directors roundtable

Around the end of every year, The Hollywood Reporter releases one-hour roundtable video interviews with writers, actors, directors, and more. Often the filmmakers will discuss their work with a surprising amount of honesty. This year is no different, and once again, they’ve found a few filmmakers you’d want to spend an hour with, including directors Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Ridley Scott (The Martian), and Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs).

After the jump, watch the one-hour long chat.

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the force awakens Q&A

Yes, this is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Q&A you’re looking for. Following a screening of the film for Oscar and various film guild voters, director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, cinematographer Daniel Mindel, costume designer Michael Kaplan and co-production designer Rick Carter all took the stage for a lengthy chat with The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg. The result: 48 minutes of back and forth from the people responsible for one of the most anticipated movies of all time, all captured on video.

Yes, it’s the holidays and yes, you probably should be spending time with your family and friends instead of hunkering down in the guest bedroom and watching this video. But go ahead and give into your hate. Give into your anger. With each passing moment, you make yourself more susceptible to having a festive time with your loved ones and not indulging in this lengthy The Force Awakens Q&A.

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2015 Writers Roundtable

A good movie always starts with the script, and that’s why you might want to pay attention to this year’s one-hour writers roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter’s annual awards series of discussions. This one includes the likes of Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nick Hornby (Brooklyn), all talking about their career as writers, adapting material, working through self-doubt and much more. Read More »

afi awards

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the AFI Awards. Voting was delayed this time around to accommodate J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which didn’t screen for press until this week. AFI was correct to wait, because it ended up finding a spot in its movies of the year list.

Learn bout the Star Wars AFI award and see what else made the cut after the jump.

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2016 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

2016 Golden Globe nominations

The 2016 awards season is officially in full swing. Yesterday the Screen Actors Guild revealed their top choices for this winter’s race, and today it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s turn to announce the nominees for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. Actors Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Dennis Quaid unveiled the list this morning from the Beverly Hilton. Get the full list of 2016 Golden Globe nominations after the jump.  Read More »

‘Trumbo’ Leads 2016 SAG Awards Nominations

Cate Blanchett in Carol

2015’s been a weird year for the movie awards race in some ways. Many of the films assumed to be shoo-ins early on have fallen short of their potential, freeing up the field for smaller, quirkier choices. But the race should come into clearer focus over the coming days, as the major awards start announcing their nominations one by one. Today, the Screen Actors Guild revealed their picks for the 2016 awards in the movie and TV categories. Read the full list of 2016 SAG Awards nominations after the jump.  Read More »

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2015 NYFCC awards

As we wade deeper and deeper into the 2015 awards season, one thing has become increasingly clear: there are almost no frontrunners in any category. A number of “sure thing” predictions from a few months ago, like Leonardo DiCaprio finally taking home an Oscar statuette for The Revenant, now feel a little more embattled. So far, the early awards from various groups of critics have reflected this. The only movie practically guaranteed to win an Academy Award early next year is Inside Out (and even Pixar has some serious competition).

In the meantime, all we can do is grab our popcorn and watch the accolades land where they land. In the case of the New York Film Critics Circle, most of those accolades have landed on Todd Haynes‘ rapturously reviewed drama, Carol. Hit the jump for the complete list of winners from the 2015 NYFCC awards.

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national board of review winners

The National Board of Review doesn’t often predict which film will win big at the Academy Awards, but its year-end awards frequently align with films that ultimately score big nominations. That’s why their selection of Mad Max: Fury Road as the best film of 2015 can’t help but feel like a big deal. Since the year 2000, only two of NBR’s picks for best film of the year (2014’s A Most Violent Year and 2000’s Quillshaven’t gone on to compete for the top prize at the Oscars, so you have to wonder if the passionate groundswell of critical support for George Miller‘s visceral masterpiece will take it where few action blockbusters have gone before: the Best Picture race.

Check out the full list of National Board of Review winners after the jump.

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2016 annie awards nominees

The nominations for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards have been announced and, for the most part, they’re exactly what you’d expect. Organized by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, the Annies celebrate the year in animation, from theatrical releases to television program and everything in-between. With two new movies released in 2015, Pixar dominated the nominations, but there is a dark horse waiting in the wings, just waiting for an upset.

Check out the complete list of the 2016 Annie Award nominees after the jump.

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