"Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, debuts Nov. 22 via the Weinstein Co. Coogan wrote the script and plays Sixsmith in a portrait that is often unflattering. Variety asked Sixsmith for…
Spirits were high at the Nov. 12 Skylark afterparty for the Weinstein Company’s “Philomena” despite the film’s recent MPAA ratings controversy. While title-actress Judi Dench was not in attendance…
After posting a teaser video last week starring Judi Dench’s M character from the James Bond films trying to get the MPAA to change the R rating for “Philomena,” Funny Or Die has unveiled the full…
The flow of "news stories" revolving around the awards season is already starting to pile up.
It's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
The number of films based on actual people or events that have stirred Oscar buzz this year has jumped to 17 from just eight last season.
Stephen Frears' "Philomena" and Jennifer Steinman's doc "Desert Runners" snagged the audience awards at this year's Hamptons Film Festival, which wrapped its five-day run with a kudo ceremony Oct…
The Weinstein Co. has staked out Nov. 22 for the U.S. release of the Judi Dench-Steve Coogan awards contender "Philomena."
The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced for its third edition a slate of films that are already gathering awards buzz, with opening night film “August: Osage County,” as well as “Saving Mr…
British director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has won the Toronto film festival's top audience prize, it was announced Sunday at the event's awards brunch.
Is there such a thing as too much awards buzz? That's a question worth asking as this year's awards chatter emanating from Cannes, Venice and Telluride has reached an ear-splitting, all-time high…