“First Man” by Damien Chazelle: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy - Hollywood Film Tribute                Natalie Portman shines in the otherwise confounding "Vox Lux"                Golden Globe nominations announced! "Vice" leads the charge!                “Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali: Hollywood Film Tribute                "Mary Queen of Scots" can't live up to its royal lineage                "Ben Is Back" sees father and filmmaker Peter Hedges direct his son Lucas Hedges to a brilliant performance                Hollywood Film Tribute: GLENN CLOSE for her excellent performances                A final crack at Golden Globe nominations before Thursday's announcement                “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Once Upon a Deadpool”: Films to see in December                Review Round-Up: "Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer" and "The Mercy"                National Board of Review goes big for "Green Book" and "A Star Is Born"                "Amazing Grace" pays tribute to Aretha Franklin                Could "Vice" be this year's late breaking party crasher for awards season?                A new update to Academy Award predictions for November                Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz are a deliciously dark trio in "The Favourite"        

Tag Archives: 78th Academy Awards

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Captain Phillips”

Directed by: Paul Greengrass Written by: Billy Ray Main cast members: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Michael Chernus Number of Oscar nominations in total: 6 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Supporting Actor (Abdi), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ray), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing Notable[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “American Hustle”

“American Hustle” Directed by: David O. Russell Written by: David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer Main cast members: Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Elisabeth Röhm, and Alessandro Nivola Number of Oscar nominations in total: 10 Other nominations besides Best Picture:[...]

“American Hustle,” by David O. Russell, to be honored with the “Hollywood Costume and Production Design Awards”

“American Hustle,” the new film directed by David O. Russell, will be honored with the Hollywood Costume and Production Design Awards, it was announced today by Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. The honor will be bestowed to Michael Wilkinson and Judy[...]

Oscar Forecast: Oscar Veteran Actors and Directors

When Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady last year, some commentators called it a “lifetime achievement award,” implying that she beat out the competition more due to her body of work than her performance in that film. Others have speculated that veterans are more[...]

Ben’s Oscar® Forecast… and the winner is – Jan 18

Since the 85th Academy Awards nominations were announced, Lincoln has emerged as the tentative frontrunner among a plurality of headline writers, bloggers, and oddsmakers. This was fueled in large part by the fact that Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic garnered 12 nominations, the most of any film. But does receiving the[...]

Dustin Hoffman will receive the “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” for his film “Quartet” at the “Hollywood Film Awards” Gala Ceremony

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that Dustin Hoffman will be the recipient of this year’s “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award,” at this year’s awards gala. “It is a great honor to recognize Dustin Hoffman for his directorial debut for the[...]

Academy Awards Selects Student Foreign Films

HollywoodNews.com: Five finalists, selected from 51 entries representing 29 countries, will advance in the Foreign Film category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Up to three winners will be selected from this group and brought to Los Angeles to join[...]

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

“The Help” looking like a serious Best Picture contender – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Another film played its way into the Best Picture race this weekend, exceeding expectations as it solidified its standing at the box office which, like it or not, is a key component in any film’s awards campaign. I’m referring to Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” which managed to top[...]