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75th Golden Globe Nominations – In An Industry Of Snubs It’s Hard To Stand Out

Award season is a world of snub, complaints, and second-guessing, but the recent announcement of The Golden Globe nominations already has people talking, and tweeting. Among the most noteworthy misses, in a year when the nominations are mostly academic, is The Big Sick and Wonder Woman, both of which got no attention at all from The Golden Globe Awards.

Of course, everyone is going to have their favorites, and with several critics groups already announcing their lists/awards, there is always something that has to be left out, but a lot of people have to be surprised by some of the nominations, especially since Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World recently had to change stars, and kicked out indie darling Greta Gerwig from a spot in the Director noms.

Take a look at the full list and let us know what you think.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
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Mary J. Blige Joins Illustrious Group of Golden Globes Double Music-Acting Nominees

Mary J. Blige Joins Illustrious Group of Golden Globes Double Music-Acting Nominees
Perhaps the most surprising double-nomination for this year’s Golden Globes: the twin nods given to Mary J. Blige for best supporting actress and best song — for the film “Mudbound” and its song “Mighty River.” With those, Blige becomes the first performer to be simultaneously nominated in song and acting since John C. Reilly got dual nods for “Walk Hard” 10 years ago. Barbra Streisand, Bjork, Beyonce and Dolly Parton are the other female singer/actors who have scored nominations in both categories in the past, while Reilly and Neil Diamond are the male dual nominees. Only Streisand has won both (for the 1976 film “A Star Is Born”).

Few other surprises popped up in the Globes’ music categories. Other best song contenders include “Remember Me” from “Coco” and “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” both of which are frequently cited as among the frontrunners in the Oscars’ best song contest.

Two songs sung
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You'll Want to Drop All of Your Galleons on These Gorgeous Harry Potter Vinyl Soundtracks

A post shared by Pottermore (@pottermore) on Dec 11, 2017 at 5:25am Pst Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life? Well, consider your search over. Soundtracks from the first five films in the magical franchise - from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - have been released on vinyl for your listening pleasure. Sure, you can pull up classic songs like "Hedwig's Theme" and "A Window to the Past" on Spotify any time you want, but there's just something about hearing them from a beautifully decorated record that can't be beat. The soundtracks are currently being sold on Amazon for just under $200. The set features the work of famed composers who worked on the films like John Williams, Patrick Doyle, and Nicholas Hooper, who recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. As an extra special bonus,
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Golden Globes 2018. Nominees

Best Picture, DramaCall Me By Your NameDunkirkThe PostThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Picture, Musical or ComedyThe Disaster ArtistGet OutThe Greatest ShowmanI, TonyaLady BirdBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaJessica Chastain (Molly's Game)Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Meryl Streep (The Post)Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World)Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaTimothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)Tom Hanks (The Post)Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyJudi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker)Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedySteve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)Ansel Elgort
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Golden Globes Music Nominees Include Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

Golden Globes Music Nominees Include Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood
The two music categories in the Golden Globe nominations announced Monday morning include songs by Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, Miguel with Natalie Lafourcade and Keala Settle and scores by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood as well as frequent nominees Carter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Music nominations appear below and the full Golden Globes nominations can be seen here.

Hugh Jackman also scored a best actor in a musical or comedy nod for his singing and dancing work as circus impresario P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman.”

Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the big winners as nominations for the 75th installment of the annual awards.

“Three Billboards,” a revenge drama, “The Post,” a dramatic re-telling of the Pentagon Papers saga, and “The Shape of Water,” a sci-fi romance, earned best film
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Golden Globe Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees

Golden Globe Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees
Awards season is officially under way with the announcement of the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes.

Following its big win at the 2017 Primetime Emmys, Big Little Lies leads the TV categories with six nominations. FX's Feud: Bette and Joan earned the second most, with four nominations. On the film side, The Shape of Water earned seven nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Post tied with six nominations each.

The nominations included a number of snubs and surprises in both the film and TV categories, but among the standouts were Meryl Streep, who her record 29th Golden Globe nomination, and Christopher Plummer, who was nominated for All the Money in the World, after replacing Kevin Spacey in the film.

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be handed out live on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 starting at 8 p.m. Et on NBC.

Read the complete list of nominees below:

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Golden Globes 2018 Film Nominees Led by ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Post’

Golden Globes 2018 Film Nominees Led by ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Post’
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association rolled out a very early red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel (which officially kicked off at 5:15Am Pt), with presenters Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone on hand to announce the full list of nominations for this year’s 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” was the big winner, pulling in seven nominations, ranging from Best Motion Picture – Drama to Best Screenplay and Best Director, plus three acting nominations.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” grabbed six nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, in addition to acting nominations for Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also earned six nods (including Best Motion Picture – Drama and acting nods for stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell),

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Premiere Launches With A Dedication ‘For Carrie’

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm’s long awaited “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” blasted off with a world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Saturday night and left the passionate fans on hand left immensely satisfied.

The experience began – and Disney wonderfully made sure it was an experience – with an incredible white carpet featuring a gigantic At-at Walker and rebel cannons blasting onlookers. The premiere itself began with introductions of producers Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman and legendary composer John Williams taking the stage.

Continue reading ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Premiere Launches With A Dedication ‘For Carrie’ at The Playlist.
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ First Reactions: ‘Jam-Packed,’ ‘Exciting’

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ First Reactions: ‘Jam-Packed,’ ‘Exciting’
The much-anticipated latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” premiered in Los Angeles Saturday night, and attendees were thrilled with the Rian Johnson-directed movie.

While full reviews are embargoed until 9 a.m. Tuesday, premiere moviegoers were eager to share their first impressions.

Check out some of the first reactions to the new film:

Ava DuVernay, director of Disney’s upcoming “A Wrinkle in Time,” tweeted, “A total joy-ride through the galaxy.”

"Do. Or do not. There is no try." Bravo, @RianJohnson. You did that! The last 40 minutes had me on the edge of my seat in every moment. Superb storytelling. Exceptional design. I laughed. I cheered. A total joy-ride through the galaxy. So fun. #StarWars pic.twitter.com/u4h4XsdzZA

Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 10, 2017

Jen Yamato of the L.A. Times said, “Representation matters.”

#StarWars: The Last Jedi is so beautifully human, populist, funny, and surprising.
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks

Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks
It’s not easy to parse the idiosyncratic minds of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a motley crew of 90 veteran entertainment media who chum up with publicists and junketing stars throughout the year as they report on movies and TV for their outlets in 55 countries. Many of these folks have been covering the usual suspects for so long, they feel like friends.

And that’s one reason why they make such different choices from other critics’ groups. The relatively senior HFPA’s taste runs the gamut from sophisticated (“Moonlight”) to mainstream (“The Martian”). They do like celebrities to come to the glitzy Golden Globes Awards show on January 7 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind), which is by far the most fun party night of the year in Hollywood. So that’s another factor.

Early Friday morning, a messenger arrived at the front doors
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks

Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks
It’s not easy to parse the idiosyncratic minds of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a motley crew of 90 veteran entertainment media who chum up with publicists and junketing stars throughout the year as they report on movies and TV for their outlets in 55 countries. Many of these folks have been covering the usual suspects for so long, they feel like friends.

And that’s one reason why they make such different choices from other critics’ groups. The relatively senior HFPA’s taste runs the gamut from sophisticated (“Moonlight”) to mainstream (“The Martian”). They do like celebrities to come to the glitzy Golden Globes Awards show on January 7 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind), which is by far the most fun party night of the year in Hollywood. So that’s another factor.

Early Friday morning, a messenger arrived at the front doors
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‘The Post’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘The Post’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are in for “The Post,” and Steven Spielberg’s timely historical drama has opened to generally favorable reviews.

Despite being set in 1971 and centering on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon papers, critics unanimously pointed out that the movie couldn’t resonate more with the present day.

In his review for Variety, Owen Gleiberman addressed the plot mirroring the current news cycle, writing, “‘The Post’ offers not so much a message as a warning: that freedom of the press is a fight that never stops, and that the force that keeps it going is the absolute die-hard belief in that freedom. When the press begins to accept restrictions, however grudgingly, it’s all but inviting itself to be muzzled.”

Many praised the film’s emphasis on free press being essential to democracy, along with the performances from stars Meryl Streep as the Post’s publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as executive
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“The Post” is another rousing outing from Steven Spielberg

The embargo has finally lifted, ladies and gentlemen! We can at long last discuss The Post, the new Steven Spielberg film, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Yes, this super fast tracked project is not only complete, but has been screening pretty consistently for critics, guild members, and the Academy itself. The National Board of Review fell in love with it, and plenty of other voters are about to. We’re a month or so away from release still, but the buzz is building in a big way. Once again, Spielberg has delivered the goods. No one in the industry makes it look as easy as he does. He truly is a master at work. To begin, this is what IMDb regales us with, in terms of plot: “A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join
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Movie Review – The Post (2017)

The Post, 2017.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy, John Rue, Justin Swain, Deborah Green, Phillip Casnoff, Jessie Mueller, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Synopsis:

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Prior to a New York Times exposé detailing Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s incompetence and mishandling of the Vietnam War, he tells owner of the Washington Post and trusting friend Katharine Graham (the classy and talented Meryl Streep gunning for her 21st Oscar nomination) that she is going to read some unflattering things about him tomorrow in the papers. Now, it’s obviously not a shocking reveal of numerous sexual assault allegations,
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General Leia Brings “Jokes And Fun” To The Last Jedi, According To John Boyega

For almost 40 years, Carrie Fisher was synonymous with Leia Organa (Aka the People’s Princess), and on December 15th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will close the book on her beloved saga.

It’ll be a bittersweet moment for the franchise’s impassioned fanbase, who mourned the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher late last year. Her untimely passing will only amplify Leia’s final moments in the Star Wars series, though The Last Jedi‘s cast have assured viewers that Fisher delivers a “wonderful” performance in the upcoming sequel.

That’s something that John Boyega echoed during a recent interview with Good Morning America (via ComicBook.com), where the actor also drew attention to Fisher’s best qualities, and how the actress brings “jokes and laughter” to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Well, Carrie means freedom to me. She means the ability to be yourself regardless of circumstance, regardless of social construct.
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Karen Allen talks Indiana Jones, Scrooged and more classic movies

Karen Allen’s new movie, Year by the Sea, is now available to watch on VOD. Speaking with Allen gave us a chance to ask about all her classic movies too, from the Indiana Jones films to Scrooged at Christmastime. Raiders of the Lost Ark has some famous music, most notably the Indiana Jones theme that recurs in all four movies. Allen has her own theme too. John Williams even expanded “Marion’s Theme” to be a full orchestral piece. “I burst into tears [when I heard it],” Allen said. “He played it for me at Tanglewood in Western Massachussets with the...read more
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‘The Post’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Spectacularly Entertaining Journalism Thriller Is a Rallying Cry for the Resistance

‘The Post’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Spectacularly Entertaining Journalism Thriller Is a Rallying Cry for the Resistance
There’s topical, there’s timely, and then there’s “The Post,” which feels less like a historical thriller set in 1971 than it does an exhilarating caricature of the year 2017. While Steven Spielberg’s latest film rivetingly dramatizes the publication of the Pentagon Papers (and eloquently unpacks the consequences of their dissemination), “The Post” wears the Nixon era like a flimsy disguise that it wants you to see right through.

That’s not to take away from Ann Roth’s ratty and exquisite period costume design, or to detract from how immaculately set decorator Rena DeAngelo recreated the smokey thrum of the old Washington Post newsroom. It’s certainly not to diminish Meryl Streep’s fraught and powerfully grounded portrayal of the late publishing scion Katharine Graham — she hasn’t been this good since “Adaptation,” or maybe even “Death Becomes Her,” if ever.

On the contrary, it’s just to
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Review: The Post, a Ticking Time Bomb

Steven Spielberg's best thriller since Jaws, and his most 'of the moment' movie ever, The Post is also an unexpected sort of 'coming of age' tale. Rather mysteriously beginning during the Vietnam War before jumping forward in time and location, Spielberg utilizes every tool at his disposal to manufacture the atmosphere of a thriller. The camera slowly darts through a jungle before it whizzes along city streets, into buildings and down corridors at a dizzying speed, accompanied by the sort of quickly resolving, staccato musical score that sounds not at all like the artistry of Spielberg's usual composer, John Williams, though it is. It's all rather exciting and gets the blood pumping. Then, very soon, the realization hits that it's an arresting distraction, an approximation...

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‘The Post’: Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer on Revisiting History with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg

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‘The Post’: Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer on Revisiting History with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg
The Post” is a period piece, but its production happened at warp speed. Steven Spielberg began shooting in White Plains, New York, on May 1, 2017; 12 months earlier, he had no intention of directing a film and its rookie screenwriter, Liz Hannah, hadn’t written a word of it. This week, “The Post” was named Best Film by the National Board of Review, which also gave Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks top acting honors. Now, Hannah and co-writer Josh Singer have a formidable chance of securing an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Hannah didn’t always aspire to be a screenwriter. Following undergraduate studies at the Pratt Institute and an internship on the film “Reign Over Me,” she was admitted to the AFI Conservatory, in the producing discipline. Then she spent five years in development — long enough to realize it wasn’t what she wanted.

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More "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" aka "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi"...

...is the second film in Disney's "Star Wars" sequel trilogy...

...following "Star Wars: The Force Awakens "(2015).

The film is produced by Lucasfilm...

...and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, October 2012...

...arranged by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score.

Cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley...

...John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson...

...Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis...

...Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", opens December 15, 2017.

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