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LATEST OSCARS NEWS

Oscar foreign language shortlist unveiled

By Wendy Mitchell

AMPAS has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award.  A record 83 films had been submitted.

Maleficent

Seven advance in Oscar make-up race

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Academy voters have made their pre-nomination selections on the road to the 87th Oscars.

KEY DATES

  • Nov 8 The Governors Awards
  • Dec 3 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due
  • Dec 29 Nominations voting
  • Jan 8 Nominations voting
  • Jan 15 Oscar nominations
  • Feb 2 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
  • Feb 6 Final voting begins
  • Feb 7 Scientific Technical Awards
  • Feb 17 Final voting ends
  • Feb 22 87th Academy Awards

AWARDS FEATURES

Ruben Ostlund

Ruben Ostlund, Force Majeure

Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Force Majeure, tells Tiffany Pritchard about his lengthy casting process, the Titanic myth and his love of YouTube.

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The hunt for Best Picture

The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.

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Academy to consider 114 scores

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences unveiled the entire list of eligible scores on December 12.

Boyhood

The making of Boyhood

The team behind Richard Linklater’s Boyhood talks to Jeremy Kay about the challenges and rewards of bringing to life this extraordinary 12-year project

The Lego Movie behind the scenes

Phil Lord & Chris Miller, The Lego Movie

Phil Lord and Chris Miller talk to Michael Rosser about their animated hit, The Lego Movie, which far exceeds its commercial spin-off roots to become an emotional story that celebrates human creativity

Big Hero 6

Don Hall & Chris Williams, Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell Jean Noh about building the world of San Fransokyo for their Marvel comic superhero adaptation

The Book of Life

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book of Life

Despite a disastrous first pitch to Guillermo del Toro, Jorge Gutierrez succeeded in making a unique animated feature inspired by Greek mythology and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Dean DeBlois & Bonnie Arnold, How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold talk to John Hazelton about the film’s more mature themes and making the most of the latest animation technology

COMMENT

Serial storytelling

It’s remarkable that during the season of big awards films, the story that most people I know are genuinely buzzing about is the tale of Hae Min, Adnan and Jay.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Life Itself

Steve James, Life Itself

Documentarian Steve James talks to John Hazelton about capturing the career and spirit of Roger Ebert while avoiding the pitfalls of hagiography.

Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield, Tales Of The Grim Sleeper

Nick Broomfield tells Wendy Mitchell why his doc Tales Of The Grim Sleeper is about a whole neighbourhood, not just one killer.

Academy Museum

AMPAS’s global reach

AMPAS boss Dawn Hudson talks to Wendy Mitchell about advancing the Academy’s influence across the world and its efforts to protect film’s legacy

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras, Citizenfour

Film-maker Laura Poitras becomes part of the story with her history-in-the-making documentary, Citizenfour, about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

DIGITAL EDITION

Screen December 19 2014

Screen December 19 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…