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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.

This is a very fluid field with likely only Nolan and del Toro the only locks for a nomination at this point. [Posted Sept. 19] FrontrunnersSean Baker, “The Florida Project”Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”Luca Guadagnino,”Call Me By Your Name”Richard Linklater, “Last Flag Flying”Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”Jordan Peele, “Get Out”Steven Spielberg, “The Post”Joe Wright, “The Darkest Hour” Almost therePaul Thomas Anderson, “Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson”Kathryn Bigelow, “Detroit”Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, “Battle of the Sexes”Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman”Angelina Jolie, “First They Killed My Father”Yorgis Lanthimos, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”Dee Rees, “Mudbound”Ridley Scott, “All The Money In The World”Michael Showalter, “The Big Sick”Denis Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049” LongshotsWoody Allen, “Wonder Wheel”Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”Noah Baumbach, “The Meyorwitz Stories (New and Selected)”Dan Gilroy, “Roman Israel, Esq.”David Gordon Green, “Stronger”Bong Jong-Ho, “Okja”Alexander Payne, “Downsizing”Matthew Reeves, “War for the Planet of the Apes”Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game” Current predictions: Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Director Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay Continue reading 2018 Best Director Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.

This is a very fluid field with likely only Nolan and del Toro the only locks for a nomination at this point. [Posted Sept. 19] FrontrunnersSean Baker, “The Florida Project”Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”Luca Guadagnino,”Call Me By Your Name”Richard Linklater, “Last Flag Flying”Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”Jordan Peele, “Get Out”Steven Spielberg, “The Post”Joe Wright, “The Darkest Hour” Almost therePaul Thomas Anderson, “Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson”Kathryn Bigelow, “Detroit”Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, “Battle of the Sexes”Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman”Angelina Jolie, “First They Killed My Father”Yorgis Lanthimos, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”Dee Rees, “Mudbound”Ridley Scott, “All The Money In The World”Michael Showalter, “The Big Sick”Denis Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049” LongshotsWoody Allen, “Wonder Wheel”Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”Noah Baumbach, “The Meyorwitz Stories (New and Selected)”Dan Gilroy, “Roman Israel, Esq.”David Gordon Green, “Stronger”Bong Jong-Ho, “Okja”Alexander Payne, “Downsizing”Matthew Reeves, “War for the Planet of the Apes”Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game” Current predictions: Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Director Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay Continue reading 2018 Best Director Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.