The snub was immediately called out on social media, with filmmakers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria defended the move by saying the organization votes based on film, not gender.
“What happened is that we don’t vote by gender. We vote by film and accomplishment,” Soria told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the Globes announcement Monday morning.
In addition to Har’el, some of the major snubs included Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”), Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart”) and Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”).
Instead, the HFPA nominated Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Todd Phillips
Strong showings by HBO/Sky’s Chernobyl and Netflix’s The Crown, with four nominations each, and promising awards season starts for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, and Netflix’s Unbelievable and The Politician stood out in the television categories of this year’s Golden Globe nominations.
Meanwhile Netflix’s When They See Us, HBO’s Veep and HBO’s Watchmen were shut out of the Globes running, while HBO’s Game Of Thrones scored just one nomination from its blockbuster final season - for actor Kit Harington.
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UK-Irish producer Mike Downey, the new chairman of the European Film Academy (Efa), took an immediate stand against sexual harassment in the film industry in his first public speech at the European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday (December 7).
“The European Film Academy deplores violence against women in all its forms,” said Downey, who has succeeded Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland as chairman.
He addressed the controversy surrounding Roman Polanski’s An Officer And A Spy which was nominated for four awards including best film and best director. The film fell out of
“Beyond thrilled – for the show of course, but in particular for our new cast. We all knew how hard it would be to follow the previous gang – but they have done that and more.
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The jury of the Louis Delluc prize is headed by Gilles Jacob, the former president of the Cannes Film Festival.
Dumont’s film follows the journey of the young Joan (Lise Leplat Prudhomme), who believes that God has chosen her and leads the king of France’s army in the 15th century as both France and England fight for the French throne. When she is captured, the church sends her for trial on charges of heresy.
“Joan of Arc,” which is a follow-up to Dumont’s 2017 film “Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc,” beat out Alain Cavalier’s “Living and Knowing You’re Alive,” Francois Ozon’s “By the Grace of God,
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After establishing her extraordinary talents with the likes of “Tomboy” and “Girlhood,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” auteur Céline Sciamma rocked Cannes with her most shattering tale of love and loss and self-discovery, and capped off a remarkable decade of gay screen romances in the process. Bong Joon Ho, never capitalism’s biggest cheerleader, weaponized his usual proclivities in a way that saw him become a genre unto himself.
The Clint Eastwood film looks at the media circus that broke out around Jewell, a security guard who came under suspicion for orchestrating the Centennial Olympic Park bombing before being exonerated. Scruggs, an employee at the paper, broke the story that Jewell was under investigation by the FBI. The film shows Scruggs, portrayed by Olivia Wilde, sleeping with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) to get the story. Scruggs died in 2001 at the age of 42. The paper has maintained that there is no evidence that Scruggs slept with anyone involved in the Jewell investigation.
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“When I first pitched this movie to Warner Bros., I never thought about nominations or grosses,” Phillips told Variety while reacting to the big nomination morning of “Joker.” “I was just thinking how we would push this through to achieve a finished product. As for why audiences were drawn to the film, it was a combination of things: obviously Joaquin and his performance,
Earlier this morning, it was revealed that the Golden Globe nominations for Best Director didn’t include a single female filmmaker.
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This year, 14 actors who participated in Variety‘s movies issue received a Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning.
That list includes Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”), Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Awkwafina (“The Farewell”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”), Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”), Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”).
All of these actors were featured in Variety’s Actors on Actors movie issue, which appeared on newsstands and online in November. In addition to being part of the print publication, the conversations are also filmed. On YouTube, the Actors
All of the Oscar contenders were well represented, including Bong Joon Ho’s Lafca Best Picture winner, “Parasite,” and period standouts “1917,” Sam Mendes’ innovative, single-shot, World War I thriller, “Joker,” Todd Phillips’ blockbuster origin story, which channeled gritty ’70s New York as Gotham City; Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which gave a 50-year facelift to Hollywood Blvd.; and Martin Scorsese’s sprawling mob epic, “The Irishman,” which crammed 117 locations for 309 scenes.
Contemporary nominees included Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” and Jordan Peele’s “Us.” The other
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