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2018 SAG Awards: Full list of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan 21 will hand out 15 prizes for the best performances in both film and television. There are six categories for movies and nine for TV. The SAG Awards nominations listed below were decided by 5,000 randomly selected members of the merged Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists unions. The winners will be decided by all 121,000 members of SAG-AFTRA.

Leading the list of nominees on the film side is “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with four bids. “Lady Bird” follows close behind with three. “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” “Mudbound,” “I, Tonya,” and “The Shape of Water” have two apiece.

Netflix dominated on the TV side, with 19 nominations, followed by HBO with an even dozen. Among the streaming giant’s bids are the cast of the dramas “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” and the comedies “Glow” and “Orange is the New Black.
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Gloria Allred Says SAGs, Oscars Shouldn't Go To Alleged Sexual Predators

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[[tmz:video id="0_iomh1btz"]] Voting members for award shows should factor in sexual harassment accusations in determining whether an actor wins an Oscar, SAG Award, Golden Globe, etc. ... according to attorney Gloria Allred. There's a fierce argument about bestowing actors accused of sexual misdeeds with an award, even if they're the best in their category. Allred thinks it's not just about acting. James Franco is up for a SAG this weekend for his role in "The Disaster Artist" after
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Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at the SAG Awards: Can a real Brit finally win for playing Winston Churchill?

Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at the SAG Awards: Can a real Brit finally win for playing Winston Churchill?
Everything this awards season has been going Gary Oldman’s way. He’s already won the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” And he is currently the overwhelming favorite to win the SAG Award. But are we overly confident he’ll win? No Brit has won for playing the famous prime minister. Check out our gallery above of all the actors who’ve brought Churchill to the small and big screens.

Playing Churchill has proven to be a great way to win an Emmy as Albert Finney (“The Gathering Storm,” 2002), Brendan Gleeson (“Into the Storm,” 2009) and John Lithgow (“The Crown,” 2017) all won in a span of 15 years for their interpretations of the iconic figure. But ironically only an American — Lithgow — also won a SAG Award.

For Finney, who had already won an Emmy and Golden Globe, it was a matter of timing.
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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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James Franco Will Attend the 2018 SAG Awards Amid Scandal

James Franco Will Attend the 2018 SAG Awards Amid Scandal
James Franco, it turns out, plans to attend the 2018 SAG Awards Sunday. Despite the recent accusations of sexual misconduct made against the actor, Franco's rep confirmed to CNN that he will be one of 1,278 attendees at 86 tables in the Shrine Auditorium. Franco, who recently won a Golden Globe for his role in The Disaster Artist, is nominated once again in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category. Franco skipped the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, where he won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct in The Los Angeles Times. A few of the women who were featured in the newspaper previously slammed Franco on Twitter. As...
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James Franco Should Go to the Oscars ‘With His D— Out,’ Sharon Osbourne Says (Video)

James Franco Should Go to the Oscars ‘With His D— Out,’ Sharon Osbourne Says (Video)
Sharon Osbourne isn’t keeping it zipped when it comes to the accusations against James Franco — and she doesn’t see any reason why Franco should keep it zipped either. “The Talk” co-host let it fly about “The Disaster Artist” star on Wednesday night, telling TMZ that Franco should not only attend the Oscars this year — he should do so “with his d— out.” “He’s the best, are you kidding?” Osbourne said when asked about Franco. Also Read: Ashley Judd Praises James Franco's 'Terrific' Response to Sexual Misconduct Accusations Franco was recently accused of sexually exploitative behavior by five women, including Violet Paley,...
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‘Shape of Water’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions in All Categories

‘Shape of Water’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions in All Categories
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations for the 90th annual Oscars. It’s been a season marked, refreshingly, by a lack of frontrunners in most major categories. Combined with an extended phase two this year (thanks to the Winter Olympics), it ought to make for a spirited sprint to the finish line after the races are firmed up next week.

Here are In Contention’s final predictions for nominations in all 24 Oscar categories.

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name

Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter SpearsDunkirk

Emma Thomas, Christopher NolanThe Florida Project

Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching TsouGet Out

Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jordan Peele “Lady Bird”

Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott RudinThe Post

Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko KriegerThe Shape of Water

J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro “Three
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James Franco Is Calling Exes, Plans to Attend SAG Awards in Wake of Accusations

James Franco Is Calling Exes, Plans to Attend SAG Awards in Wake of Accusations
James Franco is digging into his past in the wake of allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.

“James has been reaching out to former girlfriends for the past month asking about his behavior,” a source tells People. “He’s known this was coming and was trying to get ahead of the story.”

Following news of the allegations, Franco, 39, took a step back from the spotlight — even skipping the Critics Choice Awards last week where he won the Best Actor honor for his role in The Disaster Artist.

But despite being a no-show, Franco is still set to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend,
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USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice

USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice
The jury vote for the 30th USC Libraries Scripter Award nominees was so close that two ties resulted for the film and television categories. Due to a three-way tie in the nomination round, the writers of seven films and the works on which the films are based will compete for the honors this year.

The winner of the Scripter Award often goes on to other honors, including the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Winners in recent years include “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “The Imitation Game,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Argo,” which all won the Oscar in that category.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,
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USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice

USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice
The jury vote for the 30th USC Libraries Scripter Award nominees was so close that two ties resulted for the film and television categories. Due to a three-way tie in the nomination round, the writers of seven films and the works on which the films are based will compete for the honors this year.

The winner of the Scripter Award often goes on to other honors, including the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Winners in recent years include “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “The Imitation Game,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Argo,” which all won the Oscar in that category.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z’ Get Nominations in Crowded Scripter Awards Field

The USC Libraries 30th Annual Scripter Awards had trouble deciding which adapted screenplays deserved nominations this year, so they super-sized their awards with seven nominees instead of the usual five. Because of a three-way tie, the field includes “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Logan,” “The Lost City of Z,” “Molly’s Game,” “Mudbound” and “Wonder Woman.” In the television category, in which a two-way tie also expanded the field, the six nominees were “Alias Grace,” “Big Little Lies,” “Genius,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and “Mindhunter.” Also Read: 'Get Out,' 'Lady Bird,' 'The Disaster Artist' Nominated...
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Among USC Scripter Finalists

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Among USC Scripter Finalists
Finalists have been unveiled for the 30th annual USC Scripter Awards, celebrating adaptations of the written word.

Due to a three-way tie, there were seven nominees on the film side this year.

Chaired by USC professor and past president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2018 Scripter selection committee* selected the finalists from a field of 91 film and 28 television adaptations.

Nominees for film are:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me by Your Name

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist,” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,’ the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”

Screenwriters Scott Frank, Michael Green, and James Mangold, and authors Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita, Sr., for “Logan”

Screenwriter James Gray and author David Grann for “The Lost City of Z

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and author Molly Bloom for “Molly
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Time's Up for James Franco on Sunset Blvd.

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James Franco's art and life are getting uncomfortably close ... 'cause the Time's Up movement is breathing down his neck on Sunset Blvd. A new billboard recently went up in Hollywood for Franco's movie, "The Disaster Artist" -- which sits just in front of a Time's Up billboard no more than 100 yards away. Unclear which one went up first -- it's awards season, though ... so movie promotions are popping up all over L.A. Either way,
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Penultimate Predictions a week out from the Oscar nominations

Seven days from now, we’ll know who and what the Academy Award nominees are. My final set of predictions will drop on Monday, but for now, I wanted to tinker just a little bit first. For what it’s worth, over the coming weekend, the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild will be giving out their awards, so while that can’t impact nominations, it’s still noteworthy. They’re arguably the two biggest precursors, and gems of the guild season, so there’s a chance that I might tinker with final predictions next week if something crazy goes on there. That’s a problem for future me though. As you’ll see below, not a whole lot has changed. Ballots are in though, so what’s done is done. I’m working my few Oscar voter sources to see if anything has gotten more love than expected.
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Alison Brie: ‘When Spielberg called it was the craziest half an hour of my life’

Her big break came as Trudy in Mad Men where she was ‘silent and professional’. Then it was ‘fart jokes’ in Community and wrestling in Glow. But none of that prepared Alison Brie for a call from Spielberg and a film role opposite Meryl Streep

‘Hello, it’s Ali!’ comes a text message from an unknown number. “I’m running late but I’ll see you soon!” Los Angeles born actor Alison Brie’s Twitter bio reads “Always late… but worth the wait.” It’s true – both when we meet and in terms of her acting career. Though 34-year-old Brie feels like she’s been playing catch-up her entire career, she’s now a Golden Globe- nominated actor – for her role as a female wrestler in Glow – has a starring role in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and will soon appear in Spielberg’s new drama The Post.

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Alison Brie: ‘When Spielberg called it was the craziest half an hour of my life’

Her big break came as Trudy in Mad Men where she was ‘silent and professional’. Then it was ‘fart jokes’ in Community and wrestling in Glow. But none of that prepared Alison Brie for a call from Spielberg and a film role opposite Meryl Streep

‘Hello, it’s Ali!’ comes a text message from an unknown number. “I’m running late but I’ll see you soon!” Los Angeles born actor Alison Brie’s Twitter bio reads “Always late… but worth the wait.” It’s true – both when we meet and in terms of her acting career. Though 34-year-old Brie feels like she’s been playing catch-up her entire career, she’s now a Golden Globe- nominated actor – for her role as a female wrestler in Glow – has a starring role in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and will soon appear in Spielberg’s new drama The Post.

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Ashley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Terrific'

Ashley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Terrific'
James Franco’s response to the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him is earning praise from one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement.

Ashley Judd, a longtime advocate for women’s rights and sexual assault survivor, told HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur that she was pleased with Franco’s response to accusations he had acted inappropriately towards a number of women in the past.

“I think that what James said is terrific,” Judd told the BBC journalist. “And I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were.
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure
How will The Disaster Artist fare in light of James Franco imbroglio?

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle gets the China test this weekend as it eyes another dominant international session, while eyes will be on The Disaster Artist in the wake of allegations against Golden Globe winner James Franco.

Jumanji starring Dwayne Johnson ruled the roost last weekend on $70m and stands at more than $304m through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and $560m worldwide as it heads into the second biggest market on the planet.

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi has underwhelmed in its first week in China, hopes are high among Sony brass that Jumanji has what it takes to enthrall local audiences.

Johnson is popular in the territory: The Fate Of The Furious – admittedly an ensemble piece and established franchise – finished on $392m last year to become the biggest release of all time in China, while San Andreas grossed $103m in 2015. Legendary’s Skyscraper
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