Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Manchester By The Sea’, ‘Moonlight’ Lead Way
UPDATE with full list: Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight were in the spotlight as the IFP Gotham awards revealed nomination for its 26th annual awards this morning. The group’s award noms usually marking the unofficial official start of the film awards season.
Manchester, which bows November 18 via Amazon and Roadside Attractions after a fest run that began at Sundance, landed a Best Feature nom along with Best Actor for star Casey… Read
Uh-Oh, Older White Male Contenders Are Piling Into A Diverse Awards Season
Uh-oh, here they come again, that most annoying of Oscar problems, the Old White Men.
While I was worrying about something else on Tuesday, someone recalled that John Lee Hancock's The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, is set for an Academy Awards qualifying run on Dec. 16, prior to its wider release by the Weinstein Company in January.
Hancock, the film's director, will turn 60 the day before. Keaton, Oscar-nominated for Birdman in 2015, is already 65. For the record… Read
Hollywood Film Awards To Honor Tom Ford, Marc Platt & Kenneth Lonergan
The 2016 Hollywood Film Awards will honor Tom Ford, Marc Platt, and Kenneth Longergan, the organization has announced. Ford will receive the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award" for his Nocturnal Animals. Meanwhile, Platt will receive the "Hollywood Producer Award" for his work on several projects this year including Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, La La Land and The Girl on the Train. And Lonergan will receive the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award" for his script for Manc… Read
Ben Mendelsohn And Benedict Andrews Discuss ‘Una’: “I Haven’t Reacted Like That To A Script In A Long Time”
Ben Mendelsohn will soon be terrifying multiplexes the world over as Orson Krennic, the central villain of Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. But before that he reteams with theater director Benedict Andrews, for Andrews' feature film debut, Una, which did the Telluride and Toronto double before its latest festival bow at the London Film Festival last week.
The film, scripted by David Harrower and based on his play Blackbird, is about the unexpected visit of a… Read
Jon Favreau To Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award
Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd annual CAS Awards on February 18 in Los Angeles. He will be the 12th honoree, joining a roster that includes Jonathan Demme, Rob Marshall and Quentin Tarantino.
"Jon has been a steadfast presence humanizing his storytelling with intelligence and skill,” said CAS president Mark Ulano. “His light touch continues to produce engaging classics, from Elf to The Jungle Book. As a director, actor… Read
International Emmys Create Short-Form Series Category For 2017; Announce Kids Nominees
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor short-form series beginning in November 2017, it was announced today at Mipcom. Original Fiction and Non-Fiction programs, with episodes under a half-hour will be eligible to enter in next year's International Emmy Awards competition which opens on December 8, 2016 and closes on February 16, 2017.
Short-Form Series were previously recognized by the International Academy at the International Digital Emmy… Read
‘The Accountant’ Composer Mark Isham On The “Mathematical Beauty” Of Film’s Score
Director Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant follows the adventures – or misadventures – of an autistic math savant (Ben Affleck) who, using the cover of an unassuming small town CPA, earns a living as a forensic accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. And also happens to be a brutally efficient trained killer whose skill with numbers is matched only by his skill at dispatching enemies. Currently winning the weekend with a projected three day cume of $25 m… Read
Robert De Niro To Receive 2017 Chaplin Award
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced Robert De Niro as the recipient of the 44th Chaplin Award. The award will be presented at an award gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. Prior to the presentation of the award, the event will celebrate De Niro’s four decade-long career, as well as his championing of independent film through the Tribeca Film Festival.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor the artistry of Robert De Niro, a hometown icon,” said Ann… Read
Ridley Scott Honored By American Cinematheque But At 78 Is Just Getting Started
“Hello American Cinematheque. Let’s grab this night by the pussy,” said host Russell Crowe as he opened the festivities honoring Sir Ridley Scott Friday night at the Beverly Hilton with the 30th American Cinematheque Award. “Before we begin I have been asked to make sure that each and every one of you are properly registered to vote. It’s a huge year so please don’t forget to vote for the Academy Awards when that time of year comes around.”
It was inevitable that we… Read
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Irwin Winkler Breaks ‘Silence’; Oscar Winner Delays Assange Docu; Helen Mirren Rides Drone Into Race
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
“This is Marty’s best movie,” Silence producer Irwin Winkler told me when I ran into him at the Motion Picture Television Fund’s 95th anniversary event. Sure, he is high on the film because he produced it, but keep in mind this is also the man who also produced Scorsese classics Raging Bull and Goodfellas, so this kind of praise is not to be taken lightly. His wife Margo concurred that the movie is a… Read
Russo Brothers To Be Honored At Italian American Gala
The National Italian American Foundation will fete producer-director duo Joe and Anthony Russo at a black-tie dinner Saturday in Washington DC to cap its 41st annual gala weekend. The brothers will be honored by the group for their “cultural and social impact strengthening the Italian American identity and heritage.” Vice President Joe Biden, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Tommy Matola, and Robert De Nero are expected to attend the dinner at the Marriott Washington… Read
Isabelle Huppert Talks ‘Elle’, ‘Things To Come’ & ‘Souvenir’ – Video
Isabelle Huppert had no fewer than three features in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and tonight she has a double feature at the New York Film Festival with Things to Come and Elle at Alice Tully Hall. It’s just evidence of how in-demand one of France’s biggest stars is, more than 100 films into a career on the big screen that started when she was a teenager. She first wowed this year at Berlin, in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come, and rocked the Cannes… Read