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Editor's Picks: Our Top Fashion Highlights from the 2018 SAG Awards

Editor's Picks: Our Top Fashion Highlights from the 2018 SAG Awards
The Screen Actors Guild Awards were Sunday night, and stars embraced that red carpet’s typical M.O. – having freewheeling fun with fashion – to the fullest extent. After the red carpet blackout at the Golden Globes, where stars wore black outfits to make a statement about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace (and to draw attention to their Time’s Up legal defense fund), celebalirities and their stylists went in the opposite direction, embracing color, pattern and fun embellishment for a red carpet that was bold, bright and unforgettable. Check out the dresses that had a special place in
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Full list of winners from the 2018 SAG Awards

Ahead of tomorrow’s Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild announced the winners of the 2018 SAG Awards last night.

Leading the way with four nominations going into the night, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri taking home three awards on the theatrical motion picture side of things in Outstanding Cast, Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Outstanding Supporting Male Actor (Sam Rockwell). Gary Oldman (Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role for Darkest Hour) and Allison Janney (Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role for I, Tonya) were also honoured, while on the TV front This Is Us and Veep named Outstanding Ensemble for Drama and Comedy respectively, and there were also wins for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and William H. Macy

Check out a full list of the winners below, highlighted in red…

Theatrical Motion Pictures
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Allison Janney Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
It was a big night for Allison Janney Sunday, as she took home the trophy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in I, Tonya.

In her acceptance speech, Janney praised her I, Tonya cast members, particularly Margot Robbie.

“ so fearless and brave and such a rockstar,” Janney said. “She paved the way for all of us to make courageous choices in these roles that we got to play.”

Janney has been a dominant force this awards season, winning the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in
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Allison Janney Wins SAG Award for Supporting Role in I, Tonya--Is an Oscar Next?

Allison Janney Wins SAG Award for Supporting Role in I, Tonya--Is an Oscar Next?
Allison Janney has won the 2018 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance in I, Tonya, marking her first individual Screen Actors Guild Award win for a part in a movie and third overall. The actress beat fellow stars Mary J. Blige for MudboundHong Chau for DownsizingLaurie Metcalf for Lady Bird, and Holly Hunter for The Big Sick. Janney had recently won a Golden Globe for her role and is expected to become an Oscar contender. In I, Tonya, Margot Robbie plays Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and Janney plays Harding's mother, Lavona Fay...
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Allison Janney Wins SAG Award For Best Supporting Actress in a Film For ‘I, Tonya’

Allison Janney Wins SAG Award For Best Supporting Actress in a Film For ‘I, Tonya’
Allison Janney won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Janney won for her portrayal of Lavona Harding in “I, Tonya,” directed by Craig Gillespie and also starring Margot Robbie and Sebastian Stan. Janney made waves for her performance as the tough-talking mother of former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. Sporting a small bird on her shoulder, a fur coat, and chain-smoking cigarettes, Janney’s was one of the film’s most memorable.

Read More:Kristen Bell’s SAG Monologue: ‘Everyone’s Story Deserves to Be Told — Especially Now’

“Your performances are extraordinary, your performances over the years have continued to inspire me,” Janney said to her fellow nominees. Janney was up against heavy hitters such as Holly Hunter for “The Big Sick,” and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird.” Newcomers to acting also nominated included Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound,” and Hong Chau in “Downsizing.
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Margot Robbie Admits She Will "Cry Out of Fear" If She Wins at the 2018 SAG Awards

Margot Robbie Admits She Will
Home really is where the heart is. After a standout 2017, Margot Robbie revealed to E! News at the 2018 SAG Awards that the highlight of the past few months was traveling home to Australia for Christmas to spend time with her family and friends, as well as a recent ski trip with her friends.  And while she's earning rave reviews for her performance as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, Robbie said most people don't recognize her when she's out and about in her everyday life. "Honestly, if I don't wear make-up and just wear a t-shirt and shorts it's kind of fine," Robbie, nominated for her work as Harding, told E!'s Giuliana Rancic. "If I dress...
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Allison Janney Reveals Her 'First Dream' to Become a Professional Figure Skater

Allison Janney Reveals Her 'First Dream' to Become a Professional Figure Skater
Allison Janney had a very different career in mind when she was younger.

The I, Tonya actress revealed on the E! red carpet ahead of Sunday’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards that she originally wanted to pursue figure skating — just like Tonya Harding. She’s nominated for best supporting actress for playing Harding’s mother, Lavona Golden, in the film.

“That was my first dream, to be a figure skater. I wasn’t very good,” Janney, 58, said. “I was actually very graceful but it’s really an acrobatic sport. I’m 6 feet tall. I maybe could’ve been an ice dancer,
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Allison Janney Calls the Bird in I, Tonya Her 'Favorite Animal Co-Star Ever' — Here's Why

Allison Janney Calls the Bird in I, Tonya Her 'Favorite Animal Co-Star Ever' — Here's Why
It took a bird to let Allison Janney‘s fury out of its cage.

The I, Tonya star, who played Tonya Harding’s mom in the film about the controversial ice skater, called the live bird who she shared scenes with her “favorite animal co-star ever” on the 2018 SAG Awards red carpet Sunday — noting that she’s worked with at least a few non-human actors.

“That bird? We fought hard for that screen time, and I was not going to let it take me down,” Janney, 58, said on The People, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show.
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‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Darkest Hour’ Shine as Oscar Nominations Loom

‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Darkest Hour’ Shine as Oscar Nominations Loom
With Academy Awards nominations looming, Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed respectably in its expansion with $3.4 million at 896 locations to finish in 12th place at the weekend box office.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, expanded from 62 sites this weekend and has now grossed a total of $6.2 million for Focus Features. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character as a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion whose life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps.

Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations.

Focus’ ninth weekend of “Darkest Hour” finished in 14th place with $3.1 million at 1,341 sites to lift the domestic total to $41.1 million. Gary Oldman won a Golden Globe on Jan. 7 as best actor
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With Oscar Nominations Ahead, Specialized Releases Hold Their Breath at the Box Office

With Oscar Nominations Ahead, Specialized Releases Hold Their Breath at the Box Office
Tuesday’s Oscar nominations could add $100 million or more to the box office, but for now new titles don’t have much to say for themselves. In a non-holiday weekend, six titles grossed $31 million, down less than a quarter from last week. Still, that’s way up from last year, a period that was powered by the widely popular “Hidden Figures.”

A higher than usual number of new releases have yet to report numbers, perhaps with distributors more occupied with battles over future films than keeping track of their current entries.

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower (GKids) – Metacritic: 75; Festivals include: AFI 2017

$1,497,000 in theaters; PTA (per theater average): $2,361

This Japanese animated adaptation of the popular’s children’s novel is Studio Ghibli in style if not actual production company. Niche distributor GKids, which most years has at least one Oscar nomination for animated film (less likely this year,
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Amy Pascal on Sony Ouster: ‘I Should Have Gotten Fired Much Sooner’

Amy Pascal on Sony Ouster: ‘I Should Have Gotten Fired Much Sooner’
Amid awards season recognition as a producer, Amy Pascal has admitted that her 2015 dismissal as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment was probably merited.

Pascal made the remark Saturday at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills at the Producers Guild of America’s panel discussion featuring the nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award. Pascal is the only producer nominated this year for two films — “Molly’s Game” and “The Post” — and was asked by PGA co-president Gary Lucchesi if she loves being a producer.

“I think I should have gotten fired much sooner,” she said in response, evoking laughter and applause from the capacity crowd.

Pascal stepped down in February, 2015, in the wake of the massive computer hack of Sony Pictures email system, and segued into a producing deal at the studio.

Pascal was asked by “The Big Sick” producer Barry Mendel about what she had learned as a producer since leaving Sony.

“I learned
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Farewell to a Hellfire Club Inspiration

This is Foggy Ruins of TIme, a feature that provides the cultural context behind certain comic book characters/behaviors. You know, the sort of then-topical references that have faded into the “foggy ruins of time.” To wit, twenty years from now, a college senior watching episodes of “Seinfeld” will likely miss a lot of the then-topical pop culture humor (like the very specific references in “The Understudy” to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal).

Reader Bruce P. wrote in to note the passing of a major British pop culture icon who also ended up playing a major role in the introduction of the Hellfire Club!
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Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer

Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer
Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) is a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress next week, but she could end up making Oscars history in another category as well as was recently reported by one of our Experts, Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Robbie is also a producer of the film, so if “I, Tonya” also receives a Best Picture nomination she would be the first actress to receive acting and producing nominations for the same film. After a year that saw actresses Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) all win Emmys as both actors and producers of TV programs, it would be fitting for Robbie’s passion project to go the distance with a pair of historic Oscar nominations.

It has been an incredible year for female stories, both real and fictional. The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have shined
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After ‘I, Tonya,’ 30West Skates Into Majority Stake Deal With Distributor Neon

30West has acquired a majority stake in Neon, the upstart distribution company formed by Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League. The two parties got into an altared state after kindling a relationship on the awards-season sleeper I, Tonya, the Craig Gillespie-directed black comedy which was acquired out of Toronto. The film broadens its release heading into the Winter Olympics, a timely slot for a film about disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot…
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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ will lead SAG Award winners, followed by ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘I, Tonya’ …

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ will lead SAG Award winners, followed by ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘I, Tonya’ …
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” surprised us by earning the most Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (four), and it’ll win every category it’s up for according to the combined predictions of over 2,000 users who have made their forecasts thus far. There’s still time to enter or edit your own picks here to influence our odds and potentially win our predictions contest before the prizes are handed out on Sunday night, January 21.

We’re betting on “Three Billboards” to win prizes for its ensemble cast, for the lead performance by Frances McDormand as a grieving mother, and for the supporting turn by Sam Rockwell as a violent racist cop. This would be the third SAG Award victory for McDormand and the first for Rockwell, who is up against his co-star Woody Harrelson as the chief of police in the title Midwestern town.

There are only three other awards
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Here Are the 3 Harley Quinn Movies in Contention at Warner Bros.

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Here Are the 3 Harley Quinn Movies in Contention at Warner Bros.
There’s little question that “I, Tonya” star Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn from 2016’s “Suicide Squad” — but it’s unclear which of 3 films will feature the bat-wielding psychiatrist-gone-mad.

Warner Bros. is weighing each of the projects as the next platform for Robbie, presently winning acclaim for playing Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.” Insiders described each of the 3 films for TheWrap, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the uncertainty around where Harley will turn up next: “Suicide Squad 2.” This would be the most obvious place for the former Dr. Harleen Quinzel to pop up. Gavin O’Connor is expected...
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‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors

‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors
A pair of I, Tonya stars will be skating into California’s Central Coast to accept some hardware next month. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who play Tonya Harding and her mother Lavona Golden in Neon’s awards contender, will receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award. The Critics’ Choice Award winners will be honored February 8 during a tribute at the Arlington Theatre. The 33rd Sbiff runs January 31-February 10. "Allison…
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movies by or about women opening Us/Can from Thu Jan 18

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I, Tonya [my review] pictured

Black comedy about disgraced champion figure skater Tonya Harding, starring Margot Robbie. (male writer and director)

Phantom Thread [my review]

Romantic drama costarring Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville as, respectively, the lover and sister of a (male) fashion designer. (male writer/director)

Forever My Girl [IMDb]

Jessica Rothe costars in a romance about a (male) country musician, written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf.

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Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story [my review]

Documentarian Kate McIntyre Clere cowrites and codirects; interviewees include lots of female experts.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower [IMDb]

Riko Sakaguchi cowrites (with Lynda Freedman cowriting the English version) the story of a little girl (Japanese voice: Hana Sugisaki; English voice: Ruby Barnhill) who stumbles upon a magical world hidden in the countryside. (male director)

Ridge Runners [IMDb]

Jennica Schwartzman stars as a cop searching for a missing girl. (male writer and director)

Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by,
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Sundance: Changing of the Guard Opens Door for Forward-Thinking Players

Micah Green is no stranger to the marathon deal-making frenzy that gives the Sundance Film Festival its energy and excitement.

The former CAA agent spent two decades on the front lines of the indie film gathering, hammering out distribution deals for the likes of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” This year, Green’s flying out to Utah on a different mission. Last spring, he co-founded 30West with entrepreneur and producer Dan Friedkin. The 10-person company buys films, sells them and invests in them at various stages of production. As more and more independent movies are consigned to on-demand debuts or forced to forgo a stint in cinemas, 30West wants to fill a vacuum.

“It remains a buyer’s market for theatrical independent films,” said Green. “Just look at [the Toronto Film Festival]. Only a handful of the promising films that premiered there walked away with a legitimate theatrical release commitment.”

Green’s company is a signal of the tectonic
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