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How would you categorize ‘A Star Is Born’ at the Golden Globes?

Warner Bros.’ decision to submit “A Star Is Born” in drama instead of comedy/musical at the Golden Globes has many scratching their heads and asking — to borrow one of Ally’s (Lady Gaga) songs — “Why Did You Do That?” Well, we kind of know why they did it, but what is the “correct” placement for this film? The Hollywood Foreign Press Association can still overrule the submission, but if you were making the call, where would you put “A Star Is Born”?

Even before we saw the first frame of the trailer for “A Star Is Born,” everyone assumed it would go into comedy/musical at the Globes, which is where the previous two versions competed and cashed in. The 1954 version won acting honors for Judy Garland and James Mason, while the 1976 rock remake won five Globes, including Best Comedy/Musical Picture and acting awards for Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
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‘The Favourite’ Finalizes 2019 Oscar Plan: Olivia Colman Enters Best Actress Race, Stone and Weisz Go Supporting

Fox Searchlight is officially putting Olivia Colman in the best actress race for her acclaimed performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.” The studio has confirmed to IndieWire it has finalized its plans for positioning the film for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, which include campaigning Colman in the lead actress race and her co-stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, in the supporting category.

Colman’s performance has been lauded at festivals since the film world-premiered at Venice, where she took home best actress honors. Emma Stone won the same prize in 2016 and ended up with the Oscar for best actress in 2017. Since “The Favourite” debuted at Venice, Oscar pundits have been speculating which category Fox would place Colman, Stone, and Weisz. This year’s best supporting actress race is widely seen as less competitive than the main acting race, leading some to believe Fox would submit Colman for supporting to strengthen her chances of winning.
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Oscars 2019 ‘The Favourite’ categories: Olivia Colman crowned lead, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are supporting

Fox Searchlight has officially crowned Olivia Colman as its queen for “The Favourite.” Speculation has been at a high peak for weeks on how the three actresses from the touted film would be divided up for awards season. The studio confirmed to Gold Derby on Monday that Colman will compete as Best Actress while past Oscar champs Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will be in the Best Supporting Actress category.

See‘Roma’ roars to a Golden Lion win at Venice and ‘The Favourite’ is royally rewarded as is star Olivia Colman

Just a few weeks ago, Colman already took home her first prize of the season — Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Since that group does not have a supporting category, it didn’t help pundits on her possible placement for the next round of awards. It certainly put her on the map for strong consideration, however.

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Venom Now On Track To Pass Justice League At The Box Office

For a film that was absolutely blasted by critics before release, Venom‘s doing pretty well for itself at the box office.

The first entry into Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters beat out Bradley Cooper’s critical darling A Star Is Born with a record-breaking opening and it repeated the trick this past weekend when it took in an additional $35.7 million, topping Cooper’s pic once again and bringing its global haul to a whopping $378 million. Not bad for a budget of just $100 million, eh?

Now, Venom seems all set for box office glory, as analysts believe it’ll be able to hit $550 million worldwide with ease at this point and once you factor in China’s numbers, where it’ll open on November 9th, it’ll likely soar past $600 million. That could very well put it above both Logan ($619 million) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($622 million) and if things keep up like this,
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Oscar Flashback: The six films that earned three of the Big Five, including ‘Network,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’

Oscar Flashback: The six films that earned three of the Big Five, including ‘Network,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’
This article marks Part 4 of the Gold Derby series reflecting on films that contended for the Big Five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted). With “A Star Is Born” this year on the cusp of joining this exclusive group of Oscar favorites, join us as we look back at the 43 extraordinary pictures that earned Academy Awards nominations in each of the Big Five categories, including the following six films that took home a trio of prizes among the top races.

With a total of 13 nominations, the most of any Oscar contender that year, “From Here to Eternity” (1953) towered over the 26th Academy Awards. At the ceremony, the Fred Zinnemann film dominated, earning eight prizes, including three in the Big Five categories. It earned Best Picture, plus Best Director honors for Zinnemann and Best Adapted Screenplay (Daniel Taradash). While Frank Sinatra and
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The Way Bohemian Rhapsody Is Recreating Freddie Mercury's Vocals Isn't What You Thought

The Way Bohemian Rhapsody Is Recreating Freddie Mercury's Vocals Isn't What You Thought
Musical films are all the rage right now: we're still drying our tears after catching A Star Is Born in theaters, we're looking forward to 2019's Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has us freaking out. The movie is based off Queen's legacy - specifically frontman Freddie Mercury and his effervescent, larger-than-life character. We were absolutely enthralled by the trailer, and we can't believe how spot-on Rami Malek's (Mr. Robot) portrayal of Mercury appears to be.

Malek has expressed how terrified he was of taking on the role, though we can't imagine anyone else portraying the late musician.

"When I got this role, I thought, 'Oh, my God, this could be a career-defining performance.' And about two minutes later, I thought, 'This could be a career killer,'" Malek told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm not kidding. You don't get this right and it's trouble.
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'A Star Is Born' Producer Goes Inside Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper's Festival Performances

'A Star Is Born' Producer Goes Inside Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper's Festival Performances
After opening in theaters Oct. 5, A Star Is Born is fast approaching a $100 million domestic box office gross. The movie’s soundtrack — attributed to its stars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — has also been a runaway success. It opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, with the pair’s "Shallow" leaping to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Oscar contender’s commercial and critical success is due to the compelling, tragic love story, but the remake also benefits greatly from the authenticity of the musical scenes. Both Lady Gaga ...
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Can ‘A Star Is Born’ become the third film to win three acting Oscars?

Can ‘A Star Is Born’ become the third film to win three acting Oscars?
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga could be the first duo from the same film to win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars in 21 years, but there’s an even more elite group “A Star Is Born” could join. If they and their co-star, Best Supporting Actor contender Sam Elliott, prevail, “A Star Is Born” would only be the third film to win three acting Oscars.

The remake would join “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) and “Network” (1976) in going 3-for-4. The former won Best Actress for Vivien Leigh and supporting statuettes for Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, while leading man Marlon Brando fell to Humphrey Bogart (“The African Queen”). “Network” won a posthumous Best Actor trophy for Peter Finch, Best Actress for Faye Dunaway and Best Supporting Actress for Beatrice Straight. The film also received a second Best Actor nomination for William Holden and a Best Supporting Actor bid for Ned Beatty,
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Viggo Mortensen to make directorial debut with 'Falling'

HanWay is launching iternational sales at the Afm.

Viggo Mortensen, riding high on recent Toronto International Film Festival audience award winner Green Book, will make his directorial debut with the father-son drama Falling.

HanWay Films has international rights to the project that it will launch at the Afm later this month. UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights.

Mortensen also wrote the script and will star in the film about a man who lives with his male partner and their adopted daughter in Southern California. The arrival of his partner’s father, to be played by Lance Henriksen, brings a collision between two different worlds.
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‘A Star is Born’ to top the charts: It’s the biggest movie soundtrack in 3 years

‘A Star is Born’ to top the charts: It’s the biggest movie soundtrack in 3 years
A Star is Born” has been bested by the comic book adaptation “Venom” for two weekends at the box office, but Tom Hardy is no match for the movie musical on the Billboard charts. The “Star” soundtrack, which was released on October 5 along with the movie, has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart. And it’s the biggest week for a soundtrack in more than three years.

The album featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper led the way with 231,000 equivalent album units, which are calculated by combining traditional album sales with individual track sales and online streams. Despite the recent success on the charts for soundtracks like “The Greatest Showman” and “Black Panther,” this is the biggest week for a soundtrack since “Fifty Shades of Grey” topped the Billboard 200 in February 2015 with 258,000 album units.

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This is Cooper’s first number-one album,
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How will ‘First Man’ take off at the Oscars?

Now that Universal’s “First Man” has finally blasted off onto the big screens in America’s movie theaters, it’s officially in the Oscar space race. How many nominations and wins will it land?

It’s no longer orbiting a Best Picture win, which seemed possible back in early September when it was tied with “Roma” among Gold Derby’s Experts and it was the clear favorite of most of our users. “First Man” was greeted with lots of early euphoria by media and film industry insiders when it debuted at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, but now none of our Experts pick it to prevail. It’s fallen to third place in our Experts’ and Users’ rankings for Best Picture behind “A Star Is Born” and “Roma” and must fend off fast-rising support by “Green Book” (also distributed by Universal) and “The Favourite” among the Experts.
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Korea Box Office: ‘Dark Figure of Crime’ Overcomes ‘Venom,’ ‘Star is Born’

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Korea Box Office: ‘Dark Figure of Crime’ Overcomes ‘Venom,’ ‘Star is Born’
Local crime drama, “Dark Figure of Crime” jumped to top spot at the South Korean box office, toppling the previous week’s winner, “Venom.” The Showbox release earned $4.42 million from 553,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $22.0 million from 2.83 million admissions after two weekends.

Venom,” incurred a week-on-week drop of 58% and slipped to second place. The Sony release earned $3.93 million between Friday and Sunday for a two-week total of $25.4 million.

Opening on Thursday, Korean drama “Miss Baek” landed in third. The Little Big Pictures release earned $1.5 million over its opening four days. Starring Han Ji-min the drama is Lee Ji-won’s directorial debut feature. It sees the story of an ex-convict woman who meets a girl that reminds her of her own childhood. The woman decides to save the youngster from domestic violence.

Musical drama, “A Star is Born” opened on Tuesday and landed in fourth. The Warner Bors.
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How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down

How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down
It's a Hollywood tale as old as time: a film generates strong buzz on the festival circuit for months, only to falter when it actually comes time for Oscar nominations. Despite receiving standing ovations at festivals like Tiff (2016's The Birth of a Nation) or earning praise for dramatic performances (2017's Stronger), some films just can't leap all the necessary hurdles required to make it into the race for an Oscar. Will the same happen to A Star Is Born?

Bradley Cooper's long-gestating project premiered on Oct. 4 to rave reviews for both his and costar Lady Gaga's performances, as well as the film's undeniably strong soundtrack. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter recently shared that at the official Academy screening of the movie for La-based members, so many people showed up that some had to be turned away at the door. The Academy members who did see it reportedly
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‘First Man’ Struggles to Place Third; ‘Venom’ Still No. 1, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Stays Strong

‘First Man’ Struggles to Place Third; ‘Venom’ Still No. 1, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Stays Strong
Last weekend’s top two titles — “Venom” (Sony) and “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.) — remained ahead of the pack this weekend, but the margin between them was closer than a week ago when they both debuted. “Venom” was nearly double “Star” in its initial figures then, but only about 25 percent better now.

The strong (but not likely to be record setting) October continued with another weekend considerably better than the same one last year – around 35% higher. Grosses for the month have reached $400 million with a chance that when October is over this could be the strongest one since the record holder in 2004, which saw close to $1.1 billion (adjusted) total.

That’s the positive news, with the cumulative numbers in 2018 now 10 percent ahead of last year (about seven percent in ticket sales) and about to see an even bigger boost with what’s anticipated to be the strong opening of the new “Halloween” next week.
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‘Venom’ Courses To $378M Ww; ‘Star Is Born’ Tops $135M; ‘First Man’ Begins Offshore Journey – International Box Office

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Update, writethru: Sony’s Venom kept its fangs sharp in this sophomore session, topping the worldwide charts again with $105.4M, including $69.7M at the international box office. The Tom Hardy-starrer has lifted its global cume to $378.1M after 12 days with overseas contributing $235.3M. Venom, based on the Marvel property, was No. 1 in 54 markets this frame including a handful of new hubs and was down 47% versus last weekend in the holdovers. It’s tracking 32% above Ant-Man And The Wasp and 12% over Doctor Strange for the same group of markets and at the same point in release.

Singing along, Warner BrosA Star Is Born saw a drop of just 14% since it took the stage last weekend. The $20.2M frame in 65 markets lifts the offshore cume to a running $41.2M. Italy (where the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga-starrer world premiered during the Venice Film Festival) was the top opener, followed by Brazil and Mexico.
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What Do Words Cost? For ‘First Man,’ Perhaps, Quite A Lot

What Do Words Cost? For ‘First Man,’ Perhaps, Quite A Lot
What do words cost? In contemporary Hollywood, quite a bit, apparently.

If you believe those who say First Man was hurt by Ryan Gosling’s ‘globalist’ defense of director Damien Chazelle’s decision not to depict astronaut Neil Armstrong’s planting of an American flag on the moon—and the Internet is crawling with those who make that claim—then Gosling’s explanation cost up to $45,000 a word this weekend.

First Man, from Universal and DreamWorks among others, opened to about $16.5 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office. That’s $4.5 million short of expectations that were pegged at around $21 million. At the Venice Film Festival in late August, Gosling, who is Canadian, spoke about 100 words in defending the flag-planting omission. “I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero,” he said: “From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite.
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The Casual Cinecast Dives into A Star Is Born

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Does Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's remake of A Star is Born live up to the hype? Plus a mini-review of Venom and much more in the latest episode of The Casual Cinecast

The Casual Cinecast starts out each week with their "What's On Our Minds" segment where they discuss the recent film and television they've been watching. Justin got into the October horror spirit by revisiting a 2009 throwback to the 1980s called The House of the Devil directed by Ti West which features an early role for Greta Gerwig! Mike checked out the new Netflix Original film Hold The Dark from director Jeremy Saulnier which stars Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgard. Mike and Chris both went to the theaters to check out Venom starring Tom Hardy and offer a spoiler-free mini review of the film! 

Then they jump into their feature length review of A Star is Born.
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‘Beautiful Boy’ Opens Beautifully at Indie Box Office

‘Beautiful Boy’ Opens Beautifully at Indie Box Office
With “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” dominating moviegoer interest, there weren’t many big successes at the indie box office this weekend. But Amazon Studios’ “Beautiful Boy” was able to find success as it grossed $221,437 for a per screen average of $55,359, the fourth-highest among all films this year.

Directed and co-written by Felix Van Groeningen, “Beautiful Boy” received mixed reviews with a 64 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. But critics praised stars Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet for their performances as a worried father and his drug-addicted son.

Also Read: 'Beautiful Boy' Film Review: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell Shine in Harrowing Look at Addiction

Opening to a slower start is Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Happy Prince,” the directorial debut of Rupert Everett. Released on eight screens, the film earned $40,267 for an average of $5,033. The film stars Everett as famed satirist and playwright Oscar Wilde, along with Colin Firth,
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Here's How Lady Gaga Could Win Multiple Oscars For A Star Is Born

It's looking more and more likely that A Star Is Born is going to ride a wave of critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm all the way to the Oscars. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as musicians on opposite ends of their careers, the romantic drama is already considered a strong contender for most of the major categories, including for Gaga and Cooper's performances and for the movie's incredible soundtrack. This wouldn't be Gaga's first time at the Oscars: she was nominated in 2016 for best original song for "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground. This year, though, she'd be eligible for several Oscars - and stands a pretty good chance of winning! Here's how it all breaks down.

The obvious award she's eligible for would be best actress for her role as Ally, the jaded young singer-songwriter who becomes a huge star. In her first
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Here's How Lady Gaga Could Win Multiple Oscars For A Star Is Born

Here's How Lady Gaga Could Win Multiple Oscars For A Star Is Born
It's looking more and more likely that A Star Is Born is going to ride a wave of critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm all the way to the Oscars. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as musicians on opposite ends of their careers, the romantic drama is already considered a strong contender for most of the major categories, including for Gaga and Cooper's performances and for the movie's incredible soundtrack. This wouldn't be Gaga's first time at the Oscars: she was nominated in 2016 for best original song for "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground. This year, though, she'd be eligible for several Oscars - and stands a pretty good chance of winning! Here's how it all breaks down.

The obvious award she's eligible for would be best actress for her role as Ally, the jaded young singer-songwriter who becomes a huge star. In her first
See full article at Popsugar »
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