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Ryan Gosling Gears Up For the Oscars at the Directors Guild Awards

8 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Award season is still going strong, and on Saturday evening, a bevy of stars made their way to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in La for the annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Presenters included Christian Bale, Abigail Breslin, James Corden, and Regina King, as well as Rachel McAdams, who turned heads yet again in a black sparkly gown on the red carpet. Inside, Leonardo DiCaprio made a dashing appearance when he took the stage to present The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu with a medallion for his work on the film. Also on hand for the event, which was hosted by Jane Lynch, were Matt Damon, who honored The Martian director Ridley Scott, and Ryan Gosling, who presented Adam McKay with a medallion for The Big Short. Read on to see more highlights from the star-studded event. »

- Monica Sisavat

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 1

9 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 28th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Director's attachment announced for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant

9 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Prometheus.

The Australian Directors Guild and Screen Australia are inviting emerging filmmakers to apply for a director.s attachment placement on Ridley Scott.s upcoming feature Alien: Covenant.

Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Adg, the Director's Attachment scheme provides three attachments annually..

.We are pleased to announce this attachment on this huge international film directed by one of the world.s most renowned directors Ridley Scott,. said Adg CEO Kingston Anderson. .This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world.s best directors..

Screen Australia.s Head of Production Sally Caplan said: "This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Alien: Covenant is a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thanks to all for making this happen".

Applications can be submitted to the Adg from interested directors who have the following qualifications:

- Two short fiction drama films publicly screened Or

- One short fiction drama »

- Staff Writer

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‘The Good Wife’ to End After Current Season

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The current season of “The Good Wife” is officially its last, CBS announced via a Super Bowl promo spot on Sunday.

The Emmy-winning drama series starring Julianna Margulies has nine episodes to go in its seventh season. CBS announced the May 8 series finale with a promo spot that aired during the network’s telecast of Super Bowl 50.

“It’s never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television,” said CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf in a joint statement. “But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show’s final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS’s sincere privilege to broadcast and produce ‘The Good Wife’ for seven extraordinary seasons. »

- Alex Stedman

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Box Office: ‘The Revenant’ Tops $300 Million Globally

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It was a weekend of milestones, as “The Revenant” crossed the $300 million mark globally, “The Martian” soared past $600 million and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” became only the third film in history to top $2 billion at the worldwide box office.

In addition to seeing its global total hit new heights, Fox survival saga “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, topped foreign charts, picking up a leading $24 million. The story of a fur trapper seeking revenge on the men who left him in the frontier to die debuted in Spain and Brazil last weekend, earning $3.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively. The $135 million production was famously hellish, as director Alejandro G. Iñárritu drove cast and crew to the breaking point, shooting in remote locations in Canada and Argentina. “The Revenant’s” worldwide total stands at $326 million.

In addition to the financial rewards, “The Revenant’s” Oscar chances got a big boost after Iñárritu won »

- Brent Lang

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

13 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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'Just Sayin!': Matt Damon Pokes Fun at Fellow Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant's Brutal Shoot

13 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's Best Actor vs. Best Actor. During Saturday evening's Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing at the hands of fellow Oscar-nominated actor Matt Damon. As Damon introduced Ridley Scott, who directed Damon in The Martian, the 45-year-old actor referenced the iconic filmmaker's insistence that shooting end each day at the same time. "Every night at 6 o'clock, the horn blew and Ridley and I went to dinner," Damon started. "And that's how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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Alejandro G. Inarritu wins DGA Award for The Revenant, full list of winners here

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the second year in a row (and the first time they’ve ever handed out back-to-back awards), the Directors Guild of America has honoured Alejandro G. Inarritu with the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards, with Inarittu collecting Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Revenant.

Inarritu won the DGA Award last year for Birdman, and went on to collect the Best Director award at the Oscars. Should he repeat the feat this year with The Revenant, he’d become only the third director in history to win back-to-back Best Director Academy Awards after John Ford and Joseph Mankiewicz.

And, should The Revenant also win Best Picture, it would be the first time a director has ever won back-to-back Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.

Here’s the full list of winners from last night:

Feature Film

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Revenant’, ‘Martian’ & More In Global Milestones; ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Tops $100M In China – Intl Box Office Update

15 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

2Nd Update, Writethru 3:57 Pm Pt: The international box office weekend was rife with milestones at both worldwide and offshore turnstiles. Notable among them, DGA-winning director Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant has passed $300M global for a $325M cume to date and with a handful of major markets yet to bow. Also cultivating a new benchmark, Ridley Scott’s The Martian landed in Japan with a No. 1 debut, pushing it over $600M worldwide to $604M. Kung Fu Panda 3 topped… »

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Oscar leader Iñarritu in DGA win

6 February 2016 11:58 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Mexican has become the firm favourite to win the Oscar later this month after walking away with the Directors Guild Of America’s top prize for the second time in two years on Saturday.

Iñarritu won for The Revenant, beating a tough field of nominees that included Ridley Scott for The Martian, Adam McKay for The Big Short, Tom McCarthy for Spotlight, and George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road.

All are in the running for the Academy Award on February 28 except Scott, whose place is taken by Lenny Abrahamson for Room.

The DGA’s top honour is a highly reliable predictor of Academy Awards success. In the last 10 years the winner has gone on to claim the Oscar every year except in 2013, when DGA winner and Argo director Ben Affleck fell at the last hurdle to Ang Lee for Life Of Pi.

Iñarritu earned the DGA and the Oscar last year for Birdman.

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The Martian; The Lobster; Pan; The Show of Shows; Le Pont du Nord – review

6 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Matt Damon’s everyman starman deserves an Oscar. And The Lobster is fantastical and romantic

Halfway through Ridley Scott’s lost-in-space adventure The Martian (Fox, 12), a key let’s-get-to-work montage is scored to David Bowie’s Starman. “There’s a starman waiting in the sky, he’s told us not to blow it ’cause he knows it’s all worthwhile,” sings that most extraterrestrial of all humans, as top Nasa brass huddle to get Matt Damon’s stranded earthling astronaut home from Mars. Bowie’s passing now earns the moment an unintended lump in the throat, but it was poignant already: Scott has always had a knack for blatantly literal music cues, and this one encapsulates the earnest hopefulness of this entire, rather lovely film.

The Martian may be broadly classified as science fiction, but there is something comfortingly of our world about it. Put it down to Damon, who has as much decent, »

- Guy Lodge

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"Revenant," "Ex Machina" Top The DGA Awards

6 February 2016 8:37 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Revenant" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the top honor at the Directors Guild of America awards.

This marks the second year in a row Inarritu won the DGA trophy following last year's "Birdman". Inarritu beat out Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and Ridley Scott ("The Martian") for the honor.

Another big winner was Alex Garland who took home the First-Time Feature Film Director honor for "Ex Machina" ahead of Joel Edgerton ("The Gift"), Laszlo Nemes ("Son of Saul"), Fernando Coimbra ("A Wolf at the Door") and Marielle Heller ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl"). Matthew Heineman won the documentary award for "Cartel Land".

On the TV side, David Nutter won the Directors Guild drama series award for the "Game of Thrones" episode "Mother's Mercy," Chris Addison won the comedy series award for the "Veep" episode "Election Night". Dee Rees »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Big Short’ Director Adam McKay at DGA Panel: ‘I Love Controlled Chaos’

6 February 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The five directors contending for the top award at the Directors Guild of America stressed the uncertainties of their craft at Saturday morning’s annual “Meet the Nominees” panel at the DGA Theater.

Stanley Kubrick said it’s like trying to write a poem on a roller coaster,” noted “The Revenant” director Alejandro Inarritu in desrcribing the process of finishing a film.

In his case, the Mexican director had to start editing before he had shot the ending, due to the production lacking snow in Canada. That forced him to shoot the final scenes in South America.

“I’m a chronic unsatisfied person,” he added. “The editing of this film was torture.”

The Big Short” director Adam McKay explained that his film — which features extensive use of actors breaking the fourth wall — reflected his belief that the comedy required that technique to reflect the strangeness of the 2008 global economic collapse. »

- Dave McNary

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Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

6 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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The Martian Blu-ray Review

6 February 2016 9:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ridley Scott

Adapted by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Reid

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña

Special Features: Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction, Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes,5 Theatrical In-World Pieces (Ares III: Farewell, The Right Stuff, Ares: Our Greatest Adventure, Leave Your Mark, Bring Him Home), Ares III: Refocused, Production Gallery, Theatrical Trailer.

Andy Reid’s novel The Martian was a cracking read and, when announced, Drew Goddard’s adaptation for the big screen was an exciting prospect, especially once Ridley Scott was involved followed by Matt Damon in the lead role of Mark Watney, the man accidentally left behind on Mars. Does this film version find that fine line between being faithful to the source material and create its own movie world as well? It does, and most importantly it keeps the essence of »

- Dan Bullock

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Come Watch Mpc's Amazing VFX Breakdown For Matt Damon's The Martian

6 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. The Martian »

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CBS Orders Medical Drama Pilot from ‘ER’ Vet David Zabel, Ridley Scott & David Zucker

5 February 2016 6:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has ordered a pilot for “Sensory,” a medical drama with a twist from “ER” vet David Zabel, Variety has learned.

“Sensory” is centered around a veteran neurologist and her protégé who has mirror-touch synesthesia, a neurological trait that causes him to experience other people’s sensations. The two-hander is inspired by the true story of neurologist Joel Salinas.

Zabel penned the script and will serve as an exec producer with Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Roger Freet of Foundry Media. CBS Television Studios will produce the pilot in association with TriStar Television.

Both Scott and Zucker of Scott Free Productions are currently in business with CBS — Ridley is an exec producer on the upcoming summer series “BrainDead,” and Zucker exec produces “The Good Wife.” The duo also worked on the network’s “Numb3rs” for its six season run.

“Sensory” marks a reunion for Zabel, Scott and Zucker who worked on “Mercy Street” together, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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CBS Orders Ridley Scott Drama Pilot ‘Sensory’

5 February 2016 6:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS has added another drama pilot to its 2016-17 slate. “Sensory” is a two-hander centered around a veteran neurologist and her protégé who has mirror-touch synesthesia, a neurological trait that causes him to experience other people’s sensations. Inspired by the true story of neurologist Joel Salinas. The pilot will be written and executive produced by David Zabel, with Ridley Scott, Scott Free’s David Zucker and Foundry Media’s Roger Freet will also serve as EPs. Also Read: CBS Orders Military Drama Pilot 'Four Stars' From 'Smash' Writer Among the network’s other drama pilots are “Bull,” about a young Dr. Phil; “Doubt, »

- Linda Ge

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Variety’s Artisans Award Recipients at Santa Barbara Film Festival Announced

5 February 2016 3:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.

The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:

Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Bill Condon.

Hank Corwin, for film editing in Paramount Pictures’ “The Big Short” for director Adam McKay. Hank recently won the Ace Eddie Award and the Los Angeles Film »

- Variety Staff

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Oscars 2016: What Is Going on With the Best Director Race?

5 February 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Predicting the Oscar winners this year is a little like predicting the winners of the early presidential caucuses and primaries -- that's how wide open the field is in some categories, particularly Best Director.

In the Oscar race, we had two important guild votes this week, from the actors and the editors, and the results made the Academy's contest a bit more clear. Will the DGA's vote this weekend help make sense of things? Maybe, depending on who wins.

The Screen Actors Guild awards last Saturday did help confirm some of the acting races. SAG winner Leonardo DiCaprio still has a lock on a Best Actor Oscar for "The Revenant," and Brie Larson is still far and away the Best Actress frontrunner for "Room." Alicia Vikander's SAG win for Supporting Actress for "The Danish Girl" puts her ahead of the pack; at this point, her only real competition is »

- Gary Susman

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