“I’ve been asked to make a “statement” even though I feel it does sound more like bragging. Nevertheless, my producers and I send our very deepest thanks to the Academy and its 8000 members for a whole slew of Oscar nominations, especially for my long-time collaborators Robert Yeoman (our cinematographer who has worked with me on seven movies, if I count them right), Milena Canonero (our Italian costume designer), Alexandre Desplat (our French composer), Barney Pilling (our English editor), Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (more English, hair/make-up), and Adam Stockhausen out of Wisconsin. Also, my friend Hugo Guinness (who co-wrote the movie with me) expresses his own gratitude. We feel very deeply honored and thrilled and, frankly, very, very pleased with ourselves all around.”
The love for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is bigger than you thought. Now we have more reasons to be happy for him and for that beautiful movie that we sure love. This morning we could know the nominations for the Academy Awards 2015. And guess what? The Grand Budapest has 9 nominations, just like Birdman. It could have been nice that Ralph Fiennes also got nominated as an actor, but this couldn’t be. Anyway, these are all the nominations for the movie.
Today were announced the nominations at the Directors Guild Awards (DGA) and we are happy to let you know that Wes Anderson is nominated for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel. He will be competing along with Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Birdman), Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and Morton Tyldum (The Imitation Game). It is the first nomination at the DGA for Wes Anderson and so it is for Linklater and Tyldum. The winner will be announced on February 7.
The illustrious and dashing Count Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis has agreed to be the subject of an exclusive article and accompanying photoshoot for ZQ, Zubrowka’s leading magazine.
ZQ gets up-close and personal with the mysteriously glamourous prodigal son of Zubrowka, acquiring the inside scoop into the unique Count’s life of luxury, as well as his current legal troubles regarding the infamous Mme. Desgoffe-und-Taxis’ last will and testament (a ZQ exclusive you will not read about anywhere else!)
We hope you enjoy our feature article and pick up a copy of ZQ (available wherever glossy-papered publications are sold) today!
(Article and photoshoot images found below–you can click on each to view in full size)
Are you wanting to go on vacation? Do you think a fancy place like the Grand Budapest Hotel in the Republic of Zubrowka could be a good idea? Now you can go to TripAdvisor and see what people says about this fantastic place.
Ok, we know it’s not real. And if you don’t know it yet, they’ll tell you.
(For a while, I’ve been mulling on what my first contribution to this site would be, and I decided it would be something Dmitri-centric ,considering I run a part-time Dmitri RP account on Twitter [@CountDmitri].
Thus, this one-shot fic was born, since I wanted something short and sweet but still interesting to do. This is, as mentioned previously, done from a first-person POV [Dmitri], and it concerns the time period between the death of Deputy Kovacs and the falling action scene at the Grand Budapest prior to Gustave’s vindication, penned in a semi-diary style format.
It mostly sticks to canon for the sake of being recognizable, but there are some original events I’ve added which explain what our favourite aristocrat has been up to offscreen–it is also somewhat shippy [DmitrixAgatha], so you are warned).