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Past articles by Joe:

“Nobody On My Watch Gets Slapped Tonight” Jokes Richard E. Grant In Irreverent BAFTA Host Monologue

BAFTA host Richard E. Grant gave a riproaring open to the 2023 BAFTA show. → Read More

BAFTA Film Awards Winners – Updating Live

Refresh for latest…: It’s BAFTA Sunday here in London with the annual BAFTA Film Awards ceremony about to kick off at the Royal Festival Hall on an improbably clement evening. Richard E Grant is ho… → Read More

Andrea Riseborough Reacts To Surprise Best Actress Oscar Nomination For ‘To Leslie’: “I’m Not Entirely Sure How This Happened”

Andrea Riseborough gets her first Best Actress Oscar Nomination for her role in the little-seen indie To Leslie, after a strong grassroots campaign. → Read More

Deadline’s Golden Globes Live Blog

The Golden Globe Awards is returning to NBC after the telecast was canceled last year. → Read More

“I Wanted To Work With The Boys Again”: Why Martin McDonagh Chose ‘In Bruges’ Stars Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson For ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’

On Inisherin a young woman wrestles with her conscience as she tries to decide between starting her own life on the mainland or remaining in service to her beloved brother in the home they share. On Inisherin, a young man struggles to escape the abusive hand of his own father, shunned as he is by […] → Read More

Guillermo Del Toro Enters Original Song Race With “Ciao Papa” From ‘Pinocchio’

Guillermo del Toro will add another string to his bow as a songwriter with his musical adaptation of Pinocchio, and his song "Ciao Papa" will contend for the Original Song Oscar. → Read More

It Took Darren Aronofsky A Decade Of Casting To Find Brendan Fraser For ‘The Whale’ — Toronto Studio

'The Whale' director Darren Aronofsky spent a decade of casting to decide Brendan Fraser was the right actor for the role. → Read More

Deadline’s Emmy Awards Live Blog

Squid Game and Quinta Brunson will be looking to make history Monday at the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The Netflix mega-hit could become the first non-English-language series to win Outstanding Drama, while the Abbott Elementary creator, executive producer and star could become only the second Black woman to win three Emmys — and the […] → Read More

‘Glass Onion’ Cast Played Murder Mystery Games Off Set, But Daniel Craig Is No Benoit Blanc — Toronto Studio

How do you fill your downtime during the shoot for a murder mystery movie when strict Covid protocols prevent you from leaving the hotel? For the cast of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery the solut… → Read More

Meet The NASA Team Exploring Mars In ‘Good Night Oppy’ — Toronto Studio

Two Martian rovers launched in 2004, Opportunity and Spirit, were dispatched to the red planet with the intention that they would execute missions lasting 90 sols (Mars days). Fifteen Earth years a… → Read More

Emma Mackey On The “Poetry” Of Playing Brontë In Frances O’Connor’s Directorial Debut ‘Emily’ – Toronto Studio

Frances O’Connor always loved Emily Brontë, she said, during a panel discussion about her directorial debut Emily at Deadline’s TIFF studio on Friday. O’Connor, who also scripted the film abo… → Read More

‘Don’t Worry Darling’, Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles Face The World’s Press – Live Now In Venice

Refresh for latest…: Ever since Olivia Wilde first introduced her sophomore directorial effort, Warner Bros/New Line’s Don’t Worry Darling, at CinemaCon last April, followed by a steamy trailer a few days later, anticipation surrounding the film has escalated — for various reasons. It’s now at a fever pitch here in Venice where the movie will […] → Read More

Meet The New King Of Westeros: ‘House of the Dragon’ Star Paddy Considine Ascends The Iron Throne

Many have ascended the Seven Kingdoms’ Iron Throne, the most prized seat of George R.R. Martin’s blockbuster A Song of Ice and Fire saga. But it is a station built on daggers, and few have lasted long; as the events of HBO’s Game of Thrones detailed. The difference for Paddy Considine’s King Viserys is that […] → Read More

Ben Stiller On Making ‘Severance’, Meeting Volodymyr Zelenskyy And Prioritizing Fatherhood

It’s a little over a month since Ben Stiller returned from Ukraine. It was there, as part of his work representing the UN Refugee Agency, that Stiller was granted an audience with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, currently defending his country from a war of Russian aggression. It isn’t often that Ben Stiller is starstruck, but he […] → Read More

On My Screen: ‘As We See It’ Star Rick Glassman On His Toughest Role, And The Importance Of Writers… And Mothers

Get used to Rick Glassman’s name: you’ll be hearing a lot more of it as his career continues to ascend. The comic—and host of the Take Your Shoes Off podcast—plays a starring role as Jack in Prime Video’s As We See It, from creator Jason Katims. The show follows a group of three Angeleno roommates […] → Read More

Lukas Dhont’s ‘Close’, His Hotly Tipped Main Competition Entry, Makes Stars Of Its Young Leads – Cannes Studio

Deadline speaks to Lukas Dhont, Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele about the hotly-tipped Cannes Competition title 'Close'. → Read More

Second Thoughts On The Oscars, Toxic Masculinity & Admitting Wrong For Appeasing Will Smith’s Assault On Chris Rock

MIKE FLEMING: Joe, I thought it a good idea to go back and compare our feelings, days after we live-blogged the Academy Awards for Deadline on Sunday. I must say right up front, I am ashamed of the position I took, in respecting Will Smith for standing up for his wife when she was insulted […] → Read More

Deadline’s Oscars Live Blog

Welcome to Oscars Sunday, and what a relief it is for Oscar watchers everywhere to write those words after yet another elongated season. This year’s Oscars show is a month later than it should be, but if show producer Will Packer has used the extra runway to deliver the Oscars show to end all Oscars […] → Read More

Deadline’s BAFTA Film Awards Live Blog

The BAFTA Film Awards are getting underway Saturday at London’s Royal Albert Hall, returning to a live and in-person ceremony after last year’s hybrid event. Rebel Wilson is hosting for the first time, stepping up from her memorably hilarious turn as a presenter in 2020. Dune leads all nominees coming into the show, followed by […] → Read More

‘The Hand Of God’s Paolo Sorrentino Discusses The Power Of Cinema And Streamers – Contenders Film: The Nominees

Paolo Sorrentino won the Foreign Language Oscar, as it was known then, in 2014 with his film The Great Beauty. He returns to the frame this year with The Hand of God, perhaps his most personal picture, which is nominated for Best International Feature. This lightly fictionalized tale of Sorrentino’s own youth in Naples, as […] → Read More