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“A Star Is Born,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” among top SAG Award nominees

© 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC(HOLLYWOOD) — A Star Is Born, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark lead the pack of nominees for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday morning by Laverne Cox and Awkwafina at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

A Star Is Born is the most-nominated film, with four nods, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark were the most-nominated in the TV categories, with four apiece as well.

Also of note, Emily Blunt and Emma Stone both scored double nominations this year. Blunt was nominated for lead actress in Mary Poppins Returns and supporting actress in A Quiet Place, while Stone was nominated for supporting actress for The Favourite and female actor in a miniseries or movie for Maniac.

The SAG Lifetime Achievement Award this year will be given to Alan Alda.

The 25th annual SAG Awards will air Jan. 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on TNT and TBS.

Here are the nominees in major categories:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
A Star Is Born
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliot, A Star Is Born
Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Television
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark
This Is Us

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
GLOW
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins, King Lear
Bill Pullman, The Sinner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Emma Stone, Maniac

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Tony Shaloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler, Barry

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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‘The Voice’: Adam Levine loses his last artist as four contestants are eliminated

NBC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) — On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Adam Levine’s Reagan Strange; Team Jennifer Hudson’s MaKenzie Thomas; and Team Kelly Clarkson’s Kymberlie Joye and Sarah Grace were sent home.

Strange and Thomas were eliminated at the end of the one-hour results show. They lost an “Instant Save” vote to Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes.

Prior to the vote, Thomas, Strange and Holmes sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Thomas performed Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain,” Strange covered “Wherever You Will Go” by The Calling and Holmes tackled LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.”

There are now four singers remaining in the competition: Holmes is Team Jennifer’s last remaining member, along with Team Blake Shelton’s Chris Kroeze and Kirk Jay, and Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd. There are no artists left on Team Adam.

The results show also featured Michael Bublé performing “Where or When,” from his album Love; Hailee Steinfeld, singing “Back to Life,” a new single from the upcoming film Bumblebee; and Jennifer Hudson with “I’ll Fight, from the documentary film on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG.

The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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‘The Shining,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ & more added to National Film Registry

Warner Brothers/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — “Heeere’s Johnny!”  Director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining is among the films announced today for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

This is the 30th year that the National Film Registry has chosen 25 films for preservation because of their “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.”

As always, the films on this year’s list range from obscure or little-known works, some more than a century old, to mass-market favorites.  In the latter category this year, The Shining is joined by the 1987 comedy Broadcast News, 1993’s Steven Spielberg dinosaur epic Jurassic Park, the hit 1997 indie film Eve’s Bayou, and 2005’s same-sex cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain, the most recently-produced film on this year’s list.

The oldest film on the list is 1898’s Something GoodNegro Kiss, a 29-second clip that may be the earliest example of intimacy onscreen between two African-Americans.  The Library of Congress calls it “a significant counter to the racist portrayal of African Americans otherwise seen in the cinema of its time.”

Other notable inclusions showcasing the diversity of the selected films are the 1968 concert documentary Monterey Pop, the Oscar-winning 1974 Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds, the musicals My Fair Lady and On the Town from 1964 and 1949, respectively, the 1962 Jack Lemmon-Lee Remick drama Days of Wine and Roses, and the 1950 Disney animated classic Cinderella.

Here are this year’s National Film Registry selections, in alphabetical order:

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Broadcast News (1987)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Cinderella (1950)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)

Eve’s Bayou (1997)

The Girl Without a Soul (1917)

Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People (1984)

Hearts and Minds (1974)

Hud (1963)

The Informer (1935)

Jurassic Park (1993)

The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Monterey Pop (1968)

My Fair Lady (1964)

The Navigator (1924)

On the Town (1949)

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Pickup on South Street (1953)

Rebecca (1940)

The Shining (1980)

Smoke Signals (1998)

Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)

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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ gets an early jump on the weekend’s new releases

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide on Wednesday:

* Once Upon a Deadpool — This is a kid-friendly version of 2018’s R-rated box office hit, Deadpool 2, is told in storybook fashion by Ryan Reynolds’ titular character.

In new scenes shot for the film, DP reads to Fred Savage as the late Peter Falk did to the then-kid actor in A Princess Bride. However, not only is Savage an adult now, this time around he’s duct-taped to the mattress in a bedroom set similar to that classic movie.

Rated PG-13.

 

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‘Black Panther’ named best film by African American Film Critics Association

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther is the big winner at this year’s African American Film Critics Association Awards: It scored a total of three wins, including Best Film and Best Director for Ryan Coogler. 

The Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, nabbed Best Screenplay, with its star, John David Washington, winning the Best Actor award for his performance. The AAFCA voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King received Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

The BLM-inspired film The Hate U Give also received a couple of mentions, with Russell Hornsby winning Best Supporting Actor and Amandla Stenberg for Best Breakout Performance.

The organization also revealed its top ten films of 2018, which include Black Panther, Quincy, Blindspotting and Sorry to Bother You. 

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Film: Black Panther
Best Director: Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
Best Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actor: John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Actress: Regina Hall (Support the Girls)
Best Supporting Actor: Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Breakout Performance: Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Independent Film: If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Foreign Film: Roma
Best Documentary: Quincy
Best Song: “All The Stars” (Black Panther)
Best New Media: Red Table Talk
Best TV Drama: Queen Sugar
Best TV Comedy: Insecure

AAFCA’s Top Ten List:

Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Studios)
Quincy (Netflix)
Roma (Netflix)
Blindspotting (Lionsgate)
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Widows (20th Century Fox)

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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” the most-streamed 20th century song

Richard E. Aaron/Redferns(NEW YORK) — Given its enduring popularity, it should surprise no one that rock band Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of rock’s most-streamed songs.  But as of today, the 43-year-old magnum opus is the most-streamed song of any genre from the 20th century, according to the band’s label, Universal Music Group.

Be careful to note that “from the 20th century” distinction, though, meaning the 1975 classic is the most-streamed of the songs released pre-millennium.  UMG says “Bohemian Rhapsody” surpassed 1.6 billion global streams, including views of its official video, which also makes it, they say, the most-streamed classic rock song of all time.

As impressive as those streaming numbers are, however, they fall far short of the massive streaming totals for 21st century artists like rapper Drake, pop superstar Taylor Swift and others. 

Even so, that makes “Bohemian Rhapsody’s” achievement no less impressive, especially considering the 20th century classic rock competition it was up against.  It’s also no accident: The song received a massive publicity push and renewed global exposure in the run-up to the November release of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, now in theaters.

First released in 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” topped the U.K. singles chart for nine weeks then, and again following led singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991.  It also charted twice in the U.S., hitting #9 in 1976 as the band’s first U.S. top-10 hit, and then re-charting and peaking at #2 in 1992 after it was featured in the hit movie comedy Wayne’s World.

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Whoopi Goldberg offers to return as Oscars host

ABC/Yolanda Perez(NEW YORK) — Need an Oscars host?  Whoopi Goldberg says she’ll do it again.

The Oscar winner and four-time former host of the Academy Awards said on Tuesday’s The View that she’s game to take the gig once more, after comic and actor Kevin Hart withdrew last week after homophobic tweets that he had written eight years ago resurfaced online.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now reportedly scrambling to find a replacement, and it’s even considering a show without a host at all.

“If you want to go host-less, that’s your prerogative,” Goldberg said Tuesday, then added,  “I think it’s a dumb idea. People need someone to take them through things. I think it needs to be somebody who loves the films.”

Goldberg, who said she realized she “may not be anybody’s first choice,” also acknowledged she’s not without controversy. 

“I’m also problematic!” Goldberg said. “Half of the country is really mad at me, the other half is OK until tomorrow, and then they’re pissed at me!”

“We’ve all over-corrected,” she said of the sensitivity to comedy many people have shown recently.

When co-host Joy Behar quipped that a host-less show could help shorten the broadcast, Goldberg responded: “I don’t ever think there’s anything you can do, really, to not make the show long. People come up and they make their speeches. This is the one shot that they get to do this! They’ve done something they’ve been trying to do their whole life! It’s a huge deal to win an Oscar.”

Goldberg hosted the Academy Awards in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2002. She’s also one of a handful of so-called EGOT entertainers who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

Regardless of who hosts, the 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 24, live on ABC.

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Leah Remini can’t stop gushing about bestie and ‘Second Act’ co-star Jennifer Lopez

Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez in “Second Act”; Barry Wetcher/STX(NEW YORK) — Actress Leah Remini can’t stop talking about her Second Act co-star and best friend, Jennifer Lopez.

The former King of Queens star told ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday how annoyingly perfect the singer, actress and businesswoman is in real-life.  She says the two became fast friends when Lopez was married to Marc Anthony. They met at a film premiere years ago.

“I was hoping she’s not as pretty in real life,” Remini joked, then added:  “Perfection.”

Remini continued: “Then my husband says … ‘she really does have flawless skin,'” Remini said with a laugh, joking that her husband’s been in the dog house ever since that comment.

Remini said she was hoping maybe Lopez would be mean.

“She said, ‘Oh my God, you’re beautiful’ and I was like ‘Ugh,'” she added. “She’s so nice!”

The duo have been besties ever since.  Remini, who’s been featured in hit movies like Old School, said it was a joy to work with Lopez on their new film comedy, Second Act.

“She was so loving and supportive,” said Remini. “We had a great time making this movie.”

Lopez let Remini dish out her own brand of slapstick comedy while filming, and actually slapped Lopez in a scene to get a real, genuine reaction.

“I was just being me and they allowed me to do my thing,” she said.

Second Act, also starring Milo Ventimiglia and Vanessa Hudgens, hits theaters on Dec. 21.

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Carol Burnett to receive new TV achievement Golden Globe award named in her honor

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — What’s even better than receiving a special achievement award?  Having the award named after you.

TV legend Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Carol Burnett Award for television achievement at the upcoming Golden Globe awards. 

The award will be the equivalent of its film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and will be presented annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen. Recipients will be chosen based on their body of work and the lasting impact they’ve had on audiences and the industry.

Burnett, 85, is already a five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated person of all time in the television category. She’ll accept the special achievement honor when the 76th annual Golden Globes air live coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Amy Adams hints she’d be open to another season of ‘Sharp Objects’

Anne Marie Fox/HBO(NEW YORK) — Could Sharp Objects season two be on the way?

Amy Adams has renewed hope for another installment of the HBO limited series, saying she’s open to the possibility of returning for more episodes.

“We’ll see, we’ll see,” Adams tells ABC Radio. “You know it’s a funny thing because I was never signed on to a second season. But it would have to make sense story wise.”

If season two happened, it would have to go beyond the events of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. Adams, who played emotionally damaged reporter Camille Preaker in the series, says the timing would also have to be right.

“It’s been 11-12 years and now we’re talking an Enchanted sequel?” she says, referencing the 2007 Disney flick. “So I’m somebody who really like, it has to be the right time…but I’d be open to a conversation.”

Plus, she adds, she’d really love to see Patricia Clarkson — who played Camille’s seriously twisted mom Adora in the show – back in action.

Adams’ interest marks a big change from what HBO president of programming Casey Bloys previously told Deadline about a second season.

“Unlike Big Little Lies where all of the stars wanted to come back, Sharp Objects, it’s a very dark character, very dark material. Amy doesn’t want to live in this character again and I can’t blame her, it’s a lot to take on for an actress,” Bloys said back in July.

Sharp Objects has since been nominated for multiple Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards, including nods for Adams and Clarkson.

Adams can next be seen in the movie Vice, in theaters December 25.

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