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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance’s French Cinema Award

Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance’s French Cinema Award
Following the footsteps of Isabelle Huppert, critically-acclaimed French actress Juliette Binoche received UniFrance’s French Cinema Award during a ceremony hosted at France’s Culture Minister in Paris.

Binoche, who’s just wrapped the shoot of Olivier Assayas’s “Non Fiction,” was celebrated by UniFrance’s new president Serge Toubiana and managing director Isabelle Giordano and several filmmakers she has worked and bonded with over the years, such as Claire Denis, Jean-Jacques Rappeneau and Danièle Thompson.

The actress was honored for her contribution to making French cinema shine abroad. Binoche remains one of the rare French actresses who have earned global recognition, including in the U.S. where she won an Oscar for her performance in “The English Patient” and earned an Oscar nomination for “Chocolat.” A passionate and thoughtful actress, Binoche has been praised for making consistently good career choices and taking roles that push out of her comfort zone, such as [link
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Watch The Thrilling New Trailer For Tomb Raider Starring Alicia Vikander

Brawler. Hunter. Survivor. Lara Croft is back. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander stars in this fresh adaptation of the action-adventure. Join one of the world’s most formidable heroes as she journeys into the unknown to solve her father’s mysterious death, while fighting to find her place in the world – could this be the making of her?

Watch the new trailer for Tomb Raider, arriving in cinemas March 16.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who

vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the
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Tomb Raider Trailer #2 Has Lara Croft Searching for Her Father

Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for their highly-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot, which hits theaters in just under two months. This trailer comes just a month after we saw new photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, along with Daniel Wu's Lu Ren, and nearly four months since the first footage arrived. With the March 16 release date getting closer and closer, hopefully this trailer is just the first of much more footage to be released in the next two months.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins
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Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten to star in The Glass Room

According to Variety, Game of Thrones actress Carice van Houten has signed on to star in a big screen adaptation of Simon Mawer’s Man Booker Prize finalist novel The Glass Room.

Described as “a love story about the relationship between two women set in an iconic modernist house in Czechoslovakia built by celebrity architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe”, The Glass Room is said to be in the vein of The English Patient and Carol.

The Glass Room is being directed by Julius Sevcik (Normal – The Dusseldorf Ripper) and will see Van Houten starring alongside Hanna Alstrom (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Karel Roden (McMafia), Alexandra Borbely (On Body and Soul), Roland Moller (Atomic Blonde) and Claes Bang (The Square). Production is set to get underway in February, shooting at locations in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria and Italy.

The post Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten to star
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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Carice Van Houten to Star in ‘The Glass Room’ (Exclusive)

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Carice Van Houten to Star in ‘The Glass Room’ (Exclusive)
Carice Van Houten, who plays Lady Melisandre, the Red Priestess, in “Game of Thrones,” will star in “The Glass Room,” an adaptation of Simon Mawer’s novel, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.

The Dutch actress has also appeared in Paul Verhoeven’s “Black Book,” Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie” opposite Tom Cruise, and Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate.” Recent credits include Martin Koolhoven’s Western “Brimstone.”

“The Glass Room” is a love story about the relationship between two women set in an iconic modernist house in Czechoslovakia built by celebrity architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. “Spanning more than 80 years, the story in the vein of ‘The English Patient’ and ‘Carol’ reflects the most dramatic events of the 20th century,” according to a statement.

Also cast in “The Glass Room” are Hanna Alstrom, who appeared in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and its sequel as Princess Tilde, and [link=nm
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Juliette Binoche to Be Honored at Göteborg Film Festival

Binoche in “Clouds of Sils Maria”

Juliette Binoche will be joining fellow Oscar winner Alicia Vikander at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival. The fest has announced the French actress as the recipient of the Honorary Dragon Award. As previously confirmed, Vikander will be accepting the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. In addition to receiving the award, Binoche will hold a Master Class and the fest will hold a retrospective of her work.

Previous recipients of the Honorary Dragon Award include actress-director Liv Ullman and director Margarethe von Trotta.

Binoche commented, “First I want to thank Göteborg Film Festival for this honorary award, I take it as a wink, a tap on the shoulder, or even a hug! I almost want to answer that I hope it doesn’t mean anything too serious! I feel very lucky doing what I’m doing, I still have the same passion, still have a lot to learn,
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Juliette Binoche to Receive Göteborg’s Honorary Dragon Award

Juliette Binoche to Receive Göteborg’s Honorary Dragon Award
French actress Juliette Binoche, who last starred in Claire Denis’ “Bright Sunshine In,” which won a prize at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and earned rave reviews, is set to receive the honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg Film Festival.

Aside from receiving the award, Binoche will hold a master class and will take part in the festival’s celebration of Ingmar Bergman by selecting “Scenes From a Marriage” for a special retrospective.

Among the 70 films in which she starred, Binoche delivered critically acclaimed performances in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “The English Patient,” “Three Colors: Blue” and “The Lovers on the Bridge.” Binoche is coming off a strong year, with her performance in “Bright Sunshine In” applauded by critics worldwide. She was nominated for a European Film Award and is vying for a Lumieres Award (France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes). She is also expected to be nominated for a Cesar Award.

“First I want
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Juliette Binoche to be honoured at Göteborg Film Festival

Juliette Binoche to be honoured at Göteborg Film Festival
Actress has starred in more than 70 films, including The English Patient.

Source: Angelo Cricchi

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche will receive the Honorary Dragon Award at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival (26 Jan – 5 Feb).

Binoche, whose films include The English Patient and Three Colours: Blue, will receive her award at the festival on Feb 3 and hold a masterclass the following day.

She has also selected Scenes From A Marriage for a special retrospective as part of the event’s celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth.

Göteborg Film Festival will also honour Binoche with a retrospective of her films.

Binoche said: “First I want to thank Göteborg Film Festival for this honorary award, I take it as a wink, a tap on the shoulder or even a hug! I almost want to answer that I hope it doesn’t mean anything too serious!”

As previously announced, Alicia Vikander will receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the festival
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas is an English actress who was born in Cornwall, England, on May 24, 1960. She began her career on the stage in 1983 and progressed to television in the following year when she played Nancy in the TV miniseries ‘Mistral’s Daughter’. She has gone on to establish a successful career in both television and film. She is now best-known for her roles in the films ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘Bitter Moon’, and ‘The Horse Whisperer’. Scott Thomas has also performed in roles in many French films. Here are five more things you probably

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kristin Scott Thomas
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Kristin Scott Thomas Talks Playing Clementine Churchill, Ageism, and Hollywood After Weinstein

Scott Thomas in “Darkest Hour

Kristin Scott Thomas’s career spans over three decades. She received a BAFTA for “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and an Oscar nod for “The English Patient,” and has appeared in projects like “Gosford Park,” “I’ve Loved You So Long,” and “Nowhere Boy.”

The acclaimed actress’ latest role is Clementine Churchill, wife of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in “Darkest Hour.” Although hers is a supporting turn, director Joe Wright carefully — and rightfully — constructed scenes for Scott Thomas to demonstrate Clementine’s integrity and essentialness to Churchill’s reign.

We had a chance to sit down with Scott Thomas during press interviews for “Darkest Hour” and discussed her work, her thoughts on ageism, and her views on the recent sexual assault allegations sweeping through Hollywood.

Darkest Hour” hits theaters today, December 1. Scott Thomas can also be seen in Sally Potter’s “The Party,” which
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Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (Exclusive)

Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (Exclusive)
With Sean Baker, Trey Edwards, Chris Newman, Ed Lachman, Peter Webber and Mike Hausman among its board members, a new film festival of classic films will unspool from Nov. 10 -13 in Bogota, Colombia.

Dubbed The Classics – Festival of the Films That Will Live Forever, the new film fest is founded by producer Ivonne Torres and Juan Carvajal, co-founder and artistic director of the three-year old Bogota Independent Film Festival, IndieBo.

Buoyed by sell-out crowds at IndieBo last July when the festival screened restored classics via a new pact with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Carvajal said: “I saw how these movie gems – rescued and restored with the support of the Film Foundation – deserved nothing better than to be enjoyed where they belong: the big screen.”

For many moviegoers in Bogota, it was the first time to see such classics as Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “All About Eve,” Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront,” and [link=nm
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Molly Ringwald: 'I Have Had Plenty of Harveys of My Own'

Molly Ringwald: 'I Have Had Plenty of Harveys of My Own'
Molly Ringwald opened up about the numerous times she's contended with the pervasive culture of sexual harassment in Hollywood in an essay for The New Yorker titled, "All the Other Harvey Weinsteins." The piece arrives amidst the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal and as numerous women begin to detail their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in the film and television industry.

Ringwald called the Weinstein scandal "a thread that has tangled its way through Hollywood, connecting women, mostly actresses, in a depressingly common way. We all seem to have a Harvey story,
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Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein

Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein
Whether producing “The Artist,” “Shakespeare in Love” or “The English Patient,” Queens-born serial predator Harvey Weinstein has always had a knack for making powerful period pictures. Maybe, between the best picture Oscars that those movies scored, he should have brushed up on his Hollywood history. His penchant for the casting couch — the practice of powerful white men exploiting young actresses trying to break into the movie business — has a historical precedent as old as the movie business itself.

“The perils for women in Hollywood are embedded, like land mines, from an actress’s debut to her swan song,” says film critic and historian Carrie Rickey, “where moguls like Harry Cohn reputedly wouldn’t cast starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak unless they auditioned in bed.”

Long before Weinstein there was Louis B. Mayer, who co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer, the ground zero of this kind of abuse, had means, motive, opportunity
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Judgment Day: Harvey Weinstein Scandal Could Finally Change Hollywood’s Culture of Secrecy

Judgment Day: Harvey Weinstein Scandal Could Finally Change Hollywood’s Culture of Secrecy
Harvey Weinstein’s implosion has been cathartic for Lauren Sivan, one of the dozens of women who have come forward in recent days alleging that the once-celebrated mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser. It’s a moment of justice and public condemnation that seemed all but impossible to imagine mere weeks ago when Weinstein enjoyed a position as one of the most powerful figures in media, a skilled operator whose connections stretched from Capitol Hill to Wall Street and whose sense of entitlement knew no bounds.

“You reap what you sow,” says Sivan. “I know that he believed for years that he was untouchable, and a lot of people helped him be untouchable.”

Weinstein’s precipitous fall has been stunning, if not a long time coming. He’s been fired from his own company, ostracized by his longtime friends and collaborators in the entertainment industry, transformed from power player to butt of late-night talk-show jokes, ditched
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Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of Academy Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of Academy Following Sexual Abuse Allegations
Harvey Weinstein, one of the most prolific modern Oscar influencers, has been ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” the organization said in a statement on Saturday. “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that
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Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership

Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership
The Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of his membership in the organization.

The move comes after a New York Times report that alleged decades of sexual misbehavior by Weinstein, and a New Yorker story that brought more disturbing details to light, including allegations of rape. Further accusations surfaced throughout the week.

In its statement, the Academy emphasized that its decision was about more than just Weinstein.

“We [have voted to expel Weinstein] not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” the statement reads.

As Academy standards go, it was a very swift response. But it leaves the question of other members like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby, whose behavior
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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'Pack of hyenas': how Harvey Weinstein's power fuelled a culture of enablers

Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assaults did not occur in a vacuum, say industry figures: many around him were complicit or turned a blind eye

It was Harvey Weinstein’s most ambitious production. A storyline stretching over 20 years with a rotating cast of actors, multiple locations across the Us and Europe, a disciplined crew of assistants, producers and fixers, savvy dealmaking, and a publicity machine like no other.

But this was not The English Patient, Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, The King’s Speech or any other of his films that earned more than 300 Oscar nominations.

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