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I'm still debating Oscar's fifth slot free-for-all for Best Supporting Actor, presuming they give two spots to leading men Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Dev Patel (Lion) and another two spots are held by former Oscar winner Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and the man I'd argue is still the frontrunner to win despite his Golden Globe loss Mahershara Ali (Moonlight). Unfortunately almost all of my favorites are quite far out of the running this year. But my final predictions will have to wait until tomorrow. For now, it's my turn. Meaning: my ballot! Mine. Mine. Mine.
...and I do feel possessive each year about movie honors. If you're reading I presume that you, too, care deeply about acting as an artform. It can be frustrating each season to watch dozens of worthy performances winnowed down so swiftly into 5-10 Oscar potentials. So many trickily performed, gorgeously nuanced, »
- NATHANIEL R
“I change my cars as regularly as a snake sheds its skin.”
The Vestron cult classic horror title releases continue with The Lair Of The White Worm, coming to Blu-ray on January 31st with all new special features!
A terrifying English legend returns when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series brings the British horror classic The Lair of the White Worm to limited-edition Blu-ray™ on January 31 from Lionsgate. In a remote corner of England’s Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed, then quickly stolen for use in worshiping a pagan god, the White Worm. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, and starring Hugh Grant, the restored and remastered The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray has all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Director Ken Russell and Lisi Russell and an interview with actress Sammi Davis. The Lair of the White Worm limited-edition Blu-ray will be available »
- Tom Stockman
Meryl Streep is good at just about everything, but in Stephen Frears’ crowdpleasing “Florence Foster Jenkins,” she turns her talents to being bad. The fact-based film follows the remarkable final months of Jenkins, an American socialite and arts patron who spent many years having a go at her own musical career, despite being thoroughly terrible at singing.
Her turn as the lovingly deluded Florence is anchored by Simon Helberg as Jenkins’ dedicated pianist and Hugh Grant as her hard-to-pin down hubby, St. Clair Bayfield. A struggling artist in his own right, St. Clair is tasked with, in Grant’s own words, being the “master of ceremonies” in Florence’s wild world. While Frears’ film shows St. Clair is clearly devoted to his older wife, it also finds the time to chronicle his longstanding affair with another woman and doesn’t skirt the self-dealing reasons for his affection for the tone-deaf heiress. »
- Kate Erbland
The Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrate the year’s best performances both in movies and on TV — but they’re particularly scrutinized as one of the most important forecasters on that red-carpeted road to the Oscars.
So: Ahead of this year’s awards show — which will air live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et/5 Pt on Sunday, Jan. 29 — let’s forecast, starting with the film nominees!
Watch our SAG Awards live red carpet special from 5:30-8 p.m. Et on Jan. 29 on People.com, EW.com, sagawards.tntdrama.com and the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (download the »
1 | Didn’t Sleepy Hollow‘s Diana seem to get over the shock of her partner’s death rather quickly?
2 | On Grimm, wouldn’t now — when daddy Nick is cornered by police and mama Adalind is wearing a cursed ring she can’t take off — be a really good time for baby Kelly to develop some powerful abilities?
3 | Anyone pick up on a likeness between »
From Marc Lawrence, the writer of Miss Congeniality, the film – which is working under the title Nicole – revolves around the tale of Santa’s daughter who has to take up the family business after her father decides to retire.
An exclusive coming from Variety reports that Kendrick, the Pitch Perfect star, is currently in talks to take centre stage in Disney’s reimagining.
- Samuel Brace
Anna Kendrick is currently in talks to star in “Nicole,” an upcoming Disney film about a female Santa Claus. The project has Marc Lawrence (“Miss Congeniality”) attached as director and screenwriter. It will be produced by Suzanne Todd, whose past films with Disney include Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” and its sequel, “Alice Through The Looking Glass.” Other past works by Lawrence include the romantic comedies “Music and Lyrics” and “The Rewrite,” both of which star Hugh Grant. Also Read: Anna Kendrick Names Her Dream Marvel Role - And It's Nuts Kendrick was last seen in a Disney film in 2014, when she. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Disney has had a truly staggering amount of success over the last year at the box office and interestingly enough, a lot of that still has to do with their original movies. Despite having massive franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, their original movies like Zootopia still do very well. So, why not do an original Christmas movie with Anna Kendrick? It looks like that may be the plan and what's more is that the 31-year-old actress would actually be playing Santa Claus.
According to a report from Variety, Disney is eyeing Anna Kendrick for a currently Untitled Disney Female Santa Claus Movie that would see her taking on the role of St. Nick. The movie has a working title of Nicole, which seems fitting based on the description, but that title hasn't been finalized. Here is how Variety is describing the movie.
"Currently going by the running title "Nicole, »
Currently going by the running title “Nicole,” the story revolves Santa’s daughter who is forced to take over the family business when her father decides to retire and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight.
Lawrence has penned the script and would direct the film. Susanne Todd is producing while Louie Provost is overseeing for the Disney.
Watch: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick Perform Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ From ‘Trolls’ in Cannes
Kendrick is coming off a busy 2016 which included the Warner Bros. pic “The Accountant,” the Fox comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, the Sundance pic “The Hollars” and the recently released wedding pic “Table 19. »
- Justin Kroll
Err, so technically we are slightly under two months away from the 89th annual Academy Awards, but we wanted to see how things shook out at Sunday's Golden Globes -- plus, let SAG, the PGA and BAFTA weigh in -- before making our next round of predictions.
As a wise woman once said, "One day you're in, and the next day you're out." That has proven truer than ever this awards season, where things appear less certain after each round of nominations. All that said, here is where we stand ahead of the Oscars' official announcement on Jan. 24...
Watch: 10 Things You Didn't See On-Air During the 2017 Golden Globes Broadcast: Flirting, Crying and More!
7. La La Land
Despite a Globe nomination and recognition by the all-powerful Producers Guild, we simply cannot imagine the Academy throwing a nomination Deadpool's »
The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Oscars, and although the awards are given overseas, they still factor into the American awards race.
Yet again, we see the same three films having a strong presence here: La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. However, BAFTA is also spreading the love to other awards favourites like Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, and Lion.
Some interesting omissions here include Denzel Washington for Fences. His co-star Viola Davis is nominated in the supporting category, but it looks as though BAFTA went for other potential Oscar contenders Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic. They're also the first major awards body to nominate Jake Gyllenhaal's leading performance in Nocturnal Animals.
The British film and Palm D'Or winner I, »
- Adriana Floridia
This past Sunday, actress Meryl Streep accepted the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. During her acceptance speech, she strongly criticized Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, including his mockery of disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. Yesterday morning, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted out a response, denying that he ever mocked Kovaleski and calling the three-time Oscar winning actress “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and a “Hillary flunky who lost big.” Read his Twitter posts below.
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Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter »
- Vikram Murthi
With little over a month to go until the big night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the 2017 BAFTA nominations, and it’s Damien Chazelle’s La La Land that leads the charge.
Following its historic turn at last weekend’s Golden Globes ceremony – Chazelle’s old-timey musical walked away with seven wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor/Actress gongs for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – La La Land continues its strong run in this year’s awards season with BAFTA nominations in all of the major categories.
For Best Film, it’ll be competing against Arrival, Manchester By the Sea and Moonlight – three formidable and worthy opponents that have collected scores of nominations between them – along with I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s profound and perceptive portrayal of unemployment and its subsequent stigma in northerly England. By and large, the official BAFTA »
- Michael Briers
By: Carson Blackwelder
While last night’s Golden Globes unequivocally belonged to La La Land, it started out with one of the biggest shocks of this awards season: Aaron Taylor-Johnson winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Nocturnal Animals. Does this surprise upset mean the British thespian is gearing up for winning Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars?
It’s important to first note that even Taylor-Johnson’s Golden Globes nomination wasn’t expected by most awards season prognosticators and, if someone from Tom Ford’s latest flick were to have a shot at the trophy, their money was placed on co-star Michael Shannon. And when it came to winning most had their money on Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Dev Patel (Lion), or even Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins) — not Taylor-Johnson. »
- Carson Blackwelder
Reactions roll in following this year’s BAFTA nominations.Baftas 2017Baftas 2017: full list of nominationsBaftas 2017: ‘La La Land’ leads the way with 11 nominationsBaftas 2017: eOne and Lionsgate score record number of nominationsBaftas 2017 analysis: ‘La La Land’ soars, diversity debate simmersLion
Dev Patel (actor): “Thank you so much to the BAFTA’s for your support. Ever since I was a kid growing up outside of London, I’ve watched the Bafta awards with my family. It was a tradition of ours and served as an inspiration to me as I decided to embark on my journey as an actor. Since Lion is a film about identity and finding “home,” this Bafta nomination today truly means so much to me.
“I’m thrilled for Nicole Kidman, Luke Davies, Greig and the composers for their respective nominations. I am beyond grateful to Garth Davis, our fearless and soulful director who brought this film to life in such »
Congratulations, CBS This Morning!
"You know, they say time flies when you're having fun," King said. "And I certainly feel that." In honor of the occasion, King wore her yellow "anniversary dress," which she only wears once a year for the annual celebration.
Looking back on the show's journey, the three anchors shared their fondest memories including a recent "lap dance" Rose received for his 75th birthday from actress Rita Moreno, who sang Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to Rose.
We can't forget about that time Shaquille O'Neal picked up O'Donnell -- and Rose!
"Shaquille O'Neal came in and said, 'Can I pick you up?'" O'Donnell recalled. "And then picked me up."
"Then after that he turned to Charlie and said, 'Can I pick »
Here's to the Golden Globes – what other award show would bring Meryl Streep onstage for a lifetime-achievement tribute and then have the orchestra salute her with Abba's "Mamma Mia"? A perfect moment to sum up everything the Globes stand for: finding the cheese lining in any artistic cloud. That's the saving grace of this dippiest and drunkest of award shows. Nobody cares who wins; all that matters at this TV party is locking the stars up together in the Beverly Hills Hilton, getting them ripped on free booze and »
My how time flies!
Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the current incarnation of CBS This Morning. In honor of the occasion, co-anchors Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell dished to People about the highs of coworker tributes, lows of national tragedies and all on their most memorable moments in between.
Can you each share your favorite or most surprising memory from the first show?
Rose: That it all went so very well!
O’Donnell: Charlie wrote me on my first day a little note saying, “Isn’t live television great?” and I wrote back, “It’s the best job ever. »
- Lanford Beard
Here are the pithiest zingers from last night’s ceremony – including why this is the last Globes, mixed martial arts are not actually art, wearing a suit and syphilis
The film Florence Foster Jenkins is nominated. The character has been dubbed the world’s worst opera singer and even she turned down performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Jimmy Fallon in his opening monologue
About a woman slowly dying of syphilis.
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- Guardian Staff
The 74th annual Golden Globe ceremony became a City of Stars, as hot favorite La La Land managed to pick up awards in all seven categories for which it received nominations. Other big winners were Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea. You can view the full list of winners below…
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Best Director — Motion Picture
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
- Robert Kojder
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