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Oscars: The Inside Scoop

22 January 2016 1:05 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Michael Russnow There’ve been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. There’ve been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. Who’s to blame for that? There’s little doubt those at the studios and production companies »

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‘Black Sails’ Star Toby Stephens Had Some ‘Unfinished Business’ Early in His Career

22 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Toby Stephens, the scion of actors Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, is best known as Starz’s swashbuckling pirate Captain Flint in “Black Sails,” and he can be seen in Michael Bay’s actioner “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” which opened Jan. 15. But some 50 credits ago in 1994, Stephens was just 17 when he received his first Variety mention for his role in the play “Unfinished Business.”

Do you remember how you felt when you found out you were mentioned in Variety?

There was this feeling of being recognized, certainly by the American side of the industry. In the U.K., you’re part of it because you’ve had reviews in the Guardian or the Times or the Telegraph. When you’ve got something mentioned in Variety, that’s a big deal for anyone.

Did you ever receive any advice from your parents?

My mom’s not so vocal about it. »

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‘Black Sails’ Star Toby Stephens Had Some ‘Unfinished Business’ Early in His Career

22 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Toby Stephens, the scion of actors Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, is best known as Starz’s swashbuckling pirate Captain Flint in “Black Sails,” and he can be seen in Michael Bay’s actioner “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” which opened Jan. 15. But some 50 credits ago in 1994, Stephens was just 17 when he received his first Variety mention for his role in the play “Unfinished Business.”

Do you remember how you felt when you found out you were mentioned in Variety?

There was this feeling of being recognized, certainly by the American side of the industry. In the U.K., you’re part of it because you’ve had reviews in the Guardian or the Times or the Telegraph. When you’ve got something mentioned in Variety, that’s a big deal for anyone.

Did you ever receive any advice from your parents?

My mom’s not so vocal about it. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Mardi Gras Film Festival adds four more venues in 2016

17 January 2016 7:13 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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The 23rd Mardi Gras Film Festival has added 20 additional screenings, 4 new venues and an increased cash prize.

Running from February 18 - March 3, the festival will feature 75 screenings.

Screenings will take place at Event Cinemas, George Street as well as new-to-festival venues: the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, the Golden Age Cinema and Bar in Surry Hills and The Harbour.

From mid-March to early April, the Festival will travel to the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta and, for the first time, the Carrington Hotel in the Blue Mountains.

.Every year we aim to be bigger and better than before and this year we have nailed it,. said Festival Director Paul Struthers. .We have more diversified content including a lot more lesbian films, more transgender films, more documentaries, more international guests, more masterclasses and more screenings at more venues including two free community screenings. There is absolutely something for everyone in this year.s line-up »

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Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 3 Features A Frock Debacle

17 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first two installments of the season were lackluster, but episode three brings some sharper writing, sly performances, and a surprise that should be infuriating but manages to delight instead. Previously: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 2: Life's A Big Pig Show And Lady Mary Is In Charge Upstairs We start with our weekly mention of Boston, in another letter from Tom. He's dreaming about Downton and missing them all. I bet he'd miss them less if he had to listen to them continue to argue over the hospital takeover. That conflict is coming to a head as Cora visits the hospital in York to discuss their takeover plans directly. The Dowager Countess takes as a betrayal, and the fangs come out. No matter how frustrating this show can get at times, Maggie Smith can always be counted on to bring the acid, and she gets in a number of good zingers this week. »

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Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 3 Features A Frock Debacle

17 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The first two installments of the season were lackluster, but episode three brings some sharper writing, sly performances, and a surprise that should be infuriating but manages to delight instead. Previously: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 2: Life's A Big Pig Show And Lady Mary Is In Charge Upstairs We start with our weekly mention of Boston, in another letter from Tom. He's dreaming about Downton and missing them all. I bet he'd miss them less if he had to listen to them continue to argue over the hospital takeover. That conflict is coming to a head as Cora visits the hospital in York to discuss their takeover plans directly. The Dowager Countess takes as a betrayal, and the fangs come out. No matter how frustrating this show can get at times, Maggie Smith can always be counted on to bring the acid, and she gets in a number of good zingers this week. »

- Jay Bushman

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Arthouse Audit: Oscar Contenders Get Nominations Boost, Led by 'Brooklyn'

17 January 2016 10:40 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Virtually all the films worth noting this week are either Oscar nominees or also-ran award contenders. The usual result is an uptick the weekend after the Oscar nominations announcement, with most films then falling off—and some older releases capitalizing on increased interest with home availability before the Academy Awards show. Sony Pictures Classics' "The Lady in the Van" was the major new release (although it played for a week in 2015 to qualify for awards consideration), and held its own despite not getting its hoped for nod for Maggie Smith. It is now positioned to play as the major new film in upcoming markets, with clear appeal to older audiences. The Oscar wealth spread beyond the specialized realm, bolstering grosses for top wider-release nominees "The Revenant" and "The Big Short," especially. Among the longer-playing films capitalizing on the nods, "Brooklyn" scored best, outgrossing rival "Spotlight" despite playing in »

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88th Oscar Nominations Predictions

13 January 2016 3:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“There is one night, we all dream in Gold.”

The Academy has unveiled the new posters and TV spots for the 88th Oscars (Feb. 28, 2016).

The 2016 Oscar campaign illustrates the emotional power of movies and their ability to inspire all of us to achieve our dreams. Movies remind us that imagination is limitless. The Oscar is, at once, a representation of excellence in film and a tangible symbol that dreams can–and do–come true.

The Dream campaign embodies what people love about the Oscars—the range of emotions and excitement that comes with those unforgettable moments in a live show,” said Christina Kounelias, Academy Cmo. “Fans also look for the comedy and the unexpected, and that’s what they’ll get with our host, Chris Rock. His comedic perspective will be a great complement to the more dramatic moments.”

The deadline for AMPAS voters to have their ballots into the »

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Review: 'The Lady in the Van' Features Another Stellar Performance From Maggie Smith

13 January 2016 12:02 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Surprisingly, “The Lady in the Van” begins with a literal bang —it's a shock for those led by marketing materials to believe they were simply in for a quiet British charmer. The film also doesn’t fall neatly into the comedy category, in which its star Maggie Smith was deservedly nominated for a Golden Globe. While there are plenty of moments of humor, ”The Lady in the Van” mixes some sadness into its story about writer Alan Bennett’s experiences with his unconventional neighbor over more than a decade. The bang at the film’s beginning isn’t immediately explained; a shaken Mary Shepherd (Smith) notices blood on her van’s cracked windshield while driving on an English country road. The next scenes find Shepherd with her van parked on a street in London's Camden Town neighborhood in the 1970s: her presence annoys and angers most of the residents. She’s cranky, »

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Oscar Nomination Predictions From Variety’s Awards Team

12 January 2016 4:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday at 5:38am Pt. So Variety Oscar pundits Tim Gray, Jenelle Riley, Ramin Setoodeh and Kristopher Tapley huddled to make final predictions in the eight major categories. There was surprising agreement on the majority of contenders, with some slight differences of opinion here and there.

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Inside Out

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Spotlight

“Straight Outta Compton”

Putting their heads together, our pundits came up with this list of 10, but the Academy may or may not hit that number. “Beasts of No Nation” was the only other film to get a vote.

Best Director

Adam McKay, “The Big Short

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, “The Martian

Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight

Miller was duking it out with Todd Haynes (“Carol”) for the last spot. Today’s »

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Full List Of Winners From This Year's Golden Globes

11 January 2016 6:40 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Best Motion Picture, Drama Carol  Mad Max: Fury Road  Winner: The Revenant  Room  Spotlight   Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy  The Big Short  Joy Winner: The Martian  Spy  Trainwreck   Best Director – Motion Picture  Todd Haynes, Carol  Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant  Tom McCarthy, Spotlight  George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Ridley Scott, The Martian   Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama  Cate Blanchett, Carol  Winner: Brie Larson, Room Rooney Mara, Carol  Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn  Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl   Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama  Bryan Cranston, Trumbo Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant  Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs  Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl  Will Smith, Concussion   Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy  Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy  Melissa McCarthy, Spy  Amy Schumer, Trainwreck  Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van Lily Tomlin, Grandma   Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy  Christian Bale, The Big Short  Steve Carell, »

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'Golden Globes' Winners 2016

10 January 2016 9:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The big day is finally here! The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 10, 2016, by NBC. Ricky Gervais will serve as host for the awards ceremony, which begins at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Pt, and we'll be updating this story all night long with all of the award winners as they're announced live on the air.

The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. Et on NBC. Ricky Gervais is returning as host for the fourth time. Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12) when the network registered ratings gains from the previous two telecasts. Over that 2010-12 span, the Golden Globes averaged a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 17 million viewers overall, which was a 6% increase from the »

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Golden Globe winners 2016: the complete list

10 January 2016 9:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Revenant, The Martian, Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo diCaprio and Mr Robot win big at the Golden Globe awards. Here are the winners...

Might it just be Leonardo diCaprio's year, finally, at the Academy Awards? He and his latest movie, The Revenant, took a big step towards the Oscar stage by taking home the big prizes at the Golden Globe awards overnight. DiCaprio took home the best actor gong (for a drama), whilst The Revenant seized Best Motion Picture, Drama, beating out the early Oscar favourite, Spotlight.

Alejandro G Inarritu won Best Director for The Revenant, too.

Elsewhere? The Martian won big too, with Matt Damon earning the best actor prize in a musical or comedy, with the film itself winning Best Motion Picture (musical, or comedy). Sylvester Stallone nabbed Best Supporting Actor for his work in Creed, with Kate Winslet winning Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs. »

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2016 Golden Globes Awards Winners

10 January 2016 8:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Revenant and The Martian were the big winners at 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian garnered awards for Best Actor -Matt Damon (Musical/Comedy) and Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy), while Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s action-adventure brought home three Globes for Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio (Drama) and Best Director. Both films were released by 20th Century Fox.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the evening was Sylvester Stallone’s Best Supporting Actor win for Creed. The Rocky theme music was played as the actor made his way to the stage along with a heartfelt standing ovation from his peers in the room.

Sylvester Stallone (@officialslystallone), Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Motion Picture for “Creed”. Photo by @inezandvinoodh #goldenglobes

A photo posted by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:25pm Pst

Before you check out the winners, »

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Jennifer Lawrence Wins the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

10 January 2016 8:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Lawrence must be tickled pink - she took home her third Golden Globe on Sunday night. Michael Keaton presented the Joy star with the statuette for best performance by an actress, musical or comedy, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. In her speech, Lawrence credited director David O. Russell for her successful career. "Every time I am up here it is because of you," she said. "Thank you for choosing me, thank you for your brilliance. Thank you for teaching me so much professionally and personally." Lawrence also told Russell: "Your love for cinema is so pure. You »

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‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Martian’ Lead 2016 Golden Globe Winners

10 January 2016 8:11 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The Golden Globes awards ceremony concluded this evening with The Revenant sweeping much of the top categories, and The Martian hilariously picking up Best Comedy. If one is disappointed by the results, at least have some solace knowing Ennio Morricone won for his work on The Hateful Eight. Check out the film winners below, along with a relevant disclaimer.

Imagine all the awards Mad Max: Fury Road would win if their awards campaign was based solely around how difficult the shoot was.

— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) January 11, 2016

Best motion picture, drama

Mad Max: Fury Road

Carol

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

Joy

Spy

The Big Short

The Martian

Trainwreck

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Saoirse Ronin, “Brooklyn”

Cate Blanchett, “Carol

Rooney Mara, “Carol

Brie Larson, “Room

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, »

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The Revenant, Steve Jobs win big at the Golden Globes: Full list of winners

10 January 2016 8:09 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Revenant was the big winner at the Golden Globes taking home the coveted Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director awards, painting a clear front-runner for the Oscar nominations later this week.

Host Ricky Gervais was back for another round of hosting duties, having last hosted in 2012, with Hollywood welcoming him back on stage with open arms.  The awards show kicked off with a Best Supporting Actress win for Kate Winslet in the decades-spanning Steve Jobs

The award was just a sample of what was to come.  Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe eleven times since 1994, took home the trophy for his role in The Revenant. With his performance as Hugh Glass, a fur trader who seeks revenge after being left for dead, DiCaprio is considered the Oscar front-runner for Best Actor.  He’ll face competition from Matt Damon who took home the Best Actor »

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Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 2: Life's A Big Pig Show And Lady Mary Is In Charge

10 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Previously: Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 1 Kicks Off The Final Season With Some Sex Talk Upstairs Remember last week, when the battle lines were drawn in the tussle over York coming in to run the local hospital? Well, this week those battle lines...continue to be drawn. Isobel and Violet yammer on about what's best for the patients, while an entire room of them sit by and say nothing. Cora declares that she's in favor of the York takeover, and the Dowager Countess vows to fight until her last breath. Maggie Smith is a treasure, but I'm beginning to hope we see that last breath soon, if only to give her something better to do. Downstairs Now that the Carson-Hughes wedding is on, the next question is where the reception will be held. Lord Grantham, in a typical display of well-meaning asshattery, offers to host it in the Downton servants' hall. »

- Jay Bushman

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Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 2: Life's A Big Pig Show And Lady Mary Is In Charge

10 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Previously: Review: 'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Episode 1 Kicks Off The Final Season With Some Sex Talk Upstairs Remember last week, when the battle lines were drawn in the tussle over York coming in to run the local hospital? Well, this week those battle lines...continue to be drawn. Isobel and Violet yammer on about what's best for the patients, while an entire room of them sit by and say nothing. Cora declares that she's in favor of the York takeover, and the Dowager Countess vows to fight until her last breath. Maggie Smith is a treasure, but I'm beginning to hope we see that last breath soon, if only to give her something better to do. Downstairs Now that the Carson-Hughes wedding is on, the next question is where the reception will be held. Lord Grantham, in a typical display of well-meaning asshattery, offers to host it in the Downton servants' hall. »

- Jay Bushman

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Golden Globes Winners Here as They're Announced - And Last-Minute Predictions

10 January 2016 6:29 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Golden Globes: Michael Fassbender. 2016 Golden Globes winners, as they're announced The Golden Globes will be hosted once again by Ricky Gervais, who stirred up quite a to-do a few years ago with his three few-holds-barred, back-to-back gigs (2010–2012). At the time, Gervais roasted the rich and famous (and not so-famous) ceremony attendees (and several non-attendees), implying, at times without naming names, that Hollywood Scientologists (Tom Cruise and John Travolta) were gay, that Jodie Foster was a lesbian (a juvenile, cringeworthy joke about Foster's box office flop The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson), that Madonna was hardly like her song “Like a Virgin” (for which he got a rebuke), and so on. Expect more of same this year for the entertainment of those who can only wish they were rich and famous and getting drunk at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills this evening. Who's going to win? The Golden Globes ceremony »

- Mont. Steve

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