Academy Rescinds Sound Mixing Nomination for Greg P. Russell Day Before Oscars

Read the press release: LOS ANGELES, CA – Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” for violation of Academy campaign regulations.  The decision was prompted by the discovery […]

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CHECK OUT: Full Statement From All 5 Directors in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Statement by all Nominated Directors, 2017 On behalf of all nominees, we would like to express our unanimous and emphatic disapproval of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism we see today in the U.S. and in so many other countries, in parts of the population and, most unfortunately […]

Life

SXSW Announces ‘Life’ With Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds as Closing Night Film

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced the World Premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, as its Closing Night Film on March 18. Columbia Pictures and Skydance’s “Life” is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when […]

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Costume Designers Guild Winners – ‘Hidden Figures’ Upsets ‘Jackie’; ‘La La Land’ Takes Contemporary

The Costume Designers Guild announced their winners Tuesday. “Hidden Figures” upset what some consider to be the Oscar frontrunner for costumes, “Jackie,” for Excellence in Period Film. It also bested “Florence Foster Jenkins,” also nominated at the Oscars (“Hidden Figures” is not). “La La Land,” as expected, took Excellence in Contemporary Film. Meanwhile, “Doctor Strange” […]

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Ralph Fiennes to Direct ‘The White Crow’ With David Hare to Pen Script

Awards watchers beware, Ralph Fiennes could be back in the market. The actor is set to direct his third feature, the big screen adaptation of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s biography by Julie Kavanagh, “The White Crow.” David Hare, two-time Oscar nominee for penning “The Reader” and “The Hours,” will write the script. Fiennes previously directed “Coriolanus” and […]

Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Winners – ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ Win

The Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announced their winners Sunday. The group honors the best work in both TV and film, and has plenty of categories to spread the wealth. “La La Land,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Suicide Squad,” “Hail, Caesar!” and “Star Trek Beyond” all took home awards on the film side. “The People v. […]

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WGA Awards Winners -‘Moonlight’ Bests ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester’ in Original, ‘Arrival’ Takes Adapted

The Writers Guild of America announced its winners in film, television, radio and more Sunday. It is important to note that “Moonlight” was classified by the WGA as an original screenplay. The Academy, however, nominated “Moonlight” for Best Adapted Screenplay, deeming it ineligible in the original category. Check out the full list of nominees and winners below […]

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Cinema Audio Society Awards Winners – ‘La La Land’ Given Top Sound Mixing Honors

The Cinema Audio Society announced their winners Saturday. “La La Land” took the group’s top honor in film, while “Finding Dory” won for an animated film. The society honors the best in sound mixing in television and film. Check out the nominees and winners (in RED) below: MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION Doctor Strange Production Mixer […]

Song to Song

WATCH: First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ Debuting at SXSW

Terrence Malick‘s latest project, “Song to Song,” received the trailer treatment today. Check it out below! The film’s synopsis is the following: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress […]