On a night successfully hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 89th Annual Academy Awards was filled with its fair share of surprises, laughs and a conclusion that will forever go down in Oscars history. A Sunday night that saw many predicting La La Land to storm...
Tonight sees the 89th Academy Awards unfold in Hollywood, and your celebrations start right here! We want to know your personal selection of winners for tonight’s winners, as well as your predictions. Do you want to see La La Land waltz to a majority...
It was a golden night for Golden Age filmmaking at the BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards) this evening, as Damien Chazelle’s universally-celebrated musical La La Land took home five masks, including the win for Best Film. Beating the likes of...
It may not have won the Best Picture award that eventful night at The Oscars last month, but it’s fair to say that La La Land came away the ultimate victor and has quite simply captivating audiences from its very first screenings to critics to the moment regular audiences caught it on the big screen. The reception for the film is such that it continues to gain copious plaudits for director Damien Chazelle’s vision and the exquisite chemistry... Read more
In the wake of his remarkable Academy Awards success with La La Land, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s 2010 screenplay The Claim – one of the many scripts upon the Black List – has been picked up by Oceanside Media for production. The screenplay follows a single father trying to figure out what happened to his kidnapped daughter while fighting another couple who insist the child is rightfully theirs. Chazelle is not attached to... Read more
The Lobster director, Yorgos Lanthimos, has added another name to the already impressive cast of his next film, The Favourite. Two Academy Award winners have already signed up – Emma Stone (La La Land) and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) – and they’ll be starring alongside Broadchurch‘s Olivia Colman in the story of Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs. The latest addition to the cast is Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies). He’ll... Read more
The Oscars has suffered an array of embarrassing moments across its illustrious career, but chances are, we aren’t likely to see something more disastrous than the Best Picture mix-up on Sunday night for quite some time. Following the highly awkward and mind-blowing altercation, in which Damien Chazelle’s La La Land was incorrectly named as Best Picture, before officials infiltrated the stage mid-acceptance speech to confirm that actually... Read more
On a night successfully hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 89th Annual Academy Awards was filled with its fair share of surprises, laughs and a conclusion that will forever go down in Oscars history. A Sunday night that saw many predicting La La Land to storm through the ceremony with a haul of awards, this year’s Oscars certainly delivered its fair share of shocks and nice surprises, with the leading candidate walking away with just 6 awards from... Read more
Tonight sees the 89th Academy Awards unfold in Hollywood, and your celebrations start right here! We want to know your personal selection of winners for tonight’s winners, as well as your predictions. Do you want to see La La Land waltz to a majority victory, or is the heartfelt humanity of Moonlight something you favour? Does the great Denis Villeneuve have a chance for the Directing win, with his beguiling oddity Arrival, or could Mel Gibson’s... Read more
Director Damien Chazelle’s ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood, La La Land, is the most lauded film this awards season, with a record-equalling fourteen Academy Award nominations. Suffice to say, the critically-acclaimed musical comedy is favourite to win big at the Oscars this Sunday. Arriving online is some fascinating footage which sees the filmmaker on-set in Los Angeles conducting rehearsals for the film’s big opening sequence “Another... Read more
Ever wondered if there was a way that you could predict some of the major Oscar winners each year? Well this infographic from Mr. Gamez may well be your answer! Having taken the average height, weight, and even the hair colour of past winners the infographic uses all of these factors and takes a punt at just who – or what – film, actor or actress could well be walking away with the gold at the end of Sunday night’s event. Admittedly,... Read more
It looks as though the Academy are feeling a little silly after brazenly neglecting to nominate the great Amy Adams for either of her impeccable performances this awards season. After all, she could have been recognised – and rightfully won – for either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals, but it seems as though amends are attempting to be made, as she’s been asked to present an Oscar during next Sunday’s ceremony. Adams joins an... Read more
It was a golden night for Golden Age filmmaking at the BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards) this evening, as Damien Chazelle’s universally-celebrated musical La La Land took home five masks, including the win for Best Film. Beating the likes of Moonlight, I, Daniel Blake, and Arrival, the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-starring favourite captivated the voters, who also awarded the film for Best Cinematography, Original Music, Best Director for... Read more
The concept of Fences will not be a new one to many, and indeed the journey undertaken to get this film adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning play up and running, has been an interesting and slightly tumultuous one. The idea of a big-screen version was touted around as early as 1987, around the play’s first successful Broadway run, and the same year in which it won the prestigious Tony award for Best Play. Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy... Read more
Nominated for a towering 14 Academy Awards at this year’s Oscars, Damien Chazelle’s ode to Hollywood’s Golden Age – La La Land – is the film to beat. Read our ★★★★★ review of La La Land here Ahead of the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, 26th February, The Academy hosted a special conversation piece with the filmmakers behind the hit musical, including writer-director Chazelle, leading performers Ryan... Read more