Directors Guild awards Coen brothers

Ethan and Joel Coen won this year's Directors Guild of America award for their Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film No Country for Old Men. Their competition included Sean Penn (Into the Wild), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) and Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are the leading contenders in the race for Best Picture this year, with eight Oscar nominations each. Here is the [Read more...]

SAG Awards – the winners

This year's Screen Actors Guild Awards will be remembered for several things beside the winners. One of them is Daniel Day-Lewis' acceptance speech (see it if you haven't) and dedication of his award to Heath Ledger. Here are the winners: FILM Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Julie Christie, Away From Her Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Javier Bardem, No Country [Read more...]

Sundance Film Festival 2008 – the winners

The main prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival went to Courtney Hunt's Frozen River, a drama starring Melissa Leo about a trailer-home white woman and a young Mohawk Indian who smuggle immigrants across the border between the U.S. and Canada. The Wackness, a comedy about a young drug dealer, directed by Jonathan Levine, was the audience's favourite. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, a story about survival during Hurricane Katrina, took the award for best documentary, [Read more...]

Oscar nominees announced

Here they are: Best Motion Picture of the Year Atonement Juno Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role George Clooney – Michael Clayton Daniel-Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tommy Lee Jones – In the Valley of Elah Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age Julie [Read more...]

BAFTA nominees announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the BAFTA awards earlier today. Here they are: FILM American Gangster Atonement The Lives of Others No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood BRITISH FILM Atonement The Bourne Ultimatum Control Eastern Promises This Is England THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR, WRITER OR PRODUCER FOR THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM Chris Atkins (director/writer) - Taking [Read more...]