Isabelle Huppert Talks ‘Elle’, ‘Things To Come’ & ‘Souvenir’ – Video
Isabelle Huppert had no fewer than three features in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and tonight she has a double feature at the New York Film Festival with Things to Come and Elle at Alice Tully Hall. It’s just evidence of how in-demand one of France’s biggest stars is, more than 100 films into a career on the big screen that started when she was a teenager. She first wowed this year at Berlin, in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come, and rocked the Cannes… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders Awards-Season Event Set To Return With Record 21 Studios
Save the date of Saturday November 5th for the return of Deadline’s The Contenders.
The annual event showcasing all the top awards prospects this year comes back bigger that ever for its 6th annual event. A record 21 studios and distributors are participating, with over 50 films featured in clips and on-stage discussions with actors, directors, producers, writers and others who are part of the filmmaking process that has brought these contenders into the awards season… Read
Bob Dylan Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature
UPDATE with more info: Robert Zimmerman, the favorite son of Hibbing, MN who became the shape-shifting voice of several generations as the songwriter, poet, scriptwriter, disc jockey, sculptor, painter, author and rebel Bob Dylan, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday morning in Stockholm, Sweden. The award is the first in literature to an American since 1993, when novelist Toni Morrison won. Dylan was cited for “having created new poetic expressions… Read
#OscarsSoLate: Clock Ticks Toward Overdue Academy Awards Producer Announcement
That ticking sound you hear is the Oscar clock, as it counts minutes to the overdue announcement of a producer or producers for next year's Academy Awards show, set for broadcast by ABC on February 26. Any attempt to handicap names is beyond this reporter: The broadcast would seem especially challenging, given a need to push beyond the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that helped drive a 7.6% decline in viewers this year to just 34.4 million, the fewest since 2008.
But the time… Read
Oscars: 85 Countries Will Vie For Foreign Language Film Nominations
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said today that 85 countries have submitted films for consideration to score a Foreign Language Oscar nom for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Yemen is the lone first-time entrant this year, with I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced.
The Academy will pare the entries down to a shortlist, and Oscar nominations will be announced January 24 from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The hardware will be handed out… Read
‘La La Land’ & ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Win Hamptons Audience Awards
The Hamptons Film Festival today said Lionsgate’s musical La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won the fest’s Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Magnolia Pictures’ I Am Not Your Negro from Raoul Peck won the Audience Award for Documentary Feature, and Netflix's The White Helmets won the Audience Award for Best Short Film.
The 24th annual fest wrapped Sunday after which it unveiled its juried winners including Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's Glory … Read
Tom Hanks To Be Honored For ‘Sully’ At Hollywood Film Awards
Tom Hanks will receive the Hollywood Actors Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards next month, producer dick clark productions said today. Two-time Oscar winner will be feted for his role as hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s film Sully.
"Tom Hanks delivered another amazing performance in a career filled with amazing performances," dcp CEO Allen Shapiro said. “We are thrilled to honor him.”
Hanks, who won back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphi… Read
‘Glee’s Riker Lynch Set To Host 6th Annual World Choreography Awards
Singer/dancer/musician Riker Lynch (Glee) will host the 6th annual World Choreography Awards on Monday October 24. In addition to Lynch, the show will feature dance performances by choreographers Liz Imperio, "Kida", Paul Becker, The Joe Tremanie Faculty and Dancers, Anthony W. Johnson, Amari Marshall and Johanna Sapakiie.
The WCAs, which honor choreographic achievement in movies, music videos, commercials, television and digital content, will feature special guest… Read
Black Themes And Ivory Hunts: Oscar Documentaries Fall In A Chaos Of Categories This Year
Pity the Film Academy's 300 or so certified documentarians. They are deep into the tiny meatball-slider part of their year, those taxing months when branch members are supposed to watch their allotted share of some 140 Oscar-qualified documentary feature films, while enjoying a few complimentary hors d'oeuvres, as long as the food doesn't violate this year's newly formulated rules on excessive campaigning.
In truth, the rules aren't all that oppressive. Morgan Neville’s Th… Read
‘Glory’ & ‘The Eagle Huntress’ Top Hamptons Fest; Shirley MacLaine Set For To LA Film Critics Career Honor – Awards Roundup
The 24th Hamptons International Film Festival closed Sunday with Oscar hopeful American Pastoral and announced its award winners at a ceremony in East Hampton. Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory took the top prize for Best Narrative Feature, and Sony Pictures Classics’ The Eagle Huntress collected the trophy for Best Documentary Feature. Cash prizes come with those awards and backers of Huntress, an Oscar hopeful itself in the Academy’s Documentary Feature race… Read
’13th,’ ‘O.J.: Made In America’ & ‘Gleason’ Lead Nominations For First Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
With five nominations apiece, Netflix and Ava DuVernay’s 13th, ESPN’s seven-hour O.J.: Made in America, and Amazon and Open Road’s Gleason lead the list of nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which will be held November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn.
Noms were announced in feature film, TV/streaming and other categories. Demonstrating the schizophrenic nature… Read
Danny Boyle Fetes Ewan McGregor’s ‘American Pastoral’ In London
The reunion of Ewan McGregor with his one-time regular collaborator, director Danny Boyle, was confirmed once more this weekend in London, as McGregor hosted a private screening of his directorial debut American Pastoral, based on the Philip Roth novel, at the tony Bulgari Hotel. Boyle then chaired a spirited Q&A for the friends and family audience – which included McGregor’s parents and his uncle, Star Wars star Denis Lawson – at which the pair swapped war stories, and… Read