There were many pioneering developments from today’s announcement, proving that even at the age of 90, the show remains capable of breaking new ground.
Unsurprisingly, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky have no desire to join the parade, defying the curse to play husband and wife in action drama 12 Strong. “Obviously it was much easier with Elsa playing my wife.
With her best-director Oscar nomination Tuesday, “Lady Bird” helmer Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman to be recognized by the film Academy’s directors branch. She joined Lina Wertmüller (“Seven Beauties”), Jane Campion (“The Piano”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”) and Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) in the unfortunately exclusive club. The recognition comes on […]
Christopher Nolan has finally found a seat at the table with his director peers in the motion picture Academy. The “Dunkirk” helmer picked up his first-ever best-director Oscar nomination Tuesday after three previous bids stalled with the Academy. While the Directors Guild of America had nominated Nolan for “Memento” (2000), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and […]
James Franco was snubbed for a best actor Oscar nomination for his performance in “The Disaster Artist,” just as he’s fielding accusations of sexual misconduct. Instead, Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) were nominated. In a […]
After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination. The recognition comes on the heels of a similar milestone with the American Society of Cinematographers, which nominated Morrison’s […]
Netflix has said that those critics who panned its new Will Smith movie Bright – and there were many – are 'pretty disconnected' from what makes a good film.