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La La Land

Oscars 2017: Who will win/should win according to Screen staff

Will La La Land win everything? Screen staff make their final predictions for the 2017 Oscars.

Oscars preview 2017

Seven talking points ahead of the 2017 Oscars

Will Trump be the star of the show? Will La La Land win everything? Screen weighs in.

La La Land

'La La Land' behind-the-scenes: the music

Composer Justin Hurwitz and songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul describe the intense process of writing the music and songs of ‘La La Land’.

Under The Shadow

Baftas 2017: How 'Under The Shadow' became a contender

Writer-director Babak Anvari and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh discuss their Bafta-nominated feature.

Notes On Blindness

Baftas 2017: How 'Notes On Blindness' became a contender

Directors Pete Middleton and James Spinney, and producer Jo-Jo Ellison talk outstanding British debut Bafta-nominated doc.

La La Land

Oscar nominations 2017: predicting the winners

La La Land is the film to beat, but it faces stiff competition for all the big prizes.

OJ Made In America

'OJ: Made In America' director on the politics behind his epic historical doc

OJ: Made In America is a prime awards-season contender, an eight-hour exploration of OJ Simpson’s rise and fall filtered through the history of Los Angeles’ African American community.

The Eagle Huntress

How 'The Eagle Huntress' soared to the Oscar doc shortlist

Documentary film-maker Otto Bell tells Melanie Goodfellow how Morgan Spurlock helped to transform his debut feature about one Mongolian girl’s daring quest into an awards hopeful.

Weiner

'Weiner' directors talk aftermath of political scandal doc

Filmed and released before the denouement of this tumultuous year in US politics, the makers of documentary Weiner tell Tom Grater what drew them to disgraced New York politician Anthony Weiner.

La La Land

How Damien Chazelle made 'La La Land' for just $30m

How did Damien Chazelle craft a lavish, old-style Hollywood musical on a $30m budget? The writer-director and his lead producers tell Matt Mueller the story behind his ridiculously ambitious third feature.

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

Why the European Film Awards have never been more timely

In a turbulent year for the continent’s politics, the European Film Awards will celebrate the best of European film-making and honour the memory of the late Andrzej Wajda.

Oscars 2017: inside the 85 best foreign-language submissions

The longlist of entries for consideration in the foreign language Oscar category is a feast of cinema from film-makers around the world, including several established masters, a strong crop of newcomers and one or two surprises.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

Oscars 2017: European submissions for best foreign-language film

Inside the European entries to this year’s foreign-language Oscar race.

Age Of Shadows

Oscars 2017: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, African submissions for best foreign-language film

Inside the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and African entries to this year’s Foreign-Language Oscar race.

neruda

Oscars 2017: North & South American submissions for best foreign-language film

Inside the North & South American entries to this year’s Foreign-Language Oscar race.

Arrival

Oscars 2017: Lead and supporting actress, who's in the running?

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Fences

Viola Davis on taking 'Fences' from stage to screen

Davis and Denzel Washington talk to Elbert Wyche about their lasting impressions of the Oscar-nominated Fences - first on stage and now on film.

Fences

Denzel Washington talks Golden Globe winner 'Fences'

The filmmaking team behind Fences talk to Elbert Wyche about the challenges of taking a Tony-winning play from stage to screen - with the entire Broadway cast.

Amanda Berry

Bafta chief exec Amanda Berry talks eligibility shake-up, diversity push

Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams on 'Manchester By The Sea': "I was afraid that I just wouldn’t measure up"

Michelle Williams packs a powerful punch in Kenneth Lonergan’s awards-season front-runner Manchester By The Sea, despite very limited screen time.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

How the 'Fantastic Beasts' VFX team created a world of amazing monsters

For the first instalment in Warner Bros’ planned five-film follow-up to the Harry Potter franchise, the visual-effects team transposed JK Rowling’s wizarding world to 1926 New York City.

Legion Of Brothers

John Battsek talks Oscar-winning documentary career, future projects

What does it take to produce award-winning documentaries year after year? Two-time Oscar winner John Battsek talks to Geoffrey Macnab about story, scale and the one rule of financing he sets himself.

Life, Animated

The story behind awards hopeful autism doc 'Life, Animated'

Making a documentary about how classic Disney movies helped a young autistic boy engage with the world proved a huge creative challenge for director Roger Ross Williams.

Dawn Hudson

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson talks diversity, new voting rules a year on from #OscarsSoWhite

A year on from #OscarsSoWhite, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson tells Matt Mueller about the organisation’s diversity push and new initiatives.

Deena Wallace and Amy Gustin, BIFA

BIFA: establishing a year-round brand

Ahead of this Sunday’s (Dec 4) main event, British Independent Film Award co-directors Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace talk to Ian Sandwell about the importance of establishing BIFA as a year-round champion of emerging talent.

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