Oscar Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, Philomena, & More

OscarsThe nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning. The award ceremony will be held on March 2nd. Here’s how adaptation stacked up in the nominations this year:

12 Years a Slave: Actor in a Leading Role (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Fassbender), Actress in a Supporting Role (Lupita Nyong’o), Best Picture, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Production Design, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Alone Yet Not Alone: Music (Original Song)

August: Osage County: Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep), Actress in a Supporting Role (Julia Roberts)

The Book Thief: Music (Original Score)

The Broken Circle Breakdown: Foreign Language Film

Captain Phillips: Actor in a Supporting Role (Barkhad Abdi), Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Ernest & Celestine: Animated Feature Film

Frozen: Animated Feature Film, Music (Original Song)

The Great Gatsby: Costume Design, Production Design

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

The Invisible Woman: Costume Design

Iron Man 3: Visual Effects

Lone Survivor: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Music (Original Song)

Philomena: Actress in a Leading Role (Judi Dench), Best Picture, Music (Original Score), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Wolf of Wall Street: Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill), Best Picture, Directing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

People’s Choice Award Winners

People's Choice AwardsThe People’s Choice Awards were given out last night and several adaptations were recognized. On the movie side, Carrie won Favorite Horror Movie and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won Favorite Year End Movie. Iron Man 3 won both Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie, and its Robert Downey Jr. won Favorite Action Movie Hero.

And on the TV side, Orange Is the New Black won Favorite Streaming Series, The Walking Dead won Favorite Cable TV Drama (and Rick Grimes won Favorite TV Anti-Hero), and Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars won Favorite Cable TV Actress. The Vampire Diaries got two wins, with Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor for Ian Somerhalder and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for Damon and Elena. Congratulations all!

BAFTA Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, & More

BAFTAThe 2014 nominees for the BAFTAs – basically the British Oscars – have been announced. (The awards will be given out on February 16th.) 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips lead the pack with ten and nine nominations, respectively. Here’s how they and various other adaptations stacked up:

12 Years a Slave: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Director, Editing, Film, Leading Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Original Film Music, Production Design, Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o)

August: Osage County: Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

Behind the Candelabra: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Make-Up and Hair, Production Design, Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)

Blue Is the Warmest Color: Film not in the English Language

The Book Thief: Original Film Music

The Butler: Make-Up and Hair, Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey)

Captain Phillips: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Director, Editing, Film, Leading Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Film Music, Sound, Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi)

Frozen: Animated Film

The Great Gatsby: Costume Design, Make-Up and Hair, Production Design

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Make-Up and Hair, Special Visual Effects

The Invisible Woman: Costume Design

Iron Man 3: Special Visual Effects

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Outstanding British Film

Philomena: Adapted Screenplay, Film, Leading Actress (Judi Dench), Outstanding British Film

The Wolf of Wall Street: Adapted Screenplay, Director, Editing, Leading Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Grammy Nominees: The Great Gatsby & More

GrammysThe nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are out, and adaptations are all over the Film/TV/Media categories. The Great Gatsby leads with nominations in all three categories in that section: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Young and Beautiful.” Other adaptations with nominations:

  • Argo: Best Score Soundtrack
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Best Song (“Atlas”)
  • Les Miserables: Best Compilation Soundtrack
  • Life of Pi: Best Score Soundtrack
  • Lincoln: Best Score Soundtrack
  • Orange Is the New Black: Best Song (“We’ve Got Time”)
  • Safe Haven: Best Song (“We Both Know”)
  • Silver Linings Playbook: Best Song (“Silver Lining”)
  • Skyfall: Best Score Soundtrack, Best Song (“Skyfall”)

WGA Nominees: Masters of Sex, Orange Is the New Black, Killing Kennedy

Writers Guild AwardsThree adaptations have been nominated for 2014 Writers Guild Awards. Masters of Sex has been nominated for New Series and for Episodic Drama for its pilot episode. Orange Is the New Black has been nominated for Comedy Series and New Series as well as for Episodic Comedy for episodes “Pilot” and “Lesbian Request Denied.” And Killing Kennedy has been nominated in the Long Form – Adapted category. You can read all the nominations here. Which shows do you think should win?

Behind the Candelabra Wins Three More Emmys

Emmy AwardsIt’s certainly the big winner among adaptations at the Emmys this year. Last night, Behind the Candelabra won three additional awards: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (for Steven Soderbergh); and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (for Michael Douglas). The HBO movie was based on the memoir of the same title by Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson. You can see what other shows came home with awards at the official site.

Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners: Behind the Candelabra, Game of Thrones, World Without End

EmmysThe Creative Arts Emmys were awarded last night in Los Angeles, and a few adaptations came home with awards. Behind the Candelabra did particularly well, with eight wins. You can read the full list of winners at Give Me My Remote. The primetime Emmys will air this Sunday, September 22nd, at 8 Eastern/5 Pacific on CBS.

  • Behind the Candelabra: Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special; Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie; Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie; Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special; Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
  • Game of Thrones: Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • World Without End: Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra & More

Emmy AwardsThe 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and you can read the full list here. The Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, September 22nd at 8ET/5PT. Neil Patrick Harris will host. Let’s see what adaptations are up for awards:

  • Bates Motel: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Vera Farmiga)
  • Behind the Candelabra: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Michael Douglas, Matt Damon); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Scott Bakula); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • The Bible: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Elementary: Outstanding Main Title Design; Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Game of Thrones: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke); Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Costumes for a Series; Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • The Girl: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Toby Jones); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Imelda Staunton); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Hemlock Grove: Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Killing Lincoln: Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Parade’s End: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • True Blood: Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
  • The Walking Dead: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special
  • World Without End: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

Sherlock Wins TV Episode Edgar

SherlockThe Edgar Awards were handed out last week by the Mystery Writers of America, and this year’s TV Episode Teleplay award went to the Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia.” Congratulations, Sherlock! The other nominees included episodes of adaptations Elementary, Justified, and Longmire, as well as an episode of Homeland. You can see all the nominees and winners here.

MTV Movie Awards Winners: The Avengers, Silver Linings Playbook, & More

MTV Movie AwardsThe MTV Movie Awards were given out last night, and several adaptations garnered awards, with The Avengers and Silver Linings Playbook leading the pack with three each. You can read the complete list of winners at MTV.com.

The Avengers: Movie of the Year, Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston), Best Fight

Life of Pi: Best Scared-as-S**t Performance (Suraj Sharma)

Pitch Perfect: Best Musical Moment, Breakthrough Performance (Rebel Wilson)

Silver Linings Playbook: Best Kiss (Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper), Best Male Performance (Bradley Cooper), Best Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Best Shirtless Performance (Taylor Lautner)