Category: Hollywood News

2014 Oscar Nominees Announced!

January 15th, 2015 in Hollywood News, Krasker News 0 comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released there list of Oscar nominees! Check out Variety for a complete rundown.

Note to BU faculty: keep tabs on our catalog! We’ll be acquiring award-nominated films for you to screen in your classes throughout the semester. Films are for Boston University classroom screenings only and do not come with Public Performance Rights.


Krasker Remembers Robin Williams: July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014

August 11th, 2014 in Actors, Hollywood News, Krasker News 0 comments

Like millions around the world, we here at Krasker Film/Video Services are shocked and saddened at the untimely death of comic genius and accomplished dramatic actor Robin Williams. Williams was a good friend to Boston University and we are honored at BU to house many artifacts from his professional career in the Gotlieb Archive's Robin Williams Collection. He has gifted every one of us, however, with a dazzling treasure of film, TV and taped standup appearances. Robin Williams will endure on our screens and in our hearts.


2013 Academy Awards: Winners Run Down

March 3rd, 2014 in Hollywood News 0 comments

The fix is in & here's who took home the little gold man in the top categories:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Original Screenplay
Her (Spike Jonze)

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Live Action Short Film
Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)

Best Animated Short Film
Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty, Italy

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave

For a complete list of winners visit IMDb. Krasker is in the process of  buying and processing nominated/winning films for screening in current BU course so be sure to check out our online catalog regularly for new acquisitions.

NOTE: these films are NOT to be shown at out-of-class BU screenings or for student groups.


Oscar Run-down: The 85th Academy Awards

February 25th, 2013 in Hollywood News 0 comments

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)

Best Achievement in Directing
Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Django Unchained (2012): Quentin Tarantino

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Argo (2012): Chris Terrio

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Brave (2012): Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Amour (2012)(Austria)

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Life of Pi (2012): Claudio Miranda

Best Achievement in Editing
Argo (2012): William Goldenberg

Best Achievement in Production Design
Lincoln (2012): Rick Carter, Jim Erickson

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Jacqueline Durran

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Les Misérables (2012): Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth("Skyfall")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Les Misérables (2012): Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Skyfall (2012): Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Life of Pi (2012): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott

Best Documentary, Feature
Searching for Sugar Man (2012): Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Inocente (2012): Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Best Short Film, Animated
Paperman (2012): John Kahrs

Best Short Film, Live Action
Curfew (2012/I): Shawn Christensen