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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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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Out! The Biggest Snubs & Surprises of SAG Award Nominations

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Out! The Biggest Snubs & Surprises of SAG Award Nominations
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild award nominations, which were announced Wednesday morning by Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash, are one of the telling previews for who will have a shot at a coveted Academy Award — but it wouldn’t be awards season without some curveballs.

Were your favorite movies and TV shows overlooked? See the breakdown of the biggest surprises and oversights from this year’s SAG Awards nominations below.

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Surprise The Big Sick makes a rebound

After getting shut out completely from the Golden Globe Award nominations Monday, the feel-good comedy made a swift rebound, netting two nominations for
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Rob Sheffield on I Love Dick's "A Short History of Weird Girls."

Let's hear it for the boy. "Dear Dick: I've been horny since I was six," Kathryn Hahn announces at the beginning of "A Short History of Weird Girls," the standout episode from I Love Dick. The Amazon drama is Jil Soloway's brilliant satire of the masculine mystique,
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Larry King ‘Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Allegations Waged By Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife

Larry King ‘Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Allegations Waged By Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife
Larry King has hit back at claims that he groped singer and actor Eddie Fisher’s ex-wife, Terry Richard, on two separate occasions in the early aughts. Earlier this week, Richard told Daily Mail TV that King groped her on two different occasions, both at baseball awards dinners held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Daily Mail TV reports that Richard “said in the first incident, while posing together for a photo, King slid his hand down her backless dress and rested his fingers in between her butt cheeks…Richard claims the second time was also while they were taking a photo together, and King, now 84, squeezed her butt so hard that it left a large bruise.”

Read More:Jeffrey Tambor May Not Quit ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations After All

The first incident took place in 2005, the second just one year later in 2006. Richard told Daily Mail TV, “Larry King is a groper.
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Larry King ‘Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Allegations Waged By Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife

Larry King ‘Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Allegations Waged By Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife
Larry King has hit back at claims that he groped singer and actor Eddie Fisher’s ex-wife, Terry Richard, on two separate occasions in the early aughts. Earlier this week, Richard told Daily Mail TV that King groped her on two different occasions, both at baseball awards dinners held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Daily Mail TV reports that Richard “said in the first incident, while posing together for a photo, King slid his hand down her backless dress and rested his fingers in between her butt cheeks…Richard claims the second time was also while they were taking a photo together, and King, now 84, squeezed her butt so hard that it left a large bruise.”

Read More:Jeffrey Tambor May Not Quit ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations After All

The first incident took place in 2005, the second just one year later in 2006. Richard told Daily Mail TV, “Larry King is a groper.
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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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Second Season of “Big Little Lies” Confirmed, Andrea Arnold to Direct

Big Little Lies”: HBO

We haven’t seen the last of Madeline, Celeste, and the rest of Monterey just yet. It’s official: “Big Little Lies” is no longer a limited series — the HBO show is coming back for a second season. Stars and executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are signed on, and according to Vulture, “most of the cast is expected to return and contract negotiations are underway.” So we’ll likely be seeing more of Jane (Shailene Woodley), Renata (Laura Dern), and Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) as well.

Big Little Lies” received a lot of positive attention for putting female characters front and center, but every episode of the murder mystery’s first season was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée — two men. This time around, a woman has been hired to take the helm. Andrea Arnold (“American Honey,” “Transparent”) is signed
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash

Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash
Year after year, the Golden Globes are always filled with surprises — more than most award shows, even. On the TV side, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s preference for new series and small member body makes for nominations some call exciting, others mind-boggling. This year was a bit more predictable — by Golden Globes standards — but still packed its fair share of twists and turns. From recent winners getting boxed out (Tracee Ellis Ross, “Blackish”) to new faces working their way in (Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”), there’s quite a lot to dig into — so let’s get started on the snubs and surprises:

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Full TV Nominations List: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Lead Varied Pack Snubs:

Mindhunter”: Even with David Fincher’s backing, the breakout Netflix originals series couldn’t score a single nod from the Golden Globes.

Twin Peaks”: Yes, Kyle MacLachlan earned a much-deserved nod,
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Golden Globes Nominations: ‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Score Big

Golden Globes Nominations: ‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Score Big
Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the big winners as nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were unveiled in the wee hours on Monday morning.

“Three Billboards,” a revenge drama, “The Post,” a dramatic re-telling of the Pentagon Papers saga, and “The Shape of Water,” an offbeat story about the romance between a mute cleaning lady and a fish-like creature, earned best film and director nods, in addition to picking up nominations for the performances of several of its actors. “The Shape of Water” nabbed a leading seven nominations, while “Three Billboards” and “The Post” picked up six apiece. The other best drama nominees were Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” and Luca Guadagnino’s lyrical romance “Call Me by Your Name.”

Unlike other awards shows, the Globes separates its film honors into best drama and best
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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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HBO officially renews Big Little Lies for season 2 with new director

After reports that the second season of Big Little Lies is slated to begin production in the Spring of 2018, HBO has now officially confirmed that it has renewed the hit drama series, with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman once again producing and starring and creator David E. Kelley back on writing duties.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee, who helmed every episode of the first season, had recently revealed that he wouldn’t be returning for the next batch of episodes, and HBO has also announced that Andrea Arnold (Transparent, American Honey) will replace him in the director’s chair.

“It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them,” said Witherspoon. “I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm.
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David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017

David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017
Words have always had great power, but over the course of the last year — a one of massive change and upheaval in Hollywood and the rest of the world — that old chestnut has never seemed more prescient. 2017 saw the rise of believing those who speak out, even if it hurts to hear, and plenty of the industry’s biggest voices had plenty to say. We talk to a lot of Hollywood’s brightest talents, about the projects which have inspired them most and the industry which at times supports, and at times hinders, their efforts to make their best work.

As individuals, we’re often blown away by their insights; in gathering them together, we end up with a portrait of a community of artists and creators who love their art and their industry, for better and for worse, and refuse to keep quiet about it.

Here are some of
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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Set at HBO: Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to Star, Andrea Arnold to Direct

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Set at HBO: Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to Star, Andrea Arnold to Direct
Big Little Lies” is officially coming back. After months of speculation over whether or not the hit limited series would return, HBO has officially given the green light to Season 2.

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are set to star. No other cast members have been confirmed, but the “most of the cast is expected to return and negotiations are underway.”

David E. Kelley — who wrote all of Season 1 — will pen Season 2, as well, “partially” based on a story by the book’s author (and series producer) Liane Moriarty. But he’ll be working with a new director: Andrea Arnold will direct all seven episodes of Season 2. She replaces Jean-Marc Vallee, who won an Emmy for directing Season 1, but expressed disinterest in returning for more episodes.

Read More:‘Big Little Lies’: Reese Witherspoon Teases Season 2, Fans Still Hate Alexander Skarsgård, and More from the Cast

Vallee remains attached as an executive producer,
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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Set at HBO: Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to Star, Andrea Arnold to Direct

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Set at HBO: Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to Star, Andrea Arnold to Direct
Big Little Lies” is officially coming back. After months of speculation over whether or not the hit limited series would return, HBO has officially given the green light to Season 2.

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are set to star. No other cast members have been confirmed, but the “most of the cast is expected to return and negotiations are underway.”

David E. Kelley — who wrote all of Season 1 — will pen Season 2, as well, “partially” based on a story by the book’s author (and series producer) Liane Moriarty. But he’ll be working with a new director: Andrea Arnold will direct all seven episodes of Season 2. She replaces Jean-Marc Vallee, who won an Emmy for directing Season 1, but expressed disinterest in returning for more episodes.

Read More:‘Big Little Lies’: Reese Witherspoon Teases Season 2, Fans Still Hate Alexander Skarsgård, and More from the Cast

Vallee remains attached as an executive producer,
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Big Little Lies Officially Returning for Season 2; Kidman, Witherspoon to Star

HBO has given us an early Christmas present: Big Little Lies is officially returning for another season, TVLine has confirmed.

The hit miniseries’ story will continue with a seven-episode Season 2, with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon returning to star and executive-produce. Shailene Woodley, who starred alongside Kidman and Witherspoon in Season 1, is not confirmed to return, but a statement from HBO says that “most of the cast is expected to return, and negotiations are underway.”

RelatedBig Little Lies Eyes Spring 2018 Production Start for Season 2

David E. Kelley will return to write all seven episodes of the new season, with director Andrea Arnold (Transparent,
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category

Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category
Best Drama Series “The Crown” “The Deuce” “The Handmaid’s Tale” “Game of Thrones” “Stranger Things

Spoiler: “This Is Us

Since the above predictions feature three returning series and a virtual lock in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” there’s a lot of room for spoilers. Not only could “This Is Us” very easily land its second straight nod for Best Drama Series, but series like “Mindhunter,” “The Good Doctor,” “Ozark,” “Mr. Robot,” “Better Call Saul,” and, yes, even “The Leftovers” could find their way into the final five. The Golden Globes like spotlighting new series, which benefits shows like “Mindhunter” and “Ozark” which haven’t been crowned by other awards shows just yet. The Globes could be the first, but we’re betting they won’t be able to resist David Simon’s “The Deuce” — given that all-star cast — and last year’s winner, “The Crown.” “Game of Thrones” and
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category

Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category
Best Drama Series “The Crown” “The Deuce” “The Handmaid’s Tale” “Game of Thrones” “Stranger Things

Spoiler: “This Is Us

Since the above predictions feature three returning series and a virtual lock in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” there’s a lot of room for spoilers. Not only could “This Is Us” very easily land its second straight nod for Best Drama Series, but series like “Mindhunter,” “The Good Doctor,” “Ozark,” “Mr. Robot,” “Better Call Saul,” and, yes, even “The Leftovers” could find their way into the final five. The Golden Globes like spotlighting new series, which benefits shows like “Mindhunter” and “Ozark” which haven’t been crowned by other awards shows just yet. The Globes could be the first, but we’re betting they won’t be able to resist David Simon’s “The Deuce” — given that all-star cast — and last year’s winner, “The Crown.” “Game of Thrones” and
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Loss leader: can a TV show continue without its main character?

Jeffrey Tambor’s future on Transparent is in doubt after sexual assault allegations, but history proves it’s possible to live on beyond an original lead

Transparent and House of Cards are both noteworthy shows. They are both prestigious. They both helped to prove that streaming services were capable of competing with traditional television. And they both hinged on award-winning turns by big stars, who are now unlikely to feature in any more episodes thanks to stories of their sexual impropriety. The question is, with Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor potentially out of the picture, can House of Cards and Transparent survive? Can any show, in fact, if the lead character suddenly drops out?

Related: House of Cards to resume production in 2018 with Robin Wright as lead

Related: What next for the TV shows caught in the post-Weinstein crossfire?

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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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