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Hilton Dresden

Associate Awards Editor

Hilton Dresden is an Associate Awards Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where they primarily cover Oscars and Emmys special issues. Before joining THR, Dresden worked as an Associate Editor at Out Magazine, and their words have been featured in Paper, InStyle, and more. They also write the Substack newsletter Babbling On. Dresden graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing.

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Baz Luhrmann on Austin Butler’s Elvis Voice and Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’

Elvis exceeded many pundits’ expectations when it racked up eight 2023 Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including for best picture, best actor, production and costume design, makeup and hairstyling, cinematography, sound and editing. That’s largely thanks to the film’s director and mastermind, Baz Luhrmann, and his longtime creative partner: his wife, triple-nominated production and costume designer […]

Michelle Yeoh on Historic Oscar Nom: “This Is Beyond Just Me”

With her lead actress 2023 Oscar nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Michelle Yeoh made history as the first self-identified Asian actress ever nominated in the category, and, further, is one of four Asian actors recognized this year (her co-stars Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan are also nominated, as is Hong Chau for […]

Andrea Riseborough’s Last-Minute and Star-Studded Oscars Campaign Pays Off With Surprise Best Actress Nom

In a year crowded with best actress contenders, it pays to have famous friends in your court. Andrea Riseborough has secured a surprise leading actress nomination for To Leslie, Michael Morris’ small indie drama about a Texas woman trying to get her life back on track after years of battling addiction, ahead of the 95th […]

‘Top Gun’ and ‘Avatar’ Sequels Could Make History at 2023 Oscars

Oscar nominations morning has seen not one but two sequels nominated for best picture in a single year. Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water are in contention for the top prize, while other follow-up contenders like Glass Onion and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were shut out, though they received support in other […]

Sanaa Lathan on Whether She’ll Return for ‘Succession’ Season 4

Actress Sanaa Lathan sat down in The Hollywood Reporter’s Studio at Sundance to promote her new feature Young. Wild. Free., alongside director Thembi Banks and co-stars Algee Smith and Sierra Capri. Lathan, most recently known for her Emmy-nominated guest starring role on season 3 of HBO’s Succession, also reflected on the upcoming season of the […]

Willie Nelson Is “Very Open to a Biopic,” Documentary Directors Say

Sitting down in The Hollywood Reporter’s Studio at Sundance to promote their new documentary series Willie Nelson and Family, about the life of the legendary musician, filmmakers Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman opened up about the prospect of a narrative feature in the future. “I never imagined we’d be doing a documentary about him because […]

Ottessa Moshfegh on Adapting Her Novels: “We’ll Do It a Million Times More”

Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen is already emerging as one of the buzziest titles out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered Saturday. The literary adaptation of Moshfegh’s 2015 novel is directed by William Oldroyd, best known for 2016’s Lady Macbeth.  Eileen stars Thomasin McKenzie in the title role as a troubled young woman working […]

Gael García Bernal Praises ‘Station Eleven’ Experience, Open to Reteaming With Series Creatives

Gael García Bernal stopped by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Studio at Sundance, presented by Heineken Silver and Origin Spring Water, to discuss his new film Cassandro. The movie, directed by Roger Ross Williams, tells the true story of the homosexual “exótico” wrestler Saúl Armendáriz, who created the famous eponymous wrestling character and rose to international stardom. […]

Michael J. Fox Didn’t Want Veto Power on His Doc: “Just Go Shoot the Movie”

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie scored a huge standing ovation when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. As befits its title, the documentary goes deep into the life and legacy of its titular subject, the celebrated actor, author and activist who starred as Marty McFly in the iconic Back to the […]

Sundance: Jason Momoa Decries Single-Use Plastic, Says He “Took a Vow”

Sitting down in The Hollywood Reporter’s Studio at Sundance to promote his new documentary Deep Rising, Jason Momoa explained what drew him to the project and condemned the widespread use of single-use plastics and their detrimental effect on the planet.  Matthieu Rytz’s film explores the extraction of metals from the ocean floor to power the […]

Hollywood Flashback: ‘In Bruges’ Brought Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson Together

The Banshees of Inisherin, writer-director Martin McDonagh’s latest film, marks a reunion for him and lead actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson: Fifteen years ago, they teamed up for In Bruges. In that film, Farrell and Gleeson played London-based Irish hitmen on the run in Belgium, with opposing outlooks on their circumstances — not dissimilar […]

‘EO,‘ ’Holy Spider,’ More Directors Talk Challenges of Making Their Oscar-Shortlisted Movies

The Hollywood Reporter’s first panel of international directors at this year’s Palm Springs Film Festival features movies with atypical lead actors. Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, starring several camera-ready Sardinian donkeys, stands out as perhaps the most unlikely casting choice. Projects such as Pan Nalin’s The Last Film Show and Colm Bairéad’s The Quiet Girl both feature […]