“1917” and ”Avengers: Endgame” score nominations at the Golden Globes and ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards

“1917” and ”Avengers: Endgame” score nominations at the Golden Globes and ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards

The nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes and Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards have been revealed! 1917 received 4 nominations in total whilst Avengers: Endgame got 1! They are as follows:

Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture – Drama

1917
DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment / New Republic Pictures / Neal Street Productions / Mogambo; Universal Pictures

The Irishman
Netflix / Tribeca Productions / Sikelia Productions / Winkler Films; Netflix

Joker
Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Joint Effort; Warner Bros. Pictures

Marriage Story
Netflix / HeyDay Films; Netflix

The Two Popes
Netflix / Rideback; Netflix

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Sam Mendes – 1917

Todd Philipps – Joker

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917

Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

The winners will be revealed during the ceremony which will take place on 5 January 2020 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. It’ll be broadcasted from 8 pm ET.

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Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards

Excellence in Production Design Awards – Period Film

Ford v Ferrari
Production Designer: François Audouy

The Irishman
Production Designer: Bob Shaw

The Irishman
Production Designer: Bob Shaw

Jojo Rabbit
Production Designer: Ra Vincent

Joker
Production Designer: Mark Friedberg

1917
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Production Designer: Barbara Ling

Excellence in Production Design Awards – Fantasy Film

Ad Astra
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson

Aladdin
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

Avengers: Endgame
Production Designer: Charles Wood

Dumbo
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Production Designers: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

The winners will be honoured at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel on 1st February 2020

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“1917”, “Brexit”, “Avengers: Endgame” nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards

“1917”, “Brexit”, “Avengers: Endgame” nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards

The nominations for the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards have just been released and we’ve got good news! 1917 is nominated in 8 categories and Brexit: The Uncivil War is nominated for Best TV Movie!

Also nominated? Avengers: Endgame, which is up for three awards: Best Action Movie, Best Visual Effects and Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie.

The winners will be revealed on 12 January 2020 in a ceremony which will be broadcasted from 7:00 to 10:00 pm ET.

Here are the categories:

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

BEST DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig – Little Women
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins – 1917
Phedon Papamichael   – Ford v Ferrari
Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman
Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Lawrence Sher – Joker

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran – Joker
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales  – 1917
Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman – Little Women
Lee Ha Jun – Parasite
Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bob Shaw, Regina Graves – The Irishman
Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell – Downton Abbey

BEST EDITING
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker – Ford v Ferrari
Yang Jinmo  – Parasite
Fred Raskin – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman
Lee Smith – 1917

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

BEST ACTION MOVIE
1917
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Spider-Man: Far From Home

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Midsommar
Us

BEST SCORE
Michael Abels – Us
Alexandre Desplat   – Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Randy Newman – Marriage Story
Thomas Newman  – 1917
Robbie Robertson – The Irishman

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Brexit (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Guava Island (Amazon)
Native Son (HBO)
Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)

Source: The Critics’ Choice Awards website

Eddie Redmayne on why Benedict is charming

Eddie Redmayne on why Benedict is charming

Eddie Redmayne went undercover on the internet for GQ magazine and found this question: “Why are British gentlemen so charming? Like Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, etc.”.

His answer? “I know why Benedict is so charming, because he’s a phenomenal actor and a kind human being”.

He also said he would absolutely like to work with Benedict and Tom Hiddleston in a Three Musketeers or a James Bond movie. Here’s the video:

Kevin Feige: “The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”

Kevin Feige: “The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”

During an interview to Brazilian entertainment website Omelete, which followed the Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in São Paulo earlier today, Kevin Feige said the Multiverse is the ”is the next step in the evolution of the MCU”. Take a look:

The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is gonna crack it wide open in ways that will have repercussions for a Disney+ series just before it, that’s not WandaVision, and for movies just after it in a big, fun way.

Benedict stars in new MG India ad, sends message to the automaker forum

Benedict stars in new MG India ad, sends message to the automaker forum

A new commercial for Morris Garages India was released today, in which Benedict presents the new eletric SUV, MG ZS EV. Watch:

He also recorded a message for MG India, which was broadcast at the automaker forum today. It starts at 3min 57s:

‘Ironbark’ to premiere at the Sundance Festival

‘Ironbark’ to premiere at the Sundance Festival

It was announced earlier today the official line-up for the next year’s edition of the Sundance Festival and, to our incredible joy, ‘Ironbark’ is one of the movies to have its first world premiere there. Variety reported the line-up with only the official synopsis so it’s still unknown the exact day that the premiere will take place or which of the cast/crew members will be in attendance, but we’ll keep an eye on the updates that are about to come. Read the official synopsis below:

Ironbark (U.K. – Director: Dominic Cooke, Screenwriter: Tom O’Connor, Producers: Adam Ackland, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken) — The true story of a British businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley.

The Sundance Festival will take place in Utah, USA and will run through 23rd January to 2nd February, 2020.

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Channel 4 released earlier today the first trailer for ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, their TV adaptation of the classic children’s book written by Judith Kerr. The trailer give us a glimpse of Benedict’s voice work as Daddy, the father of the main character of the story. Watch it below:

Benedict is writing a book (!!!!!)

Benedict is writing a book (!!!!!)

Evening Standard‘s Magda Ibrahim was at The Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert on Tuesday and told the newspapers’ podcast the reading Benedict did at the event was actually of an extract from a book he’s writing!!! She said:

He didn’t kinda give us too much of a clue about what the book is called or when it’s gonna be out but he and when went into the pulpit, he just said to us ‘yeah this is gonna be the first reading of this excerpt from this book and you’re all the first people to actually hear it’, which was quite exciting, and he said the only other people who’d heard it had been his editors so, I mean, it was quite an interesting reading, really. He described it as being quite unique and it was, yeah, definitely. I mean, I suppose I describe it as sort of stream of consciousness, really, but the bit that he read, it kind of tied in quite nicely with the event because it was sort of talking about the fact that you’re born and you become this individual but then, gradually, things happen and you realize you’re actually part of a wider community.

Here are the clips we’ve got of his readings thanks to @cateblanchyes and @kovalchuk_mary, who shared them on Twitter and Instagram, respectively:

Transcript:

[…] Instantly recognizable. You stand anew. Remade. You’ve rebuilt yourself, but you are different.
[…] You become a heroic, unique embodiment of both the things you cherish and the things that cause you pain. As you grow into this living idea, you become instantly recognizable among the millions of faces in the world. You become that which you think you are. You stand before the world and you say ‘I am here and this is who I am’. But there’s an influence at work […] and positions in the locus of the divine. Together, we are equal.

How Benedict of Benedict, to write a book exploring such themes. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we get more information about the book!

Update on 1st December

This post has just been updated to include another video and its transcription and to correct an error. Even though I (Gi) had included the aforementioned video in our post about the event, I still somehow failed to include it on this post. I also completely misunderstood the very last word of the very last video. My apologies!

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a BAFTA screening of ‘1917’

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a BAFTA screening of ‘1917’

Last night Benedict attended a BAFTA screening of the ‘1917’ movie, which took place at the ODEON Leicester Square in London. The screening was later followed by a Q&A session with the cast & crew in attendance; Benedict, director Sam Mendes, screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns and actors George MacKay e Dean-Charles Chapman. We added some photos to the gallery:

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Benedict attends The Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert

Benedict attends The Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert

Tonight Benedict attended the eighth The Fayre of St James, a charity event promoted annually by the Quintessentially Foundation in partnership with The Crown Estate in benefit of a particular charity. This year, the one in question is The Felix Project, which works against hunger and food waste, collecting surplus food from trusted suppliers and delivering it for free to other charities and schools so that they can offer healthy meals to the most vulnerable. They provide enough food for nearly 3 million meals per year for their 200 partners.

Hosted at St James’s Church in London, the event is a massive celebration of Christmas, featuring live performances, carol-singing and festive readings. Here are some pictures and videos of the evening:

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