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Morgan Freeman has been named the recipient of the 43rd annual Chaplin Award, the honor given out by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the organization that presents the New York Film Festival.
The Chaplin award honors actors and filmmakers who have reached the highest level of prominence and artistic achievement. Freeman takes home the trophy for a career that includes roles in “Lean on Me,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Seven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” the 2004 film that earned him an Academy Award. He’s also executive producer of CBS series “Madam Secretary,” and hosts and exec produces “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman.”
Freeman has been honored at the Golden Globes with an acting awards and the Cecil B. DeMille Award and also received the Kennedy Center Honor, among other accolades.
The Chaplin gala was launched by Fslc in 1972, when it honored Charlie Chaplin. Since named after its inaugural honoree, »
- Gordon Cox
20 years ago today, NBC aired “The One After the Superbowl,” the mega-episode of “Friends” packed with famous guest stars. The two-part episode had a massive lead-in from the Cowboys vs. Steelers game, even more than usual for post-Super Bowl programming — that game broke the record for most-watched sporting event ever on American television. The star-studded lineup of visitors to “Friends” was: Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Chris Isaak, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fred Willard, and Dan Castellaneta. Roberts played Susie, Chandler’s elementary school classmate. Chandler eagerly agrees to go on a date with her, only to find out that the date was part of Susie’s plot for revenge to get back at Chandler for a prank he played on her in the 4th grade. “That was in the 4th grade! How could you still be upset about that?” Chandler exclaimed upon realizing what this was all about — as he stood »
- Emily Rome
We want to reward those who have done well. It’s a basic part of our social DNA. It’s the whole reason we have awards season. But when some people go their entire careers without winning an Academy Award, we’re sorely attempted to vote for them, even for a film where they maybe didn’t do their best work. After being nominated three times, including for “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” Morgan Freeman finally won Best Supporting Actor for “Million Dollar Baby.” Everyone thought he did a great job, but should he have won sooner? Also »
- Matt Hejl
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson | Written by Taylor Sheridan | Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Canadian director Denis Villenueve follows up his 2013/14, critically acclaimed dark duo: Prisoners and Enemy with a film that delves into the growing schism between drug law enforcement in the USA and the political wants and needs at national government level.
Emily Blunt plays Kate Mercer – an idealistic, fast rising star in the FBI’s battle state side. After her most recent raid goes horribly and tragically wrong she’s called up to volunteer for a covert mission to apprehend the people directly responsible for the colleagues she’s lost. During her interview for this new role the questions – led by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) a sandal wearing hippy spook with a glock – are oblique and the details of the »
- Stuart Wright
The living dead-induced action and palpable apocalyptic emotions of The Walking Dead continue to spread around the globe, as NBC Universo will air the Spanish-language debut of the AMC series this Wednesday:
Press Release: Miami – Dec. 17, 2015 – NBC Universo, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network will premiere the Spanish-language debut of “The Walking Dead” on Wed., Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. Subsequent airings of new episodes dubbed into Spanish will air weekly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.
“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. Following a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, the series explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by “walkers” or zombies. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and willingness to do anything to survive. The »
- Derek Anderson
Today is Blue Monday, a day deemed to be the most depressing of the year. We’re not exactly ecstatic about the blistering cold weather, and after New Years, January can be a bit of a drag—but it’s not quite enough to get us down. At least not when we have a plethora of films to cheer us up on this blue day.
We wrote about ten of our favourite feel-good films, but the truth is, watching movies just makes us happy in general. The best way to emerge from these Blue Monday blahs is easily to watch something funny, inspirational, and uplifting—it’ll raise your spirits not just today, but any time you’re feeling sad.
In this special Blue Monday quiz, test your knowledge on some of the films that will bring a smile to your face, and once you’re done the quiz, head »
- Adriana Floridia
From "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) to "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) and everything in between, Thomas Newman's musical scores are some of the most well-known in movie history. But -- shockingly -- he's never won an Oscar despite 12 prior nominations. Will all of that change this year with his 13th bid for "Bridge of Spies," Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama that's up for six Academy Awards including Best Picture? Revisit all of Newman's Oscar bids and discover who edged him out each time by clicking the photo above. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions To date, Newman has 12 Oscar nominations for Best Score plus an additional bid for Best Song ("Down to Earth" from "Wall-e"). Those numbers put Newman within striking distance of Oscar's biggest losing composer of all time Alex North, who went 0-for-14 between 1951 »
Roger Deakins may not be as famous a name as the A-listers he photographs on film year after year, but you certainly know his work. From "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) to "Unbroken" (2014) and everything in between, Deakins is one of the most well-respected cinematographers in the biz. But -- shockingly -- he's never won an Oscar despite 12 prior nominations. Will all of that change this year with his 13th bid for "Sicario," Denis Villeneuve's hit thriller about the ever-growing war on drugs at the U.S./Mexican border? Revisit all of Deakins' Oscar bids and discover who edged him out each time by clicking the photo above. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Even though he's yet to step onto that Oscar podium, Deakins has three American Society of Cinematographers Awards to his name for "Shawshank," "The Man Who Wasn&#..." »
Monday, January 18th, has unfortunately been bestowed the most depressing day of the year, now referred to as “Blue Monday.” It’s true that January isn’t usually the happiest time—Christmas has passed, it’s cold and gross outside, and the fun, care-free moments of the holidays are over. In case you're succumbing to those winter blues, however, we have the perfect pick-me-up.
On Blue Monday, you can redeem only 500 Scene points to see any film currently in theatres! That's already one step to making our day better. The next is to check out the below 10 moments in film, where a smile is guaranteed, and if you're lucky, maybe even a laugh or two. You also may find yourself jumping into a song and dance. Take that, Blue Monday!
Here are 10 of our favourite uplifting moments in film, spoilers and all:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986); Directed by John Hughes »
- Adriana Floridia
Welcome back to the Definitive List, where for the inaugural top 50, we’re counting down the best romantic comedies. The majority of numbers 50 through 41 weren’t so traditional. A secret-admirer movie, a period piece, a “These two don’t make sense together” movie, and a French fantasy among them, but we still managed to squeak in a Wes Anderson movie and a surrealist masterpiece. It doesn’t get any more traditional from here, as numbers 40 through 31 jumps around just as much, from sub-genre to sub-genre. Regardless, these films have made their mark on the industry and still hold a place in the pantheon of the rom-com hall of fame.
#40. Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray was nominated for an Oscar after his dramatic turn in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. He has shown great promise in Wes Anderson’s films. But his best performance to date came in this Harold Ramis »
- Joshua Gaul
Jerry Seinfeld is 61. From the stage at the Beacon Theater, where the comic began his yearlong residency last night, he told the crowd that this decade was his favorite decade of life so far. The reason: He doesn't have to explain himself anymore. "When someone calls me up to do something, I just say, 'No,'" he said. He also mentioned that in his 70s, he'll refuse to answer entirely.
Of course, the co-creator of Seinfeld can do exactly as he likes, and what he likes is stand-up. With one »
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominees of its Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. The Awards night will take place on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
And the nominees are:
Here's the rest of the press release:
.Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,. says Asc President Richard Crudo. .The quality of the work is astounding, and it.s great to see we.re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it.s due..
.Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,. notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. .We look forward to celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of these nominees in February. »
The Asc has nominated Roger Deakins, Asc, Bsc; Janusz Kaminski; Ed Lachman, Asc; Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC, and John Seale, Asc, Acs, for the Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release.
The nominated films are:
The winner will be announced Feb. 14 at the 30th Asc Awards ceremony.
“Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,” says Asc President Richard Crudo. “The quality of the work is astounding, and it’s great to see we’re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it’s due.”
“Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,” notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. »
- Michelle McCue
The American Society of Cinematographers nominees include our four leading Oscar contenders for Best Cinematography -- frontrunner "The Revenant" (Emmanuel Lubezki) as well "Mad Max: Fury Road" (John Seale), "Sicario" (Roger Deakins) and "Carol" (Ed Lachman). The final Asc nominee is "Bridge of Spies" (Janusz Kaminski), which we have ranked sixth at the Oscars behind "The Hateful Eight" (Robert Richardson). -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Lubezki has gone four for six with the Asc, including last year for "Birdman" and in 2013 for "Gravity" (he also won Oscars for those) as well as "Children of Men" (2006) and "The Tree of Life" (2011). Deakins has won three of his 14 Asc bids -- "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994); "The Man Who Wasn&rsqu..." »
Roger Deakins may not be as famous a name as the A-listers he photographs on film year after year, but you certainly know his work. From "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) to "Unbroken" (2014) and everything in between, Deakins is one of the most well-respected cinematographers in the biz. But -- shockingly -- he's never won an Oscar despite 12 previous nominations. Will all of that change this year with his new film "Sicario," Denis Villeneuve's hit thriller about the ever-growing war on drugs at the U.S./Mexican border? Revisit all of Deakins' Oscar bids and discover who edged him out each time by clicking the photo above. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Even though he's yet to step onto that Oscar podium, Deakins has three American Society of Cinematographers Awards to his name for "Shawshank," "The Man Who Wasn't There" (200...' »
15 items from 2016
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