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MGM Appoints Former Paramount Publicity Veteran Katie Martin Kelley as Chief Communications Officer

MGM has hired veteran public relations executive Katie Martin Kelley, formerly a long-time publicity leader at Paramount, as the studio’s chief communications officer, effective immediately, MGM announced Tuesday.

Martin Kelley will report directly to the company’s chief operating officer Christopher Brearton, and work closely with Nancy Tellem, executive director, Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM’s television group, and Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM StudiosMotion Picture Group. In her new role, she’ll be responsible for communications across corporate, film, television, global sales and distribution and digital and social media.

Martin Kelley previously spent nearly 12 years at Paramount Pictures overseeing domestic theatrical publicity, but she left the studio in 2017. Most recently, she served as publicity consultant for Plan B Entertainment on their films “Beautiful Boy,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and “Vice.” She also consulted for Higher Ground Productions.

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MGM Hires Katie Martin Kelley As Chief Communications Officer

  • Deadline
MGM has hired studio PR vet Katie Martin Kelley to become its Chief Communications Officer. She brings a steady hand and will spearhead the corporate communications across all MGM divisions including corporate, film, television, global sales and distribution and digital/social media.

Martin Kelley will report directly to COO Christopher Brearton, and work closely with Executive Director Nancy Tellem, Ww Television Group Chairman Mark Burnett, and MGM Studios’ Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Katie to MGM, and look forward to benefiting from her many years of experience as a leading communications and publicity professional,” said Brearton. “Katie truly understands MGM’s mission to be Hollywood’s leading independent content company. With her unmatched knowledge of the industry, I am confident that she will be an invaluable addition to our leadership team as we continue to execute on our strategic growth plans.”

Martin Kelley spent
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Hollywood Studios Won the Oscar Battle Against Netflix, but Will They Lose the War?

Hollywood Studios Won the Oscar Battle Against Netflix, but Will They Lose the War?
Relief was palpable at the Governors Ball Sunday night. The hostless show was entertaining, and surprise winners like Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) dive-bombed many an office Oscar pool. Studio films obviated the need for a Best Popular Film category: Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” dominated the night with four Oscars, while Universal’s “Green Book” and Disney’s “Black Panther” each won three. With presenters and performers with high global profiles, ratings were up slightly from last year, to 29.6 million viewers.

But most of all, Hollywood was relieved that Netflix did not win Best Picture. “‘Roma”s on Netflix, what’s next?” quipped presenter Tina Fey. “My microwave makes a movie?”

Clearly the most expensive campaign for a foreign-language film in Hollywood history, “Roma” came very close to winning the big prize. The preferential ballot favored a consensus title like “Green Book,” a movie in the tradition of “In the Heat of the Night,
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Hollywood Studios Won the Oscar Battle Against Netflix, but Will They Lose the War?

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Hollywood Studios Won the Oscar Battle Against Netflix, but Will They Lose the War?
Relief was palpable at the Governors Ball Sunday night. The hostless show was entertaining, and surprise winners like Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) dive-bombed many an office Oscar pool. Studio films obviated the need for a Best Popular Film category: Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” dominated the night with four Oscars, while Universal’s “Green Book” and Disney’s “Black Panther” each won three. With presenters and performers with high global profiles, ratings were up slightly from last year, to 29.6 million viewers.

But most of all, Hollywood was relieved that Netflix did not win Best Picture. “‘Roma”s on Netflix, what’s next?” quipped presenter Tina Fey. “My microwave makes a movie?”

Clearly the most expensive campaign for a foreign-language film in Hollywood history, “Roma” came very close to winning the big prize. The preferential ballot favored a consensus title like “Green Book,” a movie in the tradition of “In the Heat of the Night,
See full article at Indiewire »

Green Book surprises with Best Picture win at the 91st Academy Awards

The Academy voters delivered a surprise at last night’s 91st Academy Awards as Green Book was named Best Picture, leaving hot favourite Roma to settle for Best Foreign Language Film.

Green Book picked up three Oscars in total, adding Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Original Screenplay, while there were also big wins for Rami Malek (Best Actor – Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Colman (Best Actress – The Favourite), Regina King (Best Supporting Actress – If Beale Street Could Talk), Alfonso Cuaron (Best Director – Roma), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Best Animated Feature).

Bohemian Rhapsody picked up the most awards on the night with four, followed by Black Panther, Green Book and Roma with three apiece. Check out the full list of winners here…

Best Picture:

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe,
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Oscars 2019 Winners, the Complete List

Tonight was Hollywood's biggest night as all of the Oscars winners were announced, providing plenty of unexpected twists and a few surprises along the way. The awards ceremony was presented live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on ABC.

The Academy Awards went without a host for the first time in thirty years. Many expected a disastrous telecast, though things mostly went without a hitch as one winner after the next was called forth to the stage for their big moment. And after some backlash with the cutting of four categories from the telecast, those same awards were also televised. Host or no host, This year's Oscars were not as disastrous as some were hoping or feared.

Best Picture

Black PantherBlacKkKlansmanBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteGreen BookRomaA Star Is BornVice

Best Actor

Christian Bale, ViceBradley Cooper, A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe, At Eternity's GateRami Malek, Bohemian RhapsodyViggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio,
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Full List of Winners For the 91st Academy Awards - What Are Your Thoughts on The Outcome?

Let’s talk about the outcome of the 91st annual Academy Awards. I’ve included the full list of Oscar nominations and winners below for you to go through. For the most part I’m happy with how things turned out.

Three of my favorite movies of the year took home Best Picture awards, so that was cool! I was very happy to see Free Solo win Best Documentary Feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win Best Animated Feature, and Green Book win Best Picture. Pixar and Disney usually win Best Animated Feature, so it was great to see the Academy recognize the greatness of Into the Spider-Verse.

I was already really happy to see Raimi Malek take home the Best Actor award for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. I was rooting for him, so it’s good to see that was awarded the top prize for his performance.

As for Black Panther,
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Oscars 2019: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2019: The Complete Winners List
Best Picture

Green Book

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Actor

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale – Vice

Bradley CooperA Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Viggo MortensenGreen Book

Best Actress

Olivia ColmanThe Favourite

Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Glenn Close – The Wife

Lady GagaA Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala AliGreen Book

Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman

Sam ElliottA Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Oscars 2019: Full list of winners

Oscars 2019: Full list of winners
Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma began night on 10 nominations apiece.

Green Book won best picture in a night of several surprises at the 2019 Oscars, as Bohemian Rhapsody took the most awards with four.

Peter Farrelly’s road trip race drama Green Book beat contenders including Roma to the main prize, also picking up best original screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Alfonso Cuarón won two individual awards for best director and best cinematography, with Roma also receiving best foreign language film.

Olivia Colman won best actress for The Favourite - the film’s only
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Oscars 2019: Full list of winners - as they happen

Oscars 2019: Full list of winners - as they happen
Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma lead the way with 10 nominations apiece.

Green Book won best picture in a night of several surprises at the 2019 Oscars, as Bohemian Rhapsody took the most awards with four.

Peter Farrelly’s road trip race drama Green Book beat contenders including Roma to the main prize, also picking up best original screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Alfonso Cuarón won two individual awards for best director and best cinematography, with Roma also receiving best foreign language film.

Olivia Colman won best actress for The Favourite - the film’s
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Oscar Winners 2019: The Complete List

  • Variety
Oscar Winners 2019: The Complete List
The year’s biggest night in movies is officially here.

In the running for the evening’s biggest prize, best picture, are “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “Vice,” “The Favourite” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” and “A Star Is Born.”

Best actress contenders include first-time nominee Yalitza Aparicio, Olivia Colman, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close, and Lady Gaga. Close has won the Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role in “The Wife,” so all eyes will be on her to see if she can pull in her first win in seven nominations.

Leading men Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen, and Willem Dafoe are in consideration for the coveted prize of best actor, with Malek favored in predictions.

The night marks a rare instance in which the awards are going without a host in the wake of Kevin Hart’s departure following backlash over his homophobic remarks that were resurfaced from years ago.
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2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards [Updating Live]

2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards [Updating Live]
The 91st Academy Awards were held on February 24, 2019. For the first time in three decades, the Oscars did not have a host. That reduced the running time of this ceremony, which has stretched to over four hours in the past. Scroll down for the full and complete list of winners.

Leading this year’s nominees with 10 bids apiece are the Spanish-language film “Roma” and the English period drama “The Favourite.” They both contend for Best Picture as do eight-time nominees “A Star is Born” and “Vice.” “Black Panther” made history as the first comic book movie to reap a Best Picture; it is nominated for seven awards in all. Rounding out the top category are six-time nominee “BlacKkKlansman” and a pair of pictures with five bids apiece: “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book.”

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See 2019 Oscars predictions: All 8 Best Picture nominees will win at
See full article at Gold Derby »

Mirrah Foulkes lands Us agent

Mirrah Foulkes.

Mirrah Foulkes’ prospects of cracking the Us market as an actor and director after the world premiere of Judy & Punch at Sundance just got better after she signed with UTA.

Home to a vast roster of talent including Roma director Alfonso Cuarón, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe, the agency will represent Mirrah in all areas.

Deadline.com broke the story, noting she is the only female member of the filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes her husband David Michôd, Nash Edgerton, Joel Edgerton and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Nash Edgerton, Michele Bennett and Vice Media’s Danny Gabai produced Judy & Punch, Foulkes’ feature directorial debut which got glowing reviews in Sundance after its premiere in the World Dramatic Competition.

The darkly comic revenge story follows Mia Wasikowska’s Judy as she joins forces with a band of outcast heretics to
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The 91st Oscars Are Tonight!

The big night is finally here. All of the precursors, predictions, speculation, and overall insanity has led to this. The 91st Academy Awards are only a few hours away. By the end of the night, we won’t be guessing what the telecast will be like, and more importantly, we’ll have a whole new crop of Oscar winners. I’ve spent almost a full year trying to figure this race out, which is perhaps the most unpredictable in memory. It all comes down to this. There’s nothing left to do but sit back and try to enjoy the craziness we’ll undoubtedly experience this evening. One more time, the Academy Award nominees: Best Picture: “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” Lead Actor: Christian Bale, “Vice” Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek,
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2019 Oscar nominations: Full list of nominees in all 24 categories at the 91st Academy Awards

2019 Oscar nominations: Full list of nominees in all 24 categories at the 91st Academy Awards
Roma” and “The Favourite” are the only films in contention at the 2019 Oscars to break the double digit barrier in the nominations count. Each reaped 10 bids and they both number among the eight nominees for Best Picture. Scroll down to see the full list of nominations in all 24 competitive categories at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24.

Two of the other contenders for the top prize — “A Star is Born” and “Vice” — earned eight nominations each. “Black Panther” made Oscar history by becoming the first comic book movie to break into the Best Picture line-up; it has seven nominations in total. Right behind at six is another of the Best Picture hopefuls, “BlacKkKlansman.” That race is rounded out by two five-time nominees “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book.”

See 2019 Oscars predictions: All 8 Best Picture nominees will win at 91st Academy Awards

Best Picture

“BlacKkKlansman”

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book
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Who's Nominated For an Oscar This Year? Brush Up on the Nominations

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Who's Nominated For an Oscar This Year? Brush Up on the Nominations
After a lengthy award season full of emotional wins, shocking ties, and no shortage of controversial films, the 2019 Oscar nominations have finally arrived. If you've been paying attention to the films that have been previously nominated (and won) over the past few weeks, then it shouldn't come as a surprise that A Star Is Born, Roma, and Green Book all scored nods for best picture, among others. Actors like Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, and Mahershala Ali - who have been winning awards left and right lately - also picked up nominations for their jaw-dropping performances. Check out the full list of nominations ahead, which were announced live by Kumail Nanjiani (Men In Black: International) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), before the Oscars air on Feb. 24!

Related: How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down

Best Picture

A Star Is Born

Roma

Green Book
See full article at Popsugar »

Le Monde to republish open letter challenging Cuaron, Coens over Netflix films

Letter criticises ’the privatisation of a work of art’.

France’s Le Monde newspaper is to republish on Saturday (23) an open letter by the French Association of Arthouse Cinemas (Afcae) challenging the decision by Joel and Ethan Coen and Alfonso Cuarón to release their Oscar-nominated features The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs and Roma via Netflix.

The letter adds fuel to an ongoing debate that has divided the French cinema industry and comes amid a flare-up over Netflix’s disruptive model in the UK.

In the Afcae’s open letter, which was originally posted on the Association’s website in late January,
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Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?

Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films.

Let’s take a look back at the last five Oscars and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees to find out which type has proven to be the most winning. That could help us figure out who is ahead in this competitive race on Sunday.

2018:

Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel

The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book

Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel

“Molly’s Game” – Memoir

Mudbound” – Novel

2017:

Winner: “Moonlight” – Play

Arrival” – Short story

Fences” – Play

“Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book

“Lion” – Memoir

2016:

Winner: “The Big Short” – Non-fiction book

Brooklyn” – Novel
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2019 Oscars exclusive interviews: 5 chats with costume and production design nominees for ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ and more [Watch]

2019 Oscars exclusive interviews: 5 chats with costume and production design nominees for ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ and more [Watch]
Gold Derby has conducted exclusive video chats with five of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design over the last few months. How will they do when the winners are announced on Sunday, February 24? Follow the links below to be taken to their full interviews.

Alexandra Byrne (“Mary Queen of Scots”): Costume designer Byrne returned to the Oscar race with this historical drama about the conflict between Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Byrne’s last film about the famed monarch, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), earned her a victory in this category. She previously competed for “Hamlet” (1996), “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Finding Neverland” (2004). (Click here to be taken to her full interview)

See Watch 3 Gold Derby pundits argue over predictions: Thelma Adams, Paul Sheehan, and Tom O’Neil

Eugenio Caballero (“Roma”): Production designer Caballero competes for his work
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Who's Nominated For an Oscar This Year? Brush Up on the Nominations

After a lengthy award season full of emotional wins, shocking ties, and no shortage of controversial films, the 2019 Oscar nominations have finally arrived. If you've been paying attention to the films that have been previously nominated (and won) over the past few weeks, then it shouldn't come as a surprise that A Star Is Born, Roma, and Green Book all scored nods for best picture, among others. Actors like Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, and Mahershala Ali - who have been winning awards left and right lately - also picked up nominations for their jaw-dropping performances. Check out the full list of nominations ahead, which were announced live by Kumail Nanjiani (Men In Black: International) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), before the Oscars air on Feb. 24!

Related: How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down

Best Picture

A Star Is Born

Roma

Green Book
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