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Another Nancy Drew TV show is in the works

17 October 2017 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A new series at NBC will follow the middle-aged author of Nancy Drew as she and her friends solve mysteries...

Network TV has not yet given up on a Nancy Drew-inspired TV series. After a 2016 development season that included a Nancy Drew pilot that failed to get picked up to series at CBS, the girl detective is back.

According to Deadline, NBC is working on developing a drama inspired by the famous children's books. Doubt creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are the ones behind the pitch. Yes, this was the same duo who developed the failed 2016 pilot for CBS.

Sadly, this version of the pilot is also a reimagining, having little more to do with the actual book concept than the police procedural CBS was looking at in 2016. (Why can we not get a straight adaptation of Nancy Drew?)

So, what would NBC's Nancy Drew be about? »

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Kate Winslet Breaks Her Silence on ‘Disgraceful and Appalling’ Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Allegations

9 October 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The reactions over Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse continue to pour in from actors and directors who have a history working with the studio head at The Weinstein Company. Kevin Smith, who worked with Weinstein for over a decade, and Meryl Streep, who won the Best Actress Oscar for starring in Weinstein’s “The Iron Lady,” both released statements earlier today condemning the media mogul. Now Kate Winslet has broken her silence exclusively to Variety.

Read More:Meryl Streep Slams ‘Disgraceful’ Harvey Weinstein Over Sexual Abuse Allegations: ‘The Behavior is Inexcusable’

Winslet won her first and only Oscar for Best Actress for TWC’s “The Reader” in 2012. After five nominations, Weinstein had Winslet all set for victory by campaigning her lead performance as Hanna Schmitz in the Best Supporting Actress race, a prize she won at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. The Academy decided to »

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Meryl Streep to Present Amy Adams With the American Cinematheque Award

5 October 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Meryl Streep will present her Doubt co-star Amy Adams with this year's American Cinematheque Award.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Chris Messina, Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart will also be on hand at the Nov. 10 event to toast the Arrival actress.

The American Cinematheque Award ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the year-round programs of the nonprofit American Cinematheque, which includes programming at the Egyptian Theatre and the Aero in Santa Monica.

Adams will next be seen in Justice League Part One, reprising her role of Lois Lane, and is set to »

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Jennifer Aniston on Fake Pregnancy Headlines: ‘It’s Just My Body’

23 August 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If Jennifer Aniston could ban a tabloid phrase, the star says there’s “too many” to choose from, but anything about her stomach would top the list.

Aniston talked about her frustrations with the constant speculation over her body in an interview with Glamour.

“I think the best one would be a picture of me with a hand over my stomach, saying ‘Finally Pregnant!’ ” Aniston, 48, says.

She says the tabloid media judge her body harshly.

“I mean, it’s like they take a picture of you and create this story. If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, »

- Julie Mazziotta

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Spotlight: Viola Davis's Charity Work

16 August 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Viola Davis is an actress known for her role in the 2008 film Doubt, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.

Charities & foundations supported

Viola Davis has supported the following charities:

Friendly HouseLegacy of Hope FoundationMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationRape FoundationSafeway FoundationSoles4Souls Read more about Viola Davis's charity work and events. Related articles Meryl Streep's Doubt For Actors FundForest Whitaker Gets Behind Mandela DayViola Davis To Attend Friendly House Luncheon For Women In RecoveryCelebrities Help The Environment At The Tony AwardsMeryl Streep Donates $10,000 To School

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Amy Adams to Be Honored at Giffoni Film Fest

27 June 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Amy Adams on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Amy Adams is adding yet another award to her stacked résumé. The five-time Oscar nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner will be honored at the Giffoni Film Festival, an annual fest in the south of Italy dedicated to children and teens. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the “Arrival” star will receive the Experience Award. Adams grew up in the U.S., but she was born in Italy.

According to THR, the “Enchanted” actress will “hold a master class with the festival’s young guests to discuss her career.” The fest is scheduled to take place July 14–22, and Adams will receive her honor July 15.

Adams has received Oscar nominations for her performances in “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt,” and “Junebug.” Her recent credits include neo-noir “Nocturnal Animals” and box office and critical hit “Arrival.” “She’s not heroic in the traditional sense,” Adams said of Dr. Louise Banks, her “Arrival” character. “I love that she gets to rely on her intellect and instinct as opposed to brawn and bravery.” Dr. Banks uses her education, problem-solving skills, and personal experiences to address the potential threat of an alien takeover in the sci-fi film.

You can catch Adams next in “Sharp Objects,” Marti Noxon’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel of the same name. She’ll topline and executive produce the HBO series. The drama follows a Chicago-based reporter who was recently treated at a psych hospital for self-harm. She reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown, Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two preteen girls.

Amy Adams to Be Honored at Giffoni Film Fest was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Gabourey Sidibe on How She Found Her Voice as a Director

23 June 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated star of “Precious,” didn’t think she wanted to direct. So when Refinery29 approached her about making a short film, as part of an initiative to encourage young women filmmakers, she tried to turn them down.

“I was like, ‘No thank you,'” Sidibe said at an interview at the Variety Studio in Cannes Lions this week. “I think there’s a woman thing. I didn’t think I was smart enough or good enough or that my voice was thorough enough to direct something. I’d never thought about it until I got that opportunity.”

She was eventually convinced by a producer friend to try. Her short film, “The Tale of Four,” based on a Nina Simone song, debuts at the Nantucket Film Festival this weekend. Sidibe spoke to Variety about making it, what she’s learned about herself, and why she wants to play Batman in a comic-book movie.

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How did you like directing?

It turns out my voice is good enough and important enough and is also missing, which is why this program is important. I didn’t believe in my voice, because I didn’t really have space for it. And now I’m just a better person. It’s not about being a better artist or better filmmaker. I realized my own completeness, my own wholeness, through Refinery.

Will you direct again?

I’ll direct the rest of this [interview]. I’ll direct anything. I’m going to be out in the street directing traffic soon. All direction is, is opinion. The freedom in being able to choose is wonderful. I’m addicted now. I want to direct more short films. I want to direct television. The greatest thing is now that I do believe in my own voice, I can do anything; I can make anything. I’m going to stretch my own imagination farther than I ever thought it could. So yeah, I’ll be directing more for sure.

The statistics are still low for female directors. What barriers do women face to becoming a director?

Doubt. I think it’s just people don’t believe, “Oh, well she can’t do it, let’s go to the closest mediocre man.” That doubt isn’t always coming from other people. My doubt came from inside me. That’s been my biggest hurdle. I see it in a lot of other females no matter what they are doing in life. Your own self-doubt stops you from reaching your potential.

The studio system doesn’t feature very many diverse voices. Have you been frustrated by the kinds of movies Hollywood is making?

Absolutely. It’s kind of like we only make these kinds of things because that’s what the audience is. It cuts off the rest of the world. We’re not telling the story because nobody needs it. No, no, I’m here. I’m the audience. Unfortunately, in today’s society, you don’t know you exist unless you see yourself in media. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it will push the artist who is a different color or gender, if you don’t see yourself, you have to figure out a way to make yourself be seen. We can do that in a lot of spaces from YouTube to Instagram. That proves the audience is there. The studios don’t believe the audience is there. So we have to keep making independent films in a bigger, more obvious way so they see we do exist, we do count and we will spend money.

Would you like to be in a superhero movie?

I would. Yeah. Here’s the thing: I’m a bada– and so I really love whenever I have to do action scenes. When I was in “American Horror Story,” there was a scene where I was a human voodoo doll, where I get shot in the stomach and I crawl on the ground and I’m bleeding and there’s a trail of blood behind me and I grab a gun and I put the gun in my mouth. I felt so cool. I feel cool describing the story now and this is from four years ago.

Who would you want to play?

I really like Amanda Waller [from the “Suicide Squad” comics] who is a lawyer and can also stretch herself. That’s so dope. God, also I want to fly so why can’t I play Superman? Also, Batman! Here’s the thing about Batman. Batman doesn’t have any superpowers. He’s not an alien, he’s a straight up human who happens to be rich. He’s like white privilege man. He’s got all these tools and stuff and he has a super dark sense of being — he’s such a creep. I feel like I’m Batman, because I’m such a creep.

You should tell Ben Affleck you’re taking over.

He can sit down. Take a break, Ben.

There’s been a recent conversation about disparity of opportunities for women in the film industry and what needs to change.

My story is quite different. It’s been quite amazing to be a young woman in Hollywood. The strange thing about that conversation is it’s been going on for a while, but it feels new and faddish. Women have been around just as long as men have been around. It’s half our population. I don’t understand why we’ve been so discounted for so long. Or who are the people in charge of making sure their foot is on our neck? But those days are over with directors like Ava DuVernay and Patty Jenkins, who is dope. I think we are getting louder and stronger. The real difference is the money. “Wonder Woman” is making a ton of money, and that’s the way Hollywood sees anything of worth. I feel like that’s changing, and that’s going to turn the industry on its ear: if we can show up and show that we are worth the money. Ava DuVernay is the [first female African-American] director of a $100 million dollar film with “A Wrinkle in Time.” But point out a guy that doesn’t have that much money [for a budget]. I was in a Brett Ratner movie for $100-plus million, “Tower Heist.” I was like, “What is this!?” We were wasting money all the time. But every female director I have ever worked with always comes under budget and under time. You almost have to be sleeker, faster, and smarter to prove you’re worth half of what they are getting.

It also feels like Trump has made it more important for women to tell their stories.

Absolutely. You have to be able to see yourself in order to know that you exist. Being more visible and more strong as a female is part of the resistance, and we have to resist in Trump’s America.

How did working with Lee Daniels in “Precious” change your life?

In every single way. I was a broke college student who worked in an office before meeting Lee. Lee was the first person who was part of Hollywood who looked at me and saw me in my entire body and my skin color and my bigness and my smallness and my insecurities and my inexperience and saw beauty. He’s the first person who ever said yes to me. Every yes I’ve ever gotten for the rest of my career comes from Lee’s first yes. And so I’m very grateful to him, and I have to give him my kidneys when he needs it. He’s family. I still work for him because he’s the creator of “Empire.” He’s always going to be ever present in my life.

Why do you think he said yes to you?

He used to do a lot of drugs. I’m kidding. I think that there is beauty in what we don’t let be beautiful. I think Lee sees the dirt that the flower grows from. He sees the potential is the art. I was just some rough-edged young girl from Brooklyn and Harlem. I was a phone sex operator; it was a whole thing, I was grimy. He saw my potential, he said yes and he said, “I’ll work until you see your potential.” I remember he was saying, “No, you have to be a star now.” He would say watch Halle Berry in interviews. Look, I’ll never be Halle Berry, but he saw what I could be and he saw what I eventually saw that I am.

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Meryl Streep’s Best Movie Lines

22 June 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Over her storied career, Meryl Streep has racked up dozens of film credits going back to the ’70s, scored a record-breaking 20 Oscar nominations (along with three wins), and, of course, delivered golden line after golden line.

With the actress turning 68 on Thursday, Variety decided it was as good a time as any to look back at some of Streep’s best lines, from the funny to the sassy to the downright inspirational.

“How do I look?” — Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Following a divorce, and nasty custody battle complete with character assassination and conflicted emotion, Streep as Joanna Kramer seals her first Oscar win with a question — “How do I look?” — as she boards an elevator to see her son.

“The dingo took my baby!” – “Cry in the Dark” (1988)

Often misquoted as “A dingo ate my baby,” Streep’s exclamation after a wild dog snatches her infant from a tent, delivered in a flawless Australian accent, has become part of pop culture. Elaine made it a memorable put-down in a “Seinfeld” episode.

“I’m not a box. I don’t have sides. This is it. One side fits all.” — “Postcards From the Edge” (1990)

In “Postcards From the Edge,” Meryl Streep is Carrie Fisher’s muse, and embodies the late Hollywood royal in all her snarky, unpredictable, and out-of-control glory. With this line, Streep’s Suzanne Vale snaps back at her love interest Jack Faulkner (Dennis Quaid) to make sure he knows exactly where they stand.

“I am a righteous bitch, aren’t I?” — “Dancing at Lughnasa” (1998)

In the long history of Streep delivering flawlessly sassy lines, let no one forget her 1998 role in period film “Dancing at Lughnasa,” where she played Kate “Kit” Mundy. After her sister Aggie (Brid Brennan) declares, “Do you ever listen to yourself, Kate? You are such a damned righteous bitch,” Streep’s Kit can only delightfully agree.

“That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.” — “The Hours” (2002)

In one heartbreaking scene of “The Hours,” Streep, who plays New Yorker Clarissa Vaughan, has a candid conversation with the AIDs-striken Richard (Ed Harris), who asks her why he should even stay alive, if not for her.

“The assassin always dies, baby. It’s necessary for the national healing.” — “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004)

Meryl Streep played U.S. Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw, the manipulative mother of Liev Schreiber’s Raymond Shaw. She perfectly embodies the ruthless nature of her character when she delivers the difficult truth to her son.

Various — “Devil Wears Prada” (2006)

Where to even start with Streep’s endlessly quotable performance as Miranda Priestly? At the end, of course, with the line that the actress brilliantly tweaked during the table read from “Everybody wants to be me” to “Everybody wants to be us.” With this statement we realize how much Andy (Anne Hathaway) has changed (and, really, how much we all have). Some of Streep’s greatest lines stem from her impatient snark (“By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”) And she has a certain specialty in the way she delivers questions (“Why is no one ready?”; “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”). But the line that defines Streep’s performance, is the two-word dismissal that becomes her refrain: “That’s all.”

“I have doubts… I have such doubts.” — “Doubt” (2008)

Meryl Streep allows the veneer of stern self-assurance in her character, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, to crack in a moment of emotional release. “I have doubts … I have such doubts,” she breaks down about her ability to expose Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and her faith in the church at large.

“If what I think is happening is happening … it better not be.” — “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009)

Meryl Streep is the matriarch in Wes Anderson’s endlessly quirky and quippy animated masterpiece — stern and even, and a foil for her rambunctious husband voiced by George Clooney. In this scene she calls out his tomfoolery: “If what I think is happening,” she says, and the camera closes in on her judgmental gaze. “… it better not be.”

“These damn things are as hot as a stiff c—!” – “Julie and Julia” (2009)

Meryl Streep totally nailed TV chef Julia Child’s breathy and sometimes risqué enthusiasm, as in this scene where she pulls two large cannellonis from boiling water using her bare hands.

“We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.” — “The Iron Lady” (2011)

Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher earned her her most recent Oscar, and it’s easy to see why. When she tells Alexander Haig (Matthew Marsh) about why she will go to war with Argentina in an empassioned speech, it’s hard not to get chills.

“Is anybody supposed to smoke?” — “August: Osage County” (2013)

Streep played the delightfully sardonic Violet Weston in John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ play. Her response to Ivy’s (Julianne Nicholson) quite obvious question is only one of many memorable lines from the drama (though not uttered by Streep, who can forget Julia Roberts’ “Eat the fish, bitch”?)

What’s your favorite Meryl Streep movie line? Let us know in the comments below!

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Meryl Streep Makes History with 20th Oscar Nom: A Look Back at Her Iconic Nominated Roles

22 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Last year, Meryl Streep received her 20th Academy Award nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep’s nod makes her the most nominated performer in Oscars history. 

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat (which she celebrated with an epic gif of her dancing; see below), we’re looking back at the roles that got her the accolades. 

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(We’re just as excited as you, Meryl!)

1979: The Deer Hunter

Though she didn’t win for her turn as the girlfriend of a fallen soldier in Vietnam, the role helped establish Streep as one to watch in the awards show game, »

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Joe versus the Volcano

6 June 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

“May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.” Still the most widely unheralded great movie on the books, John Patrick Shanley’s lightweight/profound fable is an unmitigated delight. See Tom Hanks at the end of the first phase of his career plus Meg Ryan in an unacknowledged career highlight. How can a movie be so purposely insubstantial, and yet be ‘heavier’ than a dozen pictures with ‘big things to say?’

Joe Versus the Volcano

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Warner Archive Collection

1990 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda,

Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Amanda Plummer, Ossie Davis

Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt

Production Designer Bo Welch

Film Editors Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg

Original Music Georges Delerue

Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg and Teri Schwartz

Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley

 

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Viola Davis-Produced Web Series About Emerging Artists Released

8 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Viola Davis in “Fences

“You can’t tell yourself no. There’s going to be a lot of people saying no. You can’t be one of those people,” says one of the characters in “Emerging Artist Series,” a new web series released by JuVee Productions. Launched in 2012 by Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, the film, TV, and digital production company’s most recent project is a five-part web series that centers on the experiences of up-and-coming creatives working in different fields within the entertainment industry. “Emerging Artist Series” was produced by Lisa Nicole Bell (“Being”).

“We put this series together because we wanted to give artists a platform to share their experiences,” Tennon explained. “It’s an important part of the inclusion conversation happening now in Hollywood that’s often overlooked… simply giving people the space to be heard.”

“Nearly every representation of a black woman that you’ve ever seen on TV [and] on film has been filtered through the white male lens, the white male gaze,” another character from the “Emerging Artist Series” emphasizes in a new trailer for the project.

Back in March it was revealed that JuVee Productions is aiming to raise $250 million in a global expansion plan for the development, production, and distribution of diverse and inclusive content. “The shift in storytelling should be inclusive and we aim to make it a reality,” Tennon commented.

Upcoming JuVee Production titles include Claire McCarthy’s period drama “The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree,” a biopic about trailblazing Texas Congresswoman and civil rights activist Barbara Jordan, and an HBO film about Harriet Tubman, who helped hundreds of African-Americans escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. All three projects star Davis, who won an Oscar this year for her supporting role in “Fences.” She was previously nominated in 2012 for “The Help” and in 2009 for “Doubt.”

Suicide Squad” and “Custody” are among Davis’ recent credits. She stars in Shondaland’s “How to Get Away with Murder.” The ABC legal drama will return for a fourth season later this year.

Check out the trailer for “Emerging Artist Series” below.

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Viola Davis-Produced Web Series About Emerging Artists Released was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

Check out »

- Adriana Floridia

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Amy Adams to Receive American Cinematheque Award

12 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Amy Adams in “Nocturnal Animals

Amy Adams has been named as the 2017 recipient of the American Cinematheque Award, a press release has announced. The honor recognizes “an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures.” The five-time Oscar nominee will be presented with the award at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. Scheduled for November 10 in Beverly Hills, the event will include tributes from colleagues and friends of Adams.

“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Adams is one of the most beloved, admired, and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival’ to blockbusters like ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Man of Steel,’ combining strong reviews and commercial success.” He continued, “Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities.”

Arrival” was indeed a critical favorite, but the 2016 sci-fi pic also made a serious dent at the box office. The story of a renowned linguist (Adams) assigned the high-stakes mission of communicating with alien visitors grossed nearly $200 million worldwide on a budget of $47 million.

Including Adams, there have been 31 recipients of the American Cinematheque Award, and just six of them have been women. The previous female honorees are Bette Midler, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, and Reese Witherspoon.

Adams received Oscar nominations for her performances in “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt,” and “Junebug.” She is currently in production on “Sharp Objects,” Marti Noxon’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel of the same name. Adams will star in and executive produce the HBO series, which is centered on a Chicago-based reporter who was recently treated at a psych hospital for self-harm. She reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown, Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two preteen girls.

Amy Adams to Receive American Cinematheque Award was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Amy Adams to Receive 2017 American Cinematheque Award

11 April 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Cinematheque is presenting this year’s award to Amy Adams on Nov. 10 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired, and respected actresses in movies today.”

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Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival’ to blockbusters like ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Man of Steel,’ combining strong reviews and commercial success. Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities. She has been honored with many nominations and awards from critics, fans and industry organizations all over the world. In the words of one of her directors, »

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Amy Adams to Receive 2017 American Cinematheque Honor

11 April 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amy Adams will receive the 31st American Cinematheque Award in a November ceremony in Beverly Hills, the American Cinematheque announced on Tuesday. Adams is a five-time Academy Award nominee for “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt” and “Junebug.” Her other films include “Arrival,” “Big Eyes,” “Enchanted,” “Nocturnal Animals” and “Man of Steel.” Her next film is “Justice League Part One,” and she is also working on the upcoming HBO drama series “Sharp Objects.” “Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities,” said American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita in. »

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‘Custody’ Review: Viola Davis Can’t Save This Wildly Messy Lifetime Movie

4 March 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Custody” is the cliched wedding toast of movies. Actually, it’s the drunken cliched wedding toast of movies, in that it starts by defining the title — “the protective care or guardianship of someone or something,” in case you’re unfamiliar with the lofty legal term — before spiraling wildly off-topic, delving full-on into the lives of the wedding guests and often forgetting why these stories are relevant to the happy couple.

In other words, it’s a mess, and if you’re purely interested in Viola Davis’ involvement, I urge you to skip to the first and only paragraph below staring with “Viola Davis” (or the one ending with “our beloved Vi Vi”).

To continue the wedding analogy, the happy couple at the heart of “Custody” is Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and her kids. A single mother working at a dry cleaner, Diaz is constantly worried about her kids getting into trouble, »

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‘Custody’ Review: Viola Davis Can’t Save This Wildly Messy Lifetime Movie

4 March 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Custody” is the cliched wedding toast of movies. Actually, it’s the drunken cliched wedding toast of movies, in that it starts by defining the title — “the protective care or guardianship of someone or something,” in case you’re unfamiliar with the lofty legal term — before spiraling wildly off-topic, delving full-on into the lives of the wedding guests and often forgetting why these stories are relevant to the happy couple.

In other words, it’s a mess, and if you’re purely interested in Viola Davis’ involvement, I urge you to skip to the first and only paragraph below staring with “Viola Davis” (or the one ending with “our beloved Vi Vi”).

To continue the wedding analogy, the happy couple at the heart of “Custody” is Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and her kids. A single mother working at a dry cleaner, Diaz is constantly worried about her kids getting into trouble, »

- Ben Travers

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From Poverty to Oscar Gold, Viola Davis Shares New Details of Her Incredible Journey: ‘I Cannot Believe My Life’

1 March 2017 5:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Viola Davis doesn’t mince words about her childhood. “I was the kind of poor where I knew right away I had less than everyone around me,” she says. “We had nothing.”

As she celebrates her historic Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Fences, Davis, 51, reflects on her journey to the pinnacle of Hollywood success in People’s new cover story.  “‘I cannot believe my life,'” she says. “I just can’t. I’m so blessed.” 

The first black woman to ever be nominated for three Academy Awards, Davis has been paving her own way for more than 30 years, »

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Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Tearfully Thanks Daughter: ‘You Teach Me Every Day How to Love’

26 February 2017 7:05 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Viola Davis is officially "Academy Award Winner Viola Davis."

After a history-making three Oscar nominations -- Davis is the first black woman to be nominated three times by the Academy -- she finally took home the statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Fences. It is her first win.

"There's one place where all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. And that's the graveyard," Davis began, after kissing her husband and Meryl Streep. "People ask me all the time, 'What kind of stories do you want to tell?' And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost."

Exclusive: Viola Davis Debuts Bangs, Reveals the Adorable Way Her Mom and Daughter Sent Her Off to the Oscars

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