2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets ringing endorsement from Philly critics, Christian Bale and Viola Davis pick up first wins

2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets ringing endorsement from Philly critics, Christian Bale and Viola Davis pick up first wins
Roma” is clearly the critics’ favorite this year. It added a fifth win this weekend when it was named Best Picture by the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (Pfcc). But these journos in the City of Brotherly Love shared the wealth with a slew of other titles. Christian Bale (“Vice”) and Viola Davis (“Widows”) won their first hardware of awards season for their riveting work in leading roles. (Scroll down to see the full scorecard to date.)

While Alfonso Cuaron won Best Cinematography for “Roma,” he did not add to his haul of Best Director awards (five and counting) as the Philly crowd went with Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) instead. That film’s scene stealer, Regina King, is looking like a lock for Best Supporting Actress as she added the Philadelphia award to the prizes she picked up from D.C., Detroit, New York and Toronto). And Richard E. Grant
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2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ is tops with Toronto critics, Ethan Hawke and Regina King rack up more wins

2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ is tops with Toronto critics, Ethan Hawke and Regina King rack up more wins
Roma” is on a roll this weekend. On Sunday, it was named Best Picture by the Toronto Film Critics Assn. (Tfca). This win came just hours after Alfonso Cuaron‘s heartfelt memoir was singled out for the same honor by the Chicago Film Critics Association (Cfca). These journos from the two biggest cities on the Great Lakes join those in New York and the nation’s capital in choosing “Roma” as the best of the year. (“The Favorite” won over the Atlanta critics while the Detroit crowd went with “Eighth Grade”) And Cuaon is looking like a lock for Best Director with wins with all of the groups to date except Detroit. (Scroll down to see the full scorecard to date.)

Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) has now won Best Actor from five of the six groups to date, adding the Toronto prize to those he’s collected from the Atlanta,
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Grinch’ Neck-and-Neck on Quiet Box Office Weekend

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Grinch’ Neck-and-Neck on Quiet Box Office Weekend
With no new wide releases out this weekend, November’s family films were left to contend for the top spot for one more weekend, and Illumination/Universal’s “The Grinch” — the earliest of the family releases — may end up being the highest grossing film of that month.

Despite being in its fifth week, “Grinch” is neck-and-neck with Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” for the top spot on this weekend’s charts. “Ralph” is holding the lead with $16.2 million in its third weekend, while “Grinch” has $15.1 million in its fifth.

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“Ralph” had the second-highest Thanksgiving opening weekend two weeks ago, just beating out that of Disney’s 2016 Thanksgiving entry “Moana.” Since then, “Ralph” has been showing numbers consistent with “Moana,” and is currently 3 percent behind the pace of that film with a domestic total of $140 million.
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2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ wins with Chicago critics, Ethan Hawke widens lead with another Best Actor award

2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ wins with Chicago critics, Ethan Hawke widens lead with another Best Actor award
Roma” just picked up its third Best Picture win of the awards season from the Chicago Film Critics Association (Cfca). The Windy City scribes join those in Gotham and the nation’s capital in singling out Alfonso Cuaron’s intimate film as the best of the year. “The Favorite” won over the Atlanta critics while the Detroit journos went with “Eighth Grade.” And Cuaon is looking like a lock for Best Director with wins with all of the groups to date except Detroit. (Scroll down to see the full scorecard to date.)

Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) has followed up his Best Actor win with the Nyfcc with trophies from the Atlanta, Detroit and now the Chicago critics. Toni Collette (“Hereditary”) broke the four-way tie for Best Actress wins with her victory in Chicago as did Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) in supporting actor. Olivia Colman (“The Favourite
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Golden Globes 2019. Nominees

The FavouriteBest Motion Picture, DramaBlack PantherBlacKkKlansman (Review)Bohemian RhapsodyIf Beale Street Could Talk (Review)A Star Is Born (Review)Best Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaGlenn Close (The Wife)Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)Rosamund Pike (A Private War)Best Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaBradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) (Review)Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)Best Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyCrazy Rich Asians (Review)The Favourite (Review)Green Book (Review)Mary Poppins ReturnsViceBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyEmily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)Olivia Colman (The Favourite)Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)Charlize Theron (Tully)Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyChristian Bale (Vice)Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun
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Is Trump Fatigue Killing Any Movie or Show With a Political Edge? (Guest Blog)

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Even Murphy Brown has Trump fatigue. In last week’s episode, she threw down her remote and said, “I’m not watching anymore!” Ironic, of course, since millions of viewers stopped, or didn’t start, watching the new edition of CBS’ “Murphy Brown.” Conservatives figured, correctly, that she’d be trashing their leader weekly, and it seems liberals would rather watch Rachel Maddow.

Creative folks are learning they need to tread carefully doing anything dealing with politics these days, even if only tangentially winking at the chaos in the current White House. Despite possible resonance with the Stormy Daniels brouhaha, “The Front Runner,” a movie about the sex scandal that brought down Sen. Gary Hart, was a quick bust at the box office. Despite constant Nixon-Trump comparisons, Charles Ferguson’s documentary “Watergate” made little noise. “The Parisian Woman,” a Broadway show from the man who gave us Netflix’s “House of Cards,
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76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Revealed

This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. In addition, Meher Tatna, President of the HFPA, revealed a prestigious new annual award that will recognize the highest level of achievement in television.

“Equivalent to its film accolade counterpart, the Cecil B DeMille Award, this new annual award will honor TV’s biggest names and brightest talents,” said Tatna. “Honorees will be selected based on their outstanding accomplishments, as well as the impact and influence that their television career has had on the industry and audiences. The importance of this presentation is underscored by the fact that this is the first special achievement award of its kind since the DeMille Award was originally presented in 1952.”

The inaugural presentation of this new TV award will take place during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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Golden Globe film nominations slugfest: Can Emily Blunt defeat ‘Favourite’ Olivia Colman? Where’s Sam Elliott? [Watch]

Golden Globe film nominations slugfest: Can Emily Blunt defeat ‘Favourite’ Olivia Colman? Where’s Sam Elliott? [Watch]
“I’ve had Emily Blunt out front since we opened the predictions center for the Golden Globes,” boasts Gold Derby contributor Sam Eckmann about the “Mary Poppins Returns” star. “The Globes have been a huge part of elevating her career … There’s nostalgia to it, it’s emotional, she sings. It kind of ticks all the boxes for a Globe voter.” Eckmann discussed this year’s Golden Globe film nominees along with fellow contributors Zach Laws, Kevin Jacobsen and myself. Watch it above.

Laws agrees that Blunt will win Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress. He notes that in addition to “Mary Poppins” “she’s in another movie this year, ‘A Quiet Place,’ which shows her range.” And Blunt has been working the parties around Hollywood like a pro while her main competition, Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“), hasn’t been able to since she is off shooting the new season of “The Crown.
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Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Producer On Dick Cheney Biopic & HBO Drama ‘Succession’

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Producer On Dick Cheney Biopic & HBO Drama ‘Succession’
A day after the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, the Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads all films with six nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. It was a jarring backdrop but Vice has seemingly lived on the edge of history throughout its journey to the screen, according to producer Kevin Messick.

“I think in a strange way there’s been different historical flashpoints from the past that have occurred during the writing of the film, then the production of the film and now as the film is about to release,” he said. “It’s interesting to have history play out and connect back to the film.”

Messick said his response to the juxtaposition was a simple wish: “Our hope is it just adds to the conversation of what the film is exploring,”

Annapurna Pictures’ Vice was nominated for Best Actor (Christian Bale), Director and Screenplay
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2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Vice’ and ‘Green Book’ have early lead after Golden Globes nominations

2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Vice’ and ‘Green Book’ have early lead after Golden Globes nominations
Breaking down the precursor awards — both nominations and winners — as well as the top Oscar nominations by categories gives us 35 key races that will determine the strongest films at the Academy Awards. Different films will have different strengths: some will do well with acting, others with writing and directing and some will pop up here and there. To be a leading Oscar contender, a film needs to be represented across a range of races.

The first round was the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations on Dec. 6. Here are the results:

Vice” and “Green Book” are the big winners in this first stage. They were the only two films to get ticks in all four possible Golden Globe nominations boxes with bids for Best Picture (both in the Comedy/Musical category), Best Director, Best Screenplay and in at least one acting category. “Vice” earned three while “Green Book” achieved two.
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Golden Globes: nominations offer snapshot of mainstream awards race

Golden Globes: nominations offer snapshot of mainstream awards race
A great day for Vice, not so much for gender equality.

While it would be misleading to look at Thursday’s Golden Globes nominations as a reliable indicator of how the Academy will vote – there’s a huge gulf in the size of voting membership, they vote on different categories, and sensibilities don’t always overlap – it does offer a snapshot of how the mainstream awards race is shaping up.

Golden Globes 2019: full list of nominations

It was a great day for Vice, which surprised everyone to lead the pack on six nods and will look to parlay its
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Globes noms offer snapshot of mainstream awards race

Globes noms offer snapshot of mainstream awards race
A great day for Vice, not so much for gender equality.

While it would be misleading to look at Thursday’s Golden Globes nominations as a reliable indicator of how the Academy will vote – there’s a huge gulf in the size of voting membership, they vote on different categories, and sensibilities don’t always overlap – it does offer a snapshot of how the mainstream awards race is shaping up.

Golden Globes 2019: full list of nominations

It was a great day for Vice, which surprised everyone to lead the pack on six nods and will look to parlay its
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Globes nods offer snapshot of mainstream awards race

Globes nods offer snapshot of mainstream awards race
A great day for Vice, not so much for gender equality.

While it would be misleading to look at Thursday’s Golden Globes nominations as a reliable indicator of how the Academy will vote – there’s a huge gulf in the size of voting membership, they vote on different categories, and sensibilities don’t always overlap – it does offer a snapshot of how the mainstream awards race is shaping up.

Golden Globes 2019: full list of nominations

It was a great day for Vice, which surprised everyone to lead the pack on six nods and will look to parlay its
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’
“Vice” director Adam McKay is a fan of many of the films among this year’s Golden Globes nominees, but he has embraced Dick Cheney’s ruthlessly competitive spirit when it came to a movie that his is up against: “Mary Poppins Returns.”

“We’re coming for it. We’re gonna take it down. Cheney is going to take Poppins down. That’s a promise. I’ll fight dirty. I’ll get in the press. I’ll spread rumors. Usually, with awards, it’s, ‘Hey, it’s good for everyone! It’s all art!’ Not in this case,” McKay jokingly told TheWrap. “We ain’t no musical. We ain’t singing no songs. We’re just taking care of business.”

McKay was enjoying a chicken sandwich in London when the nominees were announced. McKay’s Cheney biopic scored six nominations to lead the field, including in Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy,
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After the Globe nominations, don’t dare underestimate the power of ‘Vice’ as an awards season weapon of mass acclaim

After the Globe nominations, don’t dare underestimate the power of ‘Vice’ as an awards season weapon of mass acclaim
A Star Is Born” is an evergreen showbiz saga that has been chugging along since early October, dominating both the box office with $360 million worldwide and the music charts. “The Favourite” is a recently released art-house smash drenched in nasty royal affairs that features three naughty female performances by Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. It has managed to gross nearly $2 million since Nov. 23. Both films were bestowed with five Golden Globe nominations each on Thursday and deservedly so.

But those cinematic sensations were bested by a movie that isn’t even in theaters yet – “Vice.” The satirical biopic about George W. Bush’s low-key master manipulator of a vice president, Dick Cheney, grabbed six slots on the HFPA ballot to win the most-nominated prize. The Christmas Day release is in the running for best comedy or musical movie, comedy actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams), supporting actor
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Amy Adams Hits Golden Globes Hat Trick: 3 Noms Between ‘Vice’ & ‘Sharp Objects’

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Amy Adams Hits Golden Globes Hat Trick: 3 Noms Between ‘Vice’ & ‘Sharp Objects’
Amy Adams had a good morning with the Golden Globes nominations, one of only two people this year nominated three times. The other is Alfonso Cuarón, nominated in Best Foreign Film and in the writing and directing categories for Roma.

Adams is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lynne Cheney in the Adam McKay-directed Annapurna drama Vice. She’s also nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her lead role in Sharp Objects. She’s also a producer of that HBO series, so is also nominated in the Best Television Series of Motion Picture Made for Television category.

“I am overwhelmed,” she said. “Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the acknowledgments. I am blessed to have been involved in these two amazing productions this year and am grateful to everyone who has contributed for their hard work and dedication.
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Golden Globes 2019: it's Dick Cheney v Lady Gaga in a surreal title fight | Peter Bradshaw

Vice is a surprise frontrunner – perhaps due to liberal nostalgia for when Republicans were intelligible – while A Star Is Born squares up to it, a little over-solemnly, in the best drama category

Golden Globes 2019 nominations: the full list

Nominations analysis: Vice leads the pack, Sorry to Bother You snubbed

While the critical consensus has been building around A Star Is Born, Roma and The Favourite, the Golden Globes nomination list has launched a surprise new frontrunner. Leading the field with six nods, including actor and director, is Adam McKay’s enjoyable, if flashily self-aware political comedy Vice, with its glowering portrayal of former vice-president, big oil nabob and war-on-terror enthusiast Dick Cheney, who the film shows effectively leading America throughout the presidency of George W Bush.

Christian Bale has put on considerable amounts of weight and latex for the role and the result is undoubtedly entertaining, although I wonder if
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How the Globe Noms Affect the Oscars: ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines, But Will ‘Vice’ Follow ‘The Post’?

Remember, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press. This always-idiosyncratic group of 90 Hollywood correspondents from around the world are wined and wooed by studios and celebrities all year round. Sometimes, the HFPA gets it right: last year, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” nabbed seven Golden Globe nominations and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. And sometimes, Globes voters fall in love with their favorites: last year Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” walked away with six nominations — and barely notched two mentions at the Oscars for Picture and Meryl Streep. Will Adam McKay’s late-breaking comedy “Vice” meet a similar fate?

The Globes can add momentum: “Vice” (Annapurna) does get a lift with six nominations, along with “Green Book” (Universal) and “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight) with five. On the drama side, “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.), which also boasted five, already had wind in its sails.
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How the Globe Noms Affect the Oscars: ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines, But Will ‘Vice’ Follow ‘The Post’?

Remember, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press. This always-idiosyncratic group of 90 Hollywood correspondents from around the world are wined and wooed by studios and celebrities all year round. Sometimes, the HFPA gets it right: last year, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” nabbed seven Golden Globe nominations and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. And sometimes, Globes voters fall in love with their favorites: last year Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” walked away with six nominations — and barely notched two mentions at the Oscars for Picture and Meryl Streep. Will Adam McKay’s late-breaking comedy “Vice” meet a similar fate?

The Globes can add momentum: “Vice” (Annapurna) does get a lift with six nominations, along with “Green Book” (Universal) and “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight) with five. On the drama side, “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.), which also boasted five, already had wind in its sails.
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Globes nominees react: ‘Boom Shakalaka’, 'partners in crime', and an ode to dogs

Globes nominees react: ‘Boom Shakalaka’, 'partners in crime', and an ode to dogs
76th Golden Globes to be handed out on January 6, 2019.

The global film industry’s great and good have expressed their gratitude and delight on the morning they learned about their Golden Globe nominations.

Spike Lee, up for best director for BlacKkKlansman, used the basketball expression ’Boom Shakalaka’ when he heard about his nomination, while best supporting actor nominee RIchard E. Grant called Can You Ever Forgive Me? best actress nominee Melissa McCarthy his ‘true partner in crime’.

For Alexandre Desplat, a nod of recognition for Isle Of Dogs inspired him to pen an ode that listed several of his loves,
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