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Amy Schumer Set to Receive “Hollywood Comedy Award” for Trainwreck at the “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards®” Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, comedian and actress Amy Schumer will be honored with the “Hollywood Comedy Award” at the “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards.” The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. Schumer wrote and starred in her first feature film, Trainwreck, which garnered excelled critical acclaim and box office success. Schumer is also in her 4th season of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, of which she won this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Variety and Sketch Series. It was previously announced that »
It seems like we say it every year, but the Oscar race for best cinematography is as heated as it has ever been this season.
Most eyes, certainly, are on Emmanuel Lubezki. The reigning champ joined a very exclusive group of back-to-back winners in the category upon claiming the prize for “Birdman” last year (He also won for “Gravity”). With Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s best picture follow-up “The Revenant,” Lubezki shot on brand new Arri Alexa 65 cameras, even freezing a few of them in Alberta, Canada, while using only natural light. The stitching technique that was employed to make “Birdman” appear as one unbroken take was used in a number of sequences as well. No one has even seen the film and you’d be forgiven for thinking it the frontrunner sight unseen.
- Kristopher Tapley
Pressing on with the Hollywood Film Awards Series, we now have some potential acting contenders to discuss. Yes, the honorees announced yesterday for the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards include some possible Academy Award nominees like Benicio del Toro (for Sicario), Saoirse Ronan (for Brooklyn), and Alicia Vikander (for The Danish Girl), among others, plus Tom Hooper (also for The Danish Girl) being given a Directing citation. They’re hardly the only names in the running for Oscar attention, of course, but they’re definitely a few of the bigger ones. As such, I’ll be getting into their chances a little bit below, along with the other folks set to be honored during the Hollywood Film Awards… First of all, as a point of reference, here are the latest honorees announced for the Hollywood Film Awards: “Hollywood Director Award” Tom Hooper for The Danish Girl “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award »
- Joey Magidson
Dick Clark productions announced honorees for the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. Among those scheduled to be honored are Tom Hooper who will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award," for "The Danish Girl"; Benicio Del Toro will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award," for "Sicario"; Saoirse Ronan will receive the "New Hollywood Award" for "Brooklyn"; Alicia Vikander will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Actress Award," for "The Danish Girl"; and the principal »
- Tambay A. Obenson
dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” for “Sicario”; Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for “Brooklyn“; the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; and the principal cast of the box-office smash “Straight Outta Compton,” Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr.and Jason Mitchell will be honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.”
The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards“ will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on »
- Michelle McCue
Straight Outta Compton is headed straight into awards season. The box office hit's starring cast O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell will be honored at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards with Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award. The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander will receive the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award. Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan will take home the New Hollywood Award while Sicario star Benicio Del Toro will pick up the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award. These bold-faced names join previously announced award winner Robert De Niro, who will be on hand to receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper will receive the »
dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award,” for The Danish Girl; Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” for Sicario; Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for Brooklyn; the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for The Danish Girl; and the principal cast of the box-office smash “Straight Outta Compton,” Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell will be honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.” The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on »
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Top contenders for the best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress Oscars will be honored at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan will receive the New Hollywood Award, Sicario‘s Benicio Del Toro the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award and The Danish Girl‘s Alicia Vikander the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award.
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- Patrick Shanley
- Sasha Stone
“Category fraud” — two words that crop up with increasing frequency in the annual Oscar discussion, though rarely quite as early (and quite as heatedly) as they have this year. For those new to the game, the term is industry slang and refers to the practice of campaigning a leading performance in a supporting category (or, more rarely, vice versa) to increase an actor’s chances of a nomination or win — and, in some cases, to avoid internal competition.
It’s a strategy the Academy buys into more often than not: Among the most glaring examples of recent years, one might cite Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” or Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit,” both playing active protagonists who were nonetheless demoted in favor of senior co-stars. It’s not a new phenomenon either. In 1973, Tatum O’Neal was on screen in nearly every »
- Guy Lodge
Filming has begun locally on The Book Of Henry, director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) first feature as director since this year’s blockbuster Jurassic World (which has grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide). Focus Features is overseeing the production and holds worldwide rights, including for domestic release.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts stars in the film alongside young actors Jacob Tremblay (of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival hit Room) and Jaden Lieberher (of St. Vincent and the upcoming Midnight Special).
The supporting cast includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Lee Pace (The Hobbit trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy), Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler (of Sia’s music videos “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”), and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live).
The Book of Henry is the story of »
- Michelle McCue
“There’ve been so many incarnations of the film, and a lot of fairytales have been turned into live-action films lately. I thought, ‘Is the world ready for another one’? Then I read the ‘Pan’ script and it was so fun and different,” Hedlund, 31, told Variety at the film’s U.S. premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday afternoon. “It also affected me emotionally. I laughed, I cried and I knew why the movie was being made. Because of [director] Joe Wright’s unique vision, the movie is very ambitious, has lot of action, and [is] wonderfully colorful. I hope people will like the movie as much as I do.”
Hedlund may not have to worry. He and his costars Hugh Jackman, »
- Paul Chi
Good intentions pave the way to hell, but sometimes they stop off en route at La's Dolby Theater (or, prior to 2001, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion), and so may seem worth the risk. Hollywood has a long and noble tradition… well, Hollywood has a long tradition of recognizing and awarding films deemed Socially Important, and if anything, 2015 has seen a higher than usual number of star-centric, issues-driven hopefuls enter the awards fray. This week, another of those titles opens theatrically. "Freeheld" (our review) first played in Toronto the day after the Weinstein-backed "About Ray" (our review) debuted there, a mere eight days after Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" (our review) fluttered prettily into Venice, and nine after "Suffragette" (our review) first picketed Telluride. It's, of course, reductive to scotch tape those titles together and treat them as a bundle, but we can feel marginally justified in doing so. Not because the struggle for. »
- Jessica Kiang
Earlier this week, I got a chance to check out The Danish Girl, which is sure to be an Academy Award player. I’ll save my thoughts on the film itself for another time, but I wanted to talk a little bit about Alicia Vikander and her performance. She was always seemingly a strong contender in my eyes, even if I hadn’t necessarily predicted her. Now though, having watched her tremendous work, I feel fairly confident in calling her one of the frontrunners for Best Supporting Actress. High praise, yes, especially this early, but it’s hard to see her not being nominated and being heavily in play for a win. She’s that good… Quickly, a bit about the film itself. The Danish Girl is a dramatized look at artist Einar Wegener, who would better be known later on as Lili Elbe after becoming a transgender pioneer by »
- Joey Magidson
Read More: Review: How Michael Keaton Saves 'Spotlight' Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival has selected a pair of awards contenders to be its Opening Night films for 2015. Focus Features' "The Danish Girl," which depicts the love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, will play at 7pm and 7:15pm on Thursday, October 8 at Century Larkspur Landing. The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, both of whom have been thrown into the Oscar race following the film's hearty reception at festivals in Venice and Toronto. Director Tom Hooper will be in attendance for the film's Mill Valley screening. Open Road's acclaimed "Spotlight" will be the second Opening Night film. The drama from Tom McCarthy tells the riveting true story of the Boston Globe's investigative team that uncovered a scandals of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The movie features an ensemble cast, »
- Zack Sharf
Eddie Redmayne is definitely in the running again for his role as a transgender artist in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." Even the mixed reviews that have met the film since its Venice premiere have made it clear that this is the kind of role that is made for awards season. Could Eddie Redmayne be the next Tom Hanks or Spencer Tracy, winning back to back Oscars? Not if Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"), Matt Damon ("The Martian"), Brad Pitt ("By The Sea"), Johnny Depp ("Black Mass"), Will Smith ("Concussion"), Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), Tom Hardy (with dual roles in "Legend"), Bradley Cooper (going for his fourth nomination in a row with "Burnt"), Michael Fassbender (with two big roles, though "Steve Jobs" seems like the one that will get him the nomination), Jake Gyllenhaal (coming off not being nominated for "Nightcrawler") and Don Cheadle (who directs himself »
- Peter Knegt
Playing a transgender character must certainly be one of the greater challenges for an actor. After all, it's an experience to which few of us can entirely relate, while also something that should be portrayed authentically in a performance. Eddie Redmayne faced these very issues after signing on to star in Tom Hooper's new drama The Danish Girl, but fortunately the Academy Award-winning actor had a great resource in his corner in the form of Lana Wachowski - who helped steer Redmayne into some key research areas. In promotion of the upcoming Oscar-hopeful film, Eddie Redmayne recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for an extensive interview, and it was during the course of their conversation that they began to talk about Lana Wachowki's influence. The line of questioning began because the trade noticed that the Matrix co-director was given a "Thank You" credit at the end of The »
A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. In the end credits of Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer and artist Lili Elbe, the director and the actor offer a list of thank-yous that includes one to Lana Wachowski. So how exactly did the trans filmmaker assist? When Redmayne began researching the part, he was working on the sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending, which Lana and her brother Andy Wachowski directed. And as Redmayne, the best actor Oscar winner for his performance as Stephen Hawking in last year's The Theory of Everything, explains
- THR Staff
Justin Chang: And so ends another edition of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival — the 40th edition, as it happens, which organizers chose to commemorate in part by unveiling a competition slate (Platform) and a sidebar devoted to episodic TV premieres (Primetime). Not all that transpired here, of course, has been quite so celebratory. Market activity has been on the slow side, and there were two controversial last-minute withdrawals from the lineup — Sydney Pollack’s “Amazing Grace” (which was also yanked a week earlier from Telluride) and Mathew Cullen’s “London Fields” — due to creative differences and behind-the-scenes legal wrangling. Worst of all was the sad news from abroad that the Polish director Marcin Wrona, having just attended the well-received world premiere of his Discovery entry “Demon” at Toronto, had died shortly before his film was about to be unveiled at the Gdynia Film Festival.
There’s no appropriate segue from »
- Justin Chang and Peter Debruge
Before making "The Danish Girl" (Focus Features, November 27) Alicia Vikander thought she knew what it was like to be female. And Eddie Redmayne explored a place he had never been when channeling transgender pioneer Lili Elbe. At the start of the movie directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") and written by British playwright/screenwriter Lucinda Coxon (from the novel by David Ebershoff), Elbe is a happily married painter who is trying to be supportive of his wife Gerda Wegener's attempts to make her mark as an artist. It's when he puts on hair and makeup, stockings and a tutu to fill in for a missing model and experiences what it feels like to be a woman that he undergoes a profound change. He's compelled to keep returning to his feminine self and leave behind the man he can no longer be. In the film's most delightful sequences, »
- Anne Thompson
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