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Chloe Zhao Wins For ‘Nomadland’ As Women Rule The 2021 DGA Awards

It was a wonderful night for female filmmakers as five women took prizes at the 2021 DGA Awards. From film to television to commercials, these directors proved that the Director’s Guild of America may be the most progressive guild of them all (already expecting pushback from the WGA members in my life). Leading the way […]

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Chloe Zhao becomes second woman, first woman of colour to win top DGA Award

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw win documentary prize for The Truffle Hunters; Darius Marder named best first-time feature director for The Sound Of Metal.Nomadland director Chloe Zhao confirmed her status as Oscar frontrunner on Saturday (April 10) as she became only the second woman and the first woman of colour to win the top honour […]

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DGA Awards Victory Pushes ‘Nomadland’ Toward Oscar Wins

There was never any suspicion that Chloé Zhao would not win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement for Direction of a Theatrical Feature Film for “Nomadland.” The Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and PGA winning film now heads to Sunday’s BAFTA Awards with seven chances to win again, followed by Oscar voting from […]

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DGA Awards 2021: ‘Truffle Hunters,’ ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Win Top Honors So Far (Updating Live)

The 73rd annual Directors Guild of America Awards are finally kicking off on Saturday evening, April 10, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et. The awards will honor the best directing in film and television of the past year.This year, nominees Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari,” Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman,” David Fincher for […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Mank’ & ‘Tenet’ Among Early 2021 BAFTA Award Winners

This year the 2021 BAFTA Awards for Film were split over two nights. The first ceremony centered on eight awards for both below-the-line and short film categories. By the end of the one-hour event, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and were already big winners.Read More: “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Rocks” lead 2021 BAFTA Award nominationsCostume […]

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‘It’s an utter myth’: how Nomadland exposes the cult of the western

From cowboys to ‘van-dwellers’, itinerant Americans are often portrayed as heroic lone wolves. Chloé Zhao’s film shows that the truth is more complicated and less glamorousIt has been a wild ride for Nomadland, Chloé Zhao’s roving portrait of the US’s rootless modern migrants. Shot for $5m and largely featuring amateur actors, it is the little […]

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SAG Awards Film Predictions: How the Winners Could Shift the Oscar Race

It’s tradition to scrutinize the SAG Award winners as an Oscar-race bellwether — the acting branch dominates Academy voting — but this year the SAG nominations are out of sync. Final SAG film voting closed March 31 for the ceremony’s one-hour TNT broadcast April 4, but the awards are pre-taped in actors’ homes April 1 […]

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China Celebrities Stoke Nationalist Firestorm Against Foreign Brands Concerned By Xinjiang

A larger number of Chinese celebrities expressed support on Thursday for a nationalistic backlash against foreign-owned consumer goods brands that have expressed concern over the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang Province. At least 40 Chinese stars canceled high-profile, lucrative sponsorship contracts.Among them were Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee, the stars of the best foreign […]

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2021 PGA Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Takes Home the Top Prize

“Nomadland” look home the top film prize at the 2021 Producers Guild Awards Wednesday, bringing it closer to a Best Picture win. The winner of the PGA Awards’ top prize has historically been a strong indicator of which film will will go on to win the Best Picture Oscar. Since 1989, the PGA winner has […]

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