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Michael Apted To Get DGA Honorary Life Member Award

Michael Apted

Michael Apted will be the recipient of the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in recognition of his contributions to the guild, the industry, and the profession of directing. Apted — a past Directors Guild president who currently serves as its secretary-treasurer — at the 70th annual DGA Awards on February 3, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton. "Michael is a game-changer for our guild and our industry," said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. "Whether having the foresight as a young man… Read

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay Talks “Punk Rock” Take On The Batman Universe

With his first theatrically-released feature, director Chris McKay got to enter the studio sandbox and play with one of his all-time favorite characters: Batman. Having worked with Phil Lord and Christopher Lord on The Lego Moviea mega-hit for Warner Bros. grossing nearly $470 million worldwide—McKay was a natural fit to helm The LEGO Batman Movie (the first of two follow-up features, the other being The LEGO Ninjago Movie), given his passion for the character, which… Read

Primetime Emmy Awards On NBC Will Return To September, Stay On Monday

NBC is throwing another curveball in the scheduling the Primetime Emmy Awards. The network and the TV Academy just announced that the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from 8-11 PM live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. NBC, which hosts the ceremony once every four years as part of a Big 4 wheel, has been airing the Emmys in August, at the start of the NFL season, since 2006 to accommodate its Sunday Ni… Read

African American Film Critics All In With ‘Get Out’

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was named the year’s Best Picture by the African American Film Critics Association, which gave the thriller a leading four wins overall in voting including directing and screenplay nods for Peele and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya. The group also voted Frances McDormand as Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while awarding Girls Trip the year’s top comedy, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit as Best Ensemble, and Crown Heights as best… Read

‘Darkest Hour’s Gary Oldman Joins Director Joe Wright And Tells Why He Almost Turned Down The Role Of Churchill – The Contenders Video

Gary Oldman Joe Wright

Gary Oldman received a Golden Globe nomination today, his first ever, for his critically acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest HourDuring last month’s 7th Annual Deadline’s The Contenders awards season event at the DGA Theatre he joined me on stage with his director Joe Wright to discuss the film and the towering performance in front of a packed house of AMPAS and key guild members. Oldman reveals that he in fact actually turned down the role and gives… Read

‘Downsizing’ Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau Tells How She Got The Role Of A Lifetime – The Contenders Video

Hong Chau Downsizing

Hong Chau, who plays a disabled Vietnamese refugee in the new Alexander Payne comedy Downsizing is on a roll, having nailed a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress nomination earlier today, as well as one last week from the Critics’ Choice Awards. She, along with producer Mark Johnson  and co-writer and producer Jim Taylor joined me as part of Paramount’s panel for Deadline’s 7th Annual The Contenders awards season event last month at the DGA Theatre. In front of a packed… Read

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

‘Logan’ Director James Mangold: If Fox Film Fades Out Post-Merger, “That Would Be Sad To Me”

Logan director James Mangold spoke for many when he described himself during an awards-season event as “very curious” about the future of 20th Century Fox, the 82-year-old studio where he has made more films (four) than any other. A game-changing sale of assets owned by studio parent 21st Century Fox is expected to be announced this week. Disney is believed to be the leading contender to take the reins, though Comcast has also held talks with 21st Century Fox… Read

Margot Robbie On What Projects Are Next & How ‘I, Tonya’ Speaks To Today’s World – Golden Globes Reaction

Margot Robbie

Like a figure skater batting their way to the Winter Olympics, today’s three Golden Globe nominations for I, Tonya in the best comedy, actress and supporting actress (Allison Janney) category are hard-won accolades for Margot Robbie, who both produced and starred in the movie about the controversial ice skating champ Tonya Harding. While Robbie is waiting to see which big feature goes into production first for her, read Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Manson movie, Suicide Sq… Read

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Teases Second Half Of Season 2: Aftermath Of Kevin’s DUI, Adoption & More

In speaking with This Is Us Dan Fogelman about the NBC/Fox series Golden Globe nominations this morning for Drama Series, Lead Actor Sterling K. Brown and Supporting Actress Chrissy Metz, the series creator teased a slew of intel regarding the second half of Season 2. Or, as Fogelman puts it, “We have big episodes in short order.” When This Is Us returns on January 2, fans immediately will be thrust back into the fallout of Kevin Pearson’s DUI. Does he go to jail? That’s… Read

Publicists Guild Awards Set For March

The International Cinematographers Guild said today that its 55th annual ICG Publicists Awards will be handed out Friday, March 2, at the Beverly Hilton. Nominations will be announced in January. IATSE Local 600 doles out its hardware in seven categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in… Read

‘Downsizing’ VFX Supervisor James E. Price On Satire’s “Spectacularly Banal” Effects

When visual effects supervisor James E. Price met with Alexander Payne regarding Downsizing—his first film in which visual effects play a major role—Price expressed his desire to work on the film, calling it a dream job. “Why?” Payne inquired. “It doesn’t have a lot of the traditional things maybe associated with visual effects.” But this is precisely the reason why Price had to be involved. Having worked on blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and Pacific Rim, Price… Read