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Oscars 2023: Best Actress Predictions

We will update these predictions throughout awards season, so keep checking IndieWire for all our 2023 Oscar picks. Nominations voting is from January 12 to January 17, 2023, with official Oscar nominations announced on January 24, 2023. The final voting is March 2 through 7, 2023. And finally, the 94th Oscars telecast will be broadcast […]

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‘They/Them’ Trailer: Kevin Bacon Welcomes Queer Teens to a Haunted Conversion Camp

Forget Camp Crystal Lake — it’s Whistler Camp that truly is the stuff of nightmares.The Blumhouse-produced horror film “They/Them” debuts Friday, August 5 on Peacock and centers on conversion camp Whistler, run by charismatic camp director Owen Whistler played by Kevin Bacon, who also executive produces the film. Licensed therapist and Owen’s wife Cora Whistler […]

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Kenneth Welsh, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 80

Kenneth Welsh, a prolific Canadian actor who appeared in over 240 movies and TV projects including “The Aviator,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Twin Peaks,” has died. He was 80.Welsh’s death was announced by the Canadian acting union Actra in Toronto on Friday, calling him “one of Canada’s all-time great performers, with hundreds of memorable […]

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Tom Fleischman, Oscar-Winning Sound Engineer, Resigns From Academy Over Controversial Telecast Overhaul

Tom Fleischman, a frequent collaborator of Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee and a five-time Oscar-nominee for his work as a rerecording mixer, has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in response to the organization’s plan to reformat and pre-tape eight categories and weave them into live broadcast of the 2022 Academy […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Actress Predictions

This year’s Best Actress contest leans into an Oscar staple, the biopic. Oscar-winners who played real people include Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf (“La Vie en Rose”), Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash (“Walk the Line”), Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn (“The Aviator”), and Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” (More on nominee […]

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Michael Jackson Biopic: Lionsgate Boards King of Pop Film From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer Graham King

Lionsgate will distribute a new Michael Jackson biopic that will be produced by “Bohemian Rhapsody’s” Graham King. The film is being made with the cooperation of the Michael Jackson estate, which may impact how it deals with the multiple allegations of child sexual abuse that were brought against the King of Pop over the course […]

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Lionsgate Buys Michael Jackson Biopic Coming from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer and Singer’s Estate

Lionsgate is teaming with Academy Award–winning producer Graham King (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) on “Michael,” the first big-screen Michael Jackson biopic, for worldwide distribution. The film will be produced by King as well as co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate, John Branca and John McClain.The screenplay comes from three-time Oscar nominee John Logan. King and Logan previously collaborated […]

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Lionsgate, Graham King to partner on Michael Jackson biopic

Long-gestating film to be based on John Logan screenplay.Lionsgate has landed worldwide rights to Michael, the long-gestating upcoming Michael Jackson biopic from Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King.John Logan, who collaborated with King on Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator and also wrote Gladiator, has written the screenplay and King will produce with the co-executors of the Jackson […]

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Cate Blanchett to Receive Spanish Film Academy’s Inaugural International Goya Award

The Spanish Film Academy announced on Friday that its first-ever International Goya Award will be received by Cate Blanchett.Currently presided by Mariano Barroso, the Spanish Film Academy created the award to “honor artists that have contributed to cinema as a medium that brings together different cultures and people.” In Friday’s announcement, Blanchett was recognized for […]

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