Tony Kushner earns National Medal of Honor for 2012

On Tony Kushner, who should have won the Oscar last year for his incomparable script for Lincoln, the White House said: “Whether for the stage or the silver screen, his scripts have moved audiences worldwide, marrying humor to fury, history to fantasy and the philosophical to the...
Posted On 03 Jul 2013

WGA Preview

4,500 PGA members, 100,000 SAG members and 14,500 DGA members went ass over elbow for Argo.  It hardly seems likely that the WGA will do any differently. Funny how uniform this has all become. It didn’t used to be that way. But a consensus vote is a consensus vote and the...
Posted On 15 Feb 2013

Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

The Carpetbagger reports: LOS ANGELES— Count Tony Kushner, the “Lincoln” screenwriter, among those who believe several United States Senators went too far when they suggested that Sony Pictures should somehow correct its depiction of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Mr. Kushner on...
Posted On 11 Feb 2013

Screenwriter Tony Kushner Responds to Congressman

The Carpetbagger has done the reporting no one else cared to do  on this story (leave it to the NY Times, that’s why I pay $20 a month to keep them around) about Congressman Joe Courtney’s “before the Oscars” plea — this year, everyone wants to tell...
Posted On 07 Feb 2013

New York Film Critics Awards, 3 apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln!

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike Best...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

Tony Kushner on Colbert

“Is Lincoln sexy?” “Absolutely … HUGE feet” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
Posted On 15 Nov 2012

The Eternal Reach: How Steven Spielberg’s evolving ideas continue to ignite cinema

There was something very telling watching Steven Spielberg at the AFI Fest last year introducing TinTin. He did two things. He downplayed our expectations of the movie we were about to see and he breathlessly announced he was still in Virginia filming Lincoln. His enthusiasm for...
Posted On 17 Oct 2012