|In Technical Roles||Director||7||$35,736,320||$48,707,814||$84,444,134|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $84,444,134 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #891)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Carol (Director), Wonderstruck (Director), Certain Women (Executive Producer), Meek's Cutoff (Executive Producer), Velvet Goldmine (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Phyllis Nagy, Sarah Paulson, Patricia Highsmith|
October 22nd, 2017
Boo! 2 is arguably slightly under-performing this weekend, with Lionsgate projecting a weekend total of $21.6 million as of Sunday morning, a figure that is down about $7 million from the debut of Boo! A Madea Halloween. But, in the bigger picture, it represents the continuation of a remarkable run for the Madea franchise that stretches now to eight films, all but one of which have opened with more than $20 million, and which have all topped $50 million, so far. Boo! 2 will be helped by Halloween, which should be just enough to take it over $50 million, and put the franchise close to $500 million at the box office. The only other comedy franchises with close to this longevity at the box office are The Pink Panther, and The Muppets, although neither of those have relied on a single actor (take a bow, Tyler Perry) for the entirety of their run.
January 15th, 2016
The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in.
January 14th, 2016
The Directors Guild of America spread out the nominations, which I always felt hurt the buzz. There are ten categories of awards, but only three of which pertain to theatrical releases. There are very few surprises across these three categories, so the Oscar nominations today shouldn't be full of surprises either.
January 9th, 2016
The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies.
December 10th, 2015
The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four.
November 25th, 2015
Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)
|10/14/2016||Certain Women||Executive Producer||$1,068,054||$62,412||$1,130,466|
|8/29/2014||The Last of Robin Hood||Executive Producer||$171,138||$0||$171,138|
|5/30/2014||Night Moves||Executive Producer||$271,755||$1,102,676||$1,374,431|
|4/8/2011||Meek's Cutoff||Executive Producer||$977,772||$892,156||$1,869,928|
|11/21/2007||I'm Not There||Director||$4,017,609||$8,380,004||$12,397,613|
|11/8/2002||Far From Heaven||Director||$15,901,849||$13,126,065||$29,027,914|