If in 2010 the top position in the list of most downloaded pictures kept "Avatar", then in 2011, the first place has taken the thriller "Fast and Furious 5." However, the number of downloads compared to last year was substantially reduced.
Like last year, the information has been provided by Torrentreactor resource. "Fast and Furious 5” has been illegally downloaded from torrent sites 9.3 million times. Compared with the "Avatar" is somehow not serious: James Cameron's epic downloaded over 16.5 million times.
Torrentreactor notes that the number of illegal downloads has decreased due to tougher action taken against network piracy. In particular, last week the 49-year-old New Yorker Gilberto Sanchez, placing in net working copy of "Wolverine", received a year in prison.
However, the number of users actively using torrents, not shrinking. Given the figures in the report of Torrentreactor, we can assume that the audience simply prefers variety of films.
Top ten most downloaded movies in 2011 is as follows:
1. "Fast and Furious 5" - 9.26 million downloads;
2. "Hangover 2: From Vegas to Bangkok" - 8.84 million;
3. "Thor" - 8.33 million;
4. "Source code" - 7.91 million;
5. "I - Fourth" - 7.67 million;
6. "Sucker Punch" - 7.2 million;
7. "127 hours" - 6.91 million;
8. "Rango" - 6.48 million;
9. "The King’s speech” - 6.25 million;
10. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" - 6.03 million.
Interestingly, the number of downloads this year did not correlate with the box office. Thus, the profit-making film in the top ten was in last place, and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" and "Transformers 3" have not been included, in contrast to the modest nominated for "Oscar", "The King’s speech" and "127 hours" .
It have already became known the names of nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association "Golden Globe". At this point Oscar race may be considered officially open: for applicants to "Globes", many conclusions are drawn about future favorites of "Oscar."
Nominees were announced by the actors Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Sofia Vergara and Rashida Jones. This year's six nominations for the award in black and white silent film "Artist" Michelle Hazanavichus and five - in "Help". In favorites are "Midnight in Paris" by Woody Allen, "The Ides of March" by George Clooney and "Descendants" by Alexander Payne of the same Clooney in the title role.
This year is rather good for Clooney, as he can get just three statues. Two nominations for Ryan Gosling: for such films as "The Ides of March" and "Crazy stupid love." Competing in the "massacre" and Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, nominated for "Best Actress in a comedy or musical film", but their partners in the film category are not awarded.
Full list of nominees:
The best dramatic film
"The Ides of March"
Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris")
George Clooney ("The Ides of March")
Michelle Hazanavichus ("Artist")
Alexander Payne ("Descendants")
Martin Scorsese ("Hugo")
Best Screenplay for the film
Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris")
Michelle Hazanavichus ("Artist")
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Bo Uillimon ("The Ides of March")
Alexander Payne, Nate Fakson, Jim NES ("Descendants")
Stephen Zeyllyan, Aaron Sorkin ("Moneyball")
Best Actor in a Drama film
George Clooney ("Descendants")
Leonardo DiCaprio ("J. Edgar")
Michael Fassbender ("Shame")
Ryan Gosling ("The Ides of March")
Brad Pitt ("Moneyball")
Best Actress in a Drama film
Meryl Streep ("Iron Lady")
Tilda Swinton ("We need to talk about Kevin")
Glenn Close ("Mysterious Albert Nobbs")
Viola Davis ("Help")
Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo")
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Bran ("7 Days and Nights with Marilyn")
Jonah Hill ("Moneyball")
Albert Brooks ("Drive")
Viggo Mortensen (“Dangerous method")
Christopher Plummer ("Beginners")
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bezho ("Artist")
Jessica Chastain ("Help")
Janet MakTir ("Mystery Albert Nobbs")
Octavia Spencer ("Help")
Sheylin Woodley ("Descendant")
Best musical or comedy film
"Life is Beautiful"
"Bachelorette party in Vegas"
"Midnight in Paris"
"7 days and nights with Marilyn";
Best actor in musical or comedy
Jean Dujardin ("Artist")
Brendan Gleeson ("Once in Ireland")
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Life Is Beautiful")
Ryan Gosling ("Crazy stupid love")
Owen Wilson ("Midnight in Paris")
Best actress in musical or comedy
Jodie Foster ("Massacre")
Charlize Theron ("Poor rich girl")
Kristen Wiig ("Bachelorette party in Vegas")
Michelle Williams ("7 Days and Nights with Marilyn")
Kate Winslet ("Massacre")
Best Foreign Language Film
"In the land of blood and honey"
"The guy with the bike"
"Divorce Nader and Simin"
"The skin, which I live"
"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn"
"Secret Service of Santa Claus"
"Puss in Boots"
"WE. Believe in Love "
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Outstanding Drama Series
"American Horror History"
"The Boardwalk Empire"
"Game of Thrones"
Best comedy series
Best Actor in Drama Series
Steve Buscemi ("Boarwalk Empire")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Kelsey Grammar ("Boss")
Jeremy Irons ("Borgia")
Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
Best Actress in Drama Series
Claire Danes ("Homeland"),
Mireille IEI ("Murder")
Julianna Margulies ("Good wife")
Madeleine Stowe ("Revenge")
Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness")
Best Actor in Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin ("Studio 30")
David Duchovny ("Lascivious California")
Johnny Galeki ("Big Bang Theory")
Thomas Jane ("Stallion")
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes")
Best Actress in Comedy Series
Laura Dern ("Enlightened")
Tina Fey ("Studio 30")
Laura Linney ("The Big “C”')
Amy Poehler ("Parks and recreation")
Zooey Deschanel ("Newcomer");
The best TV movie or miniseries
"Too cool for failure"
Best actress in miniseries or TV movie
Romola Garai ("Hour")
Diane Lane ("True Cinema"),
Elizabeth McGovern ("Downton Abbey")
Emily Watson ("Trustee"),
Kate Winslet ("Mildred Pierce")
Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie
Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey")
Idris Elba ("Luther")
William Hurt ("Too cool for failure")
Bill Nighy ("Page 8")
Dominic West ("Hour")
Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or TV movie
Jessica Lange ("American History Horror")
Kelly Macdonald ("The Boarwalk Empire")
Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey")
Sofia Vergara ("Modern family")
Evan Rachel Wood ("Mildred Pierce")
Best Actor in miniseries or TV movie
Peter Dinkleydzh ("Game of Thrones")
Paul Giamatti ("Too cool for failure")
Guy Pearce ("Mildred Pierce")
Tim Robbins ("True Cinema")
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern family")
"Lay Your Head Down" ("The Mysterious Albert Nobbs")
"Hello, hello" ("Gnomeo and Juliet")
"The Living Proof" ("Maid")
"The Keeper" ("The Preacher with a machine gun")
"Masterpiece" ("we are. Believe in Love").
69th award ceremony "Golden Globe" will be held on January 15, 2012.
Leigh is working in film industry for almost 40 years and during that time became one of Britain's leading directors, as well as one of the most prominent representatives of copyright movies. Thanks to his approach to directing, actors are free to set at liberty to improvise and to reveal better their characters. Mike Leigh reveals the lives of British society with strict realism, but his films are filled with a kind of humor.
Mike Leigh made his film debut in 1971 with drama "Bleak Moments", which produced the famous British actor Albert Finney. The film won the "Golden Leopard" at Locarno Festival.
Pictures of the director repeatedly received the highest film awards in the world. He has three prizes at the Cannes Festival for the film "Naked" (Best Direction) and "Secrets and Lies" ("Golden Palm" and the Ecumenical Jury Prize). Venice has bestowed Lee with the "Golden Lion" for his film "Vera Drake" and in this year's "Oscar" has been nominated his screenplay melodrama "Another year." A total of seven nominations for the director's "Oscar". In addition, Lee got several awards of British Academy (BAFTA), including for contribution to British cinema.
In Berlin for the last time Leigh arrived with his painting "Carefree", which participated in the contest. Sally Hawkins won the prize for best actress, and later received another award and the "Golden Globe".
Since the sixties, Mike Leigh works in the theater as a director and playwright. On his account there are over 20 performances.
On December 4 in London has been awarded BIFA - Prize for the best independent films of Great Britain. Individual prizes will be awarded Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Bran. Both were shot in the movie, both working filmmakers, both have brought a lot to the national movies.
Fiennes and Bran are great admirers of Shakespeare, both made their debut in the director's adaptation of the play of the Great Bard. Kenneth Bran in 1989, staged "King Henry V", where he played a major role, and Ralph Fiennes, presented at a film festival in Berlin this year's drama "Coriolanus," where he also plays the title role.
For his directorial debut Kenneth Bran received two nominations for "Oscar" - for best director and men's roles. The actor already has a BAFTA award for his contribution to British film, obtained in 1993. Also Bran has nomination for "Oscar" for the adaptation of "Hamlet."
Ralph Fiennes, in turn, also boasts two nominations for "Oscar", but they relate only to his acting work - in "Schindler's List" and "The English Patient."
And finally, Ralph and Kenneth combines involvement in the Harry Potter franchise: Bran starred in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," where he played an eccentric and conceited professor Lockhart, well and Fiennes has greatly played the evil wizard Volandemort.
The award ceremony will be held on December 4. Kenneth Bran receives reward Variety, awarded to the British, whose work helps to draw world attention to the UK. Ralph Fiennes will be awarded after Richard Harris award for his contribution to acting. This award will also join John Hurt, David Thewlis, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.
If last year among the nominees for the British Independent Film Award the ball has ruled "The King’s speech”, eventually grabbed five awards BIFA, but this year the main candidates are the drama "Shame" Steve McQueen, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by Thomas Alfredson and directorial debut of actor Paddy Considine "Tyrannosaurus." Each of these films has 7 nominations.
This is the third time the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) appoints leading the ceremony of its prize "Golden Globe" to British comedian Ricky Gervais. This is quite a bold decision, considering how in January this year, Ricky has paced by association.
Award HFPA is often criticized because of scandals involving bribery, graft and too close relations with members of the studios. It is not hidden from the eyes and Gervais. The actor went around HFPA painful subject right from the stage. "It was a very important year for 3D, but the heroes of "Tourist". However, I am too hasty. I did not see "Tourist". And what I saw? Probably a good movie, once it was nominated, so shut up! "
The last word belonged to the hall, through which rolled barracking. "I would also like to put an end to rumors that the" Tourist "was nominated to the Hollywood Association of Interpress hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. This is complete nonsense. There is another reason. HFPA also takes bribes. "
Due to severe language Rick’s ratings have increased dramatically. Earlier, the audience did not pay much attention to "Golden Globe". Gervais had time to add fuel to the fire this year, leaving in his Twitter post: "Just recommend Billy Crystal did not take my jokes about the Holocaust and pedophiles on" Oscar ". He agreed (true). "
The decision of HFPA to invite Ricky Gervais to the ceremony was a surprise to Hollywood. Still, 17 million viewers - a 5% increase over last year - did the trick. Insiders say that some big stars had threatened to refuse to participate in the ceremony, if it will lead Gervais. Remember also that the HFPA representatives after the January ceremony, said that Ricky had gone too far. Now the organization is divided: half was for Ricky, half - against. Still, ratings have become a decisive argument.
Earlier in the ceremony was not the leading - Gervais appearance last year was the change in regulations.
"Golden Globe" will be shown in January 15, 2012.
Critics predict the name of Elizabeth Olsen an Oscar nomination for her role in the drama "Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene." Olsen, along with Glenn Close will star in a drama based on the novel by Emile Zola's "Therese Raken."
By the will of his aunt Madame Raken Teresa married a cousin of Camilla, the weak-willed and painful haberdasher. A girl dreams of a great love and not about a boring marriage, which she has to eke out her existence. Everything changes with the arrival of Laurent, a friend of Camilla. Laurent and Therese fell in love. Their love is so rampant that ends in tragedy.
"Teresa Raken" has repeatedly drawn the attention of filmmakers. One of the first screenings is dated 1928. The film based on the novel by Zola, Marcel Carné filmed in 1953 received the "Silver Lion" Venice Film Festival. Starring Simone Signoret. In the British mini-series in 1980 have been starring Brian Cox and Alan Rickman.
The new version will shoot actor Charles Stratton. With "Teresa Raken" he will make his debut in cinema. He also adapted the novel for the screen by Zola. Elizabeth Olsen, approved for the role of Teresa, but her domineering aunt plays Glenn Close. The star of "Dangerous Liaisons" is designated another nomination for "Oscar" for her role in the drama "Mysterious Albert Nobbs."
Close for several years has been attributed to this version of the novel by Zola. Shooting will begin in the near future. Now being sought major performers of male roles.
Director and actor Eddie Murphy refused to conduct Oscar ceremony, but the very ceremony will produce the Brian Grazer.
Murphy commented his actions: "The first thing I would like to note that I fully understand and support the decision of each of the parties regarding the change in producer Film Academy Awards. I really wanted to be a part of the show, which was already in development, but I am sure that the new team will also perfectly coupe with the task".
Academy President Tom Sherak said: "We understand how Eddie feels the resignation of his creative partner Brett Ratner, and wish him good luck."
Of course, the decision to Eddie Murphy immediately rushed to comment on the film industry representatives, as always, wished to remain anonymous. "This is a major career blunder - says one of cinema academics. - What was he thinking at all? "His colleague also believes:" Eddie would show a fuck to the Academy and the whole film industry. "
"Eddie could become the hero of the ceremony - said one of the producers. - He had to take advantage of the situation and save his movie career. He needs popularity, not only here but abroad. "
Note that Murphy was not the first time show disrespect to the "Oscar". In 2007, he left the room when Alan Arkin won for supporting actress in drama "Little Miss Sunshine," and Eddie himself was out of work (actor nomination for his work in the musical "Dreamgirls").
Now, the producer became Brian Grazer - a friend of director Ron Howard, who worked including on tape Ratner, "Tower Heist". Grazer is involved in various projects - from the "Nutty Professor" to "J. Edgar". The decision of cinema academics to work with Brian Grazer is safe and unlikely will affect the ceremony, as opposed to producing its by Ratner.
The new producer has already begun searching for a new host, so that in the coming days we will know who will perform at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood February 26, 2012.
Past Emmy Ceremony again celebrated the victory of the two series. In the dramatic categories that have become "Mad Men," among the best comedy TV series called "Modern family". It also took the prize in the comedy supporting acting categories, the award for the central role in the same genre got Jim Parsons of "Big Bang Theory" and Melissa McCarthy of "Mike and Molly".
In addition, among the winners in other categories are actors Maggie Smith for "Abbey Downton", Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce for his work on "Mildred Pierce." Received recognition and Martin Scorsese, who shot a pilot episode of "Boardwalk Empire". Fantasy saga "The game of thrones" achieved the prize for best playing supporting actress in a drama series.
List of major winners of this year is as follows:
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
"Jim Parsons - "Big Bang Theory"
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - "Modern family"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike and Molly"
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen - "Modern family"
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler - "Friday Night Lights"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies - "The right woman"
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale - "Justice"
Best director of drama series
Martin Scorsese - a pilot episode of "Boardwalk Empire"
Best Director of mini-series, TV movie or drama
Brian Percival - "Abbey Downton"
Best Actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Barry Pepper - "Kennedy Clan"
Best Actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Guy Pearce - "Mildred Pierce"
Best Actress in a TV movie or mini-series
Kate Winslet - "Mildred Pierce"
Best Actress in a TV movie or mini-series
Maggie Smith - "Abbey Downton"
In an interview with THR Canadian director David Cronenberg shared his memories of his life and talked about his film "Dangerous Method," which premiere took place on September 2, 2011 during the Venice Film Festival. Below are some excerpts from an interview with the director.
Despite the fact that Cronenberg understands the reason for which Christian Bale has declined to the role, the leave from the project of Christoph Waltz still causes irritation in director: "Christophe, one might say, was eager to participate in the project. He persuaded me to give him the role of Freud's, his grandfather was a disciple of Freud. After "Inglorious Bastards" all German sponsors were willing to invest under his name, and when Walz left, disappeared and the money, at least, most of them. "
Funding for the project, which cost $ 20 million, was held with the participation of independent German, Canadian, French and other businesses and sponsors, some of whom continued to sign the agreement after the start of shooting. Cronenberg describes it this way: "It was like the recovery of Frankenstein: 15 organizations were involved, and they all had to sign papers at the same time”.
About Viggo Mortensen
Mortensen, who worked in two films of Cronenberg -"History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" - and received an Oscar nomination for the last, has rejected proposal of director to play the role of Sigmund Freud. "Viggo explained his refusal with the health problems of his parents" and that "does not see himself in the image of Freud", - says Cronenberg. After Fassbender and Knightley have signed contracts, the director once again spoke with Mortensen. This time the actor said yes.
During the filming of "Scanners," Cronenberg had to act as a witness in the case of the death of two women, passing on the highway past the film set and stopped to watch the process.
"They slowed down and the guy who was driving behind them - no. His car crashed into them at full speed. One of my men rushed the fence and began to pull women out of the car, but they were already dead. It was the first day of shooting. I thought, if I can survive this - I can survive anything. "
About Martin Scorsese
"He said that he was afraid to meet with me, and said it seriously. He saw the "Cramps" and "Crazy" and said that he thinks these movies devastating. I told him, "Marty, you're the man who directed "Taxi Driver"!"
Despite the fact that "Dangerous method" will be released worldwide until November this year, the director had already engaged in the following project: "I mount my new film, "Cosmopolis", which is an adaptation of Don DeLillo novel."
Coming soon Oscar ceremony will produce director of the trilogy "Rush Hour" Ratner Brett. He also suggested that the leading man of film events became Eddie Murphy. If the organizers and the actor reached an agreement, then for comedian this experience of "Oscar" will be the first. It is noteworthy that Ratner and Murphy have recently worked together on the movie "Tower Heist."
Before Murphy was nominated for the award only once - for his film "Dreamgirls" in the category "Best Actor of the second plan", but lost to Alan Arkin, who played in the movie "Little Miss Sunshine."
For the star of "Beverly Hills Cop" such an active part in the "Oscars" will clearly be a good option to attract more attention. With the exception of the fourth "Shrek" actor recent projects were such as "Meet Dave" or "Imagine" have failed miserably at the box office.
Careers of Murphy and so during the last decade has evolved quite chaotic, but from the recent successful works at the moment only "Norbit" in 2007, where he traditionally has played multiple roles (including embodied the image of the Asiatic character is the father of the main hero).
In addition, it is discussed candidature of Billy Crystal, in charge of "Oscar" for eight times. In favor of Murphy says that he just started his career with appearances on the stage: Eddie was a prominent stand-up comedian, and his film-concert "Delirious" and "Raw" have become iconic.
It is known that if the choice of the organizers still fall for Murphy, Billy Crystal is most likely in any case will take part in a ceremony in tribute to Bob Hope.
Leading of the past "Oscars" were James Franco and Anne Hathaway.