"We crammed $60 or $70 million of budget into a movie that had only $19.5 [million]. But we wanted it to look enormous. So it demanded huge sacrifices," Guillermo del Toro says of making "The Shape of Water."
Many were surprised when Annette Bening missed out on an Oscar nomination last year for her acclaimed star turn in 20th Century Women. Fortunately, the oft-nominated actress should be back in contention this year for the new drama Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, in which she plays a real-life Oscar winner, Golden Age of Hollywood leading lady Gloria Grahame. As you’ll see in the film’s new trailer, premiering exclusively on Yahoo Entertainment, those glory days are long past when we pick up with Grahame’s story. No longer living the high life in La La Land, she’s now treading second-rate boards in Liverpool, looking for that proverbial next act.
There was one Oscar hopeful who really stood out on the red carpet of Saturday’s Governors Awards in Hollywood. Brooklynn Prince, the 7-year-old ingénue of Sean Baker’s acclaimed drama The Florida Project, has been doing press rounds for the film since it debuted at Cannes in May, and she already comes across as a seasoned pro. Asked why people need to see her debut film, Brooklynn responded, “Because of the message.
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.
As awards season launches underneath a shadow for the second year in a row, Oscar contenders aplenty turned out to salute four cinema legends and a bold work of immersive art Saturday night.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 26 film have submitted for consideration in this year’s animated feature category. Top contenders in the category include Pixar’s “Coco” and Warner Animation Group’s “The Lego Batman Movie.” Indie distributor Gkids boasts a whopping seven entries, including “The Breadwinner,” produced by Angelina Jolie. DreamWorks’ […]
Acclaimed filmmaker will receive Special Oscar statuette this year “in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling.”
In 2009, Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her role in The Reader. Out of the 19 people she thanked by name in her acceptance speech, Harvey Weinstein, who was one of the film's producers, was not among them. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Winslet says this omission was deliberate. “I remember being told. ‘Make sure you thank Harvey if you win,'" she recounts.
The filmmaker wrote the role specifically for the comedian, seeking to tap into the “Happy Gilmore” star’s rarely seen sensitive side.
Tonya Harding is a punch line and she knows it. But she'll no doubt be pleased with the new biopic "I, Tonya," which goes for laughs but also adds context to the skater’s familiar story.
Following last year's breakout, two films with radically different approaches to same-sex relationships arrive at TIFF.
Before he wrote the scores for movies including "Gladiator," "The Lion King," for which he won an Oscar, and most recently "Dunkirk," Hans Zimmer played the synthesizer for the Buggles. The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" happens to be the first video ever to play on MTV.
Former VP Al Gore explains how he worked to make sure his gag made to seem like he was declaring presidential candidacy at 2016 Oscars wasn't misconstrued
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.
We’ve just passed the halfway point of the year and already there have been a host of gasp-inducing, scream worthy, and jump-out-of-your-chair-and-fling-your-remote-at-the-screen scenes that remind us we’re in the second Golden Age of Television. So many, in fact, that we can’t wait for December to round them all up, so here are our 10 favorite firework moments of 2017 so far. WARNING: It’s all spoilers from here on out!
Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Faye Dunaway is finally speaking out about her role in #EnvelopeGate, two months after the now-infamous 89th Academy Awards best picture gaffe. The Oscar-winning Network actress sat down with anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News Monday, recounting the moments leading up to the mistake.
In March 1963, New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther mocked Bette Davis in a pre-Oscars commentary, while tipping his hat to her competitors in the Best Actress category. “Three other nominees — Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker, Geraldine Page for Sweet Bird of Youth, and Lee Remick for Days of Wine and Roses — are respectable,” he wrote.
Academy board met on Tuesday to dissect the foul-up at the end of this year's ceremony and to implement future safeguards to ensure it won't happen again
Prime subscribers get the spoils of extension of exclusive deal between the studio for the 2017 award winner and online retail giant's subscription service
“Why are people still interested in me?” That was Shirley MacLaine’s modest response to learning how much fans enjoyed her 2014 Role Recall interview with Yahoo Movies. As for her enduring popularity, let’s begin with her legacy. A certifiable screen icon, MacLaine’s long, successful career launched in 1955 with the Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble With Harry, includes classics like The Apartment and Being There, and features six Oscar nominations, with one win for Terms of Endearment. Six decades later, the 82-year-old continues to release challenging, interesting films.