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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Adam McKay was head writer at "Saturday Night Live" during the 2000 election — a heady era for the sketch show that saw the phrase "strategery" become lodged in the nation's consciousness, Darrell Hammond's Al Gore explain his "lockbox" and a blue-suit clad Will Ferrell dance as Janet Reno. ...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
The Costume Designers Guild has announced that Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron will be honored with the Spotlight Award, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director and producer Adam McKay will be bestowed the Distinguished Collaborator Award, and Mary Ellen Fields, former owner of Bill...
Friday, May. 24, 2019
Composer Nicholas Britell is a two-time Oscar nominee for Best Original Score, both for films directed by Barry Jenkins: Best Picture Academy Award winner Moonlight in 2017, and If Beale Street Could Talk this year. Britell’s feature filmography also includes a couple of...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
While a DGA Award is a high honor, Adam McKay was in even more rarefied air this year when he scored two Guild nominations for different projects--for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Vice, and in the Dramatic TV Series category for the HBO series Succession...
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, April 1, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).
The mix of profiles spans world class talent along the lines...
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
The Directors Guild of America unveiled the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018, as well as the nods for the First-Time Feature Film Director honor.
Earning nominations in both categories was Bradley Cooper for his feature...
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018
Christian Bale had a choice to make. He'd been hemming and hawing about Adam McKay's very unconventional proposition that he play Dick Cheney in a biopic about the former vice president of the United States, and his deadline to decide was coming up.
"I thought it was going to be...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Blow your nose, and you'll miss the split-second shot of a younger Donald Trump in "Vice," Adam McKay's exhaustingly entertaining (and entertainingly exhausting) Dick Cheney movie.
But make no mistake: the filmmaker wants us to be thinking about Trump. What he's telling us — implicitly,...
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
You don't have to look too closely to realize that Adam McKay's work has always been at least a little bit political.
But the director, writer and producer, best known for broad comedies like "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Talladega...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
In Adam McKay's comic and clear-eyed adaption of Michael Lewis' "The Big Short," a handful of finance speculators __ outsiders and oddballs __ predict a downturn in the housing market only to realize, to their horror and immense profit, that they've effectively...