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Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo Selected for SAG-aftra Foundation Honors

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Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo Selected for SAG-aftra Foundation Honors
Ava DuVernay and Mark Ruffalo have been selected by the SAG-aftra Foundation for its fourth Annual Patron of the Artists Awards.

The awards will be presented on Nov. 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The show benefits the nonprofit SAG-AFTRA Foundation and is not televised.

Previous SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Award honorees include Ted Sarandos, Spike Lee, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lee Daniels, Kathryn Bigelow, Judd Apatow, Megan Ellison and Rob Marshall. Previous SAG-aftra Foundation Artists Inspiration Award honorees include Lady Gaga, Harrison Ford, Kate Winslet, Lionel Richie and Leonardo DiCaprio.

JoBeth Williams, SAG-aftra Foundation Board President, said, “As a director, producer and writer, Ava is a true patron of artists. Her ensemble-based films and series have launched the careers of countless actors, and created exceptional opportunities for artists, both above and belowthe line. She has simultaneously ushered in greater diversity and new narratives in entertainment.
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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Supporting Actress include Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and …

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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Supporting Actress include Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and …
Frontrunners are already forming in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While many films in contention have not yet been released, some were seen recently at the Toronto, Venice and/or Telluride Film Festivals. We’ve confirmed most category placements with studios or campaigners, but some decisions are still outstanding.For example, Gold Derby lists Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) in both lead and supporting races in our prediction center and the placement fates of all three “Bombshell” actresses — Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman — have yet to be determined.

Here are the current top 10 supporting actress picks according to racetrack odds based upon our users’ predictions as of Sept. 17:

1. Laura Dern: No one does fierce, feisty and whip-smart better than Dern (witness her work on the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”). She plays the crackerjack lawyer
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Which overdue lead actor might finally find gold at the end of Oscar season — Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy or Joaquin Phoenix? [Poll]

Which overdue lead actor might finally find gold at the end of Oscar season — Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy or Joaquin Phoenix? [Poll]
One of the best things about the Academy Awards is that, unlike the Golden Globes with its two sets of lead actor and actress lineups, is that genres don’t matter when it comes to the four acting categories. Therefore, it is a more meaningful honor. But it also makes getting recognition for worthy work can be more difficult.

That often creates a pool of performers who have had several nominations but no wins. Or someone who always comes in sixth on the ballot and has yet to receive any gilded acclaim. If you check out Gold Derby’s combined Oscar odds, there are more than a few lead actors in the running who fit these descriptions that pop right out. Here is the list of the overdue according to their standing on the prediction site:

No. 3: Antonio Banderas,”Pain and Glory”: The Spanish heartthrob has already won
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Todd Haynes’ ‘Dark Waters’ Lands an Oscar Release Date as Dee Rees’ Netflix Film Waits For Sundance

Todd Haynes’ ‘Dark Waters’ Lands an Oscar Release Date as Dee Rees’ Netflix Film Waits For Sundance
The Oscar gods give and the Oscar gods take away. While Focus Features is finally giving Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters” a primetime award-season November release date, Netflix will push its Dee Rees drama “The Last Thing He Wanted” toward a possible 2020 Sundance debut.

Focus and Participant Media teamed on the Haynes drama, which is based on the true story of environmental defense attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) as he took on chemical polluter DuPont. It was adapted most recently by Mario Correa and first writer Matthew Michael Carnahan from Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.”

Anne Hathaway stars opposite Ruffalo as Biliott’s wife, Sarah; she’s also the star of “The Last Thing He Wanted,” which Rees and Marco Villalobos adapted from the 1997 Joan Didion novel. The movie costars Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe.

Another would-be awards title, Fox Searchlight’s “Wendy,
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Todd Haynes’ ‘Dark Waters’ Lands an Oscar Release Date as Dee Rees’ Netflix Film Waits For Sundance

Todd Haynes’ ‘Dark Waters’ Lands an Oscar Release Date as Dee Rees’ Netflix Film Waits For Sundance
The Oscar gods give and the Oscar gods take away. While Focus Features is finally giving Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters” a primetime award-season November release date, Netflix will push its Dee Rees’ drama “The Last Thing He Wanted” to a 2020 Sundance debut.

Focus and Participant Media teamed on the Haynes drama, which is based on the true story of environmental defense attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) as he took on chemical polluter DuPont. It was adapted most recently by Mario Correa and first writer Matthew Michael Carnahan from Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.”

Anne Hathaway stars opposite Ruffalo as Biliott’s wife, Sarah; she’s also the star of “The Last Thing He Wanted,” which Rees and Marco Villalobos adapted from the 1997 Joan Didion novel. The movie costars Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe.

Another would-be awards title, Fox Searchlight’s “Wendy,
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Top 10 early-bird supporting actress Oscar predictions: Laura Dern (‘Marriage Story’) is perched at No. 1 for now

Top 10 early-bird supporting actress Oscar predictions: Laura Dern (‘Marriage Story’) is perched at No. 1 for now
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Actor race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, enough teaser trailers are out there, ranging from “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Irishman” to “Little Women” and “Ford v Ferrari” to provide some sense of what at least feels like a worthy contender. We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift.

Here are the current top 10 supporting actress picks on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Aug. 16:

1. Laura Dern: No one does fierce, feisty and whip-smart better than Dern (witness her work on the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”). She plays the crackerjack lawyer who represents Scarlett Johansson
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Annette Bening & Michelle Pfeiffer Team For Feature Adaptation Of Alice Laplante’s ‘Turn Of Mind’ – Cannes

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Annette Bening & Michelle Pfeiffer Team For Feature Adaptation Of Alice Laplante’s ‘Turn Of Mind’ – Cannes
Oscar nominees Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer are boarding director Gideon Raff’s thriller Turn of Mind, which is the feature adaptation of the Alice Laplante New York Times bestseller.

Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright is adapting the psychological thriller which centers around a retired orthopedic doctor suffering from Alzheimer’s who is trying to figure out – in her moments of clarity – if she killed the person the police claim she had, or if she’s being deceived.

Producing are Gail Berman through The Jackal Group, Well Told Entertainment’s Rory Koslow, and Raff. Rocket Science will finance the film and launch international sales at Cannes next week. CAA Media Finance represents the U.S. domestic rights.

“Turn of Mind is an edge of your seat emotional thriller. A story of a warped friendship between two brilliant, sharp, forceful women who are bonded equally by their love for and jealousy of one other,
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Robert Downey, Jr. will be the next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]

Robert Downey, Jr. will be the next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]
We’ve been asking you to vote in our poll over the past week about which “Avengers” superhero will be the next to win an Oscar. With overwhelming results, Robert Downey Jr. is the one you pick with the best chance to take home an Academy Award (not necessarily for “Avengers: Endgame” but for any upcoming role). He has 37% of the vote, taking down Benedict Cumberbatch with 20% and Mark Ruffalo with 19%. We featured 12 of the stars in our poll (full results below).

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has been dominating the box office since last weekend and probably will for weeks to come. The Disney-branded comic book production company has continued to assemble some of the most highly-regarded actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.

See‘Avengers: Endgame’ 32 character posters

Of course, the newest hero “Captain Marvel” is played by Brie Larson. She already prevailed at the Oscars for “Room” (2015) on her only career nomination,
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Rachel Brosnahan, Jordan Horowitz Set ‘I’m Your Woman’ Film With Amazon Studios

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Rachel Brosnahan, Jordan Horowitz Set ‘I’m Your Woman’ Film With Amazon Studios
Exclusive: Rachel Brosnahan, the award-winning star of Amazon’s hit series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is reteaming with the studio on I’m Your Woman, a feature that she will star in and produce with Oscar-nominated La La Land and The Kids Are All Right producer Jordan Horowitz.

Horowitz wrote the script with his wife Julia Hart, who will direct the piece. Together, they founded the production company Original Headquarters.

The story revolves around the story of a woman named Jean (Brosnahan) who must go on the run with her child due to her husband’s crimes. Their lives become intertwined with a man and a woman, forming an unlikely partnership that teaches them more than just how to survive. Production is slated to begin this fall.

Brosnahan has received much praise for her performance as housewife-turned comedian Midge Maisel, which has earned her an Emmy and back-to-back Golden Globes awards.
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Which of these 12 ‘Avengers’ will be the 1st to win an Oscar? [Poll]

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” will dominate the box office this weekend and probably for weeks to come. The Disney-branded comic book production company has continued to assemble some of the most highly-regarded actors and actresses in the entertainment industry. Several have already contended at the Academy Awards, but which of the “Avengers” superheroes is the most likely to be the first Oscar winner? Take our poll below which features 12 of the stars.

See‘Avengers: Endgame’ 32 character posters

Of course, the newest hero “Captain Marvel” is played by Brie Larson. She already prevailed at the Oscars for “Room” (2015) on her only career nomination, so she isn’t listed in the poll. Neither are other past champs in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe of 22 films: Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, William Hurt, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Robert Redford, Tilda Swinton and Marisa Tomei.

SEEThe new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer tells us absolutely nothing,
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’
Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Taken Off Release Schedule

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund
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Nigel Sinclair, Celine Rattray, Thomas Benski among speakers at Winston Baker NYC forum (exclusive)

Nigel Sinclair, Celine Rattray, Thomas Benski among speakers at Winston Baker NYC forum (exclusive)
Birdman Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris among participants.

Nigel Sinclair, Celine Rattray and Thomas Benski are among speakers scheduled to attend the 11th annual Winston Baker TV & Film Finance Forum in New York on April 24 in association with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

The event will cover financial and creative perspectives in entertainment and address growth and innovation strategies for film and television investors, operators and content creators in an evolving marketplace.

Strategy executives from Viacom, Vine Alternative Investments, Alcon Media Group and Guggenheim Securities will speak on the state of the market, M&A strategies,
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Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar

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Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar
After Olivia Colman upset the heavily favored Glenn Close to win the best actress Oscar on Sunday, Close became the new record-holder among actresses for most Oscar nominations without a win.

Colman gave a gracious acceptance speech, admitting she wished the veteran actress took home the big prize: “Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be.”

Close now has seven nominations and no wins for “The Wife,” “Albert Nobbs,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “The World According to Garp,” “The Big Chill,” and “The Natural.”

Close had been tied with the late Thelma Ritter and the late Deborah Kerr for most nominations without a win, with six. On Sunday, Amy Adams joined Ritter and Kerr for having six nominations without a win following her loss for “Vice.” She was previously nominated for “Junebug,” “Doubt,” “The Fighter,” “The Master,” and “American Hustle.
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Great Acceptance Speeches: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

We asked Team Experience to share their favourite Oscar acceptance speeches as we countdown to Hollywood's High Holy Night. Here's new contributor Eurocheese...

If you were a Julianne Moore fan in the 2000s and the 2010s, you had learned to live with disappointment. After four nominations years, ending on a double nomination for the one-two punch of her performances in Far from Heaven and The Hours (2002), her momentum suddenly stalled. Her Golden Globe nomination for A Single Man (2009) didn’t translate to an Oscar nod, and when Best Picture nominee The Kids Are All Right (2010) began to break out, it was clear co-stars Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo would be getting the lion's share of accolades. So why was an actress who had received so much acclaim coming up short?

There was was an inkling that she could still have a shot at major trophies when she received an Emmy
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Ratings: Conners Ends on High Note, FBI Goes Low After Celeb Big Brother

The Conners wrapped its freshman run on Tuesday night with 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, rising 15 percent and two tenths week-to-week to mark its largest audience since Oct. 30 and its best demo number since Episode 4. TVLine readers gave the finale as well as the season an average grade of “B+.”

Among ABC’s other offerings, The Kids Are All Right (4.9 mil/0.9) was up a tenth, black-ish (3.4 mil/0.8) and The Rookie (3.8 mil/0.7) were both steady, and Splitting Up Together (2.6 mil/0/.7) dipped a tenth.

Elsewhere….

CBS | Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (4.9 mil/1.2) was down 9 percent and two tenths from Monday’s premiere.
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Will Debra Granik (‘Leave No Trace’) become only the 6th woman nominated at Oscars for Best Director?

Will Debra Granik (‘Leave No Trace’) become only the 6th woman nominated at Oscars for Best Director?
Can you believe that only five women have nominated for Best Director at the Oscars? (See who made the cut in our photo gallery above.) Despite a strong slate of female-helmed films, it looks as though the 2018 slate will be another male-dominated one. Yet if anyone can break up the boy’s club, it could be critics darling Debra Granik for “Leave No Trace.”

See Debra Granik Interview: ‘Leave No Trace

Granik scored an Independent Spirit nomination for directing this character study about a Ptsd-afflicted veteran (Ben Foster) living off the grain with his daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) in the woods of Portland, Or. She was, in fact, one of three women cited in that category, alongside Tamara Jenkins (“Private Life”) and Lynne Ramsay (“You Were Never Really Here”).

In addition, Granik won the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics Association prize for Best Director, which in the last decade has had
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All 13 Oscar Best Picture Nominees Directed by a Woman, From ‘The Piano’ to ‘Lady Bird’ (Photos)

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All 13 Oscar Best Picture Nominees Directed by a Woman, From ‘The Piano’ to ‘Lady Bird’ (Photos)
In the history of the Academy Awards, only five women have gotten a Best Director nomination. But a dozen films with a female director have scored Best Picture nods — particularly since the Academy expanded the lead category to include more than five nominees.

Randa Haines’ “Children of a Lesser God” (1986) • Haines’ drama about a teacher at a school for the deaf earned five nominations, and won one for Marlee Matlin’s breakout lead performance. But Haines herself didn’t get a nod.

Penny Marshall’s “Awakenings” (1990) • The Robert De Niro-Robin Williams medical drama picked up three nods, including for Steven Zaillian’s script — but no love for Marshall.

Barbra Streisand’s “The Prince of Tides” (1991) • The directing snub for Streisand, who also produced and starred in this tear-jerking drama, prompted that year’s Oscar host, Billy Crystal, to quip: “Seven nominations on the shelf, did this film direct itself?
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Why Moviegoing Matters More Than Ever in the Trump Era (Guest Blog)

With the 91st Academy Awards upon us, the time feels right to recognize the crucial role that movies have played in our lives, particularly in troubled times.

The first decade of the Oscars brought both the Great Depression and the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood. This was no coincidence. During that bleak period in America, millions would skip a meal and spend their last dime to sit in the dark and be transported to a saner, safer, happier place.

Movies have served as an escape and a refuge ever since. The best of them can also inspire and motivate us. And we desperately could use some inspiration right now.

As this New Year began, a headline in The New Yorker posed the stark question: “Is Optimism Dead in the Trump Era?” The piece went on to note that a combination of factors is undermining that “clean slate” feeling we usually
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The Golden Globe champs don’t match with the Best Picture Oscar as often as you might think

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association anointed “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the two best films of the year at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. The former’s Best Comedy/Musical Film victory was predicted, but the latter’s upset was a stunner, as “Bohemian Rhapsody” was in fifth place in our Best Drama Film odds. So does that mean they’re the two Oscar favorites now? Not so fast.

Since the Globes has two film categories, it has double the chances of presaging the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. And in its 75-year history, one of its drama or comedy/musical champs has gone on to win the Oscar 50 times, which is about two-thirds of the time.

See Top 4 Golden Globes film upsets: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Glenn Close and …

But look closely at recent history and the HFPA’s and the academy’s choices have diverged just as often as they have aligned.
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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Boogie Nights’

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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Boogie Nights’
Julianne Moore celebrates her 58th birthday on December 3, 2018. The Oscar-winning actress has been a cinematic muse for the likes of Todd Haynes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman, Alfonso Cuaron, David Cronenberg and the Coen Brothers, to name but a few. But how many of her films are classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest roles, ranked worst to best.

Moore became a darling of independent cinema with appearances in such films as “Short Cuts” (1993), “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994), and “Safe” (1995). It didn’t take long for Oscar voters to notice her talents, and the Academy rewarded her with four nominations in quick succession: Best Actress for “The End of the Affair” (1999) and “Far From Heaven” (2002); Best Supporting Actress for “Boogie Nights” (1997) and “The Hours” (2002). Her two bids in 2002 put her in an elite group of performers to receive lead and supporting citations in the same year.
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