Browsing Tag

academy awards

14 posts

Best Picture Oscar-nominated Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ now available to stream on HBO Max

drive my car
  • Critically acclaimed Japanese film “Drive My Car,” adapted from the Haruki Murakami short story by the same name, tells the story of a grieving actor and theater director, Yusuke Kafuku, who is offered a position to direct a new production.
  • In the process, he is offered a female chauffeur by the name of Misaki Watari. The two start off distant and eventually bond and find comfort in one another.
  • Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, the three-hour movie is nominated for the same four prestigious Academy Award categories that South Korea’s “Parasite” was back in 2020.
  • Winning Best Picture later this month would make “Drive My Car” the first Japanese film to do so, and the second Asian film.
  • A longtime admirer of Hamaguchi’s work, “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho described Hamaguchi as “very intense” and “very focused” in his approach.

Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar-nominated work “Drive My Car” is now available to stream on HBO Max. 

“Drive My Car,” an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s (“IQ84”) famed short story by the same name, tells the story of a widowed actor and theater director Yusuke Kafuku (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima) who is still grieving the death of his beloved wife.

‘Drive My Car’ becomes first Japanese film to land Oscar Best Picture nomination

drive my car
  • Japanese drama "Drive My Car" was nominated for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature and Best Picture for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.
  • The film made history by becoming the first Japanese film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
  • “Drive My Car,” which was adapted from a short story of the same name by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, is about a grieving widower who finds comfort in a female chauffeur after his wife’s passing.

“Drive My Car,” a drama by filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, has made history by becoming the first Japanese film to receive an Academy Awards nomination for Best Picture. 

Based on author Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name, the film also received nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.

‘Demon Slayer’ Movie Submitted for Oscars 2021

Demon Slayer

“Demon Slayer: The Movie: Mugen Train,” Japan’s most successful movie to date with a gross of 32.47 billion yen ($312 million) as of December 2020, is one of the few animated films that has been submitted for the 93rd Academy Awards in February.

The 2020 anime movie will join other well-known titles being considered for the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars, including the 2020 Pixar film “Onward,” Netflix’s “Over the Moon” and Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch,” according to The Wrap.

Legendary Director Bong Joon-ho Says Sorry to Engravers for Bringing ‘Too Many’ Oscars

bong joon-ho

History was made at the Oscars 2020 on Sunday night after four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, including Best Picture, was won by the cast of “Parasite” and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

If there is one person in the world who feels the need to apologize to trophy engravers at the Oscars for giving them more work to do, it would be the legendary director of “Parasite.”

People are Outraged Awkwafina Got Snubbed by the Oscars for ‘The Farewell’

Only hours after the 2020 Oscar nominations were released, the internet is outraged over news that actress Awkwafina has been snubbed for a nomination.

Things seem to be looking up for the Asian American community in entertainment, especially after Awkwafina made history as the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe for her performance as Billi in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell”, a film that navigates the experience of having a dual identity and growing up in two different cultures. However, it is to the internet’s surprise that Awkwafina was denied an Oscar nomination.

Daughter Slams Hollywood Reporter After They Mistake Oscar-Winning Mom for Another Asian

Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu, who has worked on numerous feature films and popular television shows such as “E.R.,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “13 Reasons Why,” was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on an episode of FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.”

But while Yu’s extensive work dating as far back as the early 90s would make her easily recognizable among members of the Hollywood press, she still somehow got misidentified in the August 2019 Emmy Special Hollywood Reporter Issue. In the issue, Yu was credited for her recent nomination but was shown under a picture of a totally different woman.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Reveals the Time He Snuck Into the Oscars

A celebrity or filmmaker’s first time at the Oscars marks a memorable occasion, and for “Crazy Rich Asians” director, Jon M. Chu, his memory attending his first Academy Awards is a different kind of memorable. 

Many celebrities receive their access into the Academy Awards through invitation, but the 39-year-old director recounted the time when he had to sneak inside the Oscars just to watch the prestigious award show.

Getty Images Screws Up Apology for Mixing Up ‘Kelly Marie Tan’ and Mirai Nagasu

Getty Images has officially released a formal statement where it apologized for the horrible mix up when it captioned Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran on the photo of Japanese-American Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu and vice versa.

However, things didn’t go smoothly when they first published the statement online as the company made a crucial error for writing “Tan” instead of “Tran” – not just once, but twice, according to Huffington Post.