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The Playlist has learned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a change to the voting process for the Foreign Language Film category that will go into effect this year. These new rules were explained in a letter recently sent to volunteer committee members.  And, no, they aren’t allowing members in New York and London to join Los Angeles members in the first round of the voting process, but they are hoping a change to the current system will allow smaller films to flourish. Continue reading Exclusive: Academy Making Changes To Foreign Language Film Voting Process at The Playlist.

TORONTO – Imagine performing a scene without moving anything but your lips, eyes and maybe your neck.  And the neck can move, but just slightly. Everything else has to stay completely immobile.  That includes your hands and legs. No, you can’t even shift your weight an iota. Sounds easy, right? Test it out for a minute. Maybe five. Dare you to try 10 minutes. It’s O.K., we’ll wait. Harder than you thought, wasn’t it? Continue reading Andrew Garfield And Claire Foy ‘Breathe’ Deep For History [Review] at The Playlist.

The awards machine is in full effect and that means a slew of new lifetime achievement awards are on the horizon.  The latest honoree?  None other than Dame Judi Dench who will be awarded the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award in Excellence on Nov. 30th. The 100-year-old Douglas, who attended the annual ceremony up until just a few years ago, said in a statement, “I am especially delighted to learn that Dame Judi Dench will accept the award that bears my name. Continue reading Judi Dench Is SBIFF’s 2017 Kirk Douglas Award Winner at The Playlist.

TORONTO – There is a theory I have about interviewing famous people which I probably tell too much. It tends to come up in conversation when someone asks about such and such a well known actress or actor.  As a journalist for some time and having interviewed literally hundreds of  industry talent (perhaps over 1,000 different subjects) I’ve recognized there are three different types of people you tend to meet. The first is someone who doesn’t forget that you’ve interviewed them five or six times before.  Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal On ‘Letting Go Of The Cynic In Me’ For ‘Stronger’ [Interview] at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.

Please realize this is not an exaggeration. This is very, very, very strange Best Picture race. Yes, there are always a ton of contenders vying for a Best Picture nomination after the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto unofficially kick off awards season. Yes, many of those players often fall to the wayside. It’s how the Best Picture race works. But you can pretty much figure out at least five to six of the nominees by now (eh most of the time). Continue reading Contender Countdown: Anybody And Everybody Is In It For Best Picture at The Playlist.