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Oscar Nominations 2023: Top Gun: Maverick Up for Best Picture, But Tom Cruise Snubbed for Best Actor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, and A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11 nominations. Michelle Yeoh made history as the first-ever Asian nominee in the Best Actress category, and her co-stars Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu were all nominated as well. There was plenty of drama in said Best Actress […]

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Editors Behind Pre-Filmed Segments on Saturday Night Live Threaten to Go on Strike; NBC Ready to Negotiate

If you’ve been paying attention to Saturday Night Live over the past year or so, you’re probably familiar with Please Don’t Destroy, the comedy trio responsible for many (but not all) of the show’s pre-filmed segments — many of which are highlights are week. Those segments also include music videos and commercial parodies, and they are, of course, edited, but while those editors recently formed a union, they still don’t […]

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Report: Robert Richardson to Shoot Michael Jackson Biopic for His Emancipation Director Antoine Fuqua

Lionsgate is about to be “startin’ something,” as the studio has tapped Antoine Fuqua to direct its Michael Jackson biopic, Michael, a project that will reportedly see the filmmaker reunite with his Emancipation Cinematographer Robert Richardson, who has won three Oscars for his work on JFK, The Aviator, and Hugo. Three-time Oscar nominee John Logan wrote the script, and the film will be produced by Graham King of GK Films, […]

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Golden Globes Winners List: The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin Win Best Picture Prizes

The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin won the Best Picture prizes at the Golden Globes on Tuesday evening, where the feature acting prizes went to Austin Butler (Elvis), Cate Blanchett (TÁR), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), and Everything Everywhere All at Once duo Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association had comedian Jarrod Carmichael host the Golden Globes, where […]

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ASC’s 2022 Awards Nominees Include Last Year’s Winner, Greig Fraser, for The Batman, Roger Deakins for Empire of Light, and Elvis‘ Mandy Walker

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its 2022 award nominees in the feature film, documentary, and television categories, and blockbusters such as The Batman and Top Gun: Maverick will be battling it out for the top prize. Winners will be announced during the 37th Annual ASC Awards, which will take place on March 5, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The event will be live-streamed worldwide, and […]

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Robert J. Dowling, Former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Hollywood Reporter, Dies at 83, Having Had a Huge Impact on Crafts Coverage

I didn’t know Robert J. Dowling, but I always knew of him, as he was a titan of the industry — at least my chosen profession. Despite my long career in trade journalism, I can’t say I ever had the pleasure of working for the man, yet even as a cub reporter, I knew he was a man of integrity. A man to be respected. Indeed, by all accounts, the […]

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Oscar Predictions for the Nine Crafts Categories, Where the Avatar and Top Gun Sequels Loom Large

Now that I’ve had a chance to catch up with a bunch of movies over the holiday break (Till, RRR, All Quiet on the Western Front), it’s time to update Below the Line‘s official Oscar predictions before the end of the year and the guild awards upend the season in early 2023. When we last weighed in on the Oscar race, Steven Spielberg‘s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age movie The Fabelmans seemed like the clear-cut frontrunner to win […]

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Watch Tom Cruise Practice the “Biggest Stunt in Cinema History” in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Featurette

It’s not a bird or a plane… it’s Tom Cruise. After delivering the highest-grossing film of the year with Top Gun: Maverick, the world’s most fearless action star returns to the big screen next summer in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which finds him performing yet another death-defying stunt, as seen in the behind-the-scenes featurette below. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the most recent two […]

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We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura Director-Star Annalaura di Luggo on Highlighting Social Inclusion in Her Film Work and Music

Director, songwriter, and artist Annalaura di Luggo recently held a virtual chat with members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists to discuss her film We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura, which is currently in contention for Best Documentary Feature and Best Song [“We Are Art”] at the Academy Awards. We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura is one of three Italian documentaries from di Luggo, along […]

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The Batman and RRR Among Movies Included on Shortlist for Best Visual Effects Oscar

Oscars shortlist voting begins today in eight categories, and the Academy’s Visual Effects branch has notified studios and streamers of a 20-title shortlist that will be whittled down to 10 this week before the so-called bakeoff stage that sees VFX artists presenting their work. The Academy has not announced the 20 films on the list, though Variety has confirmed 19 of the titles, which include frontrunners such as Avatar: The […]