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Sam Mendes Says He Won't Direct The Next James Bond Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 6, 2013 6:38 AM
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Even those with cooler feelings about the film itself have to acknowledge that Sam Mendes' Bond movie "Skyfall" was a wild success. With a BAFTA for Best British Film, five Oscar nominations (winning two), and a global box office of $1.1 billion, making it the seventh-biggest film of all time, and nearly twice as big as "Casino Royale," the most successful 007 film before that, few could argue that it's been anything other than a triumph.

Oscars: The Snubs & The Surprises Of The 85th Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2013 11:50 AM
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The 2013 Oscar season finally came to an end with the 85th Academy Awards. The major prizes of the night went to "Argo," which, as expected, won Best Picture, Ang Lee took Best Director, while Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence won the acting prizes.

Roger Deakins Wins ASC Award For 'Skyfall' Cinematography

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2013 7:58 AM
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Back in November we asked if "Skyfall" would be the picture that finally nets Roger Deakins an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Nominated nine times ("The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "Kundun," "O Brother Where Art Thou," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "No Country For Old Men," "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," "The Reader" and "True Grit") Deakins has never actually taken home a statue from the Academy, but that could change for his tenth nomination for "Skyfall." And earning an award from his fellow colleagues over the weekend could potentially boost his chances.

Check Out The Unused Albert Finney Character Poster For 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 11:18 AM
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Of the many ways that Hollywood tries to flood the webosphere with materials for the films, perhaps even more egregious than the trailers for the trailers, have been the onslaught of character posters, which as we broke down last month, yielded some ridiculous results. But it seems the folks behind "Skyfall" kept one poster out of circulation, but have resurrected it just in time to you remind you that the movie is coming to home video.
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Chinese Censors Cut 40 Minutes Out Of 'Cloud Atlas,' Snip & Tweak 'Skyfall'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 24, 2013 10:36 AM
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By now, it's well known and irksomely tolerated that all films face the wrath of a given market's ratings board or censors if wide distribution remains in their sights. While the MPAA and BBFC occasionally produce a decision that leaves some films weakened by cuts or alternate takes, the latest verdicts laid down by China for two of the holiday season's bigger films have taken that concept to a new extreme. Minor spoilers below.

Adele To Sing 'Skyfall' Theme At The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2013 8:55 AM
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It's been a good year for the James Bond franchise. Celebrating fifty years, the series has never seemed more vibrant, with "Skyfall" becoming a billion dollar earner and the biggest 007 entry of all time. That feat hasn't been ignored by the Academy, with the movie picking up five (below-the-line) nominations and the franchise to be honored via a tribute segment as part of the telecast next month. But there's even more to get shaken not stirred about.

ACE Award Editing Nominees Include 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Argo,' Skyfall,' 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 11:13 AM
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So, the editing awards right? It's usually the part of the Oscar broadcast that for many is a good time to hit the bathroom, or refill on cheese dip, but to those who know their awards history, it's an important category. Usually, a nomination for Best Picture and Best Editing indicates a strong than usual shot to take the big prize, and winning the category, has often proven in the past to be the first step to victory at the end end of evening. And today, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which could indicate where the votes go in February.

Oscar Nominations 2013: 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead Academy Awards Field

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2013 8:51 AM
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So here we are. The moment that basically every film fan (even if some are openly hostile to the idea) sees as their Superbowl; the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, for the 85th time, in this case. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took to the stage at 5.30 PST to deliver the news, after months of the usual feverish speculation. So how did things turn out?

American Society Of Cinematographers Nominate 'Anna Karenina,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Life Of Pi,' 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 12:27 PM
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We're about 18 hours until Oscar nominations time, but even after the DGAs yesterday and the BAFTAs at stupid o'clock this morning, there's still time for one more precursor to sneak in under the wire, and this time, it's the American Society of Cinematographers, the major equivalent to a guild award (although it's not a guild, or a union) for the directors of photography of the movie world.

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' & 'Life Of Pi' Lead BAFTA Nominations, Haneke & Tarantino On Best Director List

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 2:53 AM
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This week is so awards-heavy that the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (or BAFTA, to their mum) had to squeeze their announcement in at 7.30 GMT, a time when it's dark in the U.K, New York and Los Angeles. And while BAFTA can often back British fare over the films that have otherwise dominated the awards conversation, this year saw them stick fairly closely to the awards narrative in general, with "Skyfall," "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Anna Karenina" all failing to sweep the board in the way that some had suggested (though all made the 'Best British Film' nominees).

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