Toni Collette (‘Hereditary’) and Emily Blunt (‘A Quiet Place’) would defy horror bias to earn Oscar nominations

Toni Collette (‘Hereditary’) and Emily Blunt (‘A Quiet Place’) would defy horror bias to earn Oscar nominations
Even as the Oscars purport to honor the best in film, horror filmmakers and enthusiasts would probably beg to differ. The horror genre has had a lot of trouble getting into the Oscar race, even after 90 years, with a few exceptions here and there. Films like “The Exorcist” (1973), “The Sixth Sense” (1999) and “Get Out” (2017) have broken through and even earned Best Picture nominations — and in the case of horror/thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) even a win — but all four were undeniable hits with critics and audiences in their respective years, meaning the academy would have looked foolish to ignore them. Actors in horror films have a hard time getting in as well, even if they’re carrying the same level of hefty emotional weight as their peers in traditional drama films. This year, the academy has the potential to honor at least two strong horror performances that have
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Hooray! These Are the Release Dates For All 13 Disney Movies Coming Out in 2019

At 2018's annual CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, Disney and Marvel revealed some pretty epic news: the joint studios unveiled the entire release slate all the way through the end of 2019, starting with the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War and ending with the anxiously needed Star Wars: Episode IX. Obviously, since then titles like Infinity War, Incredibles 2, and Mary Poppins Returns have all hit theaters, but there are still quite a few exciting films on the horizon in 2019.

While sadly there's still no sign of the live-action Mulan reboot, which has been pushed back to 2020, or Marvel's Black Widow solo film, revivals of beloved stories like The Lion King and Aladdin should keep us busy. There's also the matter of Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox to consider, which means films like Dark Phoenix and New Mutants are also on this list.

Wondering when your most-anticipated upcoming movie is arriving in theaters?
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‘Mary Poppins’ earned a lucky 13 Oscar nominations: How will ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ do on Tuesday?

‘Mary Poppins’ earned a lucky 13 Oscar nominations: How will ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ do on Tuesday?
“Mary Poppins” was the top-grossing film of 1964 and reaped a lucky 13 Oscar bids, winning five. Besides the Best Actress trophy for film newcomer Julie Andrews, it took home film editing, score, song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”) and visual effects. It lost the races for picture, director, adapted screenplay, color art direction, color cinematography, color costume design and sound.

The screen version of the 1956 Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” which had launched Andrews won all of those awards save for adapted screenplay which went to “Becket.” Jack Warner had spurned casting Andrews in the role of Eliza Doolittle, opting for Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn instead who ended up being snubbed by the actors branch of the academy.

Sequels rarely do as well as their original, particularly if the film is as iconic as “Mary Poppins.” Rob Marshall’s long-awaited sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” has earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Marshall’s Mary,
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Oscar Experts’ Top 8 Best Picture hopefuls we’re underestimating: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘The Rider’…

Oscar Experts’ Top 8 Best Picture hopefuls we’re underestimating: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘The Rider’…
What films do our 31 Oscar Experts think will be nominated for Best Picture? Under current voting procedures, there could be anywhere between 5 and 10 nominees, but since that system was established in 2011 there have always been either eight or nine contenders, so that’s probably what we can expect this year too.

At Gold Derby you can predict up to the maximum 10 nominees, and our Experts have reached a consensus about what those likeliest 10 films are: front-runners “A Star is Born” and “Roma” followed by “Green Book,” “The Favourite,” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Vice,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “First Man” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Is there room for any other films to break through? The following eight films are predicted by at least one of our Experts to pull off an Oscar nominations surprise.

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“Mary Poppins Returns” (10 Experts) — 54 years ago the original
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‘A Quiet Place’ interviews: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and more exclusive chats [Watch]

‘A Quiet Place’ interviews: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and more exclusive chats [Watch]
Can “A Quiet Place” become a rare horror film to compete for Best Picture at the Oscars? The box office sleeper hit about a family forced to live in silence to hide from monsters with super-sensitive hearing has earned nominations at the PGA, WGA, SAG, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards, so it’s frighteningly possible. Gold Derby recently spoke with director, star, and co-writer John Krasinski; actress Emily Blunt; screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck; producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form; cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen; and supervising sound editors Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl about their work.

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When Krasinski first read the spec script he “was holding a three-week-old girl reading about what you would do to protect your kids. Those early days of parenthood are genuinely terrifying. You are checking if they
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Oscar nominations predictions 2019: Complete racetrack odds in all 24 categories

Oscar nominations predictions 2019: Complete racetrack odds in all 24 categories
We’re inching closer and closer to the announcement of the 2019 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:20 a.m. Pt/8:20 a.m. Et. Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”) will reveal this year’s nominations, which Gold Derby will stream live. Presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this year’s 91st Academy Awards honors films that were released within the 2018 calendar year. The ceremony airs February 24 on ABC and will likely be host-less for the first time in 30 years. Scroll down to see Gold Derby’s racetrack odds in all 24 Oscar categories, with projected winners highlighted in gold and potential spoilers in italics.

Our odds are calculated by combining the predictions of more than 7,300 Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center. That includes Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, Gold Derby
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Oscar Experts’ Top 9 dark horse Supporting Actress picks: Michelle Yeoh, Elizabeth Debicki, Linda Cardellini …

Oscar Experts’ Top 9 dark horse Supporting Actress picks: Michelle Yeoh, Elizabeth Debicki, Linda Cardellini …
There may be no Oscar acting race where the Expert journalists we’ve polled are more divided than Best Supporting Actress. Most of them currently agree on the front-runner, Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), but there are 13 other women they think could be nominated. The four likeliest to join King are Amy Adams (“Vice”), Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”) and Claire Foy (“First Man”). But who has the best chance to crash the party?

The following nine women are waiting in the wings, and each of them has a chance to get in according to at least one of our Experts. Who do you think we’re foolishly underestimating?

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Michelle Yeoh, “Crazy Rich Asians” (6 Experts) — As the disapproving matriarch of a wealthy Singapore family, Yeoh stands out from the ensemble cast, especially given her impressive career as a whole.
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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Breaking for $47 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Breaking for $47 Million Opening Weekend
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is heading for a solid opening of about $47 million at 3,841 North American locations during its first four days, early estimates showed Friday.

The performance is slightly below Universal’s forecasts of $50 million for its supernatural thriller, which took in $3.7 million at 3,200 North American sites in Thursday night previews. “Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released in 2000, and his 2017 hit “Split.”

Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson star. “Glass” is expected to deliver the second-largest debut for January and for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, behind only “American Sniper,” which grossed $107.2 million during Friday-Monday in 2015. “Glass” could surpass “Ride Along” as the second-best bow during the four-day frame if it can top the $48 million that Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s buddy comedy took in during the same period in 2014.

Shyamalan wrote, directed, and financed “Glass,
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2019 Mpse Golden Reel nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘First Man’ leads with 3 as do ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Roma’

All five of our predicted Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing number among the contenders for the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse). Oscar frontrunner “First Man” reaped three bids across the seven film categories as did two of its closest Oscar rivals — “A Quiet Place” and “Roma” — as well as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which we have in sixth place. The other two likely Oscar nominees — “Black Panther” and and “A Star Is Born” — each reaped two bids.

The 66th annual edition of these awards will take place on Feb. 17 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound wiz Stephen H. Flick will be feted for his lifetime of achievement and Antoine Fuqua is to receive the Filmmaker Award.

Last year, all five of the Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing numbered among the Mpse contenders. Eventual Oscar winner “Dunkirk” lost the category equivalent
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2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category

2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category
The 2019 Oscar race is all about Best Popular Film. Not only does the Academy not need that new category after all this year, but more big-grossers than ever are vying for spots on the final Oscar ballot to be revealed on January 22. Which might mean more people will tune into an Oscar show, rooting for mainstream movies they actually care about.

But while more popular hits, led by Bradley Cooper’s blockbuster “A Star is Born,” (Warner Bros.) are in contention for multiple categories including Best Picture, bragging rights may still wind up with Netflix’s first bonafide Best Picture candidate, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinephile-dream “Roma,” which commanded a more robust arthouse release than any Netflix film to date, along with a lavish promotional campaign, and has been widely viewed on the global streaming platform.

The Golden Globe and Critics Choice winner and Mexico’s black-and-white foreign-language Oscar entry, “Roma
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2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category

2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category
The 2019 Oscar race is all about Best Popular Film. Not only does the Academy not need that new category after all this year, but more big-grossers than ever are vying for spots on the final Oscar ballot to be revealed on January 22. Which might mean more people will tune into an Oscar show, rooting for mainstream movies they actually care about.

But while more popular hits, led by Bradley Cooper’s blockbuster “A Star is Born,” (Warner Bros.) are in contention for multiple categories including Best Picture, bragging rights may still wind up with Netflix’s first bonafide Best Picture candidate, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinephile-dream “Roma,” which commanded a more robust arthouse release than any Netflix film to date, along with a lavish promotional campaign, and has been widely viewed on the global streaming platform.

The Golden Globe and Critics Choice winner and Mexico’s black-and-white foreign-language Oscar entry, “Roma
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Final Academy Award Predictions Before The Nominees Are Announced

It all has come down to this. On Tuesday morning, the Academy will announce their Oscar nominations. As such, it’s time for final predictions. The Academy Awards this year will be a unique one, that’s for sure, so expect the nominees to largely follow along that path. What follows today is months of work. Slowly but surely, I’ve listen to members of the Academy, studied the precursors, and played some hunches. All that has led to my final predictions update before it goes down bright and early on Tuesday morning. There’s no way to get them all right, but I think these are pretty solid predictions, if I do say so myself. As you’ll see below, I have A Star Is Born still leading the way, both in terms of nomination totals and also in terms of still being the one to beat in Best Picture.
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‘Roma’ Lands Mpse Golden Reel Nominations

‘Roma’ Lands Mpse Golden Reel Nominations
“A Quiet Place, “Black Panther,” “First Man,” and “Roma” each scored three sound editing nominations for the the 66th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards (to be held February 17th and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel).

They will compete for dialogue/Adr, effects/foley, and music underscore. Honored in the musical category were “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

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Other dialog/Adr nominees included “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Green Book,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” and “The Favourite.” Also competing for effects/foley are “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2, ” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” and “”Ready Player One.” The other music underscore nominees included “Aquaman,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

Among the foreign film entries were “2.0,” “Capernaum,” “Cold War,” “The Guilty,” “Never Look Away,
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The Film Bitch Awards begin: Score, Song, and Sound

Illustration © Tom Ralston. See more of his work here.Yes, we're finally starting! Since Oscar nominations are next week, we have to get through the parallel categories quickly, before we can dive into the crazier stuff (which we always have fun doing). First up the five sound categories. A reminder that we have two score categories since there are so many movies each year that rely as much on their soundtracks as their instrumental scores, or use a great deal of pre-existing material within their score. 

On the sound pages you'll find honors for You Were Never Really Here, Annihilation, Mary Poppins Returns, First Man, Roma, A Star is Born and more so have a look, won't you? 
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The Shape of ‘Roma’: Will 2 Best Picture Oscar winners in a row be snubbed for SAG’s ensemble prize?

The Shape of ‘Roma’: Will 2 Best Picture Oscar winners in a row be snubbed for SAG’s ensemble prize?
For a whopping 21 years, there was one Oscar statistic to rule them all: In order to win Best Picture you first had to be nominated for the ensemble prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. From “The English Patient” (1996) to “Moonlight” (2016) and everything in between, that rule remained unbroken. Then last year it went out with the bath water when Guillermo del Toro‘s fantasy love story “The Shape of Water” won the Academy Award for Best Picture despite being snubbed in SAG’s cast category. Amazingly, this awards stat could now fall two years in a row thanks to “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron‘s semi-autobiographical film about growing up in Mexico City.

When the SAG Awards announced their five nominated casts earlier this month, Netflix’s foreign language film was left off of the list. Instead the nominees were “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Star Is Born.
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Oscars 2019: We Predict the Nominations in All 24 Categories (Photos)

Oscars 2019: We Predict the Nominations in All 24 Categories (Photos)
Maybe the Oscar nominations can restore some clarity and civility to a messy and nasty awards season.

But don’t count on it.

This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with skeletons unearthed and outrage nurtured and mud flung at a hefty cross-section of the films that could be in the running for the top prizes on Feb. 24. But now it’s time to narrow the field and identify the front runners and the also-rans.

On Tuesday morning, things will get real in a wild and weird season.

Also Read: The Oscar Race Is Still a Mess After the Globes and Guilds Have Spoken

So far, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and the guild nominations haven’t really told us much about what seems to be a wide-open race. Going into Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations, there’s a lot at stake for “A Star Is Born” and “Roma,
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Emily Blunt In "A Quiet Place"

Take another look at actress Emily Blunt ("A Quiet Place") posing for photographer Craig McDean:

Blunt made her professional film debut in the 2003 TV film "Boudica", then portrayed 'Catherine Howard' in the miniseries "Henry VIII".

Her performance in the 2004 drama "My Summer of Love" earned her an 'Evening Standard British Film Award'. For her performance in the TV film "Gideon's Daughter" (2006) she received a 'Golden Globe' award for Best Supporting Actress.

For her role in "The Devil Wears Prada", she received a 'Golden Globe' nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a nomination for a 'BAFTA' award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

In 2009, she starred in "The Young Victoria", co-starred in the crime caper comedy "Wild Target', followed by "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), "Looper" (2012), and "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014).

In 2016, Blunt starred in the fantasy-action film "The Huntsman: Winter's War" and "The Girl on the Train". In
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Oscar Nomination Predictions 2019: Look for ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to Lead a Messy Field

Oscar Nomination Predictions 2019: Look for ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to Lead a Messy Field
Maybe the Oscar nominations can restore some clarity and civility to a messy and nasty awards season.

But don’t count on it.

This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with skeletons unearthed and outrage nurtured and mud flung at a hefty cross-section of the films that could be in the running for the top prizes on Feb. 24. But now it’s time to narrow the field and identify the front runners and the also-rans.

On Tuesday morning, things will get real in a wild and weird season.

Also Read: The Oscar Race Is Still a Mess After the Globes and Guilds Have Spoken

So far, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and the guild nominations haven’t really told us much about what seems to be a wide-open race. Going into Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations, there’s a lot at stake for “A Star Is Born” and “Roma,
See full article at The Wrap »

'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut

'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut
After just two weeks, 2019 has already had some notable highlights, including the surprise $20 million debut of The Upside last weekend while WB's Aquaman became the first film in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion at the global box office. Now, this weekend is looking to M. Night Shyamalan's Glass to deliver the second largest January and Martin Luther King Jr. openings ever behind only American Sniper. Universal's release of Glass is the highly anticipated third film in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable franchise, following the runaway success of 2017's Split, which opened with a massive $40 million en route to a $138.3 million domestic run and nearly $280 million globally. The film brings together stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, and is set to open in 3,841 locations with the studio anticipating a $50 million opening over the film's first four days. Based on the information we're looking at
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Oscars 2019 slugfest: Which 10 mystifying categories are keeping us up at nights for our predictions? [Watch]

Categories like Best Picture and Best Actress have been debated ad nauseum, but more important to a good Oscar predictions score are the craft categories, just because there are so many of them. Zach Laws, Rob Licuria and Amanda Spears joined me to debate our nomination predictions in these 10 mystifying below-the-line races keeping us up at nights and confusing us:

00:15 — Best Cinematography

08:45 — Best Costume Design

18:00 — Best Film Editing

27:20 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling

34:50 — Best Production Design

40:45 — Best Score

47:55 — Best Song

53:30 — Best Sound Editing

57:25 — Best Sound Mixing

59:35 — Best Visual Effects

SEEour Editors discuss the above-the-line Oscar races.

The fortunes of “Black Panther,” “First Man” and “Mary Poppins Returns” frequently popped up in the conversation, as we vary in how well we suspect that these films are liked by the academy overall and how that might manifest in snubs for their technical achievements.
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