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Oscar Nominations 2018 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Phantom Thread’ Rises, James Franco Falls, and More

Oscar Nominations 2018 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Phantom Thread’ Rises, James Franco Falls, and More
We all expected Guillermo del Toro’s Producers Guild Awards and Critics Choice winner “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight) to lead the field; with 13 nominations, it nabbed support across the Academy. However, this is an unpredictable year and Academy voters leaned into inclusion, turned away from James Franco, and delivered some surprise Oscar nominations.

The love for “The Shape of Water” included the dominant Actors branch, which nominated Sally Hawkins and Oscar perennial Octavia Spencer (her third nomination ties with Viola Davis for most for a black actress). Despite its lack of a SAG ensemble nod, this charming fairy-tale romance between an Amphibian Man and a mute cleaning woman should dominate the Oscars March 4 with a Best Picture win.

Searchlight had a good day with a total 20 nominations, as Film4’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” considered a Best Picture frontrunner after its SAG Ensemble win, scored seven nominations including Picture,
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Oscar Nominations 2018 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Phantom Thread’ Rises, James Franco Falls, and More

Oscar Nominations 2018 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Phantom Thread’ Rises, James Franco Falls, and More
We all expected Guillermo del Toro’s Producers Guild Awards and Critics Choice winner “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight) to lead the field; with 13 nominations, it nabbed support across the Academy. However, this is an unpredictable year and Academy voters leaned into inclusion, turned away from James Franco, and delivered some surprise Oscar nominations.

The love for “The Shape of Water” included the dominant Actors branch, which nominated Sally Hawkins and Oscar perennial Octavia Spencer (her third nomination ties with Viola Davis for most for a black actress). Despite its lack of a SAG ensemble nod, this charming fairy-tale romance between an Amphibian Man and a mute cleaning woman should dominate the Oscars March 4 with a Best Picture win.

Searchlight had a good day with a total 20 nominations, as Film4’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” considered a Best Picture frontrunner after its SAG Ensemble win, scored seven nominations including Picture,
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Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record With 21st Oscar Nomination

Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record With 21st Oscar Nomination
Meryl Streep has broken her own Oscar record.

The actress received her 21st Academy Award nomination, in the best actress category, for her performance as Katherine Graham in “The Post.”

The nod extends Streep’s record by nine over Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who are tied in second place with a dozen each.

Streep has won Oscars for “Kramer vs. Kramer” in 1979, “Sophie’s Choice” in 1982, and “The Iron Lady” in 2011. She’s received four nominations since then for “August: Osage County,” “Into the Woods,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” and now “The Post.”

Streep also nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a drama for “The Post,” but lost to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Frances McDormand.

Her performance as the widowed Graham has been widely praised for its nuance as her character deals with the fallout from her 1971 decision for The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers in the face of opposition
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Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins Earns Groundbreaking 14th Nomination for Best Cinematography

Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins Earns Groundbreaking 14th Nomination for Best Cinematography
The most Oscar-nominated cinematographer just added another one to his prestigious belt. Roger Deakins has been nominated for a groundbreaking 14th time for Best Cinematography at the Oscars thanks to his acclaimed work behind the camera on Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” Deakins has somehow never won the award, and he’ll face stiff competition this year from “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” and more.

Deakins earned his first Oscar nomination in 1995 for his work on “The Shawshank Redemption” and has since been recognized by the Academy for the following films: “Fargo,” “Kundun,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “No Country for Old Men, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Reader,” “True Grit,” “Skyfall,” “Prisoners,” “Unbroken,” and “Sicario.” Both “Prisoners” and “Sicario” were also Villeneuve-directed efforts.

Read More:2018 Oscar Nominations List: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates, ‘Phantom Thread’ Surprises
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2018 Oscars: Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would set third longest gap between Best Actress wins

2018 Oscars: Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’) would set third longest gap between Best Actress wins
After victories at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) is the odds-on favorite to join a select group of women: performers who’ve won at least two Best Actress Oscars. McDormand would be the 14th to do so and perhaps most impressively, her double would be the third longest timespan between first and second wins.

McDormand won her first Oscar for “Fargo” a whoppin’ 21 years ago — that’s a whole person who can drink! She’d be behind only Meryl Streep (“Sophie’s Choice,” “The Iron Lady”), who waited 29 years, and Katharine Hepburn (“Morning Glory,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”), who holds the record at 34 years.

Most two-time Best Actress winners garner their second statuette within a decade of their first, usually within the first five years in that “honeymoon period” when, to paraphrase one double champ, they like you,
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‘Big Little Lies’ Gets Biggest Bump In Consumer Demand Post-Golden Globes

HBO’s Big Little Lies has been snagging consistent wins on the awards circuit, and also is making big gains among viewers. A Parrot Analytics study analyzed consumer demand for shows that won awards at the 75th Golden Globes over the two weeks around the January 7 ceremony: Master of None, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fargo, Big Little Lies, This is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale. The results showed Big Little Lies with the biggest percentage in average demand increase…
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Ewan McGregor's Ex Eve Mavrakis Breaks Her Silence: Calls Divorce 'Disappointing and Upsetting'

Ewan McGregor's Ex Eve Mavrakis Breaks Her Silence: Calls Divorce 'Disappointing and Upsetting'
Ewan McGregor‘s ex-wife Eve Mavrakis is breaking her silence about their split after 22 years of marriage.

Mavrakis said that while the divorce is “upsetting,” she is moving forward by putting her attention on her family.

“It’s disappointing and upsetting but my main concern is our four children are okay,” she told The Sun on Sunday.

Related: Inside the 22-Year Marriage Between Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis Before Their Split

McGregor filed for divorce on Jan. 19, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The star, 46, has asked for joint custody of their three children: Clara, 21, Jamyan, 16, Esther,
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Nicole Kidman’s Speech and a Big ‘Three Billboards’ Win Cap a #MeToo and Time’s Up Dominated SAG Awards

Nicole Kidman’s Speech and a Big ‘Three Billboards’ Win Cap a #MeToo and Time’s Up Dominated SAG Awards
At tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the most-nominated film of the evening and the most winning, locking up Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as well one for Frances McDormand and one for supporting actor Sam Rockwell. Only Woody Harrelson — the film’s fourth nomination, and Rockwell’s competitor, was shut out.

Read More:2018 SAG Awards Winners: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Veep,’ and More — Full List

Gary Oldman won best actor for “Darkest Hour,” as did supporting actress Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”). All are Oscar favorites for nominations announced Tuesday.

In its 24th year, the SAG Awards had a host for the first time, Kristen Bell; she was followed by an all-female presenter line-up. The #MeToo and Time’s Up crusades were clearly on the organizers’ mind, just one day after another set of women’s marches. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris
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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Jordan Peele quits acting to focus on directing

After making his feature directorial debut last year with the acclaimed horror-thriller Get Out, Jordan Peele has now decided to quit acting in order to focus solely on his directing career.

Daniel Day-Lewis and I are both out (laughing),” Peele told Entertainment Weekly. “Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing.”

Peele initially rose to stardom alongside his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key both on Mad TV and their own sketch series Key & Peele. The duo also produced and starring in the 2016 action comedy Keanu, while Peele’s other acting credits include roles in Wanderlust and Fargo, as well as numerous voice roles both in film and television.

Last year’s Get Out scored both critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing over $250 million worldwide from a budget of just $4.5 million. As yet, there’s been no word as to his follow-up directorial effort, but he is currently producing Spike Lee’s Black Klansman,
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The Shape of Water takes the top prize at the 2018 PGA Awards

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water received a major boost to its Oscar chances last night when the Producers Guild of America honoured the film with the Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the 2018 PGA Awards.

In the past ten years, the recipient of the Darryl F. Zanuck Award has went on to claim Best Picture at the Academy Awards on eight occasions. It has however been wide of the mark the past two years, honouring The Big Short and La La Land while Best Picture went to Spotlight and Moonlight.

Here’s the full list of winners…

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Sick

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

Get Out

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

Molly’s Game

The Post

The Shape Of Water (Winner)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Wonder Woman

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated
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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as top feature film for del Toro and J. Miles Dale.

A pair of first-season series — “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — and “Black Mirror” took the top TV awards in ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Shape of Water” topped “The Big Sick,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Post,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and “Wonder Woman.”

Del Toro was not in attendance due to his having gone to Mexico to be with his sick father and “The Shape of Water” star Richard Jenkins read a statement from del Toro: “I would like to ask of you all to allow me then to dedicate a little moment and the honors of this night to both my father and my
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2018 PGA Awards winners: Full list of Producers Guild winners in all 12 categories for film and TV

The 2018 Producers Guild Awards were presented on Saturday night, January 20. These are the 29th annual kudos celebrating the best producers in film and television. Historically they have been known as an especially strong predictor of the Oscars, with 19 out of the 28 previous PGA winners going on to claim Best Picture from the motion picture academy, which is a 68% rate of agreement between the two industry organizations. Scroll down for the complete list of winners in all 12 categories.

The Producers Guild has had an even stronger track record forecasting the Oscars in recent years. Eight of the last 10 PGA champs have matched the Oscar choice (80%), and since 2010 both the motion picture academy and the PGA have used a preferential ballot to determine the winners. That unique voting method prioritizes consensus choices over passionate picks. That makes the PGA Awards the first industry event where we get to see what Hollywood can
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SAG Awards 2018: Will ‘Three Billboards’ or ‘Lady Bird’ tie the record for the most wins?

SAG Awards 2018: Will ‘Three Billboards’ or ‘Lady Bird’ tie the record for the most wins?
“Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” are the only films nominated in three categories at this weekend’s SAG Awards, so they’re the only films with a chance to join an exclusive club. If one of them wins all three categories, it would be only the fourth film to do so and could also give it a boost as it competes for Best Picture at the Oscars.

The Screen Actors Guild first began handing out awards in 1995 but did not give out the prize for ensemble casts until the following year when “Apollo 13” was the inaugural winner. To date no film has come close to sweeping all six of the film categories: for ensembles and stunt ensembles, lead and supporting actors, and lead and supporting actresses. Currently the record for the most wins is three, held by “American Beauty” (awarded in 2000), “Chicago” (2003), and “The Help” (2012). All
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Ewan McGregor Officially Files For Divorce From His Wife of 22 Years

Ewan McGregor Officially Files For Divorce From His Wife of 22 Years
Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife, production designer Eve Mavrakis, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The former couple reportedly called it quits in May 2017 after 22 years of marriage. A source close to the family confirmed the news to People in October. The 46-year-old actor is currently dating his Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead who split from her husband, Riley Stearns, in May as well. According to TMZ, Ewan is asking for joint custody of their four daughters, Clara, Jamyan, Esther, and Anouk, but Eve has filed a response asking for sole custody of the girls with visitation. Ewan and Eve met on the set of the TV show Kavanagh QC and wed in France in 1995. Most recently, Ewan thanked both Eve and Mary in his acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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2018 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 9 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. That is the night before the Screen Actors Guild does the same. Unlike, the latter, which will air on TNT and TBS, the PGA ceremony is not televised. However, it is an equally important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”

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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
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Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce From Wife of 22 Years Eve Mavrakis: Report

Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce From Wife of 22 Years Eve Mavrakis: Report
Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis.

McGregor filed Friday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The star, 46, has asked for joint custody of their three children: Clara, 21, Jamyan, 16, Esther, 15 and Anouk, 6.

Mavrakis’ filed her response states that she is asking for sole custody with visitation for her ex, according to the website.

The documents list the date of separation as May 28th of last year.

The couple announced their split last October, and at the time a family source revealed to People that
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Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce After 22-Year Marriage

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Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce After 22-Year Marriage
Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years. Ewan cites irreconcilable differences as the reason he wants to end his marriage to Eve Mavrakis.  McGregor, repped by attorney Fahi Takesh Hallin, wants joint custody of the couple's 3 minor children. Eve, whose lawyer -- disso queen Laura Wasser -- filed her answer at the same time, is asking for sole physical custody with visitation going to Ewan. McGregor says in the docs he's willing to pay spousal support.
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2018 Producers Guild Awards: Complete odds in 8 film & TV categories include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …

The Producers Guild Awards have been one of the most closely watched races in the run-up to Oscars because they have presaged the academy’s choice for Best Picture eight times in the last 10 years. However, the two times they disagreed were the last two years in a row, despite the fact that the PGA uses the same preferential ballot that decides the Oscars. Are they still a reliable bellwether? Scroll down for our complete predictions in eight categories for film as well as TV. The nominees are ranked in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

There are 11 nominees for Best Picture at this event, and chances are good most of the eventual Oscar nominees for Best Picture — if not all of them — are on the PGA’s list. We’re currently predicting a victory for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but this is
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FX TV Show Ratings (updated 1/18/18)

FX has been churning out a lot of original scripted series. Some have been hits while many others have not. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!Scripted FX shows listed: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Archer, Atlanta, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, The Bridge, The Comedians, Fargo, Feud, Justified, Legion, Louie, Married, Partners, Saint George, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Snowfall, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Taboo, and Tyrant.Last update: The most recent ratings added for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.There's a lot of data that FX execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.Read More…
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