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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will No Longer Attend Oscars After Wife Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lin-Manuel Miranda will no longer attend the 94th Annual Oscars on Sunday night at the Los Angeles Dolby Theatre in person after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. The award-winning singer-songwriter announced he would miss this year’s ceremony via his Twitter Saturday afternoon. “Made it to Hollywood…. This weekend, my wife tested ➕ for COVID. […]

‘Dune,’ ‘King Richard’ and More Oscar-Nominated Editors Break Down Their Films’ Endings

Tick, Tick … Boom! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Netflix musical Tick, Tick … Boom!, about the life of Rent creator Jonathan Larson, was always going to conclude with his 30th birthday and the song “Louder Than Words,” which he performs onstage. But there were still aspects of the ending that needed to be unlocked — “a way […]

Andrew Garfield’s SAG Awards Suit Was Inspired by The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Documentary (Exclusive)

Andrew Garfield fans have November’s GQ Men of the Year Awards to thank for helping to spawn his custom look for Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. The November event was the first time that Garfield and his stylist Warren Alfie Baker worked with Saint Laurent. “That was the blossoming of our Saint Laurent relationship,” […]

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 […]

Andrew Garfield Reacts to Second Oscar Nom for ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’: “Created a Howl in My Soul”

Andrew Garfield landed the second Oscar nomination of his career on Tuesday, following up 2017’s Hacksaw Ridge nod with recognition for his performance as playwright Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick … Boom! Garfield joins a best actor field that includes Will Smith (King Richard), Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the […]

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 […]

Guest Column: How ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Revealed the Power of Collaboration

Tick, tick, tick … That’s the sound we hear when we’re waiting for something to happen. While we’re taking notes and working toward a goal and living in the “before.” While we’re looking at the clock and wondering — is it time yet? Anyone can be — or can accomplish — anything. This is one […]

‘Belfast,’ ‘King Richard,’ No Time to Die’ Among American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards Nominees

American Cinema Editors announced the nominees for the 72st ACE Eddie Awards, which are scheduled to be presented during a March 5 ceremony at the Theater at the ACE Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Organizers are planning for a 50 percent capacity at the in-person event while following COVID safety protocols. Nominees for best edited […]

‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Screenwriter on Adapting Jonathan Larson’s Autobiographical Show Into a Musical Biopic

While his Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera Rent has been performed on stages around the world, composer Jonathan Larson’s earlier work, Tick, Tick … Boom!, has developed a smaller cult following of musical theater obsessives. First performed by Larson in 1990 as a one-man “rock monologue,” the show gained a larger audience after Larson’s […]

When Sound Inhabits Emotional State, From ‘Last Night in Soho’ to ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Last Night in Soho Focus Features For Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller — in which Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) is transported to Soho in the swinging ’60s, where she follows a singer, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) — the director’s go-to supervising sound editor/designer and rerecording mixer, Julian Slater, aimed to create sounds that might come from 1965. “We […]

Can Family-Approved Biopics Sway Academy Voters?

While Hollywood long has embraced the biopic, it has become more common in recent years for family members of a film’s subject — or even the films’ subjects themselves — to take on executive producing roles to ensure that the movie is as accurate to their vision as it is entertaining. Warner Bros.’ King Richard […]

“Is This Acting or Is This F***ing Therapy?”: Nicolas Cage, Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors and the THR Actor Roundtable

They shared their fears about showing vulnerability, their sense of responsibility when wielding guns on sets — and an improbable connection over a moody horse named Rain Man. In December, Nicolas Cage (Pig), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom! and The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Jonathan Majors (The Harder They Fall) and […]