BAFTA 2017: La La Land & Arrival Bag Awards as Nocturnal Animals Disappoints

I, Daniel Blake, Manchester by the Sea & Moonlight are also up for awards

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By Jay Hunter The 70th BAFTA ceremony took place tonight. Unsurprisingly, La La Land leads the way for the “British Oscars” after a record breaking Golden Globes with 11 nominations. However, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals were both hot on the musical’s heels with 9 nominations apiece. Unsurprisingly Ken Loach’s British movie I, Daniel Blake also received plaudits. Below are the winners of the night.

Best film

Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land (Winner)
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best British film

American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I, Daniel Blake (Winner)
Notes on Blindness
Under the Shadow

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer 

The Girl With All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers) (Winner)

Best film not in the English language

Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
Son of Saul (Winner)
Toni Erdmann

Best documentary

13th (Winner)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness
Weiner

Best animated film

Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings (Winner)
Moana
Zootropolis

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land) (Winner)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea (Winner)
Moonlight

Best adapted screenplay

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Lion (Winner)
Nocturnal Animals

Best actor

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) (Winner)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best actress

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Emma Stone (La La Land) (Winner)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best supporting actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Dev Patel (Lion) (Winner)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best supporting actress

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Viola Davis (Fences) (Winner)

Best original music 

Arrival
Jackie
La La Land (Winner)
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best cinematography

Arrival
Hell or High Water
La La Land (Winner)
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best editing

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge (Winner)
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best production design

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Winner)
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best costume design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie (Winner)
La La Land

Best make up & hair

Doctor Strange
Florence Foster Jenkins (Winner)
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best sound

Arrival (Winner)
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best special visual effects

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book (Winner)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

EE Rising Star award

Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Tom Holland (Winner)

The Walking Dead is Toning Down on Violence…and People Don’t Like it

“Next season on The Walking Dead kittens and rainbows”

By Jay Hunter Say what you like about The Walking Dead, but one thing you can’t deny is it doesn’t hold back on the gore. In fact, I once made a pressing argument that the gore in The Walking Dead was a reason why the show was keeping horror relevant.

After a turbulent start to the new season, with steep drop off’s in ratings, the numerous complaints to AMC seems to have finally caved the showrunners. Reported by Variety:

“Walking Dead” exec producer Gale Anne Hurd acknowledged Wednesday that the negative response to the bludgeon slayings of two key characters in the premiere prompted producers to make adjustments in episodes that were still in production at the time of the Oct. 23 season premiere.

“We were able to look at the feedback on the level of violence,” Hurd said during a panel session at the NATPE conference. “We did tone it down for episodes we were still filming for later on in the season.”

“This is not a show that is torture porn,” she added. After the response to the finale, she said they gave strong consideration to making sure “we don’t cross that line.”

Needless to say, fans of the show were furious about the news. Although the show appeals to millions of ‘mainstream’ and passive fans, the core demographic is of course the horror community. Taking to Twitter to voice their opinion to Bloody Disgusting, many fans were outraged:

After this huge shift in their programming, it’s to be expected that the show will be toned down in future seasons. It’s a risky move from the shows producers, which has no doubt rattled their loyal core fanbase, although the show still draws in around 10 million viewers per episode, it will be interesting to see just how many times the show can anger it’s fans and get away with it.

The Walking Dead will return 12th February in the US and the 13th February in the UK

La La Land & The Night Manager Sweep Golden Globes as Meryl Streep Rallies with her Anti-Trump Speech

Just the one award for Manchester by the Sea.

By Jay Hunter The Golden Globes 2017 kicked off awards season last night. The ceremony saw BBC drama The Night Manager walk away with three awards in the television categories, whilst La La Land dominated the movie landscape as many predicted. Elsewhere we saw Aaron Taylor-Johnson pick up best supporting actor for his role in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Viola Davis winning best supporting actress for her role in Fences. Much was made about Deadpool‘s chances before the awards, however the night saw the film walk away empty handed. Meryl Streep will claim many of the headlines however, with her rallying speech against Donald Trump in support of foreign people.

Below is the full list of nominees and winners.

 

Best Picture, Drama

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” – Winner

Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) – Winner
Joe Edgerton (“Loving”)
Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”)
Denzel Washington (“Fences”)

Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams (“Arrival”)
Jessica Chastain (“Miss Sloane”)
Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) – Winner
Ruth Negga (“Loving”)
Natalie Portman (“Jackie”)

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

“20th Century Women”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Deadpool”
“Sing Street”
“La La Land” – Winner

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell (“The Lobster”)
Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) – Winner
Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Jonah Hill (“War Dogs”)
Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”)

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”)
Lily Collins (“Rules Don’t Apply”)
Hailee Steinfeld (“Edge of Seventeen”)
Emma Stone (“La La Land”) – Winner
Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)
Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)
Simon Helberg (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Dev Patel (“Lion”)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”) – Winner

Best Supporting Actress 

Viola Davis (“Fences”) – Winner
Nicole Kidman (“Lion”)
Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”)
Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”)
Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”) – Winner
Tom Ford (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”)
Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Original Score, Motion Picture

“Moonlight”
“La La Land” – Winner
“Arrival”
“Lion”
“Hidden Figures”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Divines”
“Elle” – Winner
“Neruda”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Best Animated Film

“Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“Sing”
“Zootopia” – Winner

Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”) – Winner
Tom Ford (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”)
Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)
Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water”)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” (“Trolls”)
“City of Stars” (“La La Land”) – Winner
“Faith” (“Sing”)
“Gold” (“Gold”)
“How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”)

TELEVISION

Best Comedy/Musical

“Atlanta” – Winner
“Black-ish”
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Best Drama

“The Crown” – Winner
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This is Us”
“Westworld”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“American Crime”
“The Dresser”
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“The People vs. OJ Simpson” – Winner

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Billy Bob Thornton (“Goliath”) – Winner
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Claire Foy (“The Crown”) – Winner
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Best Actor, Comedy

Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) – Winner
Nick Nolte (“Graves”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) – Winner

Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)
Bryan Cranston (“All the Way”)
John Turturro, (“The Night Of”)
Tom Hiddleston, (“The Night Manager) – Winner
Courtney B. Vance, (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)

Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience”)
Sarah Paulson (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) – Winner
Charlotte Rampling (“London Spy”)
Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)
Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager”) – Winner
John Lithgow (“The Crown”)
Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”)
John Travolta (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman (“The Night Manager”) – Winner
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Chrissy Metz (“The Is Us”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Golden Globes 2017: Nominees, Times & Host

La La Land and Manchester by the Sea are the critics favourites

By Jay Hunter The Golden Globes, 2017 will be the 74th year for the ceremony, hosted by esteemed talk show host, Jimmy Fallon. The Golden Globes have become more of an indicated for February’s Academy Awards in February in recent years, as the winners of each category often go on to be favourites to win the Oscar and most insiders feel that La La Land and Manchester by the Sea will go head to head for the big honours. Unlike the Academy Awards however, the Golden Globes also award the best television shows of the year with awards. The show is due to start at 8pm ET (around 1am UK time) in the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles. Below are the nominees.

 

Best Picture, Drama

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”

Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”)
Joe Edgerton (“Loving”)
Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”)
Denzel Washington (“Fences”)

Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams (“Arrival”)
Jessica Chastain (“Miss Sloane”)
Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”)
Ruth Negga (“Loving”)
Natalie Portman (“Jackie”)

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

“20th Century Women”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Deadpool”
“Sing Street”
“La La Land”

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell (“The Lobster”)
Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”)
Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Jonah Hill (“War Dogs”)
Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”)

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”)
Lily Collins (“Rules Don’t Apply”)
Hailee Steinfeld (“Edge of Seventeen”)
Emma Stone (“La La Land”)
Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)
Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)
Simon Helberg (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Dev Patel (“Lion”)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”)

Best Supporting Actress 

Viola Davis (“Fences”)
Nicole Kidman (“Lion”)
Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”)
Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”)
Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”)
Tom Ford (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”)
Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Original Score, Motion Picture

“Moonlight”
“La La Land”
“Arrival”
“Lion”
“Hidden Figures”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Divines”
“Elle”
“Neruda”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Best Animated Film

“Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“Sing”
“Zootopia”

Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”)
Tom Ford (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”)
Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)
Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water”)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” (“Trolls”)
“City of Stars” (“La La Land”)
“Faith” (“Sing”)
“Gold” (“Gold”)
“How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”)

TELEVISION

Best Comedy/Musical

“Atlanta”
“Black-ish”
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Best Drama

“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This is Us”
“Westworld”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“American Crime”
“The Dresser”
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“The People vs. OJ Simpson”

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Billy Bob Thornton (“Goliath)
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Best Actor, Comedy

Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Nick Nolte (“Graves”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)

Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)
Bryan Cranston (“All the Way”)
John Turturro, (“The Night Of”)
Tom Hiddleston, (“The Night Manager)
Courtney B. Vance, (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)

Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience”)
Sarah Paulson (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)
Charlotte Rampling (“London Spy”)
Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)
Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager”)
John Lithgow (“The Crown”)
Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”)
John Travolta (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman (“The Night Manager”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Chrissy Metz (“The Is Us”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Rick and Negan Go Head to Head in New Walking Dead Clip

“Not today, not tomorrow, but I am going to kill you”

Rick vows to kill Negan in new clip for The Walking Dead

By Jay Hunter As fans grow more and more agitated to witness who Negan and Lucille killed at the end of this month, AMC give viewers a carrot in the form of Rick going up against Negan.

The video clearly takes place immediately after Negan murderers one (or two) of Rick’s group. On show is an excellent display of dramatic performances from both Andrew Lincoln and Jeffery Dean Morgan.

Fans will be scouring the video for any season seven clues ahead of it’s premiere on October 23rd

Evan Peters Accidentally ‘Revealed Himself’ to Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange didn’t sound like she minded too much…

By Jay Hunter – Working on television sets can often be an intimate setting. When you’re with your co-stars for more than twelve hours a day, it’s fair to say you get very accustomed very quickly. But it seems Jessica Lange got a bit more than she bargained for when shooting American Horror Story with Evan Peters.

Hitchcock TV Series In The Works

The news adds further opulence to TV’s current horror revival

By Jay Hunter –Universal Cable Productions is developing an anthology series based on Alfred Hitchcock, Variety reports.

NBC owned production company, Universal Cable Productions has reportedly signed a deal with the Hitchcock Estate to re-create classic Hitchcockian tales entitled, Welcome to Hitchcock.

The show will have an anthology format and will look toward the Master of Suspense’s leading titles such as The Birds and Psycho for inspiration. Each season will focus on a particular story and will be produced by the Hitchcock estate.

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The Birds (Image – Universal Studios)

Dawn Olmstead, executive vice president of development at Universal Cable Productions went on to say; “Long after his death, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be one of the most celebrated directors and visionaries in the world, a master manipulator of the macabre. We’re honored that the Hitchcock Estate has put its trust in our studio to pay homage to his work.”

“Our grandfather always collaborated with the best and the brightest to help shape his vision. We’re confident that Universal Cable Productions will take great care in helping us to continue preserving his legacy,” said Katie O’Connell-Fiala on behalf of the Hitchcock Trust and MTK Corporation, which was founded by O’Connell-Fiala and her sisters, Mary O’Connell-Stone and Tere O’Connell-Carrubba.

No official release date has yet been announced