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Top Ten: Greatest Supporting Actors of the Decade Who Weren't Oscar Nominated

A truth. Year after year, Best Supporting Actor is the category with which we have the most disagreement with Oscar. Before our hearts are broken anew this impending season we wanted to celebrate the decade that's nearly behind us. We tend to view it Best Supporting Actor as the category wherein the Academy acting branch is at their absolute laziest each year, though we've never quite figured out why so much of their laziness funnels into this category ("whoever's in a best picture! You")

Today, for fun, a grumpy what-coulda-been list celebrating ten performances that rank among the best supporting work this decade...

10 Best Supporting Actor Performances Of The '10s

That Were Not Oscar Nominated

10 Tracy Letts, Lady Bird

Oscar nominees he was superior to that year: All but Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project

Want to buy him all the "World's Greatest Dad" mugs for this performance. This
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off

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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off
If you hopped on the Jitney the past few days, you would have thought it was the height of summer. Despite the chilly mid-October temperatures, film lovers galore headed out east for the 27th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, held in the swanky New York community of the Hamptons.

With 25,000 attendees this year, the festival showcased perhaps its greatest slate of films yet from “Just Mercy,” which kicked off the fest’s opening night, to Martin Scorsese’s Netflix crime film “The Irishman” to Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s “Ford v. Ferrari” and a slew of other festival favorites like “Jojo Rabbit,” “Marriage Story” and “The Report.”

The Hamptons International Film Festival follows a long festival season from Toronto to Venice to Telluride and Sundance at the beginning of the year, which is where Hiff’s key players start their search for programming and people start to send in films from around the world.
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Broadway Box Office Climbs To $35M; ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Moulin’ Set Records As ‘Tina’ Arrives

  • Deadline
With Broadway’s fall wave of new productions mostly still finding their seats last week, several of the more established – recently established, but established – smashes kept doing what they do, selling out and breaking records. To Kill a Mockingbird, Moulin Rouge! and Hadestown raked it in, helping Broadway’s overall box office during the week ending Oct. 13 jumped 17% over the previous week.

In all, box office for Broadway’s 34 productions totaled $35,212,990, a fraction below June’s post-Tony season high, with last week’s attendance up 8% from the previous week to 282,646.

Contributing to the fall’s strongest week yet was To Kill A Mockingbird, the Aaron Sorkin adaption of Harper Lee’s novel, now 49 weeks into its run and posting a best-ever $2,244,415, breaking its own house record at the Shubert Theatre for the ninth time and, with total gross sales surpassing $100M, secure in its spot as the highest grossing American play in Broadway history.
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‘Linda Vista’: Tracy Letts returns to Broadway as playwright with ‘inspired’ and ‘ruthless’ drama

Although a familiar face to Broadway audiences of late as an actor, Tracy Letts (he starred in a Tony-nominated revival of “All My Sons” last season) has not had one of his plays here in almost a decade. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “August: Osage County” returns to the rialto with “Linda Vista,” a Second Stage Theater production which opened at the Hayes Theater on October 10.

Directed by Dexter Bullard, “Linda Vista” unfolds in San Diego during the drawn-out divorce of Dick Wheeler (Ian Barford), a camera repair-man and former photojournalist who boasts a general disdain for much of life as he hurtles toward a midlife crisis in the arms of various women.

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Letts’s long-awaited return to Broadway received mostly positive notices. Ben Brantley (New York Times) labels “Linda Vista” a Critic’s Pick and calls the play an “inspired,
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2019 BFI London Film Festival Review – Le Mans ’66 (a.k.a. Ford v Ferrari)

Le Mans ’66 (a.k.a. Ford v Ferrari), 2019. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Ray McKinnon, and JJ Feild. Synopsis: When former Le Mans winner and American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is tasked by Ford to make a revolutionary race […]

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Photo Coverage: Linda Vista Company Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts August Osage County returns to Broadway this season with Linda Vista, a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Linda Vista will play a strictly limited 8-week engagement, officially opening last night, October 10, at the Hayes Theatre. We're taking you inside the after party at The Ribbon below
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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Linda Vista

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts August Osage County returns to Broadway this season with Linda Vista, a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Linda Vista will play a strictly limited 8-week engagement, officially opening last night, October 10, at the Hayes Theatre. We're taking you to the red carpet below
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Bww Review: Abrasive, Insensitive Men Need Lovin', Too in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista

If there ever was a demand for greater representation on Broadway stages for straight, single, cisgender white guys in their 50s who are insensitive to the women he manages to date and have sex with, Tracy Letts' Linda Vista would surely fill the void. A sort of 21st Century toxic male take on Paddy Chayefsky's classic 'Marty', Letts' new one has its funny moments, and maybe even a bit of poignancy here and there, but is it worth spending nearly three hours watching some full-of-himself average lug continually screw up his romantic opportunities
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‘Linda Vista’ Broadway Review: Tracy Letts Play Gets Last Laugh On Know-It-All Radiohead Hater

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‘Linda Vista’ Broadway Review: Tracy Letts Play Gets Last Laugh On Know-It-All Radiohead Hater
Dick Wheeler, the lead character – he’s hardly a “hero” – in Tracy LettsLinda Vista, a very funny new play about a very sad, not very likable man, is the type of determined, opinionated loser who has reached middle age with both a decided pride and worn-down boredom with his own contrariness, his mental library of trivia and hard-knock wisdom having left him with little more than a flabby gut, a failed marriage, a few sticks of cheap furniture and the confidence that he alone knows best which Ali MacGraw movie showed the actress at her sexiest and why Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is nothing but a “scrubby little poser”.

Linda Vista, opening tonight at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater in a Second Stage presentation of the Steppenwolf production, opens with a scene that includes Wheeler’s easy conversation with his only friend – their bond goes back to college,
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2019 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently nine productions of plays set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? Below, we recap the plot of each play as well as the awards history of its author, cast, creative types, the opening, and (where applicable) closing dates.

Betrayal” (opens September 5; closes December 8)

In the third Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s 1978 award-winning play, the story charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order.

The original Broadway production received Tony nominations for star Blythe Danner and director Peter Hall. This production is coming in after a successful run in London’s West End earlier this year. The cast includes Emmy nominee Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, SAG winner Charlie Cox, and is directed by Laurence Olivier Award winner Jamie Lloyd.

“The Height of the Storm
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Broadway Fall Season Underway With New Shows; $29M Box Office Stuck In Summer

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Broadway’s fall season kicked into gear last week, with no fewer than eight new shows in previews, including three that just began performances. Overall box office, alas, was pretty much stuck in the summer doldrums, with total receipts of $29,320,908 up a measly 1% over the previous week – and that’s with three additional shows running.

Total attendance of 254,824 was up by a barely-worth-noting .4%.

Keep in mind, a hefty percentage of the newcomers were at subscription-heavy (so discount priced) non-profit theaters, keeping receipts low. Also, none of these shows had been reviewed – so raves, pans or anything in between hadn’t yet gotten the word out. That said, only one show attracted some big-spending ticket buyers. More about that Lin-Manuel Miranda-related exception below.

In order of opening nights, the newcomers are:

The Height of the Storm, opening tomorrow at the Samuel J. Friedman, the Manhattan Theater Club presentation of the
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It’s time for the little man to crush the opposite in trailer for ‘Le Mans ’66’

  • HeyUGuys
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for James Mangold’s racing drama ‘Le Mans ’66’ (or Ford Vs. Ferrari in the Us) starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

Directed by Mangold, Bale plays the role of British driver Ken Miles, Damon takes on the role of American Car Designer Carroll Shelby. The film also stars Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Ray McKinnon and Caitriona Balfe.

Also in trailers – Elizabeth Lail stars in first trailer for horror ‘Countdown

The film is released November 15th

Le Mans ’66 Synopsis

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Le Mans ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating
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Ford V Ferrari Opens November 15th – Check Out the New Poster and Trailer

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming film Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). The film follows Shelby and Miles, who battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Ford v Ferrari also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. The film will be released on November 15 by The Walt Disney Studios.

Check out the new trailer:

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and
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Ford V Ferrari Trailer #2: Damon and Bale Are Out to Crush Ferrari in the 1960s

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Ford V Ferrari is based on a true story, and stars the Academy Award-winning duo of Matt Damon and Christian Bale as the racing designer and driver respectively. Jason Bourne and Batman together at last. Damon stars as the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, with Bale as his tempestuous friend and driver, Ken Miles. After being humiliated by the founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, the unlikely duo team-up with Ford Motor Company to beat their racing car rivals at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Along the way their fractious friendship will be tested, as well as their newly designed motor car, as the film navigates through the peaks and troughs that are oh-so familiar with a biopic.

This second trailer continues to bask in the golden, sun-kissed deserts on which our heroes test their racing skills, with the film so perpetually bright you can feel the heat coming off the screen.
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New Trailer, Poster For ‘Le Mans ’66’/’Ford V Ferrari’

20th Century Fox has released the brand new trailer for Le Mans ’66/ aka Ford V Ferrari which is speeding into cinemas later this year. I’ve already managed to check this movie out and I can tell you that it is simply magnificent. Matt Damon and Christian Bale lead the cast of the James Mangold-directed film about the ferocious battle between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari to win the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour race in France in the 1960s. It really is superb.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Le Mans ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on
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New poster and trailer for Ford v Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for the biographical drama Ford v Ferrari (titled Le Mans ’66 in the UK). Directed by James Mangold, the film stars Matt Damon as American car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as British racer Ken Miles who worked together under the instruction of Henry Ford II to a design a car fast enough to defeat Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship; take a look here…

Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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New Trailer For Matt Damon and Christian Bale's Ford V Ferrari Races Into Action

20th Century Fox has released a roaring new trailer for their fantastic looking James Mangold (Logan) directed film Ford v Ferrari. The film tells the story of the competition and rivalry between Ford and Ferrari.

Matt Damon takes on the role of Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles. They are two of the main players in this story and it looks like they both give great performances. They will be joined by a solid supporting cast that includes Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon.

The film tells the remarkable true story of the “visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the
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‘Ford v Ferrari’: Matt Damon, Christian Bale Shake Up Racing in New Trailer

‘Ford v Ferrari’: Matt Damon, Christian Bale Shake Up Racing in New Trailer
Matt Damon and Christian Bale attempt to upheave the race car industry in the new trailer for Ford v Ferrari, a retelling of the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to end Enzo Ferrari’s racing stranglehold in 1966.

The James Mangold-directed film – which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and recently screened at Toronto International Film Festival – is “based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics,
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Roaring Second Trailer for Mangold's 'Ford v Ferrari' Racing Movie

"Ford hates guys like us, because we're different." 20th Century Fox has launched the second official trailer for Ford v. Ferrari, the latest from James Mangold (who last made the kick ass Logan in 2017). This premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals to very positive reviews aplenty, calling it a "visual and sonic spectacle". The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, who are sent by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Starring Matt Damon as Shelby, Christian Bale as Miles, with Tracy Letts as Henry Ford II, plus an ensemble cast including Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, JJ Feild, Ray McKinnon,
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Don’t Believe the Tiff Hype: ‘Hustlers’ Is More Globes than Oscars, ‘A Hidden Life’ Is Fox Searchlight’s Gem

Don’t Believe the Tiff Hype: ‘Hustlers’ Is More Globes than Oscars, ‘A Hidden Life’ Is Fox Searchlight’s Gem
The Toronto International Film Festival’s welcoming audiences and traffic-chasing media can deliver a mighty headwind for movies hoping to gain momentum in the Oscar race. But not everybody gets that push. And the reality does not always match the clickbait headlines.

Yes, festival fave “Hustlers” rode a tsunami of press. After all, Jennifer Lopez is an established global star who knew exactly what to do with her alluring role as a pole-riding stripper. But while all that buzz might pull moviegoers into theaters this weekend, “Hustlers” (which B-movie distributor Stx took over from A-movie producer Annapurna) is far more likely to play for the Hollywood Foreign Press than the more tony Academy voters, who want their Oscar contenders to shine with the patina of art. If the movie is a hit and Lopez’s team finds financial backing for an awards campaign, she could squeak into a Supporting Actress slot.
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