“Bridge of Spies,” “Ex Machina,” “Inside Out,” “Spotlight,” “Straight Outta Compton”
Adapted screenplay nominees: “The Big Short,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol,” “The Martian,” “Room”
“Embrace of the Serpent,” “Mustang,” “Son of Saul,” “Theeb” and “A War”
Director noms: Adam McKay for “The Big Short,” George Miller for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Alejandro G. Inarittu for “The Revenant,” Tom McCarthy for “Spotlight” and Lee Abrahamson for “Room.”
Notably missing: Todd Haynes for “Carol.”
Best actress nominees: Cate Blanchett for “Carol,” Brie Larson for “Room,” Jennifer Lawrence for “Joy,” Charlotte Rampling for “45 Years” and Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn.”
Interesting here: Rooney Mara of “Carol” was moved to supporting actress, as Harvey Weinstein hoped. Mara and Blanchett in the same category would possibly split the vote.
Best actor nominees are: Bryan Cranston for “Trumbo,” Matt Damon for “The Martian,” Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant,” Michael Fassbender for “Steve Jobs” and Eddie Redmayne for “The Danish Girl.”
Surprise! Eight best pic nominees. But no “Straight Outta Compton,” “Inside Out” or “Carol.”
But here they are: “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Room,” “Spotlight.”
Here come the Oscar nominations! I’m not fully caffeinated, but the Academy doesn’t care. So here goes.
On Feb. 17, Austin Film Society will present a special screening of “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Sidney Lumet’s final feature film starring Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman, complete with a conversation with Hawke about the making of the film, and collaborating with Lumet and Hoffman.
The following evening, Hawke will be the featured guest at an AFS Artist Spotlight, where he will participate in a live, on-stage conversation about his life and work with AFS Artistic Director and Founder Richard Linklater, Hawke’s long-time creative collaborator.
Hawke is the star of Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset,” and “Before Midnight,” considered by many to be both some of the most romantic and realistic-about-marriage films of their era.
Hawke is also the star of the extraordinary “Boyhood” and has appeared in other Linklater films such as “The Newton Boys” and “Waking Life.”
Both Linklater and Hawke will participate in a private reception Feb. 18. A very limited number of tickets are on sale for the reception and can be purchased by contacting AFS Director of Relationships and Revenue, Lauren Alexander-Labahn at Lauren@austinfilm.org. Tickets are $275 for the public and $250 for AFS Members.
Tickets to the screening are $25 public / $15 for AFS Members. Tickets for the AFS Artist Spotlight are $40 General Public / $30 for AFS Members. Tickets for both are $60 for the public and $40 for AFS members. All are on sale now at austinfilm.org/EthanHawke. Ticket packages are on sale here.
Join film critic Joe Gross, film editor Charles Ealy and social media editor Eric Webb as they live-tweet the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10.
The awards are set to air at 7 p.m. on NBC.
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