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Baftas 2019: backstage with Olivia Colman, Spike Lee and Rachel Weisz - in pictures

As the biggest film night of the year got underway in London, the Guardian’s photographer was given exclusive access backstage at the Royal Albert Hall•Baftas 2019: 73 rescued cows to Joanna Lumley – the real winners and losers•The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture•Baftas red carpet, the ceremony and the winners – as it happened Continue reading...
Tags: London, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivia Colman, Spike Lee, Joanna Lumley, Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Bill Nighy, Mary J Blige, Adam Driver


Baftas 2019: The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture

Olivia Colman’s win for best actress is among seven gongs for the period romp, but Alfonso Cuarón is set fair for Oscars glory as Roma takes best picture, best director, and two moreOlivia Colman’s performance as the unstable, self-pitying and hilariously bad-mannered Queen Anne won her Bafta award success on Sunday evening – one of seven awards for the 18th-century comedy The Favourite.The film was easily the biggest winner at the glitzy Royal Albert Hall ceremony, picking up prizes including i...
Tags: Film, UK News, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivia Colman, Roma, Baftas, Rami Malek, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Anne, Colman, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, Baftas 2019


The Winners Of The 2019 BAFTA Awards Have Been Announced

Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards arrived in the usual flurry of excitement and anticipation. Some of the world's biggest stars gathered on the streets of London in the typically freezing cold, took stroll down the red carpet and ambled into the Royal Albert Hall to find out who would be taking home one of those shiny gold masks.Joanna Lumley returned to host the ceremony for the second year in a row, and did the honors of taking an obligatory jab at the fact that the Oscars doesn't have anyone ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Viola Davis, America, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Emma Stone, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Joanna Lumley, Roma, Chris Kelly, Albert Hall, Rockwell


‘Roma’ Wins BAFTA for Best Film; ‘The Favourite’ Takes Seven

“The Favourite” and “Roma” were the big winner’s at Sunday night’s 72nd British Academy Film Awards. Entering the night with 12 nominations “The Favourite” took home seven awards, including best actress for Olivia Colman and outstanding British film, but it was beaten to best film by Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma.” Cuaron won a record four personal […]
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BAFTA 2019: Royal drama 'The Favourite' wins named best British film

Yorgos Lanthimos' royal drama "The Favourite" stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman and is nominated in another 11 categories.            [Author: Associated Press]
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TV Bits: ‘A Million Little Things’, ‘F is for Family’, ‘Fuller House’, ‘Fleabag’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Ratched’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Archer’ and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Walking Dead cast member Chandler Riggs joins A Million Little Things. Netflix has renewed both F is for Family and Fuller House. Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw join Fleabag season 2. The final season of Homeland has been pushed to fall. Rosanna Arquette joins Ryan Murphy’s Ratched. The Walking Dead has been renewed again, because of course it has. Archer season 10 premieres in April. Bewitched reboot might not happen. Freeform picks up Party of Five reboot. Pi...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Instagram, Drama, The Walking Dead, Abc, Mexico, Boston, Amc, Walking Dead, Rome, Fox, Netflix, Thriller, Harvey Weinstein


Olivia Colman to Receive Prestigious BFI Fellowship

Oscar-nominated British actress Olivia Colman is set to receive a BFI Fellowship, the British Film Institute’s highest honor. Colman will receive the accolade at the BFI chairman’s dinner on March 6 in London, hosted by BFI chair Josh Berger of Warner Bros. The honor comes after Colman’s Oscar and BAFTA nominations for her star turn […]
Tags: London, News, Awards, Global, BAFTA, Olivia Colman, Warner Bros, BFI, Colman, The Crown, Josh Berger, The Favourite, BFI Fellowship


‘Them That Follow’ Review: A Slow-Burn Appalachian Gothic Tale That Descends into Body Horror Territory [Sundance]

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” This line from the book of Luke helped give birth to the religious rite of snake handling in Appalachia. As is the case with often questionable religious practices, the worshippers following this tradition have taken things literally, pulling hissing, venomous snakes from crates and practically daring the creatures to bite them. If they are truly one ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Features, Movie Reviews, Olivia Colman, Connor, Madison, Jim Gaffigan, Sundance, Luke, APPALACHIA, Mara, Poulton, Englert, Augie, William Faulkner


This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Abc, Mexico, Ben Affleck, Disney, America, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke


Playing a British Monarch Is a Step on the Road to Oscar Glory – Again

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” Shakespeare wrote of Britain’s care-burdened monarchs. Try telling that to the Academy. Once again, playing British royalty has proved to be a tried-and-true route to Oscar glory, with Olivia Colman as the latest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for portraying an occupant of the British […]
Tags: News, Global, Britain, Judi Dench, Oscars, Olivia Colman, Road, Shakespeare, Helen Mirren, Colin Firth, The Favourite


Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory•Full list of nominations •Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedOnce again, the mysterious consensus-accretion of awards season has done its work and the Oscar nomination list has a big showing for Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent Roma, with 10 nominations — and, notably, just as big a score for critics’ darling and perennial talking...
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2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead; ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly ...
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2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead with 10 nods, but ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” led all films with 10 nominations each to the 91st Academy Awards, while Netflix and Marvel each scored their first best picture nomination. The nominees for best picture are: “A Star Is Born,” ”Roma,” ”Green Book,” ”The Favourite,” ”Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Vice.” With “Roma,” Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant...
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Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vie for glory with 10 nominations each

Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eightFull list of nominations Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedRoma and The Favourite will go head to head at the Oscars after they received 10 Academy Award nominations each.Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s memoir of childhood in 1970s Mexico City, topped many critics’ lists of 2018 (including the Guardian’s) and has scored 10 nominations, including best film and best director ...
Tags: Music, Film, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, Guardian, Lady Gaga, Olivia Colman, Roma, Green Book, A Star is Born, The Favourite, First Man


Q&A: Why Megan Mullally Won’t Talk Politics While Hosting the SAG Awards

Megan Mullally is funny. The “Will & Grace” star can also sing and dance. While she’s not picking up the Oscar hosting gig after the Kevin Hart fiasco, Mullally will take center stage on Sunday, Jan. 27 when she makes her debut as the host of the 25th annual SAG Awards. Variety caught up with […]
Tags: Politics, News, Olivia Colman, Kevin Hart, SAG Awards, Mullally, Megan Mullally, SAG Awards Variety


Roma and The Favourite win London critics' awards ahead of Oscar nominations

Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz win acting prizes at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
Tags: London, News, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Roma


SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Special

The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Colman, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a stand-up special with comedian Kathy Griffin. The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Sxsw, Kathy Griffin, Austin Texas, Charlize Theron, Harmony Korine, Jordan Peele, Premiere Harmony Korine


SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film

The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Colman, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a concert film with comedian Kathy Griffin. The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Sxsw, Kathy Griffin, Austin Texas, Charlize Theron, Harmony Korine, Jordan Peele, Premiere Harmony Korine


The Morning Watch: ‘The Favourite’ Featurettes on Production Design, Costume Creation & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look behind the scenes of the Golden Globe nominated and likely soon-to-be Oscar-nominated film The Favourite. A batch of featurettes take a closer look at the film’s intricate and elegant production ...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Emma-Stone, Olivia Colman, Fox Searchlight, Rachel-Weisz, Abigail, Anne, Golden Globe, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire England, Yorgos Lanthimos, Sandy Powell, Video Of The Day


10 Takeaways From the 2019 BAFTA Nominations

“The Favourite” lived up to its name with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which graced the homegrown period drama with a commanding 12 film award nominations Wednesday. But Bradley Cooper made history, Glenn Close gained some momentum and Spike Lee got some love. Here are 10 takeaways from this year’s nominations: 1. GIVE […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Bradley Cooper, BAFTA, Olivia Colman, Spike Lee, Glenn Close, British Academy of Film and Television Arts


How audiences fell in love with Olivia Colman

The 44-year-old actress has starred in a number of cult British shows, including Peep Show and Fleabag.
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BAFTA Film Awards: 'The Favourite' dominates nominations

"The Favourite," the 18th century period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, looks set to dominate the UK's 2019 BAFTA Awards, gaining 12 nominations including best film, it was announced Wednesday.
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'The Favourite' dominates BAFTA Film Awards nominations

"The Favourite," the 18th century period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, looks set to dominate the UK's 2019 BAFTA Awards, gaining 12 nominations including best film, it was announced Wednesday.
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BAFTA Film Awards 2019: Olivia Colman's 'The Favourite' dominates nominations

"The Favourite," the 18th century period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, looks set to dominate the UK's 2019 BAFTA Awards, gaining 12 nominations including best film, it was announced Wednesday.
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Bafta nominations 2019: The Favourite is queen but Steve McQueen snubbed

Offbeat period drama starring Olivia Colman scores 12 nods, while Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, A Star is Born and First Man all trail with seven• Full list of nominationsYorgos Lanthimos’s raucous period romp about a high-stakes love triangle in the court of Queen Anne continues its ascension to this season’s awards favourite with 12 nominations at this year’s British Academy film awards.The film, which swept the board at the British independent film awards in December, with a record 10 wins, is a c...
Tags: Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Olivia Colman, Steve McQueen, Roma, Steve Coogan, Baftas, Anne, British Academy, A Star is Born, Widows, The Favourite, Oscars 2019, Golden Globes 2019, Baftas 2019


The Favourite: Who was Queen Anne, played by Olivia Colman?

Why was Queen Anne important? Was she gay? And did she have 17 pet bunnies?
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Queen Anne: Who was the monarch played by Olivia Colman?

Why was Queen Anne important? Was she gay? And did she have 17 pet bunnies?
Tags: UK, News, Olivia Colman, Anne, Queen Anne


Music Scores Big Wins At Golden Globes 2019

Music related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical.  Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow." BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES – MUSICAL/COMEDY Sacha Baron Cohen, “Who Is America?” Jim Carrey, “Kidding” Michael Douglas, ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Hbo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nbc, Mahershala Ali, America, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Showtime, Emma Stone, Jim Carrey, Lady Gaga


Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big

The Queen biopic and the road trip comedy won the major film awards while Olivia Colman and Christian Bale led a strong night for British talentThe Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and the fact-based comedy Green Book won major film awards at the 76th annual Golden Globes in a night that also saw a strong showing for British talent. Related: Golden Globes 2019 nominations: the full list Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Queen, Christian Bale, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Golden Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody, Golden Globes 2019


From Lady Gaga Jokes To Christian Bale Thanking Satan, These Are The Best Moments Of The Golden Globes

It's the 2019 Golden Globes — we're eating, we're drinking, we're celebrating the most exciting movies and television shows released in the last year. While the evening isn't all fun and games (many of your favorites will be going home trophy-less), it is one of the most relaxing and diverse evenings in Hollywood, thanks to the eclectic mix of talent nominated for an industry accolade. It also helps that our hosts, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, have a special type of chemistry usually reserved fo...
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