Oscars

The Chilean actress, who happens to be a transgender woman, “plays Marina with a grace, strength and resilience that is empowering and beautiful to behold.” Nick Adams is GLADD’s director of transgender media & representation. It’s not a spoiler to share that at the beginning of A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica), Marina, a transgender
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Ten Sci-Tech Awards winners, announced Thursday, will be honored at a Feb. 10 ceremony. Visual effects technologist Jonathan Erland has been selected to receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette that recognizes technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The
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The late-night host is set to return as emcee of the ceremony taking place March 4. Jimmy Kimmel is ready for Academy duty once again, returning to host the 90th edition of the annual ceremony to be held on March 4. In the first teaser for Kimmel’s upcoming hosting gig, the late-night host expressed his
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The number of films that have qualified for Academy Award consideration is up slightly from the 2016 total. While a few dozen films will command the lion’s share of the nominations when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its noms for the 90th Academy Awards on Jan. 23, there are actually 341
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The nine films include the Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square,’ but not Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father.’ The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The shortlist includes a number of expected entries, like Ruben Ostlund’s Swedish art-world satire The Square,
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The revered cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated 13 times for the best cinematography Oscar, but his name has never appeared on an Academy Awards ballot. And that, in turn, partially explains why he has never won an Oscar. Why has Deakins’ name never been on the ballot? How can that be? It all comes
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Six top filmmakers — also including Patty Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve, Angelina Jolie and Joe Wright — open up about choosing the right projects (“You don’t want to end up in a bad marriage”), firing staff and what it feels like to direct a movie that bombs: “People think you move on, but you don’t.” What
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December 04, 2017 1:17pm PT by Carolyn Giardina Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Contenders range from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to ‘The Shape of Water.’ Twenty films remain in contention for this season’s Oscar for visual effects, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed Monday.
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Ruth Borgobello’s cross-border relationship drama tells the story of an Aussie woman and Italian man coming together in the wake of tragedy. It took nearly 20 years from the signing of Italy’s co-production treaty with Australia to yield a feature. But after a lengthy and sometimes fraught process, writer-director Ruth Borgobello’s 2016 drama, The Space
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The Austrian auteur’s foreign-languge entry stars Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant in a darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional French family. Happy End, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke is, in many ways, exactly what we’ve come to expect from the 75-year-old auteur who has made a career out of upsetting
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Director Yannis Sakaridis’ ensemble drama examines displacement from multiple perspectives, but refuses to pass judgement. With its strategic position between Africa, Asia and Europe, Greece has found itself unwittingly at the center of the refugee crisis over the past few years. The country has become the first entry point into Europe for 1.2 million refugees
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Foreign-language Oscar hopefuls ‘Loveless’, ‘Scary Mother’ and ‘Newton’ from Russia, Georgia and India also got honors. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the best feature honor at the 11th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday. The win marks the second time that Thornton and an Australian film
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Courtesy of Disney/Pixar (Coco), Illumination/Universal (Despicable), Sony Pictures Animation (Smurfs), Warner Bros. (Batman), 20th Century Fox (Ferdinand), GKIDS (Breadwinner), Siggraph (Toad), Walt Disney Studios (Lou), Ikki Films & Manuel Cam Studio (Negative); Photofest (Baby) When the Oscar nominations are unveiled Jan. 23, animation fans could be in for a surprise. Traditionally, the nominees have included
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On a tight $11 million budget, director Dee Rees battled heat, humidity and even a tornado warning to mount a period picture with deep modern-day resonance. There was the ever-present oppressive Louisiana heat. And humidity. And pesky mosquitos. And always the mud. Sometimes, it was caused by the thunderstorms that would sweep through, without warning,
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Getty Images When Charles Burnett, 73, began making films at UCLA in the early 1970s, there was little to no infrastructure for independent feature filmmaking in America. When his final theatrical feature was released, in 1994, the burgeoning indie ecosystem no longer had room for the director’s culturally expressive, deeply humanistic brand of cinema. Over
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Writer-director Anocha Suwichakornpong has described the critically acclaimed art-house film as an “attempt to deal with the impossibility of making a historical film in a place where there is no history.” Thailand has selected Anocha Suwichakornpong’s ephemeral art-house film By the Time It Gets Dark as its official candidate for the best foreign-language category at
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