Emma Stone is revealing how much she ate while filming Poor Things!
13.02.2024 - 05:19 / justjared.com
Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Billie Eilish seemingly weren’t tuned in for the Super Bowl this year as they had another big event happening!
All three of the Oscar-nominated stars were in attendance at events during the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday (February 11) in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Emma presented her Poor Things co-star Mark with the American Riviera Award. She said, “Mark has the rare ability to marry pathos with comedy. Watching him on set was the most fun I have ever had on a set.”
Billie and her brother/songwriting partner Finneas O’Connell received the SBIFF Variety Artisans Award.
One day later, all four of the stars were back in Los Angeles to attend the Oscar Nominees Luncheon alongside dozens of other nominated artists.
Emma Stone is revealing how much she ate while filming Poor Things!
Clayton Davis Senior Awards Editor Just 30 minutes after final voting for the Screen Actors Guild Awards wrapped up, I made a last-minute switch in my best actress prediction — from Lily Gladstone in “Killers of the Flower Moon” to Emma Stone in “Poor Things.” Let this be a lesson: Second-guessing yourself is seldom a good idea. Lily Gladstone made history as the first Native American and Indigenous person to clinch an individual SAG Award for her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman, in Martin Scorsese’s gripping crime saga.
Lunar New Year is a key box office period in several Asian territories, but nowhere was it more hotly contested this year than in Vietnam, where several local, Japanese and Hollywood movies were slugging it over the week-long holidays (February 9-15).
Marc Malkin Senior Editor, Culture and Events Everyone could use a good cry now and again. And what better way to get those tears flowing than watching a movie? Variety caught up with this year’s Oscar nominees at the Academy’s annual nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton to find out the last time they cried at the movies. “I cried at ‘Parallel Mothers,’” said “Oppenheimer” star Emily Blunt.
Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent As the European Film Market starts to unwind, the verdict is already in: Even if global economics are rocky, buyers are back and on the lookout. This week, dealmaking has been happening on both star-driven packages as well as arthouse and foreign-language movies.
Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent The Locarno Film Festival has formed an advisory board for its industry side and recruited a roster of top indie industry figures including former Amazon Studios film executive Ted Hope, Bobby Allen, who is senior VP of content at Mubi, and former European Film Market chief Beki Probst as members. Locarno’s industry advisory board will be headed by Nadia Dresti, the former head of the prominent Swiss indie cinema event’s market side who has been with Locarno intermittently for roughly 30 years with an interlude for a few years as head of marketing for Fox Switzerland.
David Tennant hosted the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards and, during his opening monologue, took a jab at Donald Trump as he makes a presidential run in the U.S.
K.J. Yossman Emma Stone thanked her mother for giving her life and her “Poor Things” screenwriter Tony McNamara for the line “I must go punch that baby” when she accepted her leading actress BAFTA award on Sunday evening. “Tony, thank you for the line ‘I must go punch that baby.’ It was life-changing for me,” Stone said on stage, while also thanking director Yorgos Lanthimos, her fellow cast and crew and her dialect coach Neil Swain.
The Bafta Film Awards celebrates some of the best British and international films released over the past year.
Caroline Brew editor The 2024 BAFTA Film Awards will broadcast on BBC One and stream on iPlayer and BritBox on Sunday night, starting at 7 p.m. local time. BritBox recently inked a deal with BAFTA to stream a simulcast of the BAFTA Film Awards through 2025.
Carole Horst Highland Film Group shared a first look at “London Calling,” an action-comedy that reunites director Allan Ungar with star Josh Duhamel after the success of the action heist thriller “Bandit.” Film also stars Jeremy Ray Taylor (“It,” “and “It: Chapter Two”), Rick Hoffman (“Billions,” “Suits”) and Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) Written by Omer Levin Menekse and Quinn Wolfe, “London Calling” sees mediocre hit man Tommy Ward (Duhamel) go on the run and get stuck in L.A. after mistakenly killing a relative of London’s biggest crime boss (Gillen).
Diego Ramos Bechara editor “TransMexico,” “Edge of Everything” and Andragogy” are among the winners of the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The SBIFF, whose mission is to discover and showcase the “best in independent and international cinema,” has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting roughly 100,000 attendees for a packed week slatted with screenings of over 200+ films. A panel of jury members selected the winners, which included Lesley Chilcott, Alex Keledjian, Chris Landon, Lael Loewenstein, Jacqueline Lyanga, David Magdael, Gail Mancuso, Greg Nava, Pituka Ortega Heilbron, Carla Renata, Gil Robertson, Ondi Timoner, Clay Tweel and Ali Wolfe.
Christopher Vourlias MetFilm Sales has secured international rights to “The Battle for Laikipia,” Daphne Matziaraki and Peter Murimi’s multi-layered portrait of the conflict between Indigenous pastoralists and white landowners in Kenya. The film had its world premiere as part of the World Cinema Documentary section at the Sundance Film Festival. Submarine Entertainment Sales negotiated the deal with MetFilm on behalf of the filmmakers and is handling North American sales.
Sundance dealmaking was buoyant, the awards season is coming to a head with a number of critically acclaimed movies having done well at the box office, and apparently peak TV is over. Whisper it quietly, but after years of movies being almost a dirty word compared to the lustre of TV, is independent theatrical film staging a comeback?
Christopher Vourlias Gordon Main’s apartheid-era documentary “London Recruits” has been tapped as the opening film at the sixth Joburg Film Festival, which takes place Feb. 27 – March 3 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The film sheds light on a pivotal moment in South Africa‘s history, when the struggle against the apartheid government in South Africa developed a new secret weapon.
Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film Joe Hisaishi – “The Boy and the Heron”Ludwig Göransson – “Oppenheimer”Laura Karpman – “American Fiction”Robbie Robertson – “Killers of the Flower Moon”Anthony Willis – “Saltburn” Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film Jon Batiste – “American Symphony”Mica Levi – “The Zone of Interest”Fabrizio Mancinelli, Richard M. Sherman – “Mushka”Daniel Pemberton – “Ferrari”John Powell – “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” Outstanding Original Score for a Television Production Nicholas Britell – “Succession”Natalie Holt – “Loki”Martin Phipps – “The Crown”Carlos Rafael Rivera – “Lessons in Chemistry”Gustavo Santaolalla – “The Last of Us” Outstanding Original Title Sequence for a Television Production Chanda Dancy – “Lawmen: Bass Reeves”Nainita Desai – “The Deepest Breath”Kevin Kiner – “Ahsoka”Atli Örvarsson – “Silo”Carlos Rafael Rivera – “Lessons in Chemistry” Outstanding Original Song for a Dramatic or Documentary Visual Media Production Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson- “It Never Went Away” – “American Symphony”Nicholas Britell, Taura Stinson – “Slip Away” – “Carmen”Sharon Farber, Noah Benshea – “Better Times” – “Jacob the Baker”Lenny Kravitz – “Road to Freedom” – “Rustin”Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro – “Can’t Catch Me Now” – “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy or Musical Visual Media Production Jack Black, John Spiker, Eric Osmond, Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath – “Peaches” – “The Super Mario Bros Movie”Heather McIntosh, Allyson Newman, Taura Stinson – “All About Me” – “The L Word: Generation Q”Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell – “What Was I Made For?” – “Barbie”Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt – “I’m Just Ken” – “Barbie”Diane Warren
William Earl Katcy Stephan has been promoted to film reporter for Variety. Stephan joined Variety in 2021 as social media editor. Under her leadership, Variety’s cumulative social footprint across major platforms has nearly doubled, reaching 12 million total followers as of this month across TikTok, X, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms.
More information about Mark Ruffalo‘s future as the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been revealed!
Clayton Davis Senior Awards Editor The 96th annual Oscar nominees luncheon gathered a vibrant crowd of celebrities, filmmakers and cinephiles at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. DeVon Franklin, a Board of Governors member, kicked off the event by announcing the roll call of attendees, starting with the esteemed composer Laura Karpman of “American Fiction” and concluding with the talented Robert Downey Jr., nominated for his supporting role in “Oppenheimer.” Here are some of the key takeaways from the event.
Adam B. Vary Senior Entertainment Writer Mark Ruffalo has struck again! During a Q&A about his career at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday, the recent Oscar nominee seemed to confirm that he will be reprising his role as the Hulk in Marvel’s “Captain America: Brave New World.” Asked by moderator Anne Thompson if he would next appear in the 2025 feature, Ruffalo nodded his head and said, “Yeah.” “Are you allowed to talk about that?” Thompson asked.