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The 2011 BAFTA Awards: Voting Process Explained!!

12 Feb

By: Ozzie20

Tonight the 64th BAFTA awards ceremony takes place. The red carpet will lead the talent into the Royal Opera House, where twenty four shining masks are waiting to go home with the winner of their category. But how are the winners chosen?

6,500 BAFTA members start off with around 250 films submitted in the first round. Each member can vote up to 12 times in each category. The top 15 in each category go through to the second round. For this stage the members get to vote 5 times for each category and the top 5 in each category go on through to the final. In this round the BAFTA members only get to vote in six categories: Best Film, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Only one vote is allowed and the one with the most votes wins the award. The other categories are voted by members with experience in those fields.  However, the public votes the Best Rising Star.[1] Continue reading

Battle for the box office

9 Feb

By Lurker

Due to the recent flurry of articles published on the Internet regarding British actors taking roles in the U.S., we decided to take a look at the box office numbers for the domestic U.S. and compare those with the international numbers.  Reviewing box office sales, a declining trend is prevalent in U.S. numbers beginning in 2003 [1]. It’s been a slow trending decline for ticket sales averaging a year over year loss of 2%, for a total of 16% loss in 8 years.   In looking at recent Hollywood trends, we have discussed here a number of tactics that Hollywood is trying to employ to stave off the box office decline, which includes cheaper productions including actors from all over the globe.  However, when looking for trends and comparisons patterns emerged as we looked over top movies for a three-year period 2008-2010. The numbers were quite intriguing and set off some interesting side research to see if the trends prevailed! The numbers suggest international box office trends for genres and subject matter vary in some degree from the U.S. box office when analyzed in a side-by-side comparison. Let ‘s take a look … Continue reading

SAG Award Recipients

31 Jan

By Lurker

The 17th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were held last evening in Los Angeles. The King’s Speech is continuing to rack up awards heading for Oscar night!

The winners list includes the following:

Outstanding Movie Cast: The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Male: Colin Firth The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Female: Natalie Portman Black Swan

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Male: Christian Bale The Fighter

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Female: Melissa Leo The Fighter

Outstaning Stunt Ensemble Motion Picture: Inception


For the full list which includes the Television awards please see:


BAFTA Nominee Announcements Today!

18 Jan

A sampling of the nominations from the BAFTA today!

Mark your calendar’s to watch – Feb 13, 2011.

BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
THE KING’S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin
TRUE GRIT Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

127 HOURS Danny Boyle
BLACK SWAN Darren Aronofsky
INCEPTION Christopher Nolan

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R-rated Films: A Risky Business!!

29 Dec

By: Open Book

A number of films this year received an R rating due to graphic content.  Here are ten of the most highly anticipated or critically acclaimed films this year.

1. Black Swan
2. The Kings Speech
3. 127 Hours
4. Blue Valentine
5. Welcome to the Rileys
6. Love & Other Drugs
7. The Town
8. Shutter Island
9. Expendables
10. Due Date


Why did the above films receive an R rating?

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