SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES ITS 22ND ANNUAL PROGRAMME

SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2022 launches its cosmic 22nd annual programme, which will run from 19th May until 22nd May 2022 with four days of fabulous films. The line-up includes 3 World Premieres, 3 UK Premieres, 14 World Short Film Premieres and 13 UK Short Film Premieres.

Opening this year's festival on 19th May is by Eskil Vogt's 'THE INNOCENTS', the disturbing thriller no doubt set to be a cult classic. During a bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. In this original and gripping thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

Closing Night on 22nd May at Stratford Picturehouse is the World Premiere Of 'DEUS', directed by Steve Stone. Earth is on the brink of an environmental disaster. The population has risen to more than 20 billion and huge areas of the planet are uninhabitable. Against this backdrop, a massive black sphere is discovered in the orbit of Mars. The Sphere begins to transmit a single word in each of Earth‘s languages: Deus (God). Commercial spaceship, The Achilles is sent to investigate but, on approaching the red planet, it becomes damaged by a strange beam of light emanating from the sphere. Will the crew survive and discover the origin of the sphere and its purpose?

For the full line up visit sci-fi-london.com

Academy Awards 2022 was a night to remember

The 2022 Oscars was a night that will be remembered most likely for the wrong reasons but with a truly deserving best picture winner it was still one worthy of cheer.

Actor in a leading role

WINNER: WILL SMITH King Richard

 JAVIER BARDEM- Being the Ricardos

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH- The Power of the Dog

ANDREW GARFIELD- tick, tick...BOOM!

DENZEL WASHINGTON- The Tragedy of Macbeth

Actor in a supporting role

WINNER: TROY KOTSUR CODA 

CIARÁN HINDS- Belfast

JESSE PLEMONS -The Power of the Dog

J.K. SIMMONS- Being the Ricardos

KODI SMIT-MCPHEE- The Power of the Dog

Actress in a leading role

WINNER: JESSICA CHASTAIN The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

OLIVIA COLMAN- The Lost Daughter

PENÉLOPE CRUZ- Parallel Mothers

NICOLE KIDMAN- Being the Ricardos

KRISTEN STEWART- Spencer

Actress in a supporting role

WINNER: ARIANA DEBOSE West Side Story 

JESSIE BUCKLEY- The Lost Daughter

JUDI DENCH- Belfast

KIRSTEN DUNST- The Power of the Dog

AUNJANUE ELLIS- King Richard

Animated Feature Film

WINNER: ENCANTO Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer

 FLEE- Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

LUCA- Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES- Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON- Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Cinematography

WINNER: DUNE- Greig Fraser 

NIGHTMARE ALLEY- Dan Laustsen

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Ari Wegner

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH- Bruno Delbonnel

WEST SIDE STORY- Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design

WINNER: CRUELLA- Jenny Beavan 

CYRANO- Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran

DUNE- Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan

NIGHTMARE ALLEY- Luis Sequeira

WEST SIDE STORY- Paul Tazewell

Directing

WINNER: THE POWER OF THE DOG- Jane Campion

BELFAST- Kenneth Branagh

DRIVE MY CAR- Ryusuke Hamaguchi

LICORICE PIZZA- Paul Thomas Anderson

WEST SIDE STORY- Steven Spielberg

Documentary Feature

WINNER: SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein

ASCENSION Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell

ATTICA Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry

FLEE Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

WRITING WITH FIRE Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Documentary short subject

WINNER: THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL- Ben Proudfoot 

AUDIBLE Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean

LEAD ME HOME Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk

THREE SONGS FOR BENAZIR Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES Jay Rosenblatt

Film Editing

WINNER: DUNE- Joe Walker 

DON'T LOOK UP- Hank Corwin

KING RICHARD- Pamela Martin

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Peter Sciberras

TICK, TICK...BOOM!- Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

International feature film

WINNER: DRIVE MY CAR- Japan 

FLEE- Denmark

THE HAND OF GOD- Italy

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM- Bhutan

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD- Norway

Make up and hair styling

WINNER: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE- Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh 

COMING 2 AMERICA- Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer

CRUELLA- Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon

DUNE- Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

HOUSE OF GUCCI- Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Original Score

WINNER: DUNE- Hans Zimmer 

DON'T LOOK UP- Nicholas Britell

ENCANTO- Germaine Franco

PARALLEL MOTHERS- Alberto Iglesias

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Jonny Greenwood

Original song

WINNER: NO TIME TO DIE- from No Time to Die; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell 

BE ALIVE from King Richard; Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

DOS ORUGUITAS from Encanto; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

DOWN TO JOY from Belfast; Music and Lyric by Van Morrison

SOMEHOW YOU DO from Four Good Days; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Best Picture

WINNER: CODA Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers 

BELFAST- Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers

DON'T LOOK UP- Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

DRIVE MY CAR- Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer

DUNE- Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers

KING RICHARD Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers

LICORICE PIZZA- Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers

NIGHTMARE ALLEY- Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers

WEST SIDE STORY- Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Production Design

WINNER: DUNE- Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos 

NIGHTMARE ALLEY- Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH- Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

WEST SIDE STORY- Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Short Animated Film

WINNER: THE WINDSHIELD WIPER- Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

AFFAIRS OF THE ART- Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

BESTIA- Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz

BOXBALLET- Anton Dyakov

ROBIN ROBIN- Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

Short film- live action

WINNER: THE LONG GOODBYE- Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN- Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

THE DRESS- Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki

ON MY MIND- Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

PLEASE HOLD- K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Sound

WINNER: DUNE- Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett 

BELFAST- Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri

NO TIME TO DIE- Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb

WEST SIDE STORY- Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Visual Effects

WINNER: DUNE- Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer 

FREE GUY- Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick

NO TIME TO DIE- Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS- Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME- Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: CODA- Screenplay by Siân Heder

DRIVE MY CAR- Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

DUNE- Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

THE LOST DAUGHTER- Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

THE POWER OF THE DOG- Written by Jane Campion

Original Screenplay

WINNER: BELFAST- Written by Kenneth Branagh

DON'T LOOK UP- Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota

KING RICHARD- Written by Zach Baylin

LICORICE PIZZA- Written by Paul Thomas Anderson

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD- Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

 

EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 winners

Best film

BELFAST Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas

DON'T LOOK UP Adam McKay, Kevin Messick

DUNE Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Denis Villeneuve

LICORICE PIZZA Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Adam Somner

Winner - THE POWER OF THE DOG  Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

AFTER LOVE Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier

ALI & AVA Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

Winner - BELFAST Kenneth Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas

BOILING POINT Philip Barantini, Bart Ruspoli, Hester Ruoff, James Cummings

CYRANO Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Guy Heeley, Erica Schmidt

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Jonathan Butterell, Peter Carlton, Mark Herbert, Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae

HOUSE OF GUCCI Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Giannina Scott, Kevin J Walsh, Roberto Bentivegna, Becky Johnston

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Edgar Wright, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Nira Park, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

NO TIME TO DIE Cary Joji Fukunaga, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

PASSING Rebecca Hall, Margot Hand, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

AFTER LOVE Aleem Khan (Writer/Director)

BOILING POINT Philip Barantini, James Cummings (Writers), Hester Ruoff (Producer) [also produced by Bart Ruspoli]

Winner - THE HARDER THEY FALL Jeymes Samuel (Writer/Director) [also written by Boaz Yakin]

KEYBOARD FANTASIES Posy Dixon (Writer/Director), Liv Proctor (Producer)

PASSING Rebecca Hall (Writer/Director)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Winner - DRIVE MY CAR Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Teruhisa Yamamoto

THE HAND OF GOD Paolo Sorrentino, Lorenzo Mieli

PARALLEL MOTHERS Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar

PETITE MAMAN Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Joachim Trier, Thomas Robsahm

DOCUMENTARY

BECOMING COUSTEAU Liz Garbus, Mridu Chandra, Dan Cogan, Evan Hayes

COW Andrea Arnold, Kat Mansoor

FLEE Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie, Monica Hellström

THE RESCUE Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, John Battsek, P. J. van Sandwijk

Winner - SUMMER OF SOUL (OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel

ANIMATED FILM

Winner - ENCANTO Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino, Clark Spencer

FLEE Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie, Monica Hellström

LUCA Enrico Casarosa, Andrea Warren

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

DIRECTOR

AFTER LOVE Aleem Khan

DRIVE MY CAR Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

HAPPENING Audrey Diwan

LICORICE PIZZA Paul Thomas Anderson

Winner - THE POWER OF THE DOG  Jane Campion

TITANE Julia Ducournau

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BEING THE RICARDOS Aaron Sorkin

BELFAST Kenneth Branagh

DON'T LOOK UP Adam McKay

KING RICHARD Zach Baylin

Winner - LICORICE PIZZA Paul Thomas Anderson

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner - CODA Siân Heder

DRIVE MY CAR Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

DUNE Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve

THE LOST DAUGHTER Maggie Gyllenhaal

THE POWER OF THE DOG Jane Campion

LEADING ACTRESS

LADY GAGA House of Gucci

ALANA HAIM Licorice Pizza

EMILIA JONES CODA

RENATE REINSVE The Worst Person in the World

Winner - JOANNA SCANLAN After Love

TESSA THOMPSON Passing

LEADING ACTOR

ADEEL AKHTAR Ali & Ava

MAHERSHALA ALI Swan Song

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH The Power of the Dog

LEONARDO DICAPRIO Don’t Look Up

STEPHEN GRAHAM Boiling Point

Winner - WILL SMITH King Richard

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CAITRÍONA BALFE Belfast

JESSIE BUCKLEY The Lost Daughter

Winner - ARIANA DEBOSE West Side Story

ANN DOWD Mass

AUNJANUE ELLIS King Richard

RUTH NEGGA Passing

SUPPORTING ACTOR

MIKE FAIST West Side Story

CIARÁN HINDS Belfast

Winner - TROY KOTSUR CODA

WOODY NORMAN C’mon C’mon

JESSE PLEMONS The Power of the Dog

KODI SMIT-MCPHEE The Power of the Dog

ORIGINAL SCORE

BEING THE RICARDOS Daniel Pemberton

DON'T LOOK UP Nicholas Britell

Winner - DUNE Hans Zimmer

THE FRENCH DISPATCH Alexandre Desplat

THE POWER OF THE DOG Jonny Greenwood

CASTING

BOILING POINT Carolyn McLeod

DUNE Francine Maisler

THE HAND OF GOD Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco

KING RICHARD Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman

Winner - WEST SIDE STORY Cindy Tolan

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner - DUNE Greig Fraser

NIGHTMARE ALLEY Dan Laustsen

NO TIME TO DIE Linus Sandgren

THE POWER OF THE DOG Ari Wegner

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Bruno Delbonnel

EDITING

BELFAST Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

DUNE Joe Walker

LICORICE PIZZA Andy Jurgensen

Winner - NO TIME TO DIE Tom Cross, Elliot Graham

SUMMER OF SOUL (OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) Joshua L. Pearson

PRODUCTION DESIGN

CYRANO Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Winner - DUNE Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos

THE FRENCH DISPATCH Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

NIGHTMARE ALLEY Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau

WEST SIDE STORY Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

COSTUME DESIGN

Winner - CRUELLA Jenny Beavan

CYRANO Massimo Cantini Parrini

DUNE Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West

THE FRENCH DISPATCH Milena Canonero

NIGHTMARE ALLEY Luis Sequeira

MAKE UP & HAIR

CRUELLA Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, Julia Vernon

CYRANO Alessandro Bertolazzi, Siân Miller

DUNE Love Larson, Donald Mowat, Eva von Behr

Winner - THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh

HOUSE OF GUCCI Frederic Aspiras, Jana Carboni, Göran Lundström, Giuliano Mariano, Sarah Tanno

SOUND

Winner - DUNE Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Colin Nicolson, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Dan Morgan

NO TIME TO DIE James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor

A QUIET PLACE PART II Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Malte Bieler, Brandon Proctor, Ethan Van der Ryn

WEST SIDE STORY Brian Chumney, Tod Maitland, Shawn Murphy, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner - DUNE Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer

FREE GUY Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Daniel Sudick

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Aharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre, Alessandro Ongaro

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS Tom Debenham, Huw J Evans, Dan Glass, J. D. Schwalm

NO TIME TO DIE Mark Bakowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, Charlie Noble

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

AFFAIRS OF THE ART Joanna Quinn, Les Mills

Winner - DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS Vladimir Krasilnikov, Jordi Morera, Antonin Niclass

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREAD Ida Melum, Danielle Goff, Laura Jayne Tunbridge, Hannah Kelso

BRITISH SHORT FILM

Winner - THE BLACK COP Cherish Oteka

FEMME Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg, Rienkje Attoh, Hayley Williams

THE PALACE Jo Prichard

STUFFED Theo Rhys, Joss Holden-Rea

THREE MEETINGS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMITTEE Michael Woodward, Max Barron, Daniel Wheldon

EE RISING STAR AWARD

HARRIS DICKINSONARIANA DEBOSE

Winner - LASHANA LYNCH

MILLICENT SIMMONDS

KODI SMIT-MCPHEE

The 2022 Academy award nominations are here

My own predictions are in bold text

Performance by an actor in a leading role:

Javier Bardem in "Being the Ricardos"

Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"

Andrew Garfield in "tick, tick...BOOM!"

Will Smith in "King Richard"

Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Ciarán Hinds in "Belfast"

Troy Kotsur in "CODA"

Jesse Plemons in "The Power of the Dog"

J.K. Simmons in "Being the Ricardos"

Kodi Smit-McPhee in "The Power of the Dog"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"

Olivia Colman in "The Lost Daughter"

Penélope Cruz in "Parallel Mothers"

Nicole Kidman in "Being the Ricardos"

Kristen Stewart in "Spencer"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:

Jessie Buckley in "The Lost Daughter"

Ariana DeBose in "West Side Story"

Judi Dench in "Belfast"

Kirsten Dunst in "The Power of the Dog"

Aunjanue Ellis in "King Richard"

Best animated feature film of the year:

"Encanto" Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer

"Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

"Luca" Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren

"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht

"Raya and the Last Dragon" Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Achievement in cinematography:

"Dune" Greig Fraser

"Nightmare Alley" Dan Laustsen

"The Power of the Dog" Ari Wegner

"The Tragedy of Macbeth" Bruno Delbonnel

"West Side Story" Janusz Kaminski

Achievement in costume design:

"Cruella" Jenny Beavan

"Cyrano" Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran

"Dune" Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan

"Nightmare Alley" Luis Sequeira

"West Side Story" Paul Tazewell

Achievement in directing

"Belfast" Kenneth Branagh

"Drive My Car" Ryusuke Hamaguchi

"Licorice Pizza" Paul Thomas Anderson

"The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion

"West Side Story" Steven Spielberg

Best documentary feature

"Ascension" Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell

"Attica" Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry

"Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

"Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein

"Writing with Fire" Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Best documentary short subject

"Audible" Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean

"Lead Me Home" Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk

"The Queen of Basketball" Ben Proudfoot

"Three Songs for Benazir" Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

"When We Were Bullies" Jay Rosenblatt

Achievement in film editing

"Don't Look Up" Hank Corwin

"Dune" Joe Walker

"King Richard" Pamela Martin

"The Power of the Dog" Peter Sciberras

"tick, tick...BOOM!" Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

Best international feature film of the year

"Drive My Car" Japan

"Flee" Denmark

"The Hand of God" Italy

"Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" Bhutan

"The Worst Person in the World" Norway

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

"Coming 2 America" Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer

"Cruella" Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon

"Dune" Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

"House of Gucci" Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

"Don't Look Up" Nicholas Britell

"Dune" Hans Zimmer

"Encanto" Germaine Franco

"Parallel Mothers" Alberto Iglesias

"The Power of the Dog" Jonny Greenwood

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

"Be Alive" from "King Richard" Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

"Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto" Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

"Down To Joy" from "Belfast" Music and Lyric by Van Morrison

"No Time To Die" from "No Time to Die" Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

"Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days" Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Best motion picture of the year

"Belfast" Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers

"CODA" Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers

"Don't Look Up" Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

"Drive My Car" Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer

"Dune" Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers

"King Richard" Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers

"Licorice Pizza" Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers

"Nightmare Alley" Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers

"The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers

"West Side Story" Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Achievement in production design

"Dune" Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos

"Nightmare Alley" Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau

"The Power of the Dog" Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards

"The Tragedy of Macbeth" Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

"West Side Story" Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Best animated short film

"Affairs of the Art" Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

"Bestia" Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz

"Boxballet" Anton Dyakov

"Robin Robin" Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

"The Windshield Wiper" Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

Best live action short film

"Ala Kachuu - Take and Run" Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

"The Dress" Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki

"The Long Goodbye" Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

"On My Mind" Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

"Please Hold" K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Achievement in sound

"Belfast" Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri

"Dune" Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett

"No Time to Die" Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor

"The Power of the Dog" Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb

"West Side Story" Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Achievement in visual effects

"Dune" Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

"Free Guy" Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick

"No Time to Die" Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

Adapted screenplay

"CODA" Screenplay by Siân Heder

"Drive My Car" Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

"Dune" Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

"The Lost Daughter" Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

"The Power of the Dog" Written by Jane Campion

Original screenplay

"Belfast" Written by Kenneth Branagh

"Don't Look Up" Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota

"King Richard" Written by Zach Baylin

"Licorice Pizza" Written by Paul Thomas Anderson

"The Worst Person in the World" Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

 

My predictions dont always reflect who I would like to win although I do believe that 'DUNE' will most likely come out as the big winner on the night.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

The NBO Film festival returns for its 4th edition 3-14 November 2021

This special festival aims to promote and develop the film industry in Kenya and open up opportunities to showcase emerging talent. Over the course of the festival it will host filmmaker, film lovers, media and industry professionals all in the name of celebrating cinema and everything it offers.

The festival prides itself on promoting powerful storytelling and in particular its ability to send out impactful meaning and messages.

'The Letter' directed by Maia Lekow, 'The More Things Change' directed by Akati Khasiani and George ‘Mars’ Aloo as well as 'Night of Kings' directed by Philippe Lacôte are among the films to be shown. 

NBO Film festival offer a platform and unique opportunities to nurture under represented talent. Kenya has a powerful and unique artistic voice showcasing their culture and impressive storytelling talent.

One of the best Oscar shows in years 2021 still had the magic of film

The last year or so has been hard on the world and has impacted cinema in a big way but the magic of cinema powered through and film provided the escape from the harsh reality that the world needed.

Taking place later in the year than normal due to the ongoing pandemic the Oscars provided a very bright light at the end of the tunnel feel, film and the art of cinema was back. The show was put on in the best way consdering the circumstances and credit has to go the people behind it the organisers, producers to the runners the magic was still there.

Best Picture

Nomadland – Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears and Chloé Zhao, producers

Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins – 'The Father' 

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – Nomadland 

Best Supporting Actor 

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father – Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, based on the play by Zeller

Best Animated Feature

Soul – Pete Docter and Dana Murray

Best International Feature Film

Another Round (Denmark) in Danish – directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Best Documentary Feature 

My Octopus Teacher – Pippa Ehrlich, Craig Foster and James Reed

Best Documenatry Short Subject

Colette – Alice Doyard and Anthony Giacchino

Best Live Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Best Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You – Michael Govier and Will McCormack

Best Original Score

Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Original Song

"Fight for You" from Judas and the Black Messiah – Music by Dernst Emile II and H.E.R.; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Best Sound

Sound of Metal – Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Philip Bladh, Carlos Cortés and Michelle Couttolenc

Best Production Design

Mank – Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

Best Cinematography

Mank – Erik Messerschmidt

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Ann Roth

Best Film Editing

Sound of Metal – Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

Best Visual Effects

Tenet – Scott R. Fisher, Andrew Jackson, David Lee and Andrew Lockley

 

Pop Up Screens announce ‘Pop Up Peckham’ Event Series Kicking off with The Forbidden Forest Cinema – Halloween Horror Screenings

Taking place from 23 October to 20 December, the 'Pop up Peckham Series’ will feature scary screenings in a forbidden forest, belly laughs at the first ever Peckham Comedy Festival, a half-term family film fest and the return of 'Cinema in the Snow' - a stunning cinematic Christmas experience set in a magical snow-filled wonderland.

The Forbidden Forest Cinema (23 Oct to 15 Nov)

Kicking off the schedule of events will be The Forbidden Forest Cinema, a collection of immersive fright night Halloween screenings. Visitors must brave their way through a forbidden forest before discovering an eerie woodland cinema, the perfect setting for their favourite film. Films include Halloween horror favourites such as: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hereditary, It, Beetlejuice, Scream, The Shining and The Blair Witch Project as well as cult classics like Donnie Darko, Rocky Horror Picture Show, From Dusk Till Dawn, Labyrinth and The Craft.

Half term screenings of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Onward, Moana, Minions and Toy Story 4 will also be part of the schedule, coupled with a family friendly magical adventure through the mysterious forest.

Adult tickets will be priced from £22 (incl. all fees), with concessions for family tickets and half term screenings. A limited amount of VIP tickets will also be made available at £27.50 (incl. all fees, premium seats, and a drink). Other announced events that will follow later in the year include Peckham Comedy Festival (19 November - 22 November) and the return of Cinema in the Snow (27 November - 20 December 2020).

Tickets can be booked from www.popupscreens.co.uk

Pop Up Peckham Event Schedule The Forbidden Forest Cinema- Halloween Movie Screenings 23 October - 15 November 2020

Pop Up Peckham Event Schedule The Forbidden Forest Cinema- Halloween Movie Screenings 23 October - 15 November 2020 | Unit 8, Peckham Bussey Building

Venture into the Forbidden Forest for a night(mare) to remember! Get ready for immersive fright-night films at this fiendishly good pop up cinema.

Peckham Comedy Festival 19 November - 22 November 2020 | Unit 8, Peckham Bussey Building

Missed Edinburgh Festival this year? Join some of the UKs most well-known and beloved comedians at the first ever Peckham Comedy Festival.

Cinema in the Snow 27 November - 20 December 2020 | Unit 8, Peckham Bussey Building

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Join us for 'Cinema in the Snow' - a stunning cinematic Christmas experience set in a magical snow-filled wonderland.

Forbidden Forest Cinema Screening Times:

Friday 23 October 7:30pm - A Nightmare on Elm Street Saturday

24 October 4pm – The Lost Boys  7:30pm – The Blair Witch Project

Sunday 25 October 4pm – Labyrinth (family friendly)  7:30pm – Us

Monday 26 October 12:30pm – Moana (half term / family friendly) 7:30pm – The Sixth Sense

Tuesday 27 October 12:30pm – Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (half term / family friendly)  7:30pm – Get Out

Wednesday 28 October 12:30pm – Minions (half term / family friendly)  7:30pm – The Invisible Man

Thursday 29 October 12:30pm – Onward (half term / family friendly)  7:30pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street Friday

30 October 12:30pm – Toy Story 4 (half term / family friendly)  7:30pm – Scream

Saturday 31 October 4pm – The Craft 7:30pm – It

Sunday 01 November 4pm – Hocus Pocus (family friendly) 7:30pm – Beetlejuice

Monday 02 November 7:30pm – The Blair Witch Project

Tuesday 03 November 7:30pm – It

Wednesday 04 November 7:30pm – The Shining

Thursday 05 November 11am – Where the Wild Things Are (parent and baby screening) 7:30pm Ghostbusters

Friday 06 November 7:30pm – Joker

Saturday 07 November 4pm – Cabin in the Woods  7:30pm – Hereditary

Sunday 08 November 4pm – Goonies (family friendly) 7:30pm – Seven

Monday 09 November 7:30pm – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tuesday 10 November 7:30pm - American Psycho

Wednesday 11 November 7:30pm – From Dusk Till Dawn

Thursday 12 November 7:30pm - Beetlejuice

Friday 13 November 7:30pm – Friday 13th

Saturday 14 November 4pm – Donnie Darko 7:30pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street

Sunday 15 November 4pm – Onward (family friendly) 7:30pm – Doctor Sleep

Cinema Showtime Indiegogo campaign - A multi-media project to reunite film fans, celebrate the wonder of cinema & raise money for MediCinema

For Immediate Release: Today, Cinema Showtime, an Indiegogo crowdfunding multi-media project designed to reunite film fans following the Coronavirus lockdown, has launched. They will be working in partnership with MediCinema, the charity that brings the magic of film to hospitals.

Cinema Showtime is a project that is looking forward to a time when restrictions are lifted further and we can start doing what we love again; going to the pictures. It is looking forward to a time when we can watch re-scheduled movies that we have been waiting to see for months on the big screen with our mates. The current guidelines suggest that we can expect to see cinemas reopen to the public on July 4th - perhaps that will be our own Independence Day.

What the Cinema Showtime project involves:

- Production and distribution of a free glossy magazine, written by film experts and packed with the ultimate preview of every movie being released between November 2020 and August 2021. This will include the latest release dates, info, features, interviews and more.

- Staging a one-off, live event in a prominent London venue called Cinema Showtime Live! that fans and contributors will be invited to attend. This will include a fan lottery with incredible prizes and money can't buy merchandise and experiences.

- Creating an online site and newsletter that celebrates the return of cinema with up-to-the-minute news and info.

- Producing unique and exclusive merchandise to tie in with the event and film releases.

- 10% of all contributions and money raised will go to the charity MediCinema to assist with their work.

As a firm believer in the power of cinema and the healing qualities of the immersive experience it offers this campaign is an incredible opportunity to be a part of something special. MediCinema offers the magic of cinema to those who really need it. Film gives people an escape from life and immerses you in world where you can be anything and it fires the imagination unlike anything else.  

The teams behind Cinema Showtime; Creative Path Group Ltd, Strike Media Ltd and MyFilmClub, will be monitoring the latest Coronavirus guidelines to ensure that what is planned will be sensible and time sensitive. The first glossy magazine is currently scheduled for October, as this precedes a number of major rescheduled movie releases for November onwards. These include: No Time To Die, Black Widow, Soul, Free Guy, Peter Rabbit 2, Fast and the Furious 9, Top Gun Maverick, Coming 2 America 2, The Tomorrow War, Venom 2 and many more.

MediCinema is a registered UK charity which builds and runs state-of-the-art cinemas in NHS hospitals which accommodate beds and medical equipment. They work to help improve patient wellbeing, resilience and recovery through the power of film and the shared cinema experience. Currently their cinemas are suspended, just like all regular cinemas across the country. Instead, they are providing a free movie channel for patients to access at their bedsides during the long periods of isolation that come with restricted visiting hours. We are raising money for them to keep these services running and to ensure their in-hospital cinemas can reopen when it is safe to do so.

 

92nd Academy Awards Winners and nominees

The biggest night in film has been and gone there were a few suprises and some out right history making moments on what was the biggest oscars in years.

Best Picture

Parasite – Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho. A shock But a nice kind of shock as it makes history  becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. It stands as a marker for real and pure storytelling.

Ford v Ferrari – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Jojo Rabbit – Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, and Chelsea Winstanley

Joker – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Little Women – Amy Pascal

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougal

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite. A shocked Joon-Ho showed how grateful he was by spreading the love to some of his own heroes, " When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese’s films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor; I never thought I would win. When people in the U.S. were not familiar with my film, Quentin always put my films on his list. He is here, thank you so much Quentin, I love you."

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Todd Phillips – Joker

Sam Mendes – 1917

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker. The man who has dominated awards season with his pure but powerhouse turn in  Joker. Phoenix has been both real and grounded throughout his awards trail and never seems to buy into his A list status "God, I’m full of so much gratitude right now. And I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room because we share the same love, the love of film, and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I’d be without it."

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton

Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland. Zellweger is definetly back to her best with what is possibly a career defining performance as the legendary Judy Garland, "Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life."

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March

Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth. Tarantino seems to have a magic touch with supporting actors just ask Christoph Waltz. Pitt is outstanding and looks like he is having the time of his life working with QT, "This [holds up Oscar statuette] really is about Quentin Jerome Tarantino. You are original, you are one of a kind. The film industry would be a much drier place without you".

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI

Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa

Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino

Best supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw. An amazing turn which she totally deserved recognition for, both powerful and beautiful it is Dern at her best. " To Noah, his vision, his magic. Thank you, Noah, for your words, and for your friendship in art and life, with you and Greta. Thank you to this cast, the majestic Adam, Scarlett, Alan, Ray, our amazing crew, David."

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler

Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March

Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Best Original Screenplay 

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won. This catergory could have gone any way and it would have been deserved, but it ended with the unstoppable Parasite. "Writing a script is always such a lonely process; we never write to represent our countries.  But this is very first Oscar to South Korea. Thank you.  I thank my wife for always being an inspiration to me. I thank all the actors who are here with me today for bringing this film to life. Thank you." BONG JOON HO

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

1917 – Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. Waititi is a force of nature and it shines through in all of his stories. "Thank you. Amazing, thank you. This is really light, this one’s light. It’s supposed to be heavy. I’d like to thank my mother. Don’t know where you are, Mum. I lost you, hours ago. Thank you for being my mother, and for, I mean, for many other reasons. For giving me the book that I adapted, and this film wouldn’t have existed without you doing that."

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

Joker – Todd Phillips and Scott Silver based on characters created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson

Little Women – Greta Gerwig based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten based on his play The Pope

Best Animated Feature Film

Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, and Mark Nielsen

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold, and Brad Lewis

I Lost My Body – Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

Klaus – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh, and Marisa Román

Missing Link – Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner, and Travis Knight

Best International Feature Film

Parasite (South Korea) in Korean – directed by Bong Joon-ho

Corpus Christi (Poland) in Polish – directed by Jan Komasa

Honeyland (North Macedonia) in Turkish and Macedonian[12] – directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

Les Misérables (France) in French – directed by Ladj Ly

Pain and Glory (Spain) in Spanish – directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

The Cave – Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod, and Sigrid Dyekjær

The Edge of Democracy – Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, and Tiago Pavan

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Honeyland – Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska, and Atanas Georgiev

Best Documentary Short Subject

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

In the Absence – Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Life Overtakes Me – John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

St. Louis Superman – Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan Walk

Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Best Live Action Short Film

The Neighbors' Window – Marshall Curry

Brotherhood – Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A Sister – Delphine Girard

Best Animated Short Film

Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva

Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

Memorable – Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

Sister – Siqi Song

Best Original Score

Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Little Women – Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story – Randy Newman

1917 – Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Best Original Song

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman – music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4 – music and lyrics by Randy Newman

"I'm Standing with You" from Breakthrough – music and lyrics by Diane Warren

"Into the Unknown" from Frozen II – music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

"Stand Up" from Harriet – music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Best Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester

Joker – Alan Robert Murray

1917 – Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Matthew Wood and David Acord

Best Sound Mixing

1917 – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Ad Astra – Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

Ford v Ferrari – Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Steven A. Morrow

Joker – Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, and Mark Ulano

Best Production Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

The Irishman – Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves

Jojo Rabbit – Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917 – Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Parasite – Production Design: Lee Ha-jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won-woo

Best Cinematography

1917 – Roger Deakins

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker

Joker – Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

Judy – Jeremy Woodhead

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, and David White

1917 – Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, and Rebecca Cole

Best Costume Design

Little Women – Jacqueline Durran

The Irishman – Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo

Joker – Mark Bridges

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Best Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Parasite – Yang Jin-mo

Best Visual Effects

1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy

Avengers: Endgame – Dan DeLeeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick

The Irishman – Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Nelson Sepulveda

The Lion King – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy

2020 EE British Academy Film Awards: The Winners

Sunday 2nd February 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall, London hosted by Grahma Norton 

73rd British Academy Film Awards

The biggest night in the British film industry saw some suprizes and some more than deserving winners.

Best Film

1917 – Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, and Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  A deserved winner if only for the technical geniuses behind the camera

The Irishman – Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Joker – Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Kwak Sin-ae

Best Director

Sam Mendes – 1917. While I dont fully believe he was the best of the nominated you cant deny the triumph he created with 1917.

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Todd Phillips – Joker

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker. The most powerful performance of the year both mentally and physically draining for the outstanding Phoenix.

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton

Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber

Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland. Anyone in the nominations deserved this award but a back to form Zellweger defietly shines.

Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose as Rose-Lynn Harlan

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March

Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth. Pitt steals the show for Tarantino and pulls out one of his best performances in years.

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI

Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa

Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw. Dern is stunning in what in a career defining performance.

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler

Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March

Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Sharon Tate

Best Original Screenplay

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite. A beautiful film and a deserved winner. Possibly the most important film of the awards season.

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, and Katie Silberman – Booksmart

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit. Waititi is a storyteller who is off the wall but at the same time very intelligent.

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Outstanding British Film

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. A technical triumph.

Bait – Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, and Linn Waite

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, and Lee Hall

Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, and Paul Laverty

The Two Popes – Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, and Anthony McCarten

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, and Linn Waite (Producers) – Bait

Waad Al-Kateab (Director/Producer) and Edward Watts (Director) – For Sama

Alex Holmes (Director) – Maiden

Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director) – Only You

Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director) – Retablo

Best Cinematography

1917 – Roger Deakins. Deakins is possibly the greatest cinematographer of all time and 1917 was one of the most cinematically innovative films ever.

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

Le Mans '66 – Phedon Papamichael

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Best Editing

Le Mans '66 – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland. Considering the complexity of some of the action it was hard to look past this deserved winner.

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Fred Raskin

Best Costume Design

Little Women – Jacqueline Durran. Beautful artistry in an underappreciated film

The Irishman – Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo

Judy – Jany Temime

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Best Production Design

1917 – Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales

The Irishman – Bob Shaw and Regina Graves

Jojo Rabbit – Ra Vincent and Nora Sopková

Joker – Mark Friedberg and Kris Moran

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh

Best Makeup and Hair

Bombshell – Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, and Anne Morgan

1917 – Naomi Donne

Joker – Kay Georgiou and Nicki Ledermann

Judy – Jeremy Woodhead

Rocketman – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Best Original Score

Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir

1917 – Thomas Newman

Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino

Little Women – Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Best Sound

1917 – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, and Stuart Wilson

Joker – Tod A. Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, and Dean A. Zupancic

Le Mans '66 – David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steve A. Morrow, and Donald Sylvester

Rocketman – Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Danny Sheehan

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, and Matthew Wood

Best Special Visual Effects

1917 – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, and Dominic Tuohy

Avengers: Endgame – Dan DeLeeuw and Dan Sudick

The Irishman – Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Pablo Helman

The Lion King – Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, and Adam Valdez

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, and Dominic Tuohy

Best Film Not in the English Language

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

The Farewell – Lulu Wang and Daniele Melia

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar and Agustín Almodóvar

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma and Bénédicte Couvreur

Best Documentary

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

American Factory – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert

Apollo 11 – Todd Douglas Miller

Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia

The Great Hack – Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim

Best Animated Film

Klaus – Sergio Pablos and Jinko Gotoh

Frozen II – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Will Becher, Richard Phelan, and Paul Kewley

Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen

Best British Short Animation

Grandad Was a Romantic. – Maryam Mohajer

In Her Boots – Kathrin Steinbacher

The Magic Boat – Naaman Azhari and Lilia Laurel

Best British Short Film

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Azaar – Myriam Raja and Nathanael Baring

Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, and Laura Dockrill

Kamali – Sasha Rainbow and Rosalind Croad

The Trap – Lena Headey and Anthony Fitzgerald

Best Casting

Joker – Shayna Markowitz

Marriage Story – Douglas Aibel and Francine Maisler

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Victoria Thomas

The Personal History of David Copperfield – Sarah Crowe

The Two Popes – Nina Gold

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Micheal Ward

Awkwafina

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Jack Lowden

 

92ND OSCARS® PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED

Cynthia Erivo, Oscar® winner Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Oscar winner Randy Newman will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars® ceremony, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today. The Oscars will air live Sunday, February 9, on ABC.

“We’re excited to have an incredible group of nominees and performers who will deliver one-of-a-kind music moments you will only see on the Oscars,” said Howell Taylor and Allain.

This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows (in alphabetical order by song title):

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” – Performed by Randy Newman Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” – Performed by Elton John Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin

“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” – Performed by Chrissy Metz Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” – Performed by Idina Menzel and AURORA Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up” from “Harriet” – Performed by Cynthia Erivo Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK EVENTS CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES

In the week leading up to the 92nd Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

OSCAR WEEK: DOCUMENTARIES Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

 Hosted by Academy Documentary Branch Governors Kate Amend, Rory Kennedy and Roger Ross Williams The Academy showcases the nominated films and filmmakers in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories. The evening will include a presentation of clips from this year’s nominated films. Nominees from all ten documentaries will participate (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by director Vicky Jenson The Academy celebrates the nominated films and filmmakers in the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories. The evening will include a screening of all ten nominated shorts in their entirety, as well as discussions with all the nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by International Feature Film Award Executive Committee co-chairs Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann The Academy will spotlight this year’s nominees for Best International Feature Film, formerly known as Foreign Language Film. The night will feature clips from each nominated film, as well as a panel discussion with the directors (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by last year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar winners, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller The Academy presents this year’s event celebrating the films and filmmakers nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. The program will feature clips from each film, with an onstage discussion with each group of nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 8, 3:00 p.m. @  Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by Academy Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Governors Kathryn L. Blondell, Lois Burwell and Howard Berger The Academy will celebrate the artists nominated for the Makeup and Hairstyling award in our 14th annual event spotlighting this category. The event will include a screening of the “bake-off” reels that Academy branch members viewed before voting on the nominated films. Each will be followed by a discussion panel with the nominees (schedules permitting).

Tickets went on sale online on Thursday, January 16 at 10 a.m. PT at Oscars.org. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (Shorts and Foreign Language Films tickets limited to four per person). Doors open one hour prior to each event. All ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, visit Oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.  

92ND OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED.

While there is always going to be controversary or people having varying opinions on who is and should be nominated one thing cannot be argued, The Oscars is the biggest event in the cinema calendar.

Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars® nominations today (January 13), live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory”

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once upon a Time...in Hollywood”

Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”

Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”

Jonathan Pryce in “The Two Popes”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Tom Hanks in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins in “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino in “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci in “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt in “Once upon a Time...in Hollywood”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet”

Scarlett Johansson in “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan in “Little Women”

Charlize Theron in “Bombshell”

Renée Zellweger in “Judy”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Kathy Bates in “Richard Jewell”

Laura Dern in “Marriage Story”

Scarlett Johansson in “Jojo Rabbit”

Florence Pugh in “Little Women”

Margot Robbie in “Bombshell”

Best animated feature film of the year

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

“I Lost My Body” Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

“Klaus” Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

“Missing Link” Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

“Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Achievement in cinematography

“The Irishman” Rodrigo Prieto

“Joker” Lawrence Sher

“The Lighthouse” Jarin Blaschke

“1917” Roger Deakins

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Robert Richardson

Achievement in costume design

“The Irishman” Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

“Jojo Rabbit” Mayes C. Rubeo

“Joker” Mark Bridges

“Little Women” Jacqueline Durran

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Arianne Phillips

Achievement in directing

“The Irishman” Martin Scorsese

“Joker” Todd Phillips

“1917” Sam Mendes

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Quentin Tarantino

“Parasite” Bong Joon Ho

Best documentary feature

“American Factory” Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

“The Cave” Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

“The Edge of Democracy” Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

“For Sama” Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

“Honeyland” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Best documentary short subject

“In the Absence” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)” Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

“Life Overtakes Me” John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

“St. Louis Superman” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

“Walk Run Cha-Cha” Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Achievement in film editing

“Ford v Ferrari” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

“The Irishman” Thelma Schoonmaker

“Jojo Rabbit” Tom Eagles

“Joker” Jeff Groth

“Parasite” Yang Jinmo

Best international feature film of the year

“Corpus Christi” Poland

“Honeyland” North Macedonia

“Les Misérables” France

“Pain and Glory” Spain

“Parasite” South Korea

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Bombshell” Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

“Joker” Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

“Judy” Jeremy Woodhead

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

“1917” Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Joker” Hildur Guðnadóttir

“Little Women” Alexandre Desplat

“Marriage Story” Randy Newman

“1917” Thomas Newman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

“(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin

“I'm Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up” from “Harriet” Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Best motion picture of the year

“Ford v Ferrari” Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

“The Irishman” Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

“Jojo Rabbit” Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

“Joker” Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

“Little Women” Amy Pascal, Producer

“Marriage Story” Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

“1917” Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

“Parasite” Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Achievement in production design

“The Irishman” Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves

“Jojo Rabbit” Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

“1917” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“Parasite” Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Best animated short film

“Dcera (Daughter)” Daria Kashcheeva

“Hair Love” Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

“Kitbull” Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

“Memorable” Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

“Sister” Siqi Song

Best live action short film

“Brotherhood” Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

“Nefta Football Club” Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

“The Neighbors' Window” Marshall Curry

“Saria” Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

“A Sister” Delphine Girard

Achievement in sound editing

“Ford v Ferrari” Donald Sylvester

“Joker” Alan Robert Murray

“1917” Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Wylie Stateman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

“Ad Astra” Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

“Ford v Ferrari” Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

“Joker” Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

“1917” Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

Achievement in visual effects

“Avengers: Endgame” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

“The Irishman” Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

“The Lion King” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

“1917” Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Adapted screenplay

“The Irishman” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

“Jojo Rabbit” Screenplay by Taika Waititi

“Joker” Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

“Little Women” Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig

“The Two Popes” Written by Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay

“Knives Out” Written by Rian Johnson

“Marriage Story” Written by Noah Baumbach

“1917” Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Written by Quentin Tarantino

“Parasite” Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

77th Golden Globe Awards sets the path to the Oscars

January 5th 2020, Ricky Gervais back as host for the 5th time, the Golden Globes were back to celebrate a big year in cinema and TV and set the road to the Oscars.

Best Film- Drama

1917 A deserved winner. Sam Mendes's epic tale told in a unique and daring way which adds an extra dimension to this technical masterpiece.

The Irishman, Joker, Marriage Story, The Two Popes

Best Film- Musical/Comedy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Only Tarantino could have got this film made. Off the wall but visually striking the film is possibly his best script to date.

Dolemite Is My Name, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Rocketman

Best performance in a Motion Picture- Drama

Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck A powerhouse turn that has earnt its place in cinema history. Phoenix and Phillips gave us a rebirth of one of comic books best known villains.

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari as Ken Miles ,Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo,  Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber,  Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio / Pope Francis

Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland Zellweger is back to her best with her best performance in years

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman, Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber, Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March, Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Actor

Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John A career best from Egerton is the key to this films success.

Daniel Craig – Knives Out as Benoit Blanc, Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit as Jojo Betzler, Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton, Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name as Rudy Ray Moore

Actress

Awkwafina – The Farewell as Billi Wang A standout performance which was a suprise nomination but a totally deserved win

Ana de Armas – Knives Out as Marta Cabrera, Cate Blanchett – Where'd You Go, Bernadette as Bernadette Fox, Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart as Molly Davidson, Emma Thompson – Late Night as Katherine Newbury

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture

Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth Probably Pitt's most assured performance in years. Plays with a confident swagger and looks like he is having the time of his life

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers, Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI, Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino

Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw In a film packed with powerful performances Dern does standout with a career best showing in this outstanding film.

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell, Annette Bening – The Report as Dianne Feinstein, Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers as Ramona Vega, Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Best Director

Sam Mendes – 1917 1917 plays as his most accomplished film yet. His skill for story telling is evident but you can also see how his Bond experience fed into how he handled this large scale production

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite, Todd Phillips – Joker, Martin Scorsese – The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Even after all these years QT still stands head and shoulders above most of the film industries writers. His fearless approach is still his key strength.

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite, Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes, Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Best Original Score

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker Simple but effective seems to be the key to the success of 'Joker' and the music uses the to great effect.

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women, Randy Newman – Marriage Story, Thomas Newman – 1917, Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – Rocketman

"Beautiful Ghosts" (Taylor Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – Cats, "Into the Unknown" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez) – Frozen II, "Spirit" (Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh) – The Lion King, "Stand Up" (Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo) – Harriet

Best Animated Feature Film

Missing Link An unusal but impactful tale but stands out from the pack

Frozen II, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lion King, Toy Story 4

Best Foreign Language Film

Parasite (South Korea) From behind the camera to in front of it this film is outstanding and has to be seen.

The Farewell (USA), Les Misérables (France), Pain and Glory (Spain), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)

 

Best Television Series

Drama

  Succession

Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve, The Morning Show

Musical or Comedy

Fleabag

Barry, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Politician

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama

Actor 

Brian Cox – Succession as Logan Roy

 Kit Harington – Game of Thrones as Jon Snow, Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, Tobias Menzies – The Crown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Billy Porter – Pose as Pray Tell

Actress

Olivia Colman – The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show as Alex Levy, Jodie Comer – Killing Eve as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle, Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies as Celeste Wright, Reese Witherspoon – The Morning Show as Bradley Jackson

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Actor

Ramy Youssef – Ramy as Ramy Hassan

Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method as Sandy Kominsky, Bill Hader – Barry as Barry Berkman / Barry Block, Ben Platt – The Politician as Payton Hobart, Paul Rudd – Living with Yourself as Miles Elliot / Miles Elliot's Clone

Actress

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag as Fleabag

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me as Jen Harding, Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida as Krystal Stubbs, Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll as Nadia Vulvokov,

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film

Actor 

Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice as Roger Ailes

Christopher Abbott – Catch-22 as Capt. John Yossarian, Sacha Baron Cohen – The Spy as Eli Cohen / Kamel Amin Thaabet, Jared Harris – Chernobyl as Valery Legasov, Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon as Bob Fosse

Actress

Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon as Gwen Verdon,

Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable as Marie Adler, Joey King – The Act as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, Helen Mirren – Catherine the Great as Catherine the Great, Merritt Wever – Unbelievable as Det. Karen Duvall

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Supporting Actor

Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl as Boris Shcherbina

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method as Norman Newlander, Kieran Culkin – Succession as Roman Roy, Andrew Scott – Fleabag as The Priest, Henry Winkler – Barry as Gene Cousineau

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – The Act as Dee Dee Blanchard

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown as Princess Margaret, Toni Collette – Unbelievable as Det. Grace Rasmussen, Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies as Mary Louise Wright, Emily Watson – Chernobyl as Ulana Khomyuk

Best Miniseries or Television Film

Chernobyl

Catch-22, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice, Unbelievable

Sir Patrick Stewart gets inducted into the Lucca Walk of Fame - At Lucca Comics & Games 2019

When it was announced the Sir Patrick Stewart was returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard it sent the sci-fi fanbase into overdrive. Set to be released on Amazon Prime early 2020 Star Trek:Picard charts the next chapter in the life of the famous Captain. Alongside Stewart in the upcoming series is Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora as well as Alison Pill and Harry Treadaway. 

Fans of Star Trek were treated today to an appearance from the iconic Sir Patrick Stewart and cast members of the upcoming Amazon Original TV series Star Trek: Picard. Sir Patrick was greeted by the Mayor of Lucca, Alessandro Tambellini and was then inducted into Lucca's Walk of Fame following his press conference at Lucca Comics and Games 2019.

Star Trek: Picard will launch on Amazon Prime Video on January 24th, 2019.

Star Trek: Picard will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In the United States, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

The Return of Picard - Sir Patrick Stewart To Be Among Main Guests at Lucca Comics & Games 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart and additional cast members from the upcoming Amazon Original Star Trek: Picard series will be among the main guests at the 53rd Edition of Lucca Comics & Games. On Friday November 1st, the popular British actor and his fellow castmates, including Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora, will take the stage and let Star Trek fans from around the world know that Picard is back, as well as share what to expect from these new and returning characters in the beloved Star Trek franchise. Star Trek: Picard will launch on Amazon Prime Video, on January 24th, 2020.

The legendary Actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be honoured with a tile on the highly popular Lucca Walk of Fame, where some of the greatest artists, who work in the fields of comics, artworks, games and cinema, have left their handprints. 

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as “Jean-Luc Picard,” which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first three episodes of the series.

Star Trek: Picard will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In the United States, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

Stewart's return to the iconic role has Star Trek fans buzzing but a very striking trailer has offered a new more different version of Star Trek and the Picard character and could appeal to a new wider fanbase. Although Stewart has a varied career it still remains that Picard is where Stewart's heart really belongs.