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Oscars: Best Sound Predictions 2021

How fortuitous that we have some of the most innovative and imaginative use of sound in the very first season that the Academy merged sound editing and sound mixing into a single category. From now on, it’s about the total sound craft, and “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Tenet,” and “Soul” are the standouts, with “The […]

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“Mank” leads the Critics Choice Nominations

Mank and Minari led the 26th annual Critics Choice nominations with 12 and 10 nods respectively. This post is in progress so please refresh for updatesBest PictureDa 5 Bloods (Netflix) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Mank (Netflix) Minari (A24) News of the World (Universal Pictures) Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) Promising […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen Ties Golden Globes Record for Most Nominations in a Single Year

Sacha Baron Cohen scored three Golden Globe nominations on Wednesday, tying Jamie Foxx and Helen Mirren’s record for the most nods by a performer in a single year. Very nice!Baron Cohen was a double acting nominee, earning recognition in comedy or musical acting for his return as Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” […]

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Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne Look Back on Audition Nightmare Stories When They Used to Be Roommates

Jamie Dornan (“Wild Mountain Thyme”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios. For more, click here.Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne began their time in Hollywood as roommates: Reunited on a video chat a decade later, they reflect on […]

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Eddie Redmayne Had to Swim in the Winter for ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

The “Fantastic Beasts” movies star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a wizard and Magizoologist who embarks on a series of adventures that take place decades before the Harry Potter books.In an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios, Jamie Dornan recalls celebrating with Eddie Redmayne on a vacation in Istanbul — the […]

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Paramount Turned Down Offers from Streamers to Buy ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Paramount Pictures has spent much of the pandemic selling off its major titles to the big streamers, including Amazon Studios and Netflix. In 2020 alone, Paramount sold films including Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar contender “The Trial of the Chicago 7” to Netflix, as well as Michael Showalter’s action comedy “The Lovebirds.” Meanwhile, Paramount sold the rights […]

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Netflix Boss Eyes ‘More Opportunities’ to Buy Studio Movies as Theaters Remain Closed

Included in Netflix’s massive 2021 film preview is footage from Chris Appelhans’ animated fantasy movie “Wish Dragon,” featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Constance Wu, and John Cho. The project was produced for Sony, but now it’s going to be released on Netflix in the new year. It’s hardly the first time Netflix has acquired […]

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Nicole Kidman & Javier Bardem Eyed To Play Lucille Ball & Ricky Ricardo In Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being The Ricardos’ Film For Amazon

We’ve been closely following writer/director Aaron Sorkin‘s new project “Being The Ricardos,” which has been bubbling behind the scenes for months at Amazon. In fact, we spoke to Sorkin recently about “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” (interview soon), and the writer/director played mum on all our questions, but promised news was coming soon. He […]

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Nicole Kidman Replaces Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Amazon Biopic ‘Being the Ricardos’

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are set to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is a new film being set up at Amazon Studios, “Being the Ricardos,” from director Aaron Sorkin. The Academy Award-winning scribe also wrote the film. The news was first reported by Deadline. An Amazon rep confirmed the project to IndieWire, […]

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These Below-the-Line Contributions Could Be Awards Contenders This Season

Awards season has begun in earnest now that it’s January and several critics groups have weighed in, giving love to contenders such as “Nomadland,” “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”But work in other films is also deserving, and some of the most striking aspects of the contenders are in cinematography, production design, costume […]

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