Frances McDormand

10 of the buzziest movies to know this awards season

Last year, awards experts had their work cut out for them. In the aftermath of the autumn festivals, just two films (<i>La La Land</i> and <i>Moonlight</i>) emerged victorious, culminating in both teams mounting the steps of Hollywood’s Dolby stage on Oscar night. The landscape today is a lot less certain. Who …

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Bring on the female antiheroes — Hollywood’s antidote to the messy reality of 2017

It’s hard not to like Molly Bloom, or at least the version of the notorious “poker princess” that Jessica Chastain portrays in Aaron Sorkin’s new …

Aaron Sorkin

Will Ewan McGregor (‘Fargo’) finally win an overdue Golden Globe after 2 losses?

<b>Ewan McGregor</b> made the move this year to the small screen, starring in the third installment of FX’s anthology series “Fargo” as warring twin …

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Black Film Critics Circle Winners Led By ‘Mudbound’, ‘Get Out’; ‘Three Billboards’ Scores Double Honor

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: The Black Film Critics Circle has set its 2017 winners in 13 categories, along with special Signature Awards and an overall Top 10 for the …

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2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘The Shape of Water’ wins with St. Louis film critics, ‘Get Out’ takes Kansas City

The St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) named “The Shape of Water” as Best Picture on Sunday (Dec. 18). These scribes were so taken with</b> …

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“A Ghost Story,” a surreal drama about death and grief, is the best movie of 2017 — so say the members of the Utah Film Critics Association, who …

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The 2018 SAG Awards Nominations Are Here

As the road to Oscars is getting closer, the SAG-AFTRA has announced the nominations for its annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. " Black-ish" earns …

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Rose McGowan Slams Meryl Streep, Other Stars Who Plan To Wear Black To Golden Globe Awards

Rose McGowan has some strong words for Hollywood actresses who plan to wear black attire to the Golden Globe Awards in silent protest of the rampant …

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Oscar surprises: 16 stars nominated without bids from one of Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards or Golden Globes

Since the Critics’ Choice Awards introduced nominations in 2001, 16 performers have reaped Oscar bids without first contending at either these kudos …

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30 Minutes on: "The Hudsucker Proxy" | MZS

<i>Editor's Note: "The Hudsucker Proxy" screens December 16 at midnight at IFC Center in New York City, in a nearly pristine 35mm print. For details,</i> …

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Top 10 movies of 2017 - Salon.com

At this point, it’s surprising that California’s current spate of wildfires hasn’t engulfed Hollywood. It’s been that kind of year for Tinseltown; everything has seemed to go up in flames. In the two months since The New York Times’ initial report on Harvey Weinstein’s years of systematic sexual …

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McDormand inspired central character in 'Three Billboards'

LOS ANGELES -- The central character in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" probably wouldn't exist without Frances McDormand, and …

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What's the state of this year's wide-open Oscar race? Let's examine further.

At this point in December — after the first wave of film critics’ groups have named their winners and the voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and the Screen Actors Guild have announced their nominations — those of us who follow such things have usually been granted a measure of …

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Sam Rockwell to Host SNL in January

How’s this for ringing in the new year? Sam Rockwell has been tapped to host the first <i>Saturday Night Live</i> of 2018.<p>The <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,</i> …

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Ten upcoming 2018 movies that aren't sequels, remakes or reboots

Black Panther, Early Man and A Wrinkle in Time make our list.<p>Another year of cinematic treats will invariably bring with it a host of …

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White Critics Love 'Three Billboards' Like They Love Their Racist Uncles

And when they won't engage with race, neither will filmmakers.<p>“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is one of the most divisive films of the year, but it’s poised for an impressive award season. In the past week alone, the film received major nominations from both the Golden Globes and the …

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The Powerful Reason Why Actresses Will Wear Black On The Red Carpet During Awards Season

This isn't drab, it's fab.<p>This awards season, protest will be the top red carpet trend. Actresses will reportedly ban together by wearing black when …

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The Golden Globes Loves Movies About Racism—When White People Create Them

Martin McDonagh’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> received six Golden Globe nominations this week, tying with Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Post</i> as …

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The State of the 2018 Oscar Race

In the zigzagging march of awards season, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be confounding to the layperson. While the public is dutifully awaiting holiday releases, a jumble of groups, each with its own arcane voting system, begins doling out awards—think of caucuses and …

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Did the Golden Globes and SAG Awards noms help clarify the best picture Oscar race?

“The Shape of Water” cleaned up with Golden Globes nominations. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the field among the Screen Actors Guild Awards nods.<p>What does this mean for this year’s wide-open Oscars race?<p>Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that …

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Best Movies of 2017: 'Lady Bird', 'The Big Sick,' and the other must-see big-screen offerings of the year

Our best movies of 2017.

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SAG Awards to Have All Female Presenters + More Industry News

<b>Outfits at the Golden Globes will stand for something.</b><br>At 2018’s Golden Globes, many women will be wearing black “as a sign of protest against sexual …

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The #MeToo Awards: Actresses Wearing All Black At Golden Globes, SAG Awards Featuring Only Women Presenters

"So all of the female actresses and attendees, or most of them at least, are standing in solidarity together in a form of protest. There all going to …

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Kenneth Turan's best films of 2017 include 'The Shape of Water' and 'The Post'

The year grinding to a close was a paradoxical one for cinema. There was no lack of excellent films in all genres and from all corners of the world, …

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Mother superior: it’s been a great year for on-screen mums

All too often they are simply angels or monsters. But in a terrible year for women in the film industry, there have been some refreshingly complex mothers roles from The Florida Project to the forthcoming Lady Bird and Three Billboards …<p>At a screening I went to recently, one of the biggest laughs …

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What’s Streaming on Hulu Tonight: ‘Bunheads’ + More

As the holidays approach, you may be itching to explore a few new binge-worthy series or top-rated movies. If you’re looking for more items to add to …

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25 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 14-17, 2017

The <i>Stranger</i>'s film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do StaffThe biggest news in film this week is of course <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, which is …

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The 10 Best ‘Call Your Mom’ Movies of 2017

<i>Over the next few weeks, Vulture will be publishing our critics’ year-end lists. Today, we’re looking at the best movies that’ll make you want to</i> …

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Real anxieties in the reel world: Here are Chris Vognar's top 10 movies of 2017

The year's best movies packed a sting of familiarity. Those that weren't ripped from the headlines still managed to engage in a conversation with the …

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African American Film Critics Association Gives 'Get Out' And 'Girls Trip' Top Honors of 2017

The African American Film Critics Association announced their nominations for the best in film and television of 2017.<p>The world’s largest group of …

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