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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to a wide swath of talented actresses in the 1990s, including Whoopi Goldberg, Marisa Tomei, Anna Paquin, Judi Dench and Angelina Jolie. A surprising amount of comedic performances won this category in the ’90s, especially for an academy that typically prefers drama. Which Best Supporting Actress winner is your favorite?

Check back on all the former champs and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Supporting Actress.)

Whoopi Goldberg, “Ghost” (1990) — Whoopi Goldberg became the second black actress to win an Oscar thanks to her scene-stealing role as scheming psychic Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost.” She was previously nominated in Best Actress for “The Color Purple” (1985). Goldberg is one of only 12 individuals to have won the Egot, a.k.a. the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

SEEWho’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins,
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2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson

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2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson
With only days to go before the 2018 Oscar nominations are announced on January 23, I’ll readily admit that the four acting races are keeping me up at night. For the most part Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions line up with the SAG Awards nominations. However, four performers in particular — Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) — are not predicted to follow up their SAG notices with Oscar bids. But all hope is not lost. Any of these on-the-bubble contenders can still defy the odds on Oscar nominations morning, and here’s how:

Best Actress — Gold Derby predicts that four SAG nominees will show up at the Oscars: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”). Judi Dench is that fifth SAG nominee,
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
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Mrs Brown’s Boys stars used web of offshore companies to avoid tax

Leaked documents from Paradise Papers show actors used scheme similar to one that proved awkward for Jimmy Carr

Actors from the BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys used a complicated web of offshore companies and trusts to avoid paying tax on their earnings, documents from the Paradise Papers reveal.

The scheme is similar to the kind that was used by the comedian Jimmy Carr – and it appears to have allowed them to save thousands of pounds in income tax.

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Paddington 2 gets a series of character posters

Nine new character posters have arrived online for the upcoming sequel Paddington 2 featuring Hugh Bonneville as Mr Brown, Sally Hawkins as Mrs Brown, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin as Judy Brown & Jonathan Brown along with Ben Whishaw’s Paddington, Julie Walters as Mrs Bird, Jim Broadbent as Mr Gruber, Hugh Grant as Phoenix Buchanan, Peter Capaldi as Mr Curry, Brendan Gleeson as Knuckles McGinty and Imelda Staunton’s Aunt Lucy; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Paddington 2 here

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon
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Paddington Bear Joins Unicef

Vivendi, the global content, media and communications group, owner of the Paddington brand, has announced a long-term partnership with Unicef, the world’s largest children’s organisation.

The partnership will see Paddington, the beloved children’s character becoming a champion for children, and furthering Unicef’s goal to promote the rights of children all around the world, and to keep them happy, healthy and safe. The partnership was borne out of recognition by both organisations, that the values exemplified by Paddington, of kindness, tolerance, and perseverance in the face of adversity, or marmalade-related mishaps, make him the perfect champion for children’s rights.

The partnership’s first activations will happen in the UK, the USA, and Europe and are planned to coincide with the upcoming release of Paddington 2, the hugely anticipated sequel to the 2014 film Paddington, and the 60th anniversary of the first Paddington book, which will be celebrated around
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Was Bruce Forsyth once shy, like me?

It’s part of the mythology of the famous that if you are a show-off, you must once have been a shrinking violet

Did I read that Bruce Forsyth was a shy boy? And that it was singing and dancing that gave him confidence? It’s not impossible, even though you can find pictures online of him singing and dancing in his crib. It’s part of the mythology of the famous that their early days are inauspicious. To be interestingly rich, you have to start poor. If you are funny, you need to have been tragic. If you are a show-off, you must once have been a shrinking violet. Cher was shy. Ditto Joan Rivers and Robin Williams. Brendan O’Carroll, who plays Mrs Brown, would no doubt tell you he is shy still.

How do I know these things? I have kept my ear to the ground. As a shy boy myself,
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Tiff 2017: ‘Victoria and Abdul’ Review: Dir. Stephen Frears (2017)

Victoria and Abdul review: Stephen Frears directs this period drama about the relationship between Queen Victoria and young Indian clerk Abdul.

Victoria and Abdul review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Judi Dench returns to the role of Queen Victoria that saw her bag a number of gold statues 20 years ago in Mrs Brown. Victoria & Abdul also wants to remind us of that far superior film, given the number of references made to Victoria’s relationship with John Brown. At one point the titular Abdul (Ali Fazal) is even referred to as ‘the brown John Brown’, perhaps an alternative title for the project, but one that would have been far too challenging and ambitious for such a quaint and meandering feature.

Victoria & Abdul is, of course, a lovely film with a valuable message and good performances, but its absolute lack of ambition somewhat conflicts with the arcs and personalities of the main characters.
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Victoria & Abdul review

Dami Judi Dench reprises the role of Queen Victoria in Victoria & Abdul. Here's our review...

Appreciating that every film is a risk to varying degrees, sometimes, you come across one that just seems like a safe bet on paper. Here’s one now. Victoria & Abdul sees Dame Judi Dench reprising the role of Queen Victoria, albeit this time near the end of the monarch’s life. Billy Elliot and War Horse screenwriter Lee Hall has penned the script, based on the book by Shrabani Basu. Philomena and The Queen director Stephen Frears takes the helm. And the story itself is a recently-ish discovered one, about an unlikely friendship that Queen Victoria struck up with a young Indian clerk by the name of Abdul Karim.

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What could possibly go wrong with that?
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Stephen Frears interview: Victoria And Abdul

Ben Mortimer Sep 14, 2017

Director Stephen Frears chat to us about British cinema, Victoria & Abdul, and directing Dame Judi Dench...

Arriving in cinemas tomorrow is Victoria & Abdul, a film that tells a previously little-known story of a friendship between Queen Victoria and a man called Abdul towards the end of her life. It's a thematic follow on from director John Madden's Mrs Brown, and this story is directed by Stephen Frears. He took some time out to chat to us abou tit...

You spent the whole day talking about the film. One of the things I’m sure you’ve been asked, and I apologise for asking it, but I think the answer may inform where the rest of this interview goes. There’s an obvious similarity, particularly with casting, to Mrs Brown.

Yeah.

What was it you felt you could do differently?

Didn’t think about it.

You completely
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Eddie Izzard interview: Victoria And Abdul, acting, Robin Williams and more

Ben Mortimer Sep 13, 2017

Eddie Izzard on his acting career, Victoria & Abdul, Clint Eastwood, Robin Williams, directing films and more...

Eddie Izzard is back on the big screen this weekend in Victoria & Abdul. It's the new film from director Stephen Frears, a sort-of follow-up to Mrs Brown that sees Dame Judi Dench playing Queen Victoria in a story that's recently been discovered about her later life. We got a chance to chat with Eddie Izzard about his role in the movie, and potentially directing...

Could you clear something up for me, as I swear I heard a hint of it in the film - did you give Bertie a slight German accent?

Maybe mentally. He did have a tapped ‘r’, because his first years there was German in it, but it was only the hint of it, I didn’t overtly push it.

I was watching your interview this morning on This Morning,
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The Great British Bake Off 2017, episode three – as it happened

Bread week in the tent. Who proved themselves, and who crashed and burned?

9.16pm BST

What a week! Noel is now having a ball, Steven, like all Hollywood villains has proved himself more deadly now his weakness has been exposed, and Julia has established herself as a plucky Jedi with a double-sided dong for a lightsaber.

I’m fully into this series thanks to this week, the first superb episode in the new run. Many, many thanks for your scandalous additions Btl, plus insult-y lookalikes. See you again next time, and tell your friends! Much more fun when it’s a party.

9.13pm BST

Yes, dappy Julia and her snowy cocks. Highly deserved and almost un-broadcastable. Don’t put your head in that oven, Steven!

As we suspected, Flo to go. In the final equation, Vera just was not Duckworthy enough. Back to her boys she goes.

9.11pm BST

Meanwhile,
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Movie Review – Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Victoria And Abdul, 2017.

Directed by Stephen Frears

Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Piggott-Smith, Michael Gambon, and Olivia Williams.

Synopsis:

Queen Victoria is in her declining years when she forms a close friendship with Abdul Karim, a clerk from Agra in India. As well as being her confidante, he becomes her advisor, teaching her about the Koran and to speak Urdu – much to the consternation of her courtiers and the Prince Of Wales.

Are we in the midst of Queen Victoria madness? As her younger self has her mettle tested as a monarch and a mother on Sunday night television, her final years come to the big screen this week, as portrayed by Dame Judi Dench.

It’s not, of course, the first time she’s played the monarch in her post-Albert years. In John Madden’s Mrs Brown (1997) she was shown forming an attachment to Billy Connolly’s John Brown,
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Dame Day Pt 1: Judi Dench Back In Crown For Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria & Abdul’ – Venice

Dame Day Pt 1: Judi Dench Back In Crown For Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria & Abdul’ – Venice
With Victoria And Abdul, Stephen Frears and Dame Judi Dench are returning to Venice for the first time together since 2013’s triumphant Philomena. This is also a reunion of another sort for Dench who is sporting Queen Victoria’s crown for the first time since her Oscar-nominated turn in Mrs Brown 20 years ago. Victoria And Abdul is the story of the regent as she nears the end of her life, and the Indian clerk (Ali Fazal) who became her trusted confidante and had a…
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Venice: Frears, Dench, Izzard, and Bollywood Star Ali Fazal Talk ‘Victoria & Abdul’

Venice: Frears, Dench, Izzard, and Bollywood Star Ali Fazal Talk ‘Victoria & Abdul’
Venice, Italy — British director Stephen Frears, Dame Judi Dench, actor-comedian Eddie Izzard and Bollywood star Ali Fazal largely steered clear of playing up the present-day relevance of period piece “Victoria & Abdul” – which addresses the real-life friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian Muslim clerk – at the film’s Venice press conference Sunday.

Frears is being awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award in Venice, where “Victoria & Abdul” premieres Sunday evening out of competition.

Asked about how he mined the story’s humor, Frears responded: “It was always meant to be funny. I thought to myself: What film would Donald Trump most like to see?” Frears paused, then said: “It’s quite irreverent, isn’t it? I hope it is!”

Frears, who was nearly monosyllabic throughout the press conference, was subsequently asked whether he intended the pic to say something about relations between Western society and the Muslim world. “Of course it’s relevant.
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Doctor Foster series 2: air date confirmed; first trailer

Kirsten Howard Aug 23, 2017

The BBC's gigantic hit Doctor Foster will return to BBC One on Tuesday the 5th of September at 9pm. Watch the first trailer here...

Doctor Foster was a massive and rather unexpected hit for the BBC, racking up 8.2 million viewers weekly and hitting 10.1 million in its series finale. Since the relentlessly popular sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys only gets around 3 million viewers a week, you can imagine how fast plans were put in place for a second run of the disturbing vengeance drama.

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It's been two years since Doctor Foster first aired, and that's where we'll be joining Gemma when the show returns on Tuesday the 5th of September at 9pm on BBC ONe. Suranne Jones will be back to play the scorned Gp, and we now
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The BBC have cancelled Count Arthur Strong

Kirsten Howard Aug 8, 2017

Series 3 of Graham Linehan and Steve Delaney's Count Arthur Strong will be its last, the BBC have revealed...

Sad news for fans of Count Arthur Strong, we're afraid: the BBC have decided not to pursue a fourth series of the cult show.

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"There are no current plans for a further series of Count Arthur Strong on the BBC," a BBC spokesman said, with a source adding, "It's just sadly reached the end of the line for now. Count Arthur Strong is such a loved character amongst the fans, I'm sure he'll live on beyond the series."

The series does seem to have been given its best possible chances, having moved
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Mrs Brown's Boys live? They'll need more than malaprops and mincing to thrill an entire arena

Good Mourning Mrs Brown, the cross-dressing hit’s live show, is so full of horseplay, guffaws and in-jokes, I started to feel like a gooseberry

One surefire way to elicit sympathy from your cultured friends: tell them you’re going to see Mrs Brown’s Boys at the O2 arena. Was there ever a more polarising show on British television than Brendan O’Carroll’s cross-dressing comedy? It has been the UK’s most popular sitcom by some considerable margin over the past five years, but it is despised by sophisticates, who see in it the revival of all the tired conventions and chauvinisms that alternative comedy, or modernity more generally, were thought to have seen off for good.

Related: Mrs Brown's Boys: how the 'worst comedy ever made' became a smash hit

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Olivia de Havilland on Becoming the Oldest Person to Be Named a Dame: I’m ‘Extremely Proud’

Olivia de Havilland on Becoming the Oldest Person to Be Named a Dame: I’m ‘Extremely Proud’
The actress known to millions as Gone With the Wind‘s Melanie Wilkes is now officially Dame Olivia de Havilland.

The 100-year-old two-time Oscar winner was named a Dame Commander in Queen Elizabeth II‘s Birthday Honors list on Saturday, becoming the oldest-ever person to achieve the distinction.

Of the honor, de Havilland said in a statement to People that she is “extremely proud that the Queen has appointed me a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”

“To receive this honor as my 101st birthday approaches is the most gratifying of birthday presents,” she said.

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