All posts tagged "Les Miserables"

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Trash

    Directed By: Stephen Daldry Written By: Richard Curtis Cast: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello...

  • Article
    You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

    I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted...

  • News
    Two Disc Deluxe Edition of ‘Les Miserables’ Cast Album to arrive March 19th

    Despite the reception the film seemed to get from the top critics and even some of our own staff, Les Miserables was an unquestionable hit at the box office and garnered 8 Oscar nominations, winning 3 (Supporting Actress, Sound Mixing, and Makeup and Hairstyling). The cast album was also one of the...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

    Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and filmmakers pushed the thematic narrative with breathtaking visuals, stupendous performances, and uniquely driven story structures.  One thing that will be near...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Mike)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

    It is the costume designer’s job to properly design a wardrobe of costumes that symbolize the characters in a film and to set the right mood for every scene. The following nominees did a fantastic job completing this task. And the nominees are… Anna Karenina– Jacqueline Durran Les Miserables– Paco Delgado Lincoln–...

  • News
    CAS and MPSE Guilds Sound Off

    On late Saturday night, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) handed out their prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, awarding Les Misérables with their award for a live action film. This probably puts Les Misérables as the frontrunner for the Sound Mixing Oscar (if it wasn’t already), especially on the heels of last weekend’s victory...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • Article
    Oscar Predictions – State of the Race and Peaking at Oscar Ballots

    The Oscars are less than two weeks away. It seems everyone and his mother is choosing Argo to take it all in the end, which is perfectly sound since the film did pick up Producers Guild, Directors Guild, SAG Ensemble, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and – a bit surprisingly – BAFTA. If...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit: Sound Mixing

    Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia Les Miserables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson Arguably one...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

    Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson), there was another year when we had no idea who was winning (Leo, Swinton, Weisz, Cruz). Although after a few award shows, it’s clear...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

    New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly difficult role in the making of film. Whether it’s a fantasy film set in far off world or a recreation of a historical building, production designers create...

  • Poster
    Incredible Looking Posters for the BAFTA Nominated Films

    Every year, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) selects one lucky artist to create posters for the films nominated for their awards. This year, Jonathan Franks of handsomefrank.com was chosen, and the work is quite impressive. Have a look at the beautiful images after the jump or click the gallery...

  • News
    Oscars® to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade

    Well this is some interesting news. AMPAS has decided to honor three movie musicals from the past decade – Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), and Les Misérables (2012) – during the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The details aren’t too clear yet, but it might be fun to see the casts of each film reunite on stage...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup

    Makeup can be a truly wonderful thing. I apply makeup to my face every morning and I am transformed into a better looking version of myself. In film, a makeup team is put together to transform an actor into their character. This team is compiled of artists with different talents ranging from...

  • Article
    Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

    2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom were very good but nothing that I wanted to be in the...

  • News
    Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations Announced

    The nominations for the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Awards have been announced. The awards honor excellence in costume design throughout movies, television, and commercials, with the winners to be unveiled on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Being that the CDG divides their film awards into three categories (fantasy, contemporary, and period), it should be...

  • News
    The Cinema Audio Society Reveals Their Nominations

    The Cinema Audio Society recognizes excellence in Sound Mixing (or Sound, as it used to be called). The nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards have been announced in six categories, and the winners will be unveiled on February 16th.  The CAS doesn’t always line up exactly with Oscar, and though usually a nomination here...

  • Academy Idol
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 34: New Year’s Spectacular

    We start the podcast off with the Academy Idol Results.  Are you surprised by the results?  You may be. All the writers make New Year’s Resolutions for Filmmakers and for Ourselves. We talk about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and the pros and cons about each. Happy New...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/30)

    Happy New Year (almost), readers of The Awards Circuit. In less than twenty-four hours, we’ll all be citizens of the year 2013, so get excited! I don’t need a crystal ball to know how many of you spent the last few days of the year. Based on the popularity of our “reaction”...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – The Final Stretch and End of the Year Honors Begin!

    We are in the final stretch of Phase 1 of awards season. Oscar ballots are due this coming Thursday, January 3rd, with nominations being announced exactly one week later. If there’s any time to pay attention to the “buzz” and “word on the street,” this past week was that time. Trying to...

  • Article
    How Tom Hooper’s Direction Hurt ‘Les Miserables’

    When actors study their craft, be it the method, the Miesner technique, Adler, or any other of the many forms taught around the globe, they are taught to use their entire body. Movement, often dance is taught to the students so they will understand how important the use of their entire being is in any performance. When Hannibal Lector makes his first...

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: December 22nd – December 28th

    Link(s) of the week: It’s the end of the year, so “best of” and “worst of” lists are abound. But the people at Film School Rejects went all out, with best of lists that include everything from Best Cinematic Facial Hair to Best in Criterion Collection.

  • General
    Open Thread for Reactions to ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Les Miserables’

    I’m dying to hear what our readership thought of the two big Christmas openers, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables. Please include your thoughts in the comments.