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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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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Honors Late Carrie Fisher at Elaborate Premiere

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Honors Late Carrie Fisher at Elaborate Premiere
The Force took over the Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles, as stars and filmmakers of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” came together Saturday night for the first screening of the eighth installment of the massive Lucasfilm franchise.

Giant At-M6 walkers flanked the entrance to the red carpet, as stars like Daisey Ridley, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong’o and others arrived and posed for pictures with fans. John Boyega had built suspense about whether he would make the premiere, tweeting earlier Saturday that bad weather had kept him from flying out of Atlanta.

“The Last Jedi” picks up where 2015’s “The Force Awakens” left off, with Rey reaching the planet on which Luke Skywalker had been holed up, away from the war waging between the First Order and The Resistance. Ridley, who plays Rey, teased on the red carpet that her character gets “enough” screen time. “I’m not going to lie, I’m proud
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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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Golden Globes: ‘Get Out’ Lands Best Picture Nomination Amid Comedy Dispute

Golden Globes: ‘Get Out’ Lands Best Picture Nomination Amid Comedy Dispute
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to uphold Universal’s placement of Jordan Peele’s horror satire “Get Out” in the comedy category at the Golden Globes, it registered as an affront for many. “Their [sic] is nothing funny about racism,” one of the film’s stars, Lil Rel Howard tweeted. “The real question is, what are you laughing at? … Are you disregarding what’s real about this project,” Peele posed to an Indiewire reporter, before later clarifying that he was aware of the decision-making process.

Media got a solid week or so out of the talking point. There was a sense of perceived demotion in some quarters — along with a distinct whiff of comedy being seen as “lesser than” — while in others, a broader definition of comedy was called for and defended. Still others saw it as a big studio gaming the system, as Fox was accused of doing with “The Martian” two years ago, though
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Golden Globes Lessons: Voters Snub Diversity in Directing to Forgive Ridley Scott

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association preferred big movies to little ones, they weren’t particularly driven by diversity and they’ve forgiven Ridley Scott for mocking them when they named his sci-fi drama “The Martian” the best comedy of 2015. Those were some of the lessons from the 2018 Golden Globe nominations, along with the surprising muted reaction to Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and the complete dismissal of “The Big Sick.” The latter film didn’t land a single nomination, though ones for screenplay, lead comedy actor (Kumail Nanjiani) and Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical seemed likely, and one for supporting actress.
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Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a limb not to nominate a single woman for best director. Not Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”). Not Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”). Not Dee Rees (“Mudbound”).

Although 2017 has been called the year of the woman, the Globes managed to overlook two of the biggest female-led hits of the year: “Beauty and the Beast,” the most successful movie of 2017 so far, was snubbed in the musical/comedy category, and “Wonder Woman” was shut out for any awards. Other surprises: Jordan Peele didn’t get a nomination for writing or directing “Get Out,” although his movie did receive two nominations (for best picture and actor).

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a love story between a lonely woman and a monster, led all movies with seven nominations.
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Golden Globes Nominees Reactions: 24 of Hollywood’s Most ‘Honored,’ ‘Grateful’ and ‘Thrilled’ (Updating)

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Golden Globes Nominees Reactions: 24 of Hollywood’s Most ‘Honored,’ ‘Grateful’ and ‘Thrilled’ (Updating)
Awards season is now in full swing, and with the Golden Globes nominations on Monday came a flood of statements from nominees. They’re honored, grateful, and thrilled… and might just be practicing for their acceptance speeches. We’ve gathered up several reactions below. Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Big Little Lies” “We are all aware of how rare it is for a show and it’s cast to be honored in such a huge way, and we are all incredibly grateful. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving the.
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‘Big Little Lies’ Loose Ends: 6 Questions Left Unanswered in the Finale (Photos)

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‘Big Little Lies’ Loose Ends: 6 Questions Left Unanswered in the Finale (Photos)
Madeline never told Ed she cheated on him. In the second-to-last episode, Reese Witherspoon’s character came close to ‘fessing up about her affair with community play direct Joseph Bachman. But, alas, Ed’s big reaction scene may never come to pass. Plus, in the finale, there’s a scene with Joseph and Madeline fighting. Does Joesph still love Madeline? Tori obviously knows it’s her who he had the affair with, but the two never face off again. We didn’t get to see enough of Jane and Tom. Jane and coffee guy Tom (who, surprise, isn’t gay
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‘Big Little Lies’ Main Characters Ranked by Friendship Potential (Photos)

‘Big Little Lies’ Main Characters Ranked by Friendship Potential (Photos)
Big Little Lies” has kind of, sort of, a little taken over our lives the past couple months. At this point, we’re just counting down the days to the season finale and instead of twiddling our thumbs, we ranked the series’ main characters by how likely we are to be friends with them. Why? Because. Jane We love Jane and she hasn’t given us a reason to dislike her as of yet. I mean, what could you really say about her? She’s sweet, funny when she wants to be, keeps to herself and takes great care of her son,
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New York City Subway Bombing Captured on Camera? (Video)

MSNBC has obtained and aired footage of what appeared to be the attempted bombing near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal on Monday. You can see it above. “We believe this is the video of the explosion,” said MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle as the grainy footage played. “It allegedly shows the moment of the explosion. You can see people walking up and down a corridor to and from the train when a blast of smoke goes off.” “It was intentionally detonated,” she added. Also Read: NBC Slammed for Story About 'Backlash' Against 'Muslim Americans' After NYC Terrorist Attack The explosion appears to.
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Golden Globes 2018: 10 Biggest Wtf Snubs and Surprises

Golden Globes 2018: 10 Biggest Wtf Snubs and Surprises
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association dropped their nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards this morning, shouting out some brand new TV shows and adding some momentum to some of the biggest awards season campaigns – The Shape of Water! Three Billboards! Dunkirk! A few other major players, of course, got left off the lineup in a big way – the Globes have a history of some headslapping choices (remember The Tourist for Best Movie? Cybill for Best TV Comedy?). And while this year seemed a little more on-point than usual,
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Trump Blasts New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and Don Lemon: ‘Dumbest Man on Television’

Trump Blasts New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and Don Lemon: ‘Dumbest Man on Television’
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to hurl a fusillade attack against the media, blasting the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and Don Lemon. The message was precipitated by a revealing New York Times piece published over the weekend, detailing the president’s morning routine, which included watching up to eight hours of television a day. “Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong!” said Trump. “Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon,
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Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It’s Just the Golden Globes

Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It’s Just the Golden Globes
Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards are in as the 2017-2018 film awards season adds yet another notch to its belt. There were snubs, there were surprises, but nothing about Monday morning’s announcement would appear to have significantly altered the course of the circuit. Then again, nothing ever really does; these are just the opinions of a few dozen international journalists who happen to have their own highly rated, liquored-up, televised awards ceremony. Let’s dive in and take a look at what all of it actually means …

Star power

The HFPA has long been noted for its love affair with the stars. This year the group found ways to ensure that people like Angelina Jolie (“First They Killed My Father”), Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”), Tom Hanks (“The Post”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), and even Mariah Carey and Nick Jonas (songs
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