Sony Pictures Classics fêted its 2015 Academy Awards® nominees and 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees and winners at its annual Pre-Oscar® dinner party at STK Steakhouse in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st, sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and Kia K900.
Nominated guests included:
Julianne Moore (nominated for Best Actress for STILL ALICE)
Mark Ruffalo (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for FOXCACTHER)
J.K. Simmons (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for WHIPLASH)
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (nominated for Best Documentary for THE SALT OF THE EARTH)
Damian Chazelle (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for WHIPLASH)
Sony Pictures Classics is celebrating a banner year with 18 Oscar nominations including WHIPLASH, FOXCATCHER, STILL ALICE, MR. TURNER, THE SALT OF THE EARTH (Best Documentary), LEVIATHAN (Best Foreign Film), and WILD TALES (Best Foreign Film). Julianne Moore is the odds-on favourite for Best Actress nod for her performance in STILL ALICE.
Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER is in the hunt for five awards, with nominees Steve Carell (Best Actor), Mark Ruffalo (Best Supporting Actor), Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye (Best Original Screenplay), and Miller for Best Director, as well as Best Makeup and Hairstyling, for Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard.
WHIPLASH, is up for best picture and 4 additional nominations, including: Best Supporting Actor favorite, JK Simmons, Damien Chazelle (Best Adapted Screenplay), Tom Cross (Best Editing) and Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley (Best Sound Mixing).
Update Monday February 23rd: Sony Pictures Classics had four WINNERS:
Julianne Moore (WINNER for Best Actress for STILL ALICE)
J.K. Simmons (WINNER for Best Supporting Actor for WHIPLASH)
Tom Cross (WINNER for Best Editing for WHIPLASH)
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley (WINNERS Best Sound Mixing).
By Jacqueline Howell