This week’s home video releases are anchored by last year’s top-grossing feature film.
The movie awards season has come to a close with the 87th Academy Awards ceremony. Following is a full list of winner.
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Movie
“Big Hero Six”
Best Documentary Feature
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”
Best Original Song
“Glory” by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Achievement in Cinematography
Emannuel Lubezki, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Achievement in Visual Effects
Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin, “Interstellar”
Achievement in Costume Design
Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Achievement in Production Design
Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, “Whiplash”
Achievement in Sound Editing
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, “American Sniper”
Achievement in Film Editing
Tom Cross, “Whiplash”
Best Live Action Short Film
“The Phone Call”
Best Documentary Short Subject
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″
Best Animated Short
There is a strong slate of home video releases this week, and it is anchored by a movie that helped actor Robert Duvall earn his seventh Academy Award nomination.
This week’s major home video releases include two R-rated thrillers and a family friendly animated film.
The 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were handed out at the Hollywood Palladium Thursday, Jan. 15. The show was broadcast live on A&E, but as a longtime member of the presenting organization — The Broadcast Film Critics Association — I received a couple tickets. The life of an entertainment journalist (particularly one who spends much of his time teaching) is relatively low on glitz and glamour, but it’s nice to spend at least one night a year checking out the sights and sounds in Hollywood.
Traditionally, the Critics’ Choice Awards have been a good predictor of the movies and filmmakers who go on to win Oscars. Of course, that’s not always the case. For instance, “The Lego Movie” won the Critics’ Choice award for best animated feature Thursday, but did not receive an Oscar nomination.
Following is the full list of winners …
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are broadcast live at 6 p.m. (PT) today (Jan. 15) on A&E. Be sure to tune in.
I am a long-time member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which presents the awards show, and it’s always fun. Also, winners of Critics’ Choice Awards often go on to win the Oscar.