April 22, 2014

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Under the Radar: Tom Hardy

Today I’m going to be pressing on with another series for you all here at the site, one that I started last week. Basically, it’s a spinoff of the Spotlight on the Stars series. As a quick refresher, each week I look at an actor/actress/filmmaker that I’d like to celebrate in some kind of way. It could be due to something of theirs coming out that weekend (like in many of the cases so far, including today) or just because I feel they deserve to have a moment in the sun all their own, but each time it’ll be a bit of positivity about someone who I’d like to pay tribute to. Here though, I’m going to look at more of an under the radar individual as opposed to a tried and true star.
For this week’s sophomore piece, I wanted to take a look at our first actor getting the treatment in this particular way…Tom Hardy. Frankly, not nearly enough people know who he is, despite some very high profile roles. He has the ability to morph with each role, so pinning him down can be tricky. He’s been a hero, a villain, a romantic lead, and just about everything in between. This is a chameleon of an actor, one who seems up for anything and basically is a filmmaker’s dream.
Hardy first showed up on screens in Star Trek: Nemesis, followed by small parts in films like Layer Cake, Marie Antoinette, RocknRolla, and Sucker Punch, though it wasn’t until he burst on to the scene with his searing performance in Bronson that people really started to take notice. From there, he was officially someone to watch (along with becoming a bit of a critics darling), and boy has he not disappointed.
Since that breakthrough role, he has wound up in such diverse fare as The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Warrior, not to mention lighter things like This Means War. Especially in The Dark Knight Rises and Warrior, Hardy has been outstanding, along with Bronson, those are his three finest performances to date, though this week he has another tremendous bit of acting hitting screens, one that’s well deserving of a top five spot in his filmography.
Now, it appears that Hardy is interested in expanding his range even more, as seen by the one man show that is Locke, which opens this weekend. It’s essentially him and [...]

Oscars: “The Artist” prevails on an uneven night – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” lost a number of key technical categories to Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” but still prevailed in the top Oscar slot on Sunday night, claiming trophies for Best Picture, Director, and Actor (for Jean Dujardin).
It was a great night for Harvey Weinstein, who helped power Meryl Streep to an unexpected win over perceived frontrunner Viola Davis on the Best Actress race. Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) and Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”) rounded out last night’s acting categories.
I went 19 out of 24 in my picks, believing the Academy would spread a lot of its technical love around to films not named “Hugo.” All is all, a successful Oscar season. Here are the winners from the 84th Annual Academy Awards (bolded below):
Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
“Hugo”
“Midnight In Paris”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”
“The Tree of Life”
Best Actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
JC Chandor, “Margin Call”
Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
John Logan, “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, “The Ides of March”
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best Animated Feature
“A Cat In Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
Best Foreign Feature
“Bullhead” (Belgium)
“Footnote” (Israel)
“In Darkness” (Poland)
“Monsiuer Lazhar” (Canada)
“A Separation” (Iran)
Best Art Direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best Cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best Costume Design
“Anonymous”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“W.E.”
Best Documentary Feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
Best Documentary Short
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Best Film Editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
Best Make-Up
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter [...]

And the Oscars will go to … — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Do or die time. After month and months of tracking the Oscar race, it’s time to put up (and shut up) by posting my official picks for Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
And while I have been saying (OK, complaining) that too many of tonight’s winners are all but predetermined, there’s still a few mysteries to be solved, primarily in the below-the-line categories, where deserving films could take home Oscar gold.
So, without further ado, here are my selections for tonight’s winners, bolded in each category. I hope they help you win an Oscar pool or two. Enjoy the show!
Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
“Hugo”
“Midnight In Paris”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”
“The Tree of Life”
Best Actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
JC Chandor, “Margin Call”
Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
John Logan, “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, “The Ides of March”
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best Animated Feature
“A Cat In Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
Best Foreign Feature
“Bullhead” (Belgium)
“Footnote” (Israel)
“In Darkness” (Poland)
“Monsiuer Lazhar” (Canada)
“A Separation” (Iran)
Best Art Direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best Cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best Costume Design
“Anonymous”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“W.E.”
Best Documentary Feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
Best Documentary Short
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Best Film Editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
Best Make-Up
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“The Iron Lady”
Best Original Score
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
“War Horse”
Best Original Song
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” [...]

Oscars: Chris Rock, Gary Oldman and “The Dark Knight Rises” in today’s Oscar news

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: With little more than a week to go before the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, we truly have entered the final stretch, where frontrunners breathe a sigh of relief that the marathon’s almost over and analysts pick over every little crumb to see if there’s one more clue as to the direction Oscar voters might be heading with their ballots.
We have more than crumbs on the plate for today, though. We have news, and plenty of it. So, let’s dig into the latest items, the finest columns, and the last pieces of the Oscar puzzle as we continue to prepare for this month’s ceremony.
- One-time Oscar host Chris Rock has been added to the ever-growing list of presenters.
- Awards Daily looks at the relationship between the Best Picture and Original Screenplay winners, stating, “going back eleven years, only three times did the Best Picture winner not win screenplay. Usually, a screenplay win, and a director win for that matter, are tied to Best Picture. That means this year’s expected winner in screenplay is Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist.”
- Would you like to buy the glasses Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman wore in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”? Because they are up for auction.
- Sherri Shepherd, Cameron Mathison, Jake Whetter and Shira Lazar have been tapped to host Oscars’ “Backstage Pass” for the Oscars’ website and digital app. It will provide viewers with a behind-the-curtain glimpse of ABC’s telecast and the Governers Ball soiree at the Kodak Theatre.
- Kris Tapley of InContention concludes his annual rundown of the Best Shots of 2011.
- And finally, looking ahead to next year’s Best Picture contenders. No!! It’s too soon!!
Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Producer Jim Burke for “The Descendants.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
- Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
- Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
- Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
- Steve McQueen for [...]

Oscars: “Tree of Life” cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki prevails with ASC – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Emmanuel Lubezki (“The Tree of Life”), Jonathan Freeman (“Boardwalk Empire”), Michael Weaver (“Californication”) and Martin Ruhe (PBS’ “Page Eight”) claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration, which was held in Los Angeles on Sunday night at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
The ASC Award for best feature was presented by award-winning actor Antonio Banderas who noted, “As I have found in my career on both sides of the camera, filmmaking at its core is about telling stories with images.”
Lubezki previously won the ASC Award in 2007 for his brilliant work on Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men.” He also was nominated in 2000 for Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow.”
He topped the other nominees in the feature film category, which were Guillaume Schiffman (“The Artist”), Jeff Cronenweth (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”), Robert Richardson (“Hugo”), and Hoyte van Hoytema (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”).
Later in the evening, Oscar-nominee Matthew Libatique presented the ASC Board of Governors Award to Harrison Ford in recognition of his tremendous body of work and contributions to the art of filmmaking.
Lubezki’s win Sunday night bodes well for his Oscar chances. Last year, Wally Pfister won the ASC feature film award for “Inception,” then went on to take home the Oscar as well. If Lubezki prevails on Feb. 26, he can say his journey began when he picked up the Hollywood Cinematographer Award, presented by Ben Affleck, at the Hollywood Film Awards gala … the official start of the Oscar season!

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Producer Jim Burke for “The Descendants.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
- Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
- Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
- Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
- Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
- Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
- Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”
- Producer Grant Heslov for “The Ides of March.”
For complete [...]

Oscars: Could Glenn Close’s Irish win boost her Oscar profile? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Best Actress nominee Glenn Close could be in for a big Oscar telecast IF there are a large number of Irish voters in the Academy.
The Irish certainly took to Close’s performance as a Dublin manservant in “Albert Nobbs,” rewarding the actress with the Irish Film And Television Academy’s best international actress award Saturday evening. THR reports that she topped fellow Oscar nominee Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”) as well as Tilda Swinton (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”) and Kirsten Wiig (“Bridesmaids”) for the top prize.
In addition to Close, the Irish recognized Ryan Gosling (“Drive”) for best international actor; Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) for leading actor; Chris O’Down (“Bridesmaids” for best supporting actor; Saoirse Ronan (“Hanna”) for lead performance in film; “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” for best international film; and “The Guard” for virtually every other prize, including Best Director (John Michael McDonagh), best screenwriter and the Irish Film Board Rising Star.
But given that Close is the one with Oscar dreams, lets’ focus on her for a minute as the Oscars fast approach.
Close first played the character of Albert Nobbs in an off-Broadway production in 1982. Ever since, she has been fighting to bring the sympathetically tragic character to the silver screen.
I caught up with the film at the Toronto International Film Festival and found it to be a wonderful story of self-discovery, of finding love and loving oneself. I want to repost a portion of a lengthy discussion I had with Close at TIFF, as well as the actress’s acceptance speech from the Hollywood Film Awards, where we honored Close with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award.
Close hasn’t won the Best Actress Oscar … yet. Could this be her year?
HollywoodNews.com: You first played Albert on stage decades ago. How had your thought process changed over the years in terms of approaching her as a character?
I think the essence of the character is probably them same. It’s me! I’ve aged 30 years. And that’s bound to make for a deeper impact. And also, on film, film is such a much more intimate medium than the stage. It was very difficult. There were some scenes where I didn’t know how much to show in my face. I was always going to Rodrigo, “Am I saying too much?” The first time she really looks somebody in the eye is after telling Hubert her story. That’s kind [...]

Oscars: Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman on the subtleties of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: After more than three decades spent crafting some of the most memorable characters in film history, Gary Oldman earned his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday.
Stop for a minute and say that out loud. Gary Oldman’s first Oscar nomination. I mean, really, Academy. What took you so long.
On the nationally syndicated Sirius/XM program “The Opie and Anthony Show,” Oldman contemplated a question he likely has been asked before: “What was your favorite character?” Yet how does one choose from a body of work that spans includes iconic characters that range from Sid Vicious to Lee Harvey Oswald, from Dracula to Sirius Black.
Oldman, being a good sport, talked about staying in character as Oswald or wanting to make a splash in the brief amount of screen time allotted for “True Romance.” But he confessed that his most recent turn as heady spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” ranks as one of his all-time favorites.
And why not? It’s a stirring, forceful performance that’s showy in its restraint, and the less Oldman does with the chameleonic character, the more we’re impressed.
And, it earned him his first Oscar nomination. The first of many, we can only hope. Here’s our conversation with Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman:
HollywoodNews.com: This struck me as an exercise in listening, as an actor. Do you appreciate that?
Gary Oldman: Oh, absolutely. And Smily is a great watcher, and a great listener. He listens with his whole body. He’s like a spider. I’ve always thought that. Not physically like a spider. But George is one of those people who is over here on the web, and then he gets a little twitch on the thread, and he acknowledges it, but he doesn’t have to run to get his dinner. He’ll take his time.
HollywoodNews.com: I love that analogy. Was there ever a fear in the moment that you weren’t given enough.
Oh, yes. Yeah, yeah. There were a few times on the set where we’d do a scene and I had to maybe look in a certain direction and glance to a window, and Tomas would say to me, “Let’s, on this one, if you can maybe look to the window.” And I’d go, “I did!” [Laughs] It was small, you know? But you’ve got this wonderful camera that’s here [points at face], and it [...]

Oscars: Don’t be an R-rated film if you want to be nominated

By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com:
For a list of the complete nominations, go HERE. As always, click on the movies with links for the original theatrical review. I write a lot about the inexplicable trend of how the various year-end awards groups only consider ‘appropriate’ movies to be considered awards-material. There is and always has been a certain disdain for populist entertainment, a trend that’s only gotten worse as the independent film movement exploded in the early 1990s and the year-end Oscar bait-calender got more jam-packed over the last five weeks of the year. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II may have received almost unanimously rave reviews (96% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), but it doesn’t count because it was a big-budget fantasy drama that is considered ‘popular’ entertainment. Bridesmaids may have been one of the most successful R-rated comedies of recent years, a well-reviewed (90% on Rotten Tomatoes) comedy that may have been a game-changer in terms of how mass-market female-driven entertainments are viewed in terms of their commercial potential. But no, it’s not a character-driven dramedy that’s one of the best films of the year, it’s just that ‘women shit in a sink’ movie, so it’s not worthy. But a drama with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock that’s gasp… about 9/11?! That’s EXACTLY the kind of film that is supposed to be among the year’s best, right? And so it is that Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a film with a 48% positive ranking on Rotten Tomatoes and a 46% score on Metacritic is now considering by the Academy to be one of the nine best films of the year.
Other than that insane nomination, today’s Oscar nominations were a generally inoffensive bunch (I kinda hate Midnight In Paris, but it’s a mid-summer release that plenty of people absolutely love). The most surprising and egregious omissions were in the Original Screenplay category, where 50/50, Young Adult, and Win/Win didn’t make the cut, losing out to surprise (and worthy) contenders Margin Call and A Seperation. I would have tossed Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris script and The Artist, but that was never going to happen (alas, Allen is likely going to win). The much-discussed voting system for Best Picture, which was intended to yield between five and ten Best Picture nominees (and, in my opinion, unofficially weed out the [...]

Oscars: Are “Marilyn” and “Tinker” dark horse Best Picture contenders? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: When the BAFTA’s revealed the long list of nominees for their year-end awards, one film leading the pack with 16 nominations was somewhat expected, while another was a bit of a surprise.
The anticipated picture was Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” a British-to-the-core adaptation of John Le Carre’s exquisite novel that has performed admirably at the UK box office and continues to remain in the Oscar hunt for Gary Oldman, possibly a screenplay nod and (deservedly) numerous technical nods. “Tinker” nabbed the most BAFTA nominations with 16, including Best Film.
But it wasn’t alone. It tied Simon Curtis’ “My Week With Marilyn,” which also earned 16 nominations including Best Picture.
Now, what does this mean for the two films? Maybe nothing. Guy Lodge over at InContention dismissed the BAFTA nods as “embarrassing,” though he seemed more upset over omissions (“Shame,” “The Tree of Life” and Vanessa Redgrave in “Coriolanus,” to name just a few).
BAFTA and the Academy share members, obviously, so a film that performs well with one group has the potential to charm the other. And there might be something to be said for quiet, smaller films like “Marilyn” and “Tinker” playing better on DVD screener than they would in a theater. Could this also be why George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” has seen a resurgence of late, with the Producers Guild and the HFPA and their Golden Globes nominations? (Well, the HFPA likely just wanted to ensure George Clooney would attend the Globes, but the Producers Guild was a feather in that film’s cap).
All week, bloggers have been beating the drum for “Bridesmaids,” which continues to perform well with the guilds and could potentially play itself into the Best Picture race as a dark horse contender. But with a significant boost from the BAFTAs today, is it too much of a stretch to see something like “My Week With Marilyn” – already generating serious heat for Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh – getting into the Best Picture race, as well?
Here’s a clip of Michelle Williams accepting the Hollywood Actress Awards at our Hollywood Film Awards in October. We’ll find out soon enough if she, her co-star Mr. Branagh, and their film will be in the Oscar race.

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh [...]

“Harry Potter,” “Hugo” recognized by Art Directors – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The top guilds continue to weigh in on the best of 2011. After the Producers Guild singled out their top 10, we’re hearing from the industry’s art and production designers, who spread their love to a wide blend of blockbusters and Oscar contenders.
The eighth and final “Harry Potter” film, which fans hoped would get into the Best Picture race, finally picked up a nomination for production designer Stuart Craig.
Oscar contenders receiving a boost in their campaign included “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” “The Artist,” “The Help,” “The Descendants” and “Hugo.” Meanwhile, “Bridesmaids” grabbed yet another nomination, this time for Jefferson Sage’s production design in the category of Contemporary Film.
Here are the Film nominees. Television noms can be found right here>.
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011:
Period Film:
THE ARTIST Production Designer: Laurence Bennett
HUGO Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
THE HELP Production Designer: Mark Ricker
ANONYMOUS Production Designer: Sebastian Krawinkel
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic
Fantasy Film:
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 Production Designer: Stuart Craig
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN Production Designer: TBD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Production Designer: [...]

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