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The Shape Of Water Leads 2018 Golden Globe Nominations

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Who needs Beauty And The Beast, when you have the mute and the monster?

This afternoon, the nominations for the 75th Golden Globes have been released and it is Guillermo Del Toro’s fantastical romance The Shape Of Water that is leading the way, with seven nods including Best Picture (Drama).

The worthy efforts of Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri weren’t far behind with six nominations each, whilst the likes of The Disaster Artist and The Greatest Showman will compete in the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) category.

Elsewhere, the TV categories are certainly dominated by HBO’s Big Little Lies starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, with Feud: Bette and Joan, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale also heavily nominated.

The 2018 Golden Globes take place on Sunday 7th January and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

You can check out the full list of nominations below!

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game)

Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)

Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Meryl Streep (The Post)

Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Tom Hanks (The Post)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)

Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker)

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)

Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)

Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)

James Franco (The Disaster Artist)

Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

In the Fade (Germany / France)

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden / Germany / France)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)

Hong Chau (Downsizing)

Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)

Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water)

Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World)

Steven Spielberg (The Post)

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

Guillermo Del Toro/Vanessa Taylor (The Shape Of Water)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Liz Hannah/Josh Singer (The Post)

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)

Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)

John Williams (The Post)

Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“Home” — Ferdinand

“Mighty River” — Mudbound

“Remember Me” — Coco

“The Star” — The Star

“This Is Me” — The Greatest Showman

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

The Crown

Game Of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)

Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Black-Ish

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Master Of None

Smilf

Will And Grace

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Alison Brie (Glow)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Issa Rae (Insecure)

Frankie Shaw (Smilf)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Anthony Anderson (Black-Ish)

Aziz Ansari (Master Of None)

Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick)

William H. Macy (Shameless)

Eric McCormack (Will and Grace)

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top Of The Lake: China Girl

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Jessica Biel (The Sinner)

Nicole Kidma (Big Little Lies)

Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette And Joan)

Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette And Joan)

Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Robert De Niro (The Wizard Of Lies)

Jude Law (The Young Pope)

Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks)

Ewan McGregor (Fargo)

Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)

Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard Of Lies)

Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette And Joan)

Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

David Thewlis (Fargo)

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Birds Of Prey: WB Considers Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, More For All-Female Superhero Team

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Despite ostensibly being six years into their DC Comics shared universe experiment, Warner Bros. still seem to be trying to get things figured out, with more films supposedly in the works than most independent studios’ next decade of plans. To date, we know of Aquaman, Shazam, Wonder Woman 1984, Man of Steel 2, Supergirl, The Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash: Flashpoint, and Birds of Prey.

Now, news is trickling through that Birds of Prey is at least making some serious headway, with Warner Bros. compiling shortlists for casting the film’s key roles.

Even though she’s supposedly a villain, we know that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will reprise her role as a member of the film’s titular all-female super-team, and the characters she’ll be joined by are set to be Helena Bertenelli / Huntress, Dinah Lance / Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain (presumably in her role as the vigilante Orphan, as opposed to the role of Batgirl that she has played in the comics – Warner Bros. have made clear that the Barbara Gordon incarnation of Batgirl will be getting her own film later down the line, despite the fact the character has traditionally been a mainstay of the team), as they take on the villainous Black Mask.


On the shortlist for the Huntress – mob boss daughter turned crossbow-wielding superhero – are Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers).


For the sonic-powered siren Black Canary, Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell are both up for the part. Lady Gaga was reportedly offered the role, but turned it down.


Finally, Gotham City detective, and ally to Commissioner Gordon, Renee Montoya will reportedly be portrayed by either One Day at a Time’s Justina Machado or Vida’s Roberta Colindrez.

No decisions have been made surrounding the potential casting of Cassandra Cain or the film’s antagonist Black Mask as of yet, but more news is expected shortly as roles begin to fill up.

Birds of Prey will be directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), and has a script from Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). No release date has yet been set.

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Chris Hemsworth Shares First Look At Men In Black Reboot

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When the original Men in Black hit way back in 1997, it was like an adrenal shot to the blockbuster scene, deftly balancing humour, science-fiction, and action set-pieces. However, neither of the film’s two sequels managed to manage to capture audience’s hearts in quite the same manner, so now Sony Pictures has endeavoured to reboot the franchise with a brand new cast.

Chief amongst that cast are Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. Yesterday, Hemsworth himself even posted a picture of the two on set to his social media. Check it out below.


The Untitled Men in Black will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Fast and Furious 8), and will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani. It is eyeing a 14th of June, 2019 release date.

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Disney Confirms That The X-Men Will Join The MCU Following Fox Merger

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It was inescapable; the moment the rumours began to swirl about The Walt Disney Corporation adding 20th Century Fox to its long list of acquisitions, comic book fanboys everywhere began salivating at the thought of Wolverine finally getting to kick seven bells out of the Hulk.

Fox has owned the rights to the X-Men (and, unfortunately, the Fantastic Four) since 1993, and as such the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been barred from using any of the fan-favourite mutants ever since – despite the fact that the X-Men and the Avengers regularly team-up in the comics. The MCU has largely stayed away from any and all mutant-related characters and storyline adaptations, save for director Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, which saw siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively) featured prominently. In the comics, the two were mutants, and the children of classic X-Men villain Magneto, though in the MCU they were referred to as ‘miracles’, and their heritage never alluded to. Indeed, as of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, Evan Peters has portrayed Fox’s version of Quicksilver. The MCU’s incarnation was swiftly killed off, and Fox’s Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch has never been mentioned by name, appearing only as a young girl beside her brother in a solitary scene – a confirmation many saw as a compromised workaround (the siblings were, traditionally, both Avengers and X-Men characters, meaning the studios would have shared-ownership, and simply split the two between them).

With the legal allowance earlier this year of the Disney / Fox merger, many have been eagerly awaiting the news that the Marvel universe would finally be complete, and come that news now has; yesterday, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated unequivocally that the X-Men were coming to the MCU:

“I think it only makes sense. I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”

That ‘one entity’ is of course the man, the myth, the legend himself, Mr. Kevin Feige. Feige has been in charge of Marvel Studios, spearheading the entire shared universe concept, since prior to the release of Iron Man in 2008 and has been instrumental in the creation and running of the MCU for over a decade. To date, the MCU has now made $17.5 billion, and is the most successful film franchise of all time.

When Iger was somewhat jokingly asked if fan-favourite X-Men character Deadpool could become an Avenger, Iger was slightly more cagey: “Kevin’s got a lot of ideas. I’m not suggesting that’s one of them. But who knows?”

Whilst the idea of R-rated character Deadpool trying desperately to get past the censors in a PG-13 Avengers flick is undoubtedly hilarious, it seems most likely that he’ll be kept away from the larger Marvel ballpark – though definitely expect a cheeky reference or two to the merger whenever the merc’ with a mouth next appears.

Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War are both out for home release now, on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K.

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