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Oscars 2014 – Winners

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Oscars 2014… And the Winners are:

Best Motion Picture: 12 Years a Slave

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Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

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Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

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Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

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Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

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Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

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Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze (Her)

Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)

Original Song: Let It Go (Frozen)

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

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Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot

Achievement in Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Achievement in Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (Gravity)

Achievement in Costume Design: Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)

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Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Live-Action Short Film: Helium

Best Documentary Short Subject:  The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

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Best Foreign-Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

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Achievement in Sound Mixing: Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro (Gravity)

Achievement in Sound Editing: Glenn Freemantle (Gravity)

Achievement in Film Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Achievement in Production Design: Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn (The Great Gatsby)

Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres

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BAFTA Film Awards 2014 – Winners

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Bafta 2014… And the Winners are:

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave

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Outstanding British Film: Gravity

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Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans – Kelly + Victor

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Film Not in the English Language: The Great Beauty

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Documentary: The Act of Killing

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Animated Film: Frozen

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Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell – American Hustle

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Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope – Philomena

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Director: Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

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Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

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Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

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Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

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Original Music: Steven Price – Gravity

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity

Editing: Dan Hanley, Mike Hill – Rush

Production Design: Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn – The Great Gatsby

Costume Design: Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby

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Make Up & Hair: Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell – American Hustle

Sound: Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro – Gravity

Special Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny – Gravity

British Short Animation: Sleeping With the Fishes

British Short Film: Room 8

EE Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

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Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Peter Greenaway

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Oscars 2013 – Winners

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Oscars 2013… And the Winners are:

Best Motion Picture: Argo

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Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

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Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

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Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

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Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

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Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

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Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio

Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

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Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall

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Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Best Animated Short Film: Paperman

Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables

Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew

Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente

Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)

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Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables

Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall

Achievement in Film Editing: Argo

Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln

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Brit Awards 2013 – Winners

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Winners

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ben Howard

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BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Ben Howard

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BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Emeli Sandé

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BRITISH GROUP

Mumford & Sons

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BRITISH LIVE ACT

Coldplay

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CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Tom Odell

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INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Lana Del Rey

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INTERNATIONAL GROUP

The Black Keys

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BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Epworth

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MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events

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INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Frank Ocean

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BRITISH SINGLE

Adele – Skyfall

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GLOBAL SUCCESS

One Direction

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Bafta 2013 – Winners

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Winners from the Bafta 2013

Film: Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney)

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Leading Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

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Leading Actress: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

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Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

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Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

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Director: Ben Affleck (Argo)

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Special Visual Effects: Life Of Pi (Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott)

Film not in the English Language: Amour (Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz)

Sound: Les Misérables (Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst)

Short Film: Swimmer (Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw)

Short Animation: The Making Of Longbird (Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson)

Fellowship: Sir Alan Parker

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Editing: Argo (William Goldenberg)

Production Design: Les Misérables (Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson)

EE Rising Star: Juno Temple

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Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis (The Imposter)

Documentary: Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn)

Outstanding British Film: Skyfall (Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan)

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema: Tessa Ross

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Costume Design: Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran)

Original Screenplay: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Cinematography: Life Of Pi (Claudio Miranda)

Original Film Music: Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

Animated Film: Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman)

Make-Up And Hair: Les Misérables (Lisa Westcott)

Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

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The “Fright Complex” by Alfred Hitchcock

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In May of 1964, BBC’s Huw Weldon interviewed iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock for the TV program Monitor. Brilliantly insightful and ever-so-subtly condescending as ever, the great filmmaker shares priceless insights on the social psychology of fear, the gender balance of film audiences, and ratio of intuition vs. calculation in American and English cinema.

It’s all based on Red Riding Hood, you see. Nothing has changed since Red Riding Hood. So what [audiences] are frightened of today is exactly the same thing they were frightened of yesterday. Because this…shall we call it ‘fright complex’…is rooted in every individual.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock

The assembly of pieces of film to create fright is the essential part of my job, just as much would a painter, by putting certain colors together, create evil on canvas.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock

[A good cry] is the satisfaction of temporary pain. And that’s the same thing when people endure the agonies of a suspense film — when it’s all over, they’re relieved.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock

For more of the iconic director, I highly recommend Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection — an ambitious collection of 14 digitally remastered Hitchcock gems, accompanied by fascinating documentaries, featurettes, commentary and a collectible book, and encased in stunningly designed velvet packaging.

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Oscars 2012 – Winners

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Winners from the Oscars 2012

Best Picture: The Artist

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Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

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Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

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Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

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Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

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Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

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Cinematography: Hugo

Art Direction: Hugo

Costume Design: The Artist

Makeup: The Iron Lady

Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran.

Film Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Sound Editing: Hugo

Sound Mixing: Hugo

Documentary Feature: Undefeated

Animated Feature Film: Rango

Visual Effects: Hugo

Original Score: The Artist

Original Song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets

Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Live Action Short Film: The Shore

Documentary (short subject): Saving Face

Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

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The BRIT Awards 2012 Nominees & Winners

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Nominees & Winners

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

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British Female Solo Artist
Adele
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

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British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

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British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

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British Single
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came
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MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

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International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

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International Female Solo Artist
Beyoncé
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

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International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay Z/ Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

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Outstanding Contribution to Music
WINNER:

Blur

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Critics Choice
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka

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British Producer
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johns

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Apart from Adele cut off from her winner’s speech for Best Album — the show’s biggest prize, was a great night with outstanding performances and well deserved winners but I must say that I was not happy with the British single winner.

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The Simpsons’ 500th episode

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The Simpsons, which made its debut in 1989, will celebrate the 500th episode today in the US, were the dysfunctional family will face eviction from Springfield.
Here is a preview…
More than 100 celebrities have featured in The Simpsons, including Sir Paul McCartney, Rupert Murdoch, J K Rowling and Elton John. The show currently holds the Guinness World Record for most guest stars in a television series.
The 500th episode will air in the US today, 19 February, and will be shown in the UK on Sky One in June.
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