The Race
'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.
Feinberg Forecast: The Dust Settles After a Jam-Packed First Week of December
Feinberg Forecast: The Dust Settles After a Jam-Packed First Week of December
THR's awards analyst sorts through the debris in the wake of several big announcements (Critics' Choice noms, National Board of Review winners, critics groups' picks from both coasts) and the first screenings of 'Silence.'
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.
From 'O.J.' to 'Weiner': Directors of 10 of 2016's Top Documentaries Tell All
From 'O.J.' to 'Weiner': Directors of 10 of 2016's Top Documentaries Tell All
The helmers of 'The First Monday in May,' 'Gleason,' 'The Ivory Game,' 'Life, Animated,' 'Miss Sharon Jones,' 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,' 'Off the Rails' and 'Tower' also spoke with THR at the Savannah Film Festival.
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.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Robert De Niro ('The Comedian')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Robert De Niro ('The Comedian')
The legend discusses his greatest roles, how he's different than he was when he broke through ("I don't feel that I need to put that much time and effort in"), Marty and Leo ("I'd love for the three of us to do something"), directing again ("It's a real uphill battle") and Trump ("I feel like I did after 9/11").