Thursday, November 15, 2018

Variety Announces Actors on Actors – Here is the Lineup

Variety partners up with PBS So Cal for Actors on Actors for their ninth season. The Oscars have always been non-stop promotion but it seems like nowadays, with the frontrunners decided during the festival season, the lead up to the Oscars is NOTHING BUT promotion. Constantly. Promotion. Promotion. Promotion. Promotion. There is so much promotion, in fact, that it's sometimes hard to tell the difference between promotion and deserving accolades.  Either way, some of it can be enriching. I watched a few of these that are informative. Here are those who will be participating: Lady Gaga (A Star...

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These are the Films Not Eligible or Have Limited Eligibility for the Spirit Award Nominations Tomorrow

Roma and The Favourite are only eligible in the "international" category. Widows, The Hate U Give and Beautiful Boy do not meet the financial requirements for the Spirit Awards. Which films do we expect will do very well? If Beale Street Could Talk BlackKklansman Leave No Trace Eighth Grade First Reformed I would also expect some attention to: Sorry to Bother You The Rider Private Lives Can You Ever Forgive Me? I note these titles because they have crossover with the Oscar race. I suspect there will be many more that don't necessarily have crossover. Sharp readers will...

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Disney’s Favorite Misfit And Her Best Friend Return In The Loveable and Joyful Wreck-It-Ralph: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Disney kicks off the festive season with Wreck-It-Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet. As we left the theater, my young friend made a prediction for this rollicking movie: “It’s going to be busy over the holidays.” He’s right. Ralph Breaks The Internet is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for little kids and big kids alike. Filled with laughs and gorgeous, nostalgic animation design, it's destined to warm hearts over Thanksgiving and beyond. Wreck-It-Ralph and friends are back, and this time with Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson in tow. The animation, effects and design are stellar. All the elements that made...

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Pressure Mounts for Academy to Nominate Black Panther for Best Picture or Else Accept Popular Film Category

The film nerds are on full red alert that the Academy might be actually considering putting in the popular, or "general release" movie category at the Oscars. This is, to almost everyone who cares about the Oscars, five car alarm catastrophe. I mean, there was more outrage over this than the famine in Yemen. Now, John Bailey is quoted saying that they're going to use this year as a test and if Black Panther is nominated, there will be no need for such a category. Not to worry. I'm sure Academy members will secure its spot, at least...

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Best Actress — Most Competitive in Years, Will Publicity Make the Difference?

If you're a big star, chances are you will get publicity when you do things like talk shows, show up places, walk the red carpet, cover magazines in fall. That could give a few stars the edge when it comes to this year, which features the most competitive Best Actress race in years. Even for the top spot it's competitive: between Lady Gaga (the frontrunner), Glenn Close (the overdue veteran), and Melissa McCarthy (the potential dark horse) it's a tough battle. If the last two spots are going to be given to Viola Davis (who has not yet...

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AFI Film Fest – Rob Marshall On Mary Poppins Returns – “I Wanted To Bring A Gift of Hope Into This Climate”

Director Rob Marshall told an audience last night that Mary Poppins was the first film he had ever seen. Marshall was talking to Marc Platt as part of the AFI Fest In Conversation series. He explained that his love for musicals began after that. Marshall who directed Chicago and Into The Woods said that Mary Poppins Returns gave him the chance to develop a musical from scratch. "You're not going from stage to screen, you're creating something for the screen and the only way to create it was to see it first in my head." He added, "It...

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Best Picture

A Star is Born
Green Book
Roma
BlacKKKlansman
First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk
Can You Ever Forgive Me
The Favourite
Black Panther
Widows
First Reformed
The Front Runner
8th Grade
Leave No Trace

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Rami Malek, Behemian Rhapsody
Hugh Jackman, The Front Runner
Ryan Gosling, First Man
John David Washington, BlacKKKlansman
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Matthew McConaughey, White Boy Rick
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Lucas Hedges, Ben is Back
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Best Actress

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Glenn Close, The Wife
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Viola Davis, Widows
Julia Roberts, Ben is Back
Felicity Jones, On the Basis of Sex
Rosamund Pike, APrivateWar
Carey Mulligan, Wildlife
Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Charlize Theron, Tully
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Sam Elliot, A Star is Born
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman
Michael B. Jordan. Black Panther
Russell Crowe, Boy Erased
Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
Oscar Isaac, At Eternity's Gate
Jonathan Pryce, The Wife
Jake Gyllenhaal, Wildlife

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
Claire Foy, First Man
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave no Trace
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians
Vera Farmiga, The Front Runner
Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Jason Reitman, The Front Runner
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased

Original Screenplay

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Ben is Back, Peter Hedges
Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley
Tully, Diablo Cody

Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
A Star is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins
First Man, Josh Singer
Widows, Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen
The Front Runner, Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman
Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton
Leave No Trace, Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Cinematography

Roma
A Star is Born
Black Panther
First Man
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Cold War

Editing

Black Panther
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
Green Book
Can You Ever Forgive Me
BlackKklansman
The Front Runner

Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
Roma
First Man
Crazy Rich Asians
Green Book
The Front Runner
Can You Ever Forgive Me
BlacKKKlansman

Sound Mixing

A Star is Born
First Man
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo
Deadpool 2

Sound Editing

First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Solo
Deadpool 2

Costume Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
The Front Runner
BlacKKKlansman

Visual Effects

Black Panther
First Man
Annilhilation
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2
Solo

Original Score

First Man
Avengers: Infinity War
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Sisters Brothers
Widows
You Were Never Really Here

Original Song

I'll Fight from RBG - Diane Warren
Mary Poppins - TBD
I'll never love again - ASIB
Ashes- Celine Dion /deadpool 2
On The Basis of Sex - Ke$ha

Makeup and Hair

The Favourite
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Early Man
Fireworks
Ana y Bruno
Have a Nice Day
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
The Laws of the Universe – Part I
Liz and the Blue Bird
Lu over the Wall
MFKZ
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Mirai
The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
On Happiness Road
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Sherlock Gnomes
Smallfoot
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Tall Tales
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Tito and the Birds

Documentary Feature

Won't You Be My Neighbor+
Three Identical Strangers
RBG
Free Solo
Active Measures
Overturning Roe
Whitney
Dark Money

Foreign Language Feature

Full list
Roma (Mexico)
Cold War (Poland)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Burning (South Korea)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Sunset (Hungary)
Girl (Belgium)
Memoir of War (France)
The Wedding Ring (Niger)
Cake (Pakistan)
Border (Sweden)
10 Days Before the Wedding (Yemen)

Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

 

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