WEEKLY WRAP: ‘King’s Speech’ marches on

Posted by · 5:49 pm · February 4th, 2011

• “The King’s Speech” continued its cruise through phase two of the season with a widely unexpected Directors’ Guild victory… • … and scooped top honors at a surprise-free Screen Actors’ Guild Awards ceremony. • Following this brace of wins, this week’s Off the Carpet column said what we were all thinking: the race is over. […]

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2/3 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Animated feature speculation, Cameron says Nolan was robbed, ‘Network’ doc online

Posted by · 9:25 am · February 3rd, 2011

• Carolyn Giardina floats the possibility of “How to Train Your Dragon” beating “Toy Story 3” for Best Animated Feature with nothing but those (not unexpected) Visual Effects Society wins to justify it. [The Race] • James Cameron thinks Christopher Nolan should have been nominated for Best Director this year. [Hollywood Reporter] • Steve Pond […]

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‘Inception,’ ‘Dragon’ reign at VES awards

Posted by · 10:42 pm · February 1st, 2011

Four for “Inception,” three for “How to Train Your Dragon” (which beat out “Toy Story 3” every step of the way).  “Hereafter,” meanwhile, took the supporting effects award. Key quote from Christopher Nolan, who received the inaugural Visionary Award: I know visual effects people pride themselves on doing the impossible.  I’d just like to encourage […]

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Updates to The Circuit

Posted by · 9:21 am · January 10th, 2011

Just a note, a few goings-on at The Circuit.  First up, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists have gone with “The Social Network” as the year’s best.  The North Texas Film Critics Association (Dallas-Fort Worth wasn’t good enough?) opted for “Inception.” Speaking of which, Christopher Nolan’s film predictably dominated the Visual Effects Society’s list of […]

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Nolan to be honored by Visual Effects Society

Posted by · 11:16 am · November 17th, 2010

Christopher Nolan keeps racking up the kudos along the circuit.  Here’s the latest, from the press release, in part: The Visual Effects Society will honor Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan with the inaugural VES Visionary Award at the 9th Annual VES Awards on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Globe awards, BAFTA noms, foreign shortlist

Posted by · 6:41 pm · January 22nd, 2010

• “Avatar” and “The Hangover” took top honors at a very populist Golden Globes ceremony — Off the Carpet reported from the party circuit. • The Academy revealed the nine films shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film; we sized up the race. • BAFTA announced their nominations, with “An Education,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” […]

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‘Avatar’ leads VES nominations

Posted by · 5:49 pm · January 18th, 2010

No surprises there.  James Cameron’s film landed 11 separate mentions from the Visual Effects Society (some more specifically indicated than others).  “2012” and “District 9” each landed three nominations, while “Sherlock Holmes” and “Star Trek” each landed two. The nominees in the main field, “visual effects in a visual effects driven feature motion picture,” are: […]

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Cameron to be honored by Visual Effects Society

Posted by · 1:42 pm · November 12th, 2009

Holy crap, how many lifetime achievement awards are there in Hollywood? More than there are people, apparently, since they’re now having to share recipients. Anyway, mere hours after the announcement that James Cameron is to receive the Lucky Brand™ Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara fest (it’s the ™ that makes it special, in […]

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Two more industry awards: MPSE and VES

Posted by · 9:17 am · February 22nd, 2009

We should link to these for closure, so “The Dark Knight,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “WALL-E” won big at the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards, while “Button” took four trophies from the Visual Effects Society.  “The Dark Knight” and “WALL-E” also won a few each.  Thanks to Awards Daily on […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Oscar nomination week

Posted by · 6:15 pm · January 23rd, 2009

• In case you’ve just emerged from a coma or something, the nominations for the 81st annual Academy Awards were unveiled. • And it’s fair to say we weren’t impressed. At all. • OK, maybe a little impressed. • Amid the chaos, Kris took a stab at what/who we should expect to emerge victorious on […]

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Visual Effects Society nominees

Posted by · 2:19 am · January 19th, 2009

Oh yeah, another guild (well, industry award I should say) this week: the Visual Effects Society (VES).  The group’s typically unnavigable list of kudos contenders can be found below and after the jump. It’s interesting to note “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” having a decent showing throughout, yet failing to make it to the […]

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