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Oscars Snubs: ‘Belfast,’ ‘West Side Story’ Win Only One Award Each as ‘Power of the Dog’ Cinematographer Fails to Make History

Going into the 2022 Oscars, Belfast and West Side Story were each seen as possible best picture winners by pundits and Oscar observers, and both were considered major awards contenders all season. But at the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, the films — each of which received seven Oscar nominations — had won only one […]

Oscars: Complete Guide to 2022 Red Carpet Events and Parties

Event producers are preparing to roll out miles of red carpet this week for what is shaping up to be a packed schedule of starry parties and gatherings to celebrate the 94th annual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter has gathered intel on all the events below. Sunday, March 20 Holly Shorts Film Festival Oscar Nominee […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Flee’ Among Top Honors

Continuing her triumphant awards run, Jane Campion was recognized as best director for Western drama The Power of the Dog at the Dorian Film Awards on Thursday, hosted by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The project also picked up the coveted best film honor in category that included Japanese drama Drive My Car, […]

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee’ and More Filmmakers Break Down Looks of Animated Secondary Characters

Encanto’s Bruno Bruno, voiced by John Leguizamo, was always the mysterious uncle in the Madrigal family, but his look also evolved, to contrast with his description in Disney’s earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Explains head of animation Kira Lehtomaki, “there was this myth created about him — 7-foot frame, scary mythology being built up around […]

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Wins Big at Annie Awards

Sony Pictures Animation/Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines was the big winner at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th Annie Awards for animation, collecting eight awards including best animated feature. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Mitchells — an animated comedy about a family facing a robot apocalypse — additionally won the awards for best direction, presented to Mike Rianda […]

“I Realized It Was Now or Never”: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Directors on Their Filmmaking Challenges in THR’s ‘A Seat at the Table’

The directors of all five Oscar-nominated documentaries gathered recently for The Hollywood Reporter’s A Seat at the Table, powered by Vision Media, a lively conversation about how they got their cameras into tricky spaces, why they fought to tell certain stories before it was too late and how they’re navigating the evolving business of nonfiction […]

Jazmin Jones to Direct ‘Seeking Mavis Beacon’ Doc for Neon

Neon is set to produce Seeking Mavis Beacon, a documentary from director Jazmin Jones about Mavis Beacon, who became famous as the face of the popular software program Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. The film will profile the influential Black woman who made a name in technology before she vanished. Seeking Mavis Beacon will investigate the […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog’ Leads Nominations From LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) unveiled on Tuesday its 2022 Dorian Award nominations, which recognize the best in mainstream and independent movies. Jane Campion’s Western drama The Power of the Dog leads the pack with nine nods in total, including for best film, best LGBTQ film and best director. Animated film Flee received […]

From Storyboard to Screen: How Editors From Animated Oscar Hopefuls Helped Craft Their Films’ Stories

FLEE Janus Billeskov Jansen, editor Writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary Flee — a contender in categories including feature animation, documentary and international feature (representing Denmark) — was edited by Janus Billeskov Jansen, a veteran editor whose award-winning work in features, documentaries and shorts includes Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which won the Oscar for best […]

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Picks Up Three Awards From Palm Springs International Film Festival

Though the COVID-19 pandemic crushed in-person plans, officials went ahead with announcing honors for films that were set to screen at this month’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. That decision has led to good news for Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero. The film, starring Amir Jadidi in the story of a man who tries to convince […]

‘Drive My Car’ Named Best Picture by Toronto Film Critics Association

The Toronto Film Critics Association named Drive My Car its best picture of 2021 as Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s somber drama about love and loss continued its buzzy ascent as an award season contender. Drive My Car was also voted best international feature and best screenplay on Sunday after competing in Cannes. Elsewhere, Jane Campion picked up the […]

‘Drive My Car’ Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics

The National Society of Film Critics’ named Drive My Car as its best picture of 2021 during the 56th annual meeting, which was held virtually on Saturday. Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi was selected as best director, while Penélope Cruz won best actress for her performance in Parallel Mothers […]