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Golden Globes 2019: All the TV Winners!

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There wasn't a lot of fuss on this year's Golden Globes awards, as the television awards were knocked out almost immediately as the show progressed.

Related: Top Ten Shows of 2018

As the show is put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, it shouldn't have been a surprise when Richard Madden from Bodyguard beat out The American's Matthew Rhys or A Very English Scandal's Ben Whishaw rose to the top of the supporting actor list.

Did you have a favorite win?

Share your excitement or annoyance below!

1. The Americans - Best Drama It was a first (and final) Best Drama award for FX's The Americans. Well deserved! 2. Sandra Oh - Killing Eve BBC America has a bonafide winner with Killing Eve. That's right -- we have winners from our top two shows of the year! Sandra Oh deserved Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series.
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Five Of The Best: Music Biopics

This week, Rami Malek appears as the legendary Freddie Mercury in a brand-new film based on the legendary British rock band, Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody, brought to the screen by Twentieth Century Fox, is a celebration of one of the UK’s biggest music exports, and the life of arguably the best front man of all time. Here, Thn looks at five of the best music biopics from years gone by to get you in the mood to go gaga, and witness a kind of magic, the true champions of international stadium rock.

Bohemian Rhapsody Best Music Biopics

Let’s rock!

Straight Outta Compton – Dir. F. Gary Gray (2015) Best music biopics feature: Straight Outta Compton

Seems like a bit of an odd one to kick off with as it was only released a few years ago, but F. Gary Gray’s film is arguably one of the best true-life hip-hop movies every brought to the screen.
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Sony Buys Into ‘Safe House’ and Alex Rider Producer Eleventh Hour Films

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Sony Pictures Television has made an Eleventh Hour investment, taking a minority stake in the U.K.-based producer behind “Safe House,” “New Blood,” and the upcoming Alex Rider teen-spy series.

Sony and Eleventh Hour Films are working together on the Alex Rider project and have previously teamed on UFO drama “Rendlesham,” and “The Caine Mutiny,” an an eight-part event series adapted by Anthony Horowitz from the Herman Wouk novel.

Distribution of Ehf projects will be handled by Sony as part of the deal. The U.K. shingle is run by Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, Paula Cuddy and Nicole Finnan. Green previously set up and ran Greenlit Productions, producing ITV’s detective series “Foyle’s War,” drama series “Collision,” and George Clooney feature film “The American.

With Sony it is working up an eight-part adaptation of “Point Blanc,” the second book in Horowitz’s young adult Alex Rider series. Spt
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Sony Pictures Television Acquires Stake In British Drama Producer Eleventh Hour Films

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Sony Pictures Television has acquired a stake in British drama indie Eleventh Hour Films.

The Hollywood studio has taken a minority stake in the company, which produces series such as Foyle’s War and Safe House for ITV and New Blood for BBC One. It is run by Jill Green, who produced George Clooney-fronted feature film The American.

The deal will give Sony access to Eleventh Hour productions to distribute around the world.

It comes after Sony and Eleventh Hour Films struck a number of separate deals; in November 2017, they partnered on UFO drama Rendlesham and last month Sony funded eight episodes of teen superspy drama Alex Rider. The two companies are also working on drama The Caine Mutiny, an eight-part event serial adapted by Anthony Horowitz from the Pulitzer Prize Novel by Herman Wouk.

Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television said, “We are thrilled to be
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Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek Break Out ‘Papillon’; Regina Hall In ‘Support The Girls’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Bleecker Street is taking Aaron Guzikowski’s crime-drama Papillon to a fairly wide 500-plus theaters this weekend, aiming the title, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek, at the adult audience it says are prime moviegoers for the summer wind-down. The feature will easily be the biggest opener among the weekend’s Specialty newcomers. Magnolia Pictures is opening Andrew Bujalski comedy Support The Girls, launching in select cities and starring Regina Hall and Haley Lu Richardson. Oscilloscope is playing doc John McEnroe: In The Realm of Perfection, Julien Faraut’s unique take on the tennis star’s 1984 French Open. And, writer-director Isabel Coixet drama The Bookshop from Greenwich Entertainment, starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson, rolls out in New York and L.A.

Also opening in limited release is First Run Features title Hot To Trot. The company is targeting fans of dance and Lgbt audiences for the Michael Dinner comedy-fantasy,
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Mossad Spy Thriller ‘Operation Finale’ Moves Up To Labor Day Weekend

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Exclusive: MGM’s Operation Finale, which follows a team of secret agents in their pursuit of Holocaust Nazi architect Adolf Eichmann 15 years after World War II, is moving up from its Sept. 14 opening to August 29, the Wednesday before the four-day Labor Day stretch.

We hear the film tested quite well in the mid 80s in the top two boxes in a Los Angeles-area screening, but tested through the roof in the high 90s elsewhere in the country. Labor Day is a prime time when upscale and older audiences head to the cinema, and with Operation Finale‘s new date, it gives the Chris Weitz-directed movie a jump on the crowded fall awards season competition.

Other notable adult-oriented pics that launched over Labor Day include The Constant Gardener ($33.5M domestic, plus four Oscar noms and a best supporting actress win for Rachel Weisz), George Clooney thriller The American ($35.6M), John Hillcoat
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Film Review: ‘Siberia’

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Film Review: ‘Siberia’
Matthew Ross’ “Siberia” is the rare film involving diamond smuggling, international intrigue, double-crosses and Russian gangsters that might have actually been better off jettisoning all of those elements. Starring Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill, an American diamond dealer who winds up in a remote corner of Siberia trying to salvage a botched deal, the film tries to use its b-movie framework as a jumping-off point into the sort of bleak romanticism that has powered auteurist thrillers from “The Conformist” to “The American.” But in the end, it can never decide what kind of film it wants to be, drifting into drab formlessness when it needs to find moments of poetry, and reverting to dull clichés when it wants to indulge its thriller instincts, winding up as frosty and uninviting as its setting.

Reeves has always been an excellent if idiosyncratic actor, but his highly specific range can turn into a weakness when he’s misused,
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Film Review: ‘The Devil Outside’

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Film Review: ‘The Devil Outside’
There’s been repeated talk in Brexit-era Britain — much of it grimly reactionary — of long-silenced, tradition-bound communities raising their voices against a so-called “liberal elite,” yet rarely has it centered on matters of faith: Secularism has long been accepted as the standard in a society less steered by Christian fervor than the United States. Yet if Andrew Hulme’s agitated, symbol-riddled drama “The Devil Outside” is to be believed, that’s not a state of affairs with which the Church’s most extreme followers are content: A dark streak of socio-political warning cuts through this solemn coming-of-age story, in which an ultra-sheltered adolescent boy begins to assert an religious identity separate from that of his obsessively Bible-bashing mother, though the film stops cautiously short of a more decisive reckoning.

Intelligent and emotionally full-blooded, Hulme’s sophomore feature makes no claims for even-handedness. Inspired by the director’s own experience of
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Sonu Mishra (‘Genius: Picasso’ costume designer): ‘It’s a whole different world’ from Einstein in season one [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sonu Mishra (‘Genius: Picasso’ costume designer): ‘It’s a whole different world’ from Einstein in season one [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It’s a whole different world,” says costume designer Sonu Mishra, comparing the challenges of “Genius” season one to her work on season two. The second season of NatGeo’s anthology series stars Antonio Banderas as Spanish surrealist painter Pablo Picasso. It follows last year’s installment of the series, which focused on theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush). Season one was about “the scientific world,” which made it “very restricted in a way for costumes,” but season two is set in “the bohemian world, where it’s all very much invented fashions.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Mishra above.

See Antonio Banderas (‘Genius: Picasso’) explains why he was ‘afraid’ to play the famed Spanish artist [Watch]

While living in Spain, Picasso opposes the regime of Francisco Franco, the violent dictator who ruled the country from 1939 until his death in 1975. So Mishra’s designs started with “very dark colors” to
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Rumorville: Jake Gyllenhaal Eyes Role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel + More Franchise Casting

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Sequel While Jake Gyllenhaal prepares to bring Leonard Bernstein back to life in the upcoming biopic “The American,” we may see the versatile actor in another, slightly more sinister role just as soon. First reported by The Sun, Gyllenhaal is currently in talks to join the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel as the villain Mysterio. Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker and Michael Keaton will also be reprising his role as Vulture. This would mark Gyllenhaal’s first time in a comic book movie, joining the very long list of Marvel actors. Sarah Finn, alongside Mary Gail Artz, has returned to cast this one,
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Idris Elba Set to Direct & Star in Modern The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Movie for Netflix

Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame has had many adaptations over the years on the stage, big screen, and TV, and now Netflix will bring their own version of the timeless tale to the streaming world with a modern-day The Hunchback of Notre Dame music-infused movie that is set to star and be directed and produced by Idris Elba:

Press Release: Idris Elba Set to Star, Direct and Produce A Modern Retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix

Golden Globe and SAG winner Idris Elba will star, direct and produce the currently untitled film, a modern retelling of Victor Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix. The feature film will be a sonic and musical experience for which Elba will also produce the music.

Producers: Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) for Automatik and Elba and Ana Garanito for Elba’s Green Door shingle.
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Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Play Villain Mysterio in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’

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Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Play Villain Mysterio in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star as the Marvel villain Mysterio in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Jon Watts returns to direct the sequel, with Tom Holland set to reprise the character of Peter Parker in the film.

The first “Spider-Man: Homecoming” grossed $334 million domestically and $880.2 million worldwide since it debuted last summer. It was extremely well-reviewed — it holds a “fresh” score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan Drama 'Wildlife' Sells to IFC Films

Mysterio is the name of several supervillains in the Marvel comics, appearing in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games as well. He first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #13” in June 1964.

Gyllenhaal will next star in Jacques Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers,” as well as Dan Gilroy’s untitled Netflix picture and Paul Dano’s “Wildlife.” He will also start shooting Cary
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Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic Gets the Edge on Jake Gyllenhaal’s Competing Movie

Right now, there are dueling Leonard Bernstein biopics. The first is from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga and is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal as the famous composer and conductor in The American. But just ten days later, Bradley Cooper announced he was doing his own Bernstein biopic, titled Bernstein, and he had Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese on board to produce. Now Gyllenhaal’s biopic has taken another hit. According to THR, Bernstein has won the exclusive rights to use Bernstein’s music. Per THR, “That means that The American doesn't have permission to feature any music that …
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Dueling Bernstein Biopics: How Bradley Cooper Took the Baton from Jake Gyllenhaal

Dueling Bernstein Biopics: How Bradley Cooper Took the Baton from Jake Gyllenhaal
On May 1, Jake Gyllenhaal announced he'll play Leonard Bernstein in The American, a biopic about the legendary conductor and West Side Story composer that director Cary Fukunaga intends to start shooting this fall for Bron Studios.

But before Gyllenhaal could even put together a full orchestra, symbolically speaking, a rival Bernstein biopic was announced on May 10 – this one to be directed by and star Bradley Cooper, who will produce Bernstein alongside Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, among others.

Behind the scenes, both projects raced to secure music rights from the Bernstein estate. For the estate, it was ...
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Paramount, Amblin finalise Leonard Bernstein music and rights deal

Paramount, Amblin finalise Leonard Bernstein music and rights deal
Bradley Cooper is in talks to direct, star in and produce the planned biopic.

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have confirmed that they have finalised a deal for music and life rights from the estate of Leonard Bernstein.

Bradley Cooper is in talks to direct, star in and produce the companies’ planned biopic of the legendary composer and conductor.

The Paramount/Amblin project is one of two Bernstein films currently in the works. The other, The American, is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal, with Cary Joji Fukunaga directing and Bron Studios financing and producing. The Bron project was being shopped
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Paramount Confirms Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Movie Lands Music & Life Rights

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Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners made it official today what Deadline exclusively reported five days ago: That the Leonard Bernstein estate has granted music and life rights for the biopic about the legendary composer, a project which Bradley Cooper is prepping to direct, produce and star in.

Producers Fred Berner and Amy Durning have been working over the last decade to secure the West Side Story composer’s rights. Spotlight Oscar winner Josh Singer wrote the script, and Berner, Durning, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Kristie Macosko Krieger are producing alongside Cooper who will produce through his Joint Effort banner. Cooper is also working with the producers and Singer on the script.

Jamie, Alexander and Nina Bernstein said in a statement: “In our father’s centennial year celebration, we are delighted to form an exclusive and unprecedented partnership with Paramount Pictures, Amblin and this extraordinary group of
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Bradley Cooper to direct and star in Leonard Bernstein biopic

Earlier this month it was announced that Cary Fukunaga will direct Jake Gyllenhaal in The American, a biopic of Leonard Bernstein, and now comes word from Deadline of a competing project, Bernstein, which will see Bradley Cooper taking on the role of the celebrated composer.

In addition to starring as the composer, whose credits include West Side Story and On the Waterfront, Cooper will direct the film, as well as writing the screenplay with Josh Singer (Spotlight). It will mark Cooper’s second directorial feature after the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, which is slated for release in October.

Bernstein is being produced by Cooper, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, with the latter two both expressing interest in directing at one point or another. The project has also secured an exclusive rights deal with Bernstein’s estate, which grants them exclusive
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Bradley Cooper vs. Jake Gyllenhaal: Actors Set to Lead Rival Leonard Bernstein Biopics

Bradley Cooper vs. Jake Gyllenhaal: Actors Set to Lead Rival Leonard Bernstein Biopics
Leonard Bernstein is all the rage in Hollywood right now as both Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal are attached to separate biopics about the legendary American composer. Cooper will direct and star in “Bernstein” (via Variety), which will mark his second directorial effort following his “A Star Is Born” adaptation with Lady Gaga. Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, is attached to play Bernstein in Cary Fukunaga’s “The American.”

Cooper’s “Bernstein” is backed by Paramount and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Cooper will direct a script co-written by “Spotlight” Oscar winner Josh Singer and himself. Singer co-wrote Spielberg’s “The Post” and is also the co-writer of Damien Chazelle’s upcoming “First Man.” Martin Scorsese and Spielberg are both attached to the project as producers.

“Bernstein” is the second biopic about the “West Side Story” composer to be announced this May. Gyllenhaal’s “The American” was the first Bernstein biopic to be confirmed in development.
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Bradley Cooper to Star in and Direct Leonard Bernstein Biopic

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Bradley Cooper to Star in and Direct Leonard Bernstein Biopic
As buzz builds on his directorial debut, “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper looks to have found his next directing vehicle. The A-lister will helm and star in the Leonard Bernstein biopic “Bernstein,” sources tell Variety.

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment will co-finance the film from a script by Josh Singer. Cooper — through his Joint Effort banner — will produce with Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger.

Paramount and Amblin are finalizing a deal with the Bernstein estate for music and life rights which should be done shortly.

The movie is the second project to be announced in the last week revolving around the legendary composer; Jake Gyllenhaal is also developing a pic about Bernstein called “The American.” Cary Fukunaga directs with Gyllenhaal toplining and producing.

Bernstein rose to fame after he was tasked with conducting the New York Philharmonic at the tender age of
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Bradley Cooper to Direct, Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic for Paramount, Amblin

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Bradley Cooper to Direct, Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic for Paramount, Amblin
Bradley Cooper will direct and star in “Leonard,” a biopic about composer Leonard Bernstein, which Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners will co-finance, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Cooper will also write the script with Josh Singer, who wrote “Spotlight,” “The Post” and “First Man,” most recently. Cooper will produce through his Joint Effort banner alongside Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

Bernstein was a composer and conductor, as well as the music director of the New York Philharmonic. He composed the music for the classic Broadway musical “West Side Story,” which later became an Academy Award-winning film.

Also Read: Bradley Cooper to Receive 32nd American Cinematheque Award

He also wrote music for the 1950 musical “Peter Pan,” 1953’s “Wonderful Town” as well as the operetta “Candide.” Bernstein died in 1990.

There is also another film based on the life story of Bernstein in development that is currently being shopped around Cannes: “The American,” with Cary Fukunaga attached to direct Jake Gyllenhaal.

Also Read: 'A Star Is Born': Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Nail High Notes With Trailer Debut

Cooper most recently starred in “Avengers: Infinity War” as the voice of Rocket.

He will next be seen opposite Lady Gaga in Warner Bros.’ new remake of “A Star Is Born,” on which he made his feature directing debut. He is also currently in pre-production for “Deeper” and “Atlantic Wall.”

Cooper is represented by CAA and Relevant.

Deadline first reported the news.

Read original story Bradley Cooper to Direct, Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic for Paramount, Amblin At TheWrap
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