This very unusual eight-month movie-awards season is winding down as BAFTA and DGA virtual ceremonies take place this weekend and Oscar final voting is set to begin Thursday. What better time for Deadline’s first-ever Contenders Film : The Nominees to take place? The final countdown starts here beginning at 10 a.m. PT with a total of 18 films from 11 studios featuring 45 nominated filmmakers and stars, all giving us the lowdown on the movies that are bringing them all to the end of a long journey that culminates on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, April 25 (the latest date ever for an Academy Award show). To watch the livestream of today’s event, click here . In January, over the course of two weekends, we presented separate Contenders Film events for Documentary , International and then a big two-day look at all the movie hopefuls in this pandemic-affected year. Now, for the first time, we are adding a new event focusing on the motion picture nominees. … [Read more...] about Deadline’s Contenders Film: The Nominees Kicks Off Today; 18 Films, 11 Studios, 45 Filmmakers And Stars
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On Saturday, Bill Hader appeared virtually at the USC Comedy Festival , to accept the 2021 Oakie Masters of Comedy Award. Named after Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie, the award recognized the actor and comedian for his exceptional achievements in film and television comedy. “The coolest thing about this award is, when I first came [to L.A.], my friend and I would drive to the USC campus, just to look at it. Like, ‘This is where it all went down,'” Hader said. “We were just massive film nerds, and it was kind of the mecca, so this means a lot to me.” Prior to accepting the award, Hader appeared for an in-depth conversation with Wayne Federman, the comedian, actor, writer and producer, who also serves as an adjunct professor at USC. Related Story On My Screen: 'Palm Springs' Andy Samberg On His TV & Film Favorites, His Secret Love Of Kidz Bop & How He Tortured Bill Hader At one point, he was asked about the potential for more seasons of Documentary … [Read more...] about Bill Hader Talks ‘SNL’ Anxiety, Tonal Challenges With ‘Barry’ & More Seasons Of ‘Documentary Now!’ – USC Comedy Festival
The red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards has been rolled out and stars have started gracing it. From Anna Kendrick to Oscar nominee, Patricia Arquette , we have seen the stars gather together for the biggest awards night of the year. We also saw Fifty Shades of Grey actress, Dakota Johnson grace the red carpet in a smoking red hot look. She stepped out for the big night with mother, Melanine Griffith. Leaving their honeymoon phase, newly wed couple and expecting parents, Benedict and Sophie stepped out at Oscars 2015 red carpet. Benedict has been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy awards this year. Best actress nominee, Julianne Moore who has been ruling this award season for her performance in Still Alice looked gorgeous in a strapless glittering white gown. Last year Oscar winners who are presenters this year like Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o have also arrived. Check out celebrities grace the Oscar 2015 red carpet. Adam Levine … [Read more...] about Oscars 2015 Red Carpet: Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston & More…
Popular string theorist Michio Kaku doesn't think that reaching out to aliens is a wise idea. Kaku is actually warning his colleagues by telling them it's a "terrible idea" to try and make contact with extraterrestrials at this point in time. Over the past few years, the topics of aliens and UFOs have been discussed by leading scientists and government agencies from all over the world. The United States is currently declassifying their intel about UFOs, providing evidence that there are things out there that still cannot be explained. In a new interview, Michio Kaku took some time to promote his latest book, The God Equation. He was also asked about aliens. "Soon we'll have the Webb telescope up in orbit and we'll have thousands of planets to look at," notes Kaku before stating, "and that's why I think the chances are quite high that we may make contact with an alien civilization." Humans have questioned the existence of aliens for years, and it appears that the answer is just … [Read more...] about Expert Issues UFO Warning: Aliens May Be Friendly, But Don’t Gamble on It
As both DC and Marvel move towards exploring the idea of a cinematic multiverse, it has been confirmed in a recent report that director Matt Reeves' The Batman will be set in DCEU's Earth-2. An alternate Earth that will be familiar to comic book fans, this puts Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight in a completely separate universe to the likes of Ben Affleck's (something which had already been assumed) enabling The Batman to craft its own world away from the idea of a shared universe. Of course, The Batman could potentially one day crossover with the likes of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League much like in the pages of DC comics. RELATED: The Batman That Could Have Been: How the Snyder Cut Sets Up Ben Affleck's Canceled Batflick This same report also claims that, while The Batman will stand alone in Earth-2, DC is planning for its upcoming movies and shows to share the same universe. The news that The Batman is being set on Earth-2 away … [Read more...] about The Batman Takes Place on Earth-2, Will J.J. Abrams’ Superman Join Him?