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Jennifer Aniston Tears Up Paying Tribute to Bill Paxton Before Emotional 'In Memoriam' at Oscars 2017

22 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As the 89th Annual Academy Awards approached, it was already clear that this year's "In Memoriam" segment was going to be one of the most heartbreaking in recent memory. This was only further cemented by the untimely death of veteran actor Bill Paxton one day before the ceremony.

Jennifer Aniston came out to present the tribute to those in the movie industry we lost over last 12 months, and got emotional as she tearfully remembered Paxton, whom she called her "friend" and "cherished member of our Hollywood family."

Watch: Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Twister’ and HBO’s ‘Big Love,’ Dies at 61

Singer Sara Bareilles led the touching "In Memoriam" with a rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." The powerful performance was a perfect tribute to their memories.

Among those honored included Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino, Star Trek's Anton Yelchin, Oscar-winning music icon Prince, beloved comic Gene Wilder »

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Oscars In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Others Honored

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sara Bareilles helped the Academy pay tribute to lives lost this year during the Oscarcast’s In Memoriam segment. The “Waitress” songstress sang Judy Collins’ “Both Sides Now” while the annual video honored Carrie FisherDebbie ReynoldsJohn Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Garry Marshall, Ken Howard, and more.

The cutoff for including deaths in the segment is usually around Jan. 31. Therefore, David Bowie was included in last year’s Oscar ceremony. Bill Paxton, who died Saturday, was remembered by an emotional Jennifer Aniston before she introduced the segment.

The segment saluted the more recognizable names and faces in addition to below-the-line creatives and executives. As in years past, the Academy asked attendees to hold their applause until the end to avoid favoritism and any disrespect toward the lesser-known honorees.

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- Dani Levy

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John Hurt remembered at Oscars ceremony

23 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The late actor, star of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Elephant Man, was honoured by the Academy in their annual In Memoriam montage

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John Hurt, the celebrated British actor who was nominated twice for Academy Awards but never won, has been remembered in the In Memoriam section of the 2017 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Hurt’s nominations were for best actor for The Elephant Man in 1981, the David Lynch-directed film about a disfigured man in Victorian London, and for best supporting actor in 1979 for his role as a prison junkie in Alan Parker’s Midnight Express.

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- Andrew Pulver

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John Hurt remembered at Oscars ceremony

23 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The late actor, star of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Elephant Man, was honoured by the Academy in their annual In Memoriam montage

John Hurt, the celebrated British actor who was nominated twice for Academy Awards but never won, has been remembered in the In Memoriam section of the 2017 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Hurt’s nominations were for best actor for The Elephant Man in 1981, the David Lynch-directed film about a disfigured man in Victorian London, and for best supporting actor in 1979 for his role as a prison junkie in Alan Parker’s Midnight Express.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Oscar Week 2017: Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium

26 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem

Oscar Week celebrated three exceptional nominees at the annual Makeup & Hairstyling Symposium: “A Man Called Ove,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad.” Branch governor and longtime host Leonard Engelman started the event with a favorite story about 20th Century Fox lobbying the Academy to award John Chambers with an honorary Oscar for “Planet of the Apes” in 1968. He was joined by fellow governors Kathryn Blondell and Lois Burwell in welcoming the nominees and giving an inside look at the bake-off and nomination process.

Burwell said the branch meets twice a year to discuss the films that members think should be viewed in a theater and considered for seven finalists. Branch members also communicate throughout the year to bring attention to outstanding work. The seven finalists are usually narrowed down to three nominees but there have been years with two and four nominees.

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Oscars: Sara Bareilles Performs Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" During In Memoriam Segment

26 February 2017 1:54 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jennifer Aniston tearfully introduced Sarah Bareilles, who performed an emotional rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" during the 89th Academy Awards In Memoriam segment on Sunday night. 

The segment honored such stars as Prince, Mary Tyler Moore, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, John Hurt, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Anton Yelchin and Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died in the past year. "May the Force be with you," Fisher's Princess Leia said to close out the video.

While not in the video presentation, Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday, was mentioned by Aniston before Bareilles took the stage.

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Carys Evans talks to director Nicholas Moss at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival about directing John Hurt

26 February 2017 9:56 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Much saddened as we were to hear about the death John Hurt, we unknowingly gave him on of his last screenings at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival when he appeared in Nicholas Moss’s outstanding short drama Break which we screened on Sunday November 6th at Summerhall.   Nicholas was interviewed by our very own film critic and presenter, Carys Evans who talked to Nicholas about short film-making and working with John Hurt amongst other things in a wide-ranging interview.   Nicholas Moss Interview      ...

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Oscars "In Memoriam": Garry Shandling, Robert Vaughn Among Snubs

25 February 2017 5:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The 89th Academy Awards on Sunday paid tribute to notable film industry figures who passed away over the past year with its annual "In Memoriam" tribute, which also featured a moving performance by singer Sara Bareilles.

The video tribute honored screen giants such as Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, John Hurt, Gene Wilder and Mary Tyler Moore, but several names were left out of the segment. Aliens and Twister star Bill Paxton, who died Saturday, one day before the ceremony, wasn't mentioned, though presenter Jennifer Aniston remembered the actor as she introduced Bareilles' performance.

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New to Streaming: ‘Jackie,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,’ and More

24 February 2017 8:07 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped. Producer J.J. Abrams used that branding as part of the wrapping for its promotional mystery box, but the movie stands perfectly alone from 2008’s found-footage monster picture. Hell, 10 Cloverfield Lane perhaps doesn’t even take place within the same »

- The Film Stage

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles to Perform During 'In Memoriam' -- Why It Will Be the Saddest Ever

23 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »

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Movie Theaters Plot Trump Protest With '1984' Screenings

21 February 2017 9:42 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Movie theaters across the United States will screen Michael Radford's adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian classic, 1984, April 4th in protest of Donald Trump, The Guardian reports.

The event was organized by the United States of Cinema and will include nearly 90 theaters in 79 cities in 34 states (plus one in Toronto). Radford's adaptation was released, fittingly, in 1984, and stars John Hurt as Winston Smith, a man who begins detailing life under an oppressive regime in an illegal diary. The April 4th event date is a nod to the date Smith begins his journal. »

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Us cinemas to show Nineteen Eighty-Four in anti-Trump protest

21 February 2017 7:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Coordinated screenings across North America set for 4 April to highlight Orwell’s portrait of a government ‘that manufactures facts’

Nearly 90 cinemas in the Us and Canada are planning to show the film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring the late John Hurt, in protest at President Trump’s policies. The coordinated screenings will take place on 4 April, the date that the book’s central character Winston Smith writes on the first page of his illegal diary.

Related: Peter Bradshaw on John Hurt: 'A virtual folk memory of wisdom and style'

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- Andrew Pulver

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Doctor Who: Moffat talks CGI recreations of deceased actors

14 February 2017 12:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017

Following Star Wars: Rogue One, Steven Moffat has spoken about bringing back deceased Doctors using CGI...

If you've seen Rogue One, you'll know that CGI recreations of deceased actors have come very close to crossing the uncanny valley. It hasn't taken long for someone to ask Steven Moffat the odds of this technique being using to bring back former Doctors from beyond the grave.

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A fan asked the Doctor Who showrunner this, in latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine: could we see William HartnellPatrick Troughton on Jon Pertwee brought back through CGI? Sadly, in the time since the question was asked, we've also lost John Hurt.

"Well, like every other Doctor Who fan, that was my first thought [upon seeing Rogue One]", The Moff admitted. "But, you know, word on Media Street »

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Prevenge movie review: baby bump off

13 February 2017 7:37 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Fresh feminist horror of a very welcome taboo-smashing kind. Nasty, hilarious, outraged and outrageous, and as poignant as it is blackly funny. I’m “biast” (pro): love Alice Lowe, desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): not generally much of a horror fan

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is what happens when women make movies: We get movies that do not look like anything we’ve seen before. And I promise you, you have never experienced anything like writer-director-star Alice Lowe’s Prevenge: it’s nasty, hilarious, outraged and outrageous, and magically exactly as genuinely poignant as it is blackly, sarcastically funny.

Sure, there have been bad-fetus movies before, and movies about strange creatures growing inside human bodies and taking over. (Two recent awful examples: Devil’s Due and The Unborn.) But to a one, as far as I am aware, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Hollywood Shines at the BAFTA Awards

9 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prior to 1999, the British Academy Film and Television Awards were seen as the poor, but perfectly respectable, country cousin of their high-wattage American brethren. There were a number of reasons for this, chief among them the four-month time lag between U.S. and U.K. release dates, which saw a bizarre hike in prestige releases during April, when the BAFTA ceremony was traditionally held.

Until 1997, the event also included an extensive roll of television awards, which made for a long night, with the top film awards inevitably going to the same films honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences two months earlier. The BAFTAs felt stale.

In 1999, however, the BAFTAs stepped up the glamour offensive. Elizabeth Taylor was honored with a BAFTA fellowship, presented by Michael Caine, while the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Christina Ricci walked the red carpet outside North London’s dowdy Business Design Centre. »

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Berlin Fest to Pay Tribute to John Hurt With Special 'Englishman in New York' Screening

7 February 2017 3:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Berlin film festival will present a special screening of An Englishman in New York by Richard Laxton to commemorate John Hurt, who recently died.

"Since the 1990s, he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in 12 films presented at the festival," organizers said. "The British actor is considered one of the most brilliant performers of the stage and screen in the last 50 years."

German moviegoers can currently see Hurt in Jackie, starring Natalie Portman. Berlinale entries featuring Hurt have included the likes of The Commissioner, V for Vendetta and Resident Alien.

In 2009, Hurt received the Teddy Award n Berlin for »

- Georg Szalai

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: John Hurt

6 February 2017 8:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

John Hurt I was at Sundance when I heard that John Hurt had passed on. Being a long-time fan of one of Britain’s truly great actors, I was surprised that I’d never written him up for this column. Maybe it’s that I never associated Hurt with being “bad-ass”, but even a cursory look at his work reveals that he was all that and much more. One of those... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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The most profound discovery, or the end of everything? Find out in the Superbowl trailer for Life

6 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Last night’s Superbowl gave us a wave of new TV spots and teaser trailers for this year’s biggest films. We saw the return of Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell made an appearance concerning the Fate of the Furious (The Fast and the Furious 8’s confusing title), and in our favourite spot Stranger Things are happening in season two of Netflix’s smash hit 80s show. Another film which may not have had the same level of hype orbiting it is Life, a new sci-fi disaster film concerning a crucial discovery that initially seems to have huge implications for the human race. Of course things don’t turn out so well and everything goes wrong, a race for survival begins.

‘I’ve told you, I don’t want my windows cleaned.’

With shades of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity this »

- Jon Lyus

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Rushes. Farhadi Not Attending Oscars, John Hurt & Emmanuelle Riva, Post-Sundance Travails

2 February 2017 12:22 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSJohn Hurt and Emmanuelle RivaCurrently, due to American President Donald Trump's executive travel ban, Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi cannot travel to the United States. But in a statement made to The New York Times, the filmmaker, who is nominated again this year for The Salesman, says he wouldn't attend even if granted an exception:Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals.

However, I believe that the similarities among the human beings on this earth and its various lands, and among its cultures and its faiths, far outweigh their differences. Last week we lost two great actors, John Hurt (1940 - 2017) and Emmanuelle Riva (1927 - 2017).Francis Ford Coppola's recent forays into moving images, whether the super-local indie thriller Twixt or his "live cinema" project, have been ambitious and unusual, »

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Peter Morgan to receive BFI Fellowship

2 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Writer of The Crown, Frost/Nixon and The Queen to receive honour at annual BFI chairman’s dinner.

British screenwriter and producer Peter Morgan Cbe will be awarded the BFI’s highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, at the annual BFI chairman’s dinner, hosted by BFI chair Josh Berger, on February 21, 2017, at Claridges, London.

Morgan’s writing career includes Frost/Nixon (2008), The Queen (2006), The Last King Of Scotland (2007), Rush (2013) and, most recently, Netflix TV series, The Crown (2016).

The Crown, created and written by Morgan, was the winner of Best TV Drama at this year’s Golden Globes; a second series has been confirmed.

A number of BFI’s Fellows have writing credits to their name, but Graham Greene and Lynda La Plante are the only other recipients who are known principally as writers for television and film.

BFI Fellows include Tim Burton, Clint Eastwood, Judi Dench, Martin Scorsese, Jeanne Moreau, Stephen Frears, [link »

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