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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ would break up Disney’s Oscar reign over Best Animated Feature category

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ would break up Disney’s Oscar reign over Best Animated Feature category
Sunday’s Golden Globe winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is quickly turning into the most awarded animated film of the year, with critics groups like Nyfcc and Lafca also honoring Sony’s innovative take on one of cinema’s most rebooted characters. It is the best reviewed mainstream animated film of the year, at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has earned over $133 million at the box office in a crowded family-friendly market. All of this suggests it’s out in front to win Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, but Spidey is facing down the behemoth that is Disney, which has won this category 10 of the last 11 years.

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Disney has utterly dominated Best Animated Feature since its inception in 2001, winning nine times through Pixar and three times with its in-house animation studio. No other studio has won this category more than once,
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2019 Oscars calendar: Annie Awards voting opens on January 1

2019 Oscars calendar: Annie Awards voting opens on January 1
On Dec. 3, the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association announced the Annie Awards nominations. Six of the last nine Annie champs have lined up with the Oscars: “Up” (2010), “Rango” (2012), “Frozen” (2014), “Inside Out” (2016), “Zootopia” (2017) and “Coco” (2018).

This year’s Oscar frontrunner, “Incredibles 2,” leads the roster of contenders at the 46th annual Annie Awards with 11 nominations. The four other films that we are predicting to reap Oscar bids for Best Animated Feature are also well-represented at these precursor prizes, which will be presented on Feb. 2, 10 days before the start of final voting for the Academy Awards.

Three of the four main guilds are still casting their nominations ballots. (The Screen Actors Guild announced nominations on Dec. 12). The PGA and WGA cut-off is Jan. 4 while the DGA gives its members until Jan. 7 to submit their votes for nominations. That latter date is the first day for Oscar voters to weigh
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Hey, Annie Awards voters: Final balloting begins on January 1

Hey, Annie Awards voters: Final balloting begins on January 1
Final balloting begins for the 46th annual Annie Awards on Tuesday (Jan. 1) and runs for almost three weeks until Jan. 20. Prizes in 36 categories will be handed out on February 2, 2019, 10 days before the start of final voting for the Academy Awards.

This year’s Oscar frontrunner, “Incredibles 2,” leads with 11 nominations. The four other films that we are predicting to reap Oscar bids for Best Animated Feature are also well-represented at these precursor prizes. “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to the 2013 Annie winner “Wreck-It-Ralph,” is second with 10 bids. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which is winning with the regional critics, has a lucky seven nominations. Wes Anderson‘s critically acclaimed “Isle of Dogs” reaped four while the Japanese import “Mirai” by acclaimed animator Mamoru Hosoda is up for two.

The first four of these films contend for Best Studio Animated Feature as does Aardman AnimationsEarly Man,” which has seven bids in all.
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‘Incredibles 2’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ have to defy the Oscars’ incredible bias against animated sequels

‘Incredibles 2’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ have to defy the Oscars’ incredible bias against animated sequels
Incredibles 2” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” not only have to overcome a steamrolling “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar, but an incredibly big bias as well: Only one sequel has ever won the category.

Since “Shrek” (2001) scored the inaugural Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 74th ceremony, five sequels have been nominated, with only “Toy Story 3” (2010), which was also up for Best Picture, winning. The others were “Shrek 2” (2004), which lost to “The Incredibles”; “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011), which fell to “Rango”; “Despicable Me 2” (2013), which was beaten by “Frozen”; and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2014), which was defeated by “Big Hero 6” in a “Lego Movie”-less field.

Incredibles 2” and “Ralph,” both of which led the Annie Awards nominations, are probably good for nominations; they’re in first and third place, respectively, in our odds, with “Isle of Dogs” in second,
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Movie Review – The Fitzroy (2018)

The Fitzroy, 2018.

Directed by Andrew Harmer.

Starring Cerith Flinn, Jan Anderson, Kenneth Collard, David Schaal, David Gant, Stuart McGugan, John Wark, James Hamer-Morton, Sarah Griffin, Norma Cohen, Ant Payne, and Anne-Sophie Marie.

Synopsis:

In a post-apocalyptic 1950’s, a bellboy struggles to keep a converted submarine fit for use as a hotel whilst trying to cater to the whims of a tyrannical boss, a femme fatale and various other bizarre guests.

The Fitzroy is a very quirky comedy, featuring a setting and style that harkens back to the Ealing comedies of old. Set in the 1950’s, this hotel is actually a disused Soviet submarine that has somehow ended up at Margate. It is here that we meet the protagonist Bernard (Flinn), a bellboy who spends his days trying to maintain the hotel, avoid his bully of a boss (Schall) and summon up the courage to speak to one of the guests,
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2019 Annie Awards nominations: ‘Incredibles 2’ leads but watch out for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

2019 Annie Awards nominations: ‘Incredibles 2’ leads but watch out for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’
This year’s Oscar frontrunner, “Incredibles 2,” leads the roster of contenders at the 46th annual Annie Awards with 11 nominations. The four other films that we are predicting to reap Oscar bids for Best Animated Feature are also well-represented at these precursor prizes, which will be presented on Feb. 2, 10 days before the start of final voting for the Academy Awards.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to the 2013 Annie winner “Wreck-It-Ralph,” is second with 10 bids. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which just won over the New York Film Critics Circle, has a lucky seven nominations. Wes Anderson‘s critically acclaimed “Isle of Dogs” reaped four while the Japanese import “Mirai” by acclaimed animator Mamoru Hosoda is up for two.

The first four of these films contend for Best Studio Animated Feature as does Aardman AnimationsEarly Man,” which has seven bids in all. “Mirai” is up for Best Independent Animated Feature as are “Ce Magnifique Gateau!
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2018 Oscars calendar: Annie Awards nominations on Dec. 3

2018 Oscars calendar: Annie Awards nominations on Dec. 3
On Dec. 3, the Annie Awards announce the nominations for the 46th annual edition of these prizes presented by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association. Six of the last nine Annie champs have lined up with the Oscars: “Up” (2010), “Rango” (2012), “Frozen” (2014), “Inside Out” (2016), “Zootopia” (2017) and “Coco” (2018).

On that same day, the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. opens balloting for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. These precursors have one of the best success rates at previewing the winners of the Academy Awards. That ceremony will take place on Jan. 13, one day before the deadline for academy members to cast their nominations ballots.

Below, we detail all the key dates on the Oscars calendar.

Note: Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.

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Dec. 3 – Annie Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 3 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Opens

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2019 Annie Awards nominations preview: Which animated feature will lead at this precursor to the Oscars?

2019 Annie Awards nominations preview: Which animated feature will lead at this precursor to the Oscars?
Nominations for the 46th annual Annie Awards will be announced on Monday (Dec. 3). This year’s Oscar frontrunner, “Incredibles 2,” is expected to lead the roster of contenders. We also expect a strong showing by the other four films that we are predicting to reap Oscar bids for Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which just won over the New York Film Critics Circle; Wes Anderson‘s critically acclaimed “Isle of Dogs”; “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to the 2013 Annie winner “Wreck-It-Ralph”; and the Japanese import “Mirai” by acclaimed animator Mamoru Hosoda.

The Incredibles” swept the Annie Awards in 2005, winning Best Animated Feature as well as all nine of the other races in which it contended. Among these were three for Brad Bird. The film also took home Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Music, Production Design and Storyboarding. This Pixar pic went on to win at the Academy Awards.
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Hulu adaptating comic book Old City Blues as TV series

Hulu has announced that it has acquired the TV rights to Boom! Studios’ comic book series Old City Blues from creator Giannis Milonogiannis and is developing the project as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio.

Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.
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Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)

Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)
Kerry Washington is expanding her relationship with Hulu.

The Scandal grad, who will next star in and executive produce Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere, has signed on to topline and exec produce Old City Blues for the streamer. The drama, which is in development at Hulu, is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel. Black List screenwriter Arash Amel is adapting the TV take, with Oscar winner Gore Verbinski (Rango) attached to direct, should the project move forward. 

Published in 2011, Old City Blues was written by Giannis Milonogiannis. Set in the year 2048, the story takes place in ...
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Ryan Hurst Joins Fellow ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Grad Titus Welliver in ‘Bosch’ Season 5

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Ryan Hurst Joins Fellow ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Grad Titus Welliver in ‘Bosch’ Season 5
Ryan Hurst is joining fellow “Sons of Anarchy” alum Titus Welliver for Season 5 of Amazon’s “Bosch,” it was announced Wednesday.

Hurst will play Hector Bonner, a former client of attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers), currently working as her investigator. “Bosch” is based off Michael Connelly’s novels that follow Lapd Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller.

The series, which is Amazon’s longest running original drama, stars Welliver as the titular detective along with Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (“Being Human”) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.

“Bosch” is executive produced by Eric Overmyer, who developed the series for television, and Daniel Pyne, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge,
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Meet The Cast & Characters Of ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ – In UK Cinemas Friday

Family adventure Sherlock Gnomes hits cinemas this week, showcasing a star-studded voice cast from the world of film and television. Several big names return from 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, as well as some exciting fresh faces…

Sherlock Gnomes – Johnny Depp

From pirate to detective – title character Sherlock Gnomes is played by a very familiar face Johnny Depp. No stranger to family films, Depp has starred as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise since 2003, as well as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Rango. Outside of children’s films, Depp’s broad filmography includes classics such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Edward Scissorhands and Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Juliet – Emily Blunt

She’s the heroine in one of the most famous love stories of all time…in gnome form. Returning to her role from Gnomeo & Juliet, Emily Blunt
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‘Coco’ Wins Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Pixar was back in the Academy spotlight Sunday night, with their most recent film “Coco” winning the 2018 Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Prior to Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Pixar films had made up half of all winners in the category, which dates back to 2001. Throw in the wins for “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” and “Big Hero 6” and the award hasn’t gone to a Disney-affiliated production since Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” in 2011.

Accepting the second Oscar of his career, co-director Lee Unkrich said, “The biggest thank you of all to the people of Mexico. ‘Coco’ would not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions. With ‘Coco,’ we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look and talk and live like they do. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.”

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‘Zootopia’ rules the animal kingdom, voted top Best Animated Feature Oscar winner of 2010s [Poll Results]

‘Zootopia’ rules the animal kingdom, voted top Best Animated Feature Oscar winner of 2010s [Poll Results]
Zootopia” (2016), the most recent Best Animated Feature winner at the Oscars, is also your favorite of the decade. The Disney film towered over its competition in a recent Gold Derby poll asking you to vote for your top Animated Feature winner of the 2010s, even defeating beloved properties like “Toy Story 3,” “Frozen” and “Inside Out.”

Zootopia” earned 40% of the vote, an amazing total considering there were seven options so far this decade. “Toy Story 3” (2010) came in second place with an impressive 28%, followed by another Pixar film, “Inside Out” (2015), at 19%.

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No other films came close to these three, with “Frozen” (2013) taking the fourth slot at 6%. “Rango” (2011) and “Big Hero 6” (2014) tied with 3% apiece, while “Brave” (2012) came in last place with just 1% of the vote. (See which animated film won our poll for the 2000s.)

Centering on a chipper rabbit who becomes a
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2018 Annie Awards : ‘Coco’ sweeps with 11 wins on the way to Oscars

Pixar‘s Oscar frontrunner “Coco” won a whopping 11 Annie Awards on Saturday (Feb. 4), including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina), Best Writing (Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and Best Voice Acting (Anthony Gonzalez). “Coco” numbered a lucky 13 nominations, winning in all 11 of its races including against itself in both character animation and storyboarding. (See the full list of 2018 Annie Awards winners.)

“Coco” faced off against another Pixar picture, “Cars 3,” as well as two from DreamWorks Animation — “The Boss Baby” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” — and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” for the top studio award. Of these, only “The Boss Baby” also reaped an Oscar bid for Best Animated Feature.

Two Oscar nominees, “The Breadwinner” and “Loving Vincent,” faced off in the Best Animated Feature (Independent) race with the former winning. That category, which was introduced in 2016, was rounded out by: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales,
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What’s your favorite Best Animated Feature winner of the 2010s: ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Frozen’ … ? [Poll]

The award for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars has gone to some of the most popular box office hits in America in the 2010s. Almost all of them have grossed at least $200 million domestic, with some earning upwards of $350 million. Disney, often with its subsidiary Pixar, has taken home six of the seven Best Animated Feature Oscars this decade, and they might just take home another with “Coco” this year.

So which Best Animated Feature Oscar winner is your favorite of the 2010s? Let’s take a look back on each, and then be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar odds for Best Animated Feature.)

Toy Story 3” (2010) — The “Toy Story” franchise finally got to take home this Oscar thanks to “Toy Story 3,” considering the first two were released before the category was even invented. This sequel takes place several years after the events of
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Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'; First Look at 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is "making a deal" to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline] Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander, Profession or Occupation: Magizoologist. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays pic.twitter.com/oMarZbY285 — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 4, 2017 Fantastic Beasts 2: Our first official look at Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them 2 reveals a Ministry of...

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Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'

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Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is "making a deal" to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline]   Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander,...

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Gore Verbinski To Direct Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

Pirates Of The Caribbean and Rango director Gore Verbinski will direct Channing Tatum in the Gambit movie. News reaches us from Deadline that Verbinski has landed the gig for the movie, a spin-off from the X-Men series that has been in development over at 20th Century Fox for quite some time.

Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt were previously attached to helm.

The film will see Tatum play Remy LeBeau, the suave mutant from New Orleans who can turn objects into projectiles, including, yes, a deck of cards. The project is apparently a high-priority for the studio, so will probably roll into production sooner rather than later.

There’s not too much information or release dates, specific story details or any other casting info at this stage. Josh Zetumer wrote the screenplay.

We will bring you more on the Gambit movie as we get it.

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An Awesome Fan Made Gambit Poster Has Already Hit The Web

Even though I probably wouldn’t count him as being among my favorite mutants, I can’t help but be intrigued by the prospect of a Gambit movie. After all, if you were also a kid growing up in the 1990’s, then you no doubt remember how he was a prominent member of the team in not only the comic books, but in the highly revered X-Men: The Animated Series as well.

Even so, it became quite hard to have faith in this project after it spent several years in developmental hell. But to our delight, things seemed to get back on track earlier today with word coming down that none other than Gore Verbinkski (The Ring, Rango) has been enlisted to direct the picture, which is set to star Channing Tatum. Having also helmed a few of the Pirates of the Caribbean films in his day, one would think
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