June 30, 2009
Academy Invites Tyler Perry, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen to Join Oscar Ranks
Among the 134 actors, directors, producers, technicians, and executives invited to join the ranks of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Art & Sciences today were actors Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams, and Casey Affleck, directors Rod Lurie and Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black -- filmmakers known largely for their dramatic contributions who had earned awards season kudos, nominations, or Oscar wins last year. So is it surprising that the Academy extended invites to comedy performers like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, and Madea Goes to Jail actor/director Tyler Perry?
February 22, 2009
Complete Oscar Winners List Here!
Slumdog Millionaire raked in eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took home three Oscars, Milk and The Dark Knight won two. Below, you'll find all the winners from Oscar night, from Best Actor (Sean Penn) to Best Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) to Best Live Action Short (Toyland). And don't forget to browse our full red carpet gallery, our own live analysis of the ceremony on Twitter, our rundown of all the Best Picture winners throughout history, and, of coruse, our full Awards Tour, a one-stop shop for awards season coverage.
February 16, 2009
Werner Herzog Looks Back
Werner Herzog has a reputation for populating his documentaries with larger-than-life personalities, but according to the director, it's never planned that way -- the stories he refers to as his "uninvited guests" just keep finding him.
February 13, 2009
Debating the Merits of The Reader
When you read the list of Best Picture nominations for this year's Academy Awards and saw "The Reader" nestled in between "Slumdog Millionare" and "Milk," were you surprised? Well, you're in good company -- and for some, the response goes further than mere surprise: There's a small backlash movement brewing among writers who believe "The Reader" makes some questionable (to say the least) statements about the Holocaust, and this week, Slate's Ron Rosenbaum and the Huffington Post's Rod Lurie used their columns to make a case against the film.
February 8, 2009
Milk, Slumdog take home WGA Awards
On Saturday, February 7th, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced the winners in each of their categories for outstanding achievements in writing for 2009. While the awards cover not only film and television, but radio and video games as well, we've decided to focus on the winners of the former two. Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire continues its awards-season hot streak, while television hits like 30 Rock and Mad Men also picked up more trophies to add to their respective collections. Read on to see the full list of nominees and winners, then chime in to tell us what you think about the results!
February 1, 2009
Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins DGA Award
Danny Boyle takes home another win for Best Director from the Director's Guild of America -- could Oscar gold be just around the corner? See who else was nominated this year in our full list of nominees and winners.
January 27, 2009
Milk Among GLAAD Nominees
"Milk" has been a favorite on the awards circuit this year, and its hot streak has been extended courtesy of the GLAAD Media Awards, where it will compete in the Outstanding Film category.
January 25, 2009
Sean Penn, Meryl Streep win at SAG awards
For the 15th year running, the Screen Actors Guild has gotten together to honor excellence among its members -- and we've reproduced the complete list of winners for the 2008 SAG Awards below.
January 24, 2009
Producers Guild Names Slumdog Millionaire Best Picture
The Producers Guild Awards are an annual bellwether for Oscar watchers, so things are looking very good for Slumdog Millionaire, which took home the Guild's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures Saturday night. Read the full list of winners below!
January 15, 2009
BAFTA Nominations Announced
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have officially released their list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, otherwise known as the BAFTA Awards, which will take place on Sunday, February 8th. Many familiar and expected names and titles are present, including several who have already garnered Golden Globe and Critics Choice honors. Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button lead the way with 11 nominations each, including Best Film, Director, and Adapted Screenplay, while many others are up for multiple awards. Read on to see the full list of nominations.
January 4, 2009
Video Exclusive: Benicio del Toro talks Che and Wolf Man
Benicio Del Toro faced his greatest acting challenge when he took on the role of Ernesto "Che" Guevara for what would become a four-hour epic tale of the iconic revolutionary's struggles in Cuba and Bolivia. On the promotional trail for the movie, RT caught up with Del Toro to learn more about taking on Che, and what it was like slipping into Rick Baker's makeup to play The Wolf Man in this year's upcoming blockbuster.
January 3, 2009
National Society of Film Critics Awards Announced
The National Society of Film Critics awarded Waltz With Bashir best film, making it the first animated feature and the first documentary to win the award. Happy-Go-Lucky was the other big winner with four awards.
December 19, 2008
Chicago Film Critics Awards
Wall-E was the big winner with the Chicago Film Critics, claiming four awards, while Slumdog Millionaire walked away with three. Other multiple winners were The Dark Knight and Let the Right One In with two awards each.
December 14, 2008
Boston Film Critics Honor Slumdog, WALL-E
The hardware won't be handed out until February 8, but the winners of this year's Boston Society of Film Critics Awards have been announced -- and they're all listed right here.
December 9, 2008
L.A. Critics Love WALL-E, The Dark Knight
The 34th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, held January 12, honored Manoel de Oliveira -- as well as a number of outstanding films and filmmakers, all listed below.
December 8, 2008
Washington Area Film Critics Awards Announced
The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced its winners for the year's top films. Slumdog Millionaire took four awards, while Doubt and Rachel Getting Married took two each.
December 2, 2008
Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced
The best independent films of 2008 were recognized with the announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominees. The awards show will be broadcast live on IFC on February 21st.