The 2018 Bafta Film Awards, which saw Three Billboards take five prizes including best film, were dominated by messages of solidarity and support for the victims of sexual harassment and bullying.
The 71st edition of the annual British film awards kicked off with Bafta chair Jane Lush saying that she wanted the organisation to “lead the way with #MeToo”. She also celebrated the British presence on the night, saying “our shores are awash with untapped talent”.
New host Joanna Lumley, taking over the presenting reins from Stephen Fry this year, commenced proceedings by noting that The Royal Albert Hall, the evening’s venue, “celebrated the first group of British women being given the vote” exactly 100 years ago.
The night commenced with the vast majority of attendees heeding the call to wear dark colours to show solidarity with the Time’s Up movement
The roster of presenters includes: Gemma Arterton, Orlando Bloom, Sam Claflin, Bryan Cranston, Natalie Dormer, Taron Egerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rebecca Ferguson, Karen Gillan, Naomie Harris, Salma Hayek, Edward Holcroft, Nicholas Hoult, Isabelle Huppert, Lily James, Jennifer Lawrence, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Lupita Nyong’o, Sergei Polunin, Will Poulter, Andrea Riseborough, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Strong, Hayley Squires, Tom Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rachel Weisz and Letitia Wright.
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Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) takes over hosting duties from Stephen Fry, who emceed for the last 12 years running. One highlight of the evening is sure to be Ridley Scott receiving the BAFTA Fellowship. It is this group’s version of a lifetime achievement award, and will be
This was the case with The Hummingbird Project, where feedback from buyers in Cannes saw the role of the nemesis of Alexander Skarsgard’s character swap sex (and later have Salma Hayek cast in the role). “We kept hearing from distributors that the project felt quite male,” says HanWay managing director Gabrielle Stewart. In one image...
All five Best Actress nominees are expected: Annette Bening (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”).
Likewise for the five fellows up for Best Actor: Jamie Bell (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”), Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”).
And four of the five Best Supporting Actress hopefuls will be in the audience: Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Lesley Manville
The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg. HanWay is showing first footage from the thriller in Berlin.
Written by Nguyen, The Hummingbird Project sees Eisenberg and Skarsgard play cousins who inhabit the high-stakes world of high-frequency trading and hatch a multimillion-dollar plan that involves plenty of danger if they fail. Hayek plays their arch-enemy, their brilliant but ruthless former boss.
The film — which...
Dubbed an “urban Western,” the pic is inspired by a homicide committed by a coked-out dog groomer during the late 1980s in the gangland outside Rome. The case, involving hours of torture in a dog cage, is considered among the most gruesome in Italian postwar history.
“Dogman” marks a return to naturalistic Italian filmmaking — in a similar vein to his mob-themed “Gomorrah”— for Garrone, following his English-language fantasy “Tale of Tales,” starring Salma Hayek.
According to promotional materials, “Dogman” takes place in an Italian suburb “somewhere between metropolis and wild nature.” A small and gentle dog groomer named Marcello, played by Italian actor Marcello Fonte (pictured) finds himself involved in a dangerous “relationship of intimidation” with a former violent boxer who bullies the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will exact
“Everybody was acting like they were afraid and they were having the conversation,” Oprah said before adding, “I remember Reese saying, ‘Oh god, this is just so upsetting. And someone mentions his name, I start tearing up. And every time I hear someone else speak, it just causes me to be upset and I haven’t slept in two days.’ So I said, ‘Jeez, you guys are suffering from Ptsd. Did something happen to you?’ Nobody said anything at the time.”
Witherspoon revealed last year that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16. “I have my own experiences that have
The actress, 51, took to her Instagram to mourn the late executive who died Thursday. Hayek praised Messick for her hard work as a champion for the “underdog” and how she was able to balance her home life with her busy work one. Hayek worked with Messick on the 2002 movie Frida, which was produced by Harvey Weinstein.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jill Messick. Jill was Frida‘s executive at Miramax. She always navigated the frustrating and hostile environment of Miramax with grace and elegance,
At the time, the A Wrinkle in Time costars were filming together when the pair had a conversation about Weinstein with a group of women.
“This was like two days after the Harvey scandal had broken in The New York Times,” Winfrey told actress Salma Hayek during a special live taping of the podcast, SuperSoul Conversations, on Wednesday as reported by Entertainment Tonight.
“Everyone, including Reese – I’ve said this to her – was acting like, I was seeing
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