‘Mudbound’ Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes Oscar History, Capturing Filmic Look Through Digital Processes
Leaping at the chance to portray '40s America with Dee Rees' post-war drama Mudbound, cinematographer Rachel Morrison was tasked with helping the director develop a beautifully gritty aesthetic for the film that felt appropriate for the era, developing a shooting strategy that was workable in extreme environmental conditions.
Receiving her first Oscar nomination for the film—and becoming the first female cinematographer ever to earn this recognition from the… Read
With ‘The Breadwinner’ & ‘First They Killed My Father’, Angelina Jolie Casts Light On Children In War-Torn Countries
Seeing her latest directorial outing, First They Killed My Father, selected as the Cambodian entry this year for Best Foreign Language Film, humanitarian and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has also been making the rounds of late in support of The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey's Oscar-nominated animated feature, which she produced.
Based on a best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young Afghan girl whose father is sent to… Read
Oscars: Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among Second Group Of Presenters
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the next group of presenters for the 90th Oscars telecast. They are Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.
They join previously announced Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and… Read
Study Finds “Little Progress” For Women In Percentage Of Non-Acting Oscar Nominations
A new study from Women's Media Center has found "little progress" for women nominees in this year's non-acting Oscar race, with 77% of all behind-the-scenes nominations going to men.
"Despite a concerted push by women and their allies to achieve greater representation for females in all parts of the film industry," the report states, "the percentage of women barely inched up to 23% from 20% last year in the 19 major non-acting categories that feature writing, editing… Read
Sound Designer Julian Slater On His “Lightning In A Bottle” Moment With Sound-Centric ‘Baby Driver’
In Baby Driver, his fifth collaboration with writer-director Edgar Wright, sound designer Julian Slater found perhaps the greatest challenge of his career that was also his greatest opportunity: a cinematic vehicle that was all about sound.
Ever since 2004's Shaun of the Dead, Slater had become accustomed to Wright's desires to push boundaries with cinema, with awe-inspiring images and the sound to back them up. In Baby Driver—a film where sound is a character in its own… Read
Bart & Fleming: One Of Us Has Oscar Vote And Is Reluctant To Cast It On A Netflix Film
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.
BART: I'm going to post my Oscar ballot this week and, not coincidentally, I notice that an abundance of Netflix ads are crammed into the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Which triggered me to ask: Do I want a Netflix project to win an Oscar? My answer: not really. Sure, Netflix has… Read
Oscars Street Closures: When & Where To Expect Detours, Delays
It’s that time of year again: Street closures are looming in the run-up to the Academy Awards. And, as always, Hollywood’s Big Night will be Hollywood’s Big Nightmare traffic-wise.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles are out with the final list of closures around Hollywood & Highland, whose Dolby Theatre will stage the Oscars on March 4.
With fan bleachers and press risers under construction and the red carpet being… Read
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Contenders Gird For Final Battle; ‘Get Out’s Awards A-Peele; James Ivory To Set Oscar Record?
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
Even though we are just days away from final Oscar voting, which starts for a week on February 20, talk of this year’s contenders is overshadowed by today’s debut of Black Panther, which threatens to be one of the biggest openings of all time, and even more significantly a major Oscar contender itself — for next year.
I won’t be going too far out on a limb to predict right now that Marvel’s latest, and… Read
Obstacles & Triumphs Of 9 Best Picture Nominees Vying To Close 90th Oscars
With the final voting about to begin for the Best Picture Oscar, Deadline looks at the challenges and the hard road for each of the nine finalists. First up was Awardsline cover film Get Out. Here are the rest of the films contending for Oscar’s top prize.
Call Me by Your Name
The exhilaration of each year's crop of Best Picture nominees comes from the range of different movies that makes it across the line. Where else would Dunkirk and Call Me by Your Name—or any of the… Read
‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele & Daniel Kaluuya Reveal The Careful Chemistry Behind Most Combustible Best Picture Nominee
With the final voting about to begin for the Best Picture Oscar, Deadline looks at the challenges and the hard road for each of the nine finalists. First up is our AwardsLine cover story film, Get Out.
What led Get Out toward becoming the rare genre film that, on a $4.5 million budget, grossed over $255 million globally and drew the most Oscar nominations of any horror film since The Sixth Sense and The Silence of the Lambs? Jordan Peele's hit scored four nominations, for… Read
Oscars: Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland & Greta Gerwig Among First Slate Of Presenters
Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega are among the first slate of presenters announced for the 90th Oscars telecast.
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the line-up today. The Oscars, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air live Sunday, March 4, on ABC.
"Whether returning to the Oscars stage, or gracing it for the first… Read
Martin McDonagh On Oscars And Snubs, Heading Back To Broadway, And How ‘Three Billboards’ Hit A Nerve In The #TimesUp Era – Behind The Lens
Martin McDonagh is riding high. This coming Sunday he is nominated for no less than four BAFTA Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and two weeks later will be at the Oscars where the film is up for seven Academy Awards including writing and Best Picture for McDonagh himself. Rather shockingly, he was overlooked by the Academy’s Directors Branch for a directing nomination, and we discuss that “snub” during a wide-ranging conversation on my Deadline video… Read