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Is the collapse of Wanda-DCP deal heralding the end of Chinese Investments in Hollywood?

Is the collapse of Wanda-DCP deal heralding the end of Chinese Investments in Hollywood?

Last Friday, Dick Clark Productions (DCP)’s owners, Eldridge Industries, issued a statement confirming the termination of its sale to Chinese conglomerate Wanda, saying that “Wanda failed to honor its contractual obligations, and that it was legally demanding the release of $25 million deposit t...

What Foreign Language films get nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars?

What Foreign Language films get nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars?

When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released its 5 Oscar nominees in the Foreign Language Film category, no one was surprised by the absence of  The People’s Republic of China’s submission, Huo Jianqi’s Xuanzang, which depicts the legendary seventh-century spiritual journey ...

La La Land and The Night Manager win big at the Globes

La La Land and The Night Manager win big at the Globes

The Oscar-tipped musical love-letter to Los Angeles, La La Land, has become the most successful film ever at the Golden Globes, winning all seven of the categories in which it was nominated. As well as being named the Best Film in the musical-or-comedy, its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone took hom...

The Awards Machine Behind the Golden Globes and Oscars

The Awards Machine Behind the Golden Globes and Oscars

Before I joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in 2010, and became a Golden Globe awards voter, I had often been baffled by the Oscars and Golden Globes choices of nominated films and talent, and vexed by the absence of my favourite movies, which I thought were more artistically dese...

Globes set up La La Land and Moonlight as Oscar front-runners

Globes set up La La Land and Moonlight as Oscar front-runners

The 2017 Awards Season has kicked off in earnest with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing a plethora of nominations covering film and TV, comedy, musicals and drama. The front-runner among the film categories is Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to Whiplash, La La Land, which is up fo...

HFPA suspends Russian member Nellee Holmes over extortion

HFPA suspends Russian member Nellee Holmes over extortion

The organisation behind the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has suspended a member for bullying a journalist applying to join the organisation. Nellee Holmes, who covers the film industry for Russian media organisations, is understood to have admitted harassing a Ukrainian ri...

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

With so many categories at the Golden Globes, not least the split between dramas on the one side and comedies and musicals on the other, the chances of a clean sweep is impossible, but the 2015 awards saw film honours spread largely between Boyhood, Birdman and The Theory of Everything – with ...

Strong British presence at Globe nominations dominated by Birdman

Strong British presence at Globe nominations dominated by Birdman

A day after the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations, the Golden Globes have confirmed the media satire Birdman as the front-runner for this year’s awards season, with seven nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Actor for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton for Best Supporting Actor and...

Second week for The Wolf in the UK

Second week for The Wolf in the UK

Holding on to the top spot is black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which has brought in £3,608,968 in its second weekend on top. The film that is nominated for four Oscars follows the true story of Jordan Belfort and his rise to the high life to his downfall. The Wolf of...

Wolfing up the top spot in the UK

Wolfing up the top spot in the UK

Straight to the top spot last weekend was Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street,  the true story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a wealthy stockbroker living the high life until his fall involving corruption, crime and the federal government. The film made £4,655...

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