Ties! See Big Winners of 2013 LA Film Critics! 


It was a big win for Warner Bros. at the 2013 LA Film Critics awards announcement. Both of the studio's films, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's "Her," tied for the Best Picture award! But wait there's more! Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine" and Adele Exarchopoulos also tied for Best Actress while James Franco ("Spring Breakers") and Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") shared the Best Supporting Actor award.

Here's the full list of winners of the 2013 LA Film Critics:

Best Picture: Her and Gravity (tie)

Best Director:Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity (Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her)

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska (Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine and Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Tie)

Best Supporting Actor: James Franco, Spring Breakers and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Tie)

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Runner-up: June Squibb, Nebraska)

Best Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight (Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her)

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity (Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity (Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color)

Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett, Her (Runner-up: Jess Gonchor, Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Feature Animation: Ernest & Celestine; runner-up: The Wind Rises

Best Documentary: Stories We Tell; runner-up: The Act of Killing

Best Music Score: T Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis; runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett, Her

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award: Cabinets Of Wonder: Films and a Performance by Charlotte Pryce

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"The Great Beauty" Tops Europe's Oscars! See Complete Winners List of 26th European Film Awards! 


Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" dominated the 26th European Film Awards taking home the best film, director, actor, and editing trophies. The counterpart of the Academy Awards completely ignored the big Cannes winner (and possibly Oscar contender) "Blue is The Warmest Color."

Here's the complete list of winners of the 26th European Film Awards:

European Film
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

European Director
Paolo Sorrentino for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

European Actress
Veerle Baetens in THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

European Actor
Toni Servillo in LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)

European Screenwriter
François Ozon for DANS LA MAISON (In the House)

European Comedy
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier, Denmark

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI
Oh Boy!, Jan Ole Gerster, Germany

European Animated Feature Film
The Congress, Ari Folman, Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France and Belgium

European Documentary
The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Norway and UK

European Short Film
Dood Van Een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow), Tom Van Avermaet, Belgium and France, 20'

Carlo di Palma European Cinematographer Award
Asaf Sudry for Lemale et Ha'Halal (Fill The Void), Israel

European Editor
Cristiano Travaglioli for La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), Italy and France

European Production Designer
Sarah Greenwood for Anna Karenina, UK

European Composer
Ennio Morricone for The Best Offer, Italy

European Costume Designer
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves, Spain and France

European Sound Designer
Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew for Paradies: Glaube (Paradise: Faith), Austria, Germany and Fran

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2013 IDA Documentary Awards Winners 


Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" edged out Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" to emerge as the big winner of the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards! The documentary about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution also beat Jason Osder's "Let the Fire Burn," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell" for the prize.

Here's a full list of winners of the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards:

BEST FEATURE AWARD
THE SQUARE
Director: Jehane Noujaim
Producer: Karim Amer; Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Mike Lerner, Sarah Johnson, Jodie Evans, Lekha Singh, Gavin Dougan, Dan Catullo III, Lisa Nishimura, Adam Del Deo, Khalil Noujaim, Alexandra Johnes, Jeff Skol; Noujaim Films, Netflix Originals

BEST SHORT AWARD
SLOMO
Director: Josh Izenberg; Producer: Amanda Micheli; Executive Producer: Neil Izenberg; Big Young Films, Runaway Films

BEST LIMITED SERIES AWARD
INSIDE MAN
Producers: Kristen Vaurio, Lisa Kalikow, Shannon Gibson, Suzanne Hillinger, Lara Benario; Writers: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock; Executive Producers: Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Morgan Spurlock; CNN

BEST CONTINUING SERIES AWARD
INDEPENDENT LENS
Producer: Lois Vossen; Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer; Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with PBS

DAVID L. WOLPER STUDENT DOCUMENTARY AWARD
MY SISTER SARAH
Director/Producer: Elizabeth Chatelain; University of Texas at Austin

HUMANITAS DOCUMENTARY AWARD
BLOOD BROTHER
Director: Steve Hoover; Producer: Danny Yourd; Writers: Steve Hoover, Phinehas Hodges, Tyson VanSkiver; Executive Producers: Steve Hoover, Michael Killen, Kathy Dziubek, Jim Kreitzburg, Leigh Blake, John Carlin; Independent Television Service (ITVS)

PARE LORENTZ AWARD
A PLACE AT THE TABLE
Directors/Producers: Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson; Producers: Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington; Magnolia Pictures

ABCNEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI
Director: Bill Siegel; Producers: Bill Siegel, Rachel Pikelny; Executive Producers: Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Leon Gast, Kat White; Sally Jo Fifer (for ITVS); Independent Television Service (ITVS), Kartemquin Films, Kino Lorber

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PABLO’S WINTER
Cinematographer: Julian Schwanitz; Director: Chico Pereira

BEST EDITING
LET THE FIRE BURN
Editor: Nels Bangerter; Director: Jason Osder

BEST MUSIC
NARCO CULTURA
Original Music By: Jeremy Turner
Director: Shaul Schwartz

BEST WRITING
HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS
Writer/Director: Matthew Cooke

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alex Gibney

IDA AMICUS AWARD
Geralyn Dreyfous

COURAGE UNDER FIRE AWARD
Laura Poitras

DONNET AWARD
Zach Heinzerling

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The Fantastic Emma Thompson Talks About “Saving Mr. Banks!" I Love Her! 


I love, love, love Emma Thompson – both as an actress and as a person! And you will fall in love with her performance in the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks” where the actress plays P.L. Travers, the real-life author of “Mary Poppins,” the book! Thompson has many delicious repartees with Tom Hanks who plays Mr. Walt Disney Himself, as well as the trio of Bradley Whitford (co-writer Don DaGradi), Jason Schwartzman (Richard M. Sherman), and B.J. Novak (Robert B. Sherman).

From director John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”), “Saving Mr. Banks” is one of the best films of 2013! The film opens on Dec. 20th! Go watch it!

In this interview with the legendary Thompson, we talked about:

*** How did he get attracted to making the movie?
*** Her character, Pamela, oh I’m sorry, Mrs. Travers
*** I told her that this is her movie – but she didn’t want to accept that – I LOVE HER!
*** Lots of daddy issues in the movie!
*** Our passion for art!
*** I called her a legend – then she said that was a short interview!



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My Fun Interview with Colin Farrell for "Saving Mr. Banks!" I Called Him Daddy HA! 


I love Colin Farrell! First of all, he called me “luv” and there’s nothing wrong with that HA! But truth be told, the last time I sat down with the actor was for “In Bruges,” and after so many years, I sat down with the actor again, and you can see a remarkable, positive change in his aura! He’s in a much better place now!

And he was fantastic in the movie, as the father of P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson). Farrell flexes his acting muscles for the film.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What made him want to be a part of the movie?
*** His character’s relationship with his daughter in the movie?
*** How did he attack the role?
*** “Saving Mr. Banks” is an homage to art!
*** Favorite scene in the film!
*** I called him a daddy! HA!



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