Triple double: Sandy Powell nabs 2 costume design Oscar bids for the 3rd time

Triple double: Sandy Powell nabs 2 costume design Oscar bids for the 3rd time
Sandy Powell‘s greatest enemy is herself. For the third time in her career, the three-time Oscar-winning costume designer has received two nominations in the same year, for “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Powell first competed against herself 20 years ago for “Shakespeare in Love” and “Velvet Goldmine,” winning for the former. Three years ago, she nabbed double bids for her sartorial work in “Carol” and “Cinderella,” losing to Jenny Beavan for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Since the academy eliminated the separate black-and-white and color costume design categories 51 years ago, no one has earned more double bids than Powell.

This year, the prolific designer is up against Mary Zophres (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”), Ruth E. Carter (“Black Panther”) and Alexandra Byrne (“Mary Queen of Scots”). In our super early winner predictions, Powell is tipped to triumph for her creations in “The Favourite.”

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Oscars 2019 Poll: Who Should Win the Top Academy Awards This Year?

After weeks of anxious Hollywood campaigns — and false alarms about a new category — this week we finally got the slate for who will be up for accolades at the 91st Academy Awards, set to take place February 24th. Of course, there’s always some annoying snubs and oversights, but here’s your chance to vote on who you think should take home the top prizes in our poll.

Roma, Green Book and A Star Is Born will compete for multiple Oscars, including Best Picture. And the Best Picture category will also feature Black Panther,
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Oscars 2019: Nominations in all 24 categories

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Omg! Wtf! Where did that come from? Such was the refrain echoing throughout Hollywood as the Oscar nominations were announced at the crack of dawn on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. What films and performances made the cut with the Academy? Tour through our photo gallery above to see the contenders in all 24 categories.

The 91st Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Here is the complete list of nominations:

Best Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma

Adam McKay, “Vice

Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma

Glenn Close, “The Wife

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy,
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An “Alternate” Look at Yesterday’s Oscar nominations and What They Could Have Been

Ladies and gentlemen, after the intensity of waiting for the Academy Award nominations, it’s time for something a little bit fun today. As we wait for the ballots to go out to Academy members and final Oscar voting to get underway (which is still a little ways away at this point), why not play around with a hypothetical situation? Now is the time to do it, after all. This is something I’ve done from time to time in the past, and I enjoy it. What is it, exactly? Well, what I do here is to look at what the Oscar nominations could have looked like if you remove all of the actual nominees. Weird, I know, but hey, it’s fun to do. Below you will be able to see what these alternate Academy Award nominations could have been. In some categories, it’s easy to speculate, like
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Annapurna Pictures Promotes Sue Naegle to Chief Content Officer

Annapurna Pictures announced on Wednesday that it has promoted executive Sue Naegle to chief content officer for the studio. Annapurna CEO Megan Ellison made the announcement.

Naegle currently serves as president of Annapurna TV, and will now expand her role to oversee the development and production of Annapurna’s film slate, as well as the company’s theater division. In her new role Naegle will also manage the cross-platform pollination of Annapurna Interactive’s IP.

Naegle will report to and work closely with Ellison, focusing on Annapurna’s commitment to filmmakers and artists. The studio plans to produce and acquire between three to five films a year for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.

“Annapurna has always been a company with an allegiance to ambitious content and its commitment to artists across all platforms,” Naegle said in a statement. “I find it a privilege to shepherd the diversity of storytelling that
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Annapurna Ups Sue Naegle to Chief Content Officer, Names Ivana Lombardi President of Film

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Annapurna Ups Sue Naegle to Chief Content Officer, Names Ivana Lombardi President of Film
Sue Naegle has been named chief content officer at Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures.

Naegle joined the company as head of television in 2016, and will now oversee development and production in film, TV, video games, and the company’s fledgling theater division. As part of the reorganization, Ivana Lombardi has been named president of film, a role vacated by former executive Chelsea Barnard last year.

Lombardi hails from Chernin Entertainment, where she oversaw the movies “St. Vincent” and “Hidden Figures.” She will work closely with Jillian Longnecker, who has been named president of physical production. Patrick Chu, who joined Annapurna from Amazon last week as a senior vice president in TV, will continue to report to Naegle.

Naegle’s first order of business is investing heavily in development and production for the backend of 2019, she said, as well as supporting their first-look partners Plan B Entertainment and Pastel (with whom
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Netflix Joins the MPAA

Following discussions with the Motion Picture Association of America, streaming service, motion picture producer Netflix, now referred to as the 'Seventh Sister" has joined six other major studios in the MPAA, following Netflix films earning 15 Oscar nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards, including Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" and The Coen Bros.' "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs":

"...'Roma', written and directed by Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón, set in the early 1970's...

"...is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, including the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family..."

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" written, directed and produced by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen ("Blood Simple") as an anthology, follows a 'sharp-shooting songster', starring Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly and Tom Waits.

"...in 'Near Algodones', a wannabe' bank robber gets his due and then some. 'Meal Ticket' is a gothic tale about two weary travelling performers.
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Netflix Officially Joins the MPAA

It's official. Netflix has become the first streaming service to join the Motion Picture Association of America. Following the news that Netflix had finally scored a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Roma, word broke that they were in advanced talks to join the MPAA, one of the most important organizations in Hollywood, as they're not only responsible for handing out ratings for movies, but they also offer certain content protections as well, which is key. Now, it's been officially announced and the implications are pretty major.

The current MPAA members include Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros. These are all more traditional Hollywood studios. Netflix, meanwhile, is primarily a streaming service, but they have been churning out tons of original content over the past handful of years and have been attracting A-list talent, such as director Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, to make movies for them as opposed to a traditional studio.
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91st Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Actor-comedian and Oscar-nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed, and broadcast media.

Nanjiani and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. Pt, and the remaining 15 categories at 5:30 a.m. Pt. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to
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Netflix Joins the Motion Picture Association of America on Historic Day for the Company

Netflix Joins the Motion Picture Association of America on Historic Day for the Company
On a day when it made history with its first Best Picture Oscar nomination for Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Netflix is joining the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced on Tuesday that the streaming service would become the seventh major entertainment entity to become a dues-paying member to the organization. Netflix now joins Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros as the companies working to maintain the organization’s efforts across the globe in promoting the film and television industries. (Bros. umbrella Turner joined briefly in the mid-1990s.)

It’s the first significant change in the trade organization’s membership in over decades. The news paves the way for other streaming services to potentially join, especially as membership looks to consolidate once again with the impending Disney acquisition of Fox.

In a statement, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “Joining the Motion Picture Association further exemplifies
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Oscars 2019: Gillian Welch on ‘Buster Scruggs’ Best Song Nomination

Oscars 2019: Gillian Welch on ‘Buster Scruggs’ Best Song Nomination
Gillian Welch had a brush with the Academy Awards universe back in 2000, when the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed O Brother, Where Art Thou? was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. The blockbuster soundtrack, featuring contributions by Welch, largely consisted of rearranged old folk tunes, but didn’t net any musical nominations.

The relationship between the Coens and Welch and partner David Rawlings continued on, however, intersecting with the Oscars again nearly two decades later. On Tuesday morning, Welch and Rawlings, two of Americana music’s most revered songwriter-performers, scored
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Top 27 most shocking Oscar nominees: We were surprised by Willem Dafoe, Marina de Tavira, ‘Buster Scruggs’ …

Top 27 most shocking Oscar nominees: We were surprised by Willem Dafoe, Marina de Tavira, ‘Buster Scruggs’ …
There were a number of shocking snubs in this year’s Oscar nominations, which were announced on Tuesday morning, January 22, But awards are a zero-sum game, so for every surprise omission there was a surprise inclusion. This year, across all categories, there were 27 nominees our racetrack odds missed the boat on. Scroll down to see which nominees caught us off guard, and check out the complete list of nominations here.

There was only one nominee so unexpected it wasn’t even in our predictions center: “Never Look Away” for Best Cinematography. That German drama, also a surprise nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, was lensed by Caleb Deschanel, who has now been nominated in the category six times without a win. And this nomination also meant that three out of the five contenders for cinematography are foreign language films.

SEEOscar nominations slugfest 2019: Editors’ stunned reactions to Wtf snubs and
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How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Songs and Films Online

How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Songs and Films Online
The 2019 Academy Award nominations have been announced, and whether you want to refresh your memory, or catch up on the nominees, we’ve rounded up some easy ways to stream the nominated films, documentaries, and songs online before Oscar’s big night.

Period comedy The Favourite and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma lead the pack with 10 nominations apiece, while A Star Is Born follows behind with eight nods. Green Book and Vice nabbed nominations in major categories as well. (See the full list here).

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony airs
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Elton John to ‘Shallow’ Songwriter Mark Ronson: ‘You’re Going to Win the Oscar’

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Elton John to ‘Shallow’ Songwriter Mark Ronson: ‘You’re Going to Win the Oscar’
Elton John is willing to bet that Mark Ronson will win the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.” The nominations were announced this morning.

The legendary performer spoke to Ronson on the latest episode of his radio show “Elton John’s Rocket Hour” on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

“You’re having a bit of a run at the moment. Oh my God — considering what a career you’ve had, you couldn’t have a stronger moment than what you’re having now with the Miley record, which is fantastic, and you. And then the Gaga, which you won a Golden Globe for, ‘Shallow,'” John said. “And I bet my house that you’re going to win the Oscar, so make room for it. I don’t want to jinx it, but I guarantee you you’re going to win an Oscar.”

Ronson was modest,
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Oscars 2019: ‘Black Panther’ Scores Six Craft Nominations and a Visual Effects Snub

Marvel’s zeitgeist-grabbing “Black Panther” dominated the Oscar craft races on Tuesday, grabbing six nominations for costume design, production design, score (composer Ludwig Göransson), song (“All the Stars”), sound editing, and sound mixing.

But it was snubbed for visual effects after being talked up as a frontrunner, and cinematographer Rachel Morrison missed out on her second nomination after breaking the glass ceiling for last year’s “Mudbound.” While the VFX branch may have deemed the effects as too supportive, Morrison perhaps fell prey to the confusion surrounding where cinematography ends and VFX begins.

Read More: 2019 Oscar Nominations Full List: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ Land 10 Noms Each

Wakanda architect Hannah Beachler led the way as the first African-American nominated for production design, helping director Ryan Coogler achieve his vision of unity with her unique version of Afrofuturism. Also recognized as part of that crucial collaboration was costume designer Ruth Carter (snagging her third nomination).

Meanwhile,
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What Netflix Backlash? The 2019 Oscar Nominations Snubs and Surprises

Among the biggest surprises of the 2019 Oscar race: There’s no such thing as a Netflix backlash. Not only did the most dominant force in Hollywood land 15 Oscar nominations, including “Roma” (10) and three surprise craft nods for the Coen brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” but “Roma” is a historic achievement. It’s the 10th foreign-language nominee that also contends for Best Picture, tying Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) for the most nominations earned by a foreign-language film.

Alfonso Cuarón also became the first filmmaker in Oscar history to land nominations for Picture, Director, and Cinematography. “Roma” is the fifth film to be nominated for Foreign Language Film and Best Picture in the same year. Each of the previous four — “Z” (1969), “Life Is Beautiful” (1998), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) and “Amour” (2012) — won for Foreign Language Film, but not Best Picture. If “Roma” wins Best Picture, it will be a
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What Netflix Backlash? The 2019 Oscar Nominations Snubs and Surprises

Among the biggest surprises of the 2019 Oscar race: There’s no such thing as a Netflix backlash. Not only did the most dominant force in Hollywood land 15 Oscar nominations, including “Roma” (10) and three surprise craft nods for the Coen brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” but “Roma” is a historic achievement. It’s the 10th foreign-language nominee that also contends for Best Picture, tying Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) for the most nominations earned by a foreign-language film.

Alfonso Cuarón also became the first filmmaker in Oscar history to land nominations for Picture, Director, and Cinematography. “Roma” is the fifth film to be nominated for Foreign Language Film and Best Picture in the same year. Each of the previous four — “Z” (1969), “Life Is Beautiful” (1998), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) and “Amour” (2012) — won for Foreign Language Film, but not Best Picture. If “Roma” wins Best Picture, it will be a
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AMC, Regal Won’t Screen Netflix’s ‘Roma’ in Oscars Best-Picture Showcase

Netflix broke new ground on Tuesday, earning its first Oscar nomination for best picture with Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white epic, “Roma.” But that wasn’t enough for AMC Theatres, one of the streamer’s biggest rivals.

The theater chain, the largest in the country, along with Regal Cinemas, said on Tuesday that it will not show “Roma” as part of their yearly best picture showcases.

“For more than a decade, movie-lovers have enjoyed the AMC best picture showcase to catch up on the nominated films that played at AMC throughout the prior year,” the company said in a statement. “This year, Academy members nominated a film that was never licensed to AMC to play in our theatres. As such, it is not included in the AMC best picture showcase.”

Also Read: 'Roma' Nabs Netflix its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

We love hosting the AMC Best Picture Showcase
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Composer Marc Shaiman: ‘I’d Love to’ Egot With My 2 Oscar Noms

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Composer Marc Shaiman: ‘I’d Love to’ Egot With My 2 Oscar Noms
Mary Poppins Returns” composer Marc Shaiman scored Oscar nominations in the Best Score and the Best Song categories — and if he wins next month, he would be the latest entry to the exclusive Egot club.

Shaiman has won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and has previously been nominated for five Oscars, but has never won. He won the Emmy for co-writing Billy Crystal’s Academy Award performances, and won Tony and Grammy awards for his work on the musical “Hairspray.”

“It’s always so ironic to me that I cut gym class to go play piano in the auditorium in junior high school. The last thing I ever wanted to do was be in competitive sports. It’s nothing I’ve ever wanted. I’m not competitive that way,” Shaiman told TheWrap. “Having said that I’d love to graduate from being an Egt to an Egot.”

Also
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Netflix Is in Final Talks to Be First Non-Hollywood Studio to Join the MPAA

Though it cost them millions of dollars, Netflix has scored their first Best Picture nomination at the Oscars for their black & white foreign language drama Roma. Now they are attempting another first. They want to be the first non-Hollywood studio to join the MPAA.

Discussions between Netflix and the Motion Picture Association of America are in the advanced stages. This will be the first time ever that the MPAA has welcomed an outsider into the fold. But Netflix feels they have earned a spot amongst the movie industry's top trade group.

The six major Hollywood studios make up the ranks of the MPAA, a top trade and lobbying organization. And they will be the deciding factor on whether Netflix is allowed into this select council. The decision could be decided as early as today. Though, the whole thing is being looked at as a maverick move. This has never happened
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