Congratulations to first-time Oscar winner Patricia Arquette!
Today in entertainment news: everything is the Oscars. After the show, it's time to discuss the biggest surprises and the biggest winners of the night, starting with Patricia Arquette. The actress won her very first Academy Award last night for her role in Boyhood as a mother struggling to bring up two children.
In a not-so-unpredictable twist, Patricia Arquette has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Arquette has swept through awards season this year, winning everything from a BAFTA to a Critics' Choice, to a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her Supporting role in Boyhood. Now she has an Oscar to add to that impressive collection.
John Pritchett, Tricia Linklater, Richard Linklater and Christopher Nolan - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Gala which were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015
Richard Linklater - Celebrities attend 67th Annual DGA Awards - Arrivals at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
The 'Birdman' director pipped Richard Linklater to the DGA's major prize.
Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu beat his Oscars rival Richard Linklater to the major prize at the Directors Guild awards at the weekend. Both filmmakers opted to remain in the U.S instead of travelling to London for the BAFTA's, where both Boyhood and Birdman won awards.
Michael Keaton could win Best Actor for Birdman, but the film is now the favorite for Best Picture
At the DGA's, Inarritu fended off competition from Linklater, Clint Eastwood, Morten Tyldum and Wes Anderson to win the Feature Film prize for Birdman. The director told the audience at the Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel that he was stunned by the victory.
With the race to the Oscars well and truly on, it looks as if Richard Linklater may have to clear more mantlepiece space.
Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood director
But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.
Continue reading: Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners
Patricia Arquette has revealed she made next to nothing from 'Boyhood'.
Boyhood is the outstanding movie of the year and, barring a Crash style upset, it will be crowned Best Picture at the Academy Awards on February 27. Still, if there's something more absolute than Richard Linklater's film winning the evening's biggest award, it is Patricia Arquette winning Best Supporting Actress.
Patricia Arquette [L] won the Golden Globe for Boyhood and is expected to win the Oscar
With respect to her fellow actresses, Arquette has nothing to beat. In a year of outstanding lead performances (Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones), Arquette's nearest competition will likely come in the form of Emma Stone for Birdman, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game and Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year.
Continue reading: Patricia Arquette Paid Dog Walker More Than She Received For 'Boyhood'
Rich Cline shares his picks for the best films of 2014
There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films Of 2014
Jack Black's comedy movie to be performed on a live stage.
Fans of Jack Black's epic 2003 comedy 'School of Rock' can get excited as a stage version of the story prepares to hit Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest project - featuring songs both old and new!
Andrew Lloyd Webber to work on 'School Of Rock'
We've had our fingers crossed for a sequel to Richard Linklater's musical movie since it was announced as 'School of Rock 2: America Rocks' back in 2008, but then it started to look like we weren't going to see rock teacher Dewey Finn return to our screens after all. Never fear though, as now the original story is coming to Broadway towards the end of 2015 with previews kicking off in November.
Continue reading: Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway
"Boyhood" is winning all the awards. (Almost) literally.
If we’re judging on award count alone, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best thing ever. Well, the best movie of 2014 anyway. The movie, which tracks a young boy’s coming of age took 12 years to make. Now it looks like all that work is paying off. So what else has the concept film won these days?
Oh, and did I mention the film looks absolutely gorgeous?
The coming of age drama was named best picture of 2014 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca) on Sunday. Boyhood was also named best picture by the Boston Society of Film Critics. It looks like Boyhood is gaining some momentum in this year’s awards race. You already knew that, though, so I’ll just list the other awards the movie has nabbed in the past week or so.
Continue reading: Surprise, Surprise. Award Committees LOVE Linklater's "Boyhood"
Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out names in indie movie making. Responsible for a wide variety of films including the decade spanning romance 'Before Sunset' (and its sequels), music fuelled comedy 'School Of Rock', social misfit drama 'Slacker', and innovative animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', Linklater has inspired a generation of filmmakers and scooped two Oscar nominations and numerous film festival awards along the way. After 21 years, this Texas born innovator is still thoroughly impressing, his latest project 'Boyhood' having caused a stir for its unique quality of having been filmed over thirteen years. Just what will he do next?
Continue: 21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer
Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a triumph of innovative cinema and is deservedly the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week installed as the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars next year. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, the movie is ground-breaking cinema and the critics are absolutely unanimous in their praise.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane [L] and Lorelei Linklater [R] in 'Boyhood'
Boyhood stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents of Mason, a child played by the stellar Ellar Coltrane, who grows up before our eyes. It's a stunning time-capsule of a movie that charts the rocky terrain of childhood through road trips, family dinners, birthdays and graduation.
Continue reading: 'Boyhood' Has 99% On Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost The Perfect Movie
The Oscars betting odds for 2015 are already flying
It’s July 21 and we’re already speculating about Boyhood’s chances at 2015’s Oscars ceremony. But it’s not often a film takes 12 years to film, giving audiences a unique chance to see the same actors grow together on screen. And it’s often a hugely ambitious project like this actually comes together.
Ellar Coltrane in 'Boyhood'
So despite the Academy’s annual blowout being over 6 months away, UK betting company Paddy Power have installed ‘Boyhood’ as an Oscar favorite: Mason’s journey from 6-year-old - with big sister and divorced parents problems – to 18-yea-old – with college and identity problems – is currently available at 9/4.
Continue reading: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Is An Early Oscars Favorite
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