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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

12 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Wrap-Ranker Oscar Poll: What Should Win Best Animated Feature?

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Though they rarely get the respect reserved for live-action films, animated films are just as capable of making us laugh, cry and cheer as much as anything else we’ll see in a movie theater. But which animated feature made us laugh, cry and cheer the most this last year? “Inside Out” was hailed by many as a return to form for Pixar, dazzling both young and old audiences with a fun adventure mixed with emotional depth and the seldom-used theme that sadness is not only okay, but necessary for a full life. With a voice cast headlined by Amy Poehler, »

- Matt Hejl

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Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy NBC Comedy Pilot Casts Nico Evers-Swindell, Tim Baltz

22 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Nico Evers-Swindell (Grimm) is set as the lead in NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler. Co-starring in the pilot, from Universal TV and Poehler’s Paper Kate Prods. is Tim Baltz (Drunk History), with Jessie Ennis (Veep) also cast.  The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and… »

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Will Smith's 'Collateral Beauty' To Open The Same Day As 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

23 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

On paper, it sounds like a crazy idea, opening a movie against "Star Wars." But this holiday season showed it can be done. Universal decided to gamble on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's comedy "Sisters," having it debut the same weekend as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The result? The counter-programming move worked, with the comedy quietly going on to bank over $100 million worldwide, and showing some impressive legs in its first couple weeks of release (in fact, it had nearly zero percent audience dropoff from week one to week two). So, this winter, Warner Bros. is going to give it a try. The studio has decided to open the Will Smith-starring "Collateral Beauty" on December 16th, the same day as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Gasp! Helen MirrenEdward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris are »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip review: “A bright and loud film.”

9 February 2016 12:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip review: The fourth Chipmunks movie gives us much of the same. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip review

Sometimes it can be really healthy to hate a film. It makes your blood boil, you curse the hours wasted, and with every passing minute you notice more and more things wrong with the feature. By the time it’s finished you have a pretty well formed rant of absolutely everything that is wrong. So it can sometimes be disappointing when a film you expected to hate doesn’t quite infuriate you. This isn’t to say that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip can be considered good, or even enjoyable, but at least it doesn’t completely ruin your day.

In this inexplicable fourth instalment, Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) find themselves thrust out of the »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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David Oyelowo’s ‘Five Nights in Maine’ Bought by FilmRise (Exclusive)

8 February 2016 8:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

FilmRise has acquired worldwide distribution rights for the drama “Five Nights in Maine,” starring David Oyelowo, Rosie Perez and Dianne Weist, Variety has learned exclusively.

The distributor will release the film theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and other cities in the late summer along with going day-and-date on digital and VOD platforms.

Maris Curran directed “Five Nights in Maine” from her own script about a young man reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, who travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged cancer-stricken mother-in-law (Wiest). The movie premiered in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is Curran’s feature debut and was produced by LovelessCarly Hugo and Matt Parker, Yoruba Saxon’s Oyelowo, and Nightshade Films’ Curran. Executive producers are Steven M. Ballerini, Walker Deibel, Glenn Rigberg, and Mnm Creative’s Michael Chow and Michael Shen.

“The film explores universal themes of lost love, »

- Dave McNary

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'New Girl' creator on Megan Fox: 'She's funny in a cool way'

8 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that New Girl had evolved into such an ensemble comedy that it would be just fine during Zooey Deschanel's six-episode maternity leave. So far, we've had two episodes — both of them, like the last few with Deschanel, filmed immediately after production on last season wrapped, so the show could get them done before they lost the star for a while — just featuring the remaining castmembers (plus guests like Fred Armisen, Bill Burr, and Lennon Parham), but the remainder of Deschanel's absence will revolve around the introduction of a temporary addition to the loft: Reagan, a pharmaceutical sales rep played by Megan Fox. Fox has some comedy on her resume, so it's not a complete surprise that she works out quite well in the two episodes I've seen with her. But it's a significant change in the show's usual dynamics, since Reagan is »

- Alan Sepinwall

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ABC Republican Debate Draws Big Saturday Audience: 13.2 Million Viewers

7 February 2016 1:06 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The return of Donald Trump to the stage helped lift ratings for last night’s Republican presidential primary debate on ABC, which has drawn the largest audience for a political gathering of either party in 2016 — and the network’s largest non-sports audience on a Saturday in more than 14 years.

Nielsen estimates that 13.2 million watched the Gop New Hampshire debate from 8:15-10:45 p.m. Et — up from the 11.09 million who watched the Fox Business Network debate on Jan. 14 and the 12.47 million tuning in for the Trump-less Fox News Channel debate on Jan. 28. It also was much higher-rated than the two Democratic debates of the year on NBC (10.16 million on Jan. 17) and MSNBC (4.47 million last Thursday).

The ABC Republican debate special delivered the network’s largest audience on a Saturday since September 2001. In January 2012, a Gop debate on the Alphabet drew 6.27 million viewers.

While the viewership for the Gop New Hampshire debate was very impressive, »

- Rick Kissell

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Solid With Host Larry David

7 February 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With the Presidential primary campaign in full swing, Saturday Night Live delivered another solid ratings showing last night, with the show hosted by Larry David and featuring appearances by Democratic candidate (and David doppelgänger) Bernie Sanders drawing a 5.1 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. That was on par in households with the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler-hosted holiday SNL edition (5.1… »

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The Lonely Island Guys Are Getting a Saturday Sketch Comedy Show

5 February 2016 7:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fox is moving back into the sketch comedy genre with a new series conceived by comedy troupe The Lonely Island and actor Paul Scheer.

The show, "Party Over Here," will air on Saturday nights at 11 p.m., and be produced by the Lonely Island trio -- Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone -- and Scheer. The four comedians won't star on the program, but Scheer (who currently stars on ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat") will direct.

Instead, "Party Over Here" is led by an all-female cast, including Nicole Byer ("Girl Code"), Jessica McKenna (an alum of comedy troupes the Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade), and Alison Rich (a former "Saturday Night Live" writer). It's Fox's first foray into late-night sketch comedy since "MadTV" went off the air in 2009, after a 14-season run.

"When we first conceived this idea, we thought of it as a spinoff of 'Empire,'" said Samberg, »

- Katie Roberts

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SNL: Shouldn't the Current Cast Play Sanders, Trump and Palin? Plus: Where's Jay Pharoah's Obama?

4 February 2016 8:01 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With Larry David set to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, viewers are all but guaranteed to see a sketch — maybe even two or three of ’em — featuring his beloved take on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

While that thought probably makes you happier than Rosie O’Donnell fantasizing about a Donald Trump concession speech, allow me for a moment to sound as crusty and cantankerous as David’s version of the Vermont senator.

RelatedGilmore Girls Revival: Showrunner Talks ‘Single’ Rory, F-Bomb Dropping Emily, Netflix Rollout Wish (Part 2)

SNL outsourcing its impressions of major newsmakers — particularly in an election cycle — isn’t just puzzling, »

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Network Pilot Season In a Frenzy Thanks to Cable and Digital Dealmaking

3 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Not so long ago, January was literally full of drama.

Network TV development execs typically spent the December holidays reading 60-plus scripts for prospective drama series. The following month would be dedicated to debating and strategizing on the best dozen or so to order to pilot. And then, as Groundhog Day approached, they’d do it all over again with comedies.

This year, the broadcast networks were nearly done handing out all of their pilot orders before January wrapped. They have no choice: The chase for top talent and material is now so fierce that the pilot-season timetable might as well be measured in warp factors. No one can afford to dawdle: The traditional broadcast development cycle has to barrel into a marketplace already humming year-round with deal-making for cable and digital shows.

“All the networks are just trying to get out in front of each other — basically, everyone is racing, »

- Cynthia Littleton and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Tina Fey Makes First-Look Deal At Universal

3 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tina Fey’s Little Stranger banner production banner has been staked to a two-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures. That’s where she most recently starred with Amy Poehler in Sisters, and where she recently set Do Nothing Bitches with Sisters scribe Paula Pell, with Fey to star alongside Ufc champ Ronda Rousey. They are also developing at Universal You Bet!, which Girls writer Sarah Heyward will write as a star vehicle for Fey to play one of three women who, when… »

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‘Cougar Town’ Creator Bill Lawrence Sitcom Among 3 NBC Comedy Pilot Orders

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC picked up three new comedy pilots, including one from “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence. Written by Vladimir Caamano, the untitled multi-camera sitcom follows Vlad, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in life. But that proves difficult because his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship. Lawrence, Adam Sztykiel and Jeff Ingold will serve as executive producers on the series from Warner Bros. TV. Also read: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones Comedies Get NBC Pilot Orders The network has also ordered a pilot for “Sebastian,” executive produced by “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator. »

- Reid Nakamura

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots from ‘Undateable’ Producers, Greg Garcia, David Janollari

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has picked up three more comedy pilots for the 2015-16 season, Variety has learned.

“Sebastian,” from CBS Television Studios and Amigos de Garcia, stars stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who also serves as writer and co-executive producer, along with Austen Earl. In this multi-camera comedy, Sebastian’s old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father, are constantly put to the test by his new wife, her family, and the absurdities of the modern world. Greg Garcia is also executive producing.

Vladimir Caamano will star in, write and co-executive produce an untitled project from Warner Bros. Television and Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Productions shingle. Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Adam Sztykiel will executive produce. Sztykiel also penned the script with Caamano. The multi-camera comedy centers around Vlad, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in life, which proves difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship. »

- Laura Prudom

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Bassem Youssef to Host Satirical Series for Fusion’s New Digital Platform F-Comedy

2 February 2016 12:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fusion has inked a production deal with Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef who will host a digital series titled “The Democracy Handbook” for the channel’s new digital platform, F-Comedy.

Known as the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” Youssef’s new satirical series, which will also have a corresponding television special, will follow the host as he comes to America to learn the lessons of democracy so he can import them back to the Middle East — but learns stateside democracy isn’t quite as great as he thought.

“The Democracy Handbook” will premiere across all of Fusion’s platforms this spring, as part of the network’s 2016 election coverage. Former “Daily Show” producer Kathy Egan will produce the digital series.

“I am extremely honored to partner with Fusion, one of the biggest digital platforms in the world, on this interesting and inspiring project,” said Youssef, a former cardiac surgeon-turned-satirist and columnist who »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Amy Poehler To Direct Her Charlie Grandy NBC Pilot

2 February 2016 10:39 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amy Poehler is taking on a double behind-the-camera duty on the NBC single-camera comedy pilot from her company Paper Kite Prods. Poehler has signed on to direct the pilot, which she also executive produces. Written by Charlie Grandy, the untitled pilot (aka Dumb Prince) centers on a reluctant Crown Prince. After years of partying that earned him the "black sheep" label, Karl returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. Poehler and Brooke Posch's Paper… »

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Watch: 'Archer' Season 7 Teaser is The Greatest Event in Television History

1 February 2016 9:26 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: NBC Rebooting 'Hart to Hart' With a Gay Couple Is a Great Reason to Rewatch Adam Scott's Version A few years ago, Adam Scott debuted what would become a series known as "The Greatest Event in Television History." Taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a masterpiece, while framed as the countdown to its unveiling, Scott and his cohorts recreated a number of classic TV title sequences. The franchise has covered everything from "Simon & Simon" (with Jon Hamm) to "Hart to Hart" (with Amy Poehler), and he even nabbed Tom Hanks for a cameo in "Bosom Buddies."  What does this have to do with the seventh season of "Archer"? Well, the good folks behind FX's long-running spy spoof have paid homage to a title sequence of their choosing — namely, "Magnum P.I." Tom Selleck is an oft-referenced hero to Archer on the series, and »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: 'Archer' Season 7 Teaser is The Greatest Event in Television History

1 February 2016 9:26 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Watch: NBC Rebooting 'Hart to Hart' With a Gay Couple Is a Great Reason to Rewatch Adam Scott's Version A few years ago, Adam Scott debuted what would become a series known as "The Greatest Event in Television History." Taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a masterpiece, while framed as the countdown to its unveiling, Scott and his cohorts recreated a number of classic TV title sequences. The franchise has covered everything from "Simon & Simon" (with Jon Hamm) to "Hart to Hart" (with Amy Poehler), and he even nabbed Tom Hanks for a cameo in "Bosom Buddies."  What does this have to do with the seventh season of "Archer"? Well, the good folks behind FX's long-running spy spoof have paid homage to a title sequence of their choosing — namely, "Magnum P.I." Tom Selleck is an oft-referenced hero to Archer on the series, and »

- Ben Travers

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SAG Awards 2016: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Present Life Achievement Award To Carol Burnett

31 January 2016 5:33 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

At Saturday night’s SAG Awards, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett the Life Achievement Award. The comedian duo presented the award with high praise for the Burnett. “The point is, Carol is better than all of us. We’re going to give her a prize for it,” said Poehler. The presentation included snips from Burnett’s past achievements and congratulations from Betty […]

The post SAG Awards 2016: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Present Life Achievement Award To Carol Burnett appeared first on uInterview. »

- Crystal Smith

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