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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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Peter Dinklage gets yet another Emmy for his role as Tyrion Lannister

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Peter Dinklage wins yet another Emmy for his role in ‘Game of Thrones.’

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Peter Dinklage won his third Emmy for most outstanding supporting actor in a drama series at the Emmys on Monday.

Dinklage, who plays the iconic Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, was nominated alongside fellow Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays his brother Jaime Lannister.

For his work as Tyrion, Dinklage has been nominated in the category seven times, winning in 2011, 2015, and now 2018.

In his acceptance speech, Dinklage thanked Coster-Waldau, who earned his first Emmy nomination for his work on Game of Thrones this year.

Hopefully both actors survive the final season of Game of Thrones coming in 2019, or at least get one more nomination next year if they do meet their demise.

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‘Green Book’ Wins Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award

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Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday.

The film, which tells the true story of an Italian-American nightclub bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) who serves as the chauffeur for a black pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour through the Deep South in the early 1960s, opened at the festival on Tuesday and was an instant hit with audiences and critics, although Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” had been considered the likely winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Runners-up for the award were Barry Jenkins’ lyrical James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Alfonso Cuaron’s moving memory piece “Roma.”

In the past, Toronto audience members voted by depositing their ticket stubs in a box at the theater, or by using the TIFF app — festival organizers took into account the size of the theaters in which each film screened — with the films that received votes from the largest percentage of their audience winning the prizes…………………”

Read More Here: https://www.thewrap.com/green-book-wins-toronto-film-festivals-peoples-choice-award/

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Henry Cavill Out As Superman!

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“It’s not Kryptonite that will end Henry Cavill’s run as Warner Bros.’ grimdark Superman; it’s a studio pivot.

Cavill is reportedly finished as the Man of Steel, with unnamed studio insiders telling The Hollywood Reporter that he won’t be donning the signature DC Comics superhero’s cape and tights again. It’s said to be part of a larger move aimed at fixing WB’s flagging DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

The rumored exit apparently started with a much smaller disagreement: The studio wanted Cavill for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam!, out April 5, 2019. But talks between WB and the actor’s reps didn’t go anywhere.

Beyond that, the studio also understands that bigger changes are needed. To date, the only universally successful DC-pegged release was 2017’s Wonder Woman, which landed both with critics and at the box office.

As one insider said, “There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work.” (LOL at that understatement.) So now, WB is trying to hit “reset” (per another source) on the whole endeavor.

That reset reportedly includes a shift in focus from Superman to Supergirl. That movie would serve as an origin story, starring a teenage hero………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/superman-henry-cavill-is-out/

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