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SAG awards 2018: Three Billboards wins big in female-powered ceremony

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Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell win for roles in the small-town drama while an all-female list of presenters celebrate an important year for women in Hollywood

SAG awards 2018: Three Billboards wins big in female-powered ceremony

Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell win for roles in the small-town drama while an all-female list of presenters celebrate an important year for women in Hollywood

The cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won big at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild awards during a female-powered ceremony.

Frances McDormand followed her Golden Globe win earlier this month with another best actress award for her role as a grieving mother in Martin McDonaghs small-town dark comedy. I come out of the woods every few years and you invite me to the party, she said, while accepting the award and reminding guilds to remember younger actors who also deserve to be recognized.

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Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, and Woody Harrelson. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Sam Rockwell also picked up best supporting actor for his role as a racist cop in the film. If youre a struggling actor out there then hang on in there, Rockwell said before praising the long overdue movement to remove sexual predators from the industry. The film also won the top award for best ensemble in a motion picture over Lady Bird, The Big Sick, The Shape of Water and Get Out.

A tearful Gary Oldman was named best actor for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, stating he was overjoyed to be accepting the honor. Fellow Brit Claire Foy beat out The Handmaids Tale favorite Elisabeth Moss to win best actress in a drama series for her role in Netflix hit The Crown, while the cast of This Is Us were the surprise winners of best ensemble in a drama series. Star Milo Ventimiglia praised the shows positivity, hope and inclusion.

Allison Janney won the award for best supporting actress for her role as Tonya Hardings vicious mother on the darkly comic biopic I, Tonya while Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard won for best actress and actor in a TV movie or limited series for their roles in the hit HBO show. Kidman had been nominated 10 times before by the Screen Actors Guild but this was her first win.

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Nicole Kidman accepts her SAG award. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

In her acceptance speech Kidman spoke about the importance of Hollywood finally giving women over 40 the roles they deserve. I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told and its only the beginning, she said.

The night also boasted an all-female list of hosts, including Laura Linney, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Silverman, Marisa Tomei, Lupita Nyongo and Mandy Moore. The ceremony is usually without an emcee but this year Kristen Bell presented. We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, lets make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race, she said during her opening monologue.

The SAG-AFTRA president, Gabrielle Carteris, came on stage to talk about the importance of the past year and the role of the Screen Actors Guild in supporting those who have spoken out. I am incredibly inspired by the women and men who have shared their truths with such courage and such candor, she said. Truth is power and women are stepping into their power. Brie Larson also revealed that a new SAG code of conduct for behavior on set will also be announced as part of a directive to eradicate sexual harassment in the industry.

Morgan Freeman was this years recipient of the life achievement award, arriving on stage after a standing ovation from the audience. This is beyond honor, this is a place in history, he said.

Other winners included the cast of Veep for best comedy ensemble (Julia Louis-Dreyfus also won for best actress in a comedy series), William H Macy for best actor in a comedy series for his role in Shameless, and Sterling K Brown receiving the award for best actor in a drama series for This Is Us.

The awards precede the Oscar nominations which will be announced on 23 January, with the ceremony following on 4 March.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/22/sag-awards-2018-three-billboards-wins-big-in-female-powered-ceremony

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Golden Globe nominations to kick off Hollywood’s award season

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“Nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual ceremony, which honors achievement in film and television, were announced Thursday. Big film hits “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” will compete for best drama against the critically acclaimed “BlacKkKlansman” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” directed by Spike Lee and Barry Jenkins, respectively, who directed the Oscar-winning “Moonlight.”

Below is the full list of nominees.

Movies
Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Black Panther”
“BlackKklansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Vice”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (“The Wife”)
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
John David Washington (“BlackKklansman”)………………………………………………”

See the rest of the nominations here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/entertainment/golden-globe-nominations/index.html

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Who will host the Oscars now that Kevin Hart has stepped down?

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“Now Kevin Hart has stepped down from hosting the Oscars, one question remains: who will replace him?

The 39-year-old comedian was confirmed as the Academy Awards host for 2019 just three days ago.

However, he found himself in deep water this week when fans started sharing unearthed tweets from 2010 which show him using the word ‘gay’ as a slur. as well as labelling people ‘f**s’.

Hart announced his decision to step down as host of the Oscars on Thursday night. Hosting the Oscars is one of the biggest gigs a presenter can land and it’s got to go to the right person. So WHO will the Academy ask to replace Kevin?

Ellen DeGeneres is the bookies’ runaway favourite to host February’s awards show, with Betfair offering odds of 6/4. If the bookies are correct, it will be the third time she’s hosted the prestigious awards, having done so in 2007 and 2014. Her 2014 run saw her taking the infamous Oscars selfie, featuring the likes of Bradley Cooper……………………………………….”

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/07/will-host-oscars-now-kevin-hart-stepped-ellen-degeneres-jimmy-kimmell-among-favourites-8218916/

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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar’s Host Amid Controversy

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The comedian, who has stepped down as Oscars host after three days of controversy, has learned about the hyper-instantaneous response of contemporary media

“Uh oh. Things have always moved fast in showbusiness and in the age of the web complaint and the infuriating “non-apology” they move faster still. It’s what John Sutherland calls the “hyper-instantaneous” response of contemporary media. At the beginning of the week, the Academy announced that comedy megastar Kevin Hart would be hosting the 2019 Oscars. Today, Hart is standing down, bruised and battered by a tsunami of online rage about his homophobic gags of 10 years ago, material that he has for some time said were in fact satiric comments about his own heterosexual anxiety.

Many were unconvinced by that explanation and Hart made things considerably worse with a video posted on Instagram on Thursday in which he announced the Academy had asked him to apologise or quit: “I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times.” Announcing you’re “passing on an apology” is petrol on the flames. Hart’s final apology in the tweet announcing his resignation was more fulsome: “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past” — although that “my past” remark shows that he is still not ready to swallow every morsel of pride…………………………..”

Read More:  https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/07/the-kevin-hart-debacle-is-a-lesson-in-the-way-power-works-oscars

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