Monday, February 23, 2015

Selma Wins Best Original Song Oscar for "Glory"

Ava DuVernay's "Selma" starring British Nigerian actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr; won the Best Original Song Oscar with Glory composed by Lonnie Lynn (Common) and John Stephens (John Legend) and it is a great consolation after all the controversy over the omissions of DuVernay in the nominations for Best Director and Oyelowo in the nominations for Best Actor.

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was held on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.

The following list of all the nominees and winners is from The Guardian of UK. TALK OF THE TOWN is bringing you "All The Best Looks From The 2015 Academy Awards"

Academy Honorary Awards
Jean-Claude Carrière
Hayao Miyazaki
Maureen O'Hara

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Harry Belafonte

Best actor

WINNER: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell for Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper for American Sniper
Michael Keaton for Birdman

Best supporting actor

WINNER: JK Simmons for WhiplashRobert Duvall for The Judge
Ethan Hawke for Boyhood
Edward Norton for Birdman
Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher

Best actress

WINNER: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Best supporting actress

WINNER: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Laura Dern for Wild
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game
Emma Stone for Birdman
Meryl Streep for Into the Woods

Best picture

WINNER: Birdman
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything

Best director

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Achievement in costume design

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B Sheppard
Mr Turner – Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark CoulierFoxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

Best foreign-language film

WINNER: Ida – Paweł PawlikowskiTangerines – Zaza Urushadze
Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev
Wild Tales – Damián Szifrón
Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako

Best live-action short film

WINNER: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby, James Lucas
Aya – Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp – Wei Hu, Julien Féret
Parvaneh – Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger

Best documentary short subject

WINNER: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry
Joanna – Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse – Tomasz Sliwinski, Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper – Gabriel Serra
White Earth – Christian Jensen

Achievement in sound mixing

WINNER: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley
American Sniper – John T Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
Birdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga
Interstellar – Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
Unbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, David Lee

Achievement in sound editing

WINNER: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Birdman – Aaron Glascock, Martín Hernández
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
Interstellar – Richard King
Unbroken – Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

Achievement in visual effects 

WINNER: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Best animated short film

WINNER: Feast – Patrick Osborne, Kristina ReedThe Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs, Chris Hees
The Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi
Me and My Moulton – Torill Kove
A Single Life – Joris Oprins

Best animated feature film

WINNER: Big Hero 6The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best production design

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game: Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar: Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Into the Woods: Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
Mr Turner: Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Achievement in cinematography

WINNER: Birdman: Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Robert D Yeoman
Ida: Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr Turner: Dick Pope
Unbroken: Roger Deakins

Achievement in film editing

WINNER: Whiplash – Tom Cross
Boyhood – Sandra Adair
The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
American Sniper – Joel Cox, Gary Roach

Best documentary feature

WINNER: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier
Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Best original song

WINNER: Glory from Selma – Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)
The Lego Movie – Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome)
Beyond the Lights – Diane Warren (Grateful)
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (I’m Not Gonna Miss You)
Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois (Lost Stars)

Best original score

WINNER: Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson– The Theory of Everything
Gary Yershon – Mr Turner

Original screenplay

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Adapted screenplay

WINNER: Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Regal Announces Free Ticket Offer for "Black or White" Movie

Regal Announces Free Ticket Offer for "Black or White"
Two for One Ticket Offer Exclusively at Regal for One Week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is offering a special two for the price of one ticket offer for "Black or White" from Relativity. This valuable discount is available when purchasing tickets at the box office for shows Friday, February 13 through Thursday, February 19.

"Black or White features a remarkable cast led by Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer," stated Ted Cooper, Senior Vice President and Head Film Buyer for Regal Entertainment Group. "Through our partnership with Relativity, Regal is proud to offer this amazing opportunity to receive a free ticket with each one sold to this magnificent film."

"Black or White" is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

"Along with providing the very best moviegoing experience, Regal rewards our moviegoers with amazing opportunities including this two for one ticket offer for Black or White," stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer at Regal Entertainment Group. "Through this exclusive offer, Regal wants to encourage even more people to see the dynamic performances in this amazing film."

Regal fans are encouraged to like Regal Cinemas' Facebook page and download the Regal Movies app. Moviegoers can program their favorite theatre and purchase tickets all from their mobile device. The Regal app also gives patrons the ability to upload their Regal Crown Club card straight to their phone for easy access while on-the-go. Through the industry-leading Regal Crown Club, 11-million patrons each year accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn rewards including free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at the box office or online at

About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States and, as of January 1, 2015, operates 7,367 screens in 574 theatres throughout 42 states along with the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable moviegoing experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

About Relativity
Relativity ( is a next-generation global media company engaged in multiple aspects of content production and distribution, including movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music. More than just a collection of entertainment-related businesses, Relativity is a content engine with the ability to leverage each of these business units, independently and together, to create content across all mediums, giving consumers what they want, when they want it.

Relativity Studios, the company's largest division, has produced, distributed or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures, generating more than $17 billion in worldwide box-office revenue and earning 60 Oscar nominations. Relativity's films include Oculus, Safe Haven, Act of Valor, Immortals, Limitless, and The Fighter. Upcoming releases include Desert Dancer and Masterminds.

Media Contact:

Richard Grover
Director of Marketing & Communications
Regal Entertainment Group

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter And Roberto Coin Honor This Year's Oscar Nominees

Oscar Nominee Bradley Cooper and Roberto Coin // Photo Courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff (PRNewsFoto/Roberto Coin)
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The Hollywood Reporter And Roberto Coin Honor This Year's Oscar Nominees

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday evening, February 2nd, Roberto Coin sponsored The Hollywood Reporter's star-studded event honoring the nominees of the 87th annual Academy Awards at Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff's legendary flagship restaurant, Spago in Beverly Hills, CA. The evening was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, who welcomed notable guests such as Bradley Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Marion Cotillard, and Laura Dern.

Roberto Coin had some of their newest jewelry on display throughout the night including pieces from the Unique Pieces, Haute Couture and the iconic Pois Moi.

Roberto Coin and Oscar Nominee Patricia Arquette // Photo Courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff (PRNewsFoto/Roberto Coin)
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About Roberto Coin:

Roberto Coin has been an icon in the jewelry industry for more than 30 years. His designs include his signature Appassionata Collection, the new Pois Moi Collection and the Roberto Coin Cento Diamond Collection. His collection is available in Roberto Coin Boutiques and over 400 stores nationwide including better jewelry and specialty stores.

Since 1977 Venetian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places he is truly an artisan at work. Experimenting with light, texture, color and pattern, Coin's style is ever evolving. His diverse collection, designed to fit every woman, is defined by a common thread—a thoughtful balance of elegance and creativity. Included in every piece of Roberto Coin jewelry is his signature ruby. The ruby symbolizes peace, prosperity and happiness and is a special wish from the designer.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Angel Grace Productions Takes On "Scout"

Angel Grace Productions Takes On "Scout" Berlin's EFM is First Stop for Road Trip Film Starring Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover, India Ennenga and James Frecheville

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BrownBag Pictures and Decipher Entertainment announce that Angel Grace Productions will handle international sales on their recently completed film "Scout." Sales will commence at the EFM in Berlin, according to producers Beverley A. Gordon, Dwjuan Fox and Nicolas Emiliani, with the film having its first market screenings.

Reder & Feig LLP represents US sales for "Scout."

"Scout" tells the story of a rebellious girl who takes a troubled young man on a road trip to find her little sister, who has gone missing.

Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Interstellar"), Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon" franchise) and Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour ("East of Eden," "Austenland") join forces with young stars India Ennenga (HBO's "Treme" and upcoming A&E series "The Returned"), James Frecheville ("The Drop," "Animal Kingdom"), Onata Aprile ("What Maisie Knew") and Nikki Reed ("The Twilight Saga" franchise) to round out the solid ensemble cast.

Director/Writer Laurie Weltz previously directed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee "Wrestling With Alligators," starring Claire Bloom and Joely Richardson.


Founded in 2013 by veteran film-marketing executive Michael Fister, Angel Grace Productions (AGP) acquires and sells all rights worldwide, with a focus on festival-driven feature films.

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CONTACT: Terese Linden Kohn,, Cell: +1 323.363.5708

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Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival: Call for Entries


The 5th iREP Film Festival is scheduled to hold from the 19th to 22nd March, 2015, in Lagos, and it promises to be four days of over 40 documentary film screenings, insightful panel discussions, training and workshops, and networking.

iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival 2015 is planned to take full advantage of online connectivity and interaction through livestream broadcast and feedback.

#‎iREP2015‬ is premised on the reality that Digital media technology is expanding narrative possibilities and shaping audiences’ experiences of how realities are articulated. Documentary filmmaking is coming to terms with these new realities and continuously finding hybrid strategies to navigate the blurred lines crisscrossing verite and satisfying the ever changing temperament of the digital world that is hip, fun-seeking, chaotic, multi-tasking, and attention sapping. For documentary filmmaking, digital technology presents a challenge and an opportunity that would either remarkably transform and redefine what passes as a documentary film or bury the art in its past. More than ever before there is a need to reinvent the art of documentary filmmaking within the space of the new elements that are dictating the trend of media consumption and experience globally.

‪#‎iREP2015‬ is the place to show it! This year we plan to show over 40 documentary films, and we sincerely hope your film will be one of them.
Enter your film today! See the poster for details.


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Martha L. Ruiz is Co-Leader of PwC's Oscars® Balloting Team for 87th Academy Awards

Martha L. Ruiz Named Co-Leader of PwC's Oscars® Balloting Team
PwC Enters its 81st Consecutive Year Preserving Secrecy of Oscars Winners

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC announced today that Martha L. Ruiz has joined Brian Cullinan as the new Oscars balloting co-leader overseeing the Oscars balloting process, replacing longtime balloting co-leader Rick Rosas. This year marks PwC's 81st year leading the Oscars balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy).

Ruiz joins a very small group of PwC partners who have safeguarded the world's most famous and best kept secrets for over eighty years. Ruiz and Cullinan will be the only two people in the world who know the identities of the Oscar® winners before they are revealed on ABC's live telecast at 4:00 p.m. PT (7:00 p.m. ET) on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

"PwC's role in the Oscars balloting process represents the firm's lasting legacy of utmost accuracy and confidentiality," said Ruiz, tax partner in PwC's entertainment, media and communications practice and newly-appointed Oscars balloting co-leader. "It's an honor to join this esteemed group of PwC balloting leaders to uphold our long-standing relationship with the Academy."

A PwC veteran of nearly 18 years, Ruiz specializes in providing tax compliance and advisory services to a variety of entertainment clients throughout Southern California. She has also spent over 10 years working behind the scenes as part of the Oscars balloting team.

"The Oscars balloting process is a symbol of PwC's culture of integrity and trust," said Brian Cullinan, chairman of PwC's U.S. board of partners, managing partner of PwC's Southern California practice and Oscars balloting co-leader since 2014. "Each year, the Oscars serve as an immense source of pride for the people of PwC. This year, I look forward to working closely with Martha, and, on behalf of PwC and the Academy, thank Rick Rosas for his 14 years of impeccable service."

PwC oversees all aspects of the voting process: helping to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the balloting process, maintaining sole custody of all votes and tabulations, and remaining responsible for the confidentiality of the results. Cullinan and Ruiz lead a team of tight-lipped, meticulous accountants who conduct the same ballot-counting method used for decades, maintaining a high-level of accuracy and confidentiality.

Once the final votes have been submitted and tabulated by PwC, Cullinan and Ruiz memorize every winner, and two briefcases are prepared each with a complete set of envelopes bearing all the Oscar winners' names. The briefcases are then brought by each balloting leader to the show via separate, secret routes. During the live telecast, Cullinan and Ruiz remain backstage and hand each winning envelope to award presenters before they walk onstage.

"The foundation of our long-standing relationship with PwC is based on integrity and trust," said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. "We look forward to working with Martha, Brian and PwC for many years to come."

Oscars nominations opened to voting members of the Academy on Monday, December 29, 2014, and nominees were announced on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Final ballots will be available on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8 a.m. PT, and completed ballots are due on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by 5 p.m. PT.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Please, Separate Politics from the Oscars

All 20 of this year's acting contenders are white.
So what?
There are no women in the directing or writing categories.
So what?
The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite on Twitter is unnecessary bellyaching.
Africa made the the nominations with Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako's critically acclaimed "Timbuktu" competing for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. And he will make headlines all over the continent if he wins it.

Thank God Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is BLACK, otherwise they would have called her a white supremacist from the KKK.
All these bellyaching and farts over lack of diversity in the membership of the Academy and 2015 Oscar nominations are irrelevant to the fact that merit determined the nominations and not politics of racism. Politics should be separated from the Oscars and it would be stupid to use racial diversity and equality to determine the nominations and winners of awards whether in the Arts or Sciences.
African Americans and other non-Caucasians in America must stop their persecution complex and stop their overreaction to events and incidents affecting their personal racial egos. After all, even the darkest room does not change the color of the silver screen.
What should determine our progress and success in life is our genius and not the color of our skin, religion or sexual orientation.

I hope these protesters will not disrupt the Academy Awards on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

Best picture 

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best actor in a leading role

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best actress in a leading role

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best actor in a supporting role

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best actress in a supporting role

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best director

  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best foreign film

  • IdaPoland; directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • LeviathanRussia; directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • TangerinesEstonia; directed by Zaza Urushadze
  • TimbuktuMauritania; directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Wild TalesArgentina; directed by Damián Szifron​

Best original screenplay

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
  • Boyhood, written by Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher, written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson; story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, written by Dan Gilroy

Click here for the complete list of 2015 Oscar nominees.

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