#Academy Awards

A Steven Spielberg Classic Is Blowing Up On Netflix

Steven Spielberg is the only director in the history of the industry to see their filmography rack up at least $10 billion at the box office, and that’s all the more impressive when you consider The Lost World: Jurassic Park is the only time he’s ever helmed a sequel outside of the Indiana Jones franchise.
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‘The Auschwitz Report’ Review: When Human Evils Defy Belief

The trouble with unimaginable horror is precisely that: It cannot be imagined. For Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, two Slovakian Jews who escaped from Auschwitz in 1944 to bring evidence of the systematic genocide within the camp, the hardest part of issuing The Vrba-Wetzler Report was simply being believed. Director Peter Bebjak’s “The Auschwitz Report,” Slovakia’s official entry to the international feature category in last year’s Academy Awards, measures the immense gulf between the authors’ harrowing experiences and a reception that was far more muted and perplexed than they anticipated. The unrelenting brutality of the film’s scenes at Auschwitz are...
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New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review Announce 2021 Awards Dates

Two early and critical precursors to the awards season have announced their voting dates and annual galas. First, the National Board of Review will reveal its 2021 honorees on Tuesday, Nov. 30, with their awards presentation and gala scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, hosted by NBC News’ Willie Geist. They will be followed by the New York Film Critics Circle, which announces its awards on Friday, Dec. 3, before the gala planned for Jan. 10, 2022, at Tao Downtown “pending world events.” “After such an uncertain year and a half, we are looking forward to honoring some incredible films, artists and...
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Vehicles Are on Their Way to Auction

Many people are excited about movie memorabilia, and that sometimes includes vehicles used in films. Movie cars that have gone up for auction range from Herbie the Love Bug to the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Now the fascinating cars from Mad Max: Fury Road are coming to auction. Here’s how you can add one of these famous vehicles to your collection.
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Establishment’s reboot crashes and other commentary

President Biden’s “selling point was ‘competence,’ ” notes Daniel McCarthy at Spectator World, but he is “beginning to feel like an ex-president after only [eight] months in office.” His promised return to normalcy was “more than Biden could deliver.” COVID remains, but with “more masks, more shots, more closures.” Crime and inflation are soaring, and his Afghanistan pullout “stained” America’s honor. Running as “the anti-Trump” won’t work in 2024 without “a ‘competent’ record for comparison.” In fact, Biden’s first months “have reminded Americans of why they had so little faith in the status quo before” President Donald Trump and “shown that” the establishment “lacks the particular expertise to meet the challenges that bedeviled Trump in the last year of his term.”

Nicole Kidman Shares How Keith Urban Proposed 15 Years Ago

Nicole Kidman appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” this week on Zoom video from a Las Vegas hotel room. She is in “Sin City” to see her husband Keith Urban perform. In a fun interview, she shared with Jimmy the day Keith proposed. The couple has been married...

Oscars 2022: follow all the latest submissions to the international feature award

Entries for the 2022 Oscar for best international feature are underway, and Screen is profiling each one on this page. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This is the first time since 2018 that the ceremony will take place in March, having moved to avoid conflicting with the Winter Olympics.

New Awards Program for Integrated Resort Casinos

With the growing prevalence of integrated resort casinos across Asia, it is only right that a more dynamic and centralized infrastructure is created to boost the reach and public perception of the new industry. The IR Academy Awards has been founded for this specific purpose and will begin in the near future with its award programs. With many exciting integrated resort projects launching across Asia in the coming months and years, this will serve as a fantastic opportunity for these venues to gain some early popularity and legitimacy.

How Many Oscars Does Frances McDormand Have?

Frances McDormand has built a career playing headstrong characters on film, television, and the stage. She hasn’t stopped stealing scenes or winning praise since her feature debut in the 1984 crime drama Blood Simple. Over five decades, the Illinois native has earned numerous awards, cementing her place at the top of her profession. She is one of only 24 actors to have won the “Triple Crown of Acting”: an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony.

Is I, Tonya Really The Goodfellas Of Figure Skating?

Tonya Harding was one of the best figure skaters since winning her first national title in 1991. Unfortunately, Harding’s career came to a crashing end in 1994 following a heinous attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan at the Olympic trials. Despite taking no part in the assault, Harding was banned from skating in the U.S. for life. Of course, Hollywood loves to capitalize on tragedies, which brings us to I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street), Sebastian Stan (The Martian, Avengers: Endgame), and Allison Janney (Spy, The Help), the story documents Harding’s life leading up to the vicious assault on Nancy Kerrigan at the Olympic Trials. Upon release, the movie received high critical praise from critics, some hailing the storytelling for humanizing Harding, with Christy Lemire of describing the movie as, “Goodfellas on ice”. Currently, the film has a 90% on rotten tomatoes and was nominated for four Academy Awards, with Allison Janney winning for best-supporting actress. So, is I, Tonya the Goodfellas of ice-skating movies? Considering the fact that Blades of Glory is the only other notable ice-skating movie in the mainstream, then sure, I, Tonya is technically the Goodfellas of ice-skating. However, in truth, I, Tonya, is a good movie that’s bogged down a bit because of the lack of true focus. Let’s dive deeper into this 2017 bio-pic.

On This Day: ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Premieres in 1994

Why is The Shawshank Redemption now considered one of the best movies of all time? It strikes at the heart and mind. Everyone deals with survival, transformation, friendship, freedom, perseverance, and hope. The story may be set inside a prison, but the themes are universal. We can all recognize pieces of ourselves in The Shawshank Redemption’s story. As the warden says, “Salvation lies within.”

Kevin Bacon To Star in and Executive Produce Diverse New Horror Film

Kevin Bacon Set To Return In Upcoming Horror Picture. The always fascinating Kevin Bacon will be coming on board John Logan‘s new untitled LGBTQIA+ horror picture and will also serve as the film’s executive producer. Kevin Bacon jumpstarted his career back in 1980 with the scary movie, Friday the 13th,...