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2020 Golden Globes Nominations Snub Female Directors Yet Again

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2020 Golden Globes Nominations Snub Female Directors Yet Again
The Golden Globes 2020 nominees have been revealed and, once again, not a single female director received a nomination, despite a wealth of possible, worthy candidates in 2019. This year saw a number of hit movies directed by women, and a high number of critically-acclaimed movies directed by women that were nominated in other major categories. It's a glaring omission, but one that, unfortunately for many, doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood), Sam Mendes (1917) and Todd Phillips (Joker) were nominated in the Best Director category. Golden Globes is entering its 77th year and, in that time, only five female directors have been nominated. What's more, only one has ever taken home the prize, with Barbra Streisand taking home Best Director in 1984 for Yentl. Streisand was nominated a second time for her work on The Prince of Tides
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HFPA President Responds to Golden Globes’ Female Director Shut-Out: ‘We Vote by Film’

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HFPA President Responds to Golden Globes’ Female Director Shut-Out: ‘We Vote by Film’
Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.

The snub was immediately called out on social media, with filmmakers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria defended the move by saying the organization votes based on film, not gender.

“What happened is that we don’t vote by gender. We vote by film and accomplishment,” Soria told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the Globes announcement Monday morning.

In addition to Har’el, some of the major snubs included Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”), Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart”) and Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”).

Instead, the HFPA nominated Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Todd Phillips
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Honey Boy Director Blasts Golden Globes for Not Nominating Women: 'They Do Not Represent Us'

Honey Boy Director Blasts Golden Globes for Not Nominating Women: 'They Do Not Represent Us'
Honey Boy director Alma Har’el is taking the Golden Globes to task for failing to nominate a woman for best director.

Har’el, who directed Shia Labeouf’s semi-autobiographical drama, tweeted a series of responses to the nominations, which didn’t include a single woman in the best director category.

Har’el’s message to her followers on Monday: don’t sweat it.

“Good morning to everyone that’s writing me about the #goldenglobes,” Har’el wrote. “I feel you but know this. I was on the inside for the first time this year. These are not our people and they do not represent us.
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Golden Globes Shut Out Women from the Best Director Race — Again

Golden Globes Shut Out Women from the Best Director Race — Again
It’s been nearly two years since Natalie Portman famously called out the Golden Globes for having “all-male nominees” in the best director race, and nothing seems to have changed.

Next year’s show will boast, once again, an all-male roster of nominees: Boon Joon-ho (Parasite), Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) and Todd Phillips (Joker). That list unfortunately left no room for Little Women‘s Greta Gerwig, whose film only landed its star Saoirse Ronan a nod, despite being universally praised by critics.

Similarly, the voting body for the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,
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Golden Globes Once Again Nominate Only Male Directors

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Golden Globes Once Again Nominate Only Male Directors
In a year distinguished by a record number of hit movies directed by women, from “Hustlers” to “The Farewell,” the Golden Globes once again nominated five men in the best directing category.

No women were recognized among the nominees in the category. The list includes Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”) and Todd Phillips (“Joker”). See the full list of nominees here.

The omission of female directors is glaring, but perhaps not a shock. In the 77-year-history of the Golden Globes only five women have been recognized for directing and only one has won — Barbra Streisand, in 1984, for making “Yentl.” Streisand was nominated again as director in 1992 for “The Prince of Tides.”

The other female director nominees from years past at the Golden Globes are Jane Campion (in 1994 for “The Piano”); Sofia Coppola (in 2004 for “Lost in Translation
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Will ‘Little Women’s’ Greta Gerwig become the first female director to earn a second Oscar nomination?

Will ‘Little Women’s’ Greta Gerwig become the first female director to earn a second Oscar nomination?
Two years ago, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar, for her solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” (2017), following in the footsteps of Lina Wertmuller (1976’s “Seven Beauties”), Jane Campion (1993’s “The Piano”), Sofia Coppola (2003’s “Lost in Translation”) and Kathryn Bigelow (2009’s “The Hurt Locker”). Now, with her sophomore effort “Little Women” on the horizon, she’s attempting to do what none of her predecessors have thus far been able to: snag a second nomination.

That none of them have yet been able to return to the big dance is just as damning and telling as the fact that only five women have been nominated in the Oscars’ 91-year history. Bigelow — who, of course, is the first and only woman to win — came the closest to scoring a second bid with “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) after hitting the major precursors, the Golden Globe,
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‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture From Los Angeles Film Critics

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‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture From Los Angeles Film Critics
Parasite” has been named the best film of 2019 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which announced its annual awards on Sunday. “The Irishman” was runner-up.

The twisted Korean black comedy also won awards for director Bong Joon Ho and supporting actor Song Kang Ho, and it was runner-up in the screenplay and production design categories. “The Irishman” did not win any awards but finished second to “Parasite” for picture, director and supporting actor (Joe Pesci).

This marked the second year in a row that the L.A. critics have named a film not in English the year’s best, and the fifth time in their 45-year history. All of those wins have taken place in the last 20 years: “Roma” last year, “Amour” in 2012, “Letters From Iwo Jima” in 2006 and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in 2000.

Also Read: How 'Parasite' Director Bong Joon Ho Created the Year's Most Dangerously Charming Film
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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2019: ‘Parasite’ wins Best Film, Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas take acting prizes [Updating Live]

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association will announce the winners of their 45th annual awards on Sunday (Dec. 8). These California-based reviewers are the second major critics group to reveal their list of winners, as their New York counterparts went first on Wednesday (Dec. 4). Keep checking back here for a list of winners, updating live today as they’re announced.

The last time that Lafca previewed the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards was in 2015 and 2016, when they called the surprise victories for “Spotlight” and “Moonlight” over Oscar favorites “The Revenant” and “La La Land,” respectively. Last year, on the other hand, the Los Angeles cinephiles went for “Roma,” while the Academy was more awed by “Green Book.”

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In fact, the group has only correctly predicted the eventual Academy Award victor eight additional times:
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Official Critics’ Choice Awards nominations predictions 2020: Our odds favor ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘1917’ …

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Official Critics’ Choice Awards nominations predictions 2020: Our odds favor ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘1917’ …
The 2020 Critics’ Choice Award nominations will be announced on Sunday, December 8. Presented by the journalists who make up the Critics’ Choice Association, these kudos celebrate the best achievements in film and television, and they tend to correlate strongly with the Oscar nominations. So who will make the cut this weekend? Scroll down for our official predictions in 10 categories listed in order of their racetrack odds, with our projected winners highlighted in gold.

Our odds are calculated by combining the predictions of more than 1,000 Gold Derby readers like you who have registered to make their forecasts here in our predictions center. That includes Expert journalists from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting the last Critics’ Choice nominations, and of course the large bloc of everyday Users, one of whom usually outsmarts the rest of us with their predictions.
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Will the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards predict Oscars? Don’t bet on it

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association hands out its awards this Sunday (December 8). Last year, these journalists chose “Roma” as the best picture as had the New York Film Critics’ Circle three days earlier. Historically, the West coast critics have feted different films and performances from those that merited mention by the Gotham crowd. This rare alignment gave a big boost to “Roma,” which was expected to win Best Picture at the Oscars; it lost to “Green Book.”

Indeed, over the course of its 44-year history, Lafca has predicted only nine winners of the Best Picture Oscar and three of those came in the first five years of its existence. The last of these double dippers were “Moonlight” in 2017 and “Spotlight” in 2016.

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Before those back-to-back winners, Lafca had not aligned with the academy since 2010, the first year of the expanded Best Picture race,
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‘The Irishman’ = Best Picture? Will the L.A. critics’ award agree with the New Yorkers?

‘The Irishman’ = Best Picture? Will the L.A. critics’ award agree with the New Yorkers?
The Irishman” is dancing a jig over its awards competition so far this season. The three-hour-plus film is also a much-discussed topic on social media lately, thanks to its arrival on Netflix the day before Thanksgiving. Now that Martin Scorsese‘s decades-spanning organized-crime epic earned the Best Picture blessing of both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review, it has been widening its lead in our Gold Derby Oscar odds during the first week of December, with 13.13% backing it.

Thanks to that attention, the truth-based story of hitman Frank Sheeran’s ties to mob kingpins and labor leader Jimmy Hoffa that stars such Marty regulars as Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel as well as Scorsese first-timer Al Pacino is ahead of the pack. Let’s see what happens this Sunday, December 8, when the Los Angeles Film Critics Association chimes in with their award picks.
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‘The Fugitive’: Quibi Adds Four To Cast Of Boyd Holdbrook-Keifer Sutherland Drama Series

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‘The Fugitive’: Quibi Adds Four To Cast Of Boyd Holdbrook-Keifer Sutherland Drama Series
Exclusive: Natalie Martinez (The I-Land), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Genesis Rodriguez (Man on the Ledge) and Keilani Arellanes (Euphoria) have joined Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook in Quibi’s The Fugitive, a new take on the 1993 Harrison Ford film that was based on the 1960s TV series. The new project hails from Scorpion creator Nick Santora, Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Santora, The Fugitive centers on Mike Russo (Holbrook), a blue-collar worker who just wants to make sure his wife and 10-year-old daughter are safe when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet now, confirm later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully — and very publicly — accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator,
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Peter S. Traynor, Director and Producer on 'Death Game,' Dies at 77

Peter S. Traynor, Director and Producer on 'Death Game,' Dies at 77
Peter S. Traynor, a former insurance salesman who directed and produced the cult favorite Death Game, a suspense thriller starring Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp and Seymour Cassel, has died. He was 77.

Traynor died Oct. 15 of natural causes at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Bob Murawski, Oscar-winning editor on The Hurt Locker, announced.

Death Game starred Locke and Camp as psychotic nymphets who invade the home of a random married man (Cassel), then seduce and hold him captive for a weekend of terror. The film was finished in 1975, but an investigation into its finances delayed its ...
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‘The Wolf’s Call’ Review: Dir. Antonin Baudry (2019)

The Wolf’s Call review: Prepare to gnaw your fingernails in this French language action-thriller set at sea.

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Set in the near future, The Wolf’s Call follows Chanteraide (François Civil), a young naval Awa (Acoustic Warfare Analyst) whom finds himself in the midst of a troubling mystery and on the brink of nuclear war. The story opens aboard a naval submarine where we join Chanteraide and his comrades on a mission in foreign seas. After an unexpected vessel appears in close proximity to the submarine, the mission is almost compromised. Seeking to right his wrong, Chanteraide begins to investigate the mysterious vessel’s origins and uncovers a very sinister threat.

The Wolf’s Call hooks the viewer from the start. It’s much like the opening moments of The Hurt Locker; The Wolf’s Call pulls you in immediately and doesn’t let up. The opening twenty minutes or so
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Now or never? 9 Oscar Experts say Quentin Tarantino (‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’) will finally win Best Director

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Now or never? 9 Oscar Experts say Quentin Tarantino (‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’) will finally win Best Director
Love him or hate him, Quentin Tarantino is perhaps the most well-known movie director of our time to never win an Oscar for Best Director. Don’t believe me? Do a quick Google search for “best film directors in history” and you’ll see Tarantino’s name pop up alongside bigwigs like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Of these four auteurs, Tarantino is the only one still patiently waiting for his directing trophy. Sure, he won two screenplay Oscars for writing “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Django Unchained” (2012), but the one he really wants has eluded him all these years. Might Tarantino finally win Best Director for Sony’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”?

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According to 9 of Gold Derby’s 31 Oscar Experts, that answer is yes. These savvy prognosticators from major media outlets believe Tarantino will win Best
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‘Marriage Story’ Dominates Gotham Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

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‘Marriage Story’ Dominates Gotham Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List
Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’ dominated Monday’s 29th annual IFP Gotham Awards with four wins, including Best Feature and Best Actor for Adam Driver.

The ceremony, celebrating the best in indie cinema and television, was held Monday evening at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City and was presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project.

Acting awards went to Driver, to Awkwafina for “The Farewell” (Best Actress) and to Taylor Russell for “Waves” (Breakthrough Actress).

American Factory” was named the year’s best documentary, while Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre won in the Breakthrough Director category for “The Mustang.”

In the television categories, prizes went to the Netflix miniseries “When They See Us” and the Hulu sitcom “PEN15.”
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Gotham Awards winners 2019: Full list of nominees and winners in all 10 categories

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The 2019-2020 movie awards season got underway on Monday night, December 2, with the presentation of the Gotham Awards for independent film. Presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), these prizes are decided by juries of industry peers and have honored Oscar winners like “Sideways” (2004), “Capote” (2005), “The Hurt Locker” (2009), “Spotlight” (2015) and “Moonlight” (2016). So who took top honors this year? Scroll down for the complete list in all 10 categories, updated live as they were announced.

Marriage Story,” “The Farewell” and “Uncut Gems” led the nominations with three apiece. Those three films were up for Best Feature along with “Hustlers” and “Waves.”

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Marriage Story” was the highest-profile Oscar contender among those nominees, but did that mean it was a surefire winner? The jury voting process opens the door for underdogs and left-field choices like last year’s champ “The Rider,” which beat Oscar
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The Top 20 Female-Directed Films of the Decade

The past 10 years have been filled with some incredible moments for women working behind-the-camera in Hollywood. From Kathryn Bigelow -- who became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for The Hurt Locker -- to Patty Jenkins -- who was the first woman to helm a superhero film from a major studio, Wonder Woman -- there were some monumental accomplishments worth celebrating. Unfortunately, Hollywood still has a long way to go before it can even scratch the surface of equality in the industry. Although small steps are being taken to fill the gap, statistics …
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Watch Out, Oscars – ‘1917’ Is Here, and It’s the Real Deal

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Watch Out, Oscars – ‘1917’ Is Here, and It’s the Real Deal
Sam Mendes’ immersive World War I epic “1917” was finally unveiled for awards voters and press on Saturday in New York and Sunday in Los Angeles, and this year’s awards race has now changed dramatically.

Far more than Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell,” which premiered at the AFI Fest on Wednesday, “1917” appears to be a strong contender, maybe even a frontrunner, in a host of categories, definitely including Best Picture and Best Director but also Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and plenty of other below-the-line categories.

I’m not ready to predict a Best Picture win after seeing it on Sunday morning, but I would place it in the top four likeliest nominees, alongside “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “The Irishman” and “Parasite.” And given the uncertainties of this year’s race, I think it might have a pretty good chance of becoming the first
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Matthew Michael Carnahan’s Gritty Iraq Drama ‘Mosul’ Acquired By 101 Studios In U.S. Deal

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Exclusive: 101 Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Mosul, the Matthew Michael Carnahan-directed drama that is the among the first films generated by Agbo, the monied production company launched by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Agbo financed the film, and produced with Condé Nast Entertainment.

Carnahan wrote the script based on a Luke Mogelson article in the New Yorker about an elite police unit made up almost entirely of native sons of Mosul and their desperate fight, block-by-block, to reclaim their city from Isis. All of the men bear physical and emotional scars from having lost loved ones to the terror group — one carries video of his older brother’s beheading by Isis — so they have no shortage of motivation for their thankless heroic job. Mosul was shot in secret this past spring on location in the Middle East by Oscar-winning cinematographer Mauro Fiore (Avatar
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