Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not have earned a Best Picture nomination at the 2016 Oscars, but it’ll have its shot at a top movie prize at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
Creed wears its emotions on its sleeve — or better yet, its boxing shorts — and a reimagining of the film as a VHS release in the 1990s makes no subtle attempts to hide the movie’s message.
Creed is heading from the boxing ring to the legal arena.
A New Jersey man is suing the filmmakers of the Rocky sequel, including producer-star Sylvester Stallone and writer-director Ryan Coogler, alleging that they “took [his] idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar motion picture” without compensating him.
Rocky Balboa was always the underdog in the ring, but many considered Sylvester Stallone a heavy favorite to take home the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars on Sunday night. After months of critical praise, not to mention a Golden Globe win, Stallone seemed like the sentimental choice after breathing new life into Rocky in Creed.
Creed did not do well at the Oscars on Sunday. Ryan Coogler’s film about the son of Apollo Creed only received one nomination, for Sylester Stallone’s supporting performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, and then lost that award in a surprise upset to Bridge of Spies’ Mark Rylance. But Creed did receive a loving homage from Jimmy Kimmel on his post-Oscars show.
The story behind the making of the original Rocky is even more of a Cinderella story than Rocky Balboa’s longshot challenge in the ring, with then-nobody Sylvester Stallone refusing to give up the role of a lifetime that he’d written for himself. What’s doubly great about Creed, the surprise sequel from Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, is that it lives up to the original’s reputation on the screen and behind the scenes.
Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers traded the ring for the red carpet when the two Rocky stars reunited at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
The two posed for photos at the festival this week, where the Creed star accepted the Montecito Award from his former costar.
Stallone shared photos from the ceremony Wednesday morning on Instagram. “Receiving the award from the original Apollo Creed, Carl Weathers!” he wrote.
Jacob Tremblay may not have been nominated for an individual Oscar this year, but he sure knows how to work the award show circuit.
Sylvester Stallone has added yet another trophy to his awards season shelf.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced this week that the iconic Rocky star will receive the prestigious Montecito Award.
The actor, 69, is once again being honored for his performance in Creed as well as for his “great contribution to film.”
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