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'Three Billboards' and 'Lady Bird' Top the 2018 SAG Awards Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 24th annual SAG Awards this morning, and a few movies continue to hold strong with this year's major honors, while others are making advances in the race toward the Oscars.  The Shape of Water was once again recognized for the performances by lead actress Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins, while Lady Bird also maintained its favor with nods for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf. The movie is also up for the Best Ensemble award. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got a boostnby leading the pack of nominated movies with four contenders across three categories -- both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are competing for Best Supporting Actor...

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Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be honored at the 75th Golden Globe Awards!

The 63-year-old multifaceted media mogul will receive the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the annual ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. 7.

The news was announced on Wednesday by 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Morgan Freeman during the airing of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.

"Let me be first to congratulate you," Freeman expressed in the clip. "Because you're in for an incredible night."

Upon sharing the announcement, Winfrey tweeted, "What an honor."

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is chosen by the HFPA and given to an individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Past honorees include Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Lucille Ball, among many others.

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were revealed earlier this week, with Big Little Lies leading in the TV categories with six nominations
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Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. De Mille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. De Mille Award at 2018 Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be honored at the 75th Golden Globe Awards!

The 63-year-old multifaceted media mogul will receive the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award during the annual ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. 7.

The news was announced on Wednesday by 2012 Cecil B. de Mille Award recipient Morgan Freeman during the airing of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.

"Let me be first to congratulate you," Freeman expressed in the clip. "Because you're in for an incredible night."

Upon sharing the announcement, Winfrey tweeted, "What an honor."

The Cecil B. de Mille Award is chosen by the HFPA and given to an individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Past honorees include Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Lucille Ball, among many others.

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were revealed earlier this week, with Big Little Lies leading in the TV categories
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Guillermo del Toro has lined up Nightmare Alley as a future project

Guillermo del Toro is looking to the future and has lined up another directorial project.

While he may be celebrating all the awards buzz being generated by his latest movie, The Shape of Water, del Toro does have an eye on the future. Variety has confirmed that the del Toro produced Antlers could be gaining Scott Cooper as a director, with Searchlight and Cooper currently in negotiations.

Guillermo del Toro is also arranging a new directing role, now attached to write and direct a remake of the 1947 Fox movie Nightmare Alley. Variety suggests that this won’t be his next project, however, as del Toro is still to write the film’s script.

“I am delighted to continue the producing partnership that has been forged with Fox Searchlight during the making of The Shape of Water,” del Toro said in a statement. “Nancy, Steve, David and Matthew and the entire
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‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake Coming From Guillermo del Toro (Maybe, at Some Point)

‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake Coming From Guillermo del Toro (Maybe, at Some Point)
Guillermo del Toro may have recently made a film about a god of the seas, but the Mexican-American director is the king of unfinished projects. The Shape of Water director has announced that he will be helming a new project, a remake of the 1947 noir Nightmare Alley. But to add more to his ever-growing slate, del […]

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How Greta Gerwig’s Brilliant Use of Colors Turned ‘Lady Bird’ Into an Emotional Nostalgia Trip

How Greta Gerwig’s Brilliant Use of Colors Turned ‘Lady Bird’ Into an Emotional Nostalgia Trip
One of the things that’s often deceptive about an intimate coming-of-age movie like “Lady Bird” – built on nuanced performances, careful framing, and a subtle bittersweet tone – is the sense that it is somehow less cinematic, or less carefully crafted, than a bigger film with thrilling action scenes and bold camerawork.

For the look of “Lady Bird,” writer-director Greta Gerwig started working a year ahead of time with cinematographer Sam Levy (with whom she’d previously collaborated on “Frances Ha” and “Maggie’s Plan”) to figure out how to turn her somewhat abstract visual concept into a reality. Levy turned to his colorist Alex Bickel (“Moonlight”) during pre-production to develop an unique technical process that could carry Gerwig’s vision through to the finish line.

Gerwig, Levy, and Bickel sat down with IndieWire to talk about about their collaboration on “Lady Bird” and were willing to share before and after
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Movie Mashup 2017: Look Back At The Year In Film

“We all float down here,” says the voice of little Georgie from this year’s acclaimed reimagining of Stephen King’s “It” as the camera swims through the underwater world of “The Shape of Water.” It’s clever edit of audio and video that remind us what a year it has been at the movies.

Created by Sleepy Skunk, this mashup leads through many memorable moments, from Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown to Frances McDormand’s effortlessly barbed line delivery in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” If razzle dazzle is more your speed, there’s plenty of gunfire and racing cars to catch your eye

This movie trailer mashup is a celebration of the images we saw even before our own, full on cinematic experience for these films.

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/Filmcast Ep. 445 – The Shape of Water (Guest: Kristy Puchko from Riot Material)

/Filmcast Ep. 445 – The Shape of Water (Guest: Kristy Puchko from Riot Material)
Devindra and Jeff team up with Kristy Puchko to figure out The Shape of Water. Also, they discuss Netflix’s Voyeur and Godless, and Jeff discovers the wonders of Toast of London. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now in your Browser: Shownotes Intro What We’ve Been Watching (03:30) […]

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Intriguing Characters Take Center Stage in Clips from Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water

Since its initial release in New York City on December 1st, viewers have been rediscovering the magic of movies through Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, and if the film hasn't yet opened in a city near you, we have a look at clips from the film.

The Shape of Water videos can be watched below, and in case you missed it, check here to catch up on our previous The Shape of Water coverage, including interviews with the cast and crew, Heather Wixson's review of the film, and the announcement of its seven Golden Globe Award nominations.

Synopsis: "From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation.
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Film Review: Ethereal ‘The Shape of Water’ Forms Cinema Magic

Chicago – This breathtaking morality and love story, set in a backward age, takes all of its major themes – passion, tolerance, symbolism and thrills – to the highest level. Writer/director Guillermo del Toro has created a masterwork that is part fairy tale, part adult desperation and all cinema magic.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

The fairy tale involves a mute janitor, portrayed with mystery by Sally Hawkins, falling in love with a U.S. government prisoner in 1962, who happens to resemble the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film is also a heart warming tribute to the movies themselves, as two of the main characters share that passion – even living above a movie theater – and who escape their daily grind at the altar of the late show. The movie expresses its era precisely, with misfit characters symbolically standing in at times for the actual prisoner in chains, and they all break free through the energy of love.
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'Three Billboards' and 'Lady Bird' Top the 2018 SAG Awards Nominations

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The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 24th annual SAG Awards this morning, and a few movies continue to hold strong with this year's major honors, while others are making advances in the race toward the Oscars.  The Shape of Water was once again recognized for the performances by lead actress Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins, while Lady Bird also maintained its favor with nods for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress...

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Peter Debruge’s 10 Best Films of 2017

Peter Debruge’s 10 Best Films of 2017
2017 was the year of fanboys and wonder women, as the former grew almost deafening in their zeal (permitting no dissent on the unquestioned genius of the DC, Marvel, Star Wars and Apes franchises, even when the movies themselves disappointed), while the latter found a common voice and courageous platform to take on the honchos in showbiz, politics and many other fields who had the nerve to ignore that famous superhero adage, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

“The Reckoning” (my nickname for this essential, long-overdue upheaval) has finally brought accountability for the kind of sexual harassment and all-around misbehavior no one should have to face in the workplace, toppling some of the biggest titans of our industry in the process. My heart broke when I read the words of ex-Weinstein employee Lauren O’Connor’s internal memo: “The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.” But the movies have long given us a model for optimism
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads SAG nominations by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-13 18:15:22

Front runner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) has announced its nominations for this season's awards, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has made a big impression with four nominations in three categories. Get Out and The Shape Of Water also have multiple nominations, building on their promise in the Golden Globes, despite being seen as outsiders before the season began.

The winners will be announced on 21 January.

The film award nominations in full:-

Best Ensemble Performance

The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress

Judi Dench, Victoria And Abdul Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name James Franco, The Disaster Artist Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actor

Steve Carell,
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Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017: ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, but ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Has Strong Showing as Well

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017: ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, but ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Has Strong Showing as Well
Lady Bird” won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards last night, taking home Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), and Most Promising Filmmaker (Greta Gerwig) from the Windy City. “Call Me by Your Name” had a strong showing as well, picking up prizes for Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet, who also won Most Promising Performer) and Best Supporting Screenplay.

Christopher Dunkirk was named Best Director for his work on “Dunkirk,” with Willem Dafoe of “The Florida Project” winning yet another Best Supporting Actor laurel and Jordan Peele being honored with Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out.” Full list of winners below.

Read More:2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Wins Both Best Picture and Best Actor

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Guillermo Del Toro
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SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?

SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?
On Monday night, “The Big Sick” team might have thought all those months of relentless awards campaigning were a waste. A Norman Lear-hosted post-screening party became an inadvertent wake for a disappointed Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily B. Gordon, and filmmaker Michael Showalter after the morning’s total snub by the Golden Globes.

Little more than 24 hours later, they have real reason to celebrate. The Amazon/Lionsgate comedy landed Film Ensemble and Supporting Actress nods from the SAG nominating committee — and that’s way more significant and predictive of ultimate Oscar support.

However, the shocker of the morning was Steven Spielberg’s supposedly powerful journalism valentine “The Post” was not only missing in action for Ensemble, but missing altogether: no Meryl Streep, no Tom Hanks. One explanation is that by breaking after Thanksgiving, both “The Post” and also-shunned “Phantom Thread” (no Daniel Day-Lewis!) weren’t seen by enough of the 2,500-member SAG nominating committee,
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SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?

SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?
On Monday night, “The Big Sick” team might have thought all those months of relentless awards campaigning were a waste. A Norman Lear-hosted post-screening party became an inadvertent wake for a disappointed Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily B. Gordon, and filmmaker Michael Showalter after the morning’s total snub by the Golden Globes.

Little more than 24 hours later, they have real reason to celebrate. The Amazon/Lionsgate comedy landed Film Ensemble and Supporting Actress nods from the SAG nominating committee — and that’s way more significant and predictive of ultimate Oscar support.

However, the shocker of the morning was Steven Spielberg’s supposedly powerful journalism valentine “The Post” was not only missing in action for Ensemble, but missing altogether: no Meryl Streep, no Tom Hanks. One explanation is that by breaking after Thanksgiving, both “The Post” and also-shunned “Phantom Thread” (no Daniel Day-Lewis!) weren’t seen by enough of the 2,500-member SAG nominating committee,
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SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
This year’s Oscar race is still as undecided as a swing state voter. On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild nominations failed to offer much clarity. Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led with four nominations, more than any other film. However, other sure bets — such as “Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Post” — were left out of the best SAG ensemble category, usually a predicator of things to come at the Academy Awards.

On the TV side, the SAG Awards has a spotty track record when it comes to recognizing new shows. Last year, the group embraced “Stranger Things” (and did so again). This year, it also bestowed plenty of love to “Glow” and “Ozark,” two of the buzziest shows from Netflix. But in doing so, it snubbed critically acclaimed new offerings like Amazon’s “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as well as Showtime’s “Smilf” — both of which picked up multiple Golden Globe nominations.

The
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Disney-Fox Deal: 10 Burning Questions as Takeover Deal Looms

Disney and Fox are racing towards the finish line.

The two media companies are expected to announce a $60 billion-plus pact this week that will see Disney snap up much of Fox’s television and film holdings. If completed, the deal will dramatically reshape the entertainment landscape, bringing together for the first time two of Hollywood’s “Big Six” studios under common ownership, all to give Disney the bigger arsenal of programming it needs to do battle with Netflix and other new entrants in the content business.

Details of the plan and deal points are being closely guarded. There are also many uncertainties about who will run the combined companies, how the government will react to the prospect of consolidation among Hollywood studios, and what it all means for the creative community. Here’s a look at key questions that need to be addressed.

1) Will the Murdochs be involved in Disney?

Yes, they’ll
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Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: ‘Three Billboards’ Dominates, ‘The Post’ Shut Out

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: ‘Three Billboards’ Dominates, ‘The Post’ Shut Out
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh’s blood-soaked revenge thriller, dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations on Wednesday, picking up a leading four nods. The film was recognized for its ensemble acting, while the performances of stars Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson were all singled out. “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s tender coming-of-age comedy, was close behind with three nods, including nominations for best ensemble, and a best actress and best supporting actress nomination for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, respectively.

Both of those films have been major forces in this fall’s awards race. However, Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” thought to be a contender, was shut out, with stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks failing to make the cut.

In addition to “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards,” the other films recognized for their ensemble were “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” and “Mudbound.” “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s monster
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