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Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a limb not to nominate a single woman for best director. Not Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”). Not Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”). Not Dee Rees (“Mudbound”).

Although 2017 has been called the year of the woman, the Globes managed to overlook two of the biggest female-led hits of the year: “Beauty and the Beast,” the most successful movie of 2017 so far, was snubbed in the musical/comedy category, and “Wonder Woman” was shut out for any awards. Other surprises: Jordan Peele didn’t get a nomination for writing or directing “Get Out,” although his movie did receive two nominations (for best picture and actor).

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a love story between a lonely woman and a monster, led all movies with seven nominations.
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Golden Globes 2018: The 8 Biggest Movie Nomination Surprises and Snubs

Golden Globes 2018: The 8 Biggest Movie Nomination Surprises and Snubs
The Golden Globe nominations are as Golden Globe-y as ever. It is largely impossible to predict who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will deem worthy of being invited to their annual shindig, and this year proved no exception. While there were enough sure things in the mix (the HFPA loves Meryl Streep) and some omissions we knew were longshots all along (sorry, Wonder Woman), there are a number of surprises and snubs worth discussing.


Christopher Plummer for All the Money in the World. And here we said it as a joke. We didn't know anyone had even seen All the Money in the World yet -- since Plummer filmed his parts last month -- but he somehow managed a nomination. (Which means Michael Stuhlbarg was snubbed for Call Me By Your Name.) Really, all the love for All the Money in the World, which also included nominations for Best Actress for Michelle Williams and Best Director
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Why Jacob Tremblay Shouldn't Have Been Cast in Wonder

Author-turned-filmmaker Stephen Chbosky is no stranger to bringing us heartwarming movies, having written the screenplay for Beauty and the Beast and written and directed Perks of Being a Wallflower. But it's his latest movie, Wonder, that might tug at your heartstrings the hardest. Based on a true story, Wonder is the tear-jerking tale of a young boy named August "Auggie" Pullman. Born with a craniofacial condition, which affects how the face and skull form and grow, Auggie undergoes multiple surgeries as a child to be able to breathe, talk, and look as normal as possible. Despite this, he does have noticeable facial disfigurements that make him stand out from other children. Upon entering the fifth grade at his first real school, both he and his parents are terrified. Children at school run from him and treat him like a monster, but Auggie perseveres. He teaches all of the children, adults,
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Golden Globes 2018 Predictions: 10 Nominations We Want to See

Golden Globes 2018 Predictions: 10 Nominations We Want to See
When it comes to predicting Emmy or Oscar nominations, there is a method to the madness.

But the Golden Globe nominations -- split into a bajillion categories and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's love of all things new and/or A-list -- it is just madness. Which means, until the 2018 Golden Globe noms are announced on Monday at 5:00a.m. Pt, this could be anybody's year.

Here are 10 movie and TV nominations we would love to see...


1. Wonder Woman: Warner Bros. may have launched an awards season campaign with their eye on the Oscars, but...C'mon. We all loved Wonder Woman, but no one really thinks it will be nominated for Best Picture, right? The Globes seem much more attainable. Yet even with the comedy and drama categories split, Wonder Woman still feels like a longshot for Best Motion Picture, Drama, as does Patty Jenkins for Best Director. But perhaps [link=nm
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Golden Globe 2017 Predictions: What Films Will Score Nominations?

Golden Globe 2017 Predictions: What Films Will Score Nominations?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will reveal nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday. The 90-ish-member organization of international journalists makes a big splash every year with its boozed-up, televised ceremony that of late has a shot at making a real impact on the Oscar race, given that it airs in the thick of Academy voting. (Meryl Streep no doubt gained a few votes after her rousing anti-Trump remarks on last year’s telecast.)

This year the group is in a position to help cull the list of contenders further, after the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. once again found a way to recognize pretty much everything in contention. That said, bear in mind that this is a tight-knit group of press members whose picks are not necessarily indicative of the tastes of a nearly 8,000-person Academy of film professionals.

Case in point, last year’s big winner: “La La Land” walked away with a
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Mandeville Films Immersed in a World of ‘Wonder’

Mandeville Films Immersed in a World of ‘Wonder’
Even with all the talk of diversity/inclusion, Hollywood still overlooks people with disabilities, but 2017 offers reasons for hope — both on the awards front and at the box office.

In the Oscar race are such films as “Downsizing,” “Logan,” “The Shape of Water” and “Wonderstruck” as well as “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, and “Stronger” with Jake Gyllenhaal. All feature strong depictions of people with disabilities, or PWDs.

The latter two contenders were produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. Last month, “Wonder” surpassed B.O. expectations with a $27.5 million opening weekend and it has now passed $100 million. The Lionsgate release centers on a boy with facial differences (Jacob Tremblay); “Stronger” is about the real-life adjustments of Jeff Bauman after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Lieberman and Hoberman say it wasn’t a game plan to release three films about outsiders in one year — they also produced the year’s biggest earner, “Beauty and the Beast” — but
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Cutest Couples of 2017: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez and More!

'Tis the season for love!

Although we've seen a fair amount of breakups this year (Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, just to name a few), there are plenty of couples that were still able to restore our faith in romance in 2017.

Now, Et's breaking down the most adorable celebrity couples that are still going strong!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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2018 will be an exciting year for the lovebirds, who are currently planning their royal spring wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England. After dating since May 2016, the two officially announced their engagement in November.

"The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was a confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned and everything was just perfect," the royal gushed during his first post-engagement interview with Markle. "I know the fact that she will be really
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‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Coming To Sky TV On Christmas Day

The premiere of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, a new Disney short film, comes to TV exclusively on Sky Cinema on Christmas Day.

The film gives Frozen fans a brand new standalone short film featuring the original cast and characters, including Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff).

Following the cinematic release in November, playing before special screenings of Frozen in the UK and Pixar’s new film Coco Stateside, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will premiere on Sky Cinema on Christmas Day. Disney’s 21-minute mini-movie features Frozen favourite Olaf, who is searching the kingdom of Arendelle to bring back a Christmas tradition for Anna and Elsa. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure includes four brand new songs guaranteed to have families singing along this Christmas: ‘Ring in the Season’, ‘The Ballad of Flemmingrad’, ‘That Time of Year’ and ‘When we’re Together’.

Sky Cinema will offer
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Wonder, Paddington 2, and live action family films' return

Simon Brew Dec 1, 2017

Wonder and Paddington 2 both have kindness at heart - and both prove that the live action family movie can still hit big.

I’ve taken to this site several times in the past to bemoan the lack of quality live action family movies to take my offspring to over the years. That when they arrive, they tend to generally be cheap and cheerful, but not always very good. Instead, though, the bulk of films aimed at families tend to be animated. I’d wager at least 80% of them have some kind of talking animal.

No bad thing, as a rule. As much as I’m opposed to the kind of film that’s a surrogate babysitter when I’m paying £30 for the privilege, I’ve found more life, more story and more things to talk about in some animated features than you’d find in 100 live action alternatives.
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Liu Yifei to Star in Niki Caro’s Live-Action “Mulan”

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Mulan” has found its leading lady. Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, has booked the high-profile role, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” helmer Niki Caro is directing Disney’s live-action remake of the beloved animated film.

The worldwide search to find “Mulan’s” star took a year. “A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which requires credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English, and the most ineffable requirement of all: star quality,” THR writes. “In deference to cultural accuracy, the studio focused on locating an ethnically Chinese young woman to play Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in fifth-century China.”

Liu is well-known in China. Her English-language credits “The Forbidden Kingdom” and “Outcast.” “The Assassins,” “Never Gone” and “The Four” trilogy are among her other credits.
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‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Finds Its Star

‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Finds Its Star
Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale “Mulan.”

Niki Caro is directing and the pic is produced by Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner.

The movie is eyeing a 2019 release. The English-language version of the original “Mulan” (1998) featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and Bd Wong, while Jackie Chan provided his voice for Chinese dubs of the movie. It grossed $304 million worldwide.

Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver came on board in 2015 to rewrite the spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

In its search to find the film’s star, the studio was determined that the actress was ethnically Chinese young seeing thousands of individuals until finally selecting Liu. The newcomer will star as Hua Mulan, who who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Waltzing Back Into Theaters Ahead of Awards Season

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Waltzing Back Into Theaters Ahead of Awards Season
In a tale as old as time, an awards hopeful is returning to theaters for a limited run just in time for awards season. Bill Condon‘s lush remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast is getting a theatrical re-release in Los Angeles and New York City in the first week of December. It’s unsurprising […]

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TVLine Items: John Stamos Joins You, Grand Tour Celeb Guests and More

TVLine Items: John Stamos Joins You, Grand Tour Celeb Guests and More
John Stamos is coming between Penn Badgley and the object of his obsession.

The Scream Queens and Fuller House star will recur on Lifetime’s upcoming psychological thriller You, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians, Supernatural), our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPretty Little LiarsShay Mitchell Joins Cast of Lifetime Thriller You

Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel, the series follows bookstore owner Joe (Gossip Girl vet Badgley), who becomes obsessed with aspiring writer Beck (Once Upon a Time‘s Elizabeth Lail) and uses social media to keep tabs on her and
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returning for One-Week Awards Run at Two Locations

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returning for One-Week Awards Run at Two Locations
Disney is making an awards season push for its live-action “Beauty and the Beast” with a one-week re-release starting Dec. 1 at the AMC Century City in Los Angeles and AMC Empire 25 in New York.

The film has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office and is the year’s highest domestic grosser with $504 million.

Members of AMPAS, BAFTA, Ace, Adg, Asc, Cas, DGA, HFPA, Mpeg, Mpse, PGA, WGA, Cdg and Ves will be admitted with a guest to screenings at both theaters with valid membership card. The film was released domestically on March 16.

Golden Globe nomination ballots are due back on Dec. 7 and Screen Actors Guild ballots are due on Dec. 10.

Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father
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Review: Wonder

This is the Pure Movies review of Wonder, directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin and Daveed Diggs. Based on the New York Times bestseller, this heartwarming screen story adapted by Beauty and the Beast writer Stephen Chbosky is highly poignant, reminding us that we are all different but the same inside. In the same vein as the 1985 film that propelled Cher’s on-screen career, Mask, there is a central character that is extraordinary, both physically and mentally, trying to fit in and be ordinary. Personal journeys cannot fail to hit the right chord, if attempted well.
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Emma Watson Splits from Boyfriend William 'Mack' Knight

Emma Watson Splits from Boyfriend William 'Mack' Knight
Emma Watson is single -- and has been for a while. 

Et has learned that the 27-year-old actress amicably split from her boyfriend, William "Mack" Knight, earlier this year. The pair was together for almost two years. 

Watson has been notoriously private about her personal life, but mentioned having a boyfriend in a February interview with Vanity Fair. 

"I want to be consistent: I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home," she acknowledged. "You can't have it both ways."

"I've noticed, in Hollywood, who you're dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus," she continued. "I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act."

See more on Watson in the video below. 

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Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule

Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule
Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let the studio “explore other options,” sources said.

The film stars Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) as a husband and wife. His character has a recurring nightmare of losing his family and that bad dream becomes a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. “Luke Cage” star Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard and Lex Shrapnel also star.

Ben Young directed from a script by Eric Heisserer, Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane and shot the film in Serbia during the spring. Young also directed “Hounds of Love.” Heisserer was nominated for an Academy Award for his “Arrival” screenplay.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who backed “Beauty and the Beast,” are producing. Mandeville’s Alexander Young is an executive producer
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What We Know about Netflix Comedy “Super Normal” So Far

So far not much is known about the comedy titled Super-Normal that has been acquired by Netflix other than the fact that it will star three very influential and very popular actors. The subversive film that is based in the superhero genre will be starring Josh Gad, Daisey Ridley, and Luke Evans. By this time all three actors are recognized within their respective countries as well as around their world for their contributions to the film industry. Gad of course is known best for his roles as Olaf and as LeFou in the most recent Beauty and the Beast live-action

What We Know about Netflix Comedy “Super Normal” So Far
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Movie Review – The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas, 2017.

Directed by Bharat Nalluri.

Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark, Miriam Margolyes, Donald Sumpter, Bill Paterson, Cosimo Fusco, Ian McNeice, Annette Badland, Justin Edwards, Ger Ryan, Miles Jupp, and Valeria Bandino.


The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

There aren’t enough variations of A Christmas Carol *sarcasm* so here’s another one dubbed The Man Who Invented Christmas, directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) exploring the creation of the widely celebrated holiday fable. Beauty and the Beast‘s Dan Stevens stars as revered author Charles Dickens (previously known for the beloved book Oliver Twist before penning arguably the greatest and most important Christmas story ever told), going through a writing career slump while continuing to deal with the falling out between
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Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and Talk of a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)

Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and Talk of a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)
Dan Stevens loves Christmas. Not in the way that everybody who Christmases loves Christmas, no, he is a Christmas tree up, hang the lights after Halloween kind of Christmas guy. "We enjoy it very much in our house. I have three kids now, so that's three times the fun," he says of daughters Willow, 7, and Eden, 1, and son Aubrey, 5, with his wife, jazz singer Susie Hariet. "It's a lot of board games, classic movies. We always screen The Muppet Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve. For us, it's a special time of year."

Their Christmas Eve screening may soon become a double feature, as the actor's new movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas, out Nov. 22, makes a fitting follow-up to Kermit the Frog's starring role as Bob Cratchit, with The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens. In it, Stevens plays Dickens as he sets out to write a Christmas book on a six-week deadline and dreams up his unexpectedly
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