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Big Night on SNL: Jimmy Fallon Hosts and Harry Styles Debuts as Solo Singer

15 April 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

For the first time in the history of Saturday Night Live, the show will be airing live from coast to coast.  NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt released the following statement about the time shift in showings:  SNL is part of the national conversation. We thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the West and Mountain time zones live at the same time it’s being seen in the East and Central time zones. I’m curious.  How has this never happened before?  It’s not like this is a novel idea.  I don’t get it.   Anyway, it’s a brand new episode

Big Night on SNL: Jimmy Fallon Hosts and Harry Styles Debuts as Solo Singer »

- Nat Berman

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89th Oscars News – 24 Hours Until Hollywood’s Big Night

25 February 2017 4:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As Hollywood readies for it’s big night, get some tips Here on how you can throw an award-winning party,

Download Wamg’s ballot for the 89th Academy Awards.

In this week’s Oscar news:

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

Previously announced presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2017 Berlin Film Festival Movies

20 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Other Side of Hope”

Winsome, sweet, and often very funny, the second chapter of Aki Kaurismäki’s unofficial trilogy about port cities is a delightful story about the power of kindness that unfolds like a slightly more somber riff on 2011’s “Le Havre.” The Finnish auteur’s latest refugee story begins with a twentysomething Syrian man named Khaled (terrific newcomer Sherwan Haji), who escapes from Aleppo after burying most of his family and sneaks into Finland by stowing away in the cargo hold of a coal freighter. His path eventually crosses with Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a newly single restauranteur who could use a helping hand. Part Roy Andersson and part Frank Capra, “The Other Side of Hope” deepens the director’s recognition of how immigrants and refugees are victimized by their invisibility, and its timeliness could help it strike a chord with domestic audiences. “Le Havre” grossed more than »

- David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn and Jude Dry

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Stanley Tucci’s Sprightly, Winning ‘Final Portrait’ With Geoffrey Rush & Armie Hammer [Berlin Review]

20 February 2017 7:08 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If ever there was a film summed up by its opening shot, “Final Portrait,” the gentle two-hander from mostly-actor-occasional-director Stanley Tucci (“Big Night“) is it. In an art gallery, underneath a white wall emblazoned with his dynamic, carelessly elegant signature slouches, famous Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), a rumpled, untidy assemblage of a man, stares morosely at the floor.

Continue reading Stanley Tucci’s Sprightly, Winning ‘Final Portrait’ With Geoffrey Rush & Armie Hammer [Berlin Review] at The Playlist. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Berlinale 2017: Geoffrey Rush Delights as Giacometti in 'Final Portrait'

17 February 2017 8:34 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Nothing like watching artists work. Final Portrait is a film directed by Stanley Tucci (of Blind Date, The Impostors, Big Night previously) starring actor Geoffrey Rush playing the famed Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. If you don't know who Giacometti is, it's better to get acquainted with him and his incredible sculpture work before getting into this film. Final Portrait tells the story of, literally, his final portrait as an artist - a painting he did of an American novelist who was visiting Paris, where his studio was, in the 1960s. The film has a small, intimate feel to it exploring the pained life and quirky antics of a great artist, which is becoming increasingly common these days (e.g. Inside Llewyn Davis, Maudie, Mr. Turner, Love & Mercy). Armie Hammer plays James Lord, an American novelist who has been profiling Giacometti and is already friends with him at the start. Giacometti »

- Alex Billington

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Big Night for Hidden Figures, Moonlight and Fences at the NAACP Image Awards

11 February 2017 8:17 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Hidden Figures took Best Picture, Best Actress for Taraji P. Henson and Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction. Moonlight won Best Independent Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. »

- Sasha Stone

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Final Portrait’

11 February 2017 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The biopic was once a rather schlocky genre. That was back in the day when every film biography had to tell a person’s entire life story from soup to nuts. Is it any wonder that those movies skittered through incidents or that they lacked texture and detail? The biopic grew much more artful when it began to focus on single intense chapters of a famous person’s life — like, say, the passing of the 13th Amendment in “Lincoln,” or Brian Wilson’s recording of “Pet Sounds” in “Love & Mercy.” Now, in “Final Portrait,” Stanley Tucci, directing his first film in 10 years, takes the biopic to an even more exquisitely homespun level of miniature close-up. He has made an entire drama about the couple of weeks in 1964 when Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), the fabled Swiss sculptor and painter (then 63 years old), decided to create a portrait of his friend, the »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Photos: Patricia Clarkson & Campbell Scott Join ‘House of Cards’ Season 5

8 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. […]

The post Photos: Patricia Clarkson & Campbell Scott Join ‘House of Cards’ Season 5 appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Mahershala Ali Says ‘I Am a Muslim’ After Winning SAG Supporting Actor Award for ‘Moonlight’

29 January 2017 5:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mahershala Ali has won the SAG Supporting Actor award for his role as a drug dealer in the coming-of-age drama “Moonlight.”

The award was announced Sunday in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ali topped Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” Hugh Grant for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Lucas Hedges for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Dev Patel for “Lion.”

In his acceptance speech, an emotional Ali talked about his conversion to Islam and how he and his mother were able to reconcile that, a reflection of the current political climate.

“My mother is an ordained minister. I am a Muslim. She didn’t do backflips when I called her and told her I converted 17 years ago,” he explained. “But we put things to the side and I was able to see her. She is able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown, and that stuff’s minutiae. »

- Dave McNary

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Viola Davis Pays Tribute to ‘Fences’ Playwright August Wilson After Winning SAG Award

29 January 2017 5:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Viola Davis won the SAG Award for best supporting actress for the searing drama “Fences” opposite Denzel Washington, and in her speech, remembered August Wilson, who wrote the play on which the film is based.

“What August did so beautifully is he honored the average man who happened to be a man of color,” she said. “Sometimes we don’t have to shake the world and move the world and create anything that is going to be in the history book. The fact that we breathe and live a life and was a god to our children. Just that means that we have a story and it deserves to be told.”

She went on, “We deserve to be in the Canon, in the center of any narrative, and that’s what August did. He elevated my father, my mother, my uncles who had eighth and fifth grade educations and he encapsulated them in history. »

- Dave McNary

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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Only Have Eyes For Each Other on the Red Carpet

29 January 2017 5:15 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello had a fun date night when they attended the SAG Awards in La on Sunday. The couple, who tied the knot in November 2015, looked all sorts of cute when they hit the red carpet together. In addition to flashing her gorgeous smile, Sofia practically glowed in her beautiful dress as she stared at her man, and they managed to share a handful of private moments in the middle of the chaotic scene. While they love to stare at each other, we will never get tired of staring at them. Related:Help, We've Fallen Madly in Love With Every Single Look at the SAG AwardsFelicity Huffman and William H. Macy Continue to Be Your Dream Hollywood Mom and DadEmily Blunt and John Krasinski Are All Glammed Up For a Big Night at the SAG Awards »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Continue to Be Your Dream Hollywood Mom and Dad

29 January 2017 4:33 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy always seem to have fun no matter where they go, but there is something about red carpets that really brings out their sweet sides. The couple, who tied the knot in 1997, attended the SAG Awards in La on Sunday night and looked as adorable as ever. In addition to looking stunning, the two also cracked each other up with laughter, showed adorable Pda, and did the classic prom king and queen pose. Keep reading to see more of their amazing night. Related:Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Are All Glammed Up For a Big Night at the SAG AwardsSomeone Crown Sterling K. Brown and His Stunning Wife Award Season King and QueenHelp, We've Fallen Madly in Love With Every Single Look at the SAG Awards »

- Caitlin Hacker

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SAG Awards 2017: Live Blog

29 January 2017 4:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2017 SAG Awards are taking place on Sunday night, and Variety reporters are on the ground for all the action at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Some of the most celebrated actors and actresses of the past year will nab trophies during the annual ceremony, with the casts of dramas like “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” up for top prizes. In TV, the casts of series including “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” are up for some of the night’s biggest trophies.

Follow along belong for live updates.

Related storiesSAG Awards: 'Hidden Figures,' Denzel Washington Wins Provide Surprises, Keep the Season InterestingSAG Awards TV Winners: 'The Crown,' 'Stranger Things' Drive Big Night for NetflixSimon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne Protest Immigrant Ban on SAG Red Carpet »

- Variety Staff

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There Were Almost Too Many Adorable Men at the SAG Awards (Almost)

29 January 2017 4:20 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The SAG Awards took over Hollywood on Sunday night, and as always, some of our favorite actors looked mighty fine while hitting the red carpet. Sterling K. Brown, who had a cute date night with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, looked handsome in a black suit; Scream Queens star Glen Powell showed off his best smolder; and Game of Thrones' Michiel Huisman looked drop-dead gorgeous. Keep reading to see all of the night's best eye candy. Related:Help, We've Fallen Madly in Love With Every Single Look at the SAG AwardsThe Cast of Stranger Things Continues to Melt Hearts at the SAG AwardsEmily Blunt and John Krasinski Are All Glammed Up For a Big Night at the SAG Awards »

- Caitlin Hacker

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SAG Awards Winners: Complete List

29 January 2017 3:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2017 SAG Awards took place on Sunday night, honoring some of the most celebrated actors and actresses of the past year.

There were a few surprises in both television and film in the top awards. The cast of “Hidden Figures,” including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, beat such tough competitors as “Fences,” “Moonlight,” and “Manchester by the Sea” to take best cast in an motion picture.

In TV, established series “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” looked like they had the advantage for the top drama prize. However, dark horse “Stranger Things” swooped in and won the award.

Related

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

See a full list of winners below.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Denzel Washington, “Fences” (Winner)

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic

Outstanding Performance »

- Variety Staff

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Watch This: At Sundance ’96, Nicole Holofcener made an endearing (and enduring) debut

24 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Sundance in full swing, we’re looking back at some of the best directorial debuts that premiered at the festival.

Walking And Talking (1996)

In the mid-’90s there was a boomlet of independent movies about young-ish, usually urban-dwelling neurotic types making small talk, cracking wise, and often making pop-culture references. Two of the very best of this batch had the misfortune to come out within about a year of each other with extremely similar titles: Noah Baumbach’s Kicking And Screaming and Nicole Holofcener’s Walking And Talking. Holofcener’s first film premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, in a terrific class that included Welcome To The Dollhouse, Citizen Ruth, and Big Night.

Holofcener, a smart and perceptive writer, would go on to tell more complex stories ...

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- Jesse Hassenger

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89th Oscar Nominations Of All 24 Categories To Feature Global Announcement On Tuesday Morning

23 January 2017 3:27 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

One of the biggest days in Hollywood is at hand.

The 89th Oscars Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24. Coverage begins at 5:18 a.m. Pst / 8:18 a.m. Est.

To help guide this year’s nominees through the 33 days between the nominations announcement and the Oscars ceremony, the Academy invited 11 Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members to share personal anecdotes about their Oscars experience and offer advice to the new class of nominees about this life-changing moment.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe. These talented artists and filmmakers were filmed in six different cities around the globe—Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, London and Tokyo.

The pre-taped video footage will be edited together with voiceover and graphics announcing the nominations in all 24 award categories. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires North American Rights to Fernando Guzzoni’s ‘Jesus’ (Exclusive)

23 January 2017 6:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maintaining its acquisition of select upscale fest hits, Philadelphia-based Breaking Glass Pictures has picked up North American rights to “Jesus,” Fernando Guzzoni’s wrenching father-son drama-thriller which is set against a background of youth cut adrift in contemporary Chile.

Well-reviewed – Variety praised Guzzoni’s “striking” second feature – “Jesus” will have its U.S. premiere on Jan. 27 at the Neighboring Voices Series held by the Film Society of New York’s Lincoln Center.

Chilean Guzzoni established himself as a talent to track winning the San Sebastian New Directors Award with his debut, “Dog Flesh,” a portrait of a former torturer under Augusto Pinochet, suggesting old habits of violence die hard.

Exploring the anomie of much modern day youth and Chile’s generational chasm and insinuating the spinelessness of an older generation of Chileans, “Jesus” joins a Breaking Glass film roster which includes Xavier Dolan’s Cannes-winner “Laurence Anyways,” Dominican Republic-set “Sand Dollars, »

- John Hopewell

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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