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Gravity tops BAFTA nominations, 12 Years and Hustle earn 10 each

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The British Academy Film Awards nominations are out and “Gravity” received 11, “12 Years a Slave” an “American Hustle,” 10 each. “Captain Phillips” has nine nominations. Winners will be announced Feb. 16 and if you have BBC America, you can watch the event at 8 p.m. that night.
 
 Competing for BAFTA honors: 
 
BEST FILM 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen 
AMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca 
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman 
PHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward 
 
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman, Jonas Cuaron 
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William 
Nicholson 
PHILOMENA Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope 
RUSH Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan 
SAVING MR. BANKS John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith 
THE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan 
 
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER 
COLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) Good Vibrations 
KELLY MARCEL (Writer) Saving Mr. Banks 
KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) Kelly + Victor 
PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) For Those in Peril 
SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) Shell 
 
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 
THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sorensen 
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval 
THE GREAT BEAUTY Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima 
METRO MANILA Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier 
WADJDA Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul 
 
DOCUMENTARY 
THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer 
THE ARMSTRONG LIE Alex Gibney 
BLACKFISH Gabriela Cowperthwaite 
TIM’S VERMEER Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler 
WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Alex Gibney 
 
ANIMATED FILM 
DESPICABLE ME 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin 
FROZEN Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Dan Scanlon 
 
DIRECTOR 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueen 
AMERICAN HUSTLE David O. Russell 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul Greengrass 
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuaron 
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Martin Scorsese 
   
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 
AMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell 
BLUE JASMINE Woody Allen 
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuaron, Jonás Cuaron 
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan Coen 
NEBRASKA Bob Nelson 
 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
12 YEARS A SLAVE John Ridley 
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Richard LaGravenese 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Billy Ray 
PHILOMENA Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope 
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Terence Winter 
 
LEADING ACTOR 
BRUCE DERN Nebraska 
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 Years a Slave 
CHRISTIAN BALE American Hustle 
LEONARDO DICAPRIO The Wolf of Wall Street 
TOM HANKS Captain Phillips 
 
LEADING ACTRESS 
AMY ADAMS American Hustle 
CATE BLANCHETT Blue Jasmine 
EMMA THOMPSON Saving Mr. Banks 
JUDI DENCH Philomena 
SANDRA BULLOCK Gravity 
 
SUPPORTING ACTOR 
BARKHAD ABDI Captain Phillips 
BRADLEY COOPER American Hustle 
DANIEL BRUHL Rush 
MATT DAMON Behind the Candelabra 
MICHAEL FASSBENDER 12 Years a Slave 
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
JENNIFER LAWRENCE American Hustle 
JULIA ROBERTS August: Osage County 
LUPITA NYONG’O 12 Years a Slave 
OPRAH WINFREY The Butler 
SALLY HAWKINS Blue Jasmine 
 
ORIGINAL MUSIC 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Hans Zimmer 
THE BOOK THIEF John Williams 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Henry Jackman 
GRAVITY Steven Price 
SAVING MR. BANKS Thomas Newman 
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Sean Bobbitt 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Barry Ackroyd 
GRAVITY Emmanuel Lubezki 
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Bruno Delbonnel 
NEBRASKA Phedon Papamichael 
 
EDITING 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Joe Walker 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Christopher Rouse 
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger 
RUSH Dan Hanley, Mike Hill 
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Thelma Schoonmaker 
 
PRODUCTION DESIGN 
12 YEARS A SLAVE Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker 
AMERICAN HUSTLE Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler 
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Howard Cummings 
GRAVITY Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard 
THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn 
 
COSTUME DESIGN 
AMERICAN HUSTLE Michael Wilkinson 
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Ellen Mirojnick 
THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin 
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Michael O’Connor 
SAVING MR. BANKS Daniel Orlandi 
 
MAKE UP AND HAIR 
AMERICAN HUSTLE Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell 
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin 
THE BUTLER Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal 
THE GREAT GATSBY Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn 
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater 
 
SOUND 
ALL IS LOST Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney 
GRAVITY Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro 
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff 
RUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse 
 
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS 
GRAVITY Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny 
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds 
IRON MAN 3 Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick 
PACIFIC RIM Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner 
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett 
 
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION 
EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor 
I AM TOM MOODY Ainslie Henderson 
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa 
 
BRITISH SHORT FILM 
ISLAND QUEEN Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema 
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim 
ORBIT EVER AFTER Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles 
ROOM 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner 
SEA VIEW Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot 
   
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public) 
DANE DEHAAN 
GEORGE MACKAY 
LUPITA NYONG’O 
WILL POULTER 
LEA SEYDOUX 
 
 

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Directors Guild nominates 5 for top honor

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The Directors Guild of America has named its five nominees for its top honor. 
 
They are, in alphabetical order:   Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”),  Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).
 
The winner will be named at the 66th annual DGA Awards dinner on Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Actress Jane Lynch will host the event. 
 
A year ago, Ben Affleck took the DGA prize for "Argo," which later was named best picture at the Academy Awards. 
 
While some of the nominees are first-timers, this is past winner Scorsese’s 11th nomination. 

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See a movie for a buck per person at SouthSide Works Cinema

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The dollar theater in West Mifflin is gone but the SouthSide Works Cinema will present $1 family films on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. for four weeks. 
 
Here is the just announced lineup: 
 
THE CROODS
Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 at 11:00 a.m.
 
THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE
Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m.
 
TURBO (photo above)
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 11:00 a.m.
 
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11:00 a.m.
 
All seats for the films in this series are $1. Tickets will be on sale at the theatre box office or online. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
One adult guardian is required for every 10 children. Details, go to http://www.ClevelandCinemas.com
 
 

 

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SNL hosts, musical guests

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Drake will double as “Saturday Night Live” host and musical guest on Jan. 18. He is up for four Grammy Awards and just completed his North American tour. 
 
Jonah Hill, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” returns for a third time as host on Jan. 25.  
 
U.K. band Bastille will fill the musical guest slot. The single “Pompeii” topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart for four weeks and will be featured on “All This Bad Blood,” a multi-part deluxe album set for release in the States on Jan. 14. 
 
Given recent reports — on Variety’s website, originally from Wikipedia — that the f-word is used 506 times in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” expect “SNL” to spoof and bleep. Until Martin Scorsese’s movie came along, “Summer of Sam” held the record for a non-documentary with 435 instances.
 
“Wolf” is a hard R, not a PG-13 that slid into the other rating.  
 

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Frozen thaws box office, nears $300 million in North America

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Updated at noon with full top 10.

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Is it mere coincidence that much of the country is in a deep freeze just as “Frozen” returned to the top of the box office? Or is “Frozen” just the best family entertainment out there? 
 
It grossed an estimated $20,722,000 in its seventh weekend of release, bringing its running North American total to $297,838,000, according to Rentrak.
 
Also noteworthy: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” crossed the $400 million mark in North America, putting it close to the $409 million of “Iron Man 3.” 
 
 Here are the earliest numbers for the weekend, with more to come:
 
1. “Frozen” —  $20,722,000, edging it closer to the $300 million mark with  $297,838,000.
2. “Paranormal Activity:  The Marked Ones” —  $18,200,000.
3. “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” —  $16,250,000, for $229,634,422 since release. 
4. “The Wolf of Wall Street” —  $13,400,000, or $63,295,114 to date. 
5. “American Hustle” —  $13,200,000, bringing its gross to $88,718,916.
6. “Anchorman 2:  The Legend Continues” —  $11,100,000, for $109,179,513 since release. 
7. “Saving Mr. Banks” —  $9,057,000, or $59,320,000 so far. 
8. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” —  $8,200,000, nudging it to $45,669,237
9. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” —  $7,400,000, for $407,488,390 to date. 
10. “Grudge Match” —  $5,410,000, or $24,920,057 since Christmas Day.
 
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