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SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors

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SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors
Neon’s “Parasite” won best motion picture cast at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign language film to pick up the top prize. Netflix’s “The Crown” was named best TV drama and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the prize for best TV comedy in a strong showing for streaming services.

The Crown’s” victory came in a season of major changes for the insider look at the House of Windsor, one that ushered in an entirely new cast of performers, as Queen Elizabeth II entered middle age on screen.

“Mrs. Maisel,” the story of a barrier-breaking female stand-up in the 1960s, faced headwinds of its own on the path to victory. It triumphed over the heavily favored “Fleabag.” “I voted for ‘Fleabag,'” Alex Borstein, one of the cast members, said during her speech. “This is really weird. This makes no sense…
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'Bad Boys for Life' Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million MLK Debut

'Bad Boys for Life' Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million MLK Debut
The Martin Luther King holiday is bringing more box office heat than originally expected as Sony's Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest Mlk four-day performance ever as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever. Added to that, even Universal's Dolittle outperformed expectations, though the $175 million production still has a long way to go.

Debuting with an estimated $68.1 million, Sony's Bad Boys for Life exploded into theaters, delivering the second largest Martin Luther King weekend gross ever, topping 2014's Ride Along, which opened with $48.6 million. The film's $59.17 million three-day performance is also the second largest January three-day debut, just behind 2015's American Sniper ($89.26m) as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever, topping the $57 million opening for 22 Jump Street back in 2014.

While the records are great, some of the best news the film could receive began with the solid critical response followed by a welcome audience reaction,
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Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Zooms to $68M, 'Dolittle' Bombs With $30M

Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Zooms to $68M, 'Dolittle' Bombs With $30M
While one Hollywood reboot successfully restarted a film franchise at the weekend box office, moviegoers banished the other to pasture.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence' Bad Boys for Life — opening 17 years after the last installment in their action comedy franchise hit the big screen — zoomed to an estimated $68.1 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, including $59.2 million for the three days. That's the second-best showing ever for the holiday, and Sony's biggest R-rated opening.

Universal's Dolittle wasn't so fortunate. The big-budget pic, starring Robert Downey Jr. in his ...
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2020 Mpse Golden Reel Awards: ‘1917’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Split Top Sound Editing Honors

2020 Mpse Golden Reel Awards: ‘1917’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Split Top Sound Editing Honors
“1917” and “Ford v Ferrari” split the top sound editing prizes Sunday night at the 67th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. “1917” took Dialogue/Adr and “Ford v Ferrari” scored for Effects/Foley. The Elton John musical fantasy, “Rocketman,” earned Musical honors and “Jojo Rabbit” topped Music Underscore.

The other Feature awards went to “Parasite” (Foreign Language), “Toy Story 4” (Animation), and “Echo in the Canyon” (Documentary).

This sets up a competitive sound editing Oscar race between Sam Mendes’ innovative, continuous-shot World War I drama and James Mangold’s thrilling race car biopic. “The absence of visible edits meant it would have been easy to be overwhelmed with sound at times, never being able to cut to a different location to reset,” said Oliver Tarney, supervising sound editor of “1917.” “We worked hard at making sure there were always multiple layers of detail in the work we were doing.
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2020 SAG Awards: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV

2020 SAG Awards: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV
The Screen Actors Guild Awards packed a lot of bang for your buck into a ceremony that lasted just over two hours, but what would you say if I told you that some of the best moments of the evening happened just outside the purview of broadcast TV?

Lest you lose sleep over all those hidden (uncut) gems, trust that the best of the best have been assembled here for your perusal.

Courtney B. Vance and Jeffrey Katzenberg: Dynamic Duo

In the moments before the ceremony began, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance took the stage to stump for support for a new initiative to raise $1.5 million for the organization. The foundation is a philanthropic non-profit dedicated to providing emergency assistance to members of the guild, in addition to programs aimed at aiding the public at large, including an award-winning children’s literacy program.

Central to Vance’s
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Best And Worst Of The 2020 SAG Awards: Brad Pitt, Eugene Levy & ‘Parasite’

The 2020 SAG Awards had few surprises among the film nominations until the final award was announced, but the television nominations allowed for some unexpected and moving speeches. Phoebe Waller-Bridge remarked on how the “Fleabag” family’s adventure on the awards tour was coming to a close. Sam Rockwell was genuinely shocked to win for his role in “Fosse/Verdon” after his co-star, Michelle Williams, credited him for her own SAG win.

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Netflix to Carry Iconic Studio Ghibli Animated Films

The iconic animated features of Japan’s Studio Ghibli will be available on Netflix from February. The move is a further change of position for the studio which has repeatedly resisted the idea that its beloved cartoons would be released on digital platforms.

Netflix, sales agent Wild Bunch, and Studio Ghibli, which counts Hayao Miyazaki as one of its leading lights, will upload 21 Ghibli features including Academy Award-winner “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Arrietty,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.”

They will be screened in their native Japanese, with sub-titles, and be available globally on Netflix except in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.

“In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover
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2020 SAG TV Awards: Jennifer Aniston and Amazon Prime Video Win Big With Actors

After a weekend chock full of Hollywood fetes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards hit Sunday night like a breath of fresh air, and not only because the ceremony was just a smidge over two hours long. While none of the TV winners had the verve of the “Parasite” ensemble win on the film side, it still provided fodder to chew on during the long, dark months until the Emmys.

Gathering as they do at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the winners selected by the members of SAG-aftra were a soothing blend of predictable and predictably unpredictable, disseminated in a ceremony that had the loose feel of hanging out with work colleagues when you’ve all had three too many drinks.

Far and away the biggest winner of the evening was Jennifer Aniston, who became the first lead to strike awards gold for Apple TV+ prestige player “The Morning Show.
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SAG Awards 2020 Review: Ranking All the Speeches from Another Solid Show

SAG Awards 2020 Review: Ranking All the Speeches from Another Solid Show
While it may have felt like the 2020 SAG Awards were hosted by Dan and Eugene Levy — even the “Schitt’s Creek” father/son duo had to tell the audience they weren’t hosting (twice) — the Screen Actors Guild knows how to put on a show without a central showman. They’ve gone without a host for 24 of their 26 ceremonies, with the two exceptions being Kristen Bell in 2018 and Megan Mullally in 2019. Both of those fine thespians did exactly that — fine! — but the SAGs wisely returned to what works and put on another streamlined, talent-focused broadcast that ran 12 minutes long, but still felt quick and should prove memorable.

Why? All the speeches!

Ok, so the show wasn’t entirely speeches. There were two tribute montages to, um, superheroes and all the great shows that ended in 2019 (plus “Game of Thrones”). The Levys got an extended intro where Eugene droned on about acting with comedic persistence (it worked!
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SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors

SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors
Neon’s “Parasite” won best motion picture cast at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign language film to pick up the top prize. Netflix’s “The Crown” was named best TV drama and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the prize for best TV comedy in a strong showing for streaming services.

The Crown’s” victory came in a season of major changes for the insider look at the House of Windsor, one that ushered in an entirely new cast of performers, as Queen Elizabeth II entered middle age on screen.

“Mrs. Maisel,” the story of a barrier-breaking female stand-up in the 1960s, faced headwinds of its own on the path to victory. It triumphed over the heavily favored “Fleabag.” “I voted for ‘Fleabag,'” Alex Borstein, one of the cast members, said during her speech. “This is really weird. This makes no sense…
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SAG Awards 2020: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always the first peer group ceremony of the new year, giving those who make films and television series the chance to celebrate each other. Going into the 26th annual ceremony, which took place Jan. 19, the nominees were a mix of industry veterans and beloved favorite and some newer-comers, notably on the small screen side of the ballot.

With 160,000 voting members, SAG is such a large organization that it can be hard to predict what they may celebrate in certain categories. Both the film and television side of the ballot had seeming favorites and frontrunners going into the race — from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Renee Zellweger on the film side, to Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag” and Netflix’s “The Crown” for TV — but when that large a populace have a say in the results, anything can happen.

Barring one massive surprise from “Parasite,
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Brad Pitt References Quentin Tarantino’s Foot Fetish, His Marriages in SAG Awards Speech

Brad Pitt References Quentin Tarantino’s Foot Fetish, His Marriages in SAG Awards Speech
Brad Pitt referenced Quentin Tarantino’s foot fetish and his headline-making marriages in a wide-ranging speech while accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for male actor in a supporting role.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star set the humorous tone of his speech from the get-go. “I have to add this to my Tinder profile,” he quipped, holding up The Actor.

In addition to thanking his co-stars, he thanked his female costars’ feet: “Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet.”

“Seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the Tsa,” Pitt said, leaving his co-stars in stitches.

He thanked his “Once Upon a Time” cast for “elevating” his game before getting surprisingly candid.

“I certainly hope I did the same for you. Let’s be honest; it was a difficult part. A guy who gets high, takes his shirt
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Hong Kong Project Market Haf Lines up Cream of Asia for 2020 Edition

Hong Kong Project Market Haf Lines up Cream of Asia for 2020 Edition
Lin Cheng-sheng (“Betlnut Beauty”), Giddens Ko (“You Are The Apple of My Eye”), Pang Ho-cheung (“Love in a Puff”) and Yeo Siew-hua (“A Land Imagined”) are among the big name Asian directors lining up to participate in the 18th edition of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum.

The powerhouse project market will run for three days, alongside FilMart, traditionally Asia’s biggest film and TV rights market. With an unusual Wednesday start date for both, Haf will operate March 25-27, and FilMart 25-28 March.

In addition to the traditional one-on-one matching operation between producers and those distributors sales agents and financiers looking to invest at a film’s early stages, Haf also offers numerous cash and in-kind prizes. This year the 33 selected projects vie for 18 prizes and sponsorship packages.

The stellar lineup of directors is matched by equally established producers – and directors turned producer. These include: Hong Kong’s
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Haf unveils biggest ever selection of 33 projects

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The 18th edition of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum will run alongside Filmart from March 25-27.

The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum has announced the 33 projects shortlisted for this year’s edition of the co-production and financing market, including 24 fictional features and nine documentaries.

The selection includes leading Asian filmmakers such as Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Taiwan’s Giddens Ko, Japan’s Naoko Ogigami and Singapore’s Yeo Siew Hua, as well as 11 first-time feature directors.

Seven Hong Kong projects have been selected, including Pang Ho-cheung’s The End, the story of a psychic medium who seeks help from
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Photos From the SAG Awards Red Carpet

Photos From the SAG Awards Red Carpet
Silver straps, emerald tones and hot, hot pink dominated the 2020 SAG Awards silver carpet. The fashion tonight was so hot Leonardo DiCaprio and Jharrel Jerome had to wear sunglasses indoors. Behold the bevy of beautiful blues from Nicole Kidman sapphire dress to Renee Zellweger navy number.

The sparkle was undeniable Sunday night in Los Angeles. Natalia Dyer, Julia Butters, Charlize Theron, Catherine O’Hara, Catherine Zeta-Jones did not shy away from shimmering ensembles. Even the details glimmered like Reese Witherspoon’s and Rachel Brosnahan silvery straps.

The pant-dress combo was out in force and we saw double “Stranger Things” representation with a duo look from both Maya Thurman Hawke and Millie Bobby Brown.

Other trends? Pretty in pink took front seat with slim cut on “Game of Thrones'” Sophie Turner, the double Oscar nominated Cynthia Erivo and Elisabeth Moss.

Big fashion moments weren’t limited to the woman either “The Mandalorian
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‘High Fidelity’ TV Series Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Digs Back into Her Top 5 Heartbreaks

‘High Fidelity’ TV Series Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Digs Back into Her Top 5 Heartbreaks
In a new approach to Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, Hulu’s High Fidelity TV series puts Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role of Rob Brooks as she takes a look back at the five biggest heartbreaks in her life, all so she can figure out why she keeps […]

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Oscars 2020: Best Cinematography Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Cinematography Predictions
This year’s Oscar race for cinematography is dedicated to period pieces: Roger Deakins’ tour de force, continuous-shot experiment for “1917,” Sam Mendes’ bold World War I thriller; Robert Richardson’s colorful look at Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Rodrigo Prieto’s digital/Kodak 35mm film saga of mob life in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Lawrence Sher’s large-format digital deep dive into a New York-infused Gotham City (circa ’81) for Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” and Jarin Blaschke’s black-and-white 35mm film rendering of 1890s Gothic psychological horror for Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse.”

Once Deakins wrapped his head around the continuous-shot concept, he worked out the entire movie with Mendes and the crew as a choreographed dance with George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman as the two British soldiers, Schofield, and Blake. He used Arri’s brand new Alexa Mini Lf, the lightweight, large-format version of the Lf, and an assortment of creative rigs.
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‘Parasite’ Makes History At 2020 SAG Awards

Anything is possible. That’s the takeaway after “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win the Ensemble Cast for a Motion Picture honor at the 2020 SAG Awards. Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or winner shocked by overcoming competition from other Best Picture nominees “The Irishman,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take home the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor. Along with PGA Award winner “1917,” which earned no SAG nominations, its arguably now a co-front runner for Best Picture with final voting set to begin in less than two weeks.

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SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List

SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List
Korean thriller “Parasite” made history at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign-language film to win best motion picture cast. In another streaming stride, Netflix’s “The Crown” nabbed best TV drama and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took home best TV comedy.

In a repeat of the Golden Globes, Renee Zellweger (“Judy”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) won for their leading film roles, while Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) and Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”) surprised with their drama series victories. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) and Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) took home trophies in their comedy series categories.

Here’s the full list of 2020 SAG Awards winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

Bombshell” (Lionsgate)

The Irishman” (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit” (Fox)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)

Parasite” (Neon) (Winner)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a
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Apple TV+: ‘Defending Jacob’ and ‘Central Park’ Premiere Dates, Early Renewals for ‘Mythic Quest’ and ‘Home Before Dark’ [TCA 2020]

Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced […]

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