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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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Netflix Could Break an 85-Year Record at the Oscars in 2021

Netflix could make Oscars history.Netflix’s arsenal of content this year could give the streamer the most best picture nominations from any studio in history, a record held by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which scored five nods at the ninth Academy Awards in 1937. It may even net the streaming giant its first best picture win after falling short […]

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Alfonso Cuarón on ‘Disappointing’ Oscar Inclusion Rules and Supporting a Rising Indian Filmmaker

As a Mexican filmmaker who makes movies with Hollywood money, Alfonso Cuarón is no stranger to conversations about diversity. However, the “Roma” director has mixed feelings about the Academy’s recent inclusion standards for Best Picture, two years after his own movie was nominated in the category.“Everybody is trying to figure out ways of making more […]

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Hans Zimmer Extended the Netflix ‘Ba-Dum’ for Theaters, and You Gotta Hear It

Just looking at the Netflix logo puts a sound in your ear, right? “Ba-dum.” The iconic two-note pop of sound that accompanies the splashy, colorful Netflix logo before a Netflix original starts streaming away for your pleasure. It’s simple, quick, to the point, and originally had a goat bleat attached to it (a wonderful fact […]

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Criterion to Release Box Set of Federico Fellini Films

Classic movie buffs with $200 to burn, take note: The Criterion Collection has announced “Essential Fellini,” a box set of 14 films from legendary film director Federico Fellini.The Blu-Ray set, which will release on November 24,will include several features, including 4K restorations of 11 of the films, as well as uncompressed monaural soundtracks for each […]

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Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (Exclusive)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety.Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head Scott Stuber, indie film and documentary head Lisa Nishimura, vice president Tendo Nagenda, and awards and […]

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Film News Roundup: Participant Expands ‘Roma’ Social Impact Campaign for Domestic Workers

In today’s film news roundup, Participant has expanded its social impact campaign on behalf of domestic workers, Concordia Media bulks up and documentary “Funny Pains” gets distribution.Participant CampaignBuilding on its social impact campaign for “Roma,” Participant Media has launched the Care For The People Who Care For You campaign in partnership with the National Domestic […]

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How Joaquin Phoenix and Rebel Wilson Blew Up the BAFTAs, and What It Means for the Oscars

Heading toward the Oscars next Sunday, the BAFTAs mark the last of the Oscar precursor award shows, timed right when Oscar voters are filling out their ballots (due February 4). Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners took full advantage by having their winners send messages to the Academy, both overt and subliminal. But it’s not all […]

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