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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Wants Daniel Day-Lewis to Come Out of Retirement for His Next Film

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Wants Daniel Day-Lewis to Come Out of Retirement for His Next Film
James Ivory became one of the most acclaimed writer/directors of his generation after making such films as “A Room with a View” and “The Remains of the Day,” but it wasn’t a Merchant Ivory film that won him an Oscar. That would be “Call Me by Your Name,” the screenplay for which Ivory adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name. Now 90, he has his sights set on at least two new projects — and wants Daniel Day-Lewis to come out of self-imposed retirement for one of them.

Ivory is currently writing “The Judge’s Will,” based on longtime collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s short story of the same name, for director Alexander Payne; he isn’t content to simply write, however: “I’d also been thinking about doing an adaptation of the novel ‘Coral Glynn’ by Peter Cameron, which I’d like to direct, set in England in the 1950s,
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Anthony Hopkins Says He 'Can't Waste My Time Worrying' About Estranged Daughter: 'I'm Not Cold'

Anthony Hopkins Says He 'Can't Waste My Time Worrying' About Estranged Daughter: 'I'm Not Cold'
After admitting last week that he didn’t know or “care” if his estranged daughter Abigail has made him a grandfather, Sir Anthony Hopkins has clarified that his comments weren’t coming from a “cold” place.

“No, I wasn’t cold. I’m not cold. Her choice is her choice,” Hopkins, 80, said in a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Times.

“You know, I did the best I could, but you know, okay, I think if somebody doesn’t want to be part of my life, fine. Go and do whatever you want,” he told the outlet. “I wish her well and all that,
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Anthony Hopkins' Daughter's Addictions amid Their 'Intermittent Relationship' Almost Killed Her

Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ confession that he doesn’t know or “care” if he’s a grandfather in a recent interview has drawn new attention to his rocky relationship with his only child, daughter Abigail.

“I don’t have any idea,” the 80-year-old actor said in a new interview with the Radio Times when asked if Abigail, 48, had extended the family tree, according to The Telegraph. “People break up. Families split and, you know, ‘Get on with your life.’ People make choices. I don’t care one way or the other.”

When Hopkins was told his response sounded cold, he replied,
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Anthony Hopkins' Daughter's Addictions Over Their 'Intermittent Relationship' Almost Killed Her

Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ confession that he doesn’t know or “care” if he’s a grandfather in a recent interview has resurfaced speculation about his rocky relationship with his only child, daughter Abigail.

“I don’t have any idea,” the 80-year-old actor said in a new interview with the Radio Times when asked if Abigail, 48, had extended the family tree, according to The Telegraph. “People break up. Families split and, you know, ‘Get on with your life.’ People make choices. I don’t care one way or the other.”

When Hopkins was told his response sounded cold, he replied, “Well,
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King Lear at the BBC Premiere Interviews: Florence Pugh, Emma Thompson, Andrew Scott & more

Last month we attended an early red carpet for the BBC’s new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The new adaptation stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Scott and John Macmillan. It is directed by Richard Eyre, who previously directed the play on TV in 1998.

Blurb time: Set in the fictional present, King Lear sees Academy® Award winner Anthony Hopkins as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Emma Thompson stars as his oldest daughter Goneril. Academy® Award nominee and BAFTA® Award winner Emily Watson stars as his middle daughter Regan, and BAFTA® nominee Florence Pugh as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children.

Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Jim Broadbent is the Earl of Gloucester, with BAFTA® Award winner Andrew Scott as his loyal son Edgar and John Macmillan as his illegitimate son Edmund.
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Anthony Hopkins Isn't Alone: 7 More Celebrities Who Are Estranged From Family Members

Anthony Hopkins Isn't Alone: 7 More Celebrities Who Are Estranged From Family Members
For Anthony Hopkins, blood is not always thicker than water.  The 80-year-old Oscar winner revealed in a new interview with Radio Times that he is estranged from his only daughter, 48-year-old Abigail Hopkins, and is unaware if she has children of her own.  "I don't have any idea," Hopkins said when asked if he is a grandfather. "People break up. Families split and you get on with your life. People make choices. I don't care one way or the other." The father-daughter pair lost contact after Abigail reunited with her father in the '90s and made cameo appearances in two of his films, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day. Hopkins is said to have left...
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Anthony Hopkins Posted a Super Strange Video of Himself on Twitter and Fans Are Very Confused

Now this is a side of Anthony Hopkins we didn't see in Westworld or The Silence of the Lambs! The actor recently tweeted a strange video of himself demonstrating "what happens when you're all work and no play" that left fans both disconcerted and delighted. So far, the video has been retweeted more than 77,000 times and liked more than 244,000 times. "With all due respect, Sir Anthony, that is the single most peculiar thing I've seen all day," one person commented on the clip with another similarly adding, "I'm kinda scared, but also charmed." This is what happens when you’re all work and no play... pic.twitter.com/2KvkJ2baw6— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) April 22, 2018 By the way, Anthony is dancing along to his own music in the video. Believe it or not, he's not just an Academy Award-winning actor, he's also a composer. The song in this video, "Hopkins: The Plaza,
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Here’s Your First Look At Anthony Hopkins & Florence Pugh In ‘King Lear’

BBC Two, Amazon Prime Video, Golden Globe®, BAFTA®, and Rts® Award-winning drama producer Playground and Olivier® and Tony® Award-winning producer Sonia Friedman Productions have shared a first look image from BAFTA® and Olivier® Award-winning director Richard Eyre’s adaptation of King Lear. King Lear will premiere on BBC Two this Spring.

Set in the fictional present, King Lear sees Academy® Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Dresser, Nixon, Silence of the Lambs) as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Emma Thompson (The Children Act, The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility) stars as his oldest daughter Goneril. Academy® Award nominee and BAFTA® Award winner Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, Genius) stars as his middle daughter Regan, and BAFTA® nominee Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Marcella) as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children.

Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris,
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First look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'

First look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'
The adaptation by BAFTA-winning director Richard Eyre premieres this spring.

The first image from BBC Two’s King Lear, directed by Richard Eyre (Notes On A Scandal), has been revealed, showing Anthony Hopkins’ Lear embracing his youngest daughter Cordelia (Florence Pugh).

This contemporary version of Shakespeare’s play will have the eponymous monarch controlling a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Alongside Hopkins and Pugh are Emma Thompson (The Remains Of The Day) and Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves) as Goneril and Regan, Jim Broadbent (Iris) as the Earl of Gloucester, Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as Edgar and John Macmillan (Hanna) as Edmund.
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First look at Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh in King Lear

BBC Two has released a first look image of Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh in the upcoming TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The modern reimagining of the tragedy takes place in the fictional present, and sees Hopkins as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Emma Thompson (The Children Act, The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility) stars as his oldest daughter Goneril, with Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, Genius) as his middle daughter Regan, and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Marcella) as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children.

Jim Broadbent (Iris, Game of Thrones) is the Earl of Gloucester, with Andrew Scott (Sherlock, The Hollow Crown) as his loyal son Edgar and John Macmillan (Hanna, Chewing Gum) as his illegitimate son Edmund. Jim Carter (Downton Abbey, Cranford) is the Earl of Kent, with Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, Thor: The Dark World) as Oswald,
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’ join list of 24 Lgbt Oscar winners as representation continues to improve

‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’ join list of 24 Lgbt Oscar winners as representation continues to improve
Lgbt-themed films were seldom honored by the motion picture academy in the 20th century. But the first two decades of the 21st century have seen the Oscars change their tune, with more and more films with Lgbt stories winning awards. At least one Lgbt-themed film has won an Oscar every year since 2013, including last year’s historic Best Picture win by “Moonlight,” the first film with a gay protagonist to win in the top category. Two more acclaimed films joined the list of Oscar-winning Lgbt films in 2018: “Call Me by Your Name” and “A Fantastic Woman.” Click through our gallery to see the complete list.

Call Me by Your Name” went into Oscars with four nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Timothee Chalamet), and it took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. With that victory the film’s writer, James Ivory, made history by becoming the oldest Oscar-winner in any category.
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Becomes Oldest Oscar Winner

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Becomes Oldest Oscar Winner
James Ivory’s script for the coming-of-age drama “Call Me by Your Name” won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards.

Ivory, who became the oldest winner of a competitive Oscar at age 89, started off his acceptance speech thanking the novel’s author, André Aciman.

“Whether straight or gay or somewhere in between, we’ve all gone through first love, I hope, mostly intact,” Ivory said.

Ivory also thanked director Luca Guadagnino, actors Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg, along with Sony Pictures Classics for “getting behind this film in such a princely way.”

Ivory’s screenplay beat out Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber’s “The Disaster Artist,” Dee Rees and Virgil Williams’ “Mudbound,” and Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green’s “Logan.”

The script is based on Aciman’s 2007 novel of a romantic relationship between a
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James Ivory is oldest Oscar winner ever with screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name

The 89-year-old Room with a View director won his first Oscar for his adaptation of the impassioned gay romance novel

• Oscars 2018: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches

James Ivory has won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at the 90th Academy awards for his work on the film Call Me By Your Name, adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name. At 89, Ivory is the oldest ever winner of an Academy award; it is his first win after three previous nominations in the best director category, for the films A Room with a View, Howard’s End, and The Remains of the Day.

Wearing a shirt emblazoned with the face of Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet, Ivory thanked his deceased Merchant-Ivory partners Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala as well as André Aciman.
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Oscars 2018: 10 exclusive chats with nominated writers and directors including Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig & more [Watch]

Oscars 2018: 10 exclusive chats with nominated writers and directors including Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig & more [Watch]
Some of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood have joined Gold Derby recently to talk about their awards-contending films. With the Oscar ceremony coming up on Sunday, March 4, catch up on 10 exclusive interviews with this year’s writing and directing contenders. Follow the links below to be taken to their full interview.

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

Guillermo del Toro (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “The Shape of Water”) helmed this fantastical romance about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a giant fish man (Doug Jones). Del Toro previously competed at the Oscars for Best Original Screenplay for “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006). He has won the Golden Globe, DGA, BAFTA, and Critics Choice prizes as Best Director for this film. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)

Greta Gerwig (Best Director and Best Original Screenplay
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2018 Oscars predictions: The writing’s on the wall for ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to win Best Adapted Screenplay

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2018 Oscars predictions: The writing’s on the wall for ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to win Best Adapted Screenplay
When it comes to the writing categories at the Oscars, “Call Me by Your Name” scribe James Ivory should be doubly grateful to Andre Aciman for writing the novel his script is based on. Ivory’s writing has earned kudos from numerous critics and awards groups. But in addition, the fact that Ivory’s script is an adaptation allows him to avoid the gauntlet of Best Original Screenplay, where arguably the four biggest contenders for Best Picture are all in the running: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Instead, “Call Me” vies for Best Adapted Screenplay where it’s the overwhelming front-runner with 1/10 odds.

Those odds are based on the combined forecasts of thousands of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. That includes 26 Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, 25 of whom
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2018 BAFTA Awards backstage: James Ivory (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on his way to making Oscar history

2018 BAFTA Awards backstage: James Ivory (‘Call Me By Your Name’) on his way to making Oscar history
James Ivory is all but certain to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for “Call Me By Your Name” after picking up the BAFTA on Sunday evening (Feb. 18). At age 89, he would be the oldest-ever winner at the Academy Awards as he just became at the British equivalent. While he is without an Oscar despite three bids as a director (“A Room With a View,” “Howards End” and “The Remains of the Day”), he has two BAFTAs for producing those first two films which won Best Picture here in 1985 and 1993. He shared in both those wins with his late partner, Ishmail Merchant, who passed away in 2005.

Ivory had intended to codirect his adaptation of André Aciman‘s 2007 bestselling novel but stepped aside to let Luca Guadagnino fly solo. As for the possibility of a sequel, Ivory would be delighted to revisit these characters, though he did joke that there is
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WGA Awards: Jordan Peele, James Ivory Win for ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’

WGA Awards: Jordan Peele, James Ivory Win for ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’
Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy “Get Out” has won the Writers Guild of America’s award for original screenplay and James Ivory’s script for coming-of-age drama “Call Me by Your Name” has won the award for best adapted screenplay.

“This was a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much,” Peele said in his acceptance, noting he began working on the script in 2008.

Hulu’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the top drama series and new series awards from the Writers Guild of America to go along with its Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. “Mostly this goes to Margaret Atwood for her novel. She is the mother of us all,” showrunner Bruce Miller said.

The awards were presented by “trophy maids,” two women dressed in costume from the dystopian thriller.

HBO’s “Veep” won the comedy series award. Showrunner [link=nm
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Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino … ? [Poll]
The Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1990s include some of the most legendary actors in film history, like Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson. We’ve also seen actors springboard off their victories to have fruitful careers in film, like Geoffrey Rush and Nicolas Cage. Now, two decades later, which do you consider the greatest Best Actor winner of the 1990s?

Refamiliarize yourself with the winners and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Actor.)

Jeremy Irons, “Reversal of Fortune” (1990) — The ’90s began with Jeremy Irons being awarded for “Reverse of Fortune,” in which the actor plays Claus von Bulow, a man charged with attempted murder after his wife goes into diabetic shock. Despite a long career in film this remains Irons’ only nomination and win, though he has won two Emmys for voiceover work and another for his performance in 2005’s “Elizabeth I.
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Who’s your favorite Best Actress Oscar winner of the 1990s: Jessica Lange, Frances McDormand, Holly Hunter … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actress Oscar winner of the 1990s: Jessica Lange, Frances McDormand, Holly Hunter … ? [Poll]
The Best Actress Oscar winners of the 1990s have all had long careers of success in Hollywood to varying degrees. From overdue actresses finally getting their first statue like Susan Sarandon to younger talent like Gwyneth Paltrow, the decade is full of diverse performances. Now, two decades later, which do you think holds up as the top Best Actress performance of the ’90s?

Take a look back on each winning performance and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Actress.)

Kathy Bates, “Misery” (1990) — Kathy Bates in “Misery” is a great example of an actress breaking through in an unconventional way. Playing Annie Wilkes, deranged fan of an author who tortures him mercilessly, Bates became one of few actresses to win for a pure horror movie. She would later earn supporting nominations for “Primary Colors” (1998) and “About Schmidt” (2002).

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2018 Oscar predictions: Don’t engrave the trophy for James Ivory (‘Call Me by Your Name’) yet

2018 Oscar predictions: Don’t engrave the trophy for James Ivory (‘Call Me by Your Name’) yet
One of the apparent locks all Oscar season has been James Ivory. The “Call Me by Your Name” scribe has been the favorite to win his first Oscar in an atypically weak Best Adapted Screenplay field, but is the renowned Merchant Ivory filmmaker as secure as we all think?

Ivory is still the overwhelming favorite to take home the Oscar, standing at 1/5 combined odds in our predictions, but two scripts have their ardent supporters to pull the upset. “Mudbound,” penned by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, has the backing of two of our participating 18 experts — Thelma Adams (Gold Derby) and Erik Davis (Fandango) — and one of our Top 24 Users, Priti, who scored the best predicting last year’s Oscars. Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game” is the selection of two experts — Jack Matthews (Gold Derby) and Adnan Virk (ESPN) — and one of our All-Star Top 24 Users, Sean Cotter, who
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