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'The Danish Girl' costume designer Paco Delgado on Oscar nomination and dressing Eddie Redmayne (Video)

11 February 2016 2:52 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), “The Danish Girl” costume designer Paco Delgado gave much credit for his Oscar nomination to director Tom Hooper, who had very specific ideas about how to tell this true story of 1930s transgender pioneer Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and his supportive wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander). “Everyone says your costumes are helping to tell the story, that they are like a main character somehow in themselves because through the costumes gender is explained. But he said from the very beginning, ‘I want you to design costumes that are not going to be the center of the production.’” -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions This was in stark contrast to their work on the musical “Les Miserables” (2012), for which Delgado reaped his first Oscar bid. “With ‘Les Mis,’” »

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Who’s expected at the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016? Full list here!

11 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.

Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.

But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »

- Dan Bullock

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Interview : Paco Delgado Talks Dressing Eddie Redmanye for The Danish Girl

10 February 2016 10:51 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Paco Delgado is a celebrated costume designer who has worked with Pedro Almodavar and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables. He reunited with Hooper for The Danish Girl, which tells the true story of Lili Elbe, »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Oscar Odds: Supporting Actress Race Sees Shifts

9 February 2016 6:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Since December, Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions for the supporting actress race have changed considerably. While Rooney Mara was an early favorite for “Carol,” she has been overtaken by Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl.” Meanwhile, “Steve Jobs” star Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams of “Spotlight” and Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight” are showing little traction with a panel of awards experts who have been tracking the season at Gold Derby.

Vikander co-starred in “The Danish Girl” with Eddie Redmayne, who was nominated for best actor for his role as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in the drama directed by Tom Hooper. Redmayne won last year’s best actor Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”

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- Variety Staff

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The Weinstein Company Nearing Domestic Deal For Mary Magdalene Biopic

9 February 2016 7:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Weinstein Company is on the verge of securing a North American deal for Garth DavisMary Magdalene biopic, with Rooney Mara eyed for the leading role.

Deadline has the scoop, noting that negotiations are underway regarding the religious feature. Should a deal fall into place, it’ll mark the latest collaboration between The Weinstein Company and See-Saw Films, following in the wake of Macbeth and Tom Hooper’s award-winning drama, The King’s Speech.

As for Davis and Mara, Mary Magdalene could potentially pave the way for a reunion between the pair, after recently wrapping up work on international drama Lion. Indeed one fleeting glimpse at the actress’ slate reveals a jam-packed schedule over the next two-to-three years, with roles in Una, The Secret ScriptureTerrence Malick’s new and currently untitled film, along with anticipated animation Kubo and the Two Strings all incubating in various stages of development. »

- Michael Briers

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Dedicates His DGA Award Win to 'the Latin Community' During Emotional and Teary-Eyed Speech

7 February 2016 3:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leonardo DiCaprio continues to make the Hollywood award ceremony rounds, this time attending the 68th Annual Directors Guild Awards, where much to the actor's obvious delight his Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu took home the evening's top directing honor in an emotional victory. Prior to the DGA's membership naming its choice for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film at the end of its awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, each of the film nominees were presented with the traditional commemorative medallion throughout the evening, and DiCaprio was on hand to introduce González Iñárritu. After remarking on the close personal »

- Scott Huver

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Dedicates His DGA Award Win to 'the Latin Community' During Emotional and Teary-Eyed Speech

7 February 2016 3:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leonardo DiCaprio continues to make the Hollywood award ceremony rounds, this time attending the 68th Annual Directors Guild Awards, where much to the actor's obvious delight his Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu took home the evening's top directing honor in an emotional victory. Prior to the DGA's membership naming its choice for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film at the end of its awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, each of the film nominees were presented with the traditional commemorative medallion throughout the evening, and DiCaprio was on hand to introduce González Iñárritu. After remarking on the close personal »

- Scott Huver

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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg

7 February 2016 5:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish landmine drama continues winning streak with $118,000 award; doc winner is Don Juan and audience prizes go to Welcome To Norway! and The Second Mother.

Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine continued its hot streak by winning one of the world’s most lucrative film festival prizes, Goteborg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

The prize comes with $118,000 (Sek 1m), financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg.

Zandvliet and producer Mikael Rieks, who had a day earlier won Rotterdam’s audience award, were on hand to collect the honour on Saturday night in Goteborg.

Zandvliet said the prize was “the one you really want to win” and said such an award enabled “creative freedom.”

Rieks commented that the attention for the film also helped audiences learn about the subject matter, based on the true story of German teenagers forced to clear landmines in Denmark after World War II »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘Land Of Mine,’ ‘Don Juan’ Top Goteborg Film Fest

6 February 2016 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg — Films treating the aftermath of wars past and present and singular artistic visions captured top awards at this year’s Goteborg Film Festival, running Jan. 29 to Feb. 8.

One night after nabbing Rotterdam’s audience award and MovieZone prize, Danish helmer Martin Zandvliet came away Goteborg’s biggest winner, scoring the generously endowed – approx. $120,000 – Best Nordic Film kudo for “Land Of Mine,” a gripping portrayal of a group of young German P.O.W.s forced to de-mine Danish beaches after the Axis defeat. “Land” was a standout in a strong competition that also included the Academy Award-nominated “A War” from Danish helmer Tobias Lindholm.

Poland-born, Sweden-based helmer Jerzy Sladkowski took the Nordic docu nod with “Don Juan,” which centers on the relationship of a 22-year-old autistic man and his neurotic mother who is determined to make him more “normal.” The docu also nabbed the main award at Idfa last fall, »

- Alissa Simon

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Gender issues tackled at Rotterdam fest

2 February 2016 4:01 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) to deal with the zeitgeist topic in “a playful and provocative way”.

This is a year in which gender discussions have moved right into the mainstream. Eddie Redmayne is Oscar nominated for his performance as a transgender artist in The Danish Girl. Catilyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce Jenner, has been a source of endless fascination to the gossip columnists in the Us while boxing promoter Kellie Maloney (formerly Frank Maloney) has provoked plenty of discussion in the British press.

In Iffr sidebar He/She/X, programmer Inge ds Leeuw aims to look at gender issues in a playful and provocative way.

The programme consists of features and shorts all addressing ideas of “gender fluidity.” There is also an accompanying exhibition featuring videos and instalations, including a “Gender Swap Machine”.

“It has been so popular right now. You see it in films, television and in the mainstream,” de Leeuw said »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Looking for Grace opens, Dirty Grandpa wins the weekend

31 January 2016 2:20 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young in Looking for Grace.

Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace has pulled in $276,821 in its first week.

After opening on 32 screens, the Richard Roxburgh-starrer made a weekend gross of $99,487.

The other Australian film at the box office remains The Dressmaker, going strong after fourteen weeks.

On 53 screens, Jocelyn Moorhouse's film dropped forty-eight percent for a weekend gross of $54,762, bringing its cume to $19,964,235.

The highest opener was Dirty Grandpa, starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, which took out the number one spot.

The comedy opened on 227 screens and rang up over $2.4 million in its first week..

The awards-touted Tom McCarthy drama Spotlight, about the Boston Globe's investigation of systemic abuse within the Catholic Church, opened strong, with an overall tally of $983,339 from 107 screens.

The Revenant continued its strong local run, dropping thirty-one percent for a weekend gross of $1.6 million. The revenge epic is »

- Staff Writer

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Goteborg Kicks Off On Political Note With ‘The Yard’ Premiere

29 January 2016 5:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg — The 39th Goteborg Film Festival, Scandinavia’s biggest film fest, opened Friday Jan. 29 on a political note with the world premiere of “The Yard” during a ceremony attended by Sweden’s Culture Minister, Alice Bah Kuhnke.

Based on Kristian Lundberg’s autobiographical novel, “The Yards” turns on a financially-struggling writer who starts working at the Malmö docks along with low-wage laborers.

“The Yard” is one of eight Scandi pics vying for the Nordic Dragon Award, along with Tobias Lindholm’s “A War,” Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows.”

Jonas Holmberg, the artistic director of Göteborg, said the festival will play 450 films from 84 countries, representing a multitude of “individual voices that speak of the beauty, absurdity and horror of this world.”

“People may be building walls and borders right now but looking ahead at all the films that will play here during the next 11 days, it »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Quentin Tarantino Talks 'Sgt. Rock,' Female Directors, And Says 'The Intern' Was One Of His Favorite Movies Of 2015

22 January 2016 6:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Rom-coms are a guilty pleasure of mine. Especially on airplanes," Quentin Tarantino recently declared, citing "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" as a movie that recently pushed him to break out the Kleenex. And it would seem that the filmmaker is attracted by high gloss comedy in general. In an interview with Metro, Tarantino was asked about a recent roundtable talk he participated in with Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, David O. Russell, and Ridley Scott, and what it would take to get a woman at that table. And he replied that while he senses things are cyclical in the industry for women, right now there are female directors in Hollywood who are being overlooked, and used the opportunity to shout out an unlikely picture. "It does seem to be to some degree there’s a boom or bust aspect when it comes to Hollywood when it comes to female directors. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Alicia Vikander Hints At “Action-Driven” Role Opposite Matt Damon In Bourne 5

21 January 2016 9:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Don’t let the lack of subtitle fool you, Universal’s Bourne 5 is still barreling down on its July release window. In fact, before the turn of the year, lead star Matt Damon revealed that Paul Greengrass’ franchise revival was past the halfway point in production, meaning the studio is likely prepping for post-production and VFX work as filming begins to wind down. But just how extensive will those CG effects be?

While the actress couldn’t comment on production or indeed the story specifics of Bourne 2016, Ex Machina breakout Alicia Vikander recently sat down with The Wrap to discuss her role opposite Damon in the upcoming espionage sequel.

Though Vikander didn’t realise it at the time, starring in Guy Ritchie’s action thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has offered moviegoers a fleeting glimpse at how the Swedish actress fares in the genre, though Vikander will seemingly have a »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hooper to receive Goteborg's Honorary Dragon

20 January 2016 1:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tom Hooper is to receive the Honorary Dragon Award at the 39th Goteborg Film Festival, where his new film The Danish Girl has its Swedish premiere. 

Hooper will attend the festival to receive the prize on Feb 3, and the festival is adding an extra screening of The Danish Girl, which is nominated for four Oscars.

It is fitting that Hooper will be honoured by Scandinavia’s largest film festival after shooting the story of transgender Danish artist Lili Elbe, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, in more than 12 locations in Copenhagen, with support from the Copenhagen Film Fund.

Other guests headed to Goteborg include Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash), Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader), Laurie Anderson (Heart of a Dog), Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine) and Susanne Bier, who will receive the 2016 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘The Danish Girl”s Tom Hooper To Receive Goteborg’s Honorary Dragon Award

20 January 2016 1:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hooper, whose latest film “The Danish Girl” has been nominated for four Oscars, will receive the Honorary Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival.

The Danish Girl” will have its Swedish premiere at the festival. The London-born helmer, who won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech” in 2010, will be present in Goteborg to receive the honorary prize.

As previously announced, Susanne Bier will receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. As part of the tribute, Bier will host a masterclass and present two of her best-known movies: Oscar-winning “In a Better World” and “Freud Leaving Home.”

Goteborg will also showcase eight directorial debuts which will compete for the Ingmar Bergman award for best debut. The lineup of first films comprises Brady Corbet’s “The Childhood of a Leader,” Yaelle Kayam’s “Mountain” and Senem Tüzen’s “Motherland.”

Other pics running for the Ingmar Bergman kudo include Pietro Marcello’s “Lost and Beautiful, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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2016 DGA Awards: The Complete Winners List

18 January 2016 3:32 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A visibly emotional Alejandro G. Inarritu accepted the award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for his work on The Revenant at the 68th annual Directors Guild Awards, which were held Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Traditionally, the winner of the previous year's DGA Award does the honors of announcing the new year's winner, but since Inarritu himself won the award last year for Birdman, Tom Hooper, who won the award in 2011 for The King's Speech, was drafted to open the envelope since this year Inarritu was nominated once again — along

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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2017: #6. Walter Hill’s Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale

15 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale

Director: Walter Hill

Writers: Walter Hill, Denis Hamill

Following a remarkable year in cinematic transgender representation with films like Sean Baker’s Tangerine, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, and Gaby Dellal’s About Ray, not to mention prolific public figures such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox maintaining notable visibility, positive depictions of the transgender community have marked 2015 as a watershed year. But not unlike the first wave queer theory which bitterly criticized historically negative depictions of Lgbt characters prior to the early 90s New Queer Cinema movement, Trans representation is under increased scrutiny, which results in severe cultural policing. One of the reasons we fail to see queer characters utilized in contemporary genre film is due to an exploitative history we’ve been unable to divorce ourselves from, those unseemly memories of demeaning cinematic representation. Comedy and horror were once the only ‘low »

- Nicholas Bell

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Every Best Actor Nominee, Ranked By His Chance To Upset Leonardo DiCaprio

14 January 2016 9:27 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After years of being snubbed at the Oscar alter, Leonardo DiCaprio looks to be at the cusp of yet another possible Oscar win. With the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama already in his hands, The Revenant.s star is ready for his acceptance speech; and the world is right behind him. However, looking at the field that.s in competition for the Best Actor honors at this year.s Oscars, it.s not going to be an easy victory for everyone.s favorite upset. Envelopes in hand, here are the rankings for the Best Actor field and their possible ability to continue Leo.s losing streak. 4. Eddie Redmayne For the second year in a row, Eddie Redmayne has picked up a nomination for a transformative performance, this time for Tom Hooper.s The Danish Girl. With Redmayne.s chameleon powers on full blast, his performance was tipped »

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Here's another way to rank the Oscar acting nominees

14 January 2016 2:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Which actors will take home the gold at this year's Oscars? While it's a nice thought that the winners in each category will ascend the steps of the Dolby Theatre based on merit alone, we all know that's not how it works in this silly town. Judging the quality of a specific performance relative to other performances is a highly subjective thing, and certainly subject to pre-existing biases. With that in mind, is it any less ridiculous to predict the winners in each category based on age, height, net worth and relationship status? I say it's not! Let's have some fun. Below, my rankings and predicted winners in each category based on totally irrelevant personal stats. (Note: All "net worth" numbers are based on 100% accurate Google search results.) Best Actress 5. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn Height: 5'6" Age: 21 Net worth: $2.5 million Relationship status: Single? 4. Brie Larson, Room Height: 5'7" Age: 26 Net worth »

- Chris Eggertsen

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