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BAFTAs 2018: A goodbye trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Phantom Thread’) would tie the BAFTA record

BAFTAs 2018: A goodbye trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Phantom Thread’) would tie the BAFTA record
Phantom Thread” is expected to be the last film in Daniel Day-Lewis’s illustrious career as he has announced his plan to retire from acting. Could the Englishman get a farewell hug at the BAFTA Awards? Should he win Best Actor he would walk away from the industry tying the all-time record for most wins.

Up until 1967 the BAFTA Film Awards actually handed out two acting trophies per category: one to a British performer and the other to a foreigner. The current record is five wins and is held by a trio of acclaimed Brits: Maggie Smith, Peter Finch and Judi Dench — Dench technically has six competitive wins if you count the now-defunct category of Most Promising Newcomer, which she won for “Four in the Morning” (1965).

Finch won both the BAFTA and Oscar together just once: Best Actor for “Network” (1976); unfortunately, both of those victories were posthumous as he passed
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2018 Oscar Previews: Part 2

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday March 4th at 7pm Eastern time. Here is the continuation of our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

For Part 1 of our 2018 Oscars Previews, click here.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries,
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Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue
Right about now, Jimmy Kimmel and his team are probably hard at work preparing his Oscars opening monologue. It’s a major challenge for them, as they may not be terribly familiar with the nominated films. Lucky for them, we derbyites are. And more importantly, we want to help make the 90th Academy Awards the best show of the century.

So Mr. Kimmel and company, here are 25 jokes custom-made for this year’s telecast. All you have to do is read and rehearse. The audience will take care of the rest. Remember, we give you full permission to use any and all of these zingers. And if you’re too proud to take someone else’s material, just say that you were handed the wrong monologue. Trust us, no apology will be necessary.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

1. Good evening and welcome to the Academy Awards.
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Best Actor predictions: Who’s likeliest to defeat Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at 2018 Oscars? [Poll]

Best Actor predictions: Who’s likeliest to defeat Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at 2018 Oscars? [Poll]
Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) is far out in front to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his transformative performance as Winston Churchill, but upsets are always possible. While Oldman has already taken home the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe and SAG Awards, there may be some new academy voters who are looking elsewhere in this category. Who do You think could take him down at the 2018 Oscars? Vote in our poll below.

Oldman will almost certainly win on his home turf at BAFTA, giving him the nearly unbeatable combination of televised precursor wins. That doesn’t mean his fellow Best Actor nominees should give up hope yet, as we saw in 2001 when Russell Crowe (“A Beautiful Mind”) swept Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, SAG and BAFTA only to lose to Denzel Washington (“Training Day”) at the Oscars. It will be tough to beat Oldman, especially with “Darkest Hour” earning a surprise Best Picture nomination,
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘My Left Foot’) receives 1st Best Actor from swooning Jodie Foster [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘My Left Foot’) receives 1st Best Actor from swooning Jodie Foster [Watch]
Jodie Foster could hardly hold back her feelings when announcing the Best Actor winner at the 1990 Oscars ceremony. Watch above as she swoons in saying the name of Daniel Day-Lewis for “My Left Foot,” his first ever victory at the Academy Awards.

In the 1980s, Day-Lewis was a young actor known mostly for British stage work and television, but he was building a reputation as an immersive method actor. He had received good notices for his performances in “A Room with a View,” as the wealthy suitor of Helena Bonham Carter, and as a romantic Czech doctor in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”

SEEDaniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

In 1988 he was offered a screenplay based on the memoirs of Christy Brown, an Irish poet and painter born with cerebral palsy. When he read the opening scene where Christy puts on a record using only his left foot,
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis wins the “handsomest bludgeon in town” for the second time

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis wins the “handsomest bludgeon in town” for the second time
Daniel Day-Lewis is going for his record fourth Best Actor Oscar for Paul Thomas Anderson’s haute couture drama “Phantom Thread.” It was his first collaboration with Anderson on “There Will Be Blood” that won Day-Lewis his second Oscar 10 years ago — or as he calls it in his speech you can watch above, “the handsomest bludgeon in town.”

Day-Lewis dominated the circuit that year for his turn as greedy, vicious oil man Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood,” which was up for eight Oscars and also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit.

“I’m looking at this gorgeous thing that you’ve given me and I’m thinking back to the first devilish whisper of an idea that came to him and everything since and it seems to me that this sprang like a golden sapling out of the mad, beautiful head of Paul Thomas Anderson,” Day-Lewis said in his speech.
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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lincoln,’ ‘My Left Foot,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’

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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lincoln,’ ‘My Left Foot,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’
In the summer of 2017 Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis surprised Hollywood, London, and the entire entertainment world when he revealed that he is retiring from acting and would make no more films. His final performance in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s recently-released “Phantom Thread” has brought Day-Lewis his sixth Oscar nomination and his eighth Golden Globe nom (losing there to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”).

One of the most respected actors of his generation, Day-Lewis is the only man who has won three Oscars for Best Actor. Those victories were for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012). In fact he is one of only three men to win acting Oscars three times; the others are Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson. In addition, he has won two Best Actor awards each from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Most importantly (if retirement actually happens), he will have left
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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In the summer of 2017 Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis surprised Hollywood, London, and the entire entertainment world when he revealed that he is retiring from acting and would make no more films. His final performance in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s recently-released “Phantom Thread” has brought Day-Lewis his sixth Oscar nomination and his eighth Golden Globe nom (losing there to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”).

One of the most respected actors of his generation, Day-Lewis is the only man who has won three Oscars for Best Actor. Those victories were for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012). In fact he is one of only three men to win acting Oscars three times; the others are Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson. In addition, he has won two Best Actor awards each from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Most importantly (if retirement actually happens), he will have left
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Revisiting Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington’s intertwined Oscar history

Revisiting Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington’s intertwined Oscar history
Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israsel, Esq.”) have a date at the Oscars — and it’s not their first. The Best Actor nominees, who’ve never starred in a film together, have a lot of shared Oscar history, going back to their big breakthroughs early in their careers. Half of the six nominations for Day-Lewis have overlapped with Washington, who’s on his eighth acting nomination (he has another one for producing Best Picture nominee “Fences” last year). But even when the two weren’t nominated simultaneously they still crossed paths somehow.

Day-Lewis and Washington both won their first Oscars on the same night 28 years ago — the former took Best Actor for his portrayal of Christy Brown in “My Left Foot” (1989) and the latter won Best Supporting Actor for playing runaway slave soldier Pvt. Tripp in “Glory” (1989). They both returned the following year to present Best
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Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???

Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???
Last year’s Best Actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) announced on Thursday that he will not return to the Academy Awards on March 4 to present the Best Actress category. It is an annual tradition in the past 25 years to have the previous four acting champs back at the Oscars to bestow the trophies to the new winners. Although not yet officially revealed, Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Viola Davis (“Fences”), and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) will most likely be on stage again to open envelopes.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

When a person has been unavailable to return in recent years, producers have chosen to go with a prior winner from the same category in many cases. Some examples: Michael Douglas replaced Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor (2009 ceremony); Alan Arkin replaced Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor (2009 ceremony); Kirk Douglas (an honorary Oscar
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Daniel Day-Lewis is an Oscar good luck charm

Daniel Day-Lewis is an Oscar good luck charm
“Phantom Thread”’s over-performance with six Oscar nominations was one of the biggest surprises during Tuesday’s announcement. But maybe we should’ve seen its major nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson) and Best Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville) coming because it has an Oscar good luck charm: Daniel Day-Lewis.

Day-Lewis boasts one of the best Oscar track records, with a record three Best Actor wins from his previous five nominations from a comparatively scant resume of 20 films. He received his sixth nomination as expected for “Phantom Thread,” and now for all six of his bids, his films and directors earned nominations as well. The previous five are: 1989’s “My Left Foot” and Jim Sheridan; 1993’s “In the Name of the Father” and Sheridan; 2002’s “Gangs of New York” and Martin Scorsese; 2007’s “There Will Be Blood” and Anderson; and 2012’s “Lincoln” and Steven Spielberg. None of them won.
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2018 Oscars: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me by Your Name’) and Daniel Kaluuya (‘Get Out’) inject young blood into Best Actor race

2018 Oscars: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me by Your Name’) and Daniel Kaluuya (‘Get Out’) inject young blood into Best Actor race
It’s hard for one young actor to break through at the Oscars, let alone two, but 22-year-old Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) and 28-year-old Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) defied the odds in the Best Actor race. They are now the first pair of twentysomething Best Actor nominees in 28 years and each would become the category’s youngest winner.

The academy notoriously prefers rewarding young women and not young men — the entire top 10 youngest Best Actress winners were in their 20s — so it’s nice to see two young male actors who aren’t big names get singled out for their breakthrough performances in the same year instead of the “reserved young person spot” going to just one person. There’s no empirical data, but the academy’s push to diversify membership the last few years likely helped as well.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards
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Enjoy the Silence of Sally Hawkins, ‘The Shape of Water’s’ Princess Without Voice

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Enjoy the Silence of Sally Hawkins, ‘The Shape of Water’s’ Princess Without Voice
“We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces!”

That line from “Sunset Boulevard” is often quoted even now, some 70 years after it was first released, but it’s rarely been more apropos than when considering Sally Hawkins’ performance in “The Shape of Water.” She plays a mute janitor in Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance, and though her co-stars recite some lyrical dialogue (co-written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Hawkins doesn’t — nor does she need to. As the film’s “princess without voice,” she emotes, gestures, and dances her way to the most moving performance of 2017.

Like most actors and actresses whose success seems to have come overnight, Hawkins’ didn’t. She’s likely to be nominated for her second Oscar later this month — her first, for her work opposite Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine,” was long overdue — but the 41-year-old has been paying her dues for more than two decades.
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10 Things to Know About This Year’s BAFTA Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the nominations for its film awards Tuesday. The BAFTAs are the most glittering film awards outside the U.S. and are often seen as an Oscar bellwether.

Here are 10 things to know about the new crop of nominees:

1.) For the fifth year in a row, not a single woman has been nominated in the best director category. The last female director to be nominated was Kathryn Bigelow, in 2013, for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

2.) Eight actors have received their first-ever BAFTA nominations: Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”). In addition, Kaluuya and Chalamet are up against each other in two different categories: for leading actor and for BAFTA’s Rising Star award, the only
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Daniel Day-Lewis Made A Balenciaga Dress From Scratch To Prepare For ‘Phantom Thread’

Daniel Day-Lewis Made A Balenciaga Dress From Scratch To Prepare For ‘Phantom Thread’
Daniel Day-Lewis, with three Oscars already in the bag, retired from acting this past year, with his final role being another brilliant performance in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Phantom Thread.” The ultimate method actor, Day-Lewis is known for taking extreme measures to perfect a given role. He apprenticed with an actual butcher for his role as Bill “The Butcher” in “Gangs of New York“; he was fully in character, both on and off-screen, as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln“; he learned to build canoes, lived with Native Americans, learned to track and skin animals for his role in “The Last Of The Mohicans“; he refused to use his hands, only using his feet to complete daily tasks, for his role as cerebral palsy-inflicted, celebrated painter Christie Brown in “My Left Foot“; he learned to speak Czech for “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” oh, and lest we forget, he spent nights in jail,
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Movie Review – Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread, 2017.

Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, and Brian Gleeson.

Synopsis:

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has delivered unforgettable method acting performances ranging from heartless oil drillers, paralyzed painter Christy Brown who only had control over his left foot, the greatest Us President of all-time Abraham Lincoln, and more, so it initially came across as a little anticlimactic when he announced that his role as renowned fictional dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread would mark the end of his acting career. It doesn’t exactly feel like an explosive role to go out on, but never doubt writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master), especially when collaborating with the notorious milkshake drinker.
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Daniel Day-Lewis on Retirement From Acting: ‘The Impulse to Quit Took Root in Me’

Daniel Day-Lewis on Retirement From Acting: ‘The Impulse to Quit Took Root in Me’
Daniel Day-Lewis has opened up about his much-lamented decision to retire from acting, stating that he hadn’t planned on quitting before embarking on couture drama “Phantom Thread.”

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting,” Day-Lewis said in an interview with W Magazine. “I do know that Paul [Thomas Anderson] and I laughed a lot before we made the movie. And then we stopped laughing because we were both overwhelmed by a sense of sadness. That took us by surprise: We didn’t realize what we had given birth to. It was hard to live with. And still is.”

Variety exclusively reported the news of Day-Lewis’s retirement in June. His original statement read, “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make
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Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Why He Decided to Quit Acting: 'I Did Want to Draw a Line'

Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Why He Decided to Quit Acting: 'I Did Want to Draw a Line'
Daniel Day-Lewis has finally opened up about his decision to quit acting.

The revered actor first made the announcement that he was leaving show business back in June but is now elaborating about his reasoning behind his exit. In a recent interview with W Magazine, the three-time Oscar winner explained how the experience of shooting Phantom Thread, with director Paul Thomas Anderson, contributed to his ultimate decision.

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting,” Day-Lewis confessed. “I do know that Paul and I laughed a lot before we made the movie. And then
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Phantom Thread Preview Teases Daniel Day Lewis' Final Moments on Screen

Phantom Thread Preview Teases Daniel Day Lewis' Final Moments on Screen
Focus Features has released a new trailer for Phantom Thread, which reveals that there will be sneak peek screenings in New York and Los Angeles between November 24 and November 30. The preview, released earlier today, has already proven to be quite popular, since all of the screenings in both cities are sold out. Given the immense demand for what will be iconic actor Daniel Day-Lewis' final film, it wouldn't be surprising if even more sneak peeks are added between now and the December 25 release date.

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young,
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Daniel Day-Lewis returns in first trailer for Phantom Thread

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When it comes to listing the world’s greatest actors, Daniel Day-Lewis’ name is always followed by the word “obviously.” There’s no reason not to include him on the list of the world’s greatest thespians, with work in movies like Lincoln, There Will Be Blood, My Left Foot and Gangs Of New York all being stirring works of genius. Now the man is... Read More...
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