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Judas and the Black Messiah

Bron Studio Champions Films “Fiercely Interested in the Human Experience”

Here’s an example of a Hollywood testimonial to the power of a trusted producing partner: Several years ago, Charlize Theron was making the usual eight-minute drive to pick up her kids at the school bus stop on an ordinary afternoon in early October when she received a call saying that Megan Ellison’s Annapurna was pulling […]

Location Managers Guild Awards: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Among Winners

Judas and the Black Messiah, Tenet, The Queen’s Gambit, Lupin and the fourth season of The Crown were among the winners at this year’s Location Managers Guild International Awards held on Saturday. Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa returned to host the annual ceremony, which went virtual for the second year in a row and was […]

‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ Mickey Guyton, ’20/20′ Tapped for SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards

The feature film Judas and the Black Messiah, country singer Mickey Guyton and ABC News’ 20/20 special on Breonna Taylor have been chosen as the recipients of the fifth biennial SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards, which honor “producers who realistically portray the American Scene by employing union talent from misrepresented or underrepresented groups.” SAG-AFTRA said that […]

How ‘Free Guy’ Star Lil Rel Howery Leveled Up in Hollywood

In Shawn Levy’s Free Guy, comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery stars as number two to Ryan Reynolds’ main character — though as non-playable characters in an open-world video game, neither are really supposed to be a “main” anything. But Howery’s role as Buddy, a saccharinely optimistic bank security guard and best friend to Reynold’s […]

“I’m Going to Miss Being Comfortable”: Hollywood Insiders on Saying Goodbye to Work-From-Home Styles

For more than a year, most offices have been closed and, for many, homes became workplaces. Weekday style went from workplace-appropriate to more like casual-adjacent. Now that people are venturing back to office life, THR asked Hollywood insiders what pandemic-comfort clothing item they’ll miss most. MIA BARRON (Actor) “I played a lawyer in a Law […]

Critics’ Conversation: Maher, ‘Messiah,’ ‘Mank’ and Other Oscar Odds and Ends

Two THR critics weigh in on what the Oscars mean after a year of despair, offer differing takes on the polarizing 'Promising Young Woman,' and assess the progress and frustrations of an Academy in transition.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — H.E.R. (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)

The four-time Grammy winner reflects on adopting a moniker that stands for “Having Everything Revealed,” helping to repopularize R&B and landing an Oscar nom for her new tune “Fight for You.”

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    Jennifer Konerman

Directors Steve McQueen and James Mangold Celebrate Their Oscar-Nominated Collaborators

Sean Bobbitt and Phedon Papamichael earned Oscar noms this year for best cinematography. 

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Screenwriters Detail How They Told Fred Hampton’s Story

 'Spotlight' writer Josh  Singer sits down (virtually) with the 'Judas  and  the  Black  Messiah' scribes Shaka  King, the Lucas  Brothers and Will  Berson to examine the life of the late Black Panther leader.

Oscars: Producers on Best Picture Nominees Reveal Approaches to Portraying Specific Groups Authentically

Producers on 'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' open up about how they did endless research, brought on experts and often went straight to the people who had lived those lives.

Oscars: How 3 Best Picture Nominees Portrayed Specific Communities in an Authentic Way

'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' spotlight specific groups, requiring the filmmakers to bring in those who'd walked those paths to make their films feel genuine and true: "They get to share their own story."

Despite History-Making Noms, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’s’ All-Black Producing Team Find Oscar Success to Be “Bittersweet”

Charles King, Shaka King and Ryan Coogler acknowledge the importance of their Academy Award nominations but still wrestle with the meaning of an honor that has excluded so many: "Why did it take 93 years?”