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Oscars: How Often Do Non-English Films Like ‘A Man Called Ove’ Win For Best Makeup and Hairstyling?

31 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

‘A Man Called Ove’ (Courtesy: Anders Nicander)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The Oscar race in the best makeup and hairstyling category is heating up — and there’s one potential nominee that deserves a little more attention than the others: A Man Called Ove, the Swedish submission for best foreign language film. This work has some major competition, for sure, but is poised to make history as its quite rare for non-English films to receive this honor.

A Man Called Ove — a film based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book of the same name that was written and directed by Hannes Holm — is a surprising contender up against superhero and sci-fi films like Deadpool, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad as well as your typical comedy-dramas such as The Dressmaker, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Hail, Caesar! now that the Academy has announced their shortlist for the category. That being said, A »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Blu-ray Review: A Man Called Ove, A Grumpy Old Man Who's More Than That

27 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

I laughed, I cried, I cheered. Granted, I'm just an old sap, and Hannes Holmes' big- screen adaptation of Fredrik Backman's popular novel En man som heter Ove -- out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films -- is shamelessly sentimental, especially if you have grumpy old men in your life. (Or recognize those qualities in your own personality, no matter your age.) Yet beneath the comic bluffing, authentic personalities seep through. Now 59 years of age, Ove (Rolf Lassgard) has no reason to live. His beloved wife Sonja has passed away and he is determined to join her by killing himself. When he is informed that he will be relieved of his duties as a safety inspector at the factory where he...

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How ‘A Man Called Ove’ Became a Sleeper For the Best Foreign Film Oscar

22 December 2016 1:59 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Edward Arentz is in a good mood. Earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, the Music Box Films managing director picked up a little Swedish comedy, “A Man Called Ove.” (That’s “oo-veh.”) No one else was much interested in the grumpy-old-man movie starring the original Wallander, Rolf Lassgård, which falls in the mold of Jack Nicholson’s “About Schmidt” or Clint Eastwood’s “Grand Torino” (without the guns).

 

 

But Arentz found himself crying, laughing, and deeply moved. And over the years he has learned to trust his gut. After all, he picked up U.S. rights to three other little Swedish films that became a worldwide phenomenon, “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” series ($22 million U.S. total). That experience paved the way for “A Man Called Ove.” At $3.3 million, it’s the highest-grossing foreign-language film of 2016, has landed on the foreign-language Oscar shortlist, and has a strong shot at a nomination. »

- Anne Thompson

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How ‘A Man Called Ove’ Became a Sleeper For the Best Foreign Film Oscar

22 December 2016 1:59 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Edward Arentz is in a good mood. Earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, the Music Box Films managing director picked up a little Swedish comedy, “A Man Called Ove.” (That’s “oo-veh.”) No one else was much interested in the grumpy-old-man movie starring the original Wallander, Rolf Lassgård, which falls in the mold of Jack Nicholson’s “About Schmidt” or Clint Eastwood’s “Grand Torino” (without the guns).

 

 

But Arentz found himself crying, laughing, and deeply moved. And over the years he has learned to trust his gut. After all, he picked up U.S. rights to three other little Swedish films that became a worldwide phenomenon, “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” series ($22 million U.S. total). That experience paved the way for “A Man Called Ove.” At $3.3 million, it’s the highest-grossing foreign-language film of 2016, has landed on the foreign-language Oscar shortlist, and has a strong shot at a nomination. »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: Academy Announces 7 Makeup and Hairstyling Finalists

21 December 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven finalists for this year’s makeup and hairstyling Oscar.

The seven films are:

Deadpool

The Dressmaker

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hail, Caesar!

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

On Jan. 7, all members of the Academy’s makeup artists and hairstylists branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

Related stories'Hacksaw Ridge,' 'Star Trek,' 'Deadpool' Lead Makeup Oscar ContendersOscars: 10 Films Advance in Visual Effects RaceOscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscars 2017: Breaking Down the Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist

21 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

My Life as a Zucchini’ (Courtesy: Rita/Blue Spirit/Gebeka/Knm)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

With a shortlist announced, the best foreign language film category is quickly whittling down and gearing up for the 2017 Oscars. A grand total of 85 movies were accepted from the record 89 submissions, but now the Academy is only eyeing nine of them to eventually nominate five from. Let’s take a closer look the lucky ones to make the shortlist — as controversial as they are — and get to know them better and see if history can provide context for what makes them so special.

Tanna (Australia)

Tanna, Australia’s submission, is set on the titular island that is a part of Vanuatu in the South Pacific and focuses on the Romeo and Juliet-esque romance between a couple who decide to marry for love instead of obeying their parents’ wishes. The film — co-directed by Martin Butler »

- Carson Blackwelder

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‘Toni Erdmann,’ ‘The Salesman,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Advance in Oscars Foreign Language Race

15 December 2016 4:57 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Germany’s “Toni Erdmann,” Iran’s “The Salesman,” Canada’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” Switzerland’s “My Life as a Zucchini” and Denmark’s “Land of Mine” are among the nine films that have advanced to the shortlist in the Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film race. A record 85 films had qualified for the award. Three of the most high-profile films in the Oscars competition — Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” and Pablo Larrain’s “Neruda” — did not make the cut. The shortlist is heavy on European films, including three from Scandinavia. Sweden is »

- Steve Pond

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Top 15 Contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

13 December 2016 11:29 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

“From Afar”

On Monday, December 12th, the last two films from the 85 qualified submissions in the Best Foreign Language Film race were screen for voters, which means the 9-film shortlist, comprised of six popular choices and three executive votes, will soon be announced. Unlike previous years in which a clear frontrunner had been established early on in the season, this year the competition feels wide open even if there are so unquestionable favorites.

Europe’s dominance continues with films such as the acclaimed “Toni Erdmann,” which is the closest to a frontrunner there is, Almodovar’s “Julieta,” France’s “Elle,” and Denmark’s “Land of Mine.” Latin America put forward a weaker pack of films than in year’s prior while still having a couple marvels in competition. Asia, including the Middle East, and Africa, each have a handful of films that could surprise and shake the Eurocentric category for a change. »

- Carlos Aguilar

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European Film Awards Led by ‘Toni Erdmann’

10 December 2016 5:53 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The European Film Academy — more than 3,000 filmmakers across Europe – voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the 29th EFAs ceremony on Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland, in a major rebuke to the Cannes competition jury that snubbed German director Maren Ade’s three-hour father-daughter comedy “Toni Erdmann,” her country’s foreign Oscar selection took home five top awards: Best European Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress. The awards ceremony is hosted by different countries each year.

Three Scandinavian Oscar entries: “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden), “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” (Finland), and “Land of Mine” (Denmark) won awards, along with Oscar submissions from Italy (documentary “Fire at Sea”) and Switzerland (animated film “My Life as a Zucchini”). Andrzej Wajda, whose film “Afterimage” is Poland’s official Oscar entry, won an honorary award.

The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences members participating in the »

- Anne Thompson

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European Film Awards Led by ‘Toni Erdmann’

10 December 2016 5:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The European Film Academy — more than 3,000 filmmakers across Europe – voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the 29th EFAs ceremony on Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland, in a major rebuke to the Cannes competition jury that snubbed German director Maren Ade’s three-hour father-daughter comedy “Toni Erdmann,” her country’s foreign Oscar selection took home five top awards: Best European Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Actress. The awards ceremony is hosted by different countries each year.

Three Scandinavian Oscar entries: “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden), “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” (Finland), and “Land of Mine” (Denmark) won awards, along with Oscar submissions from Italy (documentary “Fire at Sea”) and Switzerland (animated film “My Life as a Zucchini”). Andrzej Wajda, whose film “Afterimage” is Poland’s official Oscar entry, won an honorary award.

The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences members participating in the »

- Anne Thompson

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'Toni Erdmann' takes top prizes at the European Film Awards

10 December 2016 3:08 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Germany’s Oscar hopeful wins five major awards in Wroclaw at politically charged ceremony.

Toni Erdmann has been voted the best European film of 2016 at the European Film Awards in Wroclaw.

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - voted at this year’s awards ceremony.

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The comedy also picked up awards for best European Director (Maren Ade), European Actress (Sandra Hüller), European Actor (Peter Simonischek) and European Screenwriter (Maren Ade).

The top prize for Toni Erdmann marked the first time in the EFAs’ 29-year history that the Best European Film award went to a female director as Maren Ade pointed out on accaccepting the evening’s final statuette with her partners Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski of their production company Komplizen Film.

Swedish comedy drama A Man Called Ove was voted best European comedy, while there were also wins for Fire At Sea »

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'Toni Erdmann' takes top prize at the European Film Awards

10 December 2016 3:08 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Germany’s Oscar contender wins five major awards in Wroclaw

Toni Erdmann has been voted the best European film of 2016 at the European Film Awards in Wroclaw. More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - voted at this year’s awards ceremony.

The comedy also picked up awards for best European Director (Maren Ade), European Actress (Sandra Hüller), European Actor (Peter Simonischek) and European Screenwriter (Maren Ade).

Swedish comedy drama, A Man Called Ove, was voted best European comedy.

Scroll down for full list of winners

Meanwhile, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake won the first European University Film Award (Eufa), a collaboration between the Efa and Filmfest Hamburg. Students from 13 European countries came together in Hamburg this week and selected Loach’s film from five nominated titles.

On announcing the winner in Wroclaw, Filmfest director Albert Wiederspiel revealed that the initiative had been so popular that it was likely that universities »

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'Toni Erdmann' takes top prize at the European Film Awards

10 December 2016 3:08 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Germany’s Oscar contender wins five major awards in Wroclaw

Toni Erdmann has been voted the best European film of 2016 at the European Film Awards in Wroclaw. More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - voted at this year’s awards ceremony.

The comedy also picked up awards for best European Director (Maren Ade), European Actress (Sandra Hüller), European Actor (Peter Simonischek) and European Screenwriter (Maren Ade).

Swedish comedy drama, A Man Called Ove, was voted best European comedy.

Scroll down for full list of winners

Meanwhile, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake won the first European University Film Award (Eufa), a collaboration between the Efa and Filmfest Hamburg. Students from 13 European countries came together in Hamburg this week and selected Loach’s film from five nominated titles.

On announcing the winner in Wroclaw, Filmfest director Albert Wiederspiel revealed that the initiative had been so popular that it was likely that universities »

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'Miss Peregrine' and 'Deepwater Horizon' Top Weekend Box Office

2 October 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

This weekend ultimately turned out very much as expected with Fox's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon debuting in the #1 and #2 spots respectively. Fellow new opener, Relativity's Masterminds, was unable to score in the double-digit millions in its debut and Disney's Queen of Katwe fell short in its expansion. Overall the weekend saw an uptick from last weekend, but was still down compared to last year with the top twelve generating an estimated $106.4 million compared to last year's $142.7 million, which was led by The Martian's $54.3 million debut. Finishing #1, Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children delivered an estimated $28.5 million in its opening weekend from 3,522 theaters. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore and currently holds a so-so 64% on RottenTomatoes, both of which may have contributed to the film being unable to quite reach $30 million for its opening weekend. Looking ahead, audiences under the age of »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Interview: Director Hannes Holm Meets ‘A Man Called Ove’

28 September 2016 8:23 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In 2012, Fredrik Backman released his Swedish novel called “En man som heter Ove.” It was published in English in 2013, and became a best seller. The book that delved into the life of a cranky old man is now a major Swedish movie, distributed in the U.S. by Chicago’s Music Box Films, and directed by Hannes Holm.

Holms is a veteran film director from Sweden, who started out as a comic actor on Swedish television. His third film, “Adam & Eva,” broke into European markets, but “A Man Called Ove” is his first worldwide release. The film is also Sweden’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the upcoming Oscars – which Holms calls “a lottery.” He spoke to HollywoodChicago.com last weekend, in anticipation of the U.S. release of the film on September 30th, 2016.

Bahar Pars and Rolf Lassgard in ‘A Man Called Ove »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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A Man Called Ove Movie Review

24 September 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) Music Box Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Hannes Holm Written by: Hannes Holm based on Fredrik Backman’s novel Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergard Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 9/15/16 Opens: September 30, 2016 In Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge changes from one of the world’s most famous curmudgeons (“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart”) to a regular human  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Sweden Picks ‘A Man Called Ove’ For Oscar Foreign Language Race

1 September 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Swedish Film Institute has nominated Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) to represent Sweden in this year’s Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The movie based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel became the third-highest-grossing domestic film in Swedish history after its December 2015 premiere, and Music Box Films is releasing it the U.S. on September 30. The pic centers on Ove, a grumpy yet loveable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head… »

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Music Box Acquires North American Rights to ‘A Man Called Ove’

1 March 2016 7:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Music Box Films has snatched up North American rights to Hannes Holm’s Swedish B.O. hit “A Man Called Ove.”

Based on Fredrik Backman’s bestseller, which has been published in more than 30 countries, “A Man Called Ove” is a dramedy centering on a grumpy old man who has given up on everyone including himself. His life get turned upside down when a new family moves in next door.

Pic had a record-breaking opening in Sweden in December and has so far sold over 1.6 million admissions. It currently ranks as the fifth biggest Swedish film of all time. It’s also earned three Gulbagge awards, including a best actor nod for Rolf Lassgård.

“Following our success with previous Swedish box office hits ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ — both also adaptations of internationally best-selling novels — we »

- Elsa Keslassy

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