Earlier today the 2014 Oscar Nominees were announced and “Gravity” leads the nominations alongside “American Hustle” with ten nominations each!
Sandra got nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other nominations include Best Picture, Best Directing (Alfonso Cuarón), and Best Visual Effect (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould). For a full list of all the nominees be sure to head over to Oscar.com!
The award ceremony will be held on March 2nd. Deadline also has Sandra’s reaction on her nomination:
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
“It’s not just the feeling of what’s happening now, it’s also what the last two years have been like with the amazing experience of Gravity. All we cared about was that Alfonso [Cuaron] got recognized because this is his story, his journey, his life story. I feel like I have an embarrassment of riches and now something horrible is going to happen. [Laughs] But I want to not blow through this. I want to savor every moment, I want to enjoy it. I want to hang out with my fellow ladies like I have been when we see each other on these crazy press tours. I just don’t want to miss a thing, like Aerosmith said. Yes the circumstances were bizarre and difficult. You’re acting by yourself and are forced to dig deep to find emotions hanging from things and being in pain and twisted… but you also got to have this amazing, never-done-before experience. We didn’t think we were making a blockbuster – we thought we were making an art house film that happens to be in space, it’s existential, and it has these beautiful life metaphors. I’m sure the studio can tell you didn’t think in a million years this film would make a dime. But Alfonso stayed with his vision, he knew what he was making.” – Bullock
Earlier today the nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Awards were announced and “Gravity” leads the field with eleven nominations.
Sandra got her own as Best Actress, (with Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Judi Dench and Emma Thompson being the other nominees). The film is also nominated as Best Film, Director, Best British Film and Best Original Screenplay, among the other categories.
The BAFTAs will be held on February 16th.
The inside look from Warner Bros. at how they filmed the genre-bending outer space film features Bullock practicing space choreography in her now-infamous tank top on a soundstage, Clooney discussing the screenplay, and the producers talking about the visual effects and technology the film uses so seamlessly.
The January issue of Empire Magazine has 2 pages on their ‘Oscar Special’ featuring Gravity, and you can find scans up in the gallery:
The two actors were in fact very rarely together on stage, given Cuaro?n’s strictly pre-vized, physically restrictive, virtual- environment approach. “In some instances there was no George!” the director reveals — even when on screen Ryan was with his Matt Kowalski. “But we tried to adapt the technology for them to be together, [especially when] it was about eyes, them looking at each other. But physically there is only so far you can move bodies before they feel uncomfortable and you feel the strain and the gravity. We’d say, ‘Well you have to understand, Sandra, that George’s face is not going to be here, it’s going to be here.’ Even in the moments they were together there was all this kind of abstraction. What we did was rehearse the chemistry first so they got it and were just trying to replicate it through the whole thing.”
The Broadcast Film Critics Association are announcing the nominations the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this morning and Sandra got her own nominations for Gravity and The Heat!
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sandra Bullock – The Heat
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3
Gravity granted 10 nominations in total. The others are: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score.
The Heat granted 3 nominations, the others being Best Comedy and Best Actress in Comedy (for Melissa McCarthy)
The winners will be announced live at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes awards was just announced and Sandy grabbed her 5th nomination! Gravity got 3 nominations under drama category: Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Director. Congratulations!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Winners will be announced during the Golden Globes ceremony January 12, 2014