Wonder Woman was completely shut out by the Academy, even in the technical categories, despite being one of the highest-grossing films of the year and receiving acclaim from a number of critics groups and awards organizations. Also shut out despite receiving early-season awards attention and Golden Globe, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice nominations was Battle of the Sexes, about the historic tennis match between Billie Jean King and...
The Lady Bird helmer was the only woman nominated in the otherwise all-male field made up of Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) and Jordan Peele (Get Out).
Gerwig's nomination comes after she landed a Directors Guild nomination and a best director nomination from the Critics' Choice Awards for her feature directorial debut. The National Board of Review and National Society of Film Critics also named her best director for her work on the film.
Among Sawyer’s many roles are as James Franco’s godmother in “Pineapple Express” and as a member of one of the couples interviewed in the documentary portion of “When Harry Met Sally…”
She died peacefully in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House, a community for retired entertainers. A representative for Sawyer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The project is set up at Paramount-based Platinum Dunes, which is operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. No director or writer is attached yet.
Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991 eponymous video game, developed by Apogee Software, as a muscular cigar-chomping man who always wears Ray-Bans and sports a flat-top haircut as he fights aliens to save planet Earth by using enormous physical strength and his expertise in firearms. He’s appeared in 19 video games as the title character, most recently in “Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour.”
Platinum Dunes franchises include “The Purge,” “Ouija,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” It’s a producer on John Krasinski’s horror movie “A Quiet Place,” opening April 6.
Cena made his name as a WWE star before starting another career as a movie actor more than
The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.
As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and The Punisher actor Daniel Webber are in negotiations to star as guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil.
If the deals go through, the actors will join Douglas Booth, who is on board as Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who is due to play drummer Tommy Lee, in the movie that is based on the bestselling...
Disney started the week by sharing a cast list that includes a few more names, as well as character details for previously announced stars.
Among the newcomers is Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker. He's a government leader who helps the Parr family keep their superhero identities secret as head of the Super Relocation Program. Unfortunately for the superteam, the family is left to their own devices when the division is closed.
Meanwhile, Sophia Bush will play Voyd, a young Elastigirl fan who aspires to be a superhero and has...
“Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination. The recognition comes on the heels of a similar milestone with the American Society of Cinematographers, which nominated Morrison’s “Mudbound” work earlier this month.
“I’m glad that people are recognizing the craft of it and not making decisions based on tokenism; Rachel’s work is on the screen,” “Mudbound” director Dee Rees said on a recent episode of Variety‘s “Playback” podcast. “Go to Sandi Sissel, go to Ellen Kuras, go to Rachel Morrison — women have been making interesting images for a long time.”
Morrison won the New York Film Critics Circle’s cinematography prize in December. She was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award along with recognition from the Chicago and North Carolina film critics organizations.
“Mudbound” was also
Bell Media’s The Movie Network Encore is to be rebranded next year, likely with Starz in the moniker although Bell Media did not get specific. The channel will also be made available as a standalone app for streaming.
As part of the deal, Starz parent Lionsgate has also set a theatrical pay TV output deal with Bell Media covering future releases. Lionsgate’s existing movie output pact in Canada is with Entertainment One.
“We’re delighted to bring Starz to Canada as part of our international channel rollout,” said Starz president-ceo Chris Albrecht. “Bell Media is one of North America’s elite content companies, and they bring great brand recognition, a massive consumer base, and unparalleled distribution skills to our alliance. This agreement creates the perfect foundation for the growth
Despite his youth, 22-year-old Chalamet seemed like a strong Best Actor contender earlier this season when “Call Me by Your Name” was surging as a Best Picture hopeful. But that film started under-performing in the nominations at various events like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTAs. It ended up with a respectable four Oscar nominations,
Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
As already outlined, “The Shape of Water” is the clear best picture frontrunner at the moment with 13 nominations signaling support throughout the branches. But contenders like “Get Out” and “Lady Bird” could pick up steam on the preferential ballot, which aims at establishing a consensus; they are two of the most popular films of the year.
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
The Directors Guild of America will firm this up on Feb. 3, but at the moment, it looks like clear sailing for Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice winner del Toro. But
Universal’s low-cost horror-comedy received nominations for best picture for producers Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Peele; best actor for Daniel Kaluuya; and best director and original screenplay for Peele.
“Get Out,” in which Kaluuya’s black photographer character reluctantly agrees to meet the family of his white girlfriend, was a box office sensation with $254 million in worldwide grosses. It also earned the praise of critics, with a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Of the nine films nominated for best picture, “Get Out” had by far the earliest release date of Feb. 24 — underlining its status as a movie that’s thoroughly penetrated the culture.
It’s the first feature directing gig for Peele, who made the movie for $4.5 million. With the nods on Tuesday morning,
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), best supporting actress and best original song...
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