Friday, December 27, 2013

Who are the Breakout stars of 2013?

Its hard to pick the best Acting nomination every year because there are so many great performances. However in order to honor every single actor I have compiled a list of the breakout stars of the year for Latinos Post. These were some of the most exceptional stars of the year and some that will become A-List stars in the future. Among these stars include Oscar Isaac, Lindsay Burge, Brie Larson and Dane Dehaan. Click Here to read the complete list.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

12 years a Slave Wins Black Film Critics

Best Picture – “12 Years a Slave”
Best Director – Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actress – Brie Larson for “Short Term 12”
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”

Gravity Wins Utah Film Critics

Best Film

Gravity (Runner-Up: 12 Years a Slave)
Best Animated Feature
Frozen (Runners-Up: TIE: From Up on Poppy Hill, The Wind Rises)

12 Years a Slave Wins Nevada Film Critics

Best Film - 12 Years A Slave

Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress - Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nine Foreign Films Short Listed


Below is the shortlist for the Academy Awards which will then announce the nominees on Jan. 16

Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix van Groeningen
Bosnia and Herzegovina, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Danis Tanovic
Cambodia, The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh
Denmark, The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg
Germany, Two Lives, Georg Maas
Hong Kong, The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai
Hungary, The Notebook, Janos Szasz
Italy, The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino

Palestine, Omar, Hany Abu-Assad

Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Years a Slave Wins EDA Awards

AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS
 Best Film
12 Years a Slave”
Best Director (Female or Male)
 “12 Years a Slave” – Steve McQueen
Best Screenplay, Original“Her” – Spike Jonze
Best Screenplay, Adapted“12 Years a Slave” John Ridley –
Best Documentary“Stories We Tell” – Sarah Polley
Best Animated Film “The Wind Rises” – Hayao Miyazaki

12 Years a Slave Wins Florida Film Critics

Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, The Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’O, 12 Years a Slave
Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Visual Effects: Gravity
Art Direction/Production Design: Damien Drew et.al. and Catherine Martin et.al., The Great Gatsby
Foreign Language: Blue is the Warmest Color
Animated: Frozen
Documentary: The Act of Killing
Breakout: Lupita Nyong’O, 12 Years a Slave
Golden Orange: Dana Keith

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12 Years a Slave Leads London Film Critic Nominations

34th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS
FILM OF THE YEAR
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Jasmine
Frances Ha
Gravity
The Great Beauty
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years Wins Las Vega Film Critics



Best Picture
“12 Years a Slave”
Best Director
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Actress
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

12 Years Wins the SouthEastern Film Critics

Best Picture 
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. Gravity
3. American Hustle
4. Her
5. Inside Llewyn Davis
6. Nebraska
7. Dallas Buyers Club
8. Philomena
9. Captain Phillips
10. The Wolf of Wall Street

Her Wins The Austin Film Critics

Best Film: Her (Spike Jonze)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Score: Arcade Fire, Her
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)

12 Years a Slave Wins the Phoenix Film Critics

BEST PICTURE
“12 Years a Slave”
 
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2013 (in alphabetical order)
“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Gravity”
“Mud”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
“Saving Mr. Banks”
“Short Term 12″

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Years a Slave wins Chicago

BEST PICTURE 12 Years A Slave
BEST DIRECTOR Steve McQueen--12 Years A Slave
BEST ACTOR Chiwetel Ejiofor--12 Years A Slave
BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett--Blue Jasmine
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Jared Leto--Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Luptia Nyong'o--12 Years A Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Spike Jonze--Her
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY John Ridley--12 Years A Slave
BEST DOCUMENTARY The Act of Killing
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM The Act of Killing
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Wind Rises
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Her--Arcade Fire
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Gravity--Emmanuel Lubezki
BEST EDITING Gravity--Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger
BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN Gravity--Mark Scruton/Andy Nicolson
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER Adele Exarchopoulos--Blue is the Warmest Color
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER Destin Cretton--Short Term 12

Inside Llewyn Davis Wins Toronto Film Critics

Best Picture: Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Documentary Feature: The Act of Killing
Best Foreign-Language Film: A Touch of Sin
Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises
Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best First Feature: Neighboring Sounds

Monday, December 16, 2013

12 Years a Slave wins St. Louis Film Critics


Best Film:"12 Years a Slave"
(runner-up): "American Hustle"
Best Director:Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
(runner-up): Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle Lead critics Choice Awards

BEST PICTURE
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford – All Is Lost
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson – Her
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

12 Years a Slave Wins the Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Cinematography: Gravity
Best Musical Score: Gravity
Animated: Frozen
Foreign Language: Blue is the Warmest Colour
Best Documentary: 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Screenplay: 12 years a Slave
Russell Smith Award: Fruitvale Station

12 Years a Slave Wins Online Film Critics

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises
Best Film Not in the English Language: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Editing: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity

12 Years a Slave Wins Indiana Film Journalists

Best Film
Winner: “12 Years a Slave”
Runner-Up: “Her”
Other Finalists (listed alphabetically):
“All Is Lost”
“Before Midnight”
“Captain Phillips”
“Frances Ha”
“Mud”
“Prisoners”
“Spring Breakers”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Sunday, December 15, 2013

12 Years a Slave Wins Kansa City Film Critics

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actress
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

12 Years Wins The San Francisco Film Critics

Best Picture
“12 Years a Slave”
Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Best Original Screenplay
Eric Singer & David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

12 Years a Slave wins the Houston Film Critics

BEST PICTURE:
12 Years A Slave, Fox SearchlightAll Is Lost, Lionsgate
American Hustle, Columbia
Before Midnight, Sony Pictures Classics
Dallas Buyers Club, Focus Features
Fruitvale Station, The Weinstein Co.
Gravity, Warner Bros.
Inside Llewyn Davis, CBS Films
Nebraska, Paramount Vantage
Saving Mr. Banks, Disney
BEST DIRECTOR:
Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska

Friday, December 13, 2013

San Francisco Film Critics Love Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years-Nominees


The San Francisco Film Critics have announced their nominees with 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle topping the nominees  

12 Years a Slave wins the African American Film Critics


12 Years a Slave win the African American Film Critics. The film also took home best director and best screenplay. The film also won the Best Breakout award for Lupita Nyong'o. 

Her Wins Detroit film critics

The Detroit Film Critics have given the Best Picture award to Spike Jonze's Her. The film also went home with the Best Screenplay award as well as the Best Supporting Actress award. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 years Leads the AWFJ Awards

12 Yeas a Slave leads the Alliance Women Female Journalism awards. Check out the Nominees Below. 
AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS
BEST FILM
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
BEST DIRECTOR (Female or Male)
Joel and Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Spike Jonze – Her
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle
BEST SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
American Hustle – David O. Russell
Enough Said – Nicole Holofcener
Her – Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel and Ethan Cohen
Nebraska – Bob Nelson
BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
Daniel Cretton – Short Term 12
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Spectacular Now
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
After Tiller – Martha Shane and Lana Wilson
20 Feet From Stardom – Morgan Neville
Blackfish – Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley
BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Croods – Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders
Despicable Me 2 – Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Frozen – Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck
The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Scarlett Johanson – Her
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
BEST ACTOR
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Joachin Phoenix – Her
Robert Redford – All is Lost
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bobby Cannavale – Blue Jasmine
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Will Forte – Nebraska
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Nebraska
BEST EDITING
12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
American Hustle – Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
Rush – Anthony Dodd Mantle
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years A Slave – Sean Bobbit
All is Lost – Frank G. DeMarco and Peter Zuccarini
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – Roger Deakins
BEST MUSIC OR SCORE
12 Years A Slave – Hans Zimmer
Gravity – Steve Price
Inside Llewyn Davis – T-Bone Burnett
Her – Arcade Fire
Nebraska – Mark Orton
BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
Blue Is The Warmest Color – Abdellatif Kechiche – France
The Grandmaster – Wong Kar-Wai – Hong Kong
The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg – Denmark
The Past – Asghar Farhadi – Iran
Wadjda – Haifaa Al-Mansour – Saudi Arabia
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor WOMEN only.
BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR
Lake Bell – In A World
Gabriele Cowperthwaite – Blackfish
Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
Jennifer Lee – Frozen
Sarah Polley – Stories We Tell
BEST WOMAN SCREENWRITER
Lake Bell – In A World
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
Jennifer Lee – Frozen
Sarah Polley – Stories We Tell
KICK ASS AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE ACTION STAR
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Chloe Grace Moretz – Kick Ass 2
BEST ANIMATED FEMALE
Anna (Kristen Bell) in Frozen
Eep (Emma Stone) in The Croods
Elsa (Idina Menzel) in Frozen
BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years A Slave
Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
ACTRESS DEFYIG AGE AND AGISM
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
AWFJ FEMALE ICON AWARD
(Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others.)
Sandra Bullock for the strong, capable and very positive female image presented in ‘Gravity’
Angelina Jolie for continued commitments to humanitarian causes, and for promoting awareness about breast cancer.
Jennifer Lawrence for ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ and for handling her high degree of celebrity extremely well.
THIS YEAR’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT By A Woman In The Film Industry
(Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year — such as Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win, or for an actress having multiple outstanding films released during one year.)
Haaifa Al-Mansour for challenging the limitations placed on women within her culture.
Cheryl Boone Isaac for becoming President of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Jahane Noujaim for risking life and limb to document the Egyptian revolution in ‘The Square’
EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
AWFJ HALL OF SHAME AWARD
The Counselor – Ridley Scott
Grown Ups 2 – Dennis Dugan
Movie 43 – Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Dundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gun, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk
ACTRESS MOST IN NEED OF A NEW AGENT
Cameron Diaz, The Counselor
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgins, Ashley Benson, Rachle Korine – Spring Breakers
Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief, The Heat
MOVE YOU WANTED TO LOVE but Just Couldn’t Award
All is Lost
Blue Is The Warmest Color
The Counselor
UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT AWARD
Gravity – George Clooney reappears
12 Years A Slave – Patsy pleads for soap
Her – Phone sex sequences
Nebraska – “That’s not my air compressor”
12 Years A Slave – Solomon hanging
BEST DEPICTION OF NUDITY, SEXUALITY, OR SEDUCTION AWARD
Blue Is The Warmest Color Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos
Her Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix
The Spectacular Now – Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller
SEQUEL OR REMAKE THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN MADE AWARD
Carrie
Grown Ups 2
The Hangover
Kick Ass
Oz, Great and Powerful
MOST EGREGIOUS AGE DIFFERENCE Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
August: Osage County – Dermot Mulroney and Abigail Breslin
The Invisible Women – Ralph Feinnes and Felicity Jones
Last Vegas – Michael Douglas and Bree Blair
The Lifeguard – Kristen Bell and David Lambert
Oblivion – Tom Cruise and Andrea Reisborough/Olga Kurylenko

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Her Wins San Diego Film Critics


Best Film: "Her"
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, "The Spectacular Now"
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, "Before Midnight"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Drug War"
Best Documentary: "The Act of Killing"
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, "To the Wonder"
Best Animated Film: "The Wind Rises"
Best Editing: Christopher Rouse, "Captain Phillips"
Best Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy, "The Great Gatsby"
Best Score: Arcade Fire, "Her"
Best Ensemble Performance: "American Hustle"
Kyle Counts Award: Destin Cretton
For Complete List of Nominees Click Here 

12 Years a Slave and Her Lead San Diego Film Critics nominations

Her and 12 Years a Slave led the San Diego Film Critics. A number of surprises included "Short Term 12 getting a Best Picture nomination as well as Best Director. Elizabeth banks also received a nomination for her work in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.