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Scott Feinberg

Executive Editor of Awards

Oscars: Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner Announced as 95th Academy Awards Producers at All-Member Meeting

Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will produce the 95th Oscars, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer announced on Saturday morning during an all-member meeting that took place in-person at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and simultaneously via a livestream on the members-only website. The hiring of Weiss and Kirshner, who […]

Savannah Film Fest: ‘Docs to Watch’ Panel, New Doc Award and Special Doc Screenings Announced (Exclusive)

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which takes place at the Savannah College of Art and Design each year shortly before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes to determine its Oscar shortlists, and which has become a premier showcase for documentary programming, in particular, has revealed the names of the 10 documentary features […]

Oscars: Austria Submits ‘Corsage’ as Entry, Debuts Trailer (Exclusive)

Corsage, Marie Kreutzer’s critically acclaimed period drama starring Vicky Krieps (of Phantom Thread of Bergman Island) as Austria’s tortured 19th century Empress Elisabeth, has been chosen as the Austrian entry for the best international feature film Oscar competition, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. THR has also obtained the film’s trailer, which you can watch below. […]

Emmys Analysis: TV’s Awards Show Celebrating Itself Is in Grave Danger

What is there to say about the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards that hasn’t already occurred to everyone who watched it? The show — at least on television, where I watched it this year because it was scheduled directly opposite the Toronto International Film Festival — was awful, with an ineffective host (ironically) in beloved Saturday Night Live […]

Toronto: Oscar Frontrunners Shine at Tribute Gala, ‘Nope’ Revived at Imax and Venice-Winning Doc Comes to Town

This is the second installment of a series of dispatches from the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. You can read the first dispatch here. As news emerged from Venice that a documentary feature had won that film festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, for only the second time — All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Neon), […]

Toronto: Fest’s First 72 Hours Highlighted by New Oscar Frontrunner ‘Fabelmans,’ Clintons and Academy Chiefs

Fifteen years after I first came to the Toronto International Film Festival and saw Juno, Michael Clayton, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild and The Savages, among other excellent films, I’m happy, as always, to be back at the best fest north of the border, and hopeful, as always, to match the high bar set by my […]

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Packed With Oscar Hopefuls at Different Stages of Their Journey

Oscar hopefuls have been omnipresent at the Toronto International Film Festival for more than 40 years. Chariots of Fire (1981), American Beauty (1999) and Green Book (2018) all had their world premieres at TIFF and went on to win best picture, as did numerous other films which passed through the fest early in their runs. […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Adds 103 New Nonmember Voters

The number of Golden Globes voters — but not Hollywood Foreign Press Association members — is more than doubling. For the first time, the L.A.-based organization of journalists from non-U.S. outlets is allowing nonmembers — “recruited from international industry organizations, as well as from active outreach to esteemed foreign film festivals and journalism professionals,” according to an […]

Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Best Drama Series WILL WIN Succession (HBO) Succession, the most nominated program on TV (with 25 mentions, nine more than the next most-nominated drama) won two years ago for its second season. And though rookies Severance, Squid Game andYellowjackets all have passionate supporters, and sentiment often favors departing shows like Better Call Saul (the first […]

Telluride Buzz: Feinberg and Keegan on Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows

Per annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor (awards) Scott Feinberg and senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan huddled on the last day of the Telluride Film Festival to dissect their Labor Day weekend in the Rockies… KEEGAN Well Scott, before Telluride even began this year, the Colorado festival’s executive director Julie Huntsinger warned us that […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘Tar’ Star Cate Blanchett Looks Oscars-Bound for One of Her Most Impressive Turns

There’s a very real chance that Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand will soon be getting company on the list of actresses awarded as many as three Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That’s how impressive Cate Blanchett, a two-time past winner, is in Tár, the first film in 16 […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: For ‘Empire of Light,’ Olivia Colman Poised to Land Fourth Nom in Five Years

Empire of Light, a drama set in the early 1980s within and against the backdrop of a grand old British seaside cinema, had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival’s Herzog Theatre on Saturday afternoon, and proved to be the fest’s biggest crowd-pleaser so far. A smart, understated, old-fashioned movie that doesn’t aim to […]