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The 2016 Oscar nominees were announced this morning at a special two-part news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Revenant led the Oscar nominations with 12, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10.
The Martian picked up 7, while Carol got 6. Spotlight also managed 6, as did Bridge of Spies, while The Big Short managed 5 nominations, along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The winners of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced last night at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California with The Revenant pulling off a sweep of top three categories including best drama film, and The Martian hilariously picking up best comedy, while Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” and USA’s “Mr. Robot” overcame intense competition to nab the highest television honors.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced on Monday the preliminary shortlist of movies that will be considered for this year’s Best Visual Effects nomination.
The blockbusters absent from the list include Cinderella, Crimson Peak, Pan, The Fantastic Four, and San Andreas.
The National Board of Review has named the dystopian-future blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road the best film of the year, while the box office goliath The Martian grabbed three awards, taking best actor for Matt Damon, best director for Ridley Scott and best adapted screenplay for Drew Goddard.
Room, The Hateful Eight and Beasts of No Nation were also listed as multiple NBR award winners,
Female-directed new releases at the multiplex this weekend were no match for Spectre and The Peanuts Movie who manage to hold on to the top spots for the second weekend in a row.
The 24th Bond installment took in $35.4 million, down 49% from last week, while the CGI-animated adaptation of Charles Schultz’s characters remained in second place with $24.2 million, down 45%.
New James Bond movie Spectre easily defeated Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang in their box office debuts. The latest 007 adventure took first place, opening to an estimated $73 million for the second-biggest Bond debut of all time.
Once again starring Daniel Craig as the dapper spy and directed by Sam Mendes from Skyfall,
All three new titles tanked at the box-office for the frighteningly slow Halloween weekend, but the irony is that Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, bombed the hardest. 20th Century Fox’s space drama The Martian was No. 1 again in its fifth week of release.