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Alliance of Women Film Journos Announce 2012 Winners

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), a membership organization of leading women film journalists and critics from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., has announced the winners of its 7th Annual EDA Awards. Starting with Best Film, “Zero Dark Thirty” swept the AWFJ EDA “Best of” categories with five awards, took another two in the female-centric EDA Focus Awards, and earned its eighth win in the EDA Special Mention section. The full list of 2012 winners is below, and on http://awfj.org/eda–awards/2012–eda–award–winners/
In the EDA ‘Best of’ categories—which parallel those used by other voting organizations–Jessica Chastain and Daniel Day Lewis were honored for their leading roles, with supporting role awards going to Anne Hathaway and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Malik Benjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man” received the EDA for Best Documentary, and Michael Haneke’s “Amour” was embraced for “Best Non-English-Language Film.”

The AWFJ also presents two award categories that reflect the organization’s mission to celebrate women in filmmaking, as well as the perspective of women in film journalism.

The EDA Focus Award pay tribute to achievements in filmmaking by women. Among the 2012 winners are Lucy Alibar, who received the Best Woman Screenwriter Award for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which she co-wrote with and Benh Zeitlin; Jennifer Lawrence who grabbed the Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star for her role in “The Hunger Game”; and the “Brave” heroine Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, which drew Best Animated Female. Best Breakthrough Performance went Quvenzhané Wallis for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry, celebrates the overall achievements this year by “Women Documentary Filmmakers,” with five named for special mention.

For extra fun, the AWFJ presents the EDA Special Mentions. A sampling of these awards include Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest, which went to Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly…and Nadine Velazquez, for “Flight“; and a tie for Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent, between Katherine Heigl for “One For The Money” and Reese Witherspoon for “This Means War.” Helen Hunt and John Hawkes attracted Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS
2012 EDA Awards Winners
http://awfj.org/eda–awards/2012–eda–award–winners/

AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS:

Best Film: “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Screenplay, Original: Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Chris Terrio – “Argo

Best Documentary: “Searching For Sugar Man”

Best Animated Film: “ParaNorman

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis – “Lincoln

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Phillip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master

Best Ensemble Cast:Silver Linings Playbook

Best Editing: William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda – “Life of Pi”

Best Film Music or Score: Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Non-English-Language Film: “Amour”

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS:
These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director: Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Woman Screenwriter: Lucy Alibar (and Benh Zeitlin) – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games

Best Animated Female: Merida (Kelly Macdonald) – “Brave

Best Breakthrough Performance: Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Judi Dench – “Skyfall

AWFJ Award for Humanitarian Activism – Female Icon Award, presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others:
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry, presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner–making, record–breaking, industry–changing achievement during any given year:
Women Documentary Filmmakers – including Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (“Detropia”), Lauren Greenfield (“Queen of Versailles”), Alison Klayman (“Ai Weiwei Never Sorry”) and Sarah Burns (“The Central Park Five”).

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS:

AWFJ Hall Of Shame:That’s My Boy

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent (Tie):
Katherine Heigl – “One For The Money”
Reese Witherspoon – “This Means War

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t: “Anna Karenina”

Unforgettable Moment (Tie):
Anne Hathaway,as Fantine. singing “I Dreamed A Dream” – “Les Miserables
Jessica Chastain as Maya, saying, “I’m the mother…” – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: Helen Hunt and John Hawkes – “Les Miserables>The Sessions

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made (Tie):
Red Dawn
Total Recall

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest:
Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly…and Nadine Velazquez – “Flight

ZERO DARK THIRTY Latest Movie Trailer

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Here is the latest trailer from Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film ZERO DARK THIRTY. The movie is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Frank Grillo.

ZERO DARK THIRTY opens in theaters in L.A. and New York December 19, 2012/ Everywhere January 11, 2013

MAMA Second Movie Trailer

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Here is the second trailer from Universal Pictures’ upcoming film MAMA. The movie is directed by Andres Muschietti , starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nellsse.

MAMA opens in theaters January 18, 2013.

MAMA Film Trailer

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Universal Pictures’ upcoming film MAMA. The movie is directed by Andres Muschietti , starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nellsse.

MAMA opens in theaters January 18, 2013.

ZERO DARK THIRTY Movie Trailer

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film ZERO DARK THIRTY. The movie is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Frank Grillo.

ZERO DARK THIRTY opens in theaters December 19, 2012.

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama Bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.

Paramount Pictures 2012 Summer Movie Preview

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

“THE DICTATOR”
Paramount Pictures
Release: May 11, 2012

Directed by Larry Charles
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley

The heroic story of a North African dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
DreamWorks Animation SKG
Release: June 8, 2012

Directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, Tom McGrath
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, Jessica Chastain

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

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“G.I. JOE: RETALIATION”
Paramount Pictures Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Skydance Productions
Release: June 29, 2012

Directed by Jon M. Chu
Cast:D. J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson

A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO, commenced the di Bonaventura production of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters.

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KATY PERRY: PART OF ME
Insurge Pictures
Release: July 5, 2012

THE DEBT New Featurettes

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Here are a couple of new featurette from Focus Features’ upcoming film THE DEBT. The thriller is directed by John Madden , starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson.

The film is theaters now.

The Berlin Affair – highlights the triangle at the center of the mission, taking in place in the mid-1960s. Without giving away too many details, it truly sets the stage for the entire film and emphasizes how the past and present intertwine. Featuring interviews with Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas.

Every Secret Has a Price – goes in depth into what it was like playing different characters in different time periods, as well as working together to make it all possible. Featuring interviews with Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and director John Madden, this clip reveals insight that only the cast can offer when it comes to bringing the film’s characters to life.

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THE DEBT New Featurette

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Here is the new featurette from Focus Features’ upcoming film THE DEBT. The thriller is directed by John Madden , starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson.

The film opens in theaters August 31, 2011.

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TEXAS KILLING FIELDS Movie Trailer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Here is the theatrical trailer from Anchor Bay’s upcoming film “TEXAS KILLING FIELDS”. The thriller is directed by Ami Canaan Mann, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Worthington, Chloë Grace Moretz and Jessica Chastain.

TEXAS KILLING FIELDS hits theaters OCTOBER 7th, 2011.

Inspired by true events, this tense and haunting thriller follows Detective Souder (Sam Worthington), a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop DetectiveHeigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims’ mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call “The Killing Fields.”

Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner’s warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting thedetectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When familiar local girl Anne (Chloë Grace Moretz) goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl’s life.

THE DEBT One-Sheet

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Here is the new One-Sheet from Focus Features’ upcoming film THE DEBT. The thriller is directed by John Madden , starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson.

The film opens in theaters August 31, 2011.



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