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Variety, and All of Hollywood, Take a Side in Support of Kamala Harris

This will be the dirtiest election in my lifetime. That much I know for sure. Watching the Democrat machine whir to life the minute Kamala Harris was selected and installed as the candidate for the presidency after Joe Biden suffered a medical emergency -- and for days, he was absent in leadership. We have yet to hear from him. We did not see him. Harris bloomed in an instant. She was everything, everywhere, all of the time, the minute she was anointed. Before you get upset that I'm writing about politics again, keep in mind that there is no dividing line between politics and Hollywood....

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Awards News

Pedro Almodóvar, Luca Guadagnino, Pablo Larraín, Todd Phillips and More Booked for 81st Venice Film Festival

After a strong anniversary edition featuring the likes of Poor Things and Io Capitano, the pressure is back on Venice to put together a worthy program despite the production delays caused by the strikes last fall. Well, judging by the lineup announced today, they did just fine. It would appear that both Hollywood studios and arthouse auteurs alike continue to...

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Shorts Exclusive: Derek Magyar’s ’70s-Set ‘River of Grass’ Drops Teaser

Writer/director Derek Magyar’s live-action short RIVER OF GRASS set in the 1970’s Florida Everglades shares the story of a young veteran suffering from PTSD, who returns home to his drug smuggling family. His efforts to prove himself collide with his brothers’ criminal affairs, triggering his erratic behaviour. This thrilling short will receive its US premiere at HollyShorts. Derek Magyar’s directorial...

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Best Picture Watch: The Nickel Boys to Open New York Film Festival

RaMell Ross' highly anticipated new film, The Nickel Boys, will open the 62nd New York Film Festival in September (which takes it off the list for Telluride). From ABC News: “Nickel Boys,” an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will open the 62nd New York Film Festival in September, organizers said Monday. Filmmaker RaMell Ross directed the drama based...

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Bob Newhart: Set up and Delivery

The most typical description of the humor of Bob Newhart is likely to center around the word “deadpan,” which is entirely appropriate when evaluating Newhart’s particular brand of comedy. But I think there’s another aspect that is overlooked: the fact that Bob Newhart was equally adept at playing straight man, or comedian. In fact, you could often see him playing...

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HBO’s ‘Faye’ Should Have Gone Deeper

The first indication of potential trouble regarding HBO’s documentary on the legendary actress Faye Dunaway (simply titled Faye) was something I noticed even before I pressed play: the running time. At 90 minutes, the question that quickly comes to mind is how in the world are you going to tell a deep and meaningful story that encompasses the entire career...

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Trailer: 30 For 30’s ‘American Son’ Documents Remarkable Tennis Prodigy Michael Chang’s Incredible Journey

30 For 30's American Son captures a pivotal moment in sports and history, as it chronicles the remarkable journey of Michael Chang, a young tennis prodigy whose ascent to fame coincided with an unfathomable and unforgettable upset of Ivan Lendl at the 1989 French Open. The film’s director Jay Caspian Kang said: "I've been a fan of the 30 for...

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2024 Emmys: Team ADTV Gathers Around the Water Cooler To Weigh In on 76th Emmy Noms

It's our annual podcast where Team ADTV gathers to hash out the 76th Emmy Awards! As always we close with the flash forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week. Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on Apple Podcasts!   Click here to listen!   Music from “Cheery Monday” by...

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Primetime Emmy Nominee Reactions!

Check back throughout the day to see more reactions from this year's nominees!  "Playing Tim Laughlin was the experience of a lifetime, and I will carry him with me always. For this experience to be recognized in this way, and alongside Matt, my ultimate co-pilot, is truly a dream and an honor (alt: beyond my wildest dreams). It is not...

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2024 Oscar TRACKER

Best Picture
Dune 2
Sing Sing
Inside Out 2
Emilia Perez

Best ActorTimothee Chalamet, Dune 2
Colman Domingo, Sing Sing

Best ActressMikey Madison, Anora
Karla Sofía Gascón, Emilia Perez

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Director Denis Villeneuve, Dune 2
Sean Baker, Anora
Greg Kwedar, Sing Sing
Adapted Screenplay

Original Screenplay
Dune 2
Best Editing
Dune 2

Production Design Dune 2

Sound Mixing + EditingDune 2

CostumesDune 2

Visual EffectsFuriosa
Dune 2
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Original ScoreDune 2

Original Song

Makeup and Hair
Animated FeatureInside Out 2
Documentary Feature

International Feature
Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

2025 Oscar Predictions

Festival News

Reframeby David Phillips

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