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Final Academy Award Predictions Before The Nominees Are Announced

It all has come down to this. On Tuesday morning, the Academy will announce their Oscar nominations. As such, it’s time for final predictions. The Academy Awards this year will be a unique one, that’s for sure, so expect the nominees to largely follow along that path. What follows today is months of work. Slowly but surely, I’ve listen to members of the Academy, studied the precursors, and played some hunches. All that has led to my final predictions update before it goes down bright and early on Tuesday morning. There’s no way to get them all right, but I think these are pretty solid predictions, if I do say so myself. As you’ll see below, I have A Star Is Born still leading the way, both in terms of nomination totals and also in terms of still being the one to beat in Best Picture.
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2019 Best MakeUp & Hairstyling Oscars Predictions

Bohemian Rhapsody” is likely in, but the other three nominees? Any of the other of Oscars shortlisted films, “Border,” “Vice,” “Suspiria,” “Black Panther,” “Stan & Ollie” and “Mary Queen of Scots,” could make the cut. [Posted Jan. 16, 2019]

Likely Frontrunners

Bohemian Rhapsody

“Border”

“Vice”

Players

Black Panther

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Stan & Ollie

Suspiria

More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director

Actress

Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

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Competition: Win ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Movie Merchandise

To celebrate this week’s release of historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots we have some awesome movie merchandise packs to give away in our new competition.

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
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Margot Robbie Is Fed Up With Having to Answer This Sexist Question

Margot Robbie Is Fed Up With Having to Answer This Sexist Question
Margot Robbie is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, and yet, the question she keeps being asked is when she's going to get pregnant. The 28-year-old star is currently on a press tour for her latest movie Mary Queen of Scots where she plays Queen Elizabeth I alongside Saoirse Ronan, who plays Queen Mary. In case you need a little history refresher, Queen Elizabeth never produced an heir Because of this fun fact, the biggest question on people's minds is when Margot plans to have babies. It's a simple, even harmless, tie-in, but understandably, the actress is fed up with that sexist inquiry. In fact, Robbie wants people to...
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Saoirse Ronan And Jack Lowden Attend Scottish Premiere Of ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ In Edinburgh

Actors Saoirse Ronan, Jack Lowden and James McArdle attended the Scottish premiere of their new film Mary Queen of Scots on Monday at Edinburgh Castle. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was one of several famous guests who was also present at the screening. Mary Queen of Scots is a historical drama directed by English filmmaker Josie Rourke and written by former House of Cards show runner Beau Willimon. Based on […]
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the 'Green Book' Controversies Don't Matter

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the 'Green Book' Controversies Don't Matter
Historical movies are never about history. Nor are they meant to be.

Current historical films like First Man, The Favourite, On the Basis of Sex, Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman and Mary Queen of Scots purport to tell us about important historic people and events, to present the facts that explain why the subject is so significant. Yet a Google search of each of these titles will produce a long list of factual inaccuracies. And that’s Ok — because these films are not about facts, they are about something much more elusive and important: truth. Specifically, they are about how the events of the past illuminate ...
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Updated Academy Award predictions after the Golden Globe results and DGA/PGA nominations

Wow. It seems like as each and every single day goes by, something new pops up that threatens to upend the Oscar race. All this is happening as voters are filling out their ballots and turning in their choices for the next crop of Academy Award nominees. Whether it matters or not, we’ll have to wait and see, but it’s all floating in the air. At the same time, the Golden Globe results and various Guild nominations are out there as well, fighting for attention. How will voters deal with it all? Well, I have a hunch or two, as you’ll see below… For this update, I’m ignoring controversies and looking at the precursors to fuel what I think the Academy will do. Strong recent showings for Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book are notable in the Best Picture race. In Best Actress, we may well have
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Why So Many Feminist-Leaning Movies Now? Maybe Because It’s Time

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Why So Many Feminist-Leaning Movies Now? Maybe Because It’s Time
Call it a pink wave if you must. But there’s no denying that a bunch of feminist-leaning movies are vying for Hollywood’s biggest trophies this awards season.

From animated superhero mom Elastigirl, leaving her husband and kids behind to fight crime in “Incredibles 2,” to a flame-haired Saoirse Ronan leading troops into battle in “Mary Queen of Scots,” a gender-bending Rachel Weisz in “The Favourite” and a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg finding her legal voice in “On the Basis of Sex,” female characters are assuming traditionally male roles on the big screen while contemporary counterparts battle for parity in Hollywood and beyond under the Time’s Up movement.

Even Nicole Kidman’s hollow-eyed detective flips the script on Hollywood gender norms in “Destroyer,” which unravels her troubled past and violent actions rather than those of yet another complicated man.

Although the underlying feminist politics in these movies — intentional
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …
Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars — “Black Panther,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” — reaped bids for the Costume Designers Guild kudos. While our fifth contender – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — was snubbed, fans of that film should take heart from the fact that these awards often overlook one of the Academy Awards nominees. However, the Cdg has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner.

Our Oscar frontrunner “The Favourite” as well as third and fourth-ranked “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” contend for best period costumes as do “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Besides the second-ranked Oscar contender “Black Panther,” the fantasy film nominees are “Aquaman,” “The Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And the contemporary costume nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,
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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List
The Costume Designers Guild has nominated 15 different movies for the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards, singling out two films about the Stuart line of English monarchs, two based in the rock and funk of the 1970s, three about superheroes and others about Abba-singing lovers, female thieves and crazy rich Asians.

In the CDGA’s Excellence in Period Film category, the nominees are “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, the guild nominated “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And in Excellence in Contemporary Film, the nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” and “Widows.”

Sandy Powell received two nominations,
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Portraying a real-life person is now the way to win an Oscar

Portraying a real-life person is now the way to win an Oscar
Hollywood has been rewarding portrayals of real people ever since George Arliss won the best actor Oscar for 1929’s “Disraeli,” but lately, it has been handing out the statuettes like swag bags.

In the 18 years since the clock struck 2000, 18 actors and actresses have won Oscars for portraying real people. In the preceding seven decades, the Academy Awards for lead performances in biographical films went to a total of just 25 actors — 17 men and eight women. The math underscores the contrast: 50 percent of Academy Awards for leading roles in this century have gone to actors for biographical portrayals compared to just 17 percent in all of the last one.

The gender gap has closed dramatically, too, with 10 wins for men and eight for women, with solid opportunities for more this year. Certainly, there will be many nominees, as many as four on the Best Actor ballot and three among women.

The Screen Actors
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Aquaman Wins the Weekend with $67.4M Box Office Debut

Aquaman is the number one movie at the box office this weekend. The movie is the first project from the Dceu to hit theaters since last year's Justice League and fans have been happy to see Arthur Curry's first standalone project in theaters. It took in $64.7 million this weekend, which is a little less than initially anticipated. However, the James Wan-directed superhero movie has already made $482.8 million globally, with a huge chunk coming from China, where the movie has been a huge success.

Mary Poppins Returns barely beat out Bumblebee for the number two spot this weekend. The two movies are also debuts and it was initially predicted that their race would be close, but the Mary Poppins sequel prevailed, earning $22.2 million. Bumblebee came in third for the weekend having brought in $21 million, making it the lowest opening for the Transformers franchise. With that being said, it is also
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Women’s Image Awards nominations: ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘Little Women’ lead

The Women’s Image Awards has announced its 2018 nominations, with the BBC miniseries “Little Women” that aired on PBS’ “Masterpiece” series earning a leading six bids on the TV side. As for films, “Mary Queen of Scots” secured five spots on the ballot, followed by the Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic “On the Basis of Sex” and Melissa McCarthy’s “Can Your Ever Forgive Me,” both with four.

Given the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement’s push against sexual harassment and lack of equal opportunity for women in Hollywood, the fact that an organization like Women’s Image Awards exists is more important than ever. The group that is celebrating its 20th anniversary has just announced its nominations in 18 categories. The TV and film nominees are selected from a field of submissions from networks and studios.

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10 Busiest Movie Actors of 2018, From Tessa Thompson to Michael B Jordan (Photos)

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10 Busiest Movie Actors of 2018, From Tessa Thompson to Michael B Jordan (Photos)
Michael B Jordan

The actor is in serious awards contention for his role in “Black Panther,” but also most recently starred in “Creed II,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Kin.”

Josh Brolin

We all know Josh Brolin played the villain in both “Deadpool 2” And “Avengers: Infinity War” (which is a feat in itself), but he also starred in “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado” and “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.”

Tessa Thompson

Thompson seems to have been in every movie this year, and that’s for good reason: She starred in “Annihilation” alongside Natalie Portman, as well as “Sorry to Bother You,” “Little Woods,” “Furlough” and “Creed II.”

Patrick Wilson

Wilson is now just making the rounds as King Orm in James Wan’s “Aquaman,” but the actor also starred in “Insidious: The Last Key,” “”The Commuter,” “The Nun,” “Nightmare Cinema” and he is currently filming the Untitled “Annabelle” film.
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Contest Giveaway – Win A Mary Queen Of Scots Prizepack

Wamg’s Cate Marquis writes in her review, “With the standout performances of Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Mary Queen Of Scots is a must-see for fans of good dramatic acting as well as history.”

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. Upon her return, Elizabeth I (Robbie) is England’s Protestant Queen, but Mary is a Catholic. Rivals in power and in love, and female monarchs in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to Lead Lesbian Romance From ‘God’s Own Country’ Scribe

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to Lead Lesbian Romance From ‘God’s Own Country’ Scribe
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, two of England and Ireland’s most celebrated actresses, will play opposite each other in “Ammonite,” a period romance written by “God’s Own Country” writer/director Francis Lee. The project marks the first screen collaboration between Ronan and Winslet.

Per Deadline, the film is “set in a UK coastal town in the 1820s [and] follows an unlikely romance between palaeontologist Mary Anning and a London woman of means to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid.” The article did not say which actress would play which role.

Lee’s feature film debut, “God’s Own Country,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year, where it won the World Cinema Directing Award. It went on to become a critical and box office hit. The tender gay romance about a farmhand and a migrant worker also earned a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film and a spot
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Mary Queen Of Scots – Review

Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart in Mary Queen Of Scots, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Liam Daniel / Focus Features

Of the two historical films opening this week, this is the one with grand, epic drama. Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie play dueling queens in director Josie Rourke’s searing Mary Queen Of Scots, a grim, mud-and-blood retelling of the great power struggle between cousins Queen Elizabeth I of England and Queen Mary of Scotland. It is a tale of two strong women set against a backdrop of the disdainful male attitudes of the era towards women, even queens. As alliances shift, powerful, ambitious men hatch plots that favor their side but not always their queen. The film’s dramatic exploration of the differing fates of these two queens in this treacherous milieu makes for an intriguing, fresh look at the history.

The film is custom-made as a powerhouse
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2019 SAG Awards Nominations Arrive

Joseph Baxter Dec 12, 2018

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for 2019 are here, touting major nods for Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and more.

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards has released its list of nominees. The ceremony, often a prognosticative weather-vane for the shifting winds of the subsequent Academy Awards, appears to be throwing some major awards-season-uncharacteristic love to the comic book movie genre with Marvel’s Black Panther, and even comedy, with Crazy Rich Asians.

Of course, the expected favorites – like The Favourite – got on the board. Indeed, while Galileo was nowhere to be found, Bohemian Rhapsody struck like a thunderbolt of lightning, as did A Star is Born and Vice. Additionally, notable small-screen nods were dealt to Better Call Saul, Ozark, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Handmaid’s Tale, along with one last shot for departing Cold War drama The Americans.

You can catch the 2019 Screen Actor's Guild Awards
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Fact Check: Was Queen Elizabeth’s Ambassador Actually Black?

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Fact Check: Was Queen Elizabeth’s Ambassador Actually Black?
“Mary Queen of Scots” is director Josie Rourke’s historical retelling of one of the most fraught and interesting periods of the Elizabethan era. But how much of it is fact and how much is fiction?

The film, which is written by Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) and based on a book by John Guy, stars Saoirse Ronan in the titular role as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. It also showcases a number of actors of color in prominent roles in both Mary’s and Elizabeth’s courts, including decorated Shakespearean actor Adrian Lester, who is black; he portrays Elizabeth’s ambassador to the Scottish court, Lord Thomas Randolph.

Rourke told TheWrap that colorblind casting a period drama was important to her, because of the many years black and other people of color were left out of such portrayals and films.

Also Read: 'Mary,
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Opens Regal; ‘Vox Lux’ Solid and ‘The Favourite’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Opens Regal; ‘Vox Lux’ Solid and ‘The Favourite’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office
The Queens have it again. Focus Features opened Mary Queen of Scots in four New York and L.A. locations Friday to a robust start, taking in over $200K for a weekend, topping $50,045 per-heater average, placing it as the 11th highest PTA of the year as of Sunday morning.

Specialty moviegoers are clearly satiating their zest for period films centering on monarchs from the British Isles. Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite had the year’s highest opening weekend PTA at $105K. Now in its third weekend, the feature, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, as well as Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as her aristocratic suitors, expanded over the weekend, grossing $1.43M in 91 theaters, averaging $15,714.

Though Mary Queen of Scots reigned among limited-release openers, Neon’s Vox Lux by Brady Corbet and Peter HedgesBen Is Back, released via Ld Entertainment, Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, had solid showings. Vox Lux,
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