Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.
Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Since 1948, there has been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.
‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ get Writers Guild noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."
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- 2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'
2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of ‘Eighth Grade’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.
‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ among AFI Awards honorees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther," ''A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year.
AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards Tuesday, recognizing works deemed culturally and artistically significant by a jury of AFI trustees, scholars and critics.
‘The Rider’ tops Gotham Awards, kicking off awards season
NEW YORK (AP) — In the first major soiree of Hollywood's awards season, Chloe Zhao's elegiac, lyrical Western "The Rider" took best feature film at the 28th annual Gotham Awards.
Spirit Awards heap noms on ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘First Reformed’
NEW YORK (AP) — The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actual 8th graders will be able to see the R-rated coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade" in select movie theaters across the nation Wednesday.
The film's distributor A24 says Monday that it's hosting a night of free screenings in every state on August 8 and waiving the R-rating to allow kids of all ages to experience the film. There is at least one participating theater in each state.
Comic-turned-director Bo Burnham takes on challenges of ‘Eighth Grade’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An awkward middle school girl might be the last subject one would expect a 27-year-old male comedian to spotlight in his directorial debut, "Eighth Grade," but Bo Burnham has never exactly followed a script.
Burnham made a name for himself as a teenage YouTube star, which turned into a record deal, Comedy Central specials, a television show on MTV and, eventually, a 2016 Netflix stand-up comedy special, "Make Happy."
Review: Click ‘like’ for Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’
Not even Joseph Conrad had the courage to venture into that darkest of hearts: middle school.