Note Pad Archive for December, 2017

Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar Shortlist Of Seven

7 FEATURES ADVANCE IN RACE FOR MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING OSCAR® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Bright” “Darkest Hour” “Ghost in the Shell”…

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141 Original Scores Tune Up For Oscar

 141 ORIGINAL SCORES IN 2017 OSCAR RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in…

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70 ORIGINAL SONGS VIE FOR 2017 OSCAR

70 ORIGINAL SONGS VIE FOR 2017 OSCAR LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which…

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Indiana Film Journalists Like Lady Bird

“Lady Bird” big winner in  Indiana Film Journalists Association awards “Lady Bird” was the runaway winner in the 2017 Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA) awards, taking the top prize of Best Picture as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Greta Gerwig, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan and Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf….

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10 Visual Effects Oscar Contenders Advance

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. “Alien: Covenant” “Blade Runner 2049” “Dunkirk” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Kong: Skull Island” “Okja” “The Shape of Water” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “Valerian and the…

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Oscar’s Best Foreign-Language Film Shortlist

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards ®. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category. The…

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Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 13, 2017) – Nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning. Two nominating panels — one for television and one for film…

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African American Film Critics Association Names Get Out Top Film of 2017

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NAMES “GET OUT” TOP FILM OF 2017  Daniel Kaluuya, Frances McDormand, Laurence Fishburne and Tiffany Haddish  Earn Acting Wins from the Nation’s Premiere Black Critics Group Los Angeles, CA (December 12, 2017) – Jordan Peele’s seismic thriller GET OUT captured the most wins from the members of the African American Film…

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NY Film Critics Online Awards for 2017

PICTURE The Florida Project (A24) (tie) Mudbound (Netflix) (tie)   DIRECTOR Dee Rees for Mudbound (Netflix)   ACTOR Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (Focus)   ACTRESS Margot Robbie for I, Tonya (Neon)   SUPPORTING ACTOR Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project (A24)   SUPPORTING ACTRESS Allison Janney for I, Tonya (Neon)   SCREENPLAY Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal)   BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name (Sony…

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Oscar Shortlists 15 Feature Docs From 170 Submissions

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Award. One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Abacus: Small…

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Cinema Eye Honors Set Legacy Award; Heterodox Award Nominees

When We Were Kings to Receive 2018 Cinema Eye Legacy Award Heterodox Nominees Announced: Films That Blur the Line Between Fiction & Documentary December 6, 2017 | New York City NY – Cinema Eye today announced that Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings is the recipient of the 2018 Legacy Award, a recognition of classic nonfiction filmmaking that continues to…

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BFCA Nominations Announced

[pr]  – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The awards show will return to The CW Network and will be broadcast live night from 8–10pm ET/PT. “The Shape of Water” leads all films this year with…

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Oscar Shortlists Ten Doc Shorts

 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards was narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for…

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Academy Museum Names Board of Trustees, Led By Ron Meyer, With Hanks, Sarandos, von Furstenberg, Gianopulos, Bailey, Blum

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, announced that the institution has completed the formation of its Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Ron Meyer as Chair. Plans for the new museum were originally spearheaded by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

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Oscar Shortlist for VFX Has 20 Contenders

[pr]  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the Beast” “Blade Runner 2049 “Dunkirk” ‘‘Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians…

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10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted For Oscar 2017

[pr] LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Cradle,” Devon Manney,…

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LAFCA 2017

“Call Me by Your Name” won for Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Claudia Puig, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). “I am so pleased to be honoring such a wide breadth of films and filmmakers this year. The winners come from several countries around the world and reflect…

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“I always thought that once I had lived in Chicago for a while, it would be interesting to do a portrait of the city – but to do it at a significant time. Figuring out when would be the ideal time to do that was the trick. So when this election came around, coupled with the Laquan McDonald trial, it seemed like the ideal time to do the story. Having lived in Chicagoland for thirty-five-plus years and done a number of films here, I’ve always been struck by the vibrancy of the city and its toughness. Its tenderness too. I’ve always been interested in the people at the center of all the stories. This is a different film in that regard, because we’re not following a couple of individuals over the course of the project in the way that a lot of the films I’ve done have, but I still feel like people’s voices and aspirations and hopes are at the center of this series.

It wasn’t easy. We started back in July 2018, it was actually on the Fourth of July – that was our first shoot. It’s like most documentaries in that the further you go along the more involved and obsessed you get, and you just start shooting more and more and more. We threw ourselves into this crazy year in Chicago. We got up every day and tried to figure out if we should be out shooting or not, and what it is we should shoot. We were trying to balance following this massive political story of the mayor’s race and these significant moments like the Laquan McDonald trial with taking the pulse of people in the city that we encounter along the way and getting a sense of their lives and what it means to live here. By election day, Zak Piper, our producer, had something like six cameras out in the field. You could double-check that, it might have been seven. We had this organized team effort to hit all the candidates as they were voting, if they hadn’t already voted. We hit tons of polling places, were at the Board of Elections and then were at the parties for the candidates that we had been able to follow closely. Then of course, we were trying to make sure we were at the parties of the candidates who made it to the runoff. So, yeah, it was kind of a monster.”
~ Steve James On City So Real

“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho