Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Awards News

KCET Cinema Seriesby The Deadline Team

Latest Awards News News

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: ‘Wonder’ Makes Awards Play; ‘Dunkirk’ Storms The Q&A Circuit; Netflix Sends A Pig To Voters

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Is Wonder the latest entry into this season’s awards battle? When Lionsgate moved the film from its original date to mid November some pundits misread that as an indication they were preparing for an Oscar run, but the studio actually just wanted to be in the lucrative holiday period for a family film , especially with kids out of school. Sources at the distributor have consistently maintained that they… Read

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Director Noah Baumbach On His Personally Rooted Penchant For New York Stories

A defining voice in American independent cinema ever since his 1995 debut with Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach has a natural knack for human observation and crafting sharp dialogue that feels entirely true. These talents are on display with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), a Netflix pic which premiered at Cannes to great acclaim, centering on the three dysfunctional adult children of a narcissistic, artistic patriarch. Meyerowitz sees Baumbach working at… Read

NAACP Image Awards Nominees: Netflix, OWN Lead In TV; Universal, Annapurna, Open Road Top Film

Netflix and OWN lead the television selections, while Universal Pictures, Annapurna and Open Road Films are the leading motion picture contenders in the nominations the 49th NAACP Image Awards, set for January 15, 2018. In TV, Netflix has 23 nominations, while OWN has 17. Universal Pictures has 10 nominations, while Annapurna and Open Road each have five bids. The two-hour special will air live on TV One on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will be hosted… Read

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: WGA Nixes ‘Three Billboards’; Bleecker Puts Lumps Of Coal In Critics’ Stockings; ‘Get Out’ Globes Petition Nears Goal

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. As I have been taking the temperature of the race so far, at this early stage no movie seems buzzier among voters across the board than Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This is the name you increasingly hear over and over in Best Picture conversations, the title most enthusiastically mentioned by those who have seen it. But don’t count on hearing it mentioned at the Writers… Read

‘The Greatest Showman’ Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul On The Revitalization Of The Original Hollywood Musical

Upon cursory examination of the films taken on by Broadway songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a theme emerges. Oscar winners last year for La La Land, whose P.T. Barnum pic The Greatest Showman bows later this year, the pair are suckers for larger-than-life stories of show business trials and triumphs, who have played an integral role in reviving the original Hollywood musical. While the films are both enamored with the glow of showbiz, The Greatest Showman is also a… Read

AMPAS Sets Oscar Deadline For Screen Credits Submissions

Oscars 2017 Live Blog

The deadline to submit Official Screen Credits forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 90th Academy Awards consideration is Friday, December 1. For a feature film to be considered for the 2017 Awards, the film's distributor or producer must upload via Dropbox a scanned, signed copy of the OSC form and legal billing (complete on-screen credits) or deliver a signed OSC form and the film's legal billing to the Academy's 8949 Wilshire Boulevard… Read

‘Wonderstruck’ Composer Carter Burwell On The Challenge Of Crafting Wall-To-Wall Score & Music For The Deaf

One of the most prolific of Hollywood composers, prolific Oscar nominee Carter Burwell has three scores in contention this season. The films are Simon Curtis’ Winnie-the-Pooh drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, Martin McDonagh’s fiery Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, each with a very distinct sound. In these scores, Burwell is able to mine the depths of human emotion and experience, conjuring up whimsy and tragedy, a Western anthem… Read

Ava DuVernay To Receive The Industry Visionary Award At The 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors

EXCLUSIVE: Ava DuVernay, a recent Emmy-winner for her Netflix documentary 13th, has been tapped as an honoree at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors. ABFF Ventures announced today that The Queen Sugar and Selma helm will receive the Industry Visionary Award at the ceremony, which will be hosted by actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop, BET’s The Comedy Get Down). The awards show, created by ABFF Ventures founder Jeff Friday, celebrates individuals… Read

Governors Awards Ignore Scandals, Hand Out Year’s First Oscars

Now in their 9th year, the Governors Awards ceremony presented by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences followed suit with other kudos events so far this season and studiously avoided any reference to the industry’s sex harassment scandals to instead put on a very good show celebrating the achievements deemed worthy of Oscar. The board gave out five of them. Recipients Agnes Varda, Donald Sutherland, Owen Roizman, Charles Burnett, and Alejandro G. Inarrritu, on… Read

Notes On The Season: Louis C.K. ‘I Love You Daddy’ Screeners Go To Awards Voters; AFI Embraces Netflix; Spielberg Gets Ready To Rumble

I Love You Daddy Louis CK

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Timing is everything. No sooner do the latest shocking sexual harassment allegations hit, this time about comedian Louis C.K., than I open my mail on Thursday about an hour later to discover distribution company The Orchard has sent the For Your Consideration screener of his new movie I Love You, Daddy. That film, which is in black and white and sort of an homage to Woody Allen’s Manhattan mixed with Loli… Read

Hollywood Film Awards Steers Away From Scandal And Keeps Its Eye On The Prizes To Winslet, Gyllenhaal, Oldman And More

At the recent Los Angeles amFAR event James Corden was stung by criticism after making jokes about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal and actually apologized. Tonight, as he was returning for the third year in a row to host the Hollywood Film Awards it was probably understandable that he avoided any hint of controversy or touchy subject matter when it came to his monologue or other material throughout the non-televised show that is among the first to hand out… Read

Oscars: Best Actress Race Sports Strongest Field In Years – Deadline And Gold Derby Experts Sort Out The Likely Nominees (Watch)

Oscar Nominations 2016

In our final initial assessment of the nascent Oscar race contenders , Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I try to figure out who will be left standing when the five nominees for Best Actress are announced in January.  This is certainly the strongest lineup of contenders we have seen in many years in the Best Actress race. In fact it harkens back to Hollywood’s golden age when the ladies ruled the roost at Oscar time and the men were left in their dust.  Best Actress this year… Read