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March 05, 2018 4:36pm PT by Scott Feinberg Kevin Winter/Getty Images The morning after the 90th edition of Hollywood’s highest-profile awards show, The Hollywood Reporter’s editorial director and awards columnist assess the ceremony, the results, the controversies and more. On the morning after the 90th Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter‘s editorial director Matthew Belloni and awards
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“Thanks for everyone involved to helping this process and thanks for all the solidarity and the effort from the American friends,” wrote director Feras Fayyad on Twitter. After two weeks of uncertainty, Last Men in Aleppo producer Kareem Abeed will be able to attend the Oscars on Sunday.  Due to restrictions placed on eight predominantly Muslim countries
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Heavy political projects knock crowd-pleasers out of the nominations, including Brett Morgen’s acclaimed doc, which also represents a “missed chance to celebrate a symbol of female resistance.” Oscar’s snubbing of Jane, Brett Morgen’s documentary on Jane Goodall, confounded awards prognosticators, most of whom not only had the National Geographic film down as a lock for
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LaVona Golden (left) and Allison Janney in ‘I, Tonya’ Screengrab; Courtesy of NEON As manager of high-stakes celebrity poker games, Molly Bloom never wore the same dress twice. To play Bloom in Molly’s Game, Jessica Chastain donned more than 70 different dresses, including a particularly memorable pink sequined outfit. “[Chastain] was kind of concerned about always looking
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Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney The veteran composer received his 51st nomination (the most by any living person) for the score to Rian Johnson’s space epic. Williams, 85, has won the Oscar five times — for Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws, Star Wars: A New Hope, E.T. and Schindler’s List. He has worked on every Star Wars movie (two years ago he was
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THR’s Scott Feinberg will moderate the Feb. 6 sit-down with Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Christopher Nolan and Jordan Peele. The five filmmakers who were nominated earlier this month for the best director Oscar — Phantom Thread‘s Paul Thomas Anderson, The Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro, Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig, Dunkirk‘s
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Nominees weigh in on whether the most competitive best picture race in years is being influenced by the current climate. Every year delivers a similar analysis from awards experts, and it usually goes something like this: “It’s a wide-open race with no clear frontrunner, making for the most competitive season in recent memory.” While that
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‘The Shape of Water’ Courtesy of Telluride Film Festival The listings below reflect how The Hollywood Reporter’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the Oscar standings would look if voting ended today. They are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from screenings), historical considerations (how other films with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some
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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project’ are among the productions that also chose celluloid. In 2015, a group of filmmakers including Christopher Nolan spearheaded an effort to keep Kodak–the last remaining maker of motion picture film–producing celluloid as a creative option for filmmakers. And with films such as Nolan’s Dunkirk, its hard to
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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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THR’s awards columnist argues that this year’s Independent Spirit Award nominations and Gotham, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle awards have helped to highlight worthy work that Academy members might otherwise have overlooked. The flurry of awards-season announcements issued over the past week or so — Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Gotham
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