Twelve Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave wins PGA Award

Nice to see that at least one guild didn’t get it terribly wrong this week:

12 Years a Slave has won the top award from the Producers Guild of America, along with Gravity. You can find the full list of winners on Deadline. Big congrats to the producers!

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Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures (TIE):

* Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

* 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner

American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)
Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter

Her (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay

Nebraska (Paramount Pictures)
Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

Saving Mr. Banks (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Producers: Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Producers: Riza Aziz, Emma Koskoff, Joey McFarland

12 Years a Slave wins three Critics’ Choice Awards

12 years a slave,lupita nyongo,chiwetel ejiofor12 Years a Slave won Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Critics’ Choice Awards yesterday. You can find the complete list of winners on And scroll down for a new Raising Hope featurette.

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
*12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Scarlett Johansson – Her
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
*Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Tracy Letts – August: Osage County
Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
*John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

And here is a new BTS featurette and a preview of tonight’s episode of Raising Hope, “Hot Dish” (9/8c, Fox):


Shirley Jones Guest-Stars

Virginia offers to give Sabrina some much-needed cooking lessons. But when Jimmy proclaims that his wife’s casserole is better than his mom’s, it brings out Virginia’s competitive side and she enters herself and her daughter-in-law in the Hot Dish competition. To ease the tension, Burt also invites his mother (guest star Shirley Jones) to enter the contest in the all-new “Hot Dish” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, Jan. 17 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-411) (TV-14 D, L, V)

12 Years a Slave gets nine Oscar nominations

twelve years a slave poster,chiwetel ejioforAnother round of congrats to the 12 Years cast and crew!

Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and all the usual suspects are on the list. The ceremony takes place on March 2. You can find all the nominees here.

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

American Hustle, David O. Russell
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
Nebraska, Alexander Payne
12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese
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12 Years a Slave wins Golden Globe, Any Day Now out on DVD in the UK

12 Years a Slave has won the Golden Globe for best drama. Big congrats to everyone on the win!

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For a complete list of winners and nominees, go here.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

The film will open in 500 more theatres this weekend so if you haven’t already seen it, check your local listings.

On this side of the pond, Any Day Now has finally been released on DVD in the UK. Starting today, it is available on Amazon UK and probably a few other places.

Raising Hope is back tonight

garret dillahunt,raising hopeThe show returns tonight with episode 4×11, “Hey There, Delilah,” airing at 9 pm. Check out the clips below.

Elsewhere, 12 Years a Slave got a bunch of nominations this week – 10 for the BAFTAs, six for the NAACP Image Awards, and also for the ASC Awards, the Art Directors Guild Awards, Costume Designers Guild Awards, the ACE Eddie Awards, and the USC Libraries Scripter Award). It was also named best film at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards and won Best Adapted Screenplay at the at Final Draft Screenwriters Choice Awards.

And while I’m updating, Courteney Cox mentioned in an interview that they’ve submitted Just Before I Go to two festivals – SXSW (Austin, March) and Tribeca (NYC, April) – so if the film is accepted, that’s where it might premiere.

Here is a preview of tonight’s Raising Hope:

Maw Maw accidentally calls a wrong number in her contact book, bringing Virginia’s cousin, Delilah (guest star Amy Sedaris), back to town. When the two rivals fight nonstop, Maw Maw threatens to give everything in her will to the granddaughter who can act the most civil. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina have trouble finding a babysitter for Hope in the all-new “Hey There, Delilah” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, Jan. 10 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.