Phoenix Critics Circle Names ‘The Favourite’ As Best Picture
The Phoenix Critics Circle announced their winners Friday with The Favourite taking the top prize of Best Picture.
Other winners include Roma‘s Alfonso Cuaron who won for Best Director. The Lee Israel pic Can You Ever Forgive Me? took home two acting honors: Melissa McCarthy for Best Actress and Richard E. Grant for Best Supporting Actor. Ethan Hawke won Best Actor for his performance in First Reformed while Regina King continues her Best Supporting Actress winning streak… Read
Notes On The Season: Julia Roberts On Making A Difference; Quincy Jones Loves ‘Green Book’; Norwegians Court Spielberg
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
Julia Roberts is back in the awards conversation this season, not only with her latest film, Ben Is Back, which has been winning her some of the best reviews of her career, but also her Amazon series Homecoming, which got a two-season initial order and has racked up Lead Actress nominations right out of the gate for her at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards after just a 10-episode first… Read
SAG Awards Nominations – Movies: Crazy Rich Diversity, Emily Blunt, Musicals Shine In Actor Guild Choices
Usually the SAG Awards are good for one or two out-of-left-field nominees in its movie competition, and you could say Emily Blunt’s double score for Lead Actress in Mary Poppins Returns and Supporting Actress in A Quiet Place might qualify.
Both are well-deserved, but few were predicting the latter, especially in a category that omitted more obvious choices such as Nicole Kidman; Claire Foy; and especially If Beale Street Could Talk’s Regina King, who has been cleaning up… Read
‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film By African American Film Critics Association
Disney/Marvel’s ceiling-shattering blockbuster Black Panther topped this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards with a total of three wins including Best Film and a Best Director win for Ryan Coogler.
John David Washington nabbed the Best Actor award for his performances in the Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, which also won Best Screenplay. The group voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King… 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
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
Glenn Close On Her 15th Golden Globe Nom (And The ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Film)
Before Glenn Close could portray the title character in The Wife, the actress had to win over a true skeptic — herself.
“The biggest challenge was for me to understand why she never left him,” Close said of Joan Castleman, the long-suffering partner of a vain novelist. “In answering that question, I really got to an understanding of the character. But that was what I was worried about in the beginning. I was worried that all the women who saw the movie would just say… Read
Kathleen McGill And Mimi Deaton To Receive Special Honors At DGA Awards
Kathleen McGill and Mimi Deaton will be honored with special awards at the 71st annual DGA Awards. McGill, a unit production manager, will receive the Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Deaton, an associate director, will receive the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award. Both awards are given in recognition of career achievement and service to the guild.
"Kathy and Mimi embody the type of leadership, dedication and distinguished commitment that these Special Awards… Read
Golden Globes: How To Watch The Nominations Live
The nominees for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Thursday, Dec. 6 by Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater. In addition to the nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will make a major announcement at the press conference from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles which will be livestreamed on the official Golden Globes official Facebook page and on the Golden Globes website.
The livestream will begin at 5:05 am PT… Read
USC Tops DGA Student Film Awards For Second Straight Year
Student filmmakers from USC led the way with four wins at this year's DGA Student Film Awards honoring African-American, Latino, Asian-American and female directors. It’s the second year in a row that USC has garnered the most honors, tying Chapman University last year with four awards each.
This year, students from Chapman in Orange County and NYC’s Columbia University each won two awards, which are designed to encourage and bring attention to exceptional diverse… Read
‘Bosch’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Among Winners At Caucus Awards
The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors hosted their 36th Annual Caucus Awards ceremony last week and Bosch producer Eric Overmyer and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Bruce Miller walked away with top honors.
The ceremony honors excellence in the television industry. The Caucus is leading the evolution of television by providing a creative forum for Producers, Writers and Directors to explore the issues of the ever-changing landscape of content and exhibition.
Other winners… Read
Grammy Nominations Postponed Due To George H.W. Bush Memorial Services
Nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards will be postponed two days until Friday, Dec. 7, due to scheduled memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush.
The nominations originally were set for Wednesday, Dec. 5, but the Recording Academy announced today that the two-day delay is necessary to avoid conflict with the state funeral for Bush. Select Grammy nominees are announced first on CBS This Morning and Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. ET.
A full list of nominees will… Read