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Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer Win Olivier Awards for West End Debuts

With a still relatively fresh Oscar nomination, Paul Mescal has added to his fast-growing haul of accolades by winning his first Olivier Award. On the biggest night for the British stage, the Aftersun star won the best actor honor for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Rebecca Frecknall’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named […]

How to Watch the 2023 Oscars Around the World

If you are excited to find out who wins the 2023 Oscars and experience the glitz and glamour they bring, but aren’t attending the 95th Academy Awards in L.A. this Sunday, March 12, you can, of course, catch all the action on TV or online. As is tradition, ABC will be broadcasting the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, in the U.S. […]

‘Normal People’ Director Lenny Abrahamson Compares Paul Mescal’s Meteoric Rise to a “Three-Panel Cartoon Strip”

By a stroke of good fortune, Lenny Abrahamson happened to be in London on the day that Paul Mescal received his Oscar nomination for Aftersun, having flown over to see the actor perform on stage in A Streetcar Named Desire.  “We ended up having a drink afterwards with a bunch of people and celebrating,” the […]

Paul Mescal Helps Open Dublin Film Festival With ‘God’s Creatures’

Paul Mescal was undoubtedly the star attraction on the opening night of the Dublin International Film Festival on Thursday. The local boy — almost, he’s from Maynooth, 24 kilometers to the west of the Irish capital — marked his first appearance at the event for the curtain-raising Irish psychological drama God’s Creatures, in which he stars alongside […]

Barry Keoghan Replaces Paul Mescal in Mubi’s Irish Drama ’Bring Them Down,’ First Look Revealed

From one Oscar-nominated Irish actor to another. Barry Keoghan — a newly minted BAFTA film award winner for The Banshees of Inisherin — has replaced Paul Mescal in Mubi production Bring Them Down. Christopher Abbott has also joined the cast of the film — now in its final stages of production in Ireland — and has replaced the previously […]

Everybody Hearts Paul Mescal

On the day he turned 16, Paul Mescal was on a stage, being presented with a cake by the cast and crew of his high school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. “That’s the first thing I ever did, so I actually take great pride in it,” says Mescal of his […]

The Pluck of the Irish: Why Ireland’s Film and TV Sector Has Been “Punching Above Its Weight”

When the 2023 BAFTA nominations were unveiled on Jan. 19, one of the main talking points — alongside the standout success of All Quiet on the Western Front — was the domination of Ireland.  The 10 nominations amassed by Martin McDonagh’s awards season favorite The Banshees of Inisherin included a clean sweep of the performance categories, with […]

‘Gladiator’ Sequel Lands 2024 Release Date

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel has landed a release date. The action movie will hit theaters Nov. 22, 2024, via Paramount. The project is a follow-up to Scott’s Oscar best picture-winning 2000 feature, which followed Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a former general who is forced into being a common gladiator under the rule of Commodus […]

Ireland Smashes Oscar Nominations Record With ‘Banshees of Inisherin,‘ ’The Quiet Girl’ and Paul Mescal

Ireland made history on Tuesday by landing its first Oscar nomination in the international film category. But the success of The Quiet Girl, the acclaimed Irish-language drama from writer-director Colm Bairéad that had become something of a dark awards season horse over the last couple of months, wasn’t the only reason for cheer from the Emerald […]

Feinberg Snapshot: 10 Oscar Contenders That Have Been Overlooked and Undersung

Best Picture Thirteen Lives Ron Howard’s masterful portrait of the 2018 Thai cave rescue may have been hindered by a summer release and/or following the 2021 doc The Rescue. It deserves another look. Best Director Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick Maverick is one of 2022’s most critically and commercially successful films. It didn’t direct itself. […]

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Theater Review: Paul Mescal Makes an Explosive Stanley Kowalski in a Brutal Revival

The 'Aftersun' actor co-stars with Patsy Ferran in Rebecca Frecknall’s harsh, invigoratingly youthful London production of the Tennessee Williams classic.

Charlotte Wells’ ‘Aftersun’ Dominates Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Charlotte Wells’ father-and-child drama Aftersun has dominated the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards by earning four trophies, including best picture and best director. Wells’ debut feature about a young Scottish father on summer holiday with his tween daughter also earned star Paul Mescal the best actor crown, while Wells nabbed the best first feature prize. Aftersun […]