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Glenn Close Joins Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s Netflix Movie ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Fresh off her seventh Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for The Wife, Glenn Close has signed on to join Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s Netflix drama Hillbilly Elegy, Collider has learned. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) is adapting J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir, whicih saw a family crisis force the former […]

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Alfonso Cuarón wins Oscar for best director for Roma

Cuarón becomes fifth Mexican best director winner in six years, as he takes the Academy Award for his 70s-set drama RomaAlfonso Cuarón has won the Oscar for best director at the 91st Academy Awards for Roma.This is the second time Cuarón has taken the award, after winning in 2014 for his space drama Gravity. This […]

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Best Score Nominee Alexandre Desplat to Skip Oscar Ceremony

Best score nominee Alexandre Desplat will be unable to attend Sunday’s Oscar ceremonies because of recent throat surgery, a rep for the composer confirms.The French native, already a two-time Oscar winner (for 2014’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” and 2017’s “The Shape of Water”), is nominated this year for his Japanese-flavored score for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of […]

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BAFTA Backs ‘Roma’ as Oscar Race Enters the Final Stretch

The winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ best film prize has gone on to lose the best picture Oscar each of the last four years: “Boyhood” was felled by “Birdman,” “The Revenant” was routed by “Spotlight,” “La La Land” (infamously) lost to “Moonlight,” and last year, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” […]

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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92

Julie Adams, an actress best known for playing the damsel in distress in the 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Sunday at age 92, according to her official website.Guillermo del Toro, whose 2017 Oscar winner “The Shape of Water” was inspired by the Universal cult classic, paid tribute to Adams online. “I […]

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Netflix Boards Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ in $45 Million Deal

Netflix will fully finance the economic drama “Hillbilly Elegy,” with Ron Howard directing and producing through Imagine Entertainment.The streamer has committed to spend $45 million on the film after winning an auction conducted by CAA.Imagine began developing “Hillbilly Elegy” after winning the movie rights in 2017. The company signed Oscar nominee Vanessa Taylor, who co-wrote […]

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‘Green Book’, ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Find China Release Dates

Best Picture Oscar nominee Green Book has secured a China release of March 1, a handful of days after the Academy Awards are handed out in Hollywood. Alibaba Pictures, which owns a stake in Amblin Partners, is a financier on the film and will be expected to lean on its popular ticketing platform Tao Piao […]

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‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Green Book” has won the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards, meaning we have an official Best Picture frontrunner. Often seen as an Oscar bellwether, the PGA Awards’ top winner has matched up with that of the Academy 20 times since the Guild started giving out awards — including last year, when […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America’s awards are underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.“BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” have been nominated for the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. The PGA, which […]

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