Jared Leto Wins Oscar For Playing Trans Character, While Gravity Takes The Most Prizes

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After months of speculation and a seemingly endless run-up, the Oscars have finally happened, with Gravity taking the most gongs with seven. It dominated the technical categories including Editing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Score and, not surprisingly, Visual Effects. However it also took Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, marking just what an achievement the Academy thought the film was.

However the movie didn’t take the Best Picture Oscar, as that went to 12 Years A Slave, which also took Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay. As expected Dallas Buyers Club took both of the actor awards, with Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor and Jared Leto taking Best Supporting Actor for playing trans character Rayon. Both McConaughey and Leto paid tribute to those who have battled or died from AIDS, as well as those who’ve struggled to be accepted as themselves.

More uncertain was Best Actress. While Cate Blanchett had been the frontrunner, the controversy over Woody Allen threw a spanner in the works. She nevertheless won the award for Blue Jasmine.

Although host Ellen Denegeres (who certainly did a good job) probably scored the best win of the night, with the star-packed photo above.

Take a look below for the complete list of winners.

BEST PICTURE
Winner: 12 Years a Slave

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Winner: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Winner: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Winner: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Winner: Her – Spike Jonze

American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Singer
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Winner: 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

Before Midnight – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
Philomena – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Let It Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2 – Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
“The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O, Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Larry Clayton and Larry Mullen, Lyrics by Paul Hewson

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Winner: Gravity – Steven Price

The Book Thief – John Williams
Her – William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena – Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin & Beverly Dunn

American Hustle – Judy Becker & Heather Loeffle
Gravity – Andy Nicholson & Rosie Goodwin
Her – K.K. Barrett & Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave – Adam Stochausen & Alice Baker

BEST EDITING
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club – John McMurphy and Martin Pensa12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grandmaster – Philippe LeSourd
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – Roger Deakins

BEST SOUND EDITING
Winner: Gravity – Glenn Freemantle

All Is Lost – Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips – Oliver Tarney
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Brent Burge
Lone Survivor – Wylie Stateman

BEST SOUND MIXING
Winner: Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay
Lone Survivor – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: Italy, The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, director

Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix Van Groeningen, director
Cambodia, The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh, director
Denmark, The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg, director
Palestine, Omar, Hany Abu-Assad, director

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner: 20 Feet from Stardom – Morgan Neville

The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
Cutie and the Boxer – Zachary Heinzerling
Dirty Wars – Rick Rowley
The Square – Jehane Noujaim

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Winner: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke

CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Winner: Helium, Anders Walter, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me), Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan)
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and Alexandre Gavras, producer (KG Productions)
“Pitääö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),” Selma Vilhunen, director, and Kirsikka Saari, screenwriter (Tuffi Films)
The Voorman Problem, Mark Gill, director, and Baldwin Li, producer (Honlodge Productions)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Winner: Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger – Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Winner: Frozen

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

BEST ANNIMATED SHORT FILM
Winner: Mr. Hublot, Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)

Feral, Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
Get a Horse, Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
Possessions, Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
Room on the Broom, Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Winner: Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Winner: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin

American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping
The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris

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Matthew McConaughey Up For Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees

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The rebirth of Matthew McConaughey continues. He recently scored his first Oscar nomination, and now he’s signed up for another role that will let his show off his acting chops. He’s set for Gus Van Sant’s drama Sea of Trees, alongside Ken Watanabe, according to TheWrap.

The film is set in the ‘Suicide Forest’ near Mount Fuji in Japan, following an American man (McConaughey) who heads their in order to take his own life. However his plan is interrupted by a Japanese man (Watanabe) who is trying to make his way out of the forest after having second thoughts about his own suicide. They go on a journey of reflection and survival.

Gus Van Sant is directing, working from a script by Chris Sparling (Buried) which landed on the 2013 Black List.

Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Hand Top Awards To 12 Years a Slave & Blue is the Warmest Color

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After the recent announcement of the nominations, GALECA (Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association) has announced the winners of its annual Dorian Awards. They have handed Steve McQueen’s tragic slavery-era drama 12 Years a Slave the gong for Film of the Year, while Film Performance of the Year – Actor went to Matthew McConaughey for his work in Dallas Buyers Club as AIDS affected Ron Woodroof, and Cate Blanchett took Film Performance of the Year – Actress for her turn as a troubled socialite in Blue Jasmine.

GALECA also had plenty of love for Palm d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color. The French lesbian romance took both Foreign Language Film of the Year and LGBT Film of the Year. There was praise too for the extremely moving Bridegroom, which took Documentary of the Year. The film is a heartfelt and eye-opening expose of how inequalities in the legal system only add to the grief of LGBTs who have lost their life partner.

In the more unusual film categories, Kill Your Darlings, the fact-based biopic involving a young and wild Allen Ginsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Short Term 12, the provocative drama set at an at-risk center for teens, tied for Unsung Film of the Year. Gravity was chosen as Visually Striking Film. And Pedro Almodovar’s retro romp I’m So Excited! took Campy Flick honours.

On the TV front, GALECA picked Netflix’s women-in-prison dramedy Orange is the New Black in a tie along with HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra as TV Drama of the Year. Orange also nabbed LGBT Drama of the Year, and one of its stars, Laverne Cox, was bestowed the group’s We’re Wilde About You Rising Star Award.

As previously announced, the group chose Lily Tomlin as the recipient of its special Timeless star tribute, given to ‘an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.’

Take a look at the complete list of Dorian Award winners (in bold) below:

Film of the Year
American Hustle (Sony)
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Gravity (WB)
Her (WB)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance of the Year – Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24)
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyesr Club (Focus)
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)

Film Performance of the Year – Actress
Cate Blanchett, 
Blue Jasmine (Sony Classics)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (WB)
Judi Dench, Philomena (Weinstein)
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

LGBT Film of the Year
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Philomena (Weinstein)

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
The Great Beauty (Janus)
The Hunt (Magnolia)
I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass)

Documentary of the Year
(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Act of Killing (Drafthouse)
Blackfish (Magnolia, CNN)
Bridegroom (Own, Virgil Films)
I Am Divine (Automat, Wolfe)
20 Feet from Stardom (Radius-TWC)

Campy Flick of the Year
August: Osage County (Weinstein)
The Canyons (Sundance Selects)
Carrie (Screen Gems)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)

Unsung Film of the Year
Frances Ha (Sundance Selects)
In A World . . . (Roadside Attractions)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics) (tie)
Short Term 12 (Cinedigm) (tie)
The Spectacular Now (A24)

Visually Striking Film of the Year
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Frozen (Disney)
Gravity (WB)
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

TV Drama of the Year
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO) (tie)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)

Orange is the New Black (Netflix) (tie)

TV Comedy of the Year
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

TV Performance of the Year – Actor
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Performance of the Year – Actress
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Musical Performance of the Year
Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger,” 82nd Academy Awards (CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, “Theme from Rural Juror,” 30 Rock (NBC)
Jessica Lange and cast, “The Name Game,” American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Lea Michele, “To Make You Feel My Love,” Glee (Fox)

LGBT TV Show of the Year
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Bridegroom (Own)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

Campy TV Show of the Year
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
House of Versace (Lifetime)
Sharknado (Syfy)
Smash (NBC)

Unsung TV Show of the Year
Broadchurch (BBC America)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Cougar Town (TBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Mom (CBS)
Orphan Black (BBC America)

The We’re Wilde About You (Rising Star Award)
Adele Exarchopoulos
Dane DeHaan
Laverne Cox
Lupita Nyong’o
Tatiana Maslany

Wilde Wit of the Year
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
Kate McKinnon
Dan Savage
Amy Schumer

Wilde Artist of the Year
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Alfonso Cuaron
Xavier Dolan
James Franco
Spike Jonze
Steve McQueen

Behind The Candelabra & Jared Leto Crown A Good Year For LGBTs At The Golden Globes

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The Golden Globe winners have been announced, with the two top prizes going to 12 Years A Slave for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and American Hustle for Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy).

It’s tough to tell which is the best indicator towards the Best Picture, as while normally it’s the Drama Globe that’s more likely to go onto Academy Awards success, that was actually the only award 12 Years won, while American Hustle also picked up two film actress gongs for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

The other good indicator, the Best Director award, went to Gravity, suggesting it’s still a pretty open field for the Oscars.

It was a good year on the LGBT front, as Dallas Buyers Club picked up Best Actor (Drama) for Matthew McConaughey (whose character is straight but fighting for better access to HIV meds for all those affected) and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto’s performance as a transgender character. Leo DiCaprio picked up the other Best Actor Award (Musical Or Comedy) for Wolf Of Wall Street.

On the TV front the gay-themed Behind The Candelabra also did well, picking up a couple of gongs, including Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television, and Best Actor for Michael Douglas.

There were a couple of disappointments, such as Taylor Schilling losing out for the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Jim Parsons missing out for Big Bang Theory, but overall it was a pretty good year for films & TV that include LGBT content at the Golden Globes.

Take a look at the full list of winner below.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
WINNER:
12 Years a Slave – Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River Road Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures

Captain Phillips – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
Gravity – Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films; Warner Bros. Pictures
Philomena – Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae; The Weinstein Company
Rush – Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films; Universal Pictures

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
American Hustle – Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

Her – Warner Bros. Pictures / Annapurna Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
Inside Llewyn Davis – Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio Canal; CBS Films
Nebraska – Paramount Vantage; Paramount Pictures
The Wolf of Wall Street – Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; Paramount Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
WINNER:
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Robert Redford – All Is Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
WINNER:
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet – Labor Day

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix – Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
Amy Adams – American Hustle

Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
Alfonso Cuaró – Gravity

Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX – Universal Television

The Big Bang Theory – CBS – Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Girls – HBO – HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions
Modern Family – ABC – Twentieth Century Fox Television
Parks and Recreation – NBC – Universal Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WINNER:
Frozen – Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

The Croods – DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
Despicable Me 2 – Universal Pictures, A Chris Meledandri Production; Universal Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
WINNER:
Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra

Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba – Luther
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER:
The Great Beauty (ITALY) (La Grande Bellezza) – Indigo Film, Medusa Film, BABE Films; Janus Films

Blue Is the Warmest Color (FRANCE) – (La vie d’Adele, chapitres 1 et 2) – Quat’sous Films; IFC Films
The Hunt (DENMARK) (Jagten) – Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
The Past (IRAN) (Le passé) – Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione; Sony Pictures Classics
The Wind Rises (JAPAN) (Kaze tachinu) – Studio Ghibli; Touchstone Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
WINNER:
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jason Bateman – Arrested Development
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Michael J. Fox – The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
Spike Jonze – Her

Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Eric Singer, David O. Russell – American Hustle

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
WINNER:
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington – Scandal

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
WINNER:
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Rob Lowe – Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll – House of Cards

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
“Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Burton; Lyrics by: Bono

“Atlas” – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion; Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go” – Frozen – Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez; Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Please Mr. Kennedy” – Inside Llewyn Davis – Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T-Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T-Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter than Fiction” – One Chance – Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff; Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
WINNER:
Alex Ebert – All Is Lost

Alex Heffes – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price – Gravity
John Williams – The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
WINNER:
Breaking Bad – AMC – Sony Pictures Television

Downton Abbey – PBS – Carnival Films
The Good Wife – CBS – CBS Television Studios in Association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
House of Cards – Netflix – Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Masters of Sex – SHOWTIME – Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
WINNER:
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen – Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
WINNER:
Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake

Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson – The White Queen
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
WINNER:
Behind the Candelabra – HBO – HBO Films in association with Jerry Weintraub Productions

American Horror Story: Coven – FX networks – Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Dancing on the Edge – Starz – Starz Entertainment
Top of the Lake – Sundance Channel – See-Saw Films
The White Queen – Starz – Starz Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
WINNER:
Jacqueline Bisset – Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer – The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Sofía Vergara – Modern Family

Liza Minnelli Says She’ll Give Matthew McConaughey Her Oscar If He Doesn’t Win His Own This Year

liza-minnelliLiza Minnelli likes The Dallas Buyers Club so much that she has started her own mini campaign to get the HIV-themed movie some Oscars. Nomination ballots are due on Wednesday, but yesterday as a New York Luncheon with Oscar voters, Minnelli turned up to toast the movie and wasn’t lacking in her praise for Matthew McConaughey.

THR reports that she told attendees, “I have nothing to do with this film except that I am a fan of how it was done, of the insight and the way they played these characters. And the fact that you were watching something that wasn’t necessarily comfortable but you could not stop watching. It drew you in, whether you wanted it to or not, and that’s magic. That’s magic. I mean, the last one [that did that for me] was ‘On the Waterfront.’ [laughs] You, crazy Matthew, losing all of that weight [pats her stomach] — it’s one thing to lose all of that weight and to look like that — that’s harrowing enough — but then to run like you did, with a body like that? And Jared, I mean, everything that you did — all of the placements, every single second — I felt wonderful for you, proud of you and sorry for you all at the same time, which I think one only feels for your friends. And Jennifer [Garner] was great — she was just f—ing great! [laughs] I don’t know what else to say. I haven’t seen a movie like that in so long, and I’m so proud to be able to tell everybody. And honey [addressing McConaughey], if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!”

Liza of course won the Best Actress Oscar for Cabaret in 1973.

Here’s the Dallas Buyers Club synopsis: ‘Based on the incredible true story of Texan rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986. Starring Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Killer Joe, Magic Mike), Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Fight Club) and Jennifer Garner (Juno).’

Interstellar Teaser Trailer – First look at Christopher Nolan’s latest


When the logo for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar arrived a couple of days ago, it came with the news that a teaser trailer would be incoming very soon. Now it’s here!

As it’s Nolan, it’s still being a bit secretive about the actual plot of the movie, although it does suggest something pretty epic.

Here’s the current official synopsis: ‘Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.’

Matthew McConaughy, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine star, with a November 2014 release date set. [Read more...]

Logo Revealed For Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, With A Trailer Coming Soon

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It’s just under a year until we can expect the next film from Christopher Nolan – Interstellar. Now Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures have launched the official website for the film at Interstellarmovie.com, and along with that comes a first look at the logo. That’s ahead of a teaser trailer that’s expected to play alongside The Hobbit 2.

This being Nolan, everything’s still wrapped in secrecy, although the shoot has travelled the globe and as with his Batman film it has used a mix of 35mm and IMAX film photography. It’s based on a script by Jonathan Nolan, which Chris then rewrote. All that’s known is that it’s about a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film’s due out November 7th, 2014 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy and John Lithgow.

Dallas Buyer’s Club UK Trailer – Matthew McConaughey finds himself fighting back against AIDS


Over the last couple of weekend Dallas Buyer’s Club has been doing pretty well in very limited released in the US. However it doesn’t arrive in the UK until next February, so it’s only now that a British trailer for the movie has been released, which you can watch above.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘Based on the incredible true story of Texan rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986. Starring Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Killer Joe, Magic Mike), Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Fight Club) and Jennifer Garner (Juno).’

The film will be released in the UK on February 7th 2014, and is out now in select US cinemas. [Read more...]

New The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer – Martin Scorsese takes Leo DiCaprio into a mad world of money


Movies about people in the financial world don’t usually sound that much fun, and to be honest on paper that’s true of The Wolf Of Wall Street, but as this trailer shows, it could be incredibly entertaining in its insanity.

The based-on-a-true-story movie is about Jordan Belfort’s meteoric rise, where he made making millions selling phony stocks before he was arrested and sentenced to 22 months in prison for securities fraud. Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, and Jon Favreau also star.

Martin Scorsese directs from a screenplay by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. Although it wasn’t certain whether the film would be ready for a prime Oscar-bait release at the end of the year, it now appears it will indeed by going for an awards push. [Read more...]