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Hollywood Deadline Contenders Film Lineup

A Stellar Lineup of Oscar and Awards Contenders to Be Featured.

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Nicole Kidman at Deadline Contenders

Blinded by Rainbows is proud to attend the Deadline Contenders event at the Directors Guild of America. This exclusive event offers AMPAS, BAFTA, and guild members a preview of the year's most anticipated awards season films, featuring a lineup of top Oscar and awards contenders.

After being virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic, The Deadline Contenders is returning to the DGA Theatre, featuring some of the season's top Oscar and awards hopefuls. The impressive lineup includes Being the Ricardos, The Tender Bar, The Tragedy of Macbeth, CODA, Belfast, and many more.

This year's event, which features studios and distributors such as Amazon Studios, Apple Original Films, A24, and many more. This year's films include a diverse range of genres, from indie to animation, comedy to drama, and large-scale epic studio movies. Studios and distributors participating, including; Aurum Film, Bleecker Street, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features, Illumination, MGM/United Artists Releasing, Neon & Topic Studios, Neon, Netflix, Sony Pictures Classics and Warner Bros.

We are looking forward to hearing from the panel of moderators, including Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, Antonia Blyth, Dominic Patten, Joe Utichi, Justin Kroll, Mike Fleming Jr., Todd McCarthy, Valerie Complex, Rosy Cordero, Matt Grobar and Pete Hammond.

We are honored to be part of this prestigious event and can't wait to see what the future holds for these incredible films and for the film industry as a whole.


8:56-9:06 a.m. – A Hero

Asghar Farhadi (Writer/Director/Producer)

Rayan Farzad (Translator)

9:07-9:17 a.m. – The Tender Bar

Ben Affleck (Actor)

Tye Sheridan (Actor)

Daniel Renieri (Actor)

9:18-9:28 a.m. – The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Will Sharpe (Writer/Director)

Benedict Cumberbatch (EP/Actor)

9:29-9:39 a.m. – Being the Ricardos

Aaron Sorkin (Writer/Director)

Nicole Kidman (Actor)

Javier Bardem (Actor)

J.K. Simmons (Actor)

Nina Arianda (Actor)


9:42-9:52 a.m. – The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion (Writer/Director/Producer)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor)

Kirsten Dunst (Actor)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (Actor)

9:53-10:03 a.m. – tick, tick… BOOM!

Andrew Garfield (Actor)

Robin de Jesus (Actor)

Alexandra Shipp (Actor)

10:04-10:14 a.m. – The Lost Daughter

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Writer/Director/Producer)

Dakota Johnson (Actor)

Peter Sarsgaard (Actor)

10:15-10:25 a.m. – Don’t Look Up

Adam McKay (Writer/Director/Producer)


10:28-10:38 a.m. – Spencer

Pablo Larraín (Director/Producer)

Kristen Stewart (Actor)


10:39-10:49 a.m. – The Worst Person in the World

Joachim Trier (Co-Writer/Director/EP)

Renate Reinsve (Actor)


10:53-11:03 a.m. – Blue Bayou

Justin Chon (Writer/Director/Producer)


7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT


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