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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.

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)

Source Code: For Your Consideration

Source Code Poster 2011Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.

Released in April 2011, Source Code is Director Duncan Jones second feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright… Continue reading Source Code: For Your Consideration

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 🙂

Duncan Jones Judges Virgin Media Shorts 2010

Virgin Media Shorts

Duncan Jones was delighted to join the Virgin Media Shorts judging panel this year, and spoke in The Telegraph about the event.

“I have a huge amount of respect for well-made shorts, like commercials, which is my background, you have a limited time to paint a scenario and create characters you can believe in.”

“Film-making is like most other creative pursuits, the more you do it, the more you learn about how to do it. I think anything that galvanises creative people to put in the hard work of making a film, has got to be good.”

“The awards at the end of it are a terrific cherry on top but what it’s really about is giving people motivation to try, even if it’s just to watch other people’s shorts and say: ‘I can do better than that’. And for those who aren’t short listed, maybe the competition was the tipping point to get them to make a short in the first place.”

And what did Duncan think of this years 12 shortlisted films?

“They’re all excellent, of course! The quality has been top notch and I’ve had more than a few giggles watching them. I even found myself showing a few choice shorts to my mates.”

“But the real beauty of the Virgin Media Shorts competition is that everyone can get on the net and see the quality of the shorts for themselves. Get yourself on a computer and go have a look.”

This years Grand Prize went to ‘Sign Language‘ a wonderful short from Director Oscar Sharp that managed to convey a whole range of emotions in just 2 minutes & 20 seconds

So, as Duncan says, get over to the site and check out some great shorts.

MOON Wins SFF 2010 Vision of the Future Award

Space Frontier Foundation

The Space Frontier Foundation have awarded MOON their 2010 ‘Vision Of The Future’ Award.

From the SFF site:-

“The winners of the Space Frontier Foundation’s “Best Presentation of Space” and “Vision of the Future” awards have brought the possibilities and realities of space exploration to the public, sparking imaginations around the world. Fiction and non-fiction features play a role in informing and inspiring mankind to pursue its future in space and with these awards, contributions to both are recognized.

The awards will be presented at the NewSpace Awards Gala,  the signature event of the NewSpace 2010 Conference in Silicon Valley, CA on July 23-25.”

Head over to the SFF site to find out why MOON was chosen for this prestigious award, beating James Cameron’s Avatar.

Congratulations to all on team MOON 🙂

MOON Receives HUGO Award Nomination

Duncan Jones Directorial debut MOON has received a nomination in the 2010 HUGO Awards. Announced on the Aussiecon4 Twitter feed this evening, the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long are:

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Moon
  • Star Trek
  • Up

Some stiff competition there, we’ll find out whether MOON can take the prize at the awards at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne on Sunday, 5 September 2010. Full list of nominations on the Aussiecon 4 site.

What are the Hugo Awards?

The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.

Once again, good luck MOON!

Duncan Jones Wins Best Director in 5th Annual Kermode Awards

Duncan Jones has received, perhaps the highest accolade in the British film industry. The coveted Kermode award for Best Director, for MOON.

Ed Sullivan / Kermode (Kermode award photo by Jane Parker)
Ed Sullivan / Kermode (Kermode award photo by Jane Parker)

Although extremely busy on the first week of filming his second feature ‘Source Code‘ in Montreal, Canada, Jones reacted almost immediately to the news of this fantastic achievement on his Twitter account:

Thats a very special one! And the awards a looker… A model of Ed Sullivan!

For those of you who are not aware of Mark Kermode, what better introduction than that what they put on his BBC Blog HERE:

Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Mark Kermode is the UK’s leading film critic.

He is resident film critic on Radio Five Live’s Mayo Show and on the News Channel, is a presenter on The Culture Show and often appears on BBC Newsnight Review.

Kermode has been a big supporter of MOON, interviewing Duncan on BBC Radio 5Live at the Edinburgh Film Festival back in June 2009 prior to the films UK July launch.

Duncan Jones & Mark Kermode

Wittertainment Live image by Martin Burns from Flickr

Kermode’s admiration for Jones’ work recently caused him to play a version of ‘Thus Spake Zarathusa‘ on a Rolf Harris Stylophone in homage to MOON.

So, once again, we say congratulations Duncan & all involved in making MOON 🙂

Thanks to Jane Parker for use of the Kermode Award photo.