International Insider: Academy Award Noms Are In; Berlin Latest; Channel 5 Boss Talks Tough

Good afternoon Insider, Max Goldbart here. It̵7;s Oscar nominations week, and we’d be remiss not to bring you the latest headlines and analysis from the Academy and beyond. read on.

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everything everywhere at the oscars, Zac Ntim reporting here Oscar nominated week after A24’s multiverse epic everything together everywhere The leading 11 garnered nominations, while the international side had a lot to digest. The film’s running included Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, who became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated in the category. Writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert originally created the role for Jackie Chan. The A24 picture has leapt from spectacular underdog to frontrunner in the awards race in just a matter of weeks, with impressive performances at the BAFTAs and many others. The nomination for Best Supporting Actress Stephanie Hsu, who has rarely featured this awards cycle, is a testament to the film’s popularity among Academy voters, while former hooligans The star’s Huay Quan endorsement is a beautiful comeback story. Martin McDonagh’s latest pitch-black comedy, Banshee of Inishrin, and netflix all is quiet in the west trail everything Everywhere With nine each in overall numbers.

international race: Ruben Ostlund triangle of sadness joins all quiet On the run, waving the flag for the international contingent. all quiet Expected is also up for Best International Feature, while other non-shockers include Lucas Dhont. closejerzy skolimowski EOand Santiago Mitre Argentina, 1985, Notable international absences include Ali Abbasi holy spider, park chan-wook decision to leaveand Alejandro G. of Iñárritu Bardo.

luck of the IrishColm Baird has an extraordinary name cool girl, the first Irish feature film to receive a Best International Feature nod. The picture premiered in Berlin and became the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time in its home market. And what a night for the Irish stars, who have set a record 14 noms in total and the acting noms include a fourth. McDonagh’s banshees accounts for a large portion of these, but Paul Meskal named the surprisingly delightful for his role in Charlotte Wells’ festival favorite after noon,

Whom?Similarly, the feature debut of British director Michael Morris, to leslie, debuted at SXSW without much fanfare, but Andrea Riseborough’s lead performance in the film led to a guerilla campaign waged by industry insiders and a surprise Best Actress nomination. Ana de Armas, Cate Blanchett, and Michelle Williams dropped out of the category and Blanchett was one of Riseborough’s biggest supporters. It’s quite an incredible story for a film that grossed less than $30,000. our own jo utichi sat down with star to dissect further. “I’m amazed,” she told him. “It’s such an unexpected ray of light. It was so hard to believe that this could ever happen because we weren’t really in the running for anything else.” much more from the oscars Here and you can see the full number Here, The ceremony takes place on 12 March.

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Mariette Riesenbeek and Carlo Chatrian at the Berlinale 2023 press conference

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“Eclectic Selection”: The Oscars aren’t the only major film event to come. This week was huge for the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival in terms of international competitions and encounters lineup unveiled monday. Match sat to discuss Monday with artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Riesenbeck that Carlo called an “eclectic selection” that includes established names such as Philippe Garrel (Plough), Margaret von Trotta (Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert) and Christian Petzold (a fire) with newcomers including Celine Song and Giacomo Abbruzzese with related first features past life And disco boy, Mixing the established with the up-and-coming has long been a specialty of the Berlin lineup. Whereas, Lu Zhang of China the shadowless tower Asia, according to EFM director Dennis Ruh, is becoming a focus for the European film market. He told the Mail he expected Asian and American professionals to be out there alongside European counterparts when things restart next month. Read his full interview Here, The Festival takes place from February 16 to February 26 and will be timed out.

Saudi development

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MBC Studio

Goodbye Mr. Smith: Big news in the world of Saudi-based broadcasting and media conglomerate MBC. on Wednesday, we broke the story that Peter Smith is leaving MBC Studios after four years as Managing Director. Smith has seen firsthand the changes in Middle Eastern media in recent years, as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to transform the country into a regional business hub of choice, including the introduction of a lucrative tax credit. MBC moved its headquarters from Dubai to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, last year in a highly symbolic move for the Saudi-owned company. Smith – best known in the international production world for roles at Cineflix Studios, NBCUniversal International and Antenna Group – led a production revolution at MBC after being charged with making his studio group the most influential producer in the region. big budget shows devil’s promise And amount has followed and last year the organization launched its most ambitious production yet – the fantasy adventure series rise of the witches (pictured), shot in the emerging smart city Neom and produced for MBC streamer Shahid. Smith has assembled an impressive local team, which includes a number of international executives. MBC CEO Sam Barnett tells us a new MD will be unveiled any day now. A day before this news broke, MBC unveiled a major content partnership with Vice Media Group that will see the iconoclastic American company creating shows across multiple genres for MBC platforms. It’s been a busy month for the Middle East’s largest media conglomerate as it renegotiated and expanded a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery.

Channel 5 Boss Talks Tough

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Edinburgh TV Festival

“Giving good kicking to your rivals”: owned by paramount channel 5 Content boss Ben Froe (pictured) rarely pulls with punches. Fr has spent the past few years turning around the fortunes of a porn baron-owned network and C5’s new era is barely new anymore. Unveiling the 40-hour slate at a glittering dow in London’s Covent Garden on Wednesday night, Frau rebuked broadcasting rivals who “looked down their noses at us,” saying: “Your rivals There’s nothing better than giving a good kick.” Tough conversation, and Fro claimed that Channel 5 now outpaces Channel 4 in nightly ratings at least once a week. “We’re getting bigger and they’re getting smaller,” he said. The event was an opportune moment to assess the rise of Channel 5, known for its bargain holiday shows and the neighbors repeats and is now working with the likes of Stephen Fry and Michael Palin, while a 150-hour drama is currently in production. Legendary hardman Ross Kemp returns to star after 15 years in thriller, on slate blind spot and factual shows featuring superstar astronauts Tim Peake, Ruby Wax and repair shop Dear Jay Blade. Read all about it Here.

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from Spider To maybe, It’s been a great year for Zar Amir-Ibrahimi, who won the Best Actress award at Cannes. sacred spider and found himself only a few weeks later flying to Australia to make maybe EP With Cate Blanchett, Who Comes Fresh off the Back of the Oscar Nominee Tar, The pair sat down with Diana at Sundance to talk about a film described as a “love letter to mothers and daughters everywhere,” which launched the festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Zar admitted, “I’m not interested in doing comedy or something that doesn’t really change anything in our society.” go deep here, Sundance ends on Sunday.



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