The American Film Institute announced its annual honorees Tuesday, listing what it considered the best movies of the year.
Award season is in full swing.
Last night the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Awards, which exclusively honors indie movies and low-budget productions took place. Today, meanwhile, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures organization announced its best picks in film from 2018.
Viggo Mortensen, whose latest work in the new movie “Green Book” is getting noticed this award season, will be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Taking place from Jan. 30-Feb. 9, the fest will give its American Riviera award to Mortensen. The festival’s website states that the award is given for outstanding achievement in American Film.
Stan Lee, comic book writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics, died Monday at the age of 95.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee started in the industry in 1939 and helped create characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and the X-Men. Working alongside other creators, such as Jack Kirby, THR reports that Lee pushed Marvel to the world’s No. 1 comic book publisher.
The season of gold statues got underway Sunday night with the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony, where numerous 2018 movies were honored for a wide array of aspects.
Hosted by actress and comedian Awkwafina, the HFA took place in Beverly Hills and marks the first major event of award season, with the Gotham Independent Film Awards coming next on Nov. 26. While not the most prestigious ceremony of the award season bunch, the HFA still provide an opportunity to gain some notoriety and get the word out about some contenders.
The “Star Wars” spin off movie based on the character Boba Fett has been shelved according to Entertainment Weekly.
The magazine reports that the film, which had long been rumored but not yet officially announced, will not be put into production. EW confirmed that a Boba Fett film was in development with Director James Mangold at the helm, but it never got off the ground.
“The Shape of Water,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture at the most recent Academy Awards, isn’t finished collecting hardware just yet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film earned Best Production Design Saturday evening from the Directors Guild of Canada in Toronto. Paul Austerberry, responsible for the production design work on the film, also took home the Oscar for the same category at the Academy Awards.
Production on the standalone “Flash” movie has been delayed by Warner Bros.
According to Variety, WB is pushing back production of the film, which was to follow the speedy hero after the events of “The Justice League.” Variety reports that while the movie didn’t have a set release date, the expectation was to shoot in March 2019.
Acting legend Denzel Washington will be the 47th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
While the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” isn’t scheduled for release until summer 2019, a first look at the upcoming picture was still put out by Paramount Monday.