Joe Pesci grilled Stephen Graham over The Irishman character

Joe Pesci grilled Stephen Graham over his role in The Irishman as he was worried about an English actor playing one of his old mafia acquaintances.Graham plays Anthony ‘Tony Pro’ Provenzano in Martin Scorsese’s new movie, which also stars Al Pacino and…

Joe Pesci grilled Stephen Graham over his role in The Irishman as he was worried about an English actor playing one of his old mafia acquaintances.

Graham plays Anthony ‘Tony Pro’ Provenzano in Martin Scorsese’s new movie, which also stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

However, the Boardwalk Empire star has now shared that he found meeting Pesci to be mortifying, as the actor knew Tony Pro, who was a leading gangland figure in his home state of New Jersey, and originally had eyes on that part.

“Awkward is not the word,” Stephen told U.K. chat show host Graham Norton. “It was the first couple of days of filming, and I was told that he wanted to see me. He asked, ‘Where are you from?’ I said, ‘I’m from England, Liverpool’ and he went, ‘You’re not Italian?’ I apologised for it and he was like, ‘Okay, you’d better do this right,’ to which I said, ‘I’ll do my best.'”

Graham went on to reveal that Pesci, who plays quietly spoken gangster Russell Bufalino in the film, had coveted the role due to his connection with the top mafioso.

“‘I wanted your part,'” the star recalled Pesci telling him. “I was like, ‘But your part’s massive, you’ve got loads to do.’ And he said, ‘I knew Tony so make sure you do a good job.’ The meeting really couldn’t have got any worse!”

The British actor also revealed that the Home Alone star insisted he completely ditched his Liverpool accent during filming.

“A few days later he came up to me and said, ‘You’re doing really well, come and have some dinner,” the 46-year-old remembered. “But then he said, ‘Why are you talking like that? Why don’t you talk as your character so I can understand you?'”

The Irishman is available on Netflix now.

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Little Women, Marriage Story and The Irishman among Barack Obama’s best films of 2019

Barack Obama has named Little Women, Marriage Story, The Irishman and Booksmart among his favourite films of the year.The former U.S. President took to social media on Sunday, a day after he released the list of his favorite books of the year, to share…

Barack Obama has named Little Women, Marriage Story, The Irishman and Booksmart among his favourite films of the year.

The former U.S. President took to social media on Sunday, a day after he released the list of his favorite books of the year, to share which on-screen ventures and TV shows he’s enjoyed the most throughout 2019.

In addition to Greta Gerwig’s latest retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama, Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic and Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy, Obama also selected Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean thriller Parasite, the criminal justice drama Just Mercy as well as The Farewell, Ford v Ferrari, Atlantics, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and The Souvenir.

“Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019,” Obama wrote on Twitter, taking time to mention the documentary American Factory, which he and his wife Michelle Obama helped produce. “Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar.”

Booksmart director Olivia Wilde was quick to share her excitement over Obama’s tweet, reposting the list and adding “OH MY GOD” alongside a GIF from her directorial debut which showed Beanie Feldstein expressing her shock.

When it came to TV shows, Obama included season 2 of Fleabag, Netflix’s Unbelievable, and HBO’s Watchmen on his list.

Obama’s praise of Little Women comes days after the film made its debut in theatres, coming in third with $16.5 million (£12.6 million) at the U.S. box office. Gerwig’s adaptation stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, and Florence Pugh.

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Anna Paquin ‘incredibly happy’ with seven-word role in The Irishman

Anna Paquin has shut down “endearing” criticism over her seven-word role in The Irishman, insisting she is “incredibly happy” with how the movie turned out.The Oscar winner plays Robert De Niro’s adult daughter Peggy in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix mob dr…

Anna Paquin has shut down “endearing” criticism over her seven-word role in The Irishman, insisting she is “incredibly happy” with how the movie turned out.

The Oscar winner plays Robert De Niro’s adult daughter Peggy in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix mob drama, which attracted criticism from furious fans online over her limited use in the flick.

“I had more lines in the Nativity play I was in when I was seven than Anna Paquin has in The Irishman,” wrote one disgruntled viewer, while another joked, “Teacher says every time Anna Paquin talks in The Irishman, Cats gets a good review.”

However, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the True Blood actress dismissed the backlash, explaining: “It’s very endearing when people think they are fighting a fight on your behalf, but not really necessary. I’m incredibly happy.

“I have such a tiny little role in the film, and I was so excited to get to be a part of it in the first place, and all of this (awards recognition) is just the icing on the cake.”

The 37-year-old went on to admit that, even though she knew the role was small, she had no doubts about signing up for the project.

“I just can’t picture any actor on the planet going, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to work with Martin Scorsese and every single living legend in our field’, ” Paquin quipped.

De Niro previously insisted that he thought his co-star’s portrayal of Peggy was perfect for the film.

“She was very powerful and that’s what it was,” he told USA Today. “Maybe in other scenes, there could’ve been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that’s how it was done. She’s terrific and it resonates.”

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Todd Phillips: ‘I understand Martin Scorsese’s comic book movie criticism’

Todd Phillips understands Martin Scorsese’s disparaging comments about comic book blockbusters.Last month, The Irishman director was criticised for describing Marvel and DC Comics’ big-screen superhero movies as “not cinema” and likening them to theme …

Todd Phillips understands Martin Scorsese’s disparaging comments about comic book blockbusters.

Last month, The Irishman director was criticised for describing Marvel and DC Comics’ big-screen superhero movies as “not cinema” and likening them to theme parks.

Marvel stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Karen Gillan defended the genre in light of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s comments, but Joker director Phillips has now said that he believes Scorsese was making a fair point.

“Marty got a lot of heat for that (what he said), but I understand it fully. We were struggling to get Joker made, which sounds funny because it exists in the superhero world, but it’s really not one of those movies,” he commented during The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable chat with Scorsese, Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, Fernando Meirelles, and Lulu Wang.

“We spent a year at Warner Bros., and I saw emails back and forth, literally, where they said, ‘Does he realise we sell Joker pyjamas at Target?’ I go, ‘Didn’t movies come first and pyjamas come second? Are the pyjamas dictating the movies?’

“Theme park rides. Pyjamas. Slurpee cups. Whatever it is that you are selling off the back of movies, you can’t make your decisions based on that.”

Elsewhere in the discussion, the Taxi Driver filmmaker insisted he had no problem with the movies and was simply comparing them to the scale of a theme park.

“People go to the movie. Enjoy it. That sort of thing. It’s not bad,” Scorsese stated. “We used to love to go to amusement parks. But now in an amusement park, you have the film.”

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Al Pacino: ‘The Irishman acclaim is like a dream’

Al Pacino feels like he’s living in “a dream” as his new mob movie The Irishman continues to rack up top honours during Hollywood’s awards season.The screen icon has so far picked up best supporting actor nominations for the Golden Globes, the Critics’…

Al Pacino feels like he’s living in “a dream” as his new mob movie The Irishman continues to rack up top honours during Hollywood’s awards season.

The screen icon has so far picked up best supporting actor nominations for the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while The Irishman itself has received numerous Best Picture nominations.

Pacino’s role as labour union chief Jimmy Hoffa – who vanished without a trace in 1975 and was declared dead in 1982 – is also expected to land him his first Oscar nomination in more than 25 years when the shortlist is announced in January, and the actor has admitted the acclaim is all so flattering at this late stage in his career.

“Some strange stuff is happening with The Irishman now,” he mused on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast.

“I’m feeling things and I’m thinking, ‘I’ve somehow been through this before, but it was way back, when a lot of (awards season) attention was being paid to me – I don’t know what it was!’ And then I realise, ‘Well, I don’t remember because it was the ’70s!’ I don’t remember much of the ’70s…”

Pacino picked up his first four Oscar nominations in the 1970s, for his work in The Godfather and its sequel, The Godfather: Part II, Serpico, and Dog Day Afternoon, and experiencing the high praise all over again at the age of 79 is quite the honour.

“It’s extraordinary. It’s almost like a dream…,” he shared. “And I think I can handle it a little better now. It feels great.”

The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, also co-stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It is now streaming on Netflix.

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Marriage Story’s Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson lead 2020 SAG Awards nominees

Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are among the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.Driver was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor on Wednesday, while his co-star is in contention for Ou…

Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are among the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Driver was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor on Wednesday, while his co-star is in contention for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

He will compete with Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Leonardo DiCaprio, (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), while Johansson will take on Renee Zellweger (Judy), Charlize Theron, (Bombshell), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet).

The Black Widow star is also nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Jojo Rabbit, and is up against her Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern, Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), and Bombshell co-stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.

In the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role category, the nominees are Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), The Irishman co-stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, as well as Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

Competing for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture are ensembles from Bombshell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.

Stars of the small screen will also be honoured at the ceremony, and male actors nominated for their TV work include Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice), Mahershala Ali (True Detective), and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method).

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) are among the female nominees for TV prizes.

The nominations were revealed by actresses America Ferrera and Danai Gurira at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

As previously announced, Robert De Niro will be honoured with a lifetime achievement honour at the event, which will take place at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on 19 January.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Bombshell

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Big Little Lies

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Barry

Fleabag

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Steve Carrell – The Morning Show

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method

Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader – Barry

Andrew Scott – Fleabag

Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Patricia Arquette – The Act

Toni Collette – Unbelievable

Joey King – The Act

Emily Watson – Chernobyl

Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Mahershala Ali – True Detective

Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice

Jared Harris – Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us

Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones

Glow

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Watchmen

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The Irishman leads Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

The Irishman has come top in the nominations for the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards with 14.Officials at the Critics’ Choice Association revealed the nominations for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, and Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic, wh…

The Irishman has come top in the nominations for the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards with 14.

Officials at the Critics’ Choice Association revealed the nominations for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, and Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic, which was recently released on Netflix, came top, with nominations in categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, while Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci all received acting nods.

The Irishman will compete against director Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story in the Best Picture category, as well as The Two Popes, Dolemite Is My Name, Jojo Rabbit, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which picked up 12 mentions, Ford V Ferrari, Joker, Uncut Gems, Parasite, and Little Women.

Meanwhile, another Netflix hit, When They See Us, dominated the Critics’ Choice TV categories with six nominations, closely followed by This Is Us and Schitt’s Creek, both of which landed five nods.

The 25th annual Critics Choice Awards will take place on 12 January.

The full list of nominees is:

Best Picture:

1917

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Uncut Gems

Best Actor:

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Robert De Niro – The Irishman

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

Best Actress:

Awkwafina – The Farewell

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Best Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress:

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell

Best Young Actor/Actress:

Julia Butters – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit

Noah Jupe – Honey Boy

Thomasin McKenzie – Jojo Rabbit

Shahadi Wright Joseph – Us

Archie Yates – Jojo Rabbit

Best Acting Ensemble:

Bombshell

The Irishman

Knives Out

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Director:

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Sam Mendes – 1917

Josh and Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay:

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won – Parasite

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lulu Wang – The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Todd Phillips & Scott Silver – Joker

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Best Cinematography:

Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse

Roger Deakins – 1917

Phedon Papamichael – Ford v Ferrari

Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman

Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lawrence Sher – Joker

Best Production Design:

Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran – Joker

Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales – 1917

Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman – Little Women

Lee Ha Jun – Parasite

Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bob Shaw, Regina Graves – The Irishman

Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell – Downton Abbey

Best Editing:

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems

Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker – Ford v Ferrari

Yang Jinmo – Parasite

Fred Raskin – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman

Lee Smith – 1917

Best Costume Design:

Ruth E. Carter – Dolemite Is My Name

Julian Day – Rocketman

Jacqueline Durran – Little Women

Arianne Phillips – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson – The Irishman

Anna Robbins – Downton Abbey

Best Hair & Make-up:

Bombshell

Dolemite Is My Name

The Irishman

Joker

Judy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Rocketman

Best Visual Effects:

1917

Ad Astra

The Aeronauts

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

The Lion King

Best Animated Feature:

Abominable

Frozen II

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Best Action Movie:

1917

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Comedy:

Booksmart

Dolemite Is My Name

The Farewell

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:

Ad Astra

Avengers: Endgame

Midsommar

Us

Best Foreign Language Film:

Atlantics

Les Miserables

Pain and Glory

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Song:

Glasgow (No Place Like Home) – Wild Rose

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman

I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough

Into the Unknown – Frozen II

Speechless – Aladdin

Spirit – The Lion King

Stand Up – Harriet

Best Score:

Michael Abels – Us

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Hildur Guonadottir – Joker

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917

Robbie Robertson – The Irishman

Best Drama Series:

The Crown

David Makes Man

Game of Thrones

The Good Fight

Pose

Succession

This Is Us

Watchmen

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Mike Colter – Evil

Paul Giamatti – Billions

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones

Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor

Tobias Menzies – The Crown

Billy Porter – Pose

Jeremy Strong – Succession

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies

Regina King – Watchmen

Mj Rodriguez – Pose

Sarah Snook – Succession

Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Asante Blackk – This Is Us

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Asia Kate Dillon – Billions

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Justin Hartley – This Is Us

Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight

Tim Blake Nelson – Watchmen

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Gwendoline Christie – Game of Thrones

Laura Dern – Big Little Lies

Audra McDonald – The Good Fight

Jean Smart – Watchmen

Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies

Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us

Best Comedy Series:

Barry

Fleabag

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Mom

One Day at a Time

PEN15

Schitt’s Creek

Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Ted Danson – The Good Place

Walton Goggins – The Unicorn

Bill Hader – Barry

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Paul Rudd – Living with Yourself

Bashir Salahuddin – Sherman’s Showcase

Ramy Youssef – Ramy

Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me

Alison Brie – GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Anthony Carrigan – Barry

William Jackson Harper – The Good Place

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Nico Santos – Superstore

Andrew Scott – Fleabag

Henry Winkler – Barry

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

D’Arcy Carden – The Good Place

Sian Clifford – Fleabag

Betty Gilpin – GLOW

Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Molly Shannon – The Other Two

Best Limited Series:

Catch-22

Chernobyl

Fosse/Verdon

The Loudest Voice

Unbelievable

When They See Us

Years and Years

Best Movie Made for Television:

Brexit

Deadwood: The Movie

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Guava Island

Native Son

Patsy & Loretta

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television:

Christopher Abbott – Catch-22

Mahershala Ali – True Detective

Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice

Jared Harris – Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us

Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon

Noah Wyle – The Red Line

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television:

Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable

Anne Hathaway – Modern Love

Megan Hilty – Patsy & Loretta

Joey King – The Act

Jessie Mueller – Patsy & Loretta

Merritt Wever – Unbelievable

Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television:

Asante Blackk – When They See Us

George Clooney – Catch-22

John Leguizamo – When They See Us

Dev Patel – Modern Love

Jesse Plemons – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Stellan Skarsgard – Chernobyl

Russell Tovey – Years and Years

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television:

Patricia Arquette – The Act

Marsha Stephanie Blake – When They See Us

Toni Collette – Unbelievable

Niecy Nash – When They See Us

Margaret Qualley – Fosse/Verdon

Emma Thompson – Years and Years

Emily Watson – Chernobyl

Best Animated Series:

Big Mouth

BoJack Horseman

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

The Simpsons

Undone

Best Talk Show:

Desus & Mero

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Best Comedy Special:

Amy Schumer: Growing

Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Ramy Youssef: Feelings

Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

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The Irishman and Marriage Story help Netflix lead Golden Globe nominations

Netflix led the 2020 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, with its films The Irishman and Marriage Story contributing to the streaming service earning a staggering 34 nods.Marriage Story topped the list with six nominations – including nods for Scarlett…

Netflix led the 2020 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, with its films The Irishman and Marriage Story contributing to the streaming service earning a staggering 34 nods.

Marriage Story topped the list with six nominations – including nods for Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Laura Dern – while Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was hot on its tail with five. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, meanwhile, was nominated for four gongs.

Both Scorsese’s mob drama and Tarantino’s star-studded movie epic earned nominations for their directors, while The Irishman is up for the Best Picture – Drama gong and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will battle it out for the Best Picture – Comedy/Musical prize.

The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are both nominated for the Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category, alongside Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Brad Pitt, while the Netflix film’s screenplay by Steven Zaillian is also up for an award – but will have to beat Tarantino to take home that gong.

Leonardo DiCaprio will battle it out for the Best Actor – Comedy/Musical for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, against Daniel Craig for Knives Out, Roman Griffin Davis for Jojo Rabbit, Taron Egerton for Rocketman, and Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name.

Renee Zellweger earned herself a nod in the Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama category for her role as Judy Garland in Judy, while Saoirse Ronan is nominated for Little Women, Charlize Theron for Bombshell, and British actress Cynthia Erivo for Harriet.

Christian Bale received a nod in the Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category for Ford v Ferrari, opposite Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory, Joaquin Phoenix for Joker, Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes, and Driver for Marriage Story.

Cate Blanchett is up for the Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy prize for her role in Where’d You Go Bernadette, alongside Awkwafina for The Farewell, Ana de Armas for Knives Out, Beanie Feldstein for Booksmart, and Emma Thompson for Late Night.

Beyonce and Taylor Swift will be fighting for the Original Song award, thanks to their respective tunes Spirit, from The Lion King, and Beautiful Ghosts, from Cats. They also have tough competition from Frozen II ballad Into the Unknown, Stand Up from Harriet – written and performed by its lead actress Erivo – and (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman.

Over on the television front, Sacha Baron Cohen is up for the TV Movie or Limited Series Actor gong for his role in The Spy, alongside Russell Crowe for The Loudest Voice, Jared Harris for Chernobyl, Sam Rockwell for Fosse/Verdon, and Christopher Abbot for Catch-22. Rockwell’s Fosse/Verdon co-star Michelle Williams is nominated in the TV Movie or Limited Series Actress category for her role in the series but will have to beat Helen Mirren for Catherine the Great, Joey King for The Act, and Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever for Netflix series Unbelievable.

British stars were also out in force in the nominations list, with Jodie Comer and Killing Eve nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and Best Television Series – Drama, respectively. The Crown also saw Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tobias Menzies nominated.

And Phoebe Waller-Bridge continued her huge success with her series Fleabag being nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Andrew Scott.

The nominations were announced by Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday morning.

Tom Hanks was previously announced as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

The 2020 Golden Globes, hosted for the fifth time by Ricky Gervais, will take place on 5 January.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Marriage Story

The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Rocketman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig, Knives Out

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit

Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Ana de Armas, Knives Out

Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go Bernadette?

Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

Emma Thompson, Late Night

Awkwafina, The Farewell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Annette Bening, The Report

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Todd Phillips, Joker

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han, Parasite

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen II

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Lion King

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

The Farewell

Les Miserables

Pain and Glory

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat, Little Women

Hildur Guonadottir, Joker

Randy Newman, Marriage Story

Thomas Newman, 1917

Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:

Beautiful Ghosts – Cats

I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman

Into the Unknown – Frozen II

Spirit – The Lion King

Stand Up – Harriet

Best Television Series – Drama

Big Little Lies

The Crown

Killing Eve

The Morning Show

Succession

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Barry

Fleabag

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Politician

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Catch-22

Chernobyl

Fosse/Verdon

The Loudest Voice

Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox, Succession

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Billy Porter, Pose

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry

Ben Platt, The Politician

Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself

Rami Youssef, Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Christopher Abbott, Catch-22

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Joey King, The Act

Katilyn Dever, Unbelievable

Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Merritt Wever, Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Andrew Scott – Fleabag

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl

Henry Winkler, Barry

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Stephen Graham in talks to join Venom 2 – report

Stephen Graham is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom 2.The 46-year-old is in negotiations to star alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris in the Marvel/Sony follow-up directed by Andy Serkis, according to e…

Stephen Graham is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom 2.

The 46-year-old is in negotiations to star alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris in the Marvel/Sony follow-up directed by Andy Serkis, according to editors at Deadline. It is unclear what part he will play.

Hardy is reprising his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who transforms into the titular alien symbiote, while Harrelson is expanding his role as villain Carnage after a post-credits scene at the end of Venom teased his character.

Harris is set to play villain Shriek, who originally served as one of Spider-Man’s adversaries in the Marvel comics.

Should the deal go ahead, it will mark the second time Graham has worked with Hardy, as the pair also starred in the FX series Taboo.

The British actor shot to fame in Guy Ritchie’s comedy-drama Snatch back in 2000, and since then, he has landed roles in movies such as Gangs of New York, Public Enemies, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rocketman, and Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie.

He also played Al Capone on HBO’s hit show Boardwalk Empire, and is currently earning critical acclaim as labour organiser Anthony ‘Tony Pro’ Provenzano in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

The first Venom movie, released in 2018, underwhelmed critics but grossed a massive $855 million (£649 million) worldwide, prompting Sony bosses to order a sequel.

Kelly Marcel is penning the script, with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal returning to produce the movie, along with Hutch Parker.

Venom 2 is slated for release in October 2020.

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The Irishman crowned film of the year by National Board of Review

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic The Irishman has been named Best Film of 2019 by America’s top critics.The National Board of Review officials have also lauded Quentin Tarantino with Best Director honours for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while…

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic The Irishman has been named Best Film of 2019 by America’s top critics.

The National Board of Review officials have also lauded Quentin Tarantino with Best Director honours for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while Renee Zellweger has picked up another Best Actress gong for her turn as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.

Other big winners include Adam Sandler, who claimed the Best Actor prize for Uncut Gems, and Brad Pitt and Kathy Bates, who scored the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards for Once Upon and Time in Hollywood and Richard Jewell, respectively.

The full list of winners is:

Best Film: The Irishman

Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress: Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein, Uncut Gems

Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell

Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim

Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite

Best Documentary: Maiden

Best Ensemble: Knives Out

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917

NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: For Sama

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Just Mercy

Top Films:

1917

Dolemite is My Name

Ford v Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Richard Jewell

Uncut Gems

Waves

Top 5 Foreign Language Films:

Atlantics

Invisible Life

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Transit

Top 5 Documentaries:

American Factory

Apollo 11

The Black Godfather

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Wrestle

Top 10 Independent Films:

The Farewell

Give Me Liberty

A Hidden Life

Judy

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Midsommar

The Nightingale

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Souvenir

Wild Rose

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