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Oscars 2016: 10 early predictions for this year's Best Picture nominations

2 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Summer is over, and you know what that means in Hollywood – time to dust off those statuettes and start lobbying. Film festival season is about to kick off in earnest, with Venice, Toronto and New York all taking place back-to-back over the next month, which means that we'll soon have a clear(ish) picture of the 2016 Oscar race.

Specifically, we'll have a sense of which would-be frontrunners are shaping up to be this year's Birdman and Whiplash, and which look more like this year's Unbroken and Big Eyes. In the meantime, Digital Spy has rounded up ten of 2016's most likely contenders for Best Picture.


Premiering at Cannes this year to rapturous praise and multiple standing ovations, Todd Haynes's period romance is already one of the year's most acclaimed releases. Based on Patricia Highsmith's long-banned novel of the same name, Carol stars Cate Blanchett as a mysterious »

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‘The Danish Girl’ Trailer Shows Eddie Redmayne As A Woman

18 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The director of The King’s Speech and Le Miserable, Tom Hooper, has recently unveiled the trailer for his new film. The Danish Girl is based on the book by David Ebershoff and is love story about Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Taking place in Denmark around the turn of the 20th Century, a young couple is faced with […]

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- Mark Hallum

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‘Danish Girl’ Producer: “The Timing Couldn’t Have Been Better” for a Transgender Film

4 September 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With transgender issues having risen to the forefront of topical debate, the arrival of Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, looks like an expert piece of scheduling. But the film, a biopic of Danish artist Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of gender realignment surgery, has been in the pipeline since 2009, going through several changes of script, cast and directors before finally coming together in its current form. Speaking ahead of The Danish Girl’s world premiere in Venice on Saturday, one of the film’s producers admits that luck has played a major part in helping it land at just

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Trailer: Eddie Redmayne is First Transgender Person in The Danish Girl

2 September 2015 11:44 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "The Danish Girl," starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever undergo sexual reassignment surgery, which happened in 1920s. Check it out below. Redmayne told UK's The Daily Mail that he has been working with a movement coach at "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality" in order to accurately portray Elbe. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," he explained. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played. The danger of surgery was so extreme then. It's such a brave thing that Einar did." The new movie is directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and is set to hit theaters on November 27th. Trailer: »

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

2 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!


The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2 September 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Best Actor could once again (as it almost always is these days) be an ultra-competitive race full of some of major A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper (going for his fourth nomination in a row), Robert Redford (who has never won for acting, and is coming off that "All Is Lost" snub) Michael Fassbender (with three juicy roles), Jake Gyllenhaal (with two, and coming off not being nominated for "Nightcrawler") and Don Cheadle -- all of whom have never won -- have films coming out this year that scream Oscar (at least on paper) and all of them are due. They might have to compete against someone who is definitely not due, though, as Eddie Redmayne could be in the running again for his role as a transgender artist in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." Could Eddie Redmayne be the next Tom Hanks or Spencer Tracy, »

- Peter Knegt

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Venice 2015: Read our Venice 72 preview

2 September 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

The 72nd Venice Film Festival will run from the 2-12 September and promises one of the hottest line ups for years. The already announced opening film, Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, continues the start big philosophy of Gravity and Birdman of the previous two years. The Johnny Depp return to acting, Black Mass, has also already been announced as showing out of competition, seeing Depp don another physical transformation, but this time in the service of a more grown-up tale of real life gangster Whitey Bulger. In the main competition, the English language big hitters include Kirsten Stewart in science fiction thriller Equals, a post-True Detective project for Cary Fukunaga - Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba - and Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl starring an unrecognisable Eddie Redmayne.


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‘Everest’ Gives Venice Film Festival Cliff-Hanging Launch

2 September 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest” kicked off the 72nd Venice Film Festival on an emotional note Wednesday as the mountain-climbing thriller, which had its world premiere out of competition, provided bursts of anxiety and cliff-hanging 3D drama, along with star power, to a Lido edition marked by many high-profile U.S. titles screening in the first few days alongside a robust representation of international auteurs.

Co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson and producer Tim Bevan of Working Title strutted down the red carpet with the balmy lagoon in the backdrop, prior to the opening ceremony attended by Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Also spotted: Netflix head of content acquisition Ted Sarandos, Cannes Film Festival topper Thierry Fremaux, jury member Diane Kruger, Luce Cinecitta president Roberto Cicutto, and the creme de la creme of Italy’s film industry.

Everest” drew a muted response at the press screening, as »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Venice Lineup Promises More Than Just Oscar Bait

1 September 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And not just because the skinny sandbar of the Lido is a lot less alluringly balmy in February.) As the American awards season has expanded, in the last couple of decades, into a six-month industry of promotion as restless as the speculation that surrounds it, this most venerably refined of festivals has become its near-accidental starting block.

Expense and distance protect it from the fever-pitch Oscar conversation that intensifies at Telluride and Toronto mere days after Venice raises its curtain, but these aren’t soundproof barriers: In an era when a film’s fate can be sealed on Twitter mere minutes after it first screens, contenders are swiftly anointed and annihilated in the Italian heat. Reigning Best Picture winner “Birdman »

- Guy Lodge

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Watch Eddie Redmayne Become a Woman in the Trailer for 'The Danish Girl'

1 September 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In The Danish Girl, Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (Les MisérablesThe King's Speech) brings to the screen an extraordinary love story inspired by artists Lili Elbe (Acadamy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander), whose marraige and work evolve through Lili's courageous journey of self-discovery, ultimately becoming a transgender pioneer. The Danish Girl hits theaters on November 27. Check out the first trailer below and let us know what you think. [via Fandango Movieclips]

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'The Danish Girl' Trailer Transforms Eddie Redmayne Into a Woman

1 September 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Watch Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in the official trailer for Focus Features' The Danish Girl. From Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, and based on the book by David Ebershoff, the love story opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, November 27th, and in additional cities in December. The drama will be opening in limited release against Creed, Victor Frankenstein, The Good Dinosaur and The Night Before.

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world's first transgender women, Lili Elbe. This tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a »

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Eddie Redmayne becomes The Danish Girl in first trailer

1 September 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

There’s no doubt that Eddie Redmayne will be back in the Oscar race this season. The thirty-three-year-old actor will follow-up his Academy Award-winning performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything with his most recent turn as the eponymous Danish girl in Tom Hooper’s next film.

Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) co-stars as Copenhagen’s Gerda Wegender, an artist who asks her husband Einar (Redmayne) to fill in for her female model. Einar develops a preference for his female physical appearance, later becoming one of the first known recipients of sexual reassignment surgery. What transpires in between is a disarray of confusion, betrayal, misunderstandings, and of course, love.

The Danish Girl plays the Toronto International Film Festival before its wider release in November. The film also stars Ben WhishawMatthias Schoenaerts, and Amber Heard.

Watch the first trailer for The Danish Girl below: »

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' wins Fipresci Grand Prix: Good sign for Oscar?

1 September 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Tuesday, the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) honored "Mad Max: Fury Road" with their annual Grand Prix award. Eligible titles were feature films premiering since July 2014, and "Fury Road" beat out "The Assassin," "Son of Saul" and "Taxi" — all of which have already taken home major prizes from international film festivals this year. -Break- 'The Danish Girl' trailer: Eddie Redmayne & Tom Hooper return to Oscars? Recent winners of the award have gone on to Oscar success: "Boyhood" (2014),  "Amour" (2012) and "The Tree of Life" (2011) all won the Grand Prix before earning their Best Picture nominations. Does this give "Fury Road" the "street cred" among critics it needs to truly break into the Best Picture race? Five of our Experts have already placed it in their early predictions for a nomination, and i »

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Redmayne's 'Danish Girl' Trailer

1 September 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Does Eddie Redmayne have another Oscar-winning performance up his sleeve?

The first trailer for "The Danish Girl" has debuted and tells the true story of Danish artist Einar Wegener, later known as Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to successfully undergo a sex change.

"I believe that I am a woman," the actor's character says in the teaser. "This is not my body, I have to let it go."

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The "Theory of Everything" star reunites with his "Les Miserables" director, Tom Hooper, for the bound-to-be-nominated film.

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Before Caitlyn: Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as a transgender couple in 'Danish Girl'

1 September 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" may the most Oscar-baity Oscar-bait ever to bait the Oscar. Then again, it might also be good. It's certainly a captivating story, the true-life tale of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, and director Tom Hooper's got himself a hell of a cast with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander playing the couple who found themselves grappling with a relationship that helped break new ground for people around the world who felt that they were born wearing the wrong skin. Lili Elbe was a transgender pioneer, and I'll be curious to see if this film faces any of the same blowback that "About Ray" has been facing because they cast cisgender actor Elle Fanning to play a character who is beginning the transition from male to female. Director Gaby Dellal has defended that choice, but there are plenty in the Lbgt community who feel that the casting is a problem. »

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10 Things the Fall Festivals Could Tell Us About Awards Season

1 September 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Which Films That We've Already Seen Will Make Oscar's Cut? The Venice Film Festival kicks off this week with the world premiere of "Everest" and that's as good as a starting gun: Awards season is here. Over the next six weeks, Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York (which has established itself as the full-on fourth member of the fall festival Oscar influencers) will offer the first look at dozens of films that may or may not factor into this year's race. From new work by Oscar favorites Steven Spielberg, Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott, Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Frears and Tom Hooper to films that could emerge out of nowhere, these festivals are the first opportunity for awards prognostication to move beyond intelligent (and sometimes not-so-intelligent) guessing. Granted, this year has already offered some clues. We went over them in this article, which suggests "Brooklyn," "Carol," "Inside Out," "Mad Max: Fury. »

- Peter Knegt

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The Danish Girl Trailer Offers Up Mesmerizing Eddie Redmayne

1 September 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You may not have been familiar with the name Eddie Redmayne before he stunned people in last year’s The Theory of Everything, but everyone is going to know him soon enough, and if The Danish Girl isn’t enough, his turn in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will lock up the rest of the general populace.

More importantly, perhaps, it looks as though he may be taking another run at Best Actor awards, not just because he’s talented, but because he has back-to-back vehicles that are designed for award attention. Both are biopics that require one to act in ways that are, at the very least, out of the ordinary. They are biopics that focus on people who have to deal with massive adversity of one sort or another. And, they are biopics of people that, by and large, people aren’t especially interested in. Your »

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First Trailer For Eddie Redmayne's The Danish Girl

1 September 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Tom Hooper’s next film, The Danish Girl, looks like being a significant player at next year’s Oscars. With Academy Award-winning Eddie Redmayne in the lead as transgender pioneer Einar Wegener and Alicia Vikander in close support as his wife Gerda, it’s long on acting pedigree and hardly short on the tough but uplifting themes Oscar delights in. Take a look at first trailer below.The film, a story of identity, art and sensation in mid-20th century Europe, has been simmering away for a number of years. Nicole Kidman, Tomas Alfredson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron have all been linked and unlinked at various stages but it’s with Les Misérables collaborators Hooper and Redmayne on deck that it’s making its way to the screen.Redmayne's Wegener is a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born male, »

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'The Danish Girl' trailer: Eddie Redmayne & Tom Hooper return to Oscars?

1 September 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

A new trailer has premiered for "The Danish Girl," this season's Oscar hopeful that stars last year's Best Actor champ Eddie Redmayne as a pioneering transgender woman and Alicia Vikander as her wife before her transition. It's helmed by another Oscar-winner, Tom Hooper, who prevailed for "The King's Speech" in 2010 and directed Remayne in the 2012 movie musical "Les Miserables." Will they both return to the Oscar podium? -Break- 'Concussion' trailer: Oscar for Will Smith as real-life doctor who battles NFL? Eddie Redmayne has the chance to make Oscar history with his role. He could become the first actor in more than two decades to win back-to-back Oscars. The last to accomplish that feat was Tom Hanks in 1993 ("Philadelphia") and 1994 ("Forrest Gump").  He joined just four others in Oscar history to have ever pulled off that double play: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rai »

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Eddie Redmayne Will Take Your Breath Away in the Trailer For The Danish Girl

1 September 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We've been obsessed with The Danish Girl ever since Eddie Redmayne signed on to play Lili Elbe, one of the first women to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. He's beautiful in the first official picture and stunning on the poster, and now the trailer confirms that this movie is a definite award season contender. Directed by Tom Hooper, who worked with Redmayne on 2012's Les Misérables, The Danish Girl is based on David Ebershoff's 2000 novel about a married couple struggling to come to terms with the husband's realization that she identifies as a woman. Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts all costar, and it opens in New York and La on Nov. 27, then in more cities in December. Until it opens, check out all of the Fall's most anticipated movies! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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