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The Best Movie Scenes of 2018

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The Best Movie Scenes of 2018
When we think back on a movie that transported us, we often focus on a great scene — or maybe the greatest scene — in it. It’s natural. Those scenes are more than just defining. They can be the moment that lifts a movie into the stratosphere, that takes it to the higher reaches of our imagination — and, just as important, keeps it there. Here are 12 scenes from the movies of 2018 that did that without peer.

1. Jackson and Ally’s performance of “Shallow” in “A Star Is Born

When Jackson invites Ally on-stage to perform a song she’s written, the two don’t just sing together. They merge, in a scene so romantically transporting it creates a tingle of ecstasy that ripples right through your heart.

2. The family-on-the-beach embrace in “Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s celebrated drama is not a movie of hugs, yet it has a single sublime one, rooted
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, A Star Is Born, and More Lead the 2019 SAG Award Nominations

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, A Star Is Born, and More Lead the 2019 SAG Award Nominations
Nominations for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were released on Dec. 12, and the internet is already buzzing about who's up for a trophy. The awards honor acting in both TV and movies, which makes the show especially exciting. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Ozark, The Americans, Glow, and more picked up nods on the TV front, while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born led film nominations with four nods, including best actor and best actress. See the full list ahead!

Related: Announcing the 2019 Golden Globe Nominations!

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy,
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Oscar Experts’ Predictions Throwdown: Joyce vs. Susan vs. Tom on Best Picture [Exclusive Video & Audio Podcast]

What films are really out front to win Best Picture at the Oscars? Susan Wloszczyna and Joyce Eng are not only senior editors at Gold Derby, but they’re also Experts here, so they are doubly qualified to take on their boss (me) in a fierce discussion of that race plus Best Director. Watch our lively video above or listen to the audio podcast below.

We begin our chat with my bold declaration of the six contenders I believe have a real shot to win the top Oscar: “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book” or “Roma.” Then watch Susan and Joyce have the nerve to challenge the list!

See how our latest predictions for Best Picture compare to each others’ plus 30 more Experts who make Oscar predictions at Gold Derby.

Check out our latest Oscars racetrack odds based upon combining all Experts’ picks. Disagree? Make
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Celebrities Pick Their Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2018

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Celebrities Pick Their Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2018
Still looking for the latest and greatest movie, TV series or book to finish before the year is out? Why not ask the folks behind Hollywood’s favorite hits, what they’re reading and viewing this 2018. We reached out to the stars and creators behind the things you love (including Barry Jenkins, Steven Canals and Dan Levy) to find out a few of their favorite things from this past year.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

Movie: “Roma,” “Green Book

“I loved ‘Roma.’ I just saw ‘Green Book.’ I loved that. I haven’t seen much but those were great.”

Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Movie: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado

“‘Sicario 1’ was phenomenal. ‘Sicario 2’ was even better. Benicio Del Toro can do no wrong in my eyes.”

TV Show: “The Bodyguard

“I’ve been really enjoying ‘The Bodyguard.’ We sat on the couch and watched it and were riveted from episode one onward.
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Will Amy Adams, Emily Blunt or Emma Stone be the 3rd person to win 2 individual SAG Awards in a night?

Will Amy Adams, Emily Blunt or Emma Stone be the 3rd person to win 2 individual SAG Awards in a night?
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Emma Stone all got two individual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations on Wednesday, but can any of them turn both their bids into wins?

Only two performers have taken home two individual SAG Awards in one night: Helen Mirren and Idris Elba. Mirren won lead actress en route to her Oscar victory for “The Queen” (2006) and was honored for playing another monarch in the miniseries “Elizabeth I,” for which she later won an Emmy. Elba received SAG Awards for his supporting turn in “Beasts of No Nation” (2015) and for limited series/TV movie actor for “Luther.” He remains the only SAG champ whose performance did not receive an Oscar nomination.

Adams (“Vice”), Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) and Stone (“The Favourite”) are up against each other in the film supporting actress race. They all got a windfall when critical favorite and Oscar frontrunner Regina King (“If
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Movie Review: The Favourite

There are certain directors that imbue their own style on movies that it’s nearly impossible to mistake who’s behind the camera. Auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, and a handful of others know how to craft films with different plots and subject matters but put their own dynamic twists on it that it feels like there is a thematic through-line through all of them. While Yorgos Lanthimos is not up to par with those filmmakers yet, he is building a filmography that is quickly becoming incredibly unique and distinct from other modern directors. His films are dry, dialogue-driven, and as dark as anything out there. His latest effort, The Favourite, continues that trend as he moves from a dark psychological thriller (last year’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer [2017]), to a black comedy of vile proportions. The result is an entertaining ride that features
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'The Favourite' Leads Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards Nominations

'The Favourite' Leads Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards Nominations
The Favourite leads this year's Vancouver Film Critics Circle nominations with a total of six, including nods for its three female actors and director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Lanthimos’ costume dramedy will compete in the best picture category with Paul Schrader's First Reformed and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma. Lanthimos, Schrader and Cuaron will also vie against one another in the best director competition.

Vancouver film critics also nominated The Favourite lead Olivia Colman for best actress, in a category where she will go up against Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Regina Hall for Support the Girls. The Favourite co-stars Rachel Weisz ...
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Are all 16 performers with Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards nominations locks at the Oscars?

Nine lead and seven supporting players reaped bids with all three of the top Academy Awards precursor prizes: SAG, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice. Let’s take a closer look at each of the four acting races by examining who has run the board so far and who could still pull off a surprise on Oscar nominations morning.

Best Actor

Christian Bale – “Vice” (Comedy at Globes)

Bradley Cooper –”A Star Is Born” (Drama at Globes)

Rami Malek –”Bohemian Rhapsody” (Drama at Globes)

Viggo Mortensen –”Green Book” (Comedy at Globes)

These are the top four contenders according to our Oscar experts. Fifth place goes to critics’ darling Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) who was snubbed by the Globes and SAG Awards.

Best Actress

Emily Blunt –”Mary Poppins Returns” (Comedy at Globes)

Glenn Close –”The Wife” (Drama at Globes)

Olivia Colman –”The Favourite” (Comedy at Globes)

Lady Gaga –”A Star Is Born” (Drama
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The Favourite – Review

Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz in the film The Favourite. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone face off as rivals for the queen’s favor, in the hilarious dark historic comedy The Favourite. This satiric romp mixes bedroom farce, biting satiric wit and history with a touch of the tragic for a very entertaining excursion into rapier wit. Of the two historical films released this week, this is the fun one, while the other is drama. Still, this fact-based story has its serious and tragic undertones. Set in early 18th century Britain in the reign of Queen Anne, The Favourite is a wild ride, a battle of wits and ambition at court mixing history and comedy in a way that brings to mind Jane Austen crossed with Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon with a dash of Moliere.

Watching these
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Oscars 2019 scorecard: Four films tied for top spot following wild SAG nominations

Oscars 2019 scorecard: Four films tied for top spot following wild SAG nominations
Breaking down the precursor awards — both nominations and winners — as well as the top Oscar nominations by categories gives us 35 key categories that will determine the strongest Oscar contenders. This year’s counting had already started with nominations for the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice. Wednesday saw the the SAG Awards nominations, which have upended the race.

“A Star is Born” and “BlacKkKlansman” join “Green Book” and “Vice” at the top with six ticks apiece after the latter two failed to make the cut for the cast prize at the SAG Awards. They did reap individual bids but that’s all.

Likewise, “The Favourite” has three individual nominations but not one for the cast. That put the film is in second place all by itself, with five boxes ticked. “Crazy Rich Asians,” which did well with one box ticked (ensemble) sits on three, while “Roma” is also stuck on three
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Oscars 2019: Best Editing Predictions

Oscars 2019: Best Editing Predictions
This award season the best editing navigated complex mood swings in capturing love and pain in such Oscar contenders as “Roma,” “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” “First Man,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Green Book,” and “Widows.”

Several movies started off strong with the bold opening, including the mopping of water in the credit scene in “Roma,” the perilous X-15 flight in “First Man,” and the juxtaposition of Viola Davis in bed with Liam Neeson with the botched heist in “Widows.”

Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white childhood remembrance of things past, establishes a rhythm as well as a cleansing metaphor about life and memory with the flow of water in the opening. Cuarón, who served as editor with co-editor Adam Gough, created a dance with his pacing, making the viewer a voyeur in a family drama filled with daily adventures that ebb and flow in intensity.

The director meticulously
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Emily Blunt flies into top 5 Best Actress Oscar predictions after double SAG Awards nominations

Emily Blunt flies into top 5 Best Actress Oscar predictions after double SAG Awards nominations
Hot off of her two Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, Emily Blunt has entered our top five Best Actress Oscar predictions. The “Mary Poppins Returns” star is now in fifth place in our combined odds, moving up one spot.

Blunt knocked out Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”), whose Oscar hopes took a hit within the last week after she failed to get Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations. Blunt, on the other hand, hit at both precursors for “Mary Poppins Returns” and bagged a supporting SAG Awards bid for “A Quiet Place.” (She has risen one spot to eighth place in our Best Supporting Actress Oscar predictions.)

While none of our 31 Experts are forecasting a Best Actress win for Blunt (yet), 10 of them see a nomination in her future. Five our our 10 Editors also have her down to be shortlisted for the first time in her career. Look for things to change
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Olivia Colman to be honoured in Palm Springs by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-12-13 20:16:06

OIivia Coleman in The Favourite Photo: Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

British actress Olivia Colman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite at this year's Palm Springs Film Festival.

The award will be presented to her on January 3 by her co-star Emma Stone.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner said: “In The Favourite Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming cousins.”

It is just the latest awards recognition for Colman for the role. She has already received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actors in a Leading Role, and two Critics’ Choice Award nominations in the categories of Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy. She also received Best
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Olivia Colman to Be Honored by Palm Springs Festival for ‘The Favourite’

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Olivia Colman to Be Honored by Palm Springs Festival for ‘The Favourite’
The Favourite” star Olivia Colman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The award will be presented by her co-star Emma Stone at the festival’s awards gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival, now in its 30th year, runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14.

“In ‘The Favourite’ Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming cousins,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “For this superb performance, that has received much critical acclaim and awards recognition, it is our honor to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress to Olivia Colman.”

Past recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, and Charlize Theron.

Colman has garnered Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations for “The Favourite,
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Olivia Colman to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Award

Olivia Colman to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Award
Olivia Colman, who received Golden Globe, SAG Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” has been named the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 2019 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress.

The award will be presented to Colman at Psiff’s annual Awards Gala, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center during the kickoff to the 12-day festival.

Colman joins previously announced honorees Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Regina King, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy and the filmmakers and cast of “Green Book.”

Also Read: 'The Favourite' Tops All Films in Critics' Choice Award Nominations

In the twisted 18th-century costume drama “The Favourite,” Colman plays a weak and indecisive Queen Anne, whose favor is being sought by cousins played by Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. A typically barbed satire from Greek director Lanthimos,
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Palm Springs Film Fest: 'The Favourite' Star Olivia Colman Tapped for Desert Palm Achievement Award

Palm Springs Film Fest: 'The Favourite' Star Olivia Colman Tapped for Desert Palm Achievement Award
Olivia Colman, the British Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award winner who is currently generating best actress Oscar buzz for her work in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite, has been chosen to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, at the fest's annual awards gala on Jan. 3.

The 30th edition of Psiff is set to run Jan. 3-14.

Previous recipients of the honor include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan and Charlize Theron.

"In The Favourite, Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming ...
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No SAG ensemble nomination? Don’t you worry your pretty head over the fate of ‘The Favourite’ — it will abide [Watch Video]

No SAG ensemble nomination? Don’t you worry your pretty head over the fate of ‘The Favourite’ — it will abide [Watch Video]
The Favourite” missed getting a Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble this week, which is the equal of competing for Best Picture at the Oscars. But that could be attributed to its tidy yet dominating three-way female relationship that redefines a love triangle at its core. The trio of immensely talented ladies in this post-modern redefinition of a costume period piece were all individually recognized by the SAG voters, however, who have bestowed their honor on all three in the past.

Olivia Colman as the sickly 18th-century English royal Queen Anne is up for lead actress and was previously given a trophy by her fellow actors for her supporting role on the limited TV series, “The Night Manager.” Her ladies-in-waiting, bosom-buddy adviser Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and her upstart cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) have also been applauded by the guild’s membership in the past. Weisz won for her
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Oscars’ Best Picture Category Needs Fixing – Here’s an Easy Way to Do It

A version of this story first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap’s Oscars magazine.

Will this be a thin year in the Best Picture race? In some ways, it looks as if it might. We know the usual suspects– “Roma” and “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “First Man” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Black Panther” and “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite” and a few others — but there’s precious little on that list that doesn’t have some kind of vulnerability, and even less off that list that seems positioned to grab a spot.

And yet I keep thinking of a different kind of Oscars race, one in which Pawel Pawlikowski’s luminous “Cold War” has a real chance, along with the Coen brothers’ brilliantly dark and wickedly funny “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” and Paul Greengrass’ harrowing but triumphant “22 July,” and Jason Reitman’s
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Pic About Feud Between Actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse in the Works

The rivalry between 19th century stage actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse could be coming to the big screen. A feature about their feud, described as “‘The Favourite’ meets ‘Amadeus,'” is in the works from “Grey Gardens” director Michael Sucsy, Deadline reports. Based on Peter Radar’s novel of the same name about Bernhardt v. Duse, “Playing to the...
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Nominations for the 25th SAG Awards announced

The nominations for the 25th annual SAG Awards have been announced by the Screen Actors Guild.

On the feature film front, Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born pulled in four nominations in Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott) and Best Ensemble, while BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite received three nominations apiece.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark lead the way on the small screen with four nominations each, while Barry, Glow, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Kominsky Method all received three.

Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book

John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:

Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns

Glenn Close, “The Wife

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite

Lady Gaga,
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