Independent Spirit Awards 2012 – the winners list

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to The Artist, The Descendants and Margin Call at this afternoon’s 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards. My Week With Marilyn, Beginners, 50/50, A Separation and The Interrupters also received awards at the ceremony, held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST FEATURE
“The Artist”

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

BEST MALE LEAD
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Margin Call”

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Feature Under $500,000):
“Pariah”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“The Descendants”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
“50/50″

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Artist”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“The Interrupters”

BEST FOREIGN FILM
“A Separation”

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
“Margin Call”

BAFTA Awards 2012 – winners list

The British Academy of Film and Television presented this year’s BAFTA Awards this evening. The Artist took home seven major ones, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

Meryl Streep won the BAFTA for Best Actress for The Iron Lady, Octavia Spencer was presented with the award for Best Supporting Actress for The Help, and Christopher Plummer won the award for Best Supporting Actor for Beginners.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy won the BAFTAs for Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, and The Skin I Live In was named Best Film Not in the English Language.

Here is the list of winners:

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Oscar nominations 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the complete list of the 2012 Oscar nominations:

Best Picture
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Foreign Language Film
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

DGA Awards 2011 nominees announced

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for this year’s DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011. The five directors competing for this year’s honours are Woody Allen, David Fincher, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne, and Martin Scorsese.

The winner will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

DGA President Taylor Hackford said, “The directors nominated this year for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award have each demonstrated an inspired command of the medium. The fact that their prodigious talents have been recognized by their peers is the highest honor a director can achieve. I offer my most sincere congratulations to each of the nominees.”

VES Awards 2012 – the nominees

The Visual Effects Society has revealed the list the nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in film, television, commercial, games, and special venues categories. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and air on ReelzChannel.

Two winners are already known. Stan Lee will be presented with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award.

VES Awards nominees:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The First Avenger
Charlie Noble
Mark Soper
Christopher Townsend
Edson Williams
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Tim Burke
Emma Norton
John Richardson
David Vickery
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Gary Brozenich
David Conley
Charlie Gibson
Ben Snow
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Dan Lemmon
Joe Letteri
Cyndi Ochs
Kurt Williams
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Scott Benza
Wayne Billheimer
Matthew Butler
Scott Farrar

National Society of Film Critics names Melancholia Best Picture

The National Society of Film Critics has announced the list of the winners today. Lars von Trier’s Melancholia was named Best Picture and Kirsten Dunst Best Actress, while The Tree of Life took home the Best Director and Best Actor honours.

Here is the complete list:

BEST PICTURE
*1. Melancholia – 29 (Lars von Trier)
2. The Tree of Life – 28 (Terrence Malick)
3. A Separation – 20 (Asghar Farhadi)

BEST DIRECTOR

*1. Terrence Malick – 31 (The Tree of Life)
2. Martin Scorsese – 29 (Hugo)
3. Lars von Trier – 23 (Melancholia)

BAFTA nominations for 2011 – Longlist

The British Academy of Film and Television has released the Longlist of BAFTA nominees. The final list of nominees will be revealed on January 17, and the winners will be announced at the BAFTA award ceremony on February 12. The nominations are below.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards – Longlist

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding British Film
Arthur Christmas
Attack the Block
Coriolanus
The Guard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Iron Lady
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Submarine
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tyrannosaur
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Film Not in the English Language
Abel
As If I Am Not There
The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan
Calvet
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)
Incendies
Little White Lies
Pina
Post Mortem
Potiche
Le Quattro Volte
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Tomboy
The Troll Hunter

2011 Primetime Emmy winners

Below is a complete list of winners of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, presented last night, and winners of the Creative Arts Emmys, which were presented last week.

63rd Primetime Emmy Award Winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire · HBO
Dexter · Showtime
Friday Night Lights · DirecTV
Game Of Thrones · HBO
The Good Wife · CBS
Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory · CBS
Glee · FOX
Modern Family · ABC
The Office · NBC
Parks And Recreation · NBC
30 Rock · NBC

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
Cinema Verite · HBO
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) · PBS
The Kennedys · ReelzChannel
Mildred Pierce · HBO
The Pillars Of The Earth · Starz
Too Big To Fail · HBO