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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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump