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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners
Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24.

The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In the television categories, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the contemporary award, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Westworld” won for period and sci-fi/fantasy, respectively. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the reality-competition prize.

The Wife” star Glenn Close received the organization’s Spotlight Award, while Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Collaborator Award. “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter received lifetime achievement recognition.

See below for the full list of winners.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Crazy Rich Asians” (Mary E. Vogt
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Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader
Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.

The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through his Marco production company. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, and Macros’ Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.

Shaka King will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson, which will focus on the death of Hampton, who was killed in 1969 while sleeping in his apartment during a raid conducted by a state tactical unit in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His death was ruled as a justifiable homicide by the inquest. A civil lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $1.85 million in 1982.

If the deals are made, Kaluuya will portray Hampton. Stanfield, who starred in “Sorry to Bother You,
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Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis

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Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis
Actress Nicky Whelan has been cast to star opposite Bruce Willis in the upcoming action movie “Trauma Center.”

Whelan, whose past credits include the Farrelly brothers’ “Hall Pass,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Knight of Cups” and “Left Behind,” will play Madison opposite Willis’ Lt. Wakes in the film.

Trauma Center” was written by Paul da Silva and is being produced by MoviePass’ Randall Emmett, George Furla and Lydia Hull.

The production begins principal photography this month in Miami.

The title represents part of a three-picture deal Willis recently signed with MoviePass Films — representing a longtime working relationship the actor has with Emmett and Furla, with whom he’s made more than 10 films, including 2011’s “Catch .44.”

Matt Eskandari is directing.

Whelan is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Innovative Artists.

Read original story Nicky Whelan
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Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire

Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire
Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety.

The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter’s hire to the top animation job at David Ellison’s studio, an insider close to the film added.

Skydance Animation had no comment. Thompson had no comment beyond confirming her departure from the movie.

Lasseter’s hire made waves at the beginning of the year, as the former Disney-Pixar kingpin left his animation studio in a cloud of misconduct accusations before spending a year away from the business entirely.

At the time, Skydance CEO Ellison sent a lengthy internal memo to staff saying he’d conducted an independent investigation into the Lasseter accusations and was confident of his innocence. The studio also held a series of town hall meetings,
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‘Black Panther’ and ‘The Favourite’ Win Big at Costume Designers Guild Awards

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The 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton went to “Black Panther” (sci-fi/fantasy), “The Favourite” (period), and “Crazy Rich Asians” (contemporary).

This sets up the competitive Oscar race on Sunday between Ruth Carter’s regal Wakanda work in the Marvel movie and three-time Oscar winner Sandy Powell’s subversive black-and-white wardrobe in Yorgos Lanthimos’ wicked dark comedy “The Favourite.”

Read More: Oscars 2019: Best Costume Design Predictions

TV awards included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” (period), “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (contemporary), and “Westworld: (sci-fi/fantasy).

Oscar frontrunner Glenn Close (“The Wife”) was honored with the Spotlight Award, Carter was awarded the Career Achievement Award, producer Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story”) was given the Distinguished Collaborator Award, and Betty Pecha Madden (Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker”) received the Distinguished Service Award.

The following are the full list of winners:
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in March

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in March
This spring, you won’t need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, because Mary Poppins Returns will be coming into your house to give you the best care possible. The musical sequel starring Emily Blunt will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital in March. Find out when you can […]

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Karl Lagerfeld Remembered at Costume Designers Guild Awards

Karl Lagerfeld Remembered at Costume Designers Guild Awards
The passing of fashion and costume designer Karl Lagerfeld cast somewhat of a shadow over the usually jubilant Costume Designers Guild Awards — the only award show where clothes literally steal the spotlight away from actors — which was held at the Beverly Hilton last night. Here it was obvious that Lagerfeld’s impact on Hollywood went far beyond an uncredited cameo in “Zoolander.”

Glenn Close, who was being honored with the Spotlight Award, recalled her one and only encounter with the legendary diva. “I’m not deep into the world of fashion, but I did meet him personally on the set of “101 Dalmatians” and we had this incredible photo shoot,” Close said. “He was wonderful — I got along really well with him. And the thing that I find so impressive is that he designed himself, you know? This person with the high collars and the dark glasses and the gloves.
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‘Captain Marvel’ First Reactions: ‘The McU Feels More Complete’

‘Captain Marvel’ First Reactions: ‘The McU Feels More Complete’
Captain Marvel” is soaring following advanced press screenings on Tuesday.

Reactions from early showings have hit Twitter, and audiences are keen on Marvel’s first female-led standalone movie.

Critics are praising Brie Larson’s performance as Carol Danvers, the nostalgic ’90s setting, and the cosmic sci-fi elements. Goose, Danvers’ cat, is also getting a lot of attention from audiences. According to Kayti Burt from Den of Geek, “Cat people will love this movie.” Burt added that “the McU feels more complete now.”

Read some of the first reactions below:

Some initial #CaptainMarvel reactions:

1. Cat people will love this movie.

2. Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid.

3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.

4. The McU feels more complete now that Carol is in it.

— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) February 20, 2019

#captainmarvel had space battles, car chases, an amazing 90s soundtrack and an Adorable ! A surprisingly fun script,
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Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Flying to $40 Million-Plus Debut

Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will soar to the top of the domestic box office when it debuts this weekend in over 4,000 North American theaters.

The studio anticipates an opening around $40 million, which would fall just short of the debut of its predecessors, 2010’s “How to Train Your Dragon” ($43.7 million) and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” ($49.4 million). Independent tracking services, however, estimate the movie could earn as much as $50 million in its first three days of release. As the lone newcomer to the marquee, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will easily claim victory in North America.

Overseas, the animated adventure is already off to a mighty start, earning $175 million since beginning its international rollout in January. It launches in nine additional foreign markets this weekend, followed by China on March 1.

The final entry in the “Dragon” trilogy follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel
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Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Publicist Gives ‘Roma’ 7, ‘Vice’ 3, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ 2

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With Oscar balloting at an end, we’re continuing our second annual series of interviews with Academy voters from different branches for their candid thoughts on what got picked, overlooked, and overvalued this year.

I take the Oscars seriously as they are a primary marketing and informative tool for the movies. The show has to be re-examined and re-imagined. Too much to go into here. The changes proposed were never thought through properly. There should be an all-members meeting at least once a year lasting a day. This is a very creative membership. The Academy is too bureaucratic and self-absorbed.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Christian Bale in “Vice

Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe in “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book

Rami Malek was totally compelling. He transformed into Freddie Mercury, holding a mediocre movie together.
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The Best TV Shows on Hulu Right Now

It can be tough to keep an account of everything running on a multitude of platforms these days: from traditional broadcast and cable to premium networks to a multitude of streaming options, knowing where to find the best TV and movies can be a nearly impossible task. But we are here to help! For those who are already subscribed to Hulu (or who are thinking about it), we've compiled a list of our favorite series available, from new classics to old favorites, and everything in between. We'll also be updating the list as the library changes, or new …
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Michael B. Jordan Taps ‘The First Purge’ Director for Action Thriller ‘The Silver Bear’

If you saw The First Purge or the Netflix movie Burning Sands, you'd know that director Gerard McMurray has some chops. Those were both fairly low-budget movies, so can you imagine what the up-and-coming filmmaker could do with a bigger budget? Well, you won't have to imagine for long, as Lionsgate has tapped McMurray to write and direct its Michael B. Jordan-led action-thriller The Silver Bear, the studio announced Wednesday. McMurray goes way back with Jordan, having produced Ryan Coogler's acclaimed 2013 drama Fruitvale Station. This time around, instead of playing a …
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10 Animated Movies That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture

10 Animated Movies That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture
Poor Spider-Man got snubbed. Where is the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture nod for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Sometimes a Best Animated Feature Film nomination by the Academy Awards isn’t enough. Spider-Man: Into the Verse broke technological ground, unraveled many multidimensional themes, set a precedence for the quality of superhero films, successfully borrowed the […]

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Stars Like Lena Waithe, Rachel Brosnahan Support Issues Through Fashion

Stars Like Lena Waithe, Rachel Brosnahan Support Issues Through Fashion
On a Sunday morning in November 2017, Oscar-nominated costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips pulled up to CAA for a meeting to which she’d been invited without receiving any other information.

Reese Witherspoon was there at that meeting, and I know her because we worked together on ‘Walk the Line,’” says Phillips, who’s also worked on “Nocturnal Animals,” “W.E.” and “A Single Man,” as well as with Madonna for more than 20 years. “She told me at that time, it hadn’t been announced, that the actresses were going to wear black in solidarity [to the 2018 Globes], and would I create a pin or something for the men who’d be supporting to wear?”

The black and white Time’s Up pin that Phillips designed became a pervasive red-carpet statement for both men and women, at the Globes and other awards shows throughout the year.

Though the “blackout” organized in protest of sexual
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Is it Time for Oscars to Add a Stunt Category?

Is it Time for Oscars to Add a Stunt Category?
Every movie nominated this year for a best picture Oscar employed a stunt coordinator. Yet not one of these individuals will have the opportunity to receive Academy Award recognition.

The Oscars acknowledge categories ranging across multiple disciplines that support a film’s story and visual dynamics. But the stunt department’s contributions remain unsung. This might be due to misperceptions about what stunt performers actually do these days. Stunt coordinator Melissa R. Stubbs (“Tully”) has been a voting member of the Academy since 2007. When she began her career, stunt actors were viewed as adrenaline junkies with “Kodak courage” — her term for the desire to do the biggest, most dangerous stunt sequences just for the glory of having it captured on film.

In a world of pricey digital effects, stunt departments present themselves differently now. Their mission: to advance the narrative by means of repeatable, safe sequences that are also budget-friendly.
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John Mulaney and Idris Elba to Host ‘SNL’ in March

Two wildly talented individuals will be hosting Saturday Night Live in March. NBC announced that on March 2nd, John Mulaney will return as host for the second time with musical guest Thomas Rhett. Then on March 9th, Idris Elba will take the stage with musical guest Khalid. Mulaney was a longtime writer for SNL who’s probably best known for writing all the Stefon appearances with Bill Hader on Weekend Update. After a short-lived sitcom, he’s now become one of the most popular standup comedians around, and he returned to SNL to host for the first time last …
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Steven Spielberg Refuses to Submit to the Wonderful World of Streaming

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Steven Spielberg Refuses to Submit to the Wonderful World of Streaming
Steven Spielberg is usually a forward thinking guy, especially when it comes to technology. After all, his Jurassic Park helped usher in the modern boom in digital effects. But there’s one bit of tech that the acclaimed filmmaker refuses to get on board with, and that’s streaming video. In the past, Spielberg has declared that the films […]

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Laurene Powell Jobs Invests in Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Laurene Powell Jobs Invests in Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine has received funding from Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective and a subsequent investment from Otter Media.

The strategic investments, announced on Wednesday, are designed to support two-year-old Hello Sunshine’s growth in the creation of stories celebrating women and distributed across multiple platforms. The values of the investments were not disclosed.

“We very intentionally chose strategic investors who passionately and unequivocally support our mission of changing the landscape for women by putting them at the center of every narrative we create, elevate, and champion,” said Hello Sunshine CEO Sarah Harden. “We are extremely proud to extend our relationship with Otter Media, who has been a devoted partner since the beginning. We are truly honored to begin working alongside the team at Emerson Collective given their commitment to supporting impactful storytelling.”

Hello Sunshine is a producer on HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,
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‘Avatar’ Could Have Starred Chris Evans or Channing Tatum

It’s been a decade since “Avatar” bulldozed through box office records, and while the film’s visuals might have stuck with fans over the years, it’s hard to imagine Sam Worthington‘s performance is just as indelible in their memories. But what would the movie have been without its star and with someone, umm, better? Director James Cameron recently revealed that Worthington wasn’t the only choice to play the film’s hero Jake Sully, as /Film shares.

Continue reading ‘Avatar’ Could Have Starred Chris Evans or Channing Tatum at The Playlist.
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Brian Tyree Henry to Star in ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ for Macro (Exclusive)

Brian Tyree Henry to Star in ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ for Macro (Exclusive)
Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry is in negotiations to star in the thriller “They Cloned Tyrone” for Macro, sources tell Variety.

“Creed 2” scribe Juel Taylor is on board to direct and will co-write the script with Tony Rettenmaier. Macro is producing and financing the project.

Macro won the project in competitive, multi-studio bidding war as a pitch and developed it.

Macro’s Poppy Hanks and Mark R. Wright are exec producing.

The story follows a series of eerie events that thrust an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in a pulpy mystery caper.

Henry had a strong 2018, starting with his Emmy-nominated performance in Season 2 of FX’s critically acclaimed series “Atlanta” as rapper Paper Boi. On the big screen, he appeared in five films: “Widows,” “White Boy Rick,” “Hotel Artemis,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which recently earned him a NAACP nomination.
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