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Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII: The Frock Flicks Guide

It was the great romance and scandal of the early 20th century — King Edward VIII of Great Britain abdicated his crown after a mere 327 days so he could marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. “I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King… Read more →

‘Black Mirror’ & Tiffany Haddish Big Winners From First Night Of...

The Television Academy handed out its first set of Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2018 on Saturday night and history was made. For the first time, African-Americans won every Guest Actor Emmy. Ron Cephas Jones took Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “This Is Us” (he won Supporting Actor last year), Katt Williams won […]

Matt Smith Says Studio “Made Amends” To Claire Foy Over ‘The...

The producers of the hit Netflix series “The Crown” found themselves in a bit of hot water recently when it was revealed that co-stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy were paid different amounts, with Smith making significantly more than Foy. This was an issue because Foy is the clear lead of the series, but as […]

2018 Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Predictions

The final season of “House of Cards” – without Kevin Spacey – won’t debut in time and neither will the next chapter of “Better Call Saul.”  That means there are potentially two new nominees for Emmy’s biggest prize. “Game of Thrones,” which won this category in 2016, should easily return to the fold, but what […]

‘The Crown’ Producers Apologize To Claire Foy And Matt Smith About...

Recently it was brought to everyone’s attention, from some producers of the show, no less, that Claire Foy was paid less per episode than her co-star Matt Smith on the award-winning series “The Crown.” When the beans were spilled, producers chalked the pay gap up to Matt Smith having a bigger draw than Foy due […]

Lead Actress Claire Foy Made Less Than Co-Star Matt Smith On...

Common sense would dictate that if you play the lead in a TV series, you should get paid the most. Well, if you are Claire Foy from Netflix’s “The Crown,” then, infuriatingly, that isn’t the case. While speaking at the INTV Conference, “The Crown” producers Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie, dropped a few budgetary nuggets […]

‘Shape Of Water’ Upsets ‘Phantom Thread’ At 2018 Costume Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild handed out the last industry guild honor of the season Tuesday night and they left the audience gagging.  Luis Sequeira‘s work on “The Shape of Water” upset the expected Oscar winner Mark Bridges‘ constructions for “Phantom Thread” in the Excellence in Period Film category.  It doesn’t mean that “Phantom” will lose […]

Roger Deakins Wins Top ASC Award For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Roger Deakins. A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times. His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaboration together. Much of the film’s atmospheric brilliance was due to Deakins’ work, and it certainly appears that Villeneuve gave Deakins […]

Paul Bettany Won’t Play Play Prince Philip In ‘The Crown’ Seasons...

Sometimes, things are just too perfect too work out. Last week we learned that Paul Bettany was in negotiations to take over from Matt Smith as Prince Philip in seasons three and four of “The Crown.” It was a genius stroke of casting, as the actor would be a perfect fit for Philip’s blandsome assholery. Alas, it’s not to […]

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Continues Oscar March With Big SAG...

There’s going to be some cinephiles that don’t want to hear it, but “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is very much in the Oscar race. While the backlash is continuing to build around the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award winner (which has generally a very good augur of awards season success), the Screen […]

Paul Bettany May Play Prince Philip In ‘The Crown’ Seasons 3...

The first two seasons of “The Crown” were not only terrific television, they provided a great platform for the cast, including breakout talents Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby. We’re going to miss them as Peter Morgan and his team revamp the cast for the next two seasons, which will leap ahead a decade in the […]

‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Costumes Make 2018 CDG...

The nominations for the 20th Costume Designer Guild Awards were revealed today and thanks to three thematic categories for both Movies and TV there were few omissions to complain about.  Expected Oscar nominees “Phantom Thread,” “The Shape of Water” and “The Greatest Showman” all made the cut in the very competitive Period Film field with […]

‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Baby Driver’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Earn 2018 CAS...

The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominations this morning for the 54th Annual CAS Awards, a Sound Mixing honor that is often a precursor to the Academy Awards.  For films hunting for Oscar nods, such as “Baby Driver,” it was very good news. READ MORE: Edgar Wright Closing On Deal For “Baby Driver 2,” Talks […]

‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History As First ASC Awards Nominee

The American Society of Cinematographers announced the 2018 nominees for the ASC Awards. Like many guild honors it’s seen as a precursor for the equivalent category at the Academy Awards and this year that’s good news for Netflix and “Mudbound.” “Mudbound’s” Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever nominated for this honor by the ASC […]

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