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Jack Nicholson (‘Terms of Endearment’) blasts off after being voted top Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Jack Nicholson (‘Terms of Endearment’) blasts off after being voted top Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]
Jack Nicholson may be known more for his leading roles, but he just won Gold Derby’s poll of Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s. Nicholson has been voted your favorite Best Supporting Actor of that decade, for his performance as retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove in James L. Brooks‘ Best Picture winner “Terms of Endearment” (1983).

SEEMeryl Streep (‘Sophie’s Choice’) is clear choice for top Best Actress Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Nicholson won with 19% of the vote, narrowly beating several beloved performances. Denzel Washington (“Glory”) came in second place with 16%, followed by Sean Connery (“The Untouchables”) and Kevin Kline (“A Fish Called Wanda”) at 15% each. Timothy Hutton (“Ordinary People”) finished out the top five at 13%.

Beyond this five there was a drop-off, with Michael Caine (“Hannah and Her Sisters”) netting 7%, Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) and Haing S. Ngor (“The Killing Fields”) at 5% each and
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Cohen Media Group Goes Beyond Distribution With Restoration, Svod

Since its launch in 2008, Cohen Media Group has become a much-admired producer and distributor of independent and arthouse films.

It’s the largest distributor of French films in the U.S. Its offerings have also racked up kudos, including a 2016 Oscar win for “The Salesman,” and 2017 Acad nominations for “Faces Places” and “The Insult.”

In addition, its specialty home entertainment label, the Cohen Film Collection, releases restored and re-mastered editions of classics on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD.

“We distribute about 10 new films a year,” says executive VP Gary Rubin, who heads up the L.A. office and notes that distribution is just one arm of a four-part business model. “We also have the library, which we’re constantly adding to; the production group, which is run by [senior VP of production] Erica Steinberg and which is producing bigger films; and then the theaters. We have several in the U.S., and Charles [Cohen, chairman-ceo] just bought La Pagode in Paris.
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]
Like the other acting winners of the 1980s, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to big stars and character actors alike. The ’80s featured big-name winners like Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Sean Connery and Michael Caine alongside hardworking veterans like John Gielgud, Louis Gossett Jr. and Don Ameche. The Academy also rewarded emerging talent, like Timothy Hutton, Haing S. Ngor and the now double-champ Denzel Washington.

So who is your favorite Best Supporting Actor winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Timothy Hutton, “Ordinary People” (1980) — Hutton came out of the gate strong with his heartbreaking performance in Best Picture winner “Ordinary People.” Hutton plays Conrad Jarrett, a teenager wracked with guilt after his brother is killed in a boating accident. Hutton is clearly the lead of the film, but at age 20, the studio may have felt it fairer
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M*A*S*H Actor and musician David Ogden Stiers dies, aged 75

Tony Sokol Mar 5, 2018

David Ogden Stiers played Major Winchester on M*A*S*H, and made a real contribution to the classical music his character loved.

David Ogden Stiers, best known for playing Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H and Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty & The Beast, died, according to Variety. The actor’s agent Mitchell Stubbs tweeted that Stiers died after a battle with bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon, on Saturday. He was 75.

Stiers joined the Korean War comedy M*A*S*H in 1977, replacing Larry Linville’s officious Major Frank Burns with aristocratic arrogance and a Harvard accent. Stiers was nominated for two Emmy Awards for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982, for the role of Major Winchester. He was nominated for a third Emmy for his role as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.
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Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?

Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?
One of the highlights of the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony was the surprise addition of 20 Oscar winners presenting to that year’s acting nominees. It started with five Best Supporting Actress champs (Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Anjelica Huston, Eva Marie Saint, Tilda Swinton) who gave out the award to Penelope Cruz, welcoming her to their club. While all of those presenting that evening had indeed won the category before, each one often had no connection at all to the person they were introducing.

The following year new producers followed a similar format of five people presenting to a new crop of five for the lead categories only. While all of them had working relationships with the nominees (like Michelle Pfeiffer for Jeff Bridges and Stanley Tucci for Meryl Streep), most of them were not Oscar winners.

SEEOscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary
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Meryl Streep in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’: A look back at her 14th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’: A look back at her 14th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 14 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

The three years following “Adaptation” (2002) did not produce an Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep – her longest drought since the early 1990s, following “Postcards from the Edge” (1990). That is not to say, of course, that these years were without substantial Streep contributions to the big and small screens and stage.

Sans a brief cameo portraying herself in the Matt DamonGreg Kinnear conjoined twins comedy “Stuck on You,” Streep did not grace the silver screen in 2003. She did, however, hit the television circuit in a big way with her reunion alongside filmmaker Mike Nichols on the HBO production of Tony Kushner‘s “Angels in America.
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25 Years of Groundhog Day! 12 Facts You Probably Didn’t Predict

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25 Years of Groundhog Day! 12 Facts You Probably Didn’t Predict25 Years of Groundhog Day! 12 Facts You Probably Didn’t PredictKurt Anthony2/12/2018 1:20:00 Pm

Okay, campers. Rise and shine! It’s the 25th anniversary of Groundhog Day!

Directed by Harold Ramis (Caddyshack), the infinitely quotable cult classic stars Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) as a TV weatherman who’s having the day of his life…over, and over again. Featuring Andie MacDowell (Sex, Lies, and Videotape), Chris Elliott (The Abyss), and a hilariously repetitive script, this is one time warp comedy that never gets old!

Filmed on a budget of $14.6M, Groundhog Day was released in theatres on February 12, 1993 and went on to earn over $70M at the domestic box office. In fact, the film was so successful it was added to the United States National Film Registry in 2006!

Join us on an enlightening journey as we list 12 facts you probably didn’t predict about Groundhog Day.
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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Oscars: What Should Have Won – The Big Chill over Terms of Endearment for Best Picture of 1983

Graeme Robertson on why The Big Chill should have won over Terms of Endearment at the Academy Awards…

The Oscars celebrating the best of 1983 is something of a strange case. Looking at the line-up of the Best Picture nominees I was struck by the way in which all of the nominees, bar one, where small-scale emotional dramas, with Philip Kaufman’s Nasa drama The Right Stuff being the only “epic” of the lineup. The film that took home the coveted Best Picture award was James L Brook’s much loved (and much cried over) drama Terms of Endearment which also took home a raft of awards in the other categories.

But this is my series so I’m going to anger everyone who loves this film by suggesting the top trophy should have gone to another film My choice for Best Picture of 1983 is Lawrence Kasdan’s bittersweet “baby boomer
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Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition

Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition
This article marks Part 4 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

After “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” in 1981, Meryl Streep lined up two exciting projects for the following year, both lead turns and both given prime late-year release dates for Academy Awards consideration.

First on tap was Streep’s much-anticipated reunion with “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) director Robert Benton. “Still of the Night” would mark her first big screen thriller to date, pairing Streep with two-time Oscar nominee Roy Scheider. Exciting, right? Well, the Benton picture came and went that November in the blink of an eye, failing to even crack the box office top 10. Not only were reviews for the film itself lukewarm but critics argued both
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Keshet Films Developing Crime Drama Movie ‘Devil’s Punchbowl’

Fledgling production company Keshet Films has launched development of “Devil’s Punchbowl,” the story of a deputy who vanished in the California desert in 1998, Variety has learned exclusively.

In its first acquisition, Keshet Films obtained film rights to Claire Martin’s article, “The Deputy Who Disappeared,” published in 2015 in Los Angeles magazine. The deputy, Jon Aujay, was never seen again after going for a run in the Devil’s Punchbowl area and his body was never found. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department decided that he most likely killed himself, while some friends and former colleagues believe he either ran away to a new life or was murdered — possibly by meth dealers.

The project will explore the mystery of the case and the theme of the identity we leave after we are gone. Producers are Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni, the veteran independent producers who formed Keshet Films production division as part of Keshet International. The scripting
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Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4

Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4
In recent days we have reminded you of the two Oscars family album events that happened in 1998 for the 70th anniversary and 2003 for the 75th ceremony. Click on each of those to watch the highly entertaining assemblies of many living actors and actresses from acting categories.

And now, the 90th anniversary show is already being prepared by producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to air Sunday, March 4, on ABC with returning host Jimmy Kimmel. Would that duo want to take on the challenge of assembling such an all-star gathering on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood? Would they be able to convince 90 of the 156 living actresses and actors who won in competitive categories (or received honorary trophies for acting) to join together for a lengthy 15-minute segment?

See Oscar Best Picture Gallery: History of Every Academy Award-Winning Movie

Full lists are below of the people who would be contacted about attending.
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The Top Five Kevin Kline Yelling Scenes in Movies

Kevin Kline is kind of the odd yeller that can get really loud and then go right back to his normal voice as though nothing just happened. But from the look on his face you’ll know that he’s up to something, as though another yell is just about to peek around the bend or he’s at least warning you that it could. That twinkle in his eye never really goes away and it makes for a great actor since he always makes you wonder just what he’s thinking and what he’s about to do. That could be why his yells

The Top Five Kevin Kline Yelling Scenes in Movies
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The Last Word on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017)

(Annoyed sigh) So, we’re really doing this, Disney? Okay, let’s f**k with perfection, shall we; not like there’s anything better to do, I guess? Let’s dig into this live-action bastardization of the best Disney’s offered, ‘ ‘Beauty and the Beast”, or as I call it, “Beauty and the Beast: The Vindication of Lefou” (Josh Gad).

Yeah, I have not been that enthralled with some of Disney’s attempts at digging up their past works. I mean, conceptually I get it, but for a critic like me, this has been a process that’s mostly gotten erratic-but-dwindling returns. That said, I haven’t complained about it too much until now. Of course, until now, they’ve not chosen to adapt anything that’s-, (sigh) this might be somewhat sacrilegious to say, but, they haven’t gone after any of their really special properties, until now. I’m sorry,
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Oscars flashback: Iraq invasion in 2003 almost cancelled 75th anniversary Oscars family album reunion of 59 acting winners [Watch]

The 75th anniversary ceremony for the Academy Awards almost didn’t happen as scheduled. When America led an invasion of Iraq that weekend, broadcast network ABC pleaded with producer Gil Cates and Academy president Frank Piersen to move the event back a week. The duo claimed it would be too expensive to make the switch and that the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood would be unavailable.

On March 23, 2003, the ceremony went live on ABC as scheduled, hosted by comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin, with the Best Picture proclaimed to be “Chicago.” However, several presenters such as Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith cancelled their appearances. That day’s events also caused several past winners to bail out on appearing in the Oscars family album slated for late in the show. Similar to a segment five years early for the 70th anniversary show (read more on the link above), the
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was originally going to set up a Gaston spinoff

In the wake of the box office success of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which grossed $1.264 billion earlier this year, Disney executive Sean Bailey revealed that while a sequel had been ruled out, the studio would be exploring “possible spinoff and prequel scenarios”.

Well, it seems the original plan was for the live-action movie to set up one such sequel, as revealed by screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos during a conversation with The Wrap:

“The idea was not that he died in the end, but the enchantress would come and he would be cursed as the new beast… [he would] run off into the world as the new beast, whether to be redeemed or come back as a villain.”

According to Spiliotopoulos, Disney made an “eleventh hour” decision to go with the traditional ending, seemingly putting an end to those particular spinoff plans.

See Also: Idris Elba auditioned to play Gaston in Disney
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Event Cinema celebrates an amazing 2017

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Event Cinema celebrates an amazing 2017Event Cinema celebrates an amazing 2017Brad LADOUCEUR12/18/2017 9:41:00 Am

A special note from the Event Cinema Vice President

Thank you for an amazing 2017! On behalf of everyone at Cineplex Events we want to say thank you for attending and spreading the word about event cinema programs in your community.

We’ve had a great year with some fabulous highlights including our first live family stage tour The Great Big Boo, Ted Talks Live, the first time presentation of Edinburgh Military Tattoo and last month’s cinema premiere of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter captured live on Broadway starring Tony Award Winner Kevin Kline. And there’s still more amazing programming for 2017 including Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. We’re excited for what’s in store for 2018 including two new productions from Stratford Festival, the return of André Rieu, more opera, ballet and gallery
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Returns to Theaters This December

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Returns to Theaters This December
Fans of Disney's live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast will be able to view the stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told once again when the film is re-released on December 1 at the AMC Century City in Los Angeles and AMC Empire 25 in New York. The film, which has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, will screen at the two theaters for an exclusive one-week engagement. Members of AMPAS, BAFTA, Ace, Adg, Asc, Cas, DGA, HFPA, Mpeg, Mpse, PGA, WGA, Cdg and Ves will be admitted with a guest to screenings at both theaters with valid membership card. The film was released domestically on March 16 of this year and quickly became the highest grossing film domestically and internationally, and the biggest live-action movie musical of all time.

In his review of the film, A.O. Scott from The New York Times said the film,
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returning for One-Week Awards Run at Two Locations

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returning for One-Week Awards Run at Two Locations
Disney is making an awards season push for its live-action “Beauty and the Beast” with a one-week re-release starting Dec. 1 at the AMC Century City in Los Angeles and AMC Empire 25 in New York.

The film has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office and is the year’s highest domestic grosser with $504 million.

Members of AMPAS, BAFTA, Ace, Adg, Asc, Cas, DGA, HFPA, Mpeg, Mpse, PGA, WGA, Cdg and Ves will be admitted with a guest to screenings at both theaters with valid membership card. The film was released domestically on March 16.

Golden Globe nomination ballots are due back on Dec. 7 and Screen Actors Guild ballots are due on Dec. 10.

Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father
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Spotlight: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS's Celebrity Supporters

Broadway Cares is an industry-based organization that relies on the talents and generosity of the American Theatre community to raise money for AIDS-related causes in the United States.

Celebrity supporters

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has 41 known supporters, including Scarlett Johansson, Oprah, and Hugh Jackman

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