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Vote MOON Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy in Jameson Empire Film Awards 2010


The initial public vote nominations for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2010 have been whittled down to the final nominations. Again it’s all down to public vote, winners decided by us, the movie going, ticket buying peeps, as Jason Issacs says:

“When the critics judge something, it comes from the encyclopaedic knowledge of everything that’s ever been put out at all. When Bafta and the Oscars judge something, it’s us judging our peer group and looking for different things, and possibly carrying with it all the alliances and prejudices that go with that.”

“And when the public judge something, it’s from films that they’ve actually bought tickets to go and see. So there may be a bunch of films they haven’t seen, but there were things that they were drawn to go and see … and they were happy they bought tickets for, so it just tells you something else … the real cold face of arts meets commerce.

“In the end, it’s a film business and these things have to be attractive to the public, so it’s in some ways a more honest celebration of what the public have liked, but they are the public’s awards.”

BAFTA Award winning Director Duncan Jones‘ MOON is up for Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy, so if you would like MOON to win, head over to the form and cast your vote >>HERE<<

Go Go Go For Duncan Jones’ Source Code

Here is the first pic from the set of Duncan Jones’ new film ‘Source Codetweeted by the Director himself last week:

Source Code 1st PicFurther update this afternoon to let us all know that today is:

So… today is a big one. First full rehearsal of Source Code with ALL our extras… glorious madness! Start shooting next week!

Next week being next Monday March 1st, when ‘Source Code‘ starts principal photography in Montreal. So after the high of winning the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a Britsh Director last Sunday, it was straight back to work for Jones and the ‘Source Code’ crew on the following Monday morning, still, keeps them out of trouble eh?

Good luck to all, have fun, and we’ll keep you updated as the production goes on 😉

Duncan Jones WINS BAFTA for Outstanding Debut By A British Director

Duncan Jones BAFTA Outstanding Debut From British Director

MOON Director Duncan Jones picked up the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut By A British Director at the Orange British Academy Film Awards this evening at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, England.

A very emotional Jones accepted the award from British actor Colin Firth in the evenings opening Award. Close to tears, Duncan revealed that he had not realised how important the award was to him until it actually happened, thanking his producers on MOON (Trudie Styler, Stuart Fenegan & Trevor Beattie) and making special mention of MOON star (The Amazing) Sam Rockwell, who has become a firm friend after Jones wrote the role of Sam Bell specifically for him after conversations about what classic Sci-Fi films meant to them when Jones originally approached Rockwell with a different project entirely.

Nearly overwhelmed by the occasion, Jones revealed how he felt he has finally found his calling in life in making movies, and we here on Man Made Movies are certainly glad he has.

Duncan’s acceptance speech showed the honesty, humility and good grace that is the mark of the man.

We all look forward to many more such occasions, but for now, enjoy a well earned hangover tomorrow Duncan, before heading back to Canada to begin filming ‘Source Code’ with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Post award interview with Edith Bowman, Duncan Jones & Colin Firth >>HERE<< on the BAFTA Youtube Channel.

Duncan Jones accepts his 1st BAFTA AWARD

Edith Bowman Interviews Duncan Jones with Colin Firth

The British Academy Film Awards GOOD LUCK MOON

Orange British Academy Film Awards

Fingers crossed we will be celebrating victory for MOON in the Orange British Academy Film Awards tomorrow night, Sunday 21st February 2010, where Director Duncan Jones & MOON are up for:

  • OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
  • OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER –DUNCAN JONES – Director

The awards will take place at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Watch The Awards

The Awards will be broadcast in the UK at the following times on Sunday 21 february:

  • BBC Three at 7.30pm (GMT) for Red Carpet Highlights
  • BBC ONE from 9pm (GMT) for the Awards Ceremony itself

BBC America will also broadcast the Awards ceremony in the US.

And if you are on Twitter, follow OrangeFilm , Bafta and Peter Serafinowicz from 20:00 GMT for Mr. Serafinowicz’s online commentary, or as Peter says:

So tomorrow night am doing a live tweet BAFTA commentary and will chat w you all. Stay tuned! #orangebafta

MOON Director Duncan Jones has flown over from Montreal where he is currently getting ready to start shooting his next feature ‘Source Code’, and seems to be suited and booted ready for the occasion from his Twitter stream this afternoon:

Been to Armani to get a suit for BAFTAS. Lovely fellah sorting it there said he’s never dealt with anyone quite so unsuitable! The cheek! 😉

So, Best of British luck to MOON & Duncan Jones for the Orange British Film Academy Awards!!!!

MOON Receives Two Nominations for BAFTA 2010

MOON has received two nominations in the 2010 BAFTA Film Awards announced this morning:

  • OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
  • OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER – DUNCAN JONESDirector

Full list of nominations available on the BAFTA site >>HERE<<

Congratulations for the nominations, and good luck to all involved in MOON at the ceremony itself, on Sunday 21st February.

MOON in Ten Categories for BAFTA Awards 2010 1st Round

The longlist for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010 has been announced this morning, and MOON features in 10 categories!! Full list can be view on the BAFTA site HERE

The Long List

Over 6000 members of the Academy vote in three rounds to decide the winners of the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The Long List is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 220 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduces the films down to fifteen in each category. Round Two voting will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category.

The full list of nominations will be announced on Thursday 21 January at BAFTA Headquarters.

MOON has been nominated for:

  • Best Film
  • Director
  • Original Screenplay
  • Special Visual Effects
  • Sound
  • Editing
  • Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Music
  • Leading ActorSam Rockwell (Sam Bell)

No nomination for Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell though, what does a man have to do??

So there we go, a 2 week wait until we discover whether MOON makes it into the final nominations, fantastic showing for a debut Director so far though 🙂