64th BAFTA Film Awards: Winners

Best Film

  • The King’s Speech

Outstanding British Film

  • The King’s Speech

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

  • Chris Morris (Four Lions)

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

  • Harry Potter

Director

  • David Fincher (The Social Network)

Fellowship

  • Christopher Lee

Original Screenplay

  • David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

Adapted Screenplay

  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Foreign Film

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Animated Film

  • Toy Story 3

Leading Actor

  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Leading Actress

  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Supporting Actor

  • Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

Supporting Actress

  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)

Original Music

  • The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)

Cinematography

  • True Grit

Editing

  • The Social Network

Production Design

  • Inception

Costume Design

  • Alice In Wonderland

Special Visual Effects

  • Inception

Sound

  • Inception

Make Up & Hair

  • Alice In Wonderland

Short Film

  • Until The River Runs Red

Short Animation

  • The Eagleman Stag

Orange Wednesday Rising Star

  • Tom Hardy
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US Box Office: February 11 – 13, 2011

1. Just Go With It – $31,000,000

2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – $30,260,000

3. Gnomeo and Juliet – $25,500,000

4. The Eagle – $8,589,000

5. The Roommate – $8,400,000

6. The King’s Speech – $7,412,000

7. No Strings Attached – $5,645,000

8. Sanctum – $5,132,000

9. True Grit – $3,770,000

10. The Green Hornet – $3,600,000

Cinema Releases: February 11, 2011

True Grit

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld

Yogi Bear

Director: Eric Brevig

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris

Never Let Me Go

Director: Mark Romanek

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield

Just Go With It

Director: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker

Gnomeo and Juliet

Director: Kelly Asbury

Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Jason Statham

Nothing to Declare

Director: Dany Boon

Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde, Dany Boon and Julie Bernard

Review: True Grit (2010)

True Grit, the second adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel of the same name, is the latest film from writer/director duo Joel and Ethan Coen, and a robust one at that.

The film centres on Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), 14-year-old farm girl, who, when her father is murdered, sets out to capture the killer, hired hand Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, Reuben J. Cogburn (Jeff Bridges).

Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney.

They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey.

The Coen brothers have masterfully constructed a sombre, funny, elegiac and steadfastly if unconventional film, one peppered with sharp, witty one liners and surreal character interactions to lighten the mood.

The unconventional relationship between the unlikely trio is surreal, yet oddly captivating and sentimental. The testing environment and the harsh journey from which they are brought together forces them to establish a life-long, truth-worthy bond.

With the help of their trusty cinematographer Roger Deakins, the Coens use the barron landscape beautifully, capturing the grandeur of ripply rivers, craggy trees and desolate Indian Nations. Each and every visually minimalistic, yet suitably informative shot feels vital and imperative to the films overall tone and semblance.

The real heart of the film, however, lies in the performances. The casting is inspired and exact, and each actor thrives in the rich landscape so delicately constructed by the Coens.

Bridges and 14-year-old newcomer Steinfeld, in particular, give noteworthy and convicted turns as Reuben and Mattie, respectively.

Bridges is outstanding yet again; funny yet meaningful, truly just a juggernaut at the peak of his career. Steinfeld, on the other hand, emerges from obscurity and delivers a blow-away, fearless turn as Mattie, a girl with a vengeance that won’t quit.

Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper all have value and tonality in their respective supporting roles, but unfortunately never match the giddy heights of the two leads.

True Grit – while it may not match the perfection of No Country for Old Men – is a masterfully written, beautifully directed and unforgettably acted Western by the masters of modern-day cinema.

US Box Office: February 4 – 6, 2011

1. The Roommate – $15,600,000

2. Sanctum – $9,200,000

3. No Strings Attached – $8,400,000

4. The King’s Speech – $8,310,000

5. The Green Hornet – $6,100,000

6. The Rite – $5,565,000

7. The Mechanic – $5,370,000

8. True Grit – $4,750,000

9. The Dilemma – $3,448,000

10. Black Swan – $3,400,000

US Box Office: January 28 – 30, 2011

1. The Rite – $15,005,000

2. No Strings Attached – $13,650,000

3. The Mechanic – $11,500,000

4. The Green Hornet – $11,500,000

5. The King’s Speech – $11,102,000

6. True Grit – $7,600,000

7. The Dilemma – $5,476,000

8. Black Swan – $5,100,000

9. The Fighter – $4,055,000

10. Yogi Bear – $3,165,000

83rd Academy Awards: Nominations

Best Picture

  • The Social Network
  • Winter’s Bone
  • True Grit
  • Black Swan
  • The King’s Speech
  • 127 Hours
  • The Fighter
  • Toy Story 3
  • Inception
  • The Kids Are All Right

Best Director

  • Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
  • David Fincher (The Social Network)
  • Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
  • Joel & Ethan Coen (True Grit)
  • David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Best Actor

  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
  • Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • James Franco (127 Hours)
  • Jeff Bridges (True Grit)

Best Actress

  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
  • Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
  • Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)

Best Supporting Actor

  • John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)
  • Christian Bale (The Fighter)
  • Jeremy Renner (The Town)
  • Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Another Year (Mike Leigh)
  • The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg)
  • The King’s Speech (David Seidler)
  • Inception (Christopher Nolan)
  • The Fighter (Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson & Keith Dorrington)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 127 Hours (Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy)
  • The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Toy Story 3 (Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich)
  • True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  • Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik & Anne Rosellin)

Best Animated Film

  • Toy Story 3
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Biutiful
  • Dogtooth
  • In A Better World
  • Incendies
  • Outside The Law

Best Documentary

  • GasLand
  • Inside Job
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land

Best Art Direction

  • Inception
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit

Best Cinematography

  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit
  • The Social Network

Best Costume Design

  • The Tempest
  • I Am Love
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit

Best Editing

  • The King’s Speech
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network

Best Short Film (Live Action)

  • The Crush
  • Wish 143
  • Na Wewe
  • The Confession
  • God Of Love

Best Short Film (Animated)

  • The Gruffalo
  • Day & Night
  • Let’s Pollute
  • The Lost Thing
  • Madagascar, A Journey Diary

Best Makeup

  • The Wolfman
  • Barney’s Version
  • The Way Back

Best Original Score

  • Inception (Hanz Zimmer)
  • How To Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
  • The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)
  • 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman)
  • The Social Network (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

Best Original Song

  • Coming Home (Country Strong)
  • I See The Light (Tangled)
  • If I Rise (127 Hours)
  • We Belong Together (Toy Story 3)

Best Sound Mixing

  • Salt
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit
  • The Social Network

Best Sound Editing

  • Toy Story 3
  • Inception
  • Unstoppable
  • True Grit
  • Tron: Legacy

Best Visual Effects

  • Hereafter
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Iron Man 2
  • Inception

US Box Office: January 21 – 23, 2011

1. No Strings Attached – $20,300,000

2. The Green Hornet – $18,100,000

3. The Dilemma – $9,727,000

4. The King’s Speech – $9,164,000

5. True Grit – $8,000,000

6. Black Swan – $6,200,000

7. The Fighter – $4,515,000

8. Little Fockers – $4,394,000

9. Yogi Bear – $4,060,000

10. Tron: Legacy – $3,708,000

64th BAFTA Film Awards: Nominations

Best Film

  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit
  • The Social Network

Outstanding British Film

  • 127 Hours
  • Another Year
  • Four Lions
  • Made In Dagenham
  • The King’s Speech

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

  • The Arbor – Clio Barnard (Writer), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop – Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)
  • Four Lions – Chris Morris (Writer/Director)
  • Monsters – Gareth Edwards (Writer/Director)
  • Skeletons – Nick Whitfield (Writer/Director)

Director

  • Danny Boyle – (127 Hours)
  • Black Swan – (Darren Aronofksy)
  • Christopher – Nolan (Inception)
  • Tom Hooper – (The King’s Speech)
  • David Fincher – (The Social Network)

Original Screenplay

  • Black Swan – (Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz & John McLaughlin)
  • The Fighter – (Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
  • Inception – (Christopher Nolan)
  • The Kids Are All Right – (Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg)
  • The King’s Speech – (David Seidler)

Adapted Screenplay

  • 127 Hours – (Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy)
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – (Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel)
  • The Social Network – (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Toy Story 3 – (Michael Arndt)
  • True Grit – (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

Foreign Film

  • Biutiful
  • I Am Love
  • Of Gods And Men
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Secret In Their Eyes

Animated Film

  • Despicable Me
  • Toy Story 3
  • How To Train Your Dragon

Leading Actor

  • Javier Bardem – (Biutiful)
  • Colin Firth – (The King’s Speech)
  • Jeff Bridges – (True Grit)
  • Jesse Eisenberg – (The Social Network)
  • James Franco – (127 Hours)

Leading Actress

  • Natalie Portman – (Black Swan)
  • Julianne Moore – (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Noomi Rapace – (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hailee Steinfeld – (True Grit)
  • Annette Bening – (The Kids Are All Right)

Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale – (The Fighter)
  • Andrew Garfield – (The Social Network)
  • Mark Ruffalo – (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Geoffrey Rush – (The King’s Speech)
  • Pete Postlethwaite – (Inception)

Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams – (The Fighter)
  • Lesley Manville – (Another Year)
  • Barbara Hershey – (Black Swan)
  • Miranda Richardson – (Made In Dagenham)
  • Helena Bonham Carter – (The King’s Speech)

Original Music

  • A. R. Rahman – (127 Hours)
  • Danny Elfman – (Alice In Wonderland)
  • Wally Pfister – (Inception)
  • Danny Cohen – (The King’s Speech)
  • Roger Deakins – (True Grit)

Cinematography

  • 127 Hours – (Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak)
  • Black Swan – (Matthew Libatique)
  • Inception – (Wally Pfister)
  • The King’s Speech – (Danny Cohen)
  • True Grit – (Roger Deakins)

Editing

  • 127 Hours – (Jon Harris)
  • Black Swan – (Andrew Weisblum)
  • Inception – (Lee Smith)
  • The King’s Speech – (Tariq Anwar)
  • The Social Network – (Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall)

Production Design

  • Alice In Wonderland – (Robert Stromberg & Karen O’Hara)
  • Black Swan – (Therese Deprez & Tora Peterson)
  • Inception – (Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias & Doug Mowat)
  • The King’s Speech – (Eve Stewart & Judy Farr)
  • True Grit – (Jess Gonchor & Nancy Haigh)

Costume Design

  • Alice In Wonderland – (Colleen Atwood)
  • Black Swan – (Amy Westcott)
  • The King’s Speech – (Jenny Beavan)
  • Made In Dagenham – (Louise Stjernsward)
  • True Grit – (Mary Zophres)

Special Visual Effects

  • Alice In Wonderland  – (TBC)
  • Black Swan – (Dan Schrecker)
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 – (Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait’hadi & Christian Manz)
  • Inception – (Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley & Peter Bebb)
  • Toy Story 3 – (TBC)

Sound

  • 127 Hours – (Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C Laneri & Douglas Cameron)
  • Black Swan – (Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan & Dominick Tavella)
  • Inception – (Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo & Ed Novick)
  • The King’s Speech – (John Midgley, Lee Walpole & Paul Hamblin)
  • True Grit – (Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland & Douglas Axtell)

Make Up & Hair

  • Alice In Wonderland – (TBC)
  • Black Swan – (Judy Chin & Geordie Sheffer)
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 – (Amanda Knight & Lisa Tomblin)
  • The King’s Speech – (Frances Hannon)
  • Made In Dagenham – (Lizzie Yianni Georgiou)

Short Animation

  • The Eagleman Stag
  • Matter Fisher
  • Thursday

Short Film

  • Connect
  • Lin
  • Rite
  • Turning
  • Until The River Runs Red

Orange Wednesday Rising Star

  • Gemma Arterton
  • Emma Stone
  • Tom Hardy
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Aaron Johnson

US Box Office: January 14 – 16, 2011

1. The Green Hornet – $34,000,000

2. The Dilemma – $17,400,000

3. True Grit – $11,200,000

4. The King’s Speech – $9,100,000

5. Black Swan – $8,100,000

6. Little Fockers – $7,100,000

7. Tron: Legacy – $5,600,000

8. Yogi Bear – $5,300,000

9. The Fighter – $5,100,000

10. Season Of The Witch – $4,500,000