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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)
Historically the Best Actor Oscar has gone to men with a little grey in their hair while Best Actress is usually given to an ingenue. However, we could be seeing a shift in that bias on both sides. At the 2019 Oscars, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) won Best Actor at age 37 over a past winner and three previous nominees. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) did likewise in 2017. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actor.)

While Affleck won for a fictional role, Malek prevailed for portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Of the 10 most recent Best Actor champs at the Academy Awards, seven of them won for bring life to real-life fellows: Colin Firth; Daniel Day-Lewis; Matthew McConaughey; Eddie Redmayne; Leonardo DiCaprio; and Gary Oldman.

Malek was a first-time nominee while each of his four rivals in the 2019 Best Actor race had contended multiple times at the Oscars.
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The Trailer For War Drama 1917 Includes Basically Every British Actor You Love

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I suggest sitting down before you watch the first trailer for Sam Mendes's upcoming war drama, 1917, since the World War I epic looks tense as f*ck.

The Skyfall director presents us with a story about two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones alum Dean-Charles Chapman), whose superior (Colin Firth) gives them a seemingly impossible mission: Sneak into enemy territory and hand-deliver a message to stop an attack set for the next morning, which has the potential to kill 1,600 men. With Blake's brother's life at risk, the two set off on a journey that has a low chance of survival for everyone involved.

In addition to MacKay, Chapman, and Firth, the cast is rounded out by Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, and Andrew Scott. Watch the trailer for 1917 above before the film arrives in theaters on Christmas Day.
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New Republic Pictures Takes Co-Financing Stake In Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ As Pic Wraps

  • Deadline
Exclusive: New Republic Pictures has become a co-financier of the Sam Mendes-directed WWI film 1917. The producer-financier, run by CEO Brian Oliver, has been behind such films as the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Oliver’s earlier films at Cross Creek include Hacksaw Ridge and Black Swan.

Oliver, returning from London after the wrap of the film, will serve as a producer alongside Mendes, who directed a script he wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), his Neal Street partner Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (Spectre) and Callum McDougall (Skyfall). The co-producer is Michael Lerman.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission: to cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop the slaughter of hundreds of soldiers, Blake’s own brother among them. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays,
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Peter Webber: ‘Making this film helped me through a dark place’

The British director on his love of Jamaican reggae – subject of his documentary Inna de Yard – and why he’s no longer a doom-monger

Director Peter Webber was born in 1968 and grew up in west London. His 2003 feature Girl With a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, received three Oscar and 10 Bafta nominations. In 2007, he directed Hannibal Rising, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs. Following music documentaries about Schubert and Wagner earlier in his career, Webber’s new film Inna de Yard focuses on a group of veteran reggae artists – including 70s star Ken Boothe and Cedric Myton from the Congos – revisiting their glory days in the hills above Kingston, Jamaica.

What compelled you to make a reggae documentary?

This film really went back to passions and enthusiasms I’ve had since I was a teenager. What really hooked me into reggae was listening to the first
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Trailer for 1917 from Director Sam Mendes Released

The new trailer for 1917 has been released. (Check it out above.) Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre, and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of ThronesDean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver.

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures
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It’s a race against time to save the lives of many in trailer for ‘1917’

  • HeyUGuys
Entertainment One has launched the first trailer for Sam Mendes World War I thriller ‘1917’ starring George MacKay and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film stars Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Richard Madden and Andrew Scott alongside MacKay and Cumberbatch.

The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver.

Also in trailers – Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in teaser trailer for Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman

The film is set for a UK release of January 10th 2020

1917 Synopsis

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a
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The Trailer For War Drama 1917 Includes Basically Every British Actor You Love

The Trailer For War Drama 1917 Includes Basically Every British Actor You Love
I suggest sitting down before you watch the first trailer for Sam Mendes's upcoming war drama, 1917, since the World War I epic looks tense as f*ck.

The Skyfall director presents us with a story about two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones alum Dean-Charles Chapman), whose superior (Colin Firth) gives them a seemingly impossible mission: Sneak into enemy territory and hand-deliver a message to stop an attack set for the next morning, which has the potential to kill 1,600 men. With Blake's brother's life at risk, the two set off on a journey that has a low chance of survival for everyone involved.

In addition to MacKay, Chapman, and Firth, the cast is rounded out by Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, and Andrew Scott. Watch the trailer for 1917 above before the film arrives in theaters on Christmas Day.
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1917 (2019) Movie Trailer: George MacKay& Dean-Charles Chapman star in Sam Mendes World War I Film

1917 Trailer Sam Mendes‘ 1917 (2019) movie trailer has been released by Universal Pictures and stars Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Madden. Plot Synopsis 1917‘s plot synopsis: “At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given [...]

Continue reading: 1917 (2019) Movie Trailer: George MacKay& Dean-Charles Chapman star in Sam Mendes World War I Film
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Watch Soldiers Fight Time to Keep Troops Alive in Trailer for World War I Drama ‘1917’

Watch Soldiers Fight Time to Keep Troops Alive in Trailer for World War I Drama ‘1917’
Two British soldiers are tasked with carrying a fateful message across enemy lines to an imperiled battalion in the chilling new trailer for Sam Mendes’ World War I film, 1917.

1917 stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman as Schofield and Blake, the two soldiers handed the harrowing mission by a commanding officer played by Colin Firth. In the trailer, Firth’s character warns the pair that a battalion is in danger of being massacred if they go ahead with a planned attack, and the only way to save them is if Blake
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George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman Embark on a Dangerous Mission in First ‘1917’ Trailer (Video)

  • The Wrap
Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, “1917.”

During the first World War, two young British soldiers, played by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, are given a mission that seems impossible — they must cross enemy lines to stop an attack that would kill hundreds.

“Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow’s attack,” Colin Firth says to them in the trailer. “If you fail, we will lose 1,600 men. Your brother among them. If you fail, it will be a massacre.”

Also Read: Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden Join Sam Mendes' Drama '1917'

“There’s only one way this ends — last man standing,” Cumberbatch’s character adds.

Richard Madden, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and Claire Duburcq also star.

Mendes is writing (alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns) and directing “1917.” Mendes also produces the film with Pippa Harris (his partner at Neal Street Productions
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Trailer Arrives For Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’

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The very first trailer for 1917, Sam Mendes’ World War I epic has just hit. The film features cinematography by Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) and will star George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch are also amongst the film’s impressive cast.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers— Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver.
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Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Trailer Captures Height of World War I

  • Variety
Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Trailer Captures Height of World War I
Sam Mendes revisits the height of World War I in his upcoming period drama “1917.” The new trailer released Thursday captures the mounting pressure to stop a brutal attack that could threaten the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefield.

The heart-pounding footage opens with a soldier running through black-clouded bomb blasts before the clip cuts to two more servicemen carefully searching an underground bunker, only to be surprised by an unexpected explosion and forced to quickly evacuate.

Later in the trailer, Colin Firth’s character meets with two young soldiers, portrayed by “Captain Fantastic’s” George MacKay and “Game of Thrones” actor Dean-Charles Chapman. There, he instructs them of their mission: to save a battalion of fellow fighters — including one of their brothers — from ultimate destruction unless the two venture across enemy lines to quickly call off a planned attack.

“Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow’s attack.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Heads To War In First Trailer For WWI Drama 1917

Sam Mendes hasn’t made a movie since his second James Bond film Spectre was released back in 2015, but the Oscar-winning director is returning to the big screen soon with his upcoming World War I drama, 1917. The project previously generated a lot of positive buzz due to its incredibly talented ensemble cast and now, the first trailer promises something pretty special.

The footage reveals that the story will follow English Tommy Lieutenant Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and his friend Schofield (George MacKay) as they’re sent on an important mission by their commanding officer, played by Colin Firth. The pair must send a message calling off an incoming attack against the German forces. Otherwise, 1600 soldiers will be lost as they walk into a trap – including Blake’s brother. “If you fail,” intones Firth ominously, “it will be a massacre.”

Of course, Firth is just one a part of the cream of
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1917 Trailer: A World War I Epic from Skyfall Director Sam Mendes

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for 1917/">1917. This is the first directorial effort from Sam Mendes following his stint with the James Bond franchise, which included 2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre. This time, he's sticking to action but bringing things into the real world as his latest tackles World War I. If this first footage is any indication, this could serve as a harrowing and brutal look at one of the most horrific wars in human history. And it also could be lining up for its chance at the awards season table later this year.

The trailer itself is incredibly tense and recalls elements of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, with a ticking clock setting the tone, time being of the essence. The key difference being that Dunkirk covered World War II, whereas we're going back a bit further for this one. The actual combat footage is truly stunning in
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'1917' Trailer: Soldiers Embark on Dangerous Mission in Sam Mendes' World War I Epic

'1917' Trailer: Soldiers Embark on Dangerous Mission in Sam Mendes' World War I Epic
From Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, comes 1917, which centers on two British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman), who are given a seemingly impossible mission to cross enemy territory and deliver a message to stop an attack on hundreds of soldiers.

In the trailer, released Thursday, Colin Firth stands in front of Schofield and Blake, addressing Blake in talking about his brother, who is part of a battalion of 1,600 soldiers unaware that they are in danger. Blake asks about his brother's safety: "Is he…?” Firth ...
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Epic First Trailer For Sam Mendes’ 1917 Storms In

In 2017 audiences witnessed Christopher Nolan’s brilliant thriller Dunkirk, depicting the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was awarded Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing, with five further nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.

Two war movies are set to land this awards season. ROland Emmerich’s WWII film Midway and now the movie 1917.

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

The First World War was fought on a vast scale and raised unprecedented challenges for the leaders of the combatant nations.

The political leaders were responsible for the decision to go to war, and for deciding what war aims to pursue. The horrific casualties sustained early in the war meant that none of them could consider accepting a peace without victory.
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Incredibly Intense Trailer for Sam Mendes's WWI Film 1917

Universal Pictures has released the incredible first trailer for director Sam Mendes’s upcoming World War I film 1917, and this looks like it’s going to be a super intense edge-of-your-seat thriller. I love watching historical war movies and this one is going to be great. We don’t see many films that explore WWI, so I’m happy to see that this ended up getting made.

Mendes is the same filmmaker that previously brought us Skyfall, Spectre, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition. He also brought on a great cast to star in the film and that cast includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Andrew Scott.

Here is the synopsis for the film:

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.
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First trailer for Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917

Universal Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for 1917, the new film from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, which stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman as two young soldiers in the First World War who find themselves charged with a seemingly impossible mission to save the lives of 1,600 men. Watch the trailer here…

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers— Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is set for release on Christmas Day 2019 in North America and on January 10th 2020 in the UK, and features a cast that includes George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth,
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First Official Trailer for Sam Mendes' Intense World War I Movie '1917'

"There is only one way this war ends: last man standing." Universal has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' new film 1917, set during World War I in the year 1917 (as the title clearly indicates). The war movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop an attack that will kill their own soldiers. The rumor is that this will play out over the course of one long-take, following these soldiers around the battlefield. The excellent ensemble cast features: Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe. This is such an exhilarating, intense reveal! What a trailer. This looks even better than I was expecting. Time is the enemy. Here's the
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‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller

‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller
Sam Mendes is returning to the war genre for the first time since 2005’s “Jarhead” with the upcoming Universal Pictures drama “1917.” The World War I drama marks the filmmaker’s first directorial effort since leaving the James Bond franchise behind. Mendes directed Daniel Craig in the Oscar-winning “Skyfall” and its less well-received sequel “Spectre,” and the first “1917” trailer suggests he’s operating in a similarly epic scope while taking on WWI.

“1917” stars George MacKay and “Game of Thrones” breakout Dean-Charles Chapman as two young British soldiers who are given a mission to cross into enemy territory in order to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, including the brother of Chapman’s character. The supporting cast includes U.K. acting heavyweights Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Andrew Scott.

“1917” is shot by the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. The WWI drama will
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