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Craft Guild Noms, Oscar Tallies Reveal Interesting Contrasts

3 February 2016 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Revenant” with 12 nominations, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” with 10, rang up the largest number of Oscar notices this year, largely due to success across the Academy’s various artisan categories. It was a trend signaled in early January, as both films led the way on the industry awards circuit.

And while films like “Bridge of Spies,” “The Martian” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also performed well among artisan groups, the Academy’s corresponding branches represent smaller voting bodies, which makes for some interesting comparisons.

For instance, the art directors and costume designers guilds honor achievement in three categories (period, fantasy and contemporary). Films such as “Crimson Peak,” “Joy,” “Star Wars” and “Trumbo” fared well among voters in both orgs, yet couldn’t secure Oscar nominations in those fields.

To compare, “The Revenant” was passed over by the Costume Designers Guild, but Jacqueline West’s fur-trapper chic still managed an Oscar bid. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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"Mad Max," "The Big Short" Win Big at Ace Eddie Awards for Editing!

30 January 2016 4:38 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" were the big winners at the recently concluded Ace Eddie Awards. "Mad Max" took home Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) while "The Big Short" won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). What? Not "The Martian?" Ha!

.Inside Out. (edited by Kevin Nolting, Ace) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and .Amy. (edited by Chris King) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Here's the complete list winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel -- Winner

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker, Jr. (Ace)

The Big Short »

- Manny

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A Guide to This Year's Ace Eddie Awards

25 January 2016 10:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

American Cinema Editors' 66th annual Ace Eddie Awards will be presented Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Here's some things to know about this year's ceremony. The top categories are best edited dramatic feature and best edited comedy. For best edited dramatic feature, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, edited by Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, is nominated alongside Mad Max: Fury Road, edited by Margaret Sixel; The Martian, Pietro Scalia; The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione; and Sicario, Joe Walker. In the category for best edited film, comedy, the nominees are Ant-Man, Dan Lebental and Colby Parker, Jr.; The

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88th Oscar Nominations Predictions

13 January 2016 3:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“There is one night, we all dream in Gold.”

The Academy has unveiled the new posters and TV spots for the 88th Oscars (Feb. 28, 2016).

The 2016 Oscar campaign illustrates the emotional power of movies and their ability to inspire all of us to achieve our dreams. Movies remind us that imagination is limitless. The Oscar is, at once, a representation of excellence in film and a tangible symbol that dreams can–and do–come true.

The Dream campaign embodies what people love about the Oscars—the range of emotions and excitement that comes with those unforgettable moments in a live show,” said Christina Kounelias, Academy Cmo. “Fans also look for the comedy and the unexpected, and that’s what they’ll get with our host, Chris Rock. His comedic perspective will be a great complement to the more dramatic moments.”

The deadline for AMPAS voters to have their ballots into the »

- Movie Geeks

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"The Martian" Leads 20th Satellite Awards Nominations

12 January 2016 8:45 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The International Press Academy has revealed the nominees of the 20th Satellite Awards and Ridley Scott's "The Martian" led the pack with nine nominations including Best Film. Winners will be announced on February 21st.

Here's your complete list of nominees of the 20th Satellite Awards:

Motion Picture

Spotlight, Open Road

Sicario, Lionsgate

Room, A24

The Revenant, 20th Century Fox

The Martian, 20th Century Fox

Carol, The Weinstein Co.

Brooklyn, Fox Searchlight

Bridge of Spies, DreamWorks

Black Mass, Warner Bros.

The Big Short, Paramount

Director

Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl

Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Actress in a Motion Picture

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Carey Mulligan, Suffragette

Brie Larson, Room

Blythe Danner, I.ll See You in My Dreams

Actor in a Motion Picture

Will Smith, Concussion

Tom Hardy, Legend

Michael Fassbender, »

- Manny

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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. »

- Manny

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Get Respect At BAFTAs, Golden Globes

8 January 2016 12:13 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Oh how the tables have turned! While Sci-Fi and Fantasy films normally do well at the box offices while garnering critical acclaim amongst fans, they’re usually snubbed during awards season. However, things seem to be slightly changing with the list of nominees at two recent award shows. There are few hidden gems that almost seem as if they snuck-in with the rest of the bunch.

Over at the BAFTA Awards, Ex MacHina has received numerous award nominations in the following categories: Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer (Alex Garland), Original Screenplay (Alex Garland), and Special Visual Effects (Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst).

The Martian has also received numerous award nominations: Best Actor (Matt Damon), Director (Ridley Scott), Editing (Pietro Scalia), Production Design (Arthur Max, Celia Bobak), Sound (Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor), and Special Effects (Chris Lawrence, »

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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 »

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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, »

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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 »

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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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"Star Wars," "Ant-Man" Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees! See Full List!

5 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The American Cinema Editors has announced the nominees of their 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards and J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is one of the contenders in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category while Peyton Reed's "Ant-Man" is a nominee in the Comedy category.

Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("The Intern," "It's Complicated," "Something's Gotta Give") will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmakers of the Year Award. Winners will be announced during a January 29 gala at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's the complete list of the nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker, »

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Precursors: Ace Eddie and National Society of Film Critics announce, PGA and WGA next

4 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Get ready for the busiest and most important part of the awards season folks. Yes, with so many precursors beginning to announce again this week, including the Guilds, I’m going to have to fold more than one announcement into a single piece each day. It’s not exactly a problem as much as it is an embarrassment of riches, but still…it bears mentioning. Things are coming in hot and heavy as the Academy makes their final decisions, so pay attention to what happens in the coming days, especially before the Oscar voting deadline hits. We could see certain things get a last minute push at just the right time. We shall see if it leads to anything interesting, but snubs this week are far from ideal, though in specific cases aren’t a huge deal. Anyway, time to get down to business… What you’ll see below is »

- Joey Magidson

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Film Editors Love Their Action: Star Wars, Mad Max, and Sicario Get Ace Eddie Nominations

4 January 2016 7:57 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Ace Eddie Awards (the American Cinema Editors) went for big action films over quiet dramas with their list of the best of 2015. Their nominees for dramatic film included Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, meaning this is a potential stumble for presumed Oscar front-runner Spotlight. On the television side, Amy Schumer's Inside Amy Schumer grabbed a nomination for her "12 Angry Men" episode, and the one-hour categories are filled with all your prestige-tv faves: Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones got two nominations each, and Fargo, Mad Men, The Knick, and others round out the list. Here's the full list:Best Edited Feature Film – DramaticMad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)The Martian (Pietro Scalia, Ace)The Revenant (Stephen Mirrione, Ace)Sicario (Joe Walker, Ace)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace) Best Edited Feature Film – ComedicAnt-Man (Dan Lebental, »

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The Martian, Mad Max And Star Wars Among Nominees For 66th Ace Eddie Awards

4 January 2016 7:22 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presided over by Ace President, Alan Heim.

As previously announced, writer/director Nancy Meyers will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award.  Two Career Achievement honorees will be announced later this week.

Nominees For 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road

Margaret SixelThe Martian

Pietro Scalia, ACEThe Revenant

Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Sicario

Joe Walker, Ace

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man

Dan Lebental, Ace & Colby Parker, Jr., ACEThe Big Short

Hank Corwin, ACEJoy

Jay Cassidy, »

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Nominees for 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards

4 January 2016 6:05 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel The Martian Pietro Scalia, Ace The Revenant Stephen Mirrione, Ace Sicario Joe Walker, Ace Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maryann Brandon, »

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees

4 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. Ace balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

In the comedy field, Marvel »

- Kristopher Tapley

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