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SAG Awards: Big Little Lies, Glow, Stranger Things Lead Nominations

SAG Awards: Big Little Lies, Glow, Stranger Things Lead Nominations
Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, were announced on Wednesday morning.

Kristen Bell (The Good Place) will serve as the ceremony’s first-ever host.

RelatedGolden Globes: Big Little Lies, Feud, Fargo, This Is Us and Handmaid’s Tale Lead TV Nominations

Check out the complete list of TV nominees below, then make like the Internet commenters you are and offer up raves and rants. (Refresh for latest)

Drama Ensemble (2017 winner: Stranger Things)

Game of Thrones

The Crown

Stranger Things

The Handmaid’s Tale

This Is Us

Drama Actress (2017 winner: Claire Foy,
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SAG Awards 2018 Full TV Nominations List (Updating Live)

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SAG Awards 2018 Full TV Nominations List (Updating Live)
Netflix binged on Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, winning four of the eight major TV awards — including both drama and comedy ensemble prizes (for “The Crown” and “Orange is the New Black”). Will the streaming service dominate again, or are other contenders — including a “Handmaid’s Tale”-fueled Hulu — in the hunt?

The SAG Awards annually honor the outstanding film and television performances from the previous calendar year. Uniquely awarding entire series ensembles, the award in recent years has been lauded for honoring a diverse crop of male and female actors. More than 160,000 SAG-aftra members vote on the awards, also making it one of the industry’s largest awards voting bodies.

As the announcements get underway for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, find the film nominees here. Meanwhile, here are this year’s TV nominees, updated as they’re announced.

Read More:sag Awards TV Predictions 2018: Why
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‘Ozark’: Golden Globe-Nominated Netflix Drama Will Teach You How to be a Criminal — Watch

‘Ozark’: Golden Globe-Nominated Netflix Drama Will Teach You How to be a Criminal — Watch
If you have ever wondered how Ruth Langmore (played by Julia Garner) from Netflix’s “Ozark” gets by in the Missouri criminal underworld, you can stop looking. Netflix released a new video on Tuesday afternoon with Garner in character explaining the knots and bolts on how to be a true criminal like Ruth.

Edited with infomercial-type graphics, Ruth instructs people that in order to be a successful criminal, for instance, you need to “learn some goddamn self defense.” Watch the video below to find out the other “trade secrets” that Ruth has so generously disclosed:

Related:Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric

After a deal with a drug cartel goes south, “Ozark” follows financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his family as they are forced to relocate from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Laura Linney stars
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‘Ozark’: Golden Globe-Nominated Netflix Drama Will Teach You How to be a Criminal — Watch

‘Ozark’: Golden Globe-Nominated Netflix Drama Will Teach You How to be a Criminal — Watch
If you have ever wondered how Ruth Langmore (played by Julia Garner) from Netflix’s “Ozark” gets by in the Missouri criminal underworld, you can stop looking. Netflix released a new video on Tuesday afternoon with Garner in character explaining the knots and bolts on how to be a true criminal like Ruth.

Edited with infomercial-type graphics, Ruth instructs people that in order to be a successful criminal, for instance, you need to “learn some goddamn self defense.” Watch the video below to find out the other “trade secrets” that Ruth has so generously disclosed:

Related:Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric

After a deal with a drug cartel goes south, “Ozark” follows financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his family as they are forced to relocate from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Laura Linney stars
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Movie Review – The Dinner (2017)

The Dinner, 2017.

Directed by Oren Moverman.

Starring Steve Coogan, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, and Charlie Plummer.

Synopsis:

Two brothers, one a successful politician, the other a former teacher, and their respective wives, come together for a family conference over dinner in an expensive restaurant. The actions of their teenage children have been filmed and are on the internet. Now their parents have to decide what to do next.

On the face of it, The Dinner sounds like a re-run of Polanksi’s Carnage (2011), with two sets of parents facing the fact that their children are involved in something terrible. But you only have to scratch the surface of the latest from Oren Moverman to find that’s where the similarities begin and end. Carnage wasn’t one of its director’s best, but at least it had wit and interesting characters. Not so The Dinner.

Moverman is also behind the script,
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‘The Savages’ and Tamara Jenkins’ Embracement of Life’s Small Absurdities

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

The Savages is not an end-of-life film terribly concerned with the inspirational indomitability of the human spirit or the beauty of mortality or other Oscar-baiting ideas. (That it nevertheless received two Oscar nominations is more a testament
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Ozark: Jason Bateman on His Hopes for Season Two of the Netflix Series

What's next for Ozark? Recently, star Jason Bateman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about season two of the Netflix TV show.The drama stars Jason Bateman as a Chicago financial advisor who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. The cast also includes Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan and Lisa Emery.Read More…
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Happy 50th Mark Ruffalo !

by Eric Blume

Today marks the 50th birthday of one of our very best actors, three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo burst onto the scene in 2000 with a remarkable lead performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count on Me. His complex, layered work had critics fairly sprouting comparisons to Brando, and his gorgeous duet with Laura Linney still feels like the standard-bearer for on-screen sibling chemistry. It’s astonishing to think Ruffalo missed out on an Oscar nomination that year, considering his performance is unquestionably better than several of the eventual nominees -- was it category confusion or lack of name-recognition? Oscar has remained historically slow to coronate good looking young actors, and that recognition remained on hold for him for over another decade...
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Goop Announces First Ever In Goop Health Wellness Summit In NYC

goop, the modern lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, is bringing its highly anticipated wellness summit, In goop Health, to New York City for the first time on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Tickets are available starting today for the day-long symposium on goop.com.

The east coast installment of In goop Health follows the brand’s inaugural sold-out summit in June 2017 in Los Angeles. In the last ten years, goop has emerged as the definitive voice in the wellness space. The January summit will continue that trend by illuminating new philosophies, hosting thought-provoking discussions and showcasing bespoke activations that speak to our emotional and physical health.

The first panel of the day, moderated by producer, director and actress in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Black Mirror, Bryce Dallas Howard, will address “the hard problem of consciousness.” An evolution of goop’s special issue “The Other Side,” Howard will help explore the issue
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Watch Tom Hanks and a Bunch of Wax Presidents Save the World

Watch Tom Hanks and a Bunch of Wax Presidents Save the World
Remember that time that John Oliver spent $13,700 in a bidding war for wax figures of U.S. presidents against Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Rachel Maddow? That super wonky and pricy move begat Oliver’s movie trailer for his ideal Warren G. Harding biopic, featuring Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney acting the hell out of their […]

The post Watch Tom Hanks and a Bunch of Wax Presidents Save the World appeared first on /Film.
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Our new TV antiheroes are just like us: they don’t want to fall out of the middle class

What do shows such as Ozark, Billions and Empire have in common? They’re a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity

• Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles here

On the new Netflix show Ozark, financial adviser Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) is forced to launder millions of dollars in a rural red state, under threat of death from a Mexican drug cartel. In Billions, which finished its second season in May, viewers are meant to envy and respect mega–hedge-funder “Axe” (Damian Lewis), despite his evident criminality. And then there is the wildly popular Empire, about a hip-hop dynasty ruled by the ridiculously wealthy and brutal Lyon family.

Welcome to the new aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity. These series center on brilliant, albeit extremely violent entrepreneurs. Our antiheroes have technical specialties they managed to
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High infidelity: how TV’s portrayal of affairs has evolved

From Doctor Foster to Ozark, television’s focus of unfaithfulness has shifted from the browbeaten woman to a more equal portrayal of weakness and desire

Related: BBC drama chief calls for fewer 'dark' shows and more inspiring tales

Ah, Dr Foster, how we’ve missed you, with your loose grasp of the Hippocratic oath, tight grasp of your cheating husband’s many failures, and pioneering of the newest type of TV woman: the one who turns heartbreak into fuel and is sorry-not-sorry about just about everything.

Related: A twisted tale of infidelity: have you been watching Doctor Foster?

Related: Ozark review – Jason Bateman and Laura Linney go wild in the country

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Beauty vs Beast: Hercules or Hades?

by Nathaniel R

Jason is on vacation so I'm stepping in for this week's episode of Beauty vs. Beast. Post Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast Disney seems to be greenlighting live-action retreads of virtually all of their animated films. How long until casting news on Three Caballeros? I kid I kid... but will second or third tier stuff get this treatment... like, say, 1997's Hercules? Make your case as to who should reign victorious in the comments

Last week's battle pitted The Truman Show's Truman (Jim Carrey) against his fake sugary screen wife Meryl (Laura Linney).

For once, a man emerged victorious in a gender split battle. Endearing baffled Truman took 64% of your votes, though y'all felt disloyal for turning on The Lovely Laura Linney!

I think Tom spoke for most of you when he said...

This may be the only time I don't vote for Laura Linney
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‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017

‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017
Netflix may be in massive debt, but that hasn’t changed much for the streaming giant, which announced a robust list of new additions today. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is heading to Netflix, as well as two other masterpieces from provocative auteurs: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As the summer movie season winds down, Netflix has plenty of gems to carry you into fall.

Other titles heading to the streaming service include the entire “Jaws” franchise, Martin Scorsese’s Daniel Day Lewis vehicle “Gangs of New York,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.” Check out the complete list of all the new films joining Netflix in September, 2017 below, including our 7 must-see choices.

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September kicks off with “Amores Perros,” the breakout feature from “Birdman” and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
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Salary Survey 2017: A Look at Who Makes What in TV

Salary Survey 2017: A Look at Who Makes What in TV
The explosion of demand for high-end TV series and the emergence of deep-pocketed new buyers such as Netflix and Amazon has been an enormous windfall for marquee talent. Just ask Robert De Niro, or David Letterman, or Katy Perry.

Stars with brand names are more in demand than ever as dozens of competing outlets search for anything that will help a show stand out from the pack. The new business models that govern streaming services have also had the effect of raising upfront payments to top talent because traditional forms of generating a profit from a hit series — through international sales and off-network syndication — are no longer an option.

Among the winners in the past year on the drama side were Robert De Niro, who is in line to receive an eye-popping $775,00 per episode for the untitled Amazon drama series from director David O. Russell. Other big gainers include “Shameless” stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy and
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Beauty vs Beast: Burbank in the Bubble

Jason from Mnpp here - just this morning I wished director Peter Weir (one of my favorites) a happy 73rd birthday on my own site, and it struck me that hitting up his 1998 classic The Truman Show (which at almost 20 years old can rightly be considered a "classic" now, can't it? God I am old) would make for a very fine installment of our "Beauty vs Beast" series. On the left we have Jim Carrey's second greatest performance as the manic man in the bubble Truman Burbank, and on the right we have one of Laura Linney's funniest supporting turns as his pretend wife turned hostage Meryl. And I know you all lean Lovely Linney (as a religion) but it's awfully hard to root for Meryl if you ask me...

Previously I'm actually a little bit surprised that you guys gave last week's Strangers on a Train competion
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Ozark Renewed For Season 2

It was only a week or so ago that I finished watching Season 1 of Ozark on Netflix, it was something I stumbled upon while browsing the streaming service one evening and gave it a shot. I am so glad I did and then binge watched all 10 episodes within a week. (That’s binging for me)

As soon as I had finished I wanted to know about Season 2, when is it due to hit and are they even making it, and then I found out that Season 1 had only just been released in July. It could take ages for them to decide on a Season 2, so I spread the word to everyone I could, more people watching means more chance of getting another season we assume, although Netflix never release their viewer numbers for shows.

Related: Why Creators Think Netflix Is The Future

I was therefore delighted to hear that Netflix
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Netflix’s Ozark Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Ozark

One of the best shows screening online at the moment is the impressive Netflix series Ozark, and the super-streamer has just renewed it for a second season.

Jason Bateman leads the cast of Ozark, which revolves around his character Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy (Laura Linney) and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrde’s fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.

Created by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant, The Headhunter’s Calling, The Judge), Ozark will return in 2018 for ten new episodes.

The post Netflix’s Ozark Has Been Renewed For A Second
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Netflix renews Ozark for second season

Netflix has today announced the renewal of its latest series Ozark for a second season. The series, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, will return in 2018 for a ten-episode season two.

Ozark was created by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) and also stars Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan, and Lisa Emery.

A Chicago financial advisor who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his kids and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. There, he bumps heads with both a local drug dealer whose business he inadvertently interrupts, and a clan of ruffians, led by their 19-year-old niece, who want his money, all the while avoiding the eye of a tenacious FBI agent. He must complete his laundering, to save the life of his family, as they struggle to
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Ozark: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Netflix?

Vulture Watch Have the Byrdes flown the coop? Is the Ozark TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Ozark, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Ozark stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan, Lisa Emery, Josh Randall, Harris Yulin, Michael Mosley, Marc Menchaca, and Trevor Long. The crime drama centers on Marty Byrde (Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor. Marty has been laundering money along with his partner, Bruce (Randall), for Camino Del Rio (Morales), a drug lord who
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