8 items from 2016
The 2016 Oscars haven't even happened yet, but based on buzz coming from the Sundance Film Festival, the 2017 Oscars may already have a frontrunner.
"The Birth of a Nation" won big at the annual film festival celebrating independent cinema, claiming both the audience prize and grand jury prize for feature films. The drama tells the true story of Nat Turner, who led a slave revolt in 1831, and was sold for a headline-grabbing sum of $17.5 million to Fox Searchlight, making history as the largest deal in Sundance history.
Sundance has plenty of past success launching Oscar contenders, including recent Best Picture nominees "Brooklyn," "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Winter's Bone," and "Precious." And according to Variety, it will be hard for the Academy to ignore Nate Parker, who wrote, directed, starred in, and produced the acclaimed flick, ensuring that #OscarsSoWhite will be a thing of the past in 2017.
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- Katie Roberts
The sleepy Utah ski resort of Park City explodes into life once again as Hollywood and the world's press bombard its slopes. This is the Sundance Film Festival, which despite its modest indie circuit origins (as the Utah/Us Film Festival in 1978) is now America's foremost film festival, perhaps in industry clout only behind Cannes and Toronto worldwide. Yet its credibility isn't based on big name stars and auteurs, but as the first stop for hot new American filmmaking talent. It's not just the legendary debuts made by Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh that maintain its star ranking for any Hollywood producer - more recent breakthrough films from Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) and Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) show momentum remains in the snow-tipped peaks of Utah.
- CineVue UK
We're just one day away from the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards and we can't wait to see Jennifer Lawrence slay the red carpet. The actress has definitely come into her own over the years and she's really been dominating the fashion game recently. In celebration of this weekend's awards show, we wanted to look back at some of Jennifer's most memorable red carpet moments from over the years, starting with her first red carpet season in 2011 when she was nominated for her performance in Winter's Bone. So let's turn back the clock and see Jennifer at some of her most amazing red carpet moments, like when she photobomed Taylor Swift at the 2014 Golden Globes! Check out the »
Yesterday morning, filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, actor John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday, February 28. An Oscar nomination can be a career-changing moment for any actor, filmmaker or crew member, and whether it's your first nomination (Brie Larson) or your 50th (John Williams... seriously, he has 50 Oscar nominations), it's always a special moment. Entertainment Weekly caught up with several of this year's nominees to get their reactions to the big news.
The Revenant led all movies with 12 nominations, including one for Leonardo DiCaprio as Best Actor. This is his fifth acting nomination, but he has never taken home an Oscar in his storied career. Some think this year might be his best chance to take home that little gold man, but we'll have to wait until February 28 to find out. »
Meryl Streep is the reigning queen of the Oscars, with a record 19 nominations under her esteemed belt. But another actress is on a hot streak that may soon threaten the thespian: Jennifer Lawrence just landed her fourth Academy Award nomination, for "Joy," and with it, the distinction of being the youngest person ever to nab that many Oscar nods.
Lawrence, 25, had previously set a record with her nomination for "American Hustle" two years ago, in which she became the youngest person (at 23) to earn three nominations from the Academy. (Her first two came for 2010's "Winter's Bone" and 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook"; she took home the latter Best Actress trophy.) But the actress keeps besting herself, and at the rate she's going -- four nominations in six years -- it seems plausible that she could surpass Streep's hallowed tally.
For one thing, Lawrence got an earlier start than Streep in »
- Katie Roberts
We've already made our Predictions For The 2016 Oscar Nominations as we await their arrival on Thursday. And after that, it will be just over a month until the 88th Academy Awards. That's over eight decades of cinematic history, and there's no doubt there's some movies that have earned Oscar recognition over the years that you simply missed out on. But we're here to help. Read More: The 30 Most Anticipated Films From 2016 We've Already Seen Today, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we're giving away a digital bundle featuring thirteen Oscar contenders from filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle, and many more. So what will you get? Here's the full rundown: Best Picture: Winter's Bone Best Director: Gangs Of New York Best Original Screenplay: Monster's Ball Best Adapted Screenplay: Trainspotting Best Actress: Bridget Jones's Diary Best Supporting Actress: Chocolat Best Supporting Actor: In The Bedroom Best Film »
- Edward Davis
Affonso Gonçalves with this Ace win for editing True Detective (2014)Affonso Gonçalves is a man that every actress lover ought to both thank and envy. Over the course of his career in TV and film he has been privvy to a consisently vivid series of strong and sometimes downright iconic performances by several of our greatest actress. He's helped shape the way we see them, too.
His career began in earnest with as an assisant editor on Todd Solondz's cult hit about a nerdy teenager Dawn Weiner in Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and soon thereafter he was editing multiple films for Ira Sachs and other independent minded directors. In the 20 years since his debut he's edited performances by Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive), Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce), Kerry Washington (Night Catches Us), Michelle Williams (The Hawk is Dying), Kim Basinger (The Door in the Floor), and Patricia Clarkson »
- NATHANIEL R
It's very sweet that Joy director David O. Russell would be the first person Jennifer Lawrence would trust if she ever had a dead person on her hands, as she explains in a new interview with Glamour. But can you imagine hiding a body with David O. Russell? You just know he's yelling at you the whole time, telling you to lift with your knees, pointing out when you've got a bad grip on the corpse. Constantly fussing with your wig or making you put on different wigs entirely. Bradley Cooper's there. It's a whole thing. Winter's Bone director Debra Granik, on the other hand — now that's a director who can help you hide a body. The solution is always put it in a lake. »
- Halle Kiefer
8 items from 2016
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