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Monday, 30 January 2017

WINNERS OF 2017 SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD (SAG) AWARDS

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Winner: Hidden Figures


Captain Fantastic

Fences

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Denzel Washington for Fences


Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic






Wednesday, 25 January 2017

ACADEMY AWARDS 2017 LIST: SO...WHO GOT SNUBBED THIS YEAR?


The 89th Academy Awards is slated to take place on the 26th of February and will be hosted by television host, Jimmy Kimmel. The long awaited nomination list was  released yesterday, with the romantic musical comedy-drama La La Land- which starred Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling- taking the lead with a grand total of 14 nominations.

However there were several appalling snubs; Amy Adams for her performance in Arrival, Empire's Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures (which  by the way earned huge in the box-office, but at least being nominated for Best Picture) as well as Pharell Williams who was co-producer (and writer of its soundtracks), Annette Bening for 20th Century Woman and  British actor Hugh Grant who played Meryl Streep's long suffering husband in Florence Foster Jenkins. 
It gets worse... Martin Scorsese who directed Silence was also ignored, Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor but not for directing Fences or multi award winner Clint Eastwood for the biopic Sully. Two films that surprisingly didn't make the list were The Birth of A Nation and the much hyped Dead Pool. Ouch! 


The Nomination List... 


Best Picture

  • Arrival 


  • Fences

  • Hacksaw Ridge
      
  • Hell or High Water

  • Hidden Figures

  • La La Land

  • Lion

  • Manchester by the Sea

  • Moonlight

Best Actress

  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
  • Ruth Negga (Loving)
  • Natalie Portman (Jackie)
  • Emma Stone (La La Land)
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
  • Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis (Fences)
  • Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  • Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Dev Patel (Lion)
  • Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Director

  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
  • Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
  • August Wilson (Fences)
  • Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures)
  • Luke Davies (Lion)
  • Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
  • Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou (The Lobster)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Mike Mills (20th Century Women)

Best Animated Feature

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
  • Land of Mine (Denmark)
  • The Salesman (Iran)
  • Tanna (Australia)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Documentary Feature

  • Fire At Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • OJ: Made in America
  • 13th

Best Original Song

  • La La Land - Audition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • La La Land - City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Moana - How Far I'll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Trolls - Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • Jim: The James Foley Story - The Empty Chair by J Ralph and Sting

Best Original Score

  • Jackie by Mica Levi
  • La La Land by Justin Hurwitz
  • Lion by Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka
  • Moonlight by Nicholas Britell
  • Passengers by Thomas Newton

Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Best Costume Design

  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

Best Make-up & Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

Best Live Action Short

  • Ennemis Interieurs
  • La Femme et le TGV
  • Silent Nights
  • Sing
  • Timecode

Best Sound Editing

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

Best Sound Mixing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best Dcumentary Short

  • 4.1 Miles
  • Extremis
  • Joe's Violin
  • Watani: My Homeland
  • The White Helmets

Best Production Design

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

Best Visual Effects

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Animated Short

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper

Best Film Editing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight