Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t brilliant for most of his first evening hosting the Oscars®, but when he picked his spots he definitely sparkled – his few comments on the lack of diversity in the Academy’s selections (‘…celebrating Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest;’ Oh, sure ! You like them now!’) may not have been many, but they were perfect – making the point and then moving on (from that first dig right into a stunning eight-minute song and dance number that dropped him into classic movie scenes).
Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.
Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took Best Film at the 2015 BAFTA Awards today. Linklater also won for Best Director and Patricia Arquette garnered the Best Supporting Actress Award.
Eddie Redmayne got the Best Actor award for The Theory of Everything; Still Alice’s Julianne Moore was named Best Actress and Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons got Best supporting Actor.
The Grand Hotel Budapest led in total awards with five – Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hair and Original Music.
The LEGO Movie (which wasn’t even nominated for the Oscar) won Best animated Feature. A complete list of winners follow the jump.
In March, CBS will premiere two new procedurals that are at once distinctive yet familiar. Battle Creek (March 1st, 10/9C) is a buddy cop show with cops who aren’t likely to ever be buddies, while CSI: Cyber (March 4th, 10/9C) takes the CSI franchise into the realm of cyberspace.
Check out the first TV spots for both after the jump.
The National Society of Film Critics has named Jean-Luc Goddard’s 3-D film Goodbye To Language as the best film of 2014. Boyhood and Birdman were runners up.
The Society also named their selections for Best Director (Richard Linklater, Boyhood), Best Non-Fiction Film (citizenfour), Best Screenplay (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Cinematography (Dick Pope, Mr. Turner), Best Actor (Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner), Best Actress (Marion Cotilliard, Two Days, One Night), Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons, whiplash) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette, Boyhood).
The National Society of Film Critics also lists runners up for all awards. For a complete list, follow the jump.
Boyhood picked up three awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association last night – Best Film, Best Director – Richard Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette.
Tom Hardy took Best Actor honors for Locke; Marion Cotillar was named Best actress for her work in The Immigrant, and J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash.
Follow the jump for the complete list of winners.
Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood was shot, a bit at a time, over twelve years to capture the ups and downs in the life of a single boy and his family.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette – and introducing Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, Boyhood is getting huge buzz during ‘awards season’ and has already topped a number of best of lists and picked up some prestigious awards.
Follow the jump for a ten-minute featurette on The Making of Boyhood.
CBS mid-season dramas Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber have premiere dates. Battle Creek will debut on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (10/9C) and Battle Creek, David Shores expansion on a series idea by Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) will premiere on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (10/9C).
Further details follow the jump.