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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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How ‘Captain Marvel’ pays tribute to the late, great Stan Lee

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Stan Lee at the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016.

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“In keeping with Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel features a Stan Lee cameo. What is a little different this time, though, is how it plays out in the movie.

Shortly after Vers (a.k.a. Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel) lands on Earth, she finds herself on a train, trying to spot the shapeshifting Skrull among all the ordinary-looking human passengers.

At one point, her eyes fall upon an elderly man conspicuously reading a Mallrats script. It’s Stan Lee, practicing his lines for his cameo in that other movie. “Trust me, true believer,” he mutters to himself. You can watch that entire Mallrats scene below:

The Captain Marvel scene was originally written by directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as just another fun, funny appearance by the comics legend. But after his passing in November, the filmmakers felt compelled to update the sequence to acknowledge the “gravitas” of the moment.

“Instead of just the pure laugh we had, we had a little bit of a smile from Captain Marvel in response to it, and she kind of breaks character for a moment,” Boden told me during an interview in Los Angeles last month. “I think it reflects a little bit of what the audience is feeling, and we allowed that to happen.”

In the finished cut of Captain Marvel, Vers’ gaze lingers on him for a few moments and she smiles to herself, before moving on with the rest of her quest. At the screening I attended, the audience definitely appreciated the homage – there were sighs, moans, and even a smattering of applause.

That cameo is actually the second of two Lee shout-outs in the film. The first occurs right at the start. The usual Marvel Studios opening fanfare is replaced by a special Lee-centric version, featuring all his many cameos across various Marvel movies……………………………………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/captain-marvel-stan-lee-cameo/

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‘A Star Is Born’ takes a theatrical victory lap with bonus footage

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is Born.’

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“After winning an Oscar for best original song, A Star Is Born is returning to theaters for one week with some new bonus footage.

A Star Is Born is taking its Oscar victory lap starting on Friday at more than 1,100 theaters, giving fans and new viewers a chance to see 12 minutes of bonus footage, The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday. The new footage includes extended song performances, new song performances, and Lady Gaga’s a cappella rendition of “Shallow.”

“Shallow,” written by Lady Gaga, Mark Daniel Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, earned the movie Best Original Song at the Academy Awards on Sunday. A Star Is Born was nominated for a total eight awards, including Best Picture. “Shallow” also earned two Grammys earlier in February………………………………………………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/a-star-is-born-extended-cut-new-song/

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Here’s a complete list of every winner at the 2019 Oscars

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“Welcome to the 2019 Oscars, where it’s Queen vs. Queen Anne, A Star Is Born‘s fourth time up to bat, a victory lap for Wakanda fans, and so much more.

Last year was packed with some incredible films. In a tight race to determine the best of the best (according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), it all comes down to one big night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Below, updating live, are all the winners at the 91st Academy Awards — and the Oscar goes to…

Best Picture
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book — WINNER
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

Best Actor
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody — WINNER
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite — WINNER
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book — WINNER
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk — WINNER
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Director
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma — WINNER
Adam McKay, Vice………………………………………………………………………………”

See the rest of the list here: https://mashable.com/article/oscars-winners-list-2019/

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