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Apes and Big Hero 6 Top Visual Effects Society (VES) Winners

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the animated Big Hero 6 dominated the Visual Effects Society awards, winning three apiece. X-Men: Days of Future Past won two and Interstellar took home one award. All three are nominated for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. In the last two years, the film that has won the top award with the …

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Stranger by the Lake and Mommy Lead 2015 ICS Award Nominees

The International Cinephile Society (of which I am a voting member) have revealed the nominations for their 12th annual awards and, as is usual for this group, the nominees are eclectic, exciting and sometimes baffling. The nomination tally is led by two Cannes winners (Stranger By the Lake in 2013, Mommy in 2014) and both French-language films. Oscar and critic …

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‘Birdman,’ Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Win Art Directors Guild Awards

Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Grand Budapest Hotel won their respective categories with the Art Directors Guild on Saturday evening, with Guardians being a bit of a surprise champion. Competing in the Fantasy category, it bested Interstellar and Into the Woods (both Oscar nominated) for the award. Birdman and The Grand Budapest, winning Contemporary and Period were expected …

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Wins Big at the ANNIE Awards

Although The Boxtrolls lead the nomination tally going into the awards, How to Train Your Dragon 2 won six awards at the 42nd ANNIE Awards this weekend, including Directing, Editing, Music, Storyboarding, Character Animation in an Animated Feature as well as the big one itself, Best Animated Feature. The Boxtrolls won Best Production Design and Best Voice Acting (Ben Kingsley) …

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2015 Oscars: Show Details and Presenters for the 87th Academy Awards

Info is starting to pour in daily about the details and presenters of the 87th Academy Awards and you can check back here for all of it. OFFICIAL Presenters List: Marion Cotillard Benedict Cumberbatch Meryl Streep Oprah Winfrey Reese Witherspoon Octavia Spencer Josh Hutcherson Zoe Saldana Scarlett Johansson Kerry Washington John Travolta Jennifer Aniston Sienna Miller Chris Pratt David Oyelowo …

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Screen Actors Guild WINNERS: Birdman Continues Reign

Birdman has once again won a very significant industry award on the way to the Oscars with its Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild awards just a day after its Producers Guild win. It’s positioning itself, seemingly out of nowhere, as the frontrunner in the Oscar race. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of …

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Producers Guild of America (PGA) Winners

Well, those asking for a change from the predictable slog of awards season got their wish tonight as the Producers Guild of America gave their top award to Birdman. Most expected Boyhood to take this in a walk (it’s already won the Golden Globe and BFCA) or at the very least saw The Imitation Game or American Sniper as possible …

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