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The American Cinema Editors has nominated "Ford v Ferrari," "Joker," "The Irishman," "Marriage Story" and "Parasite" for its ACE Eddie top feature film drama award. "Dolemite Is My Name," "The Farewell," "Jojo Rabbit," "Knives Out" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" received nominations in the feature comedy category. Nominated animated films include "Frozen 2," […]
"Avengers: Endgame," "Cats," "The Irishman," and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" are among the 20 films that will vie at the Oscars for best visual effects. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration. Later this month, the […]
The National Board of Review has named Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” the best film of 2019. Scorsese and two of the film’s stars, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, will also receive the organization’s inaugural Icon Award.The NBR’s Top 10 list consisted of “1917,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “Richard Jewell,” “Uncut Gems” and “Waves.”Quentin Tarantino was named the year’s best director for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” while Melina Matsoukas won the Best Directorial Debut award for “Queen & Slim.”Also Read: 'The Irishman' Re-Review: Does Martin Scorsese's Epic Feature Play Better on the Small Screen?Acting awards went to Adam Sandler for “Uncut Gems,” Renee Zellweger for “Judy,” Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and Kathy Bates for “Richard Jewell.” That latter film’s star, Paul Walter Hauser, won the Breakthrough Performance award.“Parasite” was named the year’s best foreign-language film, “Maiden” the best documentary and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” the best animated feature.Presumed Oscar contenders missing from the NBR list included “The Two Popes,” “Little Women,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Joker” and “The Farewell” (which did appear on the list of best independent films), while the list gave a boost to “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Knives Out,” “Richard Jewell” and particularly Adam Sandler and “Uncut Gems.”Also Read: 'Marriage Story' Dominates Gotham Awards 2019: The Complete Winners ListThe organization’s love affair with Scorsese extended to the point where it put “Rolling Thunder: A Bob Dylan Film by Martin Scorsese” on its list of the year’s best documentaries, even though the film is a largely fictionalized chronicle that uses the documentary form to bend the truth.Last year, the NBR had only four of the eight Oscar Best Picture nominees on its Top 10 list, missing “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite” and “Vice.”But it did match the Academy on “Black Panther,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” – and its choice for the year’s best film, “Green Book,” went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It was the first time in a decade, since “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008, that the NBR had chosen the eventual Best Picture winner.Also Read: 'The Irishman' Film Review: Martin Scorsese's Gangster Epic Is Melancholic and BittersweetOver the last 10 years, a little over half of the films on the NBR list have ended up with Best Picture nominations. But only one NBR winner in the last 18 years, 2014’s “A Most Violent Year,” failed to land an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.While the National Board of Review is often mistakenly considered a critics’ organization, the group is made up of, in its own words, “knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students” in the New York area. Much of its relatively high profile comes from the fact that it is one of the first groups to pick the year’s best films. (The more prestigious New York Film Critics Circle will make its own picks on Wednesday, as will the American Film Institute.)The NBR was established in 1909 by theater owners protesting the New York mayor’s attempt to block the exhibition of motion pictures in the city. It has been picking the best films since 1930.The winners will be recognized at the NBR Awards Gala on Jan. 8, 2020, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.The winners:Best Film: “The Irishman” Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Best Actor: Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems” Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, “Judy” Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, “Uncut Gems” Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, “Richard Jewell” Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, “Queen & Slim” Best Animated Feature: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Best Foreign Language Film: “Parasite” Best Documentary: “Maiden” Best Ensemble: “Knives Out” Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “1917” NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “For Sama” NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Just Mercy”Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order) “Dolemite is My Name” “Ford v Ferrari” “Jojo Rabbit” “Knives Out” “Marriage Story” “1917” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” “Richard Jewell” “Uncut Gems” “Waves”Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order) “Atlantics” “Invisible Life” “Pain and Glory” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” “Transit”Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order) “American Factory” “Apollo 11” “The Black Godfather” “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” “Wrestle”Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order) “The Farewell” “Give Me Liberty” “A Hidden Life” “Judy” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” “Midsommar” “The Nightingale” “The Peanut Butter Falcon” “The Souvenir” “Wild Rose”Read original story National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film At TheWrap
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four awards including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff. Having already given their own speeches — Driver for best actor, Dern as a tribute honoree — they demurred, content to watch Baumbach squirm again while he improvised a few remarks. Baumbach turned, ultimately, to his actors — “My special effect, my everything is the cast,” he said — and to Netflix for what he called its “unconditional” support of his film, a portrait of divorce starring Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 26: Lina Wertmuller poses with the Oscar of Dino de Laurentiis at the Honorary Oscar Lina Wertmuller’s Celebration Lunch Hosted By Martha De Laurentiis With Genoma Films And Sardinia Film Commission on October 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage )The first woman to ever be nominated for an Oscar for Best Director is finally getting her long-overdue recognition. Lina Wertmüller, first nominated in 1977 for her film Seven Beauties, is one of only five women to ever be nominated for the prestigious award since the award was created in 1927. This weekend, Wertmüller was given an honorary Academy Award at this year’s Governors Awards. In an interview with the Associated Press, Wertmüller was surprised to hear that she was one of only five women who have been nominated for Best Director alongside Jane Campion for The Piano, Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird. Out of that short list of women, Bigelow is the only woman who won. “I didn’t even know,” said Wertmüller. “I’m obviously very happy and proud and full of admiration but five is too few. There should be a lot more.”Her film Seven Beauties caught the attention of Hollywood and the Academy. Wertmüller didn’t win the award. Instead, Best Director went to John G. Avildsen for Rocky, but Wertmüller didn’t pay much attention to whether she won awards. “Lina never gave too much importance to awards,” Wertmüller’s biographer, Valerio Ruiz, said to the AP. “She left that for other people to talk about.” As a protégé of Italian director Federico Fellini, Wertmüller began her career in film assisting him on his films before writing and directing her own in the early ’60s. Fellini became more than a mentor. He believed in Wertmüller’s talent and provided the crew for her first film, The Lizards. “Because I have been able to be myself, I’ve been able to make the kind of films that I did,” Wertmüller said to the Los Angeles Times. “When this could happen, and somebody didn’t want to support one of [my] ideas, I would move on and go to another producer or go find another way to make the film.”Wertmüller directed a series of notable films in the ‘70s, including Seven Beauties, The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, and Swept Away. The latter was remade in 2002 by director Guy Ritchie, who cast Madonna as the starring role.After a brief stint directing in the U.S., Wertmüller returned to Italy, where she continues to write and direct films. Her career spans more than 50 years. In honor of her Academy Award recognition, Wertmüller’s first film, The Lizards, will be shown for the first time in the U.S. at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Best Movies Of 2019 (So Far)The First Reactions For Little Women Are HereCan You Handle Parasite?
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A record-breaking total of 93 countries will be competing in the Oscar race for Best International Feature Film, the new name for what previously has been known as the Best Foreign-Language Film category.The Academy announced the full list of eligible films and countries on Monday, with three countries — Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekistan — competing in the category for the first time.The previous high for submissions was 92 films, which was set in 2017. This year’s field also sets a new record for the number of women with films in the race, with 29 female directors responsible for 28 of the qualifying films.One film, Algeria’s “Papicha,” needed a special ruling from the Academy to retain its eligibility. The film was scheduled to open in Algeria in late September, but the Algerian government cancelled the screenings without explanation just before they were scheduled to happen, presumably because it was uncomfortable with a film that showed the restrictions placed on women after the country’s civil war. The lack of an Algerian release technically disqualified the film, but the Academy’s International Feature Film Executive Committee ruled that because the cancellation was out of the filmmakers’ control, “Papicha” would not lose its eligibility.Also Read: Oscars International Race 2019: Complete List of FilmsAn AMPAS-approved body or committee from each country is permitted to submit one film to represent that country in the category. The Academy then vets each film to make sure that the majority of dialogue is in a language other than English and that it has substantial creative input from the country making the submission.If the race has any front-runners at this point, they are South Korea’s “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy that has also stirred up Best Picture and Best Director talk, and Spain’s “Pain and Glory,” a semi-autobiographical fantasia from Pedro Almodovar that found Antonio Banderas winning Cannes’ best-actor award for his quietly gripping performance as an Almodovar-like director.Other high profile entries include France’s “Les Miserables,” which won the third-place Jury Prize in Cannes this year; the United Kingdom’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” from actor-director Chiwetel Ejiofor; Brazil’s “Invisible Life,” from Karim Ainouz; Colombia’s “Monos,” from Alejandro Landes, which has already had a U.S. release; Japan’s “Weathering With You,” the first animated film submitted by that country since “Princess Mononoke” in 1997; Norway’s “Out Stealing Horses,” starring Stellan Skarsgard; Israel’s controversial “Incitement,” about Yitzak Rabin’s assassin; the Czech Republic’s Jerzy Kozinski adaptation “The Painted Bird”; and several other films that also played in Cannes, including Romania’s “The Whistlers,” from Corneliu Porumboiu, Senegal’s “Atlantics,” Italy’s “The Traitor,” Morocco’s “Adam,” Portugal’s “The Domain” and Palestine’s “It Must Be Heaven.”Also Read: 'Pain and Glory' Film Review: Antonio Banderas Plays Pedro Almodóvar - Sort OfBut it’s risky to assign favorite status to any film before most Academy voters have had a chance to see it. From mid-October until early December, all of the eligible films will be screened for Los Angeles-based volunteers from all branches of the Academy, who can qualify to vote by seeing a minimum number of films.Those voters will then score each film on a scale of 6 to 10. The top seven films will advance to a shortlist, joined by an additional three films added by a special executive committee. The 10 finalists, one more than in previous years, will be narrowed to five nominees in a second round of voting.Mexico is the reigning champion in the category, with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” winning the 2018 award. Overall, Italy has won the most awards in the category, 14, while France has received the most nominations, 37.Click here for TheWrap’s complete list of this year’s qualifying films, with descriptions and links to trailers when available.The Academy’s list of eligible films: Albania, “The Delegation,” Bujar Alimani, director; Algeria, “Papicha,” Mounia Meddour, director; Argentina, “Heroic Losers,” Sebastián Borensztein, director; Armenia, “Lengthy Night,” Edgar Baghdasaryan, director; Australia, “Buoyancy,” Rodd Rathjen, director; Austria, “Joy,” Sudabeh Mortezai, director; Bangladesh, “Alpha,” Nasiruddin Yousuff, director; Belarus, “Debut,” Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, director; Belgium, “Our Mothers,” César Díaz, director; Bolivia, “I Miss You,” Rodrigo Bellott, director; Bosnia and Herzegovina, “The Son,” Ines Tanovic, director; Brazil, “Invisible Life,” Karim Aïnouz, director; Bulgaria, “Ága,” Milko Lazarov, director; Cambodia, “In the Life of Music,” Caylee So, Sok Visal, directors; Canada, “Antigone,” Sophie Deraspe, director; Chile, “Spider,” Andrés Wood, director; China, “Ne Zha,” Yu Yang, director; Colombia, “Monos,” Alejandro Landes, director; Costa Rica, “The Awakening of the Ants,” Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, director; Croatia, “Mali,” Antonio Nuic, director; Cuba, “A Translator,” Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso, directors; Czech Republic, “The Painted Bird,” Václav Marhoul, director; Denmark, “Queen of Hearts,” May el-Toukhy, director; Dominican Republic, “The Projectionist,” José María Cabral, director; Ecuador, “The Longest Night,” Gabriela Calvache, director; Egypt, “Poisonous Roses,” Ahmed Fawzi Saleh, director; Estonia, “Truth and Justice,” Tanel Toom, director; Ethiopia, “Running against the Wind,” Jan Philipp Weyl, director; Finland, “Stupid Young Heart,” Selma Vilhunen, director; France, “Les Misérables,” Ladj Ly, director; Georgia, “Shindisi,” Dimitri Tsintsadze, director; Germany, “System Crasher,” Nora Fingscheidt, director; Ghana, “Azali,” Kwabena Gyansah, director; Greece, “When Tomatoes Met Wagner,” Marianna Economou, director; Honduras, “Blood, Passion, and Coffee,” Carlos Membreño, director; Hong Kong, “The White Storm 2 Drug Lords,” Herman Yau, director; Hungary, “Those Who Remained,” Barnabás Tóth, director; Iceland, “A White, White Day,” Hlynur Pálmason, director; India, “Gully Boy,” Zoya Akhtar, director; Indonesia, “Memories of My Body,” Garin Nugroho, director; Iran, “Finding Farideh,” Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee, directors; Ireland, “Gaza,” Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell, directors; Israel, “Incitement,” Yaron Zilberman, director; Italy, “The Traitor,” Marco Bellocchio, director; Japan, “Weathering with You,” Makoto Shinkai, director; Kazakhstan, “Kazakh Khanate. The Golden Throne,” Rustem Abdrashov, director; Kenya, “Subira,” Ravneet Singh (Sippy) Chadha, director; Kosovo, “Zana,” Antoneta Kastrati, director; Kyrgyzstan, “Aurora,” Bekzat Pirmatov, director; Latvia, “The Mover,” Davis Simanis, director; Lebanon, “1982,” Oualid Mouaness, director; Lithuania, “Bridges of Time,” Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede, directors; Luxembourg, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” Sameh Zoabi, director; Malaysia, “M for Malaysia,” Dian Lee, Ineza Roussille, directors; Mexico, “The Chambermaid,” Lila Avilés, director; Mongolia, “The Steed,” Erdenebileg Ganbold, director; Montenegro, “Neverending Past,” Andro Martinović, director; Morocco, “Adam,” Maryam Touzani, director; Nepal, “Bulbul,” Binod Paudel, director; Netherlands, “Instinct,” Halina Reijn, director; Nigeria, “Lionheart,” Genevieve Nnaji, director; North Macedonia, “Honeyland,” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska, directors; Norway, “Out Stealing Horses,” Hans Petter Moland, director; Pakistan, “Laal Kabootar,” Kamal Khan, director; Palestine, “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman, director; Panama, “Everybody Changes,” Arturo Montenegro, director; Peru, “Retablo,” Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, director; Philippines, “Verdict,” Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, director; Poland, “Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa, director; Portugal, “The Domain,” Tiago Guedes, director; Romania, “The Whistlers,” Corneliu Porumboiu, director; Russia, “Beanpole,” Kantemir Balagov, director; Saudi Arabia, “The Perfect Candidate,” Haifaa Al Mansour, director; Senegal, “Atlantics,” Mati Diop, director; Serbia, “King Petar the First,” Petar Ristovski, director; Singapore, “A Land Imagined,” Yeo Siew Hua, director; Slovakia, “Let There Be Light,” Marko Skop, director; Slovenia, “History of Love,” Sonja Prosenc, director; South Africa, “Knuckle City,” Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, director; South Korea, “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho, director; Spain, “Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodóvar, director; Sweden, “And Then We Danced,” Levan Akin, director; Switzerland, “Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa,” Michael Steiner, director; Taiwan, “Dear Ex,” Mag Hsu, Chih-Yen Hsu, directors; Thailand, “Krasue: Inhuman Kiss,” Sitisiri Mongkolsiri, director; Tunisia, “Dear Son,” Mohamed Ben Attia, director; Turkey, “Commitment Asli,” Semih Kaplanoglu, director; Ukraine, “Homeward,” Nariman Aliev, director; United Kingdom, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” Chiwetel Ejiofor, director; Uruguay, “The Moneychanger,” Federico Veiroj, director; Uzbekistan, “Hot Bread,” Umid Khamdamov, director; Venezuela, “Being Impossible,” Patricia Ortega, director; Vietnam, “Furie,” Le Van Kiet, director.Read original story Record 93 Countries Are in the Running for International Oscar This Year At TheWrap
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Newly elected Academy President David Rubin knows he’s got to work quickly in lining up a producer for next February’s Academy Awards. Next year’s show will take place on Feb. 9, two weeks earlier than usual, with an accelerated voting schedule to make the earlier date possible. “With our early broadcast date, we’re focused on getting everything going on the Oscar broadcast,” said Rubin on Wednesday afternoon, after being chosen AMPAS president by the Board of Governors on Tuesday night. “Of course, we’re only 16 hours into my tenure as president — but give me a chance to focus and I’m sure things will come into place.” He laughed. “I had planned to take a month off, but I guess that’s not in the cards.” But traditionalists might be able to rest easy. “I don’t think we need to be changing the show,” he said. “I think we want to be reflective of whatever engages our audience. And that has to do each year with the movies themselves, with the culture itself. That level of flexibility in producing the Oscar show is to everyone’s advantage.” Also Read: Oscars Academy Elects Casting Director David Rubin as New President However, Rubin said...Read original story New Academy President on the Next Oscars: ‘I Don’t Think We Need to Be Changing the Show’ At TheWrap