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Oscars: Cannes Favorite Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Is Turkey’s Foreign Language Entry

The Wild Pear Tree

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree, which premiered this year in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, was selected as Turkey’s submission into this year’s Foreign Language Film Oscar race. It marks the fifth film from Ceylan chosen to rep the country, and the first since 2014’s Winter Sleep which won Cannes’ Palme d’Or. Local media reports said 12 films were in the running for the slot and Pear Tree was chosen among film professionals and Culture and Tourism… Read

‘Game Of Thrones’ Production Designer On Introducing Dragonstone & The Overwhelming Scope Of Season 8

While there was an overwhelming amount of challenges to face with Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, in production designer Deborah Riley's mind, all roads lead back to Dragonstone as the crux of it all. Daenerys Targaryen's arrival at her ancestral home in the season opener was "a massive moment for the character and a huge opportunity for the art department"—and Riley fully felt the moment's weight. "Dragonstone was the piece of the puzzle that I was most excited about… Read

Ma Anand Sheela, Meme-Worthy Star Of Netflix Docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country,’ On Why She Won’t Attend The Emmys

The woman known for uttering the defiant phrase "tough titties" isn't backing down. Ma Anand Sheela, whose dogged defense of the controversial Rajneesh spiritual movement and its attempted takeover of a small Oregon town made her the star of the hit documentary series Wild Wild Country, says there's nothing about her actions she would change. "I do not regret anything," she insists. "If there is again opportunity I would do it exactly the same. Maybe little bit even more… Read

Ricky Martin On Personal Connection Behind His ‘Versace’ Emmy Nomination And Using It To Promote Change – The Actor’s Side

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin has always been known for his superstar singing, but every now and then he takes on an acting challenge to change things up. That is exactly what has resulted in the former General Hospital star’s first Emmy nomination, for playing Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s partner, in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Martin is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie opposite two other co-stars of the FX… Read

Emmy Predictions: Laura Dern Is The One To Beat, And Penélope Cruz Is Too If She Can Turn Off Light In Limited Series/Movie Actress Races

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on the top acting contenders for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the categories of Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie The good news for contenders in this category this year is that there is no juggernaut limited series on the scale of Big Little Lies or Feud to fill up all the slots with… Read

Emmy Predictions: A ‘Legend’ Goes For EGOT Status Thanks To Jesus, But Is That Enough To Stop Cumberbatch In Limited Series/Movie Actor Race?

Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on the top acting contenders for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the categories of Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie With a win here, one of the six nominees for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie has a chance to complete an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), two others could add to their… Read

On My Screen: ‘The Sinner’s Jessica Biel Discusses Her Film & TV Favorites

As Cora Tannetti in USA's The Sinner, Jessica Biel brutally stabs a young man to death in front of dozens of people on a beach. Why would she do that? Cora doesn't know exactly, but what ensues is a twisting ride on the coattails of a fantastically unreliable protagonist. As each thread of the mystery is pulled, Biel is believable, vulnerable, and deliberately unreadable all at once. As she says, "There's almost like a multiple personality in one person. I do feel that… Read

How ‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Still Resonates Today: Ryan Murphy, EPs & Cast At Deadline’s Emmy FYC Event

Cathartic. That’s the best word that Ryan Murphy, his creative team and cast had to describe their labor of love, the 18-Emmy nominated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story While the LGBT community was making strides against social adversity during the ’90s, the murder of Italian fashion designer Versace left a hole; not just in the downfall of a beloved icon, but in the fact that his killing, as Murphy has mentioned previously, was at the hands of… Read

How ‘American Ninja Warrior’ EP Arthur Smith Has Athletically Adapted To Become An Emmys Mainstay

Slow and steady wins the race. Like one of its own contestants gearing up to take on the Warped Wall, American Ninja Warrior's remarkable success story has been a matter of perseverance, grit, and the determination to be a disruptor despite myriad obstacles in its path. In a sense, the challenge Ninja has faced has come as the result of its own success—to continue to excel as a disruptive force, a dynamo that can't be stopped. At the Emmys, which favor acclaimed returning… Read

‘Westworld’ Composer Talks Traditional Japanese Sound For Shogun World & New Themes For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7

A master of sounds epic and intimate, known for his work on Westworld and Game of Thrones, composer Ramin Djawadi long ago crafted distinctive sounds for each of these series, defining the broad strokes of their sonic palettes. After two seasons of the former series and seven of the latter, these early decisions remain important, though they don't sum up the battle of the composer's craft. With GoT since Season 1 back in 2011, Djawadi's journey with the series has been a… Read

‘Jane’ Director Brett Morgen Talks Meaningful Posthumous Emmy Nom For Hugo van Lawick – Awardsline Screening Series

Of the seven Emmy nominations for Brett Morgen's National Geographic documentary Jane—depicting the life and work of pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall—one makes the director particularly proud. Competing for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Nonfiction Directing, with well-deserved nominations in various craft areas, the film's most extraordinary recognition came in the form of a posthumous Cinematography nomination for wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawi… Read

Grappling With Unexpected Fame, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s Samira Wiley Is Using Her Powers For Good

It's early on the East Coast and Samira Wiley is headed to rehearsal for a new Williamstown Theatre production. Before beginning work on the third season of The Handmaid's Tale, she's playing yet another woman fighting against an oppressive regime. This time, in the Saheem Ali-directed play Dangerous House, Wiley is Pretty Mbane, a woman running a safe house for lesbians in 2010 South Africa. "It's about something called corrective rape," she explains. "Which is the idea… Read