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The Salesman

Free screening of 'The Salesman' planned in London to protest Trump travel ban

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The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein reveals surprise favourite 'movie' and how John Kerry intervened to help 'Lion'

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Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.

KEY DATES 2016/17

  • Nov 12 The Governors Awards
  • Jan 5 Nominations voting opens
  • Jan 13 Nominations voting closes
  • Jan 24 Oscar nominations
  • Feb 6 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
  • Feb 11 Scientific Technical Awards
  • Feb 13 Final voting begins
  • Feb 21 Final voting closes
  • Feb 26 89th Academy Awards

AWARDS FEATURES

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’.

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.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant talk 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

Even in an awards season packed with star-crossed lovers, you will be hard-pressed to find a more touching on-screen union than Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Land Of Mine

Martin Zandvliet talks Danish Oscar contender 'Land Of Mine'

It may be set immediately after the Second World War, but Danish Oscar submission Land Of Mine feels like required viewing in the current climate.

Juho Kuosmanen on why boxing movie 'Olli Maki' is the 'anti-Rocky'

Finnish director discusses debut feature The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki, Finland’s 2016 Oscar submission.

A Man Called Ove

Hannes Holm on Oscar hopeful 'A Man Called Ove', Sweden's biggest box office hit in 32 years

Swedish writer/director discusses the challenge of bringing a beloved bestseller to the big screen.

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.

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)

COMMENT

Oscars 2017

We should celebrate this year's truly historic Oscar nominations

The 2017 Oscar nominations featured the most diverse list of nominated films and actors in years.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Trolls Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake talks 'Trolls' and updates on 'Spinning Gold'

The actor-musician is up against La La Land and Moana for this year’s original song Oscar with ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ from Trolls.

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.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck on the emotional road to 'Manchester By The Sea'

Best actor frontrunner Casey Affleck tells Jeremy Kay why the winding, emotional road to Manchester By The Sea has been one of the most rewarding journeys of his career.

Shahab-Hosseini-and-Asghar-Farhadi

Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi talks Iranian drama 'The Salesman'

Asghar Farhadi explains why going to Tehran to shoot Iran’s foreign-language Oscar entry The Salesman was a return home in more ways than one.

Afterimage

'Afterimage': the journey behind Andrzej Wajda's final film

Afterimage producer Michal Kwiecinski tells Geoffrey Macnab why Andrzej Wajda’s film about a great Polish artist is a fitting tribute to the late director’s remarkable career.

Toni Erdmann

The surprising story behind hit German comedy 'Toni Erdmann'

Director Maren Ade explains why she was determined to move out of her comfort zone and find the humour in a father-daughter relationship, in Germany’s Oscar contender Toni Erdmann.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven talks 'Elle' and why he fled to Hollywood

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven describes how it feels to represent France for the foreign-language Oscar with his latest feature, Elle.

My Life As A Courgette Claude Barras

Claude Barras talks Oscar hopeful 'My Life As A Courgette'

Director Claude Barras tells Geoffrey Macnab why he could not have made his stop-motion animation My Life As A Courgette in any other format.

Elle

Isabelle Huppert talks Oscar prospects and challenging rape drama 'Elle' Video

“I’ll let myself be surprised, as my good friend Michael Haneke would say,” says French actress about Oscar prospects.

DIGITAL EDITION

Screen Feb 6

Screen February 2017

Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a preview of the European Film Market in Berlin.