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Top 20 Oscar snubs of actors and actresses: Emily Blunt (twice), Timothee Chalamet, Margot Robbie, Ethan Hawke …

Top 20 Oscar snubs of actors and actresses: Emily Blunt (twice), Timothee Chalamet, Margot Robbie, Ethan Hawke …
Our predictions for the 2019 Oscar nominations proved to be pretty accurate. Upwards of 80% of those that we tipped to hear their names called are indeed among those contending for the 91st annual Academy Awards. But we feel bad that we encouraged some famous folk to set their alarms early on Tuesday morning, only to find out that they did not number among the nominees.

Four SAG Awards nominated performers won’t be in contention at the Oscars: “Mary Poppins Returns” leading lady Emily Blunt, who was also snubbed for her supporting turn in “A Quiet Place,” breakout “BlacKkKlansman” star John David Washington, Timothee Chalamet for “Beautiful Boy” and Margot Robbie for “Mary Queen of Scots.”

Also missing is leading man Ethan Hawke in “First Reformed” who won the lion’s share of regional critics awards.

Scroll down for our list of the top 20 biggest snubs, and check out the full
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Natalie Portman: "Dior Forever"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images of actress Natalie Portman ("Vox Lux") supporting the "Dior Forever Foundation" campaign, photographed by David Sims:

"Why is makeup universal?," asks Portman. "Because it responds to our desire to want to be better. It’s also a way to express your personality while giving free rein to your imagination."

"The first time I probably wore makeup was when I was (playing 'Mathilda') in 'Léon: The Professional '.

"The makeup artist used all natural things — like beet juice mixed with rosewater for my lips and cheeks, because she didn’t want to put makeup on a kid. Using lipstick as a blush – it’s a great trick when you want a different color and fresh shine on your cheeks.

"In 'Star Wars', when they made the 'Kabuki' lip on me, I understood the aesthetic they were going for with the entire character from that lip.
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The Worst Performances by Great Actors — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week’s question: What is the worst performance by a great actor you usually love?

Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film), The Wrap, Remezcla, MovieMaker Magazine

Collectively, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have been enlisted to enhance films by Almodovar, Spielberg, Larraín, Korine, and, of course, Alfonso Cuarón; in addition to many more efforts by the world’s leading directors. Both have also tried their hand at directing, with Luna having a more notable run behind the camera, and more recently basked in the attention of worldwide mainstream success in the form of “Coco” and “Rogue One.”

Yet, buried underneath that steady stream of good marks and auteur-driven opportunities, most of which this critic has been a champion of, is “Casa de Mi Padre.” Matt Piedmont’s debut feature, a Spanish-language satire starring Will Ferrell,
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Guild of Music Supervisors Nominates ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ for Top Awards

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Guild of Music Supervisors Nominates ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ for Top Awards
“A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther” and “Mary Poppins Returns” are among the films that have received multiple nominations from the Guild of Music Supervisors, which announces the nominees for its 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on Thursday.

All three of those films were nominated in the Best Music Supervision for a Film Budgeted Over $25 Million category, alongside “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Peter Rabbit.” They were also nominated for individual songs: “A Star Is Born” for Lady Gaga’s “Shallow,” “Black Panther” for Kendrick Lamar’s “All the Stars” and “Mary Poppins Returns” for Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.”

The other nominated songs are Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies,” from “Dumplin’,” and Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the only song nominated by the Gms that is not on the Academy’s short list of
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Vice,’ Lead Makeup/Hairstyling Nominations

‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Vice,’ Lead Makeup/Hairstyling Nominations
Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther,” “Vice,” “A Star Is Born,” and “Crazy Rich Asians” were among the top makeup and hairstyling nominees for the 6th annual Muahs Guild Awards (to be held February 16 at L.A. Live).

A Star Is Born,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “Widows” were nominated for contemporary makeup and hairstyling. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and “Vice” scored for period/character makeup and hairstyling. “Black Panther” was nominated for period/character hairstyling and special makeup effects.

Other contemporary makeup standouts included “Beautiful Boy,” “Boy Erased,” and “Welcome to Marwen.” “BlacKkklansman” was also singled out for period/character hairstyling. Other special makeup effects contenders included “Aquaman,” “Stan & Ollie,” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

Shut out were “The Favourite” and Oscar shortlisted “Suspiria” and “Border.”

As previously announced, Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) will be honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award.
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2019 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards nominations: ‘Vice,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ …

2019 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards nominations: ‘Vice,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ …
Five of the seven semi-finalists for Best Makeup & Hairstyling at the Oscars — “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Stan & Ollie” and “Vice” — reaped bids with the guild, which announced nominations in five film categories on Thursday, Jan. 10 (halfway through the Oscar nominations voting period). The other two Academy Awards semi-finalists — the Swedish film “Border” and Luca Guadagnino‘s remake of “Suspiria” — was snubbed by the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild.

Vice,” which we are predicting will win the Oscar, contends in period/character makeup as well as special makeup effects while its closest Academy Awards rival, “Black Panther” is up for just special makeup effects. Our third-place Oscar contender “Mary Queen of Scots” vies for both period/character makeup and hairstyling

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While each of the five guild races has five contenders, members do not always nominate
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Vice,’ ‘American Horror Story’ Nominated by Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (Iatse Local 706) has announced nominees in film and television categories for 2018.

A slew of films picked up multiple nominations, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Stan & Ollie,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice.” On the television side, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” led the way with four nominations, plus two more for promotional content. Other nominees included “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “Glow,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Genius: Picasso.”

Previously announced, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” star Melissa McCarthy will receive the organization’s Distinguished Artisan Award. The guild’s outgoing president, Emmy-nominated makeup artist Susan Cabral-Ebert, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Emmy-winning hairstylist Robert Louis Stevenson.

Winners will be announced at the 6th annual Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 16. Full list of nominees below:

Feature-length Motion Picture

Best Contemporary Makeup (Tie
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Make Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominates ‘Stan & Ollie,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and More

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Make Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominates ‘Stan & Ollie,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and More
Seventeen different films, including the short-listed Oscar entries “Stan & Ollie,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Vice” and “Black Panther,” have received nominations for the Make Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s 6th Annual Muahs Guild Awards.

Nine of those films received two nominations in the guild’s five movie categories: The five that are also on the Oscar makeup and hair short list, plus “A Star Is Born,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Widows” and “Mary Poppins.”

Two films made the Oscar short list but were not nominated for Muahs Guild Awards: the Swedish film “Border” and the Luca Guadagnino horror remake “Suspiria.”

Also Read: 'Black Panther,' 'Mary Queen of Scots' Make Best Makeup Oscar Shortlist

A number of the top nominees featured makeup artists transforming actors into historical figures from the past and present: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Laurel and Hardy in “Stan & Ollie,
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Our 100 Most-Anticipated Films of 2019

After highlighting 50 films that we can guarantee are worth seeing this year, it’s time we venture into the unknown. Rather than regurgitating a list of dated-years-in-advance studio releases, we’ve set out to focus on 100 films we’re genuinely looking forward to, regardless of their marketing budgets. While the majority might not have a set release–let alone any confirmed festival premiere–most have wrapped production and will likely debut at some point in 2019, so make sure to check back for updates over the next twelve months and beyond. Be sure to keep the following one-hundred films on your radar. If you want to see how we did with our picks last year, head on over here.

100. Matthias & Maxime (Xavier Dolan)

While the five-year stretch that comprised his first five films resulted in Xavier Dolan’s rise in international prominence, the last years haven’t been as kind, with
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Keri Langerman Creates Her Own Pop Star For ‘Vox Lux,’ Sourcing Vegan-Friendly Fashions For Natalie Portman

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For costume designer Keri Langerman, the intrepid Vox Lux was an “incredibly interesting” project to take on, that could be “incredibly intimidating” in equal part. Defying categorization by genre and not easily captured in a log line, the Neon drama follows Celeste, an ordinary teenager who survives a school shooting in 1999. From this moment, she is never the same, going on to become a pop star whose anthems dominate the airwaves, reshaping tragedy and trauma into artistic expression for the masses.

With its younger and older versions of Celeste, the film pointedly critiques the world of today, setting up an expanded timeline, and playing with form throughout to chart one uniquely talented woman’s metamorphosis. Prior to Vox, Langerman had never worked with it visionary director, Brady Corbet, at least in this context. For her, the extent of Corbet’s confidence, and his willingness to experiment,
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Brady Corbet Taps Into His Punk Spirit, Coloring Outside The Lines With The Audacious ‘Vox Lux’

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Brady Corbet Taps Into His Punk Spirit, Coloring Outside The Lines With The Audacious ‘Vox Lux’
When Brady Corbet took his debut film The Childhood of a Leader to the Venice Film Festival in 2015, it was immediately embraced. Winning two prizes—the Luigi de Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film, and the Venice Horizons Award—its reception at this prestigious festival seemed to herald the emergence of a startling and exciting new voice. An artist with grand ambitions, an experimental spirit and plenty of ideas, the writer/director managed to assemble an impressive cast in his first outing, including Robert Pattinson, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, and Stacy Martin, which would seem to further validate the notion that he had something important to say. And yet in Corbet’s mind, all this affirmation wasn’t enough. It wasn’t an easily met portal into a new cinematic world, culminating in the possibilities he hoped for most. To break through to a place of some ease, where he
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #68. Dernier amour – Benoît Jacquot

Dernier amour

French director Benoît Jacquot returns to period filmmaking with his 25th feature, Dernier amour (Casanova). Reuniting with Vincent Lindon, who also starred in Jacquot’s The School of Flesh (1998), Keep It Quiet (199) and his 2015 remake of The Diary of a Chambermaid, the cast is also comprised of Stacy Martin, esteemed Italian actress and director Valeria Golino, and Sri Lanka’s Antonythasan Jesuthasan. Produced by Kristina Larsen for Les Films du Lendemain and Jean-Pierre Guerin for Jpg films, the project is also notably co-produced by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.…
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Soundtracking: The Best Musical Moments of 2018

by Chris Feil

We have had another banner year for cinematic variants of musicals - from the classic to the modern to the unfortunate (Bohemian Rhapsody). But there's more than just musicals that have made an impact! As ever, I've had my ear towards all sorts of needle drops and clever cues where movie music has been concerned this year. You know, the kind of stuff that makes Soundtracking tick.

We've already discussed what Oscar might hold for the Original Song category this year, but 2018 was largely defined for me by songs familiar and unexpected. Join me like Charlize Theron doing Carly Rae Jepsen karaoke in Tully and sing along to the year's best musical moments...
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John Fink’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Reflecting on 2018 through the lens of its cinema proves to be an ironic feat – films that explored new ideas reflective of our culture premiered alongside a crop of “lost” or reimagined works and there was no shortage of cinematic treasures and landmarks. It was a year of exciting new work that provided a commentary on our current political conditions in various ways from Frederick Wiseman’s portrait of rural America Monrovia, Indiana to films that explored the nature of work and race such as Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls and Boots Riley’s timely Sorry to Bother You. When seen through the prism of film history, 2018 might be known as a year of rediscovery as it offered our first chance to see lost masterworks like The Other Side of the Wind and Amazing Grace alongside repurposed footage combined with recollections that made films like Shirkers and They Shall Not Grow Old such transcendent experiences.
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Raffey Cassidy Doubles Down With ‘Vox Lux’ Acting Challenge

Sixteen-year-old actress Raffey Cassidy (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) has dual roles in Vox Lux, making it possibly the most challenging role she’s had to tackle thus far. In the film she plays the younger version of pop star Celeste (Natalie Portman) as well as Celeste’s daughter Albertine. The feature was nominated for the Gold [...]

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The 18 Best Movie Moments from 2018

A while back, struggling with the frustrating task of year-end list-making, I jotted down a top ten of the scenes I enjoyed the most from the year. Scenes, not films–for as the task soon made clear, the alternative ranking did not necessarily reflect the top ten features I had begun curating way too early for its own good. The list expanded, and eventually turned into a tradition of sorts: a means to patch together, remember and celebrate some of the year’s best moments in film. Minor spoilers abound, and there’s no guarantee as to whether the order will stay the same after subsequent viewings. But at the time of writing, these are the 18 moments from 2018 I will be treasuring in the months and years to come, and here’s to a 2019 blessed with new great films, and plenty more scenes to marvel at.

18. “Does it matter?” in
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‘Teen Spirit’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Performs The Songs Of Robyn, Ellie Goulding, & More In New Musical Drama

2018 is the year of musical dramas. With films like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Star is Born,” and “Vox Lux” utilizing incredible tunes written by some of the best songwriters ever, this year has been a dream for those that enjoy a bit of pop music in their movies. And 2019 looks to be starting off with another entry in the subgenre with “Teen Spirit.”

In the new trailer for the upcoming musical drama, we meet a young girl named Violet (Elle Fanning), who is entering an “American Idol”-esque star-making competition.

Continue reading ‘Teen Spirit’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Performs The Songs Of Robyn, Ellie Goulding, & More In New Musical Drama at The Playlist.
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The First Word Podcast - A Discussion on Brady Corbet's Film 'Vox Lux'

"All that matters is that you have an angle." Playing in theaters now is an indie film titled Vox Lux, the second feature made by actor-filmmaker Brady Corbet (his first was The Childhood of a Leader). Natalie Portman and Raffey Cassidy both play a pop star named Celeste, and the film tells her story and follows her into fame. Mike and I have really wanted to talk about Vox Lux, and we finally recorded this episode - it's an intense back & forth discussion about the good, the bad, what it all means, what it doesn't mean, and everything else about the film. We also chat about a few new trailers including Avengers: Endgame and the new Men in Black. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. This
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Natalie Portman Says Being Sexualized as a Child Star Made Her Feel 'Unsafe'

Natalie Portman Says Being Sexualized as a Child Star Made Her Feel 'Unsafe'
After nearly 25 years in Hollywood, Natalie Portman has a unique perspective on the dangerous machinations of fame.

It’s a subject central to her new film, Vox Lux, in which the actress, 37, plays a troubled pop icon who survived a childhood trauma that launched her career.

“She is such a wild character, but she’s also someone I felt was a real person, who is the product of this life that has happened to her,” Portman tells People in the magazine’s new issue. “You see in this film how a young girl is packaged into this brand, and it
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Natalie Portman (‘Vox Lux’): The film is ‘a reflection of the world we live in’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

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Natalie Portman (‘Vox Lux’): The film is ‘a reflection of the world we live in’ [Complete Interview Transcript]
Natalie Portman is earning awards buzz yet again thanks to her role as troubled pop star Celeste Montgomery in “Vox Lux.” Portman has earned three Oscar nominations and one win, for “Black Swan.” A nomination for “Vox Lux” would be her first for Supporting Actress since 2004’s “Closer.”

Portman recently sat down with Gold Derby managing editor Chris Beachum to discuss the uniqueness of her role in “Vox Lux,” how it relates to today’s times, and her first award show memory. Watch the exclusive web chat above and read the complete interview transcript below.

SEEWatch Natalie Portman croon a Sia-penned power ballad in new ‘Vox Lux’ trailer

Gold Derby: Natalie, this movie has a lot of music and so many things in your career have revolved around music, especially in films and I’m thinking of The Lonely Island. Was music important as you looked at the script
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