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By: Carson Blackwelder
It seems that the conversation around making the Oscars more inclusive and diverse is an endless conversation. Perhaps one of the statistics that oftentimes goes unnoticed is the Academy’s vast underrepresentation of female cinematographers in the best cinematography category — which has been around since the inception of the awards show.
This year we might just have a breakthrough with Mandy Walker and her work on the Theodore Melfi-directed Hidden Figures — which stars three black actresses in the main roles: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. General audiences won’t see the film until January 13, 2017, but critics are starting to see it this Friday.
In the history of the Oscars — all 88 ceremonies that are in the books so far — no women have won for best cinematography, mostly because none have ever been nominated in the category.
Just a few days ago, John Stamos posted an adorable video from the set of the original series, featuring both of the twins, with the
It's been known from almost the beginning that, while Tanner sisters DJ and Stephanie would be moving back to San Francisco, Michelle Tanner will not be making her presence known. But the reason behind the twins' decision not to participate have been a little bit hazy. Now, executive producer Bob Boyett has revealed the exact reason why neither girl is coming back. Some of their decision has to do with timing. But it's Ashley Olsen who actually had the best reason for not wanting to return.
An unidentified insider claims that Fuller House cast members will mention that Michelle is now living in New York, building her own fashion empire. This is a reference to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen themselves, who both live in New York and have several different fashion lines that they run, including The Row and Elizabeth and James.
Executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement: "Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House."
Although much of the original cast is set to return, the Olsen twins' participation had long been in question. The twins got their start on the series as kids, and turned their fame into an empire of direct-to-video movies and specials with more recent endeavours involving fashion lines.
See Also: Read our review of Cake here
Cake stars Jennifer Aniston alongside Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and William H. Macy (Fargo), and is set to be released on April 21st.
Cake takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Sam Worthington) while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife (Anna Kendrick). With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker (Adriana Barraza) ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.
–The Many Layers of Cake: Learning to Live Again
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Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Oscars telecast, a crowning achievement for the actor who’s already hosted four Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards (and let’s not forget those Spike Video Game Awards and the TV Land Awards).
Landing an Oscars host is always difficult — an October 2014 issue of The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Chris Rock,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and last year’s host Ellen DeGeneres all turned the gig down. Which is why nabbing Harris makes sense; the dude wants the job.
So how did he get to this Hollywood mountaintop?
Little Neil grew up in a tiny New Mexico town. When he was 13 his parents sent him to a drama camp where he so impressed the instructors that they helped
Born in the year of the Snake (1989), Johnson made her film debut in "Crazy", playing daughter to her real-life mother actress Melanie Griffith "Body Double").
She appeared in "The Social Network", followed by the films "Beastly; "Theo" and "For Ellen".
In 2012, she had roles in the films "Goats", "The Five-Year Engagement" and "21 Jump Street".
Johnson also played the female lead in the film "Date and Switch".
In March 2012, she was cast as 'Kate' in the Fox comedy series "Ben and Kate", then followed up with more film roles "Need for Speed" (2014) and "Anarchy". In 2014, she also co-starred in "Black Mass", to be followed by "I Am Love".
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Angry, depressed, self-pitying and desperate to lose herself in a pharmaceutical haze: no character is more relatable this awards season than Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston), a woman simply unable to cope after a semi-recent catastrophe leaves her with chronic pain and facial and bodily disfigurement.
The movies are full of noble sufferers, but Claire refuses to be one of them. Being difficult (by being herself) is the only way she knows how to insist that she and her pain matter — and
Increasingly fascinated by the recent suicide of fellow chronic-pain group member Nina (Anna Kendrick), Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) initiates an unorthodox relationship with Nina’s husband Roy (Sam Worthington) in her pursuit for answers surrounding Nina’s death.
The film is bolstered by a strong supporting cast including Academy nominees William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman (Stealing Cars), and Adriana Barraza (Babel).
Watch Claire as she fights her own demons and fantastical hallucinations of Nina below:
Cake is set for limited release in early 2015.
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