Saturday, March 29, 2014

Geraldine Chaplin's Actress Daughter



Oona Castilla Chaplin (born in Madrid, 1986), is the daughter of actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla, which means she is also the granddaughter of movie genius and music composer (example, "Smile") Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (Charlie) and her namesake Oona O'Neil Chaplin, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill. The original Oona never became an actress, but chose instead to marry Charlie, his fourth and last wife. Together, while living in Switzerland, they produced eight children, Geraldine being the oldest, Michael next.

During a long-term relationship, Geraldine, whose first starring role was Tonya in "Dr. Zhivago," and Spanish director Carlos Saura had a son, Shane Saura Chaplin. [In Spain, everyone has two last names, first that of the father and last, the mother's]. Shane is Oona Castilla's half-brother.

The current Oona began her career with a small role in the Bond movie "Quantum of Solace," moved up to the role in "Purgatory," and now has the role of Talisa Maegyr (converted by marriage to Talisa Stark) in "Game of Thrones." She now resides in the Los Angeles area. So, once again, history repeats itself. Onna, IMDb:
http://splashurl.com/l9v9hzj

Geraldine in Dr. Zhivago, 1965

Saturday, February 08, 2014



OSCAR NOMINEES FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE MOVIE




FIVE NOMINEES

“The Croods” 
 
"Despicable Me 2" 
“Ernest & Celestine” 
“Frozen”
 
“The Wind Rises” 
A Few Words About Japanese Animator Hayao Miyazaki:  http://splashurl.com/lt8kr4v
 
 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

OSCAR'S BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE MOTION PICTURE


“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
Belgium (2012) 
Director:  
 


"The Great Beauty,” Italy (2013)
 - - original title = La grande bellezza
Director: 
 



  "The Hunt," Denmark (2012)
 - - original title = Jagten
Director:


 

“The Missing Picture,” Cambodia (2013) 
- - original title = L'image manquante
 
Director:
 

 "Omar," Palestine (2013)

Director: 


PROCEDURES OF SELECTION

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc.  In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees.  All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 25, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.


Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

To view trailers and get more information, visit the Official Oscar Web site:
http://www.oscar.go.com
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

OSCAR NOMINEES FOR BEST FEATURE MOTION PICTURE 2013


NINE NOMINATIONS FOR BEST FEATURE MOTION PICTURE

10 Nominations - - American Hustle

  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Picture
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Production Design
  • Writing (Original Screenplay

10 Nominations - - Gravity

  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Picture
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Music (Original Score)
  • Production Design
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects

9 Nominations - - 12 Years a Slave

  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Picture
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Production Design

6 Nominations - - Captain Phillips

  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Picture>
  • Film Editing
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay
SHOCKER - - NO LEAD ACTOR NOM FOR TOM HANKS!

    6 Nominations - - Dallas Buyers Club

    • Actor in a Leading Role
    • Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Best Picture
    • Film Editing
    • Makeup and Hairstyling
    • Writing (Original Screenplay)

    6 Nominations - - Nebraska

    • Actor in a Leading Role
    • Actress in a Supporting Role
    • Best Picture
    • Cinematography
    • Directing
    • Writing (Original Screenplay)

    QUESTION - Will this be Bruce Dern's year?
     

     5 Nominations - - Her 

    • Best Picture
    • Music (Original Score)
    • Music (Original Song)
    • Production Design
    • Writing (Original Screenplay

     4 Nominations - - Philomena

    • Actress in a Leading Role
    • Best Picture
    • Music (Original Score
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    The Wolf of Wall Street - - 5 Nominations

    • Actor in a Leading Role
    • Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Best Picture
    • Directing
    • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)


     PRINT THE ENTIRE OFFICIAL NOMINEE LIST (PDF)
     CRUCIAL GUILD NOMINATONS FOR NOMINATED BEST MOTION PICTURE TO WIN::::
    CINEMATOGRAPHERS NOMINATED: GRAVITY - - Emmanuel Lubezki | NEBRASKA - - Phedon Pamicha.
    DIRECTORS NOMINATED: AMERICAN HUSTLE - - David O. Russell | GRAVITY - - Alfonso Cuarón | NEBRASKA - - Alexander Payne.
    EDITORS NOMINATED: AMERICAN HUSTLE - - Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten | CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - - Christopher Rouse | DALLAS BUYERS CLUB - - John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa |
    GRAVITY - - Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger | 12 YEARS A SLAVE - - Joe Walker.
    SCREENPLAY ADAPTED NOMINATED: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS  - -  Screenplay by Billy Ray | PHILOMENA  - -  Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope | 12 YEARS A SLAVE  - -  Screenplay by John Ridley | WOLF OF WALL STREET  - - Screenplay by Terence Winter.
    SCREENPLAY ORIGINAL NOMINATED: AMERICAN HUSTLE  - -  Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell  | DALLAS BUYERS CLUB  - -  Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack | HER  - -  Written by Spike Jonze | NEBRASKA  - -  Written by Bob Nelson.
    NOMINATED LEAD ACTOR: Christian Bale - - AMERICAN HUSTLE | Bruce Dern - - NEBRASKA | Leonardo DiCaprio - - THE WOLF OF WALL STREET | Chiwetel Ejiofor - - 12 YEARS A Slave | Matthew McConaughey - - DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.

    NOMINATED LEAD ACTRESS: Amy Adams - - AMERICAN HUSTLE | Sandra Bullock - - GRAVITY | Judi Dench - - PHILOMENA | Meryl Streep - - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Julia Roberts nominated for best supporting actress).

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBES' WINNERS 2014


    And the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe winners are:

    http://www.hfpa.org/2014/01/winners-and-nominations-2014/

    Sorry, this is the best I can do. Something is amiss here. Cannot add pictures, etc.

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    Spanish Film Academy Announces Goya Award Nominations

     San Sebastián 2013 Awards Night 

    The Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 28th edition of the Goya Awards, to be presented on February 9. The hosts were Quim Gutierrez and Clara Lago.

    Six titles presented at the last 62nd edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival (SSFF), occupy a large part of the nominations and are now featured among the favorites of the year. The Goya of Honor will be presented to filmmaker Jaime de Armiñan this year.


    "Witching and Bitching" (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi), directed by Álex de la Iglesia and screened out of competition in the Official Selection at  this year's 62nd SSFF, on the occasion of the Donostia Award presentation to Carmen Maura, leads with 10 nominations: best supporting actress (Terele Pávez), best music, best production supervision, best editing, best costume design, best sound, best cinematography, best art direction, best makeup and hairstyles, and best special effects.

    Following its world premiere at the Toronto Festival in the Official Selection, where it received the Youth Award for Best Cinematography, Camibal (Cannibal), is nominated in eight categories: best film, best director (Manuel Martín Cuenca), best actor (Antonio de la Torre), best new actress (Olimpia Melinte), best adapted screenplay, best sound, best cinematography and best art direction.

    Having won the Special Jury Prize for Best Film and Silver Shell for Best Actress at the SSFFLa herida (Wounded) bags six Goya nominations: best film, best new director (writer Fernando Franco), best actress (Marian Álvarez), best original screenplay, best editing and best sound.

    The third Spanish film to compete in the SSFF, La herida (Wounded)Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed), also competes for seven awards: 
    Best film and best director, David Trueba,
    Best actor, Javier Cámara,
    Best new actress, Natalia de Molina, and
    Best original screenplay, best music, best costume design.

    Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip and Zap and the 
    Marble Gang), presented on the Velodrome screen after its showing at the Toronto Festival, lands four nominations: best adapted screenplay, best production supervision, best art direction and best special effects.

    The Spain-Argentina co-production Futbolín (Foosball), opening movie of the SSFF's previous edition - 61st, competes for the Goya in the best animated film category.

    Another three titles programmed at the SSFF compete for the Goya for the best foreign film in the Spanish languageGloria (from Chile), directed by Sebastián Lelio, was presented in the Pearls section and was a winner at the 60th SSFF edition of the Films in Progress Industry Award.

    Alongside of it are, La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream) South Korea, directed by Diego Quemada-Díez, and El médico alemán, Wakolda (The German Doctor), Argentina, directed  by Lucía Puenzo. Both competed in the SSFF's Horizontes Latinos section, following their presentation in the "Un certain regard" section at the Cannes Festival last May.


    28th Goya Awards
    Date February 9, 2014
    Venue Centro de Convenciones y Congresos Príncipe Felipe, Madrid
    Host Manel Fuentes
    Network TVE
    28th Goya Nominees:
    http://premiosgoya.academiadecine.com/nominados/?&idioma=EN

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    Tuesday, January 07, 2014

    OSCARS® NOMINATIONS VOTING ENDS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, and published blog comments



    Nominations voting for the Oscars will close on Wednesday, January 8, at 5 p.m. PT. The votes are being tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

    The 86th Oscars Nominations Announcement will be Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Wilshire Boulevard, 5:30 a.m. PT. 

    Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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    Monday, December 30, 2013

    FILMS ADVANCE FOR OSCAR RACE IN THE MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING CATEGORY


    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hair Styling category for the 86th Academy Awards®.

    The short list of films, from whence the nominees will come, are listed below in alphabetical order:

        "American Hustle"
        "Dallas Buyers Club"
        "The Great Gatsby"
        "Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters"
        "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
        "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
        "The Lone Ranger"

    On Saturday, January 11, 2014, all members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

    The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

    Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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    Saturday, December 28, 2013

    ACADEMY MEMBERS VOTING FOR OSCAR NOMINATIONS



    KEY DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OSCARS®


    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014. Key dates for the Awards season are:

    COMPLETED:
    Saturday, November 16, 2013:   The Governors Awards.
    Monday, December 2, 2013:       Official Screen Credits submitted.

    Friday, December 27, 2013:      Nominations voting began.
    Wednesday, January 8, 2014:  Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014: Oscar nominations announced.
     
    Monday, February 10, 2014:        Nominees Luncheon.

    Friday, February 14, 2014: Final voting begins for lucky Academy Award recipients.

    Saturday, February 15, 2014:  Scientific and Technical Awards.
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT.

    Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014

     86th Academy Awards.


    The 86th and 87th Academy Awards ceremonies will be held at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

    87th Academy Awards Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. 


    ABOUT THE ACADEMY

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners–Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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