Hollywood Reporter dedica la storia di copertina agli effetti del coronavirus sull’industria cinematografica. Il lungo articolo è disponibile online gratuitamente. Fa un po’ un riepilogo generale e intercetta qualche opinione, ma non c’è granché di nuovo.… Continua a leggereComments closed
Non tutti sanno come e perché sono nati gli Oscar…
I found that the best way to handle [these writers and directors] was to hang medals all over them. […] If I got them cups and awards they’d kill themselves to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.
Un articolo critico, tutto da leggere.
Hating the Oscars the Right Way https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/hating-the-oscars-the-right-way… Continua a leggereComments closed
Altro che Oscar, gli Independent Spirit Award premiano in cinema più genuino. Meno mezzi, più creatività.
The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards took place on a beach in Santa Monica, Calif., with Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” taking the top prize for best feature along with best director for Jenkins.
Ethan Hawke and Glenn Close took the prizes for best male lead and best female lead, respectively. Bo Burnham took the best first screenplay trophy for “Eighth Grade” and Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won for best screenplay.
The Spirit Awards are chosen by the Film Independent’s 6200 members after an anonymous committee votes on nominations. The eligibility rules require that movies be produced in the U.S. for less than $20 million.
Pezzo molto critico nei confronti degli Oscar, con argomenti condivisibili, a proposito di diversità.
In general, if it’s recognized that the awards aren’t merely for English-language cinema, they should open out far more to different cultures. The awards could nominate ten directors every year, across a spectrum of film. Acting categories could be merged, so that women compete against men in “Best Lead Actor” and “Best Supporting Actor” categories, to destroy once and for all the idea that there’s such a thing as male or female acting
The Oscars Need A Revolution https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-oscars-need-a-revolution… Continua a leggereComments closed