Here is the complete list of 2013 nominees:
12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
Inside Llewyn Davis
BEST FIRST FEATURE
Shane Caruth - Upstream Color
J.C. Chandor - All is Lost
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Jeff Nichols - Mud
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
BEST MALE LEAD
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis
Michael B. Jordan - Fruitvale Station
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford - All is Lost
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
Gaby Hoffman - Crystal Fairy
Brie Larson - Short Term 12
Shailene Woodley - The Spectacular Now
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Will Forte - Nebraska
James Gandolfini - Enough Said
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
Keith Stanfield - Short Term 12
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Melonie Diaz - Fruitvale Station
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Lupita N’Yongo - 12 Years a Slave
Yolanda Ross - Go for Sisters
June Squibb Nebraska
Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater - Before Midnight
Nicole Holofcener - Enough Said
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - The Spectacular Now
John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Lake Bell - In a World…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Don Jon
Bob Nelson - Nebraska
Jill Soloway - Afternoon Delight
Michael Starburry - The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
Sean Bobbitt - 12 Years a Slave
Benoit Debie - Spring Breakers
Bruno Delbonnel - inside Llewyn Davis
Frank G. Demarco - All is Lost
Matthias Grunsky - Computer Chess
The Act of Killing
Twenty Feet from Stardom
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
A Touch of Sin
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Best feature made for less than $500,000.
This is Martin Bonner
"If the rest of the world is as receptive to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as moviegoers in Brazil, then the guys at Lionsgate are going to need a bigger boat for all that cash. Estimates are that next weekend’s domestic gross could be $160 million for the sequel in North America. Yesterday, Brazil was the first market to kick off the global theatrical release of the sequel at 962 screens. The film grossed $2.4 million its first day, and that number is more than triple the opening day gross of the first film. The Hunger Games had a first day gross of $737,000.”
Feltheimer said “We are excited about those opportunities and are pursuing them.”
THR also writes:
"Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and other co-stars are to leave the set for the third and fourth films in the franchise — Mockingjay: Part 1 and Mockingjay: Part 2 — to fly to Europe to promote the Catching Fire release.
The European tour will continue in Berlin, Madrid, Paris and Rome, before a red carpet Los Angeles premiere of Catching Fire on Nov. 18.
Feltheimer said the goal is chasing strong audience tracking for the Hunger Games sequel ahead of the film’s release.
"We are confident that we have positioned Catching Fire as a global phenomenon to continue the growth of the franchise,” he insisted.”
Oscars Coming Up, So Many Movies to Watch
Oscars are coming up. There are so many contenders this year, voters need to start watching the movies NOW. Oscar nomination voting will run between Dec. 27-Jan. 8.
Only a few films of the nominated films are currently available on Netflix, and even fewer are available on screeners. But do not worry! According to Variety, there are plenty of opportunities to see 2013 films in theaters or at home (via iTunes, video on demand or DVD). Here are some suggestions from Variety:
"Now in theaters: “12 Years a Slave,” “All Is Lost,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Enough Said,” “Gravity,” “Prisoners,” “Rush.” Also, in more limited runs but worth seeing: “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Short Term 12,” “Wadjda.”
Available on iTunes/VOD: “42,” “Before Midnight,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Mud,” “Parkland,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” plus many excellent animated features and documentaries (which are eligible in most other categories as well, including sound, music, editing and so on).
Also worth considering on VOD/iTunes: “As I Lay Dying,” “The Conjuring,” “The Heat,” “Renoir,” “Side Effects,” “Spring Breakers,” “The Way Way Back,” “World War Z.”
Fans Invested in Kickstarter Project: ‘Veronica Mars’ Coming Back!
Veronica Mars is written and directed by Rob Thomas, creator of the original TV series which lasted three seasons on The CW. Kristen Bell returns as the titular private investigator, who returns to Neptune, California, ten years after the series finale. The film was given life after a successful Kickstarter campaign prompted support from Warner Bros. for distribution. Series cast members returning for the film include Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Ken Marino. The film doesn’t yet have a release date, but Warner Bros. is expected to release it in 2014. Watch the newly released featurette!
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Thor, The Dark World Collector Posters [x]
With the release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ fast approaching, Shortlist has commissioned a set of top-notch artists to come up with their own poster designs for the film. Posters by Matt Ferguson, Matt Needle, Ollie Boyd, Peter Stults, Scott Woolston, Liam Bushby, Paul Jeffrey, Jamie Roberts and Samuel Esquire.
I WANT THEM ALL!!
Classic Monsters Universe
Marvel has paved the way for multiple films with different characters to exists in the same cinematic universe (The Avengers), other studios are starting to make moves to do the same. Warner Bros. is merging Man of Steel with Batman, Fox might be bringing Fantastic Four and X-Mentogether in the future, and now Universal might be doing the same thing with their classic movie monsters. We already know writing and producing partners Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are producing remakes of Van Helsing and The Mummy, and now it sounds like those could lead to something bigger.
Speaking with IGN, Orci revealed that there have been talks about a Universal Monsters universe:
"There’s an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. Van Helsing, and we’re also producing The Mummy for them. We’re kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don’t want to just make remakes when you’re doing a thing, unless it’s worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was. We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. It’s not going to be just a remake."
With technological advances happening faster than the businesses that use them can keep up, it takes quite an effort to upgrade. IMAX theaters, around the world, have to be updated in order to keep the high quality theater experience running smoothly. For those who have wondered how a giant IMAX theater is updated, you can watch this behind-the-scenes video that took place in an IMAX theater in Melbourne, Australia. Check it out!