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The 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards By The International Press Academy

satelliteawardsBy Adrienne Papp

In a star-studded gala ceremony, the International Press Academy celebrated the distinguished accomplishments of artists in thirty-eight categories last Sunday night at the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.  “12 Years a Slave” received Motion Picture and Director honors, while “Dallas Buyers Club’s” Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, and Jared Leto won their acting categories — but in something of an upset June Squibb beat out both Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence, winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Nebraska.

Adrienne Papp

Adrienne Papp


Steve McQueen won Best Director for “12 Years a Slave,” and David O. Russell and Eric Singer won Best Original Screenplay for “American Hustle.” “Gravity” picked up the most trophies in the film category, a total of three, winning awards for the musical score by Steven Price, its visual effects and sound.

Among the television award winners were “Breaking Bad” and “Orange is the New Black.”  Bryan Cranston won for Best Actor, Drama, and Taylor Schilling received an award for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical. “Game of Thrones” was honored as best genre series.

The glamorous event also paid tribute to its Special Achievement honorees, Mike Medavoy (Mary Pickford Award), Garrett Brown (Tesla Award), Guillermo del Toro (Auteur Award), Gabrielle Tana (Independent Producer of the Year Award), and Ryan Coogler (Honorary Satellite Award).

Terrence Stamp

Terrence Stamp

Other honorees included “Nebraska,” Motion Picture, Ensemble Award; “Orange is the New Black,” Television, Ensemble Award, Michael B. Jordan, Breakthrough Performance Award, and Sophie Nelisse, Breakthrough Performance Award.Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.03.45

The International Press Academy (IPA) is a global media association of domestic and foreign entertainment journalists in print, TV, radio, broadcast, and online outlets; including critics, interviewers, reviewers, bloggers, and photographers. The International Press Academy is an entertainment media association with voting members worldwide who represent domestic and foreign markets via print, television, radio, blogs, and other content platforms for virtually every notable outlet.

Screenshot 2014-02-26 15.58.46Each year the IPA honors artistic excellence in the areas of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, and New Media via the Satellite® Awards. One of the primary goals of The Satellite™ Awards presentation is to celebrate new works from both established and emerging independent filmmakers, giving them access to an audience that would otherwise never receive exposure to their creativity. Since 1996, when the Satellite® Awards* were established, the award categories have honored not only achievement in motion pictures and television, but also the interactive and digital arts.Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.04.49

Alongside traditional studio blockbusters, the IPA highlights international films, honoring cinema from around the globe, as well as low-budget independent releases.

Below is a list of all the 2014 awards:


Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

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Jason Isaacs

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.04.32

Actress in a Supporting Role

June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Motion Picture

“12 Years a Slave”Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.53.33

Motion Picture, International Film

“The Broken Circle Breakdown”

Motion Picture, Animated or Mix Media

“The Wind Rises”

Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.54.20Motion Picture, Documentary



Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Screenplay, Original

David O. Russell, Eric Singer, “American Hustle”Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.02.23

Screenplay, Adapted

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, “Philomena”

Original Score

Steven Price, “Gravity”

Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.51.12Original Song

“Young and Beautiful,”   “The Great Gatsby”


Bruno Delbonnel, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Visual Effects

Tim Webber, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence, and Neil Corbould, “Gravity”

Film Editing

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, and Alan Baumgarten, “American Hustle”Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.03.53Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.02.28

Sound (Editing and Mixing)

Glenn Freemantle, Chris Munro, Niv Adiri, Skip Lievsay and Christopher Benstead, “Gravity”

Art Direction and Production Design

Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn, “The Great Gatsby”

Costume Design

Michael O’Connor, “The Invisible Woman”



Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.02.34Miniseries / Motion Picture Made for Television

“Dancing on the Edge”Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.02.53

Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”

Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Prepon, “Orange is the New Black”

Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.02.44Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

Television Series, Drama

“Breaking Bad”

Television Series or Miniseries, GenreScreenshot 2014-02-26 16.03.09

“Game of Thrones”

Actress in a Series, Drama

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Actor in a Series, DramaScreenshot 2014-02-26 16.05.05

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Television Series, Comedy or Musical

“Orange is the New Black”

Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical

Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical

Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.54.57John Goodman, “Alpha House”

Original Short-Format Program

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IMG_3562-close-up-1-1-234x300About the Author of This Article: Dame Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer who has written for many publications including Savoir, Beverly Hills 90210Malibu BeachSanta Monica SunThe Beverly Hills TimesBrentwood News, Bel-Air View,Celebrity Society,Celeb Staff, It MagazineChic TodayLA2DAYWest Side Todayamong many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic United, Inc. Dame Adrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.Screenshot 2014-02-26 16.53.43

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