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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 […]

Tye Sheridan on Seeking to Democratize VFX for Content Creators Through Wonder Dynamics

Tye Sheridan’s banner year included back-to-back features Voyagers for Neil Burger, The Card Counter for Paul Schrader and the latest, The Tender Bar for George Clooney. But he closed out last year by snagging headlines for off-screen work, too. Sheridan is co-founder of Wonder Dynamics alongside VFX expert Nikola Todorovic and in December, the startup […]

From ‘House of Gucci’ to ‘West Side Story’: Oscar Hopefuls Feature Protagonists Seeking a Better Life

The most prized films of the 2020-21 awards season seemed to show America its true face, puncturing a fantasy of perennial optimism. Movies like Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, The United States vs. Billie Holiday and […]

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 […]

“It Made All of Us Rethink Things That Happened in Our Lives”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Tender Bar’ Actors Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe

Director George Clooney gave his star, Tye Sheridan, a few tried-and-true acting tricks while making his latest feature, coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar. “He’ll come up to you after a take and say, ‘All right, Tye, here’s an old actor trick,’” reveals Sheridan, 25, to THR Presents, powered by Vision Media. “He’ll go into this […]

Award Season Reading List: A Guide to the Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year

The Green Knight  Author: Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is perhaps the best known Arthurian tale, a 14th-century ode to chivalry and mortality drawn from Welsh, Irish and English folklore. “What hooked me about this story, aside from its heavy-metal weirdness, is that it’s about a knight who willingly embarks upon on a […]

Ben Affleck Advises Tye Sheridan in Trailer for George Clooney’s ‘The Tender Bar’

Amazon Studios dropped the full-length trailer for its coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney. The movie, which is based on novelist J.R. Moehringer’s 2005 memoir of the same name, depicts the life of a fatherless boy, played by Daniel Ranieri in his childhood years, growing up on Long Island. The trailer begins […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Tender Bar,’ Women in Film Honors and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including The Tender Bar, Dopesick, Women in Film Honors and the New York Film Festival. The Tender Bar Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at Sunday’s L.A. […]

Ben Affleck on Getting Acting Notes From George Clooney: “You’re Embarrassed You Didn’t Think of it”

There was a unique energy in the air Sunday afternoon inside the Directors Guild of America, host of Amazon Studios’ tastemaker reveal of The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck. The A-list pairing seemed to electrify the festivities long before their feet touched the carpet. “This is a big one,” said […]

George Clooney, Ben Affleck Team-Up ‘The Tender Bar’ Gets Release Date

The Tender Bar, the latest directorial effort from George Clooney, has gotten a release date via Amazon. The drama will be released in theaters in New York and L.A. on Dec. 17 before a nationwide theatrical release Dec. 22. The movie will hit the tech giant’s Prime Video service Jan. 7. William Monahan, the Oscar-winning scribe […]