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Best Foreign Film Nominee – Fantastic Woman

January 24, 2018 | By
Best Foreign Film Nominee – <em>Fantastic Woman</em>

              From the producers of Jackie and Spotlight, comes A Fantastic Woman, the fifth film from Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio. The much lauded movie was an official selection for the 2017 Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals. The director is mostly noted for his fourth feature film, Gloria, which previously represented Chile at the... »

90th Academy Award Nominations

January 23, 2018 | By
90th Academy Award Nominations

Oscar Nominees Rachel Morrison and Jordan Peele Make History.  And It Only Took 90 Years. Academy Award Nominations for 2018                     Best Picture Dunkirk Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards... »

Director Series: Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

January 22, 2018 | By
Director Series: Rian Johnson – <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em>

When Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy enlisted director Rian Johnson to write and direct Episode VIII in the Star Wars nine-film franchise, Johnson merely had three smaller-scale critical successes behind him as both writer and director: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. However, for part eight in the nonology, Kennedy knew she needed an adept... »

2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac

January 21, 2018 | By
2018 Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac

  The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and digital productions at the 29th Annual PGA Awards presented by Cadillac at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Special honors also went to Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley with the Milestone Award, Producer Charles Roven with the David... »

IT – You’ll Float Too

January 19, 2018 | By
<em>IT</em> – You’ll Float Too

Bill Skarsgård and Jackson Robert Scott in It (2017) Based on the famous 1986 Stephen King novel, New Line Cinema’s horror thriller IT, directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama), focuses on seven young outcasts called the “the Losers’ Club” who share similar sensibilities. Each of them has been isolated growing up, surrounded by the terror... »

NAACP 2018 Image Awards Winners

January 19, 2018 | By
NAACP 2018 Image Awards Winners

  Danny Glover was honored with the prestigious NAACP President’s Award, while  Taraji P. Henson won for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Empire.  Entertainer of the Year: Ava DuVernay Outstanding Motion Picture: Girls Trip Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Outstanding Drama Series: Power NAACP President’s Award: Danny Glover... »

2018 VES Awards Nominations

January 17, 2018 | By
2018 VES Awards Nominations

  HBO’s stellar stalwart, Game of Thrones continues to show no mercy as it dominates with 11 nominations this year.   “The artistry, ingenuity and passion of the visual effects practitioners around the world,  have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said VES Chair, Mike Chambers. “We are seeing the... »

Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In Darkest Hour

January 15, 2018 | By
Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In <em>Darkest Hour</em>

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s high contrast lighting and fast paced camera movement propel the story of Darkest Hour, illustrating an in depth study of Winston Churchill’s personality and character during the precarious weeks leading up to the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII. This was Delbonnel’s first time working with director Joe Wright. Wright sent the script... »

Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee – I, Tonya

January 12, 2018 | By
Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee  – I, Tonya

    For makeup department head Deborah La Mia Denaver and hairstyling department head Adruitha Lee, I, Tonya represented several formidable challenges: recreating a lead character familiar to the general public, and aging that character—and others in the cast—through various life stages. In the case of this film, the central character was champion figure... »

2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

January 11, 2018 | By
2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

Feature Film Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (A24) Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein,... »

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