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The 2014 Awards Season

January 12th, 2014, byStaff

Congratulations to all of the nominees of this 2014 awards season, especially those who came by to chat with us. Be sure to check out our rich conversations on a variety of topics, including their award-winning projects.

The season kicked off with the Golden Globes, followed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards—both honoring accomplishments on the big and small screens. The BAFTAs for film were handed out in mid-February, and the season ended with the Independent Spirit Awards and, of course, the Oscars.

Over the past year, we spoke with three actresses that took home awards this season, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Jacqueline Bisset, and Elisabeth Moss, and spent two nights with this year’s SAG Lifetime Achievement recipient—Rita Moreno. In addition, we sat down Steve McQueen, who racked up numerous honors for directing/co-producing the coveted best picture Oscar, the Producers Guild Award, a BAFTA and two Independent Spirit Awards, and with BAFTA recipients Barkhad Abdi and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Darlene Love and Merry Clayton, two of the featured vocalists in the critically acclaimed 20 Feet from Stardom, which received both the Oscar and the Independent Spirit Award for best documentary, spent two nights with us, recounting backstories of their vocal work behind some of the greatest musical legends in the business. And, Ryan Coogler, writer-director of Fruitvale Station—his first feature length screenplay—along with his star, Michael B. Jordan, shared their feelings about their film. [Coogler received the 2014 "best first feature" Independent Spirit Award.]

Enjoy our roundup of conversations with these exceptional artists.

 

Rita Moreno
SAG Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

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Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Golden Globe nominee Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
SAG Award nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA recipient – Supporting Actor
Oscar nominee – Best Supporting Actor

 

Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge)
Golden Globe recipient – Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

 

Steve Coogan (Philomena)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
BAFTA recipient – Adapted Screenplay
Oscar nominee – Adapted Screenplay

 

Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)
Independent Spirit Award recipient – Best First Feature

 

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
BAFTA recipient – Film lead actor
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Male Lead
Oscar nominee – Best Actor

 

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Golden Globe nominee Best Director – Motion Picture
PGA recipient – Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
DGA nominee – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
BAFTA recipient – Director
Independent Spirit Award recipient – Best Director
Independent Spirit Award recipient – Best Feature
(co-producer)
Oscar recipient – Best picture (co-producer)

Oscar nominee – Best Director

 

Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)
Golden Globe recipient – Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

SAG Award nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

 

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
SAG Award recipient – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA nominee – Rising Star + Supporting Actress
Independent Spirit Award recipient – Best Supporting Female
Oscar recipient – Best Supporting Actress

 

Darlene Love and Merry Clayton (20 Feet from Stardom – Oscar and Independent Spirit Award recipientBest Documentary

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And, don’t miss our conversations with other exceptional artists who were nominated this season.

Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
SAG nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Screenplay & Best Female Lead
Oscar nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
BAFTA nominee – Film lead actor
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Male Lead
Oscar nominee – Best Actor

Will Forte (Nebraska)
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Supporting Male

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon)
Independent Spirit Award nominee -  Best First Screenplay

Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight)
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Screenplay
Oscar nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay

Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
Independent Spirit Award nominee – Best Male Lead

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Golden Globe nominee –Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
SAG Award nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jeremy Scahill (Dirty Wars)
Oscar nominee – Best Documentary Feature

Teller (Tim’s Vermeer)
BAFTA nominee – Documentary

Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Original Score Motion Picture
BAFTA nominee – Original film music

 

 

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