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Brian Grazer is the new producer of 84th Academy Awards

Brian Grazer is the new producer of 84th Academy Awards

Academy President Tom Sherak announced today that Academy Award®-winner Brian Grazer will be the replacement for Brett Ratner as the producer of the 84th Academy Awards. This will be the first time Grazer has produced the Oscar® telecast. “Brian Grazer is a renowned filmmaker who over the past 25 years has produced a diverse and extraordinary body of work,” said Sherak. “He will certainly bring his tremendous talent, creativity and relationships to the Oscars®.” “I […]

Eddie Murphy Quits as Host of 84th Academy Awards

Eddie Murphy Quits as Host of 84th Academy Awards

One day after Brett Ratner, quit as producer of the 84th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak. In the statement, Murphy said, “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support […]

Brett Ratner No Longer Producing the Oscars After Homophobic Slur

Brett Ratner No Longer Producing the Oscars After Homophobic Slur

Brett Ratner has resigned as a producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards after reportedly using the homophobic F-word at an event on Sunday night. He reportedly said “Rehearsal is for f*gs,” in response to a question at the event. In a statement issued later today, the Academy said, This morning, Brett Ratner submitted his resignation as a producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards to Academy President Tom Sherak. Ratner then issued an open […]

Melancholia Sweeps European Film Awards 2011 Nomination

Melancholia Sweeps European Film Awards 2011 Nomination

 

MELANCHOLIA

The nominations for the European Film Awards 2011 were announced at the Seville European Film Festival.  MELANCHOLIA, directed by Lars von Trier lead the nominations, with the film nominated in all the top categories including European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter, European Actress, Cinematography, Editor and Composer.  The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on December 3rd, 2011, in Berlin.

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18 Films Submitted in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards

18 Films Submitted in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards

  Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. The 18 submitted features are: “The Adventures of Tintin” “Alois Nebel” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” “Arthur Christmas” “Cars 2” “A Cat in Paris” “Chico & Rita” “Gnomeo & Juliet” “Happy Feet Two” “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” “Kung Fu Panda 2” “Mars Needs Moms” “Puss in Boots” “Rango” “Rio” “The Smurfs” “Winnie the Pooh” “Wrinkles” […]

Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur lead British Independent Film Awards

Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur lead British Independent Film Awards

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur, led the nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards with seven nods.  All three films are battling for the Best British Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor or Actress awards.  We Need to Talk About Kevin and Kill List each receive six nominations with Submarine following closely with five.

Tilda Swinton received a nomination for Best Actress for her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin, along with Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List), and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur). Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) were all nominated for Best Actor award.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 4 December at the Old Billingsgate in London.

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Complete List of 45 Films Eligible for 2011 European Film Academy Awards

Complete List of 45 Films Eligible for 2011 European Film Academy Awards

THE ARTIST by Michel Hazanavicius

European Film Academy announced the 45 films in this year’s EFA Selection, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2011. With 32 countries represented, from A(ustria) to U(nited Kingdom), the list also covers a wide range of genres and themes from comedies about love, friendship, immigration and kidnapping to dramas about childhood, dysfunctional families and national traumas, from portraits of flawed leaders, surrealist animation and historical epics to an almost silent film in black & white.

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Gotham Independent Film Awards Announce 2011 Nominees

Gotham Independent Film Awards Announce 2011 Nominees

Best Feature Nominee – Meek’s Cutoff

The IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards™ nominations were announced today; twenty four films will compete in 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.

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Complete List of 63 Countries Competing For 84th Academy Awards Foreign Film Oscar

Complete List of 63 Countries Competing For 84th Academy Awards Foreign Film Oscar

Sixty-three countries, including first-time entrant New Zealand, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. The 2011 submissions are: Albania, “Amnesty,” Bujar Alimani, director;Argentina, “Aballay,” Fernando Spiner, director;Austria, “Breathing,” Karl Markovics, director;Belgium, “Bullhead,” Michael R. Roskam, director;Bosnia and Herzegovina,”Belvedere,” Ahmed Imamovic, director;Brazil, “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” José Padilha, director;Bulgaria, “Tilt,” Viktor Chouchkov, Jr., director;Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar,” Philippe Falardeau, director;Chile, “Violeta Went to Heaven,” Andrés Wood, director;China, […]

8 Documentary Short Films Make 2011 Oscars Shortlist

8 Documentary Short Films Make 2011 Oscars Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company. “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions, Inc. “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” Documentress Films“In Tahrir Square: […]

11 Nonfiction Short Film Finalists for 2012 Cinema Eye Honors

11 Nonfiction Short Film Finalists for 2012 Cinema Eye Honors

Eleven films from six countries have been named as finalists for the 2012 Cinema Eye Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.  This is the second year that Cinema Eye has presented an award for Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.  Last year the award went to The Poodle Trainer, directed by Vance Malone. 2012 Cinema Eye Honors Short Film Finalists: Bathing Micky (MICKY BADER) (Sweden/Denmark)Directed by Frida Kempff Diary (United Kingdom)Directed by Tim Hetherington Guanape Sur […]

Hollywood Film Festival to honor George Clooney

Hollywood Film Festival to honor George Clooney

The 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, will honor Oscar winner George Clooney with the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his critically acclaimed performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” “George Clooney delivered a flawless and passionate performance in Alexander Payne’s human drama, ‘The Descendants.’ Clooney continues to shine as one of Hollywood’s most gifted actors. We’re delighted to honor him at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards,” said Mr. Carlos de Abreu, Hollywood Film […]

37 films nominated in this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards

37 films nominated in this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced that 37 films from 19 countries and areas have been nominated in this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Films from the Islamic Republic of Iran, People’s Republic of China, Turkey and India will vie for the Best Feature Film Award.  Best Feature Film nominees in the 2011 APSAs are Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation, Islamic Republic of Iran), Rang zidan fei (Let the Bullets Fly, People’s Republic […]

Academy Award-Nominated Michelle Williams to receive The “Hollywood Actress Award”

Academy Award-Nominated Michelle Williams to receive The “Hollywood Actress Award”

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment,announced that Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Williams will be honored with the “Hollywood Actress Award,” at the festival’s Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. In the past eight years a total of 73 Oscar nominations and 27 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Awards. The […]

British Independent Film Awards to be held on Sunday December 4th

British Independent Film Awards to be held on Sunday December 4th

The British Independent Film Awards announced on its website that the 2011 ceremony will will take place on Sunday December 4th at Old Billingsgate in Central London. Nominations will be announced in October 31st. Created in 1998, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honor new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.

Oscars Update Foreign Language And Short Film Entries Due October 3 for 2011 Oscars®

Oscars Update Foreign Language And Short Film Entries Due October 3 for 2011 Oscars®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is already gearing up for the 84th Academy Awards. The Academy announced today that Monday, October 3, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 84th Academy Awards®.  Complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT that day. The 84th Academy […]

Brett Ratner and Don Mischer to Produce 84th Academy Awards

Brett Ratner and Don Mischer to Produce 84th Academy Awards

Director, producer Brett Ratner, (“Horrible Bosses,” currently in release) and Don Mischer will produce the 84th Academy Awards. This will be Ratner’s first involvement with the Oscar show; Mischer will for the second year in a row serve as a producer and as the telecast director. “I was so impressed with Brett when I met with him to discuss the Oscar show,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.  “He has […]

James Earl Jones, Dick Smith and Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Academy Awards

James Earl Jones, Dick Smith and Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Academy Awards

The  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Honorary Awards to actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to philanthropist Oprah Winfrey at the Academy’s 3rd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 12. The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding […]

Tom Sherak Re-elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Tom Sherak Re-elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Tom Sherak was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on August 2.  This will be his third consecutive one-year term in the office. Previously, Sherak was a partner at Revolution Studios and prior to joining Revolution, Sherak held various positions at Twentieth Century Fox including senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment.  Sherak has been responsible for the launch, distribution and/or post-production of many blockbuster films including “Black Hawk […]

Dabangg (Fearless) is big winner at 12th International India Film Academy

Dabangg (Fearless) is big winner at 12th International India Film Academy

Dabangg (Fearless) was the big winner at the 12th International India Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony held in Toronto, Canada on Saturday night. The Hollywood Reported, reported that Dabangg won for best film and took home three of the four major music awards: best male playback singer for Rahat Ali Fateh Khan for the song “Tere mast mast do nain,” best music director shared by Sajid Wajid and Lalit Pandit, and the best female playback […]

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Extend Invitations to 178 New Membes

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Extend Invitations to 178 New Membes

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2011 to the Academy’s roster of members. “These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Tom Sherak.  “Their talent and creativity have entertained moviegoers around the […]

Academy Shakes Up Best Picture Rules Again

Academy Shakes Up Best Picture Rules Again

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement.  The Board voted to institute a system that will now produce anywhere between five and 10 nominees in the category.  That number won’t be announced until the Best Picture nominees themselves are revealed at the January nominations announcement. […]

Academy Honors 2011 Student Academy Award® Winners with Medals

Academy Honors 2011 Student Academy Award® Winners with Medals

Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored last night (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards® competition awards ceremony, which featured as presenters actress Jennifer Garner, Oscar®-nominated animator John Musker, and Academy Award-winning producer Edward Zwick alongside Academy President Tom Sherak at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The 2011 winners are: Alternative category Gold Medal*:   “The Vermeers,” Tal S. Shamir, […]