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It’s been another busy Academy season, comprised of enough worthy performances and films to stage several soirées at the Dolby Theatre. AwardsLine has been covering the Oscars race throughout the season as it evolves. The categories represented in the gallery above range from Best Actor and Supporting Actor to Best Director, Best Documentary Feature and Best Picture. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Denzel Washington (Fences), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)… »
The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort of a fail-safe, giving me a chance to still potentially go out on a limb or two before getting down to business. The Oscars will unfold in less than ten days, so if you’re not excited yet, now is the time to start getting excited. This is what we spend all this time preparing for, after all… Below are the penultimate picks for the upcoming ceremony. Next week will be the big one, where I’ll finally come to grips with this whole thing, »
- Joey Magidson
The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/17/2017 10:44:00 Am
The Best Actor race just got exciting.
For most of the season, it looked like the winner in this category was set. Casey Affleck had been winning nearly every accolade imaginable for his masterful performance in Manchester by the Sea. However, this changed when Denzel Washington won the Screen Actors Guild award for his turn in Fences. Suddenly, we aren't so sure about Affleck winning the Oscar, as the winner of the SAG usually goes on to win the top prize.
While it's unlikely, the other three contenders could pull an upset, and if anyone were going to it may be Ryan Gosling. His co-star in La La Land, Emma Stone, is just about set to win the Oscar for Best Actress, »
- Adriana Floridia
Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” has received universal acclaim and a number of awards, including the Golden Globe for lead actor Casey Affleck. Released by Amazon Studios, “Manchester by the Sea” now holds the distinction of being the first film released by a digital streaming service to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars. In addition to best picture, Both Affleck and Lonergan look to add to the film’s award total with their nominations for best actor and best director.
In the film, Affleck plays Lee Chandler, a man tasked with caring for his nephew after his father dies. One of the most intriguing aspects of the film was the mystery surrounding Affleck’s character — a man who has been haunted by past trauma. »
- Juan Diaz
There’s a moment early on in “Captain Fantastic” where Viggo Mortensen’s Ben Cash, still reeling from the news of his wife’s suicide, addresses his children on the matter. “Last night mommy killed herself,” he says, “she finally did it.” The bluntness hits like a shock to the system.
It won’t be the last we encounter Ben’s child-rearing directness. Over the course of the film, he sticks firmly to his “no lying” mantra, going as far as to tell his young daughter about sexual intercourse after she asks. But that initial encounter is critical. As played by the extraordinary Mortensen, it’s a moment of deep tragedy. He gives the line a no-nonsense edge that proves euphemisms don’t run in this family, but his swelling eyes hint at how crippling that can be. It’s at this moment that “Captain Fantastic” asks its big question: »
- Zack Sharf
The film follows the story of Josh, a part-time autobiographical monologist who has not filed his taxes in seven years; this is despite the fact that his day job is working for a high-profile tax attorney. When his boss convinces him to “join the system” and file his taxes, things start going extremely well for Josh. His stage career starts to take off and he even finds a girlfriend. But then, things take a turn for the worse.
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Written by Josh and directed by Jacob, “Love & Taxes” is a film adaptation of the 2003 stage production from Josh Kornbluth and David Dower.
“We made the film in bits and pieces over eight years. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.
"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »
It’s been over a year now since Viggo Mortensen embarked on the press circuit for Captain Fantastic, seeing Matt Ross’s second feature, Captain Fantastic, draw raves and a standing ovation at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Certainly, the year that followed has been just as welcoming. Repeatedly, Captain Fantastic has announced itself as this year’s little indie that could, netting a Cannes Directing Prize for Ross, an Outstanding Cast nomination from SAG, and various… »
If great acting is all about slipping on a mask and completely inhabiting a character, it also often brings with it diverse challenges. Some of which entail quickly learning demanding new skills — or even unlearning old ones.
And while most actors are quick to say that they love a challenge, some of the preparation and training they’re asked to do for a specific part can be quite daunting, especially when it involves something as familiar and visceral as music and dance.
Pretty much everyone recognizes a good hoofer or pianist or vocalist when they see or hear them. Which is why Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the stars of Oscar frontrunner “La La Land” — neither of whom are natural dancers, singers, or musicians — had to spend months learning to sing and dance for the musical. In Gosling’s case, he also had to learn to play jazz piano.
- Iain Blair
‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)
By: Carson Blackwelder
La La Land has officially earned a spot in the history books by tying the record for the most Oscar nominations ever — but just how many of those 14 chances will it see a win? This critical darling is widely considered to take home best picture come February 26, which would make it just the 11th musical to do so, so let’s examine how it stands in the other categories by doing a deep dive into the track records of the 10 musicals that took home top honors before it.
These legendary musicals that were all able to garner Hollywood’s top award include: 1929’s The Broadway Melody, 1936’s The Great Ziegfeld, 1944’s Going My Way, 1951’s An American in Paris, 1958’s Gigi, 1961’s West Side Story, 1964’s My Fair Lady, 1965’s The Sound of Music, 1968’s Oliver!, and 2002’s Chicago. Now, »
- Carson Blackwelder
When it comes to men, I don't really have a "type," but I tend toward ruggedly handsome, and I'd never kick a set of chiseled cheekbones out of bed. Hence, my enduring crush on Viggo Mortensen. As far as I'm concerned, Viggo is everyone's type. The chameleon-like actor is devastatingly good-looking, but he resists being the leading man or "movie star." Instead, he chooses challenging roles in all sorts of movies, and he's not afraid to get naked for them, including his recent Oscar-nominated performance in Captain Fantastic. When asked about his penchant for full-frontal nudity in a profile in Esquire, Viggo said he doesn't understand what the fuss is about: "It's just a penis. Every man has one." Over the years, we've seen him engage in a naked knife fight (Eastern Promises), perform cunnilingus on a woman dressed in a cheerleading uniform (A History of Violence), and make sweet, »
- Nancy Einhart
Last step before the Oscars! The top actors, directors, writers, and producers from all over the world gathered in London on Sunday night for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Awards.
Following the red carpet glamour it was time to announce the winners of this year’s top prizes.
Here’s the complete list:
I, Daniel Blake
Best British Film
I, Daniel Blake
Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
“La La Land” was the big winner at the BAFTA Awards, with Best Picture, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Actress (Emma Stone) among the musical’s five awards. “Manchester by the Sea” claimed both Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan, who also directed), meanwhile, with the other acting prizes taken home by Dev Patel (“Lion”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”). Full list of winners below.
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“I, Daniel Blake”
“La La Land” (winner)
Best British film
“I, Daniel Blake” (winner)
Best debut by a British writer, director or producer
- Michael Nordine
12 February 2017 1:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
London's Kensington Palace, where Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have apartments, opened its doors to Hollywood royalty for the BAFTA Nominees' Party on Saturday, the eve of the biggest film awards ceremony outside the U.S.
Among the stars attending the soiree were Emma Stone and Amy Adams, both nominated in the leading actress category for their respective roles in La La Land and Arrival. The leading actor category was represented by Andrew Garfield, nominated for Hackshaw Ridge, and Captain Fantastic star Viggo Mortensen.
Hugh Grant, nominated for supporting actor for his portrayal of a not-so-successful Broadway actor in »
- Dawn Emery
An eclectic array of international producers are assembling on intriguing European Film Market (Efm) script See How We Are, the new project from Gregory Widen, the creator of the Highlander and The Prophecy franchises.
Producers on the fantasy project include Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) of Solipsist Films, Phin Glynn (Mad to be Normal) of Bad Penny Productions and Wild Tales [pictured], The Secret In Their Eyes and Neruda producer Axel Kuschevatzky.
Widen, who also wrote 90’s thriller Backdraft, has written the script and will direct, marking only his second feature as director after the first instalment in The Prophecy (1995) franchise, starring Christopher Walken and Viggo Mortensen.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
If it’s a Friday during the awards season, you know what time it is. Yes, it’s time for a new set of Academy Award predictions! We’re now only a few short weeks away from the Oscars, so the precursors are beginning to wrap up, leading to some definitive frontrunners. There are still some potential surprises to come, but they’re getting to be fewer and further in between. Right now, we’re a couple of days away from voting beginning (Monday, specifically), so it’s a big of a holding pattern. Once ballots are in hand, we might start to get a final feel for how the races might turn out. Until then, we wait and predict. There’s only some small tinkering below, but more will be coming during the next few weeks, as predictions get locked in. I feel like a handful of the major categories are sewn up, »
- Joey Magidson
10 February 2017 7:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
"Never say never," says first-time Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield.
Vying for best actor in a category that includes Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck and Fences' Denzel Washington, as well as Ryan Gosling and Viggo Mortensen, the Hacksaw Ridge star earnestly notes, with a laugh: "I don't believe I am going to have to go up there and make an acceptance speech this time around."
In the Mel Gibson-directed biopic, Garfield plays real-life World War II U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who served without a gun.
The English actor, who's currently in London preparing for a run of »
- Mia Galuppo
Andrew Karpen has a word for the kinds of films he wants to see and likes to release through Bleecker Street, the indie distribution company he founded in August 2014. He calls them “smart-house.”
He believes it’s possible to combine the escapism of studio tentpoles with the artistic rigor of indie fare, a strategy that was once commonplace but hasn’t been in vogue since the 1990s. He did just that with one of the biggest art-house releases of 2016, “Eye in the Sky,” a drone-strike thriller that made $18.7 million. Karpen told the film’s director, Gavin Hood, that he was sick of people drawing a line between blockbusters and art films.
“They’re films that ask you to think but also entertain you,” says Hood. “There should be a place for them.”
There’s evidence that Karpen’s bet is paying off. Bleecker Street just landed its second consecutive best actor Oscar nomination, »
- Brent Lang
The Academy Awards may be the most prestigious movie awards out there, but that doesn’t mean they always make the best decisions. Join us as we look at which potential nominees got left out and which nominees don’t belong.
The nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced on January 16th (see the entire list here), and the ceremony will take place on February 26th. We'll have to wait until then to see who wins, but based on the potential nominees that were left out we Do know who Won't be winning. After having a few weeks to think it over, here are my thoughts on the biggest mistakes that the Academy voters made this year.
I’ll start by saying that the nominees this year aren’t really that surprising. Despite a few big snubs (discussed below) everything else pretty much fell into place as expected. I don »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
The top 10 Oscar nominated films that you can watch at the Cineplex StoreThe top 10 Oscar nominated films that you can watch at the Cineplex StoreAdriana Floridia2/7/2017 10:30:00 Am
The awards race is in full gear, and you can catch up with plenty of the Oscar nominated films in the comfort of your own home!
Many of this year's Oscar nominees are available to either buy, rent, or both at the Cineplex Store! While many films are still in theatres, most of them will also be heading to the store before the actual ceremony on February 26th. But if you want to get a start on your movie marathons right now, these ten picks are essential if you want to be on top of the contenders this year, and they're all available right now!
Check out the list below, and once you feel comfortable with your Oscar knowledge, enter our »
- Adriana Floridia
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