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"Mad Max," "Revenant" Tied at Golden Reel Awards

28 February 2016 2:22 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

It's all about the sound! The Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled the winners of the 2016 Golden Reel Awards and "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Revenant" tied for the Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language . FX/Foley. For my Oscar predictions, I chose "Mad Max" for both Sound Editing and Mixing! See my full Oscar predictions here.

Here's the full list of winners of the Golden Reel Awards:

Feature Film

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music Score

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Supervising Music Editor: Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor: Paul Apelgren

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music in a Musical

Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions)

Music Editor: Nicholas Renbeck

Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language . Dialogue/Adr

Bridge Of Spies (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Supervising Sound Editors: Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom

Supervising Dialogue Editor: Brian Chumney

Supervising Adr Editor: Steve Slanec

Best Sound »

- Manny

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Oscars: Evaluating the Best Sound Contenders

18 February 2016 11:04 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

1. "The Revenant": The sound team (led by sound editors Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender and mixers Jon Taylor, Frank Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek) brilliantly make nature a sonic character and immerse us in Leonardo DiCaprio’s intense journey in the most effective way. They found existing sounds (bear vocalizations, trees creaking in the wind) and recorded them in real, appropriate locations. The opening Native American ambush has a natural ebb and flow and a nice lull between the action, with the sound of footsteps, wind blowing in the trees, and distant dogs barking in between each flurry of arrows. Plus, the incredible bear attack was sonically underplayed for greater realism, and getting the breathing right — using the sound of a sick horse toward the end when the bear is injured, for example — was just as important as the vocalizations. And what was that weird, mantra-like sound effect? »

- Bill Desowitz

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'The Revenant' Wins Best Film at 2016 BAFTA Awards

15 February 2016 6:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Revenant" took home five trophies yesterday at the 2016 BAFTA Awards, making the Oscar race even tighter and more unpredictable.

The movie won Best Film, Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Director for Alejandro Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, and Best Sound. This was Lubezki's third win in a row.

DiCaprio continues to cement his near-lock to win the coveted Academy Award missing from his mantle, as did Brie Larson, who won Best Actress for "Room." Mark Rylance and Kate Winslet took the prizes in the supporting categories.

Aside from "The Revenant," "Mad Max: Fury Road" was the night's big winner with four awards:

Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Production Design, and Editing.

Here's the full list of winners:

Best Film

"The Revenant"

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Best Actress

Brie Larson, "Room"

Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies »

- Kelly Woo

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‘The Revenant,’ Leonardo DiCaprio Dominate BAFTA Awards

14 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant” came up trumps at the 69th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night, nabbing five prizes including best film, director and leading actor.

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” left the field with four BAFTAs – all in the more technical fields – including costume design, production design, make up and hair and editing.

The Martian,” “The Danish Girl,” “Carol” and “Ex-Machina” all left empty-handed this year.

This year’s ceremony was a marked change for Inarritu compared to last year’s awards: in 2015, his pic “Birdman,” was up for 10 nominations but only came away with one win for best cinematography, given to Emmanuel Lubezki.

The glitterati were in full force at London’s Royal Opera House on Valentine’s Day:  Tom Cruise awarded “The Revenant” with the best film prize while Leonardo DiCaprio’s win for best actor in the film was met with »

- Diana Lodderhose

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BAFTAs 2016: Full list of winners

14 February 2016 10:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Revenant won best film while Leonardo Dicaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Kate Winslet won the top acting prizes.WinnersBest Film

The Revenant Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

The Big Short Bridge Of Spies Carol SpotlightLeading Actor

Leonardo Dicaprio The Revenant

Bryan Cranston, TrumboEddie Redmayne, The Danish GirlMatt Damon, The MartianMichael Fassbender, Steve JobsLeading Actress

Brie Larson Room

Alicia Vikander, The Danish GirlCate Blanchett, CarolMaggie Smith, The Lady In The VanSaoirse Ronan, BrooklynSupporting Actor

Mark Rylance Bridge Of Spies

Benicio Del Toro, SicarioChristian Bale, The Big ShortIdris Elba, Beasts Of No NationMark Ruffalo, SpotlightSupporting Actress

Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander, Ex MachinaJennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful EightJulie Walters, BrooklynRooney Mara, CarolDirector

The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu

The Big Short, Adam MckayBridge Of Spies, Steven SpielbergCarol, Todd HaynesThe Martian, Ridley ScottProduction Design

Mad Max: Fury Road Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

Bridge Of SpiesCarolThe MartianStar Wars: The Force AwakensFilm Not In »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Live: BAFTAs 2016 winners

14 February 2016 10:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen is at the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London where Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett and Steven Spielberg are among those waiting to find out who will take home the golden masks.

The ceremony has started and we are updating the list below with winners as they come in. Refresh the page for the latest updates..

WinnersLeading Actor

Leonardo Dicaprio The Revenant

Bryan Cranston, TrumboEddie Redmayne, The Danish GirlMatt Damon, The MartianMichael Fassbender, Steve JobsLeading Actress

Brie Larson Room

Alicia Vikander, The Danish GirlCate Blanchett, CarolMaggie Smith, The Lady In The VanSaoirse Ronan, BrooklynDirector

The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu

The Big Short, Adam MckayBridge Of Spies, Steven SpielbergCarol, Todd HaynesThe Martian, Ridley ScottProduction Design

Mad Max: Fury Road Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

Bridge Of SpiesCarolThe MartianStar Wars: The Force AwakensFilm Not In The English Language

Wild Tales Damián Szifron

The Assassin, Hou Hsiao-HsienForce Majeure, Ruben ÖstlundTheeb, Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert LloydTimbuktu »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Academy Celebrates The 88th Oscar Contenders At Annual Luncheon

8 February 2016 6:31 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

More than 150 Oscar nominees came together at noon on Monday at the Beverly Hilton as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

From Left to Right:

Seated: Adam Benzine, Paul Massey, Michael Standish, Chris Jenkins, Randy Thom, Jason Smith, Josh Cooley, Maryann Brandon, Richard Williams, Patrick Vollrath, Ed Lachman, Mary Parent, David Acord, Anders Langland, Henry Hughes, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Tom Yellin

First Row: Rosa Tran, Jacqueline West, Ed Guiney, Evgeny Afineevsky, Matthew Shumway, Amy Hobby, Jonas Rivera, Gregg Rudloff, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Love Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Courtney Marsh, Nomi Talisman, Mark Ruffalo, Diane Warren, Paco Delgado, Bryan Cranston, Jistin Wilkes, Blye Pagon Faust, Roger Guyett, Basil Khalil, Drew Kunin, Sian Grigg, Andrea Berloff,

Second Row:Adam Stockhausen, Tom McArdle, Keith Redmon, Damian Martin, Ale Abreu, Matthew Heineman, Matt Damon, Bernhard Henrich, Cameron Waldbauer, Alan Robert Murray, »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars’ Lead Mpse’s Golden Reel Nominations

26 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards have been revealed, with “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leading the way on the film side with three nominations apiece. “Game of Thrones” came out on top in the TV categories with a trio of mentions as well.

Recognizing excellence in an array of sound editing achievement, from sound effects and foley to dialogue and Adr to music and score integration, the Mpse are the final industry group to announce nominees this year and remain the only group to do so after the annual Academy Award nominations announcement.

Oscar nominees for best sound editing this year were “Mad Max,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Sicario” (which also picked up a pair of Mpse noms) and “Star Wars.”

Speaking of “Star Wars,” Disney’s intellectual property was represented not just by J.J. Abrams’ box office-busting film, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars’ Lead Mpse’s Golden Reel Nominations

26 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards have been revealed, with “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leading the way on the film side with three nominations apiece. “Game of Thrones” came out on top in the TV categories with a trio of mentions as well.

Recognizing excellence in an array of sound editing achievement, from sound effects and foley to dialogue and Adr to music and score integration, the Mpse are the final industry group to announce nominees this year and remain the only group to do so after the annual Academy Award nominations announcement.

Oscar nominees for best sound editing this year were “Mad Max,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Sicario” (which also picked up a pair of Mpse noms) and “Star Wars.”

Speaking of “Star Wars,” Disney’s intellectual property was represented not just by J.J. Abrams’ box office-busting film, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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"Bridge of Spies," "Carol" Lead BAFTA Nominations! Where's "Mad Max?" What About "Star Wars?"

9 January 2016 10:59 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Leave it to the Brits! The BAFTA nominations were announced and they gave us a slightly different look at the awards season! For instance, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," the leading Oscar contender in the U.S. just received 3 noms including Best Film, Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo and Original Screenplay. No Director nomination for McCarthy.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," a handsomely-produced period piece led the pack along with Todd Haynes' "Carol," another handsomely-produced period piece. Both films garnered nine nominations each including Best Picture. "Bridge of Spies" and "Carol" will duke it out with "Spotlight," Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "The Revenant" (eight nominations), and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" (five nominations) for the Best Picture trophy.

So where's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" you ask? They're relegated to the technical categories. Apparently, sequels, no matter how great they are, can't compete with originals. »

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Carol, Bridge Of Spies Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

8 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Friday the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in 2016 were revealed. The BAFTAs will be announced on Sunday, February 14 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, with the ceremony being rebroadcast on BBC America.

Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive nine nominations. The Revenant is nominated in eight categories. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

Bridge of Spies is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director for Steven Spielberg, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound. Mark Rylance is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Carol is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd Haynes, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Carol,' 'Bridge of Spies' Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

8 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After getting snubbed in the Producers Guild award nominations earlier this week, "Carol" has risen from the ashes to lead all movies, along with "Bridge of Spies," in BAFTA award nominations.

"Carol" and "Bridge of Spies" netted nine nods apiece, including Best Film. They are joined in that category by "The Big Short," "The Revenant," and "Spotlight."

Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon continued to cement their roles as Oscar frontrunners with nominations in the lead actor category.

In an interesting turn for awards season watchers, Alicia Vikander was nominated as lead actress for "The Danish Girl." She also received mention in the supporting category for "Ex Machina." Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Film

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Revenant

Spotlight

Outstanding British Film

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

Director

Todd Haynes - Carol

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu - The Revenant »

- Kelly Woo

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‘Carol’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’ Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

8 January 2016 4:38 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Nominations for the 69th annual British Academy Film Awards arrived early this morning and in welcome news, the proceedings were topped by Todd Haynes’ Carol and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (both of which made our top 50 of the year), with 9 nominations each. Not far behind was The Revenant, which was nominated in eight categories. while Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations.

Following that, Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina received five nominations with Alicia Vikander picking up two acting nominations. A little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens also managed to rack up four nominations.

Check out the full list below ahead of a ceremony on February 14th.

2015 Nominations

(presented in 2016)

Best Film

The Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

Bridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

Carol Elizabeth Karlsen, »

- Jordan Raup

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Nominations For The 2016 BAFTA Awards

8 January 2016 12:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just announced there nominations and there’s quite a lot to process, so let’s start from the top. Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes’ gorgeous relationship drama Carol have tied for the lead with nine nominations apiece, with both films receiving nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (in their respective categories). Not far behind is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s revenge epic The Revenant with eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Editing.

What may come as a surprise to some is that Adam McKay’s comedy-drama about the 2008 financial crisis did rather well. It may have only received five nominations, but they were all major nods: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), and Best Editing. Meanwhile, the film that has »

- Jeff Beck

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The Ee British Academy Film Awards nominations in full

8 January 2016 12:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This morning at BAFTA HQ in London’s Piccadilly, Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards for the best of 2015.

Carol and Bridge Of Spies led the nominations with nine each, closely followed by The Revenant with eight. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

We’ve already heard that Taron Egerton, John Boyega, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powey and Brie Larson will be up for the public vote in the prestigious Rising Star category, but the entire list of nominees in all categories were read out at the brief event at BAFTA HQ this morning.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House, »

- Paul Heath

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BAFTA Nominations: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol’ Lead Film Awards Race

7 January 2016 11:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the nominations for its film awards Friday at it headquarters in London. “Bridge of Spies” and “Carol” led the nominations race with nine apiece.

The Revenant” was nominated in eight categories. “Mad Max: Fury Road” has seven nominations. “Brooklyn” and “The Martian” were each nominated six times. “The Big Short,” “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina” received five nominations. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took four nominations.

In the major categories, “Carol,” “Bridge of Spies,” “The Big Short” and “Brooklyn” all featured prominently, followed by “The Danish Girl,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “Ex Machina” and “Steve Jobs.” Among the underperformers in the major categories were “Trumbo,” “Sicario” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, told Variety that the nominations were marked by the openness of the contest, with six films with more than five nominations. “It looks like »

- Leo Barraclough

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BAFTA 2016: the 2016 film award nominations

7 January 2016 11:21 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Carol, The Revenant, Bridge Of Spies, Spotlight and more lead the charge at the 2016 BAFTAs...

The annual BAFTA film awards roll around again on February 14th, with Stephen Fry once again hosting. And it was Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw who read out the nominations for this year's gongs nice and early in London today.

Without further ado, here's what's up for said prizes in a few weeks' time. 

Best Film

The Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

Bridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

Carol Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley

The Revenant Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

Spotlight Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

Outstanding British Film

45 Years Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher

Amy Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

Brooklyn John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

The Danish Girl Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, »

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BAFTAs 2016: full list of nominations

7 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Full list of BAFTA nominations; watch the announcement here…BAFTAs 2016:Bridge Of Spies, Carol lead with nine nominations

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BAFTA chair Anne Morrison was joined by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Concussion) to announce the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London this morning

The awards will take place on Feb 14 and will be held for the tenth year at London’s Royal Opera House.

2015 Nominations

(presented in 2016)Best FilmThe Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad PittBridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven SpielbergCarol Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen WoolleyThe Revenant Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith RedmonSpotlight Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael SugarOutstanding British Film45 Years Andrew Haigh, Tristan GoligherAmy »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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6 Best Sound Oscar Contenders That Make Us More Active Participants

7 January 2016 10:44 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": In keeping with J.J. Abrams' old-and-new hybrid philosophy, the esteemed team of Gary Rydstrom, Dave Acord, Chris Scarabosio, Will FilesMatt Wood, and Andy Nelson not only made use of Ben Burtt’s iconic sounds from the original trilogy but also new ones that he created. The result once again instilled a sense of the familiar with the uniquely futuristic. Thus, Kylo Ren's cool-looking lightsaber sounds unstable, just like his volatile temperament, which makes it seem even more dangerous, while Bb-8 sounds funnier than R2-D2 (thanks in part to vocal assistance by Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz). 2. "The Revenant": The team (led by supervising editors Lon Bender, Randy Thom and Martin Hernandez) brilliantly make nature a sonic character and immerse us in Leonardo DiCaprio's intense journey in the most effective way. They found existing sounds (bear vocalizations, trees creaking in the wind) and recorded them. »

- Bill Desowitz

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