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First Trailer Teaser for ‘Uncut Gems’ Reveals Adam Sandler’s Latest Loudmouth Role

Riding high off its premieres at Telluride and Toronto International Film Festival, Uncut Gems now gets its first teaser trailer courtesy of A24, a studio that knows a thing or two about how to market their particular brand of releases. This teaser offers only a few seconds of footage revealing Adam Sandler in his latest role, but it also has us intrigued to see the first full trailer next week. The critical crowd-pleaser sees Sandler playing a New York City jeweler to the rich and famous who bets it all on a gamble that could result in the score …
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Gold Derby TV Awards winners 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’ rule, but voters spread the wealth

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Gold Derby TV Awards winners 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’ rule, but voters spread the wealth
Game of Thrones” and “Fleabag” were the two biggest winners Wednesday morning at the 2019 Gold Derby TV Awards, taking Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively, in addition to several other prizes. But neither show achieved a clean sweep. The more than 1,500 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes spread the wealth in a variety of categories. Scroll down to see the complete list, and watch our complete announcement video above.

“Thrones” topped the list with five victories out of its 13 nominations. Its win for Best Drama Series is its fourth, setting a new record as the most awarded show in the 16-year history of these awards, breaking its tie with triple champs “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”

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The HBO fantasy epic also won Ensemble of the Year for the third time. Peter Dinklage claimed Best Drama
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Daniel Craig Investigates Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and More in the Knives Out Trailer

  • BuzzSugar
We thought it was the Summer of scamming, but obviously it's the Summer of whodunnits! Right on the heels of Netflix's record-breaking Adam Sandler- and Jennifer Aniston-led comedy, Murder Mystery, comes Knives Out, a murder mystery that basically stars all your favorite actors. Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield investigate the murder of a family patriarch - Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer - whose children seem . . . less than bereaved about his death.

Said children include Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Michael Shannon, so we have no doubt the family's Sunday dinners are wild Af. The trailer alludes to the murder being at the hands of one of the family members, as well as giving us some truly poetic lines like the one delivered by Evans to Craig's heavily accented Detective Benoit Blanc: "What is this, CSI: KFC?" Check out the trailers ahead and get
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The Oscar Race After the Festivals Has Hitler and the Joker, But No Front-Runner

  • The Wrap
The Oscar Race After the Festivals Has Hitler and the Joker, But No Front-Runner
The first round of fall festivals has concluded, and here’s where the Oscars race stands:

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Lopez are actual awards contenders.

• A movie about a comic-book character won the jury prize from one of the most prestigious international film festivals.

• A comedy about Nazis featuring a lovably goofy Adolf Hitler won an audience award that is supposed to lead to an automatic Best Picture nomination.

• And there is no Best Picture front-runner, unless you want to count the July release that has gotten flak for making fun of Bruce Lee and incorporating the Manson family into a Hollywood story.

Also Read: Tiff 2019: Every Movie Sold So Far, From 'Dads' to 'True History of the Kelly Gang' (Updating)

Welcome to awards season 2019, where the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals didn’t crystallize this year’s awards forecast, where Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time
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Tiff 2019, Last Days: Uncut Gems, Atlantis, Jallikattu, This Action Lies

At Marriage Story‘s Tiff premiere, the audience applauded the Netflix logo; a night later, the same happened for A24 at Uncut Gems. The latter makes slightly more sense—rightly or wrongly (no comment), A24 has coherent brand cachet in positioning itself as Art-Fixated rather than purely profit-motivated—but in both cases I felt like I was going mad, and even more so when I heard that the first question for The Lighthouse‘s cast and crew at their first screening was why is A24 is so very special (surely that’s not on Willem Dafoe to answer.) Admittedly, Adam Sandler shaking Kevin Garnett’s hand onstage […]
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Tiff 2019, Last Days: Uncut Gems, Atlantis, Jallikattu, This Action Lies

At Marriage Story‘s Tiff premiere, the audience applauded the Netflix logo; a night later, the same happened for A24 at Uncut Gems. The latter makes slightly more sense—rightly or wrongly (no comment), A24 has coherent brand cachet in positioning itself as Art-Fixated rather than purely profit-motivated—but in both cases I felt like I was going mad, and even more so when I heard that the first question for The Lighthouse‘s cast and crew at their first screening was why is A24 is so very special (surely that’s not on Willem Dafoe to answer.) Admittedly, Adam Sandler shaking Kevin Garnett’s hand onstage […]
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‘Saturday Night Live’ extends Emmy record after Creative Arts Awards: It has more wins than any series in history

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‘Saturday Night Live’ extends Emmy record after Creative Arts Awards: It has more wins than any series in history
Saturday Night Live” may not have won Best Comedy Guest Actor or Best Comedy Guest Actress at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, September 15, but it did win enough times on Saturday to extend its all-time record. It’s the most honored program in Emmy history, and it has now won 76 times in its 44 years on the air. Scroll down to see every single award it has won thus far, with possibly more to come next weekend on September 22.

SEE2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories

At Saturday night’s Creative Arts Awards, “SNL” won for its lighting design, makeup, production design, and for the “Creating Saturday Night Live” short form series. That brings the show to a grand total of 76 awards in its 44 years on the air. On Sunday night it was nominated six times for guest acting: Sandra Oh,
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Emmy wins for Hannah Gadsby, See-Saw Films

Hannah Gadsby.

Australia’s most reluctant Hollywood triumph Hannah Gadsby has capped off a meteoric 18 month ride, securing the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Netflix Original production, Nanette.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards celebrate artistic and technical achievements in television and were held over the weekend at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 21.

Gadsby’s critically lauded and globally embraced Nanette debuted on Netflix in June 2018 and has transformed her career and opportunities at a global level.

“I wrote Nanette as a way to tell my little story to my little corner of the world. I wrote it in the hope it would provide catharsis to myself and to those who existed in the same margins I did. Instead, my story has been pushed into every corner of the world – including places where stories like
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‘Mrs. Maisel’ Shuts ‘SNL’ Out of Both Guest Acting Emmy Awards for First Time Since 2015

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‘Mrs. Maisel’ Shuts ‘SNL’ Out of Both Guest Acting Emmy Awards for First Time Since 2015
Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won the Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series for their roles in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Sunday, shutting “Saturday Night Live” out of both categories for the first time since 2015 — and only the second time this decade.

A loss in both categories is unusual for “SNL,” as it usually lays claim to at least one of the two, having nabbed 10 out of 20 guest acting Emmys given out in the last decade. The last time the sketch comedy series lost both was in 2015, when Bradley Whitford won for “Transparent” and Joan Cusack won for “Shameless.” Prior to that, “SNL” hosts also came up empty handed in 2013, when Melissa Leo won for “Louie” and Bob Newhart won for “The Big Bang Theory.”

Since 2009, “SNL” winners in the guest acting categories have included Justin Timberlake and Tina Fey in 2009, Betty White in 2010, Timberlake
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Emmy shocker! Luke Kirby upsets to win Best Comedy Guest Actor for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

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Emmy shocker! Luke Kirby upsets to win Best Comedy Guest Actor for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
Against all odds, Luke Kirby just won Best Comedy Guest Actor at Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmys for his role as real-life stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” (See full list of winners.) Kirby’s fellow “Maisel” guest star Jane Lynch also prevailed over in Best Comedy Guest Actress, making it a great night for the Amazon dramedy.

SEE2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories [Updating Live]

Many awards pundits thought Kirby might split the vote with co-star Rufus Sewell, but that proved not to be the case. There were also four guys from “Saturday Night Live” nominated and one from “Veep” (Peter MacNicol).

Kirby submitted the episode “All Alone” to Emmy voters, the Season 2 finale. That’s the one where Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) is booted offstage for talking about a friend’s pregnancy, then meets Lenny a bar. Midge
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Luke Kirby Wins 2019 Guest Comedy Actor Emmy

  • Variety
Luke Kirby Wins 2019 Guest Comedy Actor Emmy
Luke Kirby has been crowned the winner of the 2019 guest comedy actor Emmy for his role as the real-life comic Lenny Bruce on Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

This was Kirby’s first-ever Emmy attention. He was nominated against a slew of “Saturday Night Live” players, as well as “Veep’s” Peter MacNicol and his “Maisel” costar Rufus Sewell.

“I will brandish this proudly from sea to shinning sea to the shiniest of seas,” Kirby said, clearly overcome in the moment. He included Lenny Bruce and Bruce’s daughter, Kitty in his list of thank-yous.
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2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories

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2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories
The 2019 Creative Arts Emmys were held on the weekend of September 14-15, celebrating the best achievements in television crafts, animation, nonfiction and more. This is where the vast majority of awards were handed out (almost 100 over the course of the two days) before the main Emmys telecast on September 22. So who were the big winners on Sunday night? Scroll down for the complete list in all 49 categories, updating live as they’re announced.

SEE2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Saturday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 48 categories

Saturday night’s show focused on achievements in animation, documentaries, variety, and reality. Sunday’s kudos were reserved mostly for dramas, comedies, movies and limited series. Among the top nominees in these fields included “Game of Thrones,” which had a record 32 nominations overall, 18 of which were at Creative Arts. Other programs with heaps of craft noms included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,
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Complete Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2019 Winners List: ‘Game of Thrones’ Torches Competitors

Complete Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2019 Winners List: ‘Game of Thrones’ Torches Competitors
Game of Thrones” didn’t break any records during the second night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, but they gave themselves a leg-up on history. The HBO fantasy series was nominated for 18 awards, and ended up taking home an awe-inspiring 10.

For those keeping track, “Game of Thrones” already owns the record it seeks to achieve, winning 12 Emmy Awards in 2015 for its fifth season and is well on its way to obliterating that award during the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

Those who suspected that a disappointing final season would dampen the Television Academy’s enthusiasm for the most decorated drama series of all time, were proved wrong yet again after racking up a record 32 overall nominations.

The second night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards offered few surprises, with defending comedy series winner, Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, scoring six awards, including both Outstanding Guest
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Toronto Correspondences #10: Get That Money

  • MUBI
The Notebook is covering Tiff with an on-going correspondence between critics Fernando F. Croce, Kelley Dong, and editor Daniel Kasman.Uncut GemsDear Kelley and Fern,When one is in the thick of a film festival, surrounded on all sides by movie after movie after movie, the caffeine jolt of coffee may not be enough to keep up your energy; you may need a film that throttles you. If you want to be grabbed by the throat, then I’ve got just the movie for you: Josh and Benny Safdie's Uncut Gems. Like the brothers’ last two features, Heaven Knows What (2014) and Good Time (2017), it’s a showboating immersion into a gritty but resiliently existent side of New York that is nowadays rarely set to film. And like Good Time, their collision of Robert Pattinson with a borough-based B-film, Uncut Gems is driven by the monomania of its protagonist, Harold Ratner,
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Review: Uncut Gems (Tiff 2019)

  • JoBlo
Plot: Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a slippery, unscrupulous jeweler with an out-of-control gambling addiction, who pins his hopes in an Ethiopian opal that he hopes will get him out of the hole is dug himself into - if he can stay out of his own way. Review: Of all the actors emerging out of Tiff this year with Oscar buzz, perhaps the most surprising is Adam Sandler. No one could have predicted that…
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Creative Arts Emmy Awards predictions 2019: Official odds in 24 categories favor ‘Game of Thrones,’ RuPaul, Beyonce and more

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Creative Arts Emmy Awards predictions 2019: Official odds in 24 categories favor ‘Game of Thrones,’ RuPaul, Beyonce and more
The Primetime Emmys telecast isn’t until Sunday night, September 22, but by then most of the awards will already have been handed out. The lion’s share of prizes will be presented this weekend at the Creative Arts Awards ceremonies on September 14 and 15. So who will win? Scroll down for our official racetrack odds in 24 categories. You can still make or update your own predictions here before the trophies are handed out.

Our odds are calculated by combining the predictions of over 1,000 Gold Derby users. That includes Expert journalists from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who earned the highest scores predicting last year’s Creative Arts winners, and the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Creative Arts results.

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Tiff 2019: Winners and Losers of This Year’s Festival, From ‘Joker’ to ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Tiff 2019: Winners and Losers of This Year’s Festival, From ‘Joker’ to ‘Jojo Rabbit’
The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a lot of speculation around its lineup: “Joker,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice shortly before its Tiff premiere, seemed to be the first comic book movie since “Black Panther” with the potential to generate awards season buzz in tandem with its commercial appeal. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” looked like it could score Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination in years for playing Mister Rogers. Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbi” gave the “Thor: Ragnarok” director the opportunity to merge his playful style with subversive material. And then there were the Telluride breakouts, from delicate family drama “Waves” to the manic Adam Sandler performance in “Uncut Gems,” which would get the chance to continue building their popularity with larger audiences.

So how did all that go? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne
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10 Biggest Winners and Losers at the Toronto Film Festival

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The Toronto Film Festival used to be an all-night event. Agents and producers would unveil their latest masterpieces, and then wait for the bids to come rolling in through sunrise. But the movie business has changed dramatically in the last five years. Many studios, burnt by costly acquisitions, are exercising more restraint at film festivals, opting to produce their indies internally.

And Toronto’s standing has changed too, as Telluride and Venice have eclipsed its position as the first stop on the awards season trail. Instead, rather than being a festival of discoveries, Toronto has become a destination to binge watch the latest fall movies that are about to explode. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and many movies got a boost from screening in Canada. But it does mean that if you’re premiering a movie at the festival, it’s much harder to get noticed.

Here are
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Tiff Review: ‘Uncut Gems’ Finds the Safdies and Adam Sandler at the Top of Their Game

There are two consistently pervasive ideas in the films of New York filmmaking duo Josh and Benny Safdie. The first is their clear affection for the art and craft of hustling. From their autobiographical drama Daddy Longlegs to their verité junkie film Heaven Knows What there’s a reliable focus on the often thrilling process of social manipulation and coercion to point where stretches could briefly be mistaken for a con man film if it weren’t for how they never lose sight of how these actions intersect with economic class. For people on the margins of society it is not just a skill but a tool of survival, which is especially true in their moody and expressive 2017 feature Good Time which saw Robert Pattinson’s Connie spend an entire evening engaging in increasingly desperate transactional interactions all across New York in attempt to bail his brother out of prison.
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‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Film Review: Outlaw Epic Isn’t True, But It Packs a Punch

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‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Film Review: Outlaw Epic Isn’t True, But It Packs a Punch
Lots of films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival are based on true stories and real people, but Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang” may be the only one to admit that even movies based on real life can’t be trusted.

The first words we see on the screen in Kurzel’s dark epic, which had its world premiere on Wednesday in Toronto, are “nothing you are about to see is true.” All of those words fade away except the last one, which then forms the first word of the movie’s title.

So the word truth, in this instance, will mean whatever we want it to mean. “True History of the Kelly Gang” is a true history, it’s a made-up story, it’s a vivid dramatization of one angle on an unknowable story and it’s a riff on the cultural mythmaking
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