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Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations

Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations
The film academy’s best fit is “The Shape of Water.” Guillermo del Toro’s whimsical period romance about a custodial worker and fish-man hybrid who fall in love stacked 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, more than any other film this year. Those nods included Best Picture, Best Director for Del Toro, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, and Best Supporting actor and actress for Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, respectively. It also landed a healthy mix of below-the-line categories like Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Sound Mixing. Also Read: Oscars Nominate First Female Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison for 'Mudbound' Trailing behind was Christopher...
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Oscars: 'Wonder Woman,' James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Noteworthy Snubs

Oscars: 'Wonder Woman,' James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Noteworthy Snubs
While a number of Oscar hopefuls are cheering after their names were read during Tuesday morning's nominations announcement, other individuals and films considered to be contenders found themselves out in the cold.

Wonder Woman was completely shut out by the Academy, even in the technical categories, despite being one of the highest-grossing films of the year and receiving acclaim from a number of critics groups and awards organizations. Also shut out despite receiving early-season awards attention and Golden Globe, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice nominations was Battle of the Sexes, about the historic tennis match between Billie Jean King and...
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Oscars: Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated for Best Director

Oscars: Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated for Best Director
Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman ever nominated for a best director Oscar on Tuesday morning.

The Lady Bird helmer was the only woman nominated in the otherwise all-male field made up of Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) and Jordan Peele (Get Out).

Gerwig's nomination comes after she landed a Directors Guild nomination and a best director nomination from the Critics' Choice Awards for her feature directorial debut. The National Board of Review and National Society of Film Critics also named her best director for her work on the film.

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Connie Sawyer, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ Actress, Dies at 105

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Connie Sawyer, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ Actress, Dies at 105
Actress Connie Sawyer passed away at age 105 over the weekend, multiple outlets report. She was the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy.

Among Sawyer’s many roles are as James Franco’s godmother in “Pineapple Express” and as a member of one of the couples interviewed in the documentary portion of “When Harry Met Sally…

She died peacefully in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House, a community for retired entertainers. A representative for Sawyer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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John Cena in Talks to Star in ‘Duke Nukem’ Movie

John Cena in Talks to Star in ‘Duke Nukem’ Movie
John Cena is in talks to star in Paramount’s “Duke Nukem” movie, a big-screen version of the long-running video game franchise.

The project is set up at Paramount-based Platinum Dunes, which is operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. No director or writer is attached yet.

Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991 eponymous video game, developed by Apogee Software, as a muscular cigar-chomping man who always wears Ray-Bans and sports a flat-top haircut as he fights aliens to save planet Earth by using enormous physical strength and his expertise in firearms. He’s appeared in 19 video games as the title character, most recently in “Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour.”

Platinum Dunes franchises include “The Purge,” “Ouija,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” It’s a producer on John Krasinski’s horror movie “A Quiet Place,” opening April 6.

Cena made his name as a WWE star before starting another career as a movie actor more than
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'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development

'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development
The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney's underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.

As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast
A reboot of What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by…
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Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)

Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)
As the long-gestating Motley Crue biopic The Dirt heads towards a February production start, the film is in the home sweet home stretch of firming up the leads who will play the iconic rock-and-roll hair band.

Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and The Punisher actor Daniel Webber are in negotiations to star as guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil.

If the deals go through, the actors will join Douglas Booth, who is on board as Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who is due to play drummer Tommy Lee, in the movie that is based on the bestselling...
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'Incredibles 2' Reveals New Cast, Character Details

'Incredibles 2' Reveals New Cast, Character Details
Incredibles 2 has a recruited a few more stars.

Disney started the week by sharing a cast list that includes a few more names, as well as character details for previously announced stars.

Among the newcomers is Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker. He's a government leader who helps the Parr family keep their superhero identities secret as head of the Super Relocation Program. Unfortunately for the superteam, the family is left to their own devices when the division is closed.

Meanwhile, Sophia Bush will play Voyd, a young Elastigirl fan who aspires to be a superhero and has...
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Oscars: ‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee

Oscars: ‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee
After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy.

“Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination. The recognition comes on the heels of a similar milestone with the American Society of Cinematographers, which nominated Morrison’s “Mudbound” work earlier this month.

“I’m glad that people are recognizing the craft of it and not making decisions based on tokenism; Rachel’s work is on the screen,” “Mudbound” director Dee Rees said on a recent episode of Variety‘s “Playback” podcast. “Go to Sandi Sissel, go to Ellen Kuras, go to Rachel Morrison — women have been making interesting images for a long time.”

Morrison won the New York Film Critics Circle’s cinematography prize in December. She was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award along with recognition from the Chicago and North Carolina film critics organizations.

“Mudbound” was also
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Will Ewoks Return in the Han Solo Movie?

Will Ewoks Return in the Han Solo Movie?
Rumors abound that the first Solo trailer is dropping this week. There has been much fanfare over the second Star Wars Story, most of it not good. And there have been a lot of behind-the-scenes images, mostly shared by director Ron Howard. One leaked image clearly shows a taxidermied Ewok behind a glass case. Though it's highly suspect whether or not the Ewok, or others like it will show up in the movie. It's definitely there on set. But we might be looking at one of the many deleted scenes that will forever go unwatched in the Lucasfilm vault.

The image in question was leaked from the set before Ron Howard came in and took over for Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were fired. Images from this scene were some of the first to come online, giving fans a first look at the movie. And it clearly looks like
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Minnie Mouse, Iconic Toon, Finally Gets a Star of Her Own

Minnie Mouse, Iconic Toon, Finally Gets a Star of Her Own
She may be turning 90, but animated film, TV and fashion icon Minnie Mouse is as vital as ever.

She has a starring role on a Disney Channel show, tirelessly greets fans at Disney theme parks around the globe, and has inspired top fashion designers well into her octogenarian years. She is a licensing powerhouse. And on Jan. 22, she will receive her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fittingly, Minnie’s longtime boyfriend, Mickey Mouse, will accompany her when she receives the honor. Mickey was the first cartoon character to get a star in 1978, when he was 50, and was later joined by other Disney toon characters.

Now it’s time for the winsome Minnie with the big bow and polka dot dress to join Tinker Bell, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck and Mickey on the iconic walk. Minnie was unavailable for comment, but Russi Taylor, who has voiced her for more than 30 years
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Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact

Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact
Starz is taking a big step in its plan to expand internationally, striking a deal with Bell Media to launch the first Starz-branded service in Canada.

Bell Media’s The Movie Network Encore is to be rebranded next year, likely with Starz in the moniker although Bell Media did not get specific. The channel will also be made available as a standalone app for streaming.

As part of the deal, Starz parent Lionsgate has also set a theatrical pay TV output deal with Bell Media covering future releases. Lionsgate’s existing movie output pact in Canada is with Entertainment One.

“We’re delighted to bring Starz to Canada as part of our international channel rollout,” said Starz president-ceo Chris Albrecht. “Bell Media is one of North America’s elite content companies, and they bring great brand recognition, a massive consumer base, and unparalleled distribution skills to our alliance. This agreement creates the perfect foundation for the growth
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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Is FX’s Top Limited Series Premiere Since ‘Legion’

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Is FX’s Top Limited Series Premiere Since ‘Legion’
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” posted FX’s top limited series premiere in the key 18-49 demographic since “Legion.” The latest installment of the anthology show drew 1.5 million viewers in that age range and 5.5 million overall. Both Nielsen numbers include three days worth of delayed viewing. Also Read: Why 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' Plays Out in Reverse Chronological Order “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. More to come…
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‘The Boss Baby’ Gets Oscar Nod, Twitter Nods No: ‘What Have You People Done?’

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Every year, Oscar nominations come with the requisite “Snubs and Surprises” hot takes, but one nomination this year in particular has the internet scratching its head. Dreamworks’ “The Boss Baby” is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, along with “Coco,” “The Breadwinner,” “Ferdinand” and “Loving, Vincent.” The movie led by the voice performance of Alec Baldwin as a savvy corporate-minded baby, was also nominated for a Golden Globe, but still, people on Twitter are confused by its recognition by the Academy. Most are upset that it beat out the “Lego Batman Movie” for a nod. One user noted that the “Lego...
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Oscars: Listen to 'Awards Chatter' Podcast Episodes With 19 Nominees

Oscars: Listen to 'Awards Chatter' Podcast Episodes With 19 Nominees
One of the great joys of my job at The Hollywood Reporter is getting to host our "Awards Chatter" podcast, for which I conduct in-depth interviews with awards hopefuls. Nineteen of our guests were recognized with Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, and you can find their names — and links to listen to their episodes — below. You also can click here to subscribe — for free — to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our past episodes and alerts about future ones.

Nominees...

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), best supporting actress and best original song...
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‘The View’ Slams Megyn Kelly Over Jane Fonda: ‘How Much Work Have You Had, Bitch?’ (Video)

‘The View’ Slams Megyn Kelly Over Jane Fonda: ‘How Much Work Have You Had, Bitch?’ (Video)
The women of “The View” unloaded on Megyn Kelly, Tuesday after the morning show host defended her question about Jane Fonda’s plastic surgery and blasted the actress for her infamous history of posing with communist soldiers in Vietnam. Over seven minutes “The View” hosts slammed Kelly, a former Fox News host, accusing her of becoming the story herself and impugning her skills as a journalist. At one point, liberal stalwart Joy Behar even called her a “bitch.” “Jane should have just said to her ‘and how much work have you had, bitch?” said Behar to audience applause. Also Read: Bill Weir Slams...
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ABC Orders Drama ‘False Profits’ From Kayla Alpert to Pilot

ABC has ordered a pilot for the drama “False Profits,” Variety has learned.

The project, described as a comedic soap in the vein of “Desperate Housewives,” follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

Kayla Alpert will serve as writer and executive producer. Jason Reed and Sabrina Wind will also executive via Jason T. Reed Productions. ABC Studios will produce.

Alpert most recently worked as a supervising producer and writer on the CBS medical drama “Code Black.” Her other credits include the shows “Up All Night,” “Ally McBeal,” and “Sweet Valley High.” She also worked on the screenplay for the film “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

She is repped by ICM and Mosaic.

ABC previously ordered two light dramas straight to series for the 2018-2019 season. The first was “The Rookie,” which stars Nathan Fillion as a middle-aged man who
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Jordan Peele Ugly Cries and Kumail Nanjiani Plays It Cool: How Oscar Nominees Celebrated Online

As Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, some of the newly minted nominees took to Twitter to express their excitement, while other stars not involved in this year’s films celebrated their colleagues.

Jordan Peele, who scored two personal nominations for best director and original screenplay, as well as two more nominations for “Get Out,” seemed almost stunned, reacting with a gif of one of the film’s iconic scenes and asking “What’s the opposite of the sunken place?”

Peele shared that he had just talked with “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, who was nominated for lead actor, and had failed to “disguise the sound of an ugly cry.”

“Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you,” Peele added.

Peele’s wife, comedian Chelsea Peretti, celebrated alongside her husband online revealing that this morning was actually a double win for the
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TV Ratings: ‘The Resident’ Sees Steep Slide in Time Slot Premiere

Fox’s new medical drama “The Resident” premiered in its normal Monday time slot last night, losing about half of its audience from its premiere.

Airing at 9 p.m., “The Resident” drew a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million. That is approximately a 60 percent drop in the demo and just under 50 percent in total viewers compared to the series premiere on Sunday (2.6, 8.7 million). In fairness, the premiere received a substantial boost from the Nfc championship game. The show also built on the lead-in it got from “Lucifer” (0.9, 3.8 million) and ranked as the number two drama of the night in the demo.

On ABC, “The Bachelor” (1.8, 6.3 million) was even and was the top-rated show of the night. “The Good Doctor” (1.7, 9.5 million) was even and was the most-watched show of the night.

On CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” (1.3, 7.3 million), “Man With a Plan” (1.2, 6.6 million), and “Superior Donuts” (1.0, 5.7 million) were even. “9Jkl” (0.8, 4.7 million) and “Scorpion” (0.8, 5.2 million) were both down in the
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