Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The 2013 Oscar broadcast hosted by Seth MacFarlane scored 40.3 million viewers, up from 2012's 39.3 million, hosted by Billy Chrystal. Before this year the broadcast has not exceeded 40 million viewers since Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosted in 2010.
Seth MacFarlane

  1. Best Picture: "Argo."
  2. Actor in Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
  3. Actress in Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."
  4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."
  5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."
  6. Directing: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."
  7. Foreign Language Film: "Amour." Austria.
  8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo."
  9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."
10. Animated Feature Film: "Brave."
11. Production Design: "Lincoln."
12. Cinematography: "Life of Pi."
13. Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables."
14. Sound Editing (tie): "Skyfall," ''Zero Dark Thirty."
15. Original Score: "Life of Pi," Mychael Danna.
16. Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
17. Costume: "Anna Karenina."
18. Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man."
19. Documentary Short Subject): "Inocente."
20. Film Editing: "Argo."
21. Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables."
22. Animated Short: "Paperman."
23. Live Action Short: "Curfew."
24. Visual Effects: "Life of Pi."

The Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 were presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and were hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation was televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

"Blancanieves" and "The Impossible" Top Goya Awards in Madrid

Actress Maribel Verdú with Goya

According to "Fox News Latino," Javier Bardem was smiling happily Sunday night in Madrid at the Goya Awards, Spain's national film awards, considered to be the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars.

Bardem not only took home a statuette for a documentary he narrated, “Sons of the Clouds: The Lost Colony,” which looks at how colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps, He spoke out about human rights in the Sahara. His wife Penélope Cruz, who accompanied him and was nominated for best actress, is expecting their second child.

His mother Pilar also attended. She is an award winning actress in her own right. Two days later, Bardem and many other actors, etc., were accused by a government spokesman of not paying taxes.

"Blancanieves" received the Goya for best motion picture and nine other awards. Writer-director Pablo Berger’s black-and-white fairy tale is a silent retelling of the "Snow White" story, but it is set in Seville in the 1920s, and the protagonist is an Andalusian female bullfighter.

Actress Maribel Verdú (“Blancanieves”) bested Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Verdú taking home a best actress Goya for her portrayal of the cruel stepmother. Paco Delgado, who is nominated for an Academy Award in the costume category for “Les Miserables,” received a Goya award for his costumes for “Blancanieves,” especially for Verdú’s character.

“Blancanieves” also captured a Goya for best original score and best original song, but there was no Goya for writer-director Pablo Berger. "Blancanieves" is not nominated for the Best Foreign Language film Oscar, either.

"The Impossible" is an official Spain production directed by Juan Antonio Bayona who captured the Goya for best director instead of Berger. Bayona also twisted his leg during the ceremony, and it required medical attention. "The Impossible" won five Goya statuettes mostly for technical endeavors.
Bayona directed "The Orphanage" in 2007.

Also, we would be remiss if we did not send congratulations to  "Beautiful" José Sacristán on his first Goya win! 
The Big Winner

List of most winners:

Best Motion Picture -"Blancanieves";
Director - Juan Antonio Bayona for "The Impossible";
Actor - Jose Sacristán for "The Dead Man and Being Happy"; 
Actress - Maribel Verdú for "Blancanieves";
Original Screenplay - Pablo Berger for "Blancanieves";
Adapted Screenplay - Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallon, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau for "Tad, The Lost Explorer";
Supporting Actor - Julian Villagran for "Grupo 7";
Supporting Actress - Candela Pena for "Una Pistola en Cada Mano" (A Pistol in Each Hand);
Animated Feature Film - "The Adventures of Tadeo Jones";
Documentary Film - "Sons of the Clouds, The Last Colony" ("Hijos de las Nubes, La Ultima Colonia");
Honorary Goya - Concha Velasco;
Production Design - Sandra Hermida Muniz for "The Impossible";
Artistic Director - Alain Bainee For "Blancanieves";
Photography - Kiko de la Rica for "Blancanieves";
Special Effects - Pau Costa and Felix Berges for "The Impossible";
Costumes - Paco Delgado for "Blancanieves";
Editing - Bernat Vilaplano and Elena Ruiz for "The Impossible";
Sound - Peter Glossop, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago for "The Impossible";
Original Score - Alfonso Villalonga for "Blancanieves";
Original Song - "No Te Puedo Encontrar" from "Blancanieves";
European Film - "Untouchable" (France);
Makeup and Hair - Sylvie Imbert and Fermin Galan for "Blancanieves";

New Actor - Joaquin Nunez for "Grupo 7";
New Actress - Macarena Garcia for "Blancanieves";
New Director - Enrique Gato for "Tad, The Lost Explorer".

Thank you to El País English and Fox News Latino.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Seth MacFarlane
Final voting for the Oscars will end Tuesday,
February 19, at 5 p.m. PT. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted. The Academy is urging members who have chosen to vote by paper ballot to return them well in advance of the deadline due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 18.

The 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will have until the 19th to vote in up to 24 categories. This year the Academy for the first time offered its members the option of casting their ballots online. Final voting began on February 8.

The votes are being tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, and presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood and Highland Center®.  The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

Monday, February 11, 2013

British Academy Film Awards Go For ARGO

Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
BAFTA Award Winners, Sunday, February 10, 2013
Best Feature Film—"Argo"
Best British Film — "Skyfall"
Director — Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Actor — Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
Actress — Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Supporting Actor — Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Supporting Actress — Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Rising Star — Juno Temple
British Debut — Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, "The Imposter"
Original Screenplay — Quentin Tarantino — Django Unchained
Adapted Screenplay — David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Film Not in the English Language — "Amour" (France)

Music — Thomas Newman, "Skyfall"
Cinematography — "Life of Pi"
Editing — "Argo"
Production Design — Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, "Les Miserables"
Costume Design — "Anna Karenina"
Sound — "Les Miserables"
Makeup and Hair — "Les Miserables"
Animated Feature — "Brave"Short Film — "Swimmer"
Short Animation — "The Making of Longbird"
Documentary — "Searching for Sugar Man"
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema — Tessa Ross

Academy Fellowship — Alan Parker

BAFTA Official Site
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Friday, February 01, 2013

Academy Hosts Luncheon for Oscar Nominees

Quvenzahané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Monday, February 4, 17 of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among more than 160 Oscar nominees who will gather at noon at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Ca, when the Academy honors this year's Oscar contenders during its annual Nominees Luncheon. Wallis, pictured above, a nine-year-old is the youngest person ever to be nominated for best performance by a lead actress.

From the Lead Actress and Actor categories, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzahané Wallis, Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington are expected to attend.

Four of the five nominees in the Directing category – Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Steven Spielberg and Benh Zeitlin – also are expected to attend. Three of the Academy's four 2012 Governors Awards recipients, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham and George Stevens, Jr., will join this year's nominees.

Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver will represent the Supporting Actor and Actress categories.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood and Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.