The editor of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has finally shed some light on how much of the Queen biopic was directed by Dexter Fletcher.
While we were all busy watching the Academy make and then retract baffling decisions about this year’s Academy Awards show, one of the most baffling races in Oscar history bubbled up under our noses.With a week to go before the envelopes are opened on the stage of the Dolby Theatre, this could well be the tightest, weirdest, most confounding Best Picture competition ever.Sunday night’s Writers Guild Awards compounded the confusion, giving its top film prizes to one film that isn’t even nominated for a screenwriting Oscar, Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” and another that is nominated for screenplay but not for picture, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The other three major Hollywood guilds gave their top awards to “Green Book” (the Producers Guild), “Roma” (the Directors Guild) and “Black Panther” (the Screen Actors Guild’s ensemble-cast award), which makes this the first time that the five major guild awards have been won by five different movies, with no film winning more than one.(Yes, the 2013 awards race found five different films winning, but that’s because the Producers Guild finished in a tie between “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity,” which also won the DGA.)Also Read: How the Oscars Bungled This Year's Show So Badly, and Where the Academy Goes From HereSince the SAG ensemble award was introduced in 1995, five films have won Best Picture after winning only a single guild award: “Gladiator” and “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Producers Guild (the latter in that tie vote); “Million Dollar Baby,” which won the Directors Guild; and “Braveheart” and “Moonlight,” which won the Writers Guild. Nothing has ever won Best Picture after only winning the SAG ensemble award.Now there will be a sixth — unless the top Oscar goes to “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Vice,” which haven’t won any of the major guild awards but could actually win Best Picture anyway.The WGA seemed to almost deliberately confound awards-watchers who think we know how to read the tea leaves. “Roma,” “Green Book” and “Vice,” three formidable Best Picture contenders — the first two arguably the frontrunners — lost to “Eighth Grade,” a Sundance indie that didn’t get a single Oscar nomination. Then “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born,” three more serious Oscar contenders, lost to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The Writers Guild could have given a touch of momentum to any one of six Best Picture contenders it had recognized with nominations — but instead it gave its awards to two films not even in the running. And that leaves the race in a shambles, without a single movie that can reasonably be expected to win Best Picture, but with a bewildering number of movies that could conceivably turn the trick.Also Read: Oscars Will Air All Award Categories Live on TV, Reversing Course“Roma”? Sure, because since 1948 more than 77 percent of the films to win the DGA Award have gone on to win Best Picture. But not one of those has been a foreign-language film, and only once in the last 38 years has a movie won Best Picture without an Oscar nomination for Film Editing.“Green Book”? Well, the Producers Guild win has slipped as a sure-fire predictor in recent years, but history says it gives you a two-thirds chance of winning the Oscar. But failing to land a Best Director nomination, as Peter Farrelly did, ought to kill your chances, since only twice since 1932 has the Best Picture winner not also been nominated for directing.“Black Panther”? Not only has no film won Best Picture with only a SAG ensemble win, but the last film to win without a single Oscar nomination in the directing, writing or acting categories was “Grand Hotel” in 1932 — and “Grand Hotel” is a complete anomaly that didn’t have a single nomination except Best Picture.Once you get past those three movies, you’re looking at five films that would have to do something that hasn’t been done: win Best Picture without winning a single one of the major guild awards.Also Read: Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars CeremonyAnd the thing is, one of them could just do it. If “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins it might be most critically derided Best Picture winner of all time, but we’ve been underestimating its appeal for months now. “A Star Is Born” may have lost to almost everything at one time or another (including to “Rhapsody” at the Golden Globes), but it could actually be more of a consensus favorite that won’t be hurt by the Academy’s preferential system of vote-counting the way that more divisive films will be. “BlacKkKlansman” has had a similar tough time getting traction with the guilds, but it’s Oscar-nominated in the right categories and it might not be as polarizing as we think. Ditto for “The Favourite” and “Vice.”A week ago, I ran down the list of Best Picture contenders and decided that “Roma” and “Green Book” were really the only two that could win. Now, I really think that almost every single nominee has a dimly lit, twisty path to victory, because every nominee definitely has a clear path to defeat.Here’s the lesson of this weird, ugly Oscar season: This year, precedents and numbers may well be meaningless. This year, something is going to happen that isn’t supposed to happen. This year, nobody knows a damn thing.The Writers Guild warned us. Don’t even try to make sense of this mess of an Oscar season. Just ride it out, and try not to be too surprised at the end.Read original story Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go, Nobody Knows a Damn Thing At TheWrap
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its controversial decision to hand out four Oscars during the telecast's commercial breaks. Following a Thursday night meeting with top cinematographers, Academy leadership including President John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson have pledged to air every awards category on the live show a week from […]
Almost 100 filmmakers – including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee – have signed an open letter to the Academy of Motion Pictures criticising their decision to present four awards during advert breaks in the Oscars ceremony. On Monday (11 January), the awards body announced that live-action shorts, make-up and hairstyling, cinematography and editing would all be handed out during breaks in the telecast. There was immediate outrage online from former Oscar-winners such as Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, who said the move was disrespectful to workers in those disciplines.
> This is a failure of stewardship, a failure of nerve, a failure ofproducing, a failure to understand television, a failure of network custody ofthe Oscars, and a failure of Academy governance
This year's Oscar ceremony will go ahead without an official host for only the second time in its history, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday. ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co televises the Oscars ceremony annually and is closely involved in planning the telecast. Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has been named the best animated feature of 2018 at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated and giving the film a prize that has predicted the Oscar animated-feature winner more than 70 percent of the time. The awards were handed out at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday night by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood. In addition to winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man” picked up awards for its directing, writing, character animation, character design, production design and editorial. “Incredibles 2” came into the show with the most nominations, 11, but only won two, while “Ralph Breaks the Internet” had 10 nominations and received one award. Also Read: Stan Lee Was 'Really Happy' With His 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Cameo, Directors Say The seven wins for “Spider-Man” fell short of the record 11 Annie wins for Pixar’s “Coco” last year, but they were a strong indication of the momentum that the film has acquired since its release in December. It is the first film from Sony Pictures Animation to win the top award at the Annies, which over the years has been dominated by Disney/Pixar (eight wins for Disney, nine for Pixar) and DreamWorks Animation (four wins). “Mary Poppins Returns,” a live-action film with an extended animated sequence, won two Annie Awards. Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” received one award, for Bryan Cranston’s voice work. In the television categories, “Hilda” was the big winner with three, while “BoJack Horseman” and “Disney’s Mickey Mouse” received two each. Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Post-Credits Scene Explained Since the establishment of the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards in 2001, the same film has won at both ceremonies 12 times in the previous 17 years, including the last three years in a row. In the short subject category, the prize went to “Weekends,” the Annecy audience award winner which is also nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar and was featured at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival. Four of this year’s five Oscar nominees for feature animation – “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – were also nominated in the top Annies category. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mirai,” was the winner in the Annies’ Best Animated Independent Feature category. The winners: Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Best Animated Independent Feature: “Mirai” Best Animated Special Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Best Animated Short Subject: “Weekends” Best Virtual Reality Production: “Crow: The Legend” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial: “Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom'” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children: “Ask the StoryBots,” episode: “How Do Computers Work?” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children: “Hilda,” episode: “Chapter 1: The Hidden People” Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” episode: “The Dog Days are Over” Best Student Film: “Best Friend” Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,” episode: “The Eternal Knight Pt. 2” Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production: “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Character Animation in a Live Action Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Character Animation in a Video Game: “GRIS” Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Eddie Trigueros; episode: “Feed the Birds” Directing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Christopher Willis Music in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2,” Michael Giacchino Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Age of Sail” Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2” Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” Will Arnett Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Writing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Big Hero 6: The Series” Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Read original story ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards At TheWrap
The Oscar-nominated actor talks to Yahoo Movies UK about his movie 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?', the gender pay gap and the Spice Girls reunion.