First-time director Paul Wright is celebrating after his gritty drama For Those In Peril scored a double win at the 2013 BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday (17Nov13).
The movie, about a loner blamed for a tragedy on a remote Scottish fishing island, picked up two of the four prizes it was nominated for - Best Film and Best Actor/Actress (Film) for its leading star, George MACKay.
Meanwhile, Peter Mullan claimed the Best Actor/Actress Tv honour for his role in gangster drama The Fear, and funnyman Brian Limond emerged victorious in the Best Comedy/Entertainment Programme category for Limmy's Show.
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Etta James was released from hospital yesterday (05.01.12), and is said to be in a ''stable'' condition.
Etta James has been released from hospital.
The 73-year-old music legend - who is terminally ill with leukaemia - is resting at her home in Riverside, California, with her husband and a doctor after being discharged yesterday (05.01.12), and is said to be in a "stable" condition.
Etta's manager Lupe De Leon said: "She is at home with her husband and her family by her side. Her condition remains stable. We think it's best for her to be at home."
Continue reading: Etta James Released From Hospital
THE QUEEN and Casino Royale look set to be the big winners at this year's (07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after leading the nominations for next month's (11FEB07) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
The Queen has earned 10 nominations and will compete against THE DEPARTED and BABEL for Best Film, while DAME Helen Mirren received a nomination for best Actress In A Leading Role for her part in the royal drama.
Casino Royale is up for nine awards, with new 007 star Daniel Craig nominated for best Actor In A Leading Role. He faces competition from Leonardo Dicaprio in The Departed, Forest Whitaker for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, PETER O'TOOLE in VENUS and Richard Griffiths in THE HISTORY BOYS.
Other actors up for awards include DREAMGIRLS star Jennifer Hudson, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE actor Alan Arkin, The Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt, and Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz for VOLVER.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year:
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer, in their First Feature Film:
ANDREA ARNOLD (Director) - RED ROAD
JULIAN GILBEY (Director) - ROLLIN' WITH THE NINES
Christine Langan (Producer) - PIERREPOINT
GARY TARN (Director) - BLACK SUN
PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS (Director) - LONDON TO BRIGHTON
The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction:
BABEL - ALEJANDRO GONZLEZ INARRITU
THE DEPARTED - MARTIN SCORSESE
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - JONATHAN DAYTON/VALERIE FARIS
THE QUEEN - STEPHEN FREARS
UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS
BABEL - GUILLERMO ARRIAGA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - MICHAEL ARNDT
PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO DEL TORO
THE QUEEN - PETER MORGAN
UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS
CASINO ROYALE - NEAL PURVIS/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
THE DEPARTED - WILLIAM MONAHAN
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - ALINE BROSH MCKENNA
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - PETER MORGAN/Jeremy Brock
NOTES ON A SCANDAL - PATRICK MARBER
Film Not In The English Language:
BLACK BOOK (ZWARTBOEK)
RANG DE BASANTI (PAINT IT YELLOW)
Animated Feature Film:
Actor In A Leading Role:
DANIEL CRAIG - CASINO ROYALE
LEONARDO DICAPRIO - THE DEPARTED
RICHARD GRIFFITHS - THE HISTORY BOYS
PETER O'TOOLE - VENUS
FOREST WHITAKER - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Actress In A Leading Role:
PENELOPE CRUZ - VOLVER
JUDI DENCH - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
HELEN MIRREN - THE QUEEN
MERYL STREEP - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
KATE WINSLET - LITTLE CHILDREN
Actor In A Supporting Role:
ALAN ARKIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
JAMES MCAVOY - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
JACK NICHOLSON - THE DEPARTED
LESLIE PHILLIPS - VENUS
MICHAEL SHEEN - THE QUEEN
Actress In A Supporting Role:
EMILY BLUNT - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
ABIGAIL BRESLIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
TONI COLETTE - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
FRANCES DE LA TOUR - THE HISTORY BOYS
JENNIFER HUDSON - DREAMGIRLS
The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music:
BABEL - GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
CASINO ROYALE - DAVID ARNOLD
DREAMGIRLS - HENRY KRIEGER
HAPPY FEET - JOHN POWELL
THE QUEEN - ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
BABEL - RODRIGO PRIETO
CASINO ROYALE - PHIL MEHEUX
CHILDREN OF MEN - EMMANUEL LUBEZKI
PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO NAVARRO
UNITED 93 - BARRY ACKROYD
BABEL - STEPHEN MIRRIONE/DOUGLAS CRISE
CASINO ROYALE - STUART BAIRD
THE DEPARTED - THELMA SCHOONMAKER
THE QUEEN - LUCIA ZUCCHETTI
UNITED 93 - CLARE DOUGLAS/CHRISTOPHER ROUSE/RICHARD PEARSON
CASINO ROYALE - PETER LAMONT/SIMON WAKEFIELD
CHILDREN OF MEN - GEOFFREY KIRKLAND/JIM CLAY/JENNIFER WILLIAMS
MARIE ANTOINETTE - K K BARRETT/VERONIQUE MELERY
PAN'S LABYRINTH - EUGENIO CABALLERO/PILAR REVUELTA
Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - RICK HEINRICHS/CHERYL A CARASIK
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - PATRICIA FIELD
MARIE ANTOINETTE - MILENA CANONERO
PAN'S LABYRINTH - LALA HUETE
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - PENNY ROSE
THE QUEEN - CONSOLATA BOYLE
BABEL - JOSE GARCIA/JON TAYLOR/CHRIS MINKLER/MARTíN HERNANDEZ
CASINO ROYALE - CHRIS MUNRO/EDDY JOSEPH/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/MARTIN CANTWELL/Mark Taylor
PAN'S LABYRINTH - MARTíN HERNANDEZ/JAMIE BASHKT
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - CHRISTOPHER BOYES/GEORGE WATTERS II/ PAUL MASSEY/LEE ORLOFF
UNITED 93 - CHRIS MUNRO/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/DOUGLAS COOPER/OLIVER TARNEY/EDDY JOSEPH
Achievement In Special Visual Effects:
CASINO ROYALE - STEVE BEGG/CHRIS CORBOULD
CHILDREN OF MEN - FRAZER CHURCHILL/TIM WEBBER/MICHAEL EAMES/PAUL CORBOULD
PAN'S LABYRINTH - EDWARD IRASTORZA/EVERETT BURRELL
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - JOHN KNOLL/HAL HICKEL/CHARLES GIBSON
SUPERMAN RETURNS - MARK STETSON
Make Up + Hair:
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - NICKI LEDERMANN/ANGEL DE ANGELIS
MARIE ANTOINETTE - JEAN-LUC RUSSIER/DESIREE CORRIDONI
PAN'S LABYRINTH - stylist to be confirmed
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - VE NEILL/MARTIN SAMUEL
THE QUEEN - DANIEL PHILLIPS
Short Animation Film:
DREAMS AND DESIRES - FAMILY TIES - LES MILLS/JOANNA QUINN
GUY 101 - IAN GOULDSTONE
PETER AND THE WOLF - HUGH WELCHMAN/ALAN DEWHURST/SUZIE TEMPLETON
CARE - RACHEL BAILEY/CORINNA FAITH
CUBS - LISA WILLIAMS/Tom Harper
DO NOT ERASE - ASITHA AMERESEKERE
HIKIKOMORI - KARLEY DUFFY/Paul Wright
KISSING, TICKLING AND BEING BORED - DAVID SMITH/JIM MCROBERTS.
"Friday Night Lights" takes place in a dismal West Texas suburb where society revolves entirely around high school football and the "winning is everything" philosophy is considered an All-American value.
Director Peter Berg ("The Rundown") vividly captures life here beginning with the opening shot -- an aerial view of sagebrush, oil pumps and dust rising to a hazy horizon as a pickup barrels down a dirt road, an AM radio sports show blaring out its windows with boorish, pejorative fans calling in for a round of Monday morning quarterbacking.
But the film seems to endorse the hardcore sports-junkie attitude that obstinately forgives arrogance, misogyny, substance abuse, narrow-mindedness and bullying in any star athlete just as long as he produces results on the field. The movie's principles are seriously out of whack, even as it angles toward a Big Life Lesson about learning to live with falling short of greatness.
Continue reading: Friday Night Lights Review
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