18th Satellite Awards : nominations

December 03, 2013 - 0 comment

The award-season run has begun with the first nominations announced for the 18th Annual Satellite Awards which will take place on March 9, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Tom Hanks is nominated twice. He's nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title character of Captain Phillips and for Supporting Actor for his performance as Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks. Both movies are nominated in the category Best Motion Picture. You can see the details of the nominations below.


Captain Phillips (5 nominations) :
  • Best Motion Picture
  • Actor in a Motion Picture (Tom Hanks)
  • Director (Paul Greengrass)
  • Screenplay, Adapted (Billy Ray)
  • Sound : Editing and Mixing (Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Oliver Tarney)
Saving Mr Banks (6 nominations)
  • Best Motion Picture
  • Actress in a Motion Picture (Emma Thompson)
  • Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Hanks)
  • Screenplay, Original (Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith)
  • Art Direction & Production Design (Lauren E. Polizzi, Michael Corenblith)
  • Costume Design (Daniel Orlandi)

New York Film Festival : videos, photos & reviews

September 28, 2013 - 0 comment

Captain Phillips opened the 51st New York Film Festival last night and even more reviews are now dropping on the Internet. We've added hem in our press archive.

"Hanks, meanwhile, is a revelation all over again, giving his best performance in at least a decade, possibly two. Simply put, Captain Phillips would not function without Hanks. Whether he’s doing basic captain duties, corralling his crew to ward off pirates, playing a duplicitous helper dropping subtle hints to his crew, or a frightened man carefully attempting to create dissent among the ranks of the pirates, Hanks is always convincing. The actor particularly excels in his line delivery, striking a difficult balance between gaining trust with some while simultaneously alienating others." -  Forrest Cardamenis, The Film Stage -

Most of these reviews praise the last five minutes of the movie and Tom Hanks's performance in that last scene saying it could well be "the most raw, emotional acting he's ever delivered on screen." During the post-screening press Q&A, Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass explained that this scene has been improvised on the spot from an intuition they both shared. Also, real crew members of the USS Bainbridge appear beside Tom Hanks in that scene, not actors. You can watch extracts from that Q&A in our videos, in which they explain how they shot this scene. We've also added a red carpet interview of Tom Hanks as well as two new TV spots that offer some new footage.


Photos of the Captain Phillips' premiere have been added ot our gallery.


Captain Phillips to open New York Film Festival

July 29, 2013 - 0 comment

Captain Phillips will make its premiere as the opening-night selection of this year’s New York Film Festival that will run from September 27 to October 13. If you haven't seen it yet (or if you're eager to see it again), the trailer is available in our videos.

Kent Jones, the director of programming and selection committee chairman for the New York Film Festival, described the movie as a “tough, tense, real-life thriller, capped by the remarkable performances of Tom Hanks and four brilliant first-time Somali actors.” He hailed Paul Greengrass as “a master of immersive reality-based narratives set along geopolitical fault lines.”

Two new movie stills were also published on the Film Society of Lincoln Center website with an interview of director Paul Greengrass. You can click on the thumbnails to access the gallery.


In this interview, Paul Greengrass mentioned Tom Hanks and the pleasure he had working with him. His quote has been added to the page gathering many others quotes from co-stars, directors and other celebrities who mentioned their work with Tom Hanks.

"I think Tom is absolutely fantastic in this film. He's right there in some of the best films he's done and it's Tom Hanks doing what he does best. He gives an incredibly powerful, brilliant, performance about an ordinary man facing the most intense peril. A huge appeal for me with this project was working with Tom and we just hit it off. He's just such a brilliant actor and collaborator.
t's convention at the end, whenever your leading actor finishes his part, someone on set will say, "Part complete for Mr. or Mrs. 'Whoever'," and the crew will give a round of applause. But he got such a sustained, intense round of applause because, I think, everyone who worked on this film knew they had witnessed such a very, very special performance over the 12 weeks we made the film. So you could tell in that moment the esteemed privilege everyone had watching him from the first moment until the last."
- Paul Greengrass -
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