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SAG Awards: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘This Is Us’ Take Top Prizes

SAG Awards: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘This Is Us’ Take Top Prizes
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big film winner at the SAG Awards Sunday with trophies for best ensemble cast, best actress for Frances McDormand for portraying a grieving mother and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

Gary Oldman, meanwhile, won the best actor in a film award for his performance as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” “I am so deeply honored and proud to win this magnificent award,” a clearly moved Oldman said.

Oldman said back stage that he was savoring the recognition, adding, “My feeling is enjoy the moment. It will be someone else standing up here next year.”

Oldman won the trophy over Timothee Chalamet for “Call Me by Your Name,” James Franco for “The Disaster Artist,” Daniel Kaluuya for “Get Out,” and Denzel Washington for “Roman Israel Esq.” Franco, who was recently accused by five women of sexually exploitative behavior, attended the ceremonies.

“Three Billboads” won the ensemble cast trophy over “The Big Sick
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Veep: Final Season Delayed Until 2019 Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cancer Treatment

Veep: Final Season Delayed Until 2019 Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cancer Treatment
Selina Meyer’s reelection campaign won’t get underway until next year.

According to Veep‘s Matt Walsh, the Emmy-winning comedy’s seventh and final season is expected to begin production in August, once star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has had enough time to recuperate after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. As such, the series’ swan song is not expected to premiere before 2019.

“We’ll start filming in August and it will air in 2019,” Walsh told EW.com. “We’ve seen [Julia], she’s done some table reads [and] she’s doing well.”

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PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List

PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List
Updated with final results: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water solidified its status as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner in a season where there are several, taking home the top honor at the 29th annual PGA Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. On the TV side, a pair of streaming series rookies — Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale — came away with marquee honors. Del Toro, who won the Best Director Golden Globe already…
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Allison Janney Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
It was a big night for Allison Janney Sunday, as she took home the trophy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in I, Tonya.

In her acceptance speech, Janney praised her I, Tonya cast members, particularly Margot Robbie.

“ so fearless and brave and such a rockstar,” Janney said. “She paved the way for all of us to make courageous choices in these roles that we got to play.”

Janney has been a dominant force this awards season, winning the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in
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2018 SAG Awards film report: ‘Wonder Woman’ stunt ensemble wins the first award of the night [Updating Live]

2018 SAG Awards film report: ‘Wonder Woman’ stunt ensemble wins the first award of the night [Updating Live]
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented on Sunday night, January 21, during a ceremony hosted by Kristen Bell and simulcast on TNT and TBS. This 24th annual event honored the best achievements in film and television acting as decided by more than 100,000 members of the unified SAG-AFTRA union representing performers, radio and TV personalities, and other media professionals. But what do they mean for the Oscars, whose nominations are announced just two days later on January 23? Scroll down for our live updating report of all the film results as their announced.

Because the SAG Awards specifically honor performances and not other aspects of production, they’re not necessarily a reliable barometer for the Best Picture Oscar. Only 11 of the previous 22 ensemble casts that won SAG Awards correspond to the motion picture academy’s top prize (50%). However, this award has foretold a few big Oscar surprises. It was the
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‘Blindspotting’ Bidding War: Neon, The Orchard, CBS Films Chase Racial Drama

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‘Blindspotting’ Bidding War: Neon, The Orchard, CBS Films Chase Racial Drama
Three distributors – Neon, The Orchard and CBS Films – are aggressively courting the buzzy, race-themed Sundance drama “Blindspotting,” multiple individuals told TheWrap. MoviePass, the moviegoing subscription service that announced plans to acquire films at the festival, is also seeking a co-release with whoever ends up buying the film, one individual close to the negotiations said. Carlos Lopez Estrada directed the buddy story starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, who wrote the screenplay. The film tells the story of two friends in Oakland, facing probation, police violence and the pressure of hipster tech gentrification. The film opened the festival on Thursday...
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‘Jumanji’ Leads International Box Office, Hits $768 Million Worldwide

‘Jumanji’ Leads International Box Office, Hits $768 Million Worldwide
Solidifying its status as a worldwide hit, Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won the international box office for the fourth consecutive weekend with $32.6 million at 14,800 screens in 93 markets.

The action-comedy has hit $450 million internationally to go along with its $317 million domestic total. The global total has reached $767.8 million, making “Jumanji” 80th on the all-time worldwide list.

China delivered the top take for “Jumanji” with $7.7 million in its second weekend for a total of $65.8 million in that crucial market after two weeks — far better than Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with only $40.6 million in three weeks. The U.K. is the second largest with $43.7 million, followed by Australia with $31.9 million.

A pair of international titles took the next two slots with “Secret Superstar,” the latest film vehicle for Indian superstar Aamir Khan, opening with $25.6 million in China. The film — a coming of age story about a teenage girl who wants to be a
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Sundance: Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Nabs Debra Granik's 'Leave No Trace' (Exclusive)

Sundance: Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Nabs Debra Granik's 'Leave No Trace' (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Debra Granik's Leave No Trace.

The film is a haunting father-daughter story featuring Ben Foster and newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, presented by Bron Creative and Topic Studios.

Based on Peter Rock's novel My Abandonment, the film revolves around a teenage girl (Harcourt McKenzie) and her father (Foster) who have lived undetected for years in Forest Park, a vast woods on the edge of Portland, Oregon. A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from the park and into the charge of a social service agency. They try to adapt...
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Puppy Movie ‘Pick of the Litter’ Sells to IFC’s Sundance Selects

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Puppy Movie ‘Pick of the Litter’ Sells to IFC’s Sundance Selects
IFC FilmsSundance Selects label has acquired North American rights to Slamdance’s resident adorable film “Pick of the Litter.” The documentary was directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, and follows a litter of puppies from birth as they train to become seeing eye dogs for the blind. “Everyone at IFC Films/Sundance Selects understands how dogs can change one’s life and this film epitomizes this,” Arianna Bocco, the unit’s head of acquisitions and production, said in a statement. “We are so excited to introduce these amazing animals to audiences.” Also Read: 'Tyrel': Race, Class and Bad Manners Collide in Showcase for Jason Mitchell Nachman’s...
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Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman & Diablo Cody Reteam ‘Tully’ Is Sundance Secret Screening

Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman & Diablo Cody Reteam ‘Tully’ Is Sundance Secret Screening
Exclusive: This year’s secret screening is director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody's Tully, a comedy which is their second collaboration with Charlize Theron after 2011’s Young Adult. The Focus Features release opens on April 20. In Tully, Theron plays Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to accept the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and…
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Forest Whitaker Says ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Something That Hasn’t Been Seen Before’ (Exclusive)

Forest Whitaker Says ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Something That Hasn’t Been Seen Before’ (Exclusive)
Black Panther” hits theaters next month, but the comic movie is already one of the most anticipated films of the year, breaking pre-sales records as Marvel’s fastest-selling movie in the first 24 hours.

Forest Whitaker, who stars in the film as Zuri, says “Black Panther” is resonating early with moviegoers because the film is bringing something new to theaters, especially in the superhero drama genre.

“It’s a unique piece. It’s a multicultural piece. I think people are waiting to find something new,” Whitaker said on Sunday at the Variety Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was on hand for his film “Burden,” which premieres Sunday in Park City, Utah.

“This superhero from Africa who is in this society and trying to fix the world is something that hasn’t been seen before,” Whitaker added. “I think Ryan [Coogler] is a great director so there’s always going to be some social conscious inside of it. … And
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Jason Blum’s Advice To Burgeoning Producers At Sundance: ‘Don’t Worry About Your Movie Getting A Theatrical Release’

Jason Blum’s Advice To Burgeoning Producers At Sundance: ‘Don’t Worry About Your Movie Getting A Theatrical Release’
What a year it’s been for producer and Blumhouse boss Jason Blum. A year ago during Sundance, he had the top grossing title at the weekend box office, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split which with $40M marked the fifth best ever opening for January. And Blum also sneaked the world premiere of Get Out here at Sundance, which off $4.5M production cost reaped close to $255M and stands on the precipice of potential Oscar noms this Tuesday. This morning Blum was the keynote speaker at…
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Behind the Scenes at Sundance: a Star-Filled Women's Rally, Fun Sightings and More

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Behind the Scenes at Sundance: a Star-Filled Women's Rally, Fun Sightings and More
Another year, another fun-filled 10 days are happening at the Sundance Film Festival in snowy Park City, Utah — and People is there to capture all the behind-the-scenes action.

Celebrities like Dakota Fanning, Jane Fonda, Nicholas Cage and more are braving the frigid weather and flocking to the small town this weekend to interact with their biggest fans and hit up some of the festival’s hottest parties.

Thursday, Jan. 18

2:35 p.m.: Blythe Danner arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is greeted by a swarm of photographers and fans asking for autographs. “Why do I deserve all this attention?
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2018 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ has narrow lead over ‘The Shape of Water’ on eve of nominations announcement

2018 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ has narrow lead over ‘The Shape of Water’ on eve of nominations announcement
With just hours to go until the 2018 Academy Awards nominations are announced on Jan. 23, our 31 Oscar experts from major media outlets have just finalized their predictions for Best Picture. Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” now has the votes of a leading 10 pundits, up from seven just three days ago. This character study swept the SAG Awards on Sunday, with a leading three wins. It is in first place with leading odds of 6/1. (See the individual rankings by experts and the resulting odds.)

The Shape of Water” got a big boost when it won Best Picture at the PGA Awards on Saturday. While that precursor prize went with a different film than the Oscars for the last two years, this guild previewed the Best Picture winner for the first six years of the expanded race. Guillermo del Toro‘s fantasy film now has the backing of eight pundits,
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Rep Sheet Roundup: ICM Partners Signs ‘The Chi’ Star Tiffany Boone

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Boone time

The Chi’s Tiffany Boone has signed with ICM Partners. The alum of The Following plays Jerrika, the girlfriend of Jason Mitchell’s character, in Lena Waithe’s new Showtime drama. Her films include Beautiful Creatures and Detention and her TV credits include Southland, Grey’s Anatomy, Perception, Once Upon a Time and Complications. Boone continues to be represented by Link and Stone Genow.

ICM also has signed:

· Dougray Scott. The Mission: Impossible...
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'Three Billboards': How Moving One Critical Scene Changed a Character's Arc

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but if it were not for film editor John Gregory, himself recently nominated for an American Cinema Editors Eddie award, that might not have been the case.

For as Gregory and McDonagh cut the film, they realized that McDormand's Mildred, who uses billboards to urge police to solve the case of her daughter's rape and murder, could come across as an off-putting, even alienating character. And so, in a key decision, they decided to move a flashback...
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Joe Scarborough: Trump a ‘Bumpkin,’ ‘Idiot,’ ‘Stupid Old Blubbery Man’

Joe Scarborough: Trump a ‘Bumpkin,’ ‘Idiot,’ ‘Stupid Old Blubbery Man’
Joe Scarborough was in full form Monday, ripping president Trump with a fusillade of creative jabs. On the set of “Morning Joe” the MSNBC host blamed Trump for the government shutdown and said it was his own waffling on immigration that prevented Democrats and Republicans from making a deal. “Well you really can’t trust anything coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth,” he opined dryly. “The president had a Chinese dinner with Democrats, talked once again about wanting to extend legal status to Dreamers, staff members quickly ran behind him again like he was some fool, like he’s some bumpkin, like he’s...
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2018 Oscar nominations: How to watch 90th Academy Awards announcement live online on January 23

Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will be revealed in a live presentation on Tuesday, January 23 that begins at 5:22 a.m. Pt/8:22 a.m. Et. Come back to watch this kick-off to the Oscars here at Gold Derby, then stick around for our instant reaction to the roster of contenders as well as those that were snubbed. There will be two parts to this big reveal of the nominees in the 24 competitive categories from the stage of the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, California.

At 5:22 a.m. Pt/8:22 a.m. Et, nominees will be announced in the following 11 categories: Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film.

At 5:38:30 a.m. Pt/8:38:30 a.m. Et, the nominees will be announced in the following 13 categories: Picture,
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IFC Films' Arianna Bocco Elected Chair of BAFTA New York

The British Academy on Monday unveiled the newly elected members to its boards in Los Angeles and New York. 

Arianna Bocco, executive vp acquisitions and production for IFC Films and Sundance Selects, has been named chair of the board for BAFTA New York, taking over from Luke Parker Bowles, who steps down to the post of vice chair for one year. 

Also elected to serve on the board of BAFTA New York for three years are Maria Ishak, vp North America sale at All3media International, and Melinda Matlin, rights administrator at NBCUniversal and vice chair of BAFTA New York's screening committee. 

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WWE Set to Celebrate ‘Raw’ Anniversary Amid Speculation About the Company’s Future

WWE Set to Celebrate ‘Raw’ Anniversary Amid Speculation About the Company’s Future
“Monday Night Raw,” the flagship series of Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this week with a look back at its storied past, but there are some big questions lingering about the company’s future.

The milestone episode of the show WWE and USA Network tout as the longest-running weekly episodic television program in history is set to air Monday, Jan. 22 amid speculation that WWE will pick up stakes and move to another network — or even to one of the streaming services said to be kicking its tires — when the company’s contract with NBCUniversal comes up at the end of next year.

“It’s an exciting time,” says Paul Levesque (aka Triple H), WWE executive vice president of talent, live events and creative, when asked about the company’s many suitors. Those suitors are also said to include Fox, which never came to terms with Ultimate Fighting Championship on a new television
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