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Emmy Predictions for Limited Series and Movies: Dark Subjects and Big Movie Stars Dominate the Categories

Emmy Predictions for Limited Series and Movies: Dark Subjects and Big Movie Stars Dominate the Categories
The pendulum swings in the Emmys limited-series and television-movie categories, which were merged for three years beginning in 2011 because there weren’t enough limited series to fill out their own category. These days, though, there are more limited series than TV movies competing for Emmys, and the heat is all on the side of the multi-part dramas that tend to attract top-drawer talent both in front of and behind the cameras.

It wouldn’t be surprising to find no more than one or two TV-movie actors nominated in the four acting categories in which limited series and movie performances go head-to-head. And you can expect to find lots of Academy Award winners and big movie stars competing for Emmys in these categories, because potential nominees include Sam Rockwell, Patricia Arquette, Mahershala Ali, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michelle Williams and Benicio Del Toro.

Outstanding Limited Series

Timing
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2019 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 21 Best TV Movie contenders from ‘Agatha Raisin And The Curious Curate’ to ‘The Violet Hour’

2019 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 21 Best TV Movie contenders from ‘Agatha Raisin And The Curious Curate’ to ‘The Violet Hour’
The made-for-tv movie was a programming staple for the broadcast networks in the 1970s and 1980s. While it fell out of favor in the 1990s and was even dropped as an Emmy Awards category for three years beginning in 2011, it has been on an upswing as of late. This year, 21 telefilms are in contention for the five nominations that will be revealed on July 12.

All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy have until June 24 to cast their 2019 Emmy Awards nominations ballots for their favorite TV movies. In the past, voters were limited in the number of telefilms that they could put forth. In 2017 that cap (which was usually 10 per category) was lifted. And, as opposed to the Oscars, voters for the Emmys do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally.

See 2019 Emmy nominations ballot: 732 programs vie for your consideration (that is 4 more than last
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Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor

Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor
The last two Emmy winners for Best Movie/Mini Actor have been unusually young for a category that usually gravitates towards elder statesmen. Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) won in 2017 when he was 34, and then Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) prevailed in 2018 at age 31. Criss was actually the second youngest actor ever to win that prize. Could another whippersnapper prevail in 2019. Our current racetrack odds favor the veterans, but a number of younger stars have the potential to sneak through.

Our odds (check them out here) are calculated by combining the predictions of thousands of Gold Derby readers like you who have made their forecasts here in our predictions center, and as of this writing the top six contenders for Best Movie/Mini Actor skew older. The youngest, in fact, is current front-runner Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) at 45. He’s followed in our odds by Sam Rockwell (50) for “Fosse/Verdon,
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Palm Springs Film Festival Awards: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Dogman,’ and More

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Palm Springs Film Festival Awards: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Dogman,’ and More
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its juried award-winners, with the Fipresci prizes going to “Shoplifters,” “Italy,” and “Cold War.” The three films — all of which premiered at Cannes and won major prizes there — have proven a mainstay of awards season, especially Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner. It and “Cold War” both made the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film, while “Dogman” was left out.

The full list of winners:

Fipresci Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Fipresci Prize for the Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Marcello Fonte, “Dogman” (Italy)

Fipresci Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Joanna Kulig, “Cold War” (Poland)

The Fipresci jury members were Thomas Abeltshauser, Elaine Guerini, and Marietta Steinhart.

New Voices New Visions Award

“Sofia” (France/Qatar), directed by Meryem Benm’Barek

Honorable Mention

“Saf” (Turkey), directed by Ali Vatansever.
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‘Americans,’ ‘Gianni Versace,’ ‘Escape at Dannemora’ Lead Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominations

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FX’s “The Americans” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” along with Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” led the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn.’s nominations for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, it was revealed Monday.

Joining “The Americans” in the best drama series category was “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “Killing Eve” (BBC America), “My Brilliant Friend” (HBO), “Pose” (FX) and “Succession.”

In the best limited series field, “Danemorra” and “Gianni Versace” were nominated alongside Amazon’s “A Very English Scandal,” Netflix’s “American Vandal,” NatGeo’s “Genius: Picasso” and HBO’s “Sharp Objects.”

Comedy series nominees were “Atlanta” (FX), “Barry” (HBO), “The Good Place” (NBC), “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “The Middle” (ABC), “One Day at a Time” (Netflix) and “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop).

HBO led the networks with 20 nominations, followed by FX with
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'Coco' Star Anthony Gonzalez Goes Grim For HBO Movie About Immigration

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Anthony Gonzalez delighted audiences as the voice of Miguel in Disney*Pixar's Coco. For his next role, the young actor plays a Honduran immigrant seeking asylum from gangs in the U.S. in the HBO movie, "Icebox," premiering December 7th. CineMovie sat down to talk about "Icebox" and playing an immigrant stuck in the U.S. immigration system. Watch interview below.
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December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Movies to Look Out for This Month

And so the calendar closes on yet another TV year. As critics start to assemble year-end best lists and look forward to what the next 12 months might have in store, there’s still a final flurry of new original programming to sift through before 2018 fades away.

Per usual, these are spread out across broadcast, cable, and subscription services, this time with an extra peppering of original films debuting on TV airtime. With plenty of other options to juggle as 2018 closes, allow this one final collection to cap off the bunch.

(We do this roundup of new shows pretty much every month — if you missed any of those previous picks, here are some notable TV premieres from February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, and our giant fall preview.)

“Nightflyers”

Joining the ever-growing sci-fi subgenre of “Hey, space is probably not the best place to go with people you don’t completely know!
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Anthony Gonzalez in First Trailer for Us Immigration Drama 'Icebox'

"In this very moment, you have to grow up." HBO has released the official trailer for a film titled Icebox, which first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year. Adapted from filmmaker Daniel Sawka's award-winning short film of the same name from 2016, Icebox is about a young boy seeking asylum who becomes trapped inside America's rigid immigration process. Young actor Anthony Gonzalez stars as Oscar, with a full cast including Genesis Rodriguez, Omar Leyva, Johnny Ortiz, Matthew Moreno, and Jessica Juarez. This very timely, very upsetting film shows just how horrible they treat these people, kids included, who are just trying to life a better life in America. Even though it may be infuriating, this is worth a watch. Here's the first official trailer for Daniel Sawka's Icebox, direct from HBO's YouTube: A young boy named Oscar (Anthony Gonzalez), forced to flee his home and seek asylum
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Emma Thompson to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘Years & Years’

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Emma Thompson to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘Years & Years’
Emma Thompson has been cast to star in “Years & Years” from writer Russell T. Davies, it was announced Thursday. The six-part limited series is a Red Production Company production, in co-production with HBO, BBC One and Canal+.

Here’s the logline for the series: “As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.”

Thompson will play Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. She’s a new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her rise to power leads us into an unknown future.

Also Read: HBO Picks Up 'Icebox' Feature About 12-Year-Old Honduran
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HBO Picks Up ‘Icebox’ Feature About 12-Year-Old Honduran Seeking Asylum in Us

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HBO Films announced on Thursday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to director-writer Daniel Sawka’s feature film debut “Icebox.”

The film stars Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”) as Oscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the U.S., only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

As Oscar attempts to reach his uncle in Arizona, he is apprehended by Border Patrol and placed in “the icebox,” a detention facility where he joins scores of other migrant children being held without their families. Faced with a seemingly impenetrable immigration system, Oscar struggles to navigate a path to freedom, with a journalist and his uncle, himself a recent immigrant, as his only lifelines.

Also Read: Laura Dern, Lin-Manuel Miranda, America Ferrera Among Stars at Rallies to Protest Trump Immigration Policy

The drama will debut on HBO on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Daniel Sawka’s Immigration Drama Feature ‘Icebox’ Acquired By HBO Films

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HBO Films has acquired the worldwide rights to director-writer Daniel Sawka’s timely drama feature Icebox, which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

Produced by Oscar- and Emmy-winning James L. BrooksGracie Films and co-financed with Endeavor Content, Icebox will debut Friday, December 7 on HBO.

Filmed on location in New Mexico, the film was shot primarily in Spanish with English subtitles. It tells the story of Óscar, played by Anthony Gonzalez (Coco), a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

“I have seldom seen a movie so of the moment – it’s almost reportage,” said Len Amato, president, HBO Films. “Icebox gives viewers not only an opportunity to witness what it’s like inside these migrant detention centers, but also to feel the emotions of the children,
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HBO Films Acquires Daniel Sawka’s ‘Icebox’

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Writer-director Daniel Sawka’s “Icebox” has been acquired by HBO Films. The feature, produced by James L. BrooksGracie Films and co-financed with Endeavor Content, is set to debut Dec. 7 on HBO.

The film tells the story of Anthony Gonzalez’s Óscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

“I have seldom seen a movie so of the moment – it’s almost reportage,” said Amato. “’Icebox’ gives viewers not only an opportunity to witness what it’s like inside these migrant detention centers, but also to feel the emotions of the children, revealing a world that many journalists and citizens have not yet been able to sufficiently penetrate.”

Brooks and Gracie Films teamed with Sawka to expand the project from a master’s thesis short into a feature-length film.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Icebox’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Icebox’
It’s difficult for a film to feel timelier than “Icebox,” writer-director Daniel Sawka’s precisely detailed and arrestingly spare drama about a 12-year-old Honduran boy whose desperate flight from gang violence in his homeland leads to his arrest near the U.S.-Mexican border, and subsequent incarceration in one of the several chain-link-fence cages at an immigrant detention facility.

According to an end-credits statement, Sawka — who expanded this feature from his award-winning 2016 short with the help of producer James L. Brooks — was finishing post-production work when the grim situation he depicts here turned unimaginably worse, due to Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policies that greatly diminished the ability of migrants like his movie’s protagonist to apply for asylum in the United States.

In a sense, “Icebox” represents the latest iteration of the socially conscious, torn-from-the-headlines melodramas that were a Warner Bros. specialty in the 1930s and’40s. But unlike such spiritual antecedents as,
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‘Icebox’ Film Review: Child Immigrant Drama Takes Timely Look at Border Crisis

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The end credits provide both the most potent moment and the most superfluous one in Daniel Sawka’s “Icebox,” a drama about immigration which premiered on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Those credits tick off all the things that happened during the film’s postproduction period: the hard line taken by the Donald Trump administration on refugees fleeing Central and South America, the denial of refugee status to victims of gang violence in their home countries, the no-tolerance policy that has separated families, the children taken from their parents at the border …

Coming at the end of a film that details the plight of a 12-year-old boy forced to flee Honduras because of gang threats, the onscreen fact points turn the wrenching story of one boy into a sad statement on our country’s treatment of those in need, and reinforce just how timely “Icebox” is.

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Deadpool 2 Mystery X-Men Villain Explained

Deadpool 2 Mystery X-Men Villain Explained
With Deadpool 2 hitting theaters this past weekend, there is a lot to unpack. As expected, Ryan Reynolds and the creative team managed to stuff a ton of surprises into this thing, which explains why they were so secretive in the marketing. Lots of misdirects, but for good reason. One thing that was very noticeable is that the trailers largely ignored the villain in the sequel and those who have seen the movie know why; this movie was hiding, quite literally, a big surprise in that regard.

Warning: major spoilers ahead for Deadpool 2. If you haven't seen the movie yet and don't want to know who the big villain is, this is your last chance to turn back. There were hints ahead of time and theories that pointed to Juggernaut being in the movie and that turned out to be totally true. The massive, super strong X-Men villain was
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‘Deadpool 2': Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe

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‘Deadpool 2': Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe
(Some minor spoilers ahead for “Deadpool 2,” obviously.)

Deadpool 2” is the rare superhero movie that’s fully willing to break the fourth wall, not just making jokes in the plot, but making fun of other superhero movies.

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is a Marvel character, and while he has plenty of jokes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, he saves some of his best jokes for making fun of the rival DC movie universe.

Here are all the gags Deadpool drops about the DC movies in “Deadpool 2.”

Also Read: Here's What's Going on in That Brilliant 'Deadpool 2' Mid-Credits Scene

The Martha(s) joke

Toward the beginning of the movie, Deadpool goes through a number of mercenary jobs, taking down bad guys in a bunch of brutal, violent scenes. When he finally gets home to Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) for their anniversary, he
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Review: Deadpool 2 is a Sweet and Subversive Sequel Made with Maximum Effort

Let me preface this review by saying that the original Deadpool is a film that I love deeply, and so my anticipation going into the sequel was pretty damn high. And with that in mind, to me, Deadpool 2 does everything a great sequel should do: it goes bigger story-wise, finds a way to open up its respective universe, and it leans into everything that already worked with the first movie. But then, Deadpool 2 makes several truly ballsy decisions, completely subverting any sort of expectations one might have about “comic book movies,” and delivers up a raucous, raunchy, and oddly sweet story about the importance of family, and of course, maximum effort.

Much like the first film, Deadpool 2 opens with a proverbial banger of a scene, and then briefly takes us back in time to help fill in the blanks. This time around, the Merc with a Mouth
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‘Deadpool 2′ Review: Ryan Reynolds’ Wild R-Rated Sequel Delivers the Subversive Goods the Original Didn’t

‘Deadpool 2′ Review: Ryan Reynolds’ Wild R-Rated Sequel Delivers the Subversive Goods the Original Didn’t
The first “Deadpool” — a long-gestating labor of love shepherded by star Ryan Reynolds — was a foul-talking, genre-bucking superhero alternative. Yet for all its f-bombs and flying limbs, the 2016 smash remained beholden to many tropes it tried to avoid, thanks to an origin story ripped from the comic-book movie playbook and a big final battle that tried to distract from its paint-by-numbers approach with lots of swear words and an obvious affection for its R-rated freedom. Like so many franchise-starting first films, “Deadpool” had to push through some necessary evils to get to the good stuff, fortunately, all that subversive goodness is on wild display in “Deadpool 2,” which delivers on the promise of the first film (and more).

David Leitch’s film establishes its franchise bonafides early on, digging into some classic Wolverine jokes (no one is more ticked off than Deadpool that he’s got another R-rated superhero movie
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