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Scott Feinberg

Executive Editor of Awards

Scott Feinberg has led The Hollywood Reporter’s awards coverage since 2011 (he covered awards for the Los Angeles Times before that). He is best known for his “Feinberg Forecast,” through which he assesses the standings of various showbiz awards races, and for Awards Chatter, the interview-centric podcast that he started in 2015, for which he has conducted career-retrospective interviews with some 500 of Hollywood’s biggest names. An alumnus of Brandeis University, he is also a trustee professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, serves on the board of the Los Angeles Press Club and is a voting member of BAFTA and the Critics Choice Association.

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Shari Redstone Emotionally Speaks About Israel, Antisemitism and Racism at Gathering of Jewish and Black Hollywood Power Players

Paramount Global chair and National Amusements president Shari Redstone is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. She is also an observant Jew and a supporter of Israel who has been reeling over the days since Oct. 7, when Hamas terrorists attacked the Jewish state, she told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday in a […]

Feinberg Forecast: First Post-New York Film Festival Read of the Race

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon consultations with voters and industry insiders, analysis of marketing and […]

The 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time 

There has long been an assumption that people in the movie business — and Hollywood specifically — aren’t exactly well read. “Millions to be grabbed out here and your only competition is idiots,” Herman Mankiewicz telegrammed Ben Hecht upon his arrival out West in 1926. Meanwhile, 2023 awards contender American Fiction includes the laugh line, “Nobody […]

Four Industry Heavyweights Recommend a Film Book That They Love

A few of the industry heavyweights who cast ballots to help determine The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the 100 greatest film books of all time agreed to share a few words with THR about a film book that they especially treasure. Below, you can read actor Alec Baldwin gush about his “favorite show business memoir,” […]

THR’s 100 Greatest Film Books: See the Full List of 322 Voters

The Hollywood Reporter thanks the following 322 members of the global film community — listed alphabetically — for taking the time to cast a ballot to help us determine the 100 greatest film books of all time. Seth AbramovitchThe Hollywood Reporter journalist/It Happened in Hollywood podcast host Jo AddySoho House group film and entertainment director Casey […]

Israeli Director Guy Nattiv on His Efforts to Highlight the Civilians Ensnared in a “Disastrous F***-Up”

“God, it’s fucking crazy,” Guy Nattiv said with exasperation when we connected by phone this week, in the aftermath of the Hamas attack on Israel that has resulted in the deaths and hostage-taking of hundreds of Israelis. “This is a holocaust.” Nattiv, the first Israeli filmmaker to ever win an Oscar — he won best live […]

SCAD Savannah Film Fest: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Set for Live ‘Awards Chatter’ Episode (Exclusive)

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the A-list filmmaking team perhaps best known for their critically-acclaimed and blockbuster Spider-Man films — they won the best animated feature Oscar for 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which Lord co-wrote and both produced, and are in serious contention for it for 2023’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which they co-wrote and […]

Capri, Hollywood Film Fest: Italian Oscar Entry ‘Io Capitano,’ About African Migrants, to Receive Humanitarian Award

Matteo Garrone’s Io Capitano (Me Captain in English), which was recently chosen as Italy’s entry for this season’s best international feature Oscar competition, will be celebrated with the Humanitarian Award at the 28th Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival later this year, the fest announced Sunday. The award will be accepted in-person by Garrone and the […]

SCAD Savannah Film Fest: Ava DuVernay, Todd Haynes and Emerald Fennell Among 13 Set for Special Honors (Exclusive)

A host of Oscar hopefuls — among them Origin writer/director Ava DuVernay, May December director Todd Haynes, Saltburn writer/director Emerald Fennell and American Fiction writer/director Cord Jefferson — will head south later this month for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, a regional fest that has become a high-profile stop on the road to the Academy Awards, […]

SAG Awards: Actors May Enter and Nominating Committees Will Consider Work But Campaigning Paused Until Strike Resolution (Exclusive)

How will the ongoing strike of SAG-AFTRA against AMPTP impact the SAG Awards season, during which some actors campaign for and other actors evaluate their work in productions that emanate from companies that they are currently striking against? On Tuesday morning, after a lengthy period of deliberation, the Screen Actors Guild Awards team shared its […]

Newport Beach Film Fest: Mark Ronson Tapped for Music Award, Will Appear on Live Episode of ‘Awards Chatter’ (Exclusive)

Mark Ronson, the British music producer and songwriter who has an Oscar, seven Grammys and countless hit tunes to his name will be this year’s recipient of the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Outstanding Achievement in Music Award. He most recently executive produced the soundtrack, co-wrote the score and co-wrote numerous tracks (including “I’m Just Ken”) […]

Academy Museum Gala: Stars May Sit at $250K Tables “Donated” by Studios, as Execs Stay Away Amid Strike

In 1933, the nascent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came between studio executives and film workers during a labor dispute, and the resulting backlash almost led to the organization’s collapse, prompting it to change its bylaws in 1937 so that it would not play any role in future labor-related standoffs. Ninety years later, […]