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"So she looks like an average-looking redhead with a weird dress on?" Yesterday The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis sat down with several Oscar nominees in the first part of a special episode of his talk show Between Two Ferns. Today he's back with the second part including Jessica Chastain, Sally Field,
Daniel Day-Lewis and Bradley Cooper, all appearing after being nominated for Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln and Silver Linings Cookbook respectively. As always, Galifianakis is well-informed and treats each guest with the utmost respect. There's clearly a special bond between him and Cooper. Watch below!
85 Oscars. 85 Years. 85 Best Picture Winners. The Academy (via Awards Daily), as part of the Gallery1988 artwork collaboration, has unveiled the official poster for the 85th Academy Awards this year. The actual official design, which features a new representation of the iconic statuette, shows the "light Oscar" which is based on Gjon Mili's 1949 Life magazine photographs of Pablo Picasso. It also includes the title of all of the nominated films this year. But besides that, they got Olly Moss to create a special 85th Anniversary poster, featuring an iconic character statuette for each and every Best Picture winner over the last 85 years. It's brilliant. This is why I love that the Academy is working with Gallery1988 to create stunning art like this.
"Have you ever thought about changing your name to Christoph Breakdance?" We've featured a few funny episodes before of Between Two Ferns, the comedic web series hosted by The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, but this one is very special. This time the comedian sits down with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts and Amy Adams for a quick chat about their Oscar nominated performances in Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables (or "French Movie"), Django Unchained, The Impossible and The Master respectively. And this is just the first part. Watch below!
Finally, a celebrated win for the cinematographer who shot the best looking movie of 2012! It's time for the American Society of Cinematographers award, honoring the talented people behind the camera. The 27th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards were held last night in Hollywood, and the big 2013 winner was Roger Deakins, taking top prize for his work on James Bond's Skyfall. Deakins just lost the BAFTA award to DP Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi this weekend, but this is finally a deserving win, the one where even his peers have come to recognize how stunning the cinematography in Skyfall really is. Bravo!
Affleck wins again! Can Argo be stopped? What a year of awards! This weekend in London, the BAFTA (or British Academy of Film and Television Arts) held their annual show, the BAFTA Awards, honoring the finest in film and television from 2012. This year's biggest winner was quite a surprise, but nonetheless yet another sweet victory. Ben Affleck and Argo won Best Director and Best Film, along with Best Editing, but nothing else. Most of the other technical wins were split up between Tom Hooper's Les Miserables and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, with a few for Amour and Silver Linings Playbook snuck in there.
Five nominees. Five animated shorts. Who will win the Oscar in a few weeks? Now you get to decide. Thanks to a tip from our friends at Bleeding Cool via The Film Stage, we've collected the complete set of all five 2013 Oscar nominated animated short films for your viewing pleasure. Around this time of year, with the Academy Award nominations getting lots of attention, the short film noms usually end up getting shown in theaters (live-action or doc) or screened online (animated), which is the case again this year. Now they're available to view, in full, online and I can certainly say—without a doubt—all five shorts are worth watching.
Stunning. The Academy has taken a bold move and commissioned, in conjunction with Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, a special series of artwork/posters for the nine 2013 Best Picture nominees. Together they found nine different artists to create a piece for each movie, and the results are impressive. Oscar.com (via Collider) has posted the full gallery of all nine prints, with artists, including popular names like Phantom City Creative (Les Mis), Matt Owen (Amour), Rich Kelly (Beasts), Tom Whalen (Life of Pi). Overall, these turned out kind of amazing, and I wish I could even get my hands on a copy of one print. See all below.
We've already seen a handful of Oscar promos featuring host Seth MacFarlane and various one-liners as we get closer to the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th. Now a couple more videos have surfaced hyping up the Oscar nominee (Best Original Song for Ted) and "Family Guy" creator that put him in The Matrix alongside Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. If anything, this gets me excited for the standard opening that will likely put MacFarlane in the middle of some of the Oscar nominated films. Plus, there's a cool longer featurette with the comedian talking about movie memories from his childhood. Watch!
So history was made. Last night the Directors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles, announcing the winner of their 65th Annual Awards. The DGA chose from nominees including Bigelow, Hooper, Lee and Spielberg (but not Tarantino or Zeitlin) to give the top honor to Ben Affleck, director of Argo. Damn! In addition to Affleck, they also chose Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man as Best Documentary, Jay Roach's Game Change as Best TV Movie, and Looper director Rian Johnson for his "Breaking Bad" episode. Affleck admitted: "I don't think this makes me a real director. But I think it means I'm on my way."
Every year during the awards season, BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) hires an artist to create a set of posters and imagery for their menus/programs at the BAFTA Awards. This year they commissioned a designer named Jonathan Burton from agency Handsome Frank to create the artwork, and his posters have now been unveiled. Not so surprisingly, the BAFTA nominations this year for Best Film are the usual suspects: Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi. However, this art is some of the best I've seen from BAFTA, superb work, these are awesome. Especially Argo - wow!
Well this just got interesting. After winning the Producers Guild Award last night, Ben Affleck's Argo took home another big win tonight at the SAG Awards. The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony was broadcast live from Los Angeles tonight, and the winners have been announced. We have the official list of all the motion picture winners (for everything else, head to SAGAwards.org). Not so surprisingly, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Spielberg's Lincoln, giving a nod to Joaquin Phoenix is in his speech. Jennifer Lawrence also won Best Actress, upsetting over Jessica Chastain. Read on for all the winners!
This year could end up being one an Academy Awards ceremony for the record books. Despite the fact that Ben Affleck isn't nominated for Best Director at the 85th Academy Awards while his film Argo was nominated for Best Picture, the director and historical drama took home honors at the 70th Golden Globes. Now it looks like the film might be making a big run for Best Picture as the 22nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards have just awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures to Argo. Awards were also handed out for documentary and animated films also.
Can Twitter predict the Oscar winners? Or even better, can Twitter influence the Oscar winners? We're now only 39 days until the 85th Academy Awards on February 24th, with the nominees already announced, so Twitter has launched a new page called the "Twitter Oscars Index". Using data from real-time tweets worldwide, they calculate who has the most buzz between the top six categories and all of the nominees in them. The page even has a handy awards calendar and live Oscar-related tweets. This is pretty sleek, and the data is presented well, easy to look at and decipher. But what does it all mean? Or is it just random chatter?
Last year, after the Oscars were handed out for the year in film that was 2011, a little video arrived highlighting those that were snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by not even getting a nomination. This time, another one of those videos has arrived, but in a little more timely manner, following last week's announcement of the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, which will be announced live on ABC on February 24th. If you read our list of some of the biggest snubs and surprises, many will sound very familiar, and there's a couple that are certainly divisive inclusions. Watch!