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‘Dunkirk’: ‘Prison Labor’ Was Used to Build Some of the Sets, According to the World War II Drama’s Companion Book

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‘Dunkirk’: ‘Prison Labor’ Was Used to Build Some of the Sets, According to the World War II Drama’s Companion Book
Here’s something you probably hadn’t heard about “Dunkirk”: Prison labor was used to make some of the fenders seen on ships in Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama, one of the summer’s most successful films. This was first noted by Mike Elk, who posted a passage from Joshua Levine’s book “Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture” on Twitter last night.

Read More:‘Dunkirk’: Christopher Nolan Wanted to Shoot His World War II Drama Without a Script

“The amount of work needed led to some interesting collaborations,” reads a passage from page 327 of the book, which features quotes from set decorator Gary Fettis. “‘The big fenders on the ships, they use giant rubber balls nowadays, but back then they were made out of rope, woven in thick hemp. We had to make about ten of them.’ They found a Dunkirk man
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2015 "Oscars" Nominations

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Take another look @ the complete 'Oscar' nominations list for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, to be presented February 22, 2015 :

Best Picture

"American Sniper"

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"The Imitation Game"

"Selma"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Whiplash"

Best Actor

Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"

Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"

Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"

Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"

Edward Norton, "Birdman"

Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"

J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Laura Dern, "Wild"

Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"

Emma Stone, "Birdman"

Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game
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And the winners of the 87th Academy Awards are…

The 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night, with Birdman named Best Picture, as well as taking home a further three awards – Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also managed a haul of four Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redymayne (The Theory of Everything) were honoured with Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) received Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

You can check out a full list of the nominations below, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Achievement in directing

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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Birdman wins best film, director

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Birdman wins best film, director
A memorable 87th annual Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight saw Birdman claim best film, director and two other statuettes to tie with The Grand Budapest Hotel’s four-strong haul.

Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.

Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Julianne Moore finally converted her fifth Academy Award nomination into a win for her performance in Still Alice in what
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Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List

Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List
See below a full list of winners from the 87th Academy Awards, announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater. The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired live on ABC. “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” came out of the event as big winners.

Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers (Winner)

Director

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Winner)

BoyhoodRichard Linklater

FoxcatcherBennett Miller

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson

The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (Winner)

Robert Duvall in “The Judge

Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood

Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood” (Winner)

Laura Dern in “Wild

Keira Knightley in
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87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List

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87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List
The 87th Academy Awards were handed out Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  Here is a complete list of all the nominees and the winners as they were announced. Best Picture "American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan) "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson) "The Imitation Game" (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman) "Selma" (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner) "The Theory of Everything" (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten) "Whiplash" (Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster) Directing "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater) "Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson) "The Imitation Game
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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan
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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog
All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got
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Oscars Predictions 2015 According To Wamg

When the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16, 1929, at an Academy banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, movies had just begun to talk. The attendance was 270 and guest tickets cost $5. It was a long banquet, filled with speeches, but presentation of the statuettes was handled expeditiously by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks.

The suspense that now touches most of the world at Oscar time was not always a characteristic of the Awards presentation. That first year, the award recipients were announced to the public three months ahead of the ceremony.

Today, Oscar pundits and fans alike avidly watch the precursor and guild awards to ultimately make their predictions in the 24 categories. Academy members have cast their ballots, so now it’s our turn for our Oscar picks.

Need some help in that office Oscar pool or at the party you’re throwing at home? Wamg is here to help.
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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Director

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
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Winners of Ee BAFTA Awards 2015 – Boyhood Wins Best Film

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Known as the British Oscars, the Ee British Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday.

Boyhood was the big winner at the BAFTAs with wins for Best Film, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).

The Theory Of Everything took Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor – Eddie Redmayne. Julianne Moore won Leading Actress for Still Alice.

Three wins went to Whiplash for Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Editing and Sound.

The Grand Budapest Hotel won five awards for Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair and Original Music, with Wes Anderson winning his first BAFTA for Original Screenplay.

Emmanuel Lubezki received the BAFTA for Cinematography for Birdman, having won this category twice previously, most recently in 2014. On Saturday, Inarritu took home the top prize at the Directors’ Guild of America Awards for Birdman.

The Lego Movie received the BAFTA for Animated Film, and
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2015 BAFTA Award Winners Topped by 'Boyhood' Taking Both Picture and Director

The 2015 BAFTA Awards have been revealed and if you're of the group that believes they hold any kind of influence over the Oscars or serve as any kind of predictor, well, you may be moving Boyhood back to the top line of your Best Picture and Director predictions as Richard Linklater's twelve-year project took home three wins including Best Picture, Director and Supporting Actress, though it was The Grand Budapest Hotel, which lead the nomination field with 11 noms, that lead all winners taking home five awards, all below the line outside of the win for Best Original Screenplay. Personally I'm not ready to move Birdman below Boyhood in either Picture or Director as it only took home one award, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, though one interesting category to keep an eye on is Best Actor at the Oscars as the precursors suggest it will be Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything
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BAFTA 2015 Winners

America might have the Grammy‘s happening today but us Brits are having a far more important awards ceremony as the winners of this year’s Ee BAFTAs are finally announced. The awards are being broadcasted, as always, over on BBC1 and are for a tenth time being presented by the super intelligent being that is Mr Stephen Fry.

Don’t panic if you’re away from your television screen though as we have everything you need right here. Here are the winners in full:

Animated Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie – Winner

Outstanding British Film

Paddington

Pride

The Theory Of Everything – Winner

’71

Under The Skin

The Imitation Game

Best Film

Birdman

Boyhood – Winner

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory Of Everything

Supporting Actor

J.K Simmons Whiplash – Winner

Steve Carrell Foxcatcher

Mark Ruffalo Foxcatcher

Ethan Hawke Boyhood

Edward Norton Birdman

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette
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And the 68th British Academy Film Awards winners are…

The stars were out for the 68th British Academy Film Awards in Central London here in the UK. Check out the winners below!

See Also – Baftas 2015: Flickering Myth attends the 2015 Ee British Academy Film Awards

Outstanding British Film:

’71

The Imitation Game

Paddington

Pride

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Original Music:

BirdmanAntonio Sanchez

The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat

Intestellar – Hans Zimmer

The Theory of Everthing – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Under the SkinMica Levi

Production Design:

Big Eyes Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

The Imitation GameMaria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald

InterstellarNathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

Mr. TurnerSuzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Make Up & Hair:

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon

Guardians of the GalaxyElizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

Into the Woods – Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland

Mr. TurnerChristine Blundell, Lesa Warrener

The Theory of EverythingJan Sewell

British Short
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BAFTA Award Winners 2015: Full List

BAFTA Award Winners 2015: Full List
The BAFTA Awards are being held on Sunday, with nominees including “Birdman,” “Boyhood” and more. Variety will be updating live with a full winners list here. See the full list of nominees, and winners as they’re announced, below.

Best Film

Boyhood,” Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland (Winner)

Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game,” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory of Everything,” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten

Outstanding British Film

The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten (Winner)

“’71,” Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke

The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore

Paddington,” Paul King, David Heyman

Pride,” Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford

Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

Leading Actor

Eddie Redmayne,
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2015 BAFTA Awards winners as they are announced

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2015 BAFTA Awards winners as they are announced
The 2015 Ee BAFTA Awards were handed out in London Sunday night and while the broadcast aired hours later in the United States, it didn't stop us from chronicling the twists and turns of a show often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. It took home only three BAFTAs, but "Boyhood" was the biggest winner of the night as it won Best Film and Richard Linklater earned Director honors. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home five statues including Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson, Production Design, Costumes, Original Music and Make Up & Hair. "Whiplash" earned three BAFTAs including J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor, Editing and a somewhat surprising win in Sound. Expected Oscar winners Julianne Moore took Leading Actress and Patricia Arquette took Supporting Actress. Eddie Redmayne earned a key win over rival Michael Keaton by claiming the Lead Actor BAFTA for "The Theory of Everything." The latter also won
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BAFTAs 2015: Live Blog

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BAFTAs 2015: Live Blog
Screen is at the awards ceremony in London, updating the winners as they are announced.

After months of voting and campaigning, the Ee British Academy Film Awards are finally here.

As the statues are handed out at London’s Royal Opera House, hosted by Stephen Fry, we will update the list below with the winners. The ceremony is due to begin at 6.45pm (GMT).

With 11 nods, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, just edging favourites The Theory of Everything and Birdman (with 10 apiece); and The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, with nine.

2014 Nominations

(presented in 2015)Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, [link
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Thn’s BAFTA Predictions

BAFTA HQ is hard at work getting everything ready for the annual event of the British award season – the Ee BAFTA’s. All of Britain and Hollywood’s acting finest will descend upon the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden tonight to find out just who has won one of those lovely masks.

We at Thn will be on hand during the night to bring you all of the results as they are announced, as well as bringing you news of all the red carpet arrivals – keep your eyes on our Twitter feed from around 5pm.

Whilst we might not get a say in who gets what, in the spirit of fun we’ve decided to put our predictions against fellow film site I’m With Geek. Over on the Twitter feed tonight our waring sites will go head to head to see who is more in touch with the BAFTA board,
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Birdman and Boyhood top Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015

Birdman and Boyhood top Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015
Birdman was lauded with seven gongs at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Lead actor Michael Keaton scored two of the awards for Actor and Actor in a Comedy, while the movie also won in the Acting Ensemble, Score, Original Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography categories.

However, the Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed black comedy was unable to beat Boyhood to the Picture award.

The coming-of-age drama had the second highest number of awards in total, which included Director for Richard Linklater, Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane.

The Grand Budapest Hotel followed suit with three awards for Comedy, Art Direction and Costume Design, while Guardians of the Galaxy took two with Action Movie and Hair & Make-up.

See the full list of winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 below:

Picture

Boyhood - Winner!

Birdman

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma
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2015 Critics Choice Awards Winners Topped by 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman'

Birdman led the field heading into tonight's 2015 Critics Choice Awards with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Of course, following this morning's 2015 Oscar nominations all eyes were on the Critics Choice Awards to see how this awards season will continue to flow. Some were already declaring the Oscars irrelevant, bypassed by the likes of the more diverse list of nominees at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards as the Oscars failed to nominate Selma and saw a list of acting nominees dominated by all-white actors. Personally, I think people are looking to blame the Academy for overall industry ills, but I guess there is some level of importance to be placed on being the organization to move the dial. Is that by nominations alonec How much do winners matterc That's probably a question best left for another time, as for tonight's awards.
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