Blue is the Warmest Color actress and director spat is not Hollywood




The US media is going crazy about director-actress spats in Blue is the Warmest Color. Lets make something very clear. In Hollywood actors are afraid to complain and bitch to the press about their director. It would be career suicide. You’ve seen all the boring press junkets with the same lines spoken by every Hollywood actor – “It was the greatest experience of my life,” “I loved working with him.” It’s all publicty bullshit. You don’t get to hear about what really went on until years after. Now here we have French actresses in a foreign country saying what they like without Hollywood restrictions.

Princesses go head to head for Oscar race

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Another major contender for next years Oscar race was confirmed today with Diana, starring Naomi Watts in the title role, being picked up for U.S. distribution by Entertainment One (Deadline). This puts the film in contention at the 87th Academy Awards in 2014 and will peg Watts for the best actress gong against best pal Nicole Kidman for her role as Grace of Monaco.

Diana tells the story of Princess Diana’s love affair with Dr. Hasnat Khan, whom she met before Dodi Fayed, and is directed byDownfall’s Oliver Hirschbiegal. Khan, played by ABC’s Lost star Naveen Andrews, has to try and cope with dating the most famous woman in the world.

Grace of Monaco was not in competition at Cannes but never-the-less was scooped up by The Weinstein Co. who will heavily promote the film throughout the awards season later this year. Grace is directed by La Vie en Rose helmer, Olivier Dahan.

Cannes 2013 Film Festival announce lineup

Cannes 2013 Film Festival announced it’s program today which includes Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” opening the festivities and big name competition from Steven Soderbergh, Francois Ozon, Roman Polanski, Sofia Coppola, and closing film from Jerome Salle.

Opening Film
The Great Gatsby” (dir. Baz Luhrmann)

Official Selection
Behind The Candelabra” (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Borgman” (dir. Alex Van Warmerdam)
Un Chateau En Italie” (dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
The Great Beauty” (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
Grisgris” (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Heli” (dir. Amat Escalante)
The Immigrant” (dir. James Gray)
Inside Llewyn Davis” (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
Jeune Et Jolie” (dir. Francois Ozon)
Jimmy P” (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
Michael Kohlhaas” (dir. Arnaud Despallieres)

“Behind the Candelabra”HBO

Nebraska” (dir. Alexander Payne) 
Only God Forgives” (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
The Past” (dir. Asghar Farhadi”)
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru” (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Tian Zhu Ding” (dir. Zhangke Jia)
Venus In Fur” (dir. Roman Polanski)
La Vie D’Adele” (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
Wara No Tate” (dir. Takashi Miike)

Out Of Competition
All Is Lost” (dir. J.C Chandor)
Blood Ties” (dir. Guillaume Canet)


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Un Certain Regard 
Anonymous” (dir. Mohammad Rasoulof)
As I Lay Dying” (dir. James Franco)
Bends” (dir. Flora Lau)
The Bling Ring” (dir. Sofia Coppola)
Death March” (dir. Adolfo Alix Jr)
Fruitvale Station” (dir. Ryan Coogler)
Grand Central” (dir. Rebecca Zlotowski)
L’Image Manquante” (Rithy Panh)
L’Inconnu Du Lac” (dir. Alain Guiraudie)
La Jaula De Oro” (dir. Diego Quemada)
Miele” (dir. Valeria Golino)
Norte, Hangganana Ng Kasaysayan” (dir. Lav Diaz)
Omar” (dir. Hany Abu-Assad)
Les Salauds” (dir. Claire Denis)
Sarah Prefere La Course” (dir. Chloe Robichaud)

Blind Detective” (dir. Johnnie To)
Monsoon Shootout” (dir. Amit Kumar)

Special Screening
Max Rose” (dir. Daniel Noah) 
Weekend Of A Champion” (dir. Roman Polanski)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (dir. Stephen Frears)
Stop The Pounding Heart” (dir. Roberto Minervini)
Seduced & Abandoned” (dir. James Toback)
Otdat Konci” (dir. Taisia Igumentseva)
Bombay Talkies” (dir. Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar)

Closing Film
Zulu” (dir. Jérôme Salle)


Festival De Cannes

2013 Cannes Film Festival unveils new festival poster

Poster for Cannes Film Festival 2013


The poster for the 66th Cannes Film Festival features Hollywood couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward from Melville Shavelson’s 1963 film ” A New Kind of Love.”



The festival runs from 15th to 26th May.


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Ginger Liu blogging the Oscars “Under the Goodyear Blimp”

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I’m blogging and Tweeting “Under the Goodyear Blimp.” It’s going to be a classic Hollywood affair with legends presenting awards to essentially an indie field. But what I’m most excited to see, as I’m an American Brit, is the Academy’s homage to 50 years of Bond plus Adele making the first and perhaps only performance of her Golden Globe winning “Skyfall.” Will it be Oscar for Adele?

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WGA 2013 winners include ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

The Writers Guild of America awarded Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter Christ Terrio. Mark Boal won the award for Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’

The full list of film and TV winners:


Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman

Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Original Screenplay
“Zero Dark Thirty”
Written by Mark Boal

Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Documentary Screenplay
“Searching for Sugar Man”
Written by Malik Bendjelloul


Outstanding Achievement in Writing Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Comedy Series
Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.

Outstanding Achievement in Writing New Series
Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Long Form – Original
“Hatfields & McCoys” – “Nights Two and Three”
Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker; Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Long Form – Adapted
“Game Change”
Written by Danny Strong
Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Hellemann

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Episodic Drama
“Mad Men” – “The Other Woman”
Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Episodic Comedy
“Modern Family” – “Virgin Territory”
Written by Elaine Ko

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Animation
“The Simpsons” – “Ned ‘N Edna’s Blend Agenda”
Written by Jeff Westbrook

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Daytime Drama
“The Young and the Restless”
Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman

Outstanding Achievement in Writing News – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report
“Tragedy In Colorado: The Movie Theatre Massacre”
Written by Lisa Ferri, Joel Siegel

Outstanding Achievement in Writing News – Analysis, Feature or Commentary
“Moyers & Company” – “The Ghost of Joe McCarthy”
Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Documentary – Current Events
“Frontline” – “Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One”
Written by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Documentary – Other Than Current Events
“Nova” – “The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap”
Telescript by Randall MacLowry
Story by Joseph McMaster and Randaall MacLowry

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Children’s Television – Episodic & Specials
“Sesame Street” – “The Good Sport”
Written by Christine Ferraro

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Children’s Television – Long Form or Special
“Girl vs. Monster”
Story by Annie DeYoung
Teleplay by Annie DeYoung and Ron McGee

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series
Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials
“66th Annual Tony Awards”
Written by Dave Boone
Special Material by Paul Greenberg
Opening and Closing Songs by David Javerbaum, Adam Schlesinger


Outstanding Achievement in Writing Regularly Scheduled or Breaking Report
“World News This Year 2011″
Written by Darren Reynolds

Outstanding Achievement in Writing News – Analysis, Feature or Commentary
“Dishin Digital”
Written by Robert Hawley

Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)
Written by Dan A. Greenberger

Television Graphic Animation

New Media

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media
“The Walking Dead: Cold Storage” – “Parting Shots”
Written by John Esposito

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media
“Jack in a Box” – “The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale”
Written by Michael Cyril Creighton

Video Game

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Video Games
“Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation”
Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray

Honorary Award

Paul Selvin Award
Tony Kushner

Valentine Davies Humanitarian Award
Phil Rosenthal

Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television
Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tom Stoppard