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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, […]

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 […]

Berlin: ‘Spencer’ Producer Komplizen Film Joins Indie Production Alliance The Creatives

Germany’s Komplizen Film, the production company behind Oscar-nominated Spencer and Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, as well as acclaimed German drama Toni Erdmann, has joined The Creatives, the new alliance of boutique film companies set up earlier this year and backed by global production giant Fremantle. Komplizen was set up in 1999 by producer Janine Jackowski […]

Oscars: Kristen Stewart Crowned First-Time Oscar Nominee for ‘Spencer’

Kristen Stewart has earned her first Oscar nod for her starring role in Spencer, as announced during the 94th annual Academy Awards nominations on Tuesday. Stewart was nominated in the best actress category for her role as the late Princess Diana in the biopic from director Pablo Larraín. With her first-time nomination, the actress, who […]

“It’s a Story About a Woman Who Could Find Her Identity Within Her Own World”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A with Kristen Stewart and the ‘Spencer’ Team

Many actresses have taken on the role of the beloved Princess Diana. But Kristen Stewart in Neon’s Spencer tackles three instrumental days in the late royal’s marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) during which she decided to leave the royal family. Stewart says her experience portraying Diana was a lot of “smoke and mirrors.” “What […]

From ‘Spencer’ Cupcakes to ‘Squid Game’ Pop-Ups: How Studios Have Been Creative With Their FYC Campaigns

This feature is curated and written by Hollywood Reporter editors and presented by Amazon Ads. Every year, Hollywood studios and production companies go all out on their awards campaigns with For Your Consideration swag sent to voters and select members of the press, smart and witty billboards erected throughout the city and talent of their […]

Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2021

THR critics celebrate career bests from Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Stewart, honor seamless ensembles and single out formidable turns from rising stars, character actors and clutch supporting players (all hail Aunjanue Ellis!)

From ‘Being the Ricardos’ to ‘House of Gucci’: The Tricky Balance When Playing Real-Life People

Hollywood loves a biopic, and the Academy, in turn, has a history of honoring the actors brave enough to portray a beloved (or at times reviled) figure from recent history — in recent years, the acting prizes have gone to Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton in this year’s Judas and the Black Messiah), Renée Zellweger (Judy […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: ‘Spencer’ Star Kristen Stewart Set for American Riviera Award (Exclusive)

Kristen Stewart, the young but veteran actress who is popular with the public and beloved by film critics, will receive the American Riviera Award — which recognizes “actors who have made a significant contribution to American cinema” — at the 2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in recognition of her body of work and Oscar-buzzed […]

‘Spencer’ Production Designer on Creating “Elegant Prison” of a Royal Estate

Director Pablo Larraín and production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas coined the term “elegant prison” to describe Sandringham House, the setting for much of Neon’s Spencer. Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in the intimate drama that takes place during the period toward the end of her marriage to Prince Charles. “This was going to be […]

Pablo Larrain on How ‘Spencer’ Offers a “Cocktail of Respect and Freedom” to Princess Diana

In Neon’s Spencer, Kristen Stewart gives a beguiling performance as Princess Diana of Wales. Taking place over three days during the Christmas holiday as the royal family gathers to enjoy extravagant meals and throw shooting parties in the country, the film sees Diana falling apart at the seams. With rumors of Prince Charles’ infidelity looming […]

“Box Office? I Don’t Care. I Did My Job”: Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson and the THR Actress Roundtable

“Welcome to the industry!” joked Jessica Chastain and Kristen Stewart to their younger cohort Emilia Jones as this year’s six participants on The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable commiserated about overlooked labors of love (“Is anybody ever going to watch it?”), the degree to which fear drives their decisions (Jennifer Hudson and Kirsten Dunst say no, […]