Awards Season Exclusive – BAFTA Awards Complete Winners List

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Awards were held tonight at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and were hosted by actor Stephen Fry. There were several surprise wins throughout the night and these wins may lead to interesting Academy Award results.

The big winners of the night included Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

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Photo via: http://londontheinside.com/

Here is a complete list of winners (via The Wrap):

BEST FILM: “12 Years a Slave,” Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER: Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) “Kelly + Victor”
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
DOCUMENTARY: “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer
ANIMATED FILM: “Frozen,” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
DIRECTOR:  “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “American Hustle,” Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Philomena,” Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
LEADING ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
LEADING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
ORIGINAL MUSIC: “Gravity,” Steven Price
CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Gravity,”Emmanuel Lubezki
EDITING: “Rush,” Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
PRODUCTION DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
COSTUME DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin
MAKE UP & HAIR: “American Hustle,” Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
SOUND: “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: “Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION: “Sleeping With the Fishes,” James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
BRITISH SHORT FILM: “Room 8,” James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public): Will Poulter

What do you think of these results? What do you think the results could mean for the Academy Awards? Are you surprised by any of the winners? Stay tuned for more award season coverage!

Photo via: The Wrap
Photo via: The Wrap

Sources: The Wrap and http://londontheinside.com/

Award Season Exclusive – SAG Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 20th Annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards were officially announced this morning.

Two panels of 2,100 members from across the country select the nominees and from there, all of the SAG-AFTRA members are given voting information to select the winner. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, 2014. 

SAG Awards

Here is a complete list of nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards:

Feature Films:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench, Philomena

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruel, Rush
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Primetime Television:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Peter Dinkledge, Game of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

SAG Honors for Ensembles:
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
All Is Lost
Fast & Furious 6
Lone Survivor
Rush
The Wolverine

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
The Walking Dead

What do you think of the nominations? Are you surprised by any of these nominations? Do you have specific actors, films, or television shows that you are rooting for? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Source: The Wrap

TIFF 2013 – Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” Wins Toronto Audience Award

The Steve McQueen-directed historical drama 12 Years a Slave was awarded top honours today at the  2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The highly awaited film was awarded the Toronto Audience Award today during the awards luncheon.

Other films that have won this award include Oscar-winning films American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Slumdog Millionaire. This is a very prestigious award and often winning this award leads to other nominations and to potential Oscar wins .

Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave is base off of the true story of Solomon Northup’s life as a slave. Northup was a free man living in upstate New York, until he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and eventually freed in 1853.

This film has an absolutely stellar cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Alfre Woodard. If you have not seen the trailer, be sure to watch it here.

12 Years a Slave - poster

Do you think 12 Years a Slave will win any Oscars this year? Are you interested in seeing this film when it is theatrically released on October 18, 2013?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter