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The Lady In The Van – The Review

23 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Maggie Smith brings an irresistible irascible charm to her role as a homeless woman who parks her van the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett and then stays for 15 years, in The Lady In The Van. Although this is a far different character from her role as the Dowager Countess, “Downton Abbey” fans will delight in finding a similar comic brilliance in Smith’s Miss Shepard, with the same sense of her own importance and an iron determination to have her own way. The quirky and charming The Lady In The Van showcases Smith’s considerable skill in dominating every scene – in fact, the whole film.

Nicholas Hytner, who also directed History Boys, brings a lot of dry, self-deprecating British humor to this screen adaptation of Bennett’s partly biographical play. Although the story is narrated by and told from the point of view of playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings), it is Smith’s eccentric, »

- Cate Marquis

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Downton Abbey's Bloody Dinner Party Surprise

31 January 2016 7:05 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Downton Abbey had a right bloody dinner, like actual blood, not the English term "bloody." What happened? Ulcers are very serious. In the fifth episode of the final season, the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), Isobel (Penelope Wilton) and Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) continued their battle over the modernizing and merger of the hospital. The Dowager Countess brought in Neville Chamberlain (she blackmailed him), the minister of health, for dinner and to help her get her way, but she didn't get very far. Robert (Hugh Bonneville) vomited blood all over the dinner table and his wife before collapsing (with even more vomit blood). "If this is it, know that I have loved you very much," he told Cora. His »

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Spotlight, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson And Alicia Vikander Big Winners At 22nd SAG Awards

31 January 2016 6:55 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Honored with individual awards were Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander for performances in motion pictures, and Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor for performances in television.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor for a motion picture cast performance went this year to Spotlight, while the Actors for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Downton Abbey” and “Orange is the New Black”.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the 52nd Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the comedic trailblazer, »

- Michelle McCue

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A Critical Look At British Box Office Figures

31 January 2016 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway casts a critical eye over the latest British box office statistics…

On Friday the BFI released the statistics for 2015 at the UK box office. The headlines that came with it showed that it was a record year at the box office in the UK and Ireland (similarly to the way the Us and Canada are one entity when it comes to box office, the UK and Ireland are put together).

In short, 171.9 million trips to the cinema were made in Britain and Ireland last year, up 9% on 2014, with ticket sales of £1,240 million, a 17% increase on the previous year. 34% of films released in the UK qualified as British, the highest since records began (though records only began in 2001), which seems like a good amount for a country whose cinemas are usually dominated by Hollywood, but when you realise that it includes almost any film with the slightest »

- Neil Calloway

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SAG Awards Winners; Including Photo Galleries From The Ceremony

31 January 2016 3:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

SAG Awards Winners: The 22nd annual awards winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles. SAG Awards Winners

Last night, the Screen Actors Guild dished out their 2016 awards in a ceremony in Hollywood. The SAG awards winners are listed below as well as a full gallery from the evening.

The clear winner on the night was Idris Elba, who managed to grab two awards; one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in the superb Beasts Of No Nation, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Luthor.

SAG Awards Winners

Elsewhere, Leonardo DiCaprio won Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant, while Brie Larson scored Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Room. Surely these two are now a cert for Oscar success. In the female supporting category, Alicia Vikander »

- Paul Heath

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Full list of winners from the 2016 SAG Awards

31 January 2016 2:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced the winners of the 2016 SAG Awards last night, with Spotlight taking home the top movie honour, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Downton Abbey (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ) and Orange Is the New Black (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series) enjoying success in the TV categories.

In the individual film categories, there were awards for Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), with Elba also picking up a second award on the TV side for his work in Luther. Other television winners included Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black). Check out a full list of winners here, highlighted in red…

Outstanding Performance by »

- Gary Collinson

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SAG Awards Winners 2016 (Full List) 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards show

31 January 2016 1:15 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was held on Saturday night (January 30, 2016) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It was a big night for Leonardo DiCaprio and Idris Elba, check out the the complete list of winners below. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Brie Larson, Room (Winner) Cate Blanchett, Carol Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (Winner) Bryan Cranston, Trumbo Johnny Depp, Black Mass Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Downton Abbey (Winner) Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (Winner) Claire Danes, Homeland Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Maggie Smith, »

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‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson Lead 2016 SAG Award Winners

30 January 2016 7:22 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In naming Spotlight one of the best ensembles of 2016, we said, “Tom McCarthy’s procedural moves with the precision of a fine timepiece. Rarely does one find a film where all is tune, from the pacing, writing, direction and acting. Highlighting the heroic work of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, the group is headed by Robby Robinson (Michael Keaton) who risks life long friendships to get the story right. His team includes Mike Rezendes (played by a compulsive Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and Matt Caroll (Brian d’Arcy James). Encouraged by a Boston outsider, editor Marty Baron (Live Schreiber), the team undertakes a long-term investigation of abuses in the Catholic Church. In the mix are the lawyers on both sides, played by Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup. Rightfully overshadowing that other journalism docudrama, James Vanderbilt’s incompetent Truth, the difference here amongst many things is perhaps access: »

- Jordan Raup

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Here Are the 2016 SAG Awards Winners

30 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's time for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where film and TV actors celebrate other film and TV actors, and the big screen winners cross their fingers that this means they'll be getting Oscars, too. Lookin' at you, Leo!

Here is the full list of SAG Awards winners from the Saturday, January 30 show (8 to 10 p.m. on TNT and TBS), along with the nominees they beat for the trophies:

Winners: Movies

• Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Winner: Spotlight

Beasts Of No Nation

The Big Short

Straight Outta Compton

Trumbo

• Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio / Hugh Glass – "The Revenant"

Bryan Cranston / Dalton Trumbo – "Trumbo"

Johnny Depp / James "Whitey" Bulger – "Black Mass"

Michael Fassbender / Steve Jobs – "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – "The Danish Girl" )

Here's a vine of Leo running to Kate Winslet after he won. »

- Gina Carbone

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Viola Davis Wins the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder

30 January 2016 6:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Viola Davis took home her fourth Screen Actors Guild award Saturday. The award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, presented by Taye Diggs and Eva Longoria, was awarded to Davis for her role in How to Get Away with Murder. In her acceptance speech, Davis - who plays a law professor at a prestigious university who gets entangled in a murder plot with her students - said, "There's this saying: 'I am not who you think I am. You are who you think I am.' " Davis said of her "anti-hero" character Annalise Keating: "I always think, »

- Aurelie Corinthios and Greg Hanlon

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SAG Awards: Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, Oitnb and Downton Among Winners

30 January 2016 4:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Winners for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Saturday night at the Shine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, in a ceremony that was simulcast on TNT/TBS.

RelatedGolden Globes: Mr. Robot and Mozart Win Big; Taraji P. Henson, Lady Gaga, Jon Hamm, Rachel Bloom Grab Gold

How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis marked broadcast TV’s lone winner, while streamers Netflix and Amazon combined for four total wins. Orange Is the New Black grabbed two prizes, for comedy ensemble and actress Uzo Aduba.

Fun (?) fact: Excluding the TV-movie categories, William H. Macy was the »

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Screen Actors Guild 2016: Is There a Downton Abbey Movie in the Works? Allen Leech Has the Answer

30 January 2016 4:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Downton Abbey is finishing up this year after six seasons, but we likely haven't seen the last of the Crawley family. Allen Leech told People Deputy Editor Jd Heyman and his preshow co-host Caroline Modarressey-Tehrani on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet preshow that the "rumors of a movie" might be true. "Played by an all-American cast," Leech, 34, joked of the potential big-screen reunion. Joined by costars Raquel Cassidy, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle, Leech said, "I think a lot of the cast will be up for coming back for a one-off, so we'll just have to wait and see. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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SAG Awards exclusive: Who's presenting, who's a no-show & behind the scenes photo gallery

30 January 2016 12:12 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby was in attendance Friday morning when the SAG Awards officially rolled out the red carpet for the weekend ceremony. Journalists were also invited into the Shrine Auditorium where preparations were underway for Saturday's live telecast on TNT and TBS. Place cards for the attendees show us who will be there -- and who won't. (Click here to view our photo gallery.) -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Among the highest profile no-shows include Best Film Actor nominee Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs"), Best Film Actress nominee Cate Blanchett ("Carol"), Best Film Ensemble nominee Brad Pitt ("The Big Short") and double nominees Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies" and "Wolf Hall"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey," individual and ensemble), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," individual and ensemble) and Louis C.K. ("Loui..." »

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SAG Awards Predictions: Who Will Win

28 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are set for Saturday night, as industry thespians gather to celebrate their own and tell those awkward “I’m an actor” stories to the camera. “Trumbo” led the way with film nominations, while “Game of Thrones” and “House of Cards” led for TV. Here are our fearless predictions of who will walk away a winner.

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

It feels like Leonardo DiCaprio’s train is coming into the station this year, so look for him to pull off the win for “The Revenant.” However, if any possible spoiler is lurking, it’s Bryan Cranston, adored by TV actors who fill the SAG-aftra ranks. Also: “Trumbo” is an ensemble nominee, and “The Revenant” is not.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The best actress race has been Brie Larson (“Room”) vs. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Debra Birnbaum

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SAG Awards Predictions: Who Will Win

28 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are set for Saturday night, as industry thespians gather to celebrate their own and tell those awkward “I’m an actor” stories to the camera. “Trumbo” led the way with film nominations, while “Game of Thrones” and “House of Cards” led for TV. Here are our fearless predictions of who will walk away a winner.

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

It feels like Leonardo DiCaprio’s train is coming into the station this year, so look for him to pull off the win for “The Revenant.” However, if any possible spoiler is lurking, it’s Bryan Cranston, adored by TV actors who fill the SAG-aftra ranks. Also: “Trumbo” is an ensemble nominee, and “The Revenant” is not.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The best actress race has been Brie Larson (“Room”) vs. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Debra Birnbaum

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SAG Awards predictions: Viola Davis ('How to Get Away with Murder') should watch out for Maggie Smith ('Downton Abbey')

27 January 2016 10:52 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Viola Davis is the defending champion for Best TV Drama Actress at the SAG Awards for her role as a ruthless defense attorney on "How to Get Away with Murder." She's also the reigning Emmy champ, and on top of that she has two other past SAG wins for Best Film Actress and Best Film Ensemble for "The Help." Her acting peers clearly admire her, so it's no surprise that she's the frontrunner to win again, but she should watch out for another awards darling: Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"). -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Our Top 24 Users, who had the highest scores predicting last year's SAG winners, overwhelming favor Davis to repeat. Twenty of them expect her to win, giving her 2/7 odds: Harley Diamond, TonyThomas, Draz, eastwest, Bird, dosmax, KingJay, Eng Keat, SenanL, MovieMania, bondzzz, JonathanMasongsong, GermnArturoCortsMatus, SupaDupa Fly, Noe, Ober »

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SAG Life Achievement Honoree Carol Burnett On Her Career and Giving Back

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

On Jan. 30, Carol Burnett will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award for her professional achievements and her humanitarianism. The legendary star of television, stage and film is acutely aware of the roots of both.

Show business held out an escape from the impoverished, chaotic, hotel room childhood she vividly depicted in bestselling memoir “One More Time,” and its stage adaptation “Hollywood Arms,” co-authored by her late daughter Carrie Hamilton.

The biz also allowed her to spread some sunshine around, though as she says, “not at first. We couldn’t give back because we had nothing to give. But once I started to make even mild salaries, I wanted to help other people, starting with members of my family and spreading out.”

Grandmother “Nanny” and Mama scorned young Carol’s pipe dream of attending college, let alone living the glamorous life of her beloved film stars. Yet the still-mysterious appearance of »

- Bob Verini

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Downton Abbey Recap: London Calling

24 January 2016 6:51 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Remember when Anna decided not to tell Bates about her pregnancy until she knew she was out of the woods? Well, there was a slight change of plans on Sunday’s Downton Abbey.

RelatedDownton Abbey Stars Talk Mary and Edith’s ‘Rivalry,’ Unexpected Final Arc

Because Bates is a far craftier man than Anna realized — she’s clearly forgotten about the time he spent in prison — he quickly sniffed out the bun in her oven, prompting a spillage of beans. Well, some of the beans. I’m not a pregnancy expert, but I know a thing or two about sharing information, »

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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 »

- HollywoodNews.com

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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. »

- Jacob Bryant

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