2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: July 23)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: July 23) Predicting the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture is never easy. We were sure the top prize at the 2019 Oscars would go to “Roma” but it was “Green Book” that won. In coming up with our 2020 ...

Why You Should Be Psyched for ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’

I don’t think that it would be all that controversial of me to say that American moviegoers are woefully under-educated when it comes to world film. I don’t just mean that they haven’t heard of A-list ...

Directors Guild of America sets 2019-20 awards timetable

Feature nominees to be announced on January 7, 2020; TV, commercials on January 6, 2020. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the 2019-20 timetable on Wednesday (17), following an earlier ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Emmy Love Confounds the Show’s Critics (Column)

‘Game of Thrones’ Emmy Love Confounds the Show’s Critics (Column) Today’s widespread Emmy recognition for “Game of Thrones” — now the most-Emmy-nominated series for a single season, a record that it seems odd the heavily-decorated drama didn’t already have — comes ...

Venice Film Fest: 20 Projects on the Short List

Venice Film Fest: 20 Projects on the Short List The Venice Film Festival will be under increased pressure this year to maintain its position as the go-to launch pad for award-season contenders. Last year's Lido lineup included Oscar winners Roma, A ...

David Fincher to Direct Netflix Biopic ‘Mank,’ His Long-Awaited First Movie Since ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher to Direct Netflix Biopic ‘Mank,’ His Long-Awaited First Movie Since ‘Gone Girl’ David Fincher is at long last readying his return to feature filmmaking with the Netflix biopic “Mank,” Variety reports. The drama will star Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as “Citizen Kane” screenwriter ...

Beck Wails on Harmonica in New ‘Freestyle’ Video for ‘Saw Lightning’

Beck strips down his electro-folk single “Saw Lightning” to a bluesy howl in a new “Freestyle” version. In a grainy black-and-white video, the singer-songwriter alternates between a belted vocal and ...

Oscars invite 842 new members in 2019: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2018 totals too)

Oscars invite 842 new members in 2019: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2018 totals too) This year, the motion picture academy made history by inviting an equal number of women and men to join. In all, 842 film professionals were invited to become part of the organization that hands out ...

2020 Best Picture Oscars Contenders And Predictions

2020 Best Picture Oscars Contenders And Predictions Unlike last year where the drumbeat for “Roma” was in the works and the love for “A Star is Born” had blossomed months earlier, Oscars 2020 Best Picture field feels wide open. At this early stage, and ...

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have ...

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have ...

Academy Reaches Gender Parity in 2019 New Member Invitations

Half of the 842 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are women, the group announced on Monday. The organization behind the Oscars also disclosed that 29% of the ...

Motion Picture Academy Adds 842 New Members, Half Of Whom Are Women

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 842 new members in their annual effort to bring in new blood to the organization that hands out the Oscars. This is down from the 928 ...

Lady Gaga, Claire Foy Lead Oscars Academy’s 842 New Member Invitations

Lady Gaga, Claire Foy Lead Oscars Academy’s 842 New Member Invitations Lady Gaga, Claire Foy and Sterling K. Brown are among the 842 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Monday. The announcement ...

Film Review: ‘The Chambermaid’

Film Review: ‘The Chambermaid’ Eve works as a maid at the upscale Hotel Presidente Intercontinental in Mexico City. Every room she enters is a chore — changing linens, scrubbing toilets and so on — but also a window into lives more ...

Amazon Studios Faces a ‘Late Night’ Disaster, Bob Berney’s Exit, and Bidding-War Realities

Amazon Studios Faces a ‘Late Night’ Disaster, Bob Berney’s Exit, and Bidding-War Realities This week, Amazon Studios became a standard-bearer for the issue impacting every specialized distributor: Exactly how is it supposed to get people to watch their movies? Exhibit A is the failure of ...

Amazon Studios Faces a ‘Late Night’ Disaster, Bob Berney’s Exit, and Bidding-War Realities

Amazon Studios Faces a ‘Late Night’ Disaster, Bob Berney’s Exit, and Bidding-War Realities This week, Amazon Studios became a standard-bearer for the issue impacting every specialized distributor: Exactly how is it supposed to get people to watch their movies? Exhibit A is the failure of ...

Participant's Jeff Skoll, David Linde to Receive Toronto Fest Tribute

Participant's Jeff Skoll, David Linde to Receive Toronto Fest Tribute After the Oscar-winner Green Book by director Peter Farrelly earned the top People's Choice award at last year's Toronto Film Festival, Jeff Skoll and David Linde's production banner Participant Media ...

DGA rules day-and-date releases ineligible for top award

DGA rules day-and-date releases ineligible for top award Roma still would have won award under rule change. In a blow to Netflix’s awards ambitions, the Directors Guild of America’s (DGA) has announced that effective immediately the director of a film that ...

Directors Guild Wades Into Streaming Movie Debate With Day-and-Date Awards Ban

In a slap at streaming services, the Directors Guild of America has banned “day and date” releases from its top feature film award. The DGA announced Wednesday that it was taking the step “in ...

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