22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

On the 22nd of January, the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be staged. The awards honour the best in the movie and TV worlds. Wondering who’s in the running this year? Check out the full list below:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
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All the 2015 Academy Award nominees

On February 22nd, we’ll get to see who out of the below nominees will win big at the annual Academy Awards. I’m surprised that my girl Jennifer Aniston wasn’t in the nominees list. Another title that was visibly absent from the major categories (barring Best Picture) is Selma. What do you think of the list of Oscar nominees?

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher”
  • Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game”
  • Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
  • Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”

 

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Robert Duvall in “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher”
  • J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”

 

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Marion Cotillard in “Two Days, One Night”
  • Felicity Jones in “The Theory of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
  • Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon in “Wild”

 

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
  • Laura Dern in “Wild”
  • Keira Knightley in “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
  • Meryl Streep in “Into the Woods”

 

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Big Hero 6” Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
  • “The Boxtrolls” Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
  • “Song of the Sea” Tomm Moore and Paul Young
  • “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

 

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Robert Yeoman
  • “Ida” Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
  • “Mr. Turner” Dick Pope
  • “Unbroken” Roger Deakins

 

Achievement in costume design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Milena Canonero
  • “Inherent Vice” Mark Bridges
  • “Into the Woods” Colleen Atwood
  • “Maleficent” Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
  • “Mr. Turner” Jacqueline Durran

 

Achievement in directing

  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • “Boyhood” Richard Linklater
  • “Foxcatcher” Bennett Miller
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson
  • “The Imitation Game” Morten Tyldum

 

Best documentary feature

  • “CitizenFour” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
  • “Finding Vivian Maier” John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
  • “Last Days in Vietnam” Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
  • “The Salt of the Earth” Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
  • “Virunga” Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

 

Best documentary short subject

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
  • “Joanna” Aneta Kopacz
  • “Our Curse” Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
  • “The Reaper (La Parka)” Gabriel Serra Arguello
  • “White Earth” J. Christian Jensen

 

Achievement in film editing

  • “American Sniper” Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
  • “Boyhood” Sandra Adair
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Barney Pilling
  • “The Imitation Game” William Goldenberg
  • “Whiplash” Tom Cross

 

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Ida” Poland
  • “Leviathan” Russia
  • “Tangerines” Estonia
  • “Timbuktu” Mauritania
  • “Wild Tales” Argentina

 

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Foxcatcher” Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy” Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat
  • “The Imitation Game” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Interstellar” Hans Zimmer
  • “Mr. Turner” Gary Yershon
  • “The Theory of Everything” Jóhann Jóhannsson

 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”
    Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
  • “Glory” from “Selma”
    Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”
    Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”
    Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

 

Best motion picture of the year

  • “American Sniper” Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers
  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers
  • “Boyhood” Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, Producers
  • “The Imitation Game” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, Producers
  • “Selma” Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
  • “The Theory of Everything” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, Producers
  • “Whiplash” Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, Producers

 

Achievement in production design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
  • “Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • “Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

 

Best animated short film

  • “The Bigger Picture” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
  • “The Dam Keeper” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
  • “Feast” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
  • “Me and My Moulton” Torill Kove
  • “A Single Life” Joris Oprins

 

Best live action short film

  • “Aya” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
  • “Boogaloo and Graham” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
  • “Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)” Hu Wei and Julien Féret
  • “Parvaneh” Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
  • “The Phone Call” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

 

Achievement in sound editing

  • “American Sniper” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
  • “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
  • “Interstellar” Richard King
  • “Unbroken” Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

 

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “American Sniper” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
  • “Interstellar” Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
  • “Unbroken” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
  • “Whiplash” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

 

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
  • “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
  • “Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

 

Adapted screenplay

  • “American Sniper” Written by Jason Hall
  • “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
  • “Inherent Vice” Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Theory of Everything” Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
  • “Whiplash” Written by Damien Chazelle

 

Original screenplay

  • “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
  • “Boyhood” Written by Richard Linklater
  • “Foxcatcher” Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • “Nightcrawler” Written by Dan Gilroy

2015 Golden Globes, the golden moments

Does this woman ever age? Does she ever look ugly? Simple answer. NO! It’s the gorgeous Jennifer Lopez live on the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet. Flawless. Let me tell you who else was flawless, Jessica Chastaine. I just caught a glimpse of her posing on the carpet and from head to toe she nailed it. Easily one of the best dressed nominees. Loved Lupita and then of course my beautiful, Jennifer Aniston. Amal Clooney was on the red carpet alongside her Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient husband, George.

AMVCAs … Awards season isn’t quite over

AMVCA

It has been a busy couple of months. We’ve seen 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Jasmine and their respective cast and crew hitting it big at the Golden Globes, the SAGs and now the Academy Awards. And while many may believe that awards season is over, it isn’t quite over. The second and now annual AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards go down in Lagos, Nigeria this coming Saturday and I’m happy to be back for again to cover the awards.

I’ll be on the red carpet on Saturday evening and then backstage interviewing all the winners, so it’s going to be busy, but fun too. For the love of the game 😉 I’ll also be hanging with the hosts in the build-up to the awards and hopefully some of the musical talent too. You can keep checking back here for more details, pictures and clips… It’s going to be fun! #AMVCAs… get involved.

86th Academy Awards winners

Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club were the big winners at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday. The awards, held in Los Angeles, honoured some of the biggest films in the year gone by. Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres held down the hosting duties; U2, Pink and Pharrell were among some of the performers and then of course there were the winners. Here’s a list of the winners at this year’s Academy Awards.

Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club

Supporting actress – Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

“Yes. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition.I want to salute the spirit of Patsy. When I look down on this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Here is Lupita’s very moving speech. I love her:

Costume design – “The Great Gatsby”

Makeup and hairstyling – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Short film, animated – “Mr. Hublot”

Documentary Feature – “20 Feet From Stardom”

Foreign language film – Italy’s “The Great Beauty”

“Thank you to the Academy.  Thank you to Roma, to Napoli.”

Animated feature film – “Frozen”

Short film, live action –  “Helium”

Sound editing – “Gravity”

“Wow my heart’s beating faster than Sandra’s.”

Sound mixing –  “Gravity”

“Thank you Academy members and thank you very much to our fearless leader, Alfonso. “

Cinematography – “Gravity”

“I want to thank the Academy for this amazing award. I want to share it with cast and crew, especially my friend Alfonso Cuarón.”

Film Editing – “Gravity”

Production design – “The Great Gatsby”
“Thank you to the academy and to our fellow nominees. I accept this award on behalf of the very talented technicians who worked on this film”

“Thank you very much. A great honour. I’d like to thank our amazing team. The unsung hero in all of this, Nicky Penny. There is no greater accolade than to be recognised by those who inspire you,” Mark Sanger.

Best Original Score
– Steven Price, “Gravity”

Best Original Song – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let it Go,” from “Frozen”
“Thank you to the Academy and to all our fellow nominees, you are all rock stars… Literally”. Cheesy but cute acceptance speech.

Writing, adapted screenplay – John Ridley for “12 Years a Slave”

Writing, original screenplay – Spike Jonze for “Her”

Achievement in Directing
– Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity.
“Thanks to the Academy.” He calls this a transformative experience, “What really sucks is that a lot of wisdom, for me it was just the colour of my hair”

Best Actress in a Leading Role
– Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine. “Sit down you’re too old to be standing. Thank you so much to the Academy, as random and subjective as this is.”

Best Actor in a Leading Role
– Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”.
“Thank you. Thank you to the Academy of this. Thank you to all the other nominees. All of these performances were impeccable. I want to thank Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner who I worked with daily.”

Here’s Matthew’s acceptance speech:


Best Picture
– 12 Years a Slave. “Thank you for this incredible honour that you’ve bestowed on our film tonight.”

Oscars 2014 – a few predictons

In just a couple of hours, Hollywood royalty will all gather together for the 86th Academy Awards. We’ll find out who will win big at this year’s Oscars and it’s the culmination of a long, but very exciting and entertaining awards season. I’m going to be up from around 1am, CAT watching E! Entertainment’s Live from the Red Carpet, followed by the live show. I can’t wait to see what Ellen DeGeneres has in store for us and I’m really excited to see the big winners. The only big film contender I haven’t seen is Blue Jasmine, but if the other awards are anything to go by, Cate Blanchett should ready herself for an Oscar speech.

Here are a few more of my Oscars 2014 predictions:

Best picture

“12 Years a Slave”

Actor

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Supporting actor

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Supporting actress

Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Directing

Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

Writing, adapted screenplay

“12 Years a Slave”

Writing, original screenplay

“American Hustle”

Cinematography

“Gravity”

Animated feature film

“Despicable Me 2”

Costume design

“American Hustle”

Makeup and hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club”

Music, original song

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson, “Oridinary Love,” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Production design

“Gravity”

Film Editing

“American Hustle”

Sound editing

“Gravity”

 

Sound mixing

“Gravity”

 

Visual effects

“Gravity”

Do you agree with my Oscars 2014 predictions? Holler!

 

The 86th Academy Awards red carpet

It’s here… Hollywood’s finest are ready for the 86th Academy Awards, if the red carpet is anything to go by. Take a look at some of these Oscars 2014 red carpet looks:
Nairobi in blue Prada. She feels very at home in this dress and it’s the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o: