[News] Nominees at the 2010 Leo Awards

  • The Cultural Post
Yesterday, the nominees for the 2010 Leo Awards were announced. The objective of this award is to celebrate all the things that have been done in the film and television industry of the Prairies and the province British Columbia along with people who are based in these regions. Furthermore, foreign TV series and films that are produced in Canada's West are also included in the party. Obviously, this is not the full list of nominees. In fact, this is the presentation of the nominees for dramatic TV series, feature films, comedy series and web series.

Feature Length Drama

Best Feature Length Drama:

* A Shine Of Rainbows

* Alice

* Cole

* Excited

* The Thaw

Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin - A Shine Of Rainbows

* Carl Bessai - Cole

* Bruce Sweeney - Excited

* Mark A. Lewis - The Thaw

Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin, Chatherine Spear and
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British Academy Film Awards: The Winners

As the great and good are quickly ushered out of London's salubrious Royal Opera House, shoved into the nearest waiting limo and whisked to their respective after-show parties, the time has come to tally and take stock of the big winners at this year's British Academy Film Awards.

As with all of the major films awards of 2010 thus far, the big battle at this year's Baftas was between James Cameron's Avatar and his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker and the big winner on the night was Ms Bigelow who blew away all the competition with a grand total of six awards including (surprisingly but brilliantly) Best Film and Best Director. Avatar, meanwhile, was relegated to two relatively minor awards for Best Production Design and Best Special Effects.

Quite how this will affect the runners and the riders for this year's Oscars remains to be seen but it
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The 2010 Orange BAFTA Award Winners Updated Here Live!

  • HeyUGuys
Well, here we are Live at the 2010 Orange BAFTA Awards and I can’t describe what the atmosphere is like. We’re currently waiting for the awards themselves to start and while you’re getting your beverage of choice, check out the photos that I took from the red carpet which I’ll get posted here as fast as I can.

I’ve placed all the nominees below and we’ll be updating them as each winner is announced live from the awards. Each time a winner is announced, I’ll change the winner to bold and red so that you can spot them easily.

Remember, this is a completely interactive evening so please comment on what you think of the results, check out our live tweets here and discuss away as much as you can. Remember to hash-tag your tweets with #BAFTA and then they’ll be easy to
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2010 BAFTA Nominations

  • Filmofilia
The 2010 BAFTA nominations have been announced. The British film awards, celebrating talent both homegrown and international has become the main precursor to The Oscars.”The Hurt Locker,” “An Education” and “Avatar” leading the way with eight nods

The surprise on this year’s list is the Peter Jackson-produced and South Africa-set sci-fi film “District 9,” which secured seven nominations, one more than “Inglourious Basterds” and “Up in the Air.“

In the best actor category, nominees include Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”), George Clooney (“Air”), Colin Firth ( “A Single Man”), Jeremy Renner (“Locker”) and Andy Serkis (“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”).

The BAFTA winners will be announced in a ceremony in London at London’s Royal Opera House on February 21.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Film

AvatarJames Cameron, Jon Landau An EducationAmanda Posey, Finola Dwyer The Hurt Locker – Nominees Tbc Precious: Based on the
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"Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "An Education" Lead BAFTA Nominations!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has narrowed down its longlist and unveiled the nominations of the 2010 BAFTA awards. "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," and "An Education" each scored eight nominations but "District 9" was close behind with seven.

"Inglourious Basterds" and "Up in the Air" both received six nominations. The awards will be revealed in London on Feb. 21.

Here's the complete list of the Orange British Academy Film Award Nominations


"Avatar," James Cameron, Jon Landau

"An Education," Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer

"The Hurt Locker," nominees to be confirmed

"Precious," Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness

"Up in the Air," Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki


"Avatar," James Cameron

"District 9," Neill Blomkamp

"An Education," Lone Scherfig

"The Hurt Locker," Kathryn Bigelow

"Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino

Original Screenplay

"The Hangover," Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

"The Hurt Locker," Mark Boal

"Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino

"A Serious Man," Joel Coen,
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The Brits don't rock the boat.

Robert here, with a quick take on the BAFTA Nominations announced this morning. Here are the nominees with a few comments.

Best Film


An Education

The Hurt Locker

Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire L

Up In The Air

Ahhh, the days of five nominees flashing back. All expected to make the Oscar final 10 (and perhaps a little helpful push for the sophisticated An Education).

Outstanding British Film

An Education

Fish Tank

In The Loop


Nowhere Boy


Avatar James Cameron

District 9 Neill Blomkamp

An Education Lone Scherfig

The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow

Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino

Those who believe District 9 is peaking will have much to squawk about here. It will still take much to break into what's the current expected five. Still, thank you BAFTA for throwing in a few differences here and there.

Original Screenplay

The Hangover Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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BAFTA Nominees Announced; Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and An Education Lead with 8 Nominations

The Brits certainly like our flicks with Avatar and The Hurt Locker scoring eight nominations each from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). However, they didn’t overlook one of their own accomplished films with An Education also grabbing eight nominations. But what’s really impressive about the BAFTA nominations isn’t where they’ll most likely overlap with the Oscar nominations, but where they’re going to diverge. District 9 has seven nominations and matches Avatar in every category except Best Picture and Best Director (but it also has a Best Screenplay nomination, while Avatar does not). I am a little surprised that in their Best Supporting Actor category, they overlooked Peter Capaldi for In the Loop, but you have to love a country where Andy Serkis can get nominated for Best Actor (that’s not meant ironically; it truly is great–we should’ve nominated
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BAFTA Nominations Announced

After the trial run that was the Golden Globes, award season is getting into full swing proper with this morning's announcement of the BAFTA award nominations. Films getting the nod include Avatar (obviously!) and some perhaps more deserving films such as The Hurt Locker and our very own An Education - which have all collected nominations in eight categories.

See below for the full list.

Best Film

Avatar James Cameron, Jon Landau

An Education Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer

The Hurt Locker Nominees Tbc

Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness

Up In The Air Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki

Outstanding British Film

An Education Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby

Fish Tank Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold

In The Loop Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy, Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche

Moon Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler, Duncan Jones,
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'Avatar', 'An Education' and 'The Hurt Locker' Lead 2010 BAFTA Nominations

Photo: Orange British Academy Film Awards Today the nominations for the 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced and Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker lead the way with eight nominations each followed closely by District 9 with seven and Inglourious Basterds and Up In the Air each pulling in six each. The only film not amongst the nomination leaders that was nominated for Best Film is Lionsgate's Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, which did manage four nominations.

Looking over the nominations there are a few that stand out as breaking from the norm, such as Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and Lone Scherfig (An Education) both getting directorial nominations alongside James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino. Both District 9 and An Education have enjoyed plenty of love during the awards season, but this is a nice bonus that both Blomkamp and Scherfig should be proud of.
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2010 BAFTA Nominations Announced

  • HeyUGuys
2009 was an amazing year for British film. The BAFTA longlist has James Cameron’s Avatar and Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air go up against Tarantino’s glorious Basterds and our pick of the year, Duncan Jones’ sublime Moon, we also have A Single Man and An Education showcasing a wealth of talent.

In The Loop is picking up screenwriting awards and Carey Mulligan’s disappointment at the Golden Globes earlier this week may be short lived. Will Avatar leaves will a handful of golden faces to go with its solar system of globes? That so many great films are being placed under a BAFTA shaped spotlight is a testament to the variety and capability of the actors, directors and crews working today.

The BAFTA shortlist is a clear indication that there is much to celebrate in the industry and while the winners may divide critics and audiences when
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