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LA movie maven, Editor at Large at IndieWire, founder of entertainment industry blog Thompson on Hollywood, author of The $11 Billion Year.
Born and raised in New York, Anne Thompson has contributed to the New York Times, Washington Post, London Observer, Vanity Fair and Wired. She was a film columnist at Variety and deputy editor of Variety.com, where she first launched her daily blog, “Thompson on Hollywood,” which is now on Indiew...
On Academy Award nominations morning, Twentieth Century Fox had a good day. “The Revenant” led the field with 12 nominations, more than expected, because the movie landed a surprise nod for first-time nominee and Supporting Actor Tom Hardy (a sign of strength) along with every possible technical category. (Arguably, the actors branch rewarded Hardy for his amazing year, including “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Legend”).
WATCH: Aaron Sorkin on Taking Risks on 'Steve Jobs,' Directorial Debut 'Molly's Game,' and 'Best of Enemies'It was a smart move to marry visualist Danny Boyle with Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay (most are 100), largely set inside the bowels of three auditoriums. The movie rides the flow of Sorkin’s dialogue with propulsive movement and varied settings, but it’s easy to understand why then-Sony motion picture chairman Amy Pascal twisted herself into a pretzel over green-lighting the picture.