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Father’s Day: Top 16 best Oscar-winning dad performances include Gregory Peck, Dustin Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Henry Fonda

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Father’s Day: Top 16 best Oscar-winning dad performances include Gregory Peck, Dustin Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Henry Fonda
How would you like to spend a special Father’s Day with your dad? Here’s a suggestion — why not sit down for a couple of hours and watch one of these movies that’s all about fathers, both terrific and horrible? Our ranked photo gallery above includes many fine suggestions, all of which feature an Oscar-winning performance by an actor who plays a father where that role was pivotal to the plot.

Though there are thousands of films in which one character happens to be a father, you won’t find them all on this list. Besides the fact that these 16 films contain a paternal performance that won an Academy Award, they show a wide array of what it means to be a father. There’s the courageous father, the inspirational dad, the loving father and even the monstrous father. Lead and supporting actors include Daniel Day-Lewis, Dustin Hoffman,
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2018 Oscars: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me by Your Name’) and Daniel Kaluuya (‘Get Out’) inject young blood into Best Actor race

2018 Oscars: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me by Your Name’) and Daniel Kaluuya (‘Get Out’) inject young blood into Best Actor race
It’s hard for one young actor to break through at the Oscars, let alone two, but 22-year-old Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) and 28-year-old Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) defied the odds in the Best Actor race. They are now the first pair of twentysomething Best Actor nominees in 28 years and each would become the category’s youngest winner.

The academy notoriously prefers rewarding young women and not young men — the entire top 10 youngest Best Actress winners were in their 20s — so it’s nice to see two young male actors who aren’t big names get singled out for their breakthrough performances in the same year instead of the “reserved young person spot” going to just one person. There’s no empirical data, but the academy’s push to diversify membership the last few years likely helped as well.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards
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2018 Oscars trivia: 15 Fascinating facts, figures and milestones

2018 Oscars trivia: 15 Fascinating facts, figures and milestones
With his farewell film, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis could break the record for most wins by an actor while Meryl Streep, who just extended her nominations record with bid #21, could match the achievement of four-time winner Katharine Hepburn.

Below, we offer up 13 more facts, stats, and figures regarding this year’s Academy Awards nominees announced on Jan. 23. Winners of the 24 competitive races at the Oscars will be revealed on March 4 during a live telecast on ABC hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Lucky 13?

The Shape of Water” is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn 13 nominations. The current record of 14 nominations is held by three films, “All about Eve” (1951), “Titanic” (1998) and “La La Land” (2017)

Best Actor mainstay

With his sixth Best Actor Oscar nomination, Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) is now tied with Richard Burton for recognition in the category.
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2018 Oscar predictions: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on track to be 3rd youngest Best Actor nominee ever

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2018 Oscar predictions: Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on track to be 3rd youngest Best Actor nominee ever
If 22-year-old actor Timothee Chalamet earns an Oscar nomination on Tuesday, January 23 for “Call Me By Your Name,” he will make history as only the third youngest Best Actor nominee in Academy Awards history. The two youngest nominees are Jackie Cooper, who was nine when he earned a bid for “Skippy” (1931), and Mickey Rooney, who at 19 received a nom for “Babes in Arms” (1939). Who are some of the other youngest Best Actor nominees? Click through our Oscars photo gallery below to find out.

According to Gold Derby’s combined predictions, Chalamet is currently in second place with 7/2 odds to earn a Best Actor nomination, behind only frontrunner Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with leading 17/10 odds. Chalamet has already popped up at precursors such as SAG, Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and BAFTA, so an Oscar nomination seems like a no-brainer. The other predicted Oscar nominees are Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya
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‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘The Big Sick’ Top iTunes’ List of the Year’s Highest-Selling Indies

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‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘The Big Sick’ Top iTunes’ List of the Year’s Highest-Selling Indies
iTunes has released its list of the best-selling independent, documentary, and foreign films of 2017, most of which are unsurprising. “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight,” and “The Big Sick” were watched the most overall, whereas subtitle-inclined users were fans of “Kedi,” “Raw,” and “The Salesman.”

Most of the surprises come on the nonfiction front: “Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret” takes the top spot, followed by “Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness.” All of them will be featured in a new room called Top Discoveries. Find the full list below.

Read More:‘The Big Sick’ Star Kumail Nanjiani’s New Reason to See ‘Last Jedi’ is a Sweet Story About Director Rian Johnson

Top-Selling Indies

Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” “The Big Sick” “Lion” “Gifted” “Wind River” “Jackie” “The Lost City of Z” “Nocturnal Animals” “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Top-Selling Documentaries in 2017

“Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the
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The 25 Youngest Men Ever Nominated for Best Actor

by Nathaniel R

Timothée Chalamet photographed by Craig McDean for Interview magazine

With the fine coming of age romantic drama Call Me By Your Name now in limited release, audiences can join critics in swooning over the revelatory work of Timothée Chalamet's as the preternaturally sophisticated but hormonally confused Elio. He won the Gotham Awards "Breakthrough" award last night. Should his incredible performance earn him an Academy nomination for Best Leading Actor, he will be the third youngest man to ever receive that honor (he turns 22 the day after Christmas)...

Only Mickey Rooney and Jackie Cooper were younger in their Oscar races and both happened in Oscar's first dozen years (!) when the Academy's habits and fetishes and aversions were still being sorted out. They quickly turned against really young actors. While many women have won Best Actress in their 20s, it's only happened once for a man. The youngest
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12 Adorable Ways Celebs Have Helped Fans Pop the Question

12 Adorable Ways Celebs Have Helped Fans Pop the Question
Marriage-hopefuls feel plenty of pressure to dream up an unforgettable proposal. But there is always one surefire way to make the big moment truly memorable: roping in your significant other’s favorite celebrity.

Lucky for all the ultra-romantic Romeos and Juliets out there, many stars are totally game for helping their fans create a super special moment.

Katy Perry

The “Swish Swish” singer made her Brooklyn Witness tour stop especially memorable for one pair of fans.

She invited the couple, Becky and Katy, onto the stage where a star was conveniently waiting for a wish to be made. “You said you had a wish.
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Superman: The Movie – 2 Film Collection

I guess there are plenty of adults now too young to remember when Christopher Reeve made his debut as The Man of Steel. It was a massive hit across the full spectrum of moviegoers. Warners is taking good care of everyone’s favorite undocumented visitor from Planet Krypton, and has assembled two separate cuts of his big-screen premiere.

Superman: The Movie


2-Film Collection

Warner Bros.

1978 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 188 min. Extended Cut + 151 min. Special Edition orig. 143 min. / Street Date October 10, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O’Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Jeff East, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Harry Andrews, Diane Sherry, Randy Jurgensen, Larry Hagman, John Ratzenberger, Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill.

Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth

Film Editors: Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis

Production Design: John Barry

Assistant Director: Vincent Winter
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The Best Child Performances in Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Child Performances in Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Florida Project,” which has just started its platform release across the country, what is the greatest child performance in a film?

Jordan Hoffman (@JHoffman), The Guardian, Vanity Fair

I can agonize over this question or I can go at this Malcolm Gladwell “Blink”-style. My answer is Tatum O’Neal in “Paper Moon.” She’s just so funny and tough, which of course makes the performance all the more heartbreaking. She won the freaking Oscar at age 10 for this and I’d really love to give a more deep cut response, but why screw around? Paper Moon is a perfect film and she is the lynchpin.
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: Out of the Frying Pan, Into 'You're Fired!'

When the fire with which Grey’s Anatomy concluded last season was put out, Bailey thought that the worst was over. But in Thursday’s episode, she learned that she’d thought wrong. Very wrong. The arrival of Jackson’s grandpa, Harper Avery, to assess the damage done — to his foundation’s bank balance more than to the hospital — led to one of Grey Sloan’s finest getting sacked. And, given Amelia’s diagnosis in the Season 14 premiere — coupled with her determination to keep her condition a secret — that first dismissed doctor’s head wasn’t necessarily the only one on the chopping block.
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Watch Exclusive Clip From Films Distribution’s Toronto Platform Player ‘Mademoiselle Paradis’

Watch Exclusive Clip From Films Distribution’s Toronto Platform Player ‘Mademoiselle Paradis’
Barbara Albert, whose films have competed at Locarno, San Sebastián and Venice, is headed to Toronto with her latest feature, “Mademoiselle Paradis.” In anticipation of the film’s Toronto Festival world premiere, Variety has been given an exclusive clip from the film.

Mademoiselle Paradis” will compete in the prestigious Platform Program at Toronto, the same competition which hosted “Jackie,” and eventual Academy Award best picture winner “Moonlight,” just last year. Albert’s period drama will then go on to play the main competition screening at San Sebastian later in September.

International sales for the film are handled by Films Distribution. Co-produced by German company Looks Film & TV and Austria’s Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, “Mademoiselle Paradis,” is based on the 2012 novelization of a true story by German writer and artist Alissa Walser. The screenplay adaptation was penned by Austrian actress and writer Kathrin Resetarits.

A late 18th century period piece, “Mademoiselle Paradis,” tells
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Alan Yang on Recreating ‘Friends’ for Jay-z’s ‘Moonlight’ Video, the Sneaky Camera Transitions and What’s Next

Alan Yang on Recreating ‘Friends’ for Jay-z’s ‘Moonlight’ Video, the Sneaky Camera Transitions and What’s Next
Alan Yang is riding a high after “Master of None,” the comedy he co-created with Aziz Ansari, was nominated for multiple Emmys again. But he has another reason to celebrate. Last week, audiences got to freak out over the music video he directed for Jay-z’s “Moonlight,” which features the sitcom “Friends” reimagined with an all-black cast.

Yang began directing with “Parks and Recreation,” where he first met Ansari. He also directed episodes for “The Good Place” and “Master of None” before Roc Nation contacted him to send a few pitches for “Moonlight,” his first ever music video.

“When Roc Nation came to me, they gave very loose parameters,” said Yang. “They said, ‘Maybe it could be funny, maybe it could be something comedy-based — but really come up with what you want to come up with.’ I think that’s really freeing. Of the ideas I pitched them, ‘Friends’ was my favorite idea.
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We Tried It: Weddington Way, the Online Bridesmaid Dress Destination That Finally Has Retail Stores

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We Tried It: Weddington Way, the Online Bridesmaid Dress Destination That Finally Has Retail Stores
What It Is: A bridesmaid dress brand that began online, but is now opening brick-and-mortar locations within Banana Republic stores around the country (Weddington Way was acquired by Gap Inc. in December).

Who Tried It: Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor, and Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor

Why We Tried It: We needed bridesmaid dresses! Anyone who has shopped for them (either on their own or with their party) knows it isn’t as easy as it could be. Founder Ilana Stern sought to change that by launching a site where friends can talk about styles they love — no matter where
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'The Death Of Stalin' to open Toronto Platform programme

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'The Death Of Stalin' to open Toronto Platform programme
Strand also includes Clio Barnard’s Dark River and Brad’s Status with Ben Stiller.

Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) unveiled on Thursday the 12 films that comprise this year’s Platform programme.

The line-up opens with Armando Iannucci’s satire The Death Of Stalin (pictured), and includes Mike White’s Us comedy Brad’s Status starring Ben Stiller, and Clio Barnard’s UK selection Dark River.

Warwick Thornton’s Australian western Sweet Country closes the section. Every entry is a world premiere except Sweet Country and Xavier Legrand’s Custody, both of which premiere in Venice.

The films represent eight countries and will compete for the Platform Prize awarded by a jury comprising filmmakers Chen Kaige, Malgorzata Szumowska and Wim Wenders.

This will mark the third year of Platform., designed to showcase “original voices in contemporary cinema.” Previous selections include this year’s best picture Oscar winner Moonlight, Lady Macbeth, Land Of
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Tiff Announces Platform Lineup, Including ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and ‘Brad’s Status’

Tiff Announces Platform Lineup, Including ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and ‘Brad’s Status’
No pressure or anything, but last year’s Toronto International Film Festival Platform section turned out a Best Picture winner.

Now in only its third year, the festival’s director-driven program aims to showcase original names in international cinema, and has steadily become one of the most exciting sections of the annual festival. Last year, it played home to such gems as “Moonlight,” “Jackie,” and “Lady MacBeth,” following its inaugural year, where it bowed titles like “High-Rise,” “Bang Gang,” and “Land of Mine.”

Read MoreTIFF Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

This year promises to only further the mission of the section, thanks to 12 titles that speak to the breadth of modern cinema, and some of the rising stars it’s currently fostering. “Platform is the place to look for the distinct stamp of today’s most interesting directors as they establish their reputations,” said Cameron Bailey, Tiff’s Artistic Director, in a statement.

This year’s lineup hails from eight countries on five continents. The films will compete for the Platform Prize, to be awarded by a jury that includes award-winning filmmakers Chen Kaige, Malgorzata Szumowska, and Wim Wenders.

Read MoreTIFF Announces Midnight Madness and Documentaries Slate, Including ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Super Size Me’ Sequel, and More

The section will open with the world premiere of “The Death of Stalin,” from award-winning director-writer Armando Iannucci, which “follows the final days leading up to the Soviet dictator’s death.” “Sweet Country,” a period Western from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton, will close out the section.

Other highlights include Mike White’s Ben Stiller-starring “Brad’s Status” and Clio Barnard’s “Dark River,” along with Lisa Langseth’s “Euphoria,” starring Alicia Vikander and Eva Green as sisters on a mysterious trip.

“The films unveiled today embody our bold vision for the programme, and our ongoing commitment to showcase artistic and inventive directors that fearlessly push boundaries,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of Tiff. “The twelve titles exemplify bravery, dynamism and a unique voice in storytelling that we look for when curating the Platform programme.”

Below are the newest additions to the Tiff 2017 lineup, including the Platform program. Stay tuned for more programming announcements in the days to come.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7 – 17 in Toronto, Canada.


Beast,” Michael Pearce, United Kingdom, World Premiere

“Brad’s Status,” Mike White, USA, World Premiere

“Custody,” Xavier Legrand, France, North American Premiere

Dark River,” Clio Barnard, United Kingdom, World Premiere

“The Death of Stalin,” Armando Iannucci, France/United Kingdom/Belgium, World Premiere, Platform Opening Film

Euphoria,” Lisa Langseth, Sweden/Germany, World Premiere

“If You Saw His Heart,” Joan Chemla, France, World Premiere

“Mademoiselle Paradis,” Barbara Albert, Austria/Germany, World Premiere

“Razzia,” Nabil Ayouch, France, World Premiere

“The Seen and Unseen,” Kamila Andini, Indonesia, World Premiere

Sweet Country,” Warwick Thornton, Australia, North American Premiere, Platform Closing Film

“What Will People Say: (Hva vil folk si), Iram Haq, Norway/Germany/Sweden, World Premiere

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The Conversation: Venice 2017 – Those Who Were Not Named

With Locarno and Venice’s recently announced competition line-ups, the last stand as far as 2017 festival circuit competition now sits with the soon to be revealed Platform Program at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be the third annual lineup (last year, Tiff conjured premieres for Bonello’s Nocturama, Jenkins’ Moonlight, and Larrain’s Jackie here).

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Roseanne Revival Eyed at ABC

Roseanne Revival Eyed at ABC
The Conners are jumping on TV’s revival bandwagon.

An eight-episode Roseanne revival is currently in the works starring original leads Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, Deadline reports. The project is currently being shopped around, with both the show’s original home ABC and streamer Netflix apparently interested. Laurie Metcalf, who scored three Emmys for her role as Roseanne’s kid sis Jackie, is also expected to participate.

RelatedWill & Grace Revival Order Increased at NBC

The series’ original producing team of Barr, Tom Werner and Bruce Helford are all on board, with Gilbert also taking an Ep credit.
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2016’s films ranked

04.27.17: This list is now final. While I may in the future see additional films that were released in the awards year of 2016, no more films will be added to this list. (I may add links to reviews of films listed here.)

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/05.12.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/02.24.17/09.23)

I, Daniel Blake
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Promo images for Powerless Season 1 Episode 10 – ‘No Consequence Day’

NBC has released a batch of promo images for the tenth episode of the DC workplace comedy Powerless season one, entitled ‘No Consequence Day’; check them out here…

Ron Inspires The Team To Test Out A Fascinating Theory – In the wake of Lois Lane’s death, Ron (Ron Funches) tells the team about a theory where Superman will rewind time to save her and there would be no consequences. Just when everyone starts to take advantage – Ron becomes a dog owner, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) and Wendy (Jennie Pierson) get in trouble with the law, Jackie (Christina Kirk) takes up day drinking, Teddy (Danny Pudi) makes a power move and Van (Alan Tudyk) gives Bruce a piece of his mind – things start to go awry when the theory may not be as sound as they were thinking.

Powerless airs on Thursdays on NBC.
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Powerless Season 1 Episode 8 Review – ‘Green Furious’

Rachel Bellwoar reviews the eighth episode of Powerless

Is it being oversensitive to find many of the jokes in ‘Green Furious’ cruel or troubling? Is this what edgy feels like — being made to feel prudish watching a network comedy, without the slightest idea how to set the record straight? Shows, like The Office, were racy in their day but with employees offended by their workplace. Wayne Security has a staff that might find their behaviors are mostly acceptable.

That ‘Green Furious’ is an episode about workplace sexism, and gender bias in the media, doesn’t help. Demonstrations of offensive behavior are necessary to give characters a chance to respond but the examples are caricature, internet harps. Van mansplaining. Teddy calling women stupid for not thinking highly of his outfit. Before he commandeered Ron’s focus group to talk about his fashion sense (Ron actually works and acts like a professional
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