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Mike Nichols puts a glossy 80’s spin on what is essentially the plot of a Warner Bros. potboiler from the 30’s. Melanie Griffith plays the feisty career gal who stands up to a platoon of industry ogres to get what’s rightfully hers. Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Spacey and Oliver Platt are among the corporate creeps while Harrison Ford plays the executive in shining armor.
- TFH Team
The week following the National Day holiday was a miserable one for cinema-going in China. The box office slumped to its second lowest weekend of the year as holdovers took the top places.
Local fantasy, “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” narrowly held on to top spot. But its winning score for the Friday to Sunday weekend crumpled to just $5.97 million, according to figures from Chinese box office data service, Ent Group. That compares with its $37.5 million five-day opening performance a week earlier. After 10 days in theaters its cumulative score stands at $45.2 million.
Chinese romance, “Soul Mate” climbed from fifth to second spot, though its weekend score was also down. It achieved $5.34 million. After 10 days it has a $16.4 million cumulative.
Action movie “Z Storm II” (aka “S Storm”) came third with a weekend score of $4.70 million. After 10 days it has a cumulative gross of $23.6 million.
Warner Animations film “Storks” was the »
- Patrick Frater
“The Big Bang Theory” actors fill the top four slots of the 2016 “highest paid TV actors” list released by Forbes on Thursday.
Jim Parsons once again leads the pack with $25.5 million (before management fees and taxes). The four time Emmy-winning actor and his co-star Johnny Galecki, who is second on the list, both command a $1 million per episode salary. Still, “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, who topped the list for female TV actors clobbers their earnings with $43 million.
Simon Helberg, who also scored a supporting role in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” is third on the list with $22.5 million. Kunal Nayyar is the fourth and final star of the CBS sitcom to round out the top of the list.
View the full list of highest paid TV actors below:
15. Justin Chambers — $9.5 million »
- Seth Kelley
Last night, the cinematic world lost one of its own. Filmmaker Curtis Hanson passed away at the age of 71. The cause of death has been placed as natural causes. Hanson worked in the industry for well over 40 years, writing and directing movies that will stand the test of time. Oscar took notice in the late 90’s when Hanson made what most consider to be his masterpiece with L.A. Confidential, but he was a well known artist before then. He worked steadily on the big screen, also putting out the top notch HBO TV movie Too Big to Fail about five years ago. He will be missed in a big way. Hanson was an Academy Award winner and three time nominee, all for L.A. Confidential back in 1997. That highly regarded crime drama was a tale of corruption in the 1950’s, looking at how very different policemen dealt with enforcing the law. »
- Joey Magidson
Curtis Hanson was my first interview with a fellow film buff and film journalist. He was nice enough to sit down with me twice, first at the Rose Cafe in Venice, then at a lunch spot in the Marina, the name of which has been lost to time. He was then kind enough to invite me to the world premiere of "L.A. Confidential" at the Chinese Theater as his guest, my first time on the red carpet at a real-life Hollywood premiere, and called me after this piece ran to thank me personally. A nice man. Hanson, and co-writer Brian Helgeland, would go on to win Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars for "L.A. Confidential."
Years later, I ran into Hanson at a book signing party for Pat York that was held in Westwood. I approached him and reminded him of our interview a decade or so earlier. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Curtis Hanson, director of “L.A Confidential” and winner with Brian Helgeland of an Oscar for adapting James Ellroy’s novel, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 71.
The official said paramedics responded to a call of an unconscious man at Hanson’s home at about 4:52 p.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, it appears as though Hanson died of a heart attack; while the Lapd spokesperson could not confirm that specific information, he said Hanson died of “natural causes.”
He had been retired in recent years and was reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s.
As a producer of the stylish 1997 period film, Hanson shared the nomination for best picture and was nominated for best director. The film won an Oscar for actress Kim Basinger, »
- Carmel Dagan
It was a big night for Netflix, perhaps not because they won everything (like some networks), but because they managed to showcase their legitimacy as a content creator, and a diverse one at that.
The Emmy party at L.A.’s NeueHouse had people from every realm of entertainment – from Fuller House, to stand-up specials, to the winners for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series… well, I guess that’s a lot of comedy actually. Still, just about everyone connected to anything Netflix has put together was around, including Patton Oswalt, who quickly became the man of the night with his fantastic acceptance speech.
Check out the celebration below.
Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Netflix/AP Images
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- Marc Eastman
Many people were wondering on Sunday night who the hot, hat-wearing dude Kevin Spacey took to the Emmys was — and now we know! It was his manager, Evan Lowenstein, formerly of the pop duo, Evan and Jaron. Viewers first spied Lowenstein seated next to Spacey, who was nominated for his lead role in “House […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
“We’re very tired,” McNearney told IndieWire on Monday morning. “We had material due at 8:30 this morning, for tonight’s monologue. We were still at the party at 3:30 in the morning. I kept looking at my phone going, “All right, material is due in five hours… Ok, now it’s due in four hours…”
Added Ricker: “I considered wearing sweat pants to work today.”
Though groggy, McNearney and Ricker were enthusiastic about the reaction to Sunday night’s awards telecast, and the generally high marks that Jimmy Kimmel received as host.
“I’m hyper critical of these things,” said McNearney, who is also married to Kimmel. “After Jimmy does anything, it sounds terrible, but I will evaluate and re-evaluate everything — ‘Oh, »
- Michael Schneider
Last night was the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, where the television academy takes the time to recognize some of the greatest accomplishments in the industry for the past season. Not surprisingly, the show that came out on top this year was none other than Game of Thrones, a show that seemingly only gets stronger and stronger as time goes on (despite the absence of source material at this point).
This also marked the year that Game of Thrones surpassed Frasier for the record total of Emmys won during a show run. Frasier previously held the record with 37 wins, and with two seasons left, Game of Thrones has secured the title with 38 wins, a record it's sure to barrel over over the course of the next couple seasons.
Below is the list of nominees and winners for several major categories at this year's Emmys!
Outstanding Drama Series
- Joseph Medina
Game of Thrones and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story were the big winners at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. But a number of fresh-faced first-timers energized the event. Most notably, newcomer Rami Malek, the cyber-hacker star of Mr. Robot, got the Emmy for best actor in a drama, triumphing over heavyweight competitors including Better Call Saul lead Bob Odenkirk, House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey and Liev Schreiber of Ray Donovan. And Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for best actress in a drama, for her role in...read more »
- Jack Egan
Kevin Spacey just can’t seem to make it to the party in the mind-bending new music video for Tom Odell’s latest single, “Here I Am”. A desperate Spacey finds himself climbing flight-after-flight of stairs, desperate to make it to a party he just can’t seem to get to. Chased by a mysterious person, the legendary […] »
- Rachel West
Kevin Spacey caused quite a bit of conversation on Twitter during the 2016 Emmy Awards, but it wasn't over his loss to Rami Malek for Best Actor or even his ensemble or anything that actually had to do with him. Rather, the talk was entirely focused on his plus-one, Evan Lowenstein. If that name rings a bell, it's probably because it sparks some nostalgia. Lowenstein, 42, is half of the brother duo Evan and Jaron, a '90s boyband who saw success from 1994-2003. You may remember one of their most famous songs, "Crazy For This Girl" from 2000. Ok, so now that we know who he is, the question remains: Why did Spacey bring him along? A source tells E! News »
Just last night, the TV Oscars, the Emmys were dished out in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones was the big winner on the night, once again, bagging the top drama prize for the second year in a row (the show’s total number of awards now stands at 38), while Veep did the same in the comedy award. Mr Robot, Orphan Black and even Downton Abbey also received gongs, including one for our own Dame Maggie Smith. She picked up the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, playing Violet Crawley in the show.
Here are the winners in full.
Outstanding drama series
Game of Thrones – Winner!
Outstanding comedy series
Veep – Winner!
Outstanding lead actor in a drama
- Paul Heath
FX’s limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story picked up the most awards on the night, taking home five in total including Outstanding Limited Series, while Veep and Transparent won two apiece.
Check out a full list of winners here…
Winner: Game of Thrones
Lead Actress, Drama
- Gary Collinson
“FX” – Winner
Not only did “The People v. O.J. Simpson” wrack up the second most wins of any program, but the network more than doubled its total Emmys from last year — moving from eight to 18. That was almost enough to topple HBO (undoubtedly FX Networks President John Landgraf’s goal) and a number made all the sweeter by Louie Anderson’s win for Supporting Actor in “Baskets” to kick off Sunday’s ceremony. But still…
Not everything went the way of FX. With “Fargo” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” almost always competing against each other, the network was bound to lose with one of them (and we knew all along “Fargo” was going to draw the short straw). But Noah Hawley’s acclaimed limited series couldn’t even win when “American Crime Story” was out of the picture. That other “American Crime” show beat »
- Ben Travers
Peak TV finally got the Primetime Emmy Awards that it deserves.
Sure, “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” repeated their wins Sunday in the top drama and comedy series categories (giving HBO its second year of winning both). And legends like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor continued their trophy dominance.
But underneath that, a whole new generation of fresh faces picked up their first-ever Emmys on Sunday night. Actors and actresses that seemed like long-shots just a few years ago were instead embraced by a large voting body that appears ready to embrace the new talent earning raves in this new golden era of Peak TV. Superstars and newbies alike hit the stage, and even the surprise winners were hard to argue.
Read More: Emmys 2016: Full Winners List
- Michael Schneider
Surprise: Tatiana Maslany
Going all the way from the top of everyone’s “snub” lists to an Emmy winner, the Canadian dynamo picked up a lead actress trophy on her second nomination for BBC America’s “Orphan Black.” Playing more characters on a regular basis than anyone else on television, Maslany earned this one with four seasons of seamless performances. There’s gonna be a major party in Clone Club tonight.
Surprise: Ben Mendelsohn
The Aussie actor (soon to be seen in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) received his second consecutive nomination for Netflix’s thriller “Bloodline,” but few expected him to win — especially considering his significantly reduced screen time in Season 2. Mendelsohn triumphed in a field that included former »
- Geoff Berkshire
Emmys 2016: full list of winners
Emmys 2016 fashion: the best looks on the red carpetJimmy Kimmel’s best lines as host of the 2016 Emmy AwardsGame of Thrones breaks Emmy record and wins best drama for second yearJeffrey Tambor calls on industry to hire more trans actors in Emmys speechFinally an awards show that didn’t suck: 2016 Emmys broke more than one trend
We’ve compiled some of Kimmel’s best lines here.
Related: Jimmy Kimmel's best lines as host of the 2016 Emmy Awards
Lanre Bakare writes our news story on the night from Los Angeles:
Winter might be coming for the residents of Westeros but for the creators of Game of Thrones and HBO it was »
- Benjamin Lee, Alex Needham, Brian Moylan and Amber Jamieson in New York, Dave Schilling and Lanre Bakare in Los Angeles
Yes, Rami Malek. We’re seeing this, too.
Malek won his first Emmy — for outstanding lead actor in a drama series — for his role on “Mr. Robot.” “Please tell me you’re seeing this, too,” Malek said as he took the stage, referring his small-screen counterpart Elliot Alderson, who sees things that aren’t real.
“I want to honor the Elliots,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Because there’s a little bit of Elliot in all of us.”
“I am honored to be recognized with such a distinguished and accomplished group of actors,” Malek added. “I’m honored to stand here and represent my family and every single person who has helped me get this far. I »
- Variety Staff
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