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Latest 2015 Awards Roundup: "Birdman" Triumphs with Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Editing Awards!

With one week before the Academy Awards, "Birdman" continues its triumphant march towards Oscar glory. Just this past weekend, the Alejandro González Iñárritu contender won the top awards at the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) awards, the 62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel, and the 51st Cinema Audio Society. The film also took home the Best Contemporary Hair Styling award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild.

Will this transfer to Oscar glory?

Here's the complete list of winners from the Asc, Golden Reel, Cinema Audio Society, and Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists Guild awards.

29th American Society of Cinematographers Winners

Feature Film: "Birdman"

Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC

Television Episodic: "Boardwalk Empire: Golden Days for Boys and Girls"

Jonathan Freeman, Asc

Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot: "Manhattan" pilot

John Lindley, Asc

Spotlight Award: "Concrete Night" ("Betoniyo")

Peter Flinckenberg, Fsc

62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel Winners

Feature Animation: .Big
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'Guardians,' 'Grand Budapest' big winners with Makeup and Hairstylists Guild

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'Guardians,' 'Grand Budapest' big winners with Makeup and Hairstylists Guild
The Makeup and Hairstylists Guild is well-established on the circuit in the organization's second year of doling out top honors for hair and makeup work across the fields of film, television and theater. The 2015 ceremony Saturday night saw wins for "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Birdman" and "American Horror Story: Freak Show," among others. At the Oscars, "Guardians" is up against "Foxcatcher" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel." The latter won a pair of prizes, as did "Guardians." Check out the full list of Makeup and Hairstylists Guild winners below, nominees here and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films) Best Contemporary Makeup "Guardians of the Galaxy" Make-Up Artist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Best Period and/or Character Makeup "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Make-Up Artists: Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell Best Special Effects Makeup "Guardians of the Galaxy" Make-Up Artist: David White Best Contemporary Hairstyling
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Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards: ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards

Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards:  ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards
The Makeup and Hair Stylists guild spread its love around on Valentine’s Day, giving two feature film awards to “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” two to “Guardians of the Galaxy” and one to “Birdman.”

But miniseries “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was the night’s biggest winner, hauling in three awards, sweeping its categories. The FX show, a perennial contender for below-the-line and design awards, brought kudos to Eryn Krueger Mekas and Kim Ayers for period and/or character makeup; to Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia for period and/or character hair styling; and to Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson for special makeup effects.

“Budapest’s” Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell took honors for period and/or character makeup and for period and/or character hairstyling, while for “Guardians'” Elizabeth Yianni Georgiou won for contemporary makeup and David White took home the trophy for special makeup effects.
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Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards: ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards

Makeup And Hairstylist Guild Awards:  ‘Grand Budapest,’ Guardians,’ ‘Birdman’ Split Feature Awards
The Makeup and Hair Stylists guild spread its love around on Valentine’s Day, giving two feature film awards to “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” two to “Guardians of the Galaxy” and one to “Birdman.”

But miniseries “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was the night’s biggest winner, hauling in three awards, sweeping its categories. The FX show, a perennial contender for below-the-line and design awards, brought kudos to Eryn Krueger Mekas and Kim Ayers for period and/or character makeup; to Monte C. Haught and Michelle Ceglia for period and/or character hair styling; and to Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash and Christopher Nelson for special makeup effects.

“Budapest’s” Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell took honors for period and/or character makeup and for period and/or character hairstyling, while for “Guardians'” Elizabeth Yianni Georgiou won for contemporary makeup and David White took home the trophy for special makeup effects.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' leads Makeup and Hairstylists Guild nominations

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' leads Makeup and Hairstylists Guild nominations
This is the second year for the Makeup and Hairstylists Guild joining the awards game, and they've been a welcome addition to the circuit. They spread their nods thin across a number of categories, but it's a good window into what this branch digs, for sure. This year, the only two films on the Academy's bake-off list of finalists that didn't garner any recognition were "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Noah." Meaning "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Maleficent" and "The Theory of Everything" were each represented in one form or another. Meanwhile, "Guardians of the Galaxy" led with the most mentions at three, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Interstellar" and "Into the Woods" each got a pair. As previously announced, Oscar-winning make-up artist Rick Baker and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Kathryn Blondell will receive the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Awards. Check out the full list of nominees below,
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Into the Woods’ Lead Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominations

‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Into the Woods’ Lead Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominations
Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Into the Woods” have taken three nominations each for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.

“Guardians” received nominations in the contemporary make-up and special make-up effects categories along with contemporary hairstyling. “Into the Woods” received recognition in the categories of period/character make-up, special make-up category for Meryl Streep’s witch prosthetics, and period/character hairstyling.

Nominations were announced Thursday in 19 feature film, television and live theater categories.

Winners will be revealed during the Annual Muahs Guild Awards ceremony to be held Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios. The event will include the presentation of previously announced lifetime achievement awards to Rick Baker and hairstylist Kathryn Blondell.

The entire nominees list:

Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films)

Best Contemporary Make-up

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Make-Up Artists: Allan Apone, Nicole Sortillon and Lisa Rocco (Petition)

Gone Girl

Make-Up Artists: Kate Biscoe and Gigi Williams

Guardians of the Galaxy
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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Mockingjay’, ‘Unbroken’ Among The Nominees

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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Mockingjay’, ‘Unbroken’ Among The Nominees
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Into The Woods are among the feature nominees announced today for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. There is a tie in the Television and New Media Series Best Contemporary Make-Up Category resulting in six nominees. The awards will be presented during a ceremony February 14 at Paramount Studios. Here’s the complete list:

Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films)

Best Contemporary Make-up

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Make-Up Artists: Allan Apone, Nicole Sortillon and Lisa Rocco (Petition)

Gone Girl

Make-Up Artists: Kate Biscoe and Gigi Williams

Guardians of the Galaxy

Make-Up Artist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

Interstellar

Make-Up Artists: Luisa Abel and Jay Wejebe

Nightcrawler

Make-Up Artists: Donald Mowat and Malanie Romero

Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films)

Best Period And/Or Character Make-up

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill, Nikoletta Skarlatos and Conor McCullagh (Petition)

Into the Woods
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Top 10: Best Racing Films

The racing movie has been a staple of Hollywood filmmaking for years. From classics such as Le Mans to the modern-day Fast & Furious franchise, there have always been racing movies and there have always been racing movie fans… The latest entry into the racing film genre is Death Race 3: Inferno, which continues the fight to the death Car-nage that the series is famous for. In honour of that films release of, we decided to take a look at the Top 10 Best Racing Films.

10) Initial D: Drift Racer

18-year-old Takumi (Jay Chou) delivers tofu for his hard-drinking dad, and works part time at his best friend’s garage. When he is unexpectedly asked to drive in an upcoming race, Takumi’s shock victory opens up a whole new world of possibilities, and his overnight fame is soon leading him to even more hellraising and dangerous races. But as Takumi pushes
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What Did Jason Look Like Unmasked?

If you went and saw Friday the 13th over the weekend, that was the big question. If you bought Neca's 19-inch Jason Voorhees figure (released about two weeks ago), you could get a good idea of what FX artist Scott Stoddard had in store for the film. But now we've got photographic evidence of his complete Jason makeup that was shot for the film before the footage wound up on cutting room floor. Marcus Nispel explains why he opted to make Jason's "unmasking" a bit of a mystery at the end of our interview here . This footage will likely wind up on the DVD when it arrives this summer.
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The Folks Behind Friday

This Friday, February 13, Crystal Lake’s favorite son comes home. Every horror fan on the planet is curious about the Friday The 13th re-envisioning, with devotees of Jason’s previous adventures practically foaming at the mouth.

When Fango visits the film’s sweltering Texas set for a glimpse of the mighty Mr. Voorhees in action, everyone on hand is bursting with enthusiasm for the project, and seems to be in disbelief that they’re actually part of making it happen. Indeed, it’s a tall order…no one has ever dared tackle a new version of slasherdom’s most epic tale, which makes for some mighty big shoes to fill. And there’s no possible way that a group of people more dedicated to the task could have been assembled.

Traditionally, producers are the “grown-ups” keeping everything in line, but no one here can escape the fever. “I get excited
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Huge His Name Was Jason Signing in Burbank!

With the release of His Name Was Jason right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to have your DVD signed?!? If you're in the Los Angeles area, Dark Delicacies is putting on a signing that you just cannot afford to miss!

The event takes place on February 3rd, 2009, at 7:00 pm at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank, Burbank, CA 91505. Call 1-888-darkdel for more information!

Please note this will be a ticketed event. Meaning when you purchase the DVD from Dark Delicacies, you get a ticket with a number on it for your place in line to have it signed.

Signing talent will include:

Kane Hodder (Jason, Friday the 13th Parts 7-10)

• Ted White (Jason, Friday the 13th: Part IV)

Tom Morga ("Jason," Friday the 13th: Part V)

• Dick Weiand (Roy, Friday the 13th)

Russell Todd (Scott, Friday the 13th: Part 2)

• Peter Bracke (Author of
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Massive 'Friday the 13th' Signing in Burbank

Southern California readers, heads up. On February 3rd at 7 p.m. at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, there is a massive celebrity signing session for "His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th." The signing takes place at Dark Delicacies, the store that caters to horror tastes. Who will be there? A ton of people involved both past and present in the "Friday the 13th" franchise, including Kane Hodder -- "Jason" in Fridays 7, 8, 9 and 10 Ted White -- "Jason" in Friday 4 Tom Morga -- "Jason" in Friday 5 Dick Weiand -- "Jason" in Friday 5 Russell Todd -- "Scott" in Friday 2 Peter Bracke -- Author of "Crystal Lake Memories" Mark Swift and Damian Shannon -- writers of "Freddy vs. Jason" and "Friday the 13th", the re-make John Carl Buechler -- Director of Friday 7 Diane Almedia -- "Kate" in Friday 7 Peter Mark Richman -- "Charles" in Friday 8 Barney Cohen -- Screenwriter of Friday 4 Larry Zerner
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On Set: Scott Stoddard - The Man Behind Jason Voorhees' Mask!

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Scott Stoddard is the man with the mask, Jason Voorhees mask to be exact and he's in charge of it for the new Friday The 13th film.

{sidebar id=1}He literally has a case lined with soft foam and in it lies the mask itself. Jason's mask is probably the most well known visage of all time of the fabled Hollywood serial killer line-up and needs constant care and supervision.

Stoddard isn't only in charge of the mask, that's just a small part of what he does. Trained under the skillful eye of Stan Winston, Stoddard created the new Jason Voorhees . a scarier, dirtier, more sinister looking Voorhees for the new film.

We spoke with Stoddard on the set of the new Friday The 13th, the complete interview is below,

Q: On the look of the new mask.

Scott Stoddard: I like the mask from Part three and four,
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See the new Jason Voorhees mask!

It’s obviously no coincidence that MTV today posted a report from a set visit of Marcus Nispel’s “Friday the 13th” remake. After all, it’s Friday, June 13!

MTV’s Tera Heater describes what she experienced on the set, including her thoughts on the all-new Jason Voorhees mask, which has now officially been revealed! It doesn’t look that different from the original, but it sure brings back some memories.

Here’s a tiny excerpt from what Heater has to say about it: “The new mask was held in a thick plastic suitcase by special makeup effects artist Scott Stoddard and treated as if it were the Holy Grail. When it was revealed, I could have sworn a heavenly light shone from the foam that held it safely in place, and the goat cried a little louder.” Read the complete set report on MTV.com right here, or watch
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Who Almost Played Jason Voorhees?!

>During an interview with Derek Mears, he tells us that he wasn't the only person in the running to play Jason Voorhees in Platinum Dunes' modern version of Friday The 13TH. "It was me and Chris Nelson from The Tripper," Mears tells Bloody-Disgusting on the set in Austin, Texas. "Chris is a good friend of mine. It was really weird because I heard a bunch of different stories, like people from different areas of the industry are like, 'Dude, I dont know if it helped at all but I put in a good word with Brad and Andrew.' Like, thats the guy you want. What I heard was that Scott Stoddard, they really trust him, and he went, 'Here are the two dudes that I think would be great. Youre asking my opinion? I wont decide, these are the two guys that can do the part.' " In the
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