Prisoners held on tightly to the top spot this week on a weekend when the most impressive performers were holdovers from last weekend. The intense Hugh Jackman crime drama had a strong hold, falling just 17% to £1.1m (once previews are removed) and now has a cume of £3.4m. It held off the might of [...]
A black and white French silent film with no big name stars that had somehow become known as the ‘safe’ choice won five awards at the 84th Academy Awards last night. The Artist won the award for best picture, Michel Hazanavicius picked up the best director prize, while Jean Dujardin won the best actor award. It also won for Ludovic Bource’s score and best costume design. The film tied for most awards with another film in thrall to the silent era of film-making, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo 3D. Predominantly filmed here in the UK at Shepperton Studios, Hugo collected five major technical awards including best cinematography (Robert Richardson).
Although George Clooney missed out on the best actor statuette to Jean Dujardin, The Descendants won the award for best adapted screenplay and Woody Allen won his fourth Oscar for best original screenplay for Midnight In Paris. As is his usual stance he was not in person to collect it.
Meryl Streep won her third Oscar, having been nominated a record seventeen times, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The remaining acting awards went to Octavia Spencer for best supporting actress in The Help and Christopher Plummer for best supporting actor in Beginners. In doing so, the 82-year-old Plummer became the oldest person to win an Oscar.
Full list of winners and nominations can be found below.
Things are hotting up between this year’s contenders as each award ceremony throws a different film into the spot light. With The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Moneyball, War Horse and The Tree of Life all up for best picture the Oscar race is getting even more interesting.
The full list of SAG award nominees and winners can be found below.
The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced earlier this afternoon of which you can find the major categories below. Gary Oldman, Janet McTeer and Kenneth Brannagh are keeping the British end up in the acting nominations. Let us know what think about this years nominations via our facebook and twitter account.
Meryl Streep was among the nominees when the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced last week.
Streep was nominated for her role in The Iron Lady, a biopic about British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The Help was one of the leading candidates with the film’s actors getting a nod for outstanding cast; The Help stars Viola Davis (leading role) and Octavia Spencer (supporting role) were also tapped for individual nominations.