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Exclusive Interview – Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx on Just Mercy, coping during an emotionally intense filming process, and more

Alex Moreland talks to Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx about their new film Just Mercy… Just Mercy tells the story of an idealistic lawyer trying to prove the innocence of a man sentenced to death – it’s a gripping courtroom drama, based on a true story, that touches on ideas of race, power and […]

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Exclusive Interview – Bryan Stevenson on Just Mercy, the film inspired by his life

Alex Moreland talks to Bryan Stevenson about Just Mercy, the film inspired by his life… Just Mercy tells the story of an idealistic lawyer trying to prove the innocence of a man sentenced to death – it’s a gripping courtroom drama, based on a true story, that touches on ideas of race, power and corruption, […]

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Costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Dance the Night Away After the SAG Awards

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Costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Dance the Night Away After the SAG Awards
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt couldn’t help but celebrate after the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Following the star-studded awards ceremony, where Pitt was honored with an award for his performance alongside DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, the duo danced the night away at the 26th SAG Awards Gala hosted by People on Sunday night.

At the afterparty, the two actors were joined by their costar Margaret Qualley, 25, and her older sister, Rainey Qualley, 29, and the group enthusiastically danced and sang along to songs like the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly,” Juvenile’s “Back That A– Up,
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Producer Chelsea Winstanley Launches Production Company, Sets Directorial Debut About Landmark Nz Court Case

  • Deadline
‘Jojo Rabbit’ Producer Chelsea Winstanley Launches Production Company, Sets Directorial Debut About Landmark Nz Court Case
Exclusive: Chelsea Winstanley, producer of Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit and festival favourite What We Do In The Shadows, is launching production company This Too Shall Pass.

Based in Los Angeles and New Zealand, the new company will focus on telling “authentic stories with unique cultural perspectives” and will act as a vehicle for Winstanley’s own writing and directing projects.

Prominent on the slate is Winstanley’s writing and directing feature debut The Appeal, about a landmark legal case in New Zealand. The feature tells the story of Samoan lawyer Tiana Epati who defended a former gang member in a leading case that challenged prejudices within the criminal justice system and highlighted racial bias against the country’s Māori population.

Winstanley sees parallels in the story to Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx starrer Just Mercy, and calls it the “‘Poly-Brockervich’ of today with a woman at the center of the
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‘1917’ posts excellent second weekend at UK box office; ‘Bad Boys For Life’ makes strong start

  • ScreenDaily
‘1917’ posts excellent second weekend at UK box office; ‘Bad Boys For Life’ makes strong start
The action threequel opened to £3.8m across the weekend.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Jan 17-19)Total gross to date Week 1 1917 (eOne) £6.2m £18.4m 2 2 Bad Boys For Life (Sony) £3.8m £3.8m 1 3 Little Women (Sony) £1.5m £16.4m 4 4 The Gentlemen (Entertainment Film Distributors) £1.09m £7.9m 3 5 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) £1.07m £31m 6

Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.30

Sam Mendes’ 1917 stayed top of the UK box office for a second consecutive weekend with an excellent hold, as action franchise title Bad Boys For Life exceeded expectations with a £3.8m start.

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1917 took £6.2m on its second weekend, a fall of just 15.7%, to put it
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26th Screen Actors Guild Awards Highlight The Oscar Frontrunners

Seconds ago, the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards came to an end. SAG voters had the option to confirm the frontrunners or upend the race. Unsurprisingly, they went almost entirely with the former, though an argument can be made that they did something pretty interesting with the latter. While four of the major Oscar categories are now essentially sewn up, the big Academy Award category of Best Picture just got some added chaos. SAG went with the four frontrunners in the Acting categories, giving Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, and Laura Dern wins. Phoenix (Best Actor for Joker), Zellweger (Best Actress for Judy), Pitt (Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), and Dern (Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story) are now all but assured of Oscars. Then, Best Ensemble went to Parasite, furthering its credentials as a real threat in Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
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Brad Pitt Quips 'I Gotta Add This to My Tinder Profile' as He Wins SAG Award

Brad Pitt Quips 'I Gotta Add This to My Tinder Profile' as He Wins SAG Award
Brad Pitt just picked up his first individual Screen Actors Guild Award.

The actor, 56, was honored with the award in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role at the ceremony on Sunday, landing him as the clear frontrunner for the Oscar in just a few weeks. Pitt’s award comes for his critically acclaimed performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.

Holding his statuette onstage, Pitt began his acceptance speech by making light of his dating life, saying, “I’m gonna add this to my tinder profile.”

Pitt then thanked his “brothers
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SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live)

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SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live)
Awards season is in full gear as actors take the spotlight on Sunday. The Screen Actors Guild Awards, recognizing the best film and television performances of the year, is just an hour away.

Quentin Tarantino’s ode to old Hollywood, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”; Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Irishman”; and Jay Roach’s Fox News drama “Bombshell” dominated film nominees with four each. Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” topped the TV pack with four nods, followed by “The Crown,” “Fleabag,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Morning Show” and “Stranger Things” with three apiece.

The ceremony, which is back to its hostless roots, airs live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Sunday at 5 p.m. Pt/8 p.m. Et on TBS and TNT.

Here’s the full list of 2020 SAG Awards winners, updating live:

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion
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A Reminder of Everyone Nominated For the 2020 SAG Awards!

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Nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were released on Dec. 11, and the internet is already buzzing about who's up for a trophy. The awards honor acting in both TV and movies, which makes the show especially exciting. The cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Crown, and more picked up nods on the TV front, while Bombshell and The Irishman led film nominations with four nods each, including best ensemble. See the full list ahead!

Related: Here Are All the 2020 Golden Globe Nominees!

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Christian Bale, Ford v. Ferrari

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong'o, Us

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Outstanding Performance By A Male
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Brad Pitt Wins SAG Award, Jokes "I've Got to Add This to My Tinder Profile"

Brad Pitt Wins SAG Award, Jokes
Brad Pitt won the SAG Award for best performance by a male actor in a supporting role on Sunday night for his portrayal of stuntman Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

The actor prevailed over fellow nominees Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Al Pacino (The Irishman) and Joe Pesci (The Irishman).

"I've got to add this to my Tinder profile," Pitt joked at the start of his speech, referring to the statuette. 

The actor, who also was nominated with the entire Once Upon a Time ensemble for outstanding performance ...
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‘Parasite’ Is the First Foreign-Language Film to Win Best Cast SAG Award

‘Parasite’ Is the First Foreign-Language Film to Win Best Cast SAG Award
Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean class thriller “Parasite” made Screen Actors Guild Award history Sunday when it won the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It’s the first foreign-language film ever to take home that award.

Parasite” bested fellow Oscar Best Picture nominees “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at the SAG Awards, plus a fifth nominee, “Bombshell,” which is not up for the top Academy Award.

SAG winners often tend to do well at the Oscars, though last year the overlap didn’t happen as much as usual. Regina King, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” wasn’t even in the running for a SAG Award. Emily Blunt, who won for her role in “A Quiet Place,” wasn’t nominated for the Oscar.

But Rami Malek went on to win
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SAG Awards 2020: The Complete Winners List

Actors are honoring actors at Sunday night’s 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The SAG Awards, which were voted on by active members of SAG-AFTRA, are celebrating the best in television and film. Besides being an esteemed accolade in their own right, the Sags are considered an indicator of what movie stars will succeed at the the Oscars next month.

Stay tuned to see the full list of winners below.

Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture

Avengers: End Game

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Outstanding action performance
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3 Reasons Why ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Blew Up the Box Office

  • The Wrap
Sony’s hot streak at the box office continued this weekend with “Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment in the buddy cop action series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It may have taken 17 years to get the threequel out of development hell and into theaters, but it paid off with an estimated $68 million opening over four days, the second largest ever for a Martin Luther King Jr. weekend release behind only “American Sniper” ($107 million).

Made on a $90 million budget — cheaper than the $110 million spent on “Bad Boys II” in 2003 — “Bad Boys for Life” has become such a surprise success that Sony has already set up plans to make another film. Under the leadership of studio head Tom Rothman, Sony has worked overtime trying to revive dormant IP in the hopes of generating more tentpole material.

Sometimes that has paid off, as it did with the two “Jumanji” sequels
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2020 SAG Awards: Full winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories [Updating Live]

The SAG Awards were handed out on Sunday, January 19 during a two-hour ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles airing live on both TBS and TNT beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et. This marked the 26th year that the Screen Actors Guild has awarded prizes in six film categories and nine TV races. Scroll down to see the full list of winners as well as the complete roster of nominees in every category.

Among the movies in the running, “Bombshell” leads with four nominations in the marquee categories, including a bid for best ensemble (the SAG Awards equivalent of Best Picture at the Academy Awards). Its rivals for this top prize are two other four-time contenders (“The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), which each include a stunt ensemble nomination in their haul. Rounding out the top race are “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite.
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Tonight Brings The SAG Awards!

Later this evening, the Screen Actors Guild will chime in with their annual SAG Awards ceremony. This will mark one more pivotal point in the season, as Academy Award voters will shortly be making their final decisions. As such, the Guild will again be a powerful indicator for Oscar, or at least potentially so, hot on the heels of the Producers Guild tipping the field last night by giving their PGA Award to 1917, which isn’t SAG nominated. We’ll all be watching tonight to see which film or films strength their position(s) for the final run of awards season… Look for a results post once the show ends, but until then, as a refresher, here are the SAG nominees: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: “Bombshell” “The Irishman” “Jojo Rabbit” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” “Parasite” Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a
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Box Office Report For January 17-19

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to their buddy cop franchise with Bad Boys for Life, going up against Robert Downey Jr. and his Dolittle remake, as well as another week of surprise hit 1917. How did they all do? Read on to see how the weekend turned out… Beating expectations, Bad Boys for Life nearly took in $60 million for this opening frame. $59.1 million is a massive haul, setting up an inevitable fourth installment of the buddy cop franchise that Martin Lawrence and Will Smith periodically return to. What’s more, it actually got good reviews, which was no sure thing, given the release date.
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Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost

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Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost
This week’s Oscar nominations boosted contenders “1917” (Universal) and “Parasite” (Neon) to further box-office gains. Other nominees saw little impact, from “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) to the second week expansion of French Oscar entry “Les Miserables” (Amazon). While some Oscar also-rans fell short, crowdpleaser “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) managed just fine. Such is the uneven impact of the award that dominates the specialized world for nearly half the year.

Even when results don’t meet expectations, things still work out. That’s the case with “Weathering With You” (GKids), the Japanese animated smash that in five days has already in national release grossed $5 million. That’s a nice reminder that innovative strategies, such as initial event weekday showings, can bring success outside the conventional limited release pattern.

After a Los Angeles qualifying run, Alex Gibney’s Russia expose “Citizen K” (Greenwich), about an exiled billionaire dissident opponent of Vladimir Putin, opened
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Heads to $68 Million 4-Day Opening for Best Mlk Launch Since 2014

  • The Wrap
Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life” is estimated for a 4-day opening of $68 million, making it the best Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box office since Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” in 2014. With $37 million grossed overseas, “Bad Boys” will earn more than $100 million worldwide this weekend.

Sony has attempted repeatedly to revive franchises that haven’t had a film in theaters in many years, but for every hit like “Jumanji” they have had busts like last year’s “Men in Black: International” and “Charlie’s Angels.” But “Bad Boys for Life” has given fans the action and chemistry from Will Smith and Martin Lawrence that they crave, as the film has earned an A on CinemaScore and 5/5 on Postrak.

Critics have also been far more positive than they were to the first two “Bad Boys” films, giving it a 76% Rotten Tomatoes score compared to 42% for the original “Bad Boys” and 23% for “Bad Boys II.
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2020 SAG Awards: Full list of nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19

The 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19 will hand out 15 prizes for the best performances in both film and television. There are six categories for movies and nine for TV. The SAG Awards nominations in the full list below were decided by 5,000 randomly selected members of the merged Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists unions. The winners will be decided by all 125,000 members of SAG-aftra.

Leading the list of SAG Awards nominees on the film side is “Bombshell” with four bids, including best ensemble (the guild equivalent of the Oscar for Best Picture.) Two other films have four nominations each — “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — with one of these coming in the stunt ensemble race.

Just one TV show reaped a leading four nominations: the comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Four shows follow with three nominations apiece: “Fleabag,” “The Crown,
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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Scores Big With $66 Million Launch

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Scores Big With $66 Million Launch
Bad Boys for Life” is showing plenty of power at the North American box office with an impressive launch of around $66 million at 3,740 venues over the four-day holiday weekend.

Sony’s sequel to 1995’s “Bad Boys” and 2003’s “Bad Boys II” far exceeded the studio’s pre-release forecasts of a $38 million weekend. The film, which generated an A Cinemascore and a five-star rating on PostTrak, reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as old-school cops taking down the leader of a Miami drug cartel, and carries a $90 million production budget.

Bad Boys for Life” will wind up with the second-highest take for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend after “American Sniper” at $107.2 million and well ahead of “Ride Along” at $48 million. It’s also well above the $46 million opening for “Bad Boys II.” Sony Pictures is already developing a fourth “Bad Boys” with screenwriter Chris Bremner returning.

Universal’s opening of
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