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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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‘Fortnite’ composer Pinar Toprak will score ‘Captain Marvel’

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“Turkish-American composer Pinar Toprak has been hired to compose the score for Captain Marvel, which will premiere in March of next year.

Even if you’re not a film score buff, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Toprak’s work. In addition to writing additional music for Justice League in 2017, she is responsible for some of the incredibly catchy music from Fortnite. Yes, the stuff that is stuck in your head all the time…….”

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‘Incredibles 2’ breaks box office records with a whopping $180 million

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“For every unmitigated disaster like Solo, there are multiple other box office hits for Disney. Incredibles 2 is the latest.

The 14-years-later sequel is on a pace to finish off its opening weekend with a $180 million box office haul in the United States. That’s the highest opening to date for any animated release, and for any PG-rated release as well. It’s also the eighth-largest domestic opening weekend ever, overall.

Incredibles 2 soars past another Pixar sequel, Finding Dory, the previous top animated opener. The Finding Nemo sequel launched in 2016 on the same June weekend as Incredibles 2, but it only (only!) managed to pull in $135.1 million in its first three days.

The new $180 million bar will be a tough one for future competitors to beat, though even that record is bound to eventually fall. Inflation and rising ticket prices all but ensure it.

Disney currently has three recent releases in the weekend box office top 10. Solo: A Star Wars Story comes in at #4 on this weekend’s chart, with an estimated $9.1 million. That brings its domestic total up to $192.8 million.

Solo will probably cross $200 million domestic in the next week or two, but it’s currently the lowest-earning live action Star Wars movie to date. There’s even some question at this point as to whether or not it will manage to beat The Empire Strikes Back. Not accounting for inflation, that second-ever Star Wars movie ended its box office run in 1980 with $209.4 million.

Disney’s lowest entrant on this weekend’s box office top 10 is Avengers: Infinity War, at #8. The April 2018 release is still kicking in its eight week after hitting theaters. It picked up an estimated $5.3 million this weekend…..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/17/incredibles-2-opening-weekend-box-office-records/

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Apple and Oprah sign a multi-year partnership on original content

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Apple announced today a multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey to produce programs for the tech company’s upcoming video-streaming service. Apple didn’t provide any specific details as to what sort of projects Winfrey would be involved in, but there will be more than one it seems.

Apple shared the news of its deal with Winfrey in a brief statement on its website, which read:

Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN.

Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.

Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.

The deal is a significant high-profile win for Apple, which has been busy filing out its lineup with an array of talent in recent months.

The streaming service also will include a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Storiesa Reese Witherspoon- and Jennifer Aniston-starring series set in the world of morning TVan adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books, a thriller starring Octavia Spencer, a Kristen Wiig-led comedy, a Kevin Durant-inspired scripted basketball show, a series from “La La Land’s” director and several other shows.

Winfrey, however, is not just another showrunner or producer. She’s a media giant who has worked across film, network and cable TV, print and more as an actress, talk show host, creator and producer.

She’s also a notable philanthropist, having contributed more than $100 million to provide education to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, and is continually discussed as a potential presidential candidate, though she said that’s not for her.

On television, Winfrey’s Harpo Productions developed daytime TV shows like “Dr. Phil,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Rachael Ray.” Harpo Films produced several Academy Award-winning movies, including “Selma,” which featured Winfrey in a starring role. She’s also acted in a variety of productions over the years, like “The Color Purple,” which scored her an Oscar nom, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Winfrey also founded the cable network OWN in 2011 in partnership with Discovery Communications, and has exec produced series including “Queen Sugar,” “Oprah’s Master Class” and the Emmy-winning “Super Soul Sunday.”

The latter has a connection with Apple as it debuted as a podcast called “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” and became a No. 1 program on Apple Podcasts.

Winfrey recently extended her contract with OWN through 2025, so it’s unclear how much time she’ll devote specifically toward her Apple projects.

Apple also didn’t say if Winfrey will star or guest in any of the programs themselves, but that’s always an option on the table with a deal like this. CNN, however, is reporting that Winfrey “is expected to have an on-screen role as a host and interviewer.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/15/apple-and-oprah-sign-a-multi-year-partnership-on-original-content/

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