The Academy is now “conducting a review” of Andrea Riseborough’s To Leslie nomination

Andrea RiseboroughPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage (Getty Images) The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences released a statement this afternoon, revealing that it was “conducting a review of the campaign procedures around this year’s nominees, to ensure that no guidelines were violated, and to inform us whether changes to the guidelines may be needed in … Read more

My Daily Horoscope: What will January 27th 2023 bring for MY star sign? Oscar Cainer tells all

‘If music is the food of love, play on.’ Shakespeare’s words on Mozart’s birthday. As the Sun and Neptune prepare to align while Venus and Uranus are flirting, the planets are crafting a creative sweet spot. We don’t need to be Oscar-nominated (like Cate Blanchett) for playing a musical prodigy to profit from an imaginative … Read more

Nicolette Fraillon was told she couldn’t be a conductor ‘because I was a woman’

Australian conductor Nicolette Fraillon says sexism is still an issue within the classical music scene. Fraillon was the first woman in the world to conduct a ballet orchestra, and until December was the Australian Ballet’s chief conductor, a role she held for two decades. Today, female conductors are still the exception. “I think it’s improving, … Read more

Tár might win Cate Blanchett her third Academy Award, but few have seen the psychological drama about a conductor coming undone

Tár scored an impressive six Oscar nominations at today’s announcement, including one for our very own Cate Blanchett — for the role of writer-director Todd Field (also nominated) created specifically for her. But even though the movie was critically praised when it was released in the US in October, it was a box office flop. … Read more

Tár is a willfully enigmatic psychodrama starring Cate Blanchett as a celebrity conductor accused of sexual abuse

It’s been a full 16 years since actor-turned-director Todd Field had a film out. The two indie features to his name (2001’s In the Bedroom and 2006’s Little Children), although praised in their time, offer little to prepare one for his latest. Tár is a bravura portrait of a celebrity conductor-composer – the eponymous Lydia … Read more

Past Lives, Magazine Dreams, Eileen

(LR:) Magazine Dreams, Eileen, Past Lives, Little Richard: I Am EverythingGraphic: Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival The back-and-better-than-ever Sundance Film Festival has featured almost too many indie stars to count in its opening days here in snowy Park City. Brooke Shields and Michael J. Fox were on hand to support their revealing documentaries, Pretty Baby: … Read more

Cate Blanchett says she’s ‘profoundly homesick’ and doesn’t ‘ever want to work again’

Cate Blanchett has revealed that her latest role in the new movie Tár was so emotionally and physically draining that it left her contemplating retirement. Appearing on The Sunday Project this weekend, the 53-year-old Australian actress admitted that she considered quitting the industry after the experience. ‘I think it was because it was such a … Read more

‘A small film with a giant heart’: Explaining Hollywood’s grassroots campaign to get Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination

We’re in the thick of award season, with the race to Oscar glory heating up following the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. While some contenders feel like a shoe-in, more and more Hollywood celebrities appear to be backing one actress who has flown under the radar. Here’s what you need to know about the … Read more

See the full list of winners

Photo: Kevin Mazur, Michael Tran, Frazier Harrison, Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Just a few days after the surprisingly compelling (if unsurprisingly low-rated) return of the Golden Globes, it’s time for the shadowy cabal of journalists that includes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to step aside and make way for The Critics of the Critics Choice … Read more

Cate Blanchett comes under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in Tár

Cate Blanchett has come under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in the new film Tár. The 53-year-old Australian-born Hollywood star plays Lydia Tár, who, in the film’s plot, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra. While many have condemned the critically acclaimed film as ‘anti-woman’, because Blanchett’s character is … Read more