The PGA has been announced. Notable omissions include Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Big boosts for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall. Also, ParaNorman gets a boost under Animated Feature. Check out the full list and part of the press release below:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
“Argo” (Warner Bros.)
Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher
“Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi” (Fox 2000 Pictures)
Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
“Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
“Moonrise Kingdom” (Focus Features)
Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales
“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
“Skyfall” (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
“Zero Dark Thirty” (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison
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For the past two years, animated films have seemed to take a dive in both quality and execution. The narrative structure taken in some of the films like Pixar’s Brave and Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians sound good on paper but when formally implemented onto the screen, many are left wanting more. In Jean-François Laguionie’s Le Tableau or how many will come to know it as, The Painting, animation is back in the forefront with an imaginative and incredibly accomplished tale of wonder, love, and revelation.
The Painting tells the story of a world unlike any other, a painting on a wall in a painter’s home. There are three types of figures living inside the painting: “Alldunns” are figures that have been completely drawn with color and precision, that live in a castle and have declared themselves superior beings in the wake of the painter’s absence. “Halfies” are figures that were left incomplete in color who have been barred from entering the castle. And living in the outer woods near the border of the frame are the “Sketchies”, rough outlines of beings that are hunted by the Alldunns for mere sport. Read more on The Painting (****)…
One of my favorite movies of 2012 was Rian Johnson’s science fiction thriller, Looper, which arrived in stores on Monday. One of the bonus features on the disc includes several deleted scenes from the film. After the jump, you can take a look at some extra footage (starring Emily Blunt and Garret Dillahunt) that precedes one of my favorite scenes of the year. If you’ve seen the film then I’m sure you’ll know what I’m talking about when you watch it.
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Dwayne Johnson stars in the fast-paced action thriller, Snitch, playing a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a crime. In a desperate attempt to rescue his son, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to go undercover and act as an informant, risking his life as he infiltrates a drug cartel. Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, and Benjamin Bratt also star. Snitch hits theaters on February 22nd. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Current Oscar Track Record: Never nominated
Sam Rockwell seems to be in the most unique situation of talented, working actors in Hollywood. His story seems very reminiscent to that of Mark Ruffalo as he’s been around for years, delivering solid performances time and time again but stars don’t seem to align for Oscar. Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett used to be in this same boat but along with Ruffalo, they found their way out of the box.
Rockwell has been acting consistently for nearly thirty years getting little work in films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Strictly Business (1991). Most of Rockwell’s respect and success has come from his independent works and his ability to inhabit any character he portrays. While he’s shown range in works like Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile (1999), George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), and Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men (2003), Rockwell has always gained minimal traction on the awards circuit. He won Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in Clooney’s film but didn’t translate in a strong year of lead actors. Read more on In Line: Sam Rockwell…