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Critics Choice Awards: ‘The Favourite’ 14 Nominations; ‘Black Panther’ A Marvel; ‘First Man’ Rebounds; ‘The Americans’ Leads TV Series

The Favourite led all movies with a whopping 14 nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards including Best Picture , Director and nods for all three of its stars Olivia Colman , Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. This had to be a bit of deja vu for distributor Fox Searchlight which had the same headline last year when their Guillermo Del Toro film, The Shape Of Water also led the critics list with 14 nominations , went on to win… Read

New York Film Critics Online: ‘Roma’ Named Best Picture, Alfonso Cuaron Takes Best Director

Roma

The New York Film Critics Online posted their winners Sunday with Roma taking Best Picture and Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which follows the story of author and literary forger Lee Israel, was also a big winner with the online critics group with Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively. The Best Actor honor went to Ethan Hawke for First Reformed and Regina King continues her… Read

L.A. Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Roma’ Wins Best Picture – Winners List

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their annual awards Sunday morning with Roma taking home honors for Best Picture and Debra Granik winning Best Director for Leave No Trace. Ethan Hawke continues to impress critics with his role in First Reformed as he was named Best Actor while the brilliant Olivia Colman took the trophy for Best Actress for her role in The Favourite. Regina King was crowned queen once again winning Best Supporting Role for her… Read

Ninja Takes Home Three Honors In Gamers Choice Awards On CBS

Winners of the first Gamers' Choice Awards were announced today on a CBS broadcast, led by gamer Ninja copping three honors. KISS kicked off the show with an homage to the creative genius of comics creator Stan Lee, who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters. The top gamers and esports stars were in attendance, including Ninja, who brought home three Gamers' Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year… Read

IDA Documentary Awards: ‘Minding The Gap’ Takes Best Feature – Winners List

The 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles with Bing Liu's Minding The Gap taking top honors in the Best Feature category. Hosted by actress and producer Ricki Lake, the ceremony also honored Floyd Russ's Zion as Best Short as well as Netflix’s Wild Wild Country which won for Best Limited Series. Other winners for the evening included  HBO's John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls for the ABC News VideoSource… Read

Notes On The Season: Who’s Hosting Oscar Now?; Campaigning At The Museum; Everyone Goes For The Gold

A column chronicling events and conversations on the awards circuit. Another big week on the circuit, but as we approached the end of it, the expected talk of the just-released Golden Globe nominations, as well as anticipation for Critics’ Choice and SAG lists next week, was hijacked by Oscar, who just had to swoop in and suck the air out of the room – and headlines – with the Kevin Hart debacle. Was that the quickest reign ever for any Oscar host? Methinks, yes. Deadline… Read

Why Kevin Hart’s Oscar Host Implosion Was Self-Inflicted And Avoidable; What Does Academy Do Now?

Kevin Hart

Yesterday’s debacle that led Kevin Hart to pull out of hosting the 91st Academy Awards was an entirely avoidable perfect storm of elements. It seems very likely that Hart will someday look back on his actions and regret digging in his heels because he was so focused on the Internet trolls that regurgitated decade-old homophobic social media postings, and did not consider the LGBTQ community who are in the Academy or who watch the Oscars and who have endured these taunts… Read

‘Hereditary’ Director Ari Aster On The Beauty Of Horror – The Contenders L.A. Video

Hereditary

"The horror genre is one that I feel allows you to tell more uncompromising stories without losing the audience," Hereditary director Ari Aster says of why he decided to unravel the tale of a deeply haunted family the way he did. “You can filter it through this other thing.” Having debuted at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year and then rolling out in theaters in June, the Toni Collette-led fright fest and psychological terror certainly resonated with… Read

With ‘Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles’, Director Salvador Simó Delves Into Origins Of Iconic Filmmaker

With his latest feature, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, writer/director Salvador Simó dove into a pivotal moment in the life of one of his artistic heroes. Striving to demystify an icon who maintained a shroud of secrecy around himself, Simó opened up a complex character in Luis Buñuel—the Spanish filmmaker behind L'Age d'Or and Un Chien Andalou—examining one of his first directorial efforts focused on the mountainous Spanish region of Las Hurdes. Titled Land With… Read

Of Studio 54, Michael Jackson, Cary Grant And A Hollywood “Pimp”: Director Matt Tyrnauer On His Two Awards-Contending Docs

Director Matt Tyrnauer finds himself in contention for awards this year with not one but two feature-length documentaries. Taken together, they offer a unique social and cultural history of America from the late 1940s into the 1980s. Studio 54 centers on the latter end of that time period, when entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed an old theater space in Manhattan into "the greatest nightclub of all time," as Tyrnauer and many others consider it. "You… Read

Maggie Gyllenhaal On ‘The Sexiness, Opera & Punk’ In Netflix’s ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Kindergarten Teacher

After playing prostitute-turned-blockbuster porn director Candy Merrell on HBO’s gritty ’70s/’80s NYC crime drama The Deuceportraying a Kindergarten teacher who yearns to become a poet in Netflix’s The Kindergarten Teacher “was the next step” says actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. And by “next step”, the Crazy Heart supporting actress Oscar nominee means a project that “is an articulation of me”. While Candy maneuvers and rises to a position of control on The Deuce amid the… Read

The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Critics Vs. Fun Movies, Female Superhero Surge And Dick Cheney’s Heart

The Bart & Fleming Podcast

Does the giant box office business but poor reviews of films like Bohemian Rhapsody suggest film critics are underrating fare that offer pure entertainment values? We discuss that question and other issues in our latest edition Deadline’s The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Also on the docket: Is the public ready to embrace political movies like The Front Runner and ViceAnd how the surge in developing female superhero characters ranging from Spider-Woman to Supergirl, combined… Read