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Glenda Jackson: Tony Award for ‘Three Tall Women’ will make her 24th Triple Crown winner

Glenda Jackson: Tony Award for ‘Three Tall Women’ will make her 24th Triple Crown winner
Glenda Jackson is almost certain to win her first Tony Award on Sunday for her acclaimed performance in the first Broadway production of Edward Albee’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Three Tall Women.” She will become the 24th performer to win the Triple Crown of show business awards and cap off a comeback after an absence of almost a quarter of a century.

Jackson walked away from acting in 1992 to began a second career in politics, winning election to the British parliament. Yes, Ronald Reagan did the same thing but he had never reached the level of acclaim and success that Jackson had in Hollywood.

She is one of only 14 two-time Best Actress Oscar winners and she pulled off this double act in just four years. What makes that even more surprising is that she expressed a certain disdain for awards and didn’t attend any of the four Academy Awards
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TCM Classic Film Festival: Martin Scorsese and James Ivory chat with fans about Oscars at Chinese Theater

TCM Classic Film Festival: Martin Scorsese and James Ivory chat with fans about Oscars at Chinese Theater
This is the second part of Gold Derby’s coverage of the 9th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival where Oscar winners and film fans gathered at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. (Read Part 1 of our report here.) Every day was filled with Oscar winners sharing stories and here are some of the best.

Martin Scorsese (2006 Best Director for “The Departed”) received the first Robert Osborne Award on the opening night of the festival from Leonardo DiCaprio (2015 Best Actor for “The Revenant”) and gave an impassioned speech about the importance of preserving film culture. He also joked that he refuses to stay in a hotel that doesn’t have TCM on their cable television and that he and DiCaprio’s film “The Aviator” is probably the only film of his that TCM would be able to show unedited.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: PBSMasterpiece’ categories for ‘Little Women,’ ‘The Child in Time’ and
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Review: ‘The Longest Game’ Uses Sport to Tell Full-Bodied Life Stories

When director Camille Thoman calls the octogenarians at the center of her documentary The Longest Game charming, she’s describing their initial, surface appeal. At a time when everyone’s aging parents and grandparents are proving how out of touch with the twenty-first century they are in politics, biases, and entitlement, these old friends still playing platform tennis every day after decades of competition on their Dorset, Vermont home’s courts reveal the opposite. Beyond their infectious personalities and razor-sharp sarcasm is a sense of melancholic evolution. They’ve somehow found the ability to look back and see their mistakes alongside what truly matters. In retirement they’ve discovered a new philosophy to engage the world with compassion, understanding through experience the errors of a selfish, chauvinistic lifestyle that harbors regret in hindsight.

We notice this through their own words and those of spouses reminiscing how it used to be.
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No Down Payment

The blacklist strikes back as both writer Ben Maddow and director Martin Ritt examine the booming ’50s phenomenon of The Suburbs. No money up front will get you into an ‘estate’ of your dreams, provided you’re white. Possibly a little too direct in its messaging of sickness in the American dream, much of what we see in the ticky-tacky subdivision of Sunrise Hills will ring true to those of us who lived it.

No Down Payment

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Twilight Time

1957 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date April 17, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, Patricia Owens, Barbara Rush, Pat Hingle, Robert H. Harris, Aki Aleong, Charles Herbert, Mimi Gibson.

Cinematography: Joseph Lashelle

Film Editor: Lois R. Loeffler

Original Music: Leigh Harline

Written by Philip Yordan, front for Ben Maddow; from the book by John McPartland

Produced by Jerry Wald
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The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese commands the screen without a single profane word or gunshot to the head. His adaptation of Edith Wharton’s 1920 novel is a marvel for its year, a highly entertaining, dramatically involving epic that takes us to a world lost to time, the high-toned society of New York in the 1870s. For adult viewers, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder form a stunning romantic triangle.

The Age of Innocence

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The Criterion Collection 913

1993 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 138 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date March 13, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Alec McCowen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt, Stuart Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Siàn Phillips, Carolyn Farina, Michael Gough, Alexis Smith, Norman Lloyd, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Sean Leonard, Joanne Woodward.

Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus

Film Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Original Music: Elmer Bernstein

Written by Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese

from the book by: Edith Wharton

Produced by
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Allison Janney Credits Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward for Her Successful Career

"I did it all by myself," Allison Janney joked as she recently accepted her best supporting actress Oscar for I, Tonya, adding, "There's nothing further from the truth." One person she thanked may have come as a surprise to some viewers: Joanne Woodward. In fact, the iconic actress and her real-life husband, Paul Newman, played a pivotal role in Allison's career. When the Dayton native started to study acting at Kenyon College in 1978, one of the Gambier, Ohio, school's alums, Paul, returned to christen a new theater and direct a play called C.C. Pyle and the Bunion Derby. Intent on impressing Paul in her audition, "I decided I was going to appeal to his love of car racing," Allison, 58, recalls. She made up a story about how she could make the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Dayton to Kenyon in 70 minutes in her Volkswagen Scirocco. Paul and his wife, Joanne. (Photo
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The Drowning Pool

‘Harper Days Are Here Again,’ reads the advertising tag line for this worthy follow-up to Paul Newman’s first outing as Ross Macdonald’s jaded private eye. The movie is certainly worthy, but how did the producers let the terrific song Killing Me Softly with His Song get away?

The Drowning Pool

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Warner Archive Collection

1976 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date February 27, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith, Linda Haynes, Richard Jaeckel.

Cinematography: Gordon Willis

Film Editor: John C. Howard

Production Design: Paul Sylbert

Original Music: Michael Small

Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Walter Hill from the novel by Ross Macdonald

Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Looking to make lightning strike twice, Paul Newman returned to his Lew Harper character in another adaptation of a Ross Macdonald tale. The star handles it very well,
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Top 6 Oscar acceptance speeches: Guillermo del Toro, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney …

Top 6 Oscar acceptance speeches: Guillermo del Toro, Frances McDormand, Allison Janney …
Man, there were some great speeches at Sunday’s Oscars. Some were wordy and made grand points about the times we live in, like Best Director winner Guillermo del Toro. Others were simple and stood out because of a clever or memorable line like Allison Janney did when she won Best Supporting Actress. With that in mind, here’s a look at the six speeches that stood out the most during this year’s Oscar ceremony. Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post, and check out the full list of winners right here.

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water

While it’s been clear to most of us that del Toro would win this honor for several months now, the director seemed a little startled when Emma Stone called his name. But if he was nervous to speak in front of that massive crowd,
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Allison Janney on Oscar Win: ‘I Did It All by Myself’

Allison Janney on Oscar Win: ‘I Did It All by Myself’
Allison Janney won her first Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday night, sweeping the major awards shows with her unflinching portrayal of Tonya Harding’s abusive mother in “I, Tonya.”

“I did it all by myself,” Janney joked at the opening of her acceptance speech. “Okay, nothing further from the truth.”

She then thanked the Academy and her fellow nominees who “represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession.”

The actress said she was grateful to “I, Tonya” screenwriter Steven Rogers.

“Thank you for the gift of Lavona. I did not see this coming, you did. You give new meaning to the word friend.”

Janney also recognized her “I, Tonya” family (“a cast and crew and bird that elevated my work”), as well as Neon and 30 West.

Joanne Woodward, thank you for your encouragement and generosity that gave me the confidence to think I could pursue a career in acting.
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Allison Janney wins best supporting actress for I, Tonya at Oscars 2018

Janney wins her first Academy award, against competition from Laurie Metcalf and Lesley Manville, for her dark turn as Tonya Harding’s mother

Oscars 2018: all the winners, speeches and highlights so far – live

Allison Janney has won the Oscar for best supporting actress at the 90th annual Academy Awards for her brash turn as Lavona Golden in I, Tonya. Nominated for an Oscar for the first time, the veteran took the award ahead of Laurie Metcalf of Lady Bird, who was considered Janney’s closest competition in the category.

In her acceptance speech, Janney joked “I did it all myself!” before going on to thank her collaborators on the film, as well as veteran actor Joanne Woodward, with whom she appeared in the 1993 TV movie Blind Spot.

Related: I, Tonya review – Margot Robbie superbly uninhibited as reviled ice-skater

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Allison Janney wins best supporting actress for I, Tonya at Oscars 2018

Janney wins her first Academy award, against competition from Laurie Metcalf and Lesley Manville, for her dark turn as Tonya Harding’s mother

Oscars 2018: all the winners, speeches and highlights so far – live

Allison Janney has won the Oscar for best supporting actress at the 90th annual Academy Awards for her brash turn as Lavona Golden in I, Tonya. Nominated for an Oscar for the first time, the veteran took the award ahead of Laurie Metcalf of Lady Bird, who was considered Janney’s closest competition in the category.

In her acceptance speech, Janney joked “I did it all myself!” before going on to thank her collaborators on the film, as well as veteran actor Joanne Woodward, with whom she appeared in the 1993 TV movie Blind Spot.
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Oscar for Best Original Screenplay: Can ‘The Big Sick’ writers Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani beat the odds again?

Oscar for Best Original Screenplay: Can ‘The Big Sick’ writers Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani beat the odds again?
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani have the odds against them in the Oscar race for Best Original Screenplay. Their film, “The Big Sick,” trails in our predictions with 80/1 odds, according to the combined predictions of thousands of users who have made their picks at Gold Derby. But anyone who’s seen the film knows that this married couple has a tendency to overcome the odds.

The Big Sick” is a fictionalized account of how Gordon and Nanjiani met and fell in love against all odds — including the life-threatening illness that gives the film its title. It’s an unconventional love story where cultural expectations, an induced coma and racist hecklers all need to be overcome.

And there are more hurdles ahead in their quest to bring this love story to the Oscar stage, especially the fact that their screenplay is the sole nomination for “The Big Sick.” Compare that
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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Of all the ‘depressed relationship’ dramas of the early ’70s, this may be the most rewarding. It also sports one of the longest titles on record. Paul Zindel’s award-winning play gets a marvelous adaptation for the screen, thanks to Alvin Sargent, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. There’s also the stealth input of the star couple’s daughter Nell Potts, whose restrained performance is the happy opposite of mawkish and maudlin.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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Twilight Time

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date February 20, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry, David Spielberg, Richard Venture, Jess Osuna, Will Hare.

Cinematography: Adam Holender

Film Editor: Evan A. Lottman, Craig McKay, assistant

Original Music: Maurice Jarre

Written by Alvin Sargent from the play by Paul Zindel

Produced and Directed by Paul Newman

The late-’60s freedom of
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Mary J. Blige, Allison Janney and More Oscar Nominees Reveal the Women Who Inspire Them Most

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There’s a common theme among this year’s female Oscar nominees on the woman that inspires them most in life.

Speaking to People for its annual Oscars portfolio, Mudbound‘s Mary J. Blige praised her mom for raising her in difficult circumstances.

“My mother is a strong woman who raised us in some difficult living environments,” Blige, 47, said. “And she was a single parent mom and she did it — and she did it very, very well. Because of her I’m here right now nominated for two Oscars. She’s my hero.
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Meryl Streep in ‘Postcards from the Edge’: A look back at her ninth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Postcards from the Edge’: A look back at her ninth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 9 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 at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

By 1989, Meryl Streep had graced the silver screen in 15 motion pictures. Thirteen of these were dramas, with the exceptions being “Manhattan” (1979), in which Streep had a small supporting role, and “Heartburn” (1986), a critical and financial failure. So, it was about time that Streep at last scored a leading role in a successful comedy.

She-Devil” (1989) found Streep in the broadest, loosest form of her career. Portraying flamboyant romantic novelist Mary Fisher, opposite Roseanne Barr, Streep herself garnered positive notices but the picture flopped even harder than “Heartburn,” spending one week in the box office top 10.

Her follow-up to “She-Devil” had shades of “Heartburn” on paper.
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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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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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‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting

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‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting
When Allison Janney watched Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan compete in the 1994 Olympics — along with 126 million others — she had no idea that she’d eventually earn her first Oscar buzz for playing Harding’s mother. Most of those viewers tuned in because weeks prior, Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard arranged for an attacker to club Kerrigan’s knee with a police baton. But for Janney, it was personal: few know that she was once a serious figure skater herself, sidelined from the sport by a freak accident that occurred when her parents hosted a party.

“There was a game where couples had balloons tied around their ankles and you tried to pop the other couples’ balloons,” said Janney, who portrays Lavona Golden in Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.” “I was cheating, and had my balloon tied around my knee, because I had a strapless long dress on. Cheaters never prosper!
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Paul Newman's Famous Rolex from Joanne Woodward Sells for $17.8 Million, Is the Most Expensive Watch to Sell at Auction

Paul Newman's Famous Rolex from Joanne Woodward Sells for $17.8 Million, Is the Most Expensive Watch to Sell at Auction
Paul Newman is an icon in the world of Rolex watch collectors. For years he wasn’t seen without the signature Rolex Daytona timepiece on his wrist, but in the ’80s he mysteriously stopped wearing it. Ever since the whereabouts of the watch were unknown to the public, until it went up for auction Thursday night in N.Y.C.

The Rolex “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona, which was dubbed after the actor by watch enthusiasts, was sold at Phillips auction house’s “Winning Icons — Legendary Watches of the 20th Century” for a record-breaking $17.8 million.

It’s now the most expensive
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