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British Independent Film Awards: ‘American Honey’ & ‘Under The Shadow’ Glow – Full Winners List

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UPDATE: Andrea Arnold's American Honey scooped four prizes at the British Independent Film Awards tonight in London. Those include the top nod for Best British Independent Film as well as Best Director for Arnold, Best Actress for breakout Sasha Lane and the Outstanding Craft prize for Robbie Ryan's cinematography. A road movie about law-breaking teenagers chasing the American Dream, American Honey co-stars Shia LaBeouf. The pic was shot in the U.S. Midwest and won… Read

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Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Announced (LIVE)

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Refresh for latest… The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is officially weighing in on this year’s Oscar-season movies as voting has kicked off for the group’s annual awards. Last year, the group went with Spotlight for its Best Picture, as the movie went on to of course take the same honor at the Academy Awards. Among other key critics groups who have picked winners this year: the New York Film Critics tapped La La Land as its Best Pic, while the National Board of… Read

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Netflix’s ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Gets Season 2, No Return Date Set

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Sweet Christmas! Literally as it turns out, as Netflix announced today at Comic Con Brazil that there will be a second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage. No date was set for the return – a very short teaser on the show’s Twitter page merely says “Coming Soon.” But fans should be very pleased to know there’ll be more to come from the defender of Harlem. Here’s the Season 2 teaser: Always forward. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4… Read

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Disney Sets Industry Record At Domestic Box Office; Crosses $4B Intl For First Time

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With $2,491.4M at the domestic box office through today, The Walt Disney Studios has set a new industry record. The Mouse tops the previous record of $2.45B which Universal revved up in 2015. Overseas, Disney has crossed the $4B threshold for the first time in the studio's history with $4,079.5M. Universal last year was the first studio ever to tilt past $4B, ending the year at $4.44B. Worldwide, Disney's stable of super and animated heroes has accumulated $6,570.9M to… Read

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‘Jackie’ Bows With Year’s 5th Best PTA – Specialty Box Office

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Fox Searchlight's Jackie launched with a solid start over the weekend, claiming the fifth best per theater average of the year. The Oscar-hopeful starring Natalie Portman as the iconic First Lady in the waning days of her reign in the White House grossed $275K in five locations in New York and Los Angeles. Sundance Selects had a decent start with French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve's Things To Come, opening in three cities grossing over $30K. TWC's Lion added some runs and… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Emma Stone, Still Up Vs. 2015

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Saturday Night Live‘s ratings continue to slide post-election. Last night’s show, with host Emma Stone and musical guest Shawn Mendes, drew a 4.4 Live+same day rating in the metered market households and a 2.1 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. These are new season lows for the sketch comedy program, whose previous lowest marks this fall were logged by the previous SNL original on Nov. 19 hosted by Kristen Wiig (4.7, 2.2). Still, SNL is running ahead… Read

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Bests $600M WW; ‘Moana’ Mints $177M; ‘Doctor Strange’ Ices ‘Deadpool’, ‘Iron Man 2’ – Intl Box Office

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Refresh for latest Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Disney's Moana led the studio wave at the international box office this weekend as they entered their 3rd and 2nd frames, respectively. Newt Scamander and his menagerie plucked up another $60.4M in 67 markets to take the offshore total across the $400M mark to $424.4M. Globally, the Beasts have amassed $608M on their way to $700M+. China leads offshore play at $72.5M with the UK, Germany, France… Read

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Kellyanne Conway Tells ‘Meet The Press’ She’s Gracious, Humble & Not A Sore Winner

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On NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Kellyanne Conway “hit back” against accusations that her boss and coworkers on the Donald Trump transition team are sore winners. “I’m going to hit back on that,” Conway told MTP host Chuck Todd. “I’m an incredibly gracious, humble person. Let me tell you something, every single media outlet, including this one, on good days ignored us and on bad days knocked us.” Conway, sounding a bit like, well, a sore winner, was on the program… Read

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‘Moana’ Keeps Fire Going In Chilly December Weekend; ‘Manchester’ & ‘Jackie’ Bask In Awards Season Rays

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4th Writethru, Sunday AM: Disney’s Moana estimated weekend outlook has slowed from $30M at the onset of the weekend to $28.4M, but that’s not her fault, it’s just the nature of the post Thanksgiving weekend which is always beaten down by the start of the holiday season. Still, Moana‘s coin collection was enough to send Disney to a new industry domestic record of $2.49B, with their annual foreign take of $4B, repping the second time any studio has hit that mark. ComScore… Read

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‘SNL’ Hunts For Elusive Hillary, Host Emma Stone Finds True Christmas Savior

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Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton low-heeled it back to Saturday Night Live last night in one of the most clever bits of the show: “The Hunt for Hil” was fashioned as a commercial for one of those In Search of-type shows on cable, with the former presidential candidate standing in for the usual Bigfoot or Chupacabra. Says one Westchester County eyewitness, “It was blonde, about 5 feet 5, and it seemed like it wanted to be by itself, so I started running after it.” The… Read

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Donald Trump Still Hates Alec Baldwin’s ‘SNL’ Impression, Tweets It “Can’t Get Any Worse”

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Donald Trump tried watching the “unwatchable” Saturday Night Live tonight, and was not happy. The president-elect just tweeted: “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad” See tweet below. The response came just 45 minutes after SNL‘s cold open that featured Baldwin’s Trump retweeting the anti-CNN tweets from 16-year-old Seth Morton. Read about that sketch here. Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally… Read

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‘SNL’ Pokes At Donald Trump’s CNN Tweets – And Gives Shout-Out To Real-Life High School Supporter

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Update Donald Trump has tweeted his dislike for SNL‘s sketch about his tweets. Read about it here. Also, Jennifer Aniston dropped by Weekend Update while Vanessa Bayer was doing her Aniston impression.Tonight’s episode was, at the very least, an exercise in meta, with a touch of cross-promotion: Bayer, Aniston and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon appear in the upcoming feature film Office Christmas Party. See Aniston’s Weekend Update bit at bottom of this post. Previous Saturday Night… Read