Oscars: Russia Enters Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ In Foreign Language Race
Russia has selected Andrey Zvyagintsev's Cannes Jury Prize winner Loveless as its entry into the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. This is the director's third time repping his country after 2003's Venice Golden Lion winner The Return and 2014's Leviathan. The latter took the Best Screenplay trophy in Cannes that year, as well as winning the Foreign Language Golden Globe and scoring an Oscar nomination.
Sony Pictures Classics acquired all North and Latin American… Read
Oscars: France Enters Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM’ In Foreign Language Race
France has selected Robin Campillo's BPM (120 Battements Par Minute) as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The selection committee had whittled the final shortlist down to three titles and today announced that the AIDS-activist drama would be the entry. The "ambitious, engaged" film won the Grand Prize in Cannes.
Morocco-born French filmmaker Campillo scored that win with his first appearance in the Cannes competition as director. He wrote and… Read
Deadline To Launch The Contenders London Event Showcasing Film Awards Prospects
Modeled after Deadline’s successful The Contenders event in Los Angeles, the inaugural The Contenders London has been set to take place October 6 in the British capital. The all-day affair will showcase top awards prospects of the film season at BAFTA’s 195 Piccadilly headquarters.
The proceedings will feature clips and onstage discussions with actors, directors, producers, writers and others who are part of the filmmaking process. Awards season is more international than… Read
Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ Named Cambodia’s Foreign Language Entry
UPDATE, writethru after Sunday 11:01 PM exclusive: Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father has been set as the Cambodian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Deadline reported late Sunday night that confirmation of the selection was imminent, and early Monday morning the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee made it official. The Netflix title, directed and co-written by Jolie, is about author and human rights activist Loung Ung's life under the rule of… Read
Oscars: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ Becomes First DVD Screener Sent To Academy Voters – The Race Is On!
EXCLUSIVE: Just as Toronto, the third leg of the fall festival trifecta, is about to wrap up, we have another tell-tale sign that the six-month-long Oscar season has begun in earnest. Academy campaigners often compete to be the first to send their For Your Consideration screener out, and this year the winner is: Logan.
20th Century Fox, which never has been first in this particular screener derby, already is showing how aggressive they can be as the nascent season ramps… Read
With Lectures & Political Reprimands, Hollywood’s Angriest Awards Season Has Begun
It's hard to recall a season when Hollywood has been so harshly at odds with so much of its potential audience. On Wednesday, Robert Redford became the latest in a growing string of celebrities to pepper the summer/fall film promotions with reprimands and recrimination.
"We've lost our moral foundation," the Oscar winner told Esquire, speaking of the year-ago presidential election in an interview keyed to the upcoming Netflix release of Our Souls at Night, in which the… Read
Marianne Jean-Baptiste To Star In ‘In Fabric’; Closing-Night Pic ‘Sheikh Jackson’ Egypt’s Oscar Pic; Dogwoof Bites On ‘Kevyn Aucoin’ – Toronto Briefs
Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste has been set to star in the ghost thriller In Fabric. Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke Of Burgundy) is directing from his own script a movie that follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person with devastating consequences during winter sale season. Principal photography starts at the end of October in the UK. Andy Starke is producing via his Rook Films banner. The project is co-financed by the… Read
Ireland Picks ‘Song Of Granite’ As Oscar Submission
Pat Collins’ Song Of Granite has been selected by the Irish Film & Television Academy to represent Ireland in this year’s Oscar Foreign Language race. The pic, which bowed at SXSW this year, tells the life story of Joe Heaney, the legendary singer of traditional Irish music knows as sean nós. Oscilloscope snagged U.S. rights to the film and has already set a November 15 theatrical release.
Collins co-wrote the script with Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and Sharon Whooley, and… Read
Film Academy Touches The Bases With Governors Awards, But Stops Short Of A Home Run
While it touched all the bases—celebrity, diversity, independence, global reach—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed not quite to hit a home run with its latest round of Governors Awards, announced early Wednesday afternoon.
This year, honorary Oscars, to be presented at a dinner on November 11, will go to independent filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep), cinematographer Owen Roizman (The French Connection), actor Donald Sutherland (Klute) and… Read
Governors Award Honorees: Donald Sutherland, Charles Burnett, Agnes Varda & Owen Roizman
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced honorees for its 2017 Governors Awards, with actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and director Agnès Varda set to receive Honorary Awards. The gala will take place November 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
“This year's Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great… Read
Oscars: Norway Taps Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ For Foreign-Language Race
Joachim Trier's Thelma, which will have its international premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, is Norway's official submission for the Oscar Foreign Language race. The supernatural thriller will also hit the New York Film Festival before The Orchard bows it in U.S. theaters November 10.
The pic stars Eili Harboe as Thelma, a young student in Oslo. When she is drawn to another woman, she is overwhelmed by emotions she does not dare acknowledge — and frightening… Read
Oscars: Hungary Hugs Berlin Winner ‘On Body And Soul’ As Foreign Language Entry
Country submissions for the Foreign Language Oscar race are coming fast as the cutoff date approaches in a few weeks’ time. Today, Hungary selected the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear winner On Body And Soul as its entry.
The film is Ildikó Enyedi's love story set in a Budapest slaughterhouse. It follows two damaged souls who develop a spiritual kinship. It's also Enyedi's return to the international scene after her 1989 title My Twentieth Century.
In Berlin, the drama… Read