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Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review: A Bad Script Ruins This Lavish Production

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a lavish production with a feeble script. The classic tale is brought to life with considerable artistry, but the filmmakers forgot the plot was equally as important. The visual effects, costumes, production design, and ballet choreography are icing on a bad cake. The surface qualities are good, with bland and uninspiring filler.

Mackenzie Foy stars as Clara Stahlbaum, a clever middle child living in Victorian London. Still mourning her recently deceased mother, she's forced to attend a Christmas ball with her father (Matthew Macfadyen) and two siblings. Clara brings along a locked present from her mother. She can't figure out how to open it. The inventor who raised her mother, Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman), dispatches her to his garden for a special key. Clara's search leads her to a magical world called the Four Realms; where a renegade regent, Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), threatens war.
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Diablo Cody on Charlize Theron: ‘I Would Call Your Existence Unfair, Except You Deserve All of It’ — IndieWire Honors

Diablo Cody on Charlize Theron: ‘I Would Call Your Existence Unfair, Except You Deserve All of It’ — IndieWire Honors
On November 1, the 2018 IndieWire Honors ceremony will celebrate seven filmmakers and actors for their achievement in creative independence. We’re showcasing their work with new interviews and tributes from their peers all week. Here, “Tully” screenwriter Diablo Cody salutes star Charlize Theron, the recipient of this year’s Maverick Award.

Dear Charlize,

There’s a snide old saying, often heard behind closed doors in Hollywood, that goes something like this: “God rarely gives with both hands.” In other words, most objectively gorgeous people aren’t equally blessed with talent, intellect, and all those other qualities we find in innovators and savants.

In your case, however, it appears that a dexterous and many-armed Goddess was feeling grandiose on the day She bestowed your gifts upon you. For example, I don’t know many smart women who’d also look great with a shaved head and yet, here you are. If I shaved my head,
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Whose Film is It Anyway? Unpicking Movies with Multiple Directors

Mark Harrison Nov 1, 2018

Who directed Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms? Mark untangles the rules of crediting multiple directors on major movies

First and foremost, cinema is a collaborative medium. Whether you like a film or not, it exists because of the work of hundreds or even thousands of people, doing their best to make something work. While the accepted wisdom is that the director is in charge of the creative vision, those working at the top level of Hollywood tentpole filmmaking are increasingly answerable to a horde of producers, financiers, and studio bigwigs. While the director is undeniably crucial to the actual making of a film, it’s also increasingly true that major tentpole and franchise films are steered by producers. In certain highly publicized cases, this even extends to taking the director away from the helm.

Developing a film is tricky and it’s not unusual
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Tom O’Neil explains why Mahershala Ali is suddenly the new Oscar frontrunner

Tom O’Neil explains why Mahershala Ali is suddenly the new Oscar frontrunner
Over the past 10 days, Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) has not only jumped ahead of Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”) in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor, but Ali seems to have established a firm lead among the Experts making predictions at Gold Derby. Fifteen out of 25 Experts pick Ali; 6 predict Chalamet will prevail.

See the Experts’ latest rankings per category and racetrack odds in the 15 top races.

Up until recently, Chalamet consistently held a modest lead in this race. On Oct. 19, for example, 10 Experts picked him to win, 8 backed Ali. Chalamet seemed like the obvious fave because, well, for starters, a lot of people think he should’ve won Best Actor two years ago for his breakout performance in “Call Me By Your Name.” Now he’s got an even flashier part in “Beautiful Boy”: the kind of big, wigged-out, bug-eyed, high-kicking, grandstanding role that academy voters often adore.
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Just a Friendly Reminder That Paul Rudd Once Faced Off Against Michael Myers in Halloween

A long time ago, in a horror movie galaxy far, far away, a young Paul Rudd faced off against infamous serial killer Michael Myers in the sixth movie in the franchise, 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Although the film definitely isn't one of the franchise's best, Rudd, fresh off of his endearing role in Clueless, is one of the movie's sole bright spots. He plays the grown-up version of Thomas "Tommy" Doyle, who appears as a child in John Carpenter's original Halloween, played by child actor Brian Andrews.

In the fifth film, Tommy has come a long way from the pesky 8-year-old who Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is supposed to be watching on the fateful night her friends are massacred by the butcher knife-wielding killer in the first movie. Now older and presumably wiser, Tommy has become obsessed with Michael's infamy and thinks he can figure
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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Launch Imagine’s Innovative Pod Producer Program With Bobby Cohen & Julie Oh

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Launch Imagine’s Innovative Pod Producer Program With Bobby Cohen & Julie Oh
Exclusive: Imagine Entertainment chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have started an innovative offshoot program to supplement the films they make. In an effort to streamline the movie development process, they’ve thinned the ranks of creative executives and will instead empower entrepreneurial producers who ordinarily take their marching orders from those gatekeeper execs.

Imagine has begun a “Pod” system of producer deals that will start with Now You See Me producer Bobby Cohen, and Julie Oh, who in 2016 joined Imagine as New York-based vice presidents of development and will now be a producer there. Imagine’s core movie business will continue to be steered for Grazer and Howard by Karen Lunder, who in August was named Evp and empowered to oversee the projects that Grazer and Howard produce, and Howard directs.

Cohen, Oh, and several others who are in negotiations to join will come under the Imagine umbrella in producer deals.
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‘The Old Man & the Gun’: Editing Robert Redford’s Last Role as Charming Bank Robber Forrest Tucker

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‘The Old Man & the Gun’: Editing Robert Redford’s Last Role as Charming Bank Robber Forrest Tucker
There’s something wonderfully satisfying about watching Robert Redford go out in style, as only Redford can, in his final performance as the charming, real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker in “The Old Man & the Gun.” It’s a fitting, elderly bookend to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and a summary of Redford’s iconic, inimitable stature as an 82-year-old movie star.

Known for being a laconic actor, however, Redford ends his career on a more loquacious note. That’s because the highlight of “The Old Man & the Gun” is his romantic rapport with sassy widow Jewel, played by Sissy Spacek. Good thing director David Lowery chose editor Lisa Zeno Churgin (Oscar nominee for “The Cider House Rules”). She’s known for her adeptness at cutting long dialogue scenes, and is at her best with two memorable exchanges between Redford and Spacek in a diner and on a porch.
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in September 2018

Netflix has confirmed that 51 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in September, including the second season of the Peabody-winning satire “American Vandal” and season 5 of “Bojack Horseman.”

And there will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the seventh and final edition of “Once Upon a Time.” Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the red-hot Oscar contender “Black Panther.”

Available September 1

10,000 B.C.

Another Cinderella Story

Assassins

August Rush

Bruce Almighty

Delirium

Fair Game

Groundhog Day

King Kong

La Catedral del Mar (Netflix Original)

Martian Child

Monkey Twins (Netflix Original)

Mr. Sunshine

Nacho Libre

Pearl Harbor

Scarface

Sisters (Netflix Original)

Spider-Man 3

Stephanie

Summer Catch

Sydney White

The Ant Bully

The Breakfast Club

The Cider House Rules

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Keeping Hours
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in September 2018

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Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the binge-watching has to stop.

A number of original series and popular movies are hitting Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September. New offerings on Netflix include the mega-hit “Black Panther,” along with the streaming giants’ new show “Maniac” with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime is debuting “Forever,” which stars “Saturday Night Live” alums Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. Over on Hulu, Sarah Silverman’s “I Love You, America” will drop its second season.

And if you want to get ahead on a horror movie marathon before Halloween, there are also plenty of scary flicks that will be added throughout the month. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” is coming to Netflix, while both Amazon and Hulu will carry “The Amityville Horror” and “Jigsaw.”

Check out the full list of titles coming to Netflix, Hulu, and
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New to Netflix in September: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’

Ah, movies. Remember those, Netflix viewers? Because why binge every episode of “Queer Eye” when you could do a “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man 3,” and “The Breakfast Club” triple-header? It would take just as much time and be much more educational.

All three are heading to the streaming giant next month, along with “The Cider House Rules,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Groundhog Day.” Netflix gets into the comedy game with originals, including Sanaa Lathan in “Nappily Ever After” and “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser,” starring Shannon Purser of “Stranger Things” and “Riverdale” fame. Rashida Jones makes her directorial debut next month with “Quincy,” the definitive documentary about her legendary father, Quincy Jones.

Who needs TV?

Peep the full list of movies heading to Netflix in September below.

September 1

10,000 B.C.

Another Cinderella Story

Assassins

August Rush

Bruce Almighty

Delirium

Fair Game

Groundhog Day

King Kong

Martian Child

Nacho Libre

Pearl Harbor
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Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston to Share Directing Credit on Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

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Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston to Share Directing Credit on Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’
Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston will have a unique shared directing credit on Disney’s upcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

The helmers — who are not a directing team — will be listed on the same title card for “The Nutcracker,” which stars Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Misty Copeland, and Mackenzie Foy.

Hallstrom was the first director on the movie. Johnston was hired for a month of re-shoots, requiring extensive special effects, when Hallstrom was not available to film the additional footage.

Typically, under the Directors Guild of America’s rules, only one filmmaker can be credited with directing a film. That was the case on “Bohemian Rhapsody,” in which Bryan Singer was given the credit, even though he was fired in the latter stages of shooting and replaced by Dexter Fletcher. That rule can be waived to allow two directors to be credited when filmmakers have a history of
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Marketing-Distribution Executive Arthur Manson Dies at 90

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Marketing-Distribution Executive Arthur Manson Dies at 90
Arthur Manson, a veteran film executive whose career in marketing and distribution encompassed numerous Oscar-winning films, died May 14 at his home in Riverdale, N.Y. He was 90.

Manson worked on the marketing campaigns for “Walking Tall,” “Platoon,” “JFK,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “All the President’s Men,” “A Star Is Born,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Great Santini,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “The Cider House Rules,” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Manson was an adviser to Oliver Stone, Scott Rudin, Miramax, the Weinstein Company, Joseph E. Levine, and Stanley Kubrick. He worked for MGM, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Stanley Kramer Productions, Columbia Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros.

Born in Brooklyn, he was a graduate of City College of New York and followed his brother Alan into the entertainment business as “advance agent” for Laurence Olivier’s movie “Henry V” in 1948.

Manson was responsible for the worldwide rollout of Stanley Warner’s ultra-wide-screen Cinerama films.
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Arthur Manson Dies: Longtime Film Marketing & Distribution Exec Was 90

Arthur Manson Dies: Longtime Film Marketing & Distribution Exec Was 90
Arthur Manson, a film executive whose career in marketing and distribution included numerous Oscar-winning films and ran from Hollywood’s Golden Age until his retirement last year, died peacefully Monday at his home in Riverdale, NY, his daughter Cynthia Manson said. He was 90.

Born in Brooklyn in 1928, Manson served in the Army immediately after World War II in Allied-occupied Germany, where he was a reporter for Stars and Stripes. He followed his brother Alan into the entertainment business as advance agent for Laurence Olivier’s legendary 1940s version of Henry V.

In a career that spanned nearly 70 years, Manson worked for and with such Hollywood’s studios as Warner Bros, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis, Samuel Goldwyn Productions and Stanley Kramer Productions and was responsible for the worldwide rollout of Stanley Warner’s ultrawide-screen Cinerama films.

He worked on the marketing and distribution of three Best
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The Evolution of Charlize Theron, From ‘Monster’ to ‘Tully’ (Photos)

The Evolution of Charlize Theron, From ‘Monster’ to ‘Tully’ (Photos)
Everyone’s favorite South African actress Charlize Theron has shown vast range in her 20+ year career. The intense, crazed action of “Mad Max: Fury Road” the foul-mouthed slacker in “Young Adult,” the ditzy blonde on “Arrested Development,” and the literal “Monster” she won an Oscar for all sit side by side on her resume. Theron’s new film “Tully” opening Friday finds her in a role she’s never tackled before, a modern mom in way over her head. So it is we chart Theron’s growth as an actress and producer in a timeline stretching back to her earliest work.

Modeling and Dancing Years

Theron got her start as a model and a dancer, even attending the Joffrey School of Ballet until a knee injury made her rethink her career in America.

2 Days in the Valley” (1996)

Theron’s first film speaking role was as the sultry Helga Svelgen in the thriller “2 Days in the Valley,” where she starred opposite Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, James Spader and Danny Aiello.

“The Devil’s Advocate” (1997)

Theron had a string of larger projects in the late ’90s where she was attracted to working with interesting directors, be it Taylor Hackford on the Keanu Reeves film “The Devil’s Advocate,” Woody Allen for “Celebrity,” Lasse Hallstrom for “The Cider House Rules” or John Frankenheimer for “The Reindeer Games.”

The Italian Job” (2003)

One of Theron’s first major action star roles was in “The Italian Job,” a remake of a classic heist caper where she starred opposite Mark Wahlberg and helped to make Mini Coopers awesome.

Monster” (2003)

Theron went under a complete transformation to play Aileen Wournos, a prostitute turned serial killer. The film she produced along with her production company Denver & Delilah. And her crazed, intense, raw work won her an Oscar.

North Country” (2005)

In Niki Caro’s drama about one of the first sexual harassment cases in the United States, Theron earned another Oscar nomination playing a woman who leaves her abusive husband and takes a job working in a mine.

Arrested Development” (2005)

Theron guest starred during the third season of the cult sitcom “Arrested Development” as Rita, a love interest to Michael Bluth. She plays cute on the show, toying with the idea that she might be a British spy investigating the Bluths, until it’s revealed that she’s actually got the intelligence and attention span of a toddler.

“Aeon Flux” (2006)

Theron’s role as an exotic and mysterious assassin with a slick, jet black haircut in “Aeon Flux” didn’t take off as a franchise or at the box office, but it cemented Theron as a capable action star.

Young Adult” (2011)

After a brief hiatus on the big screen, Theron took a radically different role as foul-mouthed slacker Mavis Gary, who tries to relive her glory days and make it with her high school sweetheart after going through a tough breakup.

Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015)

The continuation of the “Mad Max” trilogy turned out to be a bait and switch where the film’s real star was Theron as Imperator Furiosa. With one arm, a shaved head and absolute intensity, she anchored one of the best action movies of the decade.

Atomic Blonde” (2017)

Theron took another punishing role as something of a female John Wick in the stylized action movie “Atomic Blonde,” even doing all of her own stunts in the film.

Tully” (2018)

“Tully” reunites Theron with her “Young Adult” director and writing combo Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody. In it, she plays a mother of three and a newborn in way over her head who forms a bond with her millennial nanny. Theron gained 50 pounds for the role.

Read original story The Evolution of Charlize Theron, From ‘Monster’ to ‘Tully’ (Photos) At TheWrap
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Emmy spotlight: Delroy Lindo is remarkable in standout episode of ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2

Emmy spotlight: Delroy Lindo is remarkable in standout episode of ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2
When legal drama “The Good Fight” debuted last year, celebrated actor Delroy Lindo quickly became a standout of the series’ enviable ensemble led by Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie. Lindo’s role of name-partner Adrian Boseman recently landed him a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Drama Supporting Actor for his performance in the first season of the show, a spinoff of the CBS prestige series “The Good Wife.” Following his performance in the second season’s “Day 443,” which originally streamed on CBS All Access on April 8, Lindo certainly should be considered a contender for an Emmy nomination at the upcoming 70th annual ceremony to complement his Critics’ Choice bid.

In “Day 443,” Lindo takes center stage in three of the installment’s four storylines. The episode opens with Adrian’s first appearance on cable news show “Review of the Day,” which he films in isolation via satellite in a skeevy studio.
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]
Like the other acting winners of the 1980s, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to big stars and character actors alike. The ’80s featured big-name winners like Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Sean Connery and Michael Caine alongside hardworking veterans like John Gielgud, Louis Gossett Jr. and Don Ameche. The Academy also rewarded emerging talent, like Timothy Hutton, Haing S. Ngor and the now double-champ Denzel Washington.

So who is your favorite Best Supporting Actor winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Timothy Hutton, “Ordinary People” (1980) — Hutton came out of the gate strong with his heartbreaking performance in Best Picture winner “Ordinary People.” Hutton plays Conrad Jarrett, a teenager wracked with guilt after his brother is killed in a boating accident. Hutton is clearly the lead of the film, but at age 20, the studio may have felt it fairer
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‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?

‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?
The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) was the only film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy not to receive a single Oscar nomination but despite that it has had a pretty good track record at the awards. By the time of its release four of its actors already had Oscars: Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Michael Caine (“Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Cider House Rules”). Then Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for “Les Miserables,” which opened the same year. This year’s Oscars turned out to be pretty good for “The Dark Knight Rises” too, especially for Gary Oldman, the erstwhile Commissioner Gordon who just won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour.” Check out the complete list of Oscar winners here.

Oldman won for his performance as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It was only the second nomination for the veteran actor,
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Robin Williams (‘Good Will Hunting’) voted top Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1990s for profound performance [Poll Results]

Robin Williams (‘Good Will Hunting’) voted top Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1990s for profound performance [Poll Results]
Robin Williams has been voted your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s for his profound performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting.” The late actor handily won Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your top Supporting Actor of the decade.

Williams won with an impressive 38% of the vote, with Joe Pesci (“Goodfellas”) coming in second at 23%. The only other performances to gain double-digit percentage points were Kevin Spacey (“The Usual Suspects”) with 11% and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood”) at 10%. Gene Hackman (“Unforgiven”) rounded out the top five with 6% of the vote. From there we had Cuba Gooding Jr. (“Jerry Maguire”) at 5%, Tommy Lee Jones (“The Fugitive”) at 4%, Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) at 2% and James Coburn (“Affliction”) at 1%. Jack Palance (“City Slickers”) was the only actor to not earn a single percentage point.

SEESam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best
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Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Producer Says Oscar Voters Tend Toward ‘Political Correctness’ and ‘Laziness’

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Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Producer Says Oscar Voters Tend Toward ‘Political Correctness’ and ‘Laziness’
Here’s another in our series of interviews with a swath of Academy voters from different branches for their candid thoughts on what got picked, overlooked, and overvalued this year.

With the nominations, everything followed the politically coolest version and will continue to do so. Any surprises will lean toward political correctness this year. We’re supposed to judge 100 per cent on merit, not 90 per cent and 10 per cent who is in the middle of a controversy [James Franco], who is deserving because their race or gender has been under-represented in the past.

The one fault the Academy has had in the last 10 or 15 years is not that it’s racist or gender-weighted. The biggest offense is that [Academy voters] are not doing their homework, not seeing the movies. There’s not a bias, there’s a tendency for laziness, to check the same old box, whether its Denzel Washington or Meryl Streep.
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Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?

Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?
One of the highlights of the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony was the surprise addition of 20 Oscar winners presenting to that year’s acting nominees. It started with five Best Supporting Actress champs (Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Anjelica Huston, Eva Marie Saint, Tilda Swinton) who gave out the award to Penelope Cruz, welcoming her to their club. While all of those presenting that evening had indeed won the category before, each one often had no connection at all to the person they were introducing.

The following year new producers followed a similar format of five people presenting to a new crop of five for the lead categories only. While all of them had working relationships with the nominees (like Michelle Pfeiffer for Jeff Bridges and Stanley Tucci for Meryl Streep), most of them were not Oscar winners.

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