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SAG Awards 2019 TV nominations predictions: Racetrack odds in top 8 categories

The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are on the way. They will be announced on Wednesday morning, December 12, in 15 categories honoring the best performances in film and television from the year 2018. So who will be recognized for their work? Scroll down to see our complete TV nomination predictions in eight categories listed in order of their racetrack odds. Our projected winners are highlighted in gold, while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

The SAG-AFTRA union represents more than 100,000 actors, stunt performers, journalists, presenters and other media professionals. The nominees are decided by randomly selected groups of those members who make up the nominating committees. The winners will be decided by all eligible members of the organization and awarded on Sunday night, January 27.

Meanwhile, Gold Derby’s odds are determined by combining the predictions of more than 1,000 of our users who have been entering their picks throughout the season in our predictions center.
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Shadow Play: Park Chan-Wook's "The Little Drummer Girl"

That South Korean director Park Chan-wook is interested in revenge should come as no surprise to anyone with even a passing familiarity with his work. After the box-office smash Joint Security Area (2000), he proceeded to make what is now collectively known as “The Vengeance Trilogy": Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002); Oldboy (2003), the most well-known entry; and Lady Vengeance (2005). For a while, though, it would seem to explain why The Little Drummer Girl (1983), of all of John le Carré’s spy novels—and not, say, A Perfect Spy, the masterpiece that directly followed it—captured Park’s long-standing interest, eventually culminating in a lavish, six-episode mini-series.Set in 1979 against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the series opens with a terrorist attack on a Jewish diplomatic residence in Bad Godesberg, West Germany. In a sinuous, ticking-clock set-piece, a leather briefcase—seen in the opening shot, as well at the close of
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Broadway’s ‘Burn This’ Rounds Out Cast, Sets Opening Date

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Next spring’s Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell has completed casting and set an April 16 opening date at the Hudson Theatre.

Previews begin March 15, with Tony Award nominees David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz rounding out the four-member cast, says producer David Binder. Michael Mayer will direct, with the design team including Derek McLane (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes) and Natasha Katz (Lights).

Burn This, which originated Off Broadway in 1987 before transferring to Broadway in an acclaimed production starring John Malkovich and Joan Allen, is set in a downtown Manhattan loft in the 1980s, as four New Yorkers are brought together after a funeral. Driver and Russell play the brother and the roommate, respectively, of the deceased.

Furr will play Burton, the longtime lover of Russell’s Anna. Tony nominated for his performance in the 2016 Noises Off revival, Furr has also appeared on Broadway in Accent On Youth,
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Geoffrey Rush accuser did not mention 'anything sexual' to cast member, court told

Fellow actor Robyn Nevin tells defamation trial Erin-Jean Norvill told her she did not want to return to the King Lear theatre

The actor at the centre of accusations against Geoffrey Rush had a “tearful” conversation with a co-star in which she is said to have referred to “trouble” with the Oscar winning actor in the 2015 production of King Lear.

But Eryn-Jean Norvill did not mention “anything sexual” during the conversation, a court has heard.
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Will the 2019 Tony Awards ditch the Best Musical Revival category?

The Tony Awards give out four top awards each year: Best Play, Best Play Revival, Best Musical, and Best Musical Revival. These are the most coveted categories for producers hoping a win will help turn a profit on their investment. But due to a dearth of classic musicals on the boards this season, Broadway’s top honors may be ditching one of their most sought after categories.

Roundabout Theatre Company is staging a highly anticipated revival of “Kiss Me, Kate” this spring. This iteration of the classic Cole Porter tuner stars Tony winner Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I”) and Tony nominee Will Chase (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”), with direction from the esteemed Scott Ellis. It has all the makings of a lush, feel-good production that could walk away with the Musical Revival category. The only problem is that “Kiss Me, Kate” is the only announced revival of a musical this season.
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West End Hits ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Red’ Coming to Theaters Thanks to Trafalgar Releasing

  • Variety
Theater fans don’t need to book passage across the pond in order to see West End favorites.

On Wednesday, Trafalgar Releasing will begin rolling out its latest slate of hit London shows, all of which have been captured on film in an effort to broaden their audience. “Funny Girl,” the first of these filmed versions, will debut in theaters on Wednesday for a one-night only presentation. It will be followed by “Red,” an award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as the painter Mark Rothko; the Tony and Olivier-winning production of “An American in Paris”; and “The King and I,” a performance at the London Palladium featuring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara.

“We’re always looking to do a range of projects,” Trafalgar Releasing CEO Marc Allenby said. “We want to do big tentpole productions and also some smaller, more offbeat works.”

The company isn’t just releasing filmed plays
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TV Roundup: Discovery Sets ‘Deep Planet’ Ocean Exploration Series

  • Variety
In today’s TV News Roundup, Discovery announces upcoming limited series “Deep Planet,” and Epix has greenlit “The Panama Papers.”

Greenlights

Documenting the deepest ocean dives ever before attempted, Discovery has announced “Deep Planet,” a multi-platform limited series event slated to debut in 2019. A collaboration between explorer Victor Vescovo, Triton Submarines and Eyos Expeditions, the event will chronicle a state of the art submersible on the Five Deeps Expedition, as Dr. Alan Jamieson leads a mission to floors of five oceans, including Puerto Rico Trench, South Sandwich Trench, Java Trench, Mariana Trench and Malloy Deep. The special will be filmed by documentary filmmaker Anthony Geffen, along with Atlantic Productions.

Epix has greenlit “The Panama Papers,” an original documentary premiering Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. Et. From director Alex Winter, the film will chronicle the team of journalists behind the largest data leak in history, exposing a hidden network of tax evasion,
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Amazon Prime Video: Stream Big screening series showcases awards contenders ‘Homecoming,’ ‘The Romanoffs’ and 6 other shows

Fresh from its success with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the Emmy Awards, Amazon Prime Video is showcasing eight other TV shows in an unprecedented screening series timed for awards season. The streaming service is inviting guild members to watch episodes of these contenders in movie theaters across Los Angeles. “Stream Big” will run for three weeks beginning on Sunday, October 14 (full details below)

Among the red-hot fare set to unspool are the first seasons of: “Homecoming,” the psychological drama from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail that stars Oscar winner Julia Roberts, Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale and newcomer Stephan James; “The Romanoffs,” an anthology by “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner that includes segments with Oscar nominee Diane Lane and Kathryn Hahn; the high-octane thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” with Emmy nominee John Krasinski; and the heartfelt comedy “Forever” starring Emmy nominees Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph.

In addition, there
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‘King Lear’ Amazon Review: Anthony Hopkins Enthralls, Chewing His Way Through a 21st-Century War Zone

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow!” bellows King Lear into the blustering gusts on the heath. In the Shakespeare play, Lear is a pre-Roman Celtic king dressed in period robes; in the BBC update now streaming on Amazon, we have Anthony Hopkins in a heavy peacoat. And yet, it feels just as regal. Lear is always coveted by the finest actors, and Hopkins owns the role.

Any Shakespearean update must validate its existence, and Richard Eyre updates the story for a 21st-century, highly militarized London. The aging Lear calls together his family to divide his kingdom among his three daughters: Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson), and the youngest, Cordelia (Florence Pugh). The two eldest daughters profess their love and allegiance to their father in flowery terms, but Cordelia, put off by their transparent brown-nosing, refuses to follow suit. Angered by what he deems a betrayal by his favorite,
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How have the various ‘Doctor Who’ players fared at the Emmys?

How have the various ‘Doctor Who’ players fared at the Emmys?
With the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith earning his first-ever Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Prince Phillip in “The Crown,” its a good time to look back on the history of timelords at the Emmys. Is Smith the first Doctor to contend? Or is there there a long line of Emmy-winning Doctor Who players?

Well, that depends on which characters you classify as canon Doctors. We’ll get back to that later but, for now, let’s go through the standard Doctors from first to current.

Predict the Emmy winners now; change them until September 17

So, there you have it! Of the 13 usual Doctors, Smith is the first and only one to be nominated for an Emmy. However, we must point out that 12th Doctor, Capaldi, is an Oscar winner for Best Short Film (“Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”) – Emmy nomination or Oscar win? Hmmm. Toughie.

However,
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‘Will & Grace’ Star Eric McCormack Reflects on Road to Walk of Fame

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‘Will & Grace’ Star Eric McCormack Reflects on Road to Walk of Fame
Canadian kid Eric McCormack kept his youthful acting dreams local because he was too ignorant and afraid to figure out how to get to Los Angeles or New York, where he could go for bigger roles. The theater-trained thespian began his career with Canada’s Stratford Festival and traveled to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, paying his dues after the festival closed at the end of each year. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that he moved further west, to Vancouver, to begin his television career in earnest. It all paid off, and McCormack now stars in two series — the “Will & Grace” revival on NBC and “Travelers” on Netflix — and will receive his star Sept. 13 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“I was doing plays in first grade, so for me, it was always that or nothing. I had no fallback position,” McCormack admits.

It was McCormack’s
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Emma Thompson movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Howards End,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Remains of the Day’

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Emma Thompson movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Howards End,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Remains of the Day’
Emma Thompson is having quite the year so far. In June, the British actress, 59, acquired the title of capital-d Dame, thanks to Queen Elizabeth.

Then there is her still-thriving career. She joins her “Howards End” and “The Remains of the Day” co-star Anthony Hopkins in a BBC co-production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” that will stream on Amazon starting September 28. She plays Goneril, the devious eldest daughter of Hopkins’s tragic royal who takes advantage of his descent into madness.

The double Oscar winner is the main attraction in “The Children Act,” which is now in theaters and is also available on DirecTV. In the drama, based on Ian McEwan’s novel, she plays a British judge who must decide whether a teen boy suffering from leukemia can be forced to get a blood transfusion to save his life — even though it is against his beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.
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Emma Thompson movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Emma Thompson movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Emma Thompson is having quite the year so far. In June, the British actress, 59, acquired the title of capital-d Dame, thanks to Queen Elizabeth.

Then there is her still-thriving career. She joins her “Howards End” and “The Remains of the Day” co-star Anthony Hopkins in a BBC co-production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” that will stream on Amazon starting September 28. She plays Goneril, the devious eldest daughter of Hopkins’s tragic royal who takes advantage of his descent into madness.

Thompson is the main attraction in “The Children Act,” which is now in theaters and is also available on DirecTV. In the drama, based on Ian McEwan’s novel, she plays a British judge who must decide whether a teen boy suffering from leukemia can be forced to get a blood transfusion to save his life — even though it is against his beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.

She will
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Broadway: ‘The Affair’s Ruth Wilson, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal On Board For Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’

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Broadway: ‘The Affair’s Ruth Wilson, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal On Board For Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’
The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson, Game of ThronesPedro Pascal and Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell will join Glenda Jackson in Broadway’s upcoming King Lear – starring, as previously reported, Jackson in the title role.

The additional casting – which also includes Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan and John Douglas Thompson – was announced today by producer Scott Rudin.

Directed by Sam Gold and featuring an original score by Philip Glass, King Lear begins previews Thursday, February 28, 2019 and will open Thursday, April 4 at the Golden Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7.

Others in the cast include Sean Carvajal, Dion Johnstone, Russell Harvard and Matthew Maher, with additional casting to be announced.

Jackson gave a critically lauded 2016 portrayal of Lear at London’s The Old Vic, though the Broadway production will be entirely new, with a creative team that includes scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth,
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The Palace Staff's Favorite Royal Is Reportedly Not Kate Or Meghan — Find Out Who They Like The Most!

The world is totally obsessed with Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton — so, if asked, royal fans might argue that the Duchesses must be the palace staff's favorite royal family members. But Cosmopolitan recently revealed that's actually not the case! In a past interview, The Crown star Matt Smith confessed that Prince Philip is beloved by the palace staff and there's a good reason why! "In the royal house he's the most popular of all of them. If you've talked to any of the staff, Philip's the one they all love really," the actor told Variety. "I think more than a lot of them, he's a bit more of a man of the people." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband, Philip, has seemingly won over palace staffers with his charming personality and his rebellious nature. "The royal protocol hasn’t dogged him in quite the same way his whole
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Trailer Roundup: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘Night School’, ‘King Lear’, ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ and More

Trailer Roundup: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘Night School’, ‘King Lear’, ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ and More
While we tend to highlight trailers for big movies around these here parts, it’s important to remember smaller films (and also some TV shows) as well. That’s where a good old fashioned trailer roundup comes in handy. In this edition, we have trailers for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13, the Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School, […]

The post Trailer Roundup: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘Night School’, ‘King Lear’, ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ and More appeared first on /Film.
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King Lear (2018) TV Movie Trailer 2: Anthony Hopkins Descends into Madness [BBC, Amazon]

King Lear Trailer 2 BBC and Amazon Prime has released the second TV movie trailer for King Lear (2018). The trailer features its main character, King Lear (Anthony Hopkins), descending into madness after dividing his kingdom among his three daughters. The trailer also features in-fighting between those in King Lear’s circle. King Lear‘s plot synopsis: “The 80-year-old [...]

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Amazon unveils trailer for King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson

Ahead of its arrival on Amazon Prime next month, a new trailer has been released for the modern re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Directed by Robert Eyre, the adaptation stars Anthony Hopkins in the title role alongside Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Jim Broadbent, John Macmillan, and Andrew Scott; watch it here…

The 80-year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the same time, Lear’s prime minister, Gloucester, is betrayed by his son Edmund and his other son, Edgar, is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and Cordelia are reunited – for a brief moment love reigns,
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TV News Roundup: BBC Announces ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Writers, Directors

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, BBC America announced writers and directors for the 11th season of “Doctor Who,” and HBO released a trailer for the documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”

Acquisitions

Scripps has paid $55 million to acquire ABC-affiliated TV stations — Kxxv and Krhd — under Raycom Media. The Texas and Florida news stations mark the 16th and 17th ABC affiliates owned by Scripps. The stations are market No. 86 (Kxxv/Krhd) and market No. 108 (Wtxl).

Behind The Scenes

BBC America has revealed a list of writers and directors for the much anticipated 11th season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker and set to premiere this fall. Season 11 writers include Malorie Blackman, Ed Hime, Vinay Patel, Pete McTighe, and Joy Wilkinson, while Sallie Aprahamian, Jamie Childs, Jennifer Perrott, and Mark Tonderai are among the directors.

Hulu has shared an exclusive featurette from the set of “The Handmaid’s Tale” with Variety. The
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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in September

  • The Wrap
New titles available on Amazon Prime next month include Amazon original series like “Six Dreams” Season 1, the second half of “Wishenproof” Season 2, “Pete the Cat” Season 1, “Forever” Season 1 and “King Lear” Season 1.

Some classic comedies will also become available in September, like the original “Ghostbusters,” “Jerry Maguire,” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” In more of a dramatic mood as the weather shifts? Dramas like “Sleepless in Seattle” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan should do the trick.

Other movies arriving include newer flicks “Future World,” “Beirut,” “Strangers Prey at Night,” “Pistorius,” “Stronger,” “On Chesil Beach,” “My Little Pony,” “Hot Summer Night,” “Escape Plan 2,” “Jigsaw” and “Suburbicon.”

Also Read: Amazon Explores Acquisition of Landmark Theatres (Report)

See below for the complete list.

September Tbd

*King Lear, Season 1 (Prime Original series)

Sept. 1

Series

Asylum, Season 1

The Blue Rose, Season 1

The Broker’s Man, Seasons 1-2

The Field of Blood, Seasons 1-2

Golden,
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