Carol Burnett To Receive First Honorary Golden Globe TV Award Which Will Be Named After Her
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Carol Burnett as the recipient of the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, which was unveiled last week. It honors the highest level of achievement in the medium. Named after its first recipient, The Carol Burnett Award — as it will be known going forward — is the TV equivalent of the Globes' film-focused Cecil B. DeMille Award, which also carries the name of its first recipient, director DeMille… Read
Composer Carter Burwell Captures Hopes, Dreams & Bleakness Of Old West For ‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’ — Exclusive Video
EXCLUSIVE: Going into The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Coen brothers' latest, Oscar-nominated composer Carter Burwell knew their sensibilities and working methods well, as he notes in the video above. At this point, Burwell had worked with the legendary directors on 16 films, dating back to Blood Simple in 1984. What the composer was surprised by, when it came to their latest outing, was its structure, which affected the way both story and music would unfold. The product… Read
‘Cold War’ Cinematographer Lukasz Zal Brings High-Contrast Black And White To Emotionally Volatile Love Story
On Cold War, which marked his second collaboration with Pawel Pawlikowski, cinematographer Lukasz Zal built on his rapport with the Polish director to find an exciting new way of working. In his first-go round with the director, on 2013's Ida, Zal earned his first Oscar nomination, which resulted from a strange twist of fate. Hired as a camera operator on that lush period piece, Zal came to a major career moment when Pawlikowski's regular collaborator, Ryszard Lenczewski… Read
Oscars: Foreign Language Shortlist Voting Nears The Wire; A Preview Of Possibilities
Phase I voting for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film race closes on Tuesday, which means it's time for our annual preview of the movies that have shaped up as the strongest contenders, and most interesting prospects, for the shortlist. That group of nine titles will be revealed on December 17, whittled down from a field of 87 total submissions this year. While that's not a record number of entries, this is one of the richest rosters to be put forth in recent memory… Read
‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary On Riveting Aretha Franklin Gospel Performance Makes Late Bid For Oscar Attention
A late entrant into the Oscar documentary race could prove a formidable contender.
Amazing Grace, which documents the live recording of Aretha Franklin's gospel album in 1972, had been mired in technical and legal limbo for 46 years before its dramatic and unexpected debut at the DOC NYC festival last month. Since then it has rapidly picked up steam with a last-minute Oscar-qualifying run in New York and LA theaters, earning a rapturous response from a legion of admirers—S… Read
‘Spider-Man’ Producers Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Bring Miles Morales To Big Screen In Spectacular Style
With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, their latest animated outing, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller took a big swing, experimenting with bold formal choices to meet great power with great responsibility. The big screen debut of Miles Morales—an Afro-Latino teenager who dons the spidey suit, within a Marvel multiverse—Spider-Man would feature an unprecedented visual presentation befitting a truly groundbreaking character. Created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael… Read
Joel Edgerton On Exploring Conversion Therapy In ‘Boy Erased’, And Why He Only Likes To Act With Dirt On His Face – Behind The Lens
Joel Edgerton is a multi-talented, multi-faceted actor, director, writer and producer who wore all of those hats in bringing to the screen Boy Erased, the adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir about the journey into and out of conversion therapy. The acclaimed film is the second feature film directorial outing for Edgerton after getting his feet wet with the thriller The Gift, for which he got a DGA nomination for Best Film Director.
Of course, Edgerton is best known as… Read
Art Directors Guild Votes Production Designers Anthony Masters & Ben Carré Into Hall Of Fame
Legendary production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré, whose work appeared in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.
Masters, who died in 1990, was Oscar-nominated for 2001: A Space Odyssey. His other work in a career that spanned 45 years included Lawrence of Arabia, Dune, Papillon, Tai-Pan, The Clan of the Cave Bear… Read
Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: ‘The Favourite’ Tops With 14, ‘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 its Guillermo del Toro film The Shape of Water also led the critics list with 14 nominations, went on to win four… Read
New York Film Critics Online: ‘Roma’ Named Best Picture, Alfonso Cuaron Takes Best Director
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