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BAFTA Ends Britannia Awards, Will Now Present Special Honors in North America Year-Round

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which has long honored filmmakers in Los Angeles at its Britannia Awards ceremony (last held in 2019), is ending that event and will henceforth present BAFTA Special Awards — “honorary awards presented to those that have made a significant, inspiring and outstanding contribution to film, games and […]

Netflix Acquires Team Downey’s Robert Downey Sr. Documentary ‘Sr.’ With Plans for an Oscar Push This Season (Exclusive)

Sr., a documentary feature about the maverick independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. that was directed by Chris Smith (Fyre) and counts Robert Downey Jr. among its producers, has been acquired by Netflix and will receive a full-fledged Oscar push from the streamer this season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Downey Jr., who attended the film’s […]

Oscars: Italy Picks ‘Nostalgia’ as International Feature Category Submission

Italy has picked Nostalgia, a Naples-set drama from director Mario Martone, as its best international feature Oscars submission. The film, a modern-day adaptation of the Ermanno Rea novel, premiered to critical acclaim in Cannes this year. It stars Pierfrancesco Favino as Felice Lasco, who returns to his old neighborhood in Naples after 40 years of […]

‘The Kings of the World’ Wins San Sebastian Film Festival Golden Shell for Best Film

Laura Mora’s Columbian drama The Kings of the World has won the Golden Shell for best film at the 2022 San Sebastián film festival, Spain’s premier film fest. Mora’s sophomore feature follows five young men growing up on the streets of Medellín who set off on a journey in search of the promised land. Best […]

Oscars: France Picks ‘Saint Omer’ as International Feature Submission

France has picked Alice Diop’s courtroom drama Saint Omer as its contender for the 2023 Oscar race in the best international feature category. Diop’s first narrative feature (her previous films, including Berlin Festival Encounters winner We (2021) were documentaries), Saint Omer is a dramatization of the 2016 real-life trial of Fabienne Kanou, a Franco-Senegalese mother […]

Oscars: ‘Inisherin’ Stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson to Compete in Different Acting Categories (Exclusive)

A final decision has been made that Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will be promoted for awards recognition in different acting categories — Farrell for lead actor and Gleeson for supporting actor — for their work in Martin McDonagh’s Searchlight film The Banshees of Inisherin, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The film, which elicited rave […]

Sweden Picks ‘Boy From Heaven’ as Oscars International Features Selection

Sweden has selected Boy From Heaven, an Egypt-set political thriller from director Tarik Saleh, as its contender for the 2023 Oscars in the best international feature category. Boy From Heaven premiered in competition in Cannes this year, where it won best screenplay honors for Saleh. Set within Cairo’s historical Al-Azhar mosque and university (though shot […]

‘Black Panther’ Sound Mixer Peter Devlin to Receive CAS Career Achievement Award

Five-time Oscar-nominated production sound mixer Peter J. Devlin will accept the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award during the 59th CAS Awards on March 4 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.  Devlin has worked on more than 70 films and been nominated for Academy Awards for Black Panther, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Transformers, Star Trek […]

Tokyo Film Festival Aiming to Bounce Back After Two Lowkey Pandemic Editions

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open with a full red carpet for the first time in three years as the event looks to bounce back from two relatively subdued editions held during the pandemic. Fest chairman Hiroyasu Ando said at a line-up press conference that he expected around 100 overseas guests and participants to […]

Golden Globes Officially Returning to NBC

The Golden Globes are officially returning to NBC for the 80th edition of the awards ceremony. The TV network announced on Tuesday that it is bringing the awards back to its airwaves on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 — as The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported back in August that it would — “as part of a one-year […]

Latin Grammys: Bad Bunny Leads 2022 Nominations

Bad Bunny leads the list of nominees for the 2022 Latin Grammys with 10 nominations, including album of the year for his 11-week Billboard 200-topping Un Verano Sin Ti. The Latin Recording Academy announced Tuesday (Sept. 20) the complete list of nominations for their 23rd annual edition of the Latin Grammys, which are set to […]

Oscars: Iran Picks ‘World War III’ as Best International Feature Submission

Iran has selected Houman Seyyedi’s Venice Festival award winner World War III to represent the country in the 2023 Oscar race in the best international feature category. The absurdist drama stars Mohsen Tanabandeh as a day laborer who, after losing his wife in a horrible catastrophe, finds himself surprisingly cast to play Adolf Hitler in […]