Oscars cliffhanger = Best Picture race: Tom O’Neil tracks the 5 frontrunners

Ok, so what’s really ahead to win the Oscar for Best Picture now that we know the Golden Globe winners and nominees for DGA, PGA, SAG and BAFTA?

Almost certainly, it will be one of these five films that demonstrated strong, mostly consistent strength so far this derby season: “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma” or “A Star Is Born.” But which one?

If we consult usually trusty old tea leaves, we must believe that it’ll be one of the DGA nominees: “Green Book,” “Roma,” “BlacKkKlansman” or “A Star Is Born.” For the past 28 years, every Oscar Best Picture winner was nominated at DGA. The last exception was that kooky 1989 when poor Bruce Beresford got totally overlooked by those nasty Oscars, too, even though the academy voted his “Driving Miss Daisy” Best Picture. Outrage! But let’s not dig up that mess right now.

Instead, let’s consult
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The Oscars and the Golden Globes agree to disagree over the past 75 years

Are “Green Room” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” Best Picture Oscar favorites because they won the Golden Globes’ top prizes? Maybe.

Or maybe not.

Though the Globes have been considered a leading bellwether for the Academy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have agreed to disagree numerous times in major categories over the past 75 years.

In fact, the very first Golden Globes ceremony selected the religious drama “The Song of Bernadette” as the best film of 1943, while the Oscar for best picture went to the beloved “Casablanca.”

Even last year, Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water” won four Oscars including best film and director. But the Globes chose “Lady Bird” for best picture musical or comedy and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won best drama. Del Toro did win the Globe for director.

Checking out Golden Globes best drama winners for the past decade,
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Richard E. Grant (‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’): Earning an Oscar nomination would be an ‘out of body experience’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Richard E. Grant (‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’): Earning an Oscar nomination would be an ‘out of body experience’ [Complete Interview Transcript]
Richard E. Grant is earning major Oscar buzz for his scene-stealing role in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” as Jack Hock, friend and accomplice to literary forger Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy). While he won numerous awards as part of the cast of “Gosford Park” in 2001 including the Screen Actors Guild Award, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is giving him one of his first awards runs as an individual, with nominations at the Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards plus a win with the New York Film Critics Circle.

Grant spoke with Gold Derby managing editor Chris Beachum and contributing editor Zach Laws in October about how he found his way into Jack Hock, working with McCarthy and director Marielle Heller, and what it would mean to earn his first-ever Oscar nomination. Watch the exclusive video chat above and read the complete interview transcript below.

See‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Rip Nicolas Roeg

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Director, cinematographer Nicolas Roeg, noted for the features "Don't Look Now", "The Man Who Fell To Earth" And "Performance" has died:

Roeg started out as an editing apprentice, then worked his way up to become a second unit Dp on director David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)...

...followed by Roger Corman's "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964)...

...François Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451" (1966)...

...John Schlesinger's "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1967)...

...and Richard Lester's "Petulia" (1968).

Roeg made his co-directing debut with "Performance" (1970)...

...then went to Australia to solo direct and film the classic "Walkabout" (1971) starring Jenny Agutter.

Throughout the 1970's, Roeg produced an impressive amount of work, including "Don't Look Now" (1973) starring Donald Sutherland...

....and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) starring David Bowie.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the films of Nicolas Roeg...
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Nicolas Roeg Dies: Film Director For ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Was 90

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Nicolas Roeg Dies: Film Director For ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Was 90
Idiosyncratic film director Nicolas Roeg, whose odd but compelling films included Performance and The Man Who Fell To Earth, has died. He passed away on Friday night of undisclosed causes at age 90, according to his son.

Roeg’s work, which was often opaque and non-traditional, influenced a generation of filmmakers, but wasn’t widely accepted at first. Performance was almost not released, and later re-cut by Warner Bros., whose executives found it almost incomprehensible. It is now considered a classic, decades later.

Before directing, Roeg had built a solid reputation as a cinematographer, winning acclaim for his work on Far From The Madding Crowd and Fahrenheit 451, among others.

But it was his work on Performance that caused a stir. Co-directed with Donald Cammell, its non-linear narrative and dark tones recalled such auteurs as Jean-Luc Godard and Richard Lester. It became a signature piece, leading to such stylized and arty
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Nicolas Roeg, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Director, Dead at 90

Nicolas Roeg, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Director, Dead at 90
Nicolas Roeg, a visionary filmmaker whose enrapturing, sensuous movies transformed the way audiences and his fellow directors understood cinematic language, has died at the age of 90, his family confirmed to the BBC.

More concerned with blazing his own trail than catering to commercial concerns, Roeg created dramas that played with chronology and offended small-minded viewers, resulting in a body of work full of cult classics that were often rejected upon release, only to be reevaluated far more favorably in subsequent years as their pioneering qualities influenced future artists. In films such as Performance,
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Giveaway – Win Yanks on Dual Format

Eureka Entertainment is set to release John Schlesinger’s Yanks, a moving and romantic WWII tale of love starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 3 December 2018, and we have three copies to give away!

A World War II epic both sweeping and intimate, Yanks is a triumph for director John Schlesinger, and a moving showcase for its splendid ensemble cast led by Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. A war film without battle scenes, Schlesinger’s drama instead focuses on relationships far from the front, examining the romantic entanglements between the stationed U.S. soldiers and the locals in a small town in Northern England in the 1944 period before the Normandy landings.

Three very different women find themselves attracted to the American G.I.s at a new military base in town. Gere is Sgt. Matt Dyson,
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The Crown writer Peter Morgan on William Goldman: 'He was just a sublime storyteller'

The screenwriting legend behind All the President’s Men was an inspiration – and later a friend – to the creator of Frost/Nixon and The Crown. He recalls sitting through screenings and ‘shooting the breeze’ with a phenomenal talent

The first way I met him was through his movies, the same way as all of us, growing up watching Marathon Man and All the President’s Men. My first experience as a writer was on Madame Sousatzka for John Schlesinger, who had directed Marathon Man, and I remember quizzing him all about Bill Goldman, and him saying how lovely he was.

By that point I had read Adventures in the Screen Trade. The film was utterly riveting and I don’t know if it’s ever been equalled: both a guide to how to write and a guide to how to navigate the experience of being a professional in the industry.
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Peter Bart: A Final Toast To Screenwriter Extraordinaire William Goldman

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Peter Bart: A Final Toast To Screenwriter Extraordinaire William Goldman
William Goldman, who died Thursday at age 87, usually was depicted as a curmudgeon because of his famous “nobody knows anything” quote. But he loved film and theater and the craft of creating a movie. The process represented an exciting adventure for him and, in fact, that was the point of his full quote; “Every time out it’s a guess,” he wrote, and no one has the final answers.

Goldman liked to hold forth on film and theater at his haunt, the Daniel Restaurant on East 65th Street next to his residence at the Carlyle Hotel. The food was excellent, and expensive, and Goldman entertained producers, stars and fellow writers — often me. Unlike most writers (and all actors), he usually picked up the check.

He would recount the behind-the-scenes foibles on his projects, sometimes with love and sometimes disdain. He resented Robert Redford’s decision to assign another writer to
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Sword of Sherwood Forest

Sword of Sherwood Forest

Blu ray

Twilight Time

1960 / 2.35:1 /80 Min. / Street Date October 16, 2018

Starring Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Nigel Green

Cinematography by Ken Hodges

Directed by Terence Fisher

The prime architect for the gothic horror revival of the 50’s, Hammer Studios began the next decade with a revival of the less-than-fashionable swashbuckler genre by setting their sights on the legend of Robin Hood – but even with an audience-friendly runtime of 80 minutes, the lackadaisical Sword of Sherwood Forest may have the most ardent Hammer fan checking their watch.

Fortunately the action, what there is of it, plays out amid the ultra-green backcountry of Ireland’s County Wicklow and there are some very good bad guys lurking there – in particular Peter Cushing as the slippery Sheriff of Nottingham and Oliver Reed as a surly henchman who merely glowers from the sidelines but electrifies every frame he’s in.

Directed by
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Jim Carrey and Cate Blanchett Get Political at the British Academy Britannia Awards

Jim Carrey and Cate Blanchett Get Political at the British Academy Britannia Awards
Politics and gloom dominated the British Academy Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Friday night, where awards for Excellence were presented to Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen, Marvel producer Kevin Feige, television star Damian Lewis (“Billions”), and British Artist of the Year Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”). But the night belonged to Cate Blanchett and an incendiary Jim Carrey, who both brought politics into the room.

“We have to acknowledge we are all fucked up and turn around and give each other a hug,” said Blanchett as the black-tie diners in the Beverly Hilton ballroom set down their wine glasses and embraced each other. As she accepted her Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, the feminist advocate thanked prior winners Jodie Foster and Meryl Streep, her longtime agent Hylda Quealey, and dedicated her award to the late producer Alli Shearmur. Blanchett added that she hopes there will soon be
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Jim Carrey and Cate Blanchett Get Political at the British Academy Britannia Awards

Jim Carrey and Cate Blanchett Get Political at the British Academy Britannia Awards
Politics and gloom dominated the British Academy Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Friday night, where awards for Excellence were presented to Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen, Marvel producer Kevin Feige, television star Damian Lewis (“Billions”), and British Artist of the Year Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”). But the night belonged to Cate Blanchett and an incendiary Jim Carrey, who both brought politics into the room.

“We have to acknowledge we are all fucked up and turn around and give each other a hug,” said Blanchett as the black-tie diners in the Beverly Hilton ballroom set down their wine glasses and embraced each other. As she accepted her Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, the feminist advocate thanked prior winners Jodie Foster and Meryl Streep, her long-time agent Hylda Quealey, and dedicated her award to the late producer Alli Shearmur. Blanchett added that she hopes there will soon be
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Emilia Clarke Did the Robot During Her ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition to Impress the President of HBO

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Emilia Clarke Did the Robot During Her ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition to Impress the President of HBO
If you’ve ever seen Emilia Clarke in an interview, on a red carpet, or really anywhere other than in her role on “Game of Thrones,” you know she’s not quite as intense as the Mother of Dragons. That was further confirmed during last night’s Britannia Awards, where David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recalled the time when, as part of Clarke’s audition process, she did the robot in front of the president of HBO.

“Emilia asked if there was anything else she could do to lighten the mood and David asked, ‘Can you dance?’ And without missing a beat, Emilia did the robot,” Weiss said. “She did it with commitment and she did it well…and even the president had no choice but to smile. She got the job 10 seconds after she left the room and the two of us ran to tell her before she left
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Jim Carrey Gets Fiery and Political at Britannia Awards: ‘How Dare They!’

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The Britannia Awards, which took place on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, were supposed to be a collegial event at which the BAFTA Los Angeles gave its annual honorary awards to a group for actors and filmmakers. But Jim Carrey, who received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, had more on his mind than simply accepting congratulations.

In a fiery speech, Carrey invoked Colin Kaepernick and Christine Blasey Ford, yelled “How dare they!” at their right-wing critics and decried “capitalism without conscience.”

“I know this isn’t funny,” he said at the end of his comments. “I want to be funny, and I will be again. But things are not very funny these days.”

Also Read: Jim Carrey Says Clinton, Obama Bombs Were Sent by 'Terrorists' Who Were 'Emboldened' by Trump's 'Hate Speech'

The speech brought a jolt of energy to what had been a
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Jim Carrey Steals Britannia Awards With Blistering Political Comments: “We Can Do Better Than This”

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“For one night let’s make America great Britain again,” said BAFTA -La CEO Chantal Rickards in coming closest to any political statement in the opening to Friday night’s annual Britannia Awards, put on by the

British Academy of Arts & Sciences , Los Angeles branch. That is until Jim Carrey was awarded the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence In Comedy toward the end of the night. The comedian won two rip roaring standing ovations , one at the start and one at the finish of his very impassioned speech which woke up the largely British crowd and became the most memorable moment of the night.

After a warm introduction by his Dumb And Dumber director Peter Farrelly , Carrey who has increasingly become one of Hollywood’s more politically outspoken stars of late didn’t disappoint those hoping he would make some waves as he accepted his award. “I’m glad it
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Trilogy of Terror

The 70s brought forth some well-remembered TV horror movies, that shocked impressionable kids back in the days of Watergate and Sonny & Cher. Karen Black top lines Dan Curtis’s trio of malevolent tales, all from original stories by Richard Matheson.

Trilogy of Terror

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1975 / Color / 1:37 flat television / 72 min. / Street Date October 16, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm, Gregory Harrison, Kathryn Reynolds, Tracy Curtis.

Cinematography: Paul Lohmann

Film Editor: Les Green

Original Music: Bob Cobert

Written by Richard Matheson, William F. Nolan

Produced and Directed by Dan Curtis

As a celebrated horror phenomenon Dan Curtis pretty much passed me by. I know that TV’s Dark Shadows entranced a generation of horror-starved TV fans, but little that I’ve seen from the producer-director made a dent with me, including his feature films and his TV movies of horror classics.
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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Receive Britannia Awards

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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Receive Britannia Awards
Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke have been selected as recipients of Britannia Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.

Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. The trophies will be presented at ceremonies on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “Jim is a legend in the industry, bringing joy and laugher to audiences around the world through his unique award-winning performances. Emilia is a force to be reckoned with and has brought us one of the most beloved female characters in TV history.”

Carrey won Golden Globe awards for “The Truman Show” and “Man on the Moon.
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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards

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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards
Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced Monday.

Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Previously announced honorees include Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, as well as Cate Blanchett (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment) and Damian Lewis (Britannia Award for Excellence in Television).

Also Read: Jim Carrey Depicts 'Monster' Trump Destroying Washington, D.C. in Latest Artwork

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall and will take place on Oct. 26 at the
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Film News Roundup: Robert Redford’s Surfing Doc ‘Momentum Generation’ Sold to HBO

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Film News Roundup: Robert Redford’s Surfing Doc ‘Momentum Generation’ Sold to HBO
In today’s film news roundup, surfing documentary “Momentum Generation” heads to HBO, Fox sets up “Spy School” and Jack Whitehall is hosting the Britannia Awards.

Acquisition

HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canada television rights to Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s surfing documentary film “Momentum Generation,” which Robert Redford executive produced.

The film made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this year where it won an Audience Award. Justine Chiara, Lizzie Friedman, Tina Elmo, and Colby Gottert produced. The Zimbalists also wrote and produced via their company All Rise Films.

Redford exec produced through Sundance Productions with Laura Michalchyshyn alongside Karen Lauder and Greg Little of Priority Pictures. Priority Pictures also financed the project. The documentary will debut on Dec. 11 on HBO.

Momentum Generation” will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. Universal Pictures
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Damian Lewis to receive BAFTA Britannia Award

Damian Lewis to receive BAFTA Britannia Award
Band Of Brothers actor to be honoured at La ceremony.

Damian Lewis will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards in La.

Lewis is known for his roles in TV series Band Of Brothers, Homeland (for which he won a Golden Globe) and Billions.

He recently wrapped his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which he plays Steve McQueen.

Lewis joins three further honourees who will also be receiving awards at the ceremony. They are: Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing,
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