War for the Planet of the Apes may not have been the massive smash at the box office that Fox was hoping for, but that doesn't take anything away from the fact that they have an excellent movie on their hands. And they definitely know that to be the case. As such, they are planning a massive awards season campaign for War for the Planet of the Apes, with their sights set on a Best Picture nomination and some love for Andy Serkis' performance as Caesar. Deadline reports that Fox is launching a major effort to get War for the Planet of the Apes recognized during this awards season with the ultimate hope of earning the movie Oscar gold. To date, the only Academy Award the Planet of the Apes series has earned was a makeup award for the original in 1968. Here's what former head of Fox and producer on the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy Peter Chernin had to say about it. "I'm incredibly proud of this movie, and I do believe that on almost any level of storytelling, character development, … [Read more...] about War for the Planet of the Apes Is Aggressively Gunning for Oscar
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Hear the name 'Ayushmann Khurrana' and you are already prepared to watch something novel and exciting on the big screen. From playing a sperm-donor, a man suffering from erectile dysfunction to a cop, his filmography might be an object of envy for many of his contemporaries. The recent National Award win further cemented his position as one of the most versatile actors from the current lot. Recently in an interview with Filmibeat, the 'Dream Girl' actor opened up about the three ingredients of his success, how he was once called a 'flop' actor and much more. Excerpts from the conversation. 'National Award Is A Perfect Validation Of The Fact That My Choices Have Been Right' Q. Firstly congratulations Ayushmann for your National Award win. It's a huge achievement for you. So now from here, how to you plan to take your career ahead? Do you feel any pressure? A. It's a very happy pressure and responsibility that I have right now. National Award is a perfect validation of the fact that … [Read more...] about Ayushmann Khurrana Was Once Called A ‘Flop’ Actor; This Is How He Changed The Game!
Akshay Kumar is an actor who is always showered with praises as to how wonderful a co-star he is. Kriti Sanon, who has worked with Akshay in Housefull 4, thinks highly of the Khiladi, and says that her sister Nupur Sanon could not have had a better co-star to start her career with. Nupur made her screen debut with the music video, 'Filhall', starring opposite Akshay. Kriti opened up about her rapport with Akshay Kumar in a chat with Hindustan Times. " I had a great time working with him on Housefull 4 and plus, he is a very chilled out, down-to-earth Dilli-waala, and a very nice human being, who is still very hungry to perform. I had a blast shooting with him and I am glad that Sajid sir and Farhad felt that our chemistry is something that they want to explore separately in Bachchan Pandey," she said. Housefull 4, a comedy directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, was a huge hit. Kriti and Akshay will be sharing screen space once again, in Bachchan Pandey, which is … [Read more...] about Kriti Sanon Says Akshay Kumar Is The Best Co-Star For Her Sister Nupur Sanon To Have Debuted With
This is Ali’s first Oscar win and first nomination. Mahershala Ali has won best supporting actor at the Oscars for his role in Moonlight. He was nominated alongside Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). This is Ali’s first Oscar win and first nomination. He also won this year’s SAG Award and Critics’ Choice Award. Alicia Vikander, the winner of the best supporting actress Oscar last year for her role in The Danish Girl, presented him with the award. "I want to thank my teachers, my professors," Ali said in accepting the award, adding that they always taught him that "it's not about you, it's about these characters. You're in service to these stories and these characters. I'm so blessed to have had this opportunity." He also thanked his wife, who joined him this awards season through her pregnancy. Backstage, Ali said that it was … [Read more...] about Oscars: Mahershala Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor for ‘Moonlight’
A tighter awards window, lavish FYC campaigns and the return of A-listers en masse has limited the opportunities for indie breakouts and newcomers to reach Academy voters. In the summer of 2013, word began to spread about a new film soon to unspool at the Telluride Film Festival and an extraordinary young actress making her debut in a major role. She was newly out of Yale drama school, was appearing in a lowish-budget period piece directed by a filmmaker on the rise, and the odds against her getting any recognition were immense — and yet six months later, she won an Academy Award. Lupita Nyong'o's journey to the Oscars was fueled not only by her talent but by an awards environment notably more hospitable to newcomers than it is today. In the half-decade since her victory for 12 Years a Slave, you can count on the fingers of one hand the outsiders who've become serious contenders in the acting and directing categories. True, writer-director Barry Jenkins won for 2016's Moonlight, … [Read more...] about Why the Oscars Rarely Go for Underdogs Anymore