5 items from 2015
The Oscar nominations have been announced and these are officially the best movies of the year. Apparently. We guess. The Academy nominated them for Best Picture, so they must be.
In case you don’t have time to watch all eight movies between now and Oscar night, Feb. 22, we’ve drafted up this cheat sheet, so you’ll at least be able to pretend that you’ve seen them:
Who's In It: Phil from The Hangover, Bradley Cooper; that girl from that movie, I think she dated Jude Law? Sienna Miller; plus, it was directed by Clint Eastwood (if you don’t know who he is, ask your dad).
What's It About: The most lethal American sniper in U.S. military history, based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (watch the trailer here).
Other Nominations: Cooper for Best Actor, Film Editing »
Paul Feig has got a tough job on his hands trying to win round the Ghostbusters fanbase since the announcement that he’s rebooting the franchise with an all-female cast. The film has been met with a lot of negativity online, but that hasn’t bothered Feig yet.
“We’re not recreating the old movie, but we want to do just enough fun nods that the fans will go, ‘Oh, okay, they’re acknowledging that the other movie existed,'” Feig has told Empire. “I like to watch parodies, but I don’t want to do them because they’re too referential. Comedy that’s too referential has such a short shelf life, whereas comedy that’s based around characters will be relatable 2000 years from now because people won’t change that much.”
The Bridesmaids director has also confirmed that his Ghostbusters will once again be set in New York. »
- Luke Owen
By Anjelica Oswald
The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills in a two-part announcement. Joining some Oscar veterans, such as Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard and Wes Anderson, are a number of first-time Oscar nominees. Of the five nominees for actor in a lead role, only Bradley Cooper has been nominated before. Two actresses in a lead role and two actresses in a supporting role are newcomers and one director and one supporting actor have never been nominated before. First-time Oscar nominees include:
Morten Tyldum — Achievement in directing
The Norwegian filmmaker who helmed The Imitation Game earned a spot in the top five for best director. He was also nominated for a Hollywood Film Award. The film received eight nominations, including best picture. His film was also recognized by the Human Rights Campaign “for bringing the »
- Anjelica Oswald
Also Read: Spirit Awards Get Live Broadcast for 30th Anniversary
Read the full release from Film Independent:
Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced today that Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell will co-host the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The nonprofit, which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at Lacma, will hold the 30th annual awards ceremony as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, »
- Matt Donnelly
Emma Stone will have a while to wait to see if she wins a Golden Globe for Best Supporting actress, but the “Birdman” star is already winning plenty of accolades for her bold jumpsuit look on the red carpet.
Stone rocked a Lanvin jumpsuit, made up of a shiny silver top and black pants with a big bow, and the Internet collectively lost it.
Also Read: Golden Globes: Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)
“I don’t say this lightly, but Emma Stone is all that and a bag of chips right now,” tweeted Taylor Davies.
The actress, currently starring on Broadway in “Cabaret, »
- Linda Ge
5 items from 2015
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