jared Leto: 2013 New York Film Critics’ Movie Stars.") Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, a major blockbuster in Japan ($119.51 million according to Box Office Mojo) despite — or perhaps because of — a right-wing backlash against the film’s anti-war stance, was the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Animated Feature of 2013. The Wind Rises beat better known U.S.-made fare such as Disney’s Frozen, currently in theaters. Miyazaki has vowed that he has retired from filmmaking; if true, The Wind Rises will be his last film. Via its Touchstone Pictures banner, Walt Disney Studios will be releasing The Wind Rises on February 21, 2014, in North America. Now, how could a 2014 movie (in the U.S.) get a 2013 award from the Nyfcc, better known for honoring movies a year (The Lives of Others »
- Andre Soares
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