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
Sandra Bullock is nominated for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Congratulations! The winners will be announced on Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine – “BLUE JASMINE” (Sony Pictures Classics)
SANDRA BULLOCK / Ryan Stone – “GRAVITY” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JUDI DENCH / Philomena Lee – “PHILOMENA” (The Weinstein Company)
MERYL STREEP / Violet Weston – “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (The Weinstein Company)
EMMA THOMPSON / P.L. Travers – “SAVING MR. BANKS” (Walt Disney Pictures)
For the complete list of nominess, see at SAG Awards website.
Back in 2005 Sandra did a cameo on this Kevin Bacon movie, starred by his wife Kyra Sedgwick. Sandy is not mentioned on the initial credits and it’s the last name on the ending ones, and wasn’t mentioned on the posters when the movie was released, so mostly people didn’t know she was part of it.
The movie tells the story of a neglected daughter that becomes a possessive mother. The entire film is filled with flashbacks telling her story, and Sandra is ‘Mrs. Harker’, her fantasy mother. I have added screencaptures of the film in the gallery, as well some posters.
Reflecting an awards season in which no one film is dominating, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, voting Sunday, produced a tie, awarding its best picture prize to both Alfronso Cuaron’s survival-in-space-tale Gravity and Spike Jonze’s slightly futuristic love story Her. Cuaron was also named best director, with Jonze as runner-up. Gravity also was cited for its cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki and its editing by Cuaron and Mark Sanger, while Her got a nod for K.K. Barrett’s production design.