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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...

Brits shine among Emmy nominations

Brits shine among Emmy nominations

Hitting hard at America’s TV Awards, the Emmys, is British television drama Downton Abbey, with many actors and actresses up for awards as well as the programme itself. Set in the Yorkshire countryside, the story follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants showing how t...

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...

Quartet – Review

Quartet – Review

Director: Dustin Hoffman - Writer: Ronald Harwood - Starring: Tom Courtenay, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Sheridan Smith, Michael Gambon, Andrew Sachs, Gwyneth Jones...

Silver Linings Playbook surprise Satellite winner

Silver Linings Playbook surprise Satellite winner

David O Russell’s romantic comedy about two oddballs struggling with mental illness has surprised some industry observers by taking the top honours at the 2012 Satellite Awards, handed out by The International Press Academy – as its name suggests, a group of international entertainment j...

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

At the UK premiere of his directorial debut Quartet, at the London Film Festival, Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman jokes that he always wanted to direct - it just took him 40 years to get around to it....

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