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Directors Guild Honors Scorsese

5th February 2007

Placing him into position as the frontrunner in this year's Oscar contest for best director, The Directors Guild of America on Saturday honored Martin Scorsese as filmmaker of the year. Although nominated seven times, this...

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Scorsese Honoured By Directors Guild Of America

4th February 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE chances of winning his first Oscar have been boosted after he landed the Directors Guild of America (DGA) award for THE DEPARTED yesterday (03FEB07). The 64-year-old beat the directors of BABEL, DREAMGIRLS, LITTLE...

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Scorsese Wins Debut Dga Award

4th February 2007

Martin Scorsese has won the Directors Guild of America (DGA) best director award for The Departed.Despite having directed cinema classics including Goodfellas, The Godfather and Taxi Driver, Scorsese had never previously won a DGA gong.He...

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Stars Line Up To Take Part In Brando Documentary

1st February 2007

Late, great movie icon MARLON BRANDO is to be honoured by his friends and peers as part of a new two-part documentary to air on TV in America in May (07). JAMES CAAN, AL PACINO,...

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The Departed To Spawn A Sequel?

31st January 2007

A sequel to the violent crime thriller and Oscar contender THE DEPARTED is reportedly in the works, even though the film's main characters are all dead. The film's writer WILLIAM MONAHAN has already started work...

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Oscar Nods Lift Box Office For Classy Films

29th January 2007

Although only Dreamgirls, Pan's Labyrinth and The Queen made the top ten, several other independent films saw business rise following last week's announcement of Oscar nominees. Martin Scorsese's The Departed returned to theaters and added...

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Scorsese Likens Dicaprio To De Niro

29th January 2007

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has the talent to become the next ROBERT DE NIRO, according to mentor and director MARTIN SCORSESE. Scorsese and De Niro work together often - a relationship the director recently extended to DiCaprio,...

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Paramount Chairman's Oscar Bid Fails

27th January 2007

Paramount movie boss BRAD GREY has lost his bid to be credited at the Oscars for his work as a producer on Best Picture nominee THE DEPARTED. Grey's appeal was denied by a panel of...

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How Golden Is Oscar?

26th January 2007

The coming weekend will reveal how much an Oscar nomination is worth. Studios have stepped up advertising and promotions for nominated films still in release, and Warner Bros. has relaunched the Martin Scorsese drama The...

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U.k. Bookmakers Favor The Departed

24th January 2007

Ladbrokes, the British bookmaker, has given 10-to-11 odds that Martin Scorsese's The Departed will win the Oscar for best picture this year. Babel is close behind with 9-4 odds. Little Miss Sunshine follows at 4-1....

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Mirren Leads The Way In Oscars Race

24th January 2007

Dame Helen Mirren is emerging as a strong favourite to win best actress at this year's Academy awards.She is one of three British actresses who will be heading across the Atlantic for the prestigious ceremony...

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Dreamgirls: All Bets Are Off

23rd January 2007

Leaving many Oscar handicappers scratching their heads, Dreamgirls failed to win a nomination for best picture of the year despite garnering more nominations -- eight -- than any other film. Several film critics had suggested...

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Anxious Wait For Oscars Hopefuls

23rd January 2007

Actors are waiting with bated breath today as the much-anticipated nominations for the 79th Academy Awards are set to be announced.Films expected to be given the nod for best picture include Babel, The Queen and...

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New Strummer Footage Shows Establishment Upbringing

21st January 2007

New footage of the late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER's privileged upbringing has been unearthed and featured in a new movie about the rocker's life. Directed by JULIAN TEMPLE, JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN,...

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China Shuns Scorsese's Latest Film

18th January 2007

Martin Scorsese, who outraged the Chinese government in 1997 with his film Kundun, about the country's oppression of the Tibetan people, has done it again with The Departed. The movie, in which Chinese characters appear...

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Dicaprio Demands Oscar For Scorsese

18th January 2007

LEONARDO DICAPRIO has claimed it is a "joke" that MARTIN SCORSESE has not yet been given an Oscar for his work.Scorsese, who directed DiCaprio's latest film THE DEPARTED, should be in line for the prestigious...

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Dicaprio Backs Scorsese Oscar Bid

18th January 2007

Hollywood star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is backing director MARTIN SCORSESE to win an Oscar for THE DEPARTED, and finds it ridiculous the film-maker has never won an Academy Award. Despite making acclaimed movies including TAXI DRIVER,...

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The Departed Banned In China?

17th January 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE's latest movie THE DEPARTED has reportedly been rejected by censors in China because one scene references a Chinese plot to purchase military equipment. Scorsese won the Best Director Golden Globe for the crime...

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Globes For Everybody

16th January 2007

A wide assortment of movies received recognition in the form of Golden Globes awards Monday, led by the drama Babel and the musical Dreamgirls as best picture in their respective categories. For the best-actor and...

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Columbia Wades Into Litvinenko Film Scrap

16th January 2007

Despite the recent flurry of reports that JOHNNY DEPP's film company is to make the silver screen version of the late Russian spy ALEXANDER LITVINENKO's life, up steps another contender.Depp's Infinitum Nihil Productions and Warner...

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Mirren Doubles Up As Globes Crown Her Queen Helen Of Hollywood

16th January 2007

DAME HELEN MIRREN became THE QUEEN of Hollywood last night (15JAN07) when her royal roles earned her two big acting prizes at the 64th Golden Globe Awards. The British actress claimed the night's Best Actress...

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Mirren Doubles Up As Globes Crown Her Queen Helen Of Hollywood

16th January 2007

DAME HELEN MIRREN became THE QUEEN of Hollywood last night (15JAN07) when her royal roles earned her two big acting prizes at the 64th Golden Globe Awards. The British actress claimed the night's Best Actress...

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Top Critics Choice Awards Go To The Departed

15th January 2007

In the run-up to the Golden Globe Awards, which air tonight (Monday) from Beverly Hills, the Broadcast Film Critics Association on Friday selected Martin Scorsese's The Departed to receive its best picture Critics Choice award....

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The Departed Wins Critics' Nod

13th January 2007

Gangster film The Departed won best picture at last night's Critics' Choice Awards in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California.Martin Scorsese also took the award for best director for the film, but two other...

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Scorsese Hailed By Us Critics

13th January 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE's elusive Oscar dream looks closer to being realised after he was named Best Director by the Broadcast Film Critics Association last night (12JAN07). His gangster movie THE DEPARTED also picked up the Best...

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Ohio Names Children Of Men + The Departed Top Films

12th January 2007

CLIVE OWEN's new drama CHILDREN OF MEN and THE DEPARTED were the big winners at the fifth annual Central Ohio Film Critics Association awards, announced last night (11JAN07). Children of Men beat The Departed to...

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Scorsese Favourite For Top Director Award

10th January 2007

Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese is the favourite to win the Directors Guild of America's (DGA) most prestigious award of the year.The 64-year-old is among five nominees in the running for the outstanding directorial achievement...

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Online Critics Honour United 93

9th January 2007

United 93, the critically-acclaimed film of the one hijacked flight that failed to hit its target on September 11th, has been named as the best movie of 2006 by the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).The...

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