“All of Us Had a Stomachache That Night”: An Excerpt From New History of the Oscars ‘Moonlight‘ and ’La La Land’ Envelopegate
In the upcoming book Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears, releasing Feb. 21, Michael Schulman explores the history of Hollywood’s biggest night by deep diving into eleven different phenomena from the last 100 years. The New Yorker scribe explores the plot against Citizen Kane, the Hollywood blacklist, and the Shakespeare […]
Oscars: Indie Outfit A24 Dazzles With a Company-Best 18 Nominations
In less than a decade, indie distributor A24 has come to be thought of as the cool kid on the block, both in terms of content and marketing. The New York-based company became cooler on Tuesday with its films earning a company-best 18 Oscar nominations across six titles. The bounty was led by box office […]
How a Suggestion From Ta-Nehisi Coates Inspired Barry Jenkins to Write ‘Moonlight’
On May 10, Amazon Prime Video in partnership with Film at Lincoln Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights hosted a private virtual event in support of the streamer’s new series The Underground Railroad. It featured Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and his star Thuso Mbedu in a conversation moderated by best-selling author Ta-Nehisi […]
Hollywood Tentpoles Lacking Diversity Face Steep Box Office Losses (Study)
Big and medium-sized Hollywood movies lacking diversity in front and behind the camera risk box office blues, according to UCLA's latest Hollywood diversity report.
Toronto: Pietro Marcello’s ‘Martin Eden’ Wins Platform Prize
Pietro Marcello's Martin Eden, an adaptation of the Jack London novel set in 1880s Naples, on Thursday was named as the winner of the Platform competition, while Heather Young's Murmur nabbed the FIPRESCI prize at the Toronto Film Festival.
‘When They See Us’ Star Jharrel Jerome on First Emmy Nom: “I’m on a Whole Other Planet Right Now”
Jharrel Jerome on Tuesday picked up his first Emmy nomination for lead actor in a limited series for his turn as Korey Wise on 'When They See Us,' alongside 15 other mentions for Ava DuVernay's Netflix four-parter.
Toronto: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Carlo Chatrian, Jessica Kiang Join Competition Jury
The Toronto Film Festival has named Chevalier director Athina Rachel Tsangari, new Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian and film critic Jessica Kiang to the jury for the 2019 Platform competition.
Jax Media Taps John Hodges to Launch Film Unit
Jax Media, the production company behind TV comedy hits like 'Broad City' and 'Inside Amy Schumer,' has tapped John Hodges to head up a new film division.
Mahershala Ali Tracks His Oscar-Winning Style Evolution With Stylist Van Van Alonso
Mahershala Ali ranks his top fashion looks with stylist Van Van Alonso.
Barry Jenkins Quietly Raced to Make ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ in Shadow of ‘Moonlight’s’ Success
Despite 'Moonlight' creating Oscar history when it won best picture in 2017, Barry Jenkins disregarded other film offers to carry on his dream adaptation, 'If Beale Street Could Talk.'
Why Lee Daniels Got Behind ‘Pimp’
Lee Daniels' interview on why he executive produced on Christine Crokos' directorial debut, the movie 'Pimp,' out Friday and starring Keke Palmer as a lesbian pimp.
‘Borg vs. McEnroe’ Secures 10 Nominations for Sweden’s Guldbagge Awards
Shia LaBeouf's performance as John McEnroe in Janus Metz' tennis biopic scored a Guldbagge best supporting actor nom, a rare feat for a non-Nordic actor.