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Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
Before Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don't be afraid of subtitles.
Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month, the South...
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s Academy Awards, Lulu Wang’s family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” also landed awards.
The win Saturday for “The Farewell” was a surprise,...
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
The American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2019 AFI Awards honorees at an invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills on Friday (1/3). Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards--now in its 20th year--is the only national program that honors...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
American Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of the world’s top film editors, unveiled nominations for the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries.
For the first time in ACE’s 70-year history, three...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were happy shocks, like Awkwafina nabbing a best actress nomination for musical or comedy. Other notable snubs and surprises:
Only men made...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Nominated for the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and then winning Audience Favorite distinction at Sundance’s London fest, The Farewell paradoxically marked a major industry hello, signaling the high-profile arrival of director Lulu Wang.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
"The Farewell," "Hustlers," "Marriage Story," "Uncut Gems," "Waves" Score Gotham Best Feature Nominations
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has unveiled the nominees for its 29th annual IFP Gotham Awards. Nominated in the marquee Best Feature category are The Farewell, Hustlers, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems and Waves.
Up for Best Documentary are American Factory,...
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019
Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for "The Farewell" was unconventional.
She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to...
Monday, Jul. 8, 2019
The premise behind writer and director Lulu Wang's wonderful film "The Farewell " might be a little hard to accept for some audiences. A family collectively decides not to tell their grandmother back that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer and has only three months to live. But wanting a...