Category: Film

New Jeff Bridges ‘Tron: Legacy’ Image

JEFF BRIDGES, winner of both a Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award®—and now an Oscar® nominee—for his performance in Crazy Heart, stars in TRON: LEGACY, a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Together, they embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning and exceedingly dangerous cyber universe. The film hits U.S. theaters Dec. 17, 2010.

82nd Academy Awards – Nominees Reactions

Obviously getting nominated for an Academy Award is a big deal in the eyes of Hollywood and elicits a range of emotions and feelings from those that have participated in a film that now has a shot at the golden statue. We are receiving several responses today from many nominees with more to come throughout the next couple of days. Check back frequently as we will update this article often.

FROM ANNA KENDRICK, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
“I am thrilled beyond words to be nominated with these talented and inspiring women. Being involved in a film as special as Up in the Air was a dream come true. I am overwhelmed and honored by this nomination and am so grateful to be able to share this experience with George, Vera and Jason.”

FROM HENRY SELICK, Director of Coraline, Academy Award nominee for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
“I feel very lucky and very grateful that Coraline is nominated. There were more excellent animated features released in 2009 than in any year before, so being included makes all of us from LAIKA and Focus Features very proud. And the diversity of the nominees in both storytelling and animation techniques gladdens my heart: The Princess and the Frog and The Secret of Kells, done in hand-drawn animation; Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox, in stop-motion; and Up, in glorious CG. It’s a great day for me, my family, and for all of us on Coraline – and a great day for animated feature films.”

FROM GABOUREY SIDIBE, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
“I am so excited and honored to be recognized by the Academy and included in such a remarkable group of actors. I’m very proud of my film, my cast and extremely grateful to Mr. Daniels for the incredible opportunity to play Precious.”

FROM MO’NIQUE, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
“What an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award. God bless us”.

FROM VERA FARMIGA, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
“I am deeply honored and humbled by this recognition and truly grateful to the Academy for their support of Up In The Air. I feel my nomination is due, in large part, to the phenomenal work of George, Anna and Jason on this film and it is especially moving to receive my first nomination in their company.”

FROM JEFF BRIDGES, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE:
“I’m so grateful to have the honor of a fifth Oscar nomination, but to share this with my Crazy Heart colleagues T Bone and Ryan and my amazing co-star Maggie is truly special – this film is near and dear to my heart and theirs. I want to thank the Academy for being so kind to me for the past 40 years, and I want to thank my director Scott Cooper for helping bring Bad Blake to life, and to my wonderful wife Sue for being there for me the past 33 years. Today is filled with blessings.”

FROM MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, Academy Award nominee for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
“I am thrilled…beyond thrilled. I was completely surprised, overwhelmed and overjoyed this morning when I heard about the nomination. I am so proud of this movie. Working with Jeff was amazing. He opened me up and pushed me so far. I’d love to keep making movies with him over and over again. Scott Cooper wrote such a beautiful script and was so full of love and strength as a director. I am honored and overjoyed!”

FROM RYAN BINGHAM, Academy Award nominee for MUSIC, ORIGINAL SONG – “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”:
“Being a part of Crazy Heart has been the experience of a lifetime, and I never could have imagined when I first started writing “The Weary Kind” that it would have led to such an honor from the Academy. I couldn’t have asked to work with a more amazing and talented group of people on my first film. I feel both privileged and excited to share this Oscar nomination today along with T Bone Burnett, Jeff Bridges, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.”

FROM JON LANDAU, Producer of Avatar, Academy Award nominee for BEST PICTURE:
“To receive these accolades from the members of the Academy is more than we could have imagined. We are truly grateful and are also thrilled for the technical people who are being recognized for their artistic achievements, as this demonstrates what a huge team effort it took from so many talented people to make this movie.”

82nd Annual Academy Award Nominations

Tom Sherak and Anne Hathaway announced the nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Presentations Tuesday morning, February 2nd. The show will be aired on March 7th and co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Actor in a Leading Role

* Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
* George Clooney – Up in the Air
* Colin Firth – A Single Man
* Morgan Freeman – Invictus
* Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role

* Matt Damon – Invictus
* Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
* Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
* Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
* Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role

* Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
* Helen Mirren – The Last Station
* Carey Mulligan – An Education
* Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
* Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role

* Penélope Cruz – Nine
* Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
* Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
* Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
* Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Animated Feature Film

* Coraline – Henry Selick
* Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson
* The Princess and the Frog – John Musker and Ron Clements
* The Secret of Kells – Tomm Moore
* Up – Pete Docter

Art Direction

* Avatar Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
* Nine Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
* Sherlock Holmes Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
* The Young Victoria Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

Cinematography

* Avatar – Mauro Fiore
* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Bruno Delbonnel
* The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd
* Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson
* The White Ribbon – Christian Berger

Costume Design

* Bright Star – Janet Patterson
* Coco before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme
* Nine – Colleen Atwood
* The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell

Directing

* Avatar – James Cameron
* The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow
* Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
* Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Lee Daniels
* Up in the Air – Jason Reitman

Documentary (Feature)

* Burma VJ – Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
* The Cove Nominees TBD
* Food, Inc. – Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
* The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers – Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
* Which Way Home – Rebecca Cammisa

Documentary (Short Subject)

* “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
* “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
* “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
* “Music by Prudence” Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
* “Rabbit à la Berlin” Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Film Editing

* Avatar – Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
* District 9 – Julian Clarke
* The Hurt Locker – Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
* Inglourious Basterds – Sally Menke
* Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Joe Klotz

Foreign Language Film

* Ajami – Israel
* El Secreto de Sus Ojos – Argentina
* The Milk of Sorrow – Peru
* Un Prophète – France
* The White Ribbon – Germany

Makeup

* Il Divo – Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
* Star Trek – Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
* The Young Victoria – Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Music (Original Score)

* Avatar – James Horner
* Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
* The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
* Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer
* Up – Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song)

* “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36 – Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
* “Take It All” from Nine – Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
* “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from Crazy Heart – Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Picture

* Avatar – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
* The Blind Side – Nominees TBD
* District 9 – Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
* An Education – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
* The Hurt Locker – Nominees TBD
* Inglourious Basterds – Lawrence Bender, Producer
* Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
* A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
* Up – Jonas Rivera, Producer
* Up in the Air – Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

* “French Roast” – Fabrice O. Joubert
* “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” – Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
* “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” – Javier Recio Gracia
* “Logorama” – Nicolas Schmerkin
* “A Matter of Loaf and Death” – Nick Park

Short Film (Live Action)

* “The Door” – Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
* “Instead of Abracadabra” – Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
* “Kavi” – Gregg Helvey
* “Miracle Fish” – Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
* “The New Tenants” – Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing

* Avatar – Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
* The Hurt Locker – Paul N.J. Ottosson
* Inglourious Basterds – Wylie Stateman
* Star Trek – Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
* Up – Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

Sound Mixing

* Avatar – Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
* The Hurt Locker – Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
* Inglourious Basterds – Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
* Star Trek – Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
* Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

Visual Effects

* Avatar – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
* District 9 – Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
* Star Trek – Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

* District 9 – Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
* An Education – Screenplay by Nick Hornby
* In the Loop – Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
* Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
* Up in the Air – Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

* The Hurt Locker – Written by Mark Boal
* Inglourious Basterds – Written by Quentin Tarantino
* The Messenger – Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
* A Serious Man – Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
* Up Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy