A COMPUTER programmer from Whitchurch has won an Academy Award for helping to create a special effects system that is now used in all major films. Jerry Huxtable, 56, is one of five people who will be honoured for developing Nuke, a piece of software which is now the industry standard. He will fly to Los Angeles with his wife Denise to collect it with his colleagues next Saturday. The team will attend a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills where they will be presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ plaque. This is one step below the Oscar statuette, the Academy’s highest accolade. Afterwards, Mr and Mrs Huxtable will enjoy a week’s holiday in the city. Nuke has featured in the three most recent Star Wars films and many of the Marvel Comics adaptations, including the Avengers series, the Iron Man trilogy and Deadpool. It was also the force behind every Oscar winner for best visual effects since 2010. It was used to create the … [Read more...] about Computer programmer behind special effects in films wins Academy Award
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In Pictures: Oscar nominations 2018 0 Have your say Guillermo del Toro’s monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig has become just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards. The 90th Academy Awards nominees have been announced ahead of the ceremony on March 4.Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis will go head to head in the best actor category at this year’s Oscars.Oldman is nominated for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Day-Lewis is nominated for Phantom Thread.READ MORE: Anti-harassment campaign in the spotlight at Golden GlobesThey are joined in the category by Timothee Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name, Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out and Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel, Esq.Sally Hawkins has been nominated for the best actress Oscar for The Shape Of Water alongside Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, Frances McDormand for Three Billboards … [Read more...] about Oscars 2018: Shape of Water lands 13 nominations for Academy Awards
The nominations for this year's Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles, with The Shape of Water leading the pack with an impressive thirteen nominations, which ranks it among the most-nominated films of all time. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on 4 March 2018. The ceremony is once again being hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Last year's ceremony was dominated by Damien Chazelle's smash hit musical La La Land, which took home six awards including Best Director for Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone, but did not claim the night's biggest prize. Well, it nearly did. La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who had been handed the wrong envelope. The error was addressed on stage and Barry Jenkins' Moonlight took home the gong. Below is a full list of nominees. Best Picture Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water … [Read more...] about Oscars 2018: Full list of Academy Award nominees
AWARD season is now well under way, but as always, the one every has their eyes on is the highly acclaimed Oscars.Here's everything you need to know ahead of the prestigious ceremony...The Oscars award show will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2017.They will be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Centre in Hollywood, California.The Academy Awards is an annual ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Celebrating it's 90th year, the show (dubbed The Oscars after the man-shaped statuette received on winning) is considered by most in the entertainment industry as the highest honour to receive in recognition for their work on and off screen.The Academy is a 6,000-strong group made up of film industry professionals such as actors, directors and producers - making the awards stand-out against shows such as the Golden Globes as it is a vote by the nominees' peers.The nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced to the … [Read more...] about When are The Oscars 2018, what date are the nominations announced and who’s hosting this year’s Academy Awards?
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", won 4 Golden Globe awards with Frances McDormand as best actress The black comedy crime film by British and Irish film director Martin McDonagh won the Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell), and Best Screenplay, while also receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Original Score. Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro won a Golden Globe as Best Director for his movie "The Shape of Water " - the movie won also for Best Original Score The dark fantasy tale about a mute women at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured an amphibious humanoid creature was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama (Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Spencer), Best Supporting Actor (Jenkins), and Best Screenplay. There were two Golden Globes for "Lady Bird" with Saoirse Ronan winning best actress award. The coming of age drama … [Read more...] about 2018 Golden Globe Award winners