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In All Its Glory: Oscars Roundup

With last night’s spectacular 86th Academy Awards, another showbiz awards season has finally come to an end. The ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, celebrated the finest actors and actresses, technical achievements and films of 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The big … Continue reading

Rounding Up

The voting stage of the Jameson Empire Awards closes tomorrow, so I got in just in time. All my choices for this year are fairly mainstream, except probably Best Film. My suggestions are as follows: Best Male Newcomer: George MacKay Best Female Newcomer: Lupita Nyong’o Best Sci-fi / Fantasy: Gravity Best Comedy: The World’s End … Continue reading

And the BAFTA goes to…

Its February 16, the BAFTAs are here and the main winners as announced (and my choices where I voted differently) are as follows: Outstanding British Film – Gravity Animated Film – Frozen Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Keiran Evans for his work as Director of Kelly & Victor (I had picked Kelly Marcel, … Continue reading

BAFTAs Incoming

With the BAFTAs coming up this weekend, and as I have now seen (most of) the films nominated, here are my updated thoughts on the hot list: Best film – 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena My money is on 12 Years to win this one. Whether its the best film, I’m … Continue reading

And The Nominees Are… (Pt II)

It’s Oscar nominations day and the results are in! Place your bets now. Not too many surprises this year, though Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson missed out, as did Blue is the Warmest Colour. Well-deserved nods went to newcomer Barkhad Abdi and to Jennifer Lawrence (excellent yet again!) in the supporting categories. But the hardest … Continue reading

A Golden Glow

The Golden Globes, the first of this season’s main awards ceremonies, took place last night in Hollywood’s hallowed halls. When I woke up this morning, the party was over: the names had been called, the outfits admired, the champagne drunk by the bucketload. So, as per usual, I had to content myself with reading the … Continue reading

And The Nominees Are… (Pt I)

The nominations were announced this morning for the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards, which will take place on February 16. While being mindful of the fact that several of these films have not yet been released (and I’ve missed a few of the others), my comments (and tips) on the main categories are as follows: Best … Continue reading