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The rap on musicals used to be “audiences don’t want to see people breaking into song.” Now that “La La Land” has charmed audiences by doing just that, what does it mean for the future of live-action screen musicals?
“Whatever musicals come next will have to be good. That’s the test,” says Justin Paul, one of the Oscar-nominated lyricists for “La La Land.” “I have to believe that other studios, other producers, would only be encouraged by the impact of ‘La La Land,’ both critically and at the box office.”
Adds fellow “La La Land” lyricist Benj Pasek: “We feel like our generation has been so primed for musical content. We grew up with the resurgence of Disney animation and all that followed from that. In hindsight, it makes sense that people would be receptive; so many of us grew up with our first stories being told through song. »
- Jon Burlingame
At Sunday night's SAG Awards, both John Lithgow and Claire Foy joined the winners list for their work on The Crown; the two took respective wins for outstanding male and female actor in a drama series. After giving their acceptance speeches, the pair took on the press room together for a Q&A. One journalist asked how Lithgow, at a staggering 6'4" in height, played the historically small Winston Churchill, who, according to his biography, was 5'6". As it turns out, Lithgow rehearsed for nearly 10 full days before he asked Stephen Daldry, one of the series directors, what they were going to do about the 10-inch disparity. Surprisingly, they really didn't need to do much; but there is one of many small details you can look out for. "The only accommodation they made for my height," Lithgow revealed, "was to make the Downing Street door about six inches taller than it actually is. »
- Ryan Roschke
Congratulations, John Lithgow! The Crown star took home the award for Best Male Actor in a Television Drama at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, marking his first-ever win in this category. Taking to the podium to deliver an emotional speech filled with gratitude, Lithgow admitted, "I never would have cast myself as Winston Churchill. This was the bright idea of Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry and Nina Gold." He went on to thank the show's costumer as well as his dialect coach and the other members of the cast, including his co-star Claire Foy, who took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama. "These are the people who »
The Crown is officially the best drama on television — or however you watch it — according to the Hollywood Foreign Press.
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“I have an 11-year-old son whose birthday it is today,” began writer/creator/executive producer Peter Morgan. “So thank you for letting me be here.” Morgan then introduced one of his “co-creators,” Stephen Daldry, though he barely got to speak before »
All hail Netflix's take on Queen Elizabeth II. The Crown took home the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama at the 2017 awards. The newcomer, which had its first season debut in November, beat out fellow Netflix series Stranger Things, NBC's This Is Us and HBO's Game of Thrones and Westworld. Mr. Robot took home the prize at the 2016 ceremony. Creator Peter Morgan accepted the award, but said it's "ridiculous i'm called a creator on this," and deemed it a "bogus title," because the cast and crew are his co-creators. Executive producer Stephen Daldry also spoke and made sure to thank the ensemble cast, but was abruptly played off by loud music. He was able »
Lionsgate’s musical took the best musical or comedy award at the 74th awards show on Sunday night.
Moments earlier, Emma Stone, who kicked off awards season with the Coppa Volpi win in Venice last autumn, had been named best actress in a musical or comedy for her role in the film. Stone dedicated her win to aspiring actors around the world.
La La Land converted all seven of its nominations on the night. Shortly before Stone’s award, writer-director Damien Chazelle picked up the screenplay prize following his earlier win for best director.
Collecting the directing prize earlier in the night, Chazelle thanked his producers “for not blanching at what must have seemed like an utterly insane proposition.”
Gosling thanked »
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Of Huppert, Verhoeven said: “It has been a wonderful experience to work with Isabelle. She is so talented. I thank you Isabelle for everything you have given to this movie, for your talent for your audacity and the authenticity your performance. It was wonderful to work with you. I love you, I love you, I love you.”
Meanwhile a trio of British stars has triumphed through their performances in The Night Manager.
Accepting his award, Laurie joked he was honoured to receive an award at “the last Golden Globes.
“I don’t’ mean to be gloomy but if it has »
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