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)
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and director Woody Allen on set Dressed in their 1940s best, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg were spotted kissing on the set of Woody Allen’s latest movie. In September, Stewart told The Hollywood Reporter she was sworn to secrecy when it came to any details about the project, though she did say of her character, “I’ve never played anyone like this. Just this summer, they played a stoner couple trying to outwit a covert government operation in the action-comedy American Ultra. Stewart and Eisenberg near a vintage car The ensemble Woody Allen film, set to open sometime next year, also stars Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Anna Camp, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Judy Davis, among others.