February 27, 2017
        The 89th Academy Awards deliver surprises and eventually a "Moonlight" upset                Final Predictions for the Academy Awards                Just how many Oscars can "La La Land" potentially win?                "Get Out" is a very promising filmmaking debut for Jordan Peele                Film Independent Spirit Award predictions                WGA winners include "Arrival" and "Moonlight"                Penultimate Oscar predictions                2016 films that will stand the test of time                "A Cure for Wellness" is a beautiful looking and haunting mess                Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night                BAFTA spreads the love with its awards                Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along                "The LEGO Batman Movie" is a surprising delight                VES Awards are dominated by "The Jungle Book"                Where does the race for Best Picture stand?        

Tag Archives: Scott Rudin

Louis C.K.: the next actor/comedian to become a successful filmmaker?

For a couple of years now, I’ve been waiting for the news that Louis C.K. would be taking the plunge back into the filmmaking world after one misguided attempt a while back (Pooty Tang, for those of you who don’t know). Well, it’s apparently coming soon, as he is planning[...]

Megan Ellison: The Most Exciting Producer in Hollywood

I’m fascinated by Megan Ellison. In the normally boring world of movie producers, she’s an intriguing star among them. Usually, you rarely know the names of producers, short of an uber-producer like Scott Rudin or one who’s heavily involved in a filmmaker’s whole universe like Scott Mosier is for Kevin[...]

‘Captain Phillips’ producer Michael De Luca to be Feted at Hollywood Film Awards

Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that two-time Academy Award®-nominated producer Michael De Luca (who co-produced David Fincher’s The Social Network with Scott Rudin and Dana Brunetti; and co-produced Bennett Miller’s Moneyball with Brad Pitt and Rachael Horovitz) will be[...]

Producers Guild of America Awards announce winners

Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA recognized several producers with honorary awards including Bob and Harvey[...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in “Death of a Salesman”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The greatest American play? Quite possibly Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” set in 1949 and revived last night on Broadway in a production that is outstanding. Mike Nichols directed and reinvented Miller’s classic, with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Andrew Garfield (the new movie Spider[...]

Oscars: Artist, Descendants In – Snubs: Clint, Leo, Tintin, Albert Brooks

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Best Picture nominees: The Artist, The Help, The Descendants, War Horse, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, Hugo, and the big surprise–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not nominated: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Bridesmaids. Other big shocks–Albert Brooks was not nominated for “Drive,” which[...]

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro Rock New York Film Critics Event

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt was hilarious and touching last night accepting his Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. Joining other honorees Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain and the folks from “The Artist,” Pitt was a little nervous and actually spoke softly from the podium[...]

Producers Guild produces a few surprises with 2011 nominations – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: It’s unclear yet how many films will compete for a Best Picture trophy at this year’s Academy Awards. Rule changes eliminate the need to film 10 slots, so a fluid number of pictures could end up with nominations on Jan. 24. But it’s safe to bet that[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “Mediocrity has taken over film criticism” Armond White

HollywoodNews.com: Every year the world of film criticism, gutter blogging, and awards campaigning collide. At CityArts, journalist Armond White, expresses his disgust at today’s state of film criticism. He highlights the fiasco that ensued when “The New Yorker” film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo imposed by the[...]

David Fincher addresses Denby’s “Dragon Tattoo” embargo bust – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Virtually every critic under the sun had something to say over David Denby’s illogical shattering of a press embargo set for David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” as well as producer Scott Rudin’s measured slap-down of Denby’s selfish actions. But one voice not yet heard[...]
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