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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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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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Viola Davis Is Now the Most-Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

With her Oscar nomination for Best Actress with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis has officially become the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards. Davis now boasts four career Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Doubt,” Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” Best Actress for “The Help,” and Best Actress for […]

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Guillermo del Toro: ‘I could tweet 20 times a day – I’m very careful not to’

The director has a new novel out, an animation series on Netflix and two films in the pipeline – and still had time to watch three films a day in lockdownA specialist in fantasy and the supernatural, Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara in 1964. He worked as a special effects makeup […]

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IndieWire Live: Guillermo del Toro to Discuss His Career and Take Fan Questions

Guillermo del Toro, one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated directors, will discuss his prolific career with IndieWire in a live interview on Wednesday. Del Toro is the latest Hollywood talent to participate in IndieWire’s Instagram Live interview series. His interview with IndieWire executive editor and chief critic Eric Kohn will begin on IndieWire’s official […]

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Jordan Peele and More Directors Eager to Cast John Boyega After Protest Speech: ‘We Got You’

Major Hollywood directors such as Jordan Peele, Edgar Wright, and Guillermo del Toro are standing up for John Boyega after the “Star Wars” actor gave an impassioned speech at a June 3 Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park. Part of Boyega’s speech found him contemplating whether or not speaking out against racism would […]

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Cool Stuff: A Tarot Card Deck Inspired By the Films of Guillermo del Toro Knows Your Past, Present & Future

Guillermo del Toro has never shied away from the spiritual, supernatural, and strange. Movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Cronos, Crimson Peak, The Devil’s Backbone, and features ghost stories, fantasy fables, unconventional romances, and more, all in a mesmerizing macabre canvas. Now the films of Guillermo del Toro are being repurposed for Tarot […]

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Guillermo del Toro blasts government move to cut Mexican fund (exclusive)

“If we don’t continue this tradition everybody will be working on commercials and soap operas.”Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro was joining film industry colleagues on Thursday night (May 21) to meet with Mexican officials after a sudden bid by the government to eliminate one of the country’s two national funds sparked outrage.Del Toro, who won the […]

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Guillermo del Toro blasts Mexican government bid to cut film fund (exclusive)

“If we don’t continue this tradition everybody will be working on commercials and soap operas.”Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro was joining film industry colleagues on Thursday night (May 21) to meet with Mexican officials after a sudden bid by the government to eliminate one of the country’s two national funds sparked outrage.Del Toro, who won the […]

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Alexandre Desplat Raves About Wes Anderson’s “Amazing” ‘French Dispatch’: “It’s Fun, It’s Mad, It’s Everything”

Without a doubt, Alexandre Desplat is one of the most talented and respected composers in the film industry. His music has won numerous awards, including Best Original Score Oscars for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Shape of Water” (he’s been nominated 11 times total). So, this is a person that knows what makes a […]

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