Viggo Mortensen Reflects On The Twists & Turns Of His ‘Green Book’ Journey As He Preps His Directorial Debut
EXCLUSIVE: "I didn’t sleep much last night," Viggo Mortensen admits. "The building I'm in, the pipes burst on the top floor, and it was like a river of water coming down the stairways. It was insane, so we all had to leave the building, and I spent part of the night outside."
Out in cold, snowy Toronto, Mortensen managed to get a few hours of rest before returning to work. Currently in pre-production on Falling—his feature directing debut, which will go before cameras by… Read
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige: ‘Black Panther’ Oscar Nom Fits Into A Heroic History
Black Panther, the superhero adventure from Disney’s Marvel Studio that transcended the genre to become both a major cultural moment and 2018’s top-grossing domestic release, today became the first superhero film to earn an Oscar nomination in the prestigious best picture category.
For Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, the nomination punctuates the first decade of the Hollywood upstart that he has guided through a historic streak of hit releases with 20… Read
Costume Designer Sandy Powell’s Risk-Taking Pays Off With Pair Of Oscar Nominations For ‘The Favourite’ & ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
In terms of Oscars won, Sandy Powell may be behind her peer, Colleen Atwood, down 3-4. But with dual nominations today for The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, the costume designer takes her career tally to 14, becoming the most-nominated living artist in her field.
With three wins — for The Young Victoria, The Aviator, and Shakespeare in Love — and those 14 nods, Powell moves ever closer to the accomplishments of Edith Head, the most decorated costume designer in the… Read
Spike Lee: Oscar Saga Links ‘Do The Right Thing’ & ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Thirty years after Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee is finally an Oscar-nominated director. The 61-year-old firebrand filmmaker from Brooklyn also has a film nominated in the best picture category for the first time, all thanks to BlacKkKlansman, the screen adaptation of a memoir by a black Colorado police detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.
Lee was ebullient Tuesday about the nominations and said he was being inundated by messages from well-wishers and… Read
Why ‘Cold War’, One Of Two Black-And-White Films Up For Cinematography Oscar, Didn’t Shoot In Color
Two films shot in black and white this year have been nominated in the Oscar Best Cinematography category: Cold War and Roma. Interestingly, both take place in the past. For Cold War, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lukasz Zal said he and director Pawel Pawlikowski thought about shooting the post-war film in color, but ultimately decided not to. And the reasons are similar to Roma‘s.
“I think we link to this time to the past and in our film we wanted to link to the 1950s… Read
‘Free Solo’: Nat Geo’s Oscar Nominated Feature Documentary’s Camera Dilemma
For NatGeo’s Free Solo, co-directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, it was all about chronicling the first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan at Yosemite National Park and they did it in a way that was both breathtaking and suspenseful. But to get the cameras next to rock climber Alex Honnold without distracting him, as any false move would send him plummeting to his death, was an art unto itself.
The film was four years in the making. For some of the… Read
‘The Favourite’s Oscar Nominated Production Designer Fiona Crombie On The Biggest Challenges
The Favourite‘s Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton received their first Oscar nominations this morning — and one of 10 -for the period comedy — for Best Production Design. The two women who meticulously designed the sets, which were as impressive as the acting, have been working for years as a team and are currently in production on their fourth film together with David Michôd’s The King, scheduled for release in 2019. The two were also nominated for a BAFTA in the same… Read
Glenn Close Says Oscar-Nominated ‘The Wife’ Role Was Unlike Any Other
Glenn Close, who is enjoying her seventh nomination this morning for portraying the woman behind a world-renown writer in The Wife told Deadline that the role “was different than anything I had ever done before.”
Close has been nominated for four Best Actress and three Best Supporting Actress awards in such roles as Albert Nobbs, Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, The Natural, The Big Chill and The World According to Garp — an incredible body of work so far (not to… Read
Oscar Nominations: Film And Studio Scorecard
The 91st Oscar nominations were led this morning by The Favourite and Roma with 10 each, followed by A Star Is Born and Vice with eight and Black Panther with seven. Roma also handed Netflix its first best picture nomination, among the internet network’s 13 noms overall.
Walt Disney scored the most nominations for studios with 17.
Here are the lists of nominations by film and studio.
NOMS BY FILM
(2 or more)
The Favourite — 10
Roma — 10
A Star Is Born — 8
Vice — 8
ADG Awards To Be Hosted By Comedian/Actor David Alan Grier
Actor and comedian David Alan Grier will host the 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
The announcement was made today by ADG Awards producer Scott Moses, ADG. Grier is a three-time Tony and Grammy nominee, and was included on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Grier currently stars in the new Fox comedy series The Cool K… Read
ASC Awards Nominations: ‘Roma’, ‘A Star Is Born’ & Others Make Cinematographers’ Cut
The American Society of Cinematographers has revealed the film and TV nominees for its 33rd annual ASC Awards, set for February 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
The marquee Theatrical Release prize certainly is an international contest, with the five nominees all hailing from different countries: Mexico’s Alfonso Cuarón for Roma, American Matthew Libatique for A Star is Born, Irishman Robbie Ryan for The Favourite, Linus Sandgren of Sweden for First Man… Read
DGA Awards Raises Curtain On TV, Documentary & Commercials Nominations
The Directors Guild of America is out with the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for its 71st annual DGA Awards. Check out the full list below.
Its 2019 film nominations will be released Tuesday, and the winners will be read February 2 during the trophy show at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Kathleen McGill, Mimi Deaton and Don Mischer will receive career honors that night, and FX Networks will pick up the DGA Diversity Award.
Here is full list of its… Read