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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.

ICG Publicists Guild Awards Co-Chairs on the Power of PR: “You Can Really Think Out of the Box”

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600)’s Publicists Awards will celebrate its 60th annual ceremony March 10, with Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson set to receive the Television Showperson of the Year award. Additionally, the producing team behind Top Gun: Maverick — Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison and Christopher McQuarrie — will receive […]

Hollywood Flashback: Michelle Williams Brought Marilyn Monroe Back to Life in ‘My Week With Marilyn’

Michelle Williams racked up her fifth Oscar nomination this year, for playing Mitzi Fabelman, a version of Steven Spielberg’s mother in his semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans. A decade ago, bringing screen legend Marilyn Monroe to life in My Week With Marilyn earned Williams her third nod. The 2011 Simon Curtis biopic follows Monroe’s experience in London […]

‘Elvis’ Producer Gail Berman Remembers the Late Lisa Marie Presley: “Her Love Really Permeated All of Us”

After a storied career spanning decades and industries, producer Gail Berman is in no need of further accolades for her résumé. She has produced theater (including the original Tony-nominated staging of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1982), television (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Netflix’s recent hit Wednesday) and animated films (The Addams […]

Most Memorable Spirit Awards Moments: ‘Everything Everywhere’ Sweep, Hasan Minhaj’s IFC Jab, Quinta Brunson’s Sweet Dedication

The 38th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards brought out smiles, laughter and tears from the presenters, winners, host and audience throughout the night. From comedian Hasan Minhaj joking about the ceremony not being broadcasted to Everything Everywhere All at Once dominating another awards show and Quinta Brunson dedicating her award to the aspiring kids “making […]

‘Everything Everywhere’ Wins Best Feature at Independent Spirit Awards as Producer Says A24 Changed Cinema

Everything Everywhere All At Once continues its winning streak Saturday afternoon at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, clinching the top honor for best feature over fellow nominees Bones and All; Our Father, The Devil; Tár; and Women Talking. Julia Louis-Dreyfus presented the trophy.  Accepting the award, co-director Daniel Scheinert said, “Thank you to everybody […]

Michelle Yeoh Dedicates Indie Spirit Award Win to “All Our Mothers”

Michelle Yeoh has taken home best lead performance, the top acting honor, at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, continuing the full-on sweep of the ceremony for A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once. Accepting the award, Yeoh thanked A24 and then her directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, saying “Thank you for writing such an […]

Stephanie Hsu Hopes Breakthrough Indie Spirit Award Will “Protect That Freak Flag”

Stephanie Hsu has won the prize for best breakthrough performance at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best of the year in indie filmmaking.  In her speech, she said, through tears, “I came from the world of downtown experimental theater, and it is one of my biggest [sources of pride] to be from […]

Independent Spirit Awards: ‘The Bear’ Team Thanks Restaurants When Accepting Best New Scripted Series

FX’s The Bear has taken home Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Award for best new scripted series, winning over fellow nominees The Bear, Pachinko, The Porter, Severance and Station Eleven. Marcel the Shell With Shoes On star Jenny Slate and Succession star Nicholas Braun presented the award onstage in Santa Monica.  The Bear, which was created […]

Hollywood Flashback: Catherine Martin Struck Gold With ‘Moulin Rogue!’

Catherine Martin, wife and creative partner of Baz Luhrmann, is the winningest Australian in the history of the Academy Awards. She has earned nine nominations — including three this year for costume design, production design and best picture for Elvis — and has won four times. She first caught Oscar’s attention in 1997, when she […]

Sofia Carson on Preparing to Perform With Diane Warren at the Oscars: “I Still Pinch Myself”

Sofia Carson’s journey to the Oscar stage is an unusual one: The 29-year-old singer, songwriter and actress had her start guest starring on Disney Channel shows before breaking into film as the daughter of the Evil Queen (of Snow White infamy) in the network’s original movie Descendants. From there, she acted and created original music […]

Hasan Minhaj Grapples With Awards Season: “It’s Like the Hunger Games”

You can argue that Hasan Minhaj is a master at working a crowd — the two-time Peabody Award winner hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017, helmed the weekly show Patriot Act from 2018 to 2020 and toured his one-man show Homecoming King nationwide before filming it as a Netflix special. But this March, […]

Ana de Armas on the Polarizing Views on ‘Blonde’: “It Was Not Made to Please People”

Ana de Armas’ casting in Blonde was an intriguing risk from the get-go — she even says so herself: “It was against all odds that a Cuban actress was ever going to play Marilyn Monroe.” Add to that the nature of writer-director Andrew Dominik’s script — adapted from the Joyce Carol Oates novel, which does […]