Tom Hanks To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Sony Pictures Releasing

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at next year’s Golden Globe awards, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Tuesday.

The Golden Globes ceremony is set to air on NBC on Jan. 5, 2020.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Tom Hanks,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria said in a statement.

“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director,” Soria continued.

Hanks has received 15 Golden Globe nominations throughout his film career, including for “Big” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” before winning best actor awards in back to back years for “Philadelphia” (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). He won a third time in 2000 for “Cast Award”. His most recent nomination is for “The Post” in 2018.

He will next be seen in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this November, where he portrays beloved TV personality Fred Rogers. His upcoming films include the WWII drama “Greyhound,” the post-apocalyptic “BIOS”, and the post-Civil War drama “News of the World.”

Emmy 2019: Game of Thrones, Fleabag Take Top Awards

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Game of Thrones lost in a lot of categories it was nominated in, but in the end, the HBO fantasy drama television series took home Outstanding Drama series.

Along with Peter Dinklage winning best supporting actor in a drama, and its 10 awards at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys, the Thrones tied its own record of 12 Emmy trophies for a single season.

In one of night’s biggest surprises, Ozark’s Julia Garner took supporting actress for a drama, a category dominated by the cast of Game of Thrones including Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Fiona Shaw, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie.

Ozark had another surprise in another category dominated by Thrones in the form of Jason Bateman, who won outstanding directing for a drama series.

The host-less 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was broadcast live on Fox this year from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below you’ll find Primetime Emmy winners. To see the full list, go to Emmys.com.

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Porter, Pose
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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl, Lead 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Winners List

Creative Arts Emmy Awards

HBO

Winners of the two night Creative Arts Emmys were announced this weekend, with HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones dominating with 10 Emmys, while another one of HBO’s own historical drama Chernobyl followed closely with seven. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also had a strong showing, winning six including for its actors Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby.

Thrones started the night with 18 nominations, and is also positioned to win big during the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

It was also a big weekend for National Geographic’s documentary film “Free Solo”, which won every award it was nominated for, which is seven including Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Cinematography as well as Sound Mixing and Editing.

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the documentary features rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017.

Honoring the year’s artistic and technical accomplishments across a variety of television genres, the ceremony took place at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

See below for some of the winners at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. For a complete list, go to https://www.emmys.com.

Saturday Night Winners

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool

Outstanding Production Design For Variety Special
RENT

Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Reality or Competition Series
Saturday Night Live, Host: John Mulaney, Host: Emma Stone
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Telluride Film Fest Reveals 2019 Lineup

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Judy – BBC Films, Pathé

Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival has announced its slate of films, and it features some of the most Oscar-buzzed films of the year and Hollywood’s biggest names.

The event will see the premiere of Rupert Goold’s Judy, the biographical film about singer and actress Judy Garland starring Renée Zellweger. The actress is also set to accept the Silver Medallion award for significant contribution to the world of cinema, along with actor Adam Driver and filmmaker Philip Kaufman.

Speaking of Driver, the actor is set to receive double billing this year, appearing in the docudrama The Report, written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story co-starring Scarlett Johansson.

Among those also premiering will be Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts, with Felicity Jones Eddie Redmayne re-teaming for the biographical adventure, Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, Kitty Green’s The Assistant, and James Mangold’s Ford V Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

Telluride Film Festival officially kicks off on Friday Aug. 30 and ends Monday Sept. 2.

See the full list of the festival’s feature films below:

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick, U.S.-Germany, 2019)
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2019)
Coup 53 (Taghi Amirani, U.K., 2019)
Diego Maradona (Asif Kapadia, U.K., 2019)
Judy (Rupert Goold, U.K.-U.S, 2019)
Family Romance (Werner Herzog, U.S.-Japan, 2019)
First Cow (Kelly Reichardt, U.S., 2019)
Ford v. Ferrari (James Mangold, U.S., 2019)
The Kingmaker (Lauren Greenfield, U.S., 2019)
Lyrebird (Dan Friedkin, U.S., 2019)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2019)
Motherless Brooklyn (Edward Norton, U.S., 2019)
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Stunning New “Parasite” Trailer Released

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CJ Entertainment

Director Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed black comedy thriller finally has a new trailer.

Bong Joon-ho is known for mixing disparate genres within his films and Parasite looks like its no exception. The trailer looks as captivating as one would expect from the mind behind Snowpiercer, Mother (Madeo), and Okja.

The new trailer was released by Neon this week (see below), showing lives of two families, one wealthy and another impoverished, intersecting and taking a horrific turn.

The film recently took top honor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme d’Or, making this the first time that a Korean film has won the honor.

Parasite is set to hit theaters on Oct. 11.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

Cannes Festival 2019 Lineup

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“The Dead Don’t Die”
Focus Features

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its official selection in Paris on Thursday, featuring films from auteurs and talented newcomers. The list was unveiled by Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux.

As previously announced, Focus Features’ zombie horror all-star ensemble comedy film “The Dead Don’t Die” will be kicking off the festival. Meanwhile, the Dexter Fletcher-directed Elton John biopic “Rocketman” is set to make its global debut in the festival.

Though one film that is noticeably missing in the announcement was Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” though Frémaux has mentioned that more films will be announced in the coming weeks. Given that “Hollywood” is still being edited, it could still make it to the festival.

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is set to take place from May 14 to May 25. Here is the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2019:

Competition

Atlantique
Bacarau
Frankie
A Hidden Life
It Must Be Heaven
Les Misérables
Little Joe
Matthias and Maxime
Oh Mercy
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sibyl
Sorry We Missed You
Pain and Glory
The Traitor
La Gomera
The Wild Goose Lake
The Young Ahmed (dir:
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“Green Book” Triumphs At 2019 Academy Awards

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Universal Pictures

Biographical comedy-drama “Green Book” from director Peter Farrelly walked away with the top prize on Sunday’s Academy Awards, winning Best Picture along with trophies for its original screenplay and supporting actor to Mahershala Ali.

The win was somewhat a surprise, with Roma and “The Favourite” leading the nominations with 10 each heading into the evening.

Other big winners were Rami Malek for best lead actor and Olivia Colman for best actress for playing Anne, Queen of Great Britain in “The Favourite.”

It was however, “Bohemian Rhapsody” which earned the most Oscars, winning four. In addition to Malek’s win for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the film also took home Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Here is the full list of winner’s at Sunday’s 2019 Academy Awards.

Best picture
“Green Book”

Best actress in a leading role
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Best actor in a leading role
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Actress in a supporting role
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
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2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners

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“If Beale Street Could Talk” was the top film at last night’s “2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards”, winning three awards including for Best Feature, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, and Best Supporting Female for Regina King.

Founded in 1984 and dedicated to independent filmmakers, the Spirit Awards are selected by Film Independent Members members. Nomination eligibility require films to be produced for less than $20 million in the United States.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by actress and comedian Aubrey Plaza at Santa Monica, California.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Feature
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best First Feature
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, THE WIFE
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BAFTA Winners 2019: Full List Of Winners

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Roma (Netflix), The Favorite (Fox Searchlight)

Although Alfonso Cuarón’s black and white family drama “Roma” won best film and best director (for Cuarón), it was “The Favourite” that went home with the most Baftas trophies, among them Outstanding British film and Best Actress to its lead Olivia Colman.

The acclaimed early 18th century period drama from director Yorgos Lanthimos received seven awards in total.

Also solidifying his march to Oscars is Rami Malek, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek recently won the same at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Awards, which was held on Sunday:

Best Film:
Roma

Outstanding British Film:
The Favourite

Leading Actress:
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Leading Actor:
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Supporting Actress:
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
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Alfonso Cuaron Take Top Honor At DGA Awards

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Netflix

Alfonso Cuarón’s march towards Oscars 2019 glory continues after winning top feature film for “Roma” at Saturday’s Directors Guild Awards, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.

The director won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, beating out other nominees such as Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book.”

The same award was won last year by Guillermo del Toro, who later won Best Director at the 2018 Oscars for “The Shape of Water” which also won Best Picture.

Cuaron is on his way to potentially repeating a feat he achieved with 2013 sci-fi thriller “Gravity” which also won him best director at both the DGAs and the Academy Awards. He also wrote, co-edited, co-photographed, co-produced the film, which stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

The black and white semi-autobiographical drama chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Other big winners on Saturday were McKay, taking the the drama series award for HBO’s “Succession,” and Ben Stiller for movies for television and limited series category for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.” See the full list of winners at www.dga.org.

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