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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

9 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Awesome Advice Jack Nicholson Gave George Miller On The Witches Of Eastwick

3 February 2016 10:09 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

George Miller is one of the most versatile directors making movies today. While best known for his work on the Mad Max franchise, he.s also responsible for family films like Babe and Happy Feet. Somewhere in between those extremes was the 1987 drama The Witches of Eastwick. While Miller did not enjoy the experience of making that particular film, he does say that he got some very useful advice from Jack Nicholson while directing the actor in it. In an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Miller talks about his career in filmmaking. While Miller is best known for creating very tough characters on screen, he characterizes himself as a very nice guy - something that Jack Nicholson apparently told him can misinterpreted, and so it can actually be something of a problem. Miller explained, Some of the producers were very chaotic in their thinking. It kind of got »

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The Awsome Advice Jack Nicholson Gave George Miller On The Witches Of Eastwick

3 February 2016 10:09 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

George Miller is one of the most versatile directors making movies today. While best known for his work on the Mad Max franchise, he.s also responsible for family films like Babe and Happy Feet. Somewhere in between those extremes was the 1987 drama The Witches of Eastwick. While Miller did not enjoy the experience of making that particular film, he does say that he got some very useful advice from Jack Nicholson while directing the actor in it. In an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Miller talks about his career in filmmaking. While Miller is best known for creating very tough characters on screen, he characterizes himself as a very nice guy - something that Jack Nicholson apparently told him can misinterpreted, and so it can actually be something of a problem. Miller explained, Some of the producers were very chaotic in their thinking. It kind of got »

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George Miller named Cannes jury president

2 February 2016 3:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

George Miller is returning to the Cannes film festival this May, this time as jury president.

The Australian director will make his way to the south of France a year after screening Mad Max: Fury Road out of competition. The film’s rave reviews and impressive box office run led to 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Miller’s diverse list of directorial credits range from the original Mad Max with Mel Gibson to The Witches of Eastwick to the animation Happy Feet.

In a statement released by the organisation, the 70-year-old auteur is quoted as saying: “What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on!”

One of Miller’s »

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George Miller Named Jury President of 69th Cannes Film Festival

1 February 2016 9:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Miller will serve as president of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, the fest announced on Monday.

It will be the Australian filmmaker’s second year in a row on the Croisette. Last year, his post-apocalyptic blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road” unspooled in an out-of-competition Cannes berth, garnering major critical acclaim en route to more than $375 million in worldwide box office.

In a statement, George Miller said, “What an unmitigated delight. To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on.”

The Warner Bros. release is presently nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best director and best picture for Miller. He previously won an Oscar for best animated feature for “Happy Feet” (2006), and received nominations for producing »

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‘Mad Max’ Director George Miller Named President of Cannes Film Festival Jury

1 February 2016 9:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

George Miller, the Oscar-nominated director of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” has been named president of the jury at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes organizers have announced. “Mad Max,” which received 10 Oscar nominations last month, including Best Picture, premiered at last year’s Cannes, where the action film was one of the sensations of the festival. Miller’s other films include “The Witches of Eastwick” and the Oscar-winning animated film “Happy Feet.” He also adapted and produced “Babe.” Also Read: George Miller Promises More 'Mad Max' Movies After Scoring First Directing Nomination In the Cannes press release, Miller commented, »

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Cannes jury to be headed by 'Mad Max' director George Miller

1 February 2016 9:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Australian filmmaker will award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival.

Mad Mad director George Miller is to preside over the jury of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22), capping a successful 12 months for the Australian filmmaker.

It was in Cannes last May that Mad Max: Fury Road received its world premiere. The action reboot, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, was shown Out of Competition to critical acclaim and has been picking up awards ever since. It is nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, and seven Baftas.

Miller said: “What an unmitigated delight. To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on.”

As well as heading the jury, it will be down to the 70-year-old director to award »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Meet George Miller: Oscar-Nominated Director of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

15 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The man behind one of this summer’s biggest hits, and now a best picture nominee, Mad Max: Fury Road has been directing films for four decades but many fans would have a hard time picking him out of a lineup. George Miller, the 70-year-old visionary director behind all four films in the Mad Max franchise, earned the first best directing Oscar nomination of his career yesterday morning, though his history with the Academy goes all the way back to 1993.

To say Miller has an eclectic resume is an understatement, as his directing credits have bounced from post-apocalyptic action films to heavy family drama to family films. This year, his film is second in nominations to only The Revenant, from last year’s best director winner, Alejandro G. Inarritu.

Much of Miller’s anonymity springs from his ability to not be pegged down to one specific genre, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Oscar Trivia: First Time Lucky

14 January 2016 7:45 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Refresh your screen periodically for updates as this post will evolve

If you missed the Oscar nominations  this morning you can check out the full list at our Official Nomination Index Page. The individual Oscar charts will take some time to update but should go up throughout the day. But while we're all gathered let's have so fun checking off some trivia and stats. This post is dedicated to the first timers in Oscar's club.

Feel free to contribute "firsts" in the comments!

First Time Lucky

Mad Max Fury Road is the first live action sequel ever nominated for Best Picture whose original wasn't nominated. In fact the entire Mad Max franchise had received zero nominations up until this morning. Mad Max is only the second sequel ever nominated for Best Picture whose original wasn't up for the same prize. The only other example is Toy Story 3 (the first »

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Oscar Nominations: Surprising Factoids About 2016’s Contenders

14 January 2016 10:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Several records were set in nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, with plenty of oddities and eyebrow-raisers as well.

The top two vote-getting films, “The Revenant” (with 12 nominations) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (with 10), both starred Tom Hardy, who scored his first nom for the former.

With today’s best actress nom for “Joy,” 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence is now the youngest actor ever — male or female — to earn four Oscar nods.

Mad Max” opened in May, the only best-pic contender that didn’t bow domestically in the fourth quarter. Three launched in October (“The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Room”), two in November (“Brooklyn,” “Spotlight”) and two others in December (“The Big Short,” “The Revenant”). Of the eight best-pic hopefuls, “Revenant” is the only one that hadn’t debuted at a film festival.

With its five nominations, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” now has 30 nominations for the franchise, tying it with “Lord of the Rings. »

- Tim Gray

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Hopes to Join Long Legacy of Aussies at the Oscars

11 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

With Mad Max: Fury Road in a great position to earn the most Oscar nomination of any film this year when the Academy announces its nominations this Thursday, director George Miller and crew look to join the long legacy of Aussies at the Oscars.

In addition to Miller, the film’s producer Doug Mitchell, co-writer Nico Lathouris, and cinematographer John Clement Seale all hail from the land down under and have high Oscar hopes when nominations are announced this Thursday as the film has been a massive success with critics and audiences alike and earned two Golden Globe nominations for best picture and best director.

Miller and company would hardly be the first Aussies to be noticed by the Academy. Massive stars such as Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett all call Australia home and have taken home Oscars, and Blanchett seems likely to »

- Patrick Shanley

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The Next Mad Max Movie Isn't Happening Anytime Soon

7 January 2016 6:50 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mad Max: Fury Road was a beautiful lighting bolt of cinema, bringing to an end over a decade of production woes and pitfalls that almost derailed it entirely. Yet despite the revitalized interest in the franchise, both for the audience, as well as director George Miller, the man who also brought us such films as Babe and Happy Feet isn't rushing back to the post-apocalyptic wasteland just yet.  While stopping by for a segment on Entertainment Weekly's Sirius Xm channel, Miller gave an update on the seemingly eventual sequel. Though the following comments seem to have the project happening later, rather than sooner, as Miller explained: [I.m] certainly having conversations about it. But I.m not sure if it.s the very next movie I want to do. I.ve got something a bit smaller before we go back out into the wasteland . something that.s contemporary that we »

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