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Golden Globes 2018: The Complete List of Nominees

Golden Globes 2018: The Complete List of Nominees
The 2018 Golden Globes nominees are in. Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone announced the names and titles early Monday from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The actual January awards show also takes place at the hotel.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Laura Dern, “Big Little LiesAnn Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Chrissy Metz, “This is UsMichelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of LiesShailene Woodley,
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'Coco' Threepeats, 'Disaster Artist' Soars and WB Tops $2 Billion

'Coco' Threepeats, 'Disaster Artist' Soars and WB Tops $2 Billion
Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office for the third week in a row. In fact, the only shake-up in the weekend top five compared to the last two weeks is to see A24's The Disaster Artist landing in fourth position as it expanded into 840 theaters this weekend following its strong limited bow last week. As for the weekend's only new wide release, Broad Green's release of Just Getting Started struggled to finish over $3 million, barely eking into the top ten. With an estimated $18.6 million, Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office as its domestic gross climbs to $135.5 million domestically. While the film's opening weekend was closer to that of 2000's Tangled, it has since started playing closer to Disney's Moana, which also topped the weekend box office for three straight weeks last year following its Thanksgiving debut prior to ceding the #1 spot to Rogue One.
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'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations

'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations
Robin Campillo’s AIDS activist drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) leads the pack with six nominations for this year’s Lumiere Awards, with nods in the best film, best director and best acting categories, among others.

The film is France’s entry in the Oscar best foreign-language film category and took home the Grand Prize in Cannes earlier this year.

Mathieu Almaric’s Barbara, which was given a special award for artistry in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes, and the comedy C’est la Vie, from Intouchables directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, each scored four nominations.

The three will compete in the...
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'The Florida Project' Named Best Film by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle

'The Florida Project' Named Best Film by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Florida Project as its best picture of 2017.

The Sean Baker-directed film about a mother and daughter living in a motel on the outskirts of Disney World was also recognized in the category of best supporting actor, with Willem Dafoe winning that award.

The Shape of Water earned two honors: best director (Guillermo del Toro) and best production design (Paul D. Austerberry).

Other noteworthy winners include: War for the Planet of the Apes' Andy Serkis for best actor; I, Tonya's Margot Robbie for best actress; Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf for best...
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'The Florida Project,' 'Mudbound' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online

'The Florida Project,' 'Mudbound' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online
The Florida Project and Mudbound tied for best picture of 2017 in a vote Sunday by the New York Film Critics Online.

Dee Rees also was voted best director for Mudbound, while Willem Dafoe was named best supporting actor for The Florida Project.

In other awards, Darkest Hour's Gary Oldman and I, Tonya's Margot Robbie won for best actor and actress, respectively. Robbie's co-star Allison Janney was named best supporting actress.

Meanwhile, Jordan Peele won for best screenplay and best debut director for Get Out, and Timothée Chalamet was named breakthrough performer for Call Me by Your Name.

A...
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance.

Lady Macbeth” was another multiple prize-winner, taking home the awards for best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” picked up four awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at a starry awards ceremony in London.

The British independent movie industry turned out in force, although the snow that had blanketed parts of Britain overnight kept double award-winner Rungano Nyoni from attending and had Lee telling the crowd he needed digging out of his home in Yorkshire, northern England, to make the bash.

Host Mark Gatiss opened proceedings by announcing “it’s been another dreadful year for planet Earth,” adding that “January
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'Shape of Water' Is Wonder and Nostalgia Done Right

'Shape of Water' Is Wonder and Nostalgia Done Right
Wonder is no stranger to the work of Guillermo del Toro. Even at their most phantasmagorical, their most horrific, wonder is infused in his films, as if from behind the camera del Toro cannot help marveling at the supernatural creations wrought before him by his FX crew: Whether eldritch, bizarre, grotesque, kooky, or oftentimes plain old monstrous, the beasts inhabiting del Toro’s imagined worlds never cease to raise his awe while inviting our own.

So take The Shape of Water, his latest film (now expanding after opening in New York last weekend), as a capstone statement on his entire career:...
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'Phantom Thread' Named Best Film by Boston Society of Film Critics

'Phantom Thread' Named Best Film by Boston Society of Film Critics
The Boston Society of Film Critics on Sunday named Phantom Thread as its best picture of 2017.

The group also recognized the film, which Daniel Day-Lewis has said will be his last project before retiring from acting, in two other categories: best director (Paul Thomas Anderson) and best original score (Jonny Greenwood).

The Boston critics bestowed two awards each on the well-reviewed films Lady Bird and Get Out. The former, a coming-of-age movie starring Saoirse Ronan, was recognized in the categories of best supporting actress (Laurie Metcalf) and best screenplay (writer-director Greta Gerwig), while the latter, a racially themed horror...
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Cinemas

Cinemas are expected to return to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 35 years.

The Kingdom — undergoing seismic changes under new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — made the announcement Monday.

"As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom," Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad said in a statement. "We expect the first cinemas to open in March 2018.”

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, many insiders working in Saudi Arabia indicated that this move had been widely expected, with investors already having built cinemas...
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Iffam: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs Horror Comedy

Iffam: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs Horror Comedy
Rising star Indian actor Rajkummar Rao has signed an untitled film alongside actress Shraddha Kapoor (“Haseena Parkar”), by director duo Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru (“A Gentleman”).

Principal photography will commence by the end of January 2018. Dinesh Vijan is producing for Maddock Films (“Hindi Medium”). Rao describes the film as an “out-of-the-box, raucous horror-comedy.”

Rao, who will receive one of the Variety Asian Actors to Watch award at Iffam later this week, is enjoying the best year of his career.

He is the star of political satire “Newton,” which was released in India in late September on the day it was announced that it would be India’s entry in Oscar’s foreign language category. It not only racked up the box office numbers, but also won Rao best actor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Survival drama “Trapped” released in March and alongside enormous critical acclaim, performed well at the box office.

Romantic comedy
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Golden Globes: Angelina Jolie Scores Second Foreign Language Nomination

Golden Globes: Angelina Jolie Scores Second Foreign Language Nomination
Angelina Jolie has scored her second nomination in the Golden Globes’ Best Foreign Language Film category with Cambodia's First They Killed My Father. The Netflix drama is also the representative from Cambodia for the Foreign Language Oscar, whose shortlist comes out at the end of this week. Jolie's 2011 Bosnian War-set In The Land Of Blood And Honey also was nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but was ineligible for the comparable Oscar race as it was…
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Alec Baldwin Believes the Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement Is in ‘Jeopardy of Derailing’

Alec Baldwin Believes the Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement Is in ‘Jeopardy of Derailing’
The #MeToo sexual harassment movement earned more attention last week when it was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, but not everyone is too happy with the some of the movement’s results. Alec Baldwin made headlines for telling Megyn Kelly that many sexual harassment and abuse accusations have not been proven yet, saying that he feared innocent men were being taken down by unfounded claims.

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“You certainly want to see everybody who’s guilty of something, who’ve done bad things, wrong things and hurt people, you want to see those people get punished,” Baldwin said. “But I don’t want to see other people get pulled into that, who, there’s a lot of accusations and no proof yet.”

Baldwin reiterated his stance on Twitter over the weekend,
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Disney Would Face Fewer Regulatory Hassles Than Fox In Sky Takeover Bid: Analyst

With Wall Street and Hollywood buzzing about the Disney-Fox deal, which is believed to be set for an announcement this week, one of its biggest benefits to Disney would be the addition of European pay-tv giant Sky TV as a key international asset. Fox has been in the midst of an arduous regulatory process as it seeks approval for its $15.6 billion purchase of the remaining 61% of Sky it does not already own. By comparison, Disney would have an easier time with regulators…
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Simon Kinberg Admits ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Emphasized “Visual Effects Over Emotion”

Fun fact about “X-Men: Apocalypse”: while reviews weren’t kind, and it’s far from the pinnacle of the mutant movies, it’s actually the second highest grossing X-Men flick. Not counting “Deadpool,” “Logan,” or “The Wolverine,” it sits second behind all time leader, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” Regardless, it’s not going to go down as one of the best entries in the series and film’s producer and co-writer Simon Kinberg admits as much.

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Botched Times Square Terror Attack Injures 4; Suspect Identified

Updated with news conference details: This morning’s Times Square bomb explosion has been declared a terror attack by authorities, and the suspect identified. Twenty-seven-year-old Akayed Ullah was wearing a “low-tech” device, strapped to his person with velcro and zip ties. He was the most seriously hurt of four injured, with burns and lacerations, when the bomb detonated in an underground passageway between two subway lines, under Port Authority Bus Terminal, at 42nd…
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Rian Johnson Talks Rey’s Parents & Why He “Forensically” Studied ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

On Friday, the entire planet goes to a galaxy far, far away for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Reviews are embargoed until tomorrow, but even then, spoilers are going to be under lock and key as long as possible. There are many questions that are waiting to be answered, but what’s becoming clear is that while everyone is wondering about Rey’s parents, it’s actually not such a big deal to Rian Johnson.

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Ridley Scott’s Quick Work Results In 3 Golden Globe Noms For ‘All The Money In The World’

Ridley Scott’s Quick Work Results In 3 Golden Globe Noms For ‘All The Money In The World’
It all started with an early November defiant decision by director Ridley Scott and Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin to drop Kevin Spacey from All the Money In The World and recast with Christopher Plummer in the small but crucial role of J Paul Getty. Between that moment and now, Scott did his reshoots, quickly edited the film, turned 80, and got prints ready just under the wire so that the majority of Hollywood Foreign Press Association members could see the film…
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Golden Globes Nominations: ‘The Shape Of Water’ & ‘The Post’ Tops In Film, ‘Big Little Lies’ Leads TV

Golden Globes Nominations: ‘The Shape Of Water’ & ‘The Post’ Tops In Film, ‘Big Little Lies’ Leads TV
Updated with more details: Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical period drama The Shape of Water, led all film categories with this morning as the 75th Golden Globes unveiled nominations. The film scored director and screenplay noms for del Toro, acting noms for star Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, and for Alexandre Desplat’s score. The film is from Fox Searchlight, the studio that won back-to-back Best Picture Oscars in 2014 and 2015 with 12 Years a Slave…
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Golden Globes Leaderboard: ‘Shape of Water,’ Fox Searchlight Top List of Nominees

Golden Globes Leaderboard: ‘Shape of Water,’ Fox Searchlight Top List of Nominees
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards. “The Shape of Water’s” seven noms, coupled with the six nods for “Three Billboards,” put Fox Searchlight Pictures on the film distributor leaderboard with 15 nominations. Twentieth Century Fox was close behind with 12, thanks to “The Post” and “The Greatest Showman.”

On the TV side, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” picked up six nominations, while FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” followed with four. Meanwhile, “Fargo,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “This Is Us” all landed three mentions. HBO leads the TV network scoreboard with 12 nominations with help from “Big Little Lies” and “Game of Thrones.” Netflix was runner-up with nine.

Here’s the full list of 2018 Golden Globe nominations.

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Fox Searchlight Pictures 15

Twentieth Century Fox 12

A24 7

Sony Pictures Classics 6

Sony Pictures Releasing 6

Focus Features 4

Neon
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Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women, Steps Down From ‘The Chew’

Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women, Steps Down From ‘The Chew’
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by four women in a new report published by Eater New York. The women have chosen to remain anonymous. The allegations date back two decades and claim that Batali had groped women’s breast and buttocks in the past. Batali responded to the claims by admitting to Eater that the behavior described in the allegations “match up” to past actions.

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“I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt,” Batali said. “Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain,
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