Note Pad Archive for January, 2014

Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination For “Alone Yet Not Alone”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members…

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OSCARS® TO CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

January 28, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this…

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WINNERS OF THE 19th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

Best Picture – “12 Years a Slave” Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” Best Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Best Acting Ensemble…

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What do you say when you get nominated?

“I am in complete and total shock. I honestly was not expecting this, on a level you can’t even imagine. Again, I’m clearly in shock. I didn’t have a plan for celebrating today because I truly did not expect any of this! But I am going to Critics’ Choice Awards and will be great to…

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Complete List Of 86th Academy Award Nominations

Best motion picture of the year “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “12 Years a Slave” “The Wolf of Wall Street” Performance by an actor in a leading role Christian Bale, “American Hustle” Bruce Dern, “Nebraska” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” Matthew…

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OSCARS TO CELEBRATE MOVIE HEROES

January 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 86th Academy Awards® will be a celebration of movie heroes, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Offering their first preview of the upcoming Oscar broadcast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the producers said the show will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular…

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Nominations Announced for 2014 Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Ceremony to Take Place February 15, 2014 at Paramount Studios

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 – Today the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s President Susan Cabral-Ebert announced nominations for the 2014 Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 14 Categories. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in…

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AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 64TH ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS RECOGNIZING THE BEST EDITING OF THE YEAR IN FILM, TELEVISION AND DOCUMENTARIES

Universal City, CA, Jan. 10 –American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACE’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, February 7, 2014 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. BEST EDITED…

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19 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE HONORED WITH ACADEMY AWARDS

“19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation.”

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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees

LOS ANGELES, January 8, 2014  – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are: • Sean Bobbitt, BSC for 12 Years a Slave • Barry Ackroyd, BSC for Captain Phillips • Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster • Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for Gravity • Bruno…

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OSCARS® NOMINATIONS VOTING ENDS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

The votes are being tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Writers Guild 2013 Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures ADAPTED SCREENPLAY August: Osage County,…

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PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE, ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE AND LONG-FORM TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

 2014 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Producers Guild Awards LOS ANGELES (January 2, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding…

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“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima

“They’re still talking about the ‘cathedral of cinema,’ the ‘communal experience,’ blah blah. The experiences I’ve had recently in the theatre have not been good. There’s commercials, noise, cellphones. I was watching Colette at the Varsity, and halfway through red flashes came up at the bottom of the frame. A woman came out and said, ‘We’re going to have to reboot, so take fifteen minutes and come back.’ Then they rebooted it from the beginning, and she had to ask the audience to tell her how far to go. You tell me, is that a great experience? I generally don’t watch movies in a cinema at all. Netflix is the future. It’s the present. But the whole paradigm of a series, binge-watching, it’s quite different. My first reaction is that it’s more novelistic, because if you have an eight-hour season, you can get into complex, intricate things. You can let it breathe and the audience expectations are such that they will let you, where before they wouldn’t have the patience. I think only the surface has been touched with experimenting with that.”
~ David Cronenberg