This morning in Los Angeles, the Academy of Moving Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nomination of the 86th Oscars. Films competing for Best Picture include NYFF51 opener 'Captain Phillips' as well as 'Nebraska,' '12 Years A Slave' and the festival's Closing Night feature 'Her.'
Fresh off a Golden Globe win for Best Director, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity gets the Film Comment treatment as part of their Essential Cinema series. The film, co-written by Jonás Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is still in theaters.
The Directors Guild of America revealed five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013.
The 71st Golden Globes are underway in Los Angeles. American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave, Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Gravity and Inside Llewyn Davis are among the top nominees hoping to take home awards courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sunday night.
Lacking a heckler in the audience like its East Coast counterpart, the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards instead focused entirely on its honorees. With tie votes in a few key categories, Saturday night's Century City ceremony had all the makings of battle, but presenters and winners kept it classy.
Paul Greengrass's new film had its World Premiere as the Opening Night selection of the 51st New York Film Festival and is up for four Golden Globe awards this weekend. Just as exciting: it was also recently included in Film Comment's Essential Cinema series, surveying the best films of 2013.
New Directors/New Films '13 docs The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer and Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley took top prizes at the 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors last night in New York. Cinema Eye honors non-fiction work from the past year.
Film Society hosted a special screening of Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey, who spoke at length about the part and its long journey to the big screen.
Joel and Ethan Coen's latest feature, Inside Llewyn Davis delighted audiences on the festival circuit (Cannes, Telluride, New York) before opening theatrically this past December. As the year-end awards pour in, the film has been on the receiving end of much critical praise and ink and Film Comment magazine is no exception...
The British Academy unveiled their nominations Wednesday with Gravity leading the pack of nods with 11 including Best Picture, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, while NYFF debut 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle both tied with nominations in ten categories.