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I have yet to see Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter but I'm counting the days until I get the opportunity. The new film from writing/directing team David and Nathan Zellner (Kid Thing) is a riff on a popular urban legend about a girl who believes Fargo is a true story and goes searching for the money Steve Buscemi's character buried near the end of that movie. Of course the legend isn't true (the young woman who died in real life wasn't searching for the money), but the Zellners used it as a springboard for a film that looks like a fantastic examination of loneliness and obsession. Hit the jump to check out the Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter trailer. The film stars Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, & Nathan Zellner. The score by The Octopus Project won a special jury award at Sundance. It hits select theaters on March 13th, »
- Evan Dickson
A young woman goes on a bizarre quest to claim a fictional fortune in the first trailer for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Rinko Kikuchi stars as a lonely Japanese woman, who becomes convinced that a satchel of money she sees buried in a movie is, in fact, real. Abandoning her structured life in Tokyo for the frozen Minnesota wilderness, she embarks on an impulsive quest to search for this lost mythical fortune.
The "fictional film" in question is Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic Fargo, which, despite that film's claim in the opening credits, is not based on a true story. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is, however, loosely based on the real story of a Japanese woman named Takako Konishi, who traveled from her home in Tokyo to Minnesota during the winter of 2001. The 28-year-old woman didn't speak a word of English, and she was found frozen to death under mysterious circumstances, »
Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax, »
- Matt Patches
Spanning the years 1913-2004, the 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2014 include Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The annual selection helps to ensure that the movies will be preserved for all time. This year’s list brings the number of films in the registry to 650.
Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:
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- Nancy Tartaglione
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“Unbroken,” which opens on Dec. 25, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Jack O’Connell as Louie Zamperini along with Garrett Hedlund, Ken Watanabe, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Finn Wittrock, Morgan Griffin, Alex Russell, Sophie Dalah and Takamasa Ishihara from director and producer Angelina Jolie and writers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees in both film and television for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Check out the full list of nominees below. In the film categories, "Birdman" has seven nominations, followed by "Boyhood" and "The Imitation Game" with five each. In the TV categories, HBO received a total of 15 nominations. The Golden Globe Awards will be televised live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11th, 2015. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host the show. Best Motion Picture, Drama: * Boyhood * Foxcatcher * The Imitation Game * Selma * The Theory of Everything Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: * Julianne Moore (Still Alice) * Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) * Reese Witherspoon (Wild) * Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) * Jennifer Aniston (Cake) Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: * Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) * Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) * Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has today announced the nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, with Birdman leading the movie field with seven nods, including Best Motion Picture – Comedy / Musical, where it will contest the award against The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride and St. Vincent.
Nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama are Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma and The Theory of Everything, while Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Ava DuVernay (Selma), David fincher (Gone Girl), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) and Richard Linklater (Boyhood) are up for Best Director.
On the TV front, there was no love for popular shows like The Walking Dead, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, but newcomers Jane the Virgin, Transparent and The Affair all managed to secure nods.
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- Gary Collinson
The nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards are in and once again HBO shows swept the TV categories (Girls, True Detective, Veep), but there were also some surprises (Jane the Virgin, Annie's Quvenzhane Wallis) as well as Jennifer Aniston's first Golden Globe nod since 2003.
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— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 11, 2014
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The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, continuing this week's exciting slew of award nods after Wednesday's SAG Award nominees. There are way more movie nominations to go around this time, what with both the drama and musical/comedy categories, so even tohough there are a lot of the same names seen at the SAGs, there are still some new entrants to award season, like Selma and Big Eyes (though still no American Sniper or Unbroken). There are some surprises in the TV categories, however; while there are lots of repeat names from years past (and this year's Emmys), it's exciting to see Jane the Virgin (and its star, Gina Rodriguez) and Transparent up for Globes! The Globes air Jan. 11, so see everyone who's nominated here. Movies Best Motion Picture, Drama Foxcatcher Boyhood The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy Birdman The Grand »
The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards earlier this morning. The awards honor the work that has been done in film and television, and the winners will be announced January 11th, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
One of my favorite films of the year, Birdman, leads the pack with seven nominations in the film categories. Then one of my favorite series, Fargo, leads the TV nominations with five. There were a ton of great films and TV shows this last year, and it's good to see many of my favorites being honored for their greatness.
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- Joey Paur
Nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Kate Beckinsale, two-time Golden Globe Award-nominee Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Golden Globe-winner and five-time nominee Jeremy Piven joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Theo Kingma for the announcement. Nominations were announced in 25 categories.
Four out of the five movies to earn Golden Globe best picture nominations this year are based on true stories— Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Selma. Richard Linklater’s story of a boy growing up, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years.
The movies’ four actors, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo and Eddie Redmayne will vie for the best dramatic actor Golden Globe, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for Nightcrawler.
- Michelle McCue
Birdman soared to the top of the Golden Globe nominees, picking up seven nods, including Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Big Eyes followed with five each. In the television categories, Fargo led the pack with five, while True Detective and House of Cards followed with four each.
Boyhood will compete in the Best Motion Picture — Drama category, against Selma, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything. Meanwhile, Birdman will go toe-to-toe in the Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical category with The Grand Budapest Hotel, »
The Golden Globes! Everyone’s favorite Almost-the-Oscars ceremony. The 72nd Annual nominations were unveiled Thursday morning by presenters Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, Peter Krause and Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma.
The HFPA went in big on Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything, placing Birdman into the Comedy/Musical category where it is likely to clean up. Missing from the bunch are heavy hitters like Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper and only a single nomination for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
On the TV front, it was a big morning for Transparent, Orange is the New Black, The Affair, and House of Cards, while snubbing Emmy favorites Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, as well as hits like The Walking Dead, The Americans, Mad Men or the final season of Boardwalk Empire.
The 72nd Annual Golden Globes will air January 11 at 8 Pm on NBC, »
- Brian Welk
The Golden Globe nominations for TV shows and performers are often difficult to pin down, given voters' penchant for embracing new shows and quickly dismissing old ones (all of last year's comedy winners were shown the door this time around). As a result, there were a number of surprises, and some of the contenders we were expecting to be nominated were snubbed. Below, the lists of those programs and performers who won't be in the running on Jan. 11 at the 72nd annual edition of these kudos. (Click here for the complete list of who did earn nominations.) -Break- 'Fargo' leads Golden Globe nominations for TV with five, 'True Detective' has four Not Nominated: Best Drama Series "Homeland" "How to Get Away with Murder" "The Knick" "The Leftovers" "Masters of Sex" "Outlander" Not Nominated: Best Drama Actor Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire" Jeff Dani...' »
Showtime's "The Affair" and Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" were among several TV shows receiving three nods as nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced on Thursday (December 11) morning. Also receiving three nominations on the series side were CBS' "The Good Wife" and Netflix's "House of Cards," though all of the shows competing for series crowns are behind FX's "Fargo" and HBO's "True Detective," which earned five and four nominations respectively and are heading for an epic showdown in the Movie/Miniseries field. On the Best Television Series - Drama side, "The Affair" will be going up against "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife" and "House of Cards," with "Game of Thrones" the only one from this group not to earn a single individual nomination. "The Affair" star Dominic West is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama against fellow Showtimer Liev Schreiber of "Ray Donovan, »
- Daniel Fienberg
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Again we have Birdman at the head of the pack, earning seven nominations (all categories it was eligible for), including Best Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Director, Best Actor – Comedy/Musical, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Boyhood and The Imitation Game followed behind with five nods apiece, which included Best Picture – Drama, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay.
There weren’t any particularly surprising inclusions in this morning’s nominations, as nearly everything we expected to be here made it in. What’s perhaps most surprising of all is that Angelina Jolie’s war drama Unbroken, a film that was expected to fetch at least a little recognition, was completely shut out. Nor did we see the music drama Whiplash take more than its most expected nod for Best Supporting Actor. »
- Jeff Beck
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton all got up early, like most of us movie buffs, for the big reveal! The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations! The usual suspects triumphed at the nominations such as "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "Selma," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of Everything." Missing was one of my favorite films of the year, "Whiplash" but it got one nod for J.K. Simmons' performance.
Also missing in the big categories is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" which only received one nomination, Best Original Score. Watch the film to get kudos from the Academy in the technical categories.
We'll find out the winners of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as our hosts of the evening and it will be broadcast live on NBC.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards: »
Birdman is fast emerging as Fox Searchlight’s poster child of the season as the New Regency production emerged top of the pile on December 11 with seven 72nd Golden Globe nominations.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film earned kudos for best film in a comedy or musical, best actor in the same category for Michael Keaton, supporting acting nods for Edward Norton and Emma Stone, director, screenplay and score.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave five nominations to IFC Films’ Boyhood, as well as to TWC’s The Imitation Game, while Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and The Theory Of Everything earned four apiece.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Now this is immaculate: the CW’s drought of kudos traction has been broken in a big way this year with the Golden Globe comedy series nom for its buzzy frosh series “Jane the Virgin,” as well as a comedy actress bid for star Gina Rodriguez.
The noms mark the first Globe mentions for the CW since its debut in 2006.
Globe voters lived up to their reputation for giving important credibility boosts to young series. In addition to “Jane the Virgin,” voters showered Showtime’s hot freshman drama “The Affair” with three key noms, for drama series and acting bids for stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. The Globes attention was particularly important for “Affair” as the show came up empty on Wednesday in the SAG Award nominations, a surprise given West’s stature as an alum of “The Wire.”
Amazon’s “Transparent” is now officially a contender with a »
- Cynthia Littleton
The Golden Globes spread the wealth among this year’s films and TV series when nominations were announced this morning. The group that picked last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave has tapped IFC Films’ Boyhood, Sony Classics’ Foxcatcher, the Weinsteins’ The Imitation Game, Paramount’s Selma and Focus Features’ The Theory Of Everything in its top drama race, with most everything going to form in the major acting categories.
The Best Motion Picture Comedy race includes Fox Searchlight’s Birdman, the Alexander Gonzales Inarritu-directed pic that led the way yesterday at the SAG Awards. It did so this morning, too, with seven nominations followed by five apiece from Boyhood and Imitation Game. That helped give Searchlight a leading 12 noms total — it also had Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which also scored a Best Comedy/Musical nom as did Disney’s Into The Woods, the »
- Patrick Hipes
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