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New York Theater Stalwarts James C. Nicola & Jeffrey Horowitz Set For Obie Lifetime Achievement Honors

James C. Nicola and Jeffrey Horowitz, two longtime stalwarts of New York’s theater community, particularly its downtown scene, will be honored with special Obie Awards for Lifetime Achievement at the 64th annual Obie Awards ceremony May 20.

Nicola is the Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop, and Horowitz is Artistic Director and founder of Theatre For A New Audience.

Under Nicola’s guidance since 1988, Nytw has built a roster of credits that include Jonathan Larson’s Rent; plays by Tony Kushner, Doug Wright, Claudia Shear, Paul Rudnick, Enda Walsh, and David Bowie. Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown and Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, both of Broadway, had early Nytw productions.

Horowitz founded Theatre for a New Audience in 1979, and has produced twenty-four of Shakespeare’s plays, nurtured relationships with many of the finest American and European directors including JoAnne Akaliatis, Peter Brook, Karin Coonrod, Ron Daniels,
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Johnny Depp Turns Sinister in Waiting for the Barbarians First Look

Johnny Depp Turns Sinister in Waiting for the Barbarians First Look
We have our first look at Johnny Depp in Waiting for the Barbarians. This probably isn't a movie many people are familiar with as of yet, though it has a chance to become something that gets a certain amount of buzz, be it for the wrong or right reasons. Depp, as of late, has been subject to more than one controversy, not the least of which has to do with his alleged abuse of his ex-wife Amber Heard. So he can bring a certain amount of attention to a project these days, perhaps in not ideal ways. But it's also possible that, given this movie's cast and pedigree, this could be on the other end of the spectrum.

The image sees Johnny Depp's character dressed to the nines in colonial clothes, sporting a rather menacing grin. Waiting for the Barbarians is a period drama, which becomes rather clear when looking at the image.
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First Look: Johnny Depp as Colonial Oppressor in 'Waiting for the Barbarians' (Exclusive)

First Look: Johnny Depp as Colonial Oppressor in 'Waiting for the Barbarians' (Exclusive)
Johnny Depp, striding confidently ahead of co-star Mark Rylance, is decked out in his finest colonial attire and sporting a decidedly stern expression in this exclusive first-look image from Waiting for the Barbarians, the upcoming film adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's prize-winning novel.

Ciro Guerra directs the drama, which centers on the crisis of conscience of a character known as the Magistrate (Rylance) — a loyal servant of "the Empire" working in a tiny frontier town. A warrant officer for the Empire (Robert Pattinson) is set to replace the Magistrate after he's charged with treason — consorting with ...
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Tonys 2019: Top 20 fascinating facts, records and stats about this year’s nominees

Out of all the nominees spread across the 26 categories at the 2018 Tony Awards, 20 of them stand out as particularly noteworthy. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

The following Broadway productions from this past season were completely shut out by the nominating committee: “Head Over Heels,” “Straight White Men,” “Pretty Woman,” “The Nap,” “The Lifespan of a Fact,” “American Son,” and “True West.”

This year marks the second time this decade that the category of Best Musical consisted of five nominees, the first being in 2016. It’s also the third time for both Best Play (which had five nominees in 2014 and 2018) and Best Play Revival (which had five nominees in 2016 and 2018). And this year marks the fourth instance when the category of Best Musical Revival had only two nominees; the previous times were in 1995, 2002, and 2011.

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Jeremy Pope could score rare double Tony Awards nominations for ‘Choir Boy’ and ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

For most actors, a Broadway debut would be the highlight of their year. For Jeremy Pope, he followed up his sensational Broadway debut with another hit show within the same season. Thanks to his stellar notices in “Choir Boy” and then “Ain’t Too Proud,” Pope could pull off the rare feat of earning two Tony nominations within the same season.

Pope played the lead role of Pharus Jonathan Young in “Choir Boy.” The actor was involved with the production since Manhattan Theater Club commissioned the work in 2013. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”), the coming of age story follows Pharus, the leader of the student choir at a boy’s prep school. He learns to confront bullying, his sexuality, and identity, and gets to sing a slew of glorious gospel songs.

Critics heaped praise on Pope, declaring a new Broadway star was born. David Rooney (The Hollywood Reporter) thought
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Cannes 2019: Ciro Guerra appointed Critics' Week jury president

Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s ’Birds Of Passage’ opened Directors’ Fortnight last year.

Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra has been appointed jury president for the Critics’ Week section at Cannes 2019.

Alongside Guerra on the Critics’ Week jury are French-British actress Amira Casar; French producer Marianne Slot; Congolese film journalist and critic Djia Mambu; and Italian screenwriter and director Jonas Carpignano.

The jury will award the Critics’ Week grand prize for best feature, the discovery prize for short film and the rising star award for best actor or actress.

Guerra has made four shorts and four features, often exploring questions of society
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Andre Holland To Headline Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’

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Andre Holland To Headline Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’
Exclusive: Andre Holland is set as the lead in Oscar winner Damien Chazelle’s anticipated Netflix series The Eddy, from Endeavor Content. Holland also will co-executive produce the series, which marks Chazelle’s first project for television.

The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The eight-episode series will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic for premiere exclusively to Netflix members worldwide.

Holland will play Elliot Udo, who was a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, but now is in Paris, part-owner of a failing jazz club, hiding from everyone. He has an on-again off-again relationship with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted. When his fifteen-year-old daughter shows up suddenly, he has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.
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Is there an ‘American Hustle’ curse at the Oscars?

Is there an ‘American Hustle’ curse at the Oscars?
Back in late 2013, David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” premiered to favorable reviews and enthusiastic audience reaction. It was immediately hailed as a serious Oscar contender, challenging frontrunners “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity.”

American Hustle” got off to a strong start at the Golden Globe Awards, where it won three of its seven nominations: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams) and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Lawrence.) It was the most honored film of the evening.

When the Oscar nominations were announced, “Hustle” bustled its way to an impressive ten nods, tying it with “Gravity.” “Hustle” notably received bids in all four acting categories, with Christian Bale (Best Actor) and Bradley Cooper (Best Supporting Actor) joining Adams and Lawrence. Russell had worked similar magic the previous year with “Silver Linings Playbook.”

While Lawrence was the
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Uh-oh! Do Oscar voters secretly hate Glenn Close?

Uh-oh! Do Oscar voters secretly hate Glenn Close?
Oh, I sure hope poor, Oscarless Glenn Close isn’t secretly thinking, “I knew academy voters always hated me! That’s the only possible explanation for getting slapped again!”

Basically, it looks like: If Glenn couldn’t win this year when she was widely considered to be a slam-dunk shoo-in, something’s wrong. After all, she lost Best Actress to an unknown British thesp, Olivia Colman, who really just had a supporting role and, heck, she didn’t even bother to campaign much. Meantime, however, Glenn was everywhere on the campaign circuit, radiating charm, warmth and authority.

But now poor Glenn is one of the biggest losers in Oscar history. With 7 defeats, she’s the biggest loser among all actresses. She’s tied with Richard Burton as the second-biggest overall loser. The top position is held by Peter O’Toole, who got skunked 8 times.

Hey, wait a minute. It’s
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Best Actress Winner Olivia Colman Is Just as Shocked as You Are that She Won

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Best Actress Winner Olivia Colman Is Just as Shocked as You Are that She Won
It had to be the biggest upset of the night: Olivia Colman winning Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Admittedly, if anyone was going to beat heavily presumed frontrunner Glenn Close, Colman was the most likely candidate — but it was still seen as an extremely unlikely event going into the Academy Awards Sunday night. Close, who’s 71 and has now been nominated seven times for an Oscar without ever winning the statuette, was gracious as ever. But Colman, both in her acceptance speech and backstage seemed as shocked as anyone.

Speaking in the press room, Colman seemed genuinely flummoxed: “I have no idea, I could not tell you what I’m feeling,” she said. “Next year I’ll be able to put it into words, but I have no idea what to do with myself at the moment.” One response she had at the ready,
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Regina King just did what Sylvester Stallone couldn’t do at the Oscars

Regina King just did what Sylvester Stallone couldn’t do at the Oscars
Regina King did not get Mark Rylance‘d. Three years after Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards snubbee Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) lost the Best Supporting Actor Oscar to Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”), King avoided the same fate at Sunday’s Oscars by picking up Best Supporting Actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

She is now the first person to win the Oscar without nominations from SAG and BAFTA — the two groups with membership overlap with the Oscars — and the third to win without a SAG nomination after Marcia Gay Harden and Christoph Waltz.

See Oscars: See the full list of winners

Just Stallone, King was still the favorite to win despite those glaring snubs, with 31/10 odds over Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”), Amy Adams (“Vice”), Marina de Tavira (“Roma”) and Emma Stone (“The Favourite”). The Best Supporting Actress race was shaping up exactly like that Best Supporting Actor race: Both
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Regina King vs. Rachel Weisz: Who has the edge in this tight Best Supporting Actress Oscar battle?

Regina King vs. Rachel Weisz: Who has the edge in this tight Best Supporting Actress Oscar battle?
With just a few days left until the Oscars, Best Supporting Actress remains one of the most wide-open categories. The nominees are Amy Adams (“Vice”), Marina de Tavira (“Roma”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Emma Stone (“The Favourite”) and Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”), but our pundits believe this one is between King and Weisz. And for good reason: They’re the only ones who’ve racked up statuettes at televised precursors. So let’s take a closer look at them.

Regina King

Pros

— After going 3-for-4 at the Primetime Emmy Awards, King is arguably one of the most popular and respected actresses in the industry, especially as all three of her Emmy wins were upsets. The key question is: Is she as beloved within the film academy as she is within the TV academy?

— She’s been the frontrunner from the start of the season, gaining early momentum
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How many times have both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?

How many times have both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?
Two films in contention at this year’s Oscars earned nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress: “The Favourite” (twice) and “Roma.” How likely is it that both women from the same film will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 82 years since the supporting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars, 10 films could boast victories in both these races.

Fay Bainter and Bette Davis for “Jezebel” – 1939

Hattie McDaniel and Vivien Leigh for “Gone With the Wind” – 1940

Teresa Wright and Greer Garson for “Mrs. Miniver” – 1942

Kim Hunter and Vivien Leigh for “A Streetcar Named Desire” – 1952

Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft for “The Miracle Worker” – 1963

Sandy Dennis and Elizabeth Taylor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” – 1967

Beatrice Straight and Faye Dunaway for “Network” – 1977

Olympia Dukakis and Cher for “Moonstruck” – 1988

Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter for “The Piano” in 1994

Judi Dench and Gwyneth Paltrow for “Shakespeare in Love” – 1999

While
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Real talk: Rami Malek would be 12th Best Actor Oscar champ this century to win for playing a real person

Real talk: Rami Malek would be 12th Best Actor Oscar champ this century to win for playing a real person
We all know that the academy loves when actors portray real people. Two years ago was the first time in 19 years that all four acting Oscar winners — Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”) — won for playing fictional characters, which was frankly a minor miracle. But of the four categories, there is one where voters favor real-to-reel performances the most: Best Actor. And that love affair will continue if Rami Malek wins for his turn as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” as expected.

Malek would be the 12th Best Actor champ this century to win for playing a real person or a character based on a real person and the second in a row following Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” (2017). The other 10 since 2000 are:

1. Adrien Brody (Wladyslaw Szpilman), “The Pianist” (2002)

2. Jamie Foxx (Ray Charles), “Ray” (2004)

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Don’t give up, Rachel Weisz (‘The Favourite’)! You can still triumph at Oscars with only BAFTA as a major precursor win

Don’t give up, Rachel Weisz (‘The Favourite’)! You can still triumph at Oscars with only BAFTA as a major precursor win
Rachel Weisz has won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as the conniving Lady Sarah in ‘The Favourite,” cementing her as a possible favo(u)rite to win the Oscar. Awards experts have long been expecting Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award winner Regina King to triumph for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” but her lack of a nomination at either the Screen Actors Guild Awards or BAFTA suggests support may be elsewhere when it comes to the industry. While many are still sticking to their guns and predicting King to win Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars, Weisz’s BAFTA victory should not be underestimated.

SEE6 reasons Rachel Weisz can win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Recent Oscar history has shown how a splintered acting race, and very specifically a splintered Supporting Actress race, can often favor the BAFTA winner. Over the past 25 years, we have seen actresses like Penelope Cruz,
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6 reasons Rachel Weisz can win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar

6 reasons Rachel Weisz can win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar
As we all expected, “The Favourite” had a big night at the BAFTAs on Sunday, winning seven awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. This now officially makes her the Mark Rylance of the supporting actress Oscar race, but can Weisz, who — don’t forget — already has an Oscar for “The Constant Gardener” (2005), actually do what the “Bridge of Spies” star did three years ago and go all the way?

Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) is still the favorite to win the Oscar — and she has a lot working for her — despite the gaping holes in her awards ledger with those Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTA snubs. But there is a path for Weisz to pull it out now that she has the BAFTA under her belt.

See 2019 BAFTA Awards: See the full winners list

1. BAFTA has dictated the Oscar winner in fractured races

The supporting
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Even Regina King is bummed about Timothee Chalamet’s Oscar snub

Even Regina King is bummed about Timothee Chalamet’s Oscar snub
There’s always a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA nominee who misses out on an Oscar nomination in the end. This year, the unlucky one was Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), who fell short of the Best Supporting Actor lineup, much to the disappointment of his fans, which includes Regina King.

Asked by the U.K.’s Metro who would get her Oscar vote, the “If Beale Street Could Talk” star singled out Chalamet as a “I would if I could” hypothetical. “In terms of my best supporting category I am a really big fan of Timothee Chalamet,” she shared. “His performances are fantastic. I wish he had been nominated.”

King added that she’s also a fan of supporting actor nominees Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), who’s the frontrunner to win his second Oscar in three years, and Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”). “Their
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Look out Rami Malek! Christian Bale is way overdue to win for the 1st time at the BAFTA Awards

Look out Rami Malek! Christian Bale is way overdue to win for the 1st time at the BAFTA Awards
Rami Malek has already won two of the most important precursor awards with his Best Actor trophies for “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the SAG Awards and Golden Globes. But he should look out for that other Golden Globe winner — Christian Bale for “Vice” — because he is way overdue to win on his own turf at Sunday’s BAFTA Film Awards.

This is a complicated race to predict which way British loyalty will go. Malek has become the Oscar favorite in our Gold Derby odds. But BAFTA could help Bale swing the tide back in his direction. While Malek was born in the U.S., he is playing one of Britain’s most popular rock legends in Freddie Mercury. Bale on the other hand is in the reverse situation since he was born in Wales but is playing an American, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

SEEWhat a coinkydinky! Christian Bale
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Will Rachel Weisz cash in her BAFTA I.O.U. for ‘The Favourite’?

Will Rachel Weisz cash in her BAFTA I.O.U. for ‘The Favourite’?
With Golden Globe champ Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and SAG Awards winner Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) out of the picture, the Best Supporting Actress race at the BAFTAs is wide open. Our Experts are placing their chips on homegrown talent Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”), who’s holding an I.O.U. from the organization after losing for “The Constant Gardener” (2005). Will she cash in her overdue status with BAFTA voters?

Weisz ran the table 13 years ago for the John Le Carre adaptation, which brought her Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG victories as Best Supporting Actress. Yet she lost at BAFTA, perhaps because the British academy actually nominated her as a leading actress against Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”), who won both the BAFTA and the Oscar that year.

See Fiona Crombie Interview: ‘The Favourite

The Favourite” casts Weisz as Lady Sarah, a loyal aide to the
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VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett On The Thousands Of Character Models Crafted For ‘Ready Player One’

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VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett On The Thousands Of Character Models Crafted For ‘Ready Player One’
Between Saving Private Ryan and Ready Player One—the critically acclaimed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel—VFX supervisor Roger Guyett has been along for the ride on two of the most demanding projects of Steven Spielberg’s career.

An entirely different animal than the former picture—a 1998 war drama which won five Oscars—Ready Player Onewas “a really complicated movie to make.” Containing close to 1500 digital effects shots, the film was crafted through a “multi-tiered animation approach,” consisting of motion capture, more traditional keyframe animation techniques, and pure computer animation.

Set in a dystopian Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045, the adventure pic follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an orphaned teenager coming of age at a time when people need an escape, and have found one in technology. It’s in the Oasis, a virtual reality software devised by James Halliday (Mark Rylance), that Wade can be whoever he wants to be.
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