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‘Eighth Grade’ Star Elsie Fisher Revolts Against Oscar Noms, Reveals Own Charming Film Awards

“Eighth Grade” star Elsie Fisher quickly ascended to indie film royalty with her endearing, lived-in performance in Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age charmer “Eighth Grade,” playing self-professed “coolest girl in the world” and middle school everygirl Kayla Day. The young actress swiftly went through the gamut of awards season life, from a lauded Sundance premiere and a […]

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A24 Announces Free Screenings on Billboards in Cities Where the Movies Are Set

A24, the indie film distribution company responsible for films like Moonlight, Eighth Grade, Midsommar, Swiss Army Man, and dozens more, has announced a cool new project called A24 Public Access. It’s a six-week screening series in which the company will take some of its best films on the road this summer and project them onto […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Director Bo Burnham To Write Songs For ‘Sesame Street’ Film Starring Anne Hathaway

If you and your friends play Director Bingo and you have the square that said that Bo Burnham will follow up his critically-acclaimed feature writing/directing debut on “Eighth Grade” with a stint as a songwriter for the upcoming live-action “Sesame Street” film, then congratulations! For the rest of us, let that news sink in. And […]

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Bo Burnham Boards ‘Sesame Street’ Movie for Warner Bros.

Bo Burnham is on his way to Sesame Street.The “Eighth Grade” director is set to contribute songs to a Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular children’s show, which will hit theaters Jan. 15, 2021. “Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel is helming the musical, co-financed by Warner Bros. and MGM.Also attached to the film […]

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Spirit Awards Live Stream: How To Watch The 2019 Indie Spirits

Per tradition, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is the final Oscar season stop before the Academy Awards. This year’s ceremony is being hosted by Aubrey Plaza and will once again take place on the beach in Santa Monica, California. Jeremiah Zagar’s narrative debut “We the Animals” leads the nominations with five, followed by “Eighth Grade,” […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ Surprise At 2019 WGA Awards

In simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, the Writers Guild of America handed out the winners for the 2019 WGA Awards. Many of the winners were expected but in the film categories, the top winners were major surprises.Bo Burnham’s script for “Eighth Grade,” which did not earn an Oscar nomination, beat major competition […]

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Writers Guild Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever

For the record, we’re in uncharted territory this Oscar season.While we still have the costume designers’ ceremony to get through on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards put a bow on the major guild kudos circuit Sunday night. The results have yielded what is, unequivocally, the most wide-open Oscar field in history.The major guild and industry […]

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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alcohol flowing. This show, as WGA West’s killer host Chelsea Peretti noted, “has all […]

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