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Feinberg Forecast: Oscar Race Standings Post-Globe and Critics Choice Noms

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage, reflects Scott’s best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon conversations with voters and other industry insiders, analysis of marketing […]

Oscars: Jennifer Fox Will Again Produce Governors Awards

Jennifer Fox, the Oscar-nominated film producer (Michael Clayton), will produce the next Governors Awards ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president Janet Yang announced Wednesday. It will be Fox’s fifth time overseeing the event, following the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th editions. The 14th Governors Awards will take place on […]

Critics Choice Noms Analysis: New Life for ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Saltburn,’ Five-Alarm Fire for Bening and Cruz

The fact that Warners’ Barbie so dominated the Critics Choice Award nominations that were announced on Wednesday morning — it landed a record 18 noms, five more than the next-highest scorers, Universal’s Oppenheimer and Searchlight’s Poor Things, which had 13 each — is obviously very interesting. But does it mean that Barbie is truly that much […]

Anthony Anderson to Host Emmy Awards Delayed by Hollywood Strikes

Anthony Anderson has been named to host the Emmy Awards by Fox and the Television Academy after the Hollywood strikes delayed the 75th edition. “With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love — dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative […]

‘Barbie’ Leads Critics Choice Film Nominations With 18 Nods

Barbie leads the 2024 Critics Choice film nominations, with 18 nods, it was announced today. Oppenheimer and Poor Things scored the second most nominations with 13 nods each, followed by Killers of the Flower Moon, which landed 12 nominations. Barbie, Oppenheimer, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon are all up for best picture, […]

Swedish Film Awards Nominations Unveiled

The Swedish Film Institute on Wednesday announced the nominations for the Guldbagge (Golden Bug) awards, Sweden’s top film prize, with politics taking center stage among the feature contenders. Axel Petersén’s Shame on Dry Land, a neo-noir set in the world of online gamblers who fled Sweden for refuge in Malta, lead the pack with 9 […]

IDA Documentary Awards: ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ Wins Best Feature

Bobi Wine: The People’s President won the top prize of best feature documentary at the 2023 International Documentary Awards on Tuesday night. The film follows music star, activist and opposition leader Bobi Wine amid Uganda’s 2021 presidential election. Accepting the award during the International Documentary Association’s virtual awards show, co-director Moses Bwayo said, “The awareness […]

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Costume Designer Breaks Down Hidden Messages in Heirloom Patterns and ’20s-Era Suits

For Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, costume designer Jacqueline West immersed herself in researching early-1920s denizens of Osage County, Oklahoma. She visited museums commemorating plundering oil tycoons and watched rare black-and-white home movies commissioned by Osage families, wealthy from retaining mineral rights to their oil-rich reservation. Osage costume consultant Julie O’Keefe ensured the […]

Hollywood Flashback: When ‘Sideways’ Was the Toast of Awards Season

Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti’s latest film, The Holdovers, is in the awards conversation for its tale of holiday mischief and misfits at a remote New England boarding school. In it, Giamatti plays a cranky history teacher tasked with looking after students who aren’t going home for winter break. Almost 20 years ago, Payne and […]

How ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ Inspired Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, photographed by DP Robbie Ryan, received an enthusiastic ovation as it opened the 31st EnergaCamerimage cinematography film festival Nov. 11. A familiar face at the annual event and an Oscar nominee for Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Ryan used an inventive range of film stocks and lenses to support the absurdist story (an adaptation […]

Critics Groups and ‘SNL’ Shake Up the Oscar Race

Best Picture All of Us Strangers On the heels of winning three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards’ craft ceremony last month, the film claimed best picture, director, screenplay and supporting actor (Paul Mescal) at the Dec. 3 main event, a boost for the Searchlight film after its Gotham Awards shutout. Barbie On Dec. 2 in […]

‘Rustin’ Screenwriter on Bayard Rustin’s Legacy: “His Queerness Was Part of His Strategic Gift”

Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in modern American history whom many people knew nothing about — until now. Netflix’s Rustin, and its towering central performance from Emmy-winning actor Colman Domingo, serves to add his story back into the history books, particularly Rustin’s mentorship of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. […]