Interstellar wins 6 awards at the 41st Annual Saturn Awards

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Last night at the 41st Saturn Awards in Burbank, California, Interstellar won 6 out of 9 categories it was nominated for:

Best Science Fiction Film Release
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film – Mackenzie Foy
Best Film Writing – Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan
Best Film Production Design – Nathan Crowley
Best Film Music – Hans Zimmer
Best Film Special/Visual Effects – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher

Jonathan Nolan and Mackenzie Foy were present to accept their awards.

The Saturn Awards organization is the official awards group of The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

by Kelly Williams
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Christopher Nolan: TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

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After a lavish spread about Christopher Nolan’s latest film Interstellar, TIME Magazine has included Nolan in their list of 100 Most Influential People. Categorised with other Artists like Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore and Kevin Hart, Nolan’s entry was composed by none other than Sir Michael Caine:

Philosopher of screen

From Batman Begins to Interstellar, I did six blockbusters in a row with Christopher Nolan. I don’t think I’ve done two blockbusters in a row with anyone else. I used to call him the new David Lean, but he’s not. He’s the Christopher Nolan.

Aside from being a brilliant director, he’s a brilliant screenwriter with an element of surprise and an intelligence that’s quite extraordinary. Just when you think that’s where we’re going, he says, “Let’s go over there!”

Christopher is very secretive, and each film has a code title. He had us call Inception by the name Oliver’s Arrow. On the set, no matter how hot it is, he wears an overcoat and sips tea all day. You wouldn’t be able to pick him out as the director. There’s no shouting and screaming—he’s a very quiet gentleman. If you get it wrong, you just do it again. It’s like working with a philosopher.

The list will be featured in the April 27th, 2015 issue.

by Kelly Williams
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Christopher Nolan Wins Big at the 2015 Empire Film Awards

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Last Sunday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Empire Magazine along with Jameson hosted their film awards. Christopher Nolan attended and ended up walking away with 3 awards. Christopher Nolan was guaranteed the Empire Inspiration award, presented to him by Jessica Chastain. Henry Cavill presented Nolan with the Best Director award for Interstellar. Interstellar also won the big prize of the night, Best Film, which Emma Thomas and Jessica Chastain joined Nolan on stage to accept.

Read on for the transcripts of the acceptance speeches.
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by Kelly Williams
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