‘Mary Poppins’ earned a lucky 13 Oscar nominations: How will ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ do on Tuesday?

‘Mary Poppins’ earned a lucky 13 Oscar nominations: How will ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ do on Tuesday?
“Mary Poppins” was the top-grossing film of 1964 and reaped a lucky 13 Oscar bids, winning five. Besides the Best Actress trophy for film newcomer Julie Andrews, it took home film editing, score, song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”) and visual effects. It lost the races for picture, director, adapted screenplay, color art direction, color cinematography, color costume design and sound.

The screen version of the 1956 Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” which had launched Andrews won all of those awards save for adapted screenplay which went to “Becket.” Jack Warner had spurned casting Andrews in the role of Eliza Doolittle, opting for Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn instead who ended up being snubbed by the actors branch of the academy.

Sequels rarely do as well as their original, particularly if the film is as iconic as “Mary Poppins.” Rob Marshall’s long-awaited sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” has earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Marshall’s Mary,
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Inspired by the Movies – how to spruce up you, and your home

Have you ever come home from the movies inspired to spruce up your surroundings? Cinema is often seen as a reflection of the world we live in, but it can often lead us to new places, giving us a vision of the future.

The sight of Tom Cruise sporting a pair of Ray bans in 1983’s Risky Business gave a huge boost to the company. Though Cameron Frye’s house from Ferris Bueller took five years to sell, it remains an iconic location for film fans and architects alike. Diane Keaton used her own wardrobe in 1977’s Annie Hall and inspired a new phase of women’s fashion. There are numerous examples of how cinema’s visual stylings influences the audience. If it’s on the big screen, pretty soon you’ll see in it the home.

Beginning in the bedroom you could polish up a brass bed and recreate
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With 2 chances to win a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sandy Powell could go on to make Oscar history with a career total 14 nominations

With 2 chances to win a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sandy Powell  could go on to make Oscar history with a career total 14 nominations
Edith Head, the reigning costume designer in ’50s Hollywood who died in 1981 and is the inspiration for “Incredibles 2’s” clothier to the superheroes, Edna Mode, has an Oscar record that will likely stand the test of time: 35 nominations and eight wins, including for Audrey Hepburn‘s dreamy outfits in 1953’s “Roman Holiday.”

But this year, British stylist Sandy Powell looks to have two chances to become the third living costume designer with the most Oscar wins with four as she is expected to compete for both for the royal pomp romp “The Favourite” and for the natty ’30s-era stylings of the musical comedy “Mary Poppins Returns.” The frequent collaborator with Martin Scorsese currently has three Academy Awards, for 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” 2004’s “The Aviator” and 2009’s “The Young Victoria.” If she wins another, she would match Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood‘s record of a quartet of trophies.
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Jeff Bridges Channels ‘The Dude’ In Daffy But Heartfelt Golden Globes Speech: “You’re All Trim Tabs – Tag, You’re It!”

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Jeff Bridges Channels ‘The Dude’ In Daffy But Heartfelt Golden Globes Speech: “You’re All Trim Tabs – Tag, You’re It!”
It may not spark an industry revolution like Frances McDormand’s Oscar-night call for inclusion riders, but Jeff Bridges managed to introduce Hollywood to a new term — “trim tab” — while accepting the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award.

The term, which became a main theme of the latter part of the speech, sent viewers at home scurrying to their nautical dictionaries and Hollywood luminaries in the Beverly Hilton alternately smiling or raising eyebrows at the vintage Bridges fillip. As the DeMille honoree explained, a trim tab is a small mechanism that helps stabilize a large ship or aircraft. Bridges credited philosopher, architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller with evoking the obscure piece of equipment, using it as a metaphor for an individual’s ability effect societal change.

“I like to think of myself as a trim tab,” Bridges said. “All of us are trim tabs. We seem like we’re not up to the task,
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Jeff Bridges Steers Golden Globes Audience Towards ‘Creating a Healthy Planet For All of Us’

Jeff Bridges Steers Golden Globes Audience Towards ‘Creating a Healthy Planet For All of Us’
There are few Hollywood stars more deserving of a career-spanning achievement award than Jeff Bridges, who has been acting since he was an actual infant — the son of the legendary actor Lloyd Bridges and actress and writer Dorothy Bridges made his uncredited debut in John Cromwell’s “The Company She Keeps” when he was less than two years old — and so his Sunday night coronation as the latest winner of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award seemed nothing if not incredibly appropriate (and perhaps a little overdue).

Bridges, of course, likes to mix things up, and the star of such varied films as “The Big Lebowski,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Tron,” “Hell or High Water,” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” offered up a charming, wide-ranging acceptance speech after a loving introduction from fellow actor (and “Hell or High Water” co-star) Chris Pine and a career-spanning montage narrated by Sam Elliott.
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How Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali Mastered Music for the Screen

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How Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali Mastered Music for the Screen
More than a half-century ago, there was a public outcry when Marni Nixon’s singing voice was dubbed for Audrey Hepburn’s in George Cukor’s 1964 “My Fair Lady” film, in lieu of casting a powerhouse singer-actress such as Julie Andrews, the originator of the role on Broadway. These days, film and music fans have largely come to terms with musical numbers involving an unseen ringer, especially when it comes to hand-synching, still a more easily forgivable practice than vocal miming.

So it’s not surprising to learn that neither “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek nor “Green Book” lead Mahershala Ali could play a note before tackling their roles as real-life keyboard prodigies Freddie Mercury and Dr. Don Shirley. Or that those crackling guitar riffs churned out by “A Star Is Born” auteur Bradley Cooper as grizzled rocker Jackson Maine came from the fingers and frets of Lukas Nelson, son
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Don’t despair Ethan Hawke, the Oscars keep the faith

Don’t despair Ethan Hawke, the Oscars keep the faith
Ethan Hawke is this awards’ season critical darling earning several best actor nods from critic’s groups including the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and New York Film Critics Circle for his powerful performance as a troubled clergyman haunted with his past and the future in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.”

Hawke, who also won the Gotham Awards honor for best actor, is also nominated for a Critics Choice and a Film Independent Spirit Award but was snubbed in the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

But Hawke, who has received four previously Oscar nominations including for supporting actor for 2014’s “Boyhood,” shouldn’t give up the faith about a fifth nomination. Over the years, the academy has embraced actors and actresses who played members of the clergy with six wins and upwards of two dozen nominations.

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Taylor Swift Throws Nye Costume Party and Dresses as Ariel

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Taylor Swift Throws Nye Costume Party and Dresses as Ariel
Taylor Swift had a heroes party for New Year's Eve with a bunch of famous buds. Taylor dressed as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," Gigi Hadid dressed up as Mary Poppins and Blake Lively dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz."   Some of the other costumes ... Audrey Hepburn, Ms. Frizzle, Cinderella, Gwen Stefani, Mr. Toad, Avril Lavigne, Nancy Drew, Posh Spice, Rizzo, Frida Kahlo, Steve Irwin. Btw ... the Gwen Stefani costume -- the blue
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Jeff Bridges to receive Globes' Cecil B deMille Award

Jeff Bridges to receive Globes' Cecil B deMille Award
Annual award goes to Crazy Heart star with four previous nominations and one win.

Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee Jeff Bridges has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Cecil B deMille Award, to be presented at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 6.

The annual award goes to an individual, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors, who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Past honourees include George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Bridges, who most
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Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2019 Golden Globes

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Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2019 Golden Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 76th Golden Globes on Jan. 6, 2019.

Bridges has starred in legendary films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit,” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys.”

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said in a statement. “Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”

Bridges’ first Golden Globe nomination came in 1984 for best actor in “Starman.” Seven years later he received his second Golden Globe nomination for his performance in “The Fisher King,” co-starring Robin Williams. In 2001, he was honored with another Golden Globe
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Jeff Bridges To Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes

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Jeff Bridges To Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes
Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is set to receive the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, which will be hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, will air live on NBC at 5 pm Pt on January 6, 2019.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “We look forward to celebrating “the Dude” and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”

Bridges has appeared in many Hollywood’s most memorable films as characters who have reached iconic status including the aforementioned robe-clad, White Russian-guzzling “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski and “Rooster Cogburn” in the 2010 remake if True Grit. He also
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We're Already Committed to Watching Every Second of This Audrey Hepburn Drama Series

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We're Already Committed to Watching Every Second of This Audrey Hepburn Drama Series
If you've dressed up as every Audrey Hepburn character for Halloween, from Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Roman Holiday's Ann, we've got fantastic news for you - a drama series centered around the Oscar-winning actress's life is currently in the works.

Wildside, the production company that gave us Jude Law's The Young Pope and the critically-acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, is developing the series based on a treatment written by Hepburn's son Luca Dotti and writer Luigi Spinola. While details about the series are pretty scarce, Wildside has revealed that the show will follow Hepburn's "formative years." Dotti and Spinola have worked together in the past, coauthoring Audrey At Home, Memories of My Mother's Kitchen, a biography and cookbook combination that followed Hepburn's life from her childhood in Holland to her life as a wife and mother. It also details her philanthropy work and travels for Unicef. The New York Times
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We're Already Committed to Watching Every Second of This Audrey Hepburn Drama Series

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If you've dressed up as every Audrey Hepburn character for Halloween, from Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Roman Holiday's Ann, we've got fantastic news for you - a drama series centered around the Oscar-winning actress's life is currently in the works.

Wildside, the production company that gave us Jude Law's The Young Pope and the critically-acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, is developing the series based on a treatment written by Hepburn's son Luca Dotti and writer Luigi Spinola. While details about the series are pretty scarce, Wildside has revealed that the show will follow Hepburn's "formative years." Dotti and Spinola have worked together in the past, coauthoring Audrey At Home, Memories of My Mother's Kitchen, a biography and cookbook combination that followed Hepburn's life from her childhood in Holland to her life as a wife and mother. It also details her philanthropy work and travels for Unicef. The New York Times
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Audrey Hepburn's Son Is Turning Her 'Formative Years' Into a TV Drama

Audrey Hepburn is instantly recognizable all across the globe. The epitome of an inextinguishable Hollywood star, the legend of Hepburn has outsized the woman herself. But before the legend, there was a woman with a passion, and her son Luca Dotti is determined to bring that version of Hepburn to

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Audrey Hepburn to Be Subject of New TV Drama Series (Exclusive)

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Audrey Hepburn to Be Subject of New TV Drama Series (Exclusive)
A TV drama series about the life of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn is being developed by Wildside, the expanding Italian production company behind “The Young Pope” and “My Brilliant Friend,” with plans to start shooting in 2020.

The Oscar-winning actress was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces of the 20th century and was celebrated for her charm and elegance in such films as “Sabrina,” “Roman Holiday,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “My Fair Lady.” But her life has not yet been portrayed in a high-end skein for the global marketplace.

Wildside, which is owned by global production and distribution giant Fremantle, has announced that its still-untitled English-language show will be based on a treatment co-written by Luca Dotti, Hepburn’s son, and Italian journalist and writer Luigi Spinola. Dotti’s father was Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, whom Hepburn married in 1970 and divorced 10 years later.

Dotti and Spinola co-authored the 2015 bestseller “Audrey at Home,
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'Young Pope' Producers Developing Audrey Hepburn Drama Series

'Young Pope' Producers Developing Audrey Hepburn Drama Series
The Italian production company behind HBO's The Young Pope and My Brilliant Friend are developing a drama series based on the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn.

Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli's of Italian shingle Wildside will develop the series together with Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti and Italian journalist Luigi Spinola, authors of New York Times bestseller, Audrey At Home, Memories of My Mother's Kitchen.

The biography traces the life of the Roman Holiday and Funny Face star from her childhood in Holland during World War II, to her time in Hollywood as an actress and in Rome as a wife and ...
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See Sharon Tate in Rare, Candid Photos Taken Shortly Before Her Murder by the Manson Cult

See Sharon Tate in Rare, Candid Photos Taken Shortly Before Her Murder by the Manson Cult
It’s been nearly 50 years since the tragic murder of Sharon Tate, but British photographer Terry O’Neill remembers the details of their last conversation in vivid detail.

O’Neill, 80, who has collected some of his legendary photos in a new book Terry O’Neill: Rare and Unseen, featured in this week’s People, took her picture several times in the late 60s. The last time was shortly before her murder.

“She was expecting her first child,” he says of the 1969 photo shoot in London. “She couldn’t wait to be a mother.”

Tate, who was on her way back to Los Angeles from London,
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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile Lead as Major Categories Expand

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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile Lead as Major Categories Expand
The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced Friday morning, after a brief delay, with Kendrick Lamar leading the pack this year with eight nominations. Drake has seven, and Brandi Carlile and producer Boi-1da follow all with six nods apiece.

Drake, Carlile and Lamar were all recognized in the three biggest categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year — for their most recent albums, “Scorpion,” “By the Way, I Forgive You” and the “Black Panther” soundtrack, respectively.

In addition to the four nominations for his work with frequent collaborator Drake, Boi-1da, a.k.a. Matthew Samuels, earned two additional nods in the rap categories for serving as a writer on Eminem and Jay Rock singles. He also received a nomination for Non-Classical Producer of the Year.

Also Read: Grammy Nominations Bumped Back This Week Due to George Hw Bush Memorial

This year, the Recording Academy expanded the number of nominees in the major categories,
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TCM Brings 14 Classic Movies Back to Theaters in 2019

Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history in 2019 when Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) come together for the fourth annual "TCM Big Screen Classics," presenting 14 film favorites throughout the year, spanning seven decades.

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to groundbreaking movies from the seventies, eighties and nineties, the TCM Big Screen Classics series combines each film with little-known facts and insight provided by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. In addition, every film is presented in its original aspect ratio, offering audiences the chance to see these movies on the big screen just as they were originally enjoyed.

The lineup for the 2019 "TCM Big Screen Classics" includes:

&#8226 The Wizard of Oz - 1/27, 29 & 30&#8226 My Fair Lady - 2/17 & 20&#8226 To Kill a Mockingbird - 3/24 & 27&#8226 Ben-Hur - 4/14 & 17 &#8226 True Grit - 5/5 & 8&#8226 Steel Magnolias - 5/19, 21 & 22&#8226 Field of Dreams - 6/16 & 18&#8226 Glory - 7/21 & 24 &#8226 Hello, Dolly! - 8/11 & 14&#8226 Lawrence of Arabia - 9/1 & 4&#8226 The Shawshank Redemption
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'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Costumes and Sets Bring "Magical Color" to Season 2

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Costumes and Sets Bring
The contrasting, confectionery-colored bohemian neighborhoods of Manhattan’s late 1950s Upper West Side and Greenwich Village vie for screen time in Amy-Sherman Palladino’s Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Pencil skirts, sculptured hats, jewel swing coats and decor reminiscent of the exuberant Hollywood Regency style of interior designer Dorothy Draper set the tone for the stylish world of the housewife-turned-comedienne Midge Maisel.

Costume designer Donna Zakowska looked to fashion icons Audrey Hepburn for season one and Grace Kelly for season two. In the first-season finale, Maisel masters her comic set at the Gaslight wearing a chic bow dress with ...
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