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How Sara Bareilles Captured Billie Jean King's Courage in Original 'Battle of the Sexes' Song

How Sara Bareilles Captured Billie Jean King's Courage in Original 'Battle of the Sexes' Song
"It was a little bit of a cosmic nod," says Sara Bareilles of how she came to write her song "If I Dare" for Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes. Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who were in need of an original song for their finished biopic about Billie Jean King, happen to be the next-door neighbors of Jessie Nelson, Bareilles' writing partner on her Tony-nominated musical Waitress. "The universe was like, 'Hey! Take a look at this!' " Introductions were made and a screening was set.

Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes focuses on...
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A new set of December Oscar predictions

The precursors are almost a daily occurrence now, so why not make new Academy Award predictions a weekly one too? That’s the goal here, as we enter the middle of December. The weather on the east coast is frigid, but the Oscar season is heating up, that’s for sure. The last X factors are revealing themselves (at least for me today, as I go see All the Money in the World and The Greatest Showman right after publishing this), so the guilds and precursors are separating things into contender and pretender categories. It’s almost all done. Yet, there’s still plenty to figure out. Working off of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, plus the announced short lists for Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Language Feature, among others, we have some changes here. Notably, Get Out has shot up in a number of categories,
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10 Cinematography Masters Who Love Celluloid, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Wonder Woman’

10 Cinematography Masters Who Love Celluloid, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Wonder Woman’
The romance with film turned a corner this year with the massive success of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The World War II actioner had the widest 70mm release in 25 years (125 prints, dominated by IMAX), grabbing $188 million domestically and $525 million worldwide. And the visual impact of the IMAX format was powerful in the best picture frontrunner. Whether by land, by air, or by sea, the imagery was immersive. That is why Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is the frontrunner in his race as well.

But the impact of film on the cinematography race doesn’t stop there. Also in strong contention are “The Beguiled,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “Wonder Struck,” and “Wonder Woman,” all period pieces shot in a variety of styles that particularly benefited from the texture and warmth of 35mm film. At the same time, “The Post,” “Murder on the Orient Express” (another 70mm spectacle), “The Florida Project,
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Culture Dump #20: 5 Actors who Really want to win an Oscar!

The 90th Academy Awards is just a few months away – and you can tell. The industry has stepped up its game by firing out its best and brightest titles in the hopes of bagging gold – but who’ll come out on top? While Oscar predictions can often be hit and miss, some stars wear their intentions very much on their sleeve when it comes to Academy approval. People like…

Joaquin Phoenix

When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
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2017’s Best Films By and About Women

Girls Trip”: Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures

The big screen had a lot to offer in 2017: Amazonian warriors kicking ass (and breaking box office records), tennis stars smashing misogyny, a wildly inventive and Nsfw use of a grapefruit, and so much more. We’ve collected some of our favorite films by and about women this year, and they include biopics about athletes, war movies, and a game-changing super hero film. That’s part of what stands out about this year — the fact that women finally had the opportunity to shine in different genres, both on-screen and behind the scenes. This year’s Best Actress frontrunners aren’t playing the wives of powerful men — they are at the center of their own stories. Finally.

Here are some the year’s best films directed by women and/or about female protagonists, according to us:

Girls Trip” — Co-Written by Tracy Oliver
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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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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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SAG Awards: Are ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ Your New Oscar Frontrunners?

SAG Awards: Are ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ Your New Oscar Frontrunners?
If you’re obsessed with following statistics — as many awards-watchers are wont to be, seeing the season as far more scientific than it actually is — then the best picture race just got narrowed to five contenders Wednesday morning.

The Screen Actors Guild nominees for best performance by a cast in a motion picture were “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Mudbound,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” No film in 22 years has won the best picture Oscar without also being nominated for this prize. (For the 1995 awards, “Braveheart” won the Oscar while “Apollo 13” took most guild honors, including SAG’s cast award.)

This idea took on considerable heft last year, when “La La Land” — largely a two-hander without much of an ensemble to really nominate — was left off the list, while the eventual Oscar winner, “Moonlight,” was among the nominees. And the logic more or less tracks: If actors, who comprise
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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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Here Are the 2018 SAG Award Nominees!

Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released! The awards honor acting in both TV and movies, which makes the show especially exciting. Call Me By Your Name, The Crown, and more picked up noms on Wednesday morning during the announcement from Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, and SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. Get a look at all the nominees before the show in January, which will be hosted by Kristen Bell! Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role 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 Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name James Franco,
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SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees

SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees
The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are in, and a slew of beloved TV and movie actors are celebrating!

On Wednesday morning, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash announced the nominees from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, and were full of witty banter. Those nominated for Outstanding Action Performances by Stunt Ensembles in both television and film were also announced by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and SAG Awards Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin prior to Munn and Nash taking the stage.

The 2018 SAG Awards airs Jan. 21 on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Est, with Kristen Bell as the show's first-ever host.

Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn announce the 24th Annual SAG Awards nominees at SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center on Dec. 13, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

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Here's a look at the list of nominees:

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

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SAG Awards 2018: Get Out, The Big Sick and Big Little Lies Score Nominations

SAG Awards 2018: Get Out, The Big Sick and Big Little Lies Score Nominations
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are often seen as a road to the Oscars — so, who’s in the race this year?

Below, see which of your favorite TV and movie stars have been nominated for the 24th Annual SAG Awards, announced Wednesday morning — two days after we learned the nominees for the Golden Globes, the kickoff to awards season.

The 2018 SAG Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will air Jan. 21 on TNT and TBS.

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

Mudbound

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by
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SAG Award Nominations: Complete List

SAG Award Nominations: Complete List
Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning.

Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash revealed the nominees from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. TNT, TBS, and truTV aired the announcement, which was also available to stream online, starting at 7 a.m. Pt/10 a.m Et. Presenters were joined by SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris, SAG Awards committee chair JoBeth Williams, and SAG Awards committee member Elizabeth McLaughlin.

Big Little Lies,” “Stranger Things,” and “Glow” each scored four nods on the TV side, while “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” landed four nominations and “Lady Bird” received three for film.

Kristen Bell will host the SAG Awards on Jan. 21. The ceremony, recognizing top performances in television and film, will air live on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et.

Here is the full list of nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name

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SAG Awards 2018 Film Nominations

SAG Awards 2018 Film Nominations
The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are underway at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center. Presenters Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash are revealing which actors will be honored by their peers in the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-aftra) at next month’s ceremony, which for the first time will feature a host, Kristen Bell of “The Good Place.”

Read the list of film nominees below, which are being updated live.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

Mudbound

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture:

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.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Steve Carell,
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75th Golden Globe Nominations – In An Industry Of Snubs It’s Hard To Stand Out

Award season is a world of snub, complaints, and second-guessing, but the recent announcement of The Golden Globe nominations already has people talking, and tweeting. Among the most noteworthy misses, in a year when the nominations are mostly academic, is The Big Sick and Wonder Woman, both of which got no attention at all from The Golden Globe Awards.

Of course, everyone is going to have their favorites, and with several critics groups already announcing their lists/awards, there is always something that has to be left out, but a lot of people have to be surprised by some of the nominations, especially since Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World recently had to change stars, and kicked out indie darling Greta Gerwig from a spot in the Director noms.

Take a look at the full list and let us know what you think.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
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Here Are All the 2018 Golden Globe Nominees!

It's already time to start thinking about award season! Shortly after the Critics' Choice Awards unveiled their list of nominations in early December, the Golden Globes announced which movies and shows would be up for an award this morning. See the nominees below, and find out who wins during the 75th annual ceremony, which will be hosted by Seth Meyers on Sunday, Jan. 7, on NBC. Movies Best Motion Picture, Drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best Animated Film The Boss Baby Breadwinner Coco Ferdinand Loving Vincent Best Foreign Language Film A Fantastic Woman First They Killed My Father In the Fade Loveless The Square Best Actor, Drama Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Tom Hanks,
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Nick Jonas, Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey and More Celebs React to 2018 Golden Globe Nominations

Nick Jonas, Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey and More Celebs React to 2018 Golden Globe Nominations
The 2018 Golden Globe nomination are in — and the stars are starting to celebrate the happy news!

Guillermo del Toro’s Shape of Water leads the nominations with a whopping 7 — including nods in the director, lead actress and supporting actress categories — followed by Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with six each. Lady Bird stood alone in third place with four nominations, including Saoirse Ronan in the lead actress category.

Call Me By Your Name, The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World, Dunkirk, and I, Tonya all followed with three nominations each. Jordan Peele
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Historical Dramas Are Difficult to Score, but Attract Awards Attention

Historical dramas and those rooted in real-life events can be among the most challenging to score, but also yield a proportionally high number of Oscar winners. Four such live-action releases are among the most talked-about this awards season.

All the Money in the World

Music by Daniel Pemberton

For Ridley Scott’s film about the 1973 kidnapping of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty’s grandson, now completing post-production after the last-minute replacement of lead Kevin Spacey by Christopher Plummer, English composer Pemberton made a bold choice: voices of many kinds, from operatic to Italian folk singers.

“Getty sees himself as this grand figure,” Pemberton explains. “We have medieval voices, which refer back to his belief that he was descended from [Roman emperor] Hadrian; and the more grand operatic music, which was a slight reflection of Rome [where much of the film was shot] but also Getty’s own vision of self-identity.”

For the kidnappers, whose world is “grubby, rural, coarse and out in the middle of nowhere
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