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
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Theatrical Motion Pictures
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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“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.
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,
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.
“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
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.
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,
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.
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!
It has been an incredible year for female stories, both real and fictional. The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have shined
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
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...
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.
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,
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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