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Meryl Streep in ‘One True Thing’: A look back at her 11th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘One True Thing’: A look back at her 11th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 11 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 at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

The latter half of the 1990s found Meryl Streep struggling to find a proper follow-up to her sublime, Oscar-nominated turn in “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995).

First, there was “Before and After” (1996), a sleepy collaboration with filmmaker Barbet Schroeder and leading man Liam Neeson. The picture, among Streep’s worst box office performers to date, was out of theaters within a month.

A bit more successful was “Marvin’s Room” (1996), a family drama that at last paired Streep with Diane Keaton, plus Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film garnered modest reviews and box office receipts upon opening that December and it was ultimately Keaton,
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Brazil Choses ‘Bingo – The King of the Mornings’ as its Foreign-Language Academy Award Submission

Brazil has selected “Bingo – The King of the Mornings,” one of its most awaited debuts of 2017, as its entry for next year’s foreign-language Academy Award.

Produced by Brazilian production powerhouse Gullane, “Bingo – the King of the Mornings'” candidature also marks a victory for Warner Bros. whose Brazilian office co-produced the title, which will be distributed in Latin america by Warner Latin America.

The submission, voted on by a commission of over 200 film specialists, was announced by the Brazilian Film Academy. It appears to have avoided the polemics of last year’s choice when the publicly declared animosity of one member of the candidature jury towards Cannes competition title “Aquarius” caused three filmmakers to refuse to submit their film for consideration.

Long-anticipated, “Bingo – The King of the Mornings” was chosen from among 22 contenders. It marks the first feature as a director of Daniel Rezende, an award-winning editor on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” José Padilha
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Brazil’s Academy Award Nomination Submission for Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Little Secret’

Brazil’s Academy Award Nomination Submission for Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Little Secret’
Written by Kate Lyra, Director, Latc — Latin American Training CenterAmidst the flurry of controversy surrounding its selection, “Little Secret” (“Pequeno Segredo”) screened for the press in Rio de Janeiro.

“Some people are afraid of the ocean,” says Heloisa, (Julia Lemmertz in a perfect pitch performance). “But I feel safer on the water than on dry land.”

Marcos Bernstein’s masterful narrative, directed by David Schurmann, sets the ocean as symbol and metaphor, weaving it through the interlocking stories of three families — and three mothers — forever joined by a secret and a child.

It is the ocean that both separates and connects places as exotic and unlikely as the Amazon and New Zealand, an ocean that protects and sustains us like amniotic fluid.

“Kiwi” (as New Zealanders are endearingly known) Robert Lockett (Errol Shand) has crossed the ocean to find work as a petrochemical engineer in Manaus, capital city of the
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'Little Secret' director on Oscar controversy: "We were attacked as if we were the enemy"

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'Little Secret' director on Oscar controversy:
Brazilian director David Schurmann’s film was selected over Aquarius by one vote, prompting some social media protests.

On the morning after the gala screening of Little Secret at the 18th edition of Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival, the Brazilian director David Schurmann packed his bags to travel to Los Angeles. Schurmann is to meet awards consultant Steven Raphael, who has been hired (via Skype) to help him with his film campaign for the 89th Academy Awards.

Little Secret was chosen last month as the Brazil’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film, after beating its rival, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, by one vote only (the result was five to four). The choice made by Brazil’s Oscar selection committee further fuelled the controversy around Aquarius and led to protests on social media against Little Secret.

“Although at that time no one had seen our movie yet, we were attacked
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Rio, I Love You Review

Rio, I Love You is the third in the “Cities of Love” series begun with “Paris, Je T’Aime” (“Paris, I Love You”), which bring together famous directors and stars to create a series of little romantic stories around one city. The city getting the love-letter this time is Rio, home of the upcoming Olympics. However, despite its impressive list of directors, there is little to impress in “Rio, I Love You.”

Rio, I Love You boasts a more impressive line up of directors that the last one, “New York, I Love You,” but nonetheless continues the series decline in quality from the first one. Directors include Paolo Sorrentino (“Youth”), Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”), and Sang-Soo Im (“The Housemaid”), among others, but none of them shine in this mixed-up film. Rather than having the stories start and end clearly, as in the first two films, several stories make false
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Watch: ‘Rio, I Love You’ Trailer Makes You Fall for Brazil

Watch: ‘Rio, I Love You’ Trailer Makes You Fall for Brazil
Harvey Keitel is a priest in Brazil in the trailer for “Rio, I Love You.”

The new trailer for Screen Media’s U.S. release of “Rio, I Love You” features Keitel asking “What is love, Felicia?” as part of a massive cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Wagner Moura and Roberta Rodrigues.

The trailer is replete with voiceovers such as “I know what it is to have my heart broken” and “Real love — where does it come from?”

John Turturro — the only U.S. director on the project — directs himself and Vanessa Paradis in one of the 10 segments. Brazilian filmmakers include Carlos Saldanha, Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Im Sang-soo (Korea), Stephan Elliott (Austrialia), Paolo Sorrentino (Italy) and Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico) are among the helmers.

Rio, I Love You” opens in New York on April 15 and in Los
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Watch: First Trailer For 'Rio, I Love You' With Segments Directed By Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, More

The concept is a good one: gather up some top shelf filmmakers and have them create an omnibus of shorts centered around a particular city. Previously we've seen "Paris, je t'Aime" and "New York, I Love You," and as it goes with the format, some segments are always better than others. Now the focus goes to Brazil for "Rio, I Love You," and the first trailer has arrived. Read More: Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks 'Youth,' The Happiest Moment Of Filmmaking, Michael Caine, Sun Kill Moon & More  Filmmakers Guillermo ArriagaStephan ElliottIm Sang-sooNadine LabakiFernando MeirellesJosé PadilhaCarlos SaldanhaPaolo SorrentinoJohn Turturro and Andrucha Waddington have each crafted shorts taking place in the lively city, and Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Harvey Keitel, Vincent Cassell, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten and Fernanda Montenegro appear in the...
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Remembering National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Pêra

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Born Marília Soares Pêra on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio, she was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute Sueli, who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva in Hector Babenco's well-received social drama Pixote / Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981),[1] a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged members. In one pivotal – and widely talked about scene – she lets the titular character (da Silva, at the time 12 years old)[2] suckle her breast. In another, she pulls down her panties and sits in
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Us Briefs: Bleecker Street dates 'Captain Fantastic'

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Us Briefs: Bleecker Street dates 'Captain Fantastic'
Plus: Screen Media picks up Rio, I Love You; Lionsgate to adapt Magic Tree House children’s books; and more…

Bleecker Street will open Matt Ross’ recent Sundance world premiere starring Viggo Mortensen via theatrical roll-out on July 8. Lynette Howell, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat, and Monica Levinson produced the story of an eccentric father to a clan of children in the Pacific Northwest.

Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights from WestEnd Films for the collaborative film Rio, I Love You, the third in the Cities Of Love trilogy featuring Paris Je t’Aime and New York I Love You. Rio, I Love You features ten short stories and their respective transitions of love in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Andrucha Waddington, Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, Stephan Elliott, John Turturro, Guillermo Arriaga, Sang-soo Im, Carlos Saldanha, Jose Padilha, Nadine Labaki, and Vicente Amorim direct a cast that includes Fernanda Montenegro, Emily Mortimer, and Vincent Cassel
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Globo’s Telenovela Hit ‘Forever and Ever’ Launches at Natpe

Globo’s Telenovela Hit ‘Forever and Ever’ Launches at Natpe
Brazilian media giant Globo is launching at Natpe 2016 new telenovela “Alto Astral” (“Forever and Ever”), a recent audience hit at Brazil’s leading channel, Rede Globo.

Broadcast during the 2014-2015 season, “Forever and Ever’s” 120 episodes averaged a strong 47% share and more than 22 million eyeballs.

A classic telenovela that enrolls supernatural elements, “Forever” narrates a love story between Caique, a Brazilian doctor (played by actor Sergio Guize, “Saramandaia”) and journalist Laura (Nathalia Dill, “Precious Pearl”). Caique is accustomed to drawing the face of a woman, even though he has never met her. Years later, he does meet Laura, the woman of his drawings. United by an overwhelming passion, the couple’s love will be tested by the wrath of Marcos, Caique’s jealous brother, which was engaged to Laura before they met. Marcos role is played by Thiago Lacerda (“Precious Pearl”).

Although set in the present day, “Forever and Ever
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National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Dead at 72

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian star and National Board of Review Best Actress winner dead at 72 This article is being revised and expanded. Please check back later. Actress Marília Pêra, a top Brazilian stage, television, and film star whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades, died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Pêra (born on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio de Janeiro) was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva – who suckles her breast in one pivotal scene – in Hector Babenco's well-regarded social drama Pixote, a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged citizens. Although Pêra's screen time is relatively brief, she made enough of an impact to be
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Screen Actors Guild Award Predictions: Fassbender, Stewart In?

2015 SAG Awards predictions The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations will be announced on Wed., Dec. 9. The SAG Awards, of course, tend to be a solid prognosticator of the Academy Awards in the acting categories. Solid, but harldy flawless. Generally speaking, SAG Award nominations tend to be more populist and more Hollywood-centered than those of the Actors' Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts. But why would that be? Well, here are two probable reasons for the discrepancies: Screeners' availability at the time of voting. Academy members vote weeks after SAG Award members; as a result, they have more time to catch up with late releases and/or smaller/non-Hollywood movies that receive widespread critical love during awards season. According to Anne Thompson, this year screeners for Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant and David O. Russell's Joy were sent out late to SAG's voting committee, while screeners for
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International Emmy nominees announced

Forty programs from 19 countries have been nominated for 2015 International Emmy Awards. None, alas from Australia.

The awards cover 10 categories and will be announced on November 23 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Nominees come from Angola, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK and the Us. This year the Academy will present two special awards. Downton Abbey writer/creator Julian Fellowes will receive the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award.

HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler will receive the 2015 International Emmy Directorate Award.

As If reported Matchbox Pictures. Nowhere Boys and Galaxy Pop.s Get Ace are in the running for the 2016 International Emmy Kids Awards for best kids series and kids animation.

The full list of nominees: Arts Programming Buenaventura No Me Dejes Mas (Buenaventura, Don.t Leave Me) Caracol Televisión / Laberinto Cine y Televisión Colombia Illustre & Inconnu: Comment Jacques Jaujard
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‘Black Mirror’ Star Rafe Spall Among International Emmy Award Nominees

‘Black Mirror’ Star Rafe Spall Among International Emmy Award Nominees
Black Mirror” actor Rafe Spall is among the nominees for this year’s International Emmy Awards.

Spall is up for the “White Christmas” holiday episode of the spooky British anthology series, which airs on Channel 4 and has been picked up for fresh episodes by Netflix. “White Christmas” also featured “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm.

In all, the nominees in 10 categories span 19 countries across Europe, the U.K., Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The awards recognize programming that airs outside of the U.S. as well as U.S. programs produced in languages other than English.

Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes will receive the International TV Academy’s Founders Award at the gala ceremony in New York on Nov. 23. HBO chairman-ceo Richard Plepler will be feted with the Directorate Award.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Arts Programming

Buenaventura No Me Dejes Mas

(Buenaventura, Don’t Leave Me
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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty,
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Gay Teen Tale Is Brazil's Entry for the 87th Academy Awards

'The Way He Looks' movie: Gay teen love story is Brazil's entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (photo: Fábio Audi and Ghilherme Lobo in 'The Way He Looks') In mid-September, The Way He Looks / Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho was selected as Brazil's entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Written and directed by 32-year-old São Paulo native Daniel Ribeiro, The Way He Looks (the Portuguese-language title literally means "Today I Want to Go Back Alone") won two awards at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival: the International Film Critics' Fipresci Prize for Best Film in the Panorama sidebar and the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender characters. Based on Ribeiro's 2010 short I Don't Want to Go Back Alone / Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho, The Way He Looks tells the story of Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo), a blind 15-year-old struggling to become
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #120. Manoel De Oliveira’s The Church of the Devil

The Church of the Devil

Director: Manoel De Oliveira

Writers: Manoel De Oliveira, Machado De Assis (short stories)

Producers: O Som a a Furia’s Luis Urbano and Sandro Aguilar

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Lima Duarte

Portuguese director Manoel De Oliveira is the world’s oldest living filmmaker, and the past several years has seen the filmmaker engaging in an incredible amount of output, his last title being 2012′s Gebo and the Shadow, which has yet to see a Us release. While his past several titles have been set in Portugal or France, he moves to Brazil with this latest, based on short stories of Machado De Assis, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of Brazilian literature. Needless to say, a glance at the vague description provided has us hooked.

Gist: Three connected stories set in Brazil following a visit of devil to earth,
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Berlin: John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis Go to ‘Rio, I Love You’ (Exclusive)

Berlin: John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis Go to ‘Rio, I Love You’ (Exclusive)
John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis have joined the anthology film “Rio, I Love You,” the third in the “Cities I Love” series.

U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in Latin America, including Brazil.

Turturro directs himself and Paradis in a one of the 10 segments and is the only U.S. director on the project.

Brazilian filmmakers include Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Other directors who have completed segments for the film include Korean Im Sang-soo, Aussie Stephan Elliott, Paolo Sorrentino and Guillermo Arriaga and Nadine Labaki.

The film’s stars include: Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, Fernanda Montenegro, Labaki, Wagner Moura, Rodrigo Santoro, Roberta Rodrigues, Tonico Pereira, Claudia Abreu, Bruna Linzmeyer, Laura Neiva, Land Vieira, Michel Melamed and Marcio Garcia.

Labaki’s segment, starring Keitel, was shot
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86th Academy Awards: Streep Shatters Nominations Record

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth — whose Rush was completely shut out — made the announcements, including that of Best Actress contender Meryl Streep, in the running for her performance in John WellsAugust: Osage County. Streep’s competitors are her Doubt and Julie & Julia co-star Amy Adams for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Sandra Bullock for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Judi Dench for Stephen FrearsPhilomena, and likely winner Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. (Emma Thompson’s absence from the Best Actress roster — for her performance in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks — was quite a surprise.
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Beware, Golden Globe winners: This is your Oscar audition

Beware, Golden Globe winners: This is your Oscar audition
Back in 1998, Gwyneth Paltrow didn't seem to have much hope of winning an Oscar for "Shakespeare in Love." She kept getting trounced at the early film-critics' awards by Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth"), Fernanda Montenegro ("Central Station") and Cameron Diaz ("There's Something About Mary"), but she suddenly zoomed ahead of the pack when she prevailed at the Golden Globes and gave the performance of her career at the podium. Paltrow mentioned two family members who were battling cancer and she wept as she thanked her dad "who's had a tough year and to my grandpa, who's having an even tougher year. Hang in there, grandpa!" When Oscar voters saw that, they wanted an encore at their own awardsfest. (Watch below) When Ben Affleck looked so dignified winning Best Director at last year's Globes, all Hollywood rallied behind him and "Argo" ended up nabbing the Oscar for Best Picture. Just three days e.
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