Baftas 2018

22 Jan 19
Sound Books

Check out the National Film Board of Canada for more like this! 2018 has ended on a high note for the NFB. Two NFB productions have made it onto TIFF’s prestigious Top Ten list — Patrick Bouchard’s masterful stop motion animation The Subject (Le Sujet) and Christy Garland’s Palestine-set coming-of-age story What Walaa Wants, a […]

22 Jan 19

Clare Perkins is an English actress currently on stage as Cynthia in Sweat the Lynn Nottage production which is now the number one play in the West end. Life on soaps for Perkins has been as the perky Denise Boulter in Family Affairs which was on Channel 5, with Idris Elba and EastEnders as Ava, […]

22 Jan 19
TV Aerials Sunderland

It’s that time of year again. Although the British people quite clearly gave their verdict on which are the best TV programmes at the 2018 National Television Awards, tonight that result will, disgracefully, be overturned. Welcome to the 2019 National Television Awards! from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jan/22/national-television-awards-2019-will-ant-and-dec-fail-to-win-for-the-first-time via TV/a>

22 Jan 19
Sound Books

2018 has ended on a high note for the NFB. Two NFB productions have made it onto TIFF’s prestigious Top Ten list — Patrick Bouchard’s masterful stop motion animation The Subject (Le Sujet) and Christy Garland’s Palestine-set coming-of-age story What Walaa Wants, a Murmur Media/Final Cut for Real/NFB co-production that’s set for theatrical run at […]

22 Jan 19
Metro

Where and when you can get your hands on one of the most talked about films of 2018.

22 Jan 19
I Actually Paid To See This

We’ve got one last film to review from 2018 before tomorrow’s announcement of the Oscar nominees. Stan & Ollie may get shut out of the proceedings entirely, or it could find itself up for a small handful of categories, it’s hard to say. So far, it hasn’t won anything, but it has gotten some nominations and […]

22 Jan 19
The Reviews

by Ken Bakely Another year, another awards season. And this one has been particularly chaotic: from upset wins to wide arrays of controversies, it’s impossible to tell exactly who or what is in the lead for many of the big prizes in this year’s Oscar race. But tomorrow, the nominees will be announced and we’ll […]

21 Jan 19
B+ Movie Blog

If you were to list my three favorite articles to write each year, it would be — 3) Top Ten List, 2) Nominations Ballot, 1) Oscar picks article. I love this day. I love it so much. And, in a way, while I do enjoy writing up the Oscar picks article slightly more than writing […]

21 Jan 19
TV Shows Cancelled

Acorn TV’s February 2019 Slate features its first straight-to-series commission with British crime drama LONDON KILLS Plus a new season of hit Cornwall drama DELICIOUS; acclaimed Dutch drama THE OLDENHEIM TWELVE; and more new episodes of smash hit mystery MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Season 12 January 2019 – Acorn TV announces its February 2019 U.S. slate featuring […]

21 Jan 19
GoldDerby
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films. Let’s take a look back at the last five ceremonies and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees – which type of source material do the Academy prefer? And what does it mean for this year’s potential Adapted Screenplay nominees? Here’s the list of nominees and winners in the category in the last five ceremonies: 2018: Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel “The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book “Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel “Molly’s Game” – Memoir “Mudbound” – Novel 2017: Winner: “Moonlight” – Play “Arrival” – Short story “Fences” – Play “Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book “Lion” – Memoir 2016: Winner: “The Big Short” – Non-fiction book “Brooklyn” – Novel “Carol” – Novel “The Martian” – Novel “Room” – Novel 2015: Winner: “The Imitation Game” – Non-fiction book “American Sniper” – Memoir “Inherent Vice” – Novel “The Theory of Everything” – Memoir “Whiplash” – Short film 2014: Winner: “12 Years a Slave” – Memoir “Before Midnight” – Existing films “Captain Phillips” – Memoir “Philomena” – Non-fiction book “The Wolf of Wall Street” – Memoir DISCUSS All the Oscar contenders with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums Of the last 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees, seven of the scripts were adapted from a novel, seven  from a memoir, five from a non-fiction book, and two from a play. The final three nominated scripts were adapted from a comic-book (“Logan” 2018), a short film (“Whiplash” 2015), and existing films (“Before Midnight” 2014, adapted from “Before Sunrise,” 1996, and “Before Sunset,” 2005). So adapting a novel or a memoir is the way to go if you fancy an Oscar nomination, while adapting a non-fiction book isn’t a bad way to go, either. Two of the last five Adapted Screenplay winners have been adapted from non-fiction books – “The Imitation Game” (2015) and “The Big Short” (2016) And in each of the last five years, there has been a script adapted from a non-fiction book nominated – no other source material is as consistent. Over the last 10 ceremonies, scripts adapted from a non-fiction book have won four times (the other two being “Argo,” 2013, and “The Social Network,” 2011). Scripts based on a novel have also won four times – “Slumdog Millionaire,” 2009, “Precious,” 2010, “The Descendants,” 2011, and last year’s “Call Me By Your Name.” The other two winning scripts were adapted from a play (2017’s “Moonlight”) and a memoir (“12 Years a Slave,” 2014). One of the four winning scripts adapted from a non-fiction book was also inspired by a newspaper article, too. That was “Argo.” SEE 2019 Oscars: Predictions ranked in all 24 categories at the 91st annual Academy Awards So scripts based on novels are the way to go, primarily – with seven nominations in the last five years and four wins in the last 10 years. But, again, memoirs and non-fiction books aren’t bad routes to take, either. But what does that mean in regards to this year’s hopefuls? Drawing on our predictions, here’s a 10-strong list of potential nominees and which category they fall under: “BlacKkKlansman” (Memoir) “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Novel) “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Memoir) “A Star is Born” (Existing films) “Black Panther” (Comic-book/graphic novel) “First Man” (Non-fiction book) “Leave No Trace” (Novel) “The Death of Stalin” (Comic-book/graphic novel) “Beautiful Boy” (Memoir) “Crazy Rich Asians” (Novel) Firstly, “A Star is Born” is in trouble. Written by Bradley Cooper, Eric Roth, and Will Fetters, it’s adapted from the previous three films of the same name: the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions. If it were nominated, it would be only the second of its kind to contend in the last six years. But it is good news for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” the favourite, is adapted from a memoir. So the academy’s voting record suggests either could win. “Black Panther” takes a hit here, though – written by director Ryan Coogler with Joe Robert Cole, it would be only the second script adapted from a comic book ever nominated for an Oscar. “First Man,” adapted from a non-fiction book by Josh Singer, may be a smarter bet. BAFTA already did this, they nominated Singer’s script and snubbed Coogler and Cole’s comic-book adaptation.  “The Death of Stalin,” adapted from a French graphic novel, is unlikely to turn an outside chance of nomination into a result. Adaptations of the novels “Leave No Trace” and “Crazy Rich Asians” as well as “Beautiful Boy” (adapted from not one but two memoirs!), are better bets. PREDICT the Oscar nominees now; change them until January 22 Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 22.
21 Jan 19
TresA

Last year, Alexa Adeosun filmed for an episode of The Athena as Young Nyela which had its premiere over the past couple of weeks with BAFTA. Alexa had a lead role in Netflix’s 2018 Christmas movie The Princess Switch alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Nick Sagar, where she played Olivia Richards, daughter of Nick’s character, Kevin. We spoke […]

21 Jan 19
Brexit Compliance News

Top story: Cabinet bitterly divided over Irish border conundrum This is Alison Rourke with today’s briefing as Theresa May prepares to set out her Brexit Plan B. The PM is expected to reject calls for a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she addresses parliament today and instead back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate […]

21 Jan 19
Hull Is This

PRS Foundation today announces the 19 new works selected for the New Music Biennial 2019, a PRS Foundation initiative presented in partnership with Absolutely Cultured (Hull), London’s Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings.  Following its success at Hull City of Culture and London’s Southbank Centre in 2017, this critically acclaimed free festival of […]

21 Jan 19
Nachrichten Welt

Top Story: Kabinett über irisches Grenzrätsel bitter gespalten Dies ist Alison Rourke mit der heutigen Besprechung, während Theresa May sich auf die Aufstellung ihres Brexit-Plans B vorbereitet. Es wird erwartet, dass der Premierminister Aufrufe zu einem parteiübergreifenden Konsens über den Brexit ablehnt, wenn sie heute vor dem Parlament spricht, und stattdessen die neuen diplomatischen Bemühungen […]