Screen Junkies » 12 Years a Slave http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:00:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Oscar Voters Supported ’12 Years A Slave’ Without Ever Seeing It http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oscar-voters-supported-12-years-a-slave-without-ever-seeing-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oscar-voters-supported-12-years-a-slave-without-ever-seeing-it/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:21:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259979 That's racist!

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Much like we all did with our Oscars Pool ballots, two voting members of the Academy have admitted to voting for 12 Years a Slave without having seen it. According to the LA Times, the two voters avoided watching the film because they feared “it would be upsetting. But they said they voted for it anyway because, given the film’s social relevance, they felt obligated to do so.”

Uh-oh. I’m feeling the need to reach into the ol’ GIF sack…

That’s pretty telling and points to a broken Oscars voting system that is in massive need of an overhaul. Also, it explains how Bad Grandpa lost to Dallas Buyers Club in the Best Makeup Category. You watch and try to tell that penis caught in the vending machine was fake!

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Is There A Feud Between The ’12 Years A Slave’ Writer And Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-there-a-feud-between-the-12-years-a-slave-writer-and-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-there-a-feud-between-the-12-years-a-slave-writer-and-director/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:21:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259861 It appears so, yes. Please, keep reading...

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It really diminishes the gravity of the message crafted by 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley and director Steve McQueen when, following their tale of human suffering and inequality, they can’t put their differences aside for the Oscars. Many saw the cold shoulders flying back and forth with Ridley not thanking McQueen, and McQueen offering up a sarcastic seal clap (the most insincere type of clap there is) upon Ridley’s Academy Award presentation.

So what’s the source of this consternation? By all accounts, it tracks back to dispute over a screenwriting credit. Huh. That’s pretty dumb. McQueen had requested a screenwriting credit for his work, and Ridley said no. This upset McQueen, who forbade people from speaking to Ridley and demanded seating apart from him at earlier awards shows.

Brad Pitt, a producer, eventually got involved and told McQueen to cool it during the awards season, lest the feud torpedo the film’s chances. It apparently didn’t, but the fact that we’re talking about this silly thing now, and not the film may speak to the legacy of these two bickering men.

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Academy Award NOM NOM NOMS http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/academy-award-nom-nom-noms/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/academy-award-nom-nom-noms/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:37:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258746 Is Hollywood's biggest night if you were in any way involved with 'American Hustle'.

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Thor went to bed at a decent hour last night so that he could wake up looking rested and not raspy-voiced while announcing the people who did a good job in movies released over the last few months. No real big surprises here if you’ve been following awards season. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the pack with eight and seven nominations respectively. Here’s hoping host Ellen DeGeneres fights the temptation to sing about seeing actresses’ boobs.

Best Picture

American Hustle
Nebraska
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Luipta Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squib, Nebraska

Best Director

David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone, Bruce Broughton
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams
“Let it Go” from Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from Her, Karen O.
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen (U2)

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Short Film

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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