Greta Gerwig has described her Oscar nominations as an “unbelievable honour” as she became only the fifth woman in history to score a best director nod. The Lady Bird filmmaker, the first[…] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week.
Lady Bird filmmaker Greta Gerwig has become the first woman to get an Oscar nod for best director since 2010. The 34-year-old actress made her director debut this year, but has been snubbed from every awards list so far, including the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.The last female director to get a nod from the Academy was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 with The Hurt Locker.Bigelow took home the award, becoming the first woman ever to do so and leaving the ratio of female to male winners 1 to 88.:: LIVE: The Shape Of Water leads Oscar nodsOnly three other female…... [Read more]
MY movie year started with a delightful musical (La La Land) so it seems fitting it should end with one too.The Greatest Showman sets its stall out early with an absolute pop banger (written by the same team behind La La Land) that could easily have come from Pink or One Republic.Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum, the creator of the circus as we know it and this raucous musical is his story.We learn how a financial crash prompted him into a disastrous attempt to open a curiosity museum.But a chance encounter with a real-life Tom Thumb gave him the idea…... [Read more]
Ruth Negga reveals she hasn’t looked at any new movie scripts after Loving role earned her Golden Globe nomination and Oscars nod
RUTH Negga has said she’s in no rush to cash in on her status as an Oscar nominee.The Limerick-raised beauty, 35, was the toast of Hollywood during awards season due to her powerful portrayal of a civil rights campaigner in Loving.Her turn as Mildred Loving earned her an Oscar nod and a Golden Globe nomination, among others, and she was name-checked by Meryl Streep when she collected her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.With awards season now over, Ruth told how she feels lucky to be back to normality on the set of her hit TV series Preacher, which…... [Read more]
Uncomfortable, odd and brilliantly acted Toni Erdmann is one of the best films not to get an Oscar nod
It isn’t often you watch a three hour long German language farce in which a father wearing a wig and false teeth antagonises his daughter in a hotel bar – and think it’s bloody brilliant.Practical joker Winifred tries to reconnect with his daughter Ines after the death of his beloved dog.He visits her at work in Bucharest, but business-like Ines is having none of it and soon sends him packing.Undeterred (and in a move I am determined to replicate with my own kids) he adopts a completely ridiculous alter-ego named Toni Erdmann, who looks like Jim Royale doing an impression…... [Read more]
James Franco has been snubbed for an Oscar nomination just weeks after he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. The star and director of The Disaster Artist missed out on a best actor n[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week.... [Read more]