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The 2020 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Reveal White Men in a State of Rebellion

We’ve all read the commentaries on the Academy’s shortcomings when it comes to diversity. But what’s revealing is the movies the 8,500 voters actually nominated for Best Picture. Even long-running, well-reviewed hits like “The Farewell” and “Hustlers” didn’t resonate with enough Academy voters, accessible as they were. It reminds us of who these industry insiders […]

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STXFilms to cease theatrical licensing in France under Amazon Prime Video pan-European deal

Pan-European deal effective immediately.STXFilms will no longer license theatrical distribution rights in France under a pan-European deal with Amazon Prime Video announced on Wednesday (January 15).The multi-year, multi-territory output deal sees Stx grant Prime Video all rights to its films in France, marking the first time a global streaming platform has entered into a multi-year […]

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STXfilms and Amazon Prime Video Sign Multi-Year European Output Deal

STXfilms and Amazon Prime Video have signed a multi-year, multi-territory output deal that gives the streaming service exclusive rights to Stx movies in France. The pact marks the first time a global streamer has entered a multi-year, all-rights slate agreement in France.Under the deal, Amazon Prime Video will also have exclusive first pay Svod window […]

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Backlash Grows as Oscars Snub Women Directors Yet Again

Hollywood’s outcry is growing over Oscar nominations in the best director category, which again ignored women filmmakers on Monday. Instead of recognizing Greta Gerwig for “Little Women,” Lulu Wang for “The Farewell,” or Marielle Heller for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opted to honor five male […]

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Women in Film La blast lack of female Oscar directing nominees

Kathryn Bigelow remains only women ever to win the award.Women in Film La has lambasted the historical lack of female representation in the Academy’s best director Oscar category after no woman earned a nomination in Monday’s (January 13) selections.Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood) […]

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Academy Awards Barely Escape a Reprise of #OscarsSoWhite

Until Issa Rae and John Cho announced “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo as a nominee for best actress for the 92nd Academy Awards, it was looking increasingly likely that the Oscars were heading for a repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that drove the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences four years ago to aggressively begin […]

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‘1917’ Triumphs at the Box Office With $37 Million, and Much More To Come

Some good news this weekend: The early 2020 small uptick in grosses continued, with total ticket sales totaling around $130 million. (The second weekend of 2019 saw $120 million.) And leading the charge was Sam Mendes’ innovative “1917.” At $36.5 million, it more than doubled #2 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for an easy […]

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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’ Inspiration Says She Was Only Offered $6,000 From Studio

“Hustlers,” since opening on September 13 following a smash world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, has earned nearly $160 million worldwide, along with a wave of accolades for the film’s star, Jennifer Lopez. In the film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, Lopez plays a version of Samantha Barbash, a single mother from […]

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‘1917’ Wins Best Picture at 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards

The members of the Hollywood Critics Association celebrated 2019 and the end of the decade at the 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020.Sam Mendes’ “1917,” which, in a surprise move, took home the Golden Globes’ best picture award, also snagged the best picture award from the Hca. It was […]

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