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Awards Roundup: Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award, Ridley Scott Honored By Directors Guild and More

  • Indiewire
Awards Roundup: Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award, Ridley Scott Honored By Directors Guild and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

Annette Bening will be honored with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Annual Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America in Los Angeles on January 19, 2017. Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee for “The Kids Are All Right,” “Being Julia,” “American Beauty” and “The Grifters.” She is a two-time Golden Globe winner for “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right,” a BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award winner for best actress in “American Beauty” and a 2006 Emmy Award nominee for her role in “Mrs. Harris.”

“Annette has taken on roles which have changed cultural conversations,” Richard Hicks, president of Csa, said in a statement. “She is an actress of great bravery and passion, and her work shows what’s possible when a remarkable actress meets the right opportunity.” This year,
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Nicolas Billon Signs With The Alpern Group; Rizwan Manji Inks At Abrams Artists Agency

Playwright and screenwriter Nicolas Billon has signed with the Alpern Group. His first play Elephant Song debuted at the Stratford Festival in Ottawa, and he scripted its 2014 film adaptation starring Bruce Greenwood, Catherine Keener and Carrie-Anne Moss. Billon won Canada’s prestigious Governor-General’s Award for Drama for his 2013 stage trilogy Fault Lines. He also is set to write for Season 3 of X Company, a period spy thriller that airs on CBC in Canada. Rizwan Manji
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Donald Trump Wages Twitter Tirade Against ‘Dummies’ at ‘Failing’ Wall Street Journal

  • The Wrap
Updated, Nov. 12, 10:15 a.m. Pt The Wall Street Journal’s editor for the editorial page Paul Gigot issued the following statement to TheWrap. “We stand by the editorial, which is accurate, though Mr. Trump is welcome to write a letter to the editor in response. On Tuesday we published his op-ed on China’s currency policies.” Previously Donald Trump delivered a stinging Twitter tirade against The Wall Street Journal on Thursday in response to an editorial the paper wrote criticizing his debate performance and policies on trade. The editorial, titled “Republican Fault Lines,” accused the real estate mogul of
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Bend It Like Beckham – The Musical – Cast Announcement

Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.

Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

Jess needs extra time. She is facing
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Allora and Calzadilla’s Fault Lines Borders on Plagiarism

  • Vulture
Allora and Calzadilla’s Fault Lines Borders on Plagiarism
After their atrocious 2011 Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion — it included an upturned tank with a jogger atop, full-size wood reproductions of business-class airline seats with U.S. Olympic gymnasts doing tricks on them (ruining their feet on the terrazzo floor), and some sort of idiotic cash machine in a pipe organ (I think) — Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have a lot to answer for.* But the curatorial-darling duo’s current Gladstone show only alleviates those past bad judgments a little.Fault Lines consists of ten large stone “sculptures,” all arranged tastefully about the spacious gallery. In actuality, they’re just unnecessarily heavy steps quarried, polished, moved to, and installed in the gallery at who knows what expense. Once an hour or so, two young male singers step onto the steps, moving about the gallery while singing insults to one another. The music is lovely and original; the performance lasts about 12 minutes.
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