The Race
Jean Doumanian Replaced Lorne, Discovered Eddie and Saved Woody, So Why Don't You Know Her Name?
Jean Doumanian Replaced Lorne, Discovered Eddie and Saved Woody, So Why Don't You Know Her Name?
The New York-based producer reflects on her escape from housewife boredom and the highs (choosing between running 'SNL' or Paramount's East Coast operations) and lows (being fired from 'SNL' after just 10 months at the top) of a half-century in showbiz (and counting).
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Sting ('Jim: The James Foley Story')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Sting ('Jim: The James Foley Story')
The 65-year-old rock star reflects on how he got his nickname ("It was derisory"), why he disbanded The Police ("My intuition was telling me that that was the thing to do") and how, over Thanksgiving dinner, he came up with the song that could bring him his fourth Oscar nom.
Oscars: What the Doc Shortlist Got Right and Wrong, and Which of the 15 Will Make the Final 5
Oscars: What the Doc Shortlist Got Right and Wrong, and Which of the 15 Will Make the Final 5
THR's awards analyst dissects the 15 selections, points out noteworthy inclusions (no fewer than three docs about race in America) and omissions (not a single doc from HBO) and offers his initial projections for the next round.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam Driver ('Paterson' and 'Silence')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam Driver ('Paterson' and 'Silence')
The 33-year-old discusses why he joined the Marines after 9/11, how he wound up at Juilliard, why he almost passed on 'Girls' and 'Star Wars,' and what drew him to the indie 'Paterson,' for which he has been voted best actor of 2016 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
In 2013 Interview, Bernardo Bertolucci Denies Forced Sex Took Place In 'Last Tango' Rape Scene
In 2013 Interview, Bernardo Bertolucci Denies Forced Sex Took Place In 'Last Tango' Rape Scene
The two-time Oscar winner addressed reports about the 1972 film's most controversial scene in a 2013 interview with THR: "Was she sodomized? It's ridiculous. It's like thinking that in an action movie somebody that's shot dies for real."
Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Pick a Sign of ABC Flexing Its Muscles in Wake of New Academy Deal
Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Pick a Sign of ABC Flexing Its Muscles in Wake of New Academy Deal
THR's awards analyst says the extension to ABC's TV rights deal with the Academy, reached back in August, may have come with an implicit understanding that the network's late-night star finally would get his shot.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Natalie Portman ('Jackie')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Natalie Portman ('Jackie')
One of the finest actresses of her generation looks back on child stardom, her decision to attend college (and refusal to attend graduate school) and the two films she's made with Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan' ("It was very lucky it happened exactly when it happened") and 'Jackie' ("one of the most incredible creative experiences — if not the most incredible creative experience — of my life").
Which Critics' Choice Noms and Snubs Could Actually Change the Fortunes of Oscar Hopefuls?
Which Critics' Choice Noms and Snubs Could Actually Change the Fortunes of Oscar Hopefuls?
THR's awards analyst suggests the announcement may mark the beginning of the end of Mel Gibson's time in Oscar jail — and of several Oscar hopefuls whose base is comprised of critics, but who nevertheless failed to register with them.
NBR Picks Keep Focus on Indie Standouts 'Manchester' and 'Moonlight'
NBR Picks Keep Focus on Indie Standouts 'Manchester' and 'Moonlight'
THR's awards analyst also weighs in on the almost total absence of 'La La Land' and the significance of the one prize given to 'Silence.'
Santa Barbara Film Fest: Denzel Washington to Receive Modern Master Award
Santa Barbara Film Fest: Denzel Washington to Receive Modern Master Award
The two-time Oscar winner is in the running again this year for 'Fences,' an adaptation of the late August Wilson's acclaimed play that Washington directed and stars in.
Gotham Awards: 'Moonlight' Gets a Shot of Momentum — or Does It? (Analysis)
Gotham Awards: 'Moonlight' Gets a Shot of Momentum — or Does It? (Analysis)
THR's awards analyst notes that the last two best feature winners, 'Birdman' and 'Spotlight,' went on to win the best picture Oscar, but that there are reasons to believe these are not examples of cause and effect.
Feinberg Forecast: The State of the Oscar Race As the Indie Community Weighs In
Feinberg Forecast: The State of the Oscar Race As the Indie Community Weighs In
THR awards analyst offers his latest assessment in the wake of Spirit Award noms, just ahead of the Gotham Awards and a slew of other announcements.