‘A Star is Born’ leads 2019 SAG Awards nominations for film with 4, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ exceeds expectations with 3

‘A Star is Born’ leads 2019 SAG Awards nominations for film with 4, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ exceeds expectations with 3
The movie musical “A Star is Born” was the top film when Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, December 12. It received four nominations, which ties a long list of past films as the second most nominated in SAG history, behind “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Chicago” (2002) and “Doubt” (2008), which earned five. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

Star” picked up an ensemble nomination as well as individual acting bids for leads Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and supporting player Sam Elliott. While these are the first nominations for Gaga and Elliott, Cooper is a previous SAG Award winner as part of the ensemble cast of “American Hustle” (2013).

Two films were close behind with three nominations: “The Favourite” and “BlacKkKlansman,” one of which over-performed relative to our expectations, and one of which slightly under-performed.

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Watch the SAG Awards nominations announcement live stream on Wednesday morning

Watch the SAG Awards nominations announcement live stream on Wednesday morning
Nominations for the silver anniversary edition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be revealed on Wednesday (Dec. 11) at 7 a.m. Pt/10 a.m. Et. Watch the live stream of the press conference below. The roster of contenders for the 25th annual SAG Awards will be unveiled by Awkwafina and Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

Just before that announcement this year’s stunt ensemble action performance nominees will be announced at at 9:50 a.m Et / 6:50 a.m. Pt by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and SAG Awards Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin.

A Star is Born” and “The Favourite” are predicted to lead the film awards with four bids apiece. That would put them on a long list of past films as the second most nominated in SAG history, behind “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Chicago” (2002) and “Doubt” (2008), which earned five each.
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SAG Awards 2019 nominations predictions by film: ‘The Favourite,’ ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Vice’ will lead the way

SAG Awards 2019 nominations predictions by film: ‘The Favourite,’ ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Vice’ will lead the way
Some new “stars” will be born when the Screen Actors Guild Awards pick their “favourites” on December 12, when their 2019 nominations will be announced. As you might have guessed — and as we reported earlier — “A Star is Born” and “The Favourite” are predicted to lead the film awards with four noms apiece, which would tie a long list of past films as the second most nominated in SAG history, behind “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Chicago” (2002) and “Doubt” (2008), which earned five. What other films will earn multiple nominations this year? Scroll down for our nominations predictions arranged by film, with projected winners highlighted in gold.

Our predictions are based on the combined forecasts of more than 2,000 Gold Derby users, and according to them “The Favourite” will be SAG’s favorite ensemble cast. We’re also betting on the idiosyncratic historical film about the reign of Queen Anne to pick up nominations for lead
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'Shakespeare in Love': THR's 1998 Review

On Dec. 11, 1998, Miramax unveiled the R-rated Shakespeare in Love in limited release. The film went on to win seven Oscars at the 71st Academy Awards ceremony, including best actress for Gwyneth Paltrow, best supporting actress Judi Dench and best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

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Miramax has hit the jackpot again with the crowd-pleasing romp — sex, sacrifice and sonnets — that is Shakespeare in Love.

A project long in the making, originally developed by Universal ...
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Does sneaking ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into the drama categories at the Globes boost their Oscar chances? History says yes

One of the oddities of this year’s Golden Globes nominees? That Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Warner’s “A Star Is Born” requested to compete in the drama categories and not as a musical or comedy selection.

After all, the 1976 version of the much-told showbiz saga starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson was labeled as a musical and went on to grab Globes for both leads as well as the film itself. But those prizes did not translate into Oscar attention, with only the movie’s signature song, “Evergreen,” earning a statuette.

However, their winning dramatic counterparts that year – Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway in “Network” — would not only make the Oscar ballot cut, but would go on to win Academy Awards as well. Same thing happened to the year’s drama champ, “Rocky,” which won the Best Picture Oscar.

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SAG Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Favourite’ will be 18th and 19th films to get 4 nominations

SAG Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Favourite’ will be 18th and 19th films to get 4 nominations
“Four” will be the magic number for two films at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Per our combined odds, “A Star Is Born” and “The Favourite” are predicted to receive four bids on Wednesday, which would make the them the 18th and 19th films to pull off that haul.

Both are in our predicted top five — in the top two spots — in the ensemble lineup, along with the casts of “Vice,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Widows.”

The Favourite” is expected to earn individual bids for leading lady Olivia Colman, who’s in third place, and supporting stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who are in third and fourth, respectively. After Sam Elliott was snubbed by the Golden Globes, “A Star Is Born” is projected to rebound with a supporting mention for him, to go with lead nominations for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Of the trio, Cooper is forecasted to win,
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Brush up your Shakespeare with the trailer for ‘All Is True,’ with Kenneth Branagh as a late-life Bard

Brush up your Shakespeare with the trailer for ‘All Is True,’ with Kenneth Branagh as a late-life Bard
Kenneth Branagh is someone who doesn’t need to brush up his Shakespeare, given that he has directed and starred in six of the Bard’s greatest hits: 1989’s “Henry V” (Oscar-nominated for Best Actor and Best Director); 1993’s “Much Ado About Nothing”; 1995’s “Othello”; 1996’s “Hamlet” (Best Adapted Screenplay); 2000’s “ Love’s Labour’s Lost”; and 2006’s “As You Like It.”

But with “All Is True,” a late awards-season arrival from Sony Pictures Classics that will have a one-week qualifying run in Los Angeles starting Dec. 21 before opening nationally in late February, Branagh actually plays the reknown dramatist himself in 1613, the year of his retirement in Stratford as he mourns both the loss of his son and the fire that consumed the Globe Theatre. All is not well nor is it ending well as he tries to make up for lost time with his estranged family members and struggles
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Killer queens: how The Favourite reigns over Mary Queen of Scots

Two new royal dramas both offer feminist reappropriations of history but they exist on opposite ends of the court

There may be no surefire short cut to awards glory, but as strategies go, playing a British monarch has a higher strike rate than most - dating back to 1932, when Charles Laughton scooped the best actor Oscar for The Private Life of Henry VIII. More recently, Judi Dench’s late-blooming film career was rewarded with a slew of awards and an Oscar nomination for her Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown. The next year, she took the gold for an eight-minute turn as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love; that same year, Cate Blanchett narrowly lost the leading prize for playing the same queen in Elizabeth.

Related: Mary Queen of Scots review – Saoirse Ronan rules over political drama
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Judi Dench movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘Notes on a Scandal’

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Judi Dench movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘Notes on a Scandal’
In this fall’s delightful documentary, “Tea With the Dames,” Dame Judi Dench, who celebrates her 84th birthday on December 9, 2018, recalls being asked to play Cleopatra in London’s National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Her response: “Are you sure you want a menopausal dwarf to play this part?”

Well, this menopausal dwarf has done pretty well for herself in an acting career that has lasted over half a century. For her film acting alone, Dench has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one for her supporting performance in 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.” She also earned nine Golden Globe noms for her film work (including a win for 1997’s “Mrs. Brown”) and three for her TV work, including a win for 2000’s “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.” She has also received 13 nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award, winning twice (for “Shakespeare in Love” and
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Judi Dench movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Judi Dench movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In this fall’s delightful documentary, “Tea With the Dames,” Dame Judi Dench, who celebrates her 84th birthday on December 9, 2018, recalls being asked to play Cleopatra in London’s National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Her response: “Are you sure you want a menopausal dwarf to play this part?”

Well, this menopausal dwarf has done pretty well for herself in an acting career that has lasted over half a century. For her film acting alone, Dench has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one for her supporting performance in 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.” She also earned nine Golden Globe noms for her film work (including a win for 1997’s “Mrs. Brown”) and three for her TV work, including a win for 2000’s “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.” She has also received 13 nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award, winning twice (for “Shakespeare in Love” and
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‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories

‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories
Will “The Favourite” rule over the female acting races at the Oscars? The film has three strong potential acting nominees in lead hopeful Olivia Colman and supporting contenders Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. If Colman and one of Stone and Weisz prevail, it’d mark the 11th time — and first in 20 years — that a pair of co-stars won both categories.

The previous 10 films that won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are:

1. “Jezebel” (1938): Best Actress for Bette Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Fay Bainter

2. “Gone with the Wind” (1939): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel

3. “Mrs. Miniver” (1942): Best Actress for Greer Garson, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright

4. “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Kim Hunter

5. “The Miracle Worker” (1962): Best Actress for Anne Bancroft, Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke

6. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Memo to the academy: Bring back Whoopi Goldberg to host 2019 Oscars

Memo to the academy: Bring back Whoopi Goldberg to host 2019 Oscars
Following the resignation of Kevin Hart as Oscars host over past homophobic remarks, the academy need look no further than its board of governors for a replacement: Whoopi Goldberg. She has a rich history with the Academy Awards. This Egot champ was the first woman to solo as Oscar emcee.

Before she was tapped as host, Goldberg had already made Oscar history as the first African American actress to reap two Oscar nominations. While she lost her 1986 lead actress bid for “The Color Purple,” she won Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for “Ghost.” As she revealed in her heartfelt acceptance speech: “As a little kid, I lived in the projects and you’re the people I watched. You’re the people that made me want to be an actor.”

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Before her four well-reviewed turns as an Oscar host,
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Kevin Hart Will Host 2019 Oscars Ceremony

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Kevin Hart Will Host 2019 Oscars Ceremony
Kevin Hart will host the 91st annual Academy Awards, the actor-comedian announced Tuesday on Instagram.

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For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time….I will
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Kevin Hart Confirms He’s Hosting The Oscars

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Kevin Hart Confirms He’s Hosting The Oscars
Kevin Hart, whom Deadline earlier today revealed as a contender to host the 91st Academy Awards, just confirmed that he’s got the gig. He will become the fourth African American to emcee the show, following Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock.

“For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to,” Hart wrote in an Instagram post. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a confirmation of their own.

"I'm so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the #Oscars." – @KevinHart4real

So are we.
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The Cast of 'Shakespeare in Love,' Then and Now

The Cast of 'Shakespeare in Love,' Then and Now
It's been 20 years since John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, a comedy about a love affair in William Shakespeare's early years as a playwright, hit theaters. And its star-studded cast hasn't slowed down since the film won the best picture Oscar in 1999.

From Pirates of the Caribbean to The Handmaid's Tale, the film's top-billed players — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench and more — have enjoyed long careers spanning multiple projects in theater, movies and TV.

In honor of the period drama's 20th anniversary on Dec. 3, The Hollywood ...
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‘Shakespeare in Love’ at 20: From Troubled Development to Oscar History

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‘Shakespeare in Love’ at 20: From Troubled Development to Oscar History
It’s the 20th anniversary of “Shakespeare in Love,” which premiered in New York on Dec. 3, 1998, defying expectations and making Oscar history. On Oct. 23, 1992, Variety reported that Universal and Savoy Pictures had “indefinitely shelved” the $20 million production with Julia Roberts and director Ed Zwick when Daniel Day-Lewis dropped out. It went into turnaround, then froze until Miramax finally revived it in 1998.

The film was a hit, earning $289 million worldwide and winning seven Oscars. When it was named best picture, five producers trooped onstage to accept, an all-time high. Academy honchos soon set a maximum of three. The AMPAS move was partly made to combat Hollywood’s proliferation of producer credits, and partly to rebuke Miramax execs. Still, the “Shakespeare” quintet pales compared with the 50-plus individuals who went onstage at this year’s Tonys when “The Band’s Visit” won the award for best musical.

Shakespeare in Love” writer Marc Norman
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Oscars should bring back Whoopi Goldberg to host 2019 Academy Awards

Oscars should bring back Whoopi Goldberg to host 2019 Academy Awards
It has been five weeks since the academy confirmed on Oct. 22 that Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) and Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss will produce the Oscars for the first time. They have yet to announce a host for the 2019 Academy Awards, which take place on Feb. 24. They can stop looking as we have the perfect person to preside at the podium: Whoopi Goldberg. She isn’t afraid of speaking her mind, which would make for must-see-tv and bring more viewers to the ratings-challenged Oscarcast.

Goldberg has a rich history with the Academy Awards. She was the first woman to solo as Oscar emcee. She was the first African American actress to reap two Oscar bids, losing lead actress for “The Color Purple” (1985) before winning supporting actress for “Ghost” (1990). As she revealed in her heartfelt acceptance speech: “As a little kid, I lived in the projects and you’re the people I watched.
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‘The Favourite’ reviews: The ‘bawdy,’ ‘bacchanalian,’ ‘deliciously nasty’ film could stage a royal Oscar coup

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‘The Favourite’ reviews: The ‘bawdy,’ ‘bacchanalian,’ ‘deliciously nasty’ film could stage a royal Oscar coup
Royal movies have periodically been Oscar favorites over the years, from “Hamlet” (1948) to “A Man for All Seasons” (1966), “Amadeus” (1984), “The Last Emperor” (1987), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) and “The King’s Speech” (2010). Now Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos has made a costume drama for the 21st century: “The Favourite,” which takes a jaundiced look at the court of Queen Anne in the early 18th century. It opened on November 23. Will it be the latest to stage a royal Oscar coup?

As of this writing it has a MetaCritic score of 91 based on 28 reviews, which makes it one of the top 10 highest scoring films of 2018 so far. And on Rotten Tomatoes it has been rated 95% fresh based on 84 reviews. It’s being called “extravagantly wonderful,” “bawdy” and “bacchanalian.” But while it’s “filthy-minded” and “deliciously nasty” with “venomous insults” and “backstabbing,” it’s also “a little heartbreaking.” And it boasts “perfectly pitched” performances by its actors Rachel Weisz,
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Quirky Female Costuming Shapes ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

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Quirky Female Costuming Shapes ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Sandy Powell was happy to experiment with quirky costume design extremes in “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” putting her on track yet again for the possibility of two nominations. She’s the favorite to win her fourth Oscar.

In Yargos Lanthimos’ wicked black comedy — a romantic power triangle between Queen Anne (Oscar frontrunner Olivia Colman) and rival cousins, Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail (Emma Stone) — Powell used black-and-white for a reductive, sculptural look. And in Rob Marshall’s re-imagining of the Disney classic, she reverted to bright colors to embolden the iconic nanny (Emily Blunt) in Depression-era London.

Having won Oscars for “The Young Victoria,” “The Aviator,” and “Shakespeare in Love,” Powell is no stranger to period costume design. “Going way back to when I first met Yargos a few years ago, he showed me images that he had compiled from the [18th century] and stills from ‘Cries and Whispers,'” said Powell.
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Golden Globes Preview: Songs, Laughs Lead Way to Awards Gold

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Golden Globes Preview: Songs, Laughs Lead Way to Awards Gold
Seriousness is so overrated. In an apparent bid for gravitas, the year’s box-office busting, critic-charming musical, “A Star Is Born,” opted to compete in the Golden Globes drama category. That choice might have triggered a sense of inferiority in the jolly musical or comedy gang — but, no! The musical or comedy category is often the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s most interesting, and could boost such films as “Green Book” or “Mary Poppins Returns” or “Crazy Rich Asians” in the game of Oscar best picture thrones.

Recently, best picture winners “The Artist” (2011) and “Birdman” (2014) emerged from the musical or comedy grab bag (where the latter lost to Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”). In 2002, “Chicago” heralded the comeback of the movie musical. It won the category and went on to win six Oscars including best picture.

Sometimes, the winners of the two top Golden Globes categories go head-to-head at the Oscars.
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