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Spirits have a Silver Lining

Spirits have a Silver Lining

David O Russell’s Oscar-hopeful Silver Linings Playbook has taken the top awards at the Independent Spirit Awards, in a marquee on the Santa Monica sea-front. The film won the Best Feature prize and the writer-director himself took the trophy for both of his roles. The film’s star Jennif...

César voters love Amour

César voters love Amour

Amour might be the Austrian nomination for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, but the film academy in France claimed Michael Haneke’s French-language drama as one of its own, to bestow five César Awards on it at a ceremony in Paris. Being there to collect his own awards for Best Film, Best Di...

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Ben Affleck – shunned for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars – has continued to pick up every other award in his path, being named the Best Director by BAFTA. At the star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller, Argo, also collect...

Amour wows London Critics

Amour wows London Critics

The Austrian-French co-production Amour has picked up three of the top prizes at the London Film Critics Circle Awards. It was voted the Best Film, the director Michael Haneke collected the Best Screenplay award and the veteran French actress Emmanuelle Riva was the critics’ choice for the Bes...

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Working Title’s big screen adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Les Miserables won the most Golden Globes at what career achievement honouree Jodie Foster called “the most fun party of the year.” At the seventieth annual ceremony, at the Beverly Hilton hotel, the Hollyw...

Amour and The Master dominate LA critics awards

Amour and The Master dominate LA critics awards

In the latest celebrity get-together of the film awards season, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association have handed their Best Film of 2012 prize to Amour, Michael Haneke’s peculiarly uplifting French-language drama about an octogenarian couple coping with terminal illness. The Austrian dir...

Lincoln dominates Oscar list short on Brits

Lincoln dominates Oscar list short on Brits

A day after the British Film Academy surprised the film world by putting Lincoln at the top of its list but snubbing the director Steven Spielberg himself, its American counterpart – the awards giving body that everyone is most eager to please – has included Spielberg on its shortlist f...

Lincoln tops BAFTA’s nomination list

Lincoln tops BAFTA’s nomination list

Steven Spielberg’s biopic of America’s much-loved president Abraham Lincoln has secured ten nominations for next month’s BAFTA awards, putting it one up on both Tom Hooper’s musical Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. But the British Academy of Film and Televis...

UKscreen’s Best and Worst of 2012

UKscreen’s Best and Worst of 2012

UKscreen's best of 2012 included Argo, Headhunters, The Hunt and Amour while literally bringing up the rear are One for the Money and A Few Best Men....

Moonrise Kingdom & Silver Linings Playbook top Spirit nods

Moonrise Kingdom & Silver Linings Playbook top Spirit nods

The 2012 Cannes opener Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, which won the top prize at Toronto, will lead the charge into next year’s Independent Spirit Awards, with five nominations apiece. Both are up for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Silver Linings Playbook’...

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