The 2019 Oscar nominations have been revealed."The Big Short" star Kumail Nanjiani and "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominees for each of the 24 categories on Tuesday morning live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" lead the pack with ten total nominations each, while Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" leads closely behind with eight total nominations.Among the other top-nominated films are "Black Panther," "Green Book" and "BlacKkKlansman."The 91st annual Academy Awards will air live on February 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Check out the full list of nominations below:Best Picture"Black Panther"Directing"BlacKkKlansman" - Spike LeeBest ActressYalitza Aparicio - "Roma"Best ActorChrisian Bale - "Vice"Best Supporting ActressAmy Adams - "Vice"Best Supporting ActorMahershala Ali - "Green Book" 72 PHOTOS Inside the 2018 Oscars See Gallery Inside the 2018 Oscars … [Read more...] about See the full list of nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is calling on the film academy to stop preventing stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars.In an unusually critical statement Monday, SAG said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring actors to appear only at next month's Academy Awards. Several award shows occur before that, including SAG's own Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27.Wow, this ugly awards season just won’t stop: SAG-AFTRA is directly accusing @TheAcademy of “graceless pressure tactics” and “self-serving intimidation” of talent to keep them from presenting/appearing on the SAG Awards if they’re also going to appear on the Oscars. Yikes! pic.twitter.com/X2D8yF6y0l— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) January 14, 2019SAG says that limiting its members from other awards shows "is utterly outrageous and unacceptable." The actors union is asking the academy "to cease this … [Read more...] about SAG just called out the Academy over ‘unacceptable’ behavior ahead of the Ocars
CHRISTOPHER Nolan has already risen to become the sixth-highest grossing director of all time and made a triumphant return to screens last year with war epic Dunkirk. But what are the other films that made him such a global success, and what else do you need to know about him? Who is Christopher Nolan? Born 30 July 1970, Christopher Edward Nolan is a legendary English film director, screenwriter, and producer. Chris' films, which he typically co-writes with his brother Jonathan, mainly explore human morality and often are permeated by non-linear story-telling. He made his directorial debut with the 1998 neo-noir crime thriller Following before he gained mainstream attention for his follow-up feature, Memento which earned an Academy Award nomination. Chris also frequently collaborates with his producer wife Emma Thomas, who he married in 1997, and the pair currently live in Los Angeles with their four children. In December 2018 he was recognised with a CBE by The Queen in her … [Read more...] about What are Christopher Nolan’s biggest films, how old is the Dunkirk director and who is his brother Matthew?
"It’s an overwhelming night," Hugh Jackman said as he collected the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 13th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film — named after the 101-year-old legend of Golden Age Hollywood who has a home in town, and with whom Jackman and his wife had tea earlier in the day — inside a packed Ritz-Carlton Bacara ballroom on Monday evening. Indeed, for the twice Oscar-nominated Australian movie star, it must have felt akin to watching his life flash before his eyes: there were well-produced montages and extended clips of his varied film work, including X-Men, Swordfish, The Fountain, The Prestige, Australia, Les Miserables, Prisoners, Logan and The Greatest Showman; on-stage toasts from colleagues who joined him in making the drive up the coast, including Jason Reitman and J.K. Simmons, the cowriter/director and fellow actor respectively with whom he collaborated on the film for which he is currently generating awards heat, The … [Read more...] about Santa Barbara Film Fest: ‘The Front Runner’ Star Hugh Jackman Feted With Kirk Douglas Award
Exhumed Films – the Philly/NJ celluloid horror screening collective – has been putting on a 24-Hour Horror Thon for twelve years now. Out of those twelve, this writer has attended nine. The realization didn't even dawn on me until one of the group's members, Dan Fraga, began handing out a makeshift paper (which resembled the Philly Inquirer "Weekender" section I grew up reading with an impressive degree of fidelity) that contained not only the clues for the mystery movies playing over the next day, but also a "Neighborhood Guide" theater listing with all the pictures that'd been shown over the event's history. While I didn't complete an official count, the Thon shows an average of thirteen movies per go. Multiplied by eight previous trips, and that's nearly 100 titles taken in at the yearly shindig (give or take a nap). Massive quantity of movies aside, what's possibly more impressive about the EF Thon is the community Fraga, Diabolik DVD honchos Jesse Nelson and … [Read more...] about Twelve Times The Terror: A Report From Exhumed Films’ 12th Annual 24-Hour Horror Thon