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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 72 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars.
"Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of "Little Women," and Lulu Wang of "The Farewell."
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards:
The Irishman, Joker
“I’m honored and grateful to the Academy for acknowledging 'The Irishman' and 'Joker.' I share these nominations with the most talented cast and crew in the world. I also want...
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Costume designer Mark Bridges is a three-time Oscar nominee, twice winning Academy Awards--in 2012 for The Artist, and in 2018 for Phantom Thread. His other career nod came in 2015 for Inherent Vice. The Artist was directed by Michel Hazanavicius while both...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
"Bombshell," "Irishman," "Jojo Rabbit," "Once Upon a Time," "Parasite" Land SAG Best Ensemble Award Noms
Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The SAG Awards...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) unveiled nominations for the 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the 2020 Awards at the InterContinental Los...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
"Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It's been too long," said no studio development executive, ever.
But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humor from the horrors of Nazi Germany have stood the test of time: Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," Ernst Lubitsch's...
Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019
Writer-director-actor Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award on Sunday (9/15). The honor is viewed as an early harbinger of what’s to come in Hollywood’s awards season. Every Toronto Audience award winner in the past decade has...
Monday, Sep. 9, 2019
It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it.
"I'm still learning, really, how to describe it," Waititi says.
It's no easy task. But,...