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The Enduring Legacy of ‘Election’s’ Tracy Flick and “Who the Fuck Does She Think She Is?” Women

In the 2008 Democratic Primary race, the roles were just as clear as they were in Alexander Payne’s excellent 1999 satire Election: charismatic newcomer Barack Obama was Paul Metzler, and Hillary Clinton was the perky yet terrifying Tracy Flick. Show More Summary

Thomas Haden Church Jokes That He Was A 'Suicidal Has-Been' Before 'Sideways'

Thomas Haden Church was an unlikely Oscar nominee in 2005 for his performance in Alexander Payne's "Sideways." Just ask Thomas Haden Church. "It came along, thank God, when it did, because I was a suicidal TV has-been at that point.Show More Summary

Director Alexander Payne, DP Haskell Wexler, Location Scout Scott Dewees To Be Feted By Location Managers Guild

Nebraska director Alexander Payne, DP Haskell Wexler and location scout Scott Dewees will be honored by the Location Managers Guild of America on March 29th at the Writers Guild Theater. This is the first year of the awards show. Payne...Show More Summary

How Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Is a Game Changer

Alexander Payne's Oscar nominated film 'Nebraska' doesn't seem like your typical movie and that's because it isn't … but it has put Hollywood on notice that different works.

Oscars 2014: Why Alfonso Cuarón Will Win Best Director for Gravity

NOMINEES Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne, Nebraska David O. Russell, American Hustle Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street Two or three of these names are horses to fill out the field for the big race. Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Win a $50 Omaha Steaks Gift Certificate from 'Nebraska'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Plus, fans can win Blu-ray copies of director Alexander Payne's Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy. [...]

For Your Consideration: Oscar Should Give Nebraska Best Picture And Stop Undervaluing Alexander Payne

From now until the Friday before the Oscars we'll be running daily pieces about why a film does or does not deserve Best Picture. Today, Eric explains why Nebraska deserves the big win during the Academy Awards. Alexander Payne has had some success at the Academy Awards. Show More Summary

SWEEPS DAY 21!! David O. Russell On THE DAILY SHOW!! Alexander Payne On COLBERT!!

SWEEPS DAY 21!! David O. Russell On THE DAILY SHOW!! Alexander Payne On COLBERT!! Amy Adams On ACTORS STUDIO!! New MINDS, FUN, IDOL, OPPOSITE, BROAD & OLYMPICS!! FLEMING & FUN Finales!! Herc’s Wednesday TV Talkback!! Read the full article...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Nebraska Blu-ray Featurette

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Director Alexander Payne discusses the challenges of bringing the screenplay to life, available on Blu-ray February 25. [...]

The Captain and the Scout: Montanans Add Authenticity to Oscar-Nominated Nebraska

The amount of good luck coming our way often depends on our willingness to act. In the case of former Yellowstone Sheriff's Department Captain Dennis McCave, the assessment is literal. Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne ("Sideways,"...Show More Summary

Nebraska–Nominated for Six Oscars®–Comes to Home Video and VOD in February!

Alexander Payne’s multiple-Oscar®-nominated film, Nebraska, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet and single DVD on February 25th, from Paramount Home Media Distribution.. It will debut on VOD the same day. Nebraska is the story of and old man with a little dementia who thinks he’s won a million dollars and sets out to […]

WME Signs Oscar-Nominated ‘Nebraska’ Scribe Bob Nelson

EXCLUSIVE: Hot on the heels of getting an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Nebraska, Bob Nelson has signed with WME. Nelson wrote that script a decade ago and waited this long for Alexander Payne to make it. They’veShow More Summary

Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Board ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’ As Exec Producers Ahead Of Sundance Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Nebraska helmer Alexander Payne and his Sideways co-writer Jim Taylor are prospecting for indie gold with upcoming Sundance entry Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, the latest film from Park City returner David Zellner (Goliath, Kid-Thing). Show More Summary

Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director At 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Alfonso Cuaron was named Best Director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Cuaron, who directed the space epic "Gravity," defeated Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, Alexander Payne and David O. Russell for the honor. It's expected that Cuaron will earn a Best Director nomination from the Academy Awards on Jan. Show More Summary

OSCARS Q&A: Alexander Payne Returns Home For ‘Nebraska’

Anna Lisa Raya is deputy editor of AwardsLine. Much has been written about the decades-long journey Nebraska took to the big screen. For director Alexander Payne—who spent a year of that time just scouting locations in his home state—the...Show More Summary

Golden Globes Best Director Nominees Include Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron

Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Alexander Payne and Paul Greengrass were nominated for Best Director by the Golden Globes on Thursday. McQueen, who directed "12 Years A Slave," becomes only the second black filmmaker ever nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the Best Director Golden Globes award. Show More Summary

A wistful walk through the past

4 months agoArts : Prospero

ALEXANDER PAYNE'S films always bring high expectations. They have earned several Oscar nominations for best picture and best director, and his last two, “Sideways” and “The Descendants” won best adapted screenplay. His films attractShow More Summary

Nebraska

The Descendants was a complex movie, but the word for Nebraska, Alexander Payne's latest outing, is good intentioned. Not since Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels has a director been able to insinuate the presence of so much goodness in such a stark American Gothic setting. Show More Summary

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance. Then Payne cast him as half of what is partly a two-man road movie - opposite notorious scene-stealer Bruce Dern. "It was the most surprising wonderful moment," Forte says. Show More Summary

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance. Then Payne cast him as half of what is partly a two-man road movie - opposite notorious scene-stealer Bruce Dern. "It was the most surprising wonderful moment," Forte says. Show More Summary

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