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Meryl Streep in ‘Doubt’: A look back at her 15th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Doubt’: A look back at her 15th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 15 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

On the heels of the spectacular box office success of “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), Meryl Streep was more a household name than ever. Even teens and twentysomethings who weren’t terribly familiar with Streep’s body of work could now instantly identify the actress who made Miranda Priestly a big screen icon. She quickly hopped aboard three projects for 2007, all of which screamed ‘Oscar contender’ on paper and unfortunately, all of which underperformed upon release.

First, there was “Evening,” a supremely sleepy drama which, despite the presence of heavyweights including Streep, Glenn Close, Claire Danes and Vanessa Redgrave, failed to leave
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Meryl Streep in ‘Silkwood’: A look back at her fifth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Silkwood’: A look back at her fifth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 5 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In her first eight appearances on the big screen, Meryl Streep portrayed a diverse array of characters, all fictional. In 1983, she at last took on a real-life role, that of the plutonium technician-turned-nuclear safety whistleblower Karen Silkwood in “Silkwood” and was rewarded with an Academy Awards nomination for her efforts.

The project marked Streep’s first of four collaborations with filmmaker Mike Nichols and first of three with screenwriter Nora Ephron.

No one had more riding on the success of “Silkwood” than the picture’s director. After a string of acclaimed box office hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Who’s Afraid
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Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition

Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition
This article marks Part 4 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

After “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” in 1981, Meryl Streep lined up two exciting projects for the following year, both lead turns and both given prime late-year release dates for Academy Awards consideration.

First on tap was Streep’s much-anticipated reunion with “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) director Robert Benton. “Still of the Night” would mark her first big screen thriller to date, pairing Streep with two-time Oscar nominee Roy Scheider. Exciting, right? Well, the Benton picture came and went that November in the blink of an eye, failing to even crack the box office top 10. Not only were reviews for the film itself lukewarm but critics argued both
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Oscars 2018: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer are 14th acting group scoring back-to-back nominations

Oscars 2018: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer are 14th acting group scoring back-to-back nominations
Among this year’s 20 actors to earn Oscar nominations are Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer, up for their turns in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”; “The Post”; and “The Shape of Water,” respectively. Washington, Streep and Spencer mark the trio of actors to this year earn consecutive Oscar nominations, having last year been up for “Fences,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” and “Hidden Figures.” Their achievement marks the 14th occasion in Oscar history in which three or more actors have returned as nominees the following ceremony.

SEEOscars 2018: Nominations in All 24 Categories

In the early days of the Oscars, consecutive acting nominations were commonplace. From 1936 to 1947, there were eight occasions of this nature. Let’s take a look back at those years:

1936 and 1937 (Paul Muni, Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Irene Dunne and Alice Brady)

1939 and 1940 (Laurence Olivier, James Stewart and Bette Davis)

1940 and 1941 (Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine and Walter Brennan)

1941 and 1942 (Gary Cooper,
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Oscar Winners: The Overlooked and the Overrated

With so much already written, so many entertainment show discussions and pub debates raging each year about who should have won an Oscar for what, here’s a slightly different take on Hollywood’s big night out. What about those who have actually won – specifically in the Best Picture category – even those who’ve done so deservingly? Isn’t it time they came under the microscope for the wrong reasons? Being the Mark Kermode of the East Midlands, there aren’t too many winners that I haven’t cast my critical eye over, and yet there remains a select few I’ve yet to see purely out of choice. The entries on this shortlist are nothing personal, but if you think I’m being unfair then feel free to leave your comments near the bottom of the page.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture Winner, 1976)

This may
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Patriot: Season Two; Debra Winger Joins Amazon TV Series

Patriot: Season Two; Debra Winger Joins Amazon TV Series
Debra Winger is headed to Amazon. Recently, the streaming service announced The Ranch star has joined season two of Patriot.

The political drama follows intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman), a mid-level employee at an industrial piping firm who is on assignment to stop Iran from going nuclear.

The cast also includes Michael Chernus, Terry O’Quinn, Kathleen Munroe, Kurtwood Smith, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad, Julian Richings, and Gil Bellows.
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TVLine Items: Lost Heads to Hulu, Flash Alum's Amazon Comedy Pilot and More

TVLine Items: Lost Heads to Hulu, Flash Alum's Amazon Comedy Pilot and More
It’s time to go back to the island.

All six seasons of Lost are now available exclusively on Hulu. The ABC drama’s 121 episodes were previously streaming on Netflix.

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In November, Hulu acquired the exclusive streaming rights to ABC’s Designated Survivor, as well as the complete seasons of Revenge, Shadowhunters, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Blossom, The Catch, Bunheads, Cougar Town and Perception.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The Flash vet Robbie Amell will headline The Office creator Greg DanielsAmazon comedy pilot Upload, our sister site Deadline reports.
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‘Patriot’: Debra Winger Joins Amazon Series As Season 2 Regular

Hey John, your mom is here. Debra Winger has signed for a series-regular role on Season 2 of Amazon Prime’s quirky genre-bending spy dramedy Patriot. The three-time Oscar nominee will play Bernice Tavner, mother of lead John Tavner (Michael Dorman), the melancholy intelligence officer who works out his issues by writing folk songs. Bernice is a high-ranking federal government official whose obligation to her country requires distance from her son’s complicated work…
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'The Ranch' Star Debra Winger Joins the Cast of Amazon's 'Patriot'

Debra Winger is going to pull double duty for Netflix and Amazon.

The actress, currently a series regular on Netflix comedy The Ranch, has signed on to co-star in season two of Amazon drama Patriot. Winger will play the series-regular role of Bernice Tavner, mother to lead John Tavner (Michael Dorman). She is a high-ranking federal government official whose obligation to her country requires distance from her son's complicated work. That comes as her son's mental state continues to decline as he requires the close care of his mother.

Season two finds John working to salvage a deteriorating...
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The Lovers Movie Review

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The Lovers Movie Review
The Lovers A24 Director: Azazel Jacobs Screenwriter: Azazel Jacobs Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Jesccia Sula, Melora Walters, Aidan Gillen, Tyler Ross Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 12/11/17 Opens: May 5, 2017 Nobody can slash away better at the notion of marital bliss than Ingmar Bergman, but Azazel Jacobs does it the American way with […]

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Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson Join Voice Cast of Lani Pixels Movie

Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson Join Voice Cast of Lani Pixels Movie
Lani Pixels has signed Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson, and Mel Brooks as the voice cast in an untitled 3D animated feature directed by Kim Pagel.

Thomas Pagel, who co-founded Lani Pixels with Kim Pagel, is producing with Jason Mirch co-producing. Verité Entertainment’s René Veilleux and Donald Roman Lopez are associate producing.

The movie follows a brother and sister as they attempt to rescue their grandfather from supernatural forces that have invaded his isolated island. Guided by a charming Irish rogue, the siblings end up on a dangerous journey filled with magic and mystery. Production and additional casting are currently underway.

“It is an honor to be working with such a talented and dynamic cast on this project,” said Kim Pagel. “While this has been a passion project for many years, the themes of family unity and courage in the face of adversity are particularly important these days.”

Tremblay is starring
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The Ranch: Danny Masterson Responds to Netflix Series Firing

In response to multiple long-brewing sexual assault allegations levied against him, That '70s Show veteran Danny Masterson will be written out of the third season of The Ranch TV show on Netflix. Deadline reports Netflix issued a statement confirming that Masterson's last day on set was yesterday. Production on The Ranch will resume in the new year. As of now, the embattled actor will reportedly appear in those episodes already filmed. Now, the actor says he intends to clear his name of all charges. Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, The Ranch also stars Masterson's former '70s Show colleague, Ashton Kutcher, as well as Sam Elliot, Debra Winger, Grady Lee Richmond, Laura Vallejo, Elisha Cuthbert, Bret Harrison, and Kelli Goss. Set in Garrison, Colorado, this sitcom follows the dysfunctional Bennett family on their Iron River Ranch. Each season of 20 episodes
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Danny Masterson Fired From 'The Ranch' Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Danny Masterson Fired From 'The Ranch' Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
Danny Masterson will no longer be a part of Netflix's The Ranch.

In a statement to Et on Tuesday, a Netflix spokesperson revealed that the 41-year-old actor has been written out of the show. The news comes after reports broke in March that Masterson is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department over multiple sexual assault allegations stemming from the early 2000s. Masterson has denied the allegations against him.

“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch," the statement reads. "Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him."

Masterson called the allegations against him "outrageous" in a statement to The Huffington Post.

“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch," the statement reads. "From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. I have never been
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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others

Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others
The always-idiosyncratic Film Independent Spirit Awards juries are not in the awards-season business. While other entities may take pride in how their selections mirror Oscar nominations down the line, the Spirits have a different agenda. It gives credit where it thinks it’s due, and raises awareness for many low-budget independent titles. If that happens to help your Oscar game, so much the better.

Read More: Save the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

No need to worry about Spirit top dogs “Call Me By Your Name” (six nods, Sony Pictures Classics), “Get Out” (five nods, Blumhouse/Universal), and “Lady Bird” (four nods, A24) which are well on their way to Oscar recognition and dominated the Indie Spirit field with multiple nominations including the crucial Best Feature.

A24 blazed with an astounding 17 nominations over eight features: “Lady Bird” and “Good Time” took four including Feature, “The Florida Project” and
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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others

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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others
The always-idiosyncratic Film Independent Spirit Awards juries are not in the awards-season business. While other entities may take pride in how their selections mirror Oscar nominations down the line, the Spirits have a different agenda. It gives credit where it thinks it’s due, and raises awareness for many low-budget independent titles. If that happens to help your Oscar game, so much the better.

Read More: Save the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

No need to worry about Spirit top dogs “Call Me By Your Name” (six nods, Sony Pictures Classics), “Get Out” (five nods, Blumhouse/Universal), and “Lady Bird” (four nods, A24) which are well on their way to Oscar recognition and dominated the Indie Spirit field with multiple nominations including the crucial Best Feature.

A24 blazed with an astounding 17 nominations over eight features: “Lady Bird” and “Good Time” took four including Feature, “The Florida Project” and
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The Punisher Features A Sneaky Black Widow Easter Egg

Spoilers to follow…

All of the Marvel/Netflix shows are only tangentially-related to the movies of the McU, but The Punisher is even more removed than most. For obvious reasons, it would take the viewer out of the story if we were reminded that aliens and gods and whatnot existed in the same world as a gritty, gun-toting vigilante. However, it is a Marvel product and so, The Punisher does feature a very sneaky easter egg that name-checks one of the Avengers.

In episode 6, “The Judas Goat,” Lewis Wilson (Daniel Webber) murders O’Connor – who lied about being a veteran – in a fit of rage. As he’s attacking the guy, we can briefly see a stack of old VHS tapes and DVDs atop O’Connor’s TV, and one of them is titled Black Widow.

See for yourself in the screenshot below:

No, this isn’t suggesting that there
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Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race

Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race
The roles in the lead actress category run a wide range, from the precocious 6-year-old Brooklyn Prince in “The Florida Project” to 82-year-old Judi Dench playing the queen (again) in “Victoria & Abdul.” Other powerful women include previous nominees Jessica Chastain as a poker queen in “Molly’s Game,” Kate Winslet as a cheating wife in “Wonder Wheel” and Saoirse Ronan in the beloved coming-of-age tale “Lady Bird.” (At the age of 23, it’s interesting that Ronan could amost play the overdue card; she has two previous nominations and came close to winning with 2016’s “Brooklyn.”) They could battle previous winner Jennifer Lawrence; never underestimate the Academy love for her, even if “mother!” didn’t light up the box office. Other winners: Frances McDormand, delivering a fierce performance as a mother searching for justice in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and, of course, Meryl Streep. No matter that “The Post,” in which Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham
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New to Streaming: ‘Good Time,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Kedi,’ ‘Blade of the Immortal,’ and More

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.

Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman)

Burgeoning sexuality is the basis for nearly all coming-of-age films, but with her specific eye, Eliza Hittman makes it feel like we’re watching this genre unfold for the first time. With only two features to her name, she’s captured the experience with a sensuality and intimacy nearly unprecedented in American independent filmmaking. Following 2013’s It Felt Like Love, the writer-director follows it with
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The Ranch: Part Five Filming Underway Despite Rape Allegations

Is Netflix being hypocritical? The Huffington Post reports new episodes of The Ranch have begun production despite multiple accusations of rape against star Danny Masterson.Masterson plays Jameson “Rooster” Bennett on the comedy, which also features Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, and Elisha Cuthbert. Netflix renewed the series for a third season back in July. Season 2B is slated to premiere on December 15th.Read More…
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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season

Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season
Mother-daughter relationships have always been the stuff of great drama. And the Oscars are no exception. Three decades ago the “Moonstruck” acting duo Olympia Dukakis and Cher both won gold for playing a strong-willed New York Italian mother and her feisty daughter. Six years later, as a mute Scottish teacher and her de facto interpreter in New Zealand, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin repeated that twofer triumph with Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”

Onscreen mother-daughter conflict has resulted in other dual Academy Award nominations: selfless Barbara Stanwyck tricked Anne Shirley into marrying rich in tearjerker “Stella Dallas” (1937); Meryl Streep’s big mouth inspired a rebellious Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (2013); Piper Laurie was literally crucified by Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” (1976). At the start of this decade, Mo’Nique won an Oscar portraying the sexually abusive parent of fellow “Precious” nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Back in 1984, both Shirley MacLaine and
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