Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen, has accused her adoptive mother Mia Farrow of abusive behaviour towards her during childhood.
Allen, who is 82, will have a year off, and is said to have been damaged by the #MeToo movement, following the accusations that he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow in the 90s.
Woody Allen has said that thanks to his support for female actresses over his directorial career that he should be the 'poster boy' for the #MeToo movement.
Javier Bardem, who worked with Woody Allen on his 2008 comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has said that he's 'absolutely not' ashamed of working with the director.
The Oscars 2018 ceremony is shaping up to be an explosively awkward affair, and could make for an interesting night for many different reasons.
Susan Sarandon launched a scathing attack on Woody Allen over claims of child abuse. During a panel discussion about women’s issue in the movie business at the Cannes Film Festival, the outspoken actress repeated the allegations that have been levelled at the director, saying that he had ‘sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that is right’. “I have nothing good to say about Woody Allen, so I don’t think we should go there,” added Sarandon.
Woody Allen has always been slightly frustrated that ‘Annie Hall’ is called the greatest romcom of all-time, mostly because his original concept wasn’t a romcom at all. Editor Ralph Rosenblum has said that the original footage was non-dramatic and too disparate, despite being hilarious and sophisticated. In the end, Allen was convinced that the relationship with Annie (Diane Keaton) was the heart of the movie and while some meta stuff remains (fourth wall-breaking, the subtitles, Marshall McLuhan), the simplified, dare we say more romantic version, has rightly taken its place in comedy history.
We typically think Meryl Streep when it comes to Oscar records, with the master thespian having amassed an incredible 19 nominations. But when it comes to actual wins, Streep’s not in the record books. Instead you’ll find names both famous (Walt Disney, John Williams, Katharine Hepburn) and less familiar (art director Cedric Gibbons, soundman Gary Rydstrom). Here are all the folks who have been awarded the most statuettes (we’re only counting “competitive” Oscars and not honorary/memorial recognition)