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Spike Jonze's "Her" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" dominated the nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Associations. Both movies received nods for Best Film along with David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Here's the complete list of nominations, winners will be announced on Monday!
"12 Years a Slave"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, »
Los Angeles Film Critics Awards winners 2013 (photo: Sandra Bullock in ‘Gravity’) The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), which has been around since the early ’70s, announced earlier today, December 8, 2013, their list of 2013 winners and runners-up. Although there were a handful of offbeat choices, what’s most surprising is how mainstream were the majority of Los Angeles Film Critics’ picks this year — Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was the top film, with four wins — and that there were no less than three ties (including one for Best Picture: Gravity and Spike Jonze’s Her). See below. (See also: Full list of Boston Society of Film Critics 2013 winners.) Best Picture (tie): Gravity and Her. Best Foreign-Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Runner-up: The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Best Documentary: Stories We Tell, directed by Sarah Polley Runner-up: The Act of Killing, directed by Anonymous, »
- Andre Soares
Is this a case of imitation being the greatest form of flattery? Reese Witherspoon no doubt respects her acting elder Sigourney Weaver but it's a little creepy to compliment a celeb by stealing her style. We're more surprised to see the Mud star in this black-and-blue look than the Avatar actress. The high neck and synched bodice give it a more mature feel than the blonde beauty typically wears. No, we're not calling the Sigourney old, we're just suggesting, in the most PC way possible, that she prefers covered-up looks like this cocktail dress... Age issues aside, we actually think the look works better on Sigourney. There's something about the longer length that works better on the somewhat boxy »
Time to retreat from the bright, twinkly lights and good cheer of the holiday season and fall into the grim world of film noir. But we’re not traveling back to the time of big sedans and even bigger fedoras. That’s the era that first inspired that phrase with classics like Detour, D.O.A., and Gun Crazy. They, in turn, inspired several modern-day full color tributes beginning in the 1980′s with Body Heat to One False Move. Out Of The Furnace is set over the last few years, but instead of a bustling metropolis its backdrop is a dying small Pennsylvania town. And the big scores aren’t jewelry stores and banks, it’s crack and meth. While the flick’s in color, the mood is just as dark as in those old black and whites. Very, very dark.
For most of film noir thrillers, the main hero is just an honest, »
- Jim Batts
It is no secret that, while the Academy rarely misses an opportunity to reward a young actress’ breakout, it likes to keep the boys running a while longer – in fact, over the past twelve years, female acting nominees have been on average a full eight years younger than their male counterparts. Little Tye Sheridan, then, has virtually no chance of catching voters’ eyes, especially in a field as crowded as this year’s Best Actor category, and with a film that peaked in buzz back in May.
But boy, does he deserve a chance. Previously only seen as The Tree of Life’s youngest, quietest sibling, the seventeen year old gives in Mud a performance of the highest class, one played with evident maturity that nevertheless remains candid and childlike »
- GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
If the Sundance Film Festival has always been the place to discover tomorrow’s biggest stars in front of and behind the camera during the past 30 years, it seems to have become even more fruitful in recent years. From young filmmakers like Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) to ready-to-launch superstars like Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings), Hollywood has quickly found its future in the snowy peaks of Park City. “One of the biggest changes in the last 30 years is how independent film »
- Jeff Labrecque
The awards season just got more unpredictable. The last three award-giving bodies have chosen different movies for their top honors. The Gotham Awards picked the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" as their top choice while the New York Film Critics Circle awarded David O. Russell's "American Hustle" with the Best Picture of the Year nod.
Now comes the National Board of Review. They chose the equally fantastic movie "Her' from Spike Jonze as the Best Film of the year. Even in acting categories, the three award-giving organizations vary. For Best Actor, Gotham chose Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club," while New York Film Critics crowned Robert Redford for "All is Lost." The Nbr chose Bruce Dern from "Nebraska" as the actor to beat.
The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”
The guild’s restrictions — far more rigorous than other guilds — require that scripts be produced under WGA jurisdiction or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.K. The WGA had no immediate comment on the exclusions, but the restrictions on eligibility are a longstanding practice at the guild.
Other notable screenplays excluded include Peter Morgan’s screenplay for “Rush”; Ryan Coogler’s script for “Frutivale Station”; “Philomena,” written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” penned by William Nicholson.
Voting to determine the WGA’s nominees launched Tuesday on 95 eligible screenplays — 41 in the adapted category and 54 in the original category. The guild’s restrictions also require that the »
- Dave McNary
Two events in November had all the hopefuls stepping up their Oscar game: the Academy's 2013 Governors Awards and the 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominations. Both helped put this year's Oscar race into sharper focus.
The Governors Awards are the honorary Oscars for career achievement and humanitarianism, which were presented during the main Academy Awards ceremony up until five years ago. Since then, the Academy has handed out these trophies in November instead, in an untelevised ceremony, so awards-hopeful schmoozing can go on away from the prying eyes of the press. (Although Deadline's Pete Hammond took notes on who schmoozed with whom.) On November 16, as honorary Oscars were handed out to the likes of Steve Martin (a frequent Oscar host who, amazingly, has never been nominated in competition »
- Gary Susman
It was another busy year for Texas filmmakers, and it looks like their hard work will once again be recognized with awards. Last week the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced, and Austin and Texas-connected productions including Mud, Upstream Color, Computer Chess and Before Midnight are in the running in a variety of categories.
Up for Best Director you'll find Austinite Jeff Nichols (who participated in a featured panel at Austin Film Festival last October), nominated for Mud, and Shane Carruth, director of the Dallas-filmed Upstream Color. Mud (Holly Herrick's review) will also receive the Robert Altman award, which recognizes one film for its director, casting director and ensemble cast. Upstream Color (J.C.'s review) was nominated for Carruth and fellow Texan David Lowery's editing work, as well.
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- Caitlin Moore
If you had told me, back in the days of Failure To Launch and Sahara, that Matthew McConaughey would become one of the most revered and celebrated actors of the 2010s, I would never have believed it. However, that’s exactly how things turned out with phenomenal turns in Bernie, Magic Mike, Mud, and Killer Joe. He’s continuing on that winning streak thanks to upcoming roles in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar as well as his latest bid for Oscar glory in Dallas Buyer’S Club, where he plays a homophobe who discovers he has contracted AIDS and begins to smuggle the latest untested drugs to other AIDS sufferers. Word from the Us has been incredibly strong, with both McConaughey and Jared Leto being tipped for awards season.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
March 2014 will be one of the biggest months for the industry next year, with the Oscars held on March 2nd. The day before is equally one of the biggest days for the independent side of the industry, playing host to the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards.
The full list of nominations was announced this week, and leading the charge with an impressive seven nods out of fifteen categories is Steve McQueen’s acclaimed 12 Years a Slave. Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is not far behind with six to its name, followed by J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost with four nominations.
Given the independent nature of the awards, some of the films featuring below are inevitably very different to those you can expect to see come January’s Academy Awards nominations announcement, and it’s great to see such titles getting the recognition they deserve on a platform like this.
Equally inevitably, there »
- Kenji Lloyd
12 Years a Slave is leading the nominations for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery drama has been shortlisted for seven awards in total, picking up nods in the Best Feature, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography categories, while stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o were all among the acting nominees.
The Spirit Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 1, 2014, the day before the Academy Awards. The ceremony will be hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt.
Nominees in the major categories are listed below:
12 Years A Slave
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)
Its criteria of a budget less than $15m rules out the likes of Gravity, but it was still always likely 12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama set in 1840s Louisiana - would sweep the board at the nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards. The film ended up with seven nominations, including nods for feature, director and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender.
- Catherine Shoard
The nominations for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced today, with Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama 12 Years a Slave leading the field with 7 nods, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Female (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Supporting Male (Michael Fassbender).
12 Years a Slave will content the Best Feature award against All Is Lost, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska, while McQueen is joined in the directing field by J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Shane Carruth (Upstream Color) and Jeff Nichols (Mud). Mud is also set to receive the pretigious Robert Altman Award, while is presented to the director, the casting director and the ensemble cast.
Check out the full list of nominations here...
'12 Years a Slave'
- Gary Collinson
“12 Years a Slave” and “Nebraska” may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including “All is Lost” (pictured), “Blue Jasmine,” “Before Midnight,” “Enough Said,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Mud.”
“Slave” and “Nebraska” were already high on the radar of voters for other awards, notably Oscars, and deservedly so. But multiple noms for “All is Lost” and “Blue Jasmine” (four and three, respectively) serve as a reminder that these are not just one-man vehicles for stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.
“Fruitvale Station” and “Short Term 12” earned three noms apiece, which boosts the profiles of these “little” films. Also earning three was “Inside Llewyn Davis” from the Coen brothers, but any offering from that Oscar-winning team is a must-see for Academy voters; “Fruitvale” and “Short Term,” which each have fervid supporters, are now must-sees as well.
The Indie Spirits are not reliable bellwethers of Oscar. »
- Tim Gray
In its commitment to recognizing the importance of below the line contributions to the art of filmmaking, Film Independent has now introduced, for the first year, the Best Editing category in the Spirit Awards.
Winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, with the premiere broadcast airing later that evening »
- Michelle McCue
Team Fox Searchlight should be returning to the winner’s circle at the next edition of the Indie Spirits awards. After winning with Black Swan three years back, and losing out in the Best Feature category with Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Descendants, Fox Searchlight’s 12 Years a Slave leads all other films with seven nominations Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography and three of the four acting categories. Alexander Payne’s Nebraska follows with six noms. Both Sundance (Fruitvale Station) and SXSW (Short Term 12) winners figure among the noms, but they weren’t as plentiful with only three noms a piece. Among our favorite titles for 2013 which were left off the scorecard, David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George Saints got no recognition, while Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love would have got my vote for the Annual Someone To Watch Award. »
- Eric Lavallee
This year's Indie Spirit nominations have been announced with "12 Years A Slave" and "Nebraska" easily leading the pack. "All Is Lost," "Blue Jasmine, ," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Fruitvale Station" and "Short Term 12" amongst others are also up for multiple gongs this year.
The Indie Spirit Awards will be held the day before the Oscars, on the beach in Santa Monica on March 1st. Check out the full list of nominees below:
12 Years A Slave
Steve McQueen –12 Years A Slave
Best First Feature
- Garth Franklin
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the pack of the nominations for the 29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award. The film received 7 nominations including best feature, director, and acting noms for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael Fassbender.
Winners of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 1st at a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica with the premiere broadcast airing later that evening at 10:00 pm Et/Pt exclusively on IFC.
Congrats and good luck to all the nominees!
Here's the complete list of the nominees of the 2014 Spirit Awards:
Best Feature (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not awarded)
12 Years a Slave
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