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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.

More from Scott Feinberg

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, […]

Film Academy to Replace Hattie McDaniel’s Long-Missing ‘Gone With the Wind’ Oscar

The first competitive Oscar ever awarded to a Black person, the best supporting actress Oscar that Hattie McDaniel won for her performance in Gone With the Wind in 1940, went missing from Howard University (to which McDaniel bequeathed it after her death in 1952) sometime in the late 1960s. This is acknowledged at the Academy […]

Golden Globes Adds Categories for Best Blockbuster Movie, TV Stand-Up Comedian

Two new awards will be presented at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, the Golden Globes organization announced Tuesday — and, among others, the makers of Barbie and Chris Rock have reason to be excited. One new category, best cinematic and box office achievement, will include eight nominees chosen “from among the […]