Oscar Isaac Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Oscar Isaac has new representation…

The 39-year-old Cuban and Guatemalan actor, who most recently starred in and produced Chris Weitz’s MGM film Operation Finaland will reprise his role as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode IX, has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME) for representation in all areas.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac, who won a Golden Globe in 2016 for HBO’s Show Me a Hero, has several film projects in the works including starring in JC Chandor’s ensemble Triple Frontier, the long-gestating dramatic thriller set up at Netflix.

He also voices Gomez Addams in MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family movie.

Additionally, Isaac plays Paul Gauguinopposite Willem Dafoe’sVincent van Goghin At Eternity’s Gate, the biopic directed by Julian Schnabelthat CBS Filmswill release on November 16.

His credits include Alex Garland’s Ex Machina in 2014, the same year he starred in Chandor’s A Most Violent Year; both films were in that season’s awards mix. He also starred in Garland’s follow-up Annihilation, which bowed this year. He nabbed his first Golden Globe nomination for the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis in 2013.

Star Wars: Episode IX, which returns JJ Abrams to direct in the finale of the Skywalker saga franchise, has a December 20, 2019 release date.

Isaac had been at UTA for almost a decade with that agency sealing the deals that helped him grow into an A-list name, breaking out in Nic Refn’s Drive opposite Ryan Gosling.

Isaac to Star in Theatre for a New Audience’s Production of “Hamlet”

Oscar Isaac is about to Ham(let) it up…

The 37-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor will play William Shakespeare’s melancholy Prince of Denmark in a new production of Hamlet for the Brooklyn-based company Theatre for a New Audience. It’s more than a year off, but the play, to be staged by Sam Gold, will certainly be a big draw for artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz’s celebrated and increasingly ambitious company, which presents in its sleek new headquarters, the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

Oscar Isaac

Hamlet is slated to begin previews June 4, 2017 for an opening June 22 and run through July 30. The pairing of star (Star Wars: The Force AwakensA Most Violent Year; Inside Llewyn Davis) director (Tony Award winner for staging the Tony Winning best musical Fun Home) should continue TFNA’s upward profile — and demonstrate that the prospect of a Tony nomination isn’t the only reason marquee actors are drawn to the stage or even to Brooklyn

Isaac and Gold previously worked together on Zoe Kazan’s We Live Herein 2011.

Hamlet is their first Shakespeare collaboration and their first production with TFNA.

“Oscar is celebrated for the honesty, authenticity, and intensity of his performances,” Horowitz said in announcing the production Sunday afternoon, “and Hamlet marks his long-desired return to theater after an impressive series of starring film and television roles. Sam is renowned for the transparent subtlety and nuance of the theatrical worlds he creates. Together [they] will explore the ‘undiscovered country’ of Hamlet’s world which begins, of course, with the first words of the play, ‘Who’s there?’”

Casting and other creative decisions will be announced later.

Isaac Covers Bill Murray’s Star Wars Theme Parody from Saturday Night Live

It appears the force has awakened Oscar Isaac

The 36-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor, currently starring as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, recently covered Bill Murray’s Star Wars theme parody from the iconic Saturday Night Live lounge singer sketch.

 Oscar Isaac

Isaac, who earned a Golden Globe nod for his role in the comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis, is a talented musician. The Juilliard School graduate starred in the film10 Years, in which he played a musician. He performed his own song “Never Had” in the film.

Currently covering January’s GQ, Isaac discussed his widely varied roles over the years and even combined a few of their influences in the awesome guitar solo.

Lubezki Wins American Society of Cinematographers Award for “Gravity”

The (Oscars) future looks bright for Emmanuel Lubezki

The Mexican cinematographer took home an ASC Award at the 28th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards on Saturday at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Emmanuel Lubezki

Lubezki earned the prize in the in the theatrical motion picture category for lensing Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

He topped a field of nominees that included Sean Bobbitt for 12 Years a Slave, Barry Ackroyd for Captain Phillips, Philippe Le Sourd for The GrandmasterBruno Delbonnel for Inside Llewyn Davis, Phedon Papamichael for Nebraska and Roger Deakins for Prisoners.

It’s the third ASC feature award for Lubezki, who previously won for Children of Men and The Tree of Life.

The win puts Lubezki in some select company. In the event’s 28-year history, only one cinematographer, the late Conrad Hall, won the feature category an unprecedented four times. And, Lubezki now joins fellow nominee Deakins as the only cinematographers with three wins in the category.

Also this year, Lubezki received his sixth Oscar nomination, and is vying for his first Academy Award.

Here’s a complete list of winners: 

Film
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC, Gravity

One-hour Episodic Television Series:
Jonathan Freeman, ASC, HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Valar Dohaeris”

Television Movie/Miniseries:
Jeremy Benning, CSC, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln

Half-Hour Episodic Series:
Blake McClure, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, “Detroit”

Spotlight Award
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

Isaac Named Best Actor by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Oscar Isaac continues his winning ways in The Great White North…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor has followed up his Toronto Film Critics Association win for Best Actor with a trophy from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac’s critically acclaimed performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis earned the Best Actor award during 14th edition of the Canadian fest on Tuesday night.

But Isaac wasn’t the night’s only Latino award winner…

Vancouver critics also named Alfonso Cuaron best director for sci-fi survival thriller Gravity, while Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto earned the best supporting actor prize.

Here’s the complete winners list:

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BEST FILM
12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST FOREIGN FILM
The Hunt

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing

CANADIAN AWARDS BEST CANADIAN FILM
The Dirties

BEST ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Matt Johnson, The Dirties

BEST ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Sophie Desmarais, Sarah Prefers to Run

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Alexandre Landry, Gabrielle

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Lise Roy, Tom at the Farm

BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM
Jeff Barnaby, Rhymes for Young Ghouls

BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
My Prairie Home

BEST FIRST FILM BY A CANADIAN DIRECTOR
The Dirties

BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM
Down River

IAN CADDELL AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Al Sens

AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Corinne Lea

Isaac Named Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics

Oscar Isaac is officially the (film) critics’ choice…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor, a first time Golden Globe nominee, earned Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics during the organization’s 48th annual awards over the weekend.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Isaac won the award for his starring performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s drama Inside Llewyn Davis.

The film, which was named Best Picture at this weekend’s awards show with 23 votes, centers on Isaac’s character, a young folk singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

In all, Inside Llewyn Davis earned four awards.

The society, made up of 56 critics from across the United States, considered any film that opened in the U.S. during 2013.

The list of winners:

Best Film – Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Director – Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Foreign Language Film – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Non-Fiction Film (Tie) –  The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer), At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman)
Best Screenplay – Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Actor – Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor – James Franco (Spring Breakers)
Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Experimental Film – Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel)

Isaac’s Singing Takes Center Stage in New “Inside Llewyn Davis” Featurette

Here’s another look at Oscar Isaac making sweet music…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor appears in yet another Inside Llewyn Davis featurette.

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

The video offers a behind-the-scenes look at Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver recording of one of the more popular songs in the film from Joel and Ethan Coen.

The film’s executive music producer T Bone Burnett chimes in about writing the lyrics and melody for “Please Mr. Kennedy” and sending it to the Coens for their opinion.

The song was recorded live in the studio — and wound up being the version included in the film about an early-’60s folk singer in Greenwich Village.

Isaac Appears in “Inside Llewyn Davis” Featurette

Oscar Isaac is more than a great actor… He’s also a talented singer.

The 33-year-old Guatemalan/Cuban actor, who is earning rave reviews and award nominations for his performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, is featured in a new video for the film that highlights his musicality.

Inside Llewyn Davis

In the video, the directors explain how their collaboration with T Bone Burnett created a musical sound that was as important as dialogue in capturing the early ’60s folk music scene in Inside Llewyn Davis.

They explain how they and Isaac pulled it off in the CBS Films release, which has earned a lot of Oscar buzz.

Isaac Named Best Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association

Oscar Isaac is the man in Toronto…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor, who earned his first Golden Globe nomination earlier this month, has been named Best Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac earned the award for his performance as a folk singer in in early-’60s Greenwich Village in Ethan and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, which was named Best Picture.

But Isaac wasn’t the only Latino winner…

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón took home the prize for Best Director for his critically acclaimed work on the 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

The 2013 TFCA Awards will be presented at a gala dinner hosted by Cameron Bailey on January 7 at Toronto’s Carlu.

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up:

BEST PICTURE
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
Runners-up:
“Her”, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST ACTOR
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Runners-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”, Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Runners-up: Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Runners-up: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”, James Franco, “Spring Breakers”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Runners-up: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”, June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Runners-up: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Runners-up: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Neighboring Sounds”, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Runners-up: “Fruitvale Station”, directed by Ryan Coogler, “In a World …”, directed by Lake Bell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The Wind Rises”
Runners-up: “The Croods”, “Frozen”

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“A Touch of Sin”
Runners-up: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”, “The Hunt”

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
“The Act of Killing”
Runners-up: “Leviathan”, “Tim’s Vermeer”

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
“The Dirties”
“Gabrielle”
“Watermark”

Isaac Earns First-Ever Golden Globe Award Nomination

Oscar Isaac may be seeing gold in the near future…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor has earned the first Golden Globe award nomination of his career from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during Thursday’s early morning nomination announcement.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac is up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his critically acclaimed role in Inside Llewyn Davis.

In the film, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Isaac stars as the film’s title character, Llewyn Davis, a singer-songwriter who navigates New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s.

It’s the latest nod this awards season for Isaac…

He previously earned a Spirit Award nomination for his performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as a Gotham Independent Film Awards nod.

But Isaac isn’t the only Latino earning the first nomination of his career.

Rush star Daniel Brühl, who earned his first SAG Award earlier this week, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of racing legend Niki Lauda in Ron Howard‘s Formula One drama Rush.

Helena Bonham Carter has earned her sixth Golden Globe nomination. The 46-year-old part-Spanish actress is up for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role in the BBC biopic Burton and Taylor.

Alfonso Cuarón, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year, received a nomination for Best Director for helming the blockbuster hit film Gravity.

In the music category, Robert Lopez and his wife and writing partner Kristen Anderson Lopez have been nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture to penning “Let It Go,” the power ballad from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. The song is performed by Idina Menzel during the film
and Demi Lovato in the closing credits.

Last but certainly not least, Sofia Vergara has earned her fourth consecutive Golden Globe nomination for her laughtastic role on ABC’s Modern Family.

The Golden Globes awards show will be held on January 12 in Beverly Hills. NBC will air the Golden Globes Awards live with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning for the second year in a row as hosts.

Here’s a look at the Golden Globe categories featuring Latino nominees:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
Lyrics by: Bono
“Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen,
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing On The Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family