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Who Would You Vote For as "Best Young Actor/Actress"?

7 December 2014 2:25 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Each year when my Bfca ballot arrives I stop in my tracks, stumped, when I get to "Young Performer". Categories that aren't Oscar correlative are often trickier.

Oh dear. How uneasy I feel..."

That's not because you're free of predicting (anyone trying to predict with their own ballot really ought to find a new profession -- criticism: ur not doing it right) but because it's a subsection of acting you probably haven't been discussing at all. You suddenly remember that you need to have been considering it with as much seriousness as you have made your other selections.

I imagine that Ellar Coltrane, the now 20 year old star of Boyhood, will be tough to beat since this category is for the 21 and under set. But even if the category were adjusted downward to 17 and younger (which we strongly support as a rule change -because it's always weird when an adult »


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And the winners of the 2014 Gotham Awards are…

2 December 2014 11:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 2014 Gotham Awards took place in New York City last night, with director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s acclaimed drama Birdman scooping Best Feature, along with Best Actor for Michael Keaton. Julianne Moore claimed Best Actress for Still Alice, while Richard Linklater’s Boyhood claimed the Audience Award.


Check out the full list of nominations here, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Feature



“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Love is Strange

Under the Skin

Best Documentary



“Life Itself”


Point and Shoot

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”)

James Ward Byrkit (“Coherence”)

Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”)

Eliza Hittman (“It Felt Like Love”)

Justin Simien (“Dear White People”)

Best Actor

Bill Hader (“The Skeleton Twins”)

Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”)

Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”)

Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)

Miles Teller (“Whiplash”)

Best Actress

Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beyond the Lights »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman Triumphs At 2014 Gotham Awards

2 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As we head into December, awards season is well under way, and though we’ll have to wait until the spring for really big fish like the Oscars and the Golden Globes, this month has a respectable number of ceremonies of its own. Last night, celebrities gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York for the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

It was a long, casual ceremony for those in attendance, but when the night finally wrapped up, few could argue with the results. Birdman spread its wings and took home Best Feature, while Michael Keaton nabbed Best Actor for his revelatory role in the Alejandro G. Iñárritu-directed film. Meanwhile, Julianne Moore continued her unstoppable march to the Oscars, receiving Best Actress for her devastating work as an Alzheimer’s-afflicted linguistics professor in Still Alice. And Laura Poitras was awarded Best Documentary Feature for her eye-opening Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour.

Honored »

- Isaac Feldberg

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From the Gotham Awards floor: Overheard and witnessed at the Oscar season kickoff

2 December 2014 6:26 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Aimlessly wandering around Cipriani Wall Street, the lavish home of New York City’s Gotham Awards, I wondered if anyone knew the awards season was in full swing. That morning, a critics group handed out the first batch of accolades. Present company would soon receive statues swaying the race towards buzzed about thespian thoroughbreds. It was "on."  Yet, this crowd didn’t have that awareness. This was way too chill. I was the only one wondering if "Under the Skin" could upset "Birdman," weighing options in anticipation of the question mark-filled Breakthrough Actor category. Somehow, a run-in with "Boyhood" star Ellar Coltrane ended with us wondering out loud, "What does it all mean?" in the existential sense.  So this is why everyone was downing bellinis. The Gotham Awards owns its quiet-before-the-storm identity. The show isn’t the Golden Globes drunken circus, nor is it top tier enough to warrant an intense competitive edge. »

- Matt Patches

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'Birdman' Tops 2014 Gotham Awards Winners

1 December 2014 8:38 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Boyhood topped the Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations with four, but it was Birdman that took home the most awards with two, including Best Feature and Best Actor for Michael Keaton, which just so happen to be the only awards the film was nominated for. Winning for Best Actress was the presumed Oscar front-runner Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Best Documentary went to presumed Oscar front-runner Citizenfour and Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) took home Breakthrough Director and it was Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) taking home Breakthrough Actor for a film I really need to make sure I see. I have listed all the winners below and if you haven't checked it out yet, I did a little updating to my Oscar predictions in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories within the last 24 hours... give them a peek right here. Best Feature The »

- Brad Brevet

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Birdman “Has Something to Say”… Wins Top Prize at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards

1 December 2014 7:20 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It may have taken one off the nose, but the competition just took one off the chin. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) claimed the Best Actor prize, and the Best Feature at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards. Here are the winners & noms.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”


“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Love Is Strange

Under the Skin

Prediction: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Who Won: Boyhood

Who Should Have Won: “Under the Skin

Best Actress

Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “Beyond the Lights

Julianne Moore in “Still Alice

Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin

Mia Wasikowska in “Tracks

Prediction: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood

Who Won: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice

Who Should Have Won: Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin

Best Actor

Bill Hader in “The Skeleton Twins

Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood

Oscar Isaac in “A Most Violent Year »

- Eric Lavallee

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Gotham Awards Winners List (Updated)

1 December 2014 4:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stay tuned for live updates from the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” leads all nominations with four and will compete in the best feature category against “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Love Is Strange,” and “Under the Skin.”

Full list of winners (Updated):

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director; Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)


Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers (IFC Films)

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Wes Anderson, director; Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Love Is Strange

Ira Sachs, director; Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer, director; Nick Wechsler, James Wilson, producers (A24 Films)

Best Documentary


Robert Greene, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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'Birdman,' Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore win big at the 2014 Gotham Awards

1 December 2014 4:32 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2014 Gotham Awards were handed out Dec. 1, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "Birdman" walked away the big winner on the night, taking Best Feature and Best Actor, for Michael Keaton. Check out the full list of nominees and winners below, and relive the evening at our live blog here. Best Feature "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" - Winner "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Love is Strange" "Under the Skin" Best Documentary "Actress" "Citizenfour" - Winner "Life Itself" "Manakamana" "Point and Shoot" Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award Ana Lily Amirpour ("A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night") - Winner James Ward Byrkit ("Coherence") Dan Gilroy ("Nightcrawler") Eliza Hittman ("It Felt Like Love") Justin Simien ("Dear White People") Best Actor Bill Hader ("The Skeleton Twins") Ethan Hawke ("Boyhood") Oscar Isaac ("A Most Violent Year") Michael Keaton ("Birdman") - Winner Miles Teller ("Whiplash") Best Actress Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood »

- Kristopher Tapley

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AFI Fest Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners

13 November 2014 6:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives. Grand Jury Awards were presented to Self Made (Boreg), which received the New Auteurs Critics’ Award, and to The Tribe (Plemya), which received the Vizio Visionary Special Jury Award. Buffalo Juggalos by Scott Cummings received the Live Action Short Award, and Yearbook by Bernardo Britto received the Animated Short Award. Special Jury Award winners went to GÜEROS and Violet. Red Army, GÜEROS, 10,000 Km and The Midnight Swim received Audience Awards.

Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Admission is available to AFI Fest 2014 pass holders and the general public via the rush line, which begins forming one »

- Michelle McCue

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Stockholm Film Festival: The Franco and the Faulkner

13 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn has been attending the 25th Stockholm Film Festival as a member of the Fipresci jury. Today he looks at James Franco's latest creative endeavour, 'The Sound and the Fury'.

James Franco’s latest isn’t a part of the films I was sent to Sweden to judge, but in my apparent need to one day become the pre-eminent expert on the 36-year-old’s career, I decided to find time for The Sound and the Fury. His second Faulkner adaptation after last year’s As I Lay Dying shows that Franco is improving as a director when it comes to the creation of coherent and engaging cinematic worlds, but while somebody like the equally fast-moving Xavier Dolan is able to take his inspirations and weave them throughout his own auteurial style, Franco’s films still feel like he’s merely copying what he has seen elsewhere without »

- Glenn Dunks

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AFI Fest's Young Hollywood Panel on Superheroes, Punching, and Queen Latifah

8 November 2014 11:43 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret and Anne Marie here, reporting from AFI Fest ("presented by [corporation]!"). 

Last night the AFI and the La Times kicked off a series of panel discussions with its "Young Hollywood Roundtable," whose panelists ranged widely in age and perspective but are all of whom making their mark on the movie business. Jenny Slate, writer/star of critical hit Obvious Child and former SNL castmember, was joined by Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), and Joey King (Wish I Was Here, FX's Fargo).

Here are 8 lessons we learned from the Young Hollywood Roundtable:

Anne Marie:

1. Queen Latifah's royal legacy is enduring and eternal. When asked who her inspiration was, Joey King informed the audience that Queen Latifah is underrated. What followed was a 5 minute Latifah love-fest where Jenny Slate promised a detailed list of reasons why Queen Latifah »

- Margaret de Larios

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Fault in Our Stars screenwriters join James Franco's Tommy Wiseau film

28 October 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Franco has enlisted The Fault in Our Stars' screenwriters for The Disaster Artist.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber will work on the script for the film about Tommy Wiseau and his infamous movie The Room, reports The Wrap.

Dave Franco is attached to play The Room actor Greg Sestero, who wrote the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room with journalist Tom Bissell.

The 2003 film has become a cult classic thanks to its bizarre storytelling, acting and production values.

Neustadter and Weber closed a deal after several months of negotiations.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce under their Point Grey banner alongside Franco's Rabbit Bandini.

"Neustadter and Weber are the perfect writers to join the filmmaking gang we have over here with Seth Rogen, et al," said Franco.

"They have the perfect tone for this funny, but heartfelt story about trying to make your dreams come true. »

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Nolan Gould Throws 16th Birthday Bash, Talks Modern Family: Photos

27 October 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

One sweet 16! Modern Family star Nolan Gould celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 26, with a star-studded bash — and only Us Weekly was there for the special night.  Gould, who turns 16 on Tuesday, Oct. 28, rang in the milestone with a party at the SmogShoppe in Los Angeles. A bevy of young stars came out to fête the birthday boy, including his on-screen siblings Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland, plus Kiernan Shipka and Joey King. The young actor and his guests spent the late [...] »

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James Franco casts Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox and more in Zeroville

26 October 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Franco is currently shooting an adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel Zeroville, and it has just been announced that he’s added a host of stars to the cast of the film, which tells the story of a movie buff who heads to Hollywood in the late 1960s.

Set to join Franco and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) in the cast are This Is the End co-stars Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Horatio Sanz (Wreck-It Ralph), Joey King (The Sound and the Fury) and Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

As yet, there’s no word on a release date for Zeroville, but expect it some time next year. Meanwhile, Franco will next been seen alongside Seth Rogen in The Interview, which opens in the States on Christmas Day.

The post James Franco casts Seth Rogen, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Zeroville’ Adds Seth Rogen, Megan Fox & More; Brad Carter Lands ‘The Revenant;’ Noah Segan Enlists In ‘War Pigs’

24 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

James Franco has recruited a cabal of pals for his “proto-punk Forrest Gump goes to 1970’s Hollywood” lit adaptation Zeroville, now filming in La. Joining Franco and the recently announced Jacki Weaver are Franco’s The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Horatio Sanz. Franco is directing and stars as a naive loner who’s drawn to the film business, becomes mistaken for a Manson family member and gets hired as a film editor. Paul Felton and Ian Olds adapted the script from Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel. Franco is producing with Vince Jolivette for Rabbit Bandini Productions, Caroline Aragon, and Michael Mendelsohn for Patriot Pictures. Union Patriot Capital Management financed the pic and Embankment is selling internationally next month at Afm.

Brad Carter (True Detective, Sons of Anarchy) has been cast in Fox and New Regency’s The Revenant opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. »

- Jen Yamato

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Casting News: Claflin, Stan, Rogen, Segan

24 October 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Their Finest Hour and a Half

Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games") and Lily James ("Cinderella") are circling the lead roles in "An Education" director Lone Scherfig's "Their Finest Hour and a Half" for BBC Films.

Based on Lissa Evans' 2009 novel, the story follows a WW2 British movie crew trying to boost morale in the wake of the London Blitz. Gabby Chiappe ("Shetland," "The Paradise") is penning the script. Shooting is scheduled to take place in summer 2015. [Source: Deadline]

Ricki and the Flash

Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set to play the estranged son of Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed, Diablo Cody-penned "Ricki and the Flash". Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield also star.

Streep plays a woman chasing her dreams of being a rock star, which resulted in losing her family. Now a grocery store clerk, she gets one final shot at fulfilling her rock and roll destiny. »

- Garth Franklin

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Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell Join James Franco's 'Zeroville'

24 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is already under way on James Franco's next directorial outing Zeroville, with the filmmaker starring alongside Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Jacki Weaver, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz.

The story is adapted from Steve Erickson's 2007 novel of the same name, which follows a loner and a film-obsessed architecture student (James Franco) who comes to Hollywood in the 1960s to pursue a career in the movie business. He has tattoos of A Place in the Sun stars Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on his bald head, and upon his arrival in Hollywood, he becomes mistaken for one of the murderers in the Charles Manson family. He eventually lands a job as a film editor, where he discovers a secret film hidden within the frames of every movie ever made, while encountering former starlets, burglars, political guerrillas, punk musicians and veteran filmmakers. »

- MovieWeb

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Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell join James Franco's Zeroville

24 October 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth Rogen, Megan Fox and Will Ferrell have joined James Franco's Zeroville.

Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz have also been added to the film, reports Screen Daily.

Zeroville is an adaptation of the Steve Erikson 2007 novel set in the late 1960s.

The story centers around a 24-year-old architecture student and film obsessive with a print of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun tattooed on his head.

He travels to Hollywood and finds himself swept up into the film business after being mistaken for a member of the Charles Manson Family.

In addition to a starring role, Franco will also be directing the feature with Caroline Aragon and Vince Jolivette set to produce.

Jacki Weaver was recently added to the lineup.

Rogen and Franco are longtime collaborators on projects including The Interview, This is the End and The Sound and the Fury. »

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Everybody Joins The Cast Of James Franco’s Next Movie Zeroville

24 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James Franco’s next filmmaking project, Zeroville, began its journey back in 2011 when the director-actor-writer-poet-artist optioned the rights to Steve Erickson’s novel. Alas, with so many ventures cluttering Franco’s plate it’s easy to see how this zany caper hasn’t received much notice. That is until today, as Screen Daily has learned that the film has already begun shooting – and there’s a ton of big names attached.

In addition to the main man himself nabbing a starring role, Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz have also signed on to star. The basic premise revolves around a film nerd who relocates to Hollywood in the 1960s to be closer to the ‘biz. However, he “enters a world of sex, drugs, rock and roll, the decline of the movie studios and the rise of independent renegade directors. »

- Gem Seddon

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Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver Join James Franco in ‘Zeroville’

24 October 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seth Rogen and Jacki Weaver have joined the cast of James Franco’s “Zeroville,” which has started shooting. Franco also stars in the lead role.

Cast also includes Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz.

Franco plays a naive loner driven to Hollywood by the allure and glittering temptations of the movies.

Pic is adapted by Paul Felton and Ian Olds from Steve Erickson’s novel. Film is produced by James Franco and Vince Jolivette’s Rabbit Bandini Prods., Caroline Aragon and Michael Mendelsohn’s Patriot Pictures, and financed by Union Patriot Capital Management.

Embankment starts international sales at next week’s American Film Market.


- Leo Barraclough

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