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SAG & PGA Awards: If you win both awards, does that guarantee you Best Picture at the Oscars?

SAG & PGA Awards: If you win both awards, does that guarantee you Best Picture at the Oscars?
In what has been one of the most confusing awards derbies in recent memory, we’re on the eve of what could be a make-or-break weekend in the Oscar race for Best Picture. The Producers Guild Awards will be handed out on Saturday night, January 20, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards follow on Sunday, January 21. Neither award has a perfect track record anticipating the Oscars, but your odds go way up if you win both awards.

The PGA Awards have been around since 1990, and 19 out of their 28 previous winners have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars (68%). The SAG Awards first gave out a prize for the best ensemble cast in 1996, and 11 out of 22 of their winners have won at the Oscars (50%). But there have been 10 years when the two awards groups agreed on the winner, and eight of those ended up taking the Oscar (80%). The match-ups are
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2018 Oscars: Did Golden Globes preview another split between Best Picture and Best Director?

2018 Oscars: Did Golden Globes preview another split between Best Picture and Best Director?
In the last five years, the Academy Awards have split up the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. The days of the sweep, it seems, are long past with the helmer of the top prize no longer guaranteed the Best Director statuette. Quite the opposite, in fact; if you win one, its likely you are not winning the other.

Last year, Damien Chazelle won Best Director for “La La Land,” while “Moonlight” shocked us all to win Best Picture. The year before that, Alejandro G. Inarritu took home the Oscar for directing “The Revenant,” while “Spotlight” claimed the big award. 2015 was the only year in the past five to marry the two Oscars together, with Inarritu winning both Director and Picture for “Birdman.” In 2014, Alfonso Cuaron won for directing “Gravity” while “12 Years a Slave” was the best film of the year. And in 2013, “Argo” won Best Picture despite
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2018 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 9 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. That is the night before the Screen Actors Guild does the same. Unlike, the latter, which will air on TNT and TBS, the PGA ceremony is not televised. However, it is an equally important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”

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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
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Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer

Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer
Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) is a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress next week, but she could end up making Oscars history in another category as well as was recently reported by one of our Experts, Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Robbie is also a producer of the film, so if “I, Tonya” also receives a Best Picture nomination she would be the first actress to receive acting and producing nominations for the same film. After a year that saw actresses Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) all win Emmys as both actors and producers of TV programs, it would be fitting for Robbie’s passion project to go the distance with a pair of historic Oscar nominations.

It has been an incredible year for female stories, both real and fictional. The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have shined
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’12 Strong’ Review: Chris Hemsworth Trades His Hammer for a Horse in an Uphill Battle That’s Still Being Fought

’12 Strong’ Review: Chris Hemsworth Trades His Hammer for a Horse in an Uphill Battle That’s Still Being Fought
Who is Chris Hemsworth when he isn’t Thor? Not an action star, as the excellent but financially disastrous “Blackhat” can attest; not a prestige-picture anchor either, as evidenced by the “Moby Dick” quasi-adaptation “In the Heart of the Sea.” The god of thunder comes closer to answering that question by trading in his hammer for a horse in “12 Strong,” which positions its star as a rather different kind of hero: an American soldier.

Read More:’12 Strong’ Trailer: Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth Go to War Against the Taliban

Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and styling itself as a portrayal of the first victory in the War on Terror — a bittersweet milestone to celebrate, given that said war hasn’t ended and we certainly haven’t won it — Nicolai Fuglsig’s film (full title: “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”) injects some rah-rah patriotism into
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2018 Producers Guild Awards: Complete odds in 8 film & TV categories include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …

The Producers Guild Awards have been one of the most closely watched races in the run-up to Oscars because they have presaged the academy’s choice for Best Picture eight times in the last 10 years. However, the two times they disagreed were the last two years in a row, despite the fact that the PGA uses the same preferential ballot that decides the Oscars. Are they still a reliable bellwether? Scroll down for our complete predictions in eight categories for film as well as TV. The nominees are ranked in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

There are 11 nominees for Best Picture at this event, and chances are good most of the eventual Oscar nominees for Best Picture — if not all of them — are on the PGA’s list. We’re currently predicting a victory for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but this is
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2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …

2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …
Last year at the SAG Awards we were shocked when “Hidden Figures” won the top prize for its ensemble cast over “Manchester by the Sea” and the eventual Oscar winner for Best Picture, “Moonlight.” Well, most of us were shocked. The 2018 awards season has been even more divided, so while, as always, we think we know who’s going to win, we should probably keep our eye out for some major upsets. Here are the top 6 shockers to watch out for.

“Lady Bird” cast — Though most of our users are torn between “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Get Out” for the top prize, we shouldn’t take our eye off of “Lady Bird.” It’s tied with “Three Billboards” as the largest nominated ensemble with 11 credited cast members. This would also be an opportunity to honor lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf if voters decide to
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Oscars 2018: Why Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’) shouldn’t be counted out after DGA snub

Oscars 2018: Why Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’) shouldn’t be counted out after DGA snub
Those ready to discount Steven Spielberg‘s chances of reaping an Oscar nomination for directing “The Post” after his surprising DGA snub should take a deep breath. He could still be recognized by the notoriously esoteric directors branch of the academy, which often diverges from the choices of the more populist guild. One of the DGA slate — Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) — could easily find themselves left out of the Oscar race in place of Spielberg.

Spielberg’s omission was especially shocking given his popularity at the guild. He’s won their Best Director prize three times (“The Color Purple” in 1985, “Schindler’s List” in 1993, and “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998) and contended for “Jaws” (1975), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “E.T.: The
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'Moonlight' Star Jharrel Jerome Says 'Get Out' May Lose at Oscars Because of Trump

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[[tmz:video id="0_ztdzzkn6"]] "Moonlight" star Jharrel Jerome is fearful ... in the world of Donald Trump, black-themed movies may not stand a chance at the Oscars. We got Jharrel Thursday at Salt Lake City International Airport and he seemed disheartened at the chances of "Get Out" winning Anything at the Oscars ... and it sounds like he blames it on Trump and the worsening racial tensions in the last year. "Get Out" was shut out at the Golden Globes and
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12 Strong – Review

With the start of a new movie year, the multiplex will present another entry in the genre that seems to have become a January tradition: the “inspired by true events” action thriller set in a recent military conflict. Although several had limited December releases in NY and La to qualify for Oscars, most had a “wide” release this month: Lone Survivor in 2014, American Sniper in 2015, and 13 Hours in 2016. Many have a “name” action star leading the charge, like Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper. This time it’s Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, prominent in the posters, looking determined while astride his black stallion. You heard that right, on horseback. So, in some ways this could be a modern wartime western. We just had a reboot of The Magnificent Seven, so this flick goes five better to tell the tale of a dozen fighting men , they’re definitely 12 Strong.

Using archival news footage,
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Predicting The 2018 SAG Awards & PGA Awards Winners

The Oscar nominations won’t even be revealed until Tuesday, but this is a big weekend if you believe major guild honors are key indicators of what movie will win Best Picture. The PGA Awards are handed out in a private ceremony on Saturday night, while the SAG Awards take place 24 hours later Sunday evening in a broadcast on TNT and TBS (the DGA Awards are not until February). Last year “Moonlight” made history as the only film this century to win the Best Picture Oscar without taking a key guild honor.

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Why the Woman in Justin Timberlake's "Supplies" Music Video Looks So Damn Familiar

The music video for Justin Timberlake's new song, "Supplies," could double as a short dystopian film. Eerie white crocodiles? Check. Burning pyramids with Illuminati-esque symbols? Check. Oh, and some fiery sex scenes between Timberlake and the woman who stars in the video? Duh. If the woman featured throughout the sexy video has you wondering where you might have seen her before, you're not alone. The woman in question is 27-year-old Mexican actress Eiza González. If you watched 2017's critically-acclaimed comedy crime film, Baby Driver, then you'll recognize the budding star for her role as Monica "Darling" Castello. González played the lawless, ill-fated wife of Buddy (Jon Hamm), and a member of Doc's (Kevin Spacey) notorious ensemble of bank robbers in the action-packed hit. Image Source: Sony Pictures You'll be able to see a lot more of González onscreen soon. This Summer, you can catch her starring in the sci-fi
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Every Year in Queer Cinema Should Start as Well as 2018

As Timothée Chalamet fever sweeps the country, and “Call Me By Your Name” envelops audiences in the golden hue of Italian summer romance, the future of queer cinema looks bright indeed. Beyond our Adonis-adorned Oscar contender, 2017 delivered an array of satisfying gay storylines; including the breathtaking French epic “Bpm (Beats Per Minute),” the underrated Billie Jean King biopic “Battle of the Sexes,” and Sebastian Lelio’s bittersweet romance “A Fantastic Woman.”

Gone are the days when queer cinephiles counted their lucky stars for one gay-related film a year, a trend that films like “Moonlight” and “Carol” seem to have nipped in the bud once and for all.

Read More:The 10 Best Lgbtq Films of 2017, From ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to ‘Bpm’

As 2018 begins with “Call Me By Your Name” braced to earn a few Oscar nominations, the month of January alone saw three queer-related indies open in theaters. Though all saw limited releases,
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The 10 film performances that deserve more awards attention this year

The many guilds and academies are forgetting a number of impactful turns, including from Sally Hawkins and Michael Fassbender

The Golden Globes have come and gone, the Bafta and Guild nominee lists are out, and the Oscar race appears to be taking clear shape in advance of the nomination announcement on 23 January. Happily, it remains a more lively and contested one than usual in the acting races: in no category has a single name hogged the critics’ and precursor awards in the manner of a Helen Mirren for The Queen or a Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood.

Related: Is Lady Bird this year's Moonlight? 10 things we learned at the Golden Globes

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Scoot McNairy joins True Detective season 3

The third season of True Detective continues to build up its cast as Godless actor Scoot McNairy has signed on to appear in HBO’s anthology series, reports Deadline. He’ll star opposite Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Stephen Dorff (Blade).

McNairy will portray Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years. Ali will portray State Investigator Wayne Hays and Dorff his partner Roland West. The third season will focus on a crime in the heart of the Ozarks, with the mystery playing out in three separate time periods.

McNairy is coming off the final season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and recently completed The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter with Josh Brolin and Danny McBride.

Series creator and producer Nic Pizzolatto is returning for the third season. He is the third season’s sole writer,
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'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color

'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer thinks big, and his war movies can range from noisy idiocy (Pearl Harbor) to near brilliant (Black Hawk Down). Luckily, 12 Strong sees the value in substance as well as spectacle. Based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rod to Victory in Afghanistan, this rough-hewn drama has a compelling, mostly untold story to relate. After 9/11, an elite Special Forces unit comprised of 12 Green Berets led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), were dropped into Afghanistan in response to the attack.
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Sundance: Changing of the Guard Opens Door for Forward-Thinking Players

Micah Green is no stranger to the marathon deal-making frenzy that gives the Sundance Film Festival its energy and excitement.

The former CAA agent spent two decades on the front lines of the indie film gathering, hammering out distribution deals for the likes of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” This year, Green’s flying out to Utah on a different mission. Last spring, he co-founded 30West with entrepreneur and producer Dan Friedkin. The 10-person company buys films, sells them and invests in them at various stages of production. As more and more independent movies are consigned to on-demand debuts or forced to forgo a stint in cinemas, 30West wants to fill a vacuum.

“It remains a buyer’s market for theatrical independent films,” said Green. “Just look at [the Toronto Film Festival]. Only a handful of the promising films that premiered there walked away with a legitimate theatrical release commitment.”

Green’s company is a signal of the tectonic
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Movie Review – 12 Strong (2018)

12 Strong, 2018.

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O’Toole, Austin Hebert, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Elsa Pataki, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle, Laith Nakli, Fahim Fazli, and Numan Acar.


12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

As Us paramilitary soldiers and the Northern Alliance of Afghanistan get to know one another, General Dostum (Homeland‘s Navid Negahban) refuses to show Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame) the same level of respect as the rest of his titular brotherly squad of 12 soldiers. He goes on to cite Officer Hal Spencer’s (the always scorchingly intense Michael Shannon) eyes as the telling sign of a true warrior,
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TVLine Items: True Detective Adds Halt Star, Atlanta Season 2 Teaser and More

TVLine Items: True Detective Adds Halt Star, Atlanta Season 2 Teaser and More
Halt and Catch Fire alum Scoot McNairy is getting entangled with HBO’s True Detective.

The actor has joined the Season 3 ensemble as a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives, our sister site Deadline reports.

RELATEDDeadwood Update: HBO Boss ‘Very Optimistic’ About Fall 2018 Start

The third installment of the crime anthology series stars Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Carmen Ejogo (Zero Hour) and Stephen Dorff (Star).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* FX has released a teaser for Season 2 of Atlanta, premiering Thursday, March 1 at 10/9c:

* Netflix’s coming-of-age ’90s dramedy Everything Sucks!
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Movie News: Boxing Opponent Set for 'Creed 2'; Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman in Thriller

Creed 2: Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu, also known as "Big Nasty," has joined the cast of Creed 2.. He will portray the son of Ivan Drago, to be played once again by Dolph Lundgren, who first played the role in Rocky IV. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson will also reprise their roles in the sequel; Steven Caple Jr. will direct. Creed 2 is set for theatrical release on November 21, 2018. [Tracking Board]   Expatriate: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, above) will direct Expatriate. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) wrote the screenplay with Logan Coles and will star. The thriller revolves around the hijacking of an airplane during the 1970s. [Deadline]   Quentin Tarantino: Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in Quentin Tarantino's...

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