The Hundred Year Old Man Shortlisted For Make-Up Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared has been shortlisted for the Makeup and Hairstyling category of the 88th Academy Awards. On January 9th 2016, members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10 minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films, and vote for the final three films to compete at the Oscars. The Hundred Year Old Man faces competition from:

A Pigeon Wins Best Comedy At European Film Awards

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy voted for this year’s 28th European Film Awards, and at Saturday's night's awards ceremony in Berlin it was announced that Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence had won Best Comedy. A Pigeon was also nominated for Best Film, and director Roy Andersson was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director. He had reportedly said that it didn't matter to him whether he won or not, but clinching

The Fencer: First Finnish Golden Globe Nominee In 58 Years

The Finnish Oscar contender The Fencer (Miekkailija) directed by Klaus Härö has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Foreign Language Film making it the first Finnish film in 58 years to do so. The last Finnish nominee was The White Reindeer by Erik Blomberg in 1957, which went on to win. Producer Kaarle Aho told nordiskfilmogtvfond.com: “This [Golden Globe nomination] is wonderful news. We've actually had quite a positive feeling about it for a few

Alicia Vikander Nominated For Two Golden Globes

Alicia Vikander, who is expected to play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming adaptation of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, has been nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina and Best Actress in The Danish Girl. Vikander faces fierce competition in both categories. Among the nominees for Best Actress are Kate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara and Saoirse Ronan. In the category for Best Supporting Actress are Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jane Fonda. In

The Fencer Launches Crowd Funded Oscar Campaign

The Fencer (Miekkailija), Finland’s entry for the 88th Academy Awards, has launched a crowd-funded Oscar campaign. Director Klaus Härö and producer Kai Nordberg have launched the campaign via Indiegogo in order to raise funds for marketing to help The Fencer secure its Oscars nomination. The campaign, which opened on 18th November, reached 10% of its goal within five days. Härö then posted a video to thank their backers for a successful start: “I want to say thank you for helping us get