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Oscars Not So White: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Mudbound’ Lead Diverse 2018 Contenders

It would be lovely to think that last year’s “Moonlight” Oscar wins presaged a long and permanent shift in Hollywood movie culture. At the heart of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. That helps to explain why the Academy voters did far better with their 2017 Oscar nominations than the year before, when their 6,000 members failed to nominate any actors of color at all.

Read More:Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to Join the Academy As It Pushes for Inclusion

The Academy’s recent diversity push added more younger and international members; its 7,000 voters are now 28 percent women and 13 percent people of color. But will the new membership shifts make a major impact on the 2018 Oscar nominations? Despite the new voters, the organization is still under the
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Oscars Not So White: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Mudbound’ Lead Diverse 2018 Contenders

It would be lovely to think that last year’s “Moonlight” Oscar wins presaged a long and permanent shift in Hollywood movie culture. At the heart of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. That helps to explain why the Academy voters did far better with their 2017 Oscar nominations than the year before, when their 6,000 members failed to nominate any actors of color at all.

Read More:Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to Join the Academy As It Pushes for Inclusion

The Academy’s recent diversity push added more younger and international members; its 7,000 voters are now 28 percent women and 13 percent people of color. But will the new membership shifts make a major impact on the 2018 Oscar nominations? Despite the new voters, the organization is still under the
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Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at “Hollywood Film Awards”

Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” dick clark productions announced today that previous “Hollywood Film Awards” recipient, Sam Rockwell, will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Emmy Award-winning actress, Allison Janney, will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her turn as Tonya Harding’s mother in I, Tonya at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which honors the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography,
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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed

Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed
Here’s what we’ve learned after one day at the Telluride Film Festival, which draws folks from all over the world to indulge in a Labor Day Weekend ritual of film gorging. Before boarding the Delta charter plane from Lax to Montrose, Colorado, the new Academy president, cinematographer John Bailey, admitted he hasn’t seen Telluride co-director Tom Luddy, or director Paul Schrader, since Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima.” Schrader’s rigorously elegant “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke in his update of Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest,” is looking for a buyer, and distributors are eager to check it out here.

At the high-altitude opening day patron’s brunch, Rebecca Miller cheered on her “Maggie’s Plan” star Greta Gerwig, who is making her directorial debut with “Lady Bird.” Miller is at Telluride with a documentary about her father, playwright Arthur Miller.

After the brunch, so many
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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed

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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed
Here’s what we’ve learned after one day at the Telluride Film Festival, which draws folks from all over the world to indulge in a Labor Day Weekend ritual of film gorging. Before boarding the Delta charter plane from Lax to Montrose, Colorado, the new Academy president, cinematographer John Bailey, admitted he hasn’t seen Telluride co-director Tom Luddy, or director Paul Schrader, since Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima.” Schrader’s rigorously elegant “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke in his update of Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest,” is looking for a buyer, and distributors are eager to check it out here.

At the high-altitude opening day patron’s brunch, Rebecca Miller cheered on her “Maggie’s Plan” star Greta Gerwig, who is making her directorial debut with “Lady Bird.” Miller is at Telluride with a documentary about her father, playwright Arthur Miller.

After the brunch, so many
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TVLine Items: Kat Dennings in Space, Locke & Key Casts It Kid and More

TVLine Items: Kat Dennings in Space, Locke & Key Casts It Kid and More
Kat Dennings may be ditching Williamsburg for an adventure in outer space, but she’s still striving to make those dolla, dolla bills ya’ll.

The 2 Broke Girls alum has been cast in a lead role opposite wrestler-turned-actor John Cena in YouTube Red’s upcoming animated comedy Dallas & Robo, THR.com reports.

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From the producers of BoJack Horseman, the eight-episode buddy comedy follows sassy space trucker Dallas (voiced by Dennings) and warrior-poet Robo (Cena) as they try and make a few dollars in the seedy world of interplanetary big-rigging, while navigating their way through cannibal bikers,
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Netflix renews Friends from College for second season

Netflix has announced that it has renewed its original comedy series Friends from College for a second season of eight episodes.

The show, co-created by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco, follows a group of friends from Harvard balancing their adult lives as the face down their forties. Featuring in the cast are  Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park.

The first season of Friends from College is available to stream now on Netflix.
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Friends From College season 2 confirmed

Chris Longo Aug 24, 2017

The friends from Harvard will continue to mess with each other's lives in season two of Netflix's comedy drama...

After an explosive finale that featured a few broken relationships and a car ending up in a pool, Netflix confirmed Friends From College season 2, and whatever madness that will bring.

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Despite near universal critical disdain and Netflix’s recent push to cancel more shows, Friends From College survives for an eight-episode second season. The series comes from co-creators and executive producers Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco. It stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park as fellow Harvard grads who explore past and currents relationships as they brace the turbulence of their 40s together.

There is no release date set,
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Friends From College: Season Two; Netflix TV Show Renewed

The gang will be back. Today, Netflix announced they've renewed Friends From College for a second season.From Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, the comedy follows a close-knit group of friends as they enter middle age. The cast includes Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, and Jae Suh Park.Read More…
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Friends From College Renewed: Netflix Comedy Returning for Season 2

Friends From College Renewed: Netflix Comedy Returning for Season 2
Netflix is keeping that #HarvardPride alive with a second season of Friends From College.

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Renewed for an additional eight episodes, the comedy stars Keegan-Michael Key (Playing House), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (Person of Interest), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (Adam Ruins Everything) as a group of friends from college — he said the title! — whose internal connections become increasingly more complicated as everyone navigates their way through their forties.

The show’s first season, which received a D+ from TVLine’s Dave Nemetz,
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‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

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‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix
Friends From College” is heading back to town. Netflix has renewed the comedy from co-creators Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for an eight-episode second season. The series centers on a group of Harvard pals played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne). Also Read: 'Friends From College': Every Character Ranked From Hateable to Hopeless (Photos) Stoller (“Neighbors”) directs, and Delbanco is a writer on the series that debuted its first season last month. “Friends From College” joins other recently renewed Netflix series “Ozark,” “Glow” and “Iron Fist.
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‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Netflix has renewed comedy series “Friends from College” for Season 2, Variety has confirmed.

The series follows a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park. The series is described as “a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.” The series was co-created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, who also serve as executive producers. Stoller also directs the series and Delbanco serves as a writer. Season 2 will consist of eight episodes just as Season 1 did.

The renewal comes despite the fact the show was not well received by critics, with Season 1 currently holding a 24% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety‘s Maureen Ryan wrote of the series in her review:

“Once in a while, members of the cast are able to lend a poignant or bittersweet note to the proceedings. But
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‘Friends From College’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Netflix has given an eight-episode second-season order to Friends From College. The renewal comes a month after the ensemble comedy created/executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco was released on July 14. Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park as a sextet of friends from Harvard in interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another who face…
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'Friends From College' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix is keeping its friends together.

The streaming giant has renewed Friends From College for a second season. Like the first season, the sophomore run will consist of eight episodes.

The ensemble comedy — produced in-house at Netflix — revolves around a group of friends from Harvard. Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park star in the exploration of friendship, romance and balancing adult life with nostalgia from the past.

Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco co-created the series and executive produce. Stoller also directs and Delbanco serves as a writer on...
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Arrested Development: Jason Bateman Shares First Season 5 Set Photo

Say “Annyong!” to the set of Arrested Development Season 5.

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Jason Bateman on Sunday shared the first photo from the Bluths’ living room. The caption reads, “Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th,” signaling the start of production on the long-awaited re-revival of the former Fox-turned-Netflix comedy.

Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th. pic.twitter.com/0PF7ZqkmWM

Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) July 30, 2017

Netflix officially announced Arrested Development‘s renewal back in May, just days after Bateman himself confirmed that he had signed on for a fifth season.
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Atypical Review: This Autism Comedy Warms the Heart, Minus the Schmaltz

Atypical Review: This Autism Comedy Warms the Heart, Minus the Schmaltz
“Heartwarming” is a tricky word to use in a TV review: It brings to mind those insufferably corny, 7th Heaven-type shows where the family has a big group hug at the end of each episode. (Yuck.) But Netflix’s whimsical new family comedy Atypical — debuting Friday, Aug. 11 — manages to sidestep those landmines and deliver something that truly warms the heart, with a cast full of sweet-natured characters, a bracing dose of melancholy and a terrific lead performance from Keir Gilchrist.

Gilchrist’s character Sam is an autistic teen on the high-functioning end of the spectrum, and we learn about his
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Netflix orders new adult animated comedy series Disenchantment from Matt Groening

Netflix has announced that it has placed a twenty-episode order for Disenchantment, a new adult animated comedy fantasy series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

“Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” states Groening.

Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn’t be happier to work with him on Disenchantment,” adds Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’: Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Animated Series

The internet is abuzz now that Matt Groening has confirmed he’s in production on “Disenchantment,” his third animated television series after such legendary shows as “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The former will be heading into its 29th season this fall, while the latter wrapped up its beloved seven-season run in 2013. But now we have a brand new Groening series to look forward to, one that will be highly bingeworthy given that Netflix is involved.

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Considering that both of Groening’s series had no problem exceeding the 100-episode mark (“The Simpsons” is currently sitting high with 618 episodes under its belt), it’s safe to assume he’ll be in business with Netflix for quite some time. While more details are bound to arrive between now and the series’ premiere date, here’s everything we
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’: Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Animated Series

The internet is abuzz now that Matt Groening has confirmed he’s in production on “Disenchantment,” his third animated television series after such legendary shows as “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The former will be heading into its 29th season this fall, while the latter wrapped up its beloved seven-season run in 2013. But now we have a brand new Groening series to look forward to, one that will be highly bingeworthy given that Netflix is involved.

Read More: ‘The Simpsons’ Will Return to DVD After A Three-Year Hiatus, After Fans Demand It

Considering that both of Groening’s series had no problem exceeding the 100-episode mark (“The Simpsons” is currently sitting high with 618 episodes under its belt), it’s safe to assume he’ll be in business with Netflix for quite some time. While more details are bound to arrive between now and the series’ premiere date, here’s everything we
See full article at Indiewire »

Netflix Orders New Series From 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening

Netflix Orders New Series From 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening
Netflix has picked up a new animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening starring Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, Deadline reports. The series received a 20-episode order with the first 10 expected to premiere next year.

Disenchantment is an adult fantasy set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. The series centers around the hard-drinking princess Bean (Jacobson), her elf friend Elfo and "personal demon" Luci. Comedian Eric Andre is attached to voice Luci with actor Nat Faxon voicing Elfo.

"Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and
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