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Source Code Nominated For 2012 Hugo Award

HUGO Awards

Nominations for the 2012 Hugo awards have just been announced with Source Code nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form). Source Code (Vendome Pictures. Written by Ben Ripley, Directed by Duncan Jones) will be up against fellow nominees:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
  • Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
  • Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)

The 2012 Hugo Awards will be presented at Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention, August 30 to September 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

This is Duncan’s second Hugo nomination, the first being for MOON in the 2010 Awards which MOON also won. Fingers crossed we get another one of these beauties by Nick Stathopoulos to add to the mantlepiece 🙂

Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo
Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo

A full list of all nominations for the 2012 awards is available on the Hugo Awards site.

SFWA Nebula Ray Bradbury Award Sparks British Battle Royal

To begin with, this was a two man showdown billed by @SongWarmonger as the Fight Of The Century between British Film Directors Duncan Jones (Source Code) and Joe Cornish (Attack The Block). The prize being the Science Fiction Writers of America Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. That was until Duncan Jones decided to up the ante by asking:

@SongWarmonger where’s @neilhimself though?! This war deserves the three-way action poster this fight promises!

Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,”) waded in with:

@ManMadeMoon I just get to watch the two of you KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT. Then steal the prize.

All this trash talk could only lead to one thing, the extension of the original bout into a full blown British Battle Royal! For which @SongWarmonger has kindly supplied an updated poster.

I don’t know about you, I can hear the spandex snapping and smell the deep heat already, this promises to be a right crotch twanger and no mistake. May the best man win!

Joe Cornish v Duncan Jones v Neil Gaiman Battle for The SFWA Ray Bradbury Award 2011

Thanks to Marge for creating such a marvellous poster, large version available to print off and keep forever right here 🙂

Source Code Nominated For Ray Bradbury Award in 2011 Nebula Awards

2011 Nebula Awards

The 2011 Nebula Awards Nominees have just been announced by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and we are very pleased to let you know that Source Code has been nominated for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.

Source Code will be going up against strong competition this year from Attack the Block, Captain America:The First Avenger, Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife”, Hugo, Midnight in Paris & The Adjustment Bureau.

The winners will be announced at SFWA’s 47th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held Thursday through Sunday, May 17 to May 20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of  SFWA. Voting will open to SFWA Active members on March 1 and close on March 30.

Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world.

Since its inception, SFWA® has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognised as one of the most effective non-profit writers’ organizations in existence, boasting a membership of approximately 2,000 science fiction and fantasy writers as well as artists, editors and allied professionals.  Each year the organisation presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.

This is not the first nomination for the Ray Bradbury Award that Source Code Director Duncan Jones has been in the running for, Duncan’s 2009 feature debut MOON was nominated for the 2009 award, best of luck this time round!

Source Code Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In VES Awards

VES Visual Effects Society

Source Code visual effects supervisor Louis Morin and VFX producer Annie Godin have both been nominated in the category of Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture for their work on Duncan Jones’ Source Code’… Continue reading Source Code Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In VES Awards

Central Ohio Film Critics Assc Award Ben Ripley Best Original Screenplay For Source Code

Ben Ripley - Writer - Source Code

Central Ohio Film Critics Association have awarded Ben Ripley ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for Source Code in their 2011 Awards, beating Woody Allen into second place.

Back in 2007 Ben Ripley’s Source Code was added to the ‘Black List’, an industry distributed list of the top currently unproduced screenplays (see this article over on Little White Lies for more on that). Filmed in 2010, and released in 2011, Source Code is a Sci-Fi thriller centered on Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan & Jeffrey Wright and is Directed by Duncan Jones.

Congratulations to Ben, and everyone involved with Source Code 🙂

There’s a wee bit of Ben talking about the science theory in Source Code in the video below (00:44)

MOON Wins Image Gazer Festival Best Drama Film Award

MOON Image Gazer Film Festival 2011

Wonderful news from Image Gazer Film Festival founder & Director Dylan Howard arrived this week, as Duncan Jones’ first feature MOON wins the award for Best Drama Film at this years festival held last weekend in Bucksport, Maine, USA.

MOON Image Gazer Film Festival 2011 Best Drama Film Award

You may recall we told you about this great chance to catch MOON on the big screen back in May, and Dylan has also let us know

“We had such a nice showing for it.  It was very popular, everyone loved it!”

Amazing to think that MOON is still pulling in appreciative crowds at festivals, and winning awards as well after  it’s original theatrical release in 2009.

Thanks to Dylan for selecting MOON for this years festival, and congratulations to all MOON cast & crew 🙂

Hideki Arichi Presented With The Joseph Meager Trust Award

Miles Meager Presents The 2011 Joseph Meager Award to Hideki Arichi
Miles Meager & Hideki Arichi Jan 2011

Congratulations are in order for MOON Art Director Hideki Arichi, who has just been presented with the first Joseph Meager Trust Award for his work on MOON. Mollie Meager has been kind enough to send us some pics taken during the event at The Sir Richard Steele’s pub last Saturday, and also provided details on the award itself… Continue reading Hideki Arichi Presented With The Joseph Meager Trust Award

Hugo Takes Up Residence In LA

It was back in September 2010 that MOON had the honor of winning a prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, a fantastic achievement, beating fellow nominees Avatar, District 9, Star Trek & Up.

We featured a lovely pic of the award in the original announcement, designed by Nick Stathopoulos, described as “An organic Art Nouveau Hugo”

And now the award itself has found it’s home with Duncan in LA, pictured here with Sam Bell’s original suit from MOON. What a stunna!

Photography by Rodene Ronquillo

Duncan Jones & Nathan Parker win Best First Feature-Length Screenplay At Writers Guild Awards

Writers Guild Of Great BritainCongratulations to Duncan Jones & Nathan Parker who this evening won the Writers Guild Of Great Britain award for Best First Feature-Length Screenplay for MOON.

The awards were announced in London earlier this evening, and also on the twitter

The Guild awards, dating from 1961, are cherished accolades as they are the only ones in which writers are honoured by their peers. Recipients of special or lifetime awards over the years have included Lord (Ted) Willis, John Osborne, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Dennis Potter and Alan Plater.

Many congratulations to Duncan & Nathan, well deserved recognition. Raising a glass in your honour, chaps 🙂

MOON Up For More Awards As Source Code Gets Closer To Completion

MOON Up For More Awards

Nathan Parker, Sam Rockwell, Duncan Jones - Sundance 2009
Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America

Duncan Jones & Nathan Parker have been nominated in the Writers Guild Of Great Britain 2010 Awards,  in the category of Best First Feature-Length Screenplay.

The awards are set to be announced at a reception on Sunday, November 21st, and we’ll be sure to let you know if there is another win for MOON. Full list of nominations are:

  • The Hide – Tim Whitnall
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Paul Viragh
  • Moon – Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker

Best of luck chaps! 🙂

Source Code Gets Closer To Completion

We also have a wee Source Code update for you this evening as Duncan tweeted earlier, typing from his safe British seat in LA

Duncan Jones British Seat

Getting close to finishing Source Code now… Hopefully we are doing the last chunk of ADR with Jake today. Effects keep rolling in.

Soon, all that will remain is the recording of the Source Code score, which, as you may recall, will see Duncan re-united with the writer of the incredible MOON soundtrack, Clint Mansell.

March 2011 release is getting closer 🙂