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2018 Oscars: Will one film sweep both actress awards for the 11th time?

2018 Oscars: Will one film sweep both actress awards for the 11th time?
If our combined Oscar odds are correct, the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories will be dominated by the stars of three films: Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf of “Lady Bird”; Margot Robbie and Allison Janney of “I, Tonya”; and Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer of “The Shape of Water.” And if one pair of co-stars wins, it’d be the 11th time both actress awards went to the same film.

The best chance of this happening is with Ronan and Metcalf. The former sits in second place in lead, behind “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri” star Frances McDormand, with 7/2 odds, while her onscreen mother is the favorite in supporting with 11/5 odds.

But after defeating Metcalf at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice, Janney is watching her stock rise quickly. She stands at 5/2 odds, while her onscreen daughter, Robbie, is in fifth in lead with 8/1 odds.

See Will ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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Viola Davis and Husband Address Police Brutality with Intense New TV One Docuseries

Viola Davis and Husband Address Police Brutality with Intense New TV One Docuseries
How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis is bringing her real life investigative skills to the small screen, with new TV One documentary series Two Sides of the Truth. Narrated by the Oscar-winning actress, the show will look at four notable accounts of police encounters that ended up fatal.

“What this show does is it arms you with as much information as possible – even the information that you probably didn’t want to hear when the incident happened,” says Davis in a promotional clip from the series.

According to the couple, the show examines multiple viewpoints regarding recent
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New Regency, See-Saw Films Partner for First-Look Deal

New Regency, See-Saw Films Partner for First-Look Deal
New Regency and production company See-Saw Films have signed a three-year, first-look development, financing, and production deal for films.

Under the deal, announced on Thursday, See-Saw will develop movies to be financed by and co-produced with New Regency. In addition to development and production financing, the first look provides See-Saw with global studio distribution through New Regency’s deal with 20th Century Fox for all films greenlit under the deal.

The announcement was made by New Regency Chairman Yariv Milchan, and See-Saw managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

“A decade into See-Saw, this partnership with our friends at New Regency allows us to continue to make bold, smart, commercial movies with taste and heart,” Canning and Sherman said. “We can support our filmmakers at all budget sizes and across all genres, including the ability to tell distinctive U.S. stories for a global audience. Having access to global studio distribution, without sacrificing
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See-Saw, New Regency strike three-year first look pact

20th Century Fox to distribute features produced under the deal.

UK-Australia prestige production outfit See-Saw Films and Us powerhouse New Regency have struck a three-year first look pact.

Source: Gabriel Goldberg

Emile Sherman (left) and Iain Canning

Under the deal, See-Saw will develop features that will be financed and co-produced by New Regency. In addition, the agreement provides See-Saw with global studio distribution through New Regency’s existing pact with 20th Century Fox, which will cover all films greenlit under the deal.

The agreement extends the relationship between the two companies, which has recently seen them collaborate on Steve McQueen’s Widows. Currently in post-production, the heist thriller stars Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson and Daniel Kaluuya.

See-Saw previously worked with UK director McQueen on his 2011 feature Shame, while New Regency produced his Oscar-winning historical drama 12 Years A Slave. In October last year, New Regency signed a multi-year deal with McQueen to develop and finance
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More Stars To Join Supporters At Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles has announced that supporters including U. S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, and Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer, and Keala Settle will now join the powerful lineup of activists and stars taking the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.

They will join previously announced speakers including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, along with performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles Lgbt Center CEO Lorri L.
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Time's Up and Condé Nast Auctioning Off 2018 Golden Globes Dresses Worn by Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek and More

Condé Nast is partnering with Time's Up and eBay to auction off gowns and tuxedos worn by celebrities at the 2018 Golden Globes. All proceeds will benefit the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund—an organization that helps individuals who've experienced sexual misconduct find legal representation. The organizations announced the news on Wednesday. From Jan. 19 to Jan. 26, shoppers can visit ebay.com/timesup to bid on gowns worn by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gal Gadot, Elizabeth Moss, Emma Watson, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek and more. Shoppers can also bid on tuxedos worn by Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth Meyers and Daniel...
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Best Dressed Stars Ever at the SAG Awards

Be prepared for celebs to show up and show out at the 2018 SAG Awards. After the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards, award season is in full swing. Yet Hollywood A-listers haven't even made it half way through their red carpet wardrobe. And, with the SAGs, Oscars and Grammy's ahead, we're sure many have saved their best looks.  The SAG Awards, in particular, offers a level of sophistication that's between the high-society Oscars and toned-down Critics' Choice Awards. Translation: While SAG dresses are fancy, they're still wearable.  Case in point: Viola Davis and Reese Witherspoon's SAG Awards cream-toned gowns (as seen above). While...
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25 Stars Who Only Need a Grammy to Egot, From Liza Minnelli to Al Pacino (Photos)

25 Stars Who Only Need a Grammy to Egot, From Liza Minnelli to Al Pacino (Photos)
The Egot — an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — is the greatest honor in entertainment. These stars are (or were) close to achieving it. Jack Albertson Anne Bancroft Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)Emmy: Single Performance by an Actress, “Startime” (1960); Actress in Limited Series or Special, “A Woman Called Golda” (1982).Oscar: Actress, “Gaslight” (1944); Actress, “Anastasia” (1956); Supporting Actress, “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974).Tony: Actress (Dramatic), “Joan of Lorraine” (1947). No Grammys to Egot. Shirley Booth Ralph Burns Ellen Burstyn Viola Davis (1965 – ) Emmy: Actress in a Drama Series, “How to Get Away With Murder” (2015).Oscar: Actress, “Fences” (2016). Tony: Featured Actress in a Play,...
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Liam Neeson Says He Still Feels 40 (Despite Being 65)

Liam Neeson Says He Still Feels 40 (Despite Being 65)
Liam Neeson has one New Year’s resolution he wants to stick to.

“I’ve gotta stop saying to myself, ‘I’m 65. I’ve got to do that,” the actor tells People in this week’s issue, when asked about changes he wants to make in 2018.

“It’s an Irish thing,” The Commuter star continues. “Sort of seeing the glass half empty instead of half full. But inside I feel 40. But I sometimes think, ‘Who are you fooling? Who are you kidding?’ I’ve got to stop that. Life’s good! I’m very lucky and very blessed.”

Things are
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NAACP Image Awards: Key Categories to Watch

NAACP Image Awards: Key Categories to Watch
Over the years, the NAACP Image Awards has celebrated an increasing number of Lgbt movies, television shows, actors and characters.

Although there have been far more nominations than wins, there are noticeable strides. For instance, Viola Davis won the actress in a drama series Image Award for her turn as bisexual attorney Annalise Keating on “How to Get Away With Murder” in 2016. And “Moonlight,” which tracks the life of a gay boy growing up in poverty, triumphed last year with four wins, including directing and independent motion picture.

This year, openly gay actress Rutina Wesley has been nominated for actress in a drama series for her performance on Own’s “Queen Sugar.” She will compete against Davis, nominated again in the category for her performance as Annalise Keating, and an Image Award victor last year for her supporting film turn in “Fences.” They are up against “Underground” star Jurnee Smollett-Bell, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington
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Here’s What the Critics’ Choice Awards Winners Mean for the Oscar Race

Critics’ Choice Awards voters were less keen on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” than the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The film drama winners at the CCAs mostly matched those at the Golden Globes four nights prior, with the exception of Best Picture and Best Screenplay. While the 90-member HFPA gave both honors to Martin McDonagh’s drama about a grieving mother opposing her town’s police department , the 300 national Bfca critics voted “The Shape of Water” Best Picture, recognizing “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out” for respective adapted and original screenplays.

Read More:Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 Winners List: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates With Best Picture and Best Director Prizes

Additional favorites have emerged in the acting races: Frances McDormand for Best Actress (“Three Billboards”), Gary Oldman for Best Actor (“Darkest Hour), Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress (“I, Tonya”) and Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards.” The CCAs have
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Gal Gadot Singlehandedly Delivered the Most Important Critics' Choice Speech

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Gal Gadot Singlehandedly Delivered the Most Important Critics' Choice Speech
Gal Gadot took home the #SeeHer award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday night. According to a statement released by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in December, the special award "recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement - to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape." The Wonder Woman actress was presented with the honor by the movie's director, Patty Jenkins, who called Gal a "wonderful human being who used all her superpowers to breathe life, complexity, and joy into a tour de force performance." RelatedSo This Is How Gal Gadot Carved Her Superhero Physique For Wonder Woman Gal, following in the footsteps of last year's honoree Viola Davis, delivered an equally inspiring speech when she took the stage to a standing ovation. "Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role,
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Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 Winners List: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates With Best Picture and Best Director Prizes

Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 Winners List: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates With Best Picture and Best Director Prizes
Following the Golden Globes earlier this month, the 2017-18 awards season continues with the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The ceremony honored the best in film and television from 2017. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” led all films with 14 nominations this year, including Best Picture and Best Director. “Feud: Betty and Joan” leds the television categories with six nominations, but HBO’s highly competitive “Big Little Lies” is a close second with five.

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions

The Critics’ Choice Award honored director Damien Chazelle and actors Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, and Viola Davis with prizes last year. All of them went on to earn Oscars. The Best Picture award went to “La La Land.”

Check out all of the nominations for the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards below. Winners will appear in bold.

Film Award Winners

Best Picture

The Big Sick

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk
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Real-Life Wonder Woman Gal Gadot to Receive the #SeeHer Award at 2018 Critics' Choice

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards don't air until Thursday night, but Gal Gadot has already won the first trophy. The real-life Wonder Woman, who played the titular superhero in director Patty Jenkins's wildly popular and empowering DC film over the Summer, is being honored with the #SeeHer award. According to a statement released by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in December, the special award "recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement - to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders." Gadot will be presented with the
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Wanda Sykes Reads The Case Of The Missing Carrot Cake For Storyline Online

Wanda Sykes is on the case to bring a love of reading to millions of children worldwide as the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children’s literacy website Storyline Online (storylineonline.net).

Wanda Sykes reads The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Sykes reads The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (storylineonline.net/books/missing-carrot-cake). Written by Robin Newman, illustrated by Deborah Zemke and published by Creston Books, The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is a humorous, whodunit detective story filled with baked-in clues, animal suspects, video surveillance, and stake-outs.

Video: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake read by Wanda Sykes

When Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake goes missing on Ed’s farm, “missing food investigators” (MFIs) and mice Detective Wilcox and Captain Griswold must track down the thieves. The entertaining and witty The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake can be used to
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Inside the Glamorous Golden Globes After-Parties

Between Oprah’s rousing speech and the unifying black attire, Golden Globe partygoers were feeling extra festive. After Fox Searchlight emerged the night’s big winner and “Three Billboards” took best drama picture, the after-party revelry — and many starry displays of bonding — ensued.

The Variety staff was on hand to capture every selfie, impromptu dance party, and female-empowering moment. Here’s the play-by-play:

8:35 p.m. Three-time nominee Bob Odenkirk does a drive-by at HFPA’s inaugural after-party. He poses for a quick pic on the carpet, then bails. Better call Saul an Uber!

8:45 p.m. The night’s best original song winners for “The Greatest Showman” — songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of “La La Land” fame — know good music when they hear it. They bob their heads and work the crowd as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” plays.

8:48 p.m. Kendall Jenner, who has made a costume change from her voluminous tulle gown into
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Biggest Moments at Golden Globes Showcased Fine Performances

The 75th annual Golden Globe awards began with host Seth Meyers making light of recent controversies; he then involved celebrity audience members like Jessica Chastain and Amy Poehler to deliver the punchlines to his jokes. The presentation of the awards then got underway -- see a complete list here. Here are some of the highlights of the show: Viola Davis and Helen Mirren presented the award for supporting actor in a motion picture: Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Emma Stone and Shirley Maclaine presented the award for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy. James Franco won for The Disaster Artist and insisted on bringing his brother and costar Dave Franco along to the stage and then invited The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau to join...

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Drugstore Beauty Products From the Golden Globes We Can Actually Afford

Drugstore Beauty Products From the Golden Globes We Can Actually Afford
You don't need a lot of money to look like a million bucks. If you need proof, just glance through Best Beauty from the 2018 Golden Globes. From Jessica Biel's bubblegum pink lip hue to Viola Davis' afro, the makeup looks and hairstyles were awe-inspiring and worthy of being copied. However, after taking into account the glamour of the award show, you'd think that these looks are far-reaching and expensive.  Lucky for us, this isn't the case. Many of our favorite looks, including Halle Berry's tousled half-up style that her hairstylist Castillo Bataille calls "bohemian fullness," come courtesy of our favorite drugstore beauty brands. Bold nail polishes, $5...
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13 Things We Think Will Happen in the Scandal/Htgawm Crossover

Two days ago, Shonda Rhimes uttered the one word that sent Tgit fans into a frenzy: crossover.

While the date for the mega 2-hour episode is still unknown, fans can expect to see Scandal's leading lady Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and How To Get Away With Murder's Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) dabble in each other's worlds.

Given the series' tonal similarities, it's surprising it took so long for these shows to collide.

The only thing that could make this announcement remotely better is seeing Rhimes' first-hit Grey's Anatomy added to the mix.

For now, on our first crossover experience, we'll take whatever we can get and that's shared scenes with two of television's most vibrant, audacious and taketh-no-bullshit power players.

So far, all we know is that Washington and Davis will share scenes in the two-part, back-to-back crossover, which has our minds spinning and leaves much to the imagination.

Here's
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Critic's Notebook: Oprah Winfrey Dominates 75th Golden Globes Highlights

If a presidential election were held today, Oprah Winfrey would receive 100 percent of the vote from the group of TV critics with whom I watched the Golden Globes. She'd get around 98 percent of the presidential vote from my Twitter feed. In the aftermath of the 75th Golden Globes telecast, I'd wager that a Winfrey/McDormand ticket with promised cabinet-level positions for Natalie Portman, Barbra Streisand and Viola Davis would probably scoop up around 90 percent of the vote in the greater Los Angeles area. Maybe more.

Of course, it was this time last year when it looked possible that...
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