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2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]

2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]
The 2018 Teen Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday night, August 12, during a ceremony hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons. Prizes were doled out in dozens of categories spanning movies, television, music, fashion, digital, sports, comedy and more. The winners were decided by fans voting online. Scroll down for the complete list of winners, updating live as they’re announced.

Marvel made a killing in film nominations, with “Avengers: Infinity War” picking up 10, “Black Panther” grabbing 9 and “Thor: Ragnarok” earning another 7. On top of that, “Panther” had another couple of bids for the songs from its soundtrack. The films are split into different categories, giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe the chance to dominate across genres. “Avengers” led the way among action films, while “Panther” and “Ragnarok” were in the running for sci-fi prizes.

Riverdale” led the TV field with 12 nominations including Choice TV Drama, which it won last year.
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Blockbuster Movies Fled California En Masse, Production Study Says

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Blockbuster Movies Fled California En Masse, Production Study Says
California recently made changes to its Film & TV Tax Credit Program to encourage studios to bring blockbuster productions back to the Golden State — and based on a new study from FilmL.A., the change is needed.

Only 10 of the top 100 highest-grossing films of 2017 were filmed in California, compared to 15 for Georgia and 20 for Canada, according to FilmL.A.’s fifth annual Feature Film Study. That’s the lowest total for California since the study began in 2013, down from 12 in 2016 and a peak of 21 in 2014.

Also Read: La Movie Production Rises for Second Straight Quarter Thanks to 'Captain Marvel,' Tarantino Boost

The decline of California as the nexus of film shoots has come as other states and countries have enticed studios to take their productions to them with tax incentives and advanced studios. Pinewood Studios in Atlanta and London, for example, have become the main production spot for Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios,
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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production

California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production
California was the shooting location for 10 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Canada, the U.K., and Georgia, a report by FilmL.A. showed on Wednesday.

Canada was by far the top-ranked location with 20 films, including 11 that were shot in British Columbia, with the report noting that Canada pioneered the use of production tax credits during the 1990s. Production spending on those films totaled $855 million, according to the report. The U.K. and Georgia followed with 15 movies each.

It’s the second year in a row that California has finished in fourth place in the report. Georgia was the top-ranked location in 2016 with 17, followed by the U.K. with 16, and Canada with 13. California finished as the leader in the FilmL.A. study of 2015’s top box office performers with 19 of the top 100.

The 10 California films were comprised of four animated titles — “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,
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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production

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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production
California was the shooting location for 10 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Canada, the U.K., and Georgia, a report by FilmL.A. showed on Wednesday.

Canada was by far the top-ranked location with 20 films, including 11 that were shot in British Columbia, with the report noting that Canada pioneered the use of production tax credits during the 1990s. Production spending on those films totaled $855 million, according to the report. The U.K. and Georgia followed with 15 movies each.

It’s the second year in a row that California has finished in fourth place in the report. Georgia was the top-ranked location in 2016 with 17, followed by the U.K. with 16, and Canada with 13. California finished as the leader in the FilmL.A. study of 2015’s top box office performers with 19 of the top 100.

The 10 California films were comprised of four animated titles — “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,
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Media Rights Capital and Management 360 Join Forces in TV

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Media Rights Capital has joined forces with Management 360’s TV production arm to create a new production entity.

The venture between Entertainment 360 and Mrc will be able to finance and produce a range of content for various TV and digital platforms. The partners are developing a series project set up at Amazon with Management 360 client Margot Robbie producing and Catherine Hardwicke set to direct. It’s an adaptation of the young adult novel “Nowhere Girls” by Amy Reed.

“Joining forces with Mrc on Entertainment 360 is the next evolution of our mission to create extraordinary opportunities for artists,” the Management 360 partners said in a statement. “Mrc’s impeccable taste, depth of infrastructure, and resources to expand our production capabilities make them the ideal partner for a new evolution of a studio purpose-built for the current media landscape.”

Entertainment 360’s recent film and TV projects include “Lady Bird,” AMC’s “The Terror,
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Jordana Spiro’s ‘Night Comes On’ Is A Beautiful, Revenge-Filled Spin On The Coming-Of-Age Genre [Review]

Jordana Spiro’s ‘Night Comes On’ Is A Beautiful, Revenge-Filled Spin On The Coming-Of-Age Genre [Review]
While “Lady Bird” connected with large swaths of audiences, on its way to a mountain of awards recognition, the truth is that the film will never be mistaken for a “diverse” film. However, with “Night Comes On,” actress-turned-filmmaker Jordana Spiro has created a film that provides what many projects in the coming-of-age genre don’t provide — an authentic portrait of a young, queer black woman desperate to find meaning.

Continue reading Jordana Spiro’s ‘Night Comes On’ Is A Beautiful, Revenge-Filled Spin On The Coming-Of-Age Genre [Review] at The Playlist.
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‘Hereditary’ Breaks A24 Box Office Record for Highest Grossing Indie Release Worldwide

‘Hereditary’ Breaks A24 Box Office Record for Highest Grossing Indie Release Worldwide
“Hereditary” has turned into a money-making powerhouse for A24 since opening in the beginning of June. The critically acclaimed horror film jumped past the $77 million mark at the worldwide box office on July 25, becoming the highest grossing A24 release so far around the world. “Hereditary” eclipsed the $76.8 million worldwide gross of “Lady Bird” and still has additional territories to open in, including Sweden (July 27) and Hong Kong (September 20).

Starring Toni Collette and Alex Wolff, “Hereditary” centers around a family thrown into chaos following the death of one of its members. The film, which marks the directorial debut of Ari Aster, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and also screened at SXSW before opening June 8 in U.S. theaters. A24 opened the film nationwide, where it grossed $13.5 million on opening weekend. “Hereditary” has amassed nearly $44 million at the domestic box office, second only to “Lady Bird” ($48.9) as A24’s biggest U.
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Film Review: Timothée Chalamet in ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Film Review: Timothée Chalamet in ‘Hot Summer Nights’
Imagine a wistful hooking-up-on-the-boardwalk coming-of-age film, set on Cape Cod during the long hot summer of 1991, starring Timothée Chamalet in a variation on the passively precocious owl-eyed dreamer he played in “Call Me by Your Name.” Now imagine a scuzzy underworld drama that takes that same Chalamet character, in all his hooded sensual innocence, and turns him into a pot-dealing version of Mark Wahlberg in “Boogie Nights”: a cold hard opportunist who gets hooked on the life.

Put them together and you have “Hot Summer Nights,” a weirdly “romantic” drug drama that wastes no time burning plausibility to the ground. Yet even when it does, the actors keep it alive (sort of). Still, you can’t stop wondering if the first-time writer-director, Elijah Bynum, who has a talent for atmosphere, meant for us to actually take the story on the level. If so, it was a miscalculation. He has
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Film Review: Timothée Chalamet in ‘Hot Summer Nights’

  • Variety
Film Review: Timothée Chalamet in ‘Hot Summer Nights’
Imagine a wistful hooking-up-on-the-boardwalk coming-of-age film, set on Cape Cod during the long hot summer of 1991, starring Timothée Chamalet in a variation on the passively precocious owl-eyed dreamer he played in “Call Me by Your Name.” Now imagine a scuzzy underworld drama that takes that same Chalamet character, in all his hooded sensual innocence, and turns him into a pot-dealing version of Mark Wahlberg in “Boogie Nights”: a cold hard opportunist who gets hooked on the life.

Put them together and you have “Hot Summer Nights,” a weirdly “romantic” drug drama that wastes no time burning plausibility to the ground. Yet even when it does, the actors keep it alive (sort of). Still, you can’t stop wondering if the first-time writer-director, Elijah Bynum, who has a talent for atmosphere, meant for us to actually take the story on the level. If so, it was a miscalculation. He has
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Megan Mullally vs. Laurie Metcalf: Which former Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy champ is more likely to win?

Megan Mullally vs. Laurie Metcalf: Which former Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy champ is more likely to win?
The Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy field features two contenders, Megan Mullally and Laurie Metcalf, with very similar profiles: Both are multiple Emmy champs and fan-favorite scene-stealers who are back in the Emmy game as the only regular acting nominees of their respective revivals. But who has the better chance of winning?

Mullally bagged her eighth nomination — the second most ever in the category — for reprising her role as Karen Walker on NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival. The show, which has been renewed for two more seasons, had a disappointing Emmy nomination performance, netting just five nominations, with Mullally the only one of the core four stars to be shortlisted (Molly Shannon also received a guest nomination).

Mullally submitted a perfect episode, “Rosario’s Quinceanera,” in which she mourns and comes to terms with the death of her longtime maid Rosario (Shelley Morrison), who dies offscreen. Under the tape system,
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Kathryn Newton to Star in Netflix Drama From Chris Keyser, Marc Webb

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Kathryn Newton to Star in Netflix Drama From Chris Keyser, Marc Webb
Kathryn Newton has been cast in a lead role in a drama series that has been greenlit at Netflix, Variety has learned.

The untitled series hails from Christopher Keyser, who will also executive produce along with Marc Webb. In the series, the teenage inhabitants of a small town return home to discover that all of the adults in town have disappeared. They will party, panic, grieve, fight, and ultimately have to decide how to deal with the unthinkable. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season.

Newton will star as Allie, who is described as constantly living in the shadow of her older sister, Kim. Allie ultimately inspires her sister to take charge of the group and supports her during the ensuing confrontation.

Newton starred as Abigail Carlson in Season 1 of “Big Little Lies” at HBO, a role she will reprise in the show’s upcoming second season. She also appeared
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Saoirse Ronan + Margot Robbie Are Friends-Turned-Rivals in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer

Saoirse Ronan follows up her Academy Award-nominated role in last year’s “Lady Bird” with a vastly different gig. Tackling the titular monarch in “Mary Queen of Scots,” she’ll find a worthy sparring opponent in fellow 2018 Oscar contender Margot Robbie, portraying her friend-turned-rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke directs the drama, from Focus Features, hitting theaters Dec. 7. Don’t miss the trailer below. Check out Backstage's film auditions, which you can filter by location!
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‘Zombieland 2’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ & More Get New Release Dates

Sony has shaken up their release calendar in the next few years, with new release dates being set for ‘Zombieland 2‘, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood‘ and more. Perhaps the most notable change here is ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood‘, which has moved two July 26, 2019, accoding to The Wrap. Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film had an original release date of August 9, 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Murder of Sharon Tate to the day. Since the movie reportedly uses these events as the backdrop for the movie, moving the release date up by two weeks is a smart but risky change.

While ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ currently faces no direct competition on the weekend of July 26th, but jam-packed release schedule for the month includes the like of ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘, and the live action/motion capture remake of ‘The Lion King‘, to name a few.
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Emmys: Ted Danson, Sandra Oh, Laurie Metcalf Among Familiar TV Faces Nominated

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Emmys: Ted Danson, Sandra Oh, Laurie Metcalf Among Familiar TV Faces Nominated
With first-round voting performer ballots topping out at more than a dozen pages each, name recognition is important in the increasingly crowded space that is the Emmys, but it alone isn’t enough. Instead what grabbed voters’ attention this year was a combination of star power and consistent body of work on the small screen.

Going into Emmy nomination morning, it seemed pretty unfathomable that an A-lister like Al Pacino wouldn’t get recognized for his turn as the late college football coach Joe Paterno in HBO’s original movie “Paterno,” but that’s exactly what happened. The movie itself scored a nom in the television movie category, undoubtedly aided by the combined star power of Pacino, executive producer and director Barry Levinson and its ripped- from-the-headlines tale. But Pacino himself, who had not done a television project since 2013’s “Phil Spector,” couldn’t beat out more familiar TV names
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Netflix Builds Awards Arsenal with Lisa Taback as Its Lethal Weapon

Netflix programming head Ted Sarandos wants to win Oscars. Netflix does fine in the nominations department, this year adding to their short and feature documentary Oscar nominations a record 112 Emmy nods (beating HBO); in 2018, it received four Oscar narrative nominations for Dee Rees’ “Mudbound.” Needless say, global streamer Netflix isn’t in the theatrical business (any theater bookings to date have been to please filmmakers), but Oscar contention adds enormous heft to any title. It’s all about luring more top talent to the service, which reaches 130 million subscribers in over 190 countries around the world.

On Wednesday, Netflix saw the New York Film Festival embrace Alfonso Cuaron’s 70 mm black-and-white Mexican drama “Roma” as its October 5 Centerpiece Gala (after presumably debuting at Venice). Perhaps even more important to the company’s Oscar future was the news that heavyweight Oscar strategist Lisa Taback would be joining the staff as vice president of talent relations,
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Netflix Builds Awards Arsenal with Lisa Taback as Its Lethal Weapon

Netflix programming head Ted Sarandos wants to win Oscars. Netflix does fine in the nominations department, this year adding to their short and feature documentary Oscar nominations a record 112 Emmy nods (beating HBO); in 2018, it received four Oscar narrative nominations for Dee Rees’ “Mudbound.” Needless say, global streamer Netflix isn’t in the theatrical business (any theater bookings to date have been to please filmmakers), but Oscar contention adds enormous heft to any title. It’s all about luring more top talent to the service, which reaches 130 million subscribers in over 190 countries around the world.

On Wednesday, Netflix saw the New York Film Festival embrace Alfonso Cuaron’s 70 mm black-and-white Mexican drama “Roma” as its October 5 Centerpiece Gala (after presumably debuting at Venice). Perhaps even more important to the company’s Oscar future was the news that heavyweight Oscar strategist Lisa Taback would be joining the staff as vice president of talent relations,
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Netflix Nabs Major Awards Player Lisa Taback for Talent Relations, Strategy

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Netflix has never been shy about chasing golden statues, but the streaming giant made a head-turning acquisition on Wednesday by hiring veteran awards strategist Lisa Taback.

The longtime campaigner for top Hollywood prizes like the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and various guild honors is joining the company as executive vice president of talent relations and awards — where she’ll report directly to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.

Taback will oversee awards strategy, marketing and PR across all content, including consideration for film awards and the Emmys.

Also Read: Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' to Screen as New York Film Festival Centerpiece

“Netflix has a well-earned reputation as the destination for some of the best creators in the business to do the best work of their lives,” Taback said in a statement. “My team and I couldn’t be more excited to join them and do the same.”

Netflix
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‘Boy Erased’ trailer: Oscars for Lgbt drama starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe? [Watch]

‘Boy Erased’ trailer: Oscars for Lgbt drama starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe? [Watch]
On July 17 Focus Features debuted the trailer for one of the most anticipated films of the coming awards season: “Boy Erased.” It stars Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) as a young man coming to terms with being gay and Oscar winners Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) as his conflicted, religious parents who hope to cure him of his homosexuality. Get a look at the film above.

The film is adapted from the 2016 memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, and it’s written and directed by Joel Edgerton. He’s best known for his work in front of the camera in past Oscar contenders like “Warrior” (2011), “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and “Loving” (2016). But he also received critical acclaim for his feature directing debut, “The Gift” (2015), a thriller in which he co-starred with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.

Edgerton hails from Australia, as do Kidman and Crowe,
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From ‘Sixteen Candles’ to ‘Eighth Grade': 17 Cringeworthy Moments From Coming of Age Movies (Photos)

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From ‘Sixteen Candles’ to ‘Eighth Grade': 17 Cringeworthy Moments From Coming of Age Movies (Photos)
Bo Burnham’s debut feature film “Eighth Grade” is earning acclaim for its realistic and touching portrayal of growing up today. Of course, Burnham’s movie builds on a long legacy of movies that deal with the awkwardness of coming of age, from John Hughes classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” to more recent successes like “Lady Bird” and “Call Me By Your Name.” Take a look at some of the most cringeworthy moments from these movies below.

The Graduate (1967)

In this classic coming-of-age story from Mike Nichols, Benjamin Braddock (breakout star Dustin Huffman) has a lot of cringeworthy moments with Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). In one scene, he confronts his soon-to-be lover about her strange behavior and then delivers the famous line: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?”

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

This classic (and raunchy) teen comedy took on teenage
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Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Timothee Chalamet has lined up his next gig. The Academy Award-nominated actor is in negotiations to star in Legendary’s “Dune.”

Denis Villenueve, who helmed “Blade Runner: 2049” and “Arrival,” is directing from a script by Eric Roth. Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to not only films, but also TV projects on the sci-fi property.

The projects will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will serve as a creative consultant.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics,
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