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Trey Shults to Direct Secret A24 Movie

Trey Shults is riding the wave of Hollywood stardom.After the “Waves” director recently confirmed an upcoming film starring Jenna Ortega, Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan, and The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, sources told IndieWire that Shults is additionally helming a secret A24 film. Casting has not yet been announced for the still-untitled feature.A24 recently took home […]

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Angela Bassett Held Austin Butler’s Hand When Best Actor Was Announced — Even After Her Own Disappointment

Angela Bassett took Lady Gaga’s “Top Gun: Maverick” lyrics literally and held the hand of her fellow acting nominee, Austin Butler.In a moving moment during the 2023 Oscars, the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Best Supporting Actress nominee Bassett held “Elvis” star Butler’s hand while his category was being read. Bassett had already lost earlier in […]

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‘Knock at the Cabin’ Tops All PVODs While ‘The Whale’ Tops the Oscar Nominees

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin” (Universal/$19.99), his final film at the studio before moving to Warner Bros. Discovery , was #1 on all VOD charts in its first week in release. This comes, as usual for Universal titles, after its third weekend in theaters. By contrast, the director’s 2021 “Old” waited more than […]

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A24 Sweeps Film Categories at the 2023 SAG Awards as ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Breaks Record for Most Wins

A24 just swept the Screen Actors Guild Awards.Thanks to “Everything Everywhere All At Once’s” massive showing throughout the night (the multiverse movie took home four wins at the 2023 SAG Awards ceremony) and Brendan Fraser’s victory for “The Whale.” Thus making this the first time in history that a studio has captured every major film […]

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Woody Harrelson Spoofs ‘The Whale’ on ‘SNL’: ‘I Gained 450 Pounds in 6 Months’ — Watch

If there’s one awards season movie that lends most easily to parody, it may be Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.” It stars Brendan Fraser as an obese online English teacher, with the now-Oscar-nominated actor wearing a quite-heavy fat suit to play the role, coming to terms with the looming end of his life.And so, of course, […]

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Oscar Nominees Brendan Fraser, Stephanie Hsu and Paul Mescal Reveal the Last Time They Cried at the Movies

From “All Quiet on the Western Front” sparking tears for Colin Farrell to “Triangle of Sadness” making Brian Tyree Henry laugh so hard he cried, this year’s Oscar hopefuls spoke with Variety‘s senior culture and events editor Marc Malkin at the annual nominee luncheon about which film most recently brought them to tears.For Farrell (“The […]

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Movie Artisans From ‘Elvis,’ ‘The Whale’ and More on the Biggest Misconception People Have About Their Crafts

The ninth annual Variety Artisans Awards celebrated the craftspeople behind Oscar-nominated films at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Monday.A crowd of movie lovers, local Academy members and students from the nearby University of Santa Barbara came to see the artisans discuss their processes and talk about the biggest misconception people have about their […]

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Fraser-Thon: Brendan Fraser’s Best Films Coming to American Cinematheque

With the Academy Awards fast approaching, American Cinematheque looks to honor first-time Best Actor nominee Brendan Fraser for his massively-beloved comeback performance in The Whale. The non-profit organization will host Fraser-Thon, a marathon showing of four of the actor’s beloved films, at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California, according to Variety. It’ll be a […]

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‘Elvis,’ ‘Wakanda Forever,’ ‘The Whale’ Lead 2023 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Awards

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild held its 10th annual awards ceremony Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” dominated the night with two wins for best period and/or character make-up and period and/or character hair styling. Best special make-up effects went to Adrien Morot, Kathy Tse and Chris Gallaher for “The […]

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