Awards

15 Features in Line for 2010 Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar®

15 Features in Line for 2010 Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alice in Wonderland” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” “Clash of the Titans” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” “Hereafter” “Inception” “Iron Man 2” “The Last Airbender” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning […]

38th Annual Annie Nominations; “How To Train Your Dragon” Lead With 15 Nominations

38th Annual Annie Nominations; “How To Train Your Dragon” Lead With 15 Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations and award recipients for the 38th Annual Annie Awards.  “How to Train Your Dragon” lead the field with 15 nominations including feature, direction, writing and voice acting, followed by “Despicable Me” with 7 nominations. The Annie Awards are considered the animation film industry highest honors. Winners will be announced at the 38th Annual Annie Awards scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2011 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, […]

Winners Announced at the 13th Moet British Independent Film Awards

Winners Announced at the 13th Moet British Independent Film Awards

The winners of the 13th edition of The Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by The King’s Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan Best Actress for Never Let Me Go and Colin Firth Best Actor for The King’s Speech. Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna […]

2010 IDA Documentary Award, Lucy Walker’s ‘Waste Land’ Awarded ‘IDA PARE LORENTZ AWARD’

2010 IDA Documentary Award, Lucy Walker’s ‘Waste Land’ Awarded ‘IDA PARE LORENTZ AWARD’

Lucy Walker’s ‘Waste Land’ took the top 2010 IDA Documentary Award, ‘IDA PARE LORENTZ AWARD’ as well as the the IDA Award for Best Documentary Feature. Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio. There, he photographs an eclectic band of catadores–self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was […]

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations For The 2011 Producers Guild Awards

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations For The 2011 Producers Guild Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot SpitzerEarth Made Of GlassInside JobSmash His CameraThe Tillman StoryWaiting For ‘Superman’ Nominations for the other Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 4, 2011, along with the individual producers. The 2011 Producers Guild Awards ceremony will take […]

The Social Network Named 2010 Best Film Of The Year By The National Board Of Review

The Social Network Named 2010 Best Film Of The Year By The National Board Of Review

The National Board of Review named The Social Network the 2010 Best Film of the Year.  Directed by David Fincher, this timeless drama explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomenon of the new century, was invented and the resulting lawsuits. The film was released on October 1st by Columbia Pictures. Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:   Best Film: The Social Network […]

2010 Ghana Movie Awards (Mags) Nominations; Sinking Sands By U-S Based Ghanaian Film Maker Leila Dzansi, Leads With 13 Nominations

2010 Ghana Movie Awards (Mags) Nominations; Sinking Sands By U-S Based Ghanaian Film Maker Leila Dzansi, Leads With 13 Nominations

Sinking Sands written and directed by U-S based Ghanaian film maker Leila Dzansi, received a total of 13 nominations for the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards (MAGs), scheduled for December 25.  Ama Ghana, the most nominated local movie, received 12 nominations. Sinking Sands with a reported budget of $1.5 million, is the story of Jimah and Pabi, who are a match made in heaven until an accident leaves Jimah with a scar that alters his physical […]

Winners Of The 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Announced – Aftershock Wins Best Feature Film

Winners Of The 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Announced – Aftershock Wins Best Feature Film

Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the 4th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced this evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic film of all time at the Chinese box office. President of the International Jury for […]

15th Satellite Awards Nominees

15th Satellite Awards Nominees

“127 Hours” received nine, and “The King’s Speech” six, putting them among the top nominees in the this year’s Satellite Awards, which is given out annually by the International Press Academy. “Black Swan,” and “The Kids Are All Right,” were not too far behind with each receiving five nominations. The awards will be given out at the awards luncheon on December 19th in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The nominees: […]

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Nominations were announced this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand.  Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone. Please Give was selected for the Robert Altman Award, which is given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. 2011 SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST […]

10 Animated Shorts and 10 Live Action Shorts Stay Alive in 2010 Oscar® Race

10 Animated Shorts and 10 Live Action Shorts Stay Alive in 2010 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films and 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. Thirty-three animated short films and seventy-six live action short films had originally qualified in the category. The 10 animated short films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,” Bill Plympton, […]

2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards; ‘Winter’s Bone’ Wins Big

2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards; ‘Winter’s Bone’ Wins Big

Debra Granik’s ‘Winter’s Bone’ followed up a big win at the recent Stockholm International Film Festival and the winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, to take the top prize of Best Film in addition to Best Ensemble Performance Award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City. The Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the […]

James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host Oscar® Show

James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host Oscar® Show

James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities. “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27,” said Cohen […]

Winners of the 47th Golden Horse Awards

Winners of the 47th Golden Horse Awards

The 47th Golden Horse Awards, Chinese Oscars, were recently presented in Taipei. When Love Comes by Chang Tso-chi, a drama centered on a teenage daughter in a dysfunctional family, was the big winner taking home awards for Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. The complete list of winners include: Best Feature Film When Love ComesChang Tso Chi Film Studio Best Documentary Hip-Hop StormProfessor Jean May Tsiang Foundation (CNEX) Best Short Film MagabahaiPatrick TU […]

15 Documentary Features Advance In 2010 Oscar® Race

15 Documentary Features Advance In 2010 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC) “Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and […]

Joel Mchale To Serve As Host For 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Joel Mchale To Serve As Host For 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Joel McHale, star of NBC’s Community, will serve as host for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  The 26th edition of the awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.  The ceremony will air exclusively on IFC in primetime on February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. […]

15 Animated Features Line Up for 2010 Oscar® Race

15 Animated Features Line Up for 2010 Oscar® Race

Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The 15 features are: “Alpha and Omega” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” “Despicable Me” “The Dreams of Jinsha” “How to Train Your Dragon” “Idiots and Angels” “The Illusionist” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” “Megamind” “My Dog Tulip” “Shrek Forever After” “Summer Wars” “Tangled” “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue” “Toy […]

Animal Kingdom And Mao’s Last Dancer Lead The Nominations For The 2010 Australia Inside Film Awards

Animal Kingdom And Mao’s Last Dancer Lead The Nominations For The 2010 Australia Inside Film Awards

In a Samson and Goliath tale, the gritty crime drama Animal Kingdom shares the lead in nominations with box-office hit Mao’s Last Dancer despite the latter pulling in almost three times the box office numbers making over $15 million locally. Both films are up for seven awards at the Australian Inside Film IF Awards ceremony in November. Animal Kingdom, which has received international critical acclaim and received the prestigious World Cinema Jury Prize at the […]

Gotham Independent Film Awards Announces The First Ever Festival Genius Audience Award Nominees

Gotham Independent Film Awards Announces The First Ever Festival Genius Audience Award Nominees

The 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards will give a new award called the First Ever Festival Genius Audience Award at this year’s award ceremony on November 29th. This new award celebrates audience award winners from across the Top 50 US and Canadian film festivals. Over 12,000 votes came in to narrow the list of 26 audience award winning films down to the 5 nominees.  The nominated films are: Winter’s Bone Waiting for Superman White […]

Robert De Niro To Receive Cecil B. Demille Award At 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards On Sunday, January 16, 2011

Robert De Niro To Receive Cecil B. Demille Award At 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards On Sunday, January 16, 2011

Robert De Niro will be honored at next January’s Golden Globe® Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was joined by Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Kevin Spacey in making the announcement this morning. The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to De Niro at The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 16, 2011, […]

Nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards

Nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards

Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” took the lead at the 23rd European Film Awards with seven nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ewan McGregor. Now on DVD in the US, The Ghost Writer is a political thriller starring Ewan McGregor as a ghost-writer who researches and works to complete the biography of former Prime Minister Adam Lang, played by Pierce Brosnan. Eventually the writer, played by McGregor, becomes suspicious that there […]

CINEMA EYE Announces Nonfiction Film Nominees for 2011 HONORS

CINEMA EYE Announces Nonfiction Film Nominees for 2011 HONORS

Nominations were announced last night in the United Kingdom for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors, recognizing excellence in artistic achievements in nonfiction filmmaking. LAST TRAIN HOME by Canadian/Chinese filmmaker Lixin Fan received a record-tying seven nominations.  The film, which tells the story of a migrant family traveling across China looking for work, was nominated for Outstanding Feature, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing, International Feature and Audience Choice.  Director Fan is nominated in six of those categories, […]

The Moët British Independent Film Awards Announce Nominations And Jury For 13th Edition

The Moët British Independent Film Awards Announce Nominations And Jury For 13th Edition

The nominations and jury members for the thirteenth annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, Monday 1st November at St Martins Lane, London by Jared Harris. Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “This year’s nominations truly reflect the scope of independent filmmaking in the UK and regardless of budget each category showcases the wealth and variety of talent committed to making quality British films.” […]

Gotham Award Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

Gotham Award Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™. A total of 26 films were nominated across six competitive categories for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You. Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season IFP’s 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ […]