Golden Globe Award Nominations Announced!

Once again, as award season is in full swing, the Golden Globe Award nominations were officially announced this morning. Films leading the nominations include Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Quentin Tarantino’s  Django Unchained, Ben Affleck’s Argo, Kathryn Bigelow’s  Zero Dark Thirty, and Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables. Take a look at the list of film nominations below:

Best Motion Picture — Drama
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Director — Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Argo, Chris Terrio
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty
, Mark Boal

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil
Life of Pi, Michael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams

Go to Entertainment Weekly for the full list of television, foreign film, and animation nominations. The 70th Annual Golden Globes will be televised on  January 13 and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be co-hosting the show together. What do you think of these nominations? Are you excited to see what Poehler and Fey do when they host the show? Are you planning to watch the Golden Globes?

Golden Globe Awards

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596

“Entertainment Weekly” – Fall Movie Preview

Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall Movie Preview edition of the magazine will be on newsstands this Friday and EW recently revealed the cover and a sneak peek of what is going to be this edition. The cover has an image of Edward and Bella Cullen as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two is one of the most anticipated films coming out this fall; not to mention it is also the final Twilight Saga film.

As most people know, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are going through some relationship troubles after Stewart revealed she had been cheating on Pattinson. In this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly, director Bill Condon commented on Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship:

“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”

Other interviews and films that are going to be talked about in this issue:

  • In the Wachowskis’ first print interview in about a decade, they discuss how they came to work with Tom Tykwer — and to co-direct Cloud Atlas as a trio. “We wrote every line together. We planned the shoot together, did the schedule together, and cut every single frame together. And whenever we could shoot together, we did,” says Lana Wachowski. They also discussed what it was like to work as Andy and Lana instead of Andy and Larry. “We’re brother and sister,” says Andy. “I mean, it’s different in the way people perceive it. But the set is our set, and we run it like we always run it.”
  • Lincoln director Steven Spielberg dismisses reports that Daniel Day-Lewis dug so deeply into character while playing the title role that he didn’t acknowledge the modern world. “Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” says Spielberg, though he admits he did refer to the actor as “Mr. President” on set. “I was calling [all] the actors by their character names.”
  • Ben Affleck talks about the shaggy haircut he sported in the 1970s-era real-life drama Argo, which he also directed: “That was one of those things where the leader has to go first. If I’m going to ask other people to have really humiliating ’70s hair, I had to be the first one. It was pretty chic, but I couldn’t wait to cut it off.”

Be sure to go to your local newsstand and pick of a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly to learn more about the upcoming fall films!

 

Source: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/07/this-weeks-cover-twilight-exclusive-director-bill-condon-on-the-scandal-plus-fall-movie-preview/

First Look at “Cloud Atlas” – Trailer and Photos

A trailer and photos for Cloud Atlas have been released. This film, based off of David Mitchell’s novel of the same title, has three different director-screenwriters, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer. It has quite a strong cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Zun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.

Cloud Atlas looks at how our actions and the consequences of those actions impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. There is action, mystery and romance weaved through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. This film is set to hit theaters October 26, 2012.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/

And here is a link to an Entertainment Weekly article with some interesting photos from the film: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/

What do you think of the trailer and all of these photos? Are you looking forward to this film?

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Sources: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/ and http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/