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Golden Globes: Voting Track Record Busts Some Old Myths

25 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The most fervent of the detractors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. prefer to obsess over the group’s Golden Globes balloting lapses, while obstinately overlooking the org’s real awards voting history.

For every Pia Zadora, there are dozens of Globes winners that consistently demonstrate a seriousness of purpose that regularly matches or surpasses the Academy’s Oscar champions.

The HFPA’s track record of rewarding edgier, more demanding achievements in the dramatic film category is ironically the benefit of the group’s recognition of comedies and musicals.

Cynics will say having both film drama and comedy/musical Golden Globes categories means more stars on the HFPA’s red carpet and awards TV broadcast and more tables sold to the producers. Those are certainly byproducts, but the more significant impact of the acknowledgement of lighter efforts is the ability to double-down on rewarding the more demanding serious fare.


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- Steven Gaydos

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22 Iconic '90s Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Now

25 November 2015 5:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

So you're jonesing for some nostalgia, are you? Look no further than Netflix, because in addition to all its newly available movies, the streaming service has plenty of classics to laugh at and cry at and to generally fill you with fuzzy feelings. There are a ton of comedies from the stars of '90s, plus dramas like Shakespeare in Love. How are you not on Netflix watching these right now? Well, don't go yet - take a look at all your options below first! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Camerimage Honors Murch, Powell, Stewart, Spotnitz, Menges

15 November 2015 11:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, celebrates its 23rd edition with seven special awards for artists and technicians whom they identify as possessing a “unique visual sensitivity.” From Hollywood comes renowned editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose diverse and award-winning credits include “The Conversation,” “Apocalypse Now” and “The English Patient,” as well as this year’s summer sci-fi fantasy “Tomorrowland.”

The U.K. is represented by costumer designer Sandy Powell and production designer Eve Stewart. Powell is no stranger to awards — her outfits for films such as “Shakespeare in Love,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “The Young Victoria” have brought regular invitations to the Oscar ceremony in the last 20 years. Similarly, Stewart’s period work with Mike Leigh, plus her collaborations with Tom Hooper for Oscar favorites “The King’s Speech” and “Les Misérables,” has brought multiple nominations as well as a BAFTA win for the latter. »

- Damon Wise

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The 101 Funniest Screenplays of All-Time, According to the WGA

12 November 2015 5:38 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Perhaps the most subjective genre in cinema, the same comedy can cause one viewer to have tears of laughter and another to not crack a smile. So, while knowing there can be no definitive list of the finest in the genre, the Writers Guild of America attempted to narrow down the 101 funniest screenplays. Noting the distinction from the best in the genre, these 101 films should simply produce the most laughs.

Topping the list is Woody Allen‘s Best Picture-winning Annie Hall, a choice difficult to argue with. Rounding out the top five were Some Like it Hot, Groundhog Day, Airplane! and Tootsie, while films from the Coens, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Edgar Wright were also mentioned. There are also some genuine head-scratching inclusions, including The Hangover at 30, and, as much as I enjoy the film, Bridesmaids nearly making the top 15, but overall, if one is looking to brighten their mood, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members

11 November 2015 9:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.

The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.

The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.

The “Annie Hall” screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the list — “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run, »

- Dave McNary

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Gwyneth Paltrow Set to Launch Lifestyle Publishing Line

10 November 2015 10:21 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gwyneth Paltrow is heading into the print world with the launch of a lifestyle publishing line called — what else? — goop. Paltrow’s goop press will be curated in conjunction with Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The first release will be the Oscar-winning actress’ “It’s All Easy” cookbook, which comes out in April. A beauty book is scheduled for fall 2016. Also Read: Gwyneth Paltrow Slams Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon Comparisons as 'Misogynistic' Paltrow launched goop as a newsletter in 2008 and now operates her brand through the website The “Shakespeare in Love” star said. »

- Debbie Emery

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Predict Best Costume Design Oscar: Sandy Powell could win for dressing Cate Blanchett in 'Cinderella' or 'Carol'

10 November 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As we launch the Best Costume Design category in our Oscars predictions center, it's important to note that period and fantasy films almost always win because of their elaborate, detailed garments. Luckily for Sandy Powell, she's got one of each this year: Disney's live-action re-telling of "Cinderella" and Todd Haynes's 1950s romance "Carol." Coincidentally, Powell dressed Cate Blanchett in both films. They also worked together on "The Aviator" (2004), which earned both women Oscars. -Break- Predict Best Editing Oscar: Is it no longer linked to Best Picture? Powell has won three times out of 10 previous nominations, which makes her the most awarded designer of any major contender in this year's contest. Besides "The Aviator," she prevailed for "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) and "The Young Victoria" (2009). That's still a far cry from the legendary Edith Head's record eight Costume...' »

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Cummings Pt.4: Career Peak with Tony Award Win, Acclaimed Mary Tyrone

9 November 2015 10:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Constance Cummings: Stage and film actress ca. early 1940s. Constance Cummings on stage: From Sacha Guitry to Clifford Odets (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: Flawless 'Blithe Spirit,' Supporter of Political Refugees.”) In the post-World War II years, Constance Cummings' stage reputation continued to grow on the English stage, in plays as diverse as: Stephen Powys (pseudonym for P.G. Wodehouse) and Guy Bolton's English-language adaptation of Sacha Guitry's Don't Listen, Ladies! (1948), with Cummings as one of shop clerk Denholm Elliott's mistresses (the other one was Betty Marsden). “Miss Cummings and Miss Marsden act as fetchingly as they look,” commented The Spectator. Rodney Ackland's Before the Party (1949), delivering “a superb performance of controlled hysteria” according to theater director and Michael Redgrave biographer Alan Strachan, writing for The Independent at the time of Cummings' death. Clifford Odets' Winter Journey / The Country Girl (1952), as »

- Andre Soares

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Will Fantasy Titles “Crimson Peak” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Make the Cut in Oscar’s Costume Design Race?

29 October 2015 7:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Fashion is on display every Oscar night. Fashion also is rewarded in the category of the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The wardrobe for a film can provide exceptional glamor. But more importantly, well-designed costumes tell us something about the characters who wear them, in terms of their time, place, class, age, and self-image. The Costume Designers’ branch is without question one of the most original in AMPAS. Every year, films that are usually forgotten in other categories, either due to being too poorly reviewed, too small, or too un-Oscary, manage to score here. It’s very rare that at least one of the nominees isn’t the “sole representative” of its film. But notwithstanding its originality in terms of films rewarded, the branch is conservative in two other ways. The first is the love of past nominees. Though there is usually at least one first-timer nominated each year, »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Oscars: ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Danish Girl’ Highlight Costume Design Race

29 October 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Halloween is around the corner, so surely film fans are trying to decide what 2015 movie-themed get-up to rock at this party or that. There are lots of options this year: Whitey Bulger, Bb-8, Imperator Furiosa, etc. Perhaps today’s analysis of the best costume design Oscar race will get the synapses firing for last-minute shoppers.

Just as in best production design, covered last week, the costume designers — who finally got their own branch a few years ago — respond to ornate period and fantasy detail. Contemporary work very rarely figures in. So on the period side, we have to again start with “The Danish Girl.” Outfitted by Paco Delgado, who was Oscar-nominated for “Les Misérables” three years ago, the film is particularly notable in this field given Eddie Redmayne’s on-screen transition to transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Sandy Powell has 10 nominations and three wins (“Shakespeare in Love,” “The Aviator,” “The Young Victoria”) to her credit. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Inside Out', 'Birdman' composers win at World Soundtrack Awards

28 October 2015 3:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Giacchino took Film Composer of the Year, while Antonio Sanchez took Film Score of the Year for Birdman.

Sitting alongside the 42nd annual Gent Film Festival in Belgium (October 13-24), the 15th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards doled out its musical honours with a coinciding orchestral concert featuring the works of leading composers Alan Silvestri, Patrick Doyle and Daniel Pemberton

Michael Giacchino was awarded with top honours as Film Composer of the Year for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Inside Out and Jurassic World. He was previously the World Soundtrack Award’s Discovery of the Year in 2005 for his work on The Incredibles.  

Antonio Sanchez was also a big winner, beating out Bruno Calais (Song Of The Sea), Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), Hans Zimmer (Interstellar) and Johann Johansson (The Theory Of Everything) for Best Original Film Score of the Year (Birdman). 

Sanchez also nabbed the Discovery of the Year Award.  

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Producers Share Industry Insights at Pbny 2015

26 October 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

On Saturday, Oct. 24, entertainment industry professionals gathered at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle to attend the second annual Produced By: New York (Pbny) conference. Hosted by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Discovery Communications, the day was filled with insights from working producers, filmmakers, and industry pros like Darren Star (“Sex in the City”) and Killer FilmsChristine Vachon (“Still Alice”). Documentarian Michael Moore was even on hand to discuss his thoughts on the present state of the industry. One of the most talked about panels of the day featured an all-star lineup of producers: Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”), Meryl Poster (“Chicago,” “Project Runway”), Michael J. Travers (Blue Sky Studios, “The Peanuts Movie”), and Paula Weinstein (“The Fabulous Baker Boys”). The veterans shared their stories with the audience — from Gigliotti's early days working with Martin Scorsese, Poster's relentless attempts as a recent college grad to become »

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Renewed for Third Season

26 October 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The neck-chomping culebras and those who hunt them will return to the small screen in the future, as Miramax and El Ray revealed today that Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has been renewed for a third season:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA / Austin, TX (October 26, 2015) - Miramax® and El Rey announced today that their one-hour scripted original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," has been renewed for a third season. Hailed as "radically different...a fascinating ride" by the Associated Press, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" will air its season two finale with guest star Demi Lovato on El Rey Network on Tuesday, October 27 at 9Pm Et.

A reimagining of Robert Rodriguez's 1996 iconic movie From Dusk Till Dawn, which Miramax® also released theatrically at the time, the TV show expands on the fascinating supernatural crime saga centered around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko.

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- Derek Anderson

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Tom Bateman on playing both Jekyll and Hyde: 'Hopefully we can get the Doctor Who audience'

25 October 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor has to work twice as hard for his new roles in Charlie Higson’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic for ITV. So which character is the most fun to play?

Tom Bateman appears as the eponymous Jekyll and Hyde in Charlie Higson’s ITV adaptation, which starts on Sunday 25 October. He played William Shakespeare in the West End production of Shakespeare in Love and is currently starring in The Winter’s Tale, directed by Kenneth Branagh. We spoke to him in London about taking on Robert Louis Stevenson’s enduring character(s).

What’s this Jekyll and Hyde like?

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- Ralph Jones

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One Scene is All it Takes to Win an Oscar For Certain Actresses

23 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor 

The amount of screen time an actor has in a film is by no means an indicator of Oscar success. Sometimes one impactful scene is all it takes for the Academy to take notice and reward a performer with a statuette.

This year there are a number of powerful performances that take place in just one scene’s worth of screen time, and Academy history has a few examples that should bolster those actors hopes for nominations and, possibly, even wins.

In Youth, Jane Fonda plays an aging actress with a bit of a mean streak. Her presence on screen is barely longer than five total minutes, but the impression it left with fans at the Toronto International Film Festival this year was significant. In one brief scene she verbally assaults a director (Harvey Keitel) she has known throughout her career, leaving a lasting impact »

- Patrick Shanley

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Guy Barker named Production Guild chair

14 October 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Barker takes over from Kevin Trehy, who will become a vice-chair.

Guy Barker has been appointed the new chair of the Production Guild of Great Britain, stepping up from the position of treasurer.

Barker takes over from Kevin Trehy, who has served in the position since 2005.

Trehy, who is Svp of physical production at Warner Bros., will now operate as co-vice-chair alongside producer Steve Clark-Hall (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.).

Lara Sargent, director of software and accounting company Sargent-Disc, has been appointed teasurer.

Mark Cooper, a producer on Chocolat and Shakespeare In Love and formerly a vice-chair of the guild, has rejoined the board.

Barker has acted as a financial controller and production accountant across numerous major UK productions, including recent release The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Red 2.

Barker said: “As the UK’s film and television production sector continues to grow and excel in producing high quality and successful home-grown and international productions so does the Production »

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Mrs. Henderson Presents to transfer to the West End

9 October 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following a sell-out season at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer, Mrs Henderson Presents will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on Tuesday 9 February 2016..

Mrs Henderson Presents will star Tracie Bennett as Laura Henderson, Ian Bartholomew as Vivian Van Damm and Emma Williams as Maureen who all reprise the roles they played in Bath. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Based on the film Mrs Henderson Presents – original screenplay by Martin Sherman, the musical has a book and is directed by the multi-award winning Terry Johnson. Lyrics are by the Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe winning Don Black with music by Oscar nominated George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, who both collaborated on the original film. It is choreographed by Andrew Wright, has set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Paul Wills and lighting design by Ben Ormerod. Wig, hair and make-up design is by Richard Mawbey, orchestrations are by »

- Paul Heath

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Suffragette review [Lff 2015]: “Compelling cinema”

7 October 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Suffragette review: Opening this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Suffragette is powerful, riveting and compelling. Suffragette review

Suffragette has the distinct honour of opening the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, and also sets the theme for this year; women, and women in film. This superb drama revolves around the suffrage movement from the early part of the last century, and their constant campaigning for women’s right to vote.

The story begins in 1912, and centers on a small group of women within the movement that was led by Emmeline Pankhurst, here played by Meryl Streep. Leading the cast is Carey Mulligan, who appears as Maud Watts, a married, 24-year-old laundry worker from Bethnal Green in East London, who lives in a low-income home with her husband Sonny (played by Ben Whishaw), and young son. The film follows her story, and her integration into the feminist movement, and her involvement with »

- Paul Heath

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Jane Fonda Makes the Most of Limited Screen Time in ‘Youth’, Hopes to Join Past Supporting Actress Noms with Short Performances

5 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

On Saturday evening in Galeta, Calif., legendary actress Jane Fonda was awarded with the 10th Annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The 77-year-old actress has won two best actress Oscars in her decades-long career, but has not received a nomination in 28 years. This year, however, she has been generating major Oscar buzz for a supporting actress nomination after a short, but very strong, performance in director Paolo Sorrentino‘s Youth, in which she plays an aging movie star.

Fonda’s role in the film is hardly more than a cameo, with her screen time barely exceeding five minutes, and yet that could be enough for her to earn a best supporting actress nomination. Limited screen time does not necessarily bar an actress from the Oscars, and a few performances that are even shorter than Fonda »

- Patrick Shanley

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Iconic '90s Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Now

2 October 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

So you're jonesing for some nostalgia, are you? Look no further than Netflix, because in addition to all its newly available movies, the streaming service has plenty of classics to laugh at and cry at and to generally fill you with fuzzy feelings. There are a ton of comedies from the stars of '90s, plus dramas like Shakespeare in Love. How are you not on Netflix watching these right now? Well, don't go yet - take a look at all your options below first! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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