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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing
The sound in “Dunkirk” is crucial for this almost-silent, radically structured action movie. And “War for the Planet of the Apes” is also relatively dialogue light–except when Woody Harrelson’s Kurtz-like Colonel and Andy Serkis as Caesar explode in a dramatic face-off. And each time Ryan Gosling’s K in “Blade Runner,” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman or Ansel Elgort’s Baby Driver enters a new landscape, the sound design clues us into what’s going on.

Here are our current predictions in alphabetical order. No movie will be deemed a frontrunner until I see it.

Frontrunners:

Will Files (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Richard King (“Dunkirk”)

Mark Mangini (“Blade Runner 2049”)

James Mather (“Wonder Woman”)

Julian Slater (“Baby Driver”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey (“Darkest Hour”)

Richard Hymns (“The Post”)

Eric A. Norris, Steven Ticknor (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

Warren Shaw (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Donald Sylvester (“Logan”)

Matthew Wood
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John Carpenter sues Luc Besson for Lockout's similarities to Escape From New York... and wins!

John Carpenter sues Luc Besson for Lockout's similarities to Escape From New York... and wins!
Did you notice similarities between Luc Besson's action thriller Lockout and John Carpenter's post-apocalyptic classic Escape from New York?

John Carpenter definitely did - so he sued Besson, his co-writers Stephen Saint Leger and James Mather, as well as production company EuropaCorp for copyright infringement in France.

In Lockout, a criminal goes on a near-suicide mission to rescue the president's daughter from a heavily armed no-man's land. Sound familiar?

A French court undertook an extensive examination of both screenplays and subsequently ruled in Carpenter's favour, according to Observatoire européen de l'audiovisue.

Among the similarities between the two films, the court listed: "A number of elements present in both New York 1997 [French name for Escape from New York] and Lock-Out could, in fact, be considered as stock elements in the cinema.

"The court nevertheless noted many similarities between the two science-fiction films: both presented an athletic, rebellious and cynical hero, sentenced to a period of
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Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'

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Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'
International awards won by Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th Ifta Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.

The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6.

But the Irish Film and Television Academy chose it above nominees Frank, Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Patrick’s Day.

Comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, won three awards including best director for Lenny Abrahamson, best supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson and best director of photography for James Mather.

Family drama Patrick’s Day also scored a hat-trick, winning best actor for Moe Dunford, best script for writer-director Terry McMahon and best sound.

Biopic Noble, directed by Stephen Bradley, won best actress for Deirdre O’Kane and best supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who was also
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Animated Film ‘Song of the Sea’ Wins Top Prize at Irish Film and Television Awards

Animated Film ‘Song of the Sea’ Wins Top Prize at Irish Film and Television Awards
London — Children’s animated feature “Song of the Sea” won the top film prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin on Sunday.

“Frank” picked up several awards, including director for Lenny Abrahamson, and supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson. “Patrick’s Day” also picked up multiple prizes, including actor for Moe Dunford and script for Terry McMahon.

Noble” took actress honors for Deirdre O’Kane and supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who also took the rising star award.

Best international film was “Boyhood,” the international actor award went to Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything,” and the international actress honor went to Julianne Moore for “Still Alice.”

In the TV section, “Love/Hate” was named top series, and also won script for Stuart Carolan. “Vikings” won top director for Ciaran Donnelly, and, perhaps surprisingly, make-up and hair.
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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards
London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three nominations each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective,” and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave,” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall,
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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards
London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations, with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective”; and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall,
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Lockout

French producer Luc Besson (the Transporter trilogy) has made a name for himself (and others) pumping out high-octane, adrenaline-fueled schlock. Thrillers that only pause to deliver a well-timed one-liner, while a tough-as-nails hero (usually European) blasts away bad guys to save a fragile victim and complete his mission. His movies are made up of mostly standard stuff, red meat for red-blooded males, but at least they move.

Besson’s latest run-and-gun is a high-concept sci-fi noir set in the year 2079. Except the “high” concept is essentially “Escape from New York in space” since the movie lifts the entire plot, in which a wise-cracking antihero must rescue an innocent official stranded in a futuristic prison overtaken by psychotic convicts. James Mather and Stephen St. Leger share directing duties on their first feature and co-writing credits with Besson, but struggle to represent anything especially inventive. As a result, your enjoyment will depend
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Movie Reviews -- "The Cabin in the Woods" & "Lockout"

Two big films are opening this weekend, we have .The Cabin in the Woods. for horror buffs and .Lockout. for action fans. .The Cabin in the Woods. is from the brilliant minds of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard and it stars Kristen Connolly (Dana), Chris Hemsworth (Curt), Anna Hutchison (Jules), Fran Kranz (Marty), Jesse Williams (Holden), and Richard Jenkins (Sitterson). (Check out my interviews with Joss Whedon and Amy Acker right here, and with Fran Kranz right here)

In .Lockout,. Guy Pearce stars as Snow, a man in charge to rescue the President.s daughter (Maggie Grace) from inside a prison in space. Directors James Mather and Stephen St Leger crafted a simple plot (they co-wrote the film with Luc Besson) that is full of witty one-liners and features Pearce as an action hero. (Check out my interviews with Guy Pearce right here, and Maggie Grace right here)

So which
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Guy Pearce Talks About .Lockout.

I.ve loved Guy Pearce since .The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.. When I told the actor that near the end, there.s a funny quip you have to see!

In .Lockout,. Pearce stars as Snow, a mysterious character who.s in charge of rescuing the President.s daughter inside an outer space prison. The film lights up with Pearce.s quips and one-liners, and it reminds me of the good, old-fashioned thrillers from the 80s where the plot is simple, and the hero is an anti-hero full of witty one-liners. Co-written by producer Luc Besson (.Taken.) alongside the film.s directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, you.ll enjoy .Lockout. when it comes out on April 13th.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His interest in working on the movie

*** How he prepared

*** He.s notorious for being strict about continuity . thank goodness because .Memento. would
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Maggie Grace Talks About .Lockout. and Teases Us About "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"

I loved meeting Maggie Grace! I.ve liked her since .Lost,. albeit briefly, and after working with Luc Besson for .Taken. (she.s also working on .Taken 2. right now), she.s back with the producer for .Lockout,. a simple sci-fi thriller about a prison in space.

In .Lockout,. Grace stars as Emilie Warnock, the President.s daughter, who suddenly finds herself trapped inside the prison. Coming to save him is Snow (played by the witty Guy Pearce), but she can save herself thank you very much! .Lockout,. co-written by Besson with the film.s directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, comes out on April 13th.

In this interview, Grace and I talked about:

*** Her interest in working in the film

*** Working with Guy Pearce

*** How she prepared for the role

*** Maggie Grace also teased us on .The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. where she plays the vampire Irina Denali.
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"The Artist" Wins Big at British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)! Check Out Complete List of Winners!

Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" dominated the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) taking home 7 trophies including Best Film, Best Director (Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Music. "The Artist" won 7 out of its 12 nominations.

Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" was also a big BAFTA winner taking home the Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay awards.

In the acting categories, Meryl Streep won the Best Actress award for her Margaret Thatcher performance in "The Iron Lady," Christopher Plummer was given the Best Supporting Actor award for "Beginners," and Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award for "The Help."

Here's the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (to check out winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here):

Best Film

*** The Artist Thomas Langmann

The Descendants Jim Burke,
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2012 BAFTA Awards Winners

2012 BAFTA Awards Winners
The Artist was named Best Film at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London's Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.

Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up & Hair category.

The Help's Octavia Spencer won the Supporting Actress category and Christopher Plummer won Supporting Actor for his performance in Beginners.

Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay were awarded to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Senna won the Documentary and Editing BAFTAs. Hugo won two BAFTAs in Production Design and Sound. Pedro Almod&#243var's The Skin I Live In won the Film Not in the English Language
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2012 BAFTA Winners Prove Everyone is In Love with 'The Artist'

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held tonight at which The Artist was named Best Film along with six other awards including Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Original Screenplay and Actor (Jean Dujardin). The film also took home awards for cinematography, costume design and original music. None of this comes as much of a surprise as The Artist is now, and has been for some time, considered the front-runner for Best Picture at the Oscars and has slowly been gaining steam in other categories including director and actor, especially as Dujardin has been charming American and international audiences with his latest Funny or Die skit and an appearance on "Saturday Night Live". In other awards, Meryl Streep won for Best Actress, adding more fuel to the competition between her and The Help's Viola Davis, a film that found itself in the winner's circle with Octavia Spencer winning Best Supporting Actress.
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The Full BAFTA Winners List

Predictably, The Artist has swept the board at the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, nabbing a total of seven gongs (including Best Film, Best Leading Actor, and Best Director). Whilst many Brits would have been hoping to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy take home a few extra (particularly for lead actor Gary Oldman), there’s little doubt that Michel Hazanavicius’ silent masterpiece deserves every accolade tossed its way. Also somewhat predictably, Meryl Streep walked away with the Best Leading Actress award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

One pleasing result is surely for Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, which picked up the Outstanding Debut award. As one of Britain’s foremost talents, it’s great to see Considine rewarded for his revered work.

The award for Outstanding British Contribution o Cinema went to John Hurt. The Fellowship, the highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, was presented to Martin Scorsese.
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The 2012 BAFTA Awards – The Winners

Well the 2012 BAFTA Awards are over (unless of course you’re watching them on a catch-up service) and the event was filled with very little surprises – The Artist repeated its success from both the Richard Attenborough Film Awards and the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and my bet (despite my love for his competition) for the Outstanding Debut Award, Paddy Considine, did walk away with that award. Of the awards Real surprises, I’m so happy for Christopher Plumer, who walked away with the Best Supporting Actor award for Beginners, and Octavia Spencer who won the Best Supporting Female award for The Help (although like many I thought that would go to Carey Mulligan for Drive).

Here are the nominees and winners in full:

Special Visual Effects

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn Joe Letteri Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Tim Burke, John Richardson,
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BAFTA 2012 Winners: The Artist Takes 7 Awards!

The 2012 Orange BAFTA ceremony tonight was, as expected, dominated by Michael Hazanavicius’ silent black-and-white love story The Artist.

Taking home seven awards in total, including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor for Jean Dujardin’, ‘Best Original Screenplay’, ‘Original Music’, ‘Cinematography’ and ‘Best Costume Design’, The Artist won almost every category it competed in.

Although Dujardin was a surprise over George Clooney for Best Actor, there was no shock for Best Actress with the BAFTA going to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, which was also honoured for the extraordinary Make-up & Hair category.

In the supporting category The Help’s Octavia Spencer won Supporting Actress and Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor for Beginners, as expected.

Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay went to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Senna (Documentary, Editing) and Hugo (Production Design, Sound) also winning two Baftas.

In a huge surprise Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I
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British Academy Film Awards Announced – The Artist, Streep, Dujardin, Spencer, Plummer Big Winners

The Artist wins seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius

Meryl Streep wins Leading Actress

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Iron Lady and Senna win two BAFTAs each

The Artist was named Best Film at tonight.s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London.s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.

Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up & Hair category.

The Help.s Octavia Spencer won the Supporting Actress category and Christopher Plummer won Supporting Actor for his performance in Beginners.

Outstanding British Film and
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Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep: BAFTA 2012 Winners

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady BAFTA 2012 Winners: The Artist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Skin I Live In, Michel Hazanavicius Best Actor Brad Pitt Moneyball Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Clooney The Descendants * Jean Dujardin The Artist Michael Fassbender Shame Best Actress BÉRÉNICE Bejo The Artist * Meryl Streep The Iron Lady Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Viola Davis The Help Best Supporting Actor * Christopher Plummer Beginners Jim Broadbent The Iron Lady Jonah Hill Moneyball Kenneth Branagh My Week with Marilyn Philip Seymour Hoffman The Ides of March Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan Drive Jessica Chastain The Help Judi Dench My Week with Marilyn Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids * Octavia Spencer The Help Best Original Music * The Artist Ludovic Bource The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Hugo Howard Shore Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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British Academy Film Awards… and the winners are

HollywoodNews.com: British Academy Film Awards… and the winners are…

The Artist” was named the year’s best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, as it is expected to win again at the Academy Awards in two weeks.

Winners Announced

The Artist wins seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius

Meryl Streep wins Leading Actress

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Iron Lady and Senna win two BAFTAs each

The Artist was named Best Film at tonight?s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London?s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.

Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as
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The 2012 BAFTA Award Winners List

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So there we have it. The 2012 BAFTA Awards have now drawn to a close. The Artist had an amazing night taking seven awards including that of the award for Best Film. Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white silent film also took awards for Best Actor, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Screenplay, Best Director and Leading Actor. Simply amazing!

Senna came away with two out of the three awards it was nominated for including Best Editing and Best Documentary which was a new category for this year.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy won two awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film but a rather big surprise was that Shame directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan left empty handed. The full list of winners is below.

Let us know what you thought in the comments section below and keep your eyes peeled for our red
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