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Oscars: Best Costume Design Winner Jenny Beavan Says She “Nearly Said No” to Designing ‘Cruella’

Thanks to over-the-top creations for Emma Stone like a garbage-truck gown with a 40-foot train, Jenny Beavan won the Academy Award for best costume design for her work on Cruella at the 94th ceremony on March 27, 2022. The nod marked Beavan’s third Oscar win amid 11 nominations, previously winning for A Room With a […]

Oscar-Nominated ‘Cruella’ Hair and Makeup Designer Nadia Stacey on Storytelling Through Daring Looks

Before Cruella de Vil became the ruthless villain and dog-hunting fashion designer we all know, she was Estella. In Disney’s Cruella — an origin story of the title character — makeup and hair are crucial storytellers, as Estella embarks on her journey to finding herself. Played by Emma Stone, Estella often uses makeup and hair as […]

How Detailed Costume Design Makes the Case for Returning to the Big Screen

Cruella’s Show-Stealing Fashion Statements We called them ‘photo bombs,’ ” two-time Oscar winner Jenny Beavan says with a laugh. Vengeance-seeking Estella (Emma Stone), via her couturier alter ego Cruella, creates theatrical, near-animated ensembles to publicly undermine — and upstage — her fashion-establishment boss, the Baroness (Emma Thompson). Like works of moving art, Cruella’s disguises lure […]

‘Belfast,’ ‘King Richard,’ No Time to Die’ Among American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards Nominees

American Cinema Editors announced the nominees for the 72st ACE Eddie Awards, which are scheduled to be presented during a March 5 ceremony at the Theater at the ACE Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Organizers are planning for a 50 percent capacity at the in-person event while following COVID safety protocols. Nominees for best edited […]

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Cruella’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ Costume Designers on Defining the Fashion POVs for Their Protagonists

Aneophyte undergrad in the contemporary West End traversing the swinging ’60s, a grifter turned apprentice in tumultuous ’70s London, and an aspiring entrepreneur in a timeless fairy-tale realm: Last Night in Soho‘s Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), Cruella‘s Estella (Emma Stone) and Cinderella‘s Ella (Camila Cabello), respectively, have one thing in common, besides the potential same nickname: […]

Emma Stone Closes Deal for ‘Cruella 2’ In Wake of ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit

Emma Stone has closed a deal to star in the sequel to Disney+ release Cruella. The move is significant being that it comes amid the turmoil caused by Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over her compensation for Black Widow, which like Cruella, debuted day-and-date in theaters and on Disney+. Johansson’s lawsuit alleges that her contract […]

Paul Walter Hauser “Ashamed” of Disney Over Lack of Lyrical Captions in ‘Cruella’

Paul Walter Hauser on Wednesday took a sizable swing at Disney and other major studios upon learning from a Hollywood Reporter cover feature focusing on disability representation in Hollywood that Cruella lacked lyrical captions. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin explained to THR how disappointed she was in the theater while watching the ’80s-inspired punk take on […]

‘Luca’ Leads Nielsen Movie Streaming Rankings With Huge Launch

Pixar’s latest offering Luca impressed in its debut on Disney+, according to Nielsen’s latest streaming ratings. The family film easily topped the list of the top 10 most watched movies for the week of June 14-20, with a huge 1.57 billion minutes of viewing time. That’s the equivalent of roughly 16.6 million full runs of […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Beats ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ With $24M

Game on — the box office is once again competitive. New Line and Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It continued the moviegoing recovery over the weekend with a better-than-expected $24 million domestic debut from 3,102 theaters, enough to wrest the crown from A Quiet Place Part II and place No. 1. […]

‘Cruella’ Sequel in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)

Dalmatians are proving to be Disney’s new best friends. As Cruella heads into its second weekend, The Hollywood Reporter has learned the studio behind the Emma Stone starrer is in early development on a sequel. Cruella director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara are expected to return for a sequel to the film that stars Stone […]

Mark Strong Blames Drunken Night With Daniel Craig for Blown 007 Villain Audition

Mark Strong says he learned a valuable lesson after a night of heavy drinking with a pal before an audition. The actor, who most recently appeared in Disney’s Cruella, was a guest on Sky One’s There’s Something About Movies, where he talked about auditioning as a James Bond villain in the 1990s when the franchise […]

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Scores Pandemic-Era Best $57M Opening

The North American box office is making major noise as Memorial Day weekend unfolds. John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II grossed $19.3 million on Friday and $14.9 million on Saturday from 3,752 theaters for a projected four-day weekend debut of $57 million. That includes a three-day gross of $47.4 million. (Those estimates could shift […]