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How Much Power Do Film Critics Really Have in the Awards Race?

Of this year’s 10 best picture nominees, Netflix’s Don’t Look Up is likely the most divisive. Adam McKay’s star-studded climate change satire — in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers attempting to spread the news that a comet is hurtling toward Earth and will destroy all of human civilization — is the worst-reviewed […]

Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Oscar Noms, ‘Spider-Man’ Snub: “When Did We Decide the Best Picture Has to Be Serious?”

Jimmy Kimmel explored the recently unveiled Oscar nominations on Tuesday’s late-night episode, offering a segment that rattled through the best picture nominations — both the actual noms and perhaps a few fictional ones — and argued that the biggest snub was the movie everyone is going to see, even Academy voters. He also examined why […]

David Sirota, Bernie Sanders’ Former Campaign Adviser, Is Now an Oscar Nominee

David Sirota is many things: a celebrated journalist and columnist; a political adviser, having worked on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign as a senior adviser and speechwriter; and, as of this morning, an Oscar nominee. Sirota has been recognized alongside Adam McKay in the best original screenplay category for the climate catastrophe satire Don’t […]

Predicting This Year’s Oscar Nominations Using Just Math

As we pass the two-year mark of the pandemic, we are also well underway in the second Hollywood awards season impacted by COVID-19. Already, we’ve seen postponements for the Grammys, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Producers Guild Awards, among others. And as a domino effect from last year’s Oscar delay, this year will be […]

‘Encanto,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ Top Streaming Movie Chart With Massive Viewership

Walt Disney Animation’s family entry Encanto and Adam McKay’s cerebral black comedy Don’t Look Up each attracted massive viewership on streaming over the Christmas holiday. Encanto was viewed a total of 2.2 million billion minutes for the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 to top Nielsen’s movie chart and place No. 2 on Nielsen’s […]

‘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 […]

Adam McKay to Receive Advanced Imaging Society’s Debut Voices for the Earth Award

Adam McKay, the Oscar-winning writer, director and producer of Don’t Look Up, will accept the Advanced Imaging Society’s debut Voices For The Earth Award during its 12th annual Lumiere Awards ceremony. The event was postponed to March 4 and restructured as a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel with a limited audience due to the […]

‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘King Richard’ Top AAFCA Awards

Netflix’s The Harder They Fall and Warner Bros. King Richard each won a leading four awards from the African American Film Critics Association, it was announced Monday. Jeymes Samuel’s Black Western received the top prize of best picture as well as best ensemble, best director (Samuel) and music (Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z). King Richard […]

Jonah Hill Says His ‘Don’t Look Up’ Character’s Birkin Handbag Was His Idea

When watching Don’t Look Up, Jonah Hill’s character can be seen toting a Hermès Birkin handbag. The actor admits the accessory was his personal choice. In an interview for W’s Best Performances issue released Friday, the actor discussed his character’s luxe accessory and getting starstruck by Meryl Streep. In the Adam McKay film, Hill portrays […]

SAG Awards Nominations: Kristen Stewart, ‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ Snubbed as ‘Yellowstone’ Surprises

The SAG Awards nominations unveiled Wednesday morning offered a number of surprises and head-scratching snubs. On the film side, a number of Oscar hopeful titles failed to score any nominations from SAG-AFTRA, including the groundbreaking Black Western The Harder They Fall, The French Dispatch, C’mon C’mon and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest Spider-Man film […]

A Hollywood Pastime: When Studios, Filmmakers Hit Back at Criticism

At the social media watercooler during the holidays, a flare-up erupted over Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay’s allegorical disaster film that, despite an all-star cast, earned less than stellar reviews from critics. McKay’s corner rushed in to dispute the call from what they deemed pretentious elites. “It’s our Dr. Strangelove for today!” gushed director […]

‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ Ride to Strong Numbers on Streaming Charts

The Power of the Dog and Don’t Look Up rode to strong numbers in their separate streaming debuts. Directed by Jane Campion, Power of the Dog scored 209 million minutes of viewing time in the U.S. for the week of Dec. 6-12, making it the most watched specialty film of the frame, according to Nielsen. […]