December 08, 2016

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Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October

Things are heating up! I was initially going to put these out last week, but that would have been before I had seen Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Loving, and A Monster Calls (though after having seen Jackie and Nocturnal Animals), which means we’ve got some major updates coming. Now[...]

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for “Lion,” Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Grant will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” BAFTA-nominated actress Naomie Harris will be recognized with the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award” for[...]

“Manchester by the Sea” leads the Gotham Award nominations

Earlier today, the 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Award nominations were unveiled, officially kicking off the precursor season. Leading the charge was Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, which score four nominations, more than any other title. Considering how this is a sturdy launching pad for Oscar hopefuls, it seems[...]

Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

dick clark productions announced today that acclaimed new director and established fashion designer Tom Ford will receive this year’s “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” for “Nocturnal Animals,” Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Platt will receive the “Hollywood Producer Award” for his numerous films this year including “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The[...]

Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

There’s almost no one left in Hollywood quite like Tom Cruise. He’s the epitome of a movie star, through and through. This week, he looks set to rule the box office and the action movie genre again with Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Another franchise outing for Cruise, it’s a[...]

“Moonlight” could be A24’s big Oscar horse this year

It’s always a real pleasure to be blown away by a movie. You always hope something is going to be good, but sometimes you’re not prepared for just how good it will be. That was the case last month when I saw Moonlight, the latest film from Barry Jenkins. A24[...]

Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with “American Pastoral”

Later on this week, Ewan McGregor officially becomes the latest actor to turn filmmaker when his directorial debut American Pastoral hits theaters. In the lead up to its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, the buzz suggested that McGregor had a potentially Academy Award friendly movie on his hands. In[...]

Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016

Oh the irony. I’m updating these Golden Globe predictions mere hours before I see Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The Globes are always an inexact science, just more so today for me. Still, we press on, since I’m due for an update. What might the Hollywood Foreign[...]

“The Accountant” seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster

As I wrote about earlier this week, Ben Affleck is a pretty huge star in Hollywood, and rightly so. He can often command the screen, and later this week he has another star vehicle to showcase just that. It’s The Accountant, a slightly high concept shoot em up that has[...]

85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars

Yesterday afternoon, the long list of countries submitting films for contention in Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars was revealed. With 85 movies in play, this is a record breaking group. Honestly, from what I could see, only three snubs seemed to be here, which was Belgium not choosing[...]
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