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Sundance: 30West to Buy Neon Following ‘I, Tonya’ Collaboration

Media investment company 30West is acquiring majority ownership in Neon, a specialist in the independent theatrical marketing and distribution space.

Both companies collaborated on the theatrical release of awards contender “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Sebastian Stan. The deal was announced Friday on the second day of the Sundance Film Festival.

One component of the deal is the acquisition of Sr Media’s interest in the company. CAA negotiated the deal on Sr Media’s behalf.

30West was unveiled in April with Micah Green, the co-head of the film finance and sales group at Creative Artists Agency, leaving CAA to start a new venture with billionaire Dan Friedkin. It noted in Friday’s announcement that production has now started on two of its projects — Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, and Peter Hedges’ “Ben Is Back,” starring Julia Roberts.

At the Toronto Film Festival last year, the company
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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ will lead SAG Award winners, followed by ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘I, Tonya’ …

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ will lead SAG Award winners, followed by ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘I, Tonya’ …
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” surprised us by earning the most Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (four), and it’ll win every category it’s up for according to the combined predictions of over 2,000 users who have made their forecasts thus far. There’s still time to enter or edit your own picks here to influence our odds and potentially win our predictions contest before the prizes are handed out on Sunday night, January 21.

We’re betting on “Three Billboards” to win prizes for its ensemble cast, for the lead performance by Frances McDormand as a grieving mother, and for the supporting turn by Sam Rockwell as a violent racist cop. This would be the third SAG Award victory for McDormand and the first for Rockwell, who is up against his co-star Woody Harrelson as the chief of police in the title Midwestern town.

There are only three other awards
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2018 Oscars: All 5 Best Actress nominees in Best Picture contenders for first time in 40 years?

2018 Oscars:  All 5 Best Actress nominees in Best Picture contenders for first time in 40 years?
Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Meryl Streep (“The Post”) and Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) have long been our predicted Best Actress Oscar nominees. If they all make the cut, along with their films in Best Picture, they’d join a very exclusive club: It’d be first Best Actress slate in 40 years and just the fifth overall where everyone is in a film nominated for Best Picture.

The only other times this has occurred were for the film years 1934, 1939, 1940 and 1977 — but many of them come with caveats. In 1934, there were still only three acting nominees — winner Claudette Colbert (“It Happened One Night”), Grace Moore (“One Night of Love”) and Norma Shearer (“The Barretts of Wimpole Street”) — and 12 Best Picture nominees, before the academy standardized the categories to five each. This was also the infamous year of the write-in
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2018 SAG Awards film predictions: Complete odds in all 6 categories

2018 SAG Awards film predictions: Complete odds in all 6 categories
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out on Sunday night, January 21, during a telecast hosted by Kristen Bell, and we’re currently predicting all six categories for motion pictures. Scroll down for the complete list of contenders ranked in order of their racetrack odds with the projected winners highlighted in gold. Do you think we’re on the right track?

Our odds are based on the combined predictions of more than 2,000 users who have made their picks at Gold Derby as of this writing. That includes Expert film journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s SAG Award winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ predictions, and the thousands of everyday Users who make up our largest predictions bloc,
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2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson

2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson
With only days to go before the 2018 Oscar nominations are announced on January 23, I’ll readily admit that the four acting races are keeping me up at night. For the most part Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions line up with the SAG Awards nominations. However, four performers in particular — Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) — are not predicted to follow up their SAG notices with Oscar bids. But all hope is not lost. Any of these on-the-bubble contenders can still defy the odds on Oscar nominations morning, and here’s how:

Best Actress — Gold Derby predicts that four SAG nominees will show up at the Oscars: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”). Judi Dench is that fifth SAG nominee,
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‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors

‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors
A pair of I, Tonya stars will be skating into California’s Central Coast to accept some hardware next month. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who play Tonya Harding and her mother Lavona Golden in Neon’s awards contender, will receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award. The Critics’ Choice Award winners will be honored February 8 during a tribute at the Arlington Theatre. The 33rd Sbiff runs January 31-February 10. "Allison…
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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney to Share Performer Award (Exclusive)

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney to Share Performer Award (Exclusive)
Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, the stars of Craig Gillespie's acclaimed dramedy I, Tonya (on which Robbie also served as a producer), have been tapped to share the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced Friday. It's only the third time this award will be shared.

The ceremony, which I will moderate, will take place at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre on Feb. 8 as part of the Sbiff's 33rd edition. The fest will run as scheduled, Jan. 31 through Feb. 10<span style="color: rgb(0, 0,...
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2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …

2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …
Last year at the SAG Awards we were shocked when “Hidden Figures” won the top prize for its ensemble cast over “Manchester by the Sea” and the eventual Oscar winner for Best Picture, “Moonlight.” Well, most of us were shocked. The 2018 awards season has been even more divided, so while, as always, we think we know who’s going to win, we should probably keep our eye out for some major upsets. Here are the top 6 shockers to watch out for.

“Lady Bird” cast — Though most of our users are torn between “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Get Out” for the top prize, we shouldn’t take our eye off of “Lady Bird.” It’s tied with “Three Billboards” as the largest nominated ensemble with 11 credited cast members. This would also be an opportunity to honor lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf if voters decide to
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More Stars To Join Supporters At Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles has announced that supporters including U. S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, and Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer, and Keala Settle will now join the powerful lineup of activists and stars taking the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.

They will join previously announced speakers including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, along with performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles Lgbt Center CEO Lorri L.
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Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy
More than six years after the Best Picture nominee The Help took the careers of Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer to new heights, the actresses are reuniting for an untitled Christmas comedy. The project was at the center of a huge bidding war that Universal eventually won, over 20th Century Fox and Paramount, with the pitch coming from Jessica Chastain herself and her Freckle Films production president Kelly Carmichael, who both wrote the treatment, with Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians) attached to write the script. Both Chastain and Carmichael are set to produce through their Freckle Films banner, alongside Maven Pictures' Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.

Both Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer will portray two women who are trying to brave the elements and get back home for Christmas, although no further story details were given for this Jessica Chastain Holiday Comedy. Executive VP of production Erik Baiers and
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SAG Awards Predictions 2018: Who Will Win?

SAG Awards Predictions 2018: Who Will Win?
The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are set to unfold Sunday, Jan. 21. Nominations leaders were “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” on the film side and the trio of “Big Little Lies,” “Glow,” and “Stranger Things” on the television side. How will the industry’s actors react to another year on the big and small screens? Here are our predictions. Tune in Sunday night to see if we nailed it.

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

It’s hard to imagine the guild passing on a legend like Gary Oldman, who disappears into the epic role of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” If an upset is lurking, look to newcomer Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”).

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, basically. The lead actress contest has been the most competitive all year. Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) has the showiest work.
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Readers Survey! Which Stars Would You Sit with at Your SAG Awards Fantasy Table?

Readers Survey! Which Stars Would You Sit with at Your SAG Awards Fantasy Table?
It’s the typical conversation starter — but with a twist!

With the Screen Actors Guild Awards coming up on Sunday, Jan. 21, People put together a fun poll to figure out who would sit at your dream table. All the nominees are for grabs in the movie and TV categories. Take a gander who’s up for an award and choose who you want at your table.

Related: Biggest Snubs and Surprises of 2018 SAG Awards Nominations

Maybe the charming Timothee Chalamet and his Lady Bird pal Saoirse Ronan can keep the laughs going as Allison Janney tells funny stories about the parrot in I,
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9 Things You Never Knew About the 2018 SAG Award Nominees

9 Things You Never Knew About the 2018 SAG Award Nominees
Yes, you’ve read all about Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya transformation and you know Saoirse Ronan proudly rocked her acne in Lady Bird, but are you familiar with the lesser-known trivia about the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees? Never fear: We’ve rounded up a variety of tidbits that are perfect for peppering in viewing party conversations (and will likely serve you well in future rounds of trivia).

Being an actress wasn’t Margot Robbie’s childhood dream.

“When I was little, I thought I was going to be a magician,” she told Vanity Fair. “I had tricks and thought they were genius.
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Throwback Alert! See the 2018 SAG Awards Nominees at Their First-Ever Ceremonies

Throwback Alert! See the 2018 SAG Awards Nominees at Their First-Ever Ceremonies
The 2018 SAG Awards is right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time for pop culture fanatics to get acquainted with the talented group of nominees. So talented—in fact—that for many A-listers, this year's ceremony is far from their first Screen Actors Guild rodeo. The first ceremony was held in 1995, and Best Actress contenders Susan Sarandon and Robin Wright attended to represent for The Client and Forrest Gump, respectively. Now more than two decades later, these two and a slew of other acting veterans find themselves being honored at the 24th consecutive presentation. From Allison Janney's major win at her first SAG Awards to other epic red...
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Oscars 2018 Comes Down to What Male Voters Are Thinking in the Year of #TimesUp

There is no monolithic pool of Oscar voters. There are more of them than there used to be, 7,258 to be exact — with about 1,500 younger, more diverse and international Academy members added over the past two years following #OscarSoWhite.

But this year, as balloting ended Friday and PriceWaterhouseCooper tabulates the votes ahead of the January 23 Oscar nominations, what exactly are we expecting?

Read More:James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior by Five Women in Los Angeles Times Report

As usual, the critics groups, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Guild nominations leave a trail of clues to where the race is heading. Upcoming PGA (January 20) and SAG (January 21) winners will add more clarity to the Best Picture race.

As always, the zeitgeist is the emotional factor that leaves statistics in the dust. “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” and “12 Years a Slave” weren’t big-budget Best Picture shoo-ins. Just enough individual Academy members wanted those
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Oscars 2018 Comes Down to What Male Voters Are Thinking in the Year of #TimesUp

There is no monolithic pool of Oscar voters. There are more of them than there used to be, 7,258 to be exact — with about 1,500 younger, more diverse and international Academy members added over the past two years following #OscarSoWhite.

But this year, as balloting ended Friday and PriceWaterhouseCooper tabulates the votes ahead of the January 23 Oscar nominations, what exactly are we expecting?

Read More:James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior by Five Women in Los Angeles Times Report

As usual, the critics groups, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Guild nominations leave a trail of clues to where the race is heading. Upcoming PGA (January 20) and SAG (January 21) winners will add more clarity to the Best Picture race.

As always, the zeitgeist is the emotional factor that leaves statistics in the dust. “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” and “12 Years a Slave” weren’t big-budget Best Picture shoo-ins. Just enough individual Academy members wanted those
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Vote Now! The 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards Nominees

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2017 is now behind us, and to celebrate the achievements in film over the last 12 months, Cinelinx presents our nominees for our 2017 Movie Awards. We need the help of you fellow cinephiles, however, in order to decide the winners, so come inside to check out the nominees and vote on your picks!

2018 has arrived, and although there are a lot of exciting films on the horizon, it is important to reflect upon all the accomplishments in film from last year. For this reason, we are proud to present the categories and nominees for the 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards (“The Linxies”). This will be our third year of handing out these special awards and with your help we can make it something really fun and special. Listed below are the categories we’ve chosen to highlight all of the hard work that goes into movies. These categories are organized to reflect our review system.
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Here Are the 2018 Critics' Choice Award Winners!

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The Critics' Choice Awards have taken their toll on award season, recognizing the picks of critics in 2017's TV and film. There were a ton of extremely talented nominees, but not everyone can be a winner. While The Shape of Water, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri all won big, Call Me by Your Name was once again shut out in the acting categories. On the TV side, it was another big night for the Big Little Lies cast, as well as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid's Tale! See everyone who took home a Critics' Choice award below. RelatedAward Season Scorecard: How the Buzziest Movies Are Doing So Far Movies Best Picture The Shape of Water Best Actor Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Best Actress Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney,
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Mom: Is the CBS TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six?

Vulture Watch Are Christy and Bonnie Plunkett still hanging in there? Is the Mom TV show cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Mom, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A sitcom airing on the CBS television network, Mom stars Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, and William Fichtner. The series centers on Christy (Faris), a single mom in recovery who has moved back in with her own single mother, Bonnie (Janney), who’s also in recovery. Bonnie’s attempts to make up for her
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Why Nancy Kerrigan Probably Won't Ever Watch I, Tonya

Why Nancy Kerrigan Probably Won't Ever Watch I, Tonya
Former American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has not watched I, Tonya and it does not look like she will ever see it. In a recent interview, Kerrigan didn't discuss her feelings on the movie about Tonya Harding, in which Margot Robbie's sympathetic portrayal of the disgraced figure skater is that she is a victim of her own upbringing. Harding was convicted of hindering the investigation and was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association for the attack on Kerrigan that could have ruined her figure skating career.

In a new interview with the Boston Globe, Nancy Kerrigan admits that she hasn't seen I, Tonya and that she doesn't have much to say about it, which makes complete sense. Kerrigan has gone to great lengths to not discuss the incident over the years, deciding to leave the scandal in the past. However, the critically acclaimed movie about
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