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The top 100 LGBT films...financially speaking...

 21 years and Robin Williams is still at the top...!

 

Rank

Title (click to view)

Studio

Lifetime Gross / Theaters

Opening / Theaters

Date

1

The Birdcage

MGM

$124,060,553

2,285

$18,275,828

1,950

3/8/96

2

Interview with the Vampire

WB

$105,264,608

2,604

$36,389,705

2,604

11/11/94

3

The Imitation Game

Wein.

$91,125,683

2,402

$479,352

4

11/28/14

4

Brokeback Mountain

Focus

$83,043,761

2,089

$547,425

5

12/9/05

5

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Par.

$81,298,265

2,369

$12,738,237

2,307

12/25/99

6

Philadelphia

TriS

$77,446,440

1,604

$143,433

4

12/24/93

7

In & Out

Par.

$63,856,929

2,452

$15,019,821

1,992

9/19/97

8

The Crying Game

Mira.

$62,548,947

1,097

$101,107

6

11/27/92

9

Bruno

Uni.

$60,054,530

2,759

$30,619,130

2,756

7/10/09

10

The Hours

Par.

$41,675,994

1,010

$338,622

11

12/27/02

11

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Uni.

$36,474,193

1,489

$9,019,180

1,294

9/8/95

12

Monster

NM

$34,469,210

1,093

$86,831

4

12/24/03

13

Alexander

WB

$34,297,191

2,445

$13,687,087

2,445

11/24/04

14

Milk

Focus

$31,841,299

882

$1,453,844

36

11/26/08

15

The Object of My Affection

Fox

$29,187,243

1,990

$9,725,855

1,890

4/17/98

16

Rent

SonR

$29,077,547

2,437

$10,016,021

2,433

11/23/05

17

Capote

SPC

$28,750,530

1,239

$324,857

12

9/30/05

18

Victor/Victoria

MGM

$28,215,453

615

$139,634

3

3/19/82

19

Dallas Buyers Club

Focus

$27,298,285

1,110

$260,865

9

11/1/13

20

Frida

Mira.

$25,885,000

794

$205,996

5

10/25/02

21

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil

WB

$25,105,255

1,312

$5,233,658

824

11/21/97

22

Moonlight (2016)

A24

$22,111,528

1,104

$402,075

4

10/21/16

23

The Kids Are All Right

Focus

$20,811,365

994

$491,971

7

7/9/10

24

La Cage aux Folles

MGM

$20,424,259

-

$18,709

5

3/30/79

25

Cruising

MGM

$19,798,718

-

n/a

-

2/15/80

26

Kiss of the Spider Woman

IsAl

$17,005,229

204

$55,962

1

7/26/85

27

Far From Heaven

Focus

$15,901,849

291

$211,279

6

11/8/02

28

The Next Best Thing

Par.

$14,990,582

2,035

$5,870,387

2,007

3/3/00

29

Threesome

TriS

$14,815,317

1,218

$4,001,024

1,212

4/8/94

30

Y Tu Mama Tambien

IFC

$13,839,658

286

$408,091

40

3/15/02

31

Carol

Wein.

$12,711,491

790

$253,510

4

11/20/15

32

Chasing Amy

Mira.

$12,021,272

553

$52,446

3

4/4/97

33

Making Love

Fox

$11,897,978

380

$3,015,497

363

2/12/82

34

Boys Don't Cry

FoxS

$11,540,607

365

$73,720

2

10/8/99

35

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Gram.

$11,220,670

192

$219,433

7

8/10/94

36

The Danish Girl

Focus

$11,114,018

794

$187,318

4

11/27/15

37

Kinsey

FoxS

$10,254,979

588

$169,038

5

11/12/04

38

A Single Man

Wein.

$9,176,000

354

$217,332

9

12/11/09

39

Transamerica

Wein.

$9,015,303

656

$46,908

2

12/2/05

40

The Deep End

FoxS

$8,823,109

412

$141,852

6

8/10/01

41

Boat Trip

Art.

$8,600,126

1,803

$3,815,075

1,714

3/21/03

42

Mulholland Drive

Uni.

$7,220,243

247

$587,591

66

10/8/01

43

Kissing Jessica Stein

FoxS

$7,025,722

319

$346,999

26

3/13/02

44

La Cage aux Folles 2

MGM

$6,950,125

-

n/a

-

2/15/81

45

The Wedding Banquet

Gold.

$6,933,459

113

$134,870

7

8/6/93

46

The Closet (Le Placard)

Mira.

$6,678,894

145

$311,022

44

6/6/01

47

The Rules of Attraction

Lions

$6,532,619

1,437

$2,532,410

1,437

10/11/02

48

Gods and Monsters

Lions

$6,451,628

149

$75,508

6

11/6/98

49

Six Degrees of Separation

MGM

$6,405,918

201

$53,058

2

12/10/93

50

My Own Private Idaho

FL

$6,401,336

98

$68,452

3

9/27/91

51

Mambo Italiano

IDP

$6,253,026

183

$734,570

178

9/19/03

52

Partners

Par.

$6,062,898

877

$2,318,801

877

4/30/82

53

The Hunger

MGM

$5,979,292

775

$1,832,898

775

4/29/83

54

The Opposite of Sex

SPC

$5,881,367

165

$102,385

5

5/22/98

55

Beginners

Focus

$5,790,894

170

$141,340

5

6/3/11

56

Personal Best

WB

$5,672,311

236

$549,878

142

2/5/82

57

Three of Hearts

NL

$5,495,507

793

$1,928,076

792

4/30/93

58

Farewell My Concubine

Mira.

$5,216,888

3

$69,408

3

10/15/93

59

Bad Education

SPC

$5,211,842

106

$147,370

3

11/19/04

60

Torch Song Trilogy

NL

$4,865,997

135

$70,022

6

12/16/88

61

Longtime Companion

Gold.

$4,609,953

85

$50,525

2

5/11/90

62

Flawless (1999)

MGM

$4,488,529

483

$1,590,155

478

11/26/99

63

Before Night Falls

FL

$4,242,892

127

$85,230

8

12/22/00

64

Priest (1995)

Mira.

$4,165,845

154

$113,430

8

3/24/95

65

Bound

Gram.

$3,802,260

262

$900,902

261

10/4/96

66

Paris is Burning

Mira.

$3,779,620

91

$310,127

23

8/9/91

67

Jeffrey

OrionC

$3,487,767

63

$185,909

10

8/4/95

68

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

FL

$3,067,312

101

$156,724

9

7/20/01

69

Heavenly Creatures

Mira.

$3,049,135

57

$31,592

2

11/16/94

70

Love! Valour! Compassion!

FL

$2,977,807

-

n/a

-

5/16/97

71

Walk on Water

IDP

$2,713,932

47

$60,465

10

3/4/05

72

Naked Lunch

Fox

$2,641,357

102

$64,491

5

12/27/91

73

The Dreamers

FoxS

$2,532,228

116

$142,632

5

2/6/04

74

Desert Hearts

Gold.

$2,492,088

-

n/a

-

3/7/86

75

My Beautiful Laundrette

OrionC

$2,451,545

-

n/a

-

3/7/86

76

Maurice

Cinc

$2,438,304

1

$49,278

1

9/18/87

77

Go Fish

Gold.

$2,405,285

-

n/a

-

Jul 1994

78

Love is Strange

SPC

$2,262,223

138

$117,276

5

8/22/14

79

Two Girls in Love

FL

$2,210,408

-

n/a

-

6/16/95

80

But I'm a Cheerleader

Lions

$2,205,627

115

$60,410

4

7/7/00

81

Blue Is the Warmest Color

IFC

$2,199,787

142

$100,316

4

10/25/13

82

Ma Vie En Rose

SPC

$2,162,043

63

$76,212

14

12/26/97

83

Wilde

SPC

$2,158,775

7

$69,424

7

5/1/98

84

Trick

FL

$2,087,228

94

$118,594

6

7/23/99

85

Strawberry and Chocolate

Mira.

$2,080,805

-

n/a

-

1/20/95

86

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

Trim.

$2,070,399

-

n/a

-

7/24/98

87

I Love You, Phillip Morris

RAtt.

$2,037,459

100

$112,520

6

12/3/10

88

Better Than Chocolate

Trim.

$2,015,406

130

$84,584

15

8/13/99

89

High Art

Oct.

$1,960,216

4

$47,499

4

6/12/98

90

Happy, Texas

Mira.

$1,955,933

146

$72,056

8

10/1/99

91

Kiss Me Guido

Par.

$1,918,497

-

n/a

-

7/18/97

92

I Shot Andy Warhol

Orion

$1,875,527

58

$57,053

3

5/1/96

93

The Broken Hearts Club

SPC

$1,746,585

62

$109,694

7

9/29/00

94

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

FL

$1,708,873

533

$676,978

533

5/20/94

95

Prick Up Your Ears

Gold.

$1,654,743

36

$38,643

1

4/17/87

96

Camp

IFC

$1,629,862

116

$54,294

3

7/25/03

97

Farewell My Queen

Cohen

$1,597,998

64

$72,100

4

7/13/12

98

Beautiful Thing

Sony

$1,548,120

2

$33,931

2

10/9/96

99

Pride (2014)

CBS

$1,446,634

124

$100,040

10

9/26/14

100

The Celluloid Closet

SPC

$1,400,591

38

$95,047

9

3/15/96

TOTAL (All Movies):

$1,664,180,144

-

-

-

-

AVERAGE (All Movies):

$4,938,220

184

$614,439

103

-

TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):

$1,259,216,962

-

-

-

-

AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):

$38,158,090

1,496

$10,766,070

1,724

-

 

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?view=main&sort=gross&order=DESC&pagenum=1&id=gay.htm

Updated: 28 Feb 2017

Looking...

HBO cancels...

Looking(2014)

...that's what happens with a weak start.

Series 1 was not exactly the strongest of starts...too erratic and woefully downbeat.

Expectations ran high and many were disappointed with the product.

Ratings tumbled and despite a stronger (and far superior) second series, they continued down the slippery slope into the land of the non-viable.

Only 298,000 viewers watched the finale - ouch!

Still, don't be too grief-stricken, HBO promises a feature-length episode...that's called closure.

 

Sorry Russell...

Russell Tovey

Ooooh doesn't he look like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth...wrong!!!

Mr Tovey proves [again] that most actors need a script to function in the world-at-large.

Without one, they open their mouths, let their bellies rumble and then spew an inexorable amount of poop.

He has now apologised for his 'really effeminate' comments...after his publicist/agent gave him a well-deserved slap.

Nowadays, 'sorry' seems to be the easiest (and most popular) word to say...horse, bolted, stable-door.

Eastenders to get trans character...

16 years ago Coronation Street introduced the adorable trans-character Hayley...

16 years later, Eastenders announce that they too are introducing a trans character to their laugh-a-minute, uber-depressing, slash-your-wrists soap.

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins stated: “The power of EastEnders is to change the world – so you change it gently. I am intending to introduce a trans character."

Ooooh Dominic - time to climb down from your pedestal.

 

In the Flesh...cancelled...

In The FleshYes, the BBC certainly know when to pull the plug...

This BAFTA-winning series was the only highlight in what can only be called the quagmire of BBC3 productions.

More room for more rubbish...and, repeats!

Russell T Davies announces...

...his next project.

2016 will see The Boys...about, a group of gay men during the 80s AIDS epidemic.

Speaking to RadioTimes, Davies said: “It’s partly looking back on your life, it’s partly because of my boyfriend [who has been seriously ill] I have been staring mortality in the face.

“I want to go into the bedsits – it’s called The Boys because it’s about the boys. And they will tell the stories of it, because there is a lot to say about it.

“I think we are reaching a bit of a generational thing where men like me in their 50s are looking back and realising how shocking it all was. We all ran away from it. I ran away from it.”

LGBT Film Bibliography...

For the academics...

This is an ever-evolving bibliography...gleaned from the world-wide-web.

Please, feel free to e-mail us with new additions and/or suggestions.


 

My Transparent Life...

ABC Family has commissioned a new docu-drama series about trangender parenting...the series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Teenager Ben discovers - after his parents divorce - that his father decides to transition.

Now...that sounds remarkably similar to another trans-series!!! Jumping on the band-wagon!

Defunct LGBT Film Festivals!?

It would seem that these festivals are no more!!!

If anyone has any information...it would be greatly appreciated...


A Million Different Loves Queer Film Festival (2006)
Asheville Qfest (2011-2012)
Asian Queer Film Festival - Japan
Bangkok Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2002)
Bari Queer Festival (2011-2013)
Batho BaLorato Film Festival (2013)
Boston Transgender Film Festival (1999)
Brandon Fest: Edicion de Cine Queer de Buenos Aires (2004-?)
Cambodia LGBT Pride Film Festival (2010-?)
Calcutta LGBT Film And Video Festival
Charm City LGBT Film Festival (2012-2013)
Chennai Rainbow Film Festival
Cine Entendido Cari
CinegailesAST (2006-2014)
Colab Film Festival: Queer(ing) Frame
Counting Past 2: Transgender Film Festival (1997-2002)
Dialogues: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Film and Video Festival in Guwahati
Divergenti Festival Internazionale di Cinema Trans (Bologna, Italy)
DIVERSA – International Gay Lesbian and Trans Film Festival of Argentina (2004-2010)
Diversity in Animation – Festival of LGBT Animation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Diverso Festival Internacional de Cine GLBT de Panamá
Edgy Women Festival Montreal
eLnadruhou: Open Lesbian Festival (2005-2012)
Feminale (1984-2005)
femme totale (1987-2005)
Festival Arc en Ciel (2010-2013)
Festival Autre Regard (2010-?)
Festival de la Luna: International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival of the Region of Valencia (2010-2011)
Festival del Mar - International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2006-2011)
Festival del Sol - International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2006-2011)
Festival EntiéndeNos (2003-2010)
Festival Internacional de Cine Gay Costa del Sol (2010-2011)
Festival Reflets: Festival de Cinéma LGBT (2002-2011)
Fire Island Film & Video Festival
Flaming Film Festival (1999-2007)
Freedom to be Different Film Festival: Miami, Florida, USA
Frontera Pride Film Festival (2009-2010)
Gay Filmmakers NYC Screenplay Contest
Gender DocuFilm Fest
Glasgay!
Gr Arts Festival: UK
Homoscope Queer Arts and Film Festival (2008-2011)
Ídem: Festival Gay-Lesbico de Artes Audiovisuales de Andalucía (2007-2010)
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Holland (1986-1991)
International Transgender Film & Video Festival (1997-1999)
Joburg Queer Film Festival – South Africa
Kitoks kinas: LGBT Film Festival (2011-2013)
Latin@ Queer Arts and Film Festival
LesbenFilmFestival Berlin (1985-2004)
LesbenFilmNächte (1997-2007)
Lesgaifestival (2004-2005)
LesGayCinePty - Panama
Lethal Lesbian: Israeli Lesbian Film Festival (2008-2012)
LGBT Film Days Riga (2006-2011)
LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival, Colliers Wood, South London
London Transgender Film Festival (2008)
Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival (2009-2014)
Mimi LGBT Short Film Festival
MIX Aarhus (2009-2010)
Mix Fest Atlanta
Mostra de Cine LGTB (2004-2009)
Mostra Possíveis Sexualidades (2008-2013)
Neonfest Las Vegas
New England Transgender Film Festival (2012-?)
New Orleans Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival
New York Gay Film Festival (1979-1986)
Nigah Queerfest (2007-2011)
Notre Dame Queer Film Festival (2004-2007)
North LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Ogunquit Rainbow Film Festival
Olympia Pride Film Festival
Olympia Transgender Film Festival (1999)
ONE Queer Film Fest! – L.A.
Oslo Queer Festival
Out Film Festival - Kentucky
Out in Africa (1994-2013)
Out in the Desert Film Festival
Out OK: Oklahoma, USA
Outcast International Film Festival
OUTer Gay & Lesbian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival
OutLook: Cork LGBT Film Festival (1991-2012)
Outreelz: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Outtakes Dallas
Out Takes – New Zealand
Out Twin Cities Film Festival: Minneapolis, USA
Paranoid Paradise Queer Film Fest
Philadelphia QFest
Pikes Peak Lavender Film Fest (2000-2011)
Pink Latino Diversity Festival
POUT Film Festival
Pride International Film Festival (PIFF) (2004)
Pryzmat. LGBT Film Festival (2006-2007)
Puerto Vallarta International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2011)
QFest - Pune
QFest: Schenectady
Q-Fest Winter
Qfilmistan (2001)
Queer Arab Film Festival – Sydney
Queer as Film
Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival (2008-2011)
Queer Fruits Film Festival (2009-2012)
Queer Movie Nights (2008-2011)
Queer Nazariya – International LGBT Film Festival (2010)
Queer Pix: France
Queer Realities (2003-2013)
Queer Screen: queerDoc (Paddington & Newtown, Australia)
Queer Voices - Ontario
Queerceañera – Houston International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Houston, USA)
Queere Migrantische Filmtage Wien (2012)
Queering Roma: Festa del Cinema LGBTQ della Capitale (2012)
queerschnitte: schwul-lesbische filmtage (2007-2011)
REVOLVE: Oakland LGBTQIA Pride Creative Arts & Film Fest
Rhino in the Room (RITR) Film Festival
Riverside Studios LGBT Season (2014)
San Francisco Bi Film Festival (1998-1999)
Sarajevo Queer Festival (2008)
Savannah LGBT Film Festival (2008-2011)
Shorts Queer Film Fest – Portland
shOUT Gay Lesbian and Trans Film Festival - Australia
Skråblikk LGBT Film Festival - Norway
Soggettiva
Stockholm Queer Film Festival (2006-2009)
Sydney Gay Film Week (1986-1991)
Tasmanian Queer Film Festival
Thai International Gay Film/Video Festival (1995)
The Little Queer Film Festival: Chicago
Toronto International Queer West Film Fest (Toronto, Canada)
Trans*Festival - Poland
Verzaubert Queer Film Festival (1995-2012)

Queer Programme @ Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014...

SheffieldDoc

Saturday, 07 June 2014
until
Thursday, 12 June 2014

 

FEATURE FILMS         

Peter de Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn

WORLD PREMIERE

Sun 8th June, 12:15 - Showroom 3

Wed 11th June, 17:45 - Showroom 3

Director:
Ethan Reid | Producer: Alex Main | Country: United Kingdom | Year: 2014 | Duration: 97 MINS

During Peter de Rome’s lifetime, being gay has gone from a pathological disorder to an accepted part of human sexuality. At 90, de Rome’s sense of mischief has not diminished, and it’s easy to see how he might have charmed his way to those wonderfully illicit encounters that he has committed to film. His dreamy pornscapes evolved from brazen cruising experiences to the later genre mash-ups. The erotic thrill of getting caught and the joy of sex were only ever filmed for a small, trusted audience, liberating de Rome of a wider artistic burden and emboldening him to make some truly inventive, ground-breaking work. But word spread quickly about the films in the New York underground, attracting the likes of David Hockney and Andy Warhol to the viewing parties. Director Ethan Reid’s portrait of gay porn’s granddaddy celebrates his life and revisits some of the most orgasmic moments caught on film.

 

Regarding Susan SontagRegarding Susan Sontag

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Sat 7th June, 13:30 - Sheffield Library Theatre

Tues 10th June, 15:15 - Sheffield Library Theatre

 

Director: Nancy Kates | Producer: Rachel Antell | Country: United States | Year: 2013 | Duration: 98 MINS

Susan Sontag was an author, a social critic, a filmmaker, and an activist, though her preferred description would probably just have been “writer”: “someone who is interested in everything”. A formidable voice of the American political and cultural spheres, Sontag’s work defied the high-brow, patriarchal expectations of traditional academia and launched her into the embrace of New York City’s nocturnal art scene in the 1960s. Her brilliance gave form to the intangible — from the slipperiness of “camp” homosexuality to the “erotics” of art — as she battled her superego demands and physical desires. Forever ruffling feathers, she refused to concede to sexist, outdated presumptions and fought back with a fierce commitment to oppression. Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Kates chronicles the life of the first rock star intellectual in Sontag’s own words and images, as well as through interviews with the people who loved and loathed her best.

 

The DogThe Dog

UK PREMIERE

Wed 11th June, 19:15 - Sheffield Library Theatre

Sun 8th June, 17:45 - Showroom 2

Director/Producer: Allison Berg, Frank Kerauden | Country: United States | Year: 2013 | Duration: 101 MINS

Brooklyn, August 22, 1972. Determined to secure a sex change operation for his lover, John Wojtowicz decides to hold up a bank. The chaotic afternoon that ensued was famously depicted by Al Pacino in the classic Dog Day Afternoon. Ten years in the making, directors Alison Berg and Frank Keraudren take us through Wojtowicz's unorthodox life, guided in large part by Wojtowicz himself, in the months before he died of cancer. A conservative Italian American and Vietnam vet, he was also a sexual pioneer undeterred by the social mores of the time, and an enthusiastic participant in NYC's fledgling gay rights movement, marrying his lover in one of NYC's first gay drag weddings, despite having a wife and kids. Aided by a still doting mother, the frank Wojtowicz looks back in fondness at the romantic passion that drove a series of bad decisions, earning him both national attention and a lengthy jail sentence.

 

Goodbye Gauley MountainGoodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story

UK PREMIERE

Wed 11th June, 15:15 - Showroom 3

Director: Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle | Producer: Beth Stephens, Xandra Coe, Annie Sprinkle, Jordan Freeman | Country: United States | Year: 2013 | Duration: 70 MINS

It's a practice as destructive as it sounds: Mountain Top Removal has to date decimated 500 mountains in the Appalachian Mountains, blowing the tops off mountains and pushing them into the rivers and valleys below. Ecosexuals Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle return to Stephen’s West Virginia homeland to visit those devastated by the practice, and heartbroken over its effect on the land that they cherish. Stephen’s family have mined coal since the 16th century, but now stand by helpless as MTR destroys their community. As leaders of the ecosexual movement, Stephens and Sprinkle consider nature as lover – espousing the eroticism of the natural world, cuddling up to tomatoes and conducting wedding ceremonies with the mountains. Their vows are ones that they hope will spread well beyond their small numbers -- promising to speak up, act out and raise hell about MTR, whilst making the environmental movement a little more fun and sexy at the same time.

 

What is Left?

UK PREMIERE

Sat 7th June, 11:00 - Showroom 3

Director:
Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi | Producer: Gustav Hofer | Country: Italy | Year: 2014 | Duration: 74 MINS

After 20 years in power and a compilation of public gaffes only rivalled by George W. Bush, Silvio Berlusconi is finally bowing out of Italian politics. Life partners Luca Ragazzi and Gustav Hofer examine a post-Berlusconi reality in their third collaborative quest for the modern Italian identity (Suddenly Last Summer and Italy: Love it, or Leave it?) — this time, through the country’s history of radical politics. Sidelined, marred, and compromised, the once-mighty Italian Communist Party has been whittled down to the current Democratic Party, a shell of its former self. In their signature reflexive, bicker-banter style, the filmmakers look back at their own upbringing to locate a bevy of political influences: parents, radio shows, the workers’ movement, comedians. Tailgating candidates and attending meetings of different political persuasions, they look for traces of the left today. As Europe’s “free” market proves itself to be a hoax, Ragazzi and Hofer reflect upon Italy’s past insurgencies.

 

The Case Against 8The Case Against 8

Sat 7th June @ 19:00 - Showroom 2
Tues 10th June @ 10:00 - Sheffield Library Theatre


Director/Producer:
Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Country: Israel, United States | Year: 2014 | Duration: 112 MINS

The euphoria that greeted California's first same sex marriages in June 2008 was all too short-lived. In November of that year - on the day that Barack Obama was elected president - a proposition to once again ban same sex marriages passed. The LGBT community fought this outrage by focusing their full energies on the highest court in the land - the Supreme Court. The determined legal team's secret weapon was a shocking one: Ted Olson, one of the most prominent conservative lawyers in the country and the man with the dubious distinction of having successfully steered George W Bush to the presidency in 2000. Shot over five years, we follow Olson as he brings together a cross-party team -- and two same sex couples who open up their lives to intense public scrutiny -- in this gripping story which earned Sundance's best doc directing prize for co-directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White.

 

Chemsex


Work in Progress

Wed 11th June, 10:00 - Showroom 2

Director/Producer:
Will Fairman, Max Gogarty|| Country: Canada | Year: 2014 | Duration: 85 MINS

A powerful and unflinching exploration of a hidden health emergency in London’s gay community. Chemsex is a feature-length documentary with extraordinary access to the secret world of '’chemsex’' and "slamming” parties - where intravenous drug use and unprotected sex is fuelling a huge rise in HIV infections and drug addiction in the capital.


Dog Day AfternoonDog Day Afternoon

Sun 8th June, 20:30 - Showroom 2

Director: Sidney Lumet | Producer: Martin Bregman, Martin Elfand | Country: United States | Year: 1975 | Duration: 125 MINS

A desperate and crazed man with the help of an accomplice, takes a local Brooklyn bank hostage with plans to rob it in order to pay for his lover's sex-change operation. Al Pacino and director Sidney Lumet both picked up Oscar nominations for this 1975 classic.

 

The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome

Director/Producer: Peter de Rome | Country: United States | Year: 1972 | Duration: 98 MINS

In the late 1960s and early 1970s British-born New Yorker and unsung hero of gay underground filmmaking Peter de Rome produced a number of explicit, painstakingly crafted Super 8 films each of which took the viewer on an immersive sexual journey. In 1973, eight of these films were brought together as The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome producing one of the finest cinematic examples of the intersection of artistry and eroticism, in the tradition of Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger. Now released on DVD for the first time, these extraordinary films are accompanied by a new BFI documentary.

 

SESSIONS

 

Ecstasy, Breathing And The Creative Process

Wed 11th June, 10:45 - Other

Barbara Carrellas and Annie Sprinkle have travelled the world to learn new and ancient techniques to create ecstasy and bliss. They will share with you their favourite: Ecstasy Breathing and Energy Orgasms. It’s an artistic vision quest, a sexual healing session, an emotional cleansing, and a mind expanding shamanic journey all rolled into one yummy pleasurable experience. This technique can profoundly change your experience of your sexuality and its creative possibilities. Annie and Barbara will provide a safe, supportive, gentle, yet energized atmosphere. They have taught this technique to thousands of people of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds and beliefs. Although this is a participatory workshop, there will be no nudity and you will not be asked to work with a partner.

 

Making It Sexy – New Ways Of Unlocking Creative Potential

Tues 10th June, 19:15 - The Crucible Studio

What do you hope to achieve with your films? Social change? A paradigm shift? Worldwide peace and understanding? Now, how do you make all this happen? Struggle? Hard work? Long hours? Little pay? What if you could achieve your goals more effectively, efficiently and pleasurably? Barbara Carrellas, author of Ecstasy is Necessary, has spent the second half of her life discovering and sharing the creative magic that can happen with out erotic and spiritual purposes align. Barbara spent the first half of her working life as a Broadway producer and general manager, making art the old fashioned way – struggle, hard work, long hours, little pay. Then, on a quest to reinvent sex during the AIDS crisis, she and her best friend, porn star/performance artist Annie Sprinkle discovered the power and potential of Eastern sex practices. Barbara soon realised that the techniques that were transforming her sex life, were also lighting creative fires in the professional life. In this presentation, Barbara will discuss how modern versions of ancient erotic techniques can help you make your best, most effective art by allowing you to create from an ecstatic spirit. The same techniques that can open you to a healthy and joyful integration of sex and spirit can also be applied to any artistic or business challenge. In this inspiring, innovative presentation, Barbara will use a combination of brain science, Tantric and Taosist sex techniques, video clips, and humour to show you how getting your body, sex and spirit firing together can change everything, and produce stunning outcomes for you, your team and your films.

Other films to look out for....

Pakistan's Hidden Shame

The Overnighters

Pleasure at Her Majesty's

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Dressed As a Girl

Shield and Spear

En Vogue

Derby Crazy Love

David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes)

Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport

 GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! SHARE THIS VIDEO & HELP END DISCRIMINATION WORLDWIDE!

This video was created by THE FAIR GAMES PROJECT with funds raised independently via indiegogo.com. It is meant to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and a gesture of support for Athlete Ally, LGBT advocates in Russia, and the Russia Freedom Fund. Berserk was the sole entity behind the project's creation.

Director / Producer / Editor - Michael Rohrbaugh // www.michaelrohrbaugh.com // @MPRohrbaugh
Executive Producer / Producer - Chris Svoboda
Executive Producer - Louis Venezia - www.pilotnyc.com
Associate Producers - James Aries Wolcott, Adam Mutchler, and Hugo Rojas
Director of Photography - Dave Myrick
Music by - King avriel

SXSW 2014...

The LGBT offerings @ SWSX...

The Dog - During the summer of 1972, John Wojtowicz robbed a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover’s gender reassignment surgery. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because the incident was later turned into a movie with Al Pacino called Dog Day Afternoon. Now you can hear Wojtowicz's story “in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way.”

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Filmmaker Brunch - The southwest’s oldest and largest LGBTQI film festival holds an excellent brunch with its usual mix of opinionated organizers, charming schmoozers and good-lookin’ folks. Mimosas anyone? Kindly RSVP.

EASY - Openly gay director Daniel Laabs presents the world premiere of his dramatic narrative short about two brothers, one on the verge of adulthood, the other on the verge on adolesence.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - A documentary examining the legacy of the bisexual Reddit co-founder who committed suicide at age 26 amid a two-year legal battle involving free access to digital information.

LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story - You may remember Kristin Beck, the former Navy Seal who came out as trans in her book Warrior Princess and later called convicted transgender Wikileaker Private Chelsea Manning “a traitor to me personally.” She’s now in a documentary discussing her own transformative journey.

Ukraine Is Not A Brothel - The Ukrainian "sextremist" feminist group FEMEN has dedicated itself to "fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations - sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion." But how can these women beat sex trafficking while using their own sexual bodies as a protest? Director Kitty Green goes inside FEMEN to untangle the seeming contradictions.

David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes) - A quick look at iconic, gay British artist — a man whose iPhone still life paintings recently appeared in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Stage Fright - Becoming a Broadway diva isn't all it's cracked up to be; especially when someone cracks up and starts murdering people left and right. Will starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson make it past the final curtain call or will she be  lethally cut from the cast?

Premature - This teenage comedy about an ambitious young man reliving the same day over and over again has a plot similar to Groundhog Day. Only, instead of an alarm clock playing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe," he wakes up he instant he prematurely climaxes from a handjob. (WARNING: trailer above NSFWish)

The Case Against 8 - Five years in the making, The Case Against 8 follows two same-sex couples at the heart of California’s gay marriage battle and looks behind-the-scenes at the lives and legal issues surrounding the infamous anti-gay law known as Proposition 8.

Unicorn Council - A stop-motion animated short about sassy space unicorns that save a city from an evil man-eating cat. Oh yes.

Chef - Bisexual actor John Leguizamo appears in this culinary drama about a celebrated chef who tries business on his own as a food-trucker after being fired from a hoity-toity restaurant.

Best of British...@ Iris 2014...

IrisBBSThe Iris Prize, held every autumn in Cardiff, is a great showcase for LGBT short films from around the world. However this year they have announced plans for a new strand to celebrate the Best of British.

The new strand will screen up to 10 of the best short films produced by filmmakers in Britain over the past 24 months. The films will be judged by an independent British Jury who will present the winning film with the Iris Prize Best British Short Award.

“British films have always been well received at the Iris Prize Film Festival and we are delighted to be screening more British shorts this year. This new development will also allow Iris to have a closer relationship with more local film makers,” said Festival Chair Andrew Pierce.

“The Iris Prize has a well-established track record for celebrating international talent having presented the Prize to film makers from the US, Israel, Germany, Norway, Brazil and two from Australia. However as we grow there is an expectation for us to do more! This is what we are doing by launching the Best British Short Award!” he added.

More details about the Best British Short prize will be announced at a drinks reception in London to co-inside with the closing weekend of BFI Flare on 29 March 2014.

If you’ve got a film you’d like to submit (whether you’re a British filmmaker or not), here are some of the key dates for this year’s fest:

  • • The submissions process is open and film makers can submit here: LINK
    • The closing date for submissions is Friday 4th July 2014.
    • All films submitted for the Best British Short will also be considered for the main Iris Prize.
    • The Best of British jury will be independent of the International Jury who will be responsible for the main Iris Prize.
    • The winner will be announced during the Iris Awards on Sunday 12th October 2014.

BFI Flare 2014...

BFI FlareAt a public launch event, the BFI has announced BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival as the new name for its long running London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Reinforcing its commitment to making the best contemporary and archive LGBT cinema available to wider audiences across the UK, the BFI also launches a BFI Flare collection on its VOD platform BFI Player and a monthly screening programme at the BFI Southbank. The full programme for its 28th edition of the film festival (20th March – 30th March 2014) supported by Principal Sponsor, Accenture was also unveiled.

Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Cinemas and Festivals announced the new name saying, “After extensive consultation with our audiences in 2013, we have renamed the Festival to reflect the increasing diversity of the programme and the people who identify with and embrace it. BFI Flare is inclusive and welcoming to all audiences and it also has a conceptual richness suggesting the light of a cinema projector or a beacon and the spark of an idea, moving forward and growing outward.”.

Speaking of the BFI Player’s first LGBT collection, Stewart said: “This festival has long been bursting at the seams with great films and our new platform allows us to offer access to more people in London and across the UK. We are proud to be introducing the BFI Flare identity across our Festival, BFI Southbank programme and BFI Player, bringing even greater visibility to queer cinema and expanding the access for LGBT-interested audiences.”

LiltingThe Opening Night film will be the European Premiere of Hong Khaou’s Lilting, which opened the World Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Peter Bowles in a love story, a tale of culture clash and miscommunication, which is also a lyrical engagement with the effects of sudden loss, on loved ones and their close family. It was produced as part of Film London’s Microwave scheme.

 The Festival closes with Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays which won a Best Director Award at Sundance and also screened as part of the official selection at the Berlin Film Festival where it was awarded a Crystal Bear. Shot on 52 consecutive Tuesdays over the course of a year, the film follows a teenager’s struggle to come to terms with her mother’s transition from female to male.

The Accenture Gala is The Last Match, a powerful and compelling story of two young men set in Havana, Cuba, who grapple with life and love, in a tale of economic desperation and sexual awakening.

The festival will include over 50 features from the UK, USA, Australia, Cuba, Spain, Canada, Slovenja, Denmark, Croatia, Brazil, Switzerland, Nepal, France, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Mexico, Poland, Nigeria and India. Additionally, this year’s festival includes an expanded programme of industry events to help develop and support LGBT filmmaking talent, with support from Creative Skillset and other partners.

The festival’s films are grouped into themed sections as follows:

Hearts – films about love, romance and friendship

This section showcases a rich crop of dramatic features including upbeat American high school comedy G.B.F. which explores the comic implications of the outing of a male student who becomes the darling of the reigning prom queens but loses sight of who his real friends are, and features a great cameo by Megan Mullally as an over-supportive pro-gay mother.

C.O.G.C.O.G. is the first film adaptation of a work by David Sedaris, and this road movie meets student journey of self-discovery will not disappoint his many fans. Returning festival favourite Marco Berger brings Hawaii, a beautiful and subtle film of two childhood friends who unexpectedly become re-acquainted as adults. Dappled sun-light and dreamy nostalgia feature strongly in Last Summer, a film about two teenage friends facing up to losing each other as one is about to head off to college. Memories of the 1980s and a great period soundtrack feature strongly in Test, an account of the trials of a young male dancer learning big lessons about love and life in San Francisco in 1985 before mobile phones.

Dual is a charming story of an encounter between a lost tourist and a female bus driver late one night on the way from the airport.Reaching for the Moon Reaching for the Moon is a powerful account of a famous novelist and her architect lover in Rio de Janeiro whose lives encompass dramatic highs and lows, both professionally and personally. 
Twenty years on from his death we feature a screening of a never-before-seen experimental work by Derek Jarman, Will You Dance with Me?, filmed as a test for Ron Peck’s Empire State. Derek roams around Benjy’s nightclub in 1984 among an invited group of club patrons which includes actor Philip Williamson and a cast of regulars.

Recent events in India will not prevent us celebrating some of the queerest things in Indian culture with rare big screen outings for Pakeezah (1972) and Mughal-e-Azam (1960), while Dr Rajinder Dudrah gives a talk on Bollywood – LGBT Style: Queer Readings of Popular Hindi Cinema and Club Kali hosts a big themed party too.

Bodies – stories of sex, identity and transformation

ConcussionExec produced by Rose Troche and directed by Stacie Passion, Concussion is a bold drama about a well-heeled lesbian wife and parent who discovers a new way to deal with suburban ennui. Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? is a genuinely hilarious new comedy from Anna Margarita Albelo starring Guinevere Turner and the director herself plays a 40-year-old bohemian lesbian who is forced to make a film in order to follow through on a dating stratagem. 

GerontophiliaBruce LaBruce remains a deliciously subversive filmmaker, his latest Gerontophilia world premiered at Venice and charmed audiences with an account of a young man working at a care home with a passion for much older men, cocking a snook at the youth cult of contemporary life. The Passion of Michaelangelo is a fascinating  re-imagining of a true story of an alleged teenage prophet whose visions of the Virgin galvanised the Chilean masses, but the inside story reveals sex, politics and deceit on a grand scale. I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole is a documentary about a pioneering pornographer (Boys in the Sand) whose fascinating life took in performing with the Ballets Russe, Broadway, pop art, and much more.

Age of Consent was inspired by a screening at last year’s festival. This access-all-areas documentary by Charles Lum and Todd Verow features the inside story of The Hoist, London’s only permanent fixture leather bar, what goes on there, its patrons and how its story reflects on the wider gay culture. Some scenes of a sexual nature.

Programmer Michael Blyth dissects the fascinating homo-erotics of gay horror films with a talk Queer Eye for the Dead Guy: A brief history of LGBT horror plus four of the best on the big screen: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part II: Freddy’s Revenge, The Lost Boys, Fright Night and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.

Programmer Emma Smart, inspired by the global phenomenon that is Orange Is the New Black, gives an illustrated lecture entitled We Love Caged Lesbians, followed by a rare screening of the 1949 classic, Caged, with lesbian subtexts a-plenty. And enjoy a special Caged Lesbians Afterparty in the Blue Room.

Minds – reflections on art, politics and community

Big JoyHighlights include a very strong range of documentaries: The Abominable Crime covers the lives of a lesbian survivor of a murder attempt and a male gay activist under threat in Jamaica, while Born This Way (presented in association with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival) is an exploration of brave initiatives in campaigning for gay rights in the Cameroon. The Abominable Laws is a discussion event which will focus on the appalling legal situation for many LGBT people around the globe. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton is an insightful portrait of a poet and experimental filmmaker whose art and life culminated in 25 years of love with a younger partner.

ContinentalBridegroom is a poignant celebration of the life that two young gay men had before a sudden death, when the survivor was brutually snubbed by his boyfriend’s family. Continental is a great documentary about a former early 1970s, New York landmark, gay bath-house which launched the careers of Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Frankie Knuckles and more. Valentine Road is a heart-breaking study of the murder of young gay high school student. My Prairie Home is a celebration of the life and music of the much-loved genderqueer Rae Spoon, while Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger is an inspiring look at another gender outlaw.

Special events

Filmmaker Allyson Mitchell will have a lesbian-feminist art installation at BFI Southbank for the duration of the festival: Killjoy’s Kastle is a haunted house style encounter with the horrors of political division and community politics. Allyson will also give a talk about her work as a filmmaker and artist.

Archivist and DJ Jeffrey Hinton opens up his personal archive to explore the history of clubland drag in Life’s a Drag (a celebration) followed by a rare screening of The Alternative Miss World (1980) (Andrew Logan hopes to attend). Stephen Beresford talks Pride in an on-stage interview with the writer of one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2014, a major new film called Pride, a drama which uncovers the remarkable true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners movement in 1984. BFI Flare family fun has a morning screening of a family favourite The Muppet Movie. We will have our ever-popular Late Night DJs in the bar on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival too.

Confirmed filmmakers attending

Special festival guests will include Hong Khaou, Sophie Hyde, Antonio Hens, Malcolm Ingram, Anna-Margarita Albelo, Darren Stein, Charles Lum and Todd Verow and many more.

Festival

The 2013 edition of the festival took place over 11 days and enjoyed an extraordinary audience response with 22,000 attendances, an increase of 1,000 on the 2012 festival, across 130 programmes of screenings and events.

Led by BFI Head of Cinemas and Festivals, Clare Stewart, and BFI Deputy Head of Festivals Tricia Tuttle, the festival is programmed by a team of five programmers Brian Robinson, Emma Smart, Jason Barker, Michael Blyth and Nazmia Jamal.

BAFTA Winners 2014

Bafta2014 BAFTA Winners

 

BEST FILM

  • 12 Years a Slave, Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
  • American Hustle, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
  • Captain Phillips, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
  • Philomena, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
  • Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson
  • Philomena, Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope
  • Rush, Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan
  • Saving Mr Banks, John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue
    Smith
  • The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • Colin Carberry (Writer), Glenn Patterson (Writer) for Good Vibrations
  • Kelly Marcel (Writer) for Saving Mr Banks
  • Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) for Kelly + Victor
  • Paul Wright (Director/Writer), Polly Stokes (Producer) for For Those in Peril
  • Scott Graham (Director/Writer) for Shell

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
  • The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima Metro Manila Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier, Wadjda Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

DOCUMENTARY

  • The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer
  • The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney
  • Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Tim’s Vermeer, Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks, Alex Gibney

ANIMATED FILM

  • Despicable Me 2, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
  • Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Monsters, University Dan Scanlon

DIRECTOR

  • 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen
  • American Hustle, David O. Russell
  • Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
  • The Wolf Of Wall, Street Martin Scorsese

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Nebraska, Bob Nelson

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley
  • Behind The Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
  • Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
  • Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street, Terence Winter

LEADING ACTOR

  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Leonardo Dicaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Butler
  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • 12 Years A Slave, Hans Zimmer
  • The Book Thief, John Williams
  • Captain Phillips, Henry Jackman
  • Gravity, Steven Price
  • Saving Mr Banks, Thomas Newman

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • 12 Years A Slave, Sean Bobbitt
  • Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd
  • Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
  • Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael

EDITING

  • 12 Years A Slave, Joe Walker
  • Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
  • Gravity Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
  • Rush Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street, Thelma Schoonmaker

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • 12 Years A Slave, Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
  • American Hustle, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • Behind The Candelabra, Howard Cummings
  • Gravity, Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
  • The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

COSTUME DESIGN

  • American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
  • Behind The Candelabra, Ellen Mirojnick
  • The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
  • The Invisible Woman, Michael O’connor
  • Saving Mr Banks, Daniel Orlandi

MAKE UP & HAIR

  • American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori Mccoy-Bell
  • Behind The Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
  • The Butler, Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
  • The Great Gatsby, Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

SOUND

  • All Is Lost, Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur
  • Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
  • Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
  • Rush, Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
  • Iron Man 3, Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
  • Pacific Rim, Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner
  • Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • Everything I Can See From Here, Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor
  • I Am Tom Moody, Ainslie Henderson
  • Sleeping With The Fishes, James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • Island Queen, Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses, Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim
  • Orbit Ever After, Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles
  • Room 8, James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
  • Sea View, Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

  • Dane Dehaan
  • George Mackay
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Will Poulter
  • Léa Seydoux

Teddy Awards 2014...

Teddy AWARD 2014

 

 

 

  • Best feature film: The Way He Looks – Daniel Ribeiro
  • Best documentary: The Circle (Der Kreis) – Stefan Haupts
  • Best short film: Mondial 2010 – Roy Dib
  • Jury award: Pierrot Lunaire – Bruce LaBruce
  • Siegessäule reader award: The Circle (Der Kreis) - Stefan Haupts
  • Special award: Rosa von Praunheim

Sean fails....

....to save the world!

After only 14 episodes, Sean Hayes' TV series about a divorced gay father juggling career and family has officially been cancelled by NBC.

Sean Saves The World2013

25th GLAAD Media Awards

glaad25th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES…
 

OUTSTANDING FILM — WIDE RELEASE

Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)

OUTSTANDING FILM — LIMITED RELEASE

Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing)
Yossi (Strand Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

"Bride and Prejudice," The Soul Man (TV Land)
"LARP and the Real Girl," Supernatural (The CW)
"Secret Lives," Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Snow Angels," Elementary (CBS)
"There's the Door," Necessary Roughness (USA Network)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
In the Flesh (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

Bridegroom (Virgil Films/OWN)
Call Me Kuchu (Cinedigm)
God Loves Uganda (Variance Films)
The New Black (Promised Land Films)
Valentine Road (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv)
Dream School (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Small Town Security (AMC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

"Are Gay Parents Different?" The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
"First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family," Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)
"Fred Rosser," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
"Laverne Cox," Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell (FX)
"Modern Family Values," Raising McCain (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

Days of Our Lives (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM — NEWSMAGAZINE

"Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal's Secret" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"India's Third Gender," The Stream (Al Jazeera America)
"The Rebounder: The Kenneth Faried Story," E:60 (ESPN)
"Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz,," 20/20 (ABC)
"The Welcoming Movement," To the Contrary (PBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

"Gay Rights at Work," MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
"Portman Reverses Position on Gay Marriage," Starting Point (CNN)
"Pride & Prejudice," Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
"Scouts Dishonor," The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC)
"Wild Blue Yonder: Scott Hines" The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

"Boy or Girl? Gender a New Challenge for Schools" by Martha Irvine (Associated Press)
"Gay Ex-Mayor Who Fled U.S. Awaits Immigration Change" by Jeremy Roebuck (San Antonio Express-News)
"LGBTQ in the Capital" (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire)
"Poor Black and Hispanic Men Are the Face of H.I.V." by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)
"Why Bisexuals Stay in the Closet" by Emily Alpert (Los Angeles Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

"The Hidden War Against Gay Teens" by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
"Owning the Middle" by Kate Fagan (ESPN The Magazine)
"The Perfect Wife" by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
"What's Wrong With Exxon?" by Antonia Juhasz (The Advocate)
"Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More" by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate
ESPN The Magazine
The New Yorker
People
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

"How Fallon Fox Became the First Known Transgender Athlete in MMA" by Loretta Hunt (SportsIllustrated.CNN.com)

"How One Lawyer Turned the Idea of Marriage Equality Into Reality" by Chris Geidner (Buzzfeed.com)

"Prime Timers: Spotlight on LGBT Seniors" (series) (Advocate.com)

"Repression and Gay Rights in Russia" by Sean Guillory (TheNation.com)

"Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime" by Sergio Hernandez (Buzzfeed.com /ProPublica.org)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM — MULTIMEDIA

"Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House" by Alyona Minkovski (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)

"Coming Out Kicking" by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)

"Remixing the Trans and Hip Hop Conversation" by Marc Lamont Hill (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)

"To Get Married, They Left Ohio" by Julie Zimmerman on behalf of the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board (Cincinnati.Com)

"We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda" by Sunnivie Brydum, D. David Robinson (Advocate.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG

Autostraddle (http://www.autostraddle.com)
Elixher (http://elixher.com/)
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters (http://www.holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/)
The New Civil Rights Movement (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)
TransGriot (http://transgriot.blogspot.com/)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (Mute)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP (Interscope Records)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

Batwoman, written by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III, Marc Andreyko(DC Comics)
Fearless Defenders, written by Cullen Bunn (Marvel Comics)
Husbands, written by Jane Espenson, Brad Bell (Dark Horse Comics)
Life With Archie, written by Paul Kupperberg (Archie Comics)
Young Avengers, written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)


25th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING NOVELA

Amores Verdaderos (Univision)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME TALK SHOW EPISODE

"Entregando a Mi Nieta," Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Exclusivas Declaraciones," Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Matrimonios del Mismo Sexo: Entrevista con Daniel Zavala y Yohandel Ruiz," Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
"Rachel," Casos de Familia (Univision)
"Una Pareja Gay Celebrara el Día del Padre Luego de Luchar por Sus Derechos," Despierta América (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW INTERVIEW

"Debate por la Igualdad," Al Punto (Univision)
"Decisión Histórica," Sin Límites con Elizabeth Espinosa  (CNN en Español)
"Homosexuales en la Delegación de los EE.UU.,"Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)
"Karina Hermosillo Habló de Sus Motivos en Nuestra Belleza Latina," Sábado Gigante (Univision)
"El Matrimonio, Asunto de Dos," Cala (CNN en Español)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM — NEWSMAGAZINE

"Locutor Policía," Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
"Lucha por la Igualdad," Panorama Mundial (CNN en Español)
"El Pastor Homofóbico," Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Rompiendo Estereotipos," Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

"El Caso Zamudio," Nuestro Mundo (CNN en Español)
"La Comunidad Gay Hispana se Siente Perseguida en los EEUU," Noticias Univision (Univision)
"Decisión Histórica," Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
"Mayoría de Hispanos Aceptan Uniones Homosexuales," Noticiero NTN (NTN)
"Si nos Dejan: Adopciones Entre Parejas Gays," Noticias MundoFox (MundoFox)

OUTSTANDING LOCAL TV JOURNALISM

"Hasta que la Corte nos Una," Noticias Telemundo 51 (WSCV-5, Miami)
"Mi Niño es Niña: Familia en Florida Cuenta su Experiencia Criando a una Hija Transgénero," Noticias 23 Univision (WLTV-23, Miami)
"Natalia: Rompiendo Barreras," Noticiero Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-39, Phoenix)
"Reportaje Especial: Derechos Homosexuales," Noticiero Telemundo Washington  (WZDC-25, Washington, D.C.)
"Undocuqueers," Noticias Univision 34 (KMEX-34, Los Angeles)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

"Critican Homophobia de Prelate" by Juan Matossian (El Diario La Prensa)
"Desiguales por Imperativo Legal" by Jose Ángel Gonzalo García de León (Diario Las Américas)
"Un Nuevo Panorama Migratorio Para Miles de Parejas Gay" by Eloy Bleifuss Prados (Diario Hoy)
"Su Esposa la Hizo Residente" by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opinión)
"Transgéneros: Discriminados Tres Veces" by Belhú Sanabria (La Raza)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

"Joven Birracial y Lesbiana es Pionera en Concurso de Belleza de EE.UU." (CNNenEspañol.cnn.com)

"Richard Blanco: El Poeta Latino y Gay que Conquisto a Barack Obama" by Daniel Basteiro (Voces.HuffingtonPost.com)

"Vive en California y ya se Prepara Para Casarse" by Maritza Díaz Alcaide (PrimeraHora.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM — MULTIMEDIA

"Eric y Juan, un Matrimonio Feliz a Pesar de Todo" by Fernando Mexia (EFE.com)
"Karina Hermosillo, de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina,' es Lesbiana y no Tolera la Discriminación" (PeopleEnEspañol.com)
"Karina Hermosillo de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' Quiere ser la Primera Reina Gay (Voces.HuffingtonPost.com)
"Primera Pareja Gay Hispana Gana Residencia Permanente" (HolaCiudad.com)

 

GALECA/Dorian Awards

And the winners are...(some deserving, some not)...

Galeca

Film of the Year

American Hustle (Sony)
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Gravity (WB)
Her (WB)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance of the Year – Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24)
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyesr Club (Focus)
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)

Film Performance of the Year – Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Sony Classics)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (WB)
Judi Dench, Philomena (Weinstein)
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

LGBT Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Philomena (Weinstein)

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
The Great Beauty (Janus)
The Hunt (Magnolia)
I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass)

Documentary of the Year

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Act of Killing (Drafthouse)
Blackfish (Magnolia, CNN)
Bridegroom (Own, Virgil Films)
I Am Divine (Automat, Wolfe)
20 Feet from Stardom (Radius-TWC)

Campy Flick of the Year

August: Osage County (Weinstein)
The Canyons (Sundance Selects)
Carrie (Screen Gems)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)

Unsung Film of the Year

Frances Ha (Sundance Selects)
In A World . . . (Roadside Attractions)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics) (tie)
Short Term 12 (Cinedigm) (tie)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Visually Striking Film of the Year

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Frozen (Disney)
Gravity (WB)
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

TV Drama of the Year

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO) (tie)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)

Orange is the New Black (Netflix) (tie)

TV Comedy of the Year

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

TV Performance of the Year – Actor

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Performance of the Year – Actress

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger,” 82nd Academy Awards (CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, “Theme from Rural Juror,” 30 Rock (NBC)
Jessica Lange and cast, “The Name Game,” American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Lea Michele, “To Make You Feel My Love,” Glee (Fox)

LGBT TV Show of the Year

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Bridegroom (Own)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

Campy TV Show of the Year

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
House of Versace (Lifetime)
Sharknado (Syfy)
Smash (NBC)

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Broadchurch (BBC America)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Cougar Town (TBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Mom (CBS)
Orphan Black (BBC America)

The We’re Wilde About You (Rising Star Award)

Adele Exarchopoulos
Dane DeHaan
Laverne Cox
Lupita Nyong’o
Tatiana Maslany

Wilde Wit of the Year

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
Kate McKinnon
Dan Savage
Amy Schumer

Wilde Artist of the Year

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Alfonso Cuaron
Xavier Dolan
James Franco
Spike Jonze
Steve McQueen

SAG Winners 2014

The SAG Awards were handed out on January 18.....here are the Winners:Screen Actors Guild

MOVIES

Ensemble Cast

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • August: Osage County
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • The Butler

Lead Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Lead Actor

  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER
  • Forest Whitaker, The Butler

Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini, Enough Said
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

TELEVISION

Ensemble – Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad – WINNER
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland

Actor – Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad – WINNER
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newswroom
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Actress – Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – WINNER
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal

Actor — TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra – WINNER
  • Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
  • Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Actress – TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
  • Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector – WINNER
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Ensemble – Comedy

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family – WINNER
  • Veep

Actor – Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family – WINNER
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Actress – Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – WINNER

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Critics Choice Movie Awards12014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners

BEST PICTURE

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER
  • Robert Redford – All Is Lost

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Brie Larson – Short Term 12
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Bruhl – Rush
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Scarlett Johansson – Her
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
  • Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color – WINNER
  • Liam James – The Way Way Back
  • Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
  • Tye Sheridan – Mud

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • August: Osage County
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Nebraska
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity – WINNER
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Eric Singer and David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Spike Jonze – Her – WINNER
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Tracy Letts – August: Osage County
  • Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
  • Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity – WINNER
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
  • Roger Deakins – Prisoners
  • Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Andy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator) – Gravity
  • Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) – The Great Gatsby – WINNER
  • K.K. Barrett (Production Designer), Gene Serdena (Set Decorator) – Her
  • Dan Hennah (Production Designer), Simon Bright (Set Decorator), Ra Vincent (Set Decorator) – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator) – 12 Years a Slave

BEST EDITING

  • Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers – American Hustle
  • Christopher Rouse – Captain Phillips
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger – Gravity – WINNER
  • Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill – Rush
  • Joe Walker – 12 Years a Slave
  • Thelma Schoonmaker – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Michael Wilkinson – American Hustle – WINNER
  • Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
  • Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Daniel Orlandi – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Patricia Norris – 12 Years a Slave

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Rush
  • 12 Years a Slave

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Gravity – WINNER
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim
  • Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen – WINNER
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Lone Survivor – WINNER
  • Rush
  • Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
  • Brad Pitt – World War Z
  • Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor – WINNER

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity – WINNER
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3

BEST COMEDY

  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • Enough Said
  • The Heat
  • This Is the End
  • The Way Way Back
  • The World’s End

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street – WINNER
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Simon Pegg – The World’s End
  • Sam Rockwell – The Way Way Back

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock – The Heat
  • Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
  • Melissa McCarthy – The Heat

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • The Conjuring
  • Gravity – WINNER
  • Star Trek into Darkness
  • World War Z

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color – WINNER
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • Wadjda

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • The Act of Killing
  • Blackfish
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tim’s Vermeer
  • 20 Feet from Stardom – WINNER

BEST SONG

  • Atlas – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2
  • Let It Go – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen – WINNER
  • Ordinary Love – U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Please Mr. Kennedy – Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey – The Great Gatsby

BEST SCORE

  • Steven Price – Gravity – WINNER
  • Arcade Fire – Her
  • Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

86th Academy Awards®

AcademyThe Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards®

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Here’s the list of Nominees

 

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
  • Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
  • Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
  • Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
  • Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
  • Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
  • Judi Dench in “Philomena”
  • Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
  • Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
  • June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Animated Feature Film

  • “The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
  • “Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
  • “Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
  • “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
  • “The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Cinematography

  • “The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
  • “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
  • “Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design

  • “American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
  • “The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
  • “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
  • “The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
  • “12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Directing

  • “American Hustle” David O. Russell
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Nebraska” Alexander Payne
  • “12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Documentary Feature

  • “The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • “Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • “Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
  • “The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
  • “20 Feet from Stardom” Nominees to be determined

Documentary Short Subject

  • “CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
  • “Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
  • “Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
  • “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Film Editing

  • “American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  • “Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • “12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film

  • “The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
  • “The Great Beauty” Italy
  • “The Hunt” Denmark
  • “The Missing Picture” Cambodia
  • “Omar” Palestine

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  • “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
  • “The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Music (Original Score)

  • “The Book Thief” John Williams
  • “Gravity” Steven Price
  • “Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
  • “Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
    Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
  • “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
    Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
  • “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “The Moon Song” from “Her”
    Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
  • “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
    Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best Picture

  • “American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • “Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
  • “Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
  • “Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
  • “Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
  • “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Production Design

  • “American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
  • “Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
  • “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
  • “Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
  • “12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
  • “Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
  • “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
  • “Possessions” Shuhei Morita
  • “Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
  • “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
  • “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
  • “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
  • “The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Sound Editing

  • “All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  • “Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
  • “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
  • “Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Sound Mixing

  • “Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  • “Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
  • “Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Visual Effects

  • “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
  • “Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
  • “The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
  • “Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • “Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
  • “Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • “Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
  • “Her” Written by Spike Jonze
  • “Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

Golden Globes: Winners

Golden GlobesThe Winners...

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
"12 Years a Slave"

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"American Hustle"

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams ("American Hustle")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle")

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
"Her" by Spike Jonze

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
"All Is Lost"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
'Ordinary Love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Great Beauty" (La grande bellezza)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Frozen"

DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad"

DRAMA SERIES – ACTOR
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")

DRAMA SERIES – ACTRESS
Robin Wright ("House of Cards")

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTOR
Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine")

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTRESS
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
"Behind the Candelabra"

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Michael Douglas ("Behind the Candelabra")

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTRESS
Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake")

SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan")

SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge")

LGBT Films @ Sundance

Sundance 2014The LGBT films @ Sundance 2014…

Film stills and descriptions courtesy of the Sundance Institute.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

52 Tuesdays
Australia (Director: Sophie Hyde; screenplay and story by Matthew Cormack; story by Sophie Hyde) — Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year — once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Beau Williams, Sam Althuizen. International premiere

Lilting
United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Hong Khaou) — The world of a Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger who doesn't speak her language. Lilting is a touching and intimate film about finding the things that bring us together. Cast: Ben Whishaw, Pei-Pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Naomi Christie, Morven Christie. World premiere. Day 1 film

My Prairie Home
Canada (Director: Chelsea McMullan) — A poetic journey through landscapes both real and emotional, Chelsea McMullan’s documentary/musical offers an intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon, framed by stunning images of the Canadian prairies. McMullan’s imaginative visual interpretations of Spoon’s songs make this an unforgettable look at a unique Canadian artist. International premiere

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Jamie Marks Is Dead
USA (Director and screenwriter: Carter Smith) — No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead. Cast: Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty, Liv Tyler

The Skeleton Twins
USA (Director: Craig Johnson; screenwriters: Craig Johnson, Mark Heyman) — When estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason

Dear White People
USA (Director and screenwriter: Justin Simien) — Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world. Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell

U.S. Documentary Competition

The Case Against 8
USA (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ivory Tower
USA (Director: Andrew Rossi) — As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, "Is college worth it?" From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education startups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.

The Overnighters
USA (Director: Jesse Moss) — Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor's decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.

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Appropriate Behavior
USA, U.K. (Director and screenwriter: Desiree Akhavan) — Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual, and a hip, young Brooklynite, but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold on to can be a lonely experience. Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit, Anh Duong, Arian Moayed. World premiere

The Foxy Merkins
USA (Director: Madeleine Olnek; screenwriters: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Madeleine Olnek) — Two lesbian hookers work the streets of New York. One is a down-on-her-luck newbie; the other is a beautiful — and straight — grifter who's an expert on picking up women. Together they face bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, and each other in this prostitute buddy comedy. Cast: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Alex Karpovsky, Susan Ziegler, Sally Sockwell, Deb Margolin

Drunktown’s Finest
USA (Director and screenwriter: Sydney Freeland) — Three young Native Americans — a rebellious father-to-be, a devout Christian woman, and a promiscuous transsexual — come of age on an Indian reservation. Cast: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, Morningstar Angeline, Kiowa Gordon, Shauna Baker, Elizabeth Francis

Spotlight

Stranger by the Lake
France (Director and screenwriter: Alain Guiraudie) — Frank spends his summer searching for companionship at a lake in France. He meets Michel, an attractive, mysterious man, and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects. Stranger by the Lake is an erotic thriller testing the limits of sexual desire. Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao

New Frontier

I Love Your Work
Artist: Jonathan Harris
I Love Your Work is a beautifully designed interactive documentary by Jonathan Harris about the private lives of nine women who make lesbian porn. It consists of more than 2,000 10-second video clips, taken at five-minute intervals over 10 consecutive days — around six hours of footage. Cast: Dylan Ryan, Jincey Lumpkin, Ela Darling, Ryan Keely

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
USA (Director: Thomas Allen Harris; screenwriters: Thomas Allen Harris, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison) — Through a Lens Darkly is an epic film that moves poetically between the present and the past through the work of contemporary photographers and artists. Their pictures and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving a voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, or hidden from sight. World premiere

Premieres

Love Is Strange
USA (Director: Ira Sachs; screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias) — After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet. Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson

Nick Offerman: American Ham
USA (Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts; screenwriter: Nick Offerman) — Warning: minor nudity and not suitable for vegetarians. This live taping of Nick Offerman's hilarious one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall theater features a collection of anecdotes, songs, and woodworking/oral sex techniques. The routine includes Offerman's 10 tips for living a more prosperous life, so hearken well. Cast: Nick Offerman

Documentary Premieres

To Be Takei
USA (Director: Jennifer Kroot) — Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband, Brad, on a wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.

Shorts

Best

U.K. (Director: William Oldroyd; screenwriter: Adam Brace) — With his wedding only moments away, a man and his best friend confront their future.

Burger
U.K., Norway (Director and screenwriter: Magnus Mork) — It's late night in a burger bar in Wales...

MeTube: August Sings Carmen
Austria (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Moshel) — Georges Bizet`s "Habanera" from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.

Rat Pack Rat
USA (Director and screenwriter: Todd Rohal) — A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself performing the last rites at the boy's bedside.

Directors Guild of America

Directors Guild Of America22014 Directors Guild of America Nominations

  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

The Razzie Nominations 2013...& Winners/Losers...

RazThe winners will be announced on March 1, 2014.

 

Worst Picture

  • After Earth
  • The Big Wedding
  • 47 Ronin
  • Getaway
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Grudge Match
  • The Host
  • InAPPropriate Comedy
  • The Lone Ranger
  • A Madea Christmas
  • Movie 43
  • Paranoia
  • R.I.P.D.
  • Runner Runner
  • Scary Movie 5

Worst Actor

  • Adrien Brody – InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Robert De Niro – The Big Wedding / The Family / Grudge Match
  • Johnny Depp – The Lone Ranger
  • Liam Hemsworth – Love and Honor / Paranoia
  • Ashton Kutcher – Jobs
  • Keanu Reeves – 47 Ronin
  • Adam Sandler – Grown Ups 2
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – Escape Plan / The Last Stand
  • Jaden Smith – After Earth
  • Sylvester Stallone – Bullet to the Head / Escape Plan / Grudge Match
  • Jason Statham – Homefront / Parker
  • Ben Stiller – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Vince Vaughn – Delivery Man / The Internship
  • Owen Wilson – Free Birds (voice only) / The Internship

Worst Actress

  • Gemma Arterton – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters / Runner Runner
  • Halle Berry – The Call / Movie 43
  • Selena Gomez – Getaway
  • Jennifer Hudson – Winnie Mandela
  • Lindsay Lohan – The Canyons / InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Jennifer Lopez – Parker
  • Tyler Perry (as Madea) – A Madea Christmas
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – The Family
  • Noomi Rapace – Dead Man Down / Passion
  • Saoirse Ronan – The Host
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Naomi Watts – Diana / Movie 43

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Ben Affleck – Runner Runner
  • Chris Brown – Battle of the Year
  • William Fichtner – The Lone Ranger
  • Harrison Ford – Ender’s Game / Paranoia
  • James Franco – Homefront
  • Mel Gibson – Machete Kills
  • Armie Hammer – The Lone Ranger
  • Larry the Cable Guy – A Madea Christmas
  • Taylor Lautner – Grown Ups 2
  • Rob Schneider – InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Charlie Sheen – Machete Kills / Scary Movie 5
  • Will Smith – After Earth
  • David Spade – Grown Ups 2
  • Nick Swardson – Grown Ups 2 / A Haunted House
  • Tom Wilkinson – The Lone Ranger

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Kate Bosworth – Homefront / Movie 43
  • Abigail Breslin – The Call
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The Lone Ranger
  • Salma Hayek – Grown Ups 2
  • Katherine Heigl – The Big Wedding
  • Kim Kardashian – Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Diane Keaton – The Big Wedding
  • Lady Gaga – Machete Kills
  • Lindsay Lohan – Scary Movie 5
  • Shirley MacLaine – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Winona Ryder – Homefront
  • Susan Sarandon – The Big Wedding
  • Sofia Vergara – Escape from Planet Earth (voice only) / Machete Kills
  • Kate Winslet – Movie 43

Worst Screen Combo

    • Chris Brown and his dancing shoes – Battle of the Year
    • Johnny Depp and that dumb dead bird on his head – The Lone Ranger
    • The entire cast of The Big Wedding
    • The entire cast of Grown Ups 2
    • The entire cast of The Hangover Part III
    • The entire cast of The Host
    • The entire cast of Machete Kills
    • The entire cast of Movie 43
    • Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen – Scary Movie 5
    • Tyler Perry and either Larry the Cable Guy or that worn out wig and dress – A Madea Christmas
    • Jaden Smith and Will Smith on planet nepotism – After Earth
    • Sylvester Stallone and either Robert De Niro in Grudge Match, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan, or the typewriter he used to write Homefront

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

      • Battle of the Year
      • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
      • A Good Day to Die Hard
      • Grown Ups 2
      • Grudge Match (mash-up/rip-off of Raging Bull and Rocky)
      • The Hangover Part III
      • The Lone Ranger (remake of past Lone Rangers and rip-off of Wild Wild West)
      • Machete Kills
      • Scary Movie 5
      • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
      • The Smurfs 2
      • Texas Chainsaw 3D

Worst Director

      • Dennis Dugan – Grown Ups 2
      • Malcolm D. Lee and David Zucker – Scary Movie 5
      • Robert Luketic – Paranoia
      • John Moore – A Good Day to Die Hard
      • Andrew Niccol – The Host
      • Vince Offer – InAPPropriate Comedy
      • Tyler Perry – A Madea Christmas / Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
      • Carl Rinsch – 47 Ronin
      • M. Night Shyamalan – After Earth
      • Courtney Solomon – Getaway
      • Ben Stiller – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
      • The 13 people (Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham,James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken) who directed Movie 43
      • Gore Verbinski – The Lone Ranger
      • Justin Zackham – The Big Wedding

Worst Screenplay

    • After Earth
    • The Big Wedding
    • The Call
    • Escape Plan
    • Grown Ups 2
    • Homefront
    • The Host
    • InAPPropriate Comedy
    • The Lone Ranger
    • Machete Kills
    • A Madea Christmas
    • Movie 43
    • Paranoia
    • Scary Movie 5
    • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Fairyland

Fairyland A Memoir Of My Father

Oh Yes!!!

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father...is coming to the big screen.

Oh No!!!

The Coppola clan are behind it...

Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola will produce the film.

Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham will co-write the screenplay.

Let us hope that Sofia chooses NOT to direct.

BFI Mediatheque...

For all you lucky people who reside in Britain...

BFI Mediatheque

The BFI have done something rather special and rare...something for nothing...

Thousands of free films, documentaries, television episodes...

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Brian Epstein...

Epstein Cumberbatch

The Tom Hanks produced movie will focus on the manager’s entire life, rather than just being a story about The Beatles from his perspective. Brian Epstein signed the iconic band back in 1961. He initially had difficulty getting a label to take them, before he launched them to international superstar status. While he’s best remembered for his relationship to the Liverpudlians, he also managed the likes of Cilla Black and Gerry & the Pacemakers.

Epstein was also a closeted homosexual, whose sexuality was completely concealed from the public, although it was an open secret amongst his friends and associates. It’s little surprise it was kept secret, as homosexuality was still illegal in the UK at the time. He’s also said to have had an ‘almost’ love affair with John Lennon, which was never consummated (at least that’s how Lennon put it). Epstein battled addictions with drugs and gambling, and tragically died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills in 1967, just one month before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales.

Todd Graff wrote the screenplay for the film. The openly gay Graff is a former actor (perhaps best known for The Abyss), who’s more recently written and directed music-fuelled movies such as Camp, Bandslam and Joyful Noise. However he won’t helm this one, as Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) has that job.

Queer...

Queer

Steve Buscemi will direct a film adaptation of the William S. Burroughs landmark novel Queer with Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, and Kelly MacDonald attached to star.

So.....You Want To Make A Short...

The Short Film...the gateway to fame and fortune or, the final nail in your (un)creative coffin.

Many have tried...most fail...to create the perfect short film...it's not as easy as it looks.

So...we have decided to give you a few simple pointers...

PART 1: Before You Even Touch A Camera

Step 1…

Before you do anything…ask yourself one question…how are you going to promote your film?

The answer is incredibly simple…yet, inexplicably, over half of the short films in the CGiii database don’t do it.

A poster...a window to your mini masterpiece. Remember: people do judge a book by its cover!!!

Here's what to do...

Create a black rectangle, in the region of 100 x 140 pixels…we put a frame around ours to make it look pretty…

Blackrectangle

Now, take the title of your film and insert it into the black rectangle…

A word about your title...go to IMDb, type your title into the search box...if there are 3, 4, 5+ titles exactly the same as yours...CHANGE YOUR TITLE. Popular titles include: Angel, Blue, Blow, Boy, Brothers, Class, Closet, Coming Out, Crash, Crazy, Crush...ad nauseum.

CGiiiPromote

There, you now have a little poster that will promote your film. Simple. If you are feeling more adventurous …add your own name…it is your film…promote yourself.

Step 2...

Watch as many bad short films as you can...there are, literally, thousands to choose from.

Step 3...

Watch as many good short films as you can...bearing in mind...there is always room for improvement.

Step 4...

Watch as many great short films as you can...sadly, there are only a handful.

Step 5...

Read your script again.

Step 6...

Let other people read your script...listen to what they have to say...be it good, be it bad - it's all constructive.

Step 7...

Re-write your script.

 

That's enough to keep you busy for a while...Part 2 will follow shortly...

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  2.  All advertisements are accepted subject to the Publisher’s approval of the copy and to the space being available.

  3.  The Publisher reserves the right to refuse, omit, amend or suspend an advertisement at any time without explanation, in which case no claim on the part of the Advertiser for damages or breach of contract shall arise. Should omission or suspension of an advertisement be due to the act or default of the Advertiser or his servants or agents, then the space reserved shall be paid for in full notwithstanding that the advertisement has not appeared.

  4.  Orders should be accompanied by an official Purchase Order or written instructions signed by a duly authorised person. It is the responsibility of the Advertiser to ensure that only authorised persons place orders. Verbal instructions and orders are only accepted on the understanding that the Publisher will not be responsible for mistakes arising there from. The Publisher cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions in advertisements that have not been supplied to our print-ready specifications.

  5.  The Advertiser will ensure that the advertisement does not contravene any Act of Parliament and is in no way illegal or defamatory, or an infringement of any other party’s rights or an infringement of the British Code of Advertising Practice. The Advertiser will indemnify the Publisher fully in respect of any claim made against the Publisher arising from the advertisement.

  6.  Prices are as stated in the  Media Pack or as agreed at the time and date of the order, and are exclusive of VAT at the current rate, which shall be charged in addition where applicable and unless otherwise indicated. Advertisement rates are subject to revision at any time, and orders are accepted on condition that the price binds the Publisher only in respect of the next issue to go to press. In the event of a rate increase the Advertiser will have the option to cancel the order without surcharge or continue the order at the revised cost.

  7.  All new orders must be prepaid unless an approved credit account already exists.

  8.  Charges will be made to the Advertiser or his agent where the printers are involved in extra production work owing to acts or defaults of the Advertiser or his servants or agents. Additional cost incurred if materials are found to be unsuitable during production will be charged, except if the whole or any part of such additional cost could have been avoided but for additional delay by the Publisher or his servants in ascertaining the unsuitability of materials so supplied.

  9.  All property supplied to the Publisher by or on behalf of the Advertiser shall, while it is in the possession of the Publisher or agents of the Publisher, or in transit to or from the Advertiser, be deemed at the Advertiser’s risk unless otherwise agreed, and the Advertiser should insure accordingly. The Publisher shall be under no liability if it shall be unable to carry out any provision of the Contract for any reason beyond its control, including Act of God, legislation, war, fire, flood, drought, failure of power supply, lock-out, strike or other dispute. The Publisher reserves the right to destroy all artwork and associated materials which has been in its custody for 12 months from the date of its last appearance.

  10.  At least two weeks’ notice in writing prior to copy date is required to stop or suspend an insertion.

  11.  Complaints regarding reproduction or placement of advertisements must be made in writing and must be received within four weeks of the on-sale date of the issue in question.

  12.  If copy instructions are not received by the relevant copy date, no guarantees can be given that the proofs will be supplied for corrections made, and the Publisher reserves the right to repeat the most appropriate copy available.

  13.  These Terms & Conditions, together with the Media Pack, constitute the entirety of the Contract between the Publisher and the Advertiser. The Contract is deemed to take place at the offices of the Publisher. No variation of or addition to the same shall be of legal effect, and no employee or agent of the Publisher is authorised to make any representation binding upon the Publisher, unless such variation or addition is made in writing and signed by a Director of the company, CGiii.com.

  14.  These Terms & Conditions and all other express terms of the Contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England.