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2015 BAFTAs: Boyhood Best Picture; Grand Hotel Budapest Most Awards!

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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.

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Video: Boyhood’s Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane On Making A Movie Over Twelve Years!

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Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood is tearing up the awards circuit – in large part due to its innovative approach to telling the story of a family, with scenes shot across twelve years.

IFC Films has released video of an interview with Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the boy in Boyhood, and it’s fascinating stuff. Check it out after the jump.

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Toronto Film Critics Name Boyhood Best Film!

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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.

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Behind The Scenes: The Making of Boyhood!

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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.

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Boyhood Director Appears As Guest Programmer On TCM!

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Richard Linklater, director of the critically acclaimed Boyhood, will be spending the evening of Thursday, September 4th with TCM’s Robert Osborne to present and discuss three of his favorite films: Some Came Running, Asphalt Jungle, and Fanny and Alexander.

Linklater’s evening as Guest Programmer will begin at 8/7C. For further details, follow the jump.

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Jack Black Talks with Michelle (and some others) About Bernie, His Acting Techniques and More!

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Jack Black at Bernie NY Press Day - Photo Credit: Michelle Alexandria

In Bernie, Jack Black plays a likable mortician in a small Texas town who kills his companion (Played by Shirley MacLaine).  This movie features one of Jack Black’s best performances and is one of the weirdest (in a good way) movies about Small Town America.   Matthew McConaughey is fantastic as the town’s DA who prosecutes Bernie.  I sat down with Jack for the NY Press Day. It went a little something like this….

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Director Richard Linklater Talks to Michelle about Bernie, Jack Black and Texas Justice!

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Director Richard Linklater in NY Talks about Bernie. Photo Credit - Michelle Alexandria

Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period, Linklater’s work explored what he dubbed “the youth rebellion continuum,” focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the 20-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood firmament. (Note, bio from IMDB).  Richard’s latest film is a comedy/drama based on a real life story. In Bernie, Jack Black plays a likable mortician in a small Texas town who kills his companion (Played by Shirley MacLaine).  This movie features one of Jack Black’s best performances and is one of the weirdest (in a good way) movies about Small Town America in awhile.   Matthew McConaughey is fantastic as the town’s DA who prosecutes Bernie.  I sat down with Richard for the NY Press Day. It went a little something like this….

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