Telluride: Eviction Stunner ’99 Homes’ Electrifies Fest, Igniting Hot Distribution, Oscar Buzz
After its smash international World Premiere in Venice, director Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes — an absolutely riveting drama about the 2008 home foreclosure crisis — had its North American premiere here at the Telluride Film Festival, and it has set this place ablaze. Despite lots of interest, as there should be, from domestic distributors, Bahrani told me immediately after this morning's screening that the financiers behind the film are waiting until its Toronto debut next… Read
Pete Hammond’s Telluride Q&A With Makers Of ‘The Imitation Game’ (Video)
Deadline's Pete Hammond is in Telluride for the film festival, busily seeing (and writing about) as many awards contenders there as he can. But Pete also took a bit of time after watching The Imitation Game to sit down with the film's producers Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman and Nora Grossman, screenwriter Graham Moore and director Morten Tyldum.
The film, being distributed by The Weinstein Company, tells the painfully true story of Alan Turing, the brilliant British… Read
Telluride: Oscar Host To Oscar Contender? Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Wins Standing Ovation At Festival
I ran into a producer and Academy voting member after this morning's smash screening of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart's impressive writing and directorial feature debut, Rosewater. He – and his wife – were raving about it, but also perplexed by a handful of early mixed reviews of the gripping political drama that had created some negative buzz among festgoers here even before the movie had its first screening (when it World Premiered Friday night at 9pm). “We were… Read
Telluride: Weinstein Company Jumps Back Into Oscar Game With Strong ‘Imitation Game’ Screening
On a day chock full of World Premieres here in Telluride, The Weinstein Company which has used this festival for North American launches of The King's Speech and The Artist, and saw both go on to win Best Picture Oscars, just might be on to another major Best Picture contender after its first public screening of the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game. Of course it is easy this time of year to go into just about every film that hits the Fall Festival circuit as a… Read
Telluride: ‘Wild’ World Premiere Brings Tears And Oscar Talk For Reese Witherspoon
The Telluride Film Festival got started with a bang this afternoon — with a special Patrons screening in front of Friday night's official launch — as Fox Searchlight's December release Wild had its World Premiere and first-ever public screening. The best-selling nonfiction book by Cheryl Strayed about her hike across the 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail has been turned into a beautifully crafted cinematic journey by director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club). R… Read
Oscars: Season’s First Academy Award Winners A Worthy Group Who Represent Moviemaking At Its Best
For the first two or three years of the now six-year-old Governors Awards, I regularly wrote a column “suggesting” who I considered to be a deserving choice for Honorary Oscars, people who have been overlooked in their fields over the years.
Related: Big Names, Deserving Recipients For 2013 Governors Awards
On every one of those lists, three names would appear: Angela Lansbury, Maureen O'Hara and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. Last year, thankfully, the Academy… Read
Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara
Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara will receive Honorary Awards at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards November 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The Academy's Board of Governors did not award the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given out periodically. The last recipient was Francis Ford Coppola in 2010. Deadline's Pete Hammond will give his take… Read
Oscar Contenders In Lineup As Telluride Film Festival Announces Schedule
The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs LAX. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in… Read
Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart To Host 4th Streamy Awards
Breakout YouTube comedians Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will host the 4th annual Streamy Awards on Sept. 7. The awards, produced by dick clark productions and Tubefilter, also announced finalists for two fan-voted “audience choice” categories. entertainer of the year and show of the year.
The awards will handed out in 14 categories at the Beverly Hilton. Winners of about two-dozen other categories will be announced in a Sept. 4 reception at the YouTube Space L.A.
OSCARS: ‘Snowpiercer’ Becomes First DVD Screener Sent To Academy Voters
Emmy season ended just last night, and now the six-month-long Oscar season begins in earnest this week with the Fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and then next week, Toronto. And tonight the motion picture Academy's Board Of Governors will be voting on recipients of this year's Governors Awards Honorary Oscars which will be handed out on November 8th. And the Emmy body may still be warm but Oscar campaigners seem to be jumping into the fray even earlier than… Read
EMMYS: The Categories They Forgot
This year's Emmy Awards broadcast was a weird tedious highly entertaining practically unwatchable terrific mildly amusing boring repulsive celebration of the best of TV, hosted by yet another white guy who did a terrific job lacking passion or personality - we're consolidating all of this morning's headlines because we know you're very busy, and you're welcome.
But here are a few categories they forgot to hand out last night:
Best Minimization Of Emmys Promotional… Read
UPDATE: Seth Meyers Delivers Second-Highest Emmy Ratings In Eight Years — 15.6 Million Viewers
UPDATE, 10:10 AM: Despite airing on a Monday — and in August and right before the Labor Day weekend — the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards bagged an average of 15.6 million viewers, the second-biggest overall crowd for the franchise in eight years. It was behind only last year's 17.8 million, which had benefited from a Sunday scheduling, a September airdate, and a high-rated NFL lead-in. On the other hand, that CBS Emmycast had to compete against a highly rated NBC Sunday… Read