The State of the Race: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

The State of the Race: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Listen to this article. In 1968, America was going through a massive upheaval culturally. We were transitioning. Where civil rights, women's rights, gay rights were demanded throughout the 1960s, those movements would eventually spiral and fizzle out as America passed through the '70s into the Ronald Reagan '80s. It has always seemed like an odd fit, Oliver! winning Best Picture in 1968. It seemed...

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The Newport Beach Film Festival Awarded 2021 Festival Honorees with a Red-Carpet Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA (October 25, 2021) – On Sunday the Newport Beach Film Festival celebrated eight honorees and four of Variety’s Top Ten Actors to Watch with a star-studded red carpet, brunch and ceremony at the beautiful beach-front location, The Balboa Bay Resort. Honorees at the festival included Rosanna Arquette (Icon Award), Regina Hall (Artist of Distinction), Harvey Keitel (Lifetime Achievement Award), Ray Liotta (Icon Award), Jeffrey Wright (Legend Award), Simon Rex (Spotlight Award), and Thomasin McKenzie (Breakout Performance Award), Justin H. Min (After Yang), Saniyya Sidney (King Richard), Filippo Scotti (The Hand of God), and more. After the red carpet and reception, the award ceremony began with opening remarks by festival founders Todd Quartararo and Gregg Schwenk and by the mayor of...

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‘King Richard,’ ‘C’Mon C’Mon’ Tie for Film Fest 919 Audience Award

The 2021 Film Fest 919 was enthusiastically received this week as audiences began to venture out to the movies to enjoy 6 days of extraordinary and compelling independent film for their 4th edition. “We were so happy to return to the theater and see these terrific movies together on the big screen,” commented founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall. “Nothing beats seeing a movie with an audience, to feel the reaction of those around you and be able to talk about them afterwards...and we were able to do so safely!” The Film Fest 919 audience has spoken, voting both KING...

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IDA Announces Documentary Feature and Shorts Shortlist

IDA Documentary Awards 2021 Features Shortlist: Ailey (USA / NEON. Director: Jamila Wignot. Producer: Lauren DeFilippo.) Apenas el sol (Nothing but the Sun) (Switzerland, Paraguay/ Film republic. Director/Producer: Arami Ullón. Producer: Pascal Trächslin.) Ascension (USA. Director/Producer: Jessica Kingdon. Producers: Kira Simon-Kennedy, Nathan Truesdell.) Black Power: A British Story of Resistance (United Kingdom / Amazon Studios. Director: George Amponsah. Producer: Helen Bart.) Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (USA / Kino Lorber. Director: Tom Hurwitz. Director/Producer: Rosalynde LeBlanc. Producer: Duana C. Butler.) Charm Circle (USA. Director/Producer: Nira Burstein. Producer: Betsy Laikin.) Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (USA / Netflix. Director/Producer: Orlando von...

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021: Day 1 & 2 – ‘Belfast’ Kicks Off Fest, Run of Writer/Director Films

Belfast opened the 2021 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which returned to in-person screenings this year. During the opening night of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Kenneth Branagh accepted SCAD's Lifetime Achievement Award to a standing ovation. In his acceptance speech, he acknowledged that he'd been in Savannah 25 years prior to film the Robert Altman film The Gingerbread Man, which of course produced applause. "So you were the ones that saw that film," he quipped. Branagh's award kicked off a great night for the writer/director/actor, whose film Belfast premiered at the Trustees Theater. (Photo by Cindy...

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Predictions Friday: We’re Still Missing a Big Piece

One of the things I have focused on for the past decade is the Academy's date change. The Oscars pushed their ceremony up by one month, from late March to late February. This, I have always thought, put the race in the hands of the critics and the tastemakers rather than actual ticket buyers and industry voters. But I haven't focused as much on the rise of Oscar coverage during that same time, and how that has managed to game the entire system so much that the fix is kind of in before what was used to be considered "Oscar...

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2022 Oscar TRACKER



Best Picture
Belfast
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Dune
The Last Duel
Cyrano
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Spencer
CODA
No Time to Die
Mass
In the Heights
Respect

Best ActorWill Smith, King Richard
Denze Washington, Tragedy of Macbeth
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Matt Damon, The Last Duel
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Nicolas Cage, Pig
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best Actress Kristen Stewart, Spencer
Jessica Chastain, Eyes of Tammy Faye
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Jodie Comer, The Last Duel
Frances McDormand, Tragedy of Macbeth
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Tessa Thompson, Passing
Haley Bennett, Cyrano
Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Best Supporting Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar
Ben Affleck, The Last Duel
Adam Driver, The Last Duel
Jesse Plemmons, The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield, Eyes of Tammy Faye
Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Cyrano
Forest Whitaker, Respect

Best Supporting Actress Caitriona Balfe, Belfast
Ann Dowd, Mass
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Judi Dench, Belfast
 Marlee Matlin, CODA
Ruth Negga, Passing
Martha Plimpton, Mass
Emma Thompson, Cruella
Olga Merediz, In the Heights


Best Director Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Reinaldo Marcus Green, King Richard
Ridley Scott, The Last Duel
Joe Wright, Cyrano
Pablo Larrain, Spencer
Jon M. Chu, In the Heights
Leisl Tommy, Respect

Original ScreenplayBelfast
King Richard
Spencer
Mass
C'mon, C'mon

Adapted Screenplay The Power of the Dog
Cyrano
Dune
The Last Duel
CODA
The Lost Daughter
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Cinematography Dune
Tragedy of Macbeth 
The Power of the Dog
The Last Duel
Cyrano
Belfast
In the Heights
Spencer

EditingBelfast
Dune 
The Power of the Dog
The Last Duel
Cyrano
No Tme to Die
King Richard
In the Heights


Production Design Dune
The Power of the Dog

Belfast
The Last Duel
Cyrano
Tragedy of Macbeth
Dune
Cruella


Sound Mixing + EditingDune
No Time to Die
Cyrano
The Last Duel
The Power of the Dog
In the Heights


Costumes Cruella
The Last Duel
Cyrano
The Power of the Dog
French Dispatch
Dune
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Respect


Visual EffectsDune
No Time to Die
Black Widow
The Last Duel
A Quiet Place II


Original ScoreThe Power of the Dog
Spencer
Dune
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Luca


Original Song TBD

Makeup and Hair Respect
Dune
Cruella


Animated Feature Luca
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Flee
Raya and the Last Dragon


Documentary FeatureThe Rescue
Julia
Flee
Summer of Soul


International Feature TBD

Live Action ShortTBD

Documentary ShortTBD

Animated ShortTBD

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