Made up of a globasl array of film journalists and academics, the International Cinephile Society tends to live up to its name with its awards -- and this year, tyheir nominations are typically big on foreign and art house fare, mixed in with the more expected Oscar contenders. So it is that "12 Years a Slave," "Her" and "Blue is the Warmest Color" lead the way with seven nominations apiece, while unusual individual nominations include Juliette Binoche for "Camille Claudel 1915" and Kristin Scott Thomas for "Only God Forgives." Full list after the jump; check out everything else at The Circuit.
Nominee list has a more global flavor than most
Awards represent the international half of Australia's Oscars
Also: Oscar contenders triumph in Palm Springs
There's been such a flurry of awards-related news over the past few days that I somehow completely missed the announcement over the weekend that Chris Hemsworth has been selected to announce the Academy Award nominations on Thursday with new AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. There was a time when this task routinely fell to a former Oscar winner or nominee -- which, in case you need reminding, Hemsworth is not. But they've been mixing it up of late -- Emma Stone did the honors last year. Will it fall to Hemsworth to announce a Best Supporting Actor nod for his "Rush" co-star Daniel Brühl? [AMPAS]
The stars celebrate after the big show
BEVERLY HILLS - There was a roar of cheers when Steve McQueen entered the FOX/Fox Searchlight Golden Globes party Sunday night. I know because I was standing right behind McQueen and his cast as they tried to walk into the packed Globes after party. The "12 Years a Slave" win for Best Picture - Drama and the surprising wins for FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Andy Samberg in the TV Series - Comedy or Musical categories made it (initially) the place to be.
'Captain Phillips' and 'Nebraska' shut out
Typically it's easy enough to gauge where the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is going to lean. It's a small enough group and there are enough of their whisperers out there that usually long before the show, more or less, everyone has a pretty good idea. But this year things were all over the place and the younger members of the group exemplify some shifting tastes. So we ended up with a love-spreading evening that dotted all the t's and crossed all the i's.
A full rundown of this year's honorees and champs
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out wins for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were the big winners in the Best Picture ranks, while "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" took major prizes as well.
Check out the full list of nominees and winners below, and remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit.
Spirit Awards, CBS, BAFTA and more vie for attention
The day before the Golden Globes has always been packed full of industry events and pre-show parties. 2014 was no different, especially if you were anywhere near Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills or West Hollywood.
Statistics, passion and guilds all weigh in
The ballots have been cast. Voting is over (for the moment). There is nothing any pundit, actor, director, studio head or awards season sweet talker can do to affect the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. It's done. Now, all anyone in the game can do is wait. And maybe try to shake off their nervousness with a few drinks over this busy event weekend.
Wrapping up one last look at the craft categories before next week's announcement
We're within a week of the big moment. Oscar nominations will be announced on Thursday next week and we'll find out which films are the dominant forces throughout the Academy's various craft categories. Yesterday we began final Tech Support analysis of the field with the categories of Best Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song and Visual Effects. Today we round out the field with the rest.
Judi Dench and Maggie Smith among the returning cast members
Love "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel?" Love Richard Gere? Well, consider your day made. Fox Searchlight announced today that production on a sequel to the British feelgood hit from 2012 is officially under way in India, with Fox Searchlight once more backing the enterprise, and the first film's Oscar-nominated director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love") back behind the camera.