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Emmy race for Limited Series is a 3-way race, according to Editors: ‘Versace’ vs. ‘Godless’ vs. ‘The Looming Tower’

Emmy race for Limited Series is a 3-way race, according to Editors: ‘Versace’ vs. ‘Godless’ vs. ‘The Looming Tower’
Big Little Lies” ran away with Best Limited Series and any other Emmys that weren’t nailed down in 2017. But there doesn’t seem to be as decisive a favorite in the 2018 race — at least, not according to our Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby. There are only three programs they all agree will be nominated: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” “Godless” and “The Looming Tower.” But they don’t agree on which will win.

As of this writing “Versace” is the front-runner to win with 9/5 odds based on the combined predictions of more than 2,000 Gold Derby users. That includes support from four out of eight Editors: Joyce Eng, Marcus James Dixon, Tom O’Neil and myself. “Versace” is the second season in FX’s true-crime anthology series “American Crime Story” that began in 2016 with “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which swept the Emmys that year, including Best Limited Series.
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Scott Frank (‘Godless’ showrunner): ‘Feminist western’ was originally about fathers and sons [Exclusive Video Interview]

Scott Frank (‘Godless’ showrunner): ‘Feminist western’ was originally about fathers and sons [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I really thought I was writing a story about fathers and sons,” showrunner Scott Frank says about his so-called “feminist western” miniseries “Godless.” Frank reveals in an interview with Gold Derby (watch the exclusive video above) that he originally finished writing “Godless” in 2004 — as a feature film screenplay, which proved difficult to sell.

Reconceiving “Godless” as a miniseries, Frank developed the supporting characters, most of whom were women, as the story’s backdrop is a town in which most of the men have died in a mining accident. He explains, “The biggest changes involve… the women in the town. I expanded a lot of the characters there. I really gave the town a lot more prominence, and it just seemed like an interesting story or an interesting setting that I’d never seen before and something different to me.” The project stars Jack O’Connell, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy and Merritt Wever.
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Cannes 2018: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Review: Rahim Bahrani (2018)

Fahrenheit 451 review: The dystopian sci-fi feature explodes onto the big-screen in Cannes ahead of its small-screen debut on HBO later this month.

Fahrenheit 451 review by Paul Heath.

Fahrenheit 451 review

Fahrenheit 451, an odd addition to the festival line-up this year, is a futuristic adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s seminal 1953 book and boasts Black Panther and Creed actor Michael B. Jordan in the lead (he also executive produces), as well as a re-teaming of 99 Homes actor and director duo Michael Shannon and Rahim Bahrani.

In the not-too-distant-dystopian future, we find firemen Captain Beatty (Shannon) and Guy Montag (Jordan), his right-hand-man and worthy successor. These two are just part of a fire service that don’t put out fires, but create them, their prime objective to seek and destroy all remaining books. Their efforts are constantly showcased on live feeds, mostly on this thing known as ‘the 9’, which we discover was once
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Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere

Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere
Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is confirmed to world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, nearly two decades after after the director first started developing the passion project. The fantasy movie, starring Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver, will close the festival on May 19 after the awards ceremony. “Don Quixote” is being released theatrically in France the same day.

“Don Quixote” stars Pryce as a delusional older man who is convinced he is the real Don Quixote. After he confuses an advertising executive named Toby (Driver) for his squire, Sancho Panza, the two men set out on a journey that seduces Toby into Don Quixote’s illusionary world.

Gilliam first started work on “Don Quixote” back in 1998. The film was considered a question mark for Cannes as it was still facing a potential legal battle earlier this month. Producer Paulo Branco, who was attached to the film
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Zsa Zsa Gabor's Estate Auction Fetches Over $20k Apiece for Necklace, Piano

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Zsa Zsa Gabor fans are dropping some major dough on over 450 of her personal belongings -- from the most glamorous to the most ordinary ... and there's still time to spend more. The late Hungarian beauty's property is being auctioned off at her Beverly Hills home Saturday, and a few of the featured big-ticket items have already raked in big bucks. So far, a diamond and 14-karat gold necklace with her iconic "Dah-ling" catchphrase has fetched
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Adaptive Studios Hires Industry Veteran Steven Foster (Exclusive)

Adaptive Studios, an upstart studio focused on short-form content for digital platforms, has hired HBO veteran Steven Foster as head of original content.

He will oversee all Adaptive’s original TV, film, publishing and digital content. Foster had been responsible for supporting the quality of the HBO Films’ brand by managing film projects from development through production, post-production and marketing. Adaptive made the announcement Friday.

“As Adaptive continues to iterate and innovate on the development process, it is important to integrate the insight of a seasoned traditional development executive,” said Perrin Chiles, CEO of Adaptive Studios. “Steve’s background and experience aligns with Adaptive’s goals and will assist us in accelerating development across our TV, film, publishing and digital content arms.”

While at HBO, which he joined in 2011, Foster worked on “Behind the Candelabra,” “Bessie,” “Clear History,” “Confirmation,” “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” “Notes From the Field” and “Paterno.
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Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Traffic,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Ocean’s 11’

Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Traffic,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Ocean’s 11’
No one can say that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh delivers the same movie time after time. In an eclectic three-decade career, he has directed crowd-pleasing all-star vehicles (“Ocean’s 11,” “Magic Mike”), action comedies (“Logan Lucky,” “Out of Sight”), political dramas (“Traffic,” “Che”), micro-mini experimental works (“Schizopolis,” “The Bubble,”) and even a film starring porn actress Sasha Grey (“The Girlfriend Experience”).

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His latest film, “Unsane,” probably falls into the “experimental” category. Despite the presence of Golden Globe-winning actress Claire Foy (“The Crown”), this story of a young woman who accidentally checks herself into a mental institution was not filmed in a conventional manner. Soderbergh shot “Unsure” on an iPhone 7 Plus in 4K, using the app FiLMiC Pro, a far cry from one of his big-budget studio films such as “Ocean’s 11.” But that’s a dramatic example of just who Soderbergh is and why he matters.
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Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films as a director, ranked from worst to best

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Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films as a director, ranked from worst to best
No one can say that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh delivers the same movie time after time. In an eclectic three-decade career, he has directed crowd-pleasing all-star vehicles (“Ocean’s 11,” “Magic Mike”), action comedies (“Logan Lucky,” “Out of Sight”), political dramas (“Traffic,” “Che”), micro-mini experimental works (“Schizopolis,” “The Bubble,”) and even a film starring porn actress Sasha Grey (“The Girlfriend Experience”).

His latest film, “Unsane,” probably falls into the “experimental” category. Despite the presence of Golden Globe-winning actress Claire Foy (“The Crown”), this story of a young woman who accidentally checks herself into a mental institution was not filmed in a conventional manner. Soderbergh shot “Unsure” on an iPhone 7 Plus in 4K, using the app FiLMiC Pro, a far cry from one of his big-budget studio films such as “Ocean’s 11.” But that’s a dramatic example of just who Soderbergh is and why he matters.

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Unsane: how Steven Soderbergh manages to thrill with just an iPhone

The director’s latest film, shot entirely on a phone, is a dizzying deep dive into the psyche of a stalking victim kept in a mental care facility against her will. Contains spoilers

The history of Steven Soderbergh is the history of making do. The steadfast indie director likes doing his movies his way, and when money poses an obstacle to his purity of vision, he’s always quick with an industry workaround. He wanted to make a 250-minute account of Che Guevara’s life to be spread across two films and shot entirely in the Spanish language, and since Hollywood wasn’t interested, he hawked his wares with French and Spanish distributors instead. The big studios refused to release Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra unless he first recut it, so he bypassed Us theaters entirely and found a welcome home at HBO. He managed to free himself
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Liberace's Former L.A. Penthouse Is Now Nylon Media's Chic New Office Space

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Liberace's penthouse -- featured in the 2013 film "Behind the Candelabra" -- has undergone a major makeover and is no longer a home ... but a company's headquarters. TMZ has learned the legendary pianist's former pad in L.A.'s Fairfax District is now the perfect fantasy office of women's fashion and lifestyle company Nylon Media. The glam space is filled with jewel tones, soft textures and gold details ... without forgetting Liberace's lavish style. We're told
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Emmys 2018: David Lynch (‘Twin Peaks: The Return’) could have an 18-hour advantage in writing and directing races

Emmys 2018: David Lynch (‘Twin Peaks: The Return’) could have an 18-hour advantage in writing and directing races
After 26 years off the air the groundbreaking 1990-1991 drama series “Twin Peaks” was revived by Showtime in 2017 for a special 18-episode limited series, “Twin Peaks: The Return.” Series creators Mark Frost and David Lynch wrote every episode, and Lynch directed every episode. That could give the series a crucial advantage in both the writing and directing races at the Emmys, provided the TV academy allows the revival to compete as a limited series and not as a drama series as it was previously classified.

The Emmys work differently if you’re a limited series. In the drama categories writers and directors submit individual episodes for consideration. The same is true in the movie/limited series categories — unless you’re credited with the entire series. That means Lynch and Frost could submit all 18 episodes as a whole for writing, and Lynch could submit all 18 for directing, which could boost their Emmy chances for a few reasons.
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‘Fahrenheit 451’ First Trailer: Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon Burn Down the Future

HBO has often been responsible for some of our most anticipated films of any given year (think Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra”), and Ramin Bahrani’s upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” fits the bill in 2018.

The film marks the second collaboration between the director and Michael Shannon after the actor earned rave reviews for his supporting turn in “99 Homes.” Michael B. Jordan plays the lead Montag, a young fireman in a dystopian future where media is an opiate and books are banned and burned. Montag battles his mentor Beatty (Shannon) in a fight to regain his humanity. Laura Harrier, Sophia Boutella and Lilly Singh co-star.

HBO will debut “Fahrenheit 451” in May. Watch the first trailer and check out new photos from the film below.
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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18 HBO Original Programs To Be Excited About in 2018 — ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Paterno,’ and More

HBO enters 2018 without its signature series, “Game of Thrones,” which isn’t expected to return for its last hurrah until 2019. But that’s fine — the premium cable network has plenty of other new and returning shows to look forward to. Here’s a roundup of the 18 most anticipated series that HBO subscribers have to look forward to in the coming months.

Divorce” Season 2

Release Date: January 14, 2018

Creator: Sharon Horgan

Showrunner: Jenny Bicks

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Tracy Letts

After a mixed reception for Season 1, “Divorce” is getting a creative shake-up in Season 2. Jenny Bicks, who wrote on “Sex and the City” and “The Big C,” has stepped in as the new showrunner, and — if you can believe it — Thomas Haden Church shaved his mustache. It’s unclear which will have a bigger impact on series’ eight new episodes, but Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to
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Zsa Zsa Gabor's Estate Auction Features Louis Vuitton Luggage, Paintings and Grand Piano

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Zsa Zsa Gabor fans now have a chance to get their hands on some of the late star's cherished personal items from her Bel-Air mansion ... but it ain't gonna be cheap. The Hungarian beauty -- who died last December of a heart attack just shy of 100 years old -- will have property from her estate auctioned off at her California home. Heritage Auctions tells TMZ ... Gabor's home furnishings and memorabilia from her career will be up for grabs,
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‘The Florida Project’: How Sean Baker and His Collaborators Used Instagram, Target, and Motels to Find its Cast

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‘The Florida Project’: How Sean Baker and His Collaborators Used Instagram, Target, and Motels to Find its Cast
Despite casting Willem Dafoe and working with a $2 million budget — the biggest in Sean Baker’s career — the director knew that his sixth feature, “The Florida Project,” couldn’t abandon what’s become his personal trademark: populating his films with untapped talent.

Read More:Willem Dafoe On What He Learned From Working With Non-Actors on ‘The Florida Project’ — Exclusive

“For me, Spike Lee was always one that really did it right,” Baker said. “He would have big A-list stars in his films, and then he would always give fresh faces to some of the bigger supporting characters. He would be introducing so many new faces to the world, new talent to the industry, which is I think really important.”

The Florida Project” has received glowing reviews (IndieWire gave it an A-, and it’s currently rated 95 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and received multiple awards, including Golden Globes and SAG nominations for Dafoe.
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Rob Lowe To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced that Rob Lowe, film and television actor, producer, writer and director and New York Times best-selling author, has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization.

Lowe joins 11 other esteemed business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2018 honors. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, eight-year-old Rob Lowe dreamed of being an actor. Throughout a tumultuous childhood, he focused on his goal despite his young age, appearing in many productions throughout the mid-west. In 1976, following his mother’s second divorce,
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March 2018 Release Date Revealed for Steven Soderbergh’s New Horror Film Reportedly Shot on an iPhone

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In the age of modern technology, many people have the resources to pick up a camera and go shoot a movie, but with his new movie Unsane, Steven Soderbergh is going to prove that many of us are already walking around with our own moviemaking device.

EW reports that a March 23rd release date has been announced for Soderbergh's new film Unsane, which was reportedly filmed entirely with an iPhone. The movie will debut through Soderbergh's Fingerprint Releasing via Bleecker Street. Soderbergh directed from a screenplay written by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer.

According to EW, Unsane tells the story of a "young woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?”

The movie stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, and Amy Irving, with co-star
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Steven Soderbergh Explains How the ‘Ocean’s’ Trilogy is His Superhero Series

Steven Soderbergh Explains How the ‘Ocean’s’ Trilogy is His Superhero Series
When director Steven Soderbergh returned to the big screen back in August, his “hillbilly heist” film Logan Lucky was touted as a comeback, even though he had only been in “retirement” for four years and was actually very busy during that time making Behind the Candelabra and The Knick for HBO and Cinemax. Logan Lucky may […]

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