RIP Alan Rickman <3

I don’t even know where to start with this post expect that I have been felt very sad since hearing the news of the great Alan Rickman’s passing just after lunch time today. I mean I could not quite believe it twice in the space of a few days a truly legendary figure leaving us and finding out via Twitter. It really is such awful news, the very well-respected and loved actor of not just film but stage as well. An actor I have loved from a young age as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and then coming across him in so many more wonderful roles. Must mention his turn as Snape in the Harry Potter series as come on he is one of the best characters, as well as Love Actually a different type of role again and Die Hard. Those are the films I immediately think of when the name Alan Rickman is mentioned but I know he had so many more great roles as well, the voice!

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Oscars 2016 – Nominations

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Here we go the nominations for the 2016 Oscars!

Still seen as the biggest awards in film and most prestigious, maybe a couple of surprises in terms of not getting a nomination but the majority is probably expected. Maybe the Academy should release the nominations before the rest of the awards and it wouldn’t be as easy to try and predict them? I will be doing plenty of posts for the big awards once I have seen the rest of the films, we have a busy couple of weeks coming up in the UK!

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

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