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Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller cum Hollywood satire Argo has won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – the first film to do so without a Best Director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. It also picked up the honours for the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. With a...

Les Mis retains UK box office top spot

Les Mis retains UK box office top spot

There’ll be no miserable faces at Working Title, whose musical Les Miserables remained at the top of the UK Box Office chart for a fourth week, taking £2.8 million pounds last weekend, boosting its UK total to more than £30 million. The highest new entry was Denzel Washington’s alcohol...

Les Mis tops UK box office for 3rd week

Les Mis tops UK box office for 3rd week

Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of the Les Miserables musical has secured its third successive top spot in the UK & Ireland box office chart, with more than £4 million in its third weekend. It’s total to date, £24.6 million, make it the second most successful musical at the UK box o...

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...

Affleck mocks Oscars as he wins Critics Choice

Affleck mocks Oscars as he wins Critics Choice

“I’d like to thank the Academy,” joked Ben Affleck as he collected his Critics Choice Award for Best Director for Argo, on the same day that he was unexpectedly snubbed for a nomination at the Oscars. His Iranian hostage crisis thriller was the big winner of the night, also taking...

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...

Hobbit maintains No. 1 in weak pre-Christmas round

Facing competition from five new major US releases, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held on to its number one spot on the US charts with $36.7 million for the weekend as well as the international charts with $91 million, bringing its domestic total to $149.9 million and its world...

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