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With filmmaker Tim Burke's found footage documentary The Lucifer Effect set to debut at Cannes, we’ve procured a trailer for the flick, word on the allegedly "cursed" feature, and its unique viral marketing campaign.
The Lucifer Effect made headlines last year when one of the participants was almost throttled by another cast member as police seized the footage and the film was put on hold. However, despite the film’s director also having gone missing, it has been completed by a new documentary film crew [Editor’s Note: captained by L.A. Slasher director Tim Burke] and is now set to premiere at Cannes.
From the Press Release:
The film studies the social condition known as "The Lucifer Effect," a psychological consequence that is said to occur when "good" people are given power over others in an evil place. The experiment was first conducted in the 1970’s during the infamous Stanford Prison experiment, and now the film's producers have »
- Sean Decker
The 38th Annual Saturn Award Nominations were announced earlier this week and we now have the full list of nominees. The Saturn Awards recognizing outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror releases in the last 12 months. Included in the list of nominees is multiple nominations for American Horror Story and The Walking Dead.
“Hugo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 each received 10 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 38th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday, June 20.
Other leading titles in the Academy’s film categories were Super 8 (eight nominations); Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger (seven); and The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (six each). Rise of the Planet of the Apes breathed new life into a classic sci-fi franchise with five nominations, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Andy Serkis. »
- Jonathan James
The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the list of nominations for the 38th Saturn Awards, which will be presented on June 20th. These are presented without comment, other than to say to certain TV series, “Surprise! Welcome to Sci-Fi!”
Hugo and Harry Potter Cast Their Spells and Lead Film Nominations for 38th Saturn Awards
Los Angeles – February 29, 2012 – Hugo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 each received 10 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 38th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday, June 20.
- Erin Willard
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films have announced the nominations for its 38th Annual Saturn Awards. In the film categories Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 each scored 10 nominations; whilst in the TV categories AMC’s Breaking Bad scored 6 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with five. The awards ceremony will take place in June in Burbank, Calif.
The complete list of nominees is below:
Best Science Fiction Film
The Adjustment Bureau (Universal)
Captain America: The First Avenger (Paramount/Marvel)
Limitless (Relativity Media)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox)
Super 8 (Paramount)
X-Men: First Class (20th Century Fox)
Best Fantasy Film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.)
The Muppets (Walt Disney Studios)
Best Horror/Thriller Film
Contagion (Warner Bros. »
The Artist tops off its triumphant run throughout this awards season with a big night at the Oscars. And the winners are... in bold:
Actor In A Leading Role
Actor In A Supporting Role
Actress In A Leading Role
The 84th Annual Academy Awards ended up being one of the most entertaining Academy Award shows that I've seen in years, even though films I wanted to win didn't. I was rooting for Martin Scorsese and Hugo this year, but I knew that The Artist would end up taking home a majority of the big awards. In the end, each one of these films took home 5 Awards, Hugo took home the more technical ones though. I think it was a pretty easy year to predict the winners.
It was great to see Billy Crystal back up on stage; he really did a great job bringing light, fun entertainment that everyone could enjoy. Crystal was awesome and one of the best parts of the show. The guy is classic comedy. He helped bring back everything that the Oscars should be.
Here's the full list of nominees with the winners in bold. »
Crowded House said it best in the lyrics “Hey now, hey now, don’t dream its over.” Yes, the awards season officialy came to an end tonight at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, CA. Tears, jubilation, substance and style were all memorable moments at the 84th Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal. With Sacha Baron Cohen’s shenanigans earlier on the red carpet and no huge upsets, Cirque du Soleil’s performance was the highlight of the evening.
The Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year went to “The Artist” produced by Thomas Langmann and Michel Hazanavicius won for Achievement in Directing. The movie becomes the first silent film to take the gold since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago when Wings won.
- Michelle McCue
Owen Wilson in Woody Allen's Midngiht in Paris Best adapted screenplay * The Descendants (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Hugo (Paramount) Screenplay by John Logan The Ides of March (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon Moneyball (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus Features) Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan Best original screenplay The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Written by Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids (Universal) Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Margin Call (Roadside Attractions) Written by J.C. Chandor * Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen A Separation (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Asghar Farhadi Best art direction The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Stuart Craig, »
- Steve Montgomery
The 84th Annual Academy Awards winners are here. Take a look below to see who took home the Oscars.
Actor In A Leading Role:
Demián Bichir - A Better Life
Actress In A Leading Role:
Actor In A Supporting Role:
"Hugo" took home the most awards with five, but it didn't earn any of the big awards. "The Artist" took home Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, while Best Actress (in a bit of a surprise, considering Viola Davis' previous wins) went to Meryl Streep, and the Supporting awards went to Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, both of which have won all awards season.
The full list of movies:
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Brad Pitt, »
The 84th Annual Academy Awards became a rightful homage to French cinema! "The Artist," distributed by The Weinstein company but the creative team is composed mostly of French folks, took home the big prize, the Best Picture award! "The Artist" won a total of 5 Oscars including Jean Dujardin for Best Actor, Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.
But "Hugo" also won 5 Oscars, mostly technical and artistic merits, such as Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.
"Hugo," of course, was itself an homage to George Melies, the French illusionist who gave us the trippy "A Trip to the Moon."
Jean Dujardin, The Artist Oscar 2012 Predictions: Best Picture, Director, Acting Categories Best Picture: The Artist. Best Foreign Language Film: Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), directed by Philippe Falardeau. Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for The Artist. Best Actress: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady. Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for Beginners. Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help. Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon for The Descendants. Best Animated Feature: Rango directed by Gore Verbinski. Best Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist. Best Film Editing: Michel Hazanavicius, Anne-Sophie Bion for The Artist. Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource for The Artist. Best Original Song: "Real in Rio" by Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Siedah Garrett, from Rio. Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo for Hugo. Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for Hugo. »
- Steve Montgomery
Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes in David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Oscar 2012 Predictions: Best Picture, Director, Acting Categories The Best Foreign Film Language winner is always a puzzle, as only a small percentage of Academy voters cast ballots in that category. That leaves room for some surprising — sometimes downright bizarre — choices. Asghar Farhadi's A Separation has been winning awards just about everywhere (though it lost the BAFTA to Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In). We're tempted to have it as our pick as well, but we're going out on a limb by selecting Philippe Falardeau's more sentimental Monsieur Lazhar from Canada. We'll see. Best Adapted Screenplay will definitely go to Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon for The Descendants. We believe the Best Original Screenplay will go to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, though a Michel Hazanavicius win for »
- Steve Montgomery
Tomorrow is the day where the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates the movies. We’ve waited all year and its finally here. By the time host Billy Crystal delivers his last punchline and concludes the 84th Academy Awards, the evening will have seen many celebrity-presenters appear on the Oscar stage at the Kodak Theatre.
Here’s my predictions for Hollywood’s big night.
Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in .A Better Life.
George Clooney in .The Descendants.
Jean Dujardin in .The Artist.
Brad Pitt in .Moneyball.
Clooney’s performance was like none other he’s given before and with Slumdog Millionaire, Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Fox Searchlight is on a roll. However, The Artist’s Dujardin will take home his first Academy Award.
Possible upset – Brad Pitt is an all around good guy »
- Michelle McCue
The 84th Academy Awards will pay homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. The perceived Oscar frontrunner, .The Artist,. is a black-and-white silent movie, while one of the Oscar Best Picture contenders, .Hugo,. touches upon the life of Georges Méliès and his magical .Trip to the Moon. (1902). Even Marilyn Monroe is being honored via a Best Actress nomination for Michelle Williams who played the icon in .My Week with Marilyn..
Amidst the glamour and the spectacle, this is one of the most unpredictable Oscars in recent memory. There is no clear-cut favorite. Even the awards darling .The Artist. may lose its voice on Oscar night. But I am marching forward to reveal my fearless 2012 Oscar predictions. (Read after the jump for my complete predictions on 24 categories, watch the video for the majors!)
*** "The Artist"
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" dominated the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) taking home 7 trophies including Best Film, Best Director (Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Music. "The Artist" won 7 out of its 12 nominations.
In the acting categories, Meryl Streep won the Best Actress award for her Margaret Thatcher performance in "The Iron Lady," Christopher Plummer was given the Best Supporting Actor award for "Beginners," and Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award for "The Help."
Here's the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (to check out winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here):
The Artist was named Best Film at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London's Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.
Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay were awarded to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Senna won the Documentary and Editing BAFTAs. Hugo won two BAFTAs in Production Design and Sound. Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In won the Film Not in the English Language »
"The Artist" continued its award season dominance this evening as the Oscar favorite followed up its Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and Directors Guild victories with seven more wins at this year's BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Actor for star Jean Dujardin and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanvicius.
"The Artist" also took home the trophies for Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.
For a silent film, "The Artist" sure is making a lot of noise these days.
Presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the BAFTAs recognize excellence in cinema both internationally and in British film. That often gives British productions a leg up in the voting, but this year not even homegrown favorite "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" could halt "The Artist's" unstoppable momentum; despite being nominated in 11 categories, "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy" ended up winning just two BAFTAs. »
- Scott Harris
The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held tonight at which The Artist was named Best Film along with six other awards including Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Original Screenplay and Actor (Jean Dujardin). The film also took home awards for cinematography, costume design and original music. None of this comes as much of a surprise as The Artist is now, and has been for some time, considered the front-runner for Best Picture at the Oscars and has slowly been gaining steam in other categories including director and actor, especially as Dujardin has been charming American and international audiences with his latest Funny or Die skit and an appearance on "Saturday Night Live". In other awards, Meryl Streep won for Best Actress, adding more fuel to the competition between her and The Help's Viola Davis, a film that found itself in the winner's circle with Octavia Spencer winning Best Supporting Actress. »
- Brad Brevet
Predictably, The Artist has swept the board at the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, nabbing a total of seven gongs (including Best Film, Best Leading Actor, and Best Director). Whilst many Brits would have been hoping to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy take home a few extra (particularly for lead actor Gary Oldman), there’s little doubt that Michel Hazanavicius’ silent masterpiece deserves every accolade tossed its way. Also somewhat predictably, Meryl Streep walked away with the Best Leading Actress award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
One pleasing result is surely for Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, which picked up the Outstanding Debut award. As one of Britain’s foremost talents, it’s great to see Considine rewarded for his revered work.
- Tom Fordy
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