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With Oscar voting currently underway, what better time for the Academy to remember the exemplary work of Best Actress contender and the woman Stephen Colbert recently called “the French Meryl Streep,” Isabelle Huppert? Or maybe you’re like the rest of us, a lowly Huppert connoisseur who just likes to appreciate the French actress’ immense talents.
In a career-spanning video (that still only touches on 50 of the 100+ films she’s worked on), our own sometime-contributor Carlos Aguilar has created a tribute that offers a glimpse at the performances Huppert gave in films such as “La Cérémonie,” “Amour,” “I Heart Huckabees,” and 2016’s “Elle,” which garnered her the Oscar nomination.
“Academy Award-nominated actress, Isabelle Huppert, is one of the most versatile, prolific, and talented performers the world has ever seen,” the video’s description reads. »
- Allison Picurro
The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race Adriana Floridia2/10/2017 11:36:00 Am
This year's Best Actress race is extremely competitive.
Some of our favourite performances couldn't secure the nomination, and it was simply because there were so many incredible female performances. We're sad that names like Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Amy Adams for Arrival and Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen weren't among the nominees, but we also love the five nominated performances so much. Seriously, it was just a great year for women acting in film, and with the talent out there today, it's always going to be hard, and therefore even more of an honour, to land that Oscar nomination.
Though there's five women in the running here, the race has been pretty much narrowed down to two major threats. »
- Adriana Floridia
Lily Tomlin's indelible mark on film and television was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday.
The celebrated star was presented with the award by country music icon and 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton. Jane Fonda, who stars with Tomlin on the hit Netflix dramedy Grace and Frankie, was scheduled to present, but was forced to cancel due to strep throat, Tomlin told Et's Nancy O'Dell on the red carpet.
Tomlin, like so many others at this year's show, got political in her speech, but managed to use her razor wit to bring levity to the seriousness of the political climate.
Photos: 2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
"What a week this has been though, so you are kind of anti-climactic," Tomlin said, standing next to her award. "The doomsday clock has been moved up to two-and-a-half minutes before midnight! [So] This award it came just in the nick of time."
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As if there were any doubt, Lily Tomlin reminded the world of her singular talents as she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Taking the stage at the 23rd annual SAG Awards, the acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and producer accepted the honor from Dolly Parton, her longtime friend and costar in the 1980 comedy hit Nine to Five.
Tomlin took the stage to accept the award, joking that it came “just in the nick of time.”
“What a week this has been though. You are kind of anti-climactic,” she joked. “Doomsday clock moved »
- Oliver Gettell and Jodi Guglielmi
One year after its launch, the digital studio Gunpowder & Sky has filled its distribution pipeline with a number of interesting projects. Up next for the company led by former Viacom and Endemol execs is The Little Hours, a feature film that premiere to generally positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Little Hours, which stars sitcom sweethearts Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Micucci, is a modern-day take on the 14th-century Italian anthology The Decameron, and it contains the same sort of bawdy comedy that has allowed its source material to hold up 600 years after it was first written. The new film was screened at Sundance, where it was generally well-received; The Hollywood Reporter offered particularly effusive praise.
- Sam Gutelle
It’s going to be a 9 to 5 reunion for Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards when they present their former costar and longtime friend, Lily Tomlin, with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award, People exclusively confirms.
The legendary actresses share a long history and close friendship stemming from their classic comedy film about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their bigoted boss.
At the time the film was shot, Fonda and Tomlin were already friends who were recognized by their peers as some of the best actresses in the business. »
- Alexia Fernandez
6 items from 2017
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