Tag: boyhood

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

  WES ANDERSON & HUGO GUINNESS “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Another year and another Best Original Screenplay nomination for Wes Anderson, this time for his screenplay, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay three times now (previously nominated for “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) and “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)), some will argue that this year’s entry is his best film yet. It involves a … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

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Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory Of Everything” “Whiplash” Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything” Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” || Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” Felicity … Read More Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory Of Everything” “Whiplash” (If 10, “Foxcatcher” or “Nightcrawler”) Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything” Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” Felicity Jones, “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

One more win for “Boyhood” tells us what we already know, that Linklater’s 12 year darling will be the belle of the ball at the Oscars this year, with “Birdman” coming from behind with some likely technical wins. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to teeter on an Oscar nomination with yet another critics win in Houston, but there is no telling if he will be able … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Since the Oscar ballots were already turned in, the Golden Globes have very little bearing on who will get nominated this Thursday when the nominees are announced, but what the Globes do is potentially shift the Academy into picking different winners based on their speeches and likability throughout the night. It also solidifies certain momentum, say the supporting categories in which J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

Expect the nominees from the Period and Fantasy categories to be big players at the Academy Awards, with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Into The Woods” being obvious frontrunners for both the CDG Awards as well as for Oscar nominations. EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM “Birdman” – Albert Wolsky “Boyhood” – Kari Perkins “Gone Girl” – Trish Summerville “Interstellar” – Mary Zophres “Wild” – Melissa … Read More Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

Don’t expect “Guardians Of The Galaxy” to get a nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, but enjoy the honor from the Writers Guild. This should show you just how wide open the Adapted field is, with “Gone Girl” and “The Imitation Game” being the only locks in this category. Notably missing because of their ineligibility under the Guild rules are “Birdman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Producers Guild nominations are the closest look that we will get at the Best Picture category before Oscar nominations come out next week. Obviously “Birdman” and “Boyhood” are no surprises, as they are locked and ready for a heated battle for the gold. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Imitation Game”, and “The Theory Of Everything” are basically clinched as well, while “Foxcatcher” and … Read More Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Tuesday Releases: Boyhood & No Good Deed

JANUARY 6TH, 2015 BOYHOOD // Never has a director been more ambitious than Richard Linklater, whose latest feature “Boyhood” spans over twelve years, both in production and time within the narrative. Using the same actors throughout the course of the film, the audience literally gets to see the characters grow up in front of their eyes. Actor Ellar Coltrane started this film when he … Read More Tuesday Releases: Boyhood & No Good Deed

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Detroit follows suit with naming “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater the best of the year with “Birdman” getting Best Ensemble and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) getting Best Actor. Here is the official list for the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards: BEST FILM: “Boyhood” BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) BEST ACTRESS: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Of course Austin is going to give its awards to “Boyhood” as it is their Texas darling which was shot over the course of 12 years in the state. Austin is also a huge supporter of the independent scene and “Boyhood” is the prime example for how successful an independent film can be. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to surprise with another win. He might have … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

There is no denying that “Boyhood” has the edge coming out of the film critics awards. But remember that the film critics are not apart of the Academy. It will all depend on whether the Academy feels like commending Richard Linklater on his 12 year efforts and supporting the independent process. Or whether they will turn to a much more pristine candidate like “Birdman”. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards