TheWrapTheWrap https://www.thewrap.com Covering Hollywood Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:23:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Megyn Kelly Trashed by Rosie O’Donnell as ‘Spineless Wanna Be Barbie’ for Jane Fonda Spat https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-rosie-odonnell-jane-fonda-today-twitter/ https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-rosie-odonnell-jane-fonda-today-twitter/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:06:17 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792657 Megyn Kelly took Jane Fonda to the woodshed this morning on the “Today” show after the 80-year-old actress criticized the NBC News morning show host for a plastic surgery question the journalist posed months ago. Rosie O’Donnell, for one, was not impressed with Kelly’s comeback, which basically focused on Fonda’s very public anti-Vietnam War stance.

The former “View” host wrote the following on Twitter: “Megyn Kelly is a moron – spineless wanna be barbie – she sucks and so does her show.”

O’Donnell, who added hashtags #jane and #usuckmegyn, wasn’t alone in her analysis of the 9 a.m. hour’s editorial moment. Read 15 more highly unsupportive (to Kelly) tweets below — some of which were in direct response to Rosie.

There were plenty more where these came from, and the general social media sentiment seems to be heavily in favor of Fonda.

TheWrap reached out to Kelly’s reps for comment on the blowback. We did not immediately hear back.

Though Kelly is being a bit quiet now, she was heard loud and clear earlier.

“Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” the Fox news alum said on this morning’s show.

“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War, many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops,” Kelly told her audience. “She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.”

“[Fonda] called our P.O.W.’s ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as ‘understandable,'” she continued. “Even she had to apologize years later for that gun picture — but not for the rest of it.”

“By the way, she still says she’s not proud of America,” Kelly went on. “So, the moral indignation is a little much.”

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Questions of God Challenge a Pentecostal Preacher to Change in ‘Come Sunday’ https://www.thewrap.com/questions-god-challenge-pentecostal-preacher-change-come-sunday/ https://www.thewrap.com/questions-god-challenge-pentecostal-preacher-change-come-sunday/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:55:14 +0000 Sharon Waxman https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792730 Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers a deeply moving portrayal of a Pentecostal preacher in the throes of a religious crisis in “Come Sunday,” a glimpse into the soul of a real-life man challenged to change his beliefs.

Based on a reported segment on “This American Life,” “Come Sunday” tells the story of Bishop Carlton Pearson, who for many years led a million-strong Pentecostal ministry based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, until 1998, when he found his faith challenged.

Pearson decided that he no longer believed in hell, no longer believed that only saved Christians would go to heaven and no longer believed that his form of faith was the only one that God could accept. In so doing, he broke with the orthodoxy of his mentor Oral Roberts and threw his ministry into confusion.

Most of his followers left. Pearson stuck to his newfound beliefs, and paid a dear price.

There are many unusual aspects to this story, not least of which is a reminder that a lot of religious people still believe in an actual hell. The other is the reminder of how rarely Hollywood movies explore faith, and how important a part of the human experience are the deeply held beliefs of the faithful.

Ejiofor fully inhabits the charismatic Pearson and his crisis of conscience, when late in his career he is suddenly unable to believe that the Creator would reject so many of his creations simply because they did not accept Jesus Christ.

Pearson was at the screening and pulled the audience at the Eccles Theater to their feet. He explained that he spent endless hours talking to the screenwriter Marcus Hinchey and director Joshua Marston, laying himself bare.

“Adam and Eve were naked and felt no shame,” he told the crowd. “I undressed in front of this man [Hinchey], just by talking.” And of seeing his own story up on screen he said, “Our heads are spinning, it makes more sense to me, to Gina, to my children, than when we lived it.”

Ejiofor is supported by a strong cast including Martin Sheen as Oral Roberts, Jason Segel as Pearson’s business collaborator Henry, Condola Rashad as his wife Gina and Danny Glover as his uncle Quincy. Lakeith Stanfield (“Get Out”) gives a touching performance as a gay parishioner torn between his devotion to Pearson and his sexual preference.

The movie, which will debut on Netflix, played in the Premieres section of the Sundance Film Festival.

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Rupert Murdoch: Facebook Should Pay a Cable-Like ‘Carriage Fee’ to Publishers https://www.thewrap.com/rupert-murdoch-facebook-publishers/ https://www.thewrap.com/rupert-murdoch-facebook-publishers/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:29:35 +0000 Sean Burch https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792634 Rupert Murdoch has taken notice of Facebook’s recent publisher update — and he wants the social network to put its money where its mouth is, assuming it cares about news as much as it says it does.

“If Facebook wants to recognize ‘trusted’ publishers then it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar to the model adopted by cable companies,” said Murdoch in a statement. “The publishers are obviously enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services.

Paying publishers would have a negligible impact on Facebook’s bottom line, “but a major impact on the prospects for publishers and journalists,” added Murdoch.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company would pull back on publisher content, going from about 5 percent to 4 percent of posts on its News Feed. Zuckerberg also said the company will shift to having its users determine which news outlets are “trustworthy” — leading to better placement in the News Feed.

“We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that’s not something we’re comfortable with. We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem,” said Zuckerberg. “Or we could ask you — the community — and have your feedback determine the ranking. We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective.”

This wasn’t enough for Murdoch. The News Corp. CEO said Facebook and Google have long “popularized scurrilous news sources through algorithms that are profitable for these platforms but inherently unreliable.” Instead, turning to a model similar to pay-TV would bolster the media world, according to Murdoch.

“There has been much discussion about subscription models but I have yet to see a proposal that truly recognizes the investment in and the social value of professional journalism,” said Murdoch.

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Jared Fogle Loses Bid for Early Prison Release https://www.thewrap.com/jared-fogle-loses-bid-for-early-prison-release/ https://www.thewrap.com/jared-fogle-loses-bid-for-early-prison-release/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:16:02 +0000 Tim Kenneally https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792606 Disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has lost a bid to be released from prison, where he is currently serving more than 15 years for conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with a minor.

Fogle filed papers earlier this month, seeking an order for his immediate release. The former Subway figurehead contended, among other things, that there were jurisdictional issues in the case against him.

However, in an order issued Friday, federal judge Tanya Walton Pratt shot down Fogle’s bid.

“Fogle again challenges the Court’s subject matter jurisdiction over him and requests immediate release from detention,” Pratt’s order reads. “The Motion, Notices and Objections are all DENIED.”

According to court papers obtained by TheWrap at the time, Fogle agreed in 2015 to plead guilty to “distributing and receiving visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct” and traveling “in interstate commerce to engage in unlawful commercial sexual acts with minors, and attempted to do so.”

Fogle came under suspicion after the May 2015 arrest of Russell Taylor, then-executive director of Fogle’s charity, The Jared Foundation.

Court documents stated that Fogle received multiple images of minors engaged in sex acts from Taylor and knew that those depicted were under 18. Taylor was accused of filming the minors without their knowledge using a series of hidden cameras in his home. Some of those depicted were reportedly as young as six years old.

Fogle was also accused of traveling multiple times to New York with the purpose of engaging in a sex act with a minor.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Jane Fonda, ‘Hanoi Jane’ and What Megyn Kelly Got Right https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-jane-fonda-explains-hanoi-jane/ https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-jane-fonda-explains-hanoi-jane/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:14:21 +0000 Tim Molloy https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792578 Jane Fonda has offered detailed explanations and apologies for the actions that earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane” during the Vietnam War. But as Megyn Kelly made clear Monday, many Americans aren’t ready to forgive and forget the events of more than 45 years ago.

On Monday, while addressing her much-criticized question to Fonda about plastic surgery, Kelly said Fonda is in no position to judge anyone because of her actions during Vietnam.

“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War, many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops,” Kelly told her NBC audience. “She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.”

Kelly, a former Fox News host, said Fonda “called our P.O.W.s ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as ‘understandable,'” and said that she “had to apologize years later for that gun picture — but not for the rest of it.”

The “gun photo,” as Kelly described it, is a shot of Fonda posing in a helmet on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. Here it is:

“There is one thing that happened while in North Vietnam that I will regret to my dying day — I allowed myself to be photographed on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun,” Fonda wrote on her website in 2011. “I want to, once again, explain how that came about. I have talked about this numerous times on national television and in my memoirs, ‘My Life So Far,’ but clearly, it needs to be repeated.”

She said on her site that many people visited North Vietnam during the war — “journalists, diplomats, peace activists, professors, religious leaders and Vietnam Veterans themselves” — in hopes of ending the war. (The North Vietnamese were communists, and the U.S. backed the South Vietnamese in hopes of stopping the spread of communism.) Fonda wrote:

It was not unusual for Americans who visited North Vietnam to be taken to see Vietnamese military installations and when they did, they were always required to wear a helmet like the kind I was told to wear during the numerous air raids I had experienced. When we arrived at the site of the anti-aircraft installation (somewhere on the outskirts of Hanoi), there was a group of about a dozen young soldiers in uniform who greeted me. There were also many photographers (and perhaps journalists) gathered about, many more than I had seen all in one place in Hanoi. This should have been a red flag.

She added that she and the North Vietnamese sang songs to each other in gestures of good faith — hers was written by South Vietnamese anti-war students, she said, and the one by the North Vietnamese soldiers included the lines, “All men are created equal; they are given certain rights; among these are life, Liberty and Happiness.” She said she was struck by the fact that the communist soldiers “celebrate the same words Americans do.”

She was exhausted, and emotional at this realization, she said. And then she made the gun-site mistake:

Everyone was laughing and clapping, including me, overcome on this, my last day, with all that I had experienced during my 2 week visit. What happened next was something I have turned over and over in my mind countless times. Here is my best, honest recollection of what happened: someone (I don’t remember who) led me towards the gun, and I sat down, still laughing, still applauding. It all had nothing to do with where I was sitting. I hardly even thought about where I was sitting. The cameras flashed. I got up, and as I started to walk back to the car with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me. “Oh my God. It’s going to look like I was trying to shoot down U.S. planes.” I pleaded with him, “You have to be sure those photographs are not published. Please, you can’t let them be published.” I was assured it would be taken care of. I didn’t know what else to do. (I didn’t know yet that among the photographers there were some Japanese.)

It is possible that it was a set up, that the Vietnamese had it all planned. I will never know. But if they did I can’t blame them. The buck stops here. If I was used, I allowed it to happen. It was my mistake and I have paid and continue to pay a heavy price for it.

The gun-site photo helped fuel other stories about Fonda, which she vigorously denies — including one that when she visited POW camps, she betrayed U.S. soldiers. She wrote on her site:

It is unconscionable that extremist groups circulate letters which accuse me of horrific things, saying that I am a traitor, that POWs in Hanoi were tied up and in chains and marched passed me while I spat at them and called them ‘baby killers. These letters also say that when the POWs were brought into the room for a meeting I had with them, we shook hands and they passed me tiny slips of paper on which they had written their social security numbers. Supposedly, this was so that I could bring back proof to the U.S. military that they were alive. The story goes on to say that I handed these slips of paper over to the North Vietnamese guards and, as a result, at least one of the men was tortured to death.

Fonda says that in fact, “according to even the most hardcore senior officers, torture stopped late in 1969, two and a half years before I got there. And, most importantly, I would never say such things to our servicemen, whom I respect, whether or not I agree with the mission they have been sent to perform, which is not of their choosing.”

Fonda referred to a 2001 letter that Capt. Mike McGrath (USN Retired), president of the POW-NAM organization, sent to then-Fox News columnist Roger Friedman saying the “strips of paper story is an Internet hoax.” He added:

It has been around since Nov 1999 or so. And, no, to the best of my knowledge, she never visited the Hanoi Hilton prison. The conditions sucked and there was too much risk that one of us old-timers might have seen her and yelled out the truth, insulted her, or if we got close enough [deleted]. The Vietnamese wined her and dined her and fed her propaganda to their liking. Remember, the V were fighting a propaganda war. They would never let her see the deplorable conditions we were in. They probably took a chance to even bring seven men into a well-lit studio room (you can bet it was cleaned and freshly painted, too). I think they just gave her a royal tour of the best the city had to offer … history, culture, clean rooms, clean hospital rooms, etc. and any bombed-out building they could claim had been churches, schools, etc.

Kelly is right that the North Vietnamese played Fonda’s radio recordings as part of their propaganda war. You can read a transcript here. At one point she states:

One thing that I have learned beyond a shadow of a doubt since I’ve been in this country is that Nixon will never be able to break the spirit of these people; he’ll never be able to turn Vietnam, north and south, into a neo-colony of the United States by bombing, by invading, by attacking in any way. One has only to go into the countryside and listen to the peasants describe the lives they led before the revolution to understand why every bomb that is dropped only strengthens their determination to resist.

The North Vietnamese did win the war. Vietnam remains a communist country today.

Fonda said in her 2011 article that initially she “refused to believe we could be doing anything wrong” in Vietnam, and changed her mind only after she spoke with U.S. soldiers who had served there. That led her to educate herself about the war and turn against it.

But it’s easy to understand why so many supporters of the war — or the troops — have taken issue with Fonda. Kelly is correct that Fonda was reported to have called returning servicemen who accused the North Vietnamese of torture of being “hypocrites and liars.” In 1973, she elaborated, while acknowledging that U.S. airmen had likely been tortured:

I think probably some of these professional pilots were probably beaten to death by the people whose homes and families they were bombing and napalming. But the pilots who are saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic, I believe that that’s a lie. … These men were bombing and strafing and napalming the country. … If a prisoner tried to escape, it is quite understandable that he would probably be beaten and tortured.”

Fonda’s mug shot (above), by the way, was taken while she was in the U.S. giving speeches against the war. As Fonda tells it, she was arrested on baseless drug charges during a speaking tour because of pills that turned out to be vitamins.

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Steve Bannon Called Ivanka Trump ‘Another Staffer Who Doesn’t Know What You’re Doing’ (Report) https://www.thewrap.com/steve-bannon-insulted-ivanka-trump-in-early-days-at-white-house-new-book-says/ https://www.thewrap.com/steve-bannon-insulted-ivanka-trump-in-early-days-at-white-house-new-book-says/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:06:33 +0000 Itay Hod https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792575 Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon once told the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, she was “just another staffer” who didn’t know what she was doing, according to a new explosive tell-all book.

“My daughter loves me as a dad,” Bannon told Ivanka, according to the new book. “You love your dad. I get that. But you’re just another staffer who doesn’t know what you’re doing.”

The comments, first reported in the Washington Post, were included in a the latest book about the Trump White House, written by Fox News host Howard Kurtz. The book, called “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” is set to be released later this month.

According to Kurtz, Trump had concerns about whether his daughter and son-in-law should move to Washington to join his administration.

Kurtz also wrote about an Oval Office meeting in which Bannon blamed Ivanka for a leak and that the president sided with Bannon, telling Ivanka Trump: “Baby, I think Steve’s right here.”

The book comes less than three weeks after titillating exposé by reporter Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” had Washington and the country buzzing.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But a White House official denied the account to the Washington Post, telling the paper: “The past three weeks have made very clear who the leakers are.”

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Sundance Scene: Musical Performances from Idris Elba, Post Malone and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-scene-idris-elba-post-malone-maggie-gyllenhaal-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-scene-idris-elba-post-malone-maggie-gyllenhaal-photos/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:55:22 +0000 Mikey Glazer https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792099 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Martha Wainwright (Rufus’ sister) sang “Papa Was a Rodeo” together on Saturday at a party for the Autograph Collection Hotels & The Black List. “I need one more drink of tequila,” she said after admitting, “my brother and I sometimes try to figure out the harmonies that [Martha] and her brother sing on some of her albums.”

It’s my party and I’ll DJ if I want to, DJ if I want to…

DJ Idris Elba took over the decks on the second floor of the Grey Goose Blue Door on Saturday night during his party for “Yardie,” his feature film directorial debut. This got him in a musical mindset for the night…

Elba turned up at TAO later on Saturday night as one of the featured head-turning guests. Johnny Damon and Tom Felton also made the scene at The Yard, where Don Julio’s top of the line 1942 magnums anchored the  VIP tables.

Post Malone burned the promoters at Park City Live. After performing a sold out show there earlier on Saturday night, he made a second stop at Tao, rolling in at 2 a.m. with a big entourage. They took over the DJ booth from DJ Politik to perform “White Iverson” and  “Congratulations.” Posty’s next stop: Coachella in April.

Seeing digital cipher Poppy in person is an odd experience because there are no cracks in the part-android/part-human performer online.  She headlined YouTube’s house party on Saturday night, a few days before her new YouTube Red Original series “I’m Poppy” debuts as an official festival selection.

A view of the line out side on Saturday night. Google/YouTube Space on Heber is a two-story venue that has been a restaurant and the home of NBCUniversal’s parties in the past. YouTube is not crashing the Sundance scene. This is the sixth year that they have been the official sponsor of the Festival’s Shorts program.

Paul Oakenfold was not the one “Really Cool Dude” at ChefDance’s “49 Remarkable Women + 1 Really Cool Dude” event (though he was there).

It was Scooter Braun. Gloria Allred addressed him from the podium: “Scooter, you’re the one cool dude, because I’ve sued all the rest.”

Geena Davis threw a party to promote her Bentonville Film Festival, an emerging festival in Arkansas each May that focuses on female voices in cinema. Here, Janina Gavankar of “Blindspotting”, and Anika Noni Rose and Colman Domingo (Both of “Assassination Nation”) enjoy Ms. Davis’ hospitality inside the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at the bottom of Main.

Remnants from the Respect Rally earlier in the day – like signs and buttons like these for Planned Parenthood –  floated around Park City on Saturday. Here, Caren Spruch, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Dawn Laguens are still rally-ready at “The Tale” party on Saturday night.

After the march, people ducked in to bars to get out of the snow and slush.  Here, Bridey Elliot and Haley Joel Osment at Rock & Reilly’s. As one of the last places slinging swat in the post-gifting suite era, Roku handed out the Streaming Stick+.

Aubrey Plaza was the toast of the 2017 festival by stalking Lizzie Olsen in “Ingrid Goes West.” This year, she came to support Chloe Sevigny at the after party for “Lizzie,” one of the buzzy titles around town. The Lizzie Borden story, about the woman accused of killing her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1892, had a packed party Friday night at the Cafe Artois, in the Stella Artois down a steep staircase under Main Street.

Molly Shannon x Kathryn Hahn hug it out at the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T. L.A.’s prom king Jeffrey Best (event production designer) built out a gorgeous three-room space that also includes a pop-up of industry favorite Craig’s.

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https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-scene-idris-elba-post-malone-maggie-gyllenhaal-photos/feed/ 0 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister) sang "Papa Was a Rodeo" together on Saturday at a party for the Autograph Collection Hotels & The Black List. “I need one more drink of tequila,” she said after admitting, “my brother and I sometimes try to figure out the harmonies that [Martha] and her brother sing on some of her albums.” 

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister) sang "Papa Was a Rodeo" together on Saturday at a party for the Autograph Collection Hotels & The Black List. “I need one more drink of tequila,” she said after admitting, “my brother and I sometimes try to figure out the harmonies that [Martha] and her brother sing on some of her albums.” 

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It's my party and I'll DJ if I want to, DJ if I want to...

DJ Idris Elba took over the decks on the second floor of the Grey Goose Blue Door on Saturday night during his party for "Yardie," his feature film directorial debut. This got him in a musical mindset for the night...

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It's my party and I'll DJ if I want to, DJ if I want to...

DJ Idris Elba took over the decks on the second floor of the Grey Goose Blue Door on Saturday night during his party for "Yardie," his feature film directorial debut. This got him in a musical mindset for the night...

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Elba turned up at TAO later on Saturday night as one of the featured head-turning guests. Johnny Damon and Tom Felton also made the scene at The Yard, where Don Julio's top-of-the-line 1942 magnums anchored the VIP tables. Organizers begged people who were not on the list to get Ubers to avoid being stranded outside in the cold. They put out several PSAs during the day on Instagram to ease congestion after a crowd of several hundred waiting outside in the snow on Friday night tried to get access.

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Elba turned up at TAO later on Saturday night as one of the featured head-turning guests. Johnny Damon and Tom Felton also made the scene at The Yard, where Don Julio's top-of-the-line 1942 magnums anchored the VIP tables. Organizers begged people who were not on the list to get Ubers to avoid being stranded outside in the cold. They put out several PSAs during the day on Instagram to ease congestion after a crowd of several hundred waiting outside in the snow on Friday night tried to get access.

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Post Malone burned the promoters at Park City Live. After performing a sold out show there earlier on Saturday night, he made a second (unannounced) stop at Tao, rolling in at 2 a.m. with a sizeable entourage. They took over the DJ booth from DJ Politik to perform "White Iverson" and  "Congratulations."  Posty's next stop: Coachella in April. 

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Post Malone burned the promoters at Park City Live. After performing a sold out show there earlier on Saturday night, he made a second (unannounced) stop at Tao, rolling in at 2 a.m. with a sizeable entourage. They took over the DJ booth from DJ Politik to perform "White Iverson" and  "Congratulations."  Posty's next stop: Coachella in April. 

[contextual-link post_id="1783844" title="Also Read" link_title="Sundance 2018: A Music Fan’s Guide to Concerts, Appearances in Park City" target=""]

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The Black List founder Franklin Leonard captured a historic meet-up: #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign (left) and #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke linked up at a Black List event. "It's blurry, but I don't care," Leonard wrote. "The culture deserves to see these smiles, blurry or not."

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The Black List founder Franklin Leonard captured a historic meet-up: #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign (left) and #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke linked up at a Black List event. "It's blurry, but I don't care," Leonard wrote. "The culture deserves to see these smiles, blurry or not."

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Seeing digital cipher Poppy in person is an odd experience because there are no cracks in the "part-android/part-human" performer online.  She headlined YouTube's house party on Saturday night, a party where people actually danced. Sam Ronson DJ'd the bash. Poppy will remain in the snow for a few days, as her new YouTube Red Original series "I'm Poppy" debuts as a festival selection on Tuesday.

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Seeing digital cipher Poppy in person is an odd experience because there are no cracks in the "part-android/part-human" performer online.  She headlined YouTube's house party on Saturday night, a party where people actually danced. Sam Ronson DJ'd the bash. Poppy will remain in the snow for a few days, as her new YouTube Red Original series "I'm Poppy" debuts as a festival selection on Tuesday.

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A view of the line outside on Saturday night. Google/YouTube Space on Heber is a two-story venue that has been a restaurant and the home of NBCUniversal's parties in the past. YouTube is not crashing the Sundance scene. This is the sixth year that they have been the official sponsor of the festival's Shorts program.

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A view of the line outside on Saturday night. Google/YouTube Space on Heber is a two-story venue that has been a restaurant and the home of NBCUniversal's parties in the past. YouTube is not crashing the Sundance scene. This is the sixth year that they have been the official sponsor of the festival's Shorts program.

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Paul Oakenfold was not the one "Really Cool Dude" at ChefDance's "49 Remarkable Women + 1 Really Cool Dude" event (though he was there) on Saturday night.

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Paul Oakenfold was not the one "Really Cool Dude" at ChefDance's "49 Remarkable Women + 1 Really Cool Dude" event (though he was there) on Saturday night.

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The "1 really cool dude" was Scooter Braun. Gloria Allred addressed him from the podium: “Scooter, you’re the one cool dude, because I've sued all the rest."

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The "1 really cool dude" was Scooter Braun. Gloria Allred addressed him from the podium: “Scooter, you’re the one cool dude, because I've sued all the rest."

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Geena Davis threw a party to promote her Bentonville Film Festival, an emerging event in Arkansas each May that focuses on female voices in cinema. Here, Janina Gavankar of "Blindspotting," Anika Noni Rose and Colman Domingo (both of "Assassination Nation") enjoy Davis' hospitality inside the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T. 

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Geena Davis threw a party to promote her Bentonville Film Festival, an emerging event in Arkansas each May that focuses on female voices in cinema. Here, Janina Gavankar of "Blindspotting," Anika Noni Rose and Colman Domingo (both of "Assassination Nation") enjoy Davis' hospitality inside the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T. 

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Remnants from the Respect Rally earlier in the day -- like signs and Planned Parenthood pink buttons  --  floated around Park City on Saturday. Here, Caren Spruch, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Dawn Laguens were still rally-ready at "The Tale" party that night. 

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Remnants from the Respect Rally earlier in the day -- like signs and Planned Parenthood pink buttons  --  floated around Park City on Saturday. Here, Caren Spruch, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Dawn Laguens were still rally-ready at "The Tale" party that night. 

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After the march, people ducked into bars to get out of the snow and slush. Here, Bridey Elliott and Haley Joel Osment found Rock & Reilly's hideaway. As one of the last places slinging swag in the post-gifting suite era, Roku handed out the Streaming Stick+ to some VIPs. 

 

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After the march, people ducked into bars to get out of the snow and slush. Here, Bridey Elliott and Haley Joel Osment found Rock & Reilly's hideaway. As one of the last places slinging swag in the post-gifting suite era, Roku handed out the Streaming Stick+ to some VIPs. 

 

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Aubrey Plaza was the toast of the 2017 festival by stalking Elizabeth Olsen in "Ingrid Goes West." This year, she came to support Chloe Sevigny at the after party for "Lizzie," one of the buzzy titles around town. The Lizzie Borden story, about the woman accused of killing her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1892, had a packed party Friday night at Cafe Artois.

 

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Aubrey Plaza was the toast of the 2017 festival by stalking Elizabeth Olsen in "Ingrid Goes West." This year, she came to support Chloe Sevigny at the after party for "Lizzie," one of the buzzy titles around town. The Lizzie Borden story, about the woman accused of killing her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1892, had a packed party Friday night at Cafe Artois.

 

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Molly Shannon and Kathryn Hahn hug it out at the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T on Friday night. L.A.'s prom king Jeffrey Best (event production designer) built out a gorgeous three-room space that also included a pop-up of industry favorite, Craig's.

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Molly Shannon and Kathryn Hahn hug it out at the DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T on Friday night. L.A.'s prom king Jeffrey Best (event production designer) built out a gorgeous three-room space that also included a pop-up of industry favorite, Craig's.

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Check out Ethan Hawke, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae and more of the starry scene in Park City here:

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The Grammys and Black Music: A Timeline of Snubs and Embarrassments (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/the-grammys-and-black-music-a-timeline-of-snubs-and-embarrassments-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/the-grammys-and-black-music-a-timeline-of-snubs-and-embarrassments-photos/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:33:21 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792536 The 2018 Grammy nominations were a triumph for diversity, with far more hip-hop and R&B nominees in the top categories than ever before.

In a way, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an organization devoted to supporting and honoring music would recognize the current ascendance of hip-hop as the dominant popular music form. But it is something of a delicious shock, because since they began in the 1950s, the Grammys have not exactly been inclusive.

No hip-hop song, for instance, has ever won Record of the Year or Song of the Year. You could argue that they’ve been shortsighted when it comes to rock music and Latin music and jazz and other genres, too, that there’s an inevitable conservatism that comes from having a huge body of voters considering such a vast musical landscape.

But the decades worth of snubs and oversights are not pretty. A timeline:

1959

At the first Grammys, the Best Rhythm & Blues Performance category was won by a white group, the Champs, with “Tequila.” Ella Fitzgerald was the only African American nominated in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories, which were won by Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” (record and song) and Henry Mancini’s “The Music From Peter Gunn” (album).

1968

On the 10th Grammy show, one of the top three awards is finally won by black performers: The Fifth Dimension, who win Record of the Year for “Up, Up and Away,” written by white songwriter Jimmy Webb.

1976

After 18 years, Natalie Cole becomes the first black performer to win Best New Artist.

1981

It’s the year of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall,” Prince’s “Dirty Mind,” Smokey Robinson’s “Crusin'” and the debuts of the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow. But the Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards all go to a wimpy white guy named Christopher Cross.

1986

Prince is nominated for Album of the Year for the second and last time for “Sign o’ the Times.” That album, “Purple Rain” and “1999” will eventually enter the Grammy Hall of Fame, but he will never win the award.

1988

Public Enemy’s “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” the highest ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, is not nominated for any Grammys. But the Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards do go to a black artist: Bobby McFerrin, for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

1989

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) win the first-ever rap Grammy for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The award was not presented during the televised portion of the ceremony, and in protest Smith led a boycott of the show. (But DJ Jazzy Jeff did show up to accept the Grammy.)

1991

More than a decade after rap music began to revolutionize popular music, MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” becomes the first hip-hop song to receive a Record of the Year nomination. It loses to Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.”

2006

Kayne West’s “Late Registration” beats Enimen’s “Encore” in the Best Rap Album category. This remains the only one of the seven years in which a white artist was nominated in the category that the white artist did not win.

2008

Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock becomes the most recent black artist to win Album of the Year. He does so for an album of Joni Mitchell songs.

2010

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” beats Beyonce’s “I Am … Sasha Fierce” for Album of the Year. This comes four months after she beats Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, where her acceptance speech is interrupted by Kanye West’s infamous “imma let you finish” moment.

2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win the Best Rap Album award over Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, the sixth time in the 19-year history of the award that a white performer had won it. Macklemore also beats Lamar for Best New Artist, and sends Lamar an apologetic text.

2015

This time, it’s Beck’s turn to beat Beyonce in the Album of the Year category, with his “Morning Phase” scoring a surprise victory over her self-titled album.

2016

Grammy voters’ love for Taylor Swift proves embarrassing once more, as her “1989” album beats Kendrick Lamar’s landmark “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Her floppy-haired bestie Ed Sheeran, meanwhile, beats Kendrick in the Song of the Year category.

2017

And finally, Adele wins Album of the Year for “25,” and immediately uses her speech to say what everybody was thinking: that Beyonce deserved it for “Lemonade,” which she said was “so monumental, and so well thought-out and soul-bearing.”

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https://www.thewrap.com/the-grammys-and-black-music-a-timeline-of-snubs-and-embarrassments-photos/feed/ 0 The 2018 Grammy nominations were a triumph for diversity, with far more hip-hop and R&B nominees in the top categories than ever before.

In a way, it shouldn't come as a surprise that an organization devoted to supporting and honoring music would recognize the current ascendance of hip-hop as the dominant popular music form. But it is something of a delicious shock, because since they began in the 1950s, the Grammys have not exactly been inclusive.

No hip-hop song, for instance, has ever won Record of the Year or Song of the Year. You could argue that they’ve been shortsighted when it comes to rock music and Latin music and jazz and other genres, too, that there’s an inevitable conservatism that comes from having a huge body of voters considering such a vast musical landscape.

But the decades worth of snubs and oversights are not pretty. Scroll through TheWrap's timeline:

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The 2018 Grammy nominations were a triumph for diversity, with far more hip-hop and R&B nominees in the top categories than ever before.

In a way, it shouldn't come as a surprise that an organization devoted to supporting and honoring music would recognize the current ascendance of hip-hop as the dominant popular music form. But it is something of a delicious shock, because since they began in the 1950s, the Grammys have not exactly been inclusive.

No hip-hop song, for instance, has ever won Record of the Year or Song of the Year. You could argue that they’ve been shortsighted when it comes to rock music and Latin music and jazz and other genres, too, that there’s an inevitable conservatism that comes from having a huge body of voters considering such a vast musical landscape.

But the decades worth of snubs and oversights are not pretty. Scroll through TheWrap's timeline:

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1959

At the first Grammys, the Best Rhythm & Blues Performance category was won by a white group, the Champs, with “Tequila.” Ella Fitzgerald was the only African American nominated in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories, which were won by Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” (record and song) and Henry Mancini’s “The Music From Peter Gunn” (album).  

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1959

At the first Grammys, the Best Rhythm & Blues Performance category was won by a white group, the Champs, with “Tequila.” Ella Fitzgerald was the only African American nominated in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories, which were won by Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” (record and song) and Henry Mancini’s “The Music From Peter Gunn” (album).  

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1968

At the 10th Grammy show, one of the top three awards is finally won by black performers: The Fifth Dimension, who win Record of the Year for “Up, Up and Away,” written by white songwriter Jimmy Webb.

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1968

At the 10th Grammy show, one of the top three awards is finally won by black performers: The Fifth Dimension, who win Record of the Year for “Up, Up and Away,” written by white songwriter Jimmy Webb.

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1976

After 18 years, Natalie Cole becomes the first black performer to win Best New Artist.

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1976

After 18 years, Natalie Cole becomes the first black performer to win Best New Artist.

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1981

It's the year of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall,” Prince’s “Dirty Mind,” Smokey Robinson’s “Crusin’” and the debuts of the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow. But the Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards all go to a wimpy white guy named Christopher Cross.

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1981

It's the year of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall,” Prince’s “Dirty Mind,” Smokey Robinson’s “Crusin’” and the debuts of the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow. But the Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards all go to a wimpy white guy named Christopher Cross.

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1986

Prince is nominated for Album of the Year for the second and last time for “Sign o’ the Times.” That album, “Purple Rain” and “1999” will eventually enter the Grammy Hall of Fame, but he will never win the award

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1986

Prince is nominated for Album of the Year for the second and last time for “Sign o’ the Times.” That album, “Purple Rain” and “1999” will eventually enter the Grammy Hall of Fame, but he will never win the award

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1988

Public Enemy’s “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” the highest ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, is not nominated for any Grammys. But the Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards do go to a black artist: Bobby McFerrin, for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

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1988

Public Enemy’s “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” the highest ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, is not nominated for any Grammys. But the Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards do go to a black artist: Bobby McFerrin, for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

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1989

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) win the first-ever rap Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand." The award was not presented during the televised portion of the ceremony, and in protest Smith led a boycott of the show. (But DJ Jazzy Jeff did show up to accept the Grammy.)  

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1989

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) win the first-ever rap Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand." The award was not presented during the televised portion of the ceremony, and in protest Smith led a boycott of the show. (But DJ Jazzy Jeff did show up to accept the Grammy.)  

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1991

More than a decade after rap music began to revolutionize popular music, MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” becomes the first hip-hop song to receive a Record of the Year nomination. It loses to Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.” 

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1991

More than a decade after rap music began to revolutionize popular music, MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” becomes the first hip-hop song to receive a Record of the Year nomination. It loses to Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.” 

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2006

Kayne West’s “Late Registration” beats Eminem’s “Encore” in the Best Rap Album category. This remains the only one of the seven years in which a white artist was nominated in the category that the white artist did not win.

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2006

Kayne West’s “Late Registration” beats Eminem’s “Encore” in the Best Rap Album category. This remains the only one of the seven years in which a white artist was nominated in the category that the white artist did not win.

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2008

Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock becomes the most recent black artist to win Album of the Year. He does so for an album of Joni Mitchell songs.

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2008

Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock becomes the most recent black artist to win Album of the Year. He does so for an album of Joni Mitchell songs.

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2010

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” beats Beyonce’s “I Am … Sasha Fierce” for Album of the Year. This comes four months after she beats Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, where her acceptance speech is interrupted by Kanye West’s infamous “imma let you finish” moment.

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2010

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” beats Beyonce’s “I Am … Sasha Fierce” for Album of the Year. This comes four months after she beats Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, where her acceptance speech is interrupted by Kanye West’s infamous “imma let you finish” moment.

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2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win the Best Rap Album award over Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, the sixth time in the 19-year history of the award that a white performer had won it. Macklemore also beats Lamar for Best New Artist, and sends Lamar an apologetic text.

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2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win the Best Rap Album award over Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, the sixth time in the 19-year history of the award that a white performer had won it. Macklemore also beats Lamar for Best New Artist, and sends Lamar an apologetic text.

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2015

This time, it’s Beck’s turn to beat Beyonce in the Album of the Year category, with his “Morning Phase” scoring a surprise victory over her self-titled album.

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2015

This time, it’s Beck’s turn to beat Beyonce in the Album of the Year category, with his “Morning Phase” scoring a surprise victory over her self-titled album.

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2016

Grammy voters’ love for Taylor Swift proves embarrassing once more, as her “1989” album beats Kendrick Lamar’s landmark “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Her floppy-haired bestie Ed Sheeran, meanwhile, beats Kendrick in the Song of the Year category.

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2016

Grammy voters’ love for Taylor Swift proves embarrassing once more, as her “1989” album beats Kendrick Lamar’s landmark “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Her floppy-haired bestie Ed Sheeran, meanwhile, beats Kendrick in the Song of the Year category.

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2017

And finally, Adele wins Album of the Year for “25,” and immediately uses her speech to say what everybody was thinking: that Beyonce deserved it for “Lemonade,” which she said was “so monumental, and so well thought-out and soul-bearing.”

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2017

And finally, Adele wins Album of the Year for “25,” and immediately uses her speech to say what everybody was thinking: that Beyonce deserved it for “Lemonade,” which she said was “so monumental, and so well thought-out and soul-bearing.”

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White House Officials Call Trump’s Refusal to Heed Advice ‘Defiance Disorder’ in New Book https://www.thewrap.com/white-house-officials-call-trumps-refusal-to-heed-advice-defiance-disorder-in-new-book/ https://www.thewrap.com/white-house-officials-call-trumps-refusal-to-heed-advice-defiance-disorder-in-new-book/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:21:52 +0000 Jon Levine https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792544 Donald Trump’s staff is so frustrated by their boss’ persistent impulse to do whatever they beg him not to that they’ve coined their own term for it: “defiance disorder,” according to a new book.

That tidbit is only one of the many revelations promised in another book about the president’s dysfunctional White House.

“Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” by Fox News media guru Howard Kurtz, is scheduled to hit bookstores on Jan. 29.

Elsewhere in the book, Kurtz talks about former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and his disdain for first daughter Ivanka Trump.

“You love your dad. I get that. But you’re just another staffer who doesn’t know what you’re doing,” said Bannon during another scene described in the book.

Excerpts of the work were obtained and published by the Washington Post on Monday.

An Amazon description of the book teased that in addition to other salacious stories, promising it will answer some of the fundamental questions of Trumpland including: “Why White House strategist Steve Bannon told Trump he is in danger of being impeached,” and “How the love-hate relationship between the president and Morning Joe hosts―Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski―turned entirely to hate.”

Kurtz’ reps over at Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

While the leaked excerpts suggest the revelations will not be in the same league as Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” they no doubt come as an unwelcome addition for a White House eager to move beyond embarrassing stories about its dysfunction.

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Fox News' Brit Hume Insists He Doesn't Have 'Fantasies About Trump's Penis' – for Real

Fox News Denies Shelving Story on Stormy Daniels-Trump Affair Before 2016 Election

Fox News Can't Quit the Clintons, Announces 'Scandalous' Docu-Series About 1998 Impeachment

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Kid Rock Donates $122,000 From Fake Senate Run’s Merch Sales to Republican Voter Registration https://www.thewrap.com/kid-rock-donates-republican-voter-registration-senate/ https://www.thewrap.com/kid-rock-donates-republican-voter-registration-senate/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:15:27 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792559 Remember that whole “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” thing? While the campaign was all a fake, the money the Michigan-based singer raised selling buttons and t-shirts was very real — especially to CRNC Action.

The College Republican National Committee affiliate was the beneficiary of $122,000 worth of merchandise sales, according to the group and Rock’s publicist.

“All of the money raised from the political merchandise was sent directly to CRNC Action,” Jay Jones, a rep for the “All Summer Long” singer told The Detroit News.

CRNC Action president Ted Dooley said a donation of about $122,000 was made in early December. Dooley confirmed that it was his group who staffed the voter registration tables at Rock’s concerts last summer.

“The work was pretty much like other voter registration work we do — set up and man voter registration booths, collect the registration forms, and submit them — except a lot more fun,” Dooley said.

Dooley and Jones did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

In September, Rock came clean about his previously announced political aspirations being a hoax.

“F– no, I’m not running for Senate, are you f–ing kidding me?” he said on “The Howard Stern Show.” “Who couldn’t figure that out?”

The whole thing was just a publicity stunt for his new album, “Sweet Summer Sugar,” Rocker told the SiriusXM shock-jock. Shocker.

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'Traitor' Kid Rock Gets a History Lesson From Michael Rapaport (Video)

Kid Rock Shows Donald Trump How to Condemn Nazis With Style (Video)

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Wanda Group Reports 11 Percent Revenue Slide, Despite Growing Film Business https://www.thewrap.com/wanda-group-11-percent-slide-film-business/ https://www.thewrap.com/wanda-group-11-percent-slide-film-business/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:12:31 +0000 Sean Burch https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792535 Last year was one to forget for Dalian Wanda, with the Chinese real estate and entertainment powerhouse reporting a nearly 11 percent drop in revenue in 2017 this past weekend.

The company disclosed RMB 227.37B ($35.5B) in revenue, a 10.8 percent drop from 2016 — despite its film business pulling in RMB 53.B ($8.3B) in sales, a 35.9 percent increase year-over-year. But even this fell short of expectations, with Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin saying it was about 1 percent below company projections.

“It is somewhat of a shame to know that the target might have been achieved with just a little more effort,” said Wang in a statement.

Wanda — the owner of AMC Theaters and Legendary Pictures — said it opened 199 new theaters around the globe, pushing its count to more than 1,500 cinemas. But increased scrutiny from Chinese regulators curbed the group’s expansion outside of its home country, with the government looking to curtail investment in foreign real estate and entertainment.

The effect was noticeable for its real estate business, which had a 24 percent drop in revenue from the previous year. With Wanda selling off its hotels and other assets, it is looking to focus on “new core enterprises” like film and TV as part of its rebound. “We should continue to maintain a high growth-rate and make up for content shortcomings so as to achieve the medium- and long-term enterprise goals for film and television,” the company announced on Saturday.

Reducing debt and finding more Disney-esque attractions for its tourism projects were also on the to-do list for 2018. Wang then pointed to the conglomerate’s 30th anniversary, saying 2018 was “vitally important” for the company.

“There is an ancient Chinese saying that says, ‘A man should be steadfast at the age of 30,'” said Wang. “Wanda is committed to becoming a century-old enterprise, and now ushers in this new starting point.”

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China's Wanda Group Fails to Fund Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon's 'Arc of Justice'

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Keira Knightley, Jim Parsons and More Sundance Portraits From TheWrap at the Acura Studios (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-portraits-2018-sevigny-parsons-keira-knightley-swank/ https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-portraits-2018-sevigny-parsons-keira-knightley-swank/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:44 +0000 Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap at the Acura Studios https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792024 Sundance 2018: Hilary Swank, Aubrey Plaza and Daveed Diggs among the stars shot by photographer Irvin Rivera in Park City.

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Chloë Sevigny, "Lizzie" 

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Chloë Sevigny, "Lizzie" 

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"Lizzie" writer Bryce Kass, actor Denis O'Hare, director Craig William Macneill and actress Chloë Sevigny 

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"Lizzie" writer Bryce Kass, actor Denis O'Hare, director Craig William Macneill and actress Chloë Sevigny 

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Actor Michael Shannon, "What They Had"

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Actor Michael Shannon, "What They Had"

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"What They Had" stars Taissa Farmiga, Michael Shannon, writer-director Elizabeth Chomko, Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank 

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"What They Had" stars Taissa Farmiga, Michael Shannon, writer-director Elizabeth Chomko, Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank 

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"Believer" director Don Argott with subjects Tyler Glenn and Dan Reynolds 

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"Believer" director Don Argott with subjects Tyler Glenn and Dan Reynolds 

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"An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin" director Jim Hosking with stars Aubrey Plaza, Matt Berry, Craig Robinson, and Jemaine Clement 

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"An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin" director Jim Hosking with stars Aubrey Plaza, Matt Berry, Craig Robinson, and Jemaine Clement 

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"Private Life" stars Kayli Carter and Kathryn Hahn with writer-director Tamara Jenkins 

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"Private Life" stars Kayli Carter and Kathryn Hahn with writer-director Tamara Jenkins 

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Actress Kayli Carter, "Private Life" 

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Actress Kayli Carter, "Private Life" 

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Musician Aloe Blacc, "America's Musical Journey" 

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Musician Aloe Blacc, "America's Musical Journey" 

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Actress Kiersey Clemons, "Hearts Beat Loud" 

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Actress Kiersey Clemons, "Hearts Beat Loud" 

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Actress Elizabeth Gillies, "Arizona" 

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Actress Elizabeth Gillies, "Arizona" 

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"Arizona" director Jonathan Watson with stars Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Danny McBride, Lolli Sorenson, Kaitlin Olsen and Rosemarie Dewitt

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"Arizona" director Jonathan Watson with stars Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Danny McBride, Lolli Sorenson, Kaitlin Olsen and Rosemarie Dewitt

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"Eighth Grade" writer-director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher 

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"Eighth Grade" writer-director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher 

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Director Cathy Yan,  "Dead Pigs" 

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Director Cathy Yan,  "Dead Pigs" 

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"Dead Pigs" director Cathy Yan with stars Li Meng, Zazie Beetz and David Rhysdahl

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"Dead Pigs" director Cathy Yan with stars Li Meng, Zazie Beetz and David Rhysdahl

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Actress Zazie Beetz, "Dead Pigs"

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Actress Zazie Beetz, "Dead Pigs"

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Writer-actor Rafael Casal, director Carlos López Estrada, writer-actor Daveed Diggs, actors Janina Gavankar, Justin Chu Cory and Jasmine Cephas Jones, "Blindspotting" 

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Writer-actor Rafael Casal, director Carlos López Estrada, writer-actor Daveed Diggs, actors Janina Gavankar, Justin Chu Cory and Jasmine Cephas Jones, "Blindspotting" 

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The scene at TheWrap's Acura Studios in Sundance. 

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The scene at TheWrap's Acura Studios in Sundance. 

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Actor Common, "The Tale" 

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Actor Common, "The Tale" 

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Jason Ritter, "The Tale" 

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Jason Ritter, "The Tale" 

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Isabella Amara, "The Tale" 

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Isabella Amara, "The Tale" 

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Actress Priyanka Chopra, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Actress Priyanka Chopra, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Actress Octavia Spencer, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Actress Octavia Spencer, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Claire Danes, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Claire Danes, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Jim Parsons, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Jim Parsons, "A Kid Like Jake" 

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Actors Jeffrey Wright, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and director Anthony Mandler, "Monster" 

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Actors Jeffrey Wright, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and director Anthony Mandler, "Monster" 

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Actress Kiera Knightly, "Colette" 

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Actress Kiera Knightly, "Colette" 

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Dominic West and Kiera Knightly, "Colette" 

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Dominic West and Kiera Knightly, "Colette" 

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Actor John Cho, "Search" 

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Actor John Cho, "Search" 

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Garrett Hedlund, "Burden" 

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Garrett Hedlund, "Burden" 

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Director Talal Derki, "Of Fathers and Sons" 

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Director Talal Derki, "Of Fathers and Sons" 

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Director, Boots Riley, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Director, Boots Riley, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Lakeith Stanfield, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Lakeith Stanfield, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Armie Hammer, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Armie Hammer, "Sorry to Bother You" 

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Jason Segel, "Come Sunday"

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Jason Segel, "Come Sunday"

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Condola Rashad, "Come Sunday" 

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Condola Rashad, "Come Sunday" 

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Forest Whitaker, "Burden"

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Forest Whitaker, "Burden"

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Jaden Smith, "Skate Kitchen"

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Jaden Smith, "Skate Kitchen"

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The young women of the Skate Kitchen skate collective, director, Crystal Moselle, and Jaden Smith, "Skate Kitchen"

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The young women of the Skate Kitchen skate collective, director, Crystal Moselle, and Jaden Smith, "Skate Kitchen"

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‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman Exits TNT https://www.thewrap.com/snowpiercer-showrunner-josh-friedman-exits-tnt/ https://www.thewrap.com/snowpiercer-showrunner-josh-friedman-exits-tnt/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:24:39 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792516 Josh Friedman, showrunner of TNT’s upcoming series “Snowpiercer,” is leaving the network, a network spokesperson told TheWrap.

Friedman wrote the pilot of the series, which was picked up by TNT just this month, and was also an executive producer on the show. A person close to the network told Variety that “creative differences” caused the split.

The series is based on Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name, about a ginormous train that circles the frozen wasteland the earth has become and houses what is left of the human race. While the train moves, its inhabitants struggle with the same political and culture issues the world has dealt with for centuries, including social injustice, class warfare and the fight for survival.

Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall make up the cast.

The reboot is a co-production between Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, as well as CJ Entertainment. Scott Derrickson directed the pilot, which was written by Josh Friedman.

Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements executive producer, along with the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

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Vice Media Investigated Former Host Billie JD Porter’s New Misconduct Accusations https://www.thewrap.com/vice-media-investigates-former-host-billie-jd-porters-new-misconduct-accusations/ https://www.thewrap.com/vice-media-investigates-former-host-billie-jd-porters-new-misconduct-accusations/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:03:04 +0000 Jon Levine https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792509 Vice Media investigated new accusations of sexual misconduct from former British TV Host Billie JD Porter.

“Ms. Porter has raised some of the allegations in her Instagram post with us and we have worked quickly and decisively to investigate them and take appropriate actions where necessary,” a Vice spokesperson told TheWrap. “We have encouraged her to give further details surrounding any allegations, so we can investigate those as well.”

In a Sunday Instagram post, Porter said that her supervisor at Vice gave her alcohol and drugs when she was still a minor and asked to perform sexual acts on him. Porter, who didn’t name the accused in her post, said she was inspired to write the post because she was disgusted at the company for handing out “women don’t forget” promotional pins during this weekend’s women’s marches.

“We encourage any current or former employee who believes they are the victim of a crime to file a police report,” a Vice spokesperson continued in a statement to TheWrap. “We will co-operate with any law enforcement enquiries that follow. We want Vice to be a working environment in which all colleagues feel valued and respected and have put in place clear procedures for colleagues to raise grievances, and a rigorous and transparent process for handling them.”

How dare you @vice ? The past few months have been tough. I’ve been conflicted about how openly I should speak about what I am going through, partially for legal reasons, but yesterday I was sent a photo of a promotional pin that Vice were handing out at the Women’s March in LA and NY, and I cannot remain silent about it. Yeah, women don’t forget. I haven’t forgotten being given drugs and alcohol by my boss in the office as a sixteen year old, then being asked to perform sex acts on him. I haven’t forgotten being seriously told by my producers to get drunk before filming because they thought it made me a ‘funnier’ host. I haven’t forgotten the company firing me after what they called ‘inappropriate behaviour’ at a company party where I was given a cocktail of drugs by senior management who knew I was being treated for depression. There’s a list longer than you could imagine of things I haven’t forgotten, and have made the company aware of, only to have been made to feel totally insignificant and humiliated by the supposed ‘investigation’ process. Seemingly, in the midst of widespread reports of sexual abuse and harassment, Vice still thinks its appropriate to be shamelessly promoting their brand at an event about women’s rights, and pretending to give a shit. Let me tell you, from a woman who hasn’t forgotten – they do not. —————————————————————— I will only be keeping this post on my feed for a very short time, because the sight of this badge actually turns my stomach. I need no further triggers causing me to relive what happened. Know this – while Vice are spending money on tone-deaf gimmicks like this and trying to improve their public image, they are neglecting to support and inform their own employees who were abused on their watch.

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“I haven’t forgotten being given drugs and alcohol by my boss in the office as a sixteen year old, then being asked to perform sex acts on him,” Porter wrote in her post. “I haven’t forgotten being seriously told by my producers to get drunk before filming because they thought it made me a ‘funnier’ host.”

She continued: “I haven’t forgotten the company firing me after what they called ‘inappropriate behaviour’ at a company party where I was given a cocktail of drugs by senior management who knew I was being treated for depression.”

Porter declined to name her boss in a brief message to TheWrap.

“I’m not doing any press about the investigation at this time,” she said. “You could try asking Vice for his name.”

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Cardi B Defends Fiance Offset: I Know He’s Not Homophobic (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/cardi-b-defends-fiance-offset-i-know-hes-not-homophobic/ https://www.thewrap.com/cardi-b-defends-fiance-offset-i-know-hes-not-homophobic/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:52:21 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792500

Cardi B has weighed in on the lyric controversy faced by her fiancé Offset last week, and is defending the Migos rapper after he was accused of using homophobic lyrics.

“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” the 25-year-old rapper said in a video on Periscope over the weekend. “I’m saying this because I seen him around these … around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”

She also said in the video that instead of getting angry, those offended by Offset’s use of the word “queer” should “educate people about it.”

“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” Cardi B continued in the video.

“Now, that’s a word that you guys say that it’s a bad word for gays — I never even heard that word in the first place,” she said. “Why don’t y’all educate people about it? A lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don’t we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label something that they not?”

Offset came under fire for using “queer” in a guest verse on YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” The rapper apologized last week, saying he was offended that he offended anybody.

He used the dictionary definition of the word in his apology, saying that “to me that “queer” I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd.”

“I didn’t write the line about gay people. I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people,” he said.

Watch Cardi B’s full video on the subject above.

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Oscars 2018: We Predict Nominations in All 24 Categories (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/oscar-nominations-predict-24-categories-shape-of-water-lady-bird-dunkirk/ https://www.thewrap.com/oscar-nominations-predict-24-categories-shape-of-water-lady-bird-dunkirk/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:40:07 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1789142 In one of the most unsettled Oscars seasons in memory, the toughest category to figure out may be Best Picture.

But first, we have to figure out what’s going to get nominated — and while five or six films and more than a dozen actors seem secure in their chances of scoring nods, there are plenty of question marks up and down the Oscar ballot.

In all likelihood, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” will lead all films in nominations — I have it nabbing 12 nominations, which would put it two shy of the record shared by “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land.” That seems a little high, but the runners-up — “Dunkirk” with eight, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with seven and “Lady Bird,” “Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name” with five — feel about right.

Here are my best guesses in all 24 categories, with potential nominees listed in order of likelihood:

BEST PICTURE
Five films seem very safe in the Oscars’ top category, and two more relatively safe: “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” as the top five, with “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Post” just behind (though the lack of guild support for Steven Spielberg’s drama is troubling). With the Academy’s system capable of producing anywhere from five to 10 Best Picture nominees, I have a feeling this year could only yield those seven, though history suggests that eight or nine films often make the cut.

If so, the final one or two will likely be drawn from “Phantom Thread,” which just might have enough fanatic devotees to benefit from the preferential system; “I, Tonya” and “Molly’s Game,” which have done very well in guild voting; “The Florida Project,” which once seemed to be a likely nominee and could still squeeze in; “Darkest Hour,” which also seemed likely as well; and “The Big Sick” and “Mudbound,” which received key SAG ensemble nominations.

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Post”
If nine films are nominated (which experience says might happen): “I, Tonya,” “The Florida Project”
If somehow 10 films get in (which they won’t): “The Big Sick”

BEST DIRECTOR
The Directors Guild nominated Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).

Most years, the Academy goes for four of the five DGA nominees, which might mean dropping Peele, Gerwig or McDonagh in favor of Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”), Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) or Steven Spielberg (“The Post”).

Certainly, the Academy’s Directors Branch has confounded expectations before, and in the last two years the branch has grown by more than 25 percent — largely with the admission of international voters who may be harder to predict. Heck, they could even make up for snubbing Ridley Scott for “The Martian” by nominating him for his 11th-hour save of “All the Money in the World,” though that’s a complete long shot. But here’s guessing that for once, they stick with the DGA slate.

Predicted nominees: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”; Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”; Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”; Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

BEST ACTOR
There’s one big question in this category: Will James Franco get a nomination? The “Disaster Artist” director and star seemed on track for one until a number of women surfaced to accuse him of sexual misconduct in the wake of his Golden Globes win. The most damning of those accusations came only one day before Oscars voting ended — so while the accusations undoubtedly cost him some votes, he probably already had enough to get in.

Gary Oldman and Timothée Chalamet are locks for “Darkest Hour” and “Call Me by Your Name,” and “Phantom Thread” star Daniel Day-Lewis probably is as well — so if Franco gets in, the last slot will go to Tom Hanks (“The Post”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) or Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”). Hanks is Oscar royalty, but he hasn’t been nominated since 2000, and Kaluuya’s film has real heat.

Predicted nominees: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”; Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”; Daniel Day-Lewis,”Phantom Thread”; Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”; James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

BEST ACTRESS
In one of the Oscars’ most competitive categories, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Sally Hawkins feel like locks for “Three Billboards,” “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water,” respectively. “I, Tonya” star Margot Robbie, who initially seemed to be on the bubble, now seems secure — which means that while Meryl Streep (“The Post”) holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for acting, she’s fighting for the fifth spot with a variety of other contenders, including Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”), Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”) and Michelle Williams (“All the Money in the World”).

The guilds liked “Molly’s Game” more than “The Post,” so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Chastain will pull an upset and edge out Streep.

Predicted nominees: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”; Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”; Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”; Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) for sure. Rockwell’s co-star Woody Harrelson has been coming on strong lately. “Call Me by Your Name” sports a pair of strong contenders in Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Richard Jenkins provides the audience’s way into “The Shape of Water.” And Christopher Plummer could be rewarded for jumping into the Kevin Spacey role in “All the Money in the World.”

Predicted nominees: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”; Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”; Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
The three actresses who play difficult moms — Allison Janney in “I, Tonya,” Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird” and Holly Hunter in “The Big Sick,” in level of increasing likability — should all get nominations. Then there’s Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound,” Hong Chau in “Downsizing,” Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water,” Lesley Manville in “Phantom Thread” and even Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” Chau could sneak in as the only part of Alexander Payne’s movie that has clicked with voters, but the film’s overall reception could hurt her.

Predicted nominees: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”; Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”; Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”; Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”; Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The thinner of the Oscars’ two screenplay categories will certainly contain “Call Me by Your Name” and will likely have “Molly’s Game,” “The Disaster Artist” and “Mudbound” as well, unless voters balk at the last film’s Netflix provenance. After that, it’s anybody’s guess, with “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Wonder,” “The Beguiled,” “Victoria & Abdul” and WGA nominee “Logan” among the films that have a chance. We give a slight edge to “Wonder,” which came in late but was loved by most of those who saw it.

Predicted nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Mudbound,” “Wonder”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Can “The Shape of Water” or “Dunkirk” get in, and by doing so increase their chances of winning Best Picture? Or will “The Big Sick” and “I, Tonya” push them out? In a fiercely competitive category where “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards” seem assured of nominations and “The Post” and “Coco” also sit on the bubble, I have a feeling there’s too much affection for “The Shape of Water” to leave it out, and too much admiration for the verbal fireworks of “I, Tonya.”

Predicted nominees: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “The Shape of Water”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yes, Roger Deakins will get his 14th nomination for “Blade Runner 2049” — and this time around, he might even win his first Oscar and erase that inexplicable smudge on the Academy’s record.

“Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water” seem assured nominations as well. And in a field of contenders that includes “The Post,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour” and “Mudbound,” the last of those films would give the Academy its first-ever female cinematography nominee, Rachel Morrison.

Predicted nominees: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Mudbound”

BEST FILM EDITING
This could be the category that tells us whether “Lady Bird” or “Get Out” could win Best Picture — because for the past 36 years, every best-pic winner except “Birdman” (which was designed to look like a continuous shot) was nominated here. “Lady Bird” is the longer shot in a category that usually saves a couple of slots for big, muscular movies.

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Baby Driver,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
We expect voters to go for the elaborately constructed worlds of “The Shape of Water” and “Blade Runner 2049” and then turn to the lavish period pieces that often dominate the category, “Darkest Hour” and “Murder on the Orient Express” perhaps edging out “Victoria & Abdul,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Wonderstruck.” And as long as voters don’t think the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” was simply a copy of the animated film, it should be safe. But watch out for “Phantom Thread,” too.

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Darkest Hour,” “Murder on the Orient Express”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Oscars voters won’t resist “Phantom Thread,” in which Daniel Day-Lewis plays a costume designer. “Beauty and the Beast” is just too gorgeously frilly to bypass (not to mention all those costumes that help turn people into household objects). And the skating outfits are a key to “I, Tonya.” Then it’s a matter of whether voters want to go elaborate (“The Greatest Showman,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Wonderstruck”) or functional (“The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour”). We’ll take one of each.

Predicted nominees: “Phantom Thread,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “I, Tonya,” “Darkest Hour,” “The Greatest Showman”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
It’ll be hard for voters to resist the makeup that will help Gary Oldman and Margot Robbie land acting nominations, so “Darkest Hour” and “I, Tonya” should make the cut. Then voters could either opt for the elaborate sci-fi makeup of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” or “Ghost in the Shell,” or the character makeup of “Wonder.” Since “Guardians” already got a nomination with its first film, maybe they’ll go in a different direction.

Predicted nominees: “Darkest Hour,” “I, Tonya,” “Wonder”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat and Hans Zimmer should pick up their eighth and 11th nominations, respectively, for “The Shape of Water” and “Dunkirk.” But those guys pale next to John Williams, who should land his 51st for “The Post” and might even get his 52nd for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to boot. But Williams is more likely to stick with one nod and leave space for Dario Marianelli’s “Darkest Hour” score and for one of the year’s most adventurous works, Jonny Greenwood’s music for “Phantom Thread.” Thomas Newman is also in the running for “Victoria & Abdul.”

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” “Phantom Thread”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
In a packed race, the likeliest nominees are probably two theatrical songs, “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” and “Remember Me” from “Coco.” But Diane Warren and Common’s “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall” is close behind, as are Alan Menken’s new “Beauty and the Beast” song “Evermore,” Elvis Costello’s “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way,” Sufjan Stevens’ two songs from “Call Me by Your Name,” Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River,” Questlove’s “It Ain’t Fair,” Sara Bareilles’ “If I Dare,” Taylor Swift’s and Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett’s “Truth to Power,” among many others.

A real wild-card possibility: Music Branch bigwig Alan Bergman’s “Just Getting Started” from the documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.”

Predicted nominees: “Remember Me” from “Coco”; “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”; “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”; “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”; “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”

BEST SOUND EDITING
In the 11 years since the Oscars expanded the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing categories to five nominees each, four out of the five nominees in the two categories have almost always matched, and at least one has been different. Sound Editing tends to reward the biggest films with the most artificially created sound effects, so “The Shape of Water” might fall out here in favor of “War for the Planet of the Apes” or “Wonder Woman.”

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Baby Driver,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Wonder Woman”

BEST SOUND MIXING
In Sound Mixing, meanwhile, voters typically drop in one or two musicals or impressively mounted Best Picture nominees. “The Shape of Water” will likely land a spot here over “The Greatest Showman,” “The Post” or “Coco.” Otherwise the landscape remains similar to Sound Editing.

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Baby Driver”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Unlike, say, the makeup category, VFX voters tend not to nominate terrible movies with great effects, the odd “Transformers” nod notwithstanding. That could be bad news for the spectacularly awful “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” regardless of how jaw-dropping its effects are. Voters will also go for subtler effects in the service of a better story, which could help “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water.”

If they don’t want to make “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” the eighth “Star Wars” movie to be nominated in the category, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” or the Korean oddity “Okja” could slip in — but it seems unlikely they’re tired of “Star Wars” just yet.

Predicted nominees: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Once you get past Pixar’s “Coco,” it was not a particularly strong year for major-studio animated features. That should open the category to the Irish indie “The Breadwinner” and the animated oil paintings of “Loving Vincent.”

But the last two slots could go to another foreign indie like “The Girl Without Hands” or “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” rather than to DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby,” Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” or Fox’s “Ferdinand.” Or one of the two Lego movies could get in, as something of an apology for not even nominating “The Lego Movie” three years ago.

Predicted nominees: “Coco,” “The Breadwinner,” “Loving Vincent,” “Ferdinand,” “The Lego Batman Movie”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
This category might be the most confounding of all, because we have no idea who’s voted. A change in the rules opened the second-round voting to far more members, particularly internationally, which could dramatically change the sensibility and expand the number of voters.

“The Square” and “Loveless” are still the most acclaimed, “The Insult” and “In the Fade” perhaps the most crowd-pleasing, “Foxtrot” the most challenging, “A Fantastic Woman” the timeliest and “Felicite,” “The Wound” and “On Body and Soul” the most intriguing.

But without having a real sense of who’s going to be voting to narrow the shortlist down to the final five, we’re guessing about what they’ll respond to, with “The Wound” narrowly edging out “The Insult” in our reckoning.

Predicted nominees: “The Square,” “Loveless,” “A Fantastic Woman,” “In the Fade,” “The Wound”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
On a strong shortlist of 15 films, Brett Morgen’s “Jane” and Agnes Varda and JR’s “Faces Places” have stood out from the beginning. But “Strong Island” is the most awarded nonfiction film of the year, while “Icarus” was at least partly responsible for the recent banning of Russia from the Winter Olympics.

For the last slot, while it would be great to think that the Academy might honor Steve James (“Abacus”) or Frederick Wiseman (“Ex Libris”), it may well come down to Syria or the L.A. riots, “City of Ghosts” v. “LA 92.”

Predicted nominees: “Jane,” “Faces Places,” “Strong Island,” “Icarus,” “LA 92”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Over the years, voters in this category have shown a marked preference for 30-to-40-minute films about serious social and cultural problems. That’s perfect for films like the sadly timely “Heroin(e)” and the devasting “Kayayo,” but it could hurt a wry film like “Ten Meter Tower.”

In a strong group, other films that tick the right boxes include “116 Cameras” (a new way of looking at the Holocaust), “Edith+Eddie” (a character study that will leave most viewers infuriated at the elder-care system) and “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” (a less depressing character study of an artist). But “Traffic Stop” could well land a nomination, too.

Predicted nominees: “Heroin(e),” “Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets,” “116 Cameras,” “Edith+Eddie,” “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Pixar is almost always nominated, and “Lou” is an amusing but affecting work from that company. The hand-drawn “Dear Basketball” adds a genuinely touching visual component to Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem, with music by no less than John Williams. “In a Heartbeat” is a student Oscar winner that should advance on the strength of its prot-LGBT message, if not its animation. Among the others, the wit of “Life Smartphone” and the visual beauty of “Fox and the Whale” make them contenders, but the Roald Dahl adaptation “Revolting Rhymes” and the stop-motion “Negative Space” might have the upper hand.

Predicted nominees: “Dear Basketball,” “Lou,” “In a Heartbeat,” “Negative Space,” “Revolting Rhymes”

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
In the past, this category was often dominated by European shorts, often with darkly humorous twist endings. This year’s shortlisted films are largely international as well, but there’s not much humor here outside of the Australian film “The Eleven O’Clock.” These are films about terrorism (“Watu Wote,” “Witnesses”), school violence (“DeKalb Elementary”), racial violence (“My Nephew Emmett”), immigration (“Icebox,” “Facing Mecca”) and more.

“Rise of a Star,” a ballet film featuring Catherine Deneuve, might also stand out as something of a chance of pace, as could the Jack London adaptation “Lost Face,” but essentially voters can choose the story that hits the hardest — which makes it a hard category to predict, with the abundance of hard-hitting stories to choose from.

Predicted nominees: “DeKalb Elementary,” “Facing Mecca,” “Watu Wote/All of Us,” “Icebox,” “The Eleven O’Clock”

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Best Picture predicted nominees, in order of probability: "The Shape of Water," "Lady Bird," "Get Out," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "Dunkirk," "Call Me by Your Name," "The Post" • If there are three more nominees: "I, Tonya," "The Florida Project," "The Big Sick"

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Best Director predicted nominees: Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"; Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"; Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird"; Jordan Peele, "Get Out"

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Best Director predicted nominees: Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"; Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"; Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird"; Jordan Peele, "Get Out"

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Best Actor predicted nominees: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"; Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"; Daniel Day-Lewis,"Phantom Thread"; Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"; James Franco, "The Disaster Artist"

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Best Actor predicted nominees: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"; Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"; Daniel Day-Lewis,"Phantom Thread"; Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"; James Franco, "The Disaster Artist"

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Best Actress predicted nominees: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"; Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"; Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"; Jessica Chastain, "Molly's Game"

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Best Actress predicted nominees: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"; Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"; Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"; Jessica Chastain, "Molly's Game"

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Best Supporting Actor predicted nominees: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"; Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"; Armie Hammer, "Call Me by Your Name"

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Best Supporting Actor predicted nominees: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"; Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"; Armie Hammer, "Call Me by Your Name"

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Best Supporting Actress predicted nominees: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"; Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"; Holly Hunter, "The Big Sick"; Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"; Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"

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Best Supporting Actress predicted nominees: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"; Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"; Holly Hunter, "The Big Sick"; Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"; Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"

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Best Original Screenplay predicted nominees: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "Lady Bird," "Get Out," "I, Tonya," "The Shape of Water"

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Best Original Screenplay predicted nominees: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "Lady Bird," "Get Out," "I, Tonya," "The Shape of Water"

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Best Adapted Screenplay predicted nominees: "Call Me by Your Name," "Molly's Game," "The Disaster Artist," "Mudbound," "Wonder"

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Best Adapted Screenplay predicted nominees: "Call Me by Your Name," "Molly's Game," "The Disaster Artist," "Mudbound," "Wonder"

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Best Cinematography predicted nominees: "Blade Runner 2049," "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Call Me by Your Name," "Mudbound"

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Best Cinematography predicted nominees: "Blade Runner 2049," "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Call Me by Your Name," "Mudbound"

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Best Film Editing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Get Out," "Baby Driver," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

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Best Film Editing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Get Out," "Baby Driver," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

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Best Production Design predicted nominees: "The Shape of Water," "Blade Runner 2049," "Beauty and the Beast," "Darkest Hour," "Murder on the Orient Express"

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Best Production Design predicted nominees: "The Shape of Water," "Blade Runner 2049," "Beauty and the Beast," "Darkest Hour," "Murder on the Orient Express"

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Best Costume Design predicted nominees: "Phantom Thread," "Beauty and the Beast," "I, Tonya," "Darkest Hour," "The Greatest Showman"

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Best Costume Design predicted nominees: "Phantom Thread," "Beauty and the Beast," "I, Tonya," "Darkest Hour," "The Greatest Showman"

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Best Makeup and Hair Design predicted nominees: "Darkest Hour," "I, Tonya," "Wonder"

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Best Makeup and Hair Design predicted nominees: "Darkest Hour," "I, Tonya," "Wonder"

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Best Original Score predicted nominees: "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk," "The Post," "Darkest Hour," "Phantom Thread"

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Best Original Score predicted nominees: "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk," "The Post," "Darkest Hour," "Phantom Thread"

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Best Original Song predicted nominees: "Remember Me" from "Coco"; "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman"; "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall"; "You Shouldn't Look at Me That Way" from "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool"; "Mystery of Love" from "Call Me by Your Name"

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Best Original Song predicted nominees: "Remember Me" from "Coco"; "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman"; "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall"; "You Shouldn't Look at Me That Way" from "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool"; "Mystery of Love" from "Call Me by Your Name"

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Best Sound Editing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "Blade Runner 2049," "Baby Driver," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Wonder Woman"

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Best Sound Editing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "Blade Runner 2049," "Baby Driver," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Wonder Woman"

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Best Sound Mixing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Blade Runner 2049," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Baby Driver"

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Best Sound Mixing predicted nominees: "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Blade Runner 2049," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Baby Driver"

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Best Visual Effects predicted nominees: "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Blade Runner 2049," "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

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Best Visual Effects predicted nominees: "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Blade Runner 2049," "Dunkirk," "The Shape of Water," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

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Best Animated Feature predicted nominees: "Coco," "The Breadwinner," "Loving Vincent," "Ferdinand," "The Lego Batman Movie"

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Best Animated Feature predicted nominees: "Coco," "The Breadwinner," "Loving Vincent," "Ferdinand," "The Lego Batman Movie"

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Best Foreign Language Film predicted nominees: "The Square," "Loveless," "A Fantastic Woman," "In the Fade," "The Wound"

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Best Foreign Language Film predicted nominees: "The Square," "Loveless," "A Fantastic Woman," "In the Fade," "The Wound"

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Best Documentary Feature predicted nominees: "Jane," "Faces Places," "Strong Island," "Icarus," "LA 92"

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Best Documentary Feature predicted nominees: "Jane," "Faces Places," "Strong Island," "Icarus," "LA 92"

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Best Documentary Short predicted nominees: "Heroin(e)," "Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets," "116 Cameras," "Edith+Eddie," "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405"

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Best Documentary Short predicted nominees: "Heroin(e)," "Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets," "116 Cameras," "Edith+Eddie," "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405"

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Best Animated Short predicted nominees: "Dear Basketball," "Lou," "In a Heartbeat," "Negative Space," "Revolting Rhymes"

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Best Animated Short predicted nominees: "Dear Basketball," "Lou," "In a Heartbeat," "Negative Space," "Revolting Rhymes"

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Best Live-Action Short predicted nominees: "DeKalb Elementary," "Facing Mecca," "Watu Wote/All of Us," "Icebox," "The Eleven O'Clock"

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Best Live-Action Short predicted nominees: "DeKalb Elementary," "Facing Mecca," "Watu Wote/All of Us," "Icebox," "The Eleven O'Clock"

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Ratings: Fox and the Philadelphia Eagles Fly on the Road to NFC Championship Victory https://www.thewrap.com/philadelphia-eagles-nfc-championship-fox-vikings/ https://www.thewrap.com/philadelphia-eagles-nfc-championship-fox-vikings/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:27:30 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792495 Thanks for playing, CBS, ABC and NBC (oh, and the Minnesota Vikings) — but Fox and the Philadelphia Eagles have got this one (and won, handily).

With Sunday’s primetime NFL Playoff game, Fox easily finished first in ratings with a 10.9 rating/34 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 33.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the NFC Championship game.

Due to the nature of live sports, however, those Nielsen numbers are subject to adjustment when final timezone-adjusted figures become available later on Monday. That’s when we’ll get a better idea of how new medical drama “The Resident” premiered — though it still will have benefitted from a huge lead-in.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 6 million, ABC was third with 3.9 million.

For CBS, a “60 Minutes” 50-year anniversary retrospective at 7 p.m. had a 1.2/4 and 8.1 million viewers. This week’s actual “60 Minutes” episode at 8 got a 0.8/2 and 6.9 million viewers. Reruns of scripted series followed.

For ABC, following a rerun, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 8 received a 0.8/2 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “Shark Tank” had a 1.0/3 and 3.9 million viewers. A second episode at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 3.2 million, airing all repeats.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 983,000.

The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights.

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Oscar Nomination Predictions 2018: Who’ll Have the Shape of Oscar? https://www.thewrap.com/oscars-nomination-predictions-the-shape-of-water/ https://www.thewrap.com/oscars-nomination-predictions-the-shape-of-water/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:00:09 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1788430 In one of the most unsettled Oscars seasons in memory, the toughest category to figure out may be Best Picture.

But first, we have to figure out what’s going to get nominated — and while five or six films and more than a dozen actors seem secure in their chances of scoring nods, there are plenty of question marks up and down the Oscar ballot.

In all likelihood, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” will lead all films in nominations — I have it nabbing 12 nominations, which would put it two shy of the record shared by “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land.” That seems a little high, but the runners-up — “Dunkirk” with eight, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with seven and “Lady Bird,” “Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name” with five — feel about right.

Here are my best guesses in all 24 categories, with potential nominees listed in order of likelihood:

BEST PICTURE
Five films seem very safe in the Oscars’ top category, and two more relatively safe: “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” as the top five, with “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Post” just behind (though the lack of guild support for Steven Spielberg’s drama is troubling). With the Academy’s system capable of producing anywhere from five to 10 Best Picture nominees, I have a feeling this year could only yield those seven, though history suggests that eight or nine films often make the cut.

If so, the final one or two will likely be drawn from “Phantom Thread,” which just might have enough fanatic devotees to benefit from the preferential system; “I, Tonya” and “Molly’s Game,” which have done very well in guild voting; “The Florida Project,” which once seemed to be a likely nominee and could still squeeze in; “Darkest Hour,” which also seemed likely as well; and “The Big Sick” and “Mudbound,” which received key SAG ensemble nominations.

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Post”
If nine films are nominated (which experience says might happen): “I, Tonya,” “The Florida Project”
If somehow 10 films get in (which they won’t): “The Big Sick”

BEST DIRECTOR
The Directors Guild nominated Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).

Most years, the Academy goes for four of the five DGA nominees, which might mean dropping Peele, Gerwig or McDonagh in favor of Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”), Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) or Steven Spielberg (“The Post”).

Certainly, the Academy’s Directors Branch has confounded expectations before, and in the last two years the branch has grown by more than 25 percent — largely with the admission of international voters who may be harder to predict. Heck, they could even make up for snubbing Ridley Scott for “The Martian” by nominating him for his 11th-hour save of “All the Money in the World,” though that’s a complete long shot. But here’s guessing that for once, they stick with the DGA slate.

Predicted nominees: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”; Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”; Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”; Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

BEST ACTOR
There’s one big question in this category: Will James Franco get a nomination? The “Disaster Artist” director and star seemed on track for one until a number of women surfaced to accuse him of sexual misconduct in the wake of his Golden Globes win. The most damning of those accusations came only one day before Oscars voting ended — so while the accusations undoubtedly cost him some votes, he probably already had enough to get in.

Gary Oldman and Timothée Chalamet are locks for “Darkest Hour” and “Call Me by Your Name,” and “Phantom Thread” star Daniel Day-Lewis probably is as well — so if Franco gets in, the last slot will go to Tom Hanks (“The Post”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) or Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”). Hanks is Oscar royalty, but he hasn’t been nominated since 2000, and Kaluuya’s film has real heat.

Predicted nominees: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”; Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”; Daniel Day-Lewis,”Phantom Thread”; Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”; James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

BEST ACTRESS
In one of the Oscars’ most competitive categories, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Sally Hawkins feel like locks for “Three Billboards,” “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water,” respectively. “I, Tonya” star Margot Robbie, who initially seemed to be on the bubble, now seems secure — which means that while Meryl Streep (“The Post”) holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for acting, she’s fighting for the fifth spot with a variety of other contenders, including Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”), Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”) and Michelle Williams (“All the Money in the World”).

The guilds liked “Molly’s Game” more than “The Post,” so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Chastain will pull an upset and edge out Streep.

Predicted nominees: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”; Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”; Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”; Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) for sure. Rockwell’s co-star Woody Harrelson has been coming on strong lately. “Call Me by Your Name” sports a pair of strong contenders in Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Richard Jenkins provides the audience’s way into “The Shape of Water.” And Christopher Plummer could be rewarded for jumping into the Kevin Spacey role in “All the Money in the World.”

Predicted nominees: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”; Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”; Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
The three actresses who play difficult moms — Allison Janney in “I, Tonya,” Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird” and Holly Hunter in “The Big Sick,” in level of increasing likability — should all get nominations. Then there’s Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound,” Hong Chau in “Downsizing,” Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water,” Lesley Manville in “Phantom Thread” and even Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” Chau could sneak in as the only part of Alexander Payne’s movie that has clicked with voters, but the film’s overall reception could hurt her.

Predicted nominees: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”; Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”; Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”; Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”; Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The thinner of the Oscars’ two screenplay categories will certainly contain “Call Me by Your Name” and will likely have “Molly’s Game,” “The Disaster Artist” and “Mudbound” as well, unless voters balk at the last film’s Netflix provenance. After that, it’s anybody’s guess, with “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Wonder,” “The Beguiled,” “Victoria & Abdul” and WGA nominee “Logan” among the films that have a chance. We give a slight edge to “Wonder,” which came in late but was loved by most of those who saw it.

Predicted nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Mudbound,” “Wonder”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Can “The Shape of Water” or “Dunkirk” get in, and by doing so increase their chances of winning Best Picture? Or will “The Big Sick” and “I, Tonya” push them out? In a fiercely competitive category where “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards” seem assured of nominations and “The Post” and “Coco” also sit on the bubble, I have a feeling there’s too much affection for “The Shape of Water” to leave it out, and too much admiration for the verbal fireworks of “I, Tonya.”

Predicted nominees: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “The Shape of Water”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yes, Roger Deakins will get his 14th nomination for “Blade Runner 2049” — and this time around, he might even win his first Oscar and erase that inexplicable smudge on the Academy’s record.

“Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water” seem assured nominations as well. And in a field of contenders that includes “The Post,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour” and “Mudbound,” the last of those films would give the Academy its first-ever female cinematography nominee, Rachel Morrison.

Predicted nominees: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Mudbound”

BEST FILM EDITING
This could be the category that tells us whether “Lady Bird” or “Get Out” could win Best Picture — because for the past 36 years, every best-pic winner except “Birdman” (which was designed to look like a continuous shot) was nominated here. “Lady Bird” is the longer shot in a category that usually saves a couple of slots for big, muscular movies.

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Baby Driver,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
We expect voters to go for the elaborately constructed worlds of “The Shape of Water” and “Blade Runner 2049” and then turn to the lavish period pieces that often dominate the category, “Darkest Hour” and “Murder on the Orient Express” perhaps edging out “Victoria & Abdul,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Wonderstruck.” And as long as voters don’t think the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” was simply a copy of the animated film, it should be safe. But watch out for “Phantom Thread,” too.

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Darkest Hour,” “Murder on the Orient Express”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Oscars voters won’t resist “Phantom Thread,” in which Daniel Day-Lewis plays a costume designer. “Beauty and the Beast” is just too gorgeously frilly to bypass (not to mention all those costumes that help turn people into household objects). And the skating outfits are a key to “I, Tonya.” Then it’s a matter of whether voters want to go elaborate (“The Greatest Showman,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Wonderstruck”) or functional (“The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour”). We’ll take one of each.

Predicted nominees: “Phantom Thread,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “I, Tonya,” “Darkest Hour,” “The Greatest Showman”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
It’ll be hard for voters to resist the makeup that will help Gary Oldman and Margot Robbie land acting nominations, so “Darkest Hour” and “I, Tonya” should make the cut. Then voters could either opt for the elaborate sci-fi makeup of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” or “Ghost in the Shell,” or the character makeup of “Wonder.” Since “Guardians” already got a nomination with its first film, maybe they’ll go in a different direction.

Predicted nominees: “Darkest Hour,” “I, Tonya,” “Wonder”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat and Hans Zimmer should pick up their eighth and 11th nominations, respectively, for “The Shape of Water” and “Dunkirk.” But those guys pale next to John Williams, who should land his 51st for “The Post” and might even get his 52nd for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to boot. But Williams is more likely to stick with one nod and leave space for Dario Marianelli’s “Darkest Hour” score and for one of the year’s most adventurous works, Jonny Greenwood’s music for “Phantom Thread.” Thomas Newman is also in the running for “Victoria & Abdul.”

Predicted nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” “Phantom Thread”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
In a packed race, the likeliest nominees are probably two theatrical songs, “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” and “Remember Me” from “Coco.” But Diane Warren and Common’s “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall” is close behind, as are Alan Menken’s new “Beauty and the Beast” song “Evermore,” Elvis Costello’s “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way,” Sufjan Stevens’ two songs from “Call Me by Your Name,” Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River,” Questlove’s “It Ain’t Fair,” Sara Bareilles’ “If I Dare,” Taylor Swift’s and Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett’s “Truth to Power,” among many others.

A real wild-card possibility: Music Branch bigwig Alan Bergman’s “Just Getting Started” from the documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.”

Predicted nominees: “Remember Me” from “Coco”; “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”; “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”; “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”; “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”

BEST SOUND EDITING
In the 11 years since the Oscars expanded the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing categories to five nominees each, four out of the five nominees in the two categories have almost always matched, and at least one has been different. Sound Editing tends to reward the biggest films with the most artificially created sound effects, so “The Shape of Water” might fall out here in favor of “War for the Planet of the Apes” or “Wonder Woman.”

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Baby Driver,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Wonder Woman”

BEST SOUND MIXING
In Sound Mixing, meanwhile, voters typically drop in one or two musicals or impressively mounted Best Picture nominees. “The Shape of Water” will likely land a spot here over “The Greatest Showman,” “The Post” or “Coco.” Otherwise the landscape remains similar to Sound Editing.

Predicted nominees: “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Baby Driver”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Unlike, say, the makeup category, VFX voters tend not to nominate terrible movies with great effects, the odd “Transformers” nod notwithstanding. That could be bad news for the spectacularly awful “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” regardless of how jaw-dropping its effects are. Voters will also go for subtler effects in the service of a better story, which could help “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water.”

If they don’t want to make “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” the eighth “Star Wars” movie to be nominated in the category, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” or the Korean oddity “Okja” could slip in — but it seems unlikely they’re tired of “Star Wars” just yet.

Predicted nominees: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Once you get past Pixar’s “Coco,” it was not a particularly strong year for major-studio animated features. That should open the category to the Irish indie “The Breadwinner” and the animated oil paintings of “Loving Vincent.”

But the last two slots could go to another foreign indie like “The Girl Without Hands” or “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” rather than to DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby,” Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” or Fox’s “Ferdinand.” Or one of the two Lego movies could get in, as something of an apology for not even nominating “The Lego Movie” three years ago.

Predicted nominees: “Coco,” “The Breadwinner,” “Loving Vincent,” “Ferdinand,” “The Lego Batman Movie”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
This category might be the most confounding of all, because we have no idea who’s voted. A change in the rules opened the second-round voting to far more members, particularly internationally, which could dramatically change the sensibility and expand the number of voters.

“The Square” and “Loveless” are still the most acclaimed, “The Insult” and “In the Fade” perhaps the most crowd-pleasing, “Foxtrot” the most challenging, “A Fantastic Woman” the timeliest and “Felicite,” “The Wound” and “On Body and Soul” the most intriguing.

But without having a real sense of who’s going to be voting to narrow the shortlist down to the final five, we’re guessing about what they’ll respond to, with “The Wound” narrowly edging out “The Insult” in our reckoning.

Predicted nominees: “The Square,” “Loveless,” “A Fantastic Woman,” “In the Fade,” “The Wound”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
On a strong shortlist of 15 films, Brett Morgen’s “Jane” and Agnes Varda and JR’s “Faces Places” have stood out from the beginning. But “Strong Island” is the most awarded nonfiction film of the year, while “Icarus” was at least partly responsible for the recent banning of Russia from the Winter Olympics.

For the last slot, while it would be great to think that the Academy might honor Steve James (“Abacus”) or Frederick Wiseman (“Ex Libris”), it may well come down to Syria or the L.A. riots, “City of Ghosts” v. “LA 92.”

Predicted nominees: “Jane,” “Faces Places,” “Strong Island,” “Icarus,” “LA 92”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Over the years, voters in this category have shown a marked preference for 30-to-40-minute films about serious social and cultural problems. That’s perfect for films like the sadly timely “Heroin(e)” and the devasting “Kayayo,” but it could hurt a wry film like “Ten Meter Tower.”

In a strong group, other films that tick the right boxes include “116 Cameras” (a new way of looking at the Holocaust), “Edith+Eddie” (a character study that will leave most viewers infuriated at the elder-care system) and “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” (a less depressing character study of an artist). But “Traffic Stop” could well land a nomination, too.

Predicted nominees: “Heroin(e),” “Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets,” “116 Cameras,” “Edith+Eddie,” “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Pixar is almost always nominated, and “Lou” is an amusing but affecting work from that company. The hand-drawn “Dear Basketball” adds a genuinely touching visual component to Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem, with music by no less than John Williams. “In a Heartbeat” is a student Oscar winner that should advance on the strength of its prot-LGBT message, if not its animation. Among the others, the wit of “Life Smartphone” and the visual beauty of “Fox and the Whale” make them contenders, but the Roald Dahl adaptation “Revolting Rhymes” and the stop-motion “Negative Space” might have the upper hand.

Predicted nominees: “Dear Basketball,” “Lou,” “In a Heartbeat,” “Negative Space,” “Revolting Rhymes”

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
In the past, this category was often dominated by European shorts, often with darkly humorous twist endings. This year’s shortlisted films are largely international as well, but there’s not much humor here outside of the Australian film “The Eleven O’Clock.” These are films about terrorism (“Watu Wote,” “Witnesses”), school violence (“DeKalb Elementary”), racial violence (“My Nephew Emmett”), immigration (“Icebox,” “Facing Mecca”) and more.

“Rise of a Star,” a ballet film featuring Catherine Deneuve, might also stand out as something of a chance of pace, as could the Jack London adaptation “Lost Face,” but essentially voters can choose the story that hits the hardest — which makes it a hard category to predict, with the abundance of hard-hitting stories to choose from.

Predicted nominees: “DeKalb Elementary,” “Facing Mecca,” “Watu Wote/All of Us,” “Icebox,” “The Eleven O’Clock”

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John Cho, Debra Messing Thriller ‘Search’ Sells to Sony Worldwide for $5 Million https://www.thewrap.com/debra-messing-john-cho-thriller-search-sells-to-sony-worldwide-acquisitions-for-5-million/ https://www.thewrap.com/debra-messing-john-cho-thriller-search-sells-to-sony-worldwide-acquisitions-for-5-million/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:54:55 +0000 Beatrice Verhoeven https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792473 Sony Worldwide Acquisitions has bought the worldwide rights to Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller “Search,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

According to the individual, the film sold for $5 million.

Chaganty’s feature directorial debut, which premiered this weekend at Sundance, stars John Cho and Debra Messing.

Chaganty, who co-wrote the script with Sev Ohanian, became an internet sensation for creating a 2-minute short film, a Google Glass spot titled “Seeds.” The film garnered more than 1 million YouTube views in 24 hours.

The film follows David (Cho), a father who searches for his missing teenage daughter and uses her online platform on her computer for help. The audience sees everything unfold on screen, whether it’s a smart phone or a computer.

The film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Ohanian, Adam Sidman and Natalie Qasabian. Ana Liza Muravina, Maria Zatulovskaya and Igor Tsay are executive producers.

Chaganty was part of TheWrap’s Industry Panel at Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, where industry experts spoke about the power of digital media and how it affects the independent film market.

Veteran studio executive Joe Pichirallo, UTA Agent Bec Smith, Global Head of YouTube TV Originals Marketing Angela Courtin and YouTuber Anna Akana also participated.

“Search” screened in the NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night. This marks the third big acquisition for SPWA at the festival — it has also acquired the international rights to Nick Offerman’s “Hearts Beat Loud” and Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace.”

CAA and Endeavor Content repped the filmmakers.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Down With Kate McKinnon’s ‘SNL’ Version of Her (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-down-with-kate-mckinnons-version-of-her/ https://www.thewrap.com/ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-down-with-kate-mckinnons-version-of-her/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:44:11 +0000 Daniel Kohn https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792434

Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally chimed in with an opinion that “SNL” fans have been waiting years to hear.

While in Sundance to talk and promote “RBG,” the upcoming CNN documentary about her life, Ginsburg revealed that not only is she aware of Kate McKinnon’s impression of her, but that she actually enjoys it.

The 84-year-old told NPR’s Nina Totenberg that she was introduced to McKinnon’s version by her children, and also revealed that she actually uses the line that’s made McKinnon’s character so popular on “SNL.”

“I liked the actress who portrayed me,” Ginsburg said of McKinnon. “And I would like to say, ‘Gins-Burn!’ sometimes to my colleagues.”

Also during the interview, Ginsburg praised the #MeToo movement, sharing stories of her own from her collegiate days at Cornell where she said she was harassed by a chemistry professor.

“Every woman of my vintage knows what sexual harassment is, although we didn’t have a name for it,” Ginsburg said. “For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could do about it, but now the law is on the side of women, or men, who encounter harassment and that’s a good thing.”

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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Megyn Kelly Fires Back at Jane Fonda: ‘She Has No Business Lecturing Anyone’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-jane-fonda-vietnam-facelift-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-jane-fonda-vietnam-facelift-video/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:29:59 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792431

Megyn Kelly is fighting back against actress Jane Fonda’s negative response to a plastic surgery question the former asked the latter months ago.

Not only is the “Megyn Kelly Today” host standing by her initial facelift query, she’s now taking the offensive against the 80-year-old “Grace & Frankie” star, saying Monday: “Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”

Kelly was referring to Fonda’s very public anti-Vietnam War stance.

“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War, many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops,” Kelly told her NBC audience. “She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.”

“[Fonda] called our P.O.W.’s ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as ‘understandable,'” the former Fox News host continued. “Even she had to apologize years later for that gun picture — but not for the rest of it.”

“By the way, she still says she’s not proud of America,” Kelly went on. “So, the moral indignation is a little much… honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”

Since their awkward late-September exchange, Fonda has joked about and commented on that conversation. Kelly has pretty much remained silent on it.

“I was stunned. It was so inappropriate,” Fonda told Variety this past weekend. “It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer.”

Reps for Fonda couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Here’s how Kelly began her editorial moment this morning:

When she first complained publicly after the program, and repeatedly, I chose to say nothing, as my general philosophy is what other people think of me is none of my business. However, Fonda was at it again last week, including right here on NBC, and then again elsewhere. So it’s time to address the ‘poor-me’ routine. First, some context: Fonda was on to promote a film about aging. For years she has spoken openly about her joy in giving a cultural face to older women.

Well the truth is most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80. And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women’s cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore.

Watch the video above.

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‘Fox & Friends’ Guest Blasts Waiters’ ‘Entitlement’ for Wanting Minimum Wage Increase (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/fox-friends-restaurant-waiters-entitled-minimum-wage/ https://www.thewrap.com/fox-friends-restaurant-waiters-entitled-minimum-wage/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:19:45 +0000 Jon Levine https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792416

In 75 Seconds

This Fox & @foxandfriends guest (the CEO of an NYC restaurant chain)

1. Calls his customers dumb
2. Calls his waiters entitled
3. Complains about his waiters going to school pic.twitter.com/iuRHi2HrAn

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 22, 2018

Willie Degel, the owner of the Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse chain in New York City, definitely has no interest in increasing the minimum wage for his employees.

On Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” Degel said he missed he days of professional “servants” taking pride in their work and bemoaned entitled waitstaff seeking wage increases and going to school.

“There used to be servants when I first opened years ago. People took great pride in being a servant. Today they have a more sense of entitlement,” Degel told “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt.

“Younger people, they’re not used to working,” he said. “They’re starting later, they’re going to school and then they don’t want to work and it’s tough because you meet someone who’s 23 years old and they’ve never really had a job.”

That lovely nugget about entitled waiters who have the temerity to go to school came as part of a broader denunciation of increasing the minimum wage. Degel told the the Fox News morning show that he couldn’t just raise prices because his consumers would be too dumb to understand why their steak suddenly cost more.

“If I try to raise prices, I’m doing less guests and they’re getting insulted and they’re not coming,” he said. “They’re not educated, they don’t understand what’s happening.”

Watch above.

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Diddy Wants You to Remember He Performed at Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake Super Bowl (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/diddy-janet-jackson-justin-timberlake-super-bowl-nipple-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/diddy-janet-jackson-justin-timberlake-super-bowl-nipple-video/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:51:11 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792417

Did you guys know that Sean “Diddy” Combs performed at Super Bowl XXXVIII back in 2004? You know, the one with the infamous (Justin Timberlake-assisted) Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction”?

We didn’t either — and Puff Daddy’s not very happy about being lost to history, he told Andy Cohen on Sunday’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

“First of all, I want to say that I’m still upset about that Super Bowl,” Diddy said, “Because I put like six months of my life into the preparations and then nobody even knew I performed.”

Diddy added that he thinks it “would be great” if Janet joined Justin this time around for the halftime show at next month’s Super Bowl LII, which will feature a battle between the upstart Philadelphia Eagles and defending champion New England Patriots.

“It’s time to move on and I think she’s in a great place,” the producer/emcee said. “The world just needs to get over it.”

Watch the video above, and set your DVRs for February 4 on NBC.

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Sundance So Far: Festival Gets Woke With Strong Set of Diverse Films https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-so-far-woke-tale-blindspotting/ https://www.thewrap.com/sundance-so-far-woke-tale-blindspotting/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:46:05 +0000 Matt Donnelly, Sharon Waxman and Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792307 A rich crop of satisfying movies featuring themes of race and gender have stood out at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival so far, displaying a newfound confidence on issues that have divided the country.

From the funny-not-funny Oakland, Calif., drama “Blindspotting” to the micro-aggression symphony “Tyrel” to the satire “Sorry to Bother You” to Idris Elba’s tale of Jamaican immigrants in England in the early 1970s, “Yardie,” the films span a range of tone and undertone.

What they share is the strength of the voices and performances. Sundance always features diverse voices, but the quality has never been higher. In the years since #OscarsSoWhite, it seems that talent and stories about underrerpresented communities have found their way to Park City in significant numbers — and rather than feeling as if the festival is taking work to satisfy a quota, this year’s films simply seem to be an integral part of the festival’s longstanding commitment to showcasing new voices.

“Blindspotting” was a script nine years in the making from stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. It explores two best friends trying to define themselves in the social, political and racial pressure cooker of Oakland. It’s an unflinching look at what happens when those who are other cannot divorce the political from the personal.

These diverse voices are not limited to trauma. In Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You,” LaKeith Stanfield plays a telemarketer who unlocks the keys to success when he puts on his “white voice” with customers. Sales skyrocket, which creates tension with his activist girlfriend (Tessa Thompson) as he becomes the object of insane boss Armie Hammer’s approval.

Meanwhile, women’s films are also taking center stage at the festival in the year of #MeToo and #TimesUp.  A full 43 female directors have joined the lineup across sections in the feature-film categories. If you include short films in the count, 42 percent of Sundance directors are female this year, a festival spokesperson told TheWrap.

Among them are Cathy Yan’s notable “Dead Pigs,” a mosaic of stories set against a 2013 phenomenon when 16,000 dead pigs surfaced in Shanghai’s Huangpu River In the film, Yanexplores the isolation she felt growing up in both China and the U.S.

Elizabeth Chomko’s writer-director debut “What They Had” explores Alzheimer’s with the help of Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank. Sara Colangelo also made waves as a writer-director with “The Kindergarten Teacher,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, about a woman teetering between her conventional life and her passion for art.

Other films directed by men often as not put women front and center. Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette,” with a towering performance by Kiera Knightley as the feminist icon, was one of two set in the 1890s, a time of tumultuous cultural, economic and political change. (The film sold to Bleecker Street and 30West in one if the few deals in the festival so far; more on that in a moment.)

The other was “Lizzie,” about hatchet-wielding Lizzie Borden (Chloe Sevigny), who did her nefarious deed in 1892. Both manage to set the stage for modern womanhood and the complicated world of contemporary feminism.

In Paul Dano’s directorial debut, the austere Richard Ford adaptation “Wildlife,” Carey Mulligan is raw and riveting as a Montana housewife chafing against the restrictions placed on women in the early 1960s. In Jesse Peretz’s “Juliet, Naked,” Rose Byrne is utterly charming and affecting as her character tries to find independence (while sort-of romancing a reclusive American rock star) in a small British town.

The Sundance documentary slate is once again a strong point, with “The Price of Everything,” “The Sentence,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “Believer,” “Robin Williams: Inside My Mind” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” among the many docs that have drawn praise.

And many of the most high-profile docs at the festival are about women, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (“RBG”), artist Yayoi Kusama (“Kusama – Infinity”), activist Nadia Murad (“On Her Shoulders”), attorney Gloria Allred (“Seeing Allred”), singer M.I.A. (“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”), punk/fashion grand dame Vivien Westwood (“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist”), rocker Joan Jett (“Bad Reputation”) and actress Jane Fonda (“Jane Fonda in Five Acts”).

Perhaps none of the films hit the level of unanimous raves prompted by recent-year Sundance hits like “Call Me by Your Name,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” but quality seems to have reached a high.

Still, sales have initially proved chilly. As TheWrap predicted walking into Sundance, buyers are more cautious than ever thanks to multiple factors. Indie institutions like Fox Searchlight (recently acquired by Disney) and Focus Features are facing tough competition from the deep-pockets of streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon, though deal-makers have begun to resist the worldwide exclusivity the streamers demand for their subscribers.

Discounting pre-sold titles (mostly docs), the biggest deal to close so far has been for “Colette,” which sold for seven figures on Sunday to Bleecker Street and 30West. But that sale was followed by the bidding war for “Blindspotting,” as buyers may begin to open their wallets as the opening weekend closes.

But money remains tight. Producers are better fed from the money they raise on international sales, one top dealmaker told TheWrap in Park City, but increasingly cannot convince the streaming giants to accept only North American rights. In addition, many in the marketare wary after the #MeToo movement has claimed several casualties in the indie market, with deals unraveling for Louis C.K.’s “I Love You, Daddy” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me 2: Holy Chicken” after their filmmakers faced misconduct accusations.

The market would be wise to wake up to the caliber of films in Park City this year. They reveal a conscious nurturing of diverse voices, which can only serve our industry and audiences as they are heard, financed, produced and distributed.

In the words of Jane Fonda, addressing a Park City crowd at this year’s Respect Rally, thrown by the organizers of last year’s Women’s March: “This kind of change doesn’t just come about through protest. It comes through organizing.”

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Glenn Greenwald Blasts Rachel Maddow: ‘Intellectually Dishonest, Partisan Hack” https://www.thewrap.com/glenn-greenwald-blasts-rachel-maddow-intellectually-dishonest-partisan-hack/ https://www.thewrap.com/glenn-greenwald-blasts-rachel-maddow-intellectually-dishonest-partisan-hack/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:36:14 +0000 Jon Levine https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792404 Glenn Greenwald unleashed a bit of vitriol over the weekend, taking out his knives for his former friend, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

“I used to be really good friends with Rachel Maddow,” he told New York Magazine in an interview published Sunday. “And I’ve seen her devolution from this really interesting, really smart, independent thinker into this utterly scripted, intellectually dishonest, partisan hack.”

Greenwald snagged a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for his work with NSA leaker Edward Snowden and later founded his own company, First Look Media, with the help of billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

A spokesperson for MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

From his hideaway in Brazil, the journalist has become one of the most consistent liberal critics of the Trump-Russia collusion story. His advocacy of the president’s line has made him a favorite liberal of Fox News host Tucker Carlson but has also resulted in his “excommunication” from both MSNBC and his former claque of liberal friends, according to author New York writer Simon van Zuylen-Wood.

“Thanks to this never-ending hot take, Greenwald has been excommunicated from the liberal salons that celebrated him in the Snowden era; anybody who questions the Russia consensus, he says, ‘becomes a blasphemer. Becomes a heretic. I think that’s what they see me as,'” Zuylen-Wood wrote.

Greenwald himself has detailed the reason for his skepticism of the Russia probe. In a widely read piece for his website, TheIntercept, last month, he blasted media companies as looking for a story that wasn’t there — and what he said was the erroneous coverage that kind journalism led to.

“Virtually every false story published goes only in one direction: to be as inflammatory and damaging as possible on the Trump-Russia story and about Russia particularly,” wrote Greenwald. “At some point, once “mistakes” all start going in the same direction, toward advancing the same agenda, they cease looking like mistakes.”

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Morgan Freeman Explains ‘What’s Wrong’ With SAG Awards Trophy: ‘It’s Gender-Specific’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/morgan-freeman-sag-awards-gender-specific-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/morgan-freeman-sag-awards-gender-specific-video/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:31:27 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792407

There was a whole lot of lead-up to Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement acceptance at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday — there was not a heck of a lot of speech, however. Still, the “Shawshank Redemption” star made his moment count.

After thanking the requisite folks, Freeman spoke out about the male figure adorning each Screen Actors Guild trophy. Oh, and he did it all while wearing a ball cap.

“I wasn’t gonna do this,” Freeman concluded his brief speech. “I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue: It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific.”

“Maybe I started something,” he concluded.

If any voice can get something done, the voice of God would be a good start.

Watch Freeman’s speech via the video above. He was introduced by longtime friend and fellow SAG Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rita Moreno.

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Joe Scarborough: Trump a ‘Bumpkin,’ ‘Idiot,’ ‘Stupid Old Blubbery Man’ https://www.thewrap.com/joe-scarborough-trump-a-bumpkin-fool-idiot-stupid-old-blubbery-man/ https://www.thewrap.com/joe-scarborough-trump-a-bumpkin-fool-idiot-stupid-old-blubbery-man/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:38:13 +0000 Jon Levine https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792398

Joe Scarborough was in full form Monday, ripping president Trump with a fusillade of creative jabs.

On the set of “Morning Joe” the MSNBC host blamed Trump for the government shutdown and said it was his own waffling on immigration that prevented Democrats and Republicans from making a deal.

“Well you really can’t trust anything coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth,” he opined dryly. “The president had a Chinese dinner with Democrats, talked once again about wanting to extend legal status to Dreamers, staff members quickly ran behind him again like he was some fool, like he’s some bumpkin, like he’s some idiot who doesn’t know what he wants to do.”

Scarborough said his analysis was informed by the behavior of Trump’s own staff.

“They treat him like he’s just a fool, like he’s just an idiot, like he’s a stupid old blubbery man who doesn’t know what he’s doing, like he’s the weakest leader on the planet.”

“pre dementia” also came up somewhere too.

The monologue was broadly a reaction to this New York Times piece by Maggie Haberman and Julie Davis which alleged that both parties saw Trump as impeding the negotiations.

“Both sides have reason to be confused. Each time Mr. Trump has edged toward compromise with Democrats, he has appeared to be reined in by his own staff,” Scarborough read from the piece. “The result has been a paralysis not only at the White House but on Capitol Hill.”

Watch above.

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Lead 2018 Razzie Award Nominations https://www.thewrap.com/transformers-last-knight-fifty-shades-darker-lead-2018-razzie-award-nominations/ https://www.thewrap.com/transformers-last-knight-fifty-shades-darker-lead-2018-razzie-award-nominations/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:01:47 +0000 Thom Geier https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792262 Not only did Paramount’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” disappoint at the box office, it disappointed enough to draw the attention of the Razzies.

The umpteenth installment in the CG action franchise landed nine nominations for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Monday, followed closely by eight for Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker.” The studio’s Tom Cruise-Russell Crowe “Mummy” reboot nabbed a nearly-as-embarassing seven.

“Winners” of this year’s tacky Tinsel Town trophy will be revealed on Saturday, March 3 — one day before another L.A.-based Academy bestows its own statuettes for more positive achievement in the cinematic arts.

Voting Razzie members (1,009 film buffs, entertainment journalists and other strongly opinionated movie goers from 49 states and 25 foreign countries) cast their ballots online, selecting five final contenders in nine categories.

Here’s the complete list of nominees

WORST PICTURE

“Baywatch”
“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST ACTRESS

Katherine Heigl, “Unforgettable”
Dakota Johnson, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Mother!”
Tyler Perry, “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween”
Emma Watson, “The Circle”

WORST ACTOR

Tom Cruise, “The Mummy”
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Zac Efron, “Baywatch”
Mark Wahlberg, “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, “Mother!” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Russell Crowe, “The Mummy”
Josh Duhamel, “Transformers: Last Knight”
Mel Gibson, “Daddy’s Home 2”
Anthony Hopkins, “Collide” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kim Basinger, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Sofia Boutella, “The Mummy”
Laura Haddock, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Goldie Hawn, “Snatched”
Susan Sarandon, “A Bad Moms Christmas”

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, “The Emoji Movie”
Johnny Depp and His Worn Out Drunk Routine, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Careers Tell No Tales”
Tyler Perry and Either the Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig, “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

“Baywatch”
“BOO 2: A Medea Halloween”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”
Michael Bay, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
James Foley, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Alex Kurtzman, “The Mummy”
Anthony (Tony) Leondis, “The Emoji Movie”

WORST SCREENPLAY

“Baywatch”
“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

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‘Skate Kitchen’ Film Review: Female Skateboarders Find Freedom on Four Wheels https://www.thewrap.com/skate-kitchen-film-review-jaden-smith/ https://www.thewrap.com/skate-kitchen-film-review-jaden-smith/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:20:39 +0000 Alonso Duralde https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792133 At the end of Bruce Beresford’s 1981 coming-of-age film “Puberty Blues,” two teenage girls who had been relegated to surfer-groupie status grab their own boards and defiantly charge into the waves. More than 30 years later, young women are still fighting for their corner of extreme sports, and “Skate Kitchen” celebrates female skateboarders who demand their right to grind and pop and kickflip whether the boys like it or not.

The narrative debut of documentarian Crystal Moselle (“The Wolfpack”), “Skate Kitchen” celebrates the liberation and the sisterhood that comes with skateboarding, with a mostly refreshing take on how teen girls deal with parents, boys and each other.

Young phenom Rachelle Vinberg stars as Camille, a shy, bespectacled Long Islander who is nonetheless skilled and fearless. In the opening scene, we see her wipeout after attempting to jump over a set of stairs; the board gets her between the legs (another character refers to this as “being credit card-ed”), causing some minor bleeding. Even though a few stitches takes care of the problem, Camille’s mom (Elizabeth Rodriguez) wants her to give it up, lest she become unable to bear children.

But it’s too late: Camille has already discovered a pack of skater girls in Manhattan whom she sneaks off to join at the park or in the streets. (Note to parents: Camille keeps photos of herself at the library in her phone to throw off her mother’s scent.) When she’s finally caught coming home late and lying, Camille runs off to live with her new friends. Her new life becomes complicated, however, when she falls for sk8er boi Devon (Jaden Smith), who happens to be the ex of her friend Janay (Dede Lovelace).

The fallout between Camille and her new friends over Devon feels like a bit of a misstep: female filmmakers and film critics have long bemoaned the fact (even before there was a Bechdel test) that too many movies about strong women’s friendships have been spoiled by girls fighting over a boy. The subplot feels like the film’s sole commercial concession, particularly since “Skate Kitchen” is the product of a female director and writers. (Moselle shares script credit with Jen Silverman and Aslihan Unaldi.)

There is interesting friction between the male skaters and the female ones, and while Camille becomes a pariah to the latter, she begins to build a bridge between both communities. It would have been nice if the film’s emotional climax had been less rushed; much of it takes place off-screen after a single text message.

For the most part, however, this is a gorgeous exploration of a young woman coming into her own via her skills and her sisterhood. The script has a funny looseness to it, capturing girl-talk in a way few features manage to; when one of the skaters admits to being hesitant about an upcoming gynecological exam, outspoken lesbian Kurt (Nina Moran) takes a quick peek and declares her friend’s genitals “valid.”

Cinematographer Shabier Kirchner gives the New York locations a welcoming glow, and when Camille skates, the film seems to leap from gritty reality to transcendent lyricism, accompanied by ASKA’s soaring score or a handful of well-chosen pop songs (including Junior Senior’s “Move Your Feet” and Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke”).

The cast is mostly made up of skaters from the real Skate Kitchen collective — check out Moran’s TED Talk on the subject — and you’d never know they weren’t experienced actresses; their rapport with each other and with the camera is utterly relaxed. Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”) has great moments with Vinberg, both loving and adversarial. As for Smith, the film’s one marquee name, he seems a lot more comfortable than he did in “After Earth,” and his work here makes for an interesting entry in a very eclectic on- and off-screen career.

“Skate Kitchen” is a funny and stirring saga of female empowerment that will no doubt delight young women who skate while inspiring many more to pick up a board. It also heralds Moselle as a director who can easily switch stance on both sides of the fiction/non-fiction divide.

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SAG and PGA Awards Give Boosts to ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Shape of Water,’ But How Big? https://www.thewrap.com/sag-pga-awards-give-boosts-three-billboards-shape-water-big/ https://www.thewrap.com/sag-pga-awards-give-boosts-three-billboards-shape-water-big/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:24:48 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792337 After a weekend that brought the first two major guild awards of the 2017-2018 awards season, big prizes have gone to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Shape of Water,” Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.

But does it mean anything? Oscar nominations won’t be announced until Tuesday, and it’s hard to get a real read on the season until those have come in.

But the Producers Guild Awards, which took place on Saturday, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which followed on Sunday, have been reliable Oscar predictors in the past, so let’s sum up what we learned on this awards weekend:

McDormand, Oldman, Janney and Rockwell are clear frontrunners in the Oscar acting races.

And here’s what we didn’t learn:

Who’s going to win Best Picture.

That’s because if you’re looking for clues as to what might win Oscars, the Producers Guild Awards have faltered in the last two years, while the SAG Awards are far more valuable as an indicator in the individual categories than in the ensemble category.

In the SAG Awards’ 23-year history, individual winners have gone on to take home Academy Awards more than two-thirds of the time. But winners in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category have won the Oscar for Best Picture less than half the time.

That means that McDormand, Oldman, Janney and Rockwell only boosted their position as favorites in their categories. Meanwhile, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got a nice award that won’t make it much likelier to win Best Picture, where it may be too divisive to prevail in a category that includes several other strong contenders, including “Lady Bird” and Producers Guild winner “The Shape of Water.”

The honor was significant for Janney, who originally appeared to be in a tight race with Laurie Metcalf from “Lady Bird.” Since the Golden Globes, though, Janney has won a series of awards for her performance in “I, Tonya,” dispelling any doubts that her combative mother character may be too harsh and unlikable to win. (Metcalf’s combative mom has a few sympathetic notes, but Janney’s is defiantly awful from start to finish.)

Rockwell’s win was similar, because his brutish and dimwitted police officer in “Three Billboards” has become a flashpoint for criticism of the film. But he has managed to win the same string of awards over Willem Dafoe, who was once the presumed frontrunner for his understated performance in “The Florida Project.”

The two lead awards merely reinforced that McDormand and Oldman are on the road to Oscar. McDormand is in a fiercely competitive category that also includes remarkable performances from Saoirse Ronan in “Lady Bird” and Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water,” but the “Three Billboards” actress is such a force of nature that it’s hard to imagine her losing after scoring another win at SAG.

Then again, McDormand did conclude her acceptance speech by saying, “There’s a lot of young ones coming up, and they need doorstops, too,” which could conceivably give a little momentum to the 23-year old Ronan or the 27-year-old Margot Robbie, though it will more likely just make voters love McDormand more for being gracious.

As for Oldman, he’s been the overwhelming favorite for his performance as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” from the moment the film first screened in the fall — and with little sign of a Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) surge, he’s still the overwhelming favorite. That surprisingly emotional acceptance speech didn’t hurt, either.

One warning, though: In the last 10 years, all four SAG winners have gone on to win Oscars only four times; more often, the Academy will choose three SAG winners and find their own champ in the fourth category. But there’s not an obvious spot for a SAG/Oscar split.

The results came less than 24 hours after the Producers Guild of America selected “The Shape of Water” as the year’s best-produced film, which meant that no film can achieve a sweep of the four major guilds, SAG and the Producers, Writers and Directors Guilds. (The sweep became impossible the moment “Shape of Water” won PGA, because it wasn’t nominated for SAG ensemble.)

The Directors Guild is next up, on Feb. 4, followed by the Writers Guild a week later. By then, will we have a clearer picture of the Best Picture race?

Don’t count on it.

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SAG Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-2018-complete-winners-list/ https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-2018-complete-winners-list/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:10:48 +0000 Phil Owen https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792246 The 2018 SAG Awards featured its first ever host, Kristen Bell, and all awards were presented by two women — a break from the tradition in which a male and female pair presented each award.

Below is the complete list of the award winners and nominees.

The first awards of the evening were given on the red carpet. They were:

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
WINNER: “Wonder Woman”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
WINNER: “Game of Thrones” 

Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”
William H. Macy, “Shameless” *WINNER
Marc Maron, “GLOW”

Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the new Black”
Alison Brie, “GLOW”
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” *WINNER
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Black-ish”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“GLOW”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Veep” *WINNER

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER
Laurie Metcalf, “Ladybird”

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER

Male Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies” *WINNER

Female Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” *WINNER
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *WINNER
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Claire Foy, “The Crown” *WINNER
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us” *WINNER

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” *WINNER
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Ladybird”

Cast in a Motion Picture
“The Big Sick”
“Get Out”
“Ladybird”
“Mudbound”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER

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‘The Resident': Emily VanCamp on ‘Bizarre’ Timing of Sexual Harassment Episode Before #MeToo https://www.thewrap.com/the-resident-emily-vancamp-sexual-harassment-episode/ https://www.thewrap.com/the-resident-emily-vancamp-sexual-harassment-episode/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:15 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1790456 Fox’s new medical drama “The Resident” hasn’t even premiered yet and it’s already planning to tackle one of the biggest topics permitting the zeitgeist now: sexual misconduct. But star Emily VanCamp told TheWrap the series was gunning for that issue even before the accusations began to pour out in Hollywood late last year, and the subsequent start of the #MeToo movement.

“That happened right after, which was bizarre,” VanCamp told TheWrap during the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this month. “In fact, I think [the show] probably would have, I don’t know, taken it a bit further, had we known. We sort of knew some of it. But no, we were going to tackle this story either way. But that sort of lent itself to it.”

VanCamp stars as nurse Nicolette “Nic” Nevin in the upcoming series, which follows Dr. Conrad Hawkins’ (Matt Czuchry) final years of training, while exposing the dark side of the medical industry. One of the show’s first episodes will focus on her character experiencing sexual harassment at the hand of a sports star in the hospital.

“She is going up to the VIP wing to get these baseballs signed for the kids in the pediatric ward,” VanCamp said. “And he’s an athlete — kind of a pig. He lures her in and signs them and then gets her number, because he’s going send her more swag for the kids. And he uses it to send her an inappropriate picture.”

VanCamp adds “it’s one of those things that I’m sure doctors and nurses deal with all the time, but it’s great this is at the forefront of the conversation right now, because things are on the cusp of changing. Which I think is great.”

The actress says it wasn’t the “most intense” story line for her to shoot, because “Nic is quite an empowered character, and she’s tough and sort of dealt with it on her own.” In fact, Nic is more irritated with her ex’s reaction to the incident.

“I think more than anything, she was frustrated within that story line because Conrad, who always wants to be the hero, took matters into his own hands and created some problems when she had every plan to deal with it herself,” VanCamp said. “So actually, the tension comes between those two rather than the athlete and her. Because I think she just sort of deals with that guy, but when you want to deal with something on your own and someone else steps in it’s so frustrating.”

“The Resident” premieres on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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Alison Brie Addresses Brother-in-Law James Franco’s Sexual Misconduct Accusations https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-alison-brie-james-franco-sexual-misconduct/ https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-alison-brie-james-franco-sexual-misconduct/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:37:15 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792248 Alison Brie discussed her brother-in-law James Franco’s sexual misconduct allegations at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, saying that “anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out.”

E! host Giuliana Rancic caught up with Brie on the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday and mentioned allegations against the “Disaster Artist” director/producer/star, who is the older brother of Brie’s husband, Dave Franco.

The women had previously discussed the need for transparency in the TIMESUP movement, but the crusade took a very personal turn two weeks ago when five women came forward and accused James of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior.

“What can you share with us in terms of how that’s affecting you and your family?” Rancic asked.

“I think that above all, what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and, you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie answered. “I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course, now is a time for listening, and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

James Franco said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he wouldn’t “actively refute” the accusations and that he has his “own side of this story.”

“But,” he added, “I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. And if I have to take a knock because I’m not gonna try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

The #TIMESUP movement has focused on supporting women in the wake of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct being made of numerous powerful men in Hollywood and beyond.

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How #MeToo Movement Set Stage for Laura Dern’s ‘The Tale’ About Child Sex Abuse (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/common-laura-dern-tale-metoo-child-sex-abuse/ https://www.thewrap.com/common-laura-dern-tale-metoo-child-sex-abuse/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:37:20 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792180

Director Jennifer Fox and the starry cast of her Sundance movie “The Tale” believe the moment is right for her disturbing drama child sexual abuse.

“When we started to produce this script, which was five years ago, I mean we were way out on a limb,” director Jennifer Fox told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven in Sundance.

“Now with the MeToo movement, we are so blessed to be coming out at a moment when people can actually take this story and begin to grapple with the truth about child sexual abuse.”

Common and the cast of the chilling sexual abuse drama “The Tale” talked about how to break the culture of silence.

“The Tale” stars Laura Dern and Isabelle Nelisse as Jennifer, a successful woman who hides a secret told in flashbacks: At the age of 13, she was repeatedly raped by her running coach, played by Jason Ritter.

When Jennifer’s mother (Ellen Burstyn) confronts her daughter after discovering the abuse, Jennifer must come to terms with the past and the people who she trusted in, but may have turned a blind eye to her suffering.

For Common, who plays the grown-up Jennifer’s fiancé, said hopes the film will serve as a call to action for filmgoers.

“What you see in this film helps you understand child sexual abuse in another way and it really moves you to go and do something,” the actor and rapper said. “And when art has that power…it just moves and shifts the paradigm.”

Dern and Common were among those who spoke out against abuse at Saturday’s “Respect Rally,” an event that kicked off Sundance with several speeches pushing for women’s rights and showing solidarity with the Women’s March protests happening in cities across North America.

See more remarks from Common and director Jennifer Fox in the clip above.

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How Many Votes Does It Take to Get an Oscar Nomination in 2018? https://www.thewrap.com/how-many-votes-does-it-take-to-get-an-oscar-nomination-in-2018/ https://www.thewrap.com/how-many-votes-does-it-take-to-get-an-oscar-nomination-in-2018/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:27 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1765457 We now know how many Academy members are eligible to vote for the upcoming Oscars: 7,258.

And because the Academy’s newly-compiled branch count tells us the number of voters, we can also figure out how many votes it’ll take to get a nomination in most of the 24 categories — which ranges from a high of 363 (Best Picture) to a low of 22 (Best Costume Design).

The Academy’s preferential system of counting nomination votes, coupled with rules that limit voting in most categories to the members of the appropriate AMPAS branch, means that you can land a nomination with less than 100 votes everywhere except Best Picture and the four acting categories.

Acting will take 203 votes, Best Picture 363.

Mind you, we’re talking about first-place votes here. Under the Oscars preferential system, a voter typically lists his or her top five choices in order of preference — but the vote only goes to the film ranked first on each ballot, unless that film has already secured a nomination or been eliminated from contention.

In that case, the ballot will count for the voter’s second choice, or for the highest-ranked film on the ballot that’s still in the running.

Nomination voting began on Friday, January 5, and closed one week later, on January 12. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23.

Here’s the breakdown of what it’ll take to land a nomination in each category:

Best Picture
The Academy’s entire voting membership, 7,258, is eligible to cast ballots in this category. If they all do so, that means 660 No. 1 votes will guarantee you a nomination after the initial ballot count.

But to satisfy the unique Best Picture rules that provide anywhere from 5 to 10 nominees, the accountants from PwC then redistribute ballots whose first choice received significantly more than 660 votes, and also ones whose first choice received fewer than 73 votes.

After that redistribution, any film with more than five percent of the vote — which is to say, any film with at least 363 votes — will become a nominee.

Best Director
There are 512 voters in the Directors Branch, which means that 86 votes will guarantee a nomination.

Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
With 1,218 voters in by far the Academy’s largest branch, it’ll take 203 votes to get you a Oscars nomination in one of the acting categories.

Best Animated Feature
The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch has 565 members, which would normally mean that 95 votes would guarantee a nomination. But voting in this category is open to all Academy members in and outside the branch, as long as they see “a minimum percentage of submitted eligible films as defined by then-current procedures.” (In recent years, that has meant they’d need to see 17 or 18 of the 26 eligible films in theaters.)

The old method of giving each film a numerical score has been jettisoned; now, members simply vote for their five favorites in order of preference.

Best Cinematography
The branch has 246 current members. That means 42 first-place votes lands a nomination.

Best Costume Design
With 117 members, costume designers make up the smallest Academy branch that votes for its own award. (The Casting Directors Branch is smaller, but there’s no casting award at the Oscars — the branch’s members can only vote to nominate Best Picture.) So a costume-design nomination can be secured with only 22 votes, fewer than any other category.

Best Documentary Feature
After a first round of voting narrows the field to a 15-film shortlist, the 320 members pick their five favorites. If they all cast ballots, it’ll take 54 votes to be nominated.

Best Documentary Short
The same 320 members of the doc branch are eligible to vote once the doc-short contenders have been narrowed to a 10-film shortlist by special committees. It’s highly unlikely that everyone in the branch will watch the eligible shorts and vote — but if they were to do that, the magic number would again be 54.

Best Film Editing
With 298 members of the Film Editors Branch, you need 50 votes to secure a nod.

Best Foreign-Language Film
We have no idea what the magic number is this year. In fact, nobody does.

That’s because the process used to narrow the field from the nine shortlisted films to the five nominees has changed significantly, and even the Academy doesn’t know how many members will participate. Where in the past the Phase 2 committees in Los Angeles, New York and London were small, hand-picked groups, this year all members in San Francisco, New York and London have been invited to see screenings of the shortlisted films and participate in the vote.

And more importantly, international members who live outside of London can view the nine films on the Academy’s secure members’ website and also vote to nominate in the one Oscars category devoted to films made outside the U.S.

With more than 1,500 international members, the number of participants could be a few dozen or it could be several hundred, with the magic number varying wildly depending on how many people take the time to watch the films.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The fact that the category only has three nominees helps counterbalance the fact that the branch has only 183 members. Voting is restricted to members who attend a special presentation of clips, or members who have seen all seven shortlisted films. If every member of the branch participates in one of those ways, it would take 46 votes to secure a nomination.

Best Original Score, Best Original Song
The Music Branch consists of 305 members, which puts the magic number for a nomination at 51.

Best Production Design
The branch has 308 members, so 52 votes will get you a nomination.

Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
With 487 members in the Sound Branch, the nomination threshold is 82 votes.

Best Visual Effects
There are 450 members of the branch, which would mean a magic number of 75 if the VFX branch calculated nominations the way most of the other branches do. But it doesn’t.

An executive committee first narrows the field down to 20 films, and then to a shortlist of 10. Clips from those films of no more than 10 minutes in length are then screened for members of the branch, followed by brief discussions with the VFX artists responsible for the work.

Members who attend this Oscars “bakeoff” then cast ballots to select the five nominees – but instead of the preferential system, the branch uses reweighted range voting, which uses ranked scores and lessens the impact of ballots from voters whose first choice has already secured a nomination. It’s too complicated to assign a simple “magic number.”

Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay
The Writers Branch has 422 members, meaning it requires 71 votes to guarantee a writing nomination.

Best Animated Short, Best Live-Action Short
The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch has 565 members, all of whom are eligible to score the qualifying films to determine two 10-film shortlists. If they’ve seen all the shortlisted films, they can vote for the final five nominees.

In the unlikely event that the entire branch participates, that would mean a magic number of 95 votes. But in reality, it’s likely far lower.

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25 Stars Who Need Only an Oscar to EGOT, From Cynthia Nixon to James Earl Jones (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/egot-only-need-oscar-james-earl-jones-lin-manuel-miranda-cynthia-nixon/ https://www.thewrap.com/egot-only-need-oscar-james-earl-jones-lin-manuel-miranda-cynthia-nixon/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:48:04 +0000 Thom Geier https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1785228 The EGOT — an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — is the greatest honor in entertainment. These stars are (or were) close to achieving it.

A select group of entertainers can round out their trophy cases with a competitive win from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

 

Harry Belafonte (1927 – )

Emmy: Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, “The Revlon Revue” (1960).

Grammys (2): Folk Performance, “Swing Dat Hammer” (1960); Folk Recording, “An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba” (1965).

Tony: Supporting Actor in a Musical, “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac” (1954).

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) 

Emmy: 7 individual wins, including for “Omnibus” (1957 and 1958); “Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic” (1961); “New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts” (1965); “Beethoven’s Birthday” (1972); and “Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening” (1987).

Grammy: 16 wins, most for best classical album.

Tony: Best Musical, “Wonderful Town” (1953).

Jerry Bock
Martin Charnin
Cy Coleman
Fred Ebb

Cynthia Erivo (1987 – ) 

Daytime Emmy: On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, “Today” (2017).

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, “The Color Purple” (2016).

Tony: Actress in a Musical, “The Color Purple” (2016). EGOT

Anne Garefino (1959 – ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program (producing), “South Park” (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013).

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, “The Book Of Mormon” (2011).

Tony: Musical (producing), “The Book of Mormon” (2011).

Julie Harris (1925-2013) 

Emmys (3): Single Performance by an Actress, “Little Moon of Alban” (1959); Single Performance by an Actress, “Victoria Regina” (1962); Voiceover Performance, “Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony” (2000).

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, “The Belle Of Amherst” (1977).

Tonys (5): Actress in a Play, “I Am a Camera” (1952), “The Lark” (1956), “Forty Carats” (1969), “The Last of Mrs. Lincoln” (1973) and “The Belle of Amherst” (1977). EGOT

James Earl Jones (1931 – ) 

Emmys (2): Actor in a Drama Series, “Gabriel’s Fire” (1991); Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special, “Heat Wave” (1991).

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, “Great American Documents” (1976).

Tonys (2): Actor in a Play, “The Great White Hope” (1969) and “Fences” (1987).

Quincy Jones (1933 – )

Emmy: Music Composition for a Series Original Dramatic Score, “Roots” (1977).

Grammy: 27 wins, including Record of the Year, “Beat It” (1983) and “We Are the World” (1985); Album of the Year, “Back on the Block” (1990).

Tony: Musical Revival (producing), “The Color Purple” (2016).

John Kander

Cyndi Lauper (1953 – ) 

Emmy: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Mad About You” (2005).

Grammys (2): Best New Artist (1984); Musical Theater Album, “Kinky Boots” (2013).

Tony: Score, “Kinky Boots” (2013).

Audra McDonald (1970 – )

Emmy: Special Class Program, “Live From Lincoln Center” (2015).

Grammys (2): Classical Album and Opera Recording, “Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” (2008).

Tonys (6): Featured Actress in a Musical, “Carousel” (1994); Featured Actress in a Play, “Master Class” (1996); Featured Actress in a Musical, “Ragtime” (1998); Featured Actress in a Play, “A Raisin in the Sun” (2004); Actress in a Musical, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” (2012); Actress in a Play, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” (2014).

Bette Midler (1945 – )

Emmys (3): Special – Comedy, Variety or Music, “Bette Midler Ol’ Red Hair Is Back” (1978); Performance in a Variety or Music Program, “Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas” (1997) and “The Tonight Show” (1992).

Grammy (3): Best New Artist (1973); Best Female Pop Vocal Performance,
“The Rose” (1980); Record of the Year, “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1989).

Tony: Actress in a Musical, “Hello, Dolly!” (2017).

Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980 – )

Emmy: Original Music and Lyrics, “67th Annual Tony Awards” (2014).

Grammys (2): Best Musical Theater Album, “In the Heights” (2008) and “Hamilton” (2017).

Tonys (3): Score, “In the Heights” (2008) and “Hamilton” (2016); Musical, “Hamilton” (2016).

Cynthia Nixon (1966 – ) EGOT

Emmys (2): Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Sex and the City” (2004); Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2008).

Grammy: Spoken Word Album, “An Inconvenient Truth” (2008) .

Tonys (2): Actress in a Play, “Rabbit Hole” (2006); Featured Actress in a Play, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (2017).

Trey Parker
Marc Shaiman
Bill Sherman
Matt Stone
Charles Strouse

Lily Tomlin (1939 – )

Emmys (6): Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special, “Lily” (1974) and The Lily Tomlin Special (1976) and “The Paul Simon Special” (1978); Variety, Music or Comedy Program, “Lily” (1974) and “Lily: Sold Out” (1981); Voiceover Performance, “An Apology to Elephants” (2013).

Grammy: Comedy Recording, “This Is a Recording” (1971)

Tony: Actress in a Play, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” (1986).

Dick Van Dyke (1925 -)

Emmys (4): Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1964, 1965 and 1966); Comedy-Variety or Music Series, “Van Dyke and Company” (1977).

Grammy: Recording for Children, “Mary Poppins” (1964).

Tony: Featured Actor in a Musical, “Bye, Bye Birdie” (1961).

James Whitmore

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Cynthia Nixon (1966 - ) 

Emmys (2): Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Sex and the City" (2004); Guest Actress in a Drama Series, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2008) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Album, "An Inconvenient Truth" (2008) 

Tonys (2): Actress in a Play, "Rabbit Hole" (2006); Featured Actress in a Play, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes" (2017)

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Cynthia Nixon (1966 - ) 

Emmys (2): Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Sex and the City" (2004); Guest Actress in a Drama Series, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2008) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Album, "An Inconvenient Truth" (2008) 

Tonys (2): Actress in a Play, "Rabbit Hole" (2006); Featured Actress in a Play, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes" (2017)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980 - ) 

Emmy: Original Music and Lyrics, "67th Annual Tony Awards" (2014) 

Grammys (2): Best Musical Theater Album, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2017) 

Tonys (3): Score, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2016); Musical, "Hamilton" (2016)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980 - ) 

Emmy: Original Music and Lyrics, "67th Annual Tony Awards" (2014) 

Grammys (2): Best Musical Theater Album, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2017) 

Tonys (3): Score, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2016); Musical, "Hamilton" (2016)

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Harry Belafonte (1927 - )

Emmy: Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, "The Revlon Revue" (1960) 

Grammys (2): Folk Performance, "Swing Dat Hammer" (1960); Folk Recording, "An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba" (1965) 

Tony: Supporting Actor in a Musical, "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" (1954)

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Harry Belafonte (1927 - )

Emmy: Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, "The Revlon Revue" (1960) 

Grammys (2): Folk Performance, "Swing Dat Hammer" (1960); Folk Recording, "An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba" (1965) 

Tony: Supporting Actor in a Musical, "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" (1954)

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Bette Midler (1945 - ) 

Emmys (3): Special - Comedy, Variety or Music, "Bette Midler Ol' Red Hair Is Back" (1978); Performance in a Variety or Music Program, "Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas" (1997) and "The Tonight Show" (1992)

Grammy (3): Best New Artist (1973); Best Female Pop Vocal Performance,
"The Rose" (1980); Record of the Year, "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1989) 

Tony: Actress in a Musical, "Hello, Dolly!" (2017)

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Bette Midler (1945 - ) 

Emmys (3): Special - Comedy, Variety or Music, "Bette Midler Ol' Red Hair Is Back" (1978); Performance in a Variety or Music Program, "Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas" (1997) and "The Tonight Show" (1992)

Grammy (3): Best New Artist (1973); Best Female Pop Vocal Performance,
"The Rose" (1980); Record of the Year, "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1989) 

Tony: Actress in a Musical, "Hello, Dolly!" (2017)

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Audra McDonald (1970 - ) 

Emmy: Special Class Program, "Live From Lincoln Center" (2015) 

Grammys (2): Classical Album and Opera Recording, "Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" (2008) 

Tonys (6): Featured Actress in a Musical, "Carousel" (1994); Featured Actress in a Play, "Master Class" (1996); Featured Actress in a Musical, "Ragtime" (1998); Featured Actress in a Play, "A Raisin in the Sun" (2004); Actress in a Musical, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" (2012); Actress in a Play, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (2014)

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Audra McDonald (1970 - ) 

Emmy: Special Class Program, "Live From Lincoln Center" (2015) 

Grammys (2): Classical Album and Opera Recording, "Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" (2008) 

Tonys (6): Featured Actress in a Musical, "Carousel" (1994); Featured Actress in a Play, "Master Class" (1996); Featured Actress in a Musical, "Ragtime" (1998); Featured Actress in a Play, "A Raisin in the Sun" (2004); Actress in a Musical, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" (2012); Actress in a Play, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (2014)

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Cyndi Lauper (1953 - ) 

Emmy: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, "Mad About You" (2005) 

Grammys (2): Best New Artist (1984); Musical Theater Album, "Kinky Boots" (2013)

Tony: Score, "Kinky Boots" (2013)

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Cyndi Lauper (1953 - ) 

Emmy: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, "Mad About You" (2005) 

Grammys (2): Best New Artist (1984); Musical Theater Album, "Kinky Boots" (2013)

Tony: Score, "Kinky Boots" (2013)

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Marc Shaiman (1959 - ) 

Emmy: Writing in a Variety or Music Program, "The 64th Annual Academy Awards" (1992)

Grammy: Musical Show Album, "Hairspray" (2002)

Tony: Score, "Hairspray" (2003)

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Marc Shaiman (1959 - ) 

Emmy: Writing in a Variety or Music Program, "The 64th Annual Academy Awards" (1992)

Grammy: Musical Show Album, "Hairspray" (2002)

Tony: Score, "Hairspray" (2003)

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Lily Tomlin (1939 - )

Emmys (6): Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Lily" (1974) and The Lily Tomlin Special (1976) and "The Paul Simon Special" (1978); Variety, Music or Comedy Program, "Lily" (1974) and "Lily: Sold Out" (1981); Voiceover Performance, "An Apology to Elephants" (2013)

Grammy: Comedy Recording, "This Is a Recording" (1971)

Tony: Actress in a Play, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" (1986)

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Lily Tomlin (1939 - )

Emmys (6): Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Lily" (1974) and The Lily Tomlin Special (1976) and "The Paul Simon Special" (1978); Variety, Music or Comedy Program, "Lily" (1974) and "Lily: Sold Out" (1981); Voiceover Performance, "An Apology to Elephants" (2013)

Grammy: Comedy Recording, "This Is a Recording" (1971)

Tony: Actress in a Play, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" (1986)

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Dick Van Dyke (1925 -)  

Emmys (4): Actor in a Comedy Series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1964, 1965 and 1966); Comedy-Variety or Music Series, "Van Dyke and Company" (1977) 

Grammy: Recording for Children, "Mary Poppins" (1964) 

Tony: Featured Actor in a Musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1961)

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Dick Van Dyke (1925 -)  

Emmys (4): Actor in a Comedy Series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1964, 1965 and 1966); Comedy-Variety or Music Series, "Van Dyke and Company" (1977) 

Grammy: Recording for Children, "Mary Poppins" (1964) 

Tony: Featured Actor in a Musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1961)

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James Earl Jones (1931 - ) 

Emmys (2): Actor in a Drama Series, "Gabriel's Fire" (1991); Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special, "Heat Wave" (1991) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "Great American Documents" (1976) 

Tonys (2): Actor in a Play, "The Great White Hope" (1969) and "Fences" (1987)

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James Earl Jones (1931 - ) 

Emmys (2): Actor in a Drama Series, "Gabriel's Fire" (1991); Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special, "Heat Wave" (1991) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "Great American Documents" (1976) 

Tonys (2): Actor in a Play, "The Great White Hope" (1969) and "Fences" (1987)

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Trey Parker (1969 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program, "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011) 

Tonys (3): Score, Book and Director, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Trey Parker (1969 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program, "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011) 

Tonys (3): Score, Book and Director, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Matt Stone (1971 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program, "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011) 

Tony (2): Score and Book, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Matt Stone (1971 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program, "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011) 

Tony (2): Score and Book, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Julie Harris (1925–2013) 

Emmys (3): Single Performance by an Actress, "Little Moon of Alban" (1959); Single Performance by an Actress, "Victoria Regina" (1962); Voiceover Performance, "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony" (2000) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "The Belle Of Amherst" (1977) 

Tonys (5): Actress in a Play, "I Am a Camera" (1952), "The Lark" (1956), "Forty Carats" (1969), "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln" (1973) and "The Belle of Amherst" (1977)

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Julie Harris (1925–2013) 

Emmys (3): Single Performance by an Actress, "Little Moon of Alban" (1959); Single Performance by an Actress, "Victoria Regina" (1962); Voiceover Performance, "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony" (2000) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "The Belle Of Amherst" (1977) 

Tonys (5): Actress in a Play, "I Am a Camera" (1952), "The Lark" (1956), "Forty Carats" (1969), "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln" (1973) and "The Belle of Amherst" (1977)

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Cynthia Erivo (1987 - ) 

Daytime Emmy: On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, "Today" (2017) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Color Purple" (2016) 

Tony: Actress in a Musical, "The Color Purple" (2016)

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Cynthia Erivo (1987 - ) 

Daytime Emmy: On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, "Today" (2017) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Color Purple" (2016) 

Tony: Actress in a Musical, "The Color Purple" (2016)

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Cy Coleman (1929-2004) 

Emmys (2): Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now" (1975); Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Gypsy in My Soul" (1976) 

Grammy: Musical Show Album, "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991) 

Tonys (3): Score, "On the Twentieth Century" (1978), "City of Angels" (1990) and "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991)

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Cy Coleman (1929-2004) 

Emmys (2): Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now" (1975); Comedy-Variety or Music Special, "Gypsy in My Soul" (1976) 

Grammy: Musical Show Album, "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991) 

Tonys (3): Score, "On the Twentieth Century" (1978), "City of Angels" (1990) and "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991)

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Quincy Jones (1933 - ) 

Emmy: Music Composition for a Series Original Dramatic Score, "Roots" (1977) 

Grammy: 27 wins, including Record of the Year, "Beat It" (1983) and "We Are the World" (1985); Album of the Year, "Back on the Block" (1990) 

Tony: Musical Revival (producing), "The Color Purple" (2016)

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Quincy Jones (1933 - ) 

Emmy: Music Composition for a Series Original Dramatic Score, "Roots" (1977) 

Grammy: 27 wins, including Record of the Year, "Beat It" (1983) and "We Are the World" (1985); Album of the Year, "Back on the Block" (1990) 

Tony: Musical Revival (producing), "The Color Purple" (2016)

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Fred Ebb (1928-2004) and John Kander (1927 - ) 

Emmy: Original Music and Lyrics, "Liza With a Z" (1973) and "Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall" (1993); Ebb also won for "Gypsy in My Soul" (1976) and producing "Liza With a Z"

Grammy: Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album, "Cabaret" (1967) 

Tonys (4): Musical and Composer/Lyricist, "Cabaret" (1967); Score, "Woman of the Year" (1981); Score, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1993)

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Fred Ebb (1928-2004) and John Kander (1927 - ) 

Emmy: Original Music and Lyrics, "Liza With a Z" (1973) and "Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall" (1993); Ebb also won for "Gypsy in My Soul" (1976) and producing "Liza With a Z"

Grammy: Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album, "Cabaret" (1967) 

Tonys (4): Musical and Composer/Lyricist, "Cabaret" (1967); Score, "Woman of the Year" (1981); Score, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1993)

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Bill Sherman (1981 - ) 

Daytime Emmys (2): Original Song - Children's and Animation, "Sesame Street" (2011); Original Song, "Sesame Street" (2015) 

Grammys (2): Best Musical Theater Album, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2017) 

Tonys (2): Orchestrations, "In the Heights" (2008); Musical (producing), "Kinky Boots" (2013)

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Bill Sherman (1981 - ) 

Daytime Emmys (2): Original Song - Children's and Animation, "Sesame Street" (2011); Original Song, "Sesame Street" (2015) 

Grammys (2): Best Musical Theater Album, "In the Heights" (2008) and "Hamilton" (2017) 

Tonys (2): Orchestrations, "In the Heights" (2008); Musical (producing), "Kinky Boots" (2013)

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Martin Charnin (1934 - ) 

Emmys (3): Variety or Musical Program, "Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man" (1970); Variety or Musical Program and Directorial Achievement in Comedy or Variety, "'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin" (1972)

Grammy: Cast Show Album, "Annie" (1977) 

Tony: Score, "Annie" (1977)

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Martin Charnin (1934 - ) 

Emmys (3): Variety or Musical Program, "Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man" (1970); Variety or Musical Program and Directorial Achievement in Comedy or Variety, "'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin" (1972)

Grammy: Cast Show Album, "Annie" (1977) 

Tony: Score, "Annie" (1977)

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Jerry Bock (1928–2010) 

Daytime Emmy: Original Song - Children's and Animation, "Wonder Pets!" (2010) 

Grammy: Score From an Original Cast Show Album, "She Loves Me" (1963) 

Tonys (4): Musical, "Fiorello!" (1960), "Hello, Dolly!" (1964) and "Fiddler on the Roof" (1965); plus Score, "Fiddler on the Roof" (1965)

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Jerry Bock (1928–2010) 

Daytime Emmy: Original Song - Children's and Animation, "Wonder Pets!" (2010) 

Grammy: Score From an Original Cast Show Album, "She Loves Me" (1963) 

Tonys (4): Musical, "Fiorello!" (1960), "Hello, Dolly!" (1964) and "Fiddler on the Roof" (1965); plus Score, "Fiddler on the Roof" (1965)

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James Whitmore (1921–2009) 

Emmy: Guest Actor in a Drama Series, "The Practice" (2000) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "Give 'Em Hell Harry" (1975) 

Tony: Performance by Newcomers, "For Love or Money" (1948)

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James Whitmore (1921–2009) 

Emmy: Guest Actor in a Drama Series, "The Practice" (2000) 

Grammy: Spoken Word Recording, "Give 'Em Hell Harry" (1975) 

Tony: Performance by Newcomers, "For Love or Money" (1948)

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Anne Garefino (1959 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program (producing), "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

Tony: Musical (producing), "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Anne Garefino (1959 - ) 

Emmys (5): Animated Program (producing), "South Park" (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013) 

Grammy: Musical Theater Album, "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

Tony: Musical (producing), "The Book of Mormon" (2011)

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Charles Strouse (1928 - ) 

Emmy: Music and Lyrics, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1996) 

Grammy: Cast Show Album, "Annie" (1977) 

Tonys (3): Musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1961), "Applause" (1970); Score, "Annie" (1977)

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Charles Strouse (1928 - ) 

Emmy: Music and Lyrics, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1996) 

Grammy: Cast Show Album, "Annie" (1977) 

Tonys (3): Musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie" (1961), "Applause" (1970); Score, "Annie" (1977)

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) 

Emmy: 7 individual wins, including for "Omnibus" (1957 and 1958); "Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic" (1961); "New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts" (1965); "Beethoven's Birthday" (1972); and "Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening" (1987) 

Grammy: 16 wins, most for best classical album 

Tony: Best Musical, "Wonderful Town" (1953)

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) 

Emmy: 7 individual wins, including for "Omnibus" (1957 and 1958); "Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic" (1961); "New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts" (1965); "Beethoven's Birthday" (1972); and "Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening" (1987) 

Grammy: 16 wins, most for best classical album 

Tony: Best Musical, "Wonderful Town" (1953)

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So who has made the cut? Here are all of the stars who have achieved EGOT status, from Audrey Hepburn to Whoopi Goldberg.  

 

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SAG Awards 2018: All the Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-2018-red-carpet-arrivals-photo/ https://www.thewrap.com/sag-awards-2018-red-carpet-arrivals-photo/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:38:14 +0000 Phil Hornshaw and Phil Owen https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792172 The Screen Actors Guild Awards are honoring the best achievements in film and television acting in 2017, and the stars are dolled up as they arrive at the show. This year’s show features Kristen Bell as the SAG Awards’ first-ever host, and all the presenters will be women in response to the #TIMESUP and #MeToo movements, rather than the usual pairs of women and men presenting.

“Get Out” and “Girls” star Allison Williams

“Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo

“This is Us” star Logan Shroyer

“Stranger Things” star Natalia Dyer

“Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp

“Glow” star Alison Brie

“Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin

“Disaster Artist” star Dave Franco

“This is Us” star Jon Huertas

“This is Us” star Mackenzie Hancsicsak

“This is Us” star Cara Buono

“This is Us” star Justin Hartley

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Amanda Warren

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Abbie Cornish

“Stranger Things” star Dacre Montgomery

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Samira Wiley

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Ann Dowd

“Divorce” star Molly Shannon

“The Good Place” star Ted Danson

“Orange is the New Black” star Emily Tarver

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski

“Glow” star Sydelle Noel

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross

“The Last Man on Earth” star Mary Steenburgen

“The Good Place” star and SAG Awards host Kristen Bell

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards are honoring the best achievements in film and television acting in 2017, and the stars are dolled up as they arrive at the show. This year's show features Kristen Bell as the SAG Awards' first-ever host, and all the presenters will be women in response to the #TIMESUP and #MeToo movements, rather than the usual pairs of women and men presenting.

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"Get Out" and "Girls" star Allison Williams

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"Get Out" and "Girls" star Allison Williams

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"Stranger Things" star Gaten Matarazzo

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"Stranger Things" star Gaten Matarazzo

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"This is Us" star Logan Shroyer

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"This is Us" star Logan Shroyer

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"Stranger Things" star Natalia Dyer

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"Stranger Things" star Natalia Dyer

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"Stranger Things" star Noah Schnapp

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"Stranger Things" star Noah Schnapp

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"Glow" star Alison Brie

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"Glow" star Alison Brie

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"Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin

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"Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin

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"Disaster Artist" star Dave Franco

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"Disaster Artist" star Dave Franco

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"This is Us" star Jon Huertas

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"This is Us" star Jon Huertas

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"This is Us" star Mackenzie Hancsicsak

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"This is Us" star Mackenzie Hancsicsak

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"This is Us" star Cara Buono

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"This is Us" star Cara Buono

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"This is Us" star Justin Hartley

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"This is Us" star Justin Hartley

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"This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown

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"This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown

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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" star Amanda Warren

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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" star Amanda Warren

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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" star Abbie Cornish

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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" star Abbie Cornish

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"Stranger Things" star Dacre Montgomery

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"Stranger Things" star Dacre Montgomery

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Samira Wiley

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Samira Wiley

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Ann Dowd

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Ann Dowd

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"Divorce" star Molly Shannon

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"Divorce" star Molly Shannon

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"The Good Place" star Ted Danson

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"The Good Place" star Ted Danson

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"Orange is the New Black" star Emily Tarver

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"Orange is the New Black" star Emily Tarver

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Yvonne Strahovski

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Yvonne Strahovski

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"Glow" star Sydelle Noel

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"Glow" star Sydelle Noel

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"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross

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"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross

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"The Last Man on Earth" star Mary Steenburgen

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"The Last Man on Earth" star Mary Steenburgen

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"The Crown" star Matt Smith

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"The Crown" star Matt Smith

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"Veep" and "Better Call Saul" star Clea DuVall

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"Veep" and "Better Call Saul" star Clea DuVall

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"The Big Sick" star Holly Hunter

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"The Big Sick" star Holly Hunter

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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" star Marisa Tomei

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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" star Marisa Tomei

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"Lady Bird" star Beanie Feldstein

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"Lady Bird" star Beanie Feldstein

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"Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown

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"Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown

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"I, Tonya" star Margot Robbie

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"I, Tonya" star Margot Robbie

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"The Crown" star Vanessa Kirby

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"The Crown" star Vanessa Kirby

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"Kong: Skull Island" star Brie Larson

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"Kong: Skull Island" star Brie Larson

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"This is Us" star Susan Kelechi Watson

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"This is Us" star Susan Kelechi Watson

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"Kingsmen: The Golden Circle" star Halle Berry

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"Kingsmen: The Golden Circle" star Halle Berry

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"I, Tonya" star Allison Janney

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"I, Tonya" star Allison Janney

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"This is Us" star Chrissy Metz

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"This is Us" star Chrissy Metz

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"Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya

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"Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Elisabeth Moss

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"The Handmaid's Tale" star Elisabeth Moss

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"The Good Place" star and SAG Awards host Kristen Bell

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"The Good Place" star and SAG Awards host Kristen Bell

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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Talks Confronting Mormon Suicide in ‘Believer’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/imagine-dragons-dan-reynolds-confronting-mormon-suicide-in-believer-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/imagine-dragons-dan-reynolds-confronting-mormon-suicide-in-believer-video/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:02:27 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792066

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds sat down with TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven to discuss the culture of shame that surrounds Mormonism when it comes to LGBT issues and sexuality in the documentary “Believer.”

The new rock doc from director Dan Argott that is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival follows Reynolds, himself a part of a Mormon family, as Imagine Dragons hosts the LoveLoud music festival in Utah amidst the ongoing conflict of gay rights in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

A week before the start of freshman year, Reynolds was kicked out of Brigham Young University after admitting to premarital sex with his high school girlfriend. He was later readmitted, but had another awakening when the gay roommates of his future wife, Aja Volkman, became upset that Volkman was dating a Mormon because of LDS’ support for California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage.

Reynolds discussed with Verhoeven the struggle it took to find a venue in Utah to host the LoveLoud festival, as many local officials did not want the event to include the word “acceptance” in its promotion and stage banners. But the festival found a venue in Provo, where BYU is located, following the suicide death of festival director Lance Lowry’s brother, who had been expelled from the university for premarital sex as Reynolds did.

Reynolds maintains he will put on the festival every year until he sees significant progress.

“That shame spiraled him into a depression, and he took his life in Provo,” Reynolds said. “Lance came up to us and said, ‘Dan, you told us that if we couldn’t get a place for this, we would find a soapbox and we would stand up in a park in Salt Lake or in Provo and we would shout that this needed to change.'”

Watch Reynolds remarks in the video above.

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NFL Championship Games to Broadcast on Armed Forces Network Despite Gov. Shutdown https://www.thewrap.com/nfl-championship-games-will-broadcast-on-armed-forces-network-despite-gov-shutdown/ https://www.thewrap.com/nfl-championship-games-will-broadcast-on-armed-forces-network-despite-gov-shutdown/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:46:33 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792154 As part of a last-minute deal, the Armed Forces Network will air the NFL’s conference championship games on Sunday despite the ongoing U.S. government shutdown, the network announced late Saturday.

Because the Senate failed to pass a budget agreement for 2018 on Friday, all non-essential government services were suspended starting this weekend. This excludes services like the U.S. Postal Service, Medicare and Social Security, but does shut down some disaster recovery efforts, national parks, government research operations and, until Saturday, military broadcast stations like the Armed Forces Network.

However, AFN director Col. Dave Honchul announced on the network’s Twitter page that a deal was made to keep two of its channels, AFN News and AFN Sports, on the air during the shutdown — meaning, the New England Patriots/Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings/Philadelphia Eagles games will be available. Even if the network had been shut down, military members and their families stationed overseas could see the games streamed online and on NFL’s GamePass system.

“Despite the government shutdown, (the department) determined the operational necessity of television and radio broadcasts constitutes them as essential activities,” chief Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said. “We will continue to find solutions to support our troops at home and abroad.”

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Inside ‘Blindspotting’s Unmissable Scene About the N Word (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/inside-blindspottings-unmissable-scene-about-the-n-word-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/inside-blindspottings-unmissable-scene-about-the-n-word-video/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:01:27 +0000 Matt Donnelly https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1792080

In “Blindspotting,” two childhood best friends navigate their changing hometown and their problematic relationship.

Carlos López Estrada’s film has been earning raves for its depiction of an intersectional community looking to define themselves against police oppression, bias and gentrification.

The most crucial scene in “Blindspotting,” perhaps the best of the entire festival, is a painful confrontation between leads Colin (Daveed Diggs) and Miles (Rafael Casal).

The men have just fled a house party thrown by a lily-white tech guru who has planted roots in an Oakland legacy neighborhood. Miles violently beats a black male partygoer who mocks his mannerisms. Non-black Miles is a product of Oakland, you see, he speaks with the same flow and vernacular and behaves with the same recklessness and aggression as many of his non-white counterparts.

The partygoer, however, thinks Miles is a poser. A “culture vulture” of the highest order, appropriating other races for his own identity. Miles implodes, and after the beating the men take refuge in an abandoned parking lot.

Colin was celebrating his final day of probation for a felony assault charge. He doesn’t need this trouble, the kind that Miles has been getting him into since they were 12. Colin is facing the impossible battle of reconciling his hope and aspiration with the traps of the culture he grew up in. There’s an undeniable feeling that he thinks Miles is in a different position.

Colin asks a tough question of Miles: “Why do you let me call you n—-a?”

The question stings, of course, because Miles had absolutely never addressed Colin with the word.

“You’re the n—a they’re out here looking for,” Colin says of Miles and his recklessness.

Speaking with TheWrap at the Acura Studios at Sundance, screenwriters Diggs and Casal and their director Estrada spoke to the gravity of the scene — one of the first written in a script they started nine years ago.

“That was the first time we all realized we were doing something that we thought we understood, but hearing those words elevated it,” Estrada said.

“I sat there and called my best friend a n—a for eight hours,” Diggs said.

“All the issues that come up from the discussion of race, and who has ownership of what, and how does history paint somebody all of that is a given” he said. “The real stakes in that is the way they’ve hurt each other as friends.”

Casal envisioned it a “simple conversation between two people, and [we] reverse engineers the script from there. How would two people in a buddy comedy ever go to a place where they would say this to each other?”

Watch the full interview above.

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