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Ed Harris movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘The Truman Show,’ ‘The Hours’

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Ed Harris movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘The Truman Show,’ ‘The Hours’
In Ed Harris‘s over-40-year career he has surprisingly never won an Oscar or an Emmy, despite four nominations from the motion picture academy and two from the TV academy. Emmy voters can start to make up for that this year as the second season of HBO’s “Westworld” premieres on Sunday, April 22. In honor of his return to the small screen, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Harris’s 15 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Harris received his first Oscar nomination in 1995 after almost two decades in front of the camera: Best Supporting Actor for “Apollo 13.” He subsequently competed for “The Truman Show” (Best Supporting Actor in 1998), “Pollock” (Best Actor in 2000), and “The Hours” (Best Supporting Actor in 2002). He didn’t win any of those, and he hasn’t been nominated since,
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Ed Harris movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Ed Harris movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In Ed Harris‘s over-40-year career he has surprisingly never won an Oscar or an Emmy, despite four nominations from the motion picture academy and two from the TV academy. Emmy voters can start to make up for that this year as the second season of HBO’s “Westworld” airs in the spring and summer of 2018. In honor of his return to the small screen, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Harris’s 15 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Harris received his first Oscar nomination in 1995 after almost two decades in front of the camera: Best Supporting Actor for “Apollo 13.” He subsequently competed for “The Truman Show” (Best Supporting Actor in 1998), “Pollock” (Best Actor in 2000), and “The Hours” (Best Supporting Actor in 2002). He didn’t win any of those, and he hasn’t been nominated since,
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Nicole Kidman Gushes About Working With "Amazing" Meryl Streep on 'Big Little Lies'

We were originally just happy to be getting a second season of Big Little Lies, but now we're all about Meryl Streep's addition to the cast — and so is Nicole Kidman! Back on Jan. 24, it was announced that the Academy Award-winning actress would be joining the already star-studded cast of the hit HBO show, and, now that they've started filming, Nicole couldn't help but gush about working with Meryl on set. "We've already been shooting. It's so good. She's just amazing, and to watch her do her craft, it really is artistic craft when you watch her, we're all — Laura Dern, Shailene [Woodley], Zoe [Kravitz], Reese [Witherspoon] — we just go, gasp, can you believe it?" she revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Sunday, April 15. "She's got a fantastic character. It's also grounded and it's based in something very, very real, and we hope we bring you the [best] second season and it delivers. We're working hard.
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Mother Meryl in Big Little Lies 2

by Chris Feil.

The family that watches together stays together. Or maybe not in Monterey.

Tidbits of the second season of Big Little Lies are steadily arriving now that filming is underway. Now we have what we've really been craving: a glimpse of Meryl as Perry's mother. This docile family moment doesn't look like the fireworks we'd been promised by her arrival, but maybe this is just a decoy of sorts dropped by Nicole Kidman on her Instagram (a gift that keeps on giving). But what is the family watching? Are they rewatching season one like the rest of us surely will? Observing good parenting and indoctrinately these kids to The Hours as soon as possible? Reading our Months of Meryl as a bedtime story? Hmmm....
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Meryl Streep in ‘Big Little Lies’: First look at her in character as Nicole Kidman’s mother-in-law from hell

Meryl Streep in ‘Big Little Lies’: First look at her in character as Nicole Kidman’s mother-in-law from hell
Meryl Streep may look like a kindly grandmother in this first photo from the second season of “Big Little Lies.” But looks can be deceiving. She plays Mary Louise Wright who has come to town to get answers from her daughter-in-law Celeste (Nicole Kidman) about the death of her son Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). Expect plenty of fireworks as these two women face off.

For the first time on-screen, Streep is playing a character with her real first name. Likewise, she is acting opposite Kidman for the first time. While they both appeared in “The Hours” back in 2002, they didn’t share the screen. Kidman won the Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf while Streep was snubbed by the academy. We might also see Streep working with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon, who both stars and produces in this Emmy-winning HBO series.

Since her breakthrough role in the 1978 miniseries “Holocaust,
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‘Succession,’ ‘American Woman,’ ‘Autonomies,’ ‘Rain’ Set for Series Mania in Lille

After moving to the northeastern French city of Lille from its longtime base in Paris, Series Mania will open its newest edition April 27 with HBO’s media empire drama “Succession,” written and created by Jesse Armstrong. The festival will close May 5 with the French premiere of Sky’s “Babylon Berlin,” a Beta Film co-produced series that pushed the bounds of scale and production values for high-end foreign-language European series.

Series Mania’s upcoming ninth edition is its first in Lille after eight years in the French capital. The event, a French government-backed drive to create a TV fest with the
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Jeff Daniels movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ …

Jeff Daniels movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ …
Jeff Daniels hasn’t gotten his due at the Oscars, where he has never received a single nomination despite a career spanning almost 40 years. But the same is not true at the Emmys, which awarded him Best Drama Actor for playing news anchor Will McAvoy in “The Newsroom” in 2013. He’s got two chances to compete this year in the Best Movie/Mini Actor category, as an FBI investigator hunting Osama bin Laden in Hulu‘s “The Looming Tower” and a dangerous outlaw in Netflix‘s “Godless.” In honor of this double achievement, we’re taking a look back at some of his very best performances on the big screen. Tour through our photo gallery above of Daniels’s 15 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite being repeatedly snubbed at the Oscars, Daniels has contended at the Golden Globes multiple times for his film work. He received three nominations
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Emmys 2018: Will streaming shows take over Best Limited Series like they have for dramas and TV movies?

2017 was a historic year at the Emmys thanks to Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won Best Drama Series, and Netflix’s “Black Mirror: San Junipero,” which won Best TV Movie. Those were the first streaming shows ever to win those awards, and now streaming services are looking to expand their territory even further by launching an invasion into the Best Limited Series race.

According to the early predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users, the strongest streaming contender for Best Limited Series appears to be “Godless,” which ranks third with 7/2 odds. The seven-episode Western starring Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell and Michelle Dockery premiered last November, and it got off to a strong start in the awards season with a nomination for Daniels at the SAG Awards and bids for Daniels, O’Connell and Best Limited Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Oscar nominated creator Scott Frank (“Out of Sight,
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Nicole Kidman to Star in and Exec Produce HBO Miniseries “The Undoing”

Kidman in “Big Little Lies”: HBO

Nicole Kidman’s last collaboration with HBO earned her great ratings, critical acclaim, and two Emmy Awards. It’s no wonder that the “Big Little Lies” star and exec producer is heading back to the premium cable network with her next TV project. The Oscar winner will topline and exec produce an adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel “You Should Have Known,” Variety reports.

Titled “The Undoing,” the miniseries will see Kidman re-teaming with “Big Little Lies” writer David E. Kelly, who will exec produce, write, and serve as showrunner. “Big Little Lies” exec producer Bruna Papandrea will take on the same role for “The Undoing” through her company Made Up Stories. The miniseries doesn’t have a director yet, but it’s received a straight-to-series order from HBO.

Described as “living the only life she ever wanted for herself,” Kidman’s character,
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Jeff Daniels movies: Top 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jeff Daniels movies: Top 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Jeff Daniels hasn’t gotten his due at the Oscars, where he has never received a single nomination despite a career spanning almost 40 years. But the same is not true at the Emmys, which awarded him Best Drama Actor for playing news anchor Will McAvoy in “The Newsroom” in 2013. He’s got two chances to compete this year in the Best Movie/Mini Actor category, as an FBI investigator hunting Osama bin Laden in Hulu‘s “The Looming Tower” and a dangerous outlaw in Netflix‘s “Godless.” In honor of this double achievement, we’re taking a look back at some of his very best performances on the big screen. Tour through our photo gallery above of Daniels’s 15 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite being repeatedly snubbed at the Oscars, Daniels has contended at the Golden Globes multiple times for his film work. He received three nominations
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Reese Witherspoon just revealed when ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 begins filming [Watch]

Reese Witherspoon just revealed when ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 begins filming [Watch]
Big Little Lies” won’t be back on HBO until next year, but the ladies of Monterey will be back in town this week: Production on Season 2, with the inimitable Meryl Streep, begins Friday, Reese Witherspoon revealed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“Y’all, we’re starting next Friday on ‘Big Little Lies 2.’ I can’t believe it,” Witherspoon said on last Friday’s show. “Not only do we have every cast member coming back, but also Meryl Streep is joining us.”

See Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ — will she win her fourth Emmy?

Streep, whose casting was announced in January, was a big coup for Witherspoon and fellow producer and star Nicole Kidman, who co-starred with Streep in “The Hours” (2002) but shared no scenes with her. The “A Wrinkle in Time” star said she was in disbelief when Streep agreed to play Mary Louise Wright, who comes
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‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2

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‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2
The reason two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) wanted to write the BBC2/Netflix limited series “Collateral” is that he felt no one else was writing television about the issue at its center: Illegal immigration.

“I think the movement of people is the biggest subject of the 21st century and nobody’s writing about it,” he said to IndieWire in a recent interview. “In the last few summers, we’ve had attempted mass migration from Libya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, from everywhere. People are trying to get into Western countries. And obviously the West is trying to protect itself against the arrival of these people. This is going to play out in the coming years. I wanted to write about it as a matter of urgency.”

The four-hour drama stars the stellar Carey Mulligan (“Mudbound,” “Drive,” “An Education”) as Di Kip Glaspie, a detective investigating the shooting
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Allison Janney on Oscar Win: ‘I Did It All by Myself’

Allison Janney on Oscar Win: ‘I Did It All by Myself’
Allison Janney won her first Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday night, sweeping the major awards shows with her unflinching portrayal of Tonya Harding’s abusive mother in “I, Tonya.”

“I did it all by myself,” Janney joked at the opening of her acceptance speech. “Okay, nothing further from the truth.”

She then thanked the Academy and her fellow nominees who “represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession.”

The actress said she was grateful to “I, Tonya” screenwriter Steven Rogers.

“Thank you for the gift of Lavona. I did not see this coming, you did. You give new meaning to the word friend.”

Janney also recognized her “I, Tonya” family (“a cast and crew and bird that elevated my work”), as well as Neon and 30 West.

Joanne Woodward, thank you for your encouragement and generosity that gave me the confidence to think I could pursue a career in acting.
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‘Honest Trailers’ strikes again with its Oscars preview: ‘Grumpy Oldman’ vs. ‘Three Racists Inside Ebbing, Missouri’ [Watch]

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‘Honest Trailers’ strikes again with its Oscars preview: ‘Grumpy Oldman’ vs. ‘Three Racists Inside Ebbing, Missouri’ [Watch]
The web series “Honest Trailers” has released its annual video breaking down the nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars, “Hollywood’s annual awards show for the best films released between late-November and late-December.” The top prize will go to one of nine films “unless the guy in charge of the results screws up because he was on his phone backstage and they actually give it to someone else.” Watch their hot takes above.

Is Gary Oldman a shoo-in for Best Actor for “Darkest Hour”? Disappearing behind extensive makeup has helped other actors win Oscars, like Charlize Theron (“Monster”) and Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”), but “I’ll take wearing a fat suit to win an Oscar over eating a bison liver [like Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’], or something really bad — like being Casey Affleck.”

But Oldman has to face the acclaimed performance by Timothee Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name,
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True story: Gary Oldman’s and Allison Janney’s wins would resume Oscar’s love affair with real-life portrayals

True story: Gary Oldman’s and Allison Janney’s wins would resume Oscar’s love affair with real-life portrayals
Last year marked the first time in 19 years that the four acting Oscar winners — Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”) — played fake people. But the reprieve will be short-lived since Best Actor frontrunner Gary Oldman, as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” and Best Supporting Actress favorite Allison Janney, as Tonya Harding’s mother Lavona in “I, Tonya,” have pretty much ensured the academy will start a new streak of Oscar-winning real-life portrayals.

Oscar’s obsession with famous people playing famous people is a relatively new phenomenon though. While actors have taken home the gold for playing real people since Oscar’s beginning — George Arliss winning Best Actor for playing British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in “Disraeli” (1929/30) was the first — up until 2000, there were many long stretches of faux characters triumphing. In the ‘70s, there were no Best Supporting
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2018 Oscars presenters: Five Best Actress winners added to roster including double champs Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster

Fifteen more famous folk have been added to the roster of presenters at this year’s Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC this Sunday (March 4). Among these are five former Best Actress winners who might well be assembling to present this year’s prize at the Oscars. They are two-time winners Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home”) and Jodie Foster (“The Accused,” “The Silence of the Lambs”) as well as Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and NIcole Kidman (“The Hours”).

Also set to to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater are two Best Supporting Actress winners — Rita Moreno (“West Side Story”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) — as well as Best Actor champ Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Supporting Actor victor Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”).

See 2018 Oscars presenters: ‘Wonder WomanGal Gadot, ‘Star Wars’ cast led by Mark Hamill
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Bad news, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: 13 of last 14 original score Oscar winners have come from Best Picture nominees

Bad news, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: 13 of last 14 original score Oscar winners have come from Best Picture nominees
John Williams is on his 51st Oscar nomination, but the stats aren’t on his side to take home Best Original Score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” That’s because the latest “Star Wars” flick is not up for Best Picture — a category 13 of the last 14 Best Original Score winners have contended in.

Two years ago, “The Hateful Eight,” which wasn’t up for Best Picture, brought Ennio Morricone his long overdue Oscar. Morricone beat scores from one Best Picture nominee, “Bridge of Spies,” and three non-Best Picture nominees, “Carol,” “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was composed by Williams. Before that, the last non-Best Picture nominee to win score was “Frida” (2002), composed by Elliot Goldenthal. It beat Best Picture nominee “The Hours” and three fellow non-Best Picture nominees, “Catch Me If You Can,” “Far From Heaven” and “Road to Perdition.”

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What Is the John C. Reilly Award, and How Did Michael Stuhlbarg Just Become the First Person to Win It in 15 Years?

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What Is the John C. Reilly Award, and How Did Michael Stuhlbarg Just Become the First Person to Win It in 15 Years?
John C. Reilly did something exceedingly rare back in 2002: appeared in three different Best Picture nominees. His roles in “Gangs of New York,” “Chicago,” and “The Hours” — all of which premiered within a week of each other — are now the basis for what FiveThirtyEight has appropriately dubbed the John C. Reilly Award, which is “figuratively bestowed on the actor who appears in the most best picture nominees in a single year, with a minimum of three required for consideration.”

This year’s winner — and, in fact, the first one since Reilly himself — is none other than Michael Stuhlbarg.

The oft-snubbed actor had supporting roles in “The Post,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Call Me by Your Name”; he was considered a potential Best Supporting Actor nominee for his lovely performance in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama, but those dreams, unfortunately, went the way of first love.

Prior to Reilly,
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Meryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘The Post,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘Adaptation’

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Meryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘The Post,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘Adaptation’
Is Meryl Streep the greatest film actor of all time? That might just be the case judging from her record 21 Oscar nominations. Then again, with three wins she trails Katharine Hepburn, who still holds the record with four acting victories, so Streep still has a big brass ring to reach for if she wants to be the undisputed queen of screen actors. She earned her latest bid this year for her leading role as Washington Post publisher Kay Graham in Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post.” Where does her latest entry rank in her filmography? Even though it seems like she’s nominated for just about every performance she gives it’s not just those Oscar-anointed roles that count among her strongest achievements. Tour through our photo gallery above of Streep’s 25 greatest performances ranked from worst to best.

See Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 – will she win her fourth Emmy?
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Allison Janney (‘I, Tonya’) is cobbling together her Oscar speech from her friends [Watch]

Allison Janney (‘I, Tonya’) is cobbling together her Oscar speech from her friends [Watch]
Allison Janney will be prepared with an acceptance speech if she wins Best Supporting Actress at Oscars, but it technically won’t be hers. The “I, Tonya” star revealed on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that because she’s “never been very good at writing,” she’s called on her friends this awards season to help her out at the podium.

“I’ve asked all of my friends who I think are good writers to write things should I win,” she says. “I just take the best from each one and sort of throw it together and make it mine as it were.”

Janney doesn’t specify who those articulate pals are, but one surely has to be Aaron Sorkin, right? The prolific “West Wing” creator is also nominated this year in Best Adapted Screenplay for “Molly’s Game.”

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