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Caught Logorama at Sundance and when I heard the noms I thought there is no way that this could win - the expletive language is simply too harsh for sensitive ears. Wallace & Gromit felt like an accomplished, polished production - but Logorama gets great grades for originality. - The Noms: “French Roast” Fabrice O. Joubert “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” Javier Recio Gracia “Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin “A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park Who Will Win: “A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park Who Should Win: “A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park Who Won: Logorama Commentary: Caught Logorama at Sundance and when I heard the noms I thought there »
A couple of Academy crowd-favorites won the top acting awards, and The Hurt Locker got the biggest prize of the night!
Sandra Bullock won her first Best Actress award — and even she seemed surprised by the win. Jeff Bridges didn’t seem overly shocked to nab Best Actor, but he still gave a aww-inducing speech celebrating his eminent show-biz family. We particularly liked the dude with the crazy hair who won for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing (Paul Ottosson of The Hurt Locker) and yawn Sandy Powell won for the third time for costume design (The Young Victoria). And you’re probably looking for all the rest of the winners, neatly formatted …
Best picture “Avatar” “The Blind Side” “District 9″ “An Education” (Winner)”The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” “A Serious Man” “Up” “Up in the Air” Best actor (Winner) Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart” George Clooney, »
Oscar winners 2010 list is here.
The Hurt Locker won 6 Oscars, including honour for Best Movie and Best Director.
So, Bigelow became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director.
On the other hand, the movie that still sits on the top of box office, James Cameron’s Avatar definetely had a bad luck. The movie won only 3 golden statues in technical categories – Art Direction, Cinematography and Visual Effects.
We can’t help but think that this show really seemed like Bigelow’s sweet revenge.
“Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down? »
Well, there weren't many major surprises nor many particularly memorable moments, but we still had a lot of fun watching the Oscars here tonight. Thanks to all of you who tuned in for the live podcast and joined us in the live chat over at Ustream . As you may have heard, The Hurt Locker cleaned up, taking home a total of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, making Kathryn Bigelow the first female director to ever win the award. James Cameron's Avatar, on the other hand, won only for visual effects, art direction and cinematography. All of the acting categories went off as expected, with Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock winning Best Actor and Best Actress, while Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique won the supporting trophies. If there was an upset at all, it was probably The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), which beat »
The Academy has spoken...check out the full list of winners of the 82nd Academy Awards below!
The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment), A Voltage Pictures Production, Nominees to be determinedAvatar (20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, ProducersThe Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertainment Production, Nominees to be determinedDistrict 9 (TriStar), A Block/Hanson Production, Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, ProducersAn Education (Sony Pictures Classics), A Finola Dwyer/Wildgaze Films Production, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, ProducersInglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company), A Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg Production, Lawrence Bender, ProducerPrecious (Lionsgate), A Lee Daniels Entertainment/Smokewood Entertainment Production, Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, ProducersA Serious Man (Focus Features), A Working Title Films Production, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, ProducersUp (Disney/Pixar), A Pixar Production, Jonas Rivera, ProducerUp in the Air (Paramount), A Montecito Picture Company Production, »
"The Insider" has your complete list of winners from Sunday night's 82nd Academy Awards! Read on to see who took home an Oscar on film's biggest night (winners' names bolded below)! Best Picture Winner: “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro “Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers “The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined “District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers “An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers “Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers “A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers “Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer “Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers Directing Winner: “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow “Avatar” James Cameron “Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels “Up in the Air »
It.s shaping up to be a battle between .The Hurt Locker. and .Avatar. at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards! Both films lead the pack with 9 nominations each including Best Picture, but only one will remain victorious.
From Best Short Film to Best Actor, here are my complete, humble but truly fearless Oscar predictions.
* .The Blind Side. Nominees to be determined
* .The Hurt Locker. Nominees to be determined
* .Inglourious Basterds. Lawrence Bender, Producer
* .Up. Jonas Rivera, Producer
And The Oscar Will Go To:
.The Hurt Locker. . The thrilling Iraq »
Ballyfermot College of Further Education will be represented by four of its graduates at the 82nd Academy Awards, held in Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Sunday, March 7th. The annual awards ceremony sees nominations for the animation skills of former Ballyfermot College graduates Tomm Moore for 'The Secret of Kells'; Darragh O'Connell and Nicky Phelan for their short 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty' and Richard Baneham for 'Avatar'. Tomm Moore's feature length animation 'The Secret of Kells' is nominated for an Oscar in the category of Animated Feature Film. The film, which recently walked away with two IFTAs, sees a 12-year-old Brendan fighting Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. The film was directed by Tomm (The Three Wise Men) and produced by Paul Young (Skunk Fu!) for Cartoon Saloon, the company Tomm co-founded. 'The Secret of Kells »
Nicky Phelan, Director of the 2010 Oscar-nominated animated short 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty', and Ken Wardrop, Director of the Ifta award-winning feature documentary 'His and Hers', will be in attendance at the 2nd annual Noise Flicks Youth Film Festival (20 March). Sheila DeCourcy, Commissioning Editor of Young People's Programming at Rte, will also join the filmmaking pair at Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre. Noise Flicks is a youth film festival initiative of South Dublin County Council's Arts Office that aims to showcase and celebrate the creative talent of young people in South Dublin County whose ages range from 14 to 25. »
The 33rd Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregonian Audience Award winners. This year’s Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 28th after 195 total screenings at multiple theater locations in the downtown cultural district of Portland. This year’s Festival was attended by over 30,000 attendees and included 77 features and 39 shorts from over 40 countries.
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Audience winners include Best Narrative Feature The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Sweden) and Best Documentary Feature The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (New Zealand). The winner of the Best New Director Award is Hernán A. Goldfrid with Music On Hold (Argentina).
This year’s Piff presenting sponsors include The Oregonian and Regal Cinemas Major sponsors include the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, »
- Jeff Bayer
The Lady and the Reaper, Logorama, A Matter of Loaf and Death, French Roast and Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty Short Films International and Magnolia Pictures are currently screening this year's Oscar nominated live-action and animated shorts in theaters prior to the March 7, 2010 Oscar presentation. For theater listings and times check out Shorts HD.com. Below are the reviews for the five Oscar-nominated animated short films along with production videos and full versions of all five short films.
You can get my reviews of the five nominated live-action shorts right here.
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty Ireland / 6:06 minutes
Nicky Phelan's Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty serves as its own piece of revisionist story-telling as Granny O'Grimm sets down to tell her granddaughter the age old tale of "Sleeping Beauty" only to lose herself along the way in fits of rage and jealousy as the plot twists and turns. The animation is pretty good, »
- Brad Brevet
How many office Oscar pools are won by the wise ass who happens to know the competition in the often neglected short film categories? This year's winner could be you, but all joking aside, Magnolia Pictures has, for the past five years, made watching Oscar nominated short films in both the animated and live action categories easier than pie. - How many office Oscar pools are won by the wise ass who happens to know the competition in the often neglected short film categories? This year's winner could be you, but all joking aside, Magnolia Pictures has, for the past five years, made watching Oscar nominated short films in both the animated and live action categories easier than pie. Starting today until the big day, you can see two double short film bills. Each feature length program includes all of this year’s nominated films, and the animated program includes three additional titles, »
Chicago – In a year where commercial products and prefabricated award bids are being celebrated, it’s refreshing to see two Oscar categories uncorrupted by popular taste. While the short film nominees of 2010 are a mixed bag at best, they offer a splendid variety of fresh artistic visions from around the world. There isn’t a Pixar film in the bunch, though a certain beloved British comedy duo make a welcome return to the category they’ve won twice before.
“The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010” will have a one-week run at Chicago’s Landmark Century Centre Cinema, beginning Friday, February 19th. They are all well worth checking out, though the animated shorts are considerably more polished and rewarding than the live-action shorts, which often play like teasers for a feature-length work. Each group of five competing shorts will be shown in separate programs, with the animated nominees accompanied by three additional shorts: Poland’s “Kinematograph, »
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Directed by: Fabrice O. Joubert
Running Time: 8 minutes
Plot: A man is stuck at a cafe drinking coffee, trying to figure out how to pay after he loses his wallet.
This is CGI, but it’s below anything you’re used to seeing in a Pixar flick. This short is just not sweet enough, and I’m not talking about the hundreds of cups of coffee this guy drinks. There is a homeless man and a little old lady involved. Probably my favorite part is the homeless man’s flies. Plus, I really didn’t understand the confusion when a robber enters the mix.
Final Score: 4/10
Directed by: Javier Recio Gracia
Running Time: 8 minutes
Plot: An old woman has lived a long life, and when she dies, the grim reaper and a doctor fight over her survival. »
- Jeff Bayer
Every year folks gather around their television sets and watch as the stars flaunt who they’re wearing on the red carpet and we all lumber through more than three hours of ceremony to hear first-hand which film is crowned Best Picture. Unfortunately, two of the categories that appear in the festivities but go mostly unrecognized are the awards for Best Live Action and Animated Short Films. That is, until recently, when the lineup of nominated shorts began screening in theaters for the general audience to experience and enjoy. This is great for two reasons; one being an increased exposure for the filmmakers, the other being an increased interest from the audience in these films as a part of the annual awards culture.
Thanks to the indie and art house theaters that have taken the reigns, I encourage everyone to make an effort to see as many of the foreign »
Haven't watched all the 2010 Oscar-nominated shorts yet? Here's your chance, thanks to Shorts International, Magnolia Pictures, and theaters in 100 different cities in the UK and North America. See both animated and live-action shorts on the big screen starting Feburary 19 in NYC at the IFC Center; check the official website for details on when they're coming to your town. Meanwhile, here's a quick rundown on what will be playing. Animated Films French Roast France / 8 Mins Director/Writer: Fabrice O. Joubert Producers: Louis Viau, Bibo Bergeron, Pascal Cheve A businessman realizes he forgot his wallet when it's time to pay the bill at a cafe, so he drinks more and more coffee until an unlikely good Samaritan comes to his aid. Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty Ireland / 6 Mins Director: Nicky Phelan Writer: Kathleen O'Rourke Producer: Darragh O'Connell Cast: Kathleen O'Rourke Granny's grim version of Sleeping Beauty is not exactly the bedtime story her granddaughter wants to hear. »
Fans of Ewan McGregor, Kristen Stewart and James Van Der Beek (!) will be seeing double this spring, as arthouses and multiplexes host an array of indie films ranging from the travails of septuagenarian New Yorkers looking for love ("The Last New Yorker") to 13-year-old assassins on the hunt for their first kill ("Kick-Ass"). If real life is more your speed, there are new documentaries about reviving animation strips (the Disney doc "Waking Sleeping Beauty") and stripping down (the burlesque history "Behind the Burly Q"), while foreign wonders like the French crime epics "A Prophet" and "Mesrine" mix with Korean treasures "Mother" and "The Good, The Bad and The Weird."
But of course, why limit yourself to just what's playing in the first-run theater near you? We've also included a look at the films that will be playing Anywhere But a Movie Theater (online, on demand, and on DVD) in the next few months, »
- Stephen Saito
At Awards Daily, Sasha Stone posted links to several Oscar-nominated animated shorts available on YouTube. One of them, Logorama, is no longer there. But three still are: Nicky Phelan’s Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, Fabrice Joubert’s French Roast, and Javier Recio Gracia’s The Lady and the Reaper (above). See links below. Short films, along with documentaries and foreign-language films, are difficult to predict — as in, which ones will get nominated or which one win will win the Oscar — because only a relatively small group of Academy members vote in these categories. Making things murkier, most submitted entries get little or no publicity. Those living in Los Angeles will be able to check out the Oscar shorts in [...] »
- Andre Soares
If you haven't seen any of the nominated films for the Academy Award's Best Animated Short Film yet, here's your chance. All five shorts are now available online and ready for viewing right here. It might help with your office Oscar pool, if they even have this category included. Otherwise, just enjoy five neat little animated shorts, arranged from best to... less.
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Directed by Nick Park
I actually posted this short over a year ago when it had its UK debut, but since then it has come to American shores and roped itself an Oscar nomination. The popular Wallace & Gromit are now bakers and in danger of being targeted by a local serial killer who's been murdering bakers. Incredibly witty in words and visuals, it's been over a decade since A Close Shave and this doesn't disappoint. »
- Arya Ponto
Set aside the showdown between "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" for a moment. Stop obsessing over whether Sandra or Meryl will take home the best actress trophy.Further down the list of nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, there are several other races brewing that could result in genuine Oscar Night surprises -- even if those surprises will be fully appreciated only by those aficionados who track the three short-film categories. To its credit, the Academy has resisted pressures to eliminate the low-profile categories from the broadcast. At the same time, it has enhanced efforts to make the short films -- which this year range from the latest bit of Wallace & Gromit whimsy to a wrenching look at the parents who lost their school-age children in the earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan province in 2008 -- more widely available to the general public.On Feb. 19, as part of what is now a 5-year-old tradition, »
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