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11 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar Race @TheAcademy

oscars 2013The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 11 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
•    “A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)
•    “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)
•    “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)
•    “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures) (more…)

30/11/2012 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Latin American Films representing their countries for the upcoming 2013 Oscars @TheAcademy (Full list + Poster&Trailer)

Please click here for full list of selected films with poster, full info, trailer and reviews. (more…)

04/10/2012 at 5:47 pm 1 comment

Mexico’s cinema industry hopes for a new golden age

Mexican actor Demian Bichir may be well known in his own country, but is relatively unknown across the border in Hollywood. Not for much longer.
The Mexican actor goes head-to-head with some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars – including George Clooney and Brad Pitt – at the Oscars this year.
He’s the first Mexican to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actor (for A Better Life) since (more…)

24/02/2012 at 11:17 am 1 comment

Cine Latino: Demián Bichir’s Road to Stardom and Oscar

Cine Latino covers, well, all things relating to Latino culture and the movies, every Friday.
The long-awaited Oscar nominations were finally announced Tuesday morning and while it was no surprise to have heavyweights like Brad Pitt (Moneyball) and George Clooney (The Descendants) nominated in the best actor category, it was the unfamiliar name of Demián Bichir (A Better Life) called out that left many wondering, who exactly is Bichir?
Some may recognize him as Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh’s Che, or as Esteban from the hit Showtime series Weeds and most recently as Carlos in Chris Weitz’s A Better Life. I grew up watching (more…)

06/02/2012 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Demián Bichir: Mexican Actor Nominated For An Academy Award For Best Actor In ‘A Better Life’ (Trailer)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir, who was nominated Tuesday morning for an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his role as a Mexican day laborer in the film “A Better Life,” has dedicated his nomination to the millions of undocumented immigrants in the nation.
The drama portrays the life of an undocumented gardener, Carlos Gallindo, in East L.A. The gardener struggles to keep his teenage son on the straight-and-narrow and give him a chance at “a better life” after his wife abandoned the two of them after crossing the border into the United States.
“A Better Life” is rather timely given the contentious national debate over immigration.
Bichir‘s nomination also comes at a time when people around the country are protesting controversial (more…)

25/01/2012 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

The half brazilian documentary “Waste Land” Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Source: Waste Land Movie

25/01/2011 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Javier Bardem nominated for an Oscar – Best Actor for “Biutiful”

Spanish actor, Javier Bardem, proves he remains a darling of Hollywood with the news that he has been nominated in the Best Actor category for this year’s Oscars. It comes for his role in the Mexican film, ‘Biutiful’ and is his third nomination.
His first was in 2000 for ‘Antes que anochezca’ and then he won the gong in 2007 for his role in the Coen brothers film ‘No Country for Old Men’
The film he stars in this year, from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is also in the final nominations for Best Film in a Foreign Language, but the Spanish candidate in the category from Iciar Bollaín, ‘También la Lluvia’ has missed out.
The gala takes place on February 27.

25/01/2011 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

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