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‘The Farewell’s’ Awkwafina on Her First Golden Globe Nomination, Female Director Snubs

Awkwafina just might’ve had her best Monday ever.Shortly after 5 a.m., the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced that she’d earned her first Golden Globe nomination (as best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy) for her performance in “The Farewell.” But she didn’t have a ton of time to celebrate, since she had […]

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The 20 Best Film Performances By Actresses in 2019

Some of the most greatest acting feats of the year belonged to women who owned every moment in front of the camera, from the star-crossed lovers of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” to the stripper team-up of “Hustlers.” While it’s an understatement to say that blockbusters underserved women this year (bring on “Black Widow”!), […]

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HFPA President Responds to Golden Globes’ Female Director Shut-Out: ‘We Vote by Film’

Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.The snub was immediately called out on social media, with filmmakers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood […]

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Golden Globes 2020 Shut Out Female Filmmakers in 4 Major Film Categories

The Golden Globes have shut out female directors in four major categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and both Best Motion Picture categories. It’s par for the course for the annual event, which has only ever nominated five women for Best Director in its 77-year history, with only Barbra Streisand (a two-time nominee) going home […]

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Boots Riley Explains Why ‘Joker’ Isn’t a Radical Comic Book Movie at All

Hip-hop artist-turned-director Boots Riley broke out onto the film scene last year with “Sorry to Bother You,” a politically charged Sundance sensation that proved a summer box-office sleeper in 2018. While Riley has yet to set a follow-up film project, he has remained a continually outspoken cinephile, as evidenced by his remarks about Quentin Tarantino’s […]

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Sundance 2020 Oscar Preview: Keep Your Eye on the Documentaries

While a few lauded Sundance Film Festival titles like “The Farewell” and “The Report” still seek 2020 awards attention, the 2019 narrative selection became more talent discovery than Oscar launchpad as heated buys like “Late Night” and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” fizzled at the box office. For the documentary section, however, it’s a different story.While […]

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‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Helmer Susanna Fogel To Direct Reality ‘Winner’ Biopic For ‘The Farewell’ Producers

Big Beach, the production company behind Oscar contenders The Farewell and A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, has tapped Susanna Fogel to direct Winner, a biopic about former American intelligence specialist Reality Leigh Winner.Winner was the first to expose Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She was arrested in 2017 for removing confidential […]

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Gotham Awards 2019 Live Stream: Watch the Indie Film Awards Online

The 2019-2020 awards season gets its biggest boost yet with the airing of the Gotham Independent Film Awards tonight. The awards ceremony, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), is made up of 10 awards given to independent features and television series. The show will be live streamed exclusively on Variety.com (page will go live […]

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