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BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

Hawking biopic and Hotel comedy lead the way at the BAFTAs

The British film industry elite have announced their nominations for this year’s BAFTAs and unusually, it’s an American film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that has the most nods, eleven. But two British Oscar front-runners, The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything and The Imitat...

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

As the awards season continues in full swing, the Writers Guild of America is the latest set of industry insiders to honour its peers with nominations for its annual awards. Mirroring the Oscars, the WGA divides its film nominees into two categories, original and adapted, but unlike the other awards...

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

The Producers Guild of America, his published its nominees for its annual awards, including episodic TV, sports coverage, theatrical documentaries, TV competitions, among others – but all attention is falling, as usual, on those in the running for the Darryl F Zanuck Award for Outstanding Prod...

What if that awkward moment was gone, girl: UK Screen’s lows and highs of 2014

What if that awkward moment was gone, girl: UK Screen’s lows and highs of 2014

There are few things that can keep a true film enthusiast out of the cinema. One might be the fear of seeing a film so bad that it drains your belief in the power of the silver screen to inspire. Another might be the arrival of a baby. Any eagle-eyed readers of UK Screen might notice that the usual ...

Strong British presence at Globe nominations dominated by Birdman

Strong British presence at Globe nominations dominated by Birdman

A day after the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations, the Golden Globes have confirmed the media satire Birdman as the front-runner for this year’s awards season, with seven nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Actor for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton for Best Supporting Actor andÂ...

Strong British presence at SAG nominations dominated by Birdman

Strong British presence at SAG nominations dominated by Birdman

British stars are well represented among the nominations for the awards which best predict the acting Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild. Benedict Cumberbatch will be in the running for the best actor prize for his portrayal of the Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He’ll be u...

Pride of British film at the BIFAs

Pride of British film at the BIFAs

A film about young gay activists raising money for striking Welsh miners was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards. At a ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London, Pride – which tells the unlikely story of the real-life campaign group “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners...

Bond 24 to be called Spectre

Bond 24 to be called Spectre

The director of the twenty fourth Bond film, Sam Mendes, has announced that the title will be Spectre. He refused to confirm speculation that the criminal organisation of that name, seen in Bond films in the 1960s and 70s, would feature in the film – or that one of the stars of this new film, ...

Birdman dominates Independent Spirit Award nominations

Birdman dominates Independent Spirit Award nominations

The film that opened the Venice Film Festival, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, has topped the nominations list for the thirtieth Film Independent Spirit Awards; it’s nominated in six categories, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead for Michael Keaton, and Emma...

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Returning to the top spot on its third week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which made another £1,429,159 just ahead of horror flick Ouija, which entered at second. This is the first time since January that six films have taken £1m at the UK box office. The reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt...

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