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Oscars: Italy Enters Scorsese-Shepherded ‘A Ciambra’ In Foreign Language Race

A Ciambra

With the deadline for submissions to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race fast approaching, Italy — the winningest country in the history of the category — has set Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra as its entry this year. IFC's Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to the Cannes Directors' Fortnight drama last May in what was the first sale for a film to be boosted by the emerging filmmakers fund spearheaded by Martin Scorsese, his Sikelia producing partner Emma… Read

James Corden Returning To Host 2017 ‘Hollywood Film Awards’

James Corden will be back for his third straight year as host of the Hollywood Film Awards. The annual kick-off of awards season, the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards will be held November 5 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The ceremony honors films and actors, while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, along with artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound… Read

Brett Ratner To Get Jewish National Fund Honor

Brett Ratner Gal Gadot

The Jewish National Fund will bestow writer-director-producer-financier Brett Ratner with the group’s annual Tree of Life Award. Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot set to present the honor to Ratner during the annual Greater Los Angeles Tree of Life Award Dinner on October 29 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Longtime JNF supporter David Frank will also be honored with the humanitarian award, given in recognition of outstanding community involvement, dedication to the cause of… Read

AFM 2017: Films From 32 Female Directors To Screen; Only Four Are U.S. Produced

American Film Market

EXCLUSIVE: We’re still six weeks from the start of the America Film Market, but so far there are 32 films from female directors that will be screened, sold or premiering at the market. Only four of those films — or 13% — were produced in the U.S.: Lynne Southerland's Cinderella and The Secret Prince, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh’s Becks, Rebecca Addelman’s Paper Year and Tali Shalom-Ezer’s My Days of Mercy. The Lili Fini Zanuck-helmed Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars also is… Read

Matt Damon To Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award From BAFTA LA

Matt Damon

BAFTA LA has set Matt Damon as the recipient of its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Presented by Newegg, the prize is given to “a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights,” BAFTA said. Damon joins this year’s previously announced honorees Dick Van Dyke, Ava DuVernay, Claire Foy and Kenneth Branagh. The Britannia Awards will be handed out October 27 at… Read

Judi Dench Named Recipient Of Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award Of Excellence

Judi Dench Richard III BBC

Dame Judi Dench has been named the recipient of this year’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film presented annually by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The award will be presented to the 82-year-old Oscar winning star on Thursday November 30 at a black tie gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa. It is often viewed as a precursor of awards season glory and Dench is once again in the race with two films set for release, including a reprisal of her role as… Read

Oscars: France Enters Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM’ In Foreign Language Race

BPM Movie

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

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: How 32-Year-Old Book Became Timely Drama & Toast Of the Emmys

This had been billed as the most competitive Emmy drama race in years, with 4-5 strong series in contention, each staking its claim at glory. In the end, it was a landslide victory for Hulu/MGM’s rookie The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the drama field, winning all five categories it was nominated in last night, including Best Drama Series. Before dominating the Emmys, the Bruce Miller-created show, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, took over the pop culture… Read

How Sean Spicer’s Surprise Emmys Cameo Came To Be, And What He’s Doing For An Encore

“Sh*t, this is like a f*cking press conference,” former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer joked last night to a group of Deadline staffers after his cameo to kick off the Primetime Emmy Awards. “It’s been a crazy night,” he said at Netflix’s post-Emmys bash. It certainly was. Earlier on Sunday, in a moment that shocked the live audience at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and surely beyond, Spicer emerged onstage during host Stephen Colbert’s opening… 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

Emmy Awards Match All-Time Low Of 2016 With 11.4M Viewers; Hits Demo Low

Sean Spicer

UPDATE, 10:43 AM: The Handmaid's Tale, Veep, Big Little Lies, This Is Us' Sterling K Brown, Atlanta's Donald Glover and The Night Of's Riz Ahmed were bathed in Emmy glory last night but the final numbers find the show itself matching its worst audience numbers ever. In the key demo, the Stephen Colbert hosted ceremony had it worst result ever. With 11.38 million viewers tuning into the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is even with last year's show on ABC, which was the al… Read