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Charlize Theron on Plans for ‘Atomic Blonde’ Sequel and Growing Up as a ‘Privileged White Person’

Charlize Theron on Plans for ‘Atomic Blonde’ Sequel and Growing Up as a ‘Privileged White Person’
Statuesque South African movie star and Sffilm tribute recipient Charlize Theron strode out on stage April 8 at San Francisco’s Castro Theater rocking leather shorts and looking every inch the fearless actress-producer, capable of taking on roles ranging from real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos to depressed mother-of-three Marlo Moreau in Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” However, as she demonstrated in our wide-ranging conversation, appearances can be deceiving.

Tully” (Focus Features, May 4) is her second collaboration with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman; Roger Ebert described their first, “Young Adult”, as a “fearless character study” in which Theron was not only “one of the best actors now working” but also was “flawless at playing a cringe-inducing monster.”

Theron’s never been afraid of her dark side and describes a recent spate of femme villains as her “bitch period,” including the evil queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” one-armed Imperator Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road,
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Charlize Theron on Plans for ‘Atomic Blonde’ Sequel and Growing Up as a ‘Privileged White Person’

Charlize Theron on Plans for ‘Atomic Blonde’ Sequel and Growing Up as a ‘Privileged White Person’
Statuesque South African movie star and Sffilm tribute recipient Charlize Theron strode out on stage April 8 at San Francisco’s Castro Theater rocking leather shorts and looking every inch the fearless actress-producer, capable of taking on roles ranging from real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos to depressed mother-of-three Marlo Moreau in Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” However, as she demonstrated in our wide-ranging conversation, appearances can be deceiving.

Tully” (Focus Features, May 4) is her second collaboration with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman; Roger Ebert described their first, “Young Adult”, as a “fearless character study” in which Theron was not only “one of the best actors now working” but also was “flawless at playing a cringe-inducing monster.”

Theron’s never been afraid of her dark side and describes a recent spate of femme villains as her “bitch period,” including the evil queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” one-armed Imperator Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road,
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Frances McDormand Wins Oscar for Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Frances McDormand Wins Oscar for Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Frances McDormand has won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making the “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star a two-time winner. Though she faced stiff competition from the likes of Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), and Meryl Streep (“The Post”), McDormand’s powerful performance as a grief-stricken mother in Martin McDonagh’s divisive drama proved undeniable to the Academy.

The revered thespian has dominated awards season these last few months, with her Oscar triumph preceded by similar victories at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and SAG Awards, among many others. She previously won the same prize 21 years ago for her role in “Fargo” and has received Supporting Actress nominations for her work in “North Country,” “Almost Famous,” and “Mississippi Burning.”

Earlier in the evening, McDormand’s “Three Billboards” co-star Sam Rockwell was named Best Supporting Actor; the film received a total of seven nominations,
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Charlize Theron Selected for San Francisco Film Festival Tribute (Exclusive)

Charlize Theron Selected for San Francisco Film Festival Tribute (Exclusive)
Charlize Theron will be honored during the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival with a special tribute, followed by a screening of her new film “Tully” on April 8 at the Castro Theatre.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Theron and director Jason Reitman. “Tully” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and will be released on April 20 by Focus Features.

“Charlize Theron’s talent is obvious and impressive, but we also admire her interest in portraying a huge range of personalities, working on both complex physical performances and smaller, intimate portraits,” said director of programming Rachel Rosen. “We look forward to celebrating a stellar performer who has contributed to the creation of a powerful and memorable cast of characters.”

Theron received the best actress Academy Award in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Patty Jenkins’ “Monster.” She received a second Academy
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Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would be fifth double Best Actress Oscar champ with a 2-0 record

Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would be fifth double Best Actress Oscar champ with a 2-0 record
Not only will Frances McDormand become the 14th person with multiple Best Actress Oscars if she wins for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Sunday, but she’ll join an even more exclusive group that not even Meryl Streep or Katharine Hepburn are part of: Best Actress winners with a perfect record after multiple nominations.

The 1996 champ for “Fargo,” McDormand would be the fifth person with a 2-0 record in Best Actress following Luise Rainer (1936’s “The Great Ziegfeld,” 1937’s “The Good Earth”), Vivien Leigh (1939’s “Gone with the Wind,” 1951’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”), Sally Field (1979’s “Norma Rae,” 1984’s “Places of the Heart”) and Hilary Swank (1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby”).

See Hardly a Sophie’s choice: Meryl Streep is your favorite multiple Best Actress Oscar winner

However, like Field, McDormand’s overall Oscar record isn’t pristine: She’s lost three supporting bids for
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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.

SEEOscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary
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The 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress race

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The 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress raceThe 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actress raceJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia2/20/2018 10:05:00 Am

Are you following the awards race and want to enter our Pick the Winners contest, but don't have time to see every nominated performance? We're breaking down the front-runners and underdogs to help you make accurate choices in any Oscar pool! Today we're giving you a rundown of the performances nominated for Best Actress.

The nominees are: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Previous Nominations: Mississippi Burning (Best Supporting Actress), Almost Famous (Best Supporting Actress), North Country (Best Supporting Actress)

Previous Wins: Fargo (Best Actress)

We'll be honestly shocked if anyone other than McDormand takes home the Oscar for this category. Her performance as tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes is the centrepiece of this controversial film, and has already been recognized
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Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would be 14th two-time Best Actress winner

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would be 14th two-time Best Actress winner
No acting category at the Oscars has had more repeat winners than Best Actress, with 13 performers claiming two or more statues. Now Frances McDormand is in a strong position to add her name to that list for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” As of this writing McDormand leads our predictions with odds of 2/13 based on the combined forecasts of more than 3,400 users who have entered their picks at Gold Derby. If our predictions prove true, McDormand would join the following repeat champs:

Ingrid Bergman: “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956)

Bette Davis: “Dangerous” (1935) and “Jezebel” (1938)

Olivia de Havilland: “To Each His Own” (1946) and “The Heiress” (1949)

Sally Field: “Norma Rae” (1979) and “Places in the Heart” (1984)

Jane Fonda: “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978)

Jodie Foster: “The Accused” (1988) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Katharine Hepburn: “Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), “The Lion in Winter
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Athena Film Fest Adds To Its Lineup: “Mankiller,” “Battle of the Sexes,” and Stem Panel

“Mankiller”: Wilma Mankiller Foundation

The Athena Film Festival (Aff) has announced more of its 2018 lineup. Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes,” a biopic about the famous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, will serve as the fest’s opener. King is set to participate in a post-screening conversation. Best Picture nominee “The Post” will be the closing night film. The drama follows Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and her decision of whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers.

Athena’s centerpiece film will be “Mankiller,” Valerie Red-Horse Mohl’s documentary about legendary activist Wilma Mankiller. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Red-Horse Mohl, exec producer Gale Anne Hurd, and Gloria Steinem. Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday will moderate.

The festival will also host a special presentation of “UnREAL’s” third season premiere. Series star Shiri Appleby, showrunner/Ep,
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Woody Harrelson movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Zombieland,’ ‘The Hunger Games’

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Woody Harrelson movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Zombieland,’ ‘The Hunger Games’
Woody Harrelson received his third Oscar nomination for his work in the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” starring Frances McDormand. The highly acclaimed performance continues a 30-year career that has brought the actor acclaim for both his comedic and dramatic work.

Harrelson started his career on the Broadway stage as an understudy in the hit Neil Simon play “Biloxi Blues.” Just months after that play opened Harrelson would become a household name when he started playing the role of Woody Boyd in the fourth season of the highly successful sitcom “Cheers.” Harrelson faced a daunting assignment when he joined the show since he was replacing the popular Nicholas Colasanto who played Coach on the first three seasons but sadly passed away during the show’s run. Harrelson clicked with the cast and audience and went on to receive five Emmy nominations for “Cheers” and won the 1989 Best Comedy Supporting
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Woody Harrelson movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Woody Harrelson movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Woody Harrelson received his third Oscar nomination for his work in the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.” The highly acclaimed performance continues a 30-year career that has brought the actor acclaim for both his comedic and dramatic work.

Harrelson started his career on the Broadway stage as an understudy in the hit Neil Simon play “Biloxi Blues.” Just months after that play opened Harrelson would become a household name when he started playing the role of Woody Boyd in the fourth season of the highly successful sitcom “Cheers.” Harrelson faced a daunting assignment when he joined the show since he was replacing the popular Nicholas Colasanto who played Coach on the first three seasons but sadly passed away during the show’s run. Harrelson clicked with the cast and audience and went on to receive five Emmy nominations for “Cheers” and won the 1989 Best Comedy Supporting Actor award for
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Oscars flashback: Frances McDormand sashays to podium for her 1st Best Actress award for ‘Fargo’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Frances McDormand sashays to podium for her 1st Best Actress award for ‘Fargo’ [Watch]
With her victories at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and SAG Awards, Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”) has officially become the frontrunner with Gold Derby odds of 2/13 to win another Best Actress Oscar on March 4. It would mark her second victory at the Academy Awards after “Fargo” 21 years ago, placing her in third for the longest period between Oscar wins (behind Katharine Hepburn’s 34 years and Meryl Streep’s 29.) Watch her acceptance speech above from the 1997 ceremony as she sashays to the podium to receive the award from Nicolas Cage.

SEEOscar Best Actress Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Fargo” remains one of the most acclaimed movies of the 1990s and was directed by her husband Joel Coen, who co-wrote and won the Oscar for original screenplay with his brother Ethan. Her character was Marge Gunderson, a pregnant policewoman who uncovers a homicide plot in Northern Minnesota.
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Charlize Theron Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975, age: 42) is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is known for starring in the films That Thing You Do! (1996), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Monster (2003), North Country (2005), Hancock (2008), and The Road (2009). Theron […]

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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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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Almost Famous’

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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Almost Famous’
The 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” has now placed its star Frances McDormand back on the in-demand list for actresses over a certain age. Long before this comeback, McDormand won the 1996 Best Actress award for her role in “Fargo” and also had supporting nominations for “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Almost Famous” (2000), and “North Country” (2005). A second Academy Award could be hers on March 4, especially since she has already won at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice and more.

McDormand is also part of an elite group of actors who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting.” That distinction is given to actors who have won all three of the major acting awards given: the Oscar, Emmy and Tony. McDormand won her Emmy for the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015. She was also nominated for another Emmy for her supporting role in the TV movie “Hidden in America” in 1997.

SEE2018 Oscars:
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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
The 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” placed its star Frances McDormand back on the in-demand list for actresses over a certain age. Long before this comeback, McDormand won the 1996 Best Actress award for her role in “Fargo” and also had supporting nominations for “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Almost Famous” (2000), and “North Country” (2005).

McDormand is also part of an elite group of actors who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting.” That distinction is given to actors who have won all three of the major acting awards given: the Oscar, Emmy and Tony. McDormand won her Emmy for the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015. She was also nominated for another Emmy for her supporting role in the TV movie “Hidden in America” in 1997.

Her Tony award came for her work on Broadway in the play “Good People” in 2011 for Best Actress in a Play. She had previous been nominated in that same
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Stan Lee Joins the Guest List for Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry,
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis

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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis
Awards aren’t everything, but no one ever complained about having their hard work recognized. Consider that the impetus behind this list, which looks beyond awards season to shine a spotlight on the performances that have most affected us — if not necessarily the Academy — over the last 17 years. Some were contenders that got snubbed, while others were too out-there to ever be considered; all are worth praising.

Many others were and are, too — so many, in fact, that 25 spots weren’t enough for them all. Consider Denis Lavant’s bravura turn in “Holy Motors” or Maggie Gyllenhaal’s brilliant work in “Secretary,” among so many others, and remember that the first nine months of every moviegoing year feature plenty of performances worth remembering.

25. Jeon Do-yeon, “Secret Sunshine”

Lee Chang-dong movies abound in stellar performances — see also Yoon Jeong-hee in “Poetry” and Sol Kyung-gu and Moon So-ri in “Oasis” — but none
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