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Throw out the Clowns – A tale of unrequited love between Comedy and The Academy Awards.

Billy Crystal hosting his 8th ceremony in 2012

It started so well; two of Hollywood’s hottest properties making self-deprecating jokes about how they were the perfect age to snare a younger demographic of viewer for a ceremony which had been shedding ratings faster than it added minutes to its running time. For Anne Hathaway and James Franco, that would be as good as […]



Jameson Empire Awards 2014 Nominations Led by The Hobbit, Captain Phillips & The Hunger Games

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This year’s Jameson Empire Awards nominations have been announced, and they are easily the most diverse of the awards season, celebrating not just the critically-acclaimed movies recognised in the more formal ceremonies, but also those beloved by mainstream audiences, with the awards themselves voted for by us, the cinema-going public. The awards continue to recognise […]



Why Dallas Buyers Club should win the Best Picture Oscar

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 Every day, from now until the weekend of the 2014 Academy Awards, HeyUGuys will be publishing an article championing one of the nine films in contention for the coveted Best Picture Oscar. We will be collecting them all here, where you can find the previous articles. Dallas Buyers Club showcases two actors at the top […]



Why Her Should Win the Best Picture Oscar

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  Every day, from now until the weekend of the 2014 Academy Awards, HeyUGuys will be publishing an article championing one of the nine films in contention for the coveted Best Picture Oscar. We will be collecting them all here, where you can find the previous articles. Chris Haydon dissects the 2013 futureshock from Spike […]



Whiplash Wins Big at 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming to a close today, no doubt over far too soon for the festivalgoers out in Park City. With the festival on the cusp of completion, the Sundance Institute has announced this year’s various awards winners, and it comes as no surprise that Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash has won big […]



12 Years a Slave, American Hustle & Breaking Bad Lead the 2014 Golden Globes Winners

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With the awards season very much in full swing, the 2014 Golden Globes were held out in Beverly Hills last night, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the event once more. The awards are noted for being one of the few major prizes to divide the categories by genre – i.e. giving one for […]



12 Years a Slave, Nebraska & All Is Lost top 2014 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

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March 2014 will be one of the biggest months for the industry next year, with the Oscars held on March 2nd. The day before is equally one of the biggest days for the independent side of the industry, playing host to the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. The full list of nominations was announced this week, […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Shane Meadows Talks Short Films and This is England ’90

Shane Meadows at The Virgin Media Shorts Awards 2013

Shane Meadows is arguably Britain’s finest filmmaker, with the likes of Dead Man’s Shoes, This is England and A Room For Romeo Brass standing out from his mighty back catalogue. It was therefore a great privilege for us to sit down with the director (over a bottle of champagne) at the Virgin Media Shorts awards, […]



Virgin Media Shorts Awards 2013 – Report

Grand Prize winner, Nimer Rashed at the Virgin Media Shorts Awards 2013

Last night HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be in attendance at the 6th annual Virgin Media Shorts Awards, hosted by TV personality Danny Wallace, and taking place at the BFI IMAX in Central London. 13 lucky nominees had the opportunity to see their short film on the immense screen in front of a packed house […]



Sam Mendes and Skyfall top the Jameson Empire Awards 2013

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Celebrating their eighteenth year this year, the Jameson Empire Awards returned to London to bestow their annual honour upon the best in film from 2012. The Empire Awards are one of the few that are voted for by the viewing public, with readers of Empire given the chance to vote for any and all of […]



Watch the Oscars Red Carpet Show Live Stream

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Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the Oscars. Almost the entirety of Hollywood will be gathering out at the Dolby Theatre. But before the ceremony itself gets underway tonight, we’ve got the Oscars Red Carpet Show to look forward to. The nominees will be taking to the red carpet, alongside pretty […]



Golden Globes Awards Winners Announced – Les Mis, Argo & Homeland top the List

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Last night, the 70th Golden Globes were held over in the US, celebrating some of the finest work across film and television in the past year. Joe was on hand last night to follow events as they happened – you can recap on his live blog of the night here – and we have the […]



The 2013 Oscar Nominations are Announced

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The awards season is finally coming to its peak. The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday. The Golden Globes ceremony will be held this Sunday. And now the Oscar nominations have been announced, cutting down the finalists that have been contending for the coveted awards over the past few months. Waking up at an extremely early […]



Razzies Nominations Announced: Twilight up in Every Category

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The awards season is most definitely upon us, with this morning’s announcement of the BAFTA nominations, celebrating some of the finest talent in the industry from 2012. And whilst most of the ceremonies look to highlight the best, there’s always one that goes in the opposite direction to take a look at what they feel […]



Seth MacFarlane & Emma Stone to Announce Oscar Nominations

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This Thursday, the Academy will be announcing the final list of nominations for this year’s Oscars, and the anticipation couldn’t be much higher. 2012 was another phenomenal year with so many exceptional films, from all aspects of production, and the race has been an impressive one in recent months in the midst of the awards […]



Oscars: 9 Films make Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

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The Oscars are almost upon us, and with just two weeks to go before we hear the final nominations, the race is on, with all the main categories wide open and still to play for. And now one of those categories, for the Best Foreign Language Film, is narrowing. So far, we’ve had the shortlists […]



Best Makeup at the Oscars – Looper, Les Misérables, Men in Black 3 & More top Shortlist

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The Oscars are just over two months away, and the awards season is in full swing as we head towards the end of the year. We’ve had the shortlists in a handful of categories already – Best Animated Feature, Best Visual Effects, Best Documentary, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song – and now the […]



Oscars: 75 Songs vie for Best Original Song led by Les Misérables, Ted & Safety Not Guaranteed

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The Oscars are almost upon us, and the past few weeks have treated us to the shortlists competing in a number of categories, including Best Animated Feature, Best Visual Effects, Best Documentary, and Best Original Score. With the nominations announcement creeping ever closer at the start of next month, the Academy have now announced a […]



Screen Actors Guild Awards – Les Misérables, Argo & Playbook lead the Nominations

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced, continuing the awards season we’re currently in the midst of, and further recognising a handful of films that are already buzzing ahead of the Oscars. Les Misérables, Lincoln, Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook all have prominent positions in the SAG announcement, along with an interesting appearance […]



104 Scores in the Race for Best Original Score at the Oscars

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The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high. So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories. Now the […]



The Winners Announced for British Independent Film Awards 2012

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The British Independent Film Awards celebrated its fifteenth year tonight, with James Nesbitt returning to host, and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) making up part of the jury. The awards continue to celebrate the finest films in the British independent industry, and after another year of brilliant productions from our shores, it can’t have been easy […]