Notes On The Season: New Jersey Bookies Betting On Oscar; ‘Roma’ Stars Bid Farewell To The Circuit; Tarantino Saves Film Projection
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
And now it all comes down to this. On Sunday at the Dolby Theatre, the long, often bruising movie awards season comes to an end. And not a moment too soon. The predictions will end and the real winners will emerge as the 91st Annual Academy Awards gets underway at 5pm PT. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights of this week, I took a truly unscientific survey of the film savvy audience who each week attend my… Read
Oscars Pregame Warmup: Watch Deadline’s Reviews Of All Eight Best Picture Nominees
Over the past year, beginning in February with Black Panther and ending in December with Vice, I did video reviews of all of what eventually became the eight nominees for Best Picture at the 91st annual Academy Awards.
Check them all out and see which one you think will take the Oscars’ big prize Sunday night.
Disney/A Marvel Studios Production
Kevin Feige, Producer
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Hammond’s Takeaway: A dazzling film that not only thrills at… Read
‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Late Show’ Teams Win At Publicists Guild Awards
The publicity teams and campaigns behind Warner Bros’ breakout and groundbreaking romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert led by CBS TV Studios’ Ryan Aguirre won the marquee Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship of the Year awards for film and TV at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on Friday.
The 56th annual luncheon celebrates the year’s best publicity campaigns. This year, it also bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jamie Lee… Read
France’s Cesar Awards Winners: ‘Custody’ Best Picture In Forgetful Show
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: France’s biggest movie awards night has drawn to a close with Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) crowned Best Picture. Originally screened in Venice and Toronto in 2017, the Xavier Legrand-directed drama is a story of domestic abuse that stars Denis Ménochet and Léa Drucker, the latter won Best Actress tonight. Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers also scored multiple recognition including Best Director.
While some of tonight’s winners in Paris were expected… Read
Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions In All 24 Categories
In what has been an ever-changing scenario since the race for the 91st annual Academy Awards began in earnest at the beginning of September with the fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, the hunt for Oscar has been as confounding and difficult to call as ever. The so-called precursor awards have been all over the map. Critics groups, BAFTA, and DGA drifted towards Roma; the Golden Globes loved Green Book (which also took the top PGA honor) and Bohemian R… Read
Oscars: Charlize Theron, Sissy Spacek And Others On The First Call They Made After Getting Nominated – Watch
Who would be your choice for the first call you make after getting nominated for Academy Award? I asked past Oscar winners and nominees that question during tapings this season for my video series The Actor’s Side. From Charlize Theron to Sissy Spacek to Steve McQueen to Carey Mulligan, they all had a story to tell. To hear them just click on the link above to watch.
Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Kiki Layne & Jenifer Lewis Feted At Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel was exploding with Black excellence during Essence’s 12th annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards. The ballroom was packed with A-list Hollywood players like Regina King, Angela Bassett, Octavia Spencer, and Ava DuVernay, who came out to celebrate the contributions and achievements of some of Hollywood's leading female artists.
This year’s honorees were The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall, as well as with If Beale Street Could T… Read
Oscars: It’s An Honor Just To Be Nominated! Barry Jenkins, Rami Malek And More On The Glory Of Making The Cut
They say it is just an honor to be nominated for any showbiz award (and of course the Oscars), and stars from two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank to Barry Jenkins, Rami Malek and more tell Deadline what that moment was like for them in these video snapshots from my The Actor’s Side and Behind the Lens tapings over the past season.
Check out their answers in the video above.
‘Black Panther’ Oscar-Nominated Best Song ‘All The Stars’ Won’t Be Performed During Ceremony: Here’s Why
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that Black Panther‘s Best Song Oscar nominee “All the Stars” from Kendrick Lamar, Sounwave, Anthony Triffith and SZA will not be performed at Sunday’s ceremony.
Note this absolutely has nothing to do with the running time of the telecast. Since the nominations were announced, there had been ongoing discussions between Lamar’s camp and the Oscar creatives to try and make this performance possible. Lamar, from… Read
Kevin Brownlow To Receive Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Festival
Film preservationist Kevin Brownlow will receive the Robert Osborne Award at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, which this year runs April 11-14 in Hollywood. The honor, recognizing an individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic film alive for future generations, is in its second year; Martin Scorsese won the inaugural award last year.
This Osborne award, named after the longtime Turner Classic Movies host and journalist who died in 2017, will be… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: A Special Oscars Episode
As Hollywood inches closer to the Academy Awards, everyone is buzzing about who should and will win an Oscar. That said, New Hollywood Podcast hosts Dino-Ray Ramos and Amanda N’Duka as well as producer David Janove had a conversation about this year’s nominees and who we would want to win on Sunday evening.
We agreed on some of the nominated films and had differing opinions on others. (For example, Amanda loves A Star Is Born…Dino, not so much.) And since this is the New… Read
Oscars Update: Gary Oldman, Allison Janney To Present Best Actor; Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell Best Actress
EXCLUSIVE: After Deadline reported that the Academy planned to go against tradition and wasn’t planning to invite last year’s winners to present the Best Actor and Best Actress and Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress awards, it has changed its course and gone back to tradition, sort of. Deadline revealed that the Academy wanted higher wattage presenters for its host-less Oscars, as part of a report that the Academy rescinded its plan to feature only two of the five… Read