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Oscar Voters Are Sure to Go Gaga for Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’

  • Variety
Oscar Voters Are Sure to Go Gaga for Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’
It might seem like an impossible feat, but with his version of “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper both puts a fresh spin on a decades-old movie staple and transcends its very place in cinema history by fixing the story, turning a classic role, finally, into a tragic figure you actually care about.

For that and many more reasons (like a field that isn’t as competitive as usual), the lead actor Oscar race might be over and done with. Cooper is that good as the kind-hearted but haunted Jackson Maine, and the screenplay — from Cooper, Will Fetters, and Oscar winner Eric Roth — finely tunes his story, serving the character far better than any previous version of the tale has for Fredric March and James Mason’s Norman Maine, or Kris Kristofferson’s John Norman Howard.

That you can get two paragraphs into spelling out the virtues of this film
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

  • Indiewire
2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing
The Sound branch of the Academy often favors music-driven movies when it comes to the Mixing Oscar nominations, so Edgar Wright’s propulsive “Baby Driver” has a shot here, along with the elaborately layered sound mixes on “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

Frontrunners:

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Chris Burdon, Gilbert Lake, Chris Munro (“Wonder Woman”)

Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson (“Baby Driver”)

Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson, Chris Duesterdiek (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten (“Dunkirk”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey, John Casali (“Darkest Hour”)

David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Paul Ledford (“Logan”)

Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, John Casali (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Kevin O’Connell, Tony Lamberti, Felipe Borrero (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Tim White (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)

Gary Rydstrom (“The Post”)

Long Shots:

Ron Bartlett,
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52nd Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 52nd Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2015 in six categories and the Cas Technical Achievement Award Nominations. "The Hateful Eight" joins "Bridge of Spies," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Revenant," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in the Motion Picture - Live Action category.

In the animated category, nominees were .The Good Dinosaur,. .Hotel Transylvania 2,. .Inside Out,. .Minions. and .The Peanuts Movie..

Winners will be revealed on February 20th. Here are the nominees of the 52nd annual Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

.Bridge of Spies.

Production Mixer: Drew Kunin

Re-recording Mixer: Andy Nelson, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Gary Roger Rydstrom, Cas

Scoring Mixer: Thomas Vicari, Cas

Adr Mixer: Bobby Johanson, Cas

Foley Mixer: Chris Manning

.The Hateful Eight.

Production Mixer: Mark Ulano, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Michael Minkler, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Chris Minkler

Scoring Mixer:
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Bob Minkler, ‘Star Wars’ Sound Mixer, Dead at 78

  • The Wrap
Oscar-winning sound mixer Robert Alan “Bob” Minkler died of respiratory failure Oct. 11 at home in Oregon with his wife Patty at his side. Minkler won his Oscar in 1978 for Best Sound on George Lucas‘ iconic sci-fi movie “Star Wars.” In a Hollywood career that spanned 20 years, Minkler worked on such films as “The Black Stallion,” “Easy Rider,” “Bull Durham,” “Mask,” “Urban Cowboy,” “Rocky II,” “Hair” and “Tron,” for which he was Oscar-nominated along with his brother, Lee Minkler, and his nephew, three-time Oscar winner Michael Minkler. Born in 1937 in Glendale, California to audio pioneer Lee Darrell Minkler...
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Oscar Winner Michael Minkler Named Chief Creative Officer of Mpmg (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
Oscar Winner Michael Minkler Named Chief Creative Officer of Mpmg (Exclusive)
Three-time Academy Award-winning sound mixer Michael Minkler has been named Chief Creative Officer of Moving Pictures Media Group. Minkler’s resume counts over 250 films across five decades. He’s received Oscars for “Blackhawk Down,” “Chicago” and “Dreamgirls.” He also assumes the title of Managing Director at Mpmg, which offers services in development, production and post-production, distribution and marketing for independent films. Minkler has previously collaborated with directors Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Also Read: Major Hollywood Studios Sued by Musicians' Federation Over Soundtrack Recycling “Making films is the ultimate collaborative art form.
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing
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Awards Season Continues With Visual Effects, Sound Mixing And Makeup Nominations

Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.

First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing,
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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013. Winners will be revealed on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Cas Career Achievement Award will be given to Re-recording Mixer Andy Nelson.

Here are the nominations for the 50th Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

Captain Phillips

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer .- Michael Prestwood Smith

Re-recording Mixer -- Chris Burdon

Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Taylor

Scoring Mixer -- Al Clay

Adr Mixer -- Howard London, Cas

Foley Mixer -- Glen Gathard

Gravity

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Skip Lievsay, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Niv Adiri

Re-recording Mixer -- Christopher Benstead

Scoring Mixer -- Gareth Cousins

Adr Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell

Foley Mixer . Adam Mendez

Inside Llewyn Davis

Production Mixer -- Peter F. Kurland,
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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Brave’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, ‘Modern Family’

Universal’s Les Misérables was honored for Best Sound Mixing for a motion picture and Disney/Pixar’s team for Brave took the award for animated feature film tonight as the Cinema Audio Society handed out prizes for Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories plus a separate pair of awards for technical achievement. The team for Hatfields & McCoys Part 1 (The History Channel) took the nod for TV movie or miniseries, and Homeland: Beruit Is Back (Showtime) won in the one-hour TV series category. The prize for mixing of a half-hour series went to the team behind ABC’s Modern Family. The 49th Annual Cas Awards were hosted by Ktla’s Sam Rubin at downtown La’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Anne Hathaway presented director Jonathan Demme the Cas Filmmaker Award, and triple Oscar-winning sound mixer Chris Newman received the 31st Cas Career Achievement Award presented by Demme and previous Cas honoree-Oscar winner Tom Fleischman.
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The winners of the BAFTA Ee British Academy Film Awards 2013 are...

Wrapping up all the winners from the 65th annual BAFTA Ee British Academy Film Awards...

Sunday evening marked the biggest occasion in the British film calendar as Hollywood descended upon London's Royal Opera House for BAFTA's 66th annual British Academy Film Awards, which celebrated the very best in cinematic excellence from the past twelve months.

Tom Hooper's acclaimed musical Les Miserables may have won the most awards, taking home Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Production Design, Sound and Make Up & Hair, but the night belonged to Argo, the CIA thriller picking up Best Film and Best Editing, while Ben Affleck was also named Best Director, despite failing to pick up as much as a nomination at the Academy Awards.

Elsewhere, Skyfall received Outstanding British Film (and also received the award for Best Original Music), while Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) were honoured in the lead acting categories.
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Official List Of Winners Released From Ee British Academy Film Awards

That’s right folks – one awards ceremony down, many more to go. Last night saw London play host to the 2013 Ee British Academy Film Awards aka the BAFTAs. This star-studded event saw the likes of Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Juno Temple and Quentin Tarantino (amongst many other) receive an accolade for their immense talent and dedication to film.

Here’s the official list of winners (and the other nominees) for anyone who didn’t stay awake long enough (winners highlighted in bold):

Fellowship – Alan Parker

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema – Tessa Ross

Best Film

ArgoGrant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Les MISÉRABLESTim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life Of PiGil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

Lincoln – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Outstanding British Film

Anna KareninaJoe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
See full article at The Hollywood News »

And The BAFTA Goes To Argo – Ben Affleck Movie Takes Best Film, Editing, Director; Les MISÉRABLES Wins Four

On Sunday the Ee British Academy Film Awards were held at London’s Royal Opera House and hosted by the always delightful Stephen Fry. The show was televised here in the States on BBC America. In a continuation of what Awards watchers have witnessed over the past weeks, Argo was named Best Film, Ben Affleck won the Director BAFTA and the film also took the Editing award.

Les Misérables did win four BAFTAs for Production Design, Sound, Make Up & Hair and Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.

Amour won the award for Film Not in the English Language and Emmanuelle Riva won Leading Actress. Leading Actor was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor for his performance in Django Unchained and the film’s writer/director Quentin Tarantino won the Original Screenplay BAFTA.

Outstanding British Film and Original Music were awarded to Skyfall. Life of Pi won
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2013 BAFTA Awards: The Show, The Winners

Honoring the best in the biz, the 2013 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) took place in London, England earlier this evening (February 10).

During the event held inside the historic Royal Opera House, many stars walked home with big trophies including the cast and producers of "Argo" who took home the award for Best Film.

Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Riva was names Best Actress for her role in "Amour", while Daniel Dawy-Lewis took home Best Actor for his work in "Lincoln."

Other winners included "Skyfall" taking home Best British Film and Anne Hathaway taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress, while Juno Temple took home the Rising Star Award and Ben Affleck took home the prize for Best Director.

See below for the complete list of 2013 BAFTA winners:

Best Film

Winner Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Les MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life Of Pi Gil Netter,
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The BAFTA Winners List Announced

  • HeyUGuys
The ceremony is over here in London, bringing together some of the finest and most talented people in the film industry under the same roof for one night. The BAFTAs are this country’s highest honour in film, and they have handed out their awards for the 66th time to those whom they deem the most deserving in the past year in film.

And since Ben Affleck is one of my favourite filmmakers of all time, I have been in a brilliant mood tonight, because he’s won (and very much earned) Best Director for Argo, and taken home the Best Film prize alongside his co-producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. If you haven’t yet seen Argo, I can’t recommend enough how much you should see it as soon as possible.

If you were following Jon’s liveblog, or if you watched the BBC’s almost-live coverage of tonight’s proceedings,
See full article at HeyUGuys »

BAFTAs 2013: Skyfall Is Best British Film, All The Winners Here..

BAFTAs 2013: Skyfall Is Best British Film, All The Winners Here..
'Skyfall' has taken the first Award of the evening at the 2013 Baftas, currently taking place at London's Royal Opera House.

This caps a thrilling year for the James Bond franchise, celebrating its 50th year, with a record-breaking box office taking for 'Skyfall', which has become the most successful British film ever.

All The Winners Below... As Soon As They're Announced!

But the evening's big winner remains very much undecided, with awards being shared out between 'Argo', 'Life of Pi' and 'Les Miserables' - and nothing yet for the nominations leader 'Lincoln'.

Pictures just in from the press room at the Royal Opera House, where the winners go straight after collecting their gongs..

Sam Mendes' 007 film beat Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' to take the first gong of the night. And 'Skyfall' has just taken another award, for Best Original Music.

But
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2013 BAFTA Awards complete winners list

  • Pop2it
The Oscars of the United Kingdom were held Sunday, Feb. 10 in London. Here are the winners of the 2013 BAFTA Awards (updating as the show goes along).

Best Film

Argo - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Les MISÉRABLES - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life Of Pi - Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

Lincoln - Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Outstanding British Film

Anna Karenina - Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker

Les MISÉRABLES - Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer

Seven Psychopaths - Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

Skyfall - Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer,
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BAFTA Film Awards 2013: Winners list in full

BAFTA Film Awards 2013: Winners list in full
The winners of this year's Ee British Academy Film Awards were unveiled tonight (February 10) at London's Royal Opera House, in a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry. Argo emerged as the big winner on the night taking home three awards, while Les Miserables and Skyfall also took home BAFTAs.

> BAFTAs: The winners in pictures

> BAFTAs: Red carpet pictures

Digital Spy presents the winners in full below:

Best Film

Argo - Winner

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall - Winner

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (producer) - The Imposter - Winner

David Morris (director), Jacqui Morris (director/producer) - McCullin

Dexter Fletcher (director/writer), Danny King (writer) - Wild Bill

James Bobin (director) - The Muppets

Tina Gharavi (director/writer) - I Am Nasrine

Film
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Baftas 2013: Guardian film predictions

The Guardian film team predict who will win what at this year's ceremony

On Friday Xan Brooks assessed the field of this year's Bafta contenders and found it "a hazy huddle of frontrunners, all seemingly bobbing back and forth in front of the finish line".

Lincoln is first among equals with 10 nominations. Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Skyfall and Argo all crowd in behind.

The awards momentum has swung from Life of Pi to Lincoln to Argo over the past few weeks. In a competition this close there could be upsets. There should be tears. There must be winners.

So here's what we think will take home scary award masks this year. We've listed all the nominees. Our predicted winners are in bold.

Best picture

Argo

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Best British film

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall

Best director

Ben Affleck,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

The HeyUGuys BAFTA Film Awards Liveblog

The 66th annual British Academy Film Awards are here! And there was much rejoicing.

We’re here at the Royal Opera House in London to bring you all the up to the minute news on who won, who looked really annoyed when they lost, and who knows what else will be in store for us tonight?

Lord Stephen of Fry is leading proceedings once again and I’ll be updating you fine people with the winners as they are announced.

The full list of awards and nominees can be found here, and as the awards are announced I’ll update the liveblog below with the nominees and the winners.

The ceremony is due to start at around 7pm and if you’re hungry for all the red carpeting then head over here to see the arrivals from around 5pm.

Updates will be added at the top…But not anymore as we’ve finished.
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Baftas 2013: full list of nominations

A full list of nominations for this year's Baftas, which saw Lincoln lead the pack with ten

Best picture

Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Best British film

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall

Best director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Michael Haneke, Amour

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best actor

Ben Affleck, Argo

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best supporting actor

Alan Arkin, Argo

Javier Bardem, Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best supporting actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Judi Dench, Skyfall

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »
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