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2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson

2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson
With only days to go before the 2018 Oscar nominations are announced on January 23, I’ll readily admit that the four acting races are keeping me up at night. For the most part Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions line up with the SAG Awards nominations. However, four performers in particular — Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) — are not predicted to follow up their SAG notices with Oscar bids. But all hope is not lost. Any of these on-the-bubble contenders can still defy the odds on Oscar nominations morning, and here’s how:

Best Actress — Gold Derby predicts that four SAG nominees will show up at the Oscars: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”). Judi Dench is that fifth SAG nominee,
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Kristen Wiig Is Coming Back to TV in a New Series With Reese Witherspoon

If you've missed seeing Kristen Wiig on the small screen, help is on the way. The Saturday Night Live alum is executive producing and starring in a 10-episode comedy series for Apple. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is "inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It" and will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's multimedia brand, Hello Sunshine. It's the third Apple series with Witherspoon at the helm, joining the untitled morning show drama that she will star in alongside Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston. Related15 of Kristen Wiig's Funniest Onscreen Moments of All Time Witherspoon shared her excitement about the project in an Instagram post on Wednesday and also revealed that she'd be making a cameo. "Total dream come true
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It’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ vs. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ for the VFX Oscar

It’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ vs. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ for the VFX Oscar
The two VFX Oscar frontrunners, “Blade Runner 2049” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” are in a war of their own for the 16th Ves Awards (to be held at the Beverly Hilton on February 13th). Each grabbed seven nominations, edging out “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”and upstart “Kong: Skull Island” (with five and four nominations, respectively). All four were nominated for the top prize along with Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Among the snubs were “The Shape of Water,” “Okja,” “Alien: Covenant,” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which all made the Academy’s VFX bake-off shortlist.

However, making the cut in the Ves supporting category were “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour,” “Downsizing,” “Mother,” and “Only the Brave.”

For animation, Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” nabbed five nominations, while Pixar’s frontrunning “Coco” collected four. They will compete for Outstanding Animated Feature
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Matt Damon Wishes He ‘Listened A Lot More’ Before Talking About Sexual Harassment: ‘I Am Really Sorry’

Matt Damon Wishes He ‘Listened A Lot More’ Before Talking About Sexual Harassment: ‘I Am Really Sorry’
Matt Damon is apologizing for unpopular opinions he made about sexual harassment during the fall and winter while he was promoting his films “Suburbicon” and “Downsizing.” The actor was being interviewed on Today to promote his Water.org Super Bowl commercial when the conversation pivoted to Damon’s controversial remarks.

Read More:Matt Damon on Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken: Not All Sexual Misconduct ‘Belongs in the Same Category’

“I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon admitted. “I don’t want to further anybody’s pain with anything that I do or say. So for that I am really sorry. A lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change…but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while.
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Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees

War for the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 lead the feature nominees for the Visual Effects Society Awards, with seven nominations apiece.

This includes the top category of outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, where those films are nominated alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The outstanding supporting VFX category includes Dunkirk, along with Darkest Hour, Downsizing, mother! and Only the Brave.

In six of the last 10 years, the winner in the top Ves category went on to win the VFX Oscar. Once, in 2011, the winner...
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Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees

Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Apes,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Lead Feature Nominees
War for the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 lead the feature nominees for the Visual Effects Society Awards, with seven nominations apiece.

This includes the top category of outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, where those films are nominated alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The outstanding supporting VFX category includes Dunkirk, along with Darkest Hour, Downsizing, mother! and Only the Brave.

In six of the last 10 years, the winner in the top Ves category went on to win the VFX Oscar. Once, in 2011, the winner...
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Penultimate Predictions a week out from the Oscar nominations

Seven days from now, we’ll know who and what the Academy Award nominees are. My final set of predictions will drop on Monday, but for now, I wanted to tinker just a little bit first. For what it’s worth, over the coming weekend, the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild will be giving out their awards, so while that can’t impact nominations, it’s still noteworthy. They’re arguably the two biggest precursors, and gems of the guild season, so there’s a chance that I might tinker with final predictions next week if something crazy goes on there. That’s a problem for future me though. As you’ll see below, not a whole lot has changed. Ballots are in though, so what’s done is done. I’m working my few Oscar voter sources to see if anything has gotten more love than expected.
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Korea Box Office: ‘1987: When the Day Comes’ Deposes ‘Gods’

Historical drama “1987: When the Day Comes” climbed to top spot at the South Korean box office, beating the 3-week winner, “Along with the Gods.” The Jang Joon-hwan film earned $8.22 million from 1.03 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $43.9 million after three weekends.

Incurring a week-on-week drop of 43%, fantasy “Along with the Gods” earned $5.88 million to extend its total to $97.2 million after four weekends on release. The two films together accounted for 57% of the total weekend box office.

Disney’s “Coco” debuted in third. Opening on Thursday, the animated feature earned $6.59 million over first four days. That is the best Korean opening score among all Pixar animations. Another Thursday opening, “Downsizing” landed in fifth. Locally distributed by Lotte Entertainment, the Paramount title earned $986,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” slipped to fourth. It earned $2.58 million between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $11.6 million after two weekends.

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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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“The Shape of Water” wins big at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards

Last night, the critics portion of the precursor season came to a head with the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Chosen by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the winners here get a nice little boost as Academy Award voting is currently wrapping up. Remember, critics aren’t members of the Academy, so there’s limited impact to be found for Oscar, but televised victories are never a bad thing. Wins here are fuel for nominations, and little more. Still, forward momentum is useful and appreciated, to say the least. For a few movies, it was a great evening, with one Guillermo del Toro helmed picture doing particularly well. The Bfca went wild (comparatively) for The Shape of Water, which led the field with four wins, to go along with entering the night as the overall nominations leader. Other multi winners were Coco, Darkest Hour, Get Out, I, Tonya, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Top Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Top Critics’ Choice Awards
“Get Out,” “The Shape of Water,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” were just some of the films and television series honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. Thursday at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Overall nominations leader “The Shape of Water” walked away with the most movie awards with four, including best picture and best director for helmer Guillermo del Toro. On the television side, “Big Little Lies” also reigned with four wins, including yet another best limited series prize. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won in the top drama and comedy fields.

Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) joined Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) in the winners circle for film acting honors, while Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) and Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) were
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Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing

Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing
Paramount Pictures has named veteran marketing executive David Sameth as president of worldwide marketing.

He’s taking over marketing duties from Megan Colligan, who left in November as head of worldwide marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures.

Sameth, who currently serves as executive vice president and head of theatrical marketing for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, will report to Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Sameth will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of all marketing and advertising strategies for Paramount Pictures’ global theatrical releases.

“David is an incredibly talented, visionary marketer who has created some of the most iconic and successful campaigns in our industry’s recent history,” Gianopulos said. “He has experience launching an array of films from big franchises to small, specialized endeavors, and everything in between. His insights, experience and reputation make him a very welcome addition to our team.”

Sameth will begin his new role at Paramount on Feb
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Updated Academy Award predictions as voting is going on

In just a few days, ballots for the 90th Academy Award will be due, which means that now is literally the most crucial point in the season. If a screener is going to be watched, it’s going to be watched today. The voters I’m in contact with still have things to see, so you best believe that last minute viewings are occurring. For certain titles that might end up missing when nominations are announced, it could be in part due to not enough Academy members giving it a shot. Time will tell there, but for now, we’re trying to figure out what Oscar is about to do. Below you can see an up to date look at the race. Focusing in on Best Picture for this preview, there are essentially 11 films in the running for however many slots the Academy ends up having this year. How that
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Here’s A New Clip From Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

Downsizing

Paramount Pictures has released a brand new clip from their upcoming film Downsizing, which is all set to hit UK cinemas at the end of the month.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Related: Downsizing review

Alexander Payne directs Damon, Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Jason Sudeikis. The film opens in UK cinemas on January 24th. Here’s that new clip, which is titled ‘Spatula’.

The
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Golden Globes 2018: Three Billboards take home four while Big Little Lies dominates the TV categories

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The awards season kicked off last night at the lavish Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 75th Golden Globes ceremony. Politically charged and dominated by last year’s sexual harassment allegations, the women of the big and small screen came out in solidarity with each other by wearing black and Time’s Up pins. Nevertheless, it was Cecil B. De Mille recipient, Oprah Winfrey that stole the show with her presidential style speech in which she stated: “I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.”

As for the awards themselves, on the film front, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri won four awards. Guillermo del Toro won best director for The Shape of Water, the film had the most nominations of the night. Gary Oldman won best actor in a drama for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour,
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Full list of winners from the 2018 Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners fo the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards last night, with big wins for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Best Picture – Drama), Lady Bird (Best Picture – Comedy or Musical), Big Little Lies (Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy) and The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Television Series – Drama).

Three Billboards picked up four awards in total, adding Best Screenplay, Best Actress – Drama (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) to its Best Picture honour, as did Big Little Lies, with Nicole Kidman (Best Actress), Laura Dern (Best Supporting Actress) and Alexander Skarsgard (Best Supporting Actor) all honoured in their respective categories.

Check out a full list of winners here…

Best Picture – Drama:

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Dunkirk”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Golden Globes: full list of 2018 winners

Den Of Geek Jan 8, 2018

Here are the winners from last night's Golden Globe awards...

Below we have the complete and final list of winners from 2018's 75th annual Golden Globes Awards. From Three Billboards to The Shape Of Water, to Lady Bird, some smashing productions took home prizes. The winners are in bold...

Best Motion Picture: Drama

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Actress In A Motion Picture: Drama

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, “The Post

Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World

Best Actor In A Motion Picture: Drama

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, “The Post

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Motion Picture: Comedy or Musical

The Disaster Artist
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Golden Globes 2018: Who Struck Gold?? All The Winners as Big Little Lies Sweeps TV!!

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Going into the 75th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, much of the news surrounded not the nominees and who might take home the coveted wins, but how the politics of the day and the #MeToo movement might alter the presentation.

Television

Best Television Series — Drama

The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu - Winner

Stranger Things, Netflix

This Is Us, NBC

Best Television Series — Comedy

Black-ish, ABC

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon - Winner

Master of None, Netflix

Smilf, Showtime

Will & Grace, NBC

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies, HBO - Winner

Fargo, FX

Feud: Bette and Joan, FX

The Sinner, USA

Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us - Winner

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk,
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Allison Janney Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Film

Allison Janney Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Allison Janney won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a film Sunday night at the 75th annual Golden Globes.

Janney won for her portrayal of Lavona Fay Golden in “I, Tonya,” the abusive and acid-tongued mother of Tonya Harding, played by Margot Robbie, who was also nominated as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the mockumentary-style biopic about the former Olympic figure skater is based on taped interviews with the real subjects. Taking tough love to a nearly fatal level, Lavona chain smokes throughout the film and sports a small tropical bird on her shoulder during her interviews.

Read More:James Franco Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

“Thank you for this very distinctive, unique, mother of a character,’ said Janney, accepting the award.

Janney beat out another favorite Laurie Metcalf for her work as another difficult mother in “Lady Bird.
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