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Trash

Stephen Daldry’s Trash wins top Rome award

By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Chinese crime drama 12 Citizens and an Indian adaptation of Hamlet.

Screen Awards 2014 winners

By Screen staff

UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

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The Theory of Everything

The Theory Of Everything, first trailer Video

Focus Features has unleashed the first trailer for Working Title’s upcoming awards hopeful The Theory Of Everything.

AWARDS FEATURES

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Kurmanjan Datka

Kurmanjan Datka is this year’s official foreign-language Oscar entry for Kyrgyzstan and recounts the story of one of the country’s most celebrated female leaders, who lived from 1811-1907.

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders

American Hustle

American Hustle: the American way

The hustling started a year and a half before David O Russell’s American Hustle hit cinemas. Jeremy Kay speaks to the director and producers about the film’s high-speed, high-stakes production.

12 Years

12 Years A Slave: Freedom fighters

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is a box-office hit in the US and has been attracting major awards attention, including 10 Bafta nominations. Andreas Wiseman speaks to the film-maker, star Chiwetel Ejiofor and other key members of the team about creating an unflinching film about slavery.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips: High seas adventure

Jeremy Kay talks to the team behind Captain Phillips about the challenges and rewards of recreating a real-life drama for the big screen.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

In service of The Butler

Pulling together the financing for an epic about the civil-rights movement was not easy, but Lee Daniels’ box-office hit The Butler has challenged conventional wisdom about audiences for African-American and political stories. John Hazelton reports.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

For The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of his Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson had the tricky task of bringing the story’s raging, intelligent dragon to life. He tells John Hazelton about how the second film brings certain freedoms.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard, Rush

Ron Howard talks about the challenges and rewards of returning to independent film-making with Formula 1 character study Rush. He also tells Wendy Mitchell about the adventure of his new film Heart Of The Sea.