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Podcast: Smackdown Companion Discussion

10 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Nathaniel welcomes fellow team members Murtada, Chris, and Abstew to discuss this year's Supporting Actress race. It's a verbal companion piece to the "Smackdown" we just held. 

Index (42 minutes)

Longform discussion of this year's supporting actress contenders Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, their futures, their films. What, if anything new, did they reveal to us this year and what would we like to see next from them?

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  »

- NATHANIEL R

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Penultimate Oscar predictions

17 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort of a fail-safe, giving me a chance to still potentially go out on a limb or two before getting down to business. The Oscars will unfold in less than ten days, so if you’re not excited yet, now is the time to start getting excited. This is what we spend all this time preparing for, after all… Below are the penultimate picks for the upcoming ceremony. Next week will be the big one, where I’ll finally come to grips with this whole thing, »

- Joey Magidson

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Beyoncé and Her Mom Flip Off the Camera While Partying Together After the Grammys

17 February 2017 7:20 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

As we're sure you're already aware, Beyoncé did not take home the award for album of the year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Adele won instead, and although the decision came as quite a shock to a lot of Bey's fans (Adele included), it didn't stop her from having an incredible night afterward. Once she knocked the collective socks off of everyone who watched her gorgeous, goddess-themed performance and kicked it with Laverne Cox, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z headed to an afterparty thrown by Bey's little sister Solange, who took home her own Grammy that night. Once there, the "Love Drought" singer changed into a beautiful white gown that accentuated her baby bump, danced the night away with friends like Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and flipped off the cameras with mom Tina Lawson. "There were [a] lot of A-list stars in attendance like Beyoncé, Jay Z, »

- Quinn Keaney

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Oscar Front-Runner Casey Affleck on Being ‘Demanding’ and Learning to Love Awards Season

16 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This Casey Affleck story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Questions. There were always questions. With “Manchester by the Sea,” writer-director Kenneth Lonergan had written a shattering drama about a Boston janitor unable to escape a tragedy in his past. With Casey Affleck as the janitor, Michelle Williams as his ex-wife and Lucas Hedges as a teenage nephew whose custody unexpectedly goes to the Affleck character, he had assembled a cast that was capable of illuminating every moment of humor and wrenching emotion in the richly nuanced script. In many cases, the performances — particularly. »

- Steve Pond

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2016’s Top 10 Films With Box Office, Awards and Critical Acclaim

16 February 2017 10:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Between studio offerings and independent efforts, 2016 was a feast of cinema. Filmgoers found a lot to love and to honor: Movies reaped critical praise, prizes at film festivals, honors from Hollywood guilds (including the PGA and WGA), Golden Globes and, of course, Oscar nominations. And moviegoers also paid homage with an all-important criterion: They made these works major hits at the box office.

What follows is a list of 10 films that distinguished themselves in the combination of box office, awards and critical praise.

There are still a few skeptics in the world who are not sure that sci-fi can be both artful and commercial. They need to see “Arrival,” which was both a critical and box office success, and scored a DGA nomination for Denis Villeneuve, and PGA nomination for best picture. Eric Heisserer’s multi-layered adaptation of Ted Chiang’s short story resulted in people returning for multiple viewings, »

- Nick Clement

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Berlinale: Sci-Fi Dystopia ‘2307: Winter’s Dream’ Acquired in U.S., Global Markets (Exclusive)

15 February 2017 1:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dystopian science-fiction movie “2307: Winter’s Dream” has scored sales to multiple markets at the Berlin Film Festival with Vertical Entertainment buying U.S. rights, Variety has learned exclusively.

The cast includes Paul Sidhu, Arielle Holmes, Timothy Lee DePriest, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Kelcey Watson, Brad Potts and Branden Coles.

Joey Curtis directed from his own script. In the film, set in 2307 A.D., the Earth has frozen over and is virtually uninhabitable. The remaining humans live underground, unable to survive the sub-arctic temperatures. With no “man power,” scientists bio-engineer Humanoids. But when a rogue humanoid escapes from captivity, it threatens to lead a rebellion against mankind.

Producers are Robert Beaumont for Ultramedia and Thorium 7 Films with Platinum Platypus, Kenneth K Martinez Burgmaier Productions and Good Deed Entertainment.

Other sales have closed for Ascot Elite – Germany; Signature Entertainment – UK; Falcon Films – Middle East; Nettai Museum – Japan; Hagi Film – Poland; Eagle Entertainment – Australia »

- Dave McNary

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2017 Oscars Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

15 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev PatelOctavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.

"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »

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Fire Breaks Out on Set of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron Film

15 February 2017 10:13 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hugh Jackman was reportedly on the set of The Greatest Showman when a staged fire got out of hand early Sunday morning — and about 100 firefighters raced to the scene to put it out.

A rep for movie studio 20th Century Fox confirmed to People in a statement: “There was a small fire on the set of The Greatest Showman. The fire was quickly contained and no one was injured.”

The Fdny confirms to People that it responded to a fire at the Brooklyn Navy Yard just after 5 a.m. on Sunday,

According to the New York Post, Jackman was on »

- Stephanie Petit

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Kenneth Lonergan: How the ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Filmmaker Honed His Skills as a Writer-Director

14 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Amazon Studios’ and Roadside Attractions’ “Manchester By The Sea,” directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.]

On the surface, it might seem surprising that one of the most recognized films of this awards season would come from a filmmaker who hadn’t shot a movie in 10 years. For anyone familiar with Kenneth Lonergan’s track record as a screenwriter, director and playwright, however, the accolades that “Manchester by the Sea” has been racking up are very much par for the course.

Long before the film earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Lonergan had established himself in the theater world as an award-winning playwright. He was first recognized in 1982 at the age of 18 by the Young Playwrights Festival, for his play “The Rennings Children,” which centers on a sister who advocates for her brother’s release from a mental hospital.

Many of the themes in Lonergan’s plays are reexamined in his feature films, starting with his debut “You Can Count on Me, »

- Indiewire Staff

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Natasha Liu Bordizzo Boards ‘The Greatest Showman’; Corey Fogelmanis Set For ‘#Squadgoals’

13 February 2017 2:11 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been added to the cast of director Michael Gracey’s musical biopic The Greatest Showman On Earth, joining star Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. The film, produced by Chernin Entertainment and Laurence,  follows famous American showman P.T. Barnumn (Jackman), as he creates the three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that made him famous. Bordizzo plays Deng Yan, the leader of the… »

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‘Certain Women’ Breakout Lily Gladstone to Star in Wgn America’s DC Comics Pilot ‘Scalped’ (Exclusive)

13 February 2017 1:43 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wgn America’s DC Comics pilot “Scalped” is heating up.

Casting has officially begun on the project that was ordered to pilot nearly a year ago — Lily Gladstone has landed the first series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Based on the western crime comics that were published by DC’s Vertigo imprint in 2007, “Scalped” is described as a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American reservation. The project explores power, loyalty, and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse, who has returned home after years away from the reservation.

Gladstone will play Carol Red Crow, the estranged daughter of Chief Red Crow. The former “Rez Princess,” tragic circumstances set her against her father and down a self-destructive spiral meant to punish him as much as herself. Fiercely independent and intelligent, Carol gradually comes to discover the influence she can play »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Baftas 2017: The winners’ speeches

12 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?

Politics were high on the agenda in the speeches at the 2017 Bafta awards.

Acceptance speeches from the likes of Emma Stone and Manchester By The Sea’s Kenneth Lonergan addressed the state of Us politics.

There was also criticism of Brexit and the British government’s scrapping of the Dubs child refugee scheme, with Ken Loach in particular slamming the government’s “brutality”

Even host Stephen Fry made a few political jokes, saying of this year’s awards: “[Let’s] find out who the Russians have decided has won”.

Outstanding British Film

“Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truth of what this film says,” I, Daniel Blake’s Ken Loach said accepting the award. “The most vulnerable and poorest people are treated by government with brutality. Brutality that keeps out refugee children, and that’s disgraceful.

He added that films “can tell us about the world we live »

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2017 BAFTA Awards: The Complete Winners List

12 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Last step before the Oscars! The top actors, directors, writers, and producers from all over the world gathered in London on Sunday night for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Awards.

In addition to Hollywood royalty, British Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William also attended the annual awards show, posing for pictures and presenting the Academy Fellowship during the ceremony.

Related: Kate Middleton and Prince William Show Up in Style to BAFTAs -- See Their Formal Night Out!

Following the red carpet glamour it was time to announce the winners of this year’s top prizes.

Here’s the complete list:

Best Film

Arrival

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best British Film

American Honey

Denial

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Girl With All the GiftsMike Carey (writer), [link »

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2017 BAFTAs Winners List: ‘La La Land’ Dominates Once Again

12 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

La La Land” was the big winner at the BAFTA Awards, with Best Picture, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Actress (Emma Stone) among the musical’s five awards. “Manchester by the Sea” claimed both Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan, who also directed), meanwhile, with the other acting prizes taken home by Dev Patel (“Lion”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”). Full list of winners below.

Read More: How To Watch the BAFTAs: Live Stream Online

Best film

Arrival

“I, Daniel Blake

La La Land” (winner)

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best British film

American Honey

“Denial”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“I, Daniel Blake” (winner)

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Girl With All the Gifts” — Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)

The Hard Stop” — George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)

Notes on Blindness” — Peter Middleton »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch the 2017 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Livestream

12 February 2017 7:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood’s award hopefuls have flocked to London on Sunday to take part in the BAFTA Awards — the British-focused award show that includes several trophy season favorites from our side of the pond.

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams are just a few of the Hollywood A-listers that are up for BAFTA Awards today. Gosling and Stone are nominated for La La Land, which has 11 nominations total; Adams is representing Arrival while costar Gyllenhaal is nominated for their film together, Nocturnal Animals; and Affleck and Williams are both up for Manchester by the Sea. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Lily Gladstone: ‘I lived in the reservations until I was 11’

11 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Native American actor and breakout star of Certain Women on stereotyped casting, her famous forebears and horseback riding with Kristen Stewart

What is interesting about what has been described as newcomer Lily Gladstone’s “big break” is that, in one sense, it is not big at all. This is the quietest film sensation imaginable – a role with minimal dialogue but major impact. Gladstone appears in Certain Women, written and directed by Kelly Reichardt, alongside box-office names Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart. Last October it won the best film award at the London film festival and Gladstone’s performance has been singled out. Rolling Stone’s critic, after dutifully saluting the stars (all three are excellent), writes: “Gladstone gives a performance of such piercing honesty and yearning, you almost can’t look at her.” The film, based on short stories by Maile Meloy, involves real women leading ordinarily complicated lives. »

- Kate Kellaway

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Manchester by the Sea

11 February 2017 2:50 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Manchester by the Sea

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Lionsgate

2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 137 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / 39.99

Starring – Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Liam McNeill, C.J. Wilson, Gretchen Mol, Michelle Williams, Matthew Broderick.

Cinematography – Jody Lee Lipes

Film Editor – Jennifer Lame

Original Music – Lesley Barber

Produced by Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward

Written and Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

 

A major Oscar contender, Kenneth Longergan’s Manchester by the Sea is certainly sobering, yet is nowhere near as depressing as the initial word on the street would have had us believe. We all know of tragedies that happen all the time, things that we go to sleep at night praying won’t happen to us. Bad things happen to people and not all of it is their own fault — accidents, weather-related calamities, sudden catastrophic health issues. The rule of positive thinking tells us to continue onward like herd animals, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Casey Affleck Attributes His Acting Career To Alcohol Support Groups He Attended as an Teen

8 February 2017 11:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This past Sunday, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented the 2017 Cinema Vanguard Award to Oscar-nominated actors Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams for their performances in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea.” The award was created in recognition of “actors who have forged their own path taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.”

Read More: Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck’s Oscar Nomination: ‘In Acting, Human Life Matters’

After accepting the award, Affleck gave a speech in which he acknowledged that the past year spent traveling the world and screening “Manchester by the Sea” has provided the answer to why he became an actor in the first place: the Alateen meetings (a support group for young people and relatives affected by alcoholics) his mother had him attend as a kid due to his father’s alcoholism. Watch the full speech below starting at 14: »

- Vikram Murthi

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Viola Davis is Tough To Beat in the 2017 Oscar Race — Here’s Why

8 February 2017 10:02 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Remember when Michelle Williams seemed to be a shoo-in for best supporting actress? Her performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s tragic drama “Manchester by the Sea” won the New York Film Critics Circle, which honored Williams for her small but mighty role.

That was just a month ago, but the final weeks of Oscar season have their own laws of relativity. Now the best supporting actress statue seems to be “Fences” star Viola Davis’ to lose, followed by Octavia Spencer of “Hidden Figures.”

Here’s how I see the breakdown of the race, by nominee.

Viola Davis

Williams might have stayed the Oscar frontrunner if Paramount hadn’t placed “Fences” Tony-winner Viola Davis in the Supporting Actress race instead of the more crowded Best Actress field. She kills it, and gives Williams serious competition. Both landed Critics Choice, Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award nominations, and Davis took home the Critics Choice, »

- Anne Thompson

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Viola Davis is Tough To Beat in the 2017 Oscar Race — Here’s Why

8 February 2017 10:02 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Remember when Michelle Williams seemed to be a shoo-in for best supporting actress? Her performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s tragic drama “Manchester by the Sea” won the New York Film Critics Circle, which honored Williams for her small but mighty role.

That was just a month ago, but the final weeks of Oscar season have their own laws of relativity. Now the best supporting actress statue seems to be “Fences” star Viola Davis’ to lose, followed by Octavia Spencer of “Hidden Figures.”

Here’s how I see the breakdown of the race, by nominee.

Viola Davis

Williams might have stayed the Oscar frontrunner if Paramount hadn’t placed “Fences” Tony-winner Viola Davis in the Supporting Actress race instead of the more crowded Best Actress field. She kills it, and gives Williams serious competition. Both landed Critics Choice, Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award nominations, and Davis took home the Critics Choice, »

- Anne Thompson

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