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BAFTA has in recent years honored such filmmakers, executives and companies as Peter Greenaway, Tessa Ross and Working Title — as well as the Harry Potter franchise. This year, the org is giving its Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award to BBC Films. The feature branch of the broadcasting giant is 25 this year and, along with Film4 and the BFI, is one of the main backers of local movies.
BBC Films, run by Christine Langan, has earned more than 20 BAFTAs and 100 nominations in the past quarter century including for Billy Elliot, An Education and Philomena. This year, it has several nods with Matthew Warchus’ Pride and debut feature Lilting. Upcoming titles in which it has a hand include Woman In Gold, Mr Holmes and The Lady In The Van.
- Nancy Tartaglione
Good news for a few unsung films, series and actors today. "Selma" director Ava DuVernay may have gotten the Oscar snub, but she's the Best Director of the year according to Galeca, who offer reprieve from the same old story of the 2014-2015 awards season. While voters did select Oscar frontrunners "Boyhood" for Best Film, Julianne Moore for Best Actress in "Still Alice" and Eddie Redmayne of "The Theory of Everything" for Best Actor, other, more rebellious choices color the Dorian Awards winners list, naming Matthew Warchus' wonderful, rousing "Pride" as the Best Lgbtq Film of the Year, and Xavier Dolan's Academy-rejected "Mommy" as the Best Foreign Language Film. Amazon's Golden Globe-winning "Transparent," from filmmaker turned series creator Jill Soloway, nabbed five prizes including TV Comedy of the year. Lisa Kudrow picked up the best TV actress award for her wickedly funny, iconic hot mess of a role in. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
London Critics’ Circle reveal top 10 films of 2014. Scroll down for full list of winners
The evening’s other big winner was Under the Skin, for which Jonathan Glazer was on hand to collect the Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year, and composer Mica Levi accepted the Technical Achievement Award for her score.
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Watch Golden Globes 2015 online - Red Carpet arrivals and awards ceremony George Clooney will be present at the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony to pick up his Cecil B. DeMille Award. Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sink or swim -- or both, alternately? Well, the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony will begin shortly. Would you like to watch it online? Here are a few possibilities. First of all, when it comes to the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet arrivals, depending on where you are in the world you can watch them right now on the NBC website or here or here or on the Golden Globes website itself. According to various online sources -- and, in all honesty, I can't vouch for their accuracy -- you can watch the Golden Globes 2015 live streaming online here. That's supposed to be the actual ceremony, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt. So, will »
- Steve Montgomery
Golden Globes 2015 winners here live: Julianne Moore in the running for 'Still Alice,' 'Maps to the Stars' (photo: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') The 2015 Golden Globes Winners will be posted here as they are announced on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Once again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the awards ceremony. (Scroll down for the full list of Golden Globes 2015 nominations.) Now, following a snafu on the Golden Globes' website, some have been betting on Ava DuVernay's Selma for Best Picture - Drama and Rob Marshall's Into the Woods for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical. Even though the tech company handling the site's graphics has taken full responsibility for the error, asserting that the 2015 "winners" were chosen randomly from the pool of Golden Globe nominees; they just weren't supposed to go live. Those with short memories -- and that's most people »
- Steve Montgomery
There are a handful more interviews (at least) on the way given that the film year doesn't end until the Oscars are handed out and other films are still playing -- so we'll keep updating this particular page as we did in previous years (linked below). Nathaniel leaves for Los Angeles for the Critics Choice awards mid week and Michael we'll join him at Sundance the following week. It's high season! Can you handle all of these things happening at once every day?
If you've missed any of our chats, they're listed below. It's one of the only perks of a life of movie blogging to be able to meet talented people and grill them about their gifts and work (albeit in a usually rushed way!). Hope you enjoy reading them!
- NATHANIEL R
The Ee British Academy Film Awards nominations, the equivalent of the Oscars, were announced on Friday morning.
The Grand Budapest Hotel received 11 nominations, followed by Birdman and The Theory of Everything with 10. The Imitation Game received nine nominations, while Boyhood and Whiplash saw five. Mr. Turner, Nightcrawler and Interstellar received four nominations and British indie Pride collected three nods.
The BAFTAs will take place on Sunday, February 8 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be televised on a tape-delay in the U.S. on BBC America.
- Michelle McCue
The nominations for this year's Ee British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs, were announced this morning, and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel scored an impressive 11 nominations, closely followed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and James Marsh's (no relation) The Theory Of Everything, which both walked away with 10 nods apiece. Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game bagged 7 noms, while Richard Linklater's Oscar favourite Boyhood only managed 5 nominations., tying with Damien Chazelle's Whiplash.It was great to see a few TwitchFilm favourites get some recognition, with Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler, Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin and Yann Demange's '71 all making an appearance, as well as other hotly-tipped British offerings such as Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner and Matthew Warchus' Pride. It's especially heartwarming to...
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just finished announcing their nominations for best achievement in film for 2014, with Wes Anderson’s quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the pack with 11 nominations. Not far behind are Birdman and The Theory of Everything with ten nods apiece. All three films have earned nods in many of the same top categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and in their respective Best Screenplay categories.
Some may find it surprising that the most lauded film of the year, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, only made a showing with five nominations, but they were all in top categories (Film, Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay). However, it is a little shocking that no nod for editing was included (and that’s with six nominees already in the category due to a tie), as this is usually considered a »
- Jeff Beck
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, a film that debuted almost exactly a year ago in Berlin, scored 11 nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts this morning. That puts the Fox Searchlight film in the lead while the studio division’s own Birdman is perched in 10 categories. Also scoring 10 BAFTA nods is The Theory Of Everything, followed by The Imitation Game with nine, Boyhood and Whiplash with five, and Mr Turner, Nightcrawler and Interstellar with four. Vying for Best Film are Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything. The BAFTAs will be held on February 8 at London’s Royal Opera House. For the full lists of nominees, see below, and standby for a closer look at the races:
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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“Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” are the five contenders for the best film of 2014 at the Ee British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced on Friday morning in London.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” led all films with 11 nominations, with “Birdman” receiving 10. The two British biopics, “The Theory of Everything” and “The Imitation Game,” received 10 and nine nominations, respectively.
The five top films, all considered strong Oscar Best Picture contenders, led a group of BAFTA nominees that are »
- Steve Pond
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” also features in the best director contest, where its helmer, Wes Anderson, is up against “Birdman’s” Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Boyhood’s” Richard Linklater, “The Theory of Everything’s” James Marsh and “Whiplash’s” Damien Chazelle.
The awards will take place on Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.
2014 Nominations (presented in 2015)
- Leo Barraclough
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Awards early Friday morning. For complete analysis of this year's nominations and what they could mean for the upcoming Oscar nods click here. The complete list of this year's BAFTA Awards nominees is as follows: 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 Outstanding British Film "’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 "The Theory of Everything," James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten "Under the Skin, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Daily Dot offers up a chart of superhero films and the Bechdel test
Awards Circuit Clayton shares his personal ballot. He has some weird notions about what "supporting" means (John Lithgow in Love is Strange. smh) but it's fun to see personal favorite lists. They're always more idiosyncratic than critics groups: lots of love for Wild Tales and Eleanor Rigby
The Atlantic an article on a shift in Madonna's provocation... it's negative but interesting
Grantland has an even better piece on Madonna's consistency and her new old #unapologeticbitch phase. I'm always happy when Madonna inspires cultural thinkpieces. This Girl will never be Gone.
- NATHANIEL R
The director of British movie Pride has said that he understands the removal of gay references from the Us DVD sleeve for his film.
A gay rights banner was removed from the back image of the disc and "London-based group of gay and lesbian activists" on the blurb was changed to "London-based activists".
"But this is a film that is loved by people of all political persuasions and sexual orientations.
"I'm just keen for as many people who have yet to see the film to see it."
He added that he wanted the film to find a mainstream audience and broaden people's minds, explaining: "I didn't want to preach to the converted."
Warchus said that it was the nature of marketing to over-simplify and be reductive, adding: "I think »
A good portion of the 2014 dramedy Pride - which was very recently nominated for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy Golden Globe - centers on the mid-1980s fight for equality for gays, lesbians, and transgenders in U.K., but that's not something you'd not necessarily get while reading about the film on its DVD case. As it turns out, CBS Film has actually edited out all references to homosexuality on the package, in both text and image form. This news was first reported by Pink News, which has noted strange differences between the CBS's marketing materials for director Matthew Warchus' Pride and what actually appears on its home video release cover. To start, I'd point your attention to the image above, which you'll note has a large banner reading "Lesbians & Gays Support The Miners" behind a throng of activists. Now compare that same image to the one that appears »
17 items from 2015
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