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Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar nominations at a pre-dawn ceremony, here in Los Angeles. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel top the list, each receiving nine nods, with The Imitation Game close behind them on eight. Academy members have narrowe...

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...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Ryan Gage, Billy Connolly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Manu Bennett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Stephen Fry, Graham Mc...

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...

The Imitation Game – Review

The Imitation Game – Review

Director: Morten Tyldum - Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard, Allen Leech, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear, Steven Waddington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Tuppence Middleton, Alex Lawther, Jack Bannon...

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

The drama ’71, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has picked up the most nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Yann Demange and Best Actor for Jack O’Connell. Pride, about a group o...

LFF opener Imitation Game wins over Toronto audiences

LFF opener Imitation Game wins over Toronto audiences

Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring role as the mathematician Alan Turing, who broke the Nazi Enigma code during the Second World War but then led a tragic post-war life tainted by the illegality of his homosexuality, has won the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festiv...

Great performances but no clear winner at Toronto International Film Festival

Great performances but no clear winner at Toronto International Film Festival

In the last 10 days, hundreds of thousands of film fans and experts descended on Toronto charged with great expectations and hopes to discover next year’s potential Best Picture Oscar winner. Armed with their precious tickets, they stood patiently for hours in long lines in the sweltering heat, lo...

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