89th Oscar Nominees Have Been Announced

(AOTN)  Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, was joined by Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, to announce the 89th Academy Awards nominations.

For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Monday, February 13 through Tuesday, February 21.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

And the nominees are:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land”
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Viola Davis in “Fences”
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”

Best animated feature film of the year

“Kubo and the Two Strings” Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
“Moana” John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
“My Life as a Zucchini” Claude Barras and Max Karli
“The Red Turtle” Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
“Zootopia” Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

Achievement in cinematography

“Arrival” Bradford Young
“La La Land” Linus Sandgren
“Lion” Greig Fraser
“Moonlight” James Laxton
“Silence” Rodrigo Prieto

Achievement in costume design

“Allied” Joanna Johnston
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Colleen Atwood
“Florence Foster Jenkins” Consolata Boyle
“Jackie” Madeline Fontaine
“La La Land” Mary Zophres

Achievement in directing

“Arrival” Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” Mel Gibson
“La La Land” Damien Chazelle
“Manchester by the Sea” Kenneth Lonergan
“Moonlight” Barry Jenkins

Best documentary feature

“Fire at Sea” Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
“I Am Not Your Negro” Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
“Life, Animated” Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
“O.J.: Made in America” Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
“13th” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

Best documentary short subject

“Extremis” Dan Krauss
“4.1 Miles” Daphne Matziaraki
“Joe’s Violin” Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
“Watani: My Homeland” Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
“The White Helmets” Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Achievement in film editing

“Arrival”Joe Walker
“Hacksaw Ridge” John Gilbert
“Hell or High Water” Jake Roberts
“La La Land” Tom Cross
“Moonlight” Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Best foreign language film of the year

“Land of Mine” Denmark
“A Man Called Ove” Sweden
“The Salesman” Iran
“Tanna” Australia
“Toni Erdmann” Germany

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“A Man Called Ove” Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
“Star Trek Beyond” Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
“Suicide Squad” Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Jackie” Mica Levi
“La La Land” Justin Hurwitz
“Lion” Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
“Moonlight” Nicholas Britell
“Passengers” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land”
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best motion picture of the year

“Arrival” Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
“Fences” Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
“Hacksaw Ridge” Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
“Hell or High Water” Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
“Hidden Figures” Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
“La La Land” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers
“Lion” Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
“Manchester by the Sea” Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
“Moonlight” Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

Achievement in production design

“Arrival” Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Hail, Caesar!” Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
“La La Land” Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
“Passengers” Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Best animated short film

“Blind Vaysha” Theodore Ushev
“Borrowed Time” Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes” Robert Valley and Cara Speller
“Pearl” Patrick Osborne
“Piper” Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Best live action short film

“Ennemis Intérieurs” Sélim Azzazi
“La Femme et le TGV” Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
“Silent Nights” Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
“Sing” Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy
“Timecode” Juanjo Giménez

Achievement in sound editing

“Arrival” Sylvain Bellemare
“Deepwater Horizon” Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
“Hacksaw Ridge” Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
“La La Land” Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“Sully” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Achievement in sound mixing

“Arrival” Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
“Hacksaw Ridge” Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace
“La La Land” Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth

Achievement in visual effects

“Deepwater Horizon” Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
“Doctor Strange” Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
“The Jungle Book” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon
“Kubo and the Two Strings” Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Adapted screenplay

“Arrival” Screenplay by Eric Heisserer
“Fences” Screenplay by August Wilson
“Hidden Figures” Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
“Lion” Screenplay by Luke Davies
“Moonlight” Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Original screenplay

“Hell or High Water” Written by Taylor Sheridan
“La La Land” Written by Damien Chazelle
“The Lobster” Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
“Manchester by the Sea” Written by Kenneth Lonergan
“20th Century Women” Written by Mike Mills

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Full List of the 88th Academy Awards Winners

ChrisRock_TheOscars(PCM) The 88th Academy Awards aired on Sunday, February 28th, recognizing the best in film over the past year.

Hosted by Chris Rock, the Academy Awards show had its fair share of #OscarsSoWhite jokes and camera pans to the audience for their uncomfortable reaction shots and included a horribly awkward appearance from Clueless star Stacey Dash, wishing the audience a happy Black History Month.

There was also a handful of inspiring and touching moments throughout the night, including Lady Gaga’s powerful performance of the nominated song “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground, during which she brought sexual assault survivors out onto the stage.

Mad Max: Fury Road had a stellar night, winning six Oscars including Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Production Design.

The Revenant also performed well, earning three Oscars for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar.

The biggest surprise of the night goes to Tom McCarthy’s investigative drama Spotlight for winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

See the full list of the 88th Academy Award winners below!


The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Spotlight – WINNER



Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl



Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn



Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  – WINNER

Sylvester Stallone, Creed



Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  – WINNER

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs




Boy and the World

Inside Out – WINNER

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There




The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER






The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant



The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER






Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom



Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness  – WINNER

Last Day of Freedom



The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Embrace of the Serpent


Son of Saul  – WINNER


A War



Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant



Bridge of Spies


The Hateful Eight, Ennio Moricone  – WINNER


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

“Simple Song #3,” Youth

“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre  – WINNER



Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant



Bear Story – WINNER


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow



Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


Stutterer  – WINNER



Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Ex Machina  – WINNER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens



The Big Short – WINNER



The Martian




Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight – WINNER

Straight Outta Compton

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Oscar Nominee Paco Delgado Discusses Dressing The Danish Girl


(PCM) We recently had a chance to catch up with Oscar nominated costume designer Paco Delgado to discuss bringing the story of Lili Elbe to life through costuming in the film “The Danish Girl”.  His work on “The Danish Girl” marks the second Academy Award nomination for Paco Delgado, as he was previously nominated for his phenomenal work on the film “Les Miserables” .

Q: What did you enjoy the most about working on the “Danish Girl”?

PACO DELGADO: The most amazing thing is to be able to work on a project that is relevant for people. I hope that this movie can be able to help people see transgender issues and gain a better understanding.

Q: What was the biggest challenge in dressing Lily through the entire transformation?

PD: Well, I think the whole thing itself because if you imagine when I got this script and from the very beginning Tom Hooper told me this character was going to be played by Eddie [Redmanye] and I know Eddie from other jobs in the past and the challenge was how to make this man look like a woman, a real woman, a believable one and in tune with all the respect that we have to do to portray this singular and amazing person.

We were very lucky because the level of respect and trust that we had between me and Eddie and Tom and Jan Sewell, the make-up artist, was really, really high and we worked together in a certain way with trying and failing and then trying and succeeding. We found how to make Eddie look like a fantastic woman.

Q: Everyone did such a tremendous job with the film. Were there any additional challenges based upon the fact that Lili was actually a real person, from a research perspective?

PD: The difficult thing is Eddie is a tall man and he has a man’s bone structure, as he has the body of a man without the curve or shape of a woman. He also has an Adam’s Apple, so all these little things caused us to start working with fabric, to think which fabric worked better for him. There were certain fabrics that cling to his body or were cloaking on his body and didn’t show his shape.
We also looked at which colors were more softening to his angles, because he is a man with angles with a very powerful bone structure in his shoulders, so we had to look at what colors were making him softer and in this movie a lot of it is using a scarf going around his neck. It’s just because he had an Adam’s Apple and we had to hide it somehow.

Obviously, if you know the 20’s, you don’t see a lot of open chest and the neck, but we have the scarf to hide that. We just put ourselves in the situation, if we were Lili, what would you do? Because at that point there wasn’t a cosmetic surgery as we know it today. Now you can do surgery on your Adam’s Apple, but you couldn’t at the time. If she had an Adam’s Apple she had to live with it and she had to find out how to hide it on a daily basis. This is the way we work really.

Q: Can you talk about more of the symbolism behind the scarf other than to just mask the Adam’s Apple?

PD: The scarf has two different properties in this film. One was to hide the masculinity that Lily had and the other one was like a symbolic in place for Lili’s soul and of Lili and Gerda’s bonding because this scarf goes from one to the other through the whole movie. It represented and was a metaphor of their ties together.
We also have to remember that this movie is about Lili’s journey into become a woman but also it’s a love story basically. There is an amazing love story between two people who are capable of giving up themselves in order to become freer somehow.

Gerda’s love for Lily is so high that she is really capable of helping Lili find life but sacrificing her relationship, which was the dearest thing she had. That scarf represented, in a way, this bonding but also this symbolic part at the end where she leaves the scarf to be freer and expose the soul of Lili.

Q: Can you talk a bit about the power of costumes in general , including the ones we wear in our daily lives?

PD: I am real advocate of costumes and clothes and I think we have to be aware of how important clothes are because while they have a functional side, obviously they are good for us when we are cold or they are good for us when we need to be protected, but also clothes reflect our psychology, our state-of-mind, and our social status.

In this special story, costumes provide a visual side to the world if you want to change your gender because also costumes are attached to gender and you can see how the costumes can have different reactions from people. In this movie we have this moment where Eddie is wearing this suit that is a suit made in a fabric that flows much the same way as a woman fabric and he becomes a very ambiguous shape in this particular outfit.

We have to remember that sometimes clothes can draw reaction from people, for instance if you are very well dressed people can say ‘Oh, you look wonderful’ but also, if you are offended by someone’s outfit you can get aggressive and that shows you how important costumes are. They are a very, very important part of our society and us as human beings.

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Rejoice Cord Cutters! The Oscars Will Be Streaming This Year!


(PCM) The 88th Annual Academy Awards will air this Sunday on ABC and many cord cutters were under the fear that they would be forced to watch dozens of streaming video clips to catch a glimpse of the either the red carpet or the show itself. ABC has now revealed that the entire three-hour Oscar’s telecast will be live streaming via their website for those of us that have done away with traditional cable TV service. It will be available in most markets.

Here’s how to live stream:

Head to ABC’s site and stream it. Just like last year, ABC is streaming it for free (in some markets). ABC only offers livestreaming in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. When you go to the website, you will be prompted to fill-in your TV provider credentials.

You can also download the Official Oscar’s App made by ABC and available for download in the App Store, on Google Play, and via Amazon. But again, it only works in the aforementioned cities, and again, will require that you have an account with a TV provider.

The Oscars will air Sunday, February 28, live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock!

Enter The #OscarsWithMoviePass Contest! Winner Receives A Full Year Of MoviePass!


(PCM) The team at MoviePass is made up of movie diehards and they are incredibly eager for everyone to see movies in theaters! It is no question that the Academy Awards is the biggest movie event of the years, so they are hosting the ultimate Oscar pool to reward the biggest cinephiles out there and calling it #OscarsWithMoviePass.

All you need to do to enter is fill out our official ballot with your best predictions of who the final Oscar winners of 2016 will be. The person with the ballot closest to the winner list will win a FULL YEAR of MoviePass and all the movies in theaters they could ask for from 2016 and beyond. Runner-up will receive SIX MONTHS.

MoviePass is the only nationwide movie theater subscription service, allowing members to see a new, standard 2D movie every day in 95% of theaters nationwide for one monthly fee. There are no blackout dates like with some discounted ticket programs, so as soon as a movie hits the theaters, you can see it with MoviePass. The ballot will be open for entries until 3pm EST on February 28th, then the winners will be revealed on or before March 4th. The full rules are listed here.

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“To Kill A Mockingbird” Author Harper Lee Dead At Age 89


(PCM) It is with great sadness that we have learned that Harper Lee, author of the famed novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” has passed away at the age of 89. The novel earned the Alabama native author numerous accolades over the years and became one of the most well-known and loved stories of the 20th century. To date, “To Kill A Mockingbird” has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and has become a staple in American classic literature. It has also been translated in 18 different languages.

In a statement, Lee oldest nephew Hank Conner says “This is a sad day for our family. America and the world knew Harper Lee as one of the last century’s most beloved authors. We knew her as Nelle Harper Lee, a loving member of our family, a devoted friend to the many good people who touched her life, and a generous soul in our community and our state. We will miss her dearly.”

“To Kill A Mockingbird” earned Lee the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1961 and up until July of 2015 it was the only novel that Lee would publish. She rediscovered a manuscript for “Go Set A Watchmen” which is essentially a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” although it was finished earlier and it was finally released in July 2015 much to the delight of fans.

After the initial release of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Lee chose to live her life out of the spotlight, almost to the point of being a recluse, turning down multiple interview requests and leading a very private life at her home in Monroeville, Alabama.  She never married and little is known about the later years of her life.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” was adapted into a screenplay in 1962 and the film version of the story starred actor Gregory Peck, who would go on to win the Academy Award for his portrayal of “To Kill A Mockingbird” protagonist Atticus Finch. Lee became very good friends with Peck and his family during the filming and called the adaptation “one of the best translations from book to film ever made”.

Lee claims that she never expected “To Kill A Mockingbird” to receive the kind of praise it has over the years and was amazed when “Go Set A Watchman” quickly became a best-seller as well, selling over 1 million copies the week it was released.  Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Harper Lee during this difficult time!

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