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When good TV goes bad: how Brookside’s soap lost its suds

Brookie was a witty running commentary on Britain in all its curtain-twitching magnificence – until Lindsey Corkhill pulled a Walter White

Given recent government lethargy overthe hot potato of property construction, the early years of Channel 4’s first soap opera Brookside now look like a poignant tribute to Newbuild Britain. For the suburban north, Brookside was our life on screen. The drum pad and synthesizer theme tune sounded like something off a below-par Omd album. The Liverpool of the title sequence looked touched by the photography of Tom Wood and the smoothie aggro of Derek Hatton. On Brookside Close – a cul-de-sac of boxy Barratt homes – recognisable local dramas were dignified with episodic, Dickensian, sign-of-the-times significance.

Brookside was Phil Redmond’s second generation-defining TV idea after he’d wrestled the schoolyard back from the plummy worlds of Just William and Mallory Towers with Grange Hill. It was his running commentary on Thatcher’s Britain,
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Edinburgh fest reveals industry line-up

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Exclusive: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has announced the line-up for this year’s Industry Programme, which will run for nine days from June 16-24, as well as Eiff’s Talent Development Programmes.

The programme will include workshops, practical sessions, talent labs and one-to-one meetings with industry experts, all of which will take place at the Eiff Delegate Centre at the Traverse Theatre.

Programme highlights include two sessions hosted by the BFI Net.Work looking at opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers across the UK, offering tips from execs and filmmakers on how to make the best short film on a short film budget.

Script consultant David Pope will deliver a pitching workshop with advice on how to develop confidence and how to tailor a pitch for an audience, followed by the chance for filmmakers to pitch to a panel of industry experts.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Wins Big at Oscars 2016

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Wins Big at Oscars 2016
Shortly after Mad Max: Fury Road's release in May, many fans started wondering if this blockbuster would have any shot at winning Best Picture at The 88th Annual Academy Awards, which were handed out last night. As it turns out, Mad Max: Fury Road did end up taking home the most Oscars, winning six, but it was largely shut out of the major categories, such as Best Picture and Best Director, for George Miller's work behind the camera. Mad Max: Fury Road was actually one of just three movies that ended up taking home multiple awards last night.

Mad Max: Fury Road's wins were largely in technical categories, taking home Oscars for Best Costume Design (Jenny Bevan), Best Production Design (Colin Gibson; Katie Sharrock, Lisa Thompson), Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega), Best Film Editing (Margaret Sixel), Best Sound Editing (Mark Mangini, David White
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Australia Biggest Ever Oscar Haul

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Australia Biggest Ever Oscar Haul
Australian is reveling in the multiple Oscar award successes for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

On Sunday night the George Miller-directed post-apocalyptic sequel collected six of the technical awards on offer, rewarding eight Australians.

The previous best total for Australia was six Oscars in four categories in 1996, when Miller’s “Babe” and Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” amassed hauls.

Australian winners in the best production design category were Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson.

“It never ceases to annoy me how many people it takes to make me look competent,” said Gibson in his on stage acceptance speech. “To get one of these, you’ve got an idea of the multitudes of Australians, New Zealanders, Brits, Americans, South Africans, Namibians who all came together under George’s vision to bring you a tale about a man with mental health issues, an amputee amazon and five runaway sex slaves. So I’d like
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Mad Max: Fury Road achieves record haul at Oscars

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Mad Max: Fury Road has become the most successful Australian film at the Oscars, taking home six statuettes from 10 nominations.

The record haul saw the film, directed by George Miller, overtake The Piano's previous mark of three Oscars in 1993.

The road rage epic took home awards for Production design (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson), Film editing (Margaret Sixel), Costume Design (Jenny Beavan), Sound mixing (Ben Osmo),Sound editing (David White) and Make-up and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin and Elka Wardega.

Despite the success, Miller missed out on a Best Director's nod with The Revenant's Alejandro González Iñárritu winning his second consecutive award.

Australian cinematographer, John Seale, also missed out to The Revenant's Emmanuel Lubezki.

The six oscars follows the 10 Aactas that went Mad Max: Fury Road in December last year.

Screen Producers Australia chief executive, Matthew Deaner, said Australia was well represented at this year.s Academy Awards with fifteen nominations,
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Predicting The 88th Annual Academy Awards

The 88th Annual Academy Awards are just around the corner on Sunday evening, so once again, it’s time to lay down my predictions for who has the best chance of winning in each of the 24 categories, along with a bit of analysis as to why they appear to be the frontrunners. As usual, I’ll start from the smallest categories and work my way up, so let’s get started:

Best Animated Short Film

“Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

PrologueRichard Williams and Imogen Sutton

“Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit

World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt

Best Live Action Short Film

Ave MariaBasil Khalil and Eric Dupont

“Day One” Henry Hughes

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath

ShokJamie Donoughue

StuttererBenjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Best Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12
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Mad Max: Fury Road Gets 10 Academy Award Nominations

Mad Max: Fury Road Gets 10 Academy Award Nominations
What a lovely day to win an Oscar! The Academy Awards announced their nominees this morning, and Mad Max: Fury Road came in second for most nominations behind The Revenant. It’s a nice change from the typical epic dramas that always get nominated every year, and now the road to the Oscars will be a furious one. In fact, it’s the first action movie to ever be nominated for Best Picture. I only hope if George Miller wins Best Director, he’ll spray his teeth silver up on stage while accepting the award. Here are the nominations Mad Max has received:

Best Picture Best Director (George Miller) Best Film Editing (Margaret Sixel) Best Cinematography (John Seale) Best Costume Design (Jenny Beavan) Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin) Best Production Design (Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson) Best Sound Editing (Mark Mangini and David White) Best Sound Mixing (Chris Jenkins,
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"Bridge of Spies," "Carol" Lead BAFTA Nominations! Where's "Mad Max?" What About "Star Wars?"

Leave it to the Brits! The BAFTA nominations were announced and they gave us a slightly different look at the awards season! For instance, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," the leading Oscar contender in the U.S. just received 3 noms including Best Film, Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo and Original Screenplay. No Director nomination for McCarthy.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," a handsomely-produced period piece led the pack along with Todd Haynes' "Carol," another handsomely-produced period piece. Both films garnered nine nominations each including Best Picture. "Bridge of Spies" and "Carol" will duke it out with "Spotlight," Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "The Revenant" (eight nominations), and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" (five nominations) for the Best Picture trophy.

So where's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" you ask? They're relegated to the technical categories. Apparently, sequels, no matter how great they are, can't compete with originals.
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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Get Respect At BAFTAs, Golden Globes

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Get Respect At BAFTAs, Golden Globes
Oh how the tables have turned! While Sci-Fi and Fantasy films normally do well at the box offices while garnering critical acclaim amongst fans, they’re usually snubbed during awards season. However, things seem to be slightly changing with the list of nominees at two recent award shows. There are few hidden gems that almost seem as if they snuck-in with the rest of the bunch.

Over at the BAFTA Awards, Ex MacHina has received numerous award nominations in the following categories: Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer (Alex Garland), Original Screenplay (Alex Garland), and Special Visual Effects (Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst).

The Martian has also received numerous award nominations: Best Actor (Matt Damon), Director (Ridley Scott), Editing (Pietro Scalia), Production Design (Arthur Max, Celia Bobak), Sound (Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor), and Special Effects (Chris Lawrence,
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BAFTA Awards Announces 2016 Nominees

As awards show season shifts into high gear, the BAFTA Awards just released the list of hopefuls ahead of the February 14th ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House.

Leading the way with nine nominations each are “Bridge of Spies” and “Carol,” while “The Revenant” scored eight chances for glory.

Mad Max: Fury Road” has seven nods followed by “Brooklyn” and “The Martian” with six each. Meanwhile, Alicia Vikander was nominated for Best Actress along with Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Dame Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan.

And the 2016 BAFTA Awards Nominees are…

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Dame Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Brie Larson, Room

Best Film

Carol

Bridge Of Spies

The Revenant

The Big Short

Spotlight

Supporting Actor

Benicio del Toro,
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Carol, Bridge Of Spies Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

On Friday the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in 2016 were revealed. The BAFTAs will be announced on Sunday, February 14 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, with the ceremony being rebroadcast on BBC America.

Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive nine nominations. The Revenant is nominated in eight categories. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

Bridge of Spies is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director for Steven Spielberg, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound. Mark Rylance is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Carol is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd Haynes,
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'Carol,' 'Bridge of Spies' Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

After getting snubbed in the Producers Guild award nominations earlier this week, "Carol" has risen from the ashes to lead all movies, along with "Bridge of Spies," in BAFTA award nominations.

"Carol" and "Bridge of Spies" netted nine nods apiece, including Best Film. They are joined in that category by "The Big Short," "The Revenant," and "Spotlight."

Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon continued to cement their roles as Oscar frontrunners with nominations in the lead actor category.

In an interesting turn for awards season watchers, Alicia Vikander was nominated as lead actress for "The Danish Girl." She also received mention in the supporting category for "Ex Machina." Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Film

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Revenant

Spotlight

Outstanding British Film

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

Director

Todd Haynes - Carol

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu - The Revenant
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‘Carol’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’ Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations

Nominations for the 69th annual British Academy Film Awards arrived early this morning and in welcome news, the proceedings were topped by Todd HaynesCarol and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (both of which made our top 50 of the year), with 9 nominations each. Not far behind was The Revenant, which was nominated in eight categories. while Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations.

Following that, Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina received five nominations with Alicia Vikander picking up two acting nominations. A little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens also managed to rack up four nominations.

Check out the full list below ahead of a ceremony on February 14th.

2015 Nominations

(presented in 2016)

Best Film

The Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

Bridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

Carol Elizabeth Karlsen,
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Nominations For The 2016 BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just announced there nominations and there’s quite a lot to process, so let’s start from the top. Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes’ gorgeous relationship drama Carol have tied for the lead with nine nominations apiece, with both films receiving nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (in their respective categories). Not far behind is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s revenge epic The Revenant with eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Editing.

What may come as a surprise to some is that Adam McKay’s comedy-drama about the 2008 financial crisis did rather well. It may have only received five nominations, but they were all major nods: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), and Best Editing. Meanwhile, the film that has
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The Ee British Academy Film Awards nominations in full

This morning at BAFTA HQ in London’s Piccadilly, Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards for the best of 2015.

Carol and Bridge Of Spies led the nominations with nine each, closely followed by The Revenant with eight. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

We’ve already heard that Taron Egerton, John Boyega, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powey and Brie Larson will be up for the public vote in the prestigious Rising Star category, but the entire list of nominees in all categories were read out at the brief event at BAFTA HQ this morning.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House,
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BAFTA Nominations: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol’ Lead Film Awards Race

BAFTA Nominations: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol’ Lead Film Awards Race
London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the nominations for its film awards Friday at it headquarters in London. “Bridge of Spies” and “Carol” led the nominations race with nine apiece.

The Revenant” was nominated in eight categories. “Mad Max: Fury Road” has seven nominations. “Brooklyn” and “The Martian” were each nominated six times. “The Big Short,” “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina” received five nominations. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took four nominations.

In the major categories, “Carol,” “Bridge of Spies,” “The Big Short” and “Brooklyn” all featured prominently, followed by “The Danish Girl,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “Ex Machina” and “Steve Jobs.” Among the underperformers in the major categories were “Trumbo,” “Sicario” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, told Variety that the nominations were marked by the openness of the contest, with six films with more than five nominations. “It looks like
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BAFTA 2016: the 2016 film award nominations

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Carol, The Revenant, Bridge Of Spies, Spotlight and more lead the charge at the 2016 BAFTAs...

The annual BAFTA film awards roll around again on February 14th, with Stephen Fry once again hosting. And it was Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw who read out the nominations for this year's gongs nice and early in London today.

Without further ado, here's what's up for said prizes in a few weeks' time.

Best Film

The Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

Bridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

Carol Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley

The Revenant Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

Spotlight Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

Outstanding British Film

45 Years Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher

Amy Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

Brooklyn John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

The Danish Girl Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan,
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Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015 by Tom Wood

By Tom Wood

MoreHorror.com

This has been an exciting year in terms of movie productions - Jurassic World, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens; A year of movies that have felt the need to extend their titles further with colons and unnecessary sub titles.

Looking through the list of releases in 2015, I noticed a vast amount of Horror films to hit the big screen, and as a result, I have counted down the five of my favourites of 2015:

5. Poltergeist

From legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spiderman and Evil Dead) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) remake the Spielberg classic from 1982, about a family whose home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
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'Mad Max: Fury Road' rules at AACTAs in Sydney

'Mad Max: Fury Road' rules at AACTAs in Sydney
George Miller’s action-epic scoops eight awards including best film and best director.Scroll down for the full list

Mad Max: Fury Road has scooped the pool at Australia’s top film awards, the AACTAs, with George Miller’s high-action epic scoring wins in eight of its 11 nominated categories, including best film and best director.

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s retro western The Dressmaker won the Aacta People’s Choice Award at the Sydney event, and Kate Winslet won the Best Actress award for her lead performance (and convincing accent) as a spiteful Aussie seamstress in outback 1950s Australia. Winslet accepted her award via smartphone video selfie.

Her onscreen mum, Judy Davis, was the odds-on favourite to win Best Supporting Actress, which she did. In another acting gong for The Dressmaker, Hugo Weaving seemed as surprised as everyone else when his name was called to the stage of Sydney’s The Star casino complex.

In other awards
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Mad Max rules at AACTAs in Sydney

Mad Max rules at AACTAs in Sydney
George Miller’s action-epic scoops eight awards including best film and best director.Scroll down for the full list

Mad Max: Fury Road has scooped the pool at Australia’s top film awards, the AACTAs, with George Miller’s high-action epic scoring wins in eight of its 11 nominated categories, including best film and best director.

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s retro western The Dressmaker won the Aacta People’s Choice Award at the Sydney event, and Kate Winslet won the Best Actress award for her lead performance (and convincing accent) as a spiteful Aussie seamstress in outback 1950s Australia. Winslet accepted her award via smartphone video selfie.

Her onscreen mum, Judy Davis, was the odds-on favourite to win Best Supporting Actress, which she did. In another acting gong for The Dressmaker, Hugo Weaving seemed as surprised as everyone else when his name was called to the stage of Sydney’s The Star casino complex.

In other awards
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