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A celebration of all things that go bump in the night (and the people who fight those bumps in the night) in the genre world, the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards took place last night in Burbank, and both sides of the "march to war" in The Walking Dead were well-represented.
In addition to winning Best Horror TV Series, The Walking Dead was rewarded with Best Actor on Television (Andrew Lincoln) and Best Guest Star on Television (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Read on for the full list of winners, which also include Millie Bobby Brown, Riverdale, Westworld, and many more:
Press Release: Burbank, Calif. – June 28, 2016 – The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards celebrated the best and the brightest in genre entertainment tonight, with Lucasfilm/Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story capturing three statuettes in the Film Category, tying with Paramount’s science fiction thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. One of the entertainment industry’s most highly-anticipated evenings, »
- Derek Anderson
Along with the excitement building up for “Alien: Covenant” has been an undercurrent of apology. A couple of months back, VFX supervisor Neil Corbuld stated that following “Prometheus,” director Ridley Scott “listened to the audience” and learned “that they want more aliens” in the upcoming movie. I’m not quite sure that was criticism about the film, but nonetheless, Scott does take some of the failures of “Prometheus” onto his shoulders.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Industrial Light and Magic is at the top of their game when it comes to technology and advancements in visual effects. The work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story done by John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould was even nominated for an Academy Award this year, though sadly they didn’t walk […]
The post This ‘Rogue One’ Shot Was Created, Animated, Rendered & Released in Under a Week appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Created to serve, Michael Fassbender’s Walter, the world’s most advanced synthetic companion, tumbles off the production line in the all-new viral clip for Ridley Scott’s prequel-sequel, Alien Covenant.
If you’ve been keeping pace with Covenant‘s development cycle, you’ll know that Walter is one of two androids to feature in the horror flick – the other being David, also portrayed by Michael Fassbender – and is considered an instrumental member of the crew as the embark on humanity’s first large-scale colonization mission. He’ll be working under Katherine Waterston’s terraforming expert Daniels, who spearheads the search for a wayward distress call on a remote alien planet. And if that wasn’t enough to prove Alien: Covenant is poised to steer the franchise back to its putrid horror roots, VFX expert Neil Corbould has warned fans that the imminent sci-fi adventure is the goriest entry in »
- Michael Briers
Let it be known that Alien: Covenant will be teeming with blood – lots and lots of blood.
IGN caught up with VFX supervisor and all-around industry stalwart Neil Corbould, who revealed that Covenant is the goriest entry into Ridley Scott’s franchise by quite a margin, after the production team went through “a few gallons of blood” while filming. Corbould knows a thing or two about working with on-screen violence, too, considering that the effects expert has credits on Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, and his comments only align with early signs that Scott is steering his sci-fi icon back to its slimy horror roots.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that Ridley Scott and his creative team are dialling up the violence just for the sake of it, though. As Corbould tells IGN, the director made a conscious effort to implement practical effects wherever possible in an effort to heighten realism. »
- Michael Briers
Coming out of the latest (and greatest?) trailer for Alien: Covenant, you’d struggle to find anyone that was left bemoaning the lack of blood and extra-terrestrial gore. As part of his mission to drag the series back to its putrid horror roots, writer-director Ridley Scott has reportedly made a conscious effort to address the criticism leveled at Prometheus and use it as a means of improving Covenant. Spoilers: it involved adding more Xenomorphs.
Set a full decade after the doomed Prometheus voyage went to pot in spectacular fashion, Alien: Covenant heralds humanity’s first ever large-scale colonization mission. Headed up by Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender – he’ll play Walter, an updated version of the David synthetic – the crew decide to break course in order to answer a distress call (!), and it’s here, on a desolate planet with zero sign of life, that things start to go awry. »
- Michael Briers
It’s been a busy few days in the Alien: Covenant camp and the juicy tidbits just keep coming.
Nipping at the onyx-colored heels of the film’s latest and arguably greatest trailer, a series of set reports have now found their way online, featuring interviews with various members of the creative team involved in bringing Covenant to life. Among the media blowout, we learned a little more about the ways in which Ridley Scott and Co. pinpointed what worked – and, perhaps most important of all, what didn’t work – in 2012’s Prometheus, before splicing together the film’s best elements with those found in the original Alien movie. The result? A back-to-basics sci-fi sequel that isn’t afraid to unleash true terror upon the moviegoing masses. And there will be blood, lots and lots of blood.
/Film caught up with Demián Bichir to discuss all things Covenant, and it »
- Michael Briers
Xenomorphs, Facehuggers, Chestbursters – three nightmarish pillars of Ridley Scott’s Alien universe that will all be present in Alien: Covenant, which is set to extract the very best elements of Prometheus and dial the scare factor up to 11.
Set a full decade after the events of 2012’s divisive prequel, Scott’s star-studded follow-up is designed as the second chapter in a bona fide trilogy, one that will eventually dovetail his Prometheus saga with the 1979 horror classic that started it all. On the topic of Alien, producer Mark Huffam revealed in a recent interview with Collider that all involved have made a conscious effort to drag the iconic film series back to its roots, where a crew of hapless blue-collar workers encounters the perfect organism known to you, I and Weyland Industries as the Xenomorph.
“I think the title is very much saying, yes, you are going to go »
- Michael Briers
Visual Effects (VFX) artists are spectacular. Their intense discipline for creating seamless digital worlds tricks viewers into believing that what they’re seeing is real. Last night at the 89th Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Visual Effects went to Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon the VFX team behind “The Jungle Book.”
Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List
Funny or Die, always with great wit and swift action, wanted to pay “tribute” to a film that got snubbed for a VFX nomination. This year, Funny or Die recognized Kenneth Lonergan’s Best Original Screenplay– and Best Actor–winning “Manchester By the Sea” for its fantastical visual effects. The team was able to craft the world of Manchester so beautifully, it actually looks as if Casey Affleck is there. If you really think about it, the VFX are so good, it’s like there aren’t any at all. »
- Kerry Levielle
Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed 11 out of the 24 categories, which is slightly better than last year, when I guessed 10 out of 24.
I’ve now seen as many of the nominated films as I will be able to before tonight’s ceremony, and here finally are my educated guesses about who will take home each award — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.
I have not noted a “should win” for the feature documentary category, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Tonight is Hollywood's big night, with the 89th Oscars being broadcast live on ABC tonight, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Pt. We'll be watching the awards being handed out live and updating this full list of winners as the telecast goes on. Jimmy Kimmel hosts this year's Oscar telecast, with La La Land currently the front runner to take home many of the major awards.
Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Monday, February 13 through Tuesday, February 21.
Leading the way for this year's awards »
The 89th Academy Awards are taking place on Sunday, honoring the best in film from the past year.
All eyes will be on “La La Land,” which tied the all-time record with 14 nominations. It’s widely seen as the frontrunner for best picture, and is in the running for top awards like best actor, actress, and director.
Other top competitors include “Arrival” and “Moonlight,” which nabbed eight nominations each. Three films — “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion,” and “Manchester by the Sea” — follow those up with six noms apiece.
Every Oscar Best Picture Winner
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the ceremony, which airs live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre. Keep up with an updated winners list below.
- Variety Staff
The film dubbed as one of the best Star Wars films ever made is finally coming home! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the tale of the brave few who infiltrated, fought, and stole the plans of the Death Star so Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the rebellion could take it down, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack on April 4, 2017! That's a week after the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere copy arrives on March 28, 2017.
If you haven't seen it, check out our official review of what was one our favorite movies of 2016!
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.
I, Daniel Blake won outstanding British film.
The 2017 Baftas took place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and were once again hosted once again by Stephen Fry.
Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe full list of winners
Winners in bold.
Best Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiLEADING Actressamy Adams ArrivalEMILY Blunt The Girl on the TrainEMMA Stone La La LandMERYL Streep »
The 2017 Baftas take place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and are hosted once again by Stephen Fry.
The show is broadcast on BBC One on a time delay, but Screen will be following the action as it happens from around 6:45Gmt and updating the winners as they are announced, below.
Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe nominations
Winners in bold.
Leading Actorandrew Garfield Hacksaw RidgeCASEY Affleck Manchester by the SeaJAKE Gyllenhaal Nocturnal AnimalsRYAN Gosling La La LandVIGGO Mortensen Captain FantasticCINEMATOGRAPHYARRIVAL Bradford YoungHELL Or High Water Giles NuttgensLA La Land Linus SandgrenLION Greig FraserNOCTURNAL Animals Seamus McGarveyORIGINAL Screenplayhell Or High Water Taylor SheridanI, Daniel Blake Paul LavertyLA La Land Damien ChazelleMANCHESTER By The Sea Kenneth LonerganMOONLIGHT Barry JenkinsOutstanding British contribution to cinemaCURZON Cinemassupporting Actoraaron Taylor-johnson Nocturnal AnimalsDEV Patel LionHUGH Grant Florence Foster JenkinsJEFF Bridges Hell or High »
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards nominations today. This year's nominations were announced in a pre-taped video package at 5:18 a.m. Pt via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy's digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media. In keeping with tradition, PwC delivered the Oscars nominations list to the Academy on the evening of January 23.
Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible »
The Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Ves Awards this morning and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Games Of Thrones” dominated the field. The winners will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
Read More: The 25 Best Films Of 2016
The nominees are as follows:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
“Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”
- Gregory Ellwood
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2017 nominationsBEST Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiOUTSTANDING British Filmamerican Honey Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van HoyDENIAL Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, [link »
18 items from 2017
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