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)

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)

Movie News & Links: Paddington, The Hobbit, Fifty Shades of Grey, & More

  • Paddington, starring Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, and Nicole Kidman, will hit theaters Christmas 2014.
  • In other Colin Firth news, he’s set to star in an adaptation of French thriller Three to Kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
  • Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to play lead villain Blackbeard in their Peter Pan origin story Pan, from Joe Wright and Greg Berlanti.
  • You can listen to clips from 29 soundtrack tracks of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Entertainment Weekly.
  • Also at Entertainment Weekly: E.L. James talked about her feelings about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: New TV Spot & Production Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugWarner Bros. has released a new TV spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which will be in theaters on December 13th:

And if you’d like to see a bit more behind the scenes, there’s a new Peter Jackson production video blog featuring various members of the cast and crew:

Music from The Hobbit: Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe soundtrack album for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be in stores in about a month, and now you can get a taste with this video from Ed Sheeran. It combines behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of his song “I See Fire” with actual footage from the movie. Enjoy!

3 New TV Spots for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugWarner Bros. has released three new TV spots for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which will be in theaters in December. The movie stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, and more. Are you excited for this new Hobbit movie?

Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugWarner Bros. has released a trailer for the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, which will be in theaters on December 13th. The movie was directed by Peter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, and more.