American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categories and Paul Greengrass in the directing category. Other … Continue reading American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller “Gravity” scored 11 nominations for the British Academy Film and TV Awards (BAFTA), including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son, Jonas. It's worth noting that Gravity is actually a British Film. Meanwhile, Steve McQueen's “12 Years A Slave” and David O. … Continue reading Gravity leads Bafta nominations