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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.
The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:
Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Bill Condon.
- Variety Staff
The 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards were held on Sunday and presented three awards to films in this year’s best picture race. Divided into genre categories (best period film, best fantasy film, best contemporary film), the Art Directors Guild awards those films’ whose production design they deem to be the most impressive, and this year’s winners were The Revenant for best period film, Mad Max: Fury Road for best fantasy, and The Martian for best contemporary.
The Adg Awards are a relatively recent honor, as its corresponding Oscar equivalent, best production design, used to be the accolade bestowed upon production designers prior to the Adg’s inception in 1996.
This year, with each of the three major categories’ winners also being up for best picture at the Oscars, an Adg award could go a long way in predicting this year’s best production design recipient. »
- Patrick Shanley
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a Behind the Scenes look at the much-anticipated adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which you can check out below.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, »
- Kellvin Chavez
There is nary a film genre more tried and true than the war-time romance. From Casablanca to Doctor Zhivago to The English Patient, the structure allows for a micro conflict injected into a macro scenario. From a script by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liasons, Atonement), adapted from the novel under the pseudonym Kurban Said, and directed by Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy), Ali and Nino strives for the status of epic but falls considerably short.
Starring Adam Bakri as Ali Khan Shirvanshir, a young Muslim Azerbaijani man who falls in love with Nino Kipiani (María Valverde), a Georgian princess, the film is set in and around Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan on the brink of the Bolshevik Revolution. The couple hopes to marry quickly, but the rumblings of war postpone everything. Nino’s parents (Mandy Patinkin and a woefully-miscast Connie Nielsen) are convinced the conflict will be over in months. Ali won’t have it, »
- Dan Mecca
After a decent release in Stateside, The 33 arrives in Irish and UK cinemas this Friday. n 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. The international cast is led by Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne. Check out an exclusive interview with Lou Diamond Phillips below who has some gives some great insight into the movie, his performance and much more. »
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As we wait for the PGA Awards this weekend and the SAG Awards next weekend, our forum posters are considering all the possibilities. Among the hottest topics, posters in our movies forum are discussing whether Sylvester Stallone ("Creed"), a frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor, could ultimately be disappointed like Lauren Bacall was when she was nominated for "The Mirror Has Two Faces" in 1996, ultimately losing in an upset to Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient"). -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions They're also wondering whether Lady Gaga and Diane Warren will win Best Original Song for "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary "The Hunting Ground," or if they could be upset by The Weeknd's "Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey." Also, why are the Oscars so biased towards dramas and dramedies against laugh-out-loud c »
The continued blood-soaked battles between neck-chomping culebras and those who hunt them are collected in the second season Blu-ray / DVD of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as the Amazon exclusive home media release that includes both seasons of the Robert Rodriguez series:
Press Release: The Original Crime Drama, Executive Produced by Robert Rodriguez, Swoops Into Retail in a Loaded 3-Disc Set (Blu-ray/DVD) Featuring All 10 Episodes from Season Two, Audio Commentary from Rodriguez, Cast & Crew, 13 Featurettes, "After Dusk: Inside the Episode" Segments - and More!
Also Available Will Be From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - The Complete Seasons One & Two, Exclusively at Amazon
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.98/$39.98
Spun off from Robert Rodriguez's cult classic film franchise, Season One of Miramax/El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, »
- Derek Anderson
London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to present the 175-year-old costume company Angels Costumes with its annual award for outstanding British contribution to cinema at BAFTA’s film awards ceremony on Feb. 14.
The award is presented in honor of Michael Balcon, the British film producer known for his work with Ealing Studios. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter franchise and former Film4 boss Tessa Ross. Last year’s recipient was BBC Films.
Angels, which was established in 1840, is a seventh-generation family business. Today it is led by chairman Tim Angel, who has also served as chairman of BAFTA and as a governor of the British Film Institute.
Angels has a collection that spans eight miles of hanging rails, and is made up of more than 1 million items of clothing. Angels supplied costumes to »
- Leo Barraclough
Angels Costumes is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb 14.
Now in its 175th year, Angels Costumes is the world’s longest-established and largest professional costume house, and has worked with film luminaries including Alfred Hitchcock, Powell and Pressburger, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg on features from the Ealing Comedies, films produced by Gainsborough Studios and Hammer, to the Carry On films, Bond, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter.
The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award is presented annually in honour of film producer Michael Balcon and previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt, [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The 2015 Oscar nominations have been announced with The Revenant leading the way with 12 nominations followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with ten. After crunching some numbers we've taken a look at how this year's crop of Best Picture nominees stacks up to prior, pre-nomination box office totals. Have a look at what we found after comparing this year's eight Best Picture nominees to 190 previous Best Picture contenders, going back 33 years to 1982. Note: Before reading on, please be aware this article is specifically comparing pre-nomination grosses (not adjusted for inflation) unless otherwise noted. To begin, Room is the sixth lowest grossing Best Picture nominee (pre-nominations) in the last 33 years with $5.1 million. The five lower grossing films are American Sniper ($3.3M), Letters from Iwo Jima ($2.5M), My Left Foot ($2.1M), The Dresser ($562k) and Amour ($371k). In fact, Room will likely end up as one of the top ten lowest grossing Best »
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With a number of big Golden Globe wins last night, including best director and best dramatic picture for The Revenant, director Alejandro G. Inarritu finds himself once more in the thick of the Oscar hunt. The Mexican-born filmmaker won big last year with three Oscars for his avant garde drama Birdman, which scored him the best original screenplay, best director, and best picture awards.
This year, with the western revenge thriller The Revenant, Inarritu has once more directed a film that he wrote himself, this time adapting the screenplay from the novel by Michael Punke with co-writer Mark L. Smith.
Inarritu is not the only writer/director with films in the race this year, however, as a number of other contenders boast a director who also penned the film’s script. The original screenplay hopefuls include Spotlight (directed and written by Tom McCarthy with co-writer »
- Patrick Shanley
The Sundance Institute is including a touch of Cannes this week as the likes of Pippa Bianco (her short Share was the 2015 winner of Cannes Cinefondation), Alistair Banks Griffin (Two Gates of Sleep premiered in Directors’ Fortnight in 2010), and the Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza tandem (from Critics’ Week Grand Prize in 2013 for Salvo) are among the dozen selected projects for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab. The immersive, five-day writers’ workshop takes place just prior to the festival at the Sundance Resort in Utah, January 15-20. Look for several of these projects to one day break into not only Sundance, but other major film fests. Here are the selected people & projects:
The projects and fellows selected for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab are:
In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, »
- Eric Lavallee
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominees of its Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. The Awards night will take place on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
And the nominees are:
Here's the rest of the press release:
.Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,. says Asc President Richard Crudo. .The quality of the work is astounding, and it.s great to see we.re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it.s due..
.Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,. notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. .We look forward to celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of these nominees in February. »
The Asc has nominated Roger Deakins, Asc, Bsc; Janusz Kaminski; Ed Lachman, Asc; Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC, and John Seale, Asc, Acs, for the Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release.
The nominated films are:
The winner will be announced Feb. 14 at the 30th Asc Awards ceremony.
“Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,” says Asc President Richard Crudo. “The quality of the work is astounding, and it’s great to see we’re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it’s due.”
“Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,” notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. »
- Michelle McCue
“The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” kept their industry awards streaks alive Wednesday with nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers. Both films have also been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, American Cinema Editors, Art Directors Guild and Producers Guild of America this year.
The nominations mark, respectively, Emmanuel Lubezki’s sixth and John Seale’s fifth from the group to date. Lubezki has won four Asc awards, for “Children of Men,” “The Tree of Life,” “Gravity” and “Birdman.” He won back-to-back Oscars for the latter two. Seale won both the Asc prize and the Oscar for “The English Patient.”
- Kristopher Tapley
The cinematographers group on Wednesday unveiled its nominations for the 30th American Society Of Cinematographers (Asc) Awards on February 14 in Los Angeles.
Emmanuel Lubezki, who has won Asc and Oscar honours in the last two years for Birdman and Gravity and claimed the Asc prize on two other occasions, earns a nod for The Revenant and John Seale, an Asc and Oscar winner once before with The English Patient, is in contention for Mad Max: Fury Road.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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