Voting Opens For The Jameson Empire Movie Awards 2012

One of the biggest film magazines, Empire, have opened voting for their upcoming movie awards. If you haven’t heard of Empire, they are a UK movie magazine that create a global magazine each month that centres on movie news and reviews, it really is a great magazine. Every year they allow the public to vote in their yearly award show sponsored by Jameson; it is a great chance for you to vote for the films that you believe should have won an Oscar this year but didn’t. Click here to vote for the films you believe should have won but didn’t get the recognition they deserved.

84th Academy Award Winners!

I’m sorry I’m late on this story but I live in the UK and wanted to watch the Oscars but couldn’t stay up till 3am because I had work, so I didn’t want to know who won till I watched it and I have just finished watching it. So here are the winners.

Best Picture

The Artist

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Director

Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation

Best Cinematography

Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best Art Direction

Hugo

Best Costume Design

The Artist

Best Make Up

The Iron Lady

Best Film Editing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Sound Editing

Hugo

Best Sound Mixing

Hugo

Best Documentary Feature

Undefeated

Best Animated Film

Rango

Best Visual Effects

Hugo

Best Original Score

Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Song

Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Live Action Short

The Shore

Best Documentary Short

Saving Face

Best Animated Short

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

It was a very predictable show I think, the only surprise for me was how Hugo won best visual effects over both Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Do you agree with the winners? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button to show me some love.

Who Will Win The Oscars 2012? – My Predictions

With the Oscars 2012 not that far away I have decided to tell you all both my predictions and who I would like to win. So lets get started.

Best Picture

War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I think that the winner here is an obvious one, I’m pretty sure that The Artist has got this award in the bag. If The Artist wins Best Picture then it will be the first silent film to win that award in over 80 years and I think that is exactly what the Academy want. I did enjoy The Artist and I can see why people have fallen in love with it but I just feel as though the Oscar hype is quite over the top, but then again with all of its campaigning it can’t really fail to take away best picture. I don’t really have any doubt that The Artist won’t take home best picture and I would be extremely surprised if it didn’t.

I’m really not sure who I would like to win Best Picture, I just know I don’t want it to go to Extremely Loud & Incredible Close, the two films I would most like to win are War Horse and Midnight In Paris, I thought that both of these films were absolutely phenomenal. War Horse was beautifully shot, acted and was just an overall an amazing film, I don’t think War Horse will win as it will be The Artist but I would like it to come out and surprise everyone. I would also like to see Midnight In Paris come out and surprise us all, I really loved this film, it was a smart, beautiful and happy film and I would love to see it take home the award.

Best Director

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

The Artist will also be taking home the award for Best Director this Sunday, I do think The Artist was beautifully directed but I believe that this award should go more deserving directors. Again with all of The  Artist’s campaigning it would be a shock if they didn’t manage to take home Best Director as well. I again would be very surprised if The Artist doesn’t take home the award for Best Director as well as Best Picture. We never know though, the Academy could chose to go for more popular and recognised directors than go with the gimmick of The Artist. 

I would have liked Steven Spielberg to take home this award for his spectacular movie War Horse as I feel that was the best directed film of the year (2011). But from the nominees here I would love Woody Allen to take home the award for Midnight In Paris, I absolutely loved this film and thought Woody Allen captured every scene beautifully. Woody Allen hasn’t won an Oscar in fifteen years and I would really like to see him back basking in the glory he belongs. I wouldn’t also mind seeing Martin Scorsese taking home the award for his tim Hugo, again Hugo was beautifully shot and he deserves this award just as much as Michel Hazanivicius. 

Best Actor

Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

This award will be between two people, Jean Durjardin for The Artist or George Clooney for The Descendants.  I think they were both equally as deserving seeing that Durjardin’s performance made The Artist great, his acting was the most important part of the whole film and he really pulled it off. I do think though that the Academy will go for Clooney though seeing he is a lot more well known than the relatively unknown Durjardin despite Durjardin’s recent BAFTA win for best actor.

I wouldn’t be upset if Clooney took home the award but I would really love to see Gary Oldman win his long overdue Oscar. Surprisingly this is Oldman’s first ever Oscar review but it’s just a shame that he probably won’t  win. I, along with everyone else would be extremely surprised if he won but I would be extremely happy for him to take home the award.

Best Actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

I think it is safe to say that this award will most definitely be going to Meryl Streep, she has been long overdue an Oscar win and winning this one would make it her third win. I personally really didn’t like the Iron Lady but there is no doubt that Streep’s performance was absolutely astounding. I wouldn’t surprised if she didn’t win as she is up against some tough candidates but I think she is the most likely to take home the award with her bigger competition being Viola Davis for The Help. 

The woman I would like to see take home this award is the breathtaking Rooney Mara but I think it is unlikely that she will take home the award as this category as two front runners, both Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. I highly doubt that anyone apart from those two will take home this award. I thought that Rooney Mara’s performance in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was absolutely astonishing and its a shame she won’t get any recognition for it.

Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

With both a Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA win under his belt it is inevitable that Christopher Plummer takes away this award as well and if he doesn’t I will actually be surprised. Beginners wasn’t my favourite film of 2011 but I thought that Christopher Plummer’s performance was absolutely brilliant. From his past winnings I don’t think their is much competition in this category especially with Max Von Sydow in there, to be honest I have no idea why he is nominated his performance was no where near Oscar worthy like Christopher Plummer’s. 

As much as I loved Christopher Plummer’s performance in Beginners I would actually prefer Nick Nolte to win this award. I know it is highly unlikely but not only was his performance great, it is also the only Oscar that Warrior has a possibility of winning. I loved Warrior and I’m quite disappointed that it can’t win more so that is who I am so eager for Nick Nolte to win this award no matter how unlikely.

Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Everyone knows who will be getting this award, and it is of course Octavia Spencer. She has been trouncing all the other awards taking home a Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG so the likelihood of her not winning it pretty slim. To be fair though Spencer does completely deserve this award, her performance in The Help was absolutely phenomenal and she should get as much credit s possible for that performance. If she doesn’t win I, along with everyone else will be extremely surprised.

The person I would really really like to win is of course Melissa McCarthy, her performance in Bridesmaids was absolutely hilarious and she deserves some sort of recognition for that fine performance. Don’t get me wrong I would love to see Octavia Spencer win just as much as the next guy but if there is any black horse I would like to see this year it would be Melissa McCarthy. 

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Beau Willimon and Grant Heslov, The Ides of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball
Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Foreign Feature

Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

Art Direction

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

Cinematography

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design

Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Film Editing

Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kevin Tent, The Descendants
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo
Christopher Tellefsen, Moneyball

Makeup

Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, Albert Nobbs
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady

Music (Original Score)

John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Howard Shore, Hugo
Alberto Iglesias, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Williams, War Horse

Music (Original Song)

“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Sound Editing

Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon

So those are my predictions for this year. Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you very much for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that follow button if you haven’t already and that like button to show me some love.

 

YouReviewers 2012 Awards

The final part of the YouReviewers awards has been released online today so I thought I would create a post with all four parts incase you haven’t seen any of it yet. The YouReviewers awards is an awards show that has been created by the SchmoesKnow and Jeremy Jahns and it is the awards so voted for by the people for the people. The YouReviewers awards has now become my favourite awards ceremony as it actually gives the awards to the films that actually deserve it. Enough of my yakking you can check out all four parts of the YouReviewers awards below.

What did you think of the YouReviewers awards? Do you agree with who won? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading, if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that follow button.

Oscar Snubs Of 2012 Rant

The Oscars, the most esteemed movie awards ceremony of the year. It is usually the Golden Globes that provides the biggest snubs and gives nominations away to movies that don’t even deserve it. Every year there are typically a few films and actors that get snubbed by the Oscars but this year it is ridiculous.

The biggest snub of the year has to be Drive, I mean come on, it has been given one nomination and that is for Sound Editing. What the fuck Academy, care toexplain to me why Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has been given more nominations that Drive. Now Drive was my second favourite film of 2011 and I understand some people didn’t like it and thought the violence was a bit over the top; but the Academy isn’t just one person, it is a collection of people, not everyone there could have hated Drive enough to give it ONE nomination. There are many awards Drive got snubbed for, the first one being the most obvious, Best Picture, now this is where I start to get a little raged. Here is what I don’t understand, how in the world could Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close or as I like to call it Extremely Pretentious And Incredibly Shit get nominated over Drive? Answer me that Academy, is it because it is centred around 9/11? Or is it just because you hate great movies? I hated Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close and I don’t understand how anyone could enjoy it; it got completely crucified by reviewers and I did not expect this movie to even get mentioned at the Oscars, boy was I wrong. Another category that Drive got fucked on was of course directing, this category also baffles me; how could the direction of Tree Of Life be better than that of Drive? Drive was shot beautifully by Nicolas Winding Refn and he really needs some sort of recognition, yet this year he got absolutely jack shit from the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press and BAFTA. It just puzzles me how Drive can miss out on so many awards, it was loved by critics and there were so many critics and reviewers that put it as number one in their top films of 2011. Drive is a mile better than Tree Of Life and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close and the Academy should feel ashamed that they have nominated these films over Drive. The final category that Drive got largely snubbed by is Best Supporting Actor, Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose who was by far the best actor in the whole film and was completely snubbed of any recognition by the Academy. After last years snubbing of Inception followed by this years snubbing of Drive it has really made me lose faith in the Academy as they clearly aren’t a good enough judge of films.

Now onto War Horse, yes War Horse has received six nominations this year but it hasn’t been nominated for the one I think it is most deserving, Best Director. War Horse was filmed beautifully by the astonishing Steven Spielberg who very rarely does anything wrong and that doesn’t change here. Steven Spielberg should have most defiantly received a nomination here, especially over the extremely overrated Tree Of Life. But then again it really doesn’t matter who gets nominated for any of these awards we all know The Artist will just win them all.

The big thing I don’t understand is why hasn’t 50/50 received any nominations, it didn’t receive any at the BAFTA’s either and only getting a few at the Golden Globes. 50/50 was my favourite movie of 2011 and it was loved my so many critics and viewers yet it has got less nominations that Drive at the Oscars. I understand that the Academy wouldn’t want to nominate 50/50 as Best Picture as it isn’t of a “high enough class” for the wankers in the Academy. It could have been nominated for so much more, I think the nominations that 50/50 deserves the most is Best Original Screenplay, written from a true story it is filled with humour and sadness that has been beautifully written by the man who is behind the story, Will Reiser. The second nomination that the stupid Academy didn’t nominate 50/50 for is Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Best Actor, this has been his best performance of his astounding career and he really deserves some recognition for that. Then again no-one will win in the category for Best Actor as everyone knows the award will be taken home by Jean Durjardin. 

There are a few nominations that I am very pleased with such as: Gary Oldman for Best Actor in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse for Best Picture, Nick Nolte for Best Supporting Actor in Warrior, Rooney Mara for Best Actress in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Melissa McCarthy for Best Supporting Actress in Bridesmaids and Midnight In Paris for Best Picture.

I do feel as though this has been a poor year for Oscar nominations and as for the winners we all know that the overrated Artist will take virtually everything it is nominated for. I hope I’m not the only one but I hate it when one film takes home the majority of the awards, even if I love that film I still hate it when they all go to one production.

Anyway that is my rant over, I managed to keep the foul language to a minimum even though I was fuming as writing it. What do you think of this years Oscar nominations? Are you happy with them all? What are you pissed off about getting snubbed? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading. If you like this post please click that follow button to keep up to date with all the movie news and reviews.

BAFTA 2012: Winners

 

Best Film

 

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Film Not in the English Language

 

Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

 

Outstanding British Film

 

My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Director

 

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
Hugo – Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

 

Original Screenplay

 

The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Guard
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris

 

Adapted Screenplay

 

The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Cinematography

 

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Editing

 

The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Senna
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

 

Production Design

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Make Up & Hair

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
The Iron Lady
My Week with Marilyn

 

Costume Design

 

The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Special Visual Effects

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
War Horse

 

Documentary

 

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna

 

Sound

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Original Music

 

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Animated Film

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango

 

Leading Actor

 

Brad Pitt (Billy Beane) – Moneyball
Gary Oldman (George Smiley) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney (Matt King) – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist
Michael Fassbender (Brandon) – Shame

 

Leading Actress

 

Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller) – The Artist
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe) – My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton (Eva) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis (Aibileen Clark) – The Help

 

Supporting Actor

 

Christopher Plummer (Hal) – Beginners
Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill (Peter Brand) – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) – My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara) – The Ides of March

 

Supporting Actress

 

Carey Mulligan (Irene) – Drive
Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote) – The Help
Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike) – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy (Megan) – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help

 

What do you think of the winners? Are you glad The Artist won so many? Tell me in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

BAFTA’s 2012 Predictions

The BAFTA’s are taking place this Sunday at 9pm (GMT) on BBC1 hosted by the brilliant Stephen Fry. As the BAFTA’s are fast approaching I thought I would just do a quick run through of who I think will win and who I would like to win. Now on Sunday I will be doing a live text stream of the BAFTA’s so that all you lot from around the world can see who wins at the same time as me. So lets get the predictions underway, but I am bound to get some wrong obviously.

Best Film

The Artist – I think it will be The Artist will win it just because of its uniqueness and because of how loved it was by the critics as the best and only silent movie in that last 80 years. It is most definitely between this and The Descendants but i feel The Artist may just win it.
The Descendants
Drive – I would very much like Drive to win as it was my second favourite movie of 2011 and also as it has only been nominated for one Academy Award I would like it to pick up as many awards as possible at the BAFTA’s. I just don’t think it will win because everyone loves The Artist. 
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film

My Week with Marilyn
Senna – I would really really like Senna to win it seeing it was a damn good film, it is one of the best documentaries I have seen and I think it deserves to be recognised but I know it won’t win and it will win best documentary instead.
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – I would say its pretty obvious that Tinker Tailor should win as it is the only film in the category that is also nominated for best picture  so on that basis I think it will win, plus it was a bloody good film.
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Director

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius – I reckon yet again that The Artist will win it, I really hope it doesn’t take most of the awards it was nominated for because I hate it when films do that and it also wasn’t a good enough film to win so many awards.
Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn – Yet again I would really like Drive to win this one as it was beautifully directed and it deserves a lot more credit than it is getting at the moment.
Hugo – Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas – I reckon Arthur Christmas will win and I want it to win, it was pure brilliance. The only reason I don’t think it will win is because it is a Christmas movie but BAFTA can’t stop clearly the best film winning just because it centres around Christmas. `
Rango 

Documentary

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna – I reckon it will be and hope it is Senna that takes best documentary. It has to be the documentary that takes it seeing it was also nominated for best British film. This was by far the best documentary of the year and I can easily see it winning.

Leading Actor

Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman  – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – I think Gary Oldman has a very high chance of winning this award because he is long overdue a BAFTA and he is British, I really really want him to win and will be gutted if he doesn’t but it will be very close in the category between Oldman, Clooney and Dujardin and I can see any of them three winning it.
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame

Leading Actress

Bérénice Bejo  – The Artist
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – I reckon Meryl Streep will win and deserves to win, I do want her to win the most out of everyone seeing she deserves it for her brilliant performance as Thatcher, but I would also like to see Viola Davis take the award home.
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis – The Help

Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer – Beginners – I think Christopher Plummer will and should win this award for his astonishing actin in Beginners for which he received a lot of praise and giving him this award would be the credit he so rightfully deserves.
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress

Carey Mulligan – Drive – I reckon Carey Mulligan would win it which I wouldn’t mind as I did love Drive but I just feel that Melissa McCarthy is more deserving of the award.
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids – I would really like Melissa McCarthy to take this award as she was hilarious in her role as Megan in Bridesmaids and she really needs to recognised for her hilarious role.
Octavia Spencer – The Help

As you have noticed I have only really done the main categories as they are the ones people only usually care about. Anyway, who do you think will win? Who do you want to win? Feel free to tell me in the comments below. Thanks again for reading.