‘The Guilty’ Offers a Recipe for an Unconventional Thriller: One Location and Lots of Imagination

Photo by Nikolaj Moller This story on “The Guilty” first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Director Gustav Möller’s first feature film, “The Guilty,” is a thriller that takes place entirely in one room, as a police dispatcher tries to deal with a panicked call from a kidnapped woman while never … Read more

‘Village Rockstars’ Director Says Her Acting Struggles Helped Her Oscar Contending Film

Photo by Ayush Das A version of this story about “Village Rockstars” first appeared in the Foreign Language Issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. “Village Rockstars,” a lyrical film by Rima Das, plays out like a less raucous version of “The Florida Project” transplanted to the small Indian village of Chhaygaon, where kids carve musical instruments … Read more

Sufjan Stevens on His Offbeat Approach to Writing ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Songs: ‘Keep It Vague’

Andrea Morrison This story on Sufjan Stevens first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. When Sufjan Stevens starts talking about how he’s excited to come to Los Angeles for the Oscars but he needs to go buy a tuxedo, your first thought might well be, Really? This is the … Read more

‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Top Costume Designers Guild Awards

Fox Searchlight “The Shape of Water,” “Wonder Woman” and “I, Tonya” have won the top film awards at the 20th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which took place on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills. “Shape of Water” designer Luis Sequeira won the CDG Award in the Excellence in Period Film category, “Wonder Woman” designer Lindy … Read more

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins Top Prize From American Society of Cinematographers

Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros. Roger Deakins has been named the best cinematographer of 2017 for his work on “Blade Runner 2049,” the American Society of Cinematographers announced at the ASC Awards on Saturday night. The honor marks Deakins’ fourth competitive ASC Award, in addition to one lifetime-achievement award from the group. Though he is … Read more

‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Top Visual Effects Awards

“War for the Planet of the Apes” / 20th Century Fox “War for the Planet of the Apes” was the big winner at the Visual Effects Society’s 16th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills. The film won four awards, including a victory in the category that most closely corresponds to the Oscars … Read more

‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Win 2018 Writers Guild Awards

Getty Images Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” has been named the best original screenplay of 2017 by the the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East, which handed out the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. James Ivory won the adapted-screenplay award for “Call … Read more

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Wins Scripter Award for Adapted Screenplay

“Call Me by Your Name” / Sony Pictures Classics “Call Me by Your Name” has been named the year’s best screen adaptation at the 2018 USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony, winning an honor that goes both to the writer of the screenplay and the author of the original work from which the script was adapted. … Read more

Kobe Bryant, Diversity Talk Dominate Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Getty Images Two things conspired to give a shot of adrenaline to Monday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon, which is normally one of the most reliable and sedate rituals of awards season. One was the turmoil that has wracked Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein accusations surfaced in October, which cannot go unnoticed at any awards gathering this … Read more

Directors Guild Award Winners: Updating Live

Universal Pictures Jordan Peele has been named the best first-time director of 2017 by the Directors Guild of America, which gave him the award for his acclaimed horror thriller “Get Out.” Peele is also nominated in the feature-film category at the 90th Annual Directors Guild Awards, which are being handed out on Saturday night in … Read more