Stop the presses: The Post has officially announced itself as a bona fide Oscar contender. Sight unseen, pundits have been predicting for months that The Post would be the film to beat this year, especially after no clear frontrunner emerged from the fall festivals. After all, The Post is a highly topical drama about The President vs. The Press.
When Jordan Peele’s hit thriller Get Out opened in theaters in February, few would have predicted that it would emerge nine months later as a leading awards season contender. Another reason for Soderbergh’s admiration for Get Out may be his recognition that he’ll never make a movie that tackles race in quite the same way.
Here are the five films that gained the most from the Film Independent love in the epic enterprise known as awards season.
“Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among top film nominees for 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Jordan Peele's racially-charged horror thriller "Get Out" has been submitted for Golden Globe Award consideration in the "comedy" category, but Peele doesn't necessarily agree with that characterization.
Yahoo Entertainment asked the actors and directors at the Governors Awards which 2017 film or performance would have their early vote on the Oscar ballot.
“Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film. “Get Out” scored a nod for best feature, along with nominations for breakthrough director, best screenplay, and best actor (Daniel Kaluuya). Other nominees for the top […]
Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
After a strong start to 2017, thanks to the success of films both big (Beauty and the Beast, Fifty Shades Darker) and small (Get Out, Split), this summer has been fairly stagnant for Hollywood.
Get Out, Jordan Peele’s acclaimed satire of “post-racial America” cloaked in the guise of a freaky psychological thriller, has been the biggest box office surprise of the year. Naturally, we’ve got to wonder if Peele has plans for a sequel. Jason Blum, the horror hitmaker whose Blumhouse Productions was behind Get Out, seemed less sure, even though his company has released multiple entries in its successful Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge franchises.
The newly rebranded MTV Movie & TV Awards were handed out Sunday night. Beauty and the Beast won best movie, while star Emma Watson also took home the (newly non-gendered) award for best actor in a movie. Meanwhile, Stranger Things won the inaugural award for show of the year, while star Millie Bobby Brown was named best actor in a show.
"Get Out" director told Variety last month about his original downer ending, which he ultimately discarded — but which we may now get to see
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is not only one of the most critically acclaimed films of early 2017 — it’s also one of the more financially successful. Made for a paltry $4.5 million, the racism-centric horror movie is an unqualified smash, earning an eye-opening $111 million after just three weekends in U.S. release and pretty much guaranteeing that Peele will get to make at least one of the other four socially conscious thrillers he currently has in mind if he wants to. While filming Jurassic World 2 in the U.K., Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and many of their cast mates were treated to a private screening of Get Out, which hasn’t yet debuted in England (both are Universal films).
Any fan of the Comedy Central series Key and Peele knows that its eponymous creators and costars, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, are big-time horror fans. Peele, it turns out, is such a genre groupie that his acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out — which currently boasts a rare 100 percent approval rating on the critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — is a legit frightener. Yes, there’s some dark comedy in the film, about a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something sinister going on while meeting his girlfriend’s white parents during a weekend away in the ‘burbs.
Jordan Peele does not appear onscreen in his directorial debut, Get Out, the sharply subversive horror film about a biracial couple’s very terrifying weekend in the suburbs. But the Key and Peele alum and sketch-comedy pro did some acting around the movie.