Director Jeff Nichols has never had an easier time titling a movie. The filmmaker’s latest project, Loving, follows the real-life couple (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) whose union led the Supreme Court to strike down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple’s last name — which all you law students already know — was, amazingly, Loving.
Meryl Streep is nominated once again for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. The queen of the big screen broke her own record this year by earning her 20th(!) career Oscar nod – the most for any actor by far (Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson are tied for second place with 12 nominations apiece). But even Meryl had a first time – the 67-year-old’s first nomination came back in 1978 for The Deer Hunter, when she was just 29.
By Gregg Kilday and Michael O’Connor, The Hollywood Reporter As the Writers Guild of America announced its nominees in the theatrical and documentary screenplay categories today, awards season favorites La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight all claimed a spot in the original screenplay category for their respective writer-directors Damien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan, and Barry Jenkins. The Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter August Wilson, who died in 2005, earned a posthumous adapted screenplay nomination for his adaptation of his 1983 play Fences. ...
Joel Edgerton is one of those character actors who’s been in so many movies, it’s hard to remember them all. Right now, he’s getting a well-deserved moment in the spotlight for his lead performance in Loving (in theaters now), the true story of the Virginia couple whose 1967 Supreme Court case invalidated laws against interracial marriage. But Edgerton’s first big Hollywood moment was something quite different: the decidedly not-true story of Anakin Skywalker. ...
The new romantic drama Loving, based on the real-life couple whose 1967 Supreme Court trial Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage, is a quintessential tale of American social justice. “I kept thinking he cast me ’cause he’s just lazy,” the Australian-born Edgerton joked to Yahoo Movies (watch above) about director and Arkansas native Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter), whom the actor had just worked with on the spring release Midnight Special. Edgerton (Warrior, Black Mass) plays Richard Loving, a soft-spoken carpenter who wants nothing more than to live The Simple Life with his sweet-natured bride, Mildred Jeter (Negga).
The new drama Loving gracefully depicts the real-life story of the couple whose 1967 Supreme Court case eventually overturned laws against interracial marriage in the United States. The movie stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the man and woman at the center of this love story. In the new clip above though, we also get a closer look at comedian Nick Kroll taking a rare dramatic role as Bernard Cohen, the inexperienced ACLU lawyer who handled their case.
Nancy Buirski’s 2011 documentary, The Loving Story, functions as the nonfiction mirror image of writer-director Jeff Nichols’s new feature, Loving.
New spot debuted after presidential debate asks viewers to #VoteLoving this Fall — because, as it proclaims, “Your Voice Matters”
The Oscars are still five months away, but consider awards season under way now that Hollywood has returned home from film festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. (So yes, that means awards season pretty much runs for half a calendar year.)
Of all the American films that premiered at this past May’s Cannes Film Festival, perhaps none received as enthusiastic a response as Jeff Nichols’ Loving, a based-on-real-events romance starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. In Loving, Edgerton (who also starred in Nichols’ Midnight Special) and Negga play the real-life Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple — he’s white, she’s of African-American and Native American descent — who, in 1958, traveled from their home in Virginia to Washington D.C. in order to get hitched. Nichols’ retelling of this powerful love story earned considerable praise from critics when it was unveiled at Cannes, with Variety’s Peter Debruge claiming that it featured “two of the best American performances of the past several years.” Yahoo Movies’ own Kerrie Mitchell had similarly glowing things to say about its headliners, writing: “The movie is remarkable in its restraint and understated grace… Edgerton is terrific….
It wasn’t long after the first press screening of the period drama Loving at Cannes on Monday morning, that the movie was already generating awards-season talk. It’s absurdly early for Oscar to be sure, but it’s also not hard to see why. In Loving, writer-director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud) dramatizes one of America’s most seminal civil-rights Supreme Court cases, Loving v. ...