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Golden Globes 2018: The Complete List of Nominees

Golden Globes 2018: The Complete List of Nominees
The 2018 Golden Globes nominees are in. Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone announced the names and titles early Monday from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The actual January awards show also takes place at the hotel.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Laura Dern, “Big Little LiesAnn Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Chrissy Metz, “This is UsMichelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of LiesShailene Woodley,
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'Coco' Threepeats, 'Disaster Artist' Soars and WB Tops $2 Billion

'Coco' Threepeats, 'Disaster Artist' Soars and WB Tops $2 Billion
Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office for the third week in a row. In fact, the only shake-up in the weekend top five compared to the last two weeks is to see A24's The Disaster Artist landing in fourth position as it expanded into 840 theaters this weekend following its strong limited bow last week. As for the weekend's only new wide release, Broad Green's release of Just Getting Started struggled to finish over $3 million, barely eking into the top ten. With an estimated $18.6 million, Disney and Pixar's Coco topped the weekend box office as its domestic gross climbs to $135.5 million domestically. While the film's opening weekend was closer to that of 2000's Tangled, it has since started playing closer to Disney's Moana, which also topped the weekend box office for three straight weeks last year following its Thanksgiving debut prior to ceding the #1 spot to Rogue One.
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Mario Batali Exits 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Mario Batali Exits 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe
Mario Batali has stepped down as co-host of ABC’s The Chew after four women accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct.

According to Vox Media’s Eater, four women say Batali touched them inappropriately in a pattern of behavior that allegedly spanned two decades. In response to the report, ABC has asked Batali to step away from The Chew “while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our attention,” per a spokesperson.

Batali’s exit marks the second recent big departure from The Chew
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance.

Lady Macbeth” was another multiple prize-winner, taking home the awards for best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” picked up four awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at a starry awards ceremony in London.

The British independent movie industry turned out in force, although the snow that had blanketed parts of Britain overnight kept double award-winner Rungano Nyoni from attending and had Lee telling the crowd he needed digging out of his home in Yorkshire, northern England, to make the bash.

Host Mark Gatiss opened proceedings by announcing “it’s been another dreadful year for planet Earth,” adding that “January
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Female Directors Shut Out of Golden Globes Nominations

Female Directors Shut Out of Golden Globes Nominations
Despite a best picture, comedy or musical nomination for “Lady Bird” and widespread acclaim for its first-time director, Greta Gerwig, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. stuck with an all-male group for the 2018 best director nominations.

In a year in which Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” and Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” also received universal praise — and in the case of “Wonder Woman,” massive box office as well, the slight was seen as significant.

Gerwig, who has acted in numerous films, had never directed a feature before “Lady Bird.” She did, however, score a screenplay nom for her original “Lady Bird” script. The Globes combine both adapted and original screenplays into one category.

The push to hire and recognize female directors has intensified in the wake of the Academy’s efforts to improve diversity and the massive sexual harassment scandals that are gripping Hollywood.

Instead, the HFPA nominated Guillermo del Toro, whose “The Shape of Water” had the most noms overall
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'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations

'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations
Robin Campillo’s AIDS activist drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) leads the pack with six nominations for this year’s Lumiere Awards, with nods in the best film, best director and best acting categories, among others.

The film is France’s entry in the Oscar best foreign-language film category and took home the Grand Prize in Cannes earlier this year.

Mathieu Almaric’s Barbara, which was given a special award for artistry in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes, and the comedy C’est la Vie, from Intouchables directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, each scored four nominations.

The three will compete in the...
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Cinemas

Cinemas are expected to return to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 35 years.

The Kingdom — undergoing seismic changes under new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — made the announcement Monday.

"As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom," Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad said in a statement. "We expect the first cinemas to open in March 2018.”

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, many insiders working in Saudi Arabia indicated that this move had been widely expected, with investors already having built cinemas...
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Hulu Original Comedy ‘Battleground’ Remade As Podcast For Season Two

Hulu Original Comedy ‘Battleground’ Remade As Podcast For Season Two
Political comedy drama Battleground, which marked Hulu's first foray into original programming, is returning for a second season, over five years after its launch. However, it is not returning to the small screen, but rather has been adapted into a British podcast. There have been a raft of podcast-to-TV adaptations, including Amazon's forthcoming Julia Roberts-fronted, Sam Esmail-directed remake of Homecoming, but this is thought to be the first TV series that has moved…
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'Phantom Thread' Named Best Film by Boston Society of Film Critics

'Phantom Thread' Named Best Film by Boston Society of Film Critics
The Boston Society of Film Critics on Sunday named Phantom Thread as its best picture of 2017.

The group also recognized the film, which Daniel Day-Lewis has said will be his last project before retiring from acting, in two other categories: best director (Paul Thomas Anderson) and best original score (Jonny Greenwood).

The Boston critics bestowed two awards each on the well-reviewed films Lady Bird and Get Out. The former, a coming-of-age movie starring Saoirse Ronan, was recognized in the categories of best supporting actress (Laurie Metcalf) and best screenplay (writer-director Greta Gerwig), while the latter, a racially themed horror...
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Mary J. Blige Joins Illustrious Group of Golden Globes Double Music-Acting Nominees

Mary J. Blige Joins Illustrious Group of Golden Globes Double Music-Acting Nominees
Perhaps the most surprising double-nomination for this year’s Golden Globes: the twin nods given to Mary J. Blige for best supporting actress and best song — for the film “Mudbound” and its song “Mighty River.” With those, Blige becomes the first performer to be simultaneously nominated in song and acting since John C. Reilly got dual nods for “Walk Hard” 10 years ago. Barbra Streisand, Bjork, Beyonce and Dolly Parton are the other female singer/actors who have scored nominations in both categories in the past, while Reilly and Neil Diamond are the male dual nominees. Only Streisand has won both (for the 1976 film “A Star Is Born”).

Few other surprises popped up in the Globes’ music categories. Other best song contenders include “Remember Me” from “Coco” and “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” both of which are frequently cited as among the frontrunners in the Oscars’ best song contest.

Two songs sung
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Golden Globes: ‘All the Money in the World’ Lands Three Nominations After Whirlwind Reshoots

Golden Globes: ‘All the Money in the World’ Lands Three Nominations After Whirlwind Reshoots
Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. really want you to know they saw “All the Money in the World” before you did.

We kid. Kind of…

The international journalists group nominated Ridley Scott’s embattled film for a whopping three prizes Monday morning. Those included a best director nom for Scott himself, who rallied his team back together for 10 days of reshoots following star Kevin Spacey’s abrupt fall from grace amid sexual assault and harassment allegations.

As Variety exclusively reported, the Sony film was screened in a rough for for the group a week ago, just four days after production wrapped for a second time with actor Christopher Plummer replacing Spacey as oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. Plummer was also nominated, for supporting actor, while Michelle Williams picked up a lead actress, drama, nomination.

All the Money in the World” will be the last Oscar hopeful to screen for domestic press this year when it
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Apple Buying Song-id Service Shazam for Reported $400 Million

Apple is buying the song-identification service Shazam, which helps users learn the names and artists behind songs they play for Shazam’s app. The deal has been valued at $400 million. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” an Apple spokesperson told The Verge. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.” Apple and Shazam already had a close relationship. Once music fans.
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Saudi Arabia Legalizes Movie Theaters in Historic Decision

After nearly four decades banning movie theaters, Saudi Arabia today announced it will now permit cinemas back in the country. And the National Association of Theatre Owners in the U.S. is celebrating the historic decision, having developed large-scale planning for movie theaters in the Kingdom. Here is Nato’s statement on Monday: For nearly four decades the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not permitted the operation of movie cinemas. Today, under the leadership and vision of Hrh Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, cinema will return to the Kingdom. Several Nato member companies have developed extensive plans for cinemas in the.
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'Star Wars': Han and Luke Had a Touching Farewell Moment in Deleted 'Return of the Jedi' Scene

'Star Wars': Han and Luke Had a Touching Farewell Moment in Deleted 'Return of the Jedi' Scene
It wasn't going to be the last time they saw each other, but Han and Luke had a touching farewell scene that was cut from opening of Return of the Jedi

The moment, which takes place in a sandstorm on Tatooine immediately after Han is rescued from Jabba the Hutt, is far more impactful than the scene actually in the film, which is just the two men talking over the radio. 

Having been the hero on numerous occasions, Han (Harrison Ford) realizes he finally owes Luke (Mark Hamill) for saving him from the galactic gangster. 

The dialogue, for the most part, is the same...
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Golden Globe TV nomination reactions: Cheers for ‘Outlander’ and ’13 Reasons Why,’ jeers for ‘Veep’ and Julia Louis-Dreyfus snubs [Forums]

Golden Globe TV nomination reactions: Cheers for ‘Outlander’ and ’13 Reasons Why,’ jeers for ‘Veep’ and Julia Louis-Dreyfus snubs [Forums]
Our forum posters have been fiercely debating this year’s Golden Globe TV nominations. They were generally happy with the contenders, which included Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) and Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why”) in Best TV Drama Actress. However, they were furious with the snubs for Emmy favorite “Veep” and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Best Comedy Series and Best TV Comedy Actress. See […]
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2017 Black List of the Best Unproduced Screenplays Unveiled (Updating Live)

2017 Black List of the Best Unproduced Screenplays Unveiled (Updating Live)
The 2017 Black List, the annual list of favorite unproduced screenplays based on an industry survey, are being unveiled this morning.

Eighty presenters are taking part in announcing the 76 screenplays that constitute the 13th annual Black List. Among those scheduled to participate are Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie, Rian Johnson, Don Cheadle and Lena Waithe.

Since The Black List’s creation in 2005, more than 325 of its scripts have been produced, and the films have grossed more than $26 billion at the worldwide box office.

Black List movies have won 50 Academy Awards, including four of the last nine best picture Oscars and 10 of the last 20...
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Diane Kruger Says She Walked Out of Audition Over Director’s Disrespect

Diane Kruger Says She Walked Out of Audition Over Director’s Disrespect
Diane Kruger, whose new film “In the Fade” comes out Dec. 27, talked about her worst-ever auditioning experience during an interview with rising “Downsizing” actress Hong Chau for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series.

“Do you have to audition very much anymore?” Chau asked Kruger. “I feel like you don’t.”

“Sometimes, for things that I really want or that somebody doesn’t see me in, you want to audition. But I remember so many terrible stories about auditioning,” Kruger responded. She went on to recall a story about a director “who shall go unnamed” that she once auditioned for. She said she had to learn around 15 pages of dialogue for a film.

“It was a really long monologue with difficult lines,” Kruger continued. “The audition was in this hotel and there are like 10 people in the room. I start the monologue and his cell phone starts ringing in the middle of it. It rings twice
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Golden Globes: Fox Outshines Disney With Nominations

Golden Globes: Fox Outshines Disney With Nominations
Twentieth Century Fox may be on the verge of being swallowed up by The Walt Disney Company — discussions are underway for Disney to acquire many of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. But, at least for at today’s Golden Globe nominations, Fox clearly eclipsed Disney.

In terms of distributors, Fox’s specialty division Fox Searchlight led the list, thanks to such films as The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Battle of the Sexes, with 15 nominations.

Close behind was Fox’s main production arm, which collected 12 nominations, for The Post and The Greatest...
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Ratings: ABC ‘Frozen’ Rerun Freezes Out CBS Procedurals in Key Demo

A tight “Sunday Night Football” game handed its host network a pretty comfortable Nielsen ratings victory last night. Behind NBC’s and Fox’s football, ABC edged CBS in primetime among the key 18-49 demographic — though their order flip-flops in terms of total viewers. ABC rebroadcast “Frozen” on Sunday, which beat two CBS procedurals in that fairly young demo. NBC was first in ratings with a 3.9 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The network’s pregame show and its New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons game combined for those.
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Three Trump Accusers Appear on Megyn Kelly: ‘His Hands Went Up My Skirt’ (Video)

Three Trump Accusers Appear on Megyn Kelly: ‘His Hands Went Up My Skirt’ (Video)
Three women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign spoke out on Monday, detailing their stories on the set of “Megyn Kelly Today.” One accuser, Jessica Leeds, said that the president groped her while on an airplane in the late 1970s. “They served a meal and after the meal was cleared, all of a sudden he was all over me, kissing and groping and groping and kissing and my memory of it was nothing was said,” said Leeds. “It was just this silent groping going on.” Also Read: Megyn Kelly: I Was Called 'a Real C-Word' After.
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