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Who’s expected at the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016? Full list here!

11 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.

Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.

But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »

- Dan Bullock

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BAFTA’s British Categories Highlight Next Gen of Talent

11 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the ever-increasing proximity between the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards, Bafta still remains a terrific reminder of the British brand. But the love in this year’s noms has been given to a host of veterans: Ridley Scott, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Julie Walters and Mark Rylance have already notched up a collective 33 Bafta nominations. The British Academy Film Awards take place Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

That’s not to say the fresh blood isn’t there, but perhaps increasing overlap in Oscar and Bafta conversations have limited the expectation for the Brit awards to serve as a platform for discovery.

“Since Bafta has repositioned itself very deliberately and positively to overlap with the Oscar conversation, the consequence has been that the opportunity to profile exciting or emerging talents has been limited,” says British Film Institute Film Fund director Ben Roberts. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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'Brooklyn' Becoming a TV Series, Without Saoirse Ronan

5 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Academy Award-nominated film "Brooklyn" is getting made into a TV series, without Oscar-nominated star Saoirse Ronan.

Variety reports that the BBC is adapting the movie for television, and that the series will revolve around Julie Walters' character, landlady Ma Kehoe, and a mix of Irish, British, and American young women living at her boarding house.

In the film, Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Ronan) is living at the house when she meets and falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen). But a family emergency takes her back to Ireland, and Eilis becomes torn between home she grew up in and the home she's made for herself in New York.

For her performance as the strict, sharp-tongued Ma, Walters was nominated as a supporting actress for a BAFTA award.

"Brooklyn" received much critical acclaim, and with "Downton Abbey" finished, perhaps this might be BBC's next great period drama.

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- Kelly Woo

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"Brooklyn" Bounces to TV

5 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The big screen to TV spinoff window keeps getting smaller, now with an adaptation truly worth fawning over. Brooklyn producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are bringing a spinoff of the Best Picture nominee to the BBC.

As if that wasn't enticing enough, the series is to center around house matron Mrs. Keogh with star Julie Walters set to reprise her role. We're well on the record about adoring those boarding house scenes, from the charmingly tart to the emotionally resonant. If the show can be as inspired as everything we got from the time spent under Mrs. Keogh's roof, we're in for something special indeed.

The concept of the show itself leaves much to obsess over as details develop on this one. Will any of the original ensemble members be returning along with Walters? Has Dolores found any chill? Who is *ahem* trustworthy enough to inherit the basement room from Eilis? »

- Chris Feil

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BBC developing Brooklyn TV spin-off with Julie Walters

5 February 2016 4:37 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The conservative yet kind-hearted boarding house manager Mrs Keogh would take centre stage in small-screen adaptation of acclaimed period drama

The BBC is developing a TV spin-off based on the Oscar-nominated period drama Brooklyn, with Julie Walters due to reprise her role as the matronly manager of a boarding house for young Irish women newly arrived in 1950s New York, reports Screen.

John Crowley’s film stars Saoirse Ronan as a young emigrant from south-east Ireland who must choose between futures on opposite sides of the Atlantic with two very different potential partners. Ronan is nominated for the best actress prizes at this month’s Oscars and Baftas for her performance.

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BBC developing Brooklyn TV spin-off with Julie Walters

5 February 2016 4:37 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The conservative yet kind-hearted boarding house manager Mrs Keogh would take centre stage in small-screen adaptation of acclaimed period drama

The BBC is developing a TV spin-off based on the Oscar-nominated period drama Brooklyn, with Julie Walters due to reprise her role as the matronly manager of a boarding house for young Irish women newly arrived in 1950s New York, reports Screen.

John Crowley’s film stars Saoirse Ronan as a young emigrant from south-east Ireland who must choose between futures on opposite sides of the Atlantic with two very different potential partners. Ronan is nominated for the best actress prizes at this month’s Oscars and Baftas for her performance.

Related: Brooklyn review – Saoirse Ronan shines in a heartfelt and absorbing adaptation

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- Ben Child

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Brooklyn Heads For The BBC With A TV Adaptation In Development

5 February 2016 3:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite having arrived in cinemas just two months ago, the award-winning film adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel, Brooklyn, is now set for further development – this time as a television series with the BBC. The news that the newly Oscar-nominated producers of BrooklynFinola Dwyer and Amanda Posey – are heading up this fresh adaptation is an interesting development, given the nature of the book and the film.

The novel, Brooklyn, is set in the 1950s, and follows the story of Eilis Lacey – a young Irish woman who leaves her mother and sister, and their small village, to travel to Brooklyn and start a new life. Her older brothers have already left the town and are working away, and her gainfully employed sister remains in the family home to stay with their mother. For Eilis, a local priest has arranged a job and accommodation for her in New York City, and »

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‘Brooklyn’ spin-off TV series reportedly in the works

5 February 2016 12:38 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Brooklyn TV series in the offing: The BAFTA and Oscar nominated film may make the transition from the big screen to the small screen.

A Brooklyn TV series is reportedly in the works. The film, an Oscar contender this year for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Saioirse Ronan and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for Nick Hornby, is set to head to the small screen for a sin-off, according to Screen Daily. The film was based on Colm Toibin’s novel of the same name, and directed by John Crowley, the celebrated director of Intermission and Is Anybody There?

The film sees Ronan star as Eilis, a young woman who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity for work, for a future – and love, in the form of Italian-American, Tony (Emory CohenThe GamblerThe Place Beyond The Pines »

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‘Brooklyn’ Is Getting a TV Spinoff; Julie Walters to Return

4 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It seems like every day we get news of yet another TV series based on yet another hit movie. Not all of them pan out so well (remember when they tried and failed to make a Beverly Hills Cop show?) but that doesn’t seem to discourage TV execs from continuing to try. Why, just in the […]

The post ‘Brooklyn’ Is Getting a TV Spinoff; Julie Walters to Return appeared first on /Film. »

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"Brooklyn" Set To Score A TV Spin-Off

4 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the major Oscar contenders this year, John Crowley's "Brooklyn," is set to get a TV spin-off series.

Screen Daily reports that producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around the character of Mrs. Keogh (Julie Walters), her boarding house, and the girls who stay there.

Many of the scenes set at the house, and Walters' turn in the role, were amongst the most well-regarded aspects of the 1950s-set film about a young Irish girl (Saorise Ronan) and her coming of age. In the movie, Keogh runs a home for English, Irish, and American girls who recently immigrated to the area.

Ronan is not expected to return for the series, indeed it's likely much of the supporting cast of the film will not be back, including some of the girls such as Patty played by Emily Bett Rickards due to the actress' commitments »

- Garth Franklin

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Julie Walters to Reprise ‘Brooklyn’ Role in BBC TV Drama Series

4 February 2016 9:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Julie Walters will reprise her BAFTA-nominated supporting role as the acerbic landlady Ma Kehoe in a TV version of the feature film “Brooklyn,” Variety has confirmed. Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films, which produced the movie, are developing the TV series with the BBC.

Wildgaze is seeking writers for the TV drama, which will focus on Kehoe’s New York boarding house, and will feature the same group of Irish, British and American young women. The film’s leading actress Saoirse Ronan is not expected to return in her role as Eilis Lacey.

The movie “Brooklyn,” which was released in the U.S. by Fox Searchlight, is set in 1950s Ireland and New York. John Crowley directed the pic and Nick Hornby wrote the script, which was adapted from Colm Toibin’s novel. The film picked up three Oscar nominations — for film, lead actress and adapted screenplay. »

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‘Brooklyn’ TV Spin-Off Focusing On Julie Walters’ Character In Development

4 February 2016 6:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Crowley's "Brooklyn" is filled with many pleasures, starting with Saorise Ronan's Oscar-nominated lead performance. But the actress is surrounded by a terrific array of supporting turns by Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, and more, but none are quite so memorable as Julie Walters' memorable role as Mrs. Keogh, the woman who runs the boarding house that is Eilis' first home in Brooklyn. And that character will now serve as the lead in a spinoff series from the film. Read More: Interview: John Crowley Talks 'Brooklyn,' The Heartsickness Of Leaving Home, & Dramatizing A Movie That Shouldn't Work Screen Daily reports that BAFTA producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around Mrs. Keogh, her boarding house, and the girls who stay there. And it's a terrific idea. Rumblings of a series first surfaced last fall, but it was unclear what it would be about, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Brooklyn’ TV Spin-Off Focusing On Julie Walters’ Character In Development

4 February 2016 6:13 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

John Crowley's "Brooklyn" is filled with many pleasures, starting with Saorise Ronan's Oscar-nominated lead performance. But the actress is surrounded by a terrific array of supporting turns by Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, and more, but none are quite so memorable as Julie Walters' memorable role as Mrs. Keogh, the woman who runs the boarding house that is Eilis' first home in Brooklyn. And that character will now serve as the lead in a spinoff series from the film. Read More: Interview: John Crowley Talks 'Brooklyn,' The Heartsickness Of Leaving Home, & Dramatizing A Movie That Shouldn't Work Screen Daily reports that BAFTA producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around Mrs. Keogh, her boarding house, and the girls who stay there. And it's a terrific idea. Rumblings of a series first surfaced last fall, but it was unclear what it would be about, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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RSVP to the (Free) Saoirse Ronan Retrospective

22 January 2016 1:42 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

One of the freshest talents to emerge out of Hollywood in recent years is Saoirse Ronan. Ronan is only less than a decade into her film career, but her résumé reads like a who’s who list of Hollywood A-list filmmakers and co-stars. Ronan’s career continues to burn bright after receiving a second Academy Award nomination at 21 for “Brooklyn.” Ronan stars as Eilis, a young Irish woman who immigrates to Brooklyn in the 1950s in search of a better future. She almost immediately falls into a romance with a young man named Tony (Emory Cohen). However, Eilis’ past eventually catches up with her and she must return home to Ireland. Torn between two worlds, Ronan beautifully conveys Eilis’ internal conflict and her realization of what “home” actually means to her. “Brooklyn” earned two additional Oscar nominations for picture (producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey) and adapted screenplay (writer Nick Hornby »

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Oscars 2016: Best Picture nominees at-a-glance

14 January 2016 6:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A closer look at the 2016 Oscar Best Picture nominees, including reactions, reviews, and in-depth features.Oscars 2016‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar race with 12 nomsFull list of nominations

Scott, Spielberg, Sorkin shut out

Nominees’ reactions

Comment: Oscar nominations reward ambition

Galleries: Best Picture; ActorsThe Big Short

Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pit, Ryan Gosling

Synopsis: Based on the 2010 Michael Lewis nonfiction book, this film chronicles the few individuals who predicted the 2008 Us housing market crash- and decided to make a profit off it.

Screen Review: “There are very few heroes in this film, and even the ostensibly good guys are deeply complicated” [Full Review]

Oscar nominations: 5 

Categories: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Director (Adam McKay), Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance

Synopsis: James B. Donovan is a Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer, formerly an Oss counsel and assistant prosecutor at Nuremberg »

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Oscars 2016: lowdown on Best Picture nominees

14 January 2016 6:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A closer look at the 2016 Oscar Best Picture nominees, including reactions, reviews, and in-depth features.The Big Short

Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pit, Ryan Gosling

Synopsis: Based on the 2010 Michael Lewis nonfiction book, this film chronicles the few individuals who predicted the 2008 Us housing market crash- and decided to make a profit off it.

Screen Review: “There are very few heroes in this film, and even the ostensibly good guys are deeply complicated” [Full Review]

Oscar nominations: 5 

Bridge of Spies

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance

Synopsis: James B. Donovan is a Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer, formerly an Oss counsel and assistant prosecutor at Nuremberg. Donovan is pressed into negotiating the first East-West spy exchange in the newly divided Berlin of 1962 and risks some unauthorised political brinkmanship to achieve his ends.

Screen Review: “Unusually for a Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies is tonally uncertain, to the  extent »

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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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No Fear: The Year’S Best Movies

9 January 2016 12:46 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This is definitely the time of year when film critic types (I’m sure you know who I mean) spend an inordinate amount of time leading up to awards season—and it all leads up to awards season, don’t it?—compiling lists and trying to convince anyone who will listen that it was a shitty year at the movies for anyone who liked something other than what they saw and liked. And ‘tis the season, or at least ‘thas (?) been in the recent past, for that most beloved of academic parlor games, bemoaning the death of cinema, which, if the sackcloth-and-ashes-clad among us are to be believed, is an increasingly detached and irrelevant art form in the process of being smothered under the wet, steaming blanket of American blockbuster-it is. And it’s going all malnourished from the siphoning off of all the talent back to TV, which, as everyone knows, »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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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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A post BAFTA update to Oscar Predictions

8 January 2016 10:14 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Believe it or not, members of the Academy will likely have finalized their nomination decisions by the time you’re reading this. Yes, the deadline for ballots to be in is today, and that’s coming right on the heels of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA) making their nomination announcement in the wee hours. They function almost as an extra guild, as many BAFTA members are in the Academy as well, so it bears referencing. Oscar isn’t going to be able to refer to DGA nominations this year, so I think some voters will look for clues as to what their colleagues support anywhere that they can find it. This might lead to some surprises, for sure, but it also makes things almost impossible to pin down right now. Still, we try. First up, here are the BAFTA nominations: Best Film The Big Short »

- Joey Magidson

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