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BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards’ Stuns ‘Shape Of Water’ But Does This Mean Oscar Is Next? – Hammond Analysis

Pundits will probably look at today’s Outstanding Film BAFTA victory by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri over its (at least nominally) more favored Fox Searchlight stablemate The Shape Of Water as perhaps a game-changing moment in this year’s still unsettled Best Picture Oscar race. Certainly it gives the Martin McDonagh film new momentum, especially after his snub by the Academy’s directors branch. (And that may not matter much since the BAFTA directorial win… Read

BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards’ Wins Best Film, Tops Night With Five Nods – The Complete Winners List

Three Billboards BAFTA

UPDATED with complete list of winners, more details: Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri walked away with the Best Film prize and a leading five wins overall at the BAFTA Awards tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The annual EE British Academy Film Awards were a Searchlight affair, with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water taking three awards including Best Director for del Toro. The strong showing makes both films strong candidates for the… Read

ASC Awards: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins For Theatrical, ‘The Crown’ Tops TV — Complete Winners List

The American Society of Cinematographers celebrated their 32nd annual ASC Awards and Blade Runner 2049 walked away with the marquee Theatrical Picture Prize while Netflix's The Crown, Genius, and 12 Monkeys won on top TV honors Blade Runner 2049 winning the theatrical trophy puts it ahead in the Oscar race. In the past 32 years, 13 ASC winners went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Lion won the ASC award last year, but La La Land ended up taking the… Read

Humanitas Prize Winners Include ‘Mudbound’, ‘The Post’ & ‘Lady Bird’

The Humanitas Prize winners were unveiled tonight, awarded annually to encourage, stimulate and sustain the nation's screenwriters. The 43rd annual honors for the first time separated feature film categories by genre, with Netflix’s Mudbound and Fox’s The Post tying for drama, A24’s Lady Bird winning for comedy and Fox’s Ferdinand winning for family. Other film winners unveiled tonight in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton included HBO’s documentary Cries From Syria and… Read

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Contenders Gird For Final Battle; ‘Get Out’s Awards A-Peele; James Ivory To Set Oscar Record?

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Even though we are just days away from final Oscar voting, which starts for a week on February 20, talk of this year’s contenders is overshadowed by today’s debut of Black Pantherwhich threatens to be one of the biggest openings of all time, and even more significantly a major Oscar contender itself — for next year. I won’t be going too far out on a limb to predict right now that Marvel’s latest, and… Read

‘Three Billboards’, ‘Maudie’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lead Irish Film And Drama Awards; ‘Michael Inside’ Best Picture

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Maudie led the Irish Film And Television Academy’s 2018 Film And Drama awards Thursday night in Ireland with three wins apiece. Michael Inside, a local production from director Frank Berry, triumphed with the Best Film prize. On the TV side, HBO’s Game of Thrones took Best Drama. Wins for Oscar contender Three Billboards included International Film and International Actress for Frances McDormand. It also won for Martin… Read

Obstacles & Triumphs Of 9 Best Picture Nominees Vying To Close 90th Oscars

With the final voting about to begin for the Best Picture Oscar, Deadline looks at the challenges and the hard road for each of the nine finalists. First up was Awardsline cover film Get Out. Here are the rest of the films contending for Oscar’s top prize. Call Me by Your Name The exhilaration of each year's crop of Best Picture nominees comes from the range of different movies that makes it across the line. Where else would Dunkirk and Call Me by Your Name—or any of the… Read

‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele & Daniel Kaluuya Reveal The Careful Chemistry Behind Most Combustible Best Picture Nominee

With the final voting about to begin for the Best Picture Oscar, Deadline looks at the challenges and the hard road for each of the nine finalists. First up is our AwardsLine cover story film, Get Out. What led Get Out toward becoming the rare genre film that, on a $4.5 million budget, grossed over $255 million globally and drew the most Oscar nominations of any horror film since The Sixth Sense and The Silence of the Lambs? Jordan Peele's hit scored four nominations, for… Read

‘I Am Not A Witch’ Director Rungano Nyoni Worked With Non-Professionals Overseas On “Super-Ambitious” Zambian Fairy Tale

Of all the films eligible for this year's BAFTAs, Rungano Nyoni's feature debut I Am Not a Witch is definitely the least categorizable. An African story strong on social comment and with definite contemporary relevance, it is leavened with scenes of lyrical magic realism and pierced with streaks of scathing, jet-black satire as a nine-year-old girl, Shula (newcomer Maggie Mulubwa), is accused of witchcraft and sent to a prison camp where women are bound by yards of ribbon… Read

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Set For April 15; 24 Nets And Studios Participating

The Contenders Emmys 2018

One day. 24 networks and studios. 45 shows. It’s back. Deadline’s third annual The Contenders Emmys, a live all-day event, is set for Sunday, April 15 at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood. Celebrating the launch of the Emmy awards season, the must-attend event is invitation-only for TV Academy members, voters from the PGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA and DGA, plus members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Invites go out the first week in March. It all starts at the DGA… Read

Crew Call Podcast: How ‘Frozen’ Songwriting Team The Lopezes Continue To Raise The Bar For Oscar-Lauded Tunes With ‘Coco’

It’s not often, at least in recent history, that an Oscar-winning song literally grips the world, transcending the show and becoming an 11-million-plus-selling global hit. That’s exactly what happened with “Let It Go” from Disney’s 2013 animated film FrozenHusband and wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned it for the villain Elsa, who locked herself up in her castle to hide from the world as her icy powers were a danger to those around her… Read

Aubrey Plaza, ‘The Good Doctor’s Nicholas Gonzalez, Disney’s ‘Coco’ To Be Honored At NHMC Awards

Ingrid Goes West producer and star Aubrey Plaza, Nicholas Gonzalez (The Good Doctor, How To Get Away With Murder), and Disney’s Oscar frontrunner Coco have been tapped as honorees at National Hispanic Media Coalition's 21st Annual Impact Awards. Univision CEO Randy Falco, Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tony Revolori and actress Diane Guerrero round out this year’s awards recipients during the ceremony, which highlights and recognizes the work of Latinos in the entertainment… Read