Oscar Nominations Announced (LIVE)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is unveiling nominations for the 90th Oscars this morning, marking the apex of an awards season. The ceremony is coming live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater and will see Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis preside over announcements both pretaped and live, beginning at 5:22 AM with the craft categories and then the biggies beginning at 5:38 PM.
The noms are coming as the season so far has seen a mix of films jockey for… Read
Oscar Nominations Live Stream – Watch
Nominations for the 90th Oscars are being revealed this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The announcement coming from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater will roll out in two parts, with the craft noms unveiled beginning at 5:22 AM PT and the acting, screenplay, director and picture races following at 5:38 AM.
The Academy said yesterday that Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will host they hybrid live/pretaped announcements, with contributions… Read
NEON In Lead On ‘Assassination Nation’ Deal: Sundance
EXCLUSIVE: After another all night bidding battle, NEON is negotiating toward a deal to acquire the provocative Assassination Nation, sources said. This would mark its second major buy of Sundance, following yesterday’s deal for Monsters and Men, and the announcement that 30WEST acquired a majority stake in the distribution company started by Tom Quinn and Tim League and which is in the awards mix with Toronto acquired film I, Tonya.
Directed and written by Sam… Read
In First Global Foray, Starz Sets Long-Term Deal With Bell To Enter Canada
Bell Media and Starz have set an exclusive, long-term deal that will bring the No. 2 U.S. premium network to Canada for the first time.
The launch also marks the first on the international stage for Starz since the premium network was acquired by Lionsgate in December 2016, an important step in an increasingly global landscape. Under the arrangement, Bell will distribute the first pay window of Lionsgate's future theatrical releases in Canada and pay TV network The Movie… Read
Donald Trump Tweets Shout Out To CNN’s “Crazy Jim Acosta”
Donald Trump continues to be hard at work on his most important presidential responsibility: watching hours of cable news for signs of praise from pundits, and tweeting on same.
Tuesday morning CNN’s Jim Acosta caught his Presidential eye, talking about the temporary end of the three-day government shutdown.
“Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.’ Thank you… Read
Michael Wolff To Trevor Noah On Donald Trump: “Yeah, He’s Stupid”
President Donald Trump is a very stupid man and everyone in the White House knows it, “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff said of President Donald Trump, on The Daily Show.
Trump’s White House, meanwhile, is populated with “the greatest bunch of knuckleheads I think that have ever been assembled in one place,” the current darling of the book-tour circuit told Trevor Noah.
“How did the knuckleheads roll with you for so long?” Noah wondered of the weeks and months Wolff… Read
ITN Productions Eyes U.S. Expansion, Preps California ‘House Of Horrors’, Meghan Markle And Trump Docs
The California 'house of horrors', where David and Louise Turpin imprisoned their 13 children, Donald Trump and Meghan Markle are all set to be the subject of forthcoming documentaries from British producer ITN Productions after it was buoyed by winning eight-part Netflix documentary Drug Lords.
ITN Productions Managing Director Mark Browning told Deadline that it is aiming for 50% of its annual turnover to come from international productions b7 2020, with the majority… Read
Fox-Sky Deal: UK Authority Says “Not In The Public Interest”; Hints Disney Could Help
Britain's Competition and Markets Authority this morning delivered a blow to the proposed £11.7B ($16.3B) takeover of Sky by Fox. The CMA today published the provisional opinion from its in-depth examination of Rupert Murdoch's long-coveted acquisition of the 61% of Sky that Fox does not already own, saying it is “not in the public interest.” While the results lean negative, there’s a hint in there that if the proposed Disney-Fox deal goes through, some concerns “would… Read
Amy Sherman-Palladino Tells Women Stage Directors ‘Broadway Is Heaven’ – But Some Demur
Amy Sherman-Palladino couldn’t have been more tickled to host a panel titled “Women in Theatre: Resetting the Stage.” The creative force behind The Gilmore Girls and this season’s hotter-than-hot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sherman-Palladino co-produced the Broadway run of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Violet, and may not have fully recovered from the experience. Hence her appearance in a tight subterranean space hosting prominent women directors, among… Read
Genie Francis, ‘General Hospital’s Laura, Bumped Down To Recurring Status On ABC Soap
It looks like General Hospital fans will be seeing less of Laura Spencer around Port Charles. Genie Francis, who plays one half of the iconic couple Luke and Laura, has been dropped to a recurring status on the ABC soap opera.
The General Hospital veteran did not to renew her series regular contract, bumping her to recurring status after she had been playing Laura on and off since 1976. She, along with Anthony Geary’s Luke Spencer made a couple that became a hallmark in… Read
Acclaimed Long Wharf Theatre A.D. Given Leave In Wake Of Harassment Allegations
Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of Connecticut’s Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre and a frequent director on New York stages, was put on administrative leave today. The resident company’s board is investigating charges of sexual harassment leveled by several women, four of whom detailed their experiences in a New York Times article published Monday afternoon. The board will meet tomorrow, according to the Times, to discuss the allegations.
"These allegations are… Read
‘History Of Them’: Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis & Amit Shah Join Cast As Multi-Cultural Comedy Gets Formal Pilot Order By CBS
Being Mary Jane‘s Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) and Amit Shah (The Hundred-Foot Journey) have been cast opposite female lead Ana Villafañe in multi-camera/hybrid comedy History of Them, from One Day at a Time co-creator/executive producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios. The project, which had a big production commitment and actively had been casting, also has been formally greenlighted to pilot.
Written by Kellett and to be… Read