Archive for January 10, 2013


The 85th Academy Awards ceremony is an upcoming event during which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.[3] Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards for the first time.[1][4] Producers Craig Zadanand Neil Meron said that the show will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series.[5]

Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards will be announced at 5:30 A.M. PT on January 10, 2013, by telecast host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone. This marks the first time since 1972 that the ceremony’s host has co-announced the nominations for the Academy Awards (hosted by Charlton Heston that year).

The following changes to award categories are scheduled to take place beginning with the 85th Academy Awards:

Complete list nominees:


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Host Kaley Cuoco speaks on stage at the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. / CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP

The People’s Choice Awards kicked off Wednesday night with “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco returning as host for the second year in a row.

Host Kaley Cuoco speaks on stage at the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles.

The show opened with a taped segment of Cuoco learning how to be a “kick-butt” host, with the help of LL Cool J, Katniss Everdeen and some of the characters from “Twilight.” She then arrived on stage and told viewers that more than 475 million votes were cast by fans for the night’s winners.

People’s Choice Awards 2013 red carpet

Early awards went to Jennifer Aniston for favorite movie actress, Taylor Swift for favorite country artist, Maroon 5 for favorite band and “Supernatural” for favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV show.

The awards for favorite comedic TV actor and actress both went to “Glee” stars — Lea Michele, clad in a hot pink dress, and Chris Colfer, who told fans he enjoyed “being exploited in your fan fiction.”

Alicia Keys was the first performer of the night, singing her hit “Girl on Fire.” Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean will also perform during the show, broadcast live from Los Angeles on CBS.

Nominations and winners at the 34th annual awards show are determined by fans’ votes. This year’s nominees include Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence. The films competing for favorite movie are “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Hunger Games” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Sandra Bullock will also become the first recipient of the “favorite humanitarian” award. The Oscar-winner is receiving the honor for her philanthropic efforts, including her commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

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Birthday greetings today go out to Jimmy Page, one of the most successful musical artists of all time, whose work in Led Zeppelin etched his status as one of the great guitar players, songwriters, and producers of the modern age of rock and roll.

With Led Zeppelin as his crowning achievement, Page’s fretwork and versatile, speedy, soulful, intense work on his instrument pretty much put the band (along with the perfect chemistry of Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John “Bonzo” Bonham in musical tow) at the top of the heap. The band, although heavily wearing its blues influences on its sleeves, still managed to create a sound that was all their own and tallied a success rate that was on par with bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, even outselling both and smashing attendance records set by those two bands prior, and created a body of work that is almost flawless in its approach, execution, arrangement, and attack.

While stories run legion and rampant about all the bloated excess during the band’s tenure in the musical world whilst existing, stories which range from groupies and shark heads to Page’s penchant for all things black magic, it still all takes a large backseat to what remains when stripped at the core, which is some good, electrified Willie Dixon/Muddy Waters/John Lee Hooker-style tunes, with arrangements that are at once complex and blended with basic rock and roll semantics. The image and urban legends surrounding Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page have almost taken on their own identity, the day-to-day lifestyle for some is as important and acts as a measuring stick to what made the band tick. In the end, however, as a title track from their 1973 release and name of their 1976 live album/concert film proclaims, The Song Remains the Same. And it is in the beauty and royal magisterial result of what is heard between those grooves, what was laid down for musical posterity in the studio, that makes Led Zeppelin and the work of Jimmy Page, the true force to be reckoned with, their charter and musically driven manifesto of the influential and powerful.

Jimmy Page

Page pretty much crafted everything Led Zeppelin did in the studio, he had a perfect ear and a good sense of hunch, and for the most part, his guitar arrow hit the target again and again. Defiled by critics during the heyday, ignored for the most part, the fans relished each release by the band, and although live performances would sometimes suffer from the lifestyles that they chose or maybe it could be argued that it chose them, there are still many recorded and filmed performances which showcase the band at its dazzling peaks (witness for example, Paris 1971 – released on the Led Zeppelin DVD set; Los Angeles 1972 – released in audio form as the live set How The West Was Won); Earls Court 1975 and Knebworth 1980 – clips and highlights from both shows also on the Led Zeppelin DVD set).

Page not only played with extreme taste considering the genre he was in, but also with an awe-inspiring and formidable swiftness, though it it wasn’t of the Eddie Van Halen speed king variety. Page was jack-be-nimble, jack-be-quick with his Les Paul, make no mistake, but it always seemed that there was extra care to play emotionally and ardently expressive first; ultimately soulful. He approached his instrument the way John Coltrane played his saxophone, or Thelonious Monk approached the ivories; the way Frank Sinatra belted a hot tune or the way Jimi Hendrix played his guitar, and thus like those other artists, Jimmy Page also became quickly revered as one of the greats too, in an innovative class all by himself. There’s no question there have been other guitarists who have possibly exceeded him, succeeded him, outweighed him, and outdid him, but yet, if you have to put into account and consideration who meant more to his lineup and his craft, who anchored their band to levels scaled and attained by pure emotion, hunger, pride, and musical grit, then Jimmy Page remains one of the best, most efficacious, potent, and respected men of his personal artistry and ingenuity.

While Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 due to the death of John Bonham, Page has been involved in numerous projects, held reunions with surviving members, the high watermark being a much loved, critically acclaimed and ultimately surprising triumph with a performance with Zep in 2007 at London’s O2 arena and which was released in theaters briefly as Celebration Day late last year, the mythology of the original Led Zeppelin still remains A number one in terms of what made Jimmy Page a legendary figure in music. There’s no denying what the man is, was, and in a way still can be. Zeppelin rumors of reuniting and touring have reached the point of ad nauseum, but no one ever tires of hearing the same old Zep songs and albums again and again and again. Recently, Page and his fellow surviving bandmates were one of the 2012 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. At the award ceremony, the now white-haired Page could be seen up in the balcony enjoying Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart’s tribute to Led Zeppelin, a rousing rendition of “Stairway To Heaven,” the band’s most popular and enduring tune, one which has been numerously voted “Best Song of All Time.”

Jimmy Page

Like The Beatles, the work of Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page have that fresh quality to it, whether it’s listened to now, then, years ago, or decades, or centuries from now. That kind of quality doesn’t come around too often, but when it does, the musical world is all the more better for it. Let’s hear it, and crank it as loud as one can take it, for the master administrator of the guitar and all it can do, all it can inspire and all it can conquer. For Jimmy Page, it seems that that’s the only blueprint to create the framework, to create the landscape, to create the mountain, to create the peaks.

Happy Birthday, Jimmy.


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The Directors Guild of America has released nominees for its Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award, which will be presented at the 65th annual DGA Awards Dinner on February 2 at Hollywood & Highland. The guild will reveal its TV noms tomorrow. Here’s the film list, a group that includes first-time nominee Ben Affleck (Argo) and 11-time nominee Steven Spielberg (Lincoln):

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mr. Affleck’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman
· First Assistant Director: David Webb
· Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip
· Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop
· First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan
This is Mr. Affleck’s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

Zero Dark Thirty
(Columbia Pictures)
Ms. Bigelow’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Colin Wilson
· First Assistant Director: David A. Ticotin
· Second Assistant Directors: Ben Lanning, Sarah Hood
· First Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Scott Robertson
· Second Assistant Directors (Jordan Unit): Jonas Spaccarotelli, Yanal Kassay
· Second Second Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Tarek Afifi
· Unit Production Manager (India Unit): Rajeev Mehra
This is Ms. Bigelow’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Hurt Locker in 2009.

Les Misérables
(Universal Pictures)
Mr. Hooper’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Patrick Schweitzer
· First Assistant Director: Ben Howarth
· Second Assistant Director: Harriet Worth
· Second Second Assistant Director: Dan Channing Williams
This is Mr. Hooper’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The King’s Speech (2010) and was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Mini-Series for John Adams in 2008.

Life of Pi
(Twentieth Century Fox)
Mr. Lee’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Michael J. Malone
· Unit Production Manager (Taiwan): Leo Chen
· First Assistant Directors: William M. Connor, Cliff Lanning
· Second Assistant Directors: Robert Burgess, Ben Lanning
· Unit Production Manager (India Unit): Sanjay Kumar
· First Assistant Director (India Unit): Nitya Mehra
· Second Assistant Director (India Unit): Ananya Rane
· Second Second Assistant Directors (India Unit): Namra Parikh, Freya Parekh
· Second Assistant Directors (Montreal Unit): Derek Wimble, Renato De Cotiis
This is Mr. Lee’s fourth DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and was nominated for Sense and Sensibility in 1995.

(DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox)
Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Susan McNamara
· First Assistant Director: Adam Somner
· Second Assistant Director: Ian Stone
· Second Second Assistant Directors: Eric Lasko, Trevor Tavares
This is Mr. Spielberg’s eleventh DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film three times for Saving Private Ryan (1998), Schindler’s List (1993) and The Color Purple (1985). He was also nominated in this category for Munich (2005), Amistad (1997), Empire of the Sun (1987), E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Jaws (1975). Mr. Spielberg was honored with the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.


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Golden Raspberry Award, or Razzie for short, is an award presented in recognition of the worst in film. Founded by American copywriter and publicist John J. B. Wilson in 1981, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in “blowing a raspberry“. The awards themselves typically cost $4.97 each, in the form of a “golfball-sized raspberry” which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray-painted gold.

The first Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 1981, at John J. B. Wilson‘s living room alcove in Los Angeles to honour the worst in film of the 1980 film season. The 33rd ceremony will be held on February 23, 2013.


The Twilight Saga was today revealed as the big winner (or should that be loser?) at the annual Razzie awards for the worst movies of the past year. Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has 11 nominations in 10 categories, including worst film and worst sequel. Kristen Stewart andRobert Pattinson, the stars of the long-running vampire romance franchise, will vie for the worst screen couple honour, while Bill Condon is up for worst director. Critical turkey Battleship has seven nominations, and there was also predictable recognition for regular Razzie winnerAdam Sandler. His comedy That’s My Boydescribed as a “strict no-fun zone” by the Guardian’s John Patterson, got eight nominations.

Full list of Razzie nominees

Worst Picture


The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That’s My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Worst Director

Sean Anders, That’s My Boy

Peter Berg, Battleship

Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry, Good Deeds/Madea’s Witness Protection

John Putch, Atlas Shrugged Part II

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl, One for the Money

Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil: Retribution

Tyler Perry, Madea’s Witness Protection

Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2/Snow White and the Huntsman

Barbra Streisand, The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance/Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry, Alex Cross/Good Deeds

Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps/Total Recall

Brooklyn Decker, Battleship/What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Rihanna, Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor

David Hasselhoff, Piranha 3DD

Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Liam Neeson, Battleship/Wrath of the Titans

Nick Swardson, That’s My Boy

Vanilla Ice, That’s My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble


The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That’s My Boy

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Madea’s Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay

Atlas Shrugged Part II


That’s My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Piranha 3DD

Red Dawn

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Madea’s Witness Protection

Worst Screen Couple

Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges

Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea’s Witness Protection

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in That’s My Boy


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DFCS 2012 Awards – ‘Argo,’ Affleck in Winner’s Circle


Director Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the true story of six Americans who escape from Iran courtesy of a science fiction film scam, is the Denver Film Critics Society’s selection for 2012′s best film.

Affleck also earned honors for best direction in a film, a strong indicator “Argo” will be featured prominently when the Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday.

Best acting honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his stunning transformation into the 16th president in “Lincoln” and Jennifer Lawrence for her mature, exhilarating turn in “Silver Linings Playbook”

The complete list of DFCS winners:

  • Best Film: “Argo”
  • Best Achievement in Directing: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
  • Best Animated Feature: “ParaNorman
  • Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Documentary Feature: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
  • Best Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele (“Skyfall”)
  • Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, “The Dark Knight Rises
  • Best Non-English Language Feature: “Amour”

The Denver Film Critics Society, featuring movie critics from the greater Denver region, selected “The Tree of Life” as 2011′s Best Film.


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The full list of this year’s BAFTA nominations, which see Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln out on top.

Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic Lincoln leads the pack in this year’s nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), with 10 nods including Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Leading Actor.

Les Misérables and Life of Pi follow close behind with nine nominations apiece. Les Misérables is nominated as both Best Film and Outstanding British Film, with further nominations for Hugh Jackman as Leading Actor and Anne Hathaway as Supporting Actress. Life of Pi is up for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Ang Lee.

Other films with multiple nominations include Skyfall, the latest Bond film, with eight; Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo, with seven; the Tolstoy adaptation Anna Karenina with six; and Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty with five each.

Nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public and presented to an actor of promising talent, include Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple and Alicia Vikander.

“It’s great to see a diverse range of British films nominated across so many categories at this year’s BAFTAs,” comments Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund. “Coming just ahead of tomorrow’s Oscar nominations, BAFTA is once again doing a fantastic job of spotlighting ambitious, large-scale British filmmaking just as the international awards season gets into full swing.”

Three films supported by the BFI Film Fund have received nominations: Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths for Outstanding British Film; Mike Newell’s Great Expectations for Costume Design; and Fyzal Boulifa’s The Curse for Short Film. Roberts adds: “I’m also really proud to see three films backed by the BFI Film Fund nominated, and my warmest congratulations go to everyone involved in those and indeed all the nominated films.”

The awards will be announced on Sunday 10 February at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House, London.

Best Film

Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Outstanding British Film

Anna Karenina – Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker
Les Misérables – Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
Seven Psychopaths – Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
Skyfall – Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Bart Layt (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) – The Imposter
David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer) – McCullin Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer) – Wild Bill
James Bobin (Director) – The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) – I Am Nasrine

Film Not in the English Language

Amour – Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
Headhunters – Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
Rust and Bone – Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
Untouchable – Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun


The Imposter – Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis
Marley – Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel
McCullin – David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
West of Memphis – Amy Berg

Animated Film

Brave – Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
Paranorman – Sam Fell, Chris Butler


Amour – Michael Haneke
Argo – Ben Affleck
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

Original Screenplay

Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo – Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – David Magee
Lincoln – Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

Leading Actor

Ben Affleck – Argo
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix –The Master

Leading Actress

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone

Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin – Argo
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – The Master
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Sally Field – Lincoln

Original Music

Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman


Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Les Misérables – Danny Cohen
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall  – Roger Deakins


Argo – William Goldenberg
Django Unchained – Fred Raskin
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Skyfall – Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg

Production Design

Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Les Misérables – Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi – David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln – Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Skyfall – Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

Costume Design

Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Great Expectations – Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

Make-up and Hair

Anna Karenina – Ivana Primorac
Hitchcock – Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott
Lincoln – Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou


Django Unchained – Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
Les Misérables – Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst
Life of Pi – Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
Skyfall – Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers

Special Visual Effects

The Dark Knight Rises – Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
Marvel Avengers Assemble – Nominees TBC
Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth

Short Animation

Here to Fall – Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath
I’m Fine Thanks – Eamonn O’Neill
The Making of Longbird – Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Short Film

The Curse – Fyzal Boulifa, Gavin Humphries
Good Night – Muriel d’Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir
Swimmer – Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
Tumult – Johnny Barrington, Rhianna Andrews
The Voorman Problem – Mark Gill, Baldwin Li

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

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