• Directors Guild Awards 2020: Sam Mendes Wins Top Prize for ‘1917’

    Sam Mendes has been named the best feature-film director of 2019 by the Directors Guild of America, which handed out its annual awards on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles.The win makes the “1917” director a commanding front-runner in the Oscar race for Best Directors — and coupled with his film’s victory at the Producers Guild Awards last week, makes the World War I drama the favorite to win Best Picture winner as well.Mendes beat his fellow Oscar nominees Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), as well as “Jojo Rabbit” director Taika Waititi.The DGA Award is one of the most reliable Oscar predictors, with the winner going on to win the Academy Award for Best Director for the last six years in a row, 15 times in the last 16 years and 62 times in 71 years.In addition, the film whose director wins the DGA historically has a greater than 75 percent chance of winning the Best Picture Oscar, but that figure has been slipping lately. The two awards have coincided only twice in the last six years, with “The Shape of Water” two years ago and “Birdman” in 2014. The other three years, Alfonso Cuarón won the DGA and the Best Director awards for “Gravity,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu for “The Revenant,” Damien Chazelle for “La La Land” and Cuarón again for “Roma,” while the Best Picture Oscars went to “12 Years a Slave,” “Spotlight,” “Moonlight” and “Green Book,” respectively.Also Read: 'American Factory' Named Top Documentary at Cinema Eye HonorsAlma Har’el, one of three female directors in the first-time feature directing category, won for her work on “Honey Boy,” while Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert won the documentary award for “American Factory.”Bill Hader won the comedy-series award for the “ronny/lily” episode of his TV series “Barry.” The drama-series award went to Nicole Kassell, one of two directors nominated for different episodes of “Watchmen.” The television movie or limited series award went to Johan Renck for “Chernobyl.”Don Roy King won an award for directing an episode of “Saturday Night Live” for the fourth consecutive year, while James Burrows and Andy Fisher won for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’.”Also Read: Norman Lear Becomes Oldest Emmy Winner at 97The DGA is the third of the four major Hollywood guilds to announce its awards. The Screen Actors Guild gave its ensemble-acting award to “Parasite,” while the Producers Guild chose “1917” as the best-produced film of 2019.The last of the major guilds, the Writers Guild, will announce its awards on Feb. 1.Also Read: '1917' Named Top Film at Producers Guild AwardsHere is the complete list of Directors Guild Award nominees. Winners are indicated by **WINNER.Feature Film Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Sam Mendes, “1917” **WINNER Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Taika Waititi, “Jojo Rabbit”First-Time Feature Film Mati Diop, “Atlantics” Alma Har’el, “Honey Boy” **WINNER Melina Matsoukas, “Queen & Slim” Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” Joe Talbot, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”Documentary Feature Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, “American Factory” **WINNER Feras Fayyad, “The Cave” Alex Holmes, “Maiden” Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska, “Honeyland” Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, “One Child Nation”Dramatic Series Nicole Kassell, “Watchmen,” “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” **WINNER Mark Mulod, “Succession,” “This Is Not For Tears” David Nutter, “Game of Thrones,” “The Last of the Starks” Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones,” “The Long Night” Stephen Williams, “Watchmen,” “This Extraordinary Being”Comedy Series Dan Attias, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “It’s the Sixties, Man!” Bill Hader, “Barry,” “ronny/lily” **WINNER David Mandel, “Veep,” “Veep” Amy Sherman Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” Dan Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”Movies for Television and Limited Series Ava DuVernay, “When They See Us” Vince Gilligan, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” Thomas Kail, “Fosse/Verdon,” “Nowadays” Johan Renck, “Chernobyl” **WINNER Minkie Spiro, “Fosse/Verdon,” “All I Care About Is Love” Jessica Yu, “Fosse/Verdon, “”Glory”Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regular Scheduled Programming Paul G. Casey, “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “1730” Nora S. Gerard, “CBS Sunday Morning,” “40th Anniversary” Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus” Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,” “E. Murphy; Lizzo” **WINNER Paul Pennolino, Christopher Werner, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “SLAPP Suits”Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials James Burrows, Andy Fisher, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” **WINNER Spike Jonze, “Aziz Ansari: Right Now” Stan Lathan, “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones” Linda Mendoza, “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal” Glenn Weiss, “The 91st Annual Academy AwardsReality Programs Hisham Abed, “Queer Eye,” “Black Girl Magic” Jason Cohen, “Encore!,” “Annie” **WINNER Jon Favreau, “The Chef Show,” “Hog Island” Ashley S. Gorman, “First Responders Live,” “103” Patrick McManus, “American Ninja Warrior,” “1116 Las Vegas National Finals Night 4”Children’s Programs Dean Israelite, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval” Jack Jameson, “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Special” Luke Matheny, “Ghostwriter,” “Ghost in Wonderland, Part 1” Amy Schatz, “Song of Parkland” **WINNER Barry Sonnenfeld, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”Commercials Fredrik Bond (MJZ) “Lighter Than Air,” HP Elite Dragonfly – Media Monks “Take it Lightly,” Coca-Cola Light – Ingo “Nap,” iPhone – Apple Spike Jonze (MJZ) **WINNER “Dream It,” Squarespace – Squarespace “The New Normal,” Medmen – Mekanism Mark Molloy (Smuggler) “Underdogs,” Apple – Apple Ridley Scott (RSA Films) “The Seven Worlds,” Hennessy X.O. – DDB Paris Dougal Wilson (Furlined) “Train,” AT&T – BBDO NYRead original story Directors Guild Awards 2020: Sam Mendes Wins Top Prize for ‘1917’ At TheWrap

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  • Box Office: ‘1917’ Defeats ‘Star Wars’ With $36.5 Million Weekend

    Sam Mendes' "1917" marched to box office victory, earning a solid $36.5 million from 3,434 theaters in its first weekend of wide release. Universal and DreamWorks' World War I drama also defeated Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker," the final chapter in the sequel trilogy that has ruled box office charts since debuting in late […]

  • ‘Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Land Producers Guild Nominations

    Golden Globe winners “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” have both been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s top film award, along with a slate of nominees that also includes “Parasite,” “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “Little Women.”Rounding out the PGA list, which is typically an accurate predictor of Oscar success are “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out” and the most-nominated film in Tuesday morning’s BAFTA nominations, “Joker.”“Parasite” is the second film not in English to be nominated in the last two years, after “Roma” last year. The only other non-English films to be nominated in this century were 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” 2006’s “Babel” and 2007’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”Also Read: BAFTA Nominations Put '1917' in the Awards Spotlight Again - and 'Joker,' TooThe 10 films on the list include almost all of the movies deemed most likely to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, with “Knives Out” perhaps coming as the only slight surprise. Films not included on the Producers Guild slate include “The Farewell,” “The Two Popes,” “Bombshell,” “Pain and Glory” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”While the omission may be particularly troubling for “The Farewell” and “Bombshell,” the PGA has a history of bypassing smaller indie films in favor of more commercially successful productions.Two producers have double nominations in the feature film category: David Heyman, who produced both “Marriage Story” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who produced “The Irishman” and “Joker.”In the animation category, the Producers Guild nominated a slate of high-profile U.S. films: “Abominable,” “Frozen II,” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “Missing Link” and “Toy Story 4.”Also Read: Golden Globes Analysis: The Stars Ignore Ricky Gervais on a Night of SurprisesTelevision nominations included “The Crown,” “Big Little Lies,” “Succession,” “Watchmen” and the final season of “Game of Thrones” in the drama category, and “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Veep” in comedy. “Chernobyl,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “True Detective,” “Unbelievable” and “When They See Us” were nominated in the limited series category, while “Deadwood” and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story” were among the nominees for TV movies.The guild also nominated in non-fiction, live entertainment and talk, and game and talk television categories. The full list of nominees is below.A Producers Guild feature-film nomination is a reliable predictor of Oscar success: Since the Academy and the Guild both expanded from five to 10 nominees in 2009, 78 of the 101 Producers Guild nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations.But the two awards never align completely: Last year, for instance, eight of the 10 Producers Guild Awards nominees received Oscar nominations, while two — “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Quiet Place” – did not.Also Read: Golden Globes Most Memorable Moments, From F-Word Jokes to Michelle Williams' Pro Choice PleaIn the first 29 years of the Producers Guild Awards, which began in 1989, the nominations exactly matched the Oscars only three times: 1992, 1993 and 1994, when both categories consisted of five nominees. Only once, in 1996, has the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner (which was “Braveheart” that year) not been first nominated by the guild.The Producers Guild is the third of the four major Hollywood guilds to announce its nominations for the films of 2019. The Screen Actors Guild announced in December, while the Writers Guild revealed its film nominees on Monday and the Directors Guild will do so on the same day as the PGA.PGA winners will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 18.The nominations:The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “1917” Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall “Ford v Ferrari” Producers: Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, James Mangold “The Irishman” Producers: Jane Rosenthal & Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff & Martin Scorsese “Jojo Rabbit” Producers: Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi “Joker” Producers: Todd Phillips & Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff “Knives Out” Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman “Little Women” Producer: Amy Pascal “Marriage Story” Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino “Parasite” Producers: Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon HoThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures “Abominable” Producer: Suzanne Buirgy “Frozen II” Producer: Peter Del Vecho “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Producers: Bradford Lewis, Bonnie Arnold “Missing Link” Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight “Toy Story 4” Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas RiveraThe Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama “Big Little Lies” (Season 2) Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean‐Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, David Auge, Lauren Neustadter, Liane Moriarty “The Crown” (Season 3) Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Oona O Beirn “Game of Thrones” (Season 8) Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch “Succession” (Season 2) Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon “Watchmen” (Season 1) Producers: TBDThe Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy “Barry” (Season 2) Producers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Aida Rodgers, Liz Sarnoff, Emily Heller, Julie Camino, Jason Kim “Fleabag” (Season 2) Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 3) Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Gilbert, Daniel Goldfarb, Kate Fodor, Sono Patel, Matthew Shapiro “Schitt’s Creek” (Season 5) Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, Ben Feigin, Michael Short, Rupinder Gill, Colin Brunton “Veep” (Season 7) Producers: David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis‐Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan, Billy Kimball, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Ian Maxtone‐Graham, Dan O’Keefe, Steve Hely, David Hyman, Georgia Pritchett, Erik Kenward, Dan Mintz, Doug SmithThe David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television “Chernobyl” Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg “Fosse/Verdon” Producers: Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, George Stelzner, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson, Charlotte Stoudt, Nicole Fosse, Erica Kay, Kate Sullivan, Brad Carpenter “True Detective” Producers: TBD “Unbelievable” Producers: TBD “When They See Us” Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Amy Kaufman, Robin SwicordThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures “American Son” Producers: TBD “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” Producers: TBD “Black Mirror: Striking Vipers” Producers: TBD “Deadwood: The Movie” Producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Daniel Minahan, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Regina Corrado, Nichole Beattie, Mark Tobey “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” Producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television “30 for 30” (Season 10) Producers: TBD “60 Minutes” (Season 51, Season 52) Producers: TBD “Leaving Neverland” Producers: TBD “Queer Eye” (Season 3, Season 4) Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jennifer Lane, Jordana Hochman, Rachelle Mendez, Mark Bracero “Surviving R. Kelly” (Season 1) Producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Season 25) “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 6) “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Season 5) “Saturday Night Live” (Season 45) All producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television “The Amazing Race” (Season 31) Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan “The Masked Singer” (Season 1) Producers: TBD “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 11) Producers: TBD “Top Chef” (Season 16) Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Tara Siener, Justin Rae Barnes, Blake Davis, Patrick Schmedeman, Wade Sheeler, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Elida Carbajal Araiza, Brian Fowler, Caitlin Rademaekers, Steve Lichtenstein, Emily Van Bergen “The Voice” (Season 16, Season 17) Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson DalyRead original story ‘Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Land Producers Guild Nominations At TheWrap

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