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Baftas 2018: Full list of winners

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won five awards, including best picture.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the 2018 Baftas, taking home five awards including best film.

The ceremony took place on Feb 18 at the Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by Joanna Lumley.

The full list of winners

Best Film

Call Me By Your Name Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears Darkest Hour Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski Dunkirk Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Director

Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino Dunkirk Christopher Nolan The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

Leading Actress

Annette Bening Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie
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Baftas 2018: Full list of winners - as they happen

Baftas 2018: Full list of winners - as they happen
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water leads the way with 12 nominations.

The 2018 Bafta Awards are taking place tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Screen International will be posting all the winners live on this page and on Twitter as they are announced.

The ceremony starts at 18:45 UK time and finishes at approximately 21:30, with Joanna Lumley hosting following the departure of 12-time presenter Stephen Fry.

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water leads the way with 12 nominations, followed by Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (both 9).

The full list of winners

Winners as they happen in bold.

Leading Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread Daniel Kaluuya Get Out Gary Oldman Darkest Hour Jamie Bell Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool TIMOTHÉE Chalamet Call Me by Your Name

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049 Roger Deakins Darkest Hour Bruno Delbonnel Dunkirk Hoyte van Hoytema
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Colors Play a Key Role in Production Design of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’

Colors Play a Key Role in Production Design of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’
In Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a woman and a humanoid ocean creature fall in love against the backdrop of Cold War tensions. While the Fox Searchlight picture, set for release Dec. 8, went to great lengths to capture its early ’60s period with stark realism, it highlighted the movie’s fantasy aspect as well, according to production designer Paul Austerberry.

In the movie, protagonist Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute who lives above a movie theater across the hall from failed artist Giles (Richard Jenkins). Austerberry reflected their friendship by designing their apartment interiors to be two halves of a whole. “Her world is water surrounded with cyan, blues, aged texture and furniture shaped with curves, while his place is bounded by gold and mustard colors to signify warmth and empathy,” says the production designer.

Rich detail went into the walls of Elisa’s place, where key scenic artist Matthew Lammerich layered a version
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects
A bunch of sequels and a remake are vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, many of them from Disney, including Bill Condon’s live-action remake of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Three Fox films offer stunning VFX: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which advances its visual effects technology over the last Matt Reeves installment featuring Weta Digital’s astonishing array of digital apes led by performance capture master Andy Serkis as Caesar, could win Weta’s Joe Letteri (“Avatar,” “King Kong,” “The Lord of the Rings”) his fifth Oscar. Another visually sumptuous sequel is Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” And Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is also impressive.

Two Warner Bros. blockbusters, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” and Patty Jenkins’ World War I superhero origin myth “Wonder Woman,
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Toronto's Top VFX Exec on Going Global and Working With "Master Artist" Guillermo del Toro (Q&A)

In his sun-soaked Toronto office, Dennis Berardi, CEO of local VFX powerhouse Mr. X, is visibly pleased with the presence his company will have at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. As he should be, since his company played a key role in the effects work behind two of Tiff’s most high-profile titles: Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi fable The Shape of Water and Aaron Sorkin’s buzzy look at an underground Hollywood poker game, Molly’s Game.

In 2014, Technicolor acquired Mr. X and paired the VFX house with Motion Picture Company, which has a global reach with offices around the...
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Technicolor’s VFX Unit Mr. X Completes Expansion Into Montreal

Technicolor-owned feature and TV visual effects studio Mr. X is today announcing that its Montreal studio is now open and operational.

The company also has bases in Toronto, where it is headquartered; New York; and Los Angeles. Managing director and founder of Mr. X, Dennis Berardi, cited Montreal’s talent pool and tax incentives as the reason the company chose the Canadian city as its next target for growth. “We now have locations in key incentivized cities and a client front-end Los Angeles location for screenings and better customer engagement,” he said.

Technicolor owned VFX house Mpc (the lead VFX house on recent VFX...
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Technicolor’s VFX Unit Mr. X Completes Expansion Into Montreal

Technicolor-owned feature and TV visual effects studio Mr. X on Monday announced that its Montreal studio is now open and operational.

The company also has bases in Toronto (where it is headquartered), New York and Los Angeles. Dennis Berardi, managing director and founder of Mr. X, cited Montreal’s talent pool and tax incentives as the reason the company chose the Canadian city as its next target for growth. “We now have locations in key incentivized cities and a client front-end Los Angeles location for screenings and better customer engagement,” he said.

Technicolor-owned VFX house Mpc (the lead VFX house on recent VFX...
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What Guillermo Del Toro's Shape of Water Is Really About

What Guillermo Del Toro's Shape of Water Is Really About
Back in August, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that production started on director Guillermo del Toro's new film The Shape of Water, although a release date has still not been set at this time. The announcement confirmed that the cast will include Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy Go-Lucky), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Hellboy), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Gifted). Fans haven't been given much to go on, in terms of plot details, until now, thanks to star Doug Jones.

The August report only described the story as an "other-worldly story", set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963, described as a "mysterious and magical journey." With the inclusion of Doug Jones, who has played iconic monsters for Guillermo del Toro such as Abe Sapien in Hellboy and Fauno in Pan's Labyrinth, many
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Monster Hunter Movie Picks Up Steam As Capcom Opens Talks With Resident Evil Helmer

On January 27, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will close the book on Paul W. S. Anderson’s lucrative live-action series once and for all, but it seems the writer-director is already beginning to plot his next creative venture.

It’ll involve another project sourced from the video game industry, according to Deadline, as Anderson and producing partner Jeremy Bolt have entered negotiations to jump-start Monster Hunter at Capcom. First announced two months ago by series stalwart Ryozo Tsujimoto, Anderson is now in possession of the first script, and expressed his desire to engineer a new long-running film series based on Capcom’s fantasy RPG. An early synopsis teases, “an ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero.”

What lends Monster Hunter to a Hollywood adaptation is the fact that the franchise isn’t known for its central characters, which in
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Guillermo del Toro Starts Production on His “Other-Worldly” Next Film The Shape Of Water

I’ve been extremely curious about Guillermo del Toro’s next film project The Shape of Water. There hasn’t been a lot of official information released on it, but the film has officially started production in Toronto, Canada.

The film is described as an “other-worldly love story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.” It’s also said to a “mysterious and magical journey.” The movie has an incredible cast which includes Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Hellboy), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Steve Jobs), and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Gifted).

There’s been some rumored info regarding the story which is said to follow a “mute janitor named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) who falls for an amphibious man who's being kept at the lab where she works. She tries to break him
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Ves Awards: TV Boasts Dazzling Digital Effects

In this golden age of television, visual-effects artists are often asked for “feature-quality” effects, but with a fraction of the budget and time feature film vfx artists enjoy.

Dragons, alien invasions, daring dogfights: All can be found in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode category at the Ves Awards. And this year vfx artists from Ukraine joined the group of nominees recognized by the Ves, making the awards’ television effects race a uniquely global competition.

For the episode “Sea Dogfight” from “Nezlamna,” visual-effects producer Igor Klimovsky and his team in Kiev worked on harrowing dogfights that took place over the sea. The show is a Russian-Ukrainian World War II drama about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a famous femme Ukrainian Soviet sniper.

“We wanted the effects to look like they were from that time period, so we did research, so much research, this was very important,” Klimovsky says. “Our director wanted it to look real,
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New Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Set Photo Features Milla Jovovich & Ali Larter

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Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) are reunited at long last in a new photo from the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Jovovich revealed the image via Instagram earlier today, confirming that Larter will be back as Claire, a role she played in both Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

These badass ladies be back! On set with @therealalil. #aliceandclaire #residentevilmovie #capetowndiary

A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on Sep 26, 2015 at 7:49am Pdt

The sixth Resident Evil film recently began principal photography in South Africa with Paul W.S. Anderson behind the camera. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is slated for a January 2017 release.

"Titled "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom's hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
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Photography Begins On Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems announced that the sixth installment of the Sci-Fi, action horror film series, “Resident Evil,” has commenced principal photography in South Africa.

Titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Director, Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film on location in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Milla Jovovich will reprise her starring role as Alice. Other headline cast includes Ali Larter (“Heroes,” Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones,” Resident Evil: Extinction) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Edge of Darkness, Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Australian actress Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”), who has a huge social media presence,
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Full Cast & Official Plot Details Revealed

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Screen Gems has announced that principal photography on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is now underway. Slated for a January 2017 release, the sixth Resident Evil film stars Milla Jovovich as Alice, who will encounter some familiar faces from the franchise, including Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), Dr. Alexander Isaacs (Iain Glen), and more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 2015 -- Today Sony Pictures' Screen Gems announced that the sixth installment of the Sci-Fi, action horror film series, "Resident Evil," has commenced principal photography in South Africa.

Titled "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom's hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Director, Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film on location in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Milla Jovovich will reprise her starring role as Alice.
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VFX Artists for ‘The Strain,’ ‘American Horror Story’ Aim for Cinematic Looks

VFX Artists for ‘The Strain,’ ‘American Horror Story’ Aim for Cinematic Looks
There was a time when TV visual effects fought a hard battle against budgets, turnaround and processing power, but many of today’s shows have found a way to create a cinematic look while managing those pressures. These days, many are given more room — and sometimes a mandate — to stretch toward a filmic look. Luckily, vfx artists can tap ever-increasing advances in computer processing power.

“What we do really wouldn’t be possible without that speed because it gives us time to do a peer review of our work,” says Dennis Berardi, vfx supervisor for FX’s “The Strain.” “When you take the time to do that, you can eliminate things that look silly or wrong.”

Jason Piccioni, vfx supervisor for FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (pictured above), also notes the effects team on a TV show comes in much earlier in the process because of tight
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Veronica Ferres joins Pay The Ghost

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The German actress has joined Nic Cage and Sarah Wayne Callis in the supernatural thriller form Voltage Films and Midnight Kitchen Productions.

Voltage Pictures handles international sales in Toronto on the story of a haunted professor’s search for his missing son who vanishes at a Halloween Day parade.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Toronto on September 5. Uli Edel will direct from Dan Kay’s adapted screenplay from a short story of the same name by Tim Lebbon.

Voltage Films’ Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores are producing alongside Patrick Newall as well as Ian Levy of Midnight Kitchen Productions.

Frank Buchs and Mr. X’s Dennis Berardi and Cybill Lui serve as executive producers.
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Casting Net: Keith Stanfield to play young Snoop Dogg in 'Straight Outta Compton', Daryl Hannah joins 'Michael'

Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12) will play a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton, which tells the rise and fall of legendary rap group N.W.A. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren), and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members; Paul Giamatti will co-star as Jerry Heller, manager to the group. Stanfield will play rising rap star, Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. young Snoop), who will cross paths with N.W.A. The film also stars Sheldon A. Smith
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Nicolas Cage Thriller 'Pay the Ghost' Casts Sarah Wayne Callies

Nicolas Cage Thriller 'Pay the Ghost' Casts Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies has signed on to join Nicolas Cage in the upcoming thriller Pay the Ghost for Voltage Pictures.

The story centers on a New York professor (Nicolas Cage) whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade. One year later, the professor begins to sense his son's presence, uncovering clues that lead him to a vengeful ghost who abducts children every Halloween. Sarah Wayne Callies is playing the professor's estranged wife Kristen, an environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to get their child back before the spirit life claims him forever.

Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing from a script by Daniel Kay, based on a short story by Tim Lebbon. Nicolas Chartier, Craig J. Flores, Ian Levy and Patrick Newall are producing, with Cybill Lui and Dennis Berardi executive producing. Production is slated to begin next month in Toronto.
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Sarah Wayne Callies Joins Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Pay The Ghost’

Sarah Wayne Callies Joins Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Pay The Ghost’
Exclusive: After evading zombies for three seasons on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies will hunt a sinister specter with Nicolas Cage in Voltage PicturesPay The Ghost. Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son’s presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children. Callies will play Kristen, Cage’s estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before he’s lost to the spirit world forever.

Uli Edel (Body of Evidence, The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing the supernatural thriller from a script by Dan Kay, based on a short story by horror and fantasy author Tim Lebbon. Nicolas Chartier, Craig Flores, Ian Levy and Patrick Newall
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