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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 and a voting member of BAFTA and the Critics Choice Association.

More from Scott Feinberg

Norma Barzman, Screenwriter Who Was Among the Last Survivors of the Hollywood Blacklist, Dies at 103

Norma Barzman, an admired screenwriter of 1940s films whose career was derailed by the Hollywood blacklist and who was one of its last survivors, died Sunday. She was 103. Barzman died of natural causes, surrounded by family, at her home in Beverly Hills, her daughter Suzo Barzman told The Hollywood Reporter. Born Norma Levor in […]

Capri, Hollywood Film Fest: Bradley Cooper and Greta Gerwig Will Be Celebrated in Italy

Two American actor/filmmakers who have enjoyed career-best years at the movies will be celebrated from afar — specifically, in Italy — over the holiday break. Italy’s Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival will fete Maestro co-writer/director/lead actor Bradley Cooper will its annual Visionary Award and Barbie co-writer/director Greta Gerwig with its inaugural Lina Wertmüller Award, fest director […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: ‘American Fiction’ Star Jeffrey Wright Set for Montecito Award

Jeffrey Wright, the veteran actor who, for his performance as the lead of Cord Jefferson’s social satire American Fiction, is poised to land the first Oscar nomination of his distinguished career, has been tapped to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award, the fest announced Monday. Wright, 58, will collect the honor following […]

Critics Choice Awards: America Ferrera Will Receive SeeHer Award

Just when it looked like it wasn’t possible for Barbie to be any more in the spotlight at the 29th Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14, 2024, which it heads into with a record-setting 18 nominations, along comes the news that the film will also be guaranteed at least one special moment at the podium. […]

Lily Gladstone, Nominee at 2024 Spirit Awards, Will Also Serve as Its Honorary Chair (Exclusive)

Lily Gladstone, the actress currently generating Oscar buzz for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, will serve a dual role at the 2024 Spirit Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Gladstone will attend the Film Independent event as a nominee for the John Cassavetes Award, which considers films made for under […]

Feinberg Forecast: Oscar Race Standings Post-Globe and Critics Choice Noms

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage, reflects Scott’s 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 conversations with voters and other industry insiders, analysis of marketing […]

Oscars: Jennifer Fox Will Again Produce Governors Awards

Jennifer Fox, the Oscar-nominated film producer (Michael Clayton), will produce the next Governors Awards ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president Janet Yang announced Wednesday. It will be Fox’s fifth time overseeing the event, following the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th editions. The 14th Governors Awards will take place on […]

Critics Choice Noms Analysis: New Life for ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Saltburn,’ Five-Alarm Fire for Bening and Cruz

The fact that Warners’ Barbie so dominated the Critics Choice Award nominations that were announced on Wednesday morning — it landed a record 18 noms, five more than the next-highest scorers, Universal’s Oppenheimer and Searchlight’s Poor Things, which had 13 each — is obviously very interesting. But does it mean that Barbie is truly that much […]

From Michael J. Fox to an Iconic Sex Researcher: THR Documentary Roundtable on Trust and Truth Telling

Six directors of standout 2023 documentary features gathered at The Hollywood Reporter’s Los Angeles offices in mid-November for THR’s annual Documentary Roundtable. Among them were two revered veterans with Oscars to their name: Davis Guggenheim (2006’s An Inconvenient Truth), who helmed Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, a film about the life and struggles of the […]

Critics Groups and ‘SNL’ Shake Up the Oscar Race

Best Picture All of Us Strangers On the heels of winning three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards’ craft ceremony last month, the film claimed best picture, director, screenplay and supporting actor (Paul Mescal) at the Dec. 3 main event, a boost for the Searchlight film after its Gotham Awards shutout. Barbie On Dec. 2 in […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lenny Kravitz (‘Rustin’)

Lenny Kravitz, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is one of the great singer-songwriters — and rock stars — of the last 35 years. Described by Billboard as possessing “unwavering cool,” by The Independent as “the last of the great rock stars,” by Men’s Health as “the last mass-cultural rock […]

Steven Spielberg Tells Bradley Cooper He Did a “Mitzvah” by Telling Leonard Bernstein’s Story in ‘Maestro’ (Exclusive Video)

“Well, I can guarantee you right now that Leonard Bernstein is here with us, giving you a big kiss on the mouth, and saying, ‘Thank you for what you did for me; what you did for Felicia [Montealegre, Bernstein’s wife]; what you did for Alexander, Nina and Jamie [their children]; and for everybody who loves […]