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Why is La La Land sweeping the awards?

Why is La La Land sweeping the awards?

Last month, “La La Land” broke the record for most Golden Globes won by a single film after snagging 7 trophies out of 7 nominations. Two weeks later, it made history again when it collected 14 Academy Awards nominations, record-tying with “All About Eve (1951)” and “Titanic (1997)”. It ...

Damien Chazelle: Musicals are the best genre to examine dreams vs reality

Damien Chazelle: Musicals are the best genre to examine dreams vs reality

In 2013, Damien Chazelle arrived into Sundance Film Festival with “Whiplash,” a drama about a young drummer trying to please his tyrant teacher, and left with the festival’s audience and jury awards, and later went on to collect four Oscars. This September, his musical “La ...

Redmayne triumphs at Oscars as Birdman beats Boyhood

Redmayne triumphs at Oscars as Birdman beats Boyhood

The British actor Eddie Redmayne spoiled Birdman’s Oscar party by beating its star Michael Keaton to the Best Actor Oscar at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Redmayne won over the six thousand strong Academy voters for his portrayal, in The Theory of Everything, of the scientist Professor Steph...

A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

Birdman won the latest face-off with its main Oscar rival Boyhood – this time in the world America’s independent cinema. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s satire on the world of entertainment took the prizes for Best Feature, Best Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Cinematography at the...

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners of the night at the Royal Opera House in London, as Britain’s most prestigious film awards were handed out. Boyhood took the top honours of the night, for Best Film and for its director Richard Linklater. It al...

Actors give fresh boost to Birdman (and Eddie)

Actors give fresh boost to Birdman (and Eddie)

The Screen Actor’s Guild has added its voice to awards season – and with so many Oscar voters being actors, SAG is often seen as one of the most reliable indicators of who will pick up Academy Awards. Birdman added to its haul of prizes, taking SAG’s honour as the best ensemble cas...

Whiplash – Review

Whiplash – Review

Writer/Director: Damien Chazelle - Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Nate Lang, Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, CJ Vana...

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...

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

With so many categories at the Golden Globes, not least the split between dramas on the one side and comedies and musicals on the other, the chances of a clean sweep is impossible, but the 2015 awards saw film honours spread largely between Boyhood, Birdman and The Theory of Everything – with ...

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...

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