Every year, ten movies compete for visual effects Academy Award nominations via a "bake off," a presentation of scenes and sizzle reels from these VFX-heavy movies to see which five will actually be nominated.
When the next bake off goes down in January, Man of Steel won't be among the movies duking it out for visual effects supremacy.
During awards season, it's unwise to count any chickens before they've hatched.
The National Board of Review has selected Her as Best Film, also designating Spike Jonze as Best Director.
Anyone hoping that next year's 86th Academy Awards will open with a reprise of Seth MacFarlane's "We Saw Your Boobs" song is in a for a disappointment.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the one and only Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars, airing March 2, 2014, on ABC.
Opening in theaters on July 5th is the new comedy-drama The Way, Way Back from Academy Award-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants), which marks their directorial debut. In addition to starring Faxon and Rash, the film features an excellent cast that includes Steve Carell (Despicable Me 2), Toni Collette (Mental), Allison Janney (The Help), AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer), Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies), Amanda Peet (Identity Thief), and newcomer Liam James.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down exclusively with filmmakers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to talk about their work on The Way, Way Back. The two Oscar-winners discussed their new movie, how their experience as comedic actors and writers prepared them for their directorial debut, what they learned from working with director Alexander Payne on The Descendants, Rash's real life trauma that inspired the film, and casting Steve Carell as an unredeeming douchebag.
Tuesday, March 12th, Ang Lee’s visually breathtaking Life of Pi arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Bu-ray, and DVD with a number of special features that explore the making of this astonishing film. Life of Pi focuses of Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship’s only other survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Life of Pi received the most awards for a single film at the Academy Awards this year including best director, cinematography, visual effects, and musical score. I recently had the chance to be amongst the first members of the press to speak with Ang Lee since his film won big at the Oscars. Lee was joined by Life of Pi’s editor, Tim Squyres (Gosford Park, The Ice Storm), and screenwriter, David Magee (Finding Neverland), at the Crosby Hotel in New York City to promote the Blu-ray/DVD release. The filmmakers presented deleted scenes that will be available on the Blu-ray/DVD and discussed the extensive pre-production process of the film.
Over the last decade, Pixar has gotten ever-better at handling large, sprawling casts.
Based on a new official poster, Monsters University is set to showcase this skill with more creativity and absurdity than we've yet seen from the studio, which just one two Oscars for Brave and the wonderful short Paperman.
Beasts of the Southern Wild may have been shut out at the Academy Awards, but the film's young lead has received a solid consolation prize.
Quvenzhané Wallis is set to star as the title character in Sony Pictures' new take on Annie, the frequently adapted stage musical.
The Oscars are here!
That's right Rogues, Oscar fever just got terminal. The 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held tonight at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California, with Seth MacFarlane bringing a self-referential sensibility to the hosting duties.
On a night of televised pomp and circumstance, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – a 5,765 member-strong organization that is 94% white, 77% male, and 54% over 60 years-old – anointed the winners of the 2013 Academy Awards.
In its third weekend of release, the comedy Identity Thief bounced back to the number one position among domestic releases, holding off two new wide releases and the action franchise that knocked it from its perch last weekend.
The Independent Spirit Awards are basically Oscar's less popular but totally cooler younger – way, way younger – sibling.
Where the Academy Awards take place in the ostentatious Dolby Theatre and shut down traffic for blocks in every direction, the Spirit Awards go down in a giant tent on the Santa Monica Beach, just yards away from the Pacific Ocean its chilly whipping winds. Where the Academy Awards are characterized by pomp, circumstance, and awed reverence, the Spirit Awards are typified by a seat-of-your pants freewheeling style and a celebration of movies often overlooked during the rest of awards season.
In other words, this year's show, hosted by Andy Samberg in a magnificent green tuxedo is one awards show where Argo not only won't win, but as a full-on studio picture, wasn't even nominated.