On December 13th the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts announced their nominees and “American Hustle” scored all of them!
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
12 YEARS A SLAVE
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueen
AMERICAN HUSTLE David O. Russell
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul Greengrass
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón
THE GREAT GATSBY Baz Luhrmann
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
12 YEARS A SLAVE John Ridley
AMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
BLUE JASMINE Woody Allen
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
SAVING MR BANKS Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Christian Bale AMERICAN HUSTLE
Leonardo DiCaprio THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Tom Hanks SAVING MR BANKS
Matthew McConaughey DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams AMERICAN HUSTLE
Cate Blanchett BLUE JASMINE
Sandra Bullock GRAVITY
Judi Dench PHILOMENA
Meryl Streep AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper AMERICAN HUSTLE
Joel Edgerton THE GREAT GATSBY
Michael Fassbender 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Jared Leto DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Geoffrey Rush THE BOOK THIEF
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins BLUE JASMINE
Jennifer Lawrence AMERICAN HUSTLE
Lupita Nyong’o 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Julia Roberts AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Octavia Spencer FRUITVALE STATION
The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards just unveiled the list of nominees and Jen along with “American Hustle” scored 2 of them!
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE
12 Years a Slave
Ausgust: Osage County
Dallas Buyer’s Club
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Honoring the best and brightest on screen this year, the American Film Institute announced its movie and television winners for the annual awards.
Determined by a jury of AFI members, scholars, film and television artists, critics, and AFI trustees, the ten film honorees are “American Hustle”, “Captain Phillips,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Earning small screen awards are “The Americans,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” “Masters of Sex,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Scandal,” and “Veep.”
According to the organization, the AFI awards feature films and shows “which best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and/or make a mark on American society.”
The New York Film Critics announced the winners of their 2013 Circle Awards on Tuesday. The winners are voted in by members of New York’s newspapers, magazines and online media outlets, and are thought to be Academy Award straw polls by some. “American Hustle” and Jen grabbed 3 of them!
Best Picture: American Hustle
Best Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is gearing up for a new round of re-shooting. According to 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew will return to Montreal, Canada for some additional scenes in the coming weeks. There’s no word just yet as to which stars are making the trip, though Colossus actor Daniel Cudmore has already tweeted about going back to Canada.
She’s been busy promoting her forthcoming flick “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, but Jennifer isn’t content to remain solely an actress. For her next project “The Glass Castle”, she will serve as both a star and a producer, though she’s still a bit apprehensive about the new title.
“I don’t know if I will be any good, but I’m trying it. So far I am not sure if I am because I am very instinctual, but not very verbal. But producing is something that I have really wanted to do.”
Jen credits her mom with getting her interested in the film adaptation by suggesting she read the novel.
“My mother is like the lucky charm with these kinds of things. She read ‘Winter’s Bone’ and ‘Hunger Games’ and when I read ‘The Glass Castle’ I thought it was amazing, so we found Gil Netter, the producer who had the rights to (the book). He and I started talking and now we are developing. We have a director and a writer and it’s getting going.”
Jennifer and Gary Ross have both signed contracts to work on a new version of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”. According to Deadline, they will bring back their winning “Hunger Games” chemistry for a two-part reboot of the classic flick, based on the story of Cain and Abel.
And when the “East of Eden” gig is done, Jennifer and Gary will begin work on an adaptation of the recently-published “Burial Rites”. Per the synopsis
“In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes.”