Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Dons A Jet Pack In First Promo
All Jimmy Kimmel wants for Christmas is for everyone to watch him host the 90th annual Academy Awards — and a jet pack. Wish fulfilled on at least one of those. ABC has released the first promo for the 90th annual Academy Awards featuring Kimmel. The clip will make its national TV debut during the NBA’s Christmas Day game.
This will be Kimmel’s second consecutive year as host of Hollywood’s Biggest Night. He received critical praise for his rookie turn as host last year… Read
Oscars: 341 Films Eligible For Best Picture Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that 341 feature films are eligible in its wide-open Best Picture Oscar race.
To be in the running for consideration, features must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying… Read
Oscars: Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist Trims Field To Seven With ‘Bright’, ‘Guardians 2’ & More
The Academy of Arts and Sciences has weaved together its shortlist for the three Oscar nominations in the Makeup and Hairstyling category.
Vying for a nom next month will be:
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Victoria & Abdul
All members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on January 6. Members then will vote to… Read
Oscars: Original Score Contenders Total 141
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 141 scores eligible for consideration at the 90th Oscars. The Academy’s Music branch will vote on the five eventual nominees which will be revealed January 23.
Among composers: five-time Oscar winner John Williams for two films (Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Post) and a leading four films each from Daniel Pemberton (All the Money in the World, King Arthur, Mark Felt and Molly’s Game), Benjamin Wallfisch (Annab… Read
Oscars: 70 Tunes Eligible For Best Song Playlist
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has streeted its list of 70 tunes that are eligible for a Best Song Oscar nomination. To be eligible, a song must consist of original words and music, written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.
A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film. Here’s the… Read
Oscars’ VFX Shortlist: ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘Valerian’ & More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have pared to 10 films the finalists for the Outstanding Visual Effects category, with the last-minute entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi among those making the cut.
Among the other notables on the list is Okja, the Netflix movie from Bong Joon-ho that only hit theaters long enough to qualify for Oscar consideration. Also, two films that are bucking the norm for also being firmly in the Best Picture hunt: Christopher Nolan’s Dunk… Read
Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-Contending Short ‘Dear Basketball’ Launches On Verizon As His Iconic Lakers Jersey Numbers Are Retired
Kobe Bryant Oscar winner? The basketball great is one step further along to that improbable feat, with his first attempt at filmmaking since his retirement from the game and the Los Angeles Lakers has been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Animated Short this year. Ten films were named, and Dear Basketball — from Bryant’s poem, about his love for the game and having to let it go — is one of 10 shorts to make the cut for a shot at being one of the five nominees when the… Read
Notes On The Season: Jeff Bezos Throws A ‘Big Sick’ Party, Praises ‘The Post’; Oscar And Tony Winners Pasek And Paul Are Truly The ‘Greatest Showmen’
A column about conversations and events on the awards circuit.
On Monday after the Golden Globe nominations were announced, the six-time-nominated The Post was way up and The Big Sick, which was shut out, was way down. On Wednesday after the SAG nominations were known, the shut-out Post was way down and The Big Sick was way up with noms for Holly Hunter and the all-important Outstanding Cast category. Such is just a small example of the topsy-turvy nature of this… Read
Oscars: Foreign Language Film Shortlist Cuts Field To Nine; France’s ‘BPM’ Snubbed
Whittling through 92 submissions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its shortlist of nine titles to advance in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year. The final five Oscar nominations in the race will be announced along with the rest of the categories on January 23. As ever, the shortlist comes with its own share of surprises, including a snub for a lauded French film the second year running.
The group advancing to the next stage… Read
‘Suburbicon’ Costume Designer Jenny Eagan On “Old Schooling” Her Way To Eerie ’50s Suburban Couture
Familiar with George Clooney as an actor, and even as a producer, costume designer Jenny Eagan got acquainted with Clooney as a director on Suburbicon, a dark portrait of quintessential ’50s suburbia. Working for many years as an assistant costume designer under Oscar nominee Mary Zophre’s tutelage, Eagan has become a master of designing costumes—for any environment, and any time—in a way that is seamless and organic.
Speaking with Deadline, Eagan discusses her approach… Read
A Look At The Leading Contenders In This Year’s Oscar Best Animated Feature Race
In this the 90th Oscar race, 26 features have been approved to duke it out for the Best Animated Feature award. This year, there are several obvious frontrunners. Never count out Pixar, which has Day of the Dead themed Coco and its variety of original songs; Warner Bros. is in the fold with The Lego Batman Movie, a well-received follow-up to the massively popular Lego Movie; and 20th Century Fox has Ferdinand, a tale of a Spanish fighting bull who refuses to fight.
Oscars: Ten Live-Action Shorts Advance In Voting Process
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category.
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select five nominees. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in January.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their… Read