BAFTA Awards 2021 – Longlist!

Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.

BEST FILM
15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.

  • Another Round
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • The Dig
  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Mauritanian
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • One Night In Miami…
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Soul
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The White Tiger

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.

  • Ammonite
  • Calm With Horses
  • County Lines
  • The Courier
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • The Dig
  • Emma.
  • The Father
  • Herself
  • His House
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Misbehaviour
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Radioactive
  • Rebecca
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Supernova
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One Day More (of Trump)

Now I know technically we are now into the final day of Donald Trump as President of the United States before Joe Biden is sworn in today. But I have just watched this in full and thought it was utter genius. One Day More from Les Miserables is probably the most parodied musical theatre song of all time, for good reason though considering the music and being able to fit many different lyrics in. I am not the biggest James Corden plan but I applaud this effort!

Also Patti LuPone is everything as always!

Awards: Critics Choice Awards 2020 – WINNERS

Last night the 25th Critics Choice Awards took place and with the Oscar nominations coming later on today this could certainly confirm somethings when it comes to those nominations. Take a look at the 2020 winners:

25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, Press Room, Barker Hanger, Los Angeles, USA - 12 Jan 2020

FILM

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
WINNER: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems

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Golden Globes 2020 – Nominations

As we enter closer towards the 2020 awards season honouring the films from 2019, the nominations are coming thick and fast! The latest to be announced are right here the Golden Globes for 2020!

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Irishman (Netflix)
Marriage Story (Netflix)
1917 (Universal)
Joker (Warner Bros.)
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
Jojo Rabbit  (Fox Searchlight)
Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
Rocketman (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas – Knives Out
Awkwafina – The Farewell
Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
Emma Thompson – Late Night

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig – Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name

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2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Nominations

Awards season 2020 is officially underway with the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards being released!

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BEST FEATURE
A Hidden Life
Clemency
The Farewell
Marriage Story
Uncut Gems

BEST DIRECTOR
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Julius Onah, Luce
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renee Zellweger, Judy

BEST MALE LEAD
Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr, Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang

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Les Misérables (UK Tour – Newcastle) Review

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Cast
Zac Hamilton – Jean Valjean
Nic Greenshields – Javert
Katie Hall – Fatine
Tegan Bannister – Eponine
Harry Apps – Marius
Bronwen Hanson – Cosette
Martin Ball – Thenardier
Sophie-Louise Dann – Madame Thenardier
Leo Miles – Enjolras
Joseph Sheppard – Gavroche
Pheenie Markham – Little Cosette

Date: Monday 19th August 2019
Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle

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Musical Moments – Les Mis (One Day More)

I am going to see Les Miserables for the second time at the Theatre tonight having seen it in the West End a few years back. I am really looking forward to it as the UK Tour is the new production and will be starting in the West End later this year after the theatre has been refurbished.

One Day More is one of the most incredible songs so I thought for todays musical moment it would be the version from the 10th anniversary concert show!