Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Sam Smith, & Kendrick Lamar Join Grammys Performance Roster

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This year’s Grammys just keep getting more and more exciting—new additions to the 2018 performance roster include seven-time winner and current nominee Kendrick Lamar, as well as four-time winner Sam Smith, 22-time winners U2, and a special performance from five-time winner Elton John and former nominee Miley Cyrus.

Elton and Miley are singing in celebration of John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, both of whom will receive the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award at a special concert, “Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A Grammy Salute,” happening two days after the awards ceremony.

Former performers announced for this year’s show include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, and SZA.

The Grammys will take place January 28 at Madison Square Garden and air on CBS at 7:30 PM EST. They’re hosted by James Corden.

Directors’ Guild Nominations Improve On Golden Globes’ Lack of Diversity

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The Directors’ Guild of America have announced their nominations for the year’s best directing, and, thankfully, we won’t need Natalie Portman to step in and announce every single nominee is a man again – though that’s not to say things are at all where they should be in terms of diversity.

Rightfully so, Greta Gerwig was nominated for Lady Bird, a major snub from the Globes, and so was Jordan Peele for Get Out. It’s still a pretty homogenous list, with far fewer female directors than deserved (where is the love for Mudbound’s Dee Rees?) but hopefully indicative of an Oscars roster that will shine directorial love on Gerwig and Peele.

All the directors selected are first-time DGA nominees except for Dunkirk’s Christopher Nolan. It’s also interesting to note that while Peele, who is only the fourth black director ever to be nominated for the award, is also nominated for best First-Time Director, Gerwig was actually ineligible for that nomination since she shared a co-directing credit on 2008’s Nights and Weekends.

Notable snubs included for Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino and Steven Spielberg for The Post, both expected to be frontrunners at the forthcoming Academy Awards. The DGA’s and the Oscars have only disagreed on Best Director seven times since their inception in 1950.

Take a look at the full list below.



The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
Production Manager: Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben

Lady Bird
Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein, Jamin O’Brien (New York Crew)
First Assistant Directors: Jonas Spaccarotelli, Cedric Vara (New York Crew)
Second Assistant Director: Brendan Lee, Dana Zolli (New York Crew)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Lillian Awa, Teri Barber

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: Bergen Swanson
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Peggy Robinson
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor

(Warner Bros.)
Unit Production Managers: David Witz, Christine Raspillere (France Unit), Chris Brock (UK Unit), Nicky Tüske (Netherlands Unit)
First Assistant Directors: Nilo Otero, William Pruss (France Unit), Willem Quarles van Ufford (Netherlands Unit)
Second Assistant Director: Eric Lasko, Nicolas Baldino (France Unit), Alexis Chelli (France Unit), Clément Comet (France Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Alina Gatti

Get Out
(Universal Pictures)
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)


Patti Cake$
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: Sara Blechman
First Assistant Director: Inna Braude
Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
Second Second Assistant Director: Lucas Isabella
Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Alice Johnson

Lady Macbeth
(Roadside Attractions)
Production Manager: Robert K. Harm
Unit Manager: Eugene Galbrath
First Assistant Director: George Every
Second Assistant Director: Richard Stanley Jan Harris

Get Out
(Universal Pictures)
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)

Wind River
(Acacia Entertainment)
Unit Production Manager: Christopher H. Warner
First Assistant Director: Nicholas Harvard
Second Assistant Director: Jason Altieri
Second Second Assistant Director: Kristina Massie

Molly’s Game
(STX Entertainment)
Unit Production Managers: Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella, Stuart M. Besser, Michael Beugg (Los Angeles Unit)
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bart Lipton (Los Angeles Unit)
First Assistant Director: Walter Gasparovic
Second Assistant Directors: Penny Charter, Travis Rehwaldt (New York Unit), Paula Case (Los Angeles Unit)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Conor Griff (New York Unit), Drew Ritson (New York Unit), Bryan Snodgrass (Los Angeles Unit)
Location Manager: Dena Ghieth (New York Unit)

The 10 Best Tweets of Last Night’s Golden Globes

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This year’s Golden Globes were packed with political punch – celebrities wore all black on the red carpet in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, shining a spotlight on workplace abuse and inequality. On stage and on camera, celebrities delivered quippy remarks and highly-retweetable moments, not least of which included Oprah’s already legendary speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille honorary award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

Below, we’ve compiled 10 of our favorite tweets of the night – some poignant, some capturing an important moment in the program, and some we just love because they exist.


Steve Carrell snapping a pic with Kelly Clarkson


Mariah iconically referencing herself


Oprah’s full acceptance speech


This lovely recognition of Natalie Portman’s genius


This nugget of undeniable truth


Mindy Kaling confirming the power of being in a makeup trailer with Oprah


Chrissy Teigen remembering her priorities


Some more Natalie love


Reese summing up the night’s legacy


Brit doing her own thing this year

‘The Shape of Water’ Leads BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations

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The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award nominations were announced today – and at the head of the pack is The Shape of Water, with twelve noms. Following behind are Darkest Hour and Three Billboards, each with nine.

It’s mostly the usual suspects in the main categories – Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and I, Tonya were all well represented. But one film we didn’t realize was an awards season favorite is unexpected sensation Paddington 2, the sequel film in the Paddington Bear series, which earned nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Grant), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Outstanding British Film.

Two other surprises: entering the Best Actor and Actress categories in a season that hasn’t yet shown them much love are Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool‘s Annette Bening and Jamie Bell.

And of course we’re delighted to see Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya among the Rising Star nominees, voted on by the public.

Take a look at the full list of nominations below.

Best Film
Call Me by Your Name Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears
Darkest Hour Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve
Call Me by Your Name Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

Leading Actress
Annette Bening Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out
Gary Oldman Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothee Chalamet Call Me by Your Name

Supporting Actress
Allison Janney I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird
Lesley Manville Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer The Shape of Water

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British Film
Darkest Hour Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Ian Martin, David Schneider
God’s Own Country Francis Lee, Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Alice Birch
Paddington 2 Paul King, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer
The Ghoul Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers)
I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer), Thomas Napper (Director)
Kingdom of Us Lucy Cohen (Director)
Lady Macbeth Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)

Film Not in the English Language
Elle Paul Verhoeven, Saïd Ben Saïd
First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh
The Handmaiden Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
Loveless Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky
The Salesman Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy

City of Ghosts Matthew Heineman
I Am Not Your Negro Raoul Peck
Icarus Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
An Inconvenient Sequel Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Jane Brett Morgen

Animated Film
Coco Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Loving Vincent Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart
My Life as a Courgette Claude Barras, Max Karli

Original Screenplay
Get Out Jordan Peele
I, Tonya Steven Rogers
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Matt Greenhalgh
Molly’s Game Aaron Sorkin
Paddington 2 Simon Farnaby, Paul King

Original Music
Blade Runner 2049 Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
Darkest Hour Dario Marianelli
Dunkirk Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water Alexandre Desplat

Blade Runner 2049 Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk Hoyte van Hoytema
The Shape of Water Dan Laustsen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Ben Davis

Baby Driver Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Blade Runner 2049 Joe Walker
Dunkirk Lee Smith
The Shape of Water Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049 Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Dunkirk Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
The Shape of Water Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour Jacqueline Durran
I, Tonya Jennifer Johnson
Phantom Thread Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water Luis Sequeira

Make up & Hair
Blade Runner 2049 Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn
Darkest Hour David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji
I, Tonya Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee
Victoria & Abdul Daniel Phillips
Wonder Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

Baby Driver Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
Blade Runner 2049 Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
Dunkirk Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
The Shape of Water Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049 Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
Dunkirk Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson
The Shape of Water Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominees tbc
War for the Planet of the Apes Nominees tbc

British Short Animation 
Have Heart Will Anderson
Mamoon Ben Steer
Poles Apart Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low

British Short Film
Aamir Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, Oliver Shuster
Cowboy Dave Colin O’Toole, Jonas Mortensen
A Drowning Man Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell
Work Aneil Karia, Scott O’Donnell
Wren Boys Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, John Fitzpatrick

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

Catt Sadler On Her Male Co-Host’s Bigger Salary: We’re ‘Apples to Apples’

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E! News correspondent Catt Sadler made headlines when she quit her post of 12 years after learning that her co-host, Jason Kennedy, made much more than her.

A-list actresses were quick to support Sadler in her decision – just this past Sunday at the Golden Globes, women including Debra Messing, Natalie Portman and Eva Longoria all brought up her name on the red carpet, and Amy Schumer urged people to spread the hashtag #imwithcattsad.

“These are women who have watched E! and been interviewed by me for years. To witness them organically coming to my defense was truly touching,” Sadler said to The Hollywood Reporter Monday. “This isn’t a case of simply being underpaid, it’s about the gross disparity between two similarly situated equals at the network.”

However, NBCUniversal President of Lifestyle Networks Frances Berwick said in THR‘s report: “Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy had different roles and therefore different salaries. Catt was focused on daytime. Jason Kennedy is on prime, evening news, plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. So we wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight on that.”

Kennedy’s wife, too, came to his defense, writing on her blog that, “At one time my husband had a female co-host on E! News who made three times his salary and another female co-host was paid more than him as well [it’s understood Kennedy is referring to Giuliana Rancic and Maria Menounos.] Women are paid accordingly on this network, and the difference in his salary versus theirs did not affect Jason whatsoever, because he knows there are always more components to consider when determining one’s salary.”

Sadler has responded today to the network and Kennedy’s wife’s defense of the pay disparity in a new interview with THR. 

“My experience, frustration and disparity was based on Jason Kennedy and myself being apples to apples,” she said this morning. “We came to the network at the same time and did similar jobs. For people to use the argument that Giuliana somehow made more money than Jason, that comparison doesn’t work. They’re apples and oranges. She joined before him, she was managing editor, she had multiple shows on the network. It’s unfortunate that people who don’t work there are trying to be the voice for the network. The only story I can tell is my truth and the truth speaks for itself.”


Dustin Lance Black to Be Honored With Special 2018 WGA Award

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Today the Writers Guild of America have announced their 2018 nominations for best Original, Adapted, and Documentary screenplays.

To little surprise, awards season frontrunners dominate, with favorites like Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and Call Me By Your Name all scoring nominations. The television writing awards were announced last month.

Notably, Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk and a vocal LGBTQ activist, will receive the WGA’s 2018 Valentine Davies Award for his positive impact on civil and human rights.

“Dustin Lance Black is the embodiment of the Valentine Davies Award. A tireless advocate for the cause of LGBTQ+ rights, his accomplishments in that arena have been truly profound. The Board of Directors of the WGAW considers it our honor to give him this award,” said WGAW President David A. Goodman in Deadline‘s report.



The Big Sick, Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios
Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures
I, Tonya, Written by Steven Rogers; Neon
Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig; A24
The Shape of Water, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight


Call Me by Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics
The Disaster Artist, Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Based on the Book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; A24
Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold; Based on Characters from the X-Men Comic Books and Theatrical Motion Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox Film
Molly’s Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Molly Bloom; STX Entertainment
Mudbound, Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; Based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan; Netflix


Betting on Zero, Written by Theodore Braun; Gunpowder & Sky
Jane, Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic
No Stone Unturned, Written by Alex Gibney; Abramorama
Oklahoma City, Written by Barak Goodman; American Experience Films

Coachella 2018: Beyoncé, SZA, HAIM, Cardi B, St. Vincent to Grace the Stages

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You may remember that Beyoncé was scheduled to headline Coachella last year, before having to pull out due to her pregnancy. A year later, after Lady Gaga had stepped into her 2017 slot, Bey is back, and leads the charge in a distinctly exciting 2018 lineup for the annual festival.

HAIM, SZA, and Cardi B are just a few of the other big names we’re pumped to see on this year’s list – St. Vincent, the Drums, Tyler, the Creator, Kelela and King Krule being a few more. Also headlining are The Weeknd and Eminem.

Coachella will take place the weekends of April 13 and 20 – passes go on sale here at noon PST this Friday, January 5.

Take a look at the full lineup below.


Childish Gambino & Lady Gaga Among 2018 Grammy Performers

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Childish Gambino will make his Grammy stage debut this year. Nominated for four awards including Record and Album of the Year, he’ll be part of a lineup that includes Lady Gaga, who is nominated for two awards, as well as P!nk and Little Big Town.

The 60th Annual Grammys are officially returning to New York City this year after a 15 year stint in Los Angeles. They’ll take place at Madison Square Garden on January 28 and are being hosted by James Corden.

“We’ve been in L.A. for many years; we used to bounce back and forth from time to time,” said Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, to Billboard. With the East Coast being the home for half the membership of the Academy – certainly there’s a very vibrant, vital part of the music industry on the East Coast and in New York – and given that this is an anniversary year for us, it’s a special chance to celebrate.”

Grammy winner Patti Lupone and current nominee Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) will also perform a special tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein, with Lupone belting out “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and Platt singing from “West Side Story.”

Rose McGowan Lands 5-Part Docuseries on E!

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Rose McGowan, who’s been making headlines recently as an early accuser of Harvey Weinstein and outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement, has landed a five-part docuseries on the E! network, Deadline reports.

The series, titled Citizen Rose, comes as McGowan is finishing her memoir, Brave. 

“You are formally invited into my mind and world,” she offers. “I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival. As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life.”

The show will begin with a two-hour special on January 30, followed by four additional episodes in the spring.

“Rose McGowan’s courage in addressing sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood ignited a conversation and inspired other women to speak out against their abusers,” commented Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Development and Production at E!. “We look forward to taking viewers inside this talented, dynamic woman’s world as the first allegations unfold and she becomes a leading voice in a critical cultural change.”