Michael Jackson

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, […]

The Fabelmans

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 […]

The Batman

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 […]

Robert J. Dowling

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 […]

2022 BTL Oscar Contenders

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 […]

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

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 […]

We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura

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 […]

The Batman

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 […]

The Banshees of Inisherin

Golden Globes Nominations: The Banshees of Inisherin and Abbott Elementary Lead the Pack; Tom Cruise Snubbed

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2023 Golden Globes on Monday morning. The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once led the way with eight and six nominations, respectively, while The Fabelmans and Elvis followed with five nods apiece. The biggest acting snubs were likely that of Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick) in the Best Actor race and Danielle Deadwyler (Till) in the Best […]

79th Oscars Poster

Academy to Bring Back the Eight Short-Changed Oscar Categories That Weren’t Announced Live During This Year’s Ceremony

Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has confirmed that the winners of all 23 Oscar categories will be revealed during the main telecast on March 12, 2023, thereby restoring sanity to the Academy Awards. Last year, eight categories were presented during the pre-show — all three short film awards, as well as original score, makeup and hairstyling, film editing, production design, and sound. […]