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Adam McKay’s Next Film Is A Dark Satire About An Impending Meteor Strike Called ‘Don’t Look Up’

Filmmaker Adam McKay has come a long way from directing films like “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” That isn’t to say those films are bad (they’re not), but it does show that McKay has been more interested in stepping away from straight comedies and working in something a bit more dramatic with his last two films, […]

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser to Shoot ‘The Batman’

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, known for his grounded approach and broad range, has signed on to shoot Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman installment.“The Batman,” planned for a 2021 release by Warner Bros., will be Fraser’s second Reeves movie, a studio spokeswoman confirmed. He was Dp on the acclaimed 2010 “Let Me In,” a remake of the […]

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Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar

After Olivia Colman upset the heavily favored Glenn Close to win the best actress Oscar on Sunday, Close became the new record-holder among actresses for most Oscar nominations without a win.Colman gave a gracious acceptance speech, admitting she wished the veteran actress took home the big prize: “Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so […]

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Oscar Categories That Almost Didn’t Make It on TV Get Their Time in Spotlight

In the end, Oscar watchers and industry members all seemed relieved that all the categories were handed out on air, reversing the Academy’s original plan to present some categories during commercials.Recipients of the Academy Awards for cinematography, editing, make-up and hairstyling, and live-action shorts all got their time in the spotlight on Sunday night’s Oscar […]

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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director Oscar for ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuarón has won the Oscar for Best Director thanks to his acclaimed work on his Netflix-backed Spanish-language drama “Roma.” Cuarón was considered the frontrunner for the Oscar after winning Best Director prizes at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, and BAFTAs. The Mexican filmmaker won the Oscar over Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Adam McKay […]

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Mahershala Ali Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali has won the 2019 Academy Award for his supporting performance in Best Picture contender “Green Book.” Ali beat a competitive field of contenders that included Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Sam Rockwell (“Vice”).Read More: 2019 Oscar Predictions: 91st Academy AwardsThis […]

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Oscar Shorts Hit Records as Specialty Box Office Waits for Academy Award Winners

While possible winners “Roma,” “Vice,” “Free Solo,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Green Book” could get a box-office boost from Sunday’s Oscar finale, the specialized world’s primary reliance on awards contenders is drawing to a close. That leaves room for other players to take center stage. Specialized mainstay Roadside Attractions is releasing “Run the […]

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Ethan Hawke Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards, and the Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Ethan Hawke has won the Indie Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his performance in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.” The victory is the latest in a long line of award wins Hawke received this season, including Best Actor accolades from major critic groups such as the New York Film Critics Circle and the […]

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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alcohol flowing. This show, as WGA West’s killer host Chelsea Peretti noted, “has all […]

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‘Vice,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Look Pretty At Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild Awards

The Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild handed out their 2019 Awards on Saturday night and two of the three Academy Award nominees, “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots,” both had good nights. “Vice” took home Best Period and/or Character Makeup and Best Special Effects Makeup in a Film. “Mary Queen of Scots” took the Best Period […]

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