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2018 SAG Awards: 4 reasons why Alexander Skarsgard (‘Big Little Lies’) will complete awards sweep on Sunday

On Sunday, January 21, Alexander Skarsgard is hoping to complete his awards sweep for HBO’s “Big Little Lies” by taking home the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award. (See the list of SAG nominations.) While Gold Derby’s combined predictions have Skarsgard tied with Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”) at 6/5 odds to win, scroll down to see why I predict that Skarsgard has the edge over all of his competitors: De Niro, Jeff Daniels (“Godless”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”) and Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”).

Clean sweep — The Swedish actor has already claimed victory at the Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards for “Big Little Lies,” so a SAG triumph would give him a clean sweep of the four major televised kudos. Sometimes sweeps just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. Look at Sarah Paulson‘s awards domination last year for “The People v.
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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Bpm,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Lead GLAAD Media Award Nominations — Full List

‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Bpm,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Lead GLAAD Media Award Nominations — Full List
GLAAD, the world’s largest media advocacy organization for Lgbtq representation, announced the nominees for its 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards Friday. The GLAAD Media Awards honor various branches of media for outstanding representation of the Lgbt community and the issues that affect their lives. On hand to announce live from Park City were “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” star Trace Lysette, accomplished Lgbtq activists in their own right.

Read More:GLAAD Report Finds Lgbtq Characters Are Either Invisible Or Used As Punchlines In Studio Movies

Leading the film nominations were Oscar frontrunner “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Shape of Water.” GLAAD also nominated two gay-themed films that are unlikely to pick up any Oscar nominations, “Battle of the Sexes,” and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.” The outstanding limited release film category includes “Bpm,” “God’s Own Country,” and “A Fantastic Woman.
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‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Will & Grace’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Will & Grace’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees
The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been revealed. The list was announced via a live-stream from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival by “Star Trek: Discovery” star Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette on Friday morning. Among those included in this year’s list of 141 nominees are TV shows like “This Is Us,” “Will & Grace,” “Andi Mack,” and “The Voice,” the films “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Battle of the Sexes,” and musical artists like Halsey, Kesha and Sam Smith. GLAAD awards the honors to the media for fair, accurate, and inclusive portrayals of...
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GLAAD Media Awards: This Is Us, Doc McStuffins, Discovery Among Nominees

GLAAD Media Awards: This Is Us, Doc McStuffins, Discovery Among Nominees
Nominees for the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival by Transparent‘s Trace Lysette and Star Trek: Discovery‘s Wilson Cruz, where both actors’ shows were among those meriting nods.

Relatedglaad: TV’s Lgbtq Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity

Other TV nominees include fist-timers This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Legion and The Bold Type, the freshly cancelled One Mississippi, Sense8‘s final season and the Will & Grace revival. For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor Lgbtq-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming, with
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GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: Full List

On Friday morning, GLAAD announced its nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards via a live-stream from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The nominations, presented by “Star Trek: Discovery” star Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette, were streamed on Variety‘s Facebook page.

The organization’s awards honor media for fair, accurate, and and inclusive portrayals of the Lgbtq community across film, television, music, journalism, and comic books. This year’s 141 nominees also include 16 Spanish-language nods.

Among those included in the nominations are films “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Battle of the Sexes,” shows “This Is Us,” “Will & Grace,” “Andi Mack,” and “The Voice,” and artists Halsey, Kesha, and Sam Smith. For the first time, GLAAD will include an outstanding kids & family programming category to recognize shows aimed at a younger audience. Netflix leads the nominations with seven, followed by NBC, CBS, and [link=co
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GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

As the nominations for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, Battle of the Sexes, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and The Shape of Water all scored nominations for Outstanding Film in Wide Release. 

Claiming noms for Outstanding Film-Limited Release were Bpm, A Fantastic Woman, God's Own Country, Thelma and The Wound.

In all, 125 nominees were announced in 21 English-language categories and another 16 in four Spanish-language categories.

Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent) and actor Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery) announced the nominees live on GLAAD's Facebook page from Park City,...
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GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees
As the nominations for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, Battle of the Sexes, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. and The Shape of Water all scored nominations for Outstanding Film in Wide Release.

Claiming noms for Outstanding Film-Limited Release were BPM, A Fantastic Woman, God's Own Country, Thelma and The Wound.

In all, 125 nominees were announced in 21 English-language categories and another 16 in four Spanish-language categories.

Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent) and actor Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery) announced the nominees live on GLAAD's Facebook page from Park City,...
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Lionsgate Stock Jumps on Takeover Speculation

Lionsgate stock jumped nearly 7% to an all-time high closing price on Thursday on speculation that it could be a takeover target.

Shares of the studio rose $2.22 to $34.50 following a report that potential buyers include Amazon, Verizon, and a combined CBS-Viacom. Lionsgate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The takeover rumors have emerged amid Wall Street’s expectation for more consolidation among major media and entertainment companies — particularly since Disney’s announcement of a $52.4 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox assets.

Additionally, speculation is being fueled further by Apple’s reveal on Wednesday that it will bring back the vast majority of the $252 billion in cash that it held abroad under the provisions of the new tax code that President Donald Trump signed into law last month. Other tech giants like Microsoft are expected to follow suit.

Under a CBS-Viacom-Lionsgate combination, the movie businesses would give the new company enough scale to compete
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Amazon Cancels ‘I Love Dick’, ‘One Mississippi’, and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Signaling Shift in Direction

Amazon made waves when it entered the original TV series space, but the streaming service has now made a trio of high-profile cancellations. Amazon announced yesterday that it was cancelling Jean-Claude Van Johnson, I Love Dick, and One Mississippi, with the latter two being shows about and written by women. I Love Dick was the new series from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, while One Mississippi was the brainchild of Tig Notaro. Optics-wise, these cancellations don’t look great. All three of these shows were developed by Roy Price, who was fired last year following a sexual harassment …
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Amazon Studios Cancels ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘I Love Dick,’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’

Three comedies have gotten the axe from Amazon Studios. On the heels of the renewal of superhero comedy The Tick, the streaming service has cancelled three other shows, One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Amazon has cancelled Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical comedy One Mississippi, the provocative comedy from Transparent creator Jill Soloway I Love Dick starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s satirical Jean-Claude Van […]

The post Amazon Studios Cancels ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘I Love Dick,’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ appeared first on /Film.
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Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival

Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival
Don’t let the title fool you: The Sundance Film Festival has been featuring television programs for years, be it the slew of documentaries that end up on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix or pilots that earn a special showcase like “Animals.” did in 2015.

But 2018 is special. This year, Sundance is dedicating an entire section to episodic programming, including short-form series, docu-series, traditional pilots, and more experimental premieres. It’s all coming together under the Indie Episodic banner, and it’s all designed with one clear mission:

“There is no clear path to series if you’re trying to do it independently — if you’re going to try and shoot your own pilot, and then try and get picked up,” Sundance programmer Charlie Sextro told IndieWire. “There’s a clear way [in] making an independent film: It gets picked up at Sundance, and then it gets out to the world. It’s
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Carrie Brownstein: 'It's Ok to make art for the sake of making people laugh'

The musician, author, and co-creator of Portlandia talks about Sleater-Kinney’s place in the feminist movement and arguments her show is ‘ruining Portland’

We generally think of Hollywood triple-threats as entertainers who can sing, dance, and act. But what about quadruple-threats? Or quintuple threats? As far as they go, Carrie Brownstein – the actor-singer-guitarist-screenwriter-memoirist – stands pretty much alone.

The star, co-creator and co-writer of Portlandia, which returns for its eighth and final season on 18 January, can also be found in early seasons of Transparent, on stage with the revered indie-rock heroines of Sleater-Kinney, or in bookstores as the author of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, a witty, bare-boned account of Brownstein’s coming-of-age in the punk-feminist enclaves of the Pacific north-west.

Related: The 10 best Portlandia sketches: brunch, beets and locally sourced chicken

Related: Portlandia is ruining Portland: feminist bookstore publicly cuts ties with show

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Amazon cancel three more shows

Kirsten Howard Jan 18, 2018

Amazon's new outlook finds comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, I Love Dick and One Mississippi wanting...they've all got the boot.

The bodies are piling up at Amazon after the company splashed some seriously insane cash to develop the Lord Of The Rings TV series last year.

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Comedy shows Jean-Claude Van Johnson, I Love Dick and One Mississippi have joined more high-brow dramas like The Last Tycoon and Z: The Beginning Of Everything in the category marked 'expendable' - Amazon cancelled all three in one wave this week, Variety reports.

The Kevin Bacon-starring I Love Dick arrived from Jill Soloway last May after she'd made a decent success of Amazon's Transparent, but the numbers were nowhere near what they were hoping for, and with a fifth season of Transparent
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Amazon Cancels ‘I Love Dick,’ ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’

Amazon has dropped the axe on three of it’s original series. The freshman comedies “I Love Dick” and “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” as well as Tig Notaro’s two-season series “One Mississippi” have all been canceled by the streamer. The news comes as Amazon continue to decide on the future of its programming slate following the departures of Amazon Studios executives Roy Price and Joe Lewis. The remaining comedies at Amazon include “Catastrophe,” “Transparent,” “Fleabag” and “The Tick,” which was renewed for a second season earlier today. Amazon also has the hourlong comedy-drama “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, which...
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Sharon Horgan Signs Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

Horgan on “Conan”

“Catastrophe” co-creator and star Sharon Horgan will be sticking around Amazon for the foreseeable future. Deadline reports that the Emmy nominee has inked an overall deal with the streamer. Amazon Studios also signed a first-look deal with Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s media company, Merman. The latter agreement “gives the studio first-look rights to Merman concepts to which Horgan is attached and remake rights to Merman-produced television series.”

“Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today,” stated Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content. Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows.”

“Amazon is at the forefront of groundbreaking television and Merman is delighted to be part of
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Carrie Brownstein Is Adapting Her Memoir for Hulu

Brownstein: theoffcamerashow/YouTube

Portlandia” co-creator and Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein is set to revisit her roots in the Pacific Northwest. The multi-hyphenate is adapting her best-selling memoir as a half-hour comedy pilot for Hulu, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Published in 2016, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” chronicles her experiences as a young musician growing up in Washington. The Hulu project is titled “Search and Destroy” and will be “loosely based” on Brownstein’s book. Annapurna Television is producing.

“The pilot is about a young woman, a band, and a community learning how to be unafraid of their own noise,” THR writes. Brownstein was part of the influential riot grrrl movement in the ’90s.

At this time, the Peabody winner doesn’t have an on-screen role in the project, but she will write and direct the pilot.

Best known for writing, directing, and starring in sketch comedy series “Portlandia,” Brownstein’s
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Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Announces 2018 Films

Returning for another year the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival brings women directed horror and gore to the forefront 1st – 3rd February.

The 3rd edition of Final Girls Berlin Film Festival will take place in Berlin, Germany from the 1st to the 3rd of February 2018, with a program consisting of 5 feature films, six curated short blocks, a horror storyboarding workshop, a talk on vampires and women, and a filmmaker panel. Final Girls Berlin Film Fest showcases horror films that were directed, written, and/or produced by women and non-binary filmmakers.

Festival co-director Eli Lewy says “this year we have selected a range of unnerving feature films – most of which are also exclusive German premieres!” Fellow co-director Sara Neidorf adds “we’re excited for another three days of communal fear and challenging discussions with filmmakers and spectators. Underground horror cinema is alive and well with the works of women who are
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Amazon, Hulu, Netflix Achieve Near-Sweep Of Top TV Categories At 2018 Golden Globes

Over the past few years, the Golden Globes have been kind to the streaming video industry, and in 2018, that trend continued. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's list of winners included shows from Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu, which took home five of the six most important trophies in the Globes' TV section.

Among the major Svod players, Amazon in particular has typically performed well at the Globes, with shows like TransparentMozart in the Jungle, and Goliath received awards recognition in the past. This time, the Amazon series in the spotlight was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was selected as the year's best comedy series. Its star, Rachel Brosnahan, also snagged a win.

The most-feted Svod series of the past 12 months, however, has been Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which continued its extraordinary run at the Globes. It took home a trophy for best drama, and its star Elisabeth Moss went home with hardware as well.
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Golden Globes: Why Big Little Lies Is Switching Directors for Season 2

Golden Globes: Why Big Little Lies Is Switching Directors for Season 2
Yes, yes, Big Little Lies won just about every Golden Globe in sight on Sunday night — but what will it look like when it comes back?

The acclaimed HBO drama won a whopping four Golden Globes — including Best Limited Series/TV Movie and acting trophies for stars Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern — and it finally confirmed last month that it will be returning for a second season. But when it does, it’ll be without Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed all seven episodes of Season 1.

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