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Producers Guild Awards 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ Seizes Oscar Momentum

Producers Guild Awards 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ Seizes Oscar Momentum
“The Shape of Water” is rapidly becoming the Best Picture Oscar favorite after winning the 29th PGA Awards Saturday night, with producers Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale taking home the top Darryl F. Zanuck prize. That’s two in a row for del Toro’s adult fairy tale of love and inclusion after topping the Critics Choice Awards, with momentum heading into Tuesday’s Oscar nominations.

Del Toro, though, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Director, was unable to attend. He was in Mexico with his ailing father. “The Shape of Water” co-star Richard Jenkins read a note on del Toro’s behalf, dedicating the award to both his parents.

For the first time, thanks to a tie, the PGA had a record 11 nominees, with “The Shape of Water” beating Golden Globe winner, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (both from Fox Searchlight). But “Three Billboards” is the
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Producers Boost ‘Shape of Water’ Ahead of SAG Awards, Oscar Nominations

Producers Boost ‘Shape of Water’ Ahead of SAG Awards, Oscar Nominations
The Producers Guild of America is the first industry organization of the season to speak up on the year’s best work. The group’s choice: Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”

Now what?

For a period of time, the PGA prize was seen as a solid Oscar harbinger. Given that it is the only other organization to use the preferential balloting system employed by the Academy to determine the best picture Oscar nominations and winner, it’s instructive. You can observe how the lineup performs, etc.

But there’s the rub. The PGA lineup never fully matches the Oscar best picture slate, and those variables — films like “Deadpool,” “Ex Machina” and “Straight Outta Compton” in recent years — are certain to have an impact on the math. The last two PGA winners, “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” failed to translate their victories into Oscar gold.

So, again, now what?
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PGA Awards: Does The 'Shape of Water' Win Point Toward Oscar?

On Saturday night, The Shape of Water won the PGA Award — the first major guild award of the season — which means... The Shape of Water won the PGA Award.

So went the tweet of a person I follow on Twitter, with whose underlying premise I absolutely agree: the PGA Award win for Guillermo del Toro's genre-hybrid is obviously a positive development for the film, coming hot on the heels of its best picture Critics' Choice Award win — but, at the same time, remember that La La Land also won those same two prizes...
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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Stays Hot in Oscar Race

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Stays Hot in Oscar Race
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” has been named the best-produced film of 2017 by the Producers Guild of America, an honor that has typically been one of the most reliable indicators that a film is on track to win the Oscar for Best Picture. In the television categories, “The Handmaid’s Tale” won for drama, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for comedy and “Black Mirror” for longform TV. Pixar’s “Coco,” to the surprise of no one, won the award for animated feature, while “Jane” won the documentary award. Other awards went to “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” “The Voice” and “Leah...
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PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List

PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List
Updated with final results: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water solidified its status as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner in a season where there are several, taking home the top honor at the 29th annual PGA Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. On the TV side, a pair of streaming series rookies — Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale — came away with marquee honors. Del Toro, who won the Best Director Golden Globe already…
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PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List

Updated with final results: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water solidified its status as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner in a season where there are several, taking home the top honor at the 29th annual PGA Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. On the TV side, a pair of streaming series rookies — Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale — came away with marquee honors. Del Toro, who won the Best Director Golden Globe already…
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Producers Guild Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List, from “The Shape of Water” to “Coco” and “Jane”

Producers Guild Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List, from “The Shape of Water” to “Coco” and “Jane”
The Producers Guild Awards anointed “The Shape of Water” as its Best Picture, the same result as last week’s Critics’ Choice Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s “fairy tale for troubled times” was previously the most-nominated Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards feature, giving Fox Searchlight reason to feel hopeful in ahead of January 23 Oscar nominations.

However, tonight’s event at the Beverly Hills Hilton was more somber and subdued. “Shape of Water” co-star Richard Jenkins read a letter from del Toro: “Life has a way of keeping you in check. So as you sit there tonight, I stand by the side of my father’s bed, in my hometown in Mexico.”

Milestone Award and Visionary Award honorees Donna Langley (Universal Pictures Chairman) and Oscar-winning director Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) respectively used their stage time to remember Allison Shearmur, producer of films like “The Hunger Games” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,
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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as top feature film for del Toro and J. Miles Dale.

A pair of first-season series — “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — took the top TV awards in ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Shape of Water” topped “The Big Sick,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Post,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and “Wonder Woman.”

Del Toro was not in attendance due to his having gone to Mexico to be with his sick father and “The Shape of Water” star Richard Jenkins read a statement from del Toro: “I would like to ask of you all to allow me then to dedicate a little moment and the honors of this night to both my father and my mother, to whom my
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'The Shape Of Water' wins PGA Award for best feature

Honour keeps fantasy-drama on course for Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water received a big fillip in its Oscar ambitions as it won the Producers Guild Of America’s (PGA) Darryl F. Zanuck for best feature at the 29th annual PGA Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night (January 20).

The PGA best feature winner has gone on to win the best picture Oscar in 19 out of the last 27 years. That said, in the last two years PGA winners La La Land and The Big Short lost out at the Academy Awards to Moonlight and Spotlight.

Director-producer Guillermo del Toro was absent due to the ill health of his father in Mexico. His fellow producer J. Miles Dale collected the honour and read a message on behalf of del Toro.

Jordan Peele won the Stanley Kramer award for a film that raises awareness of social issues for Universal’s Get Out.

The Award for Outstanding
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Video Game Review – Nightmare Boy

Scott Watson reviews Nightmare Boy…

Take a strong pinch of Terry Gilliam’s unique storytelling, a healthy does of Guillermo del Toro’s at times extraordinary fantasia, and chuck it in the mixing pot with a metroidvania style old-school influenced 2D scroller come platformer and you may think you’re on to a winner with Nightmare Boy on the Switch.

In truth, the game comes across as a muddle of ideas that sometimes hits the mark, but more often than not misses.

Nightmare Boy, by indie dev team The Vanir Project, feels a bit lost in translation. Perhaps the storyline is more cohesive in the team’s native Spanish, but in English I feel we may perhaps be missing key elements that would bind the adventure together a bit better and explain a little of just what is going on.

When we are sleeping, dreams are where we go for shelter.
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2018 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 9 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. That is the night before the Screen Actors Guild does the same. Unlike, the latter, which will air on TNT and TBS, the PGA ceremony is not televised. However, it is an equally important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”

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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
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Selma Blair Is Heartbroken Over The Hellboy Reboot

We are, at the time of writing, about one year out from Lionsgate’s long-anticipated Hellboy reboot, which is set to star David Harbour in the titular role.

The actor, who is perhaps best known for his endearing performance as Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things, took over the part from Ron Perlman. Following two stints as Mike Mignola’s cigar-chomping demon, along with years of false starts involving the fabled Hellboy 3, Perlman joined Guillermo del Toro in bidding farewell to the cult fantasy series.

It’s an admittedly anticlimactic end to such a gripping and at times deflating saga, and as you can imagine, the cast of the original films aren’t too happy about it. We’ve already heard from Perlman, who says he’s beginning to make peace with the whole thing, but now his co-star, Selma Blair, has opened up about it, saying she’s heartbroken over the reboot.
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2018 Oscar nominations surprise: Sean Baker, Dee Rees, Denis Villeneuve or… [Poll]

2018 Oscar nominations surprise: Sean Baker, Dee Rees, Denis Villeneuve or… [Poll]
Readers have been voicing their opinion on which actors and actresses are most likely to score out of left field Oscar nominations. And in this unpredictable year, there are plenty of directors hoping that they too can pull off a Hail Mary with the Academy.

The Directors Guild named Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele, and Guillermo del Toro as their best director nominees. Will the Academy fall in line with the guild? History says that at least one of the top five contenders is likely to miss out. Take a look at the directors who are lacking industry kudos as of late, and let us know which one you think will pull off an Oscar jaw-dropper in our poll below.

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Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” – Though he has contended for his screenplays four times, Paul
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Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’

Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’
Chilean director Nicolás López has found something of a golden goose at the Mexican box office. In 2017, his “Do it Like an Hombre,” pulled in nearly $11 million. Now in its first week, “A Woman Without Filter,” the Mexican remake of his 2016 Chilean hit original “No Filter” has sold 1.12 million admissions raking in more than $2.5 million, López confirmed.

It took Mexico’s favorite son Guillermo del Toro and his just-released “The Shape of Water,” to keep “A Woman Without Filter” from the number one spot.

López’s current run of form doesn’t look to be abating anytime soon either, as just last week it was announced that a Mexican remake of his current Chilean box office topper “I’m Not Crazy” is forthcoming from top Mexican production-distribution house Corazón Films. The original is presently dominating the Chilean box office, with its 379,000 admissions sold ranking ninth in the country’s history.

While Mexico
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2018 Oscars Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ widens lead on eve of PGA Awards

2018 Oscars Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ widens lead on eve of PGA Awards
With only days to go until the Academy Awards are announced on Jan. 23, our 31 Oscar experts from major media outlets have been busy updating their predictions for Best Picture. Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” now has the votes of a leading seven pundits. This character study swept the Golden Globes on Jan. 7 and got another bounce when the writer/director reaped a bid from the DGA on Jan. 11. It is in first place with leading odds of 13/2.

If, as we are predicting, “Three Billboards” wins Best Picture at the PGA Awards on Jan. 20, expect even more of our experts to switch to it. While that precursor prize went with a different film than the Oscars for the last two years, this guild previewed the Best Picture winner for the first six years of the expanded race.T o that end, if another film pulls off an upset at the PGA,
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Exclusive interview: Jenny Pellicer lights up Cocaine Godmother with Catherine Zeta-Jones

Cocaine Godmother is the story of infamous Colombian drug queen, Griselda Blanco, aka ‘La Madrina’ — played by Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. Holding up to this lioness is actress Jenny Pellicer, who plays Carolina, Griselda’s lover. The film is directed by Guillermo Navarro, so often the right-hand Dp to director Guillermo del Toro. In Cocaine Godmother, Navarro’s gravitas as a filmmaker will shock those expecting a Lifetime TV movie. Also in the telecast is Raúl Méndez cast as Darío Sepúlveda who tries to pull Griselda away from Pellicer’s sultry Carolina. Pellicer is an up-and-comer who was...read more
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Oscars 2018: Why Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’) shouldn’t be counted out after DGA snub

Oscars 2018: Why Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’) shouldn’t be counted out after DGA snub
Those ready to discount Steven Spielberg‘s chances of reaping an Oscar nomination for directing “The Post” after his surprising DGA snub should take a deep breath. He could still be recognized by the notoriously esoteric directors branch of the academy, which often diverges from the choices of the more populist guild. One of the DGA slate — Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) — could easily find themselves left out of the Oscar race in place of Spielberg.

Spielberg’s omission was especially shocking given his popularity at the guild. He’s won their Best Director prize three times (“The Color Purple” in 1985, “Schindler’s List” in 1993, and “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998) and contended for “Jaws” (1975), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “E.T.: The
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New images from Pacific Rim Uprising

Total Film has revealed three new images from Steven S. DeKnight’s upcoming sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising; check them out here, along with the cover to the latest issue of the magazine featuring John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost and Scott Eastwood’s Lambert…

See Also: How Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pacific Rim 2 was originally going to end

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear
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Check out John Boyega and giant robots in new Pacific Rim Uprising images

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If Star Wars: The Last Jedi didn't quite quench your thirst for John Boyega action, then fret not, for the actor will be returning to the big-screen very soon with Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's colourful and extremely entertaining original. In Uprising, John Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, son of the legendary Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) who gave his life to... Read More...
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NYC Weekend Watch: Fassbinder, ‘Yi Yi,’ ‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of Modern Art

Fassbinder’s newly restored Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day screens on Saturday as part of “To Save and Project.”

“Film at Club 57” continues with the likes of Masculin Féminin.

The Zvyagintsev retrospective continues.

Metrograph

Paul Thomas Anderson and fashion — but not together.

“Welcome to Metrograph” has Yi Yi, Griffith,
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