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Sorry, Donald Trump: Oscars have always welcomed the world when it comes to acting winners

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One certainly can’t accuse the Academy Awards of any homegrown bias. Last year’s Oscars numbered two foreign-born talents — England’s Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) and Sweden’s Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) — among the four acting champs. In total, 11 of the 20 acting nominees were from other countries. This year, there are a lucky seven foreign-born folk in […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Oscar experts predict Best Foreign Language Film: ‘The Salesman’ pulls ahead of ‘Toni Erdmann’

17 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST

The Iranian drama “The Salesman” has moved ahead of the German comedy “Toni Erdmann” in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film according to our Oscar experts. They are mindful that Oscar voters may want to reward  Asghar Farhadi, the director of “The Salesman,” who has been vocal in his criticism of the Muslim ban imposed by President Donald […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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2017 Oscars calendar: 4 guilds weigh in with winners in final days of voting

17 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST

From the time that Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 24 until final voting began on Feb. 13, we heard from seven guilds (producers, directors, actors, cinematographers, film editors, production designers and visual effects wizards). And the casting directors revealed their slate of winners during the first phase of nominations balloting. “La La Land” has won with six of the eight groups […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Oscars: Lucas Hedges (‘Manchester by the Sea’) would be youngest-ever Supporting Actor winner

17 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST

While most Oscar experts are predicting SAG winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) or BAFTA champ Dev Patel (“Lion”) to win Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award history would be made if Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) scored a upset in the category. Sign up to get Gold Derby’s free newsletter with experts’ latest predictions and breaking news At age 20 and […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Makeup & Hairstyling Guild Awards: Snubbed films will win over Oscar contenders

17 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST

The Oscar frontrunner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling,”Star Trek Beyond” is not predicted to win at the guild awards on Sunday (Feb. 19). Rather the Oscar-snubbed “Deadpool” is expected to take home the prize for special makeup effects. The Oscar-nominated “Suicide Squad” is predicted to lose both that race and the one for period/character film make-up, with”Fantastic Beasts and […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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2017 Acm Awards nominations: Full list of Academy of Country Music nominees

16 February 2017 5:38 AM, PST

Ten-time Acm Award winners Lady Antebellum helped announce this year’s contenders on “CBS This Morning” at Thursday, February 16, at 8:30am Eastern (delayed on the west coast). After that, at 8:50am Eastern (5:50am Pacific), “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced more contenders on ETonline.com. The Acm Award winners will be announced during […] »


- Daniel Montgomery

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Icg Publicist Awards to honor Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nanci Ryder

15 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST

On the Friday before the Oscars, the strategists behind many of the top campaigns will gather at the Beverly Hilton for the 54th annual Icg Publicist Awards. This year’s gathering will include four special presentations: Jeffrey Katzenberg is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Denzel Washington and Ryan Murphy will receive the Showman of the Year prizes for film […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Netflix allows public screenings of ’13th,’ the Oscar-nominated documentary by Ava Duvernay

15 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST

Ava DuVernay reaped her first Oscar bid for Best Documentary Feature for “13th,” a powerful film that chronicles the consequences of the 13th amendment to the Us Constitution which ostensibly outlawed slavery. The amendment included an insidious caveat: “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” That clause sowed the seeds for the war on […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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‘Arrival’ Oscar nominee interviews: Denis Villeneuve, Eric Heisserer, and more [Watch]

15 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST

One of the biggest success stories of this years awards race has been “Arrival.” This Paramount release about a linguist (Amy Adams) recruited by the Us Army to interpret alien languages when several space ships land around the world received eight nominations, including Best Picture. Director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer, both of whom received Oscar bids, recently chatted […] »


- Zach Laws

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Oscar-nominated ‘Rogue One’ VFX supervisor John Knoll on departing ‘from the stylebook’ of ‘Star Wars’ [Watch]

15 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST

“It’s a wonderful surprise,” admits visual effects supervisor John Knoll as we chat via webcam (watch above) about his Oscar nomination for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” “It’s a very competitive field,” he adds. “There’s a lot of really excellent work being done, so there’s no guarantee that even amazing work will get nominated just […] »


- Zach Laws

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Oscar-nominated ‘Piper’ director Alan Barillaro on creating ‘a story about my own kids’ for animated short film [Watch]

14 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST

“It’s very surreal,” admits director Alan Barillaro as we chat via webcam (watch above) about his Oscar nomination for the animated short film “Piper.” “There’s been wonderful films made this year, so you’re just really proud to be among them.” The Pixar-produced short, which played in front of the studio’s summer release “Finding Dory,” centers on a baby […] »


- Zach Laws

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Where to stream the 2017 Oscar nominees online: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Hell or High Water,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ …

14 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST

If you missed any of this year’s Oscar nominees during their initial theatrical runs, there’s still plenty of time to catch up from the comfort of your own home before the ceremony on February 26. We’ve sourced all of the contenders that are now available to rent or stream. Among these are three of the nine Best Picture nominees […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the cast of ‘Orange is the New Black’ [Watch]

14 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Because yo body is hella fine,” opens “Orange is the New Black’s” rather unconventional take on William Shakespeare‘s famous Sonnet 18. The show’s stars Uzo Aduba, Jackie Cruz, Diane Guerrero, Taryn Manning, and Natasha Lyonne deliver their Litchfield Love Poem in honor of Valentine’s Day as only […] »


- Daniel Montgomery

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Oscar frontrunner ‘Moonlight’ wins USC Scripter Award

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST

The USC Scripter Award, now in its 29th year, honors films adapted from novels, short stories, comic books, journalism, and other screenplays with both the source material and the adapted screenplay feted. This year’s winner was “Moonlight,” which prevailed over its four Oscar rivals for Best Adapted Screenplay — “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and “Lion.” “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins adapted Tarell […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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‘Deepwater Horizon’ sound editor Wylie Stateman dishes 8th Oscar nomination [Watch]

14 February 2017 3:00 AM, PST

“It really honors the bravery of men who say goodbye to their loved ones and go off to do very dangerous work,” divulges sound editor Wylie Stateman during our recent webcam chat (watch above) about the film “Deepwater Horizon,” for which he received his eighth career Oscar nomination. Directed by Peter Berg, the film tells the true story of the […] »


- Zach Laws

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‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon quits over racy joke — Who should replace him? Ryan Seacrest, Amy Schumer … [Poll]

13 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST

Looks like current “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon is going the way of former ringleaders Regis Philbin and Jerry Springer. Cannon revealed via Facebook that he’s actually quitting NBC’s reality TV show because of this racy joke he told on a Showtime special: “Y’all see my face on ‘America’s Got Talent’? Like, this next […] »


- Marcus James Dixon

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BAFTAs: Backstage with ‘La La Land’ winners Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz

13 February 2017 2:30 AM, PST

La La Land” took home five Baftas including Best Picture as well as Best Director for Damien Chazelle who joined his leading Emma Stone backstage as she celebrated her Best Actress win. At this point in the night, the awards were coming thick and fast and the winners were bottle necking in the queue for the winners conference. BAFTA Awards […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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