The Writer: We’re buying internationalism in the Academy, but international taste will come with that. The snubs of Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers and of Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems are in part high versus low culture. I think some of the new members of the Academy don’t have the same affection we have for comedic actors or more mainstream actors stepping outside of that. They have a stronger division of high and low culture, so they didn’t appreciate those performances the way Americans did [so] I wasn’t surprised that J.Lo wasn’t on the list, but I would’ve put her on. I’m voting for Margot Robbie, in part because I think it’s the most complete performance in the category. It has so much breadth, the palette of emotions and complexity of emotions, and taking us into a very American character who’s not at all within the comfort zone of an Australian actress. She’s really going there in ways we can’t even see. She … [Read more...] about Oscars secret ballot: Academy members get shady on ’embarrassing,’ ‘genius’ films in the race
The CMAs, the Grammys, and now the ACM Awards: It continues to be Golden Hour’s time to shine. Singer Kacey Musgraves took home Female Artist of the Year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, while Golden Hour won Album of the Year. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Golden Hour is just the third album to receive a best album award from the ACMs, the CMAs and the Grammys, following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift’s 2008 album Fearless and 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. … [Read more...] about Kacey Musgraves’s
“It [gave me] the experience of, ‘This is fleeting.’ And none of the attention or synthesized love that comes from the success of a film really matters at all,” he shared. “What matters is the relationships you make when you make a film, and the people you learn from when you’re preparing for a film. That changed a lot for me.” … [Read more...] about Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Heath Ledger ‘Refused’ to Present at Oscars Over
On Friday, 58-year-old Whitford, who appears in two best picture nominees at Sunday’s Academy Awards — Get Out and The Post — and Landecker, 48, attended the 11th Annual Celebration of the 2018 Female Oscar Nominees at Crustacean in Beverly Hills and posed together on the red carpet, where she was photographed sporting a diamond sparkler on her ring finger. … [Read more...] about Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker Are Engaged!
“I said, ‘No, not yet.’ [He said] ‘Wait until you see those last pages. Tough one, tough one.’ And it was!” Hanks said. “The last few sessions — we’re saying goodbye to Woody and Buzz and Bonnie’s room and Andy and everybody. So I had to turn my back on them all.” … [Read more...] about Wins Oscar: ‘We Hope the Adventures with Woody and Buzz Made Growing Up So Much Easier’