The 90th Academy Awards are still a cool month away, but the nominees had a dress rehearsal of sorts Monday afternoon in Los Angeles as the institution's annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
Designing the look of Auggie Pullman's facial abnormality would prove to be a big challenge for the people behind "Wonder," a film about a boy, 10, with a rare genetic disorder.
With 13 nods, “The Shape of Water” immediately becomes the favorite at the March 4 event, but as recent history shows, the Oscars are never that predictable.
The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri each scored two more huge wins. If you’re the betting type, the Oscars forecast became a lot clearer this weekend after Saturday’s Producers Guild Awards and Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In what's so far been a refreshingly unpredictable race for Oscar's Best Picture trophy, a pair of clear-cut favorites appear to be emerging out of the fog.
If the soft, tender voice Annette Bening uses to play aging screen siren Gloria Grahame in “Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool” sounds familiar, here’s why.
Stop the presses: The Post has officially announced itself as a bona fide Oscar contender. Sight unseen, pundits have been predicting for months that The Post would be the film to beat this year, especially after no clear frontrunner emerged from the fall festivals. After all, The Post is a highly topical drama about The President vs. The Press.
"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."
The irony is not lost on Dave Franco. Or more significantly, it could be the film that would bring Tommy Wiseau, the inscrutable writer, director, producer, star — dare we say, auteur — of The Room, to the Oscars. “The best thing about going to the Academy Awards, if we have a chance, is getting Tommy Wiseau to the show,” Franco told Yahoo Entertainment at the Governors Awards (watch above).
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.
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.
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.
David Oyelowo is one of the most insightful ambassadors for inclusion in the film industry. As he was breaking through in Selma, the Oxford native born to Nigerian parents was in the lengthy process of developing A United Kingdom. In fact, four of his last five films (A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, Five Nights in Maine, and Selma) have been directed by women, and that isn’t a coincidence.
Matt Damon isn’t letting his archnemesis, Jimmy Kimmel, off the hook for the shocking Oscars climax, or “Envelopegate,” as it came to be known.
“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.
In the wake of the unprecedented Best Picture announcement snafu, the real winner has been robbed of the headline it deserved: “Moonlight” made history last night. The night’s biggest prize went to Barry Jenkins’s drama about three phases in the life of a gay African-American male — played as an adult by Trevante Rhodes, as a teenager by Ashton Sanders, and a boy by Alex Hibbert. Here are just a few of the ways “Moonlight” broke the mold.
At the conclusion of Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that "La La Land" had won Best Picture — which would have been all well and good, except that the actual winner was "Moonlight." It was an awards show error for the ages. It was not, however, the first time such a thing happened at the Oscars.