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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...

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 ...

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...

Fury at the UK top spot

Fury at the UK top spot

Brad Pitt’s WW2 film Fury hit the top spot last weekend by pulling in £2,692,786 over three days plus previews. For a film that is relatively straight forward, a plot not based on a real life event or a must see hook, it has generated a lot of praise with the box office revenue showing Pitt may s...

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Knocking Gone Girl off the top spot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted with an impressive £4,785,448 making it the biggest opening for a film since The Inbetweeners 2 in early August. The film is based on the franchise of the same name and a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series...

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

In recent years, he’s hosted the Emmys and the Tonys and now, Neil Patrick Harris – currently starring in the box office chart topping Gone Girl– is to add the Oscars to his CV. He’s taking over from Ellen De Generes, who – as a safe pair of hands – brought in the highest ratings for the...

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

For a second week, Gone Girl easily holds on to the top spot with £3,064,545 which now brings its gross to £9,827,252 in the UK alone. The David Fincher thriller is doing particularly well considering that its 18 certificate makes it unavailable to a significant slice of regular cinemagoers and ha...

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