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Cannes Provides the Best Films and the Worst Box Office — 2022 Could Change That

After the Cannes cancellation of 2020 and the delay of 2021, the 2022 Official Selection reflects a return to normal: a balance of class (potential for high quality) and crass (potentially strong financial afterlife). Last year was another story: Cannes produced an excellent lineup that American audiences largely ignored.Much of that came down to timing. […]

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‘Drive My Car’ Becomes Second Japanese Film in History to Win International Feature Oscar

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” has won Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards. The Japanese film is only the second film from that country to win this prize competitively, following 2008’s “Departures.” Japan previously won three Honorary Oscars before the (previously named) Best Foreign Language Film category was instituted for films from 1956. […]

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34 Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2022

Note: This story was published on February 9. It has since been updated.While the Oscar nominations can be predicted more or less — aside from the annual head-turning snubs and surprises — one thing remains certain: The Academy will never, ever recognize all the films that deserve awards attention.In years past, “Uncut Gems,” “I’m Thinking […]

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Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Costume Designer Swoons Over ‘Licorice Pizza’ and ‘Cruella’

With final Oscar balloting closing for Academy voters today at 5pm Pt, we’re continuing with our fifth annual series of interviews with Academy voters from different branches for their honest takes on what got picked, overlooked, and overvalued in the 2022 award season. Today we speak with a costume designer; interview edited for brevity.Best Picture: […]

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The Oscar Race is Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Too Close to Call

This past weekend proved to be a wild ride on the awards circuit.The Producers Guild of America Awards bestowed their top honors upon Apple Original Film’s “Coda” on Saturday night while the Cinema Audio Society went with Warner Bros’ “Dune.”At the Writers Guild of America Awards, several of the Oscar nominees for screenplay – “Belfast” […]

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2022 PGA Awards: The Complete List of Winners — Updating Live

The 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony is underway in Los Angeles, honoring producing achievements across film and TV categories. On the movie side, the Producers Guild of America’s annual gala is a closely watched bellwether for the Best Picture Oscar: Since 1989, the top PGA winner has matched up with the top Academy Award […]

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How the Academy’s Screening Room Helps Films Find a Global Audience Among Oscar Voters

As the pandemic raged and in-person screenings practically disappeared, the Academy’s Screening Room has found an appreciative audience.Many film distributors are able to send links to their films to various guilds, media members and voters; the Academy has stepped in with its screening room, offering voters those films plus other contenders who can’t afford to […]

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2022 Directors Guild of America Awards: Complete Winners List (Updating Live)

This weekend is a big one for Oscar watchers, with two awards ceremonies that often predict key categories. Sunday marks the biggest night of the year in British film, with the BAFTAs, whose winners often mirror those of the Oscars, taking place. But first, the biggest names in directing will be coming out tonight for […]

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Screen digital edition: March 4

With the voting finish line in sight, this issue includes interviews with Penelope Cruz, Ciaran Hinds and filmmaking teams behind ’Drive My Car’ and ’Writing With Fire’.Read Screen’s March 4 edition, which this week focuses on the final countdown towards the Bafta and Academy Awards ceremonies.The issue includes interviews with Penelope Cruz, Ciaran Hinds, the […]

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‘Drive My’ Car Is Available Today for Just $2.99 — and on HBO Max Tomorrow

The remaining previously non-home available titles among Best Picture and acting Oscar nominees by tomorrow will all arrive either on PVOD, VOD, streaming, or some combination. “West Side Story” hits HBO Max and Hulu and PVOD, “Drive My Car” VOD and Hulu (the latter tomorrow), while “Licorice Pizza” is out on PVOD only.Meanwhile, Tyler Perry’s […]

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