The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of “Survivor.” Several anticipated films planned to be released in the heart of awards season have picked up stakes and moved to 2014. Changes often happen in the highly contentious fall movie season, but rarely has there been an exodus like this.
By Rito P. Asilo
A Cannes winner, a Sundance favorite and a Cinemalaya topnotcher—each tackling different aspects of the Filipino diaspora—are set to slug it out for one of five slots in the 2014 Foreign Language Oscar derby: Anthony Chen’s “Iloilo,” Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila,” and Hanna Espia’s “Transit” have been chosen to represent Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, respectively.
BEST PICTURE “Argo” BEST ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” BEST ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” BEST DIRECTOR Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables” BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Chris Terrio, “Argo” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Quentin Tarantino, “Django [...]
Michael Haneke’s brutal depiction of an aging couple, “Amour,” has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film.
Hollywood’s glitziest night is under way as Academy Awards nominees in their finest gowns and tuxes hit the red carpet for Sunday’s show, with nominees Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams and Charlize Theron among the more statuesque arrivals.
It was an extra starry, musical day at the Dolby Theatre as Adele took the stage first Friday, followed by the cast of “Les Miserables,” singing together for the first time.
By Michael Thurston
She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
British filmmaker Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” wins the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance film fest which ends in Utah Saturday (Sunday Manila time), according to Filipino actor John Arcilla who attended the event.
By David Germain
Hollywood’s Golden Globes features quite a different cast than next month’s Academy Awards.
Chile is getting its first shot at an Oscar for best foreign-language film, along with global attention and a boost to its thriving film industry with the nomination of “No.”
Crusaders for good, old-fashioned Western democracy look to be the key figures vying for this year’s Academy Awards.
By Teresa Cerojano
An independent drama that explores the loneliness and missed opportunities of an ailing, 70-year-old gay man is testing Philippine sensibilities about sexuality and hoping to advance in the Academy Awards’ foreign-language film competition next year.