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Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture – Complete Winners List

Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture – Complete Winners List
Green Book walked away with the marquee prize at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse followed up its Golden Globes win and beat out a tough field to snare the statuette for Animated Feature, and the Mister Rogers pic Won’t You Be My Neighbor? laced up the Documentary Feature prize, also topping a solid field..

On the TV side, the final season of FX’s The Americans won the drama series awards, following up its Globes win two weeks ago. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continued its remarkable awards run, up its Emmy and Golden Globes triumph with its second consecutive Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy at the PGAs. Its creator-ep Amy Sherman-Palladino was among tonight’s career award recipients – the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television.
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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize

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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize
Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the animated movie award at the Producers Guild Awards.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” topped “The Grinch,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” The last three PGA winners in animation – “Coco,” “Zootopia,” “Inside Out” – have also won the Oscar.

The fifth season of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” repeated as the winner of the Live Entertainment and Talk category. The second season of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the David L. Wolper Award for limited series television.

Fahrenheit 451” won the award for top streamed or televised motion picture. The 10th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the award for game and competiton television. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won the award for non-fiction television.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the first award at the awards show
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Netflix renews The Kominsky Method for season 2

Netflix renews The Kominsky Method for season 2
Fresh from its success at the Golden Globes where it was honoured with Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (Michael Douglas), Netflix has announced that it has renewed its comedy series The Kominsky Method for a second season. Here’s the announcement video…

Created by Chuck Lorre, The Kominsky Method stars Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky, an actor who had a brief fling with success years ago, before becoming a revered acting coach. Also featuring in the cast – and returning for the second season – are Alan Arkin as Sandy’s agent Norman Newlander, Sarah Baker as Sandy’s daughter Mindy, and Nancy Travis, as Lisa, a student in Sandy’s acting class.

The first season of The Kominsky Method is available to stream now on Netflix, with season two set to begin production later this month in Los Angeles.
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PGA Awards: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Repeats as Comedy Series Winner

PGA Awards: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Repeats as Comedy Series Winner
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has won the first award at the Producers Guild of America’s awards show, underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Amazon series topped “Atlanta,” “Barry,” “Glow,” and “The Good Place” in winning the Danny Thomas award. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” won the award last year.

BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” have been nominated for the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. The PGA, which has about 8,200 members, has matched the Oscar for best picture in 20 of its 29 years, including “The Shape of Water” last year.

Nominees for animated films are “The Grinch,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

The PGA drama series nominees include the final season of “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul,”
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer Confirms Bryan Singer’s Reason for Leaving, Says ‘No One’ Was Attached to Play Mercury

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer Confirms Bryan Singer’s Reason for Leaving, Says ‘No One’ Was Attached to Play Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King provided insight into some of the events surrounding the Golden Globe-winning film Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast, including director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his mother was very sick, and he’s the kind of guy that he needs to have 100% focus,” King explained at the Skirball Cultural Center. “He just said, I want to hiatus the film, and deal with what he had going on in his life. And the studio wanted to finish the film. And of course, my job is to protect the film at any cost and that’s what I was there to do.”

Fox terminated Singer under the “pay or play” provision of his contract, sources indicated at the time, due to his repeated failures to show up on the set
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Riverdale Is Doing Another Musical Episode, and It's Based on an Iconic '80s Teen Movie

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Riverdale Is Doing Another Musical Episode, and It's Based on an Iconic '80s Teen Movie
Riverdale is setting the stage for another musical episode! After putting on a production of Carrie: The Musical during season two, the show will be taking on Heathers: The Musical, based on the 1989 teen film, this time around. The episode will air on March 20 and feature nine songs from the off-Broadway musical.

On Thursday, executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa gave a glimpse of the cast list, which includes Veronica (Camila Mendes), Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), and Betty (Lili Reinhart) as the three Heathers. "Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie," Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. "This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is Big Fun, with great roles for the Riverdale kids."

And while Jughead (Cole Sprouse) didn't participate in any of the numbers last season, Aguirre-Sacasa added that "everyone is singing" this time around!

Here we go.....❤️
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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Coco’ Director Lee Unkrich to Exit Pixar After 25 Years

‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Coco’ Director Lee Unkrich to Exit Pixar After 25 Years
Lee Unkrich, who won Academy Awards for “Toy Story 3” and “Coco,” is departing Pixar Animation Studios after 25 years to spend more time with his family.

Unkrich joined Pixar in 1994 after working as an assistant editor in television on “Silk Stalkings” and “Renegade.” He served as editor on Pixar’s first feature, 1995’s “Toy Story,” then co-directed “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc.” and “Finding Nemo.” He was the sole director on 2010’s “Toy Story 3” and shared an adapted screenplay Oscar nomination with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton.

Unkrich informed Pixar employees on Friday of his decision. “I’m not leaving to make films at another studio; instead, I look forward to spending much-needed time with my family and pursuing interests that have long been back-burnered,” he said.

Lasseter, Pixar’s co-founder, departed the company in late 2017 amid accusations of sexual harrassment and was hired earlier this month at Skydance Animation.
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‘Dirty John’ Finale Hits Highs, ‘True Detective’ Premiere Ratings Rise In L3

‘Dirty John’ Finale Hits Highs, ‘True Detective’ Premiere Ratings Rise In L3
Bravo’s Dirty John ended its run in style, with its Season 1 finale rising to 3.3 million Live+3 viewers, 1.3 million in adults 18-49 and 1.6 million in 25-54. These were season highs for the anthology series, up +10%, +15% and +13% from the penultimate episode, respectively.

Dirty John joins BBC America’s Killing Eve as the only new cable series 2018 to date to grow every week but one in total viewers. From premiere to finale, Dirty John‘s audience grew +1.2M in total viewers, +513k in P18-49 and +611k P25-54 (L3). That is encouraging news for basic cable networks that they can successfully launch and grow serialized, thriller drama series, a prospect that has been put in doubt in light of You‘s lackluster ratings performance on Lifetime before it exploded in popularity on Netflix.

During its run, Dirty John was the 2nd highest-rated scripted series basic and premium cable
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‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening

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‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening
Though it isn’t looking like it will have the opening weekend analysts expected, Universal’s “Glass” is still doing its job of reviving the box office as it moves out of the holiday season. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film made $16 million on Friday, and is currently projected for a 4-day total of $48 million from 3,841 screens on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

While that’s below the $50 million projections set by Universal and well below the $52-65 million projection set by trackers, “Glass” is still on course to post one of the top three highest Mlk weekend openings in box office history. The all-time best opening is the $107.2 million set in 2015 by “American Sniper,” an outlier as that film went on to gross $350 million domestic. No. 2 on the list belongs to Universal’s “Ride Along,” which had a 4-day opening of $48.6 million in 2015.

The other good bit of news is that opening night audiences didn’t quite reject “Glass” as much as some critics predicted. While the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 35 percent, audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore. By comparison, Shyamalan’s last film, “Split,” had a 76 percent Rt score and a B+ on CinemaScore. With little competition in the next three weeks, “Glass” will have a chance to leg out into February having already made back its $20 million production budget.

In second place this weekend is Stx’s “The Upside,” which is holding remarkably well and is now poised to join the “Bad Moms” films as one of Stx’s highest grossing films ever. The film added $4.1 million on its second Friday and is expected to drop just 28 percent from its $20.5 million opening with a $14.7 million 3-day/$17.7 4-day weekend total. That would push its domestic cume to $46 million.

In third is WB’s “Aquaman,” which will cross the $300 million domestic mark in its fifth weekend with a 4-day total of $12.3 million. Completing the top five are two Sony films, “A Dog’s Way Home” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” both of which are expected to finish the weekend with a $10-11 million total. “A Dog’s Way Home” is estimated to push its cume to $24.8 million after two weekends, while “Spider-Verse” will see its cume reach $161 million after six weekends.

Outside the top five, Funimation released the shounen anime film “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” on 470 screens, and is projected to make $9.4 million over four days. Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” will cross $200 million domestic after 12 weekends in theaters, adding $2.7 million this weekend from 1,177 screens.

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Estrella Araiza To Head Up Guadalajara Intl Film Festival

The Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival (Ficg) has announced that Estrella Araiza, until now the festival’s head of industry and markets and director of the Guadalajara IntL. Film Festival in Los Angeles, has been promoted to the position of general director of the prominent Mexican festival.

She replaces Ivan Trujillo, appointed director of TV Unam.

Araiza has long been a well-respected and liked figure in Mexican cinema, and has involved herself in various areas of the film business, focusing primarily on sales, acquisitions and distribution. In 2012, after a successful run as an acquisitions-sales executive at Guadalajara sales company Latinofusion, she
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Estrella Araiza To Head Up Guadalajara Intl Film Festival

The Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival (Ficg) has announced that Estrella Araiza, until now the festival’s head of industry and markets and director of the Guadalajara IntL. Film Festival in Los Angeles, has been promoted to the position of general director of the prominent Mexican festival.

She replaces Ivan Trujillo, appointed director of TV Unam.

Araiza has long been a well-respected and liked figure in Mexican cinema, and has involved herself in various areas of the film business, focusing primarily on sales, acquisitions and distribution. In 2012, after a successful run as an acquisitions-sales executive at Guadalajara sales company Latinofusion, she and her partner Arturo Perez Navarro co-founded Vendo Cine, an international sales and distribution agency.

The promotion comes during a period of exciting growth – partly due to Araiza’s own efforts – evidenced by the addition of two new sections, a Ficg TV Pitchbox organized by Filmarket Hub, and an animation
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Starz Releases ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Trailer (Watch)

Starz has released a second season trailer for “American Gods,” which returns to the cabler Mar. 10, depicting the brewing war between Gods old and new in the series based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name.

“When people first came to America they brought us with them,” the trailer begins, flashing images of Old Gods including Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones).

Quickly, the images become more modern and Sarah McLachlan’s “Dear God” plays. “Gradually they abandoned us,” the voiceover continues. “Now there are new Gods growing in America, and they want to destroy us.
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Film Review: ‘St. Bernard Syndicate’

Film Review: ‘St. Bernard Syndicate’
John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan may have received major award nominations this season for their fine work in “Stan & Ollie,” but there’s arguably a superior Laurel & Hardy tribute act to be found in the droll Danish comedy “St. Bernard Syndicate.” As a pair of bumbling losers who turn an already dubious business proposal — breeding and hawking St. Bernard puppies for the Chinese market — into a shambolically fine mess, actors Frederik Cilius and Rasmus Bruun have a passive-aggressive, oil-and-water chemistry that somehow recalls the bantering vintage duo as if stranded in a Dogme 95 comedy of embarrassment. A wily left turn into narrative filmmaking for celebrated docmaker Mads Brügger (“The Red Chapel”), “St. Bernard Syndicate” deftly extends the dry satirical streak of his non-fiction work into a more heightened vein of farce; rarefied cult status awaits.

Receiving a limited run in U.S. theaters around the same time as
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'Glass': M. Night Shyamalan on an Ending He Dreamed Up Years Ago

'Glass': M. Night Shyamalan on an Ending He Dreamed Up Years Ago
[This story contains spoilers for Glass]

M. Night Shyamalan is no stranger to controversial endings, a trend that can be traced back to 2000's Unbreakable.

Unbreakable, now considered one of his finest works, initially received a divided response, something the filmmaker credits in part to its downbeat conclusion, which saw Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price revealed to be a villainous mastermind.

So perhaps it's appropriate that 19 years later, the writer-director has crafted an ending that is sparking a divided response again with Glass — the conclusion of a three-film journey that also includes Unbreakable and 2017's Split. Shyamalan conceived ...
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Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner
Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the ever mysterious preferential ballot for determining nominees and winners, it’s been safe to say whatever wins the producers’ honor is your best picture frontrunner.

Well, with a victory at the Beverly Hilton Saturday night, Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” is now your best picture frontrunner.

Universal and Participant Media’s heartfelt race relations drama — which has been through the ringer multiple times this season, weathering criticism that it’s antiquated, that it’s a regressive choice in the year of films like “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” that it
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‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner

‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner
On a night that could have profound implications for a tight Oscar race, “Green Book” was named the best-produced film of 2018 at the 30th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards.

The award makes director Peter Farrelly’s drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali the season’s first legitimate favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It has been a fiercely competitive and confusing year, with lots of criticism aimed at competing films and no film able to overcome the question marks that plague most of the top contenders.

Green Book” faces many of those questions in early January, immediately after it won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film, about the unlikely friendship between a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver in the early ’60s, was hit by criticism over past behavior from Farrelly, a tweet from co-writer Nick Vallelonga and
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‘SNL': Pete Davidson Addresses Suicide Threat – And Reviews ‘The Mule’ With John Mulaney (Video)

‘SNL': Pete Davidson Addresses Suicide Threat – And Reviews ‘The Mule’ With John Mulaney (Video)
Pete Davidson joined “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che for the “Saturday Night Live” news segment’s first installment of 2019 to do two important things: 1) reassure “SNL” viewers he’s Ok after the cryptic suicide threat he made on social media last month and 2) give a film review with John Mulaney.

“I’m great,” Davidson told Jost and Che. “As you know, I’ve had a really crazy month and I want to talk about something that matters a lot to me.”

“Mental health?” Jost asked. “No, the new Clint Eastwood movie, ‘The Mule,'” Davidson replied.

And there to help him open up about the 2018 drama was former “SNL” writer Mulaney, who Davidson has been hanging out with a lot recently.

Also Read: 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump Plays 'Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition' With Congress (Video)

“I’ve been spending time with Pete to
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PGA Awards: How the 'Green Book' Win Shakes Up the Oscar Race

If there is one lesson to take away from the 30th annual Producers Guild of America Awards — this awards season's first ceremony reflecting what people who actually make movies think about this year's crop of contenders — it is that large segments of Hollywood do not give a damn what "Film Twitter" has to say.

Ever since the dramedy aboout an inter-racial friendship won the audience award at September's Toronto International Film Festival — right through the National Board of Review naming it the best film of the year in November, and its recent big ...
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‘SNL': Alec Baldwin’s Trump Plays ‘Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition’ With Congress (Video)

‘SNL': Alec Baldwin’s Trump Plays ‘Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition’ With Congress (Video)
Saturday Night Live” opened its first episode of 2019 with a sketch featuring the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and Congress’ desperate attempt to get him to agree end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

As Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) explained, the only negotiation Trump would understand was with a game show: “Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition.”

Members of Congress (played by the “SNL” cast) stood around with numbered cases, ready to offer Trump alternatives to the over $5 billion he wants to build his border wall.

Also Read: 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump Returns in 'It's a Wonderful Life' Parody (Video)

But he was not a fan of a proposal from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon): “$1 Billion + you say ‘Nancy’s my mommy.'”

He also passed on a case from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Beck Bennett). Schumer offered
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin, Pete Davidson Lead ‘Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition’ (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin, Pete Davidson Lead ‘Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition’ (Watch)
After sitting out the live sketches of the final episode of “Saturday Night Live” in 2018, cast member Pete Davidson kicked off the first episode of the new year right from the cold open.

The sketch was a “Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition” that of course put guest player Alec Baldwin front and center as Donald Trump, just hours after the real-life president went on television to tell the American people he wanted to make a deal to end the shutdown. The reason the deal came in the form of a reality show, explained host Steve Harvey (played by
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