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2019 Tony Awards: 24 records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners

Out of all the winners (and losers) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2019 Tony Awards, 24 stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So what were this year’s most interesting facts, records and milestones? Check out the complete list of winners here.

Rob Howell is the first person to have won multiple design awards in the same night since Bob Crowley back in 2007. That year Crowley won Best Scenic Design of a Play (with Scott Pask) for “The Coast of Utopia” and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for “Mary Poppins.” This year Howell won Best Costume Design of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play, both for “The Ferryman.”

Bob Mackie (“The Cher Show”) is the first person to win Best Costume Design in a Musical for a show that wasn’t nominated for Best Musical or Best Musical Revival since Tim Chappel
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Renée Zellweger and Sam Rockwell on How Bob Fosse Changed Their Lives

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Renée Zellweger and Sam Rockwell on How Bob Fosse Changed Their Lives
Renée Zellweger and Sam Rockwell sat down for a chat for Variety’s Actors on Actors. For more, click here.

Sam Rockwell and Renée Zellweger both owe a career reinvention to the legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse. Zellweger cemented her stardom with the 2002 film adaptation of Fosse’s musical “Chicago”; now she’s the latest big-screen superstar to shift to TV, with a rich turn in Netflix’s anthology series “What/If.” Rockwell, who, like Zellweger, is an Oscar-winning movie actor, actually plays Fosse in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon,” making his series debut examining the Broadway legend’s gifts and demons.

Sam Rockwell: We have something in common. I’m playing Bob Fosse, and you did “Chicago,” which I watched recently.

RENÉE Zellweger: Oh, you did?

Sr: I’m too lazy, and I wasn’t going to read the play or see it onstage. You were great in it.
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John C. Reilly movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Stan and Ollie’

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John C. Reilly movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Stan and Ollie’
Happy birthday to the great Oscar-nominated John C. Reilly, who turns 54 on May 24, 2019. Reilly, who is also known for his prolific stage work, broke into film with a small role in Brian DePalma‘s “Casualties of War” and carved out a successful career as a young character actor for years after that. He finally came to the public’s attention in a big way as a lovable porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights” (1997). Since then, Reilly has proceeded to steal films in supporting roles and has even headlined more than a few movies himself.

SEEJohn C. Reilly Interview: ‘Stan and Ollie’

Reilly received an Oscar nomination in Rob Marshall‘s 2002 Best Picture winner “Chicago” for his performance as the schnook of a husband to Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger). In the course of his career, Reilly has earned four Golden Globe nominations and won a Screen Actors Guild
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John C. Reilly movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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John C. Reilly movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Happy birthday to the great Oscar-nominated John C. Reilly, who turns 54 on May 24, 2019. Reilly, who is also known for his prolific stage work, broke into film with a small role in Brian DePalma‘s “Casualties of War” and carved out a successful career as a young character actor for years after that. He finally came to the public’s attention in a big way as a lovable porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights” (1997). Since then, Reilly has proceeded to steal films in supporting roles and has even headlined more than a few movies himself.

Reilly received an Oscar nomination in Rob Marshall‘s 2002 Best Picture winner “Chicago” for his performance as the schnook of a husband to Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger). In the course of his career, Reilly has earned four Golden Globe nominations and won a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble of “Chicago,
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Which Disney Animated Classic Won't Get a Live-Action Remake?

Which Disney Animated Classic Won't Get a Live-Action Remake?
Alan Menken says a Pocahontas live-action remake is unlikely. Menken has been working with Disney for a long time now and has earned Grammys, Academy Awards, and Tony Awards for his composing work, including 1992's Aladdin, which is about to hit the big screen as a live-action remake this week. In a new interview, he discussed the past and present of the Disney live-action remakes and why a Pocahontas remake just isn't in the cards at this particular point in time.

Alan Menken also worked on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tangled, and many more. It seems that Disney is intent on revisiting just about their entire back catalog and Menken agrees. Menken had this to say when asked if Disney was going to go back and remake everything in their catalog.

"They all seem to be moving that way! The Little Mermaid's next,
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Zhang Ziyi to head competition jury at Tokyo film festival

This year’s Tiff will take place October 28 to November 5 at Roppongi Hills, Ex Theater and other venues in Tokyo.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi will serve as president of the International Competition jury at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff).

Tiff announced the news at the on-going Cannes film festival, where Zhang has been invited to present a master class.

Zhang made her feature debut in Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home, which won a Berlin Silver Bear in 2000, and also has credits including Zhang’s Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden
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Penélope Cruz to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

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Penélope Cruz to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award
Barcelona – Soon set to be seen at Cannes’ in Pedro Almodóvar’s competition contender “Pain and Glory.” Penélope Cruz will receive the 2019 Donostia Award for career achievement at the 67th San Sebastian Festival, which runs Sept. 20-28 at the Basque resort city.

The Spanish actress will be honored doubly way, as she will also be the official image on this year’s festival poster.

No other Spanish actress has received the international recognition of Cruz, nor her number of top-echelon prizes and nominations as she has battled to broaden the roles open to Latin actresses.

She demonstrated a range most memorably perhaps winning a best supporting actress Academy Award and Bafta winner for her performance as Maria Elena in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“Cruz, who officially graduated from sex kitten to powerhouse melodramatic actress in ‘Volver,’ is in full Anna Magnani mode here, storming up and down mountain
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Renee Zellweger movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary,’ ‘Cold Mountain’

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Renee Zellweger movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary,’ ‘Cold Mountain’
On April 25, 2019, actress Renee Zellweger will turn 50 years old. The Texas-born actress began her career in commercials and bit parts in films like “Dazed and Confused” and “Reality Bites” plus lead roles in less than acclaimed films such as one of the many Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

She managed to turn that career trajectory around and earned three consecutive Oscar nominations in 2001, 2002 and 2003 for “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Chicago,” and “Cold Mountain” respectively. She would win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for that latter Civil War drama.

SEEOscar Best Supporting Actress Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

In retrospect and even before that, it was winning the lead in the film “Jerry Maguire” opposite Tom Cruise over many more famous actresses that set Zellweger on the path to stardom. She seemed to have a knack for securing roles that on paper she didn’t seem right for. Her casting
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Renee Zellweger movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Renee Zellweger movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On April 25, 2019, actress Renee Zellweger will turn 50 years old. The Texas-born actress began her career in commercials and bit parts in films like “Dazed and Confused” and “Reality Bites” plus lead roles in less than acclaimed films such as one of the many Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

She managed to turn that career trajectory around and earned three consecutive Oscar nominations in 2001, 2002 and 2003 for “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Chicago,” and “Cold Mountain” respectively. She would win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for that latter Civil War drama.

In retrospect and even before that, it was winning the lead in the film “Jerry Maguire” opposite Tom Cruise over many more famous actresses that set Zellweger on the path to stardom. She seemed to have a knack for securing roles that on paper she didn’t seem right for. Her casting as the popular British fiction character Bridget Jones caused doubters to
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Home Entertainment: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Blu-ray Review

It would be quite easy to dismiss a sequel to one of cinema’s most beloved family features some fifty-plus years on from the release of the original, but this is Disney, and they would only push forward and step on hallowed celluloid with a tale worth telling with a team worthy of telling it. Mary Poppins Returns is a modern-day masterpiece that in fifty more years, we could look back on with that same fondness and magical exception in which our generation looks back at the flawless 1964 original.

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Set some twenty-four years after the events of the first movie, Mary Poppins Returns centres once again on the Banks children, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer), now grown up with responsibilities of their own. Michael has three children, Annabel, John and Georgie, but we learn that he has sadly lost his wife a year earlier. Struggling with balancing home and work life,
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Michelle Yeoh boards James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels

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It’s been announced today that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Crazy Rich’ Asians star Michelle Yeoh has joined James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels.

Yeoh will play the role of scientist Dr. Karina Mogue. She will be joining Zoe Saldana, who reprises the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Sam Worthington will also return as the human-turned-Na’vi Jake Sully. Sigourney Weaver and bad guy Stephen Lang will be back too. Other newcomers include ‘Game of ThronesOona Chaplin and Fear the Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis will be joining the sequels, and Edie Falco is playing the new character General Ardmore. Kate Winslet will also be reuniting with Cameron playing the role of Ronal.

“Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters. I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels,” said James Cameron.

Producer Jon Landau has previously
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Duncan Animation Studio Moves Into Original Content With Duncan Originals, Unveils Inaugural Development Slate

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Exclusive: Pasadena, California-based Duncan Studio, the animation studio behind the 2D animation sequences for Disney’s Annie Award-winning Mary Poppins Returns, is making its first foray into original production with the launch of Duncan Originals, its new in-house development and production division.

Headed by Ken Duncan, the group has been developing a slate of animated features, broadcast series and short-form content aimed at the global animation audience. The move into original content has long been the vision of Canadian-born Duncan, who worked as an animator at Disney for many years before starting his own Pasadena-based studio in 2007.

New projects in development include Nature’s End, a fantasy/science fiction adventure with an ecological ticking clock and starring a female hero who transforms her world without using violence or imitating her male counterparts. The film will combine live-action, animation and gaming.

Also in development is R.E.D., a six-part sci-fi
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A Quiet Place 2 Begins Shooting This July, Cillian Murphy Joins Cast

A Quiet Place 2 Begins Shooting This July, Cillian Murphy Joins Cast
I don't know about you, but I firmly believe with all my horror heart that one of the best scary movies to hit our genre in quite some time was last year's surprise hit A Quiet Place. We've known for a while now that the film is all set to spawn a sequel here soon, but today we have word that A Quiet Place 2 is going to be kicking off principal photography in New York on July 8th. Not only that but we also hear that Batman Begins and Dunkirk actor Cillian Murphy might be joining in on the fun this time around as well.

Details on just what the hell will happen in this new movie and just who the hell Cillian Murphy is playing are scarce, to say the least at this point in time. That said, we are hearing through the grapevine that Murphy's character will
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Rob Zombie Resurrects the Firefly Family in Latest Look at 3 from Hell

Rob Zombie Resurrects the Firefly Family in Latest Look at 3 from Hell
Writer-director Rob Zombie is hard at work finishing up his new Firefly Family fright flick 3 from Hell, and the man is all over Instagram posting pics as he works on the film's final stage of post-production, sound-mixing. In fact, it looks like Zombie is posting a new pic from the flick for every single day of the process. So far the new looks include Sheri Moon Zombie as Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly, Richard Brake as Winslow Foxworth Coltrane, and Jeffrey Daniel Phillips as Warden Virgil Dallas Harper. Along with Strange Days, Super Mario Bros., Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Do the Right Thing actor Richard Edson and Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Assault on Precinct 13 actor Austin Stoker in currently unnamed roles.

Not only that, but Rob Zombie let us all know via these new posts that sound-mixing for 3 from Hell is being handled by a triple
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How Mary Poppins Returns Challenged Director Rob Marshall

Don Kaye Mar 19, 2019

The director of musicals like Chicago and Into the Woods tells us why Mary Poppins Returns was his most personal project.

With Mary Poppins Returns debuting on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD today (March 19) after bowing on digital platforms a week earlier, Den of Geek had the chance recently to sit down with director Rob Marshall and learn what drove him to create a sequel to one of the most beloved movie musicals -- and most famous Disney films -- of all time.

Before speaking with Marshall, we and other reporters piled into a screening room on the Disney lot to watch the “making of” mini-documentary included with the Blu-ray. After the screening, Marshall sat for a brief Q&A where he was joined by the still radiant (and sharp) Angela Lansbury, a living legend and dynamo at 93 whose appearance near the end of Mary Poppins
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Filmart: Japanese Screen Icon Koji Yakusho Reflects on 40 Years of Filmmaking (Q&A)

Filmart: Japanese Screen Icon Koji Yakusho Reflects on 40 Years of Filmmaking (Q&A)
Across a four-decade career, Koji Yakusho, 63, has played samurai warlords, salarymen, gangsters, murderers and policemen, winning acclaim and awards in Japan and across the globe. He first came to the attention of international audiences in 1996 with Shall We Dance? — Richard Gere reprised his role in a 2004 U.S. remake — which he followed by starring in the 1997 Palme d'Or winner The Eel, directed by Shohei Imamura. In the mid-2000s he appeared in two Hollywood productions: Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha and Babel, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Yakusho, who has been chosen ...
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital

On March 19th, director Rob Marshall's sequel Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will make its Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD debut.

We've teamed up with Walt Disney Studios to offer one lucky reader a copy of the new Mary Poppins Returns Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack release in this contest.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Here's a rundown of some of the many Mary Poppins Returns bonus features:

"Bonus material explores the making of Mary Poppins Returns, going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible.
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The Little Mermaid director expertly dodges question about Lindsay Lohan’s Ariel casting campaign

With Mary Poppins Returns now out of the way, director Rob Marshall is turning his attention to his next project for Disney – a live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid.

While the likes of Spider-Man and The Greatest Showman star Zendaya has been linked to the title role, one person who has been lobbying hard to play Ariel over the past couple of years is Lindsay Lohan, with the Mean Girls actress stating earlier this year that she’s been “harassing her agent” about the part.

So, does she have a chance? Well, it would seem unlikely, judging by how expertly Marshall dodged the question when asked by Entertainment Tonight if Lohan’s casting was a possibility.

“Gosh, I don’t know who’s gonna play these roles yet,” replied the filmmaker. “We haven’t really got that far. I think we’ll start that process probably sometimes this summer.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray Combo Pack of Mary Poppins Returns and a Mary Poppins Compact Mirror

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by Pl Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of “Chicago,” “Nine” and “Into the Woods,” and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19 — with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features.

Now you can win the Win the Blu-ray Combo Pack of Mary Poppins Returns and a Mary Poppins Compact Mirror with digital messaging.
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Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Director Responds to Lindsay Lohan Casting Bid

Disney's the Little Mermaid live-action remake director Rob Marshall reacts to Lindsay Lohan casting rumors. Lohan has gotten in on the fun and wants to star in the remake alongside Meryl Streep after fans suggested that she would be perfect to play Ariel. The actress declares that the under the sea tale is her favorite movie and that she is harassing her agent about getting in touch with Disney. Details surrounding the upcoming remake are sparse and it doesn't look like the casting process has even started at this time, though it was heavily rumored for a while that Zendaya was the actress that the studio wanted.

In a new interview, The Little Mermaid director Rob Marshall was asked about Lindsay Lohan potentially getting the lead role of Ariel in the live-action remake. While things don't seem to be going in Lohan's favor at the moment, there is still
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