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Gravity and 12 Years a Slave share producers’ honours

Gravity and 12 Years a Slave share producers’ honours

In an unprecedented move, the Producers Guild of America, a frequent predictor of the Best Picture Oscar, has split its top prize. For the first time in the 25 year history of the PGA Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures was tied between the space...

12 Years a Slave joins the acting awards race at SAG

12 Years a Slave joins the acting awards race at SAG

The annual awards, handed out by America’s biggest acting union, the now-merged SAG-AFTRA, have seen Steve McQueen’s slave drama 12 Years a Slave join the race for the most prestigious acting awards of the year, the Oscar. At the SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Matthew McConaughey an...

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categ...

Globes set up Oscar race between American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity

Globes set up Oscar race between American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity

David O Russell’s 1970s crime caper American Hustle has won the most awards at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, taking the Best Film in the Comedy and Musical category as well as acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, in the lead and supporting competitions respectively. The bes...

12 Years a Slave – Review

12 Years a Slave – Review

Director: Steve McQueen - Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Zeigler, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam ...

Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?

Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?

Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, has been making headlines and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising depiction of the horrors of slavery in pre civil war America. This month, it has ...

12 Years A Slave leads at the SAGs nominations

12 Years A Slave leads at the SAGs nominations

After failing to secure a win in recent critics awards, 12 Years a Slave gained a boost from The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), which honoured it with 4 nominations, for best ensemble cast, male actor in a leading role for Chiwetel Ejiofor, and supporting for Michael Fassbender and newcomer Lupita Nyong...

12 Years a Slave and Nebraska lead Spirit nods

12 Years a Slave and Nebraska lead Spirit nods

America’s Film Independent organisation likes to keep the industry guessing – it’s one of the first of Awards Season to announce its nominations and one of the last to hold its ceremony; the annual Spirit Awards won’t be handed out until 1st March, just one day before the Osc...

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

The BFI has hailed the success of Clare Stewart’s second London Film Festival at the helm, with last year’s record audience attendance being broken, with the figure passing the 150,000 mark for the first time. Sandwiched between two Tom Hanks films, the piracy drama Captain Phillips at t...

12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has won the 38th Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize. Produced by Brad Pitt and Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, the film tells the real-life story of an African-American who was subjected to the cruelty of slavery for 12 year...

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