The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 25. The nominees are as follows...
The SAG Awards nominations are only hours away, but we're focusing our predictions first on the awards show that seems to matter the most this week to Hollywood, the Golden Globes.
Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma."
I believe that we are very quietly going through a golden age of cinematography. Simple as that. I spend more time talking to DPs than just about anything else in my business, though, mostly because they have the best stories and engage, for me, in the most fulfilling ways. So maybe I have a touch of bias. But when I look out across the industry, I'm gobsmacked by the talent on display, worthy heirs to a kingdom collectively forged by the titans: Shamroy, Surtees, Hall, Milner, Toland, Stradling, Storaro, Willis, Ruttenberg, etc.
Finally "Boyhood" gets trumped, though just barely. Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" was the nominations hog with the Phoenix crowd with 10 mentions. But Richard Linklater's opus was just a few steps behind with eight. Also with eight nominations was "Gone Girl," which picked up refreshing recognition in the Best Supporting Actress arena for Carrie Coon.
The first trailer for "Forrest Gump" director Robert Zemeckis’ "The Walk" reminds us that the film will be presented in "3D!" and "IMAX 3D!" because this ain’t your pappa’s tightrope-walking biopic. No sir. This one’s going to be big! And, with just a few seconds of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the shoes of expert balancer Philippe Petit, that larger-than-life hype fits the bill. Even in YouTube form, the trailer will leave acrophobics clutching their seats.
In a new (and fittingly lengthy) "Boyhood" feature, Richard Linklater describes how he wound up embarking on his "12 year project." "I was turning 40 and I had been a parent for 8 years," he says. "I wanted to say something about childhood. The dilemma hit me: What part of childhood?" Never has indecision gone so, so right.
The African-American Film Critics Association announced late Monday evening that director Ava DuVernay’s "Selma," the drama chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s milestone protest for civil rights, was the organization’s top film of the year. Along with earning the number one spot on its ranked top 10 list, "Selma" picked up accolades in Best Actor, Best Director, Best Breakout Performance, and Best Song categories.
Hopefully "Boyhood" isn't getting tired of the kudos just yet, because more are on the way. Today, a unique one from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which has announced that the film's stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette will share in the American Riviera Award during the 30th anniversary edition of the event on Thursday, Feb. 5.
Tilda Swinton is going to win a second Academy Award. Some way. Some how. It will happen. At some point, depending on who's in office, she will likely win a Kennedy Center Honor, too. She might even be knighted by the Queen. But that second Oscar is going to happen and probably because, like her first, she really won't be trying.