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Bo Burnham Boards ‘Sesame Street’ Movie for Warner Bros.

Bo Burnham is on his way to Sesame Street.The “Eighth Grade” director is set to contribute songs to a Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular children’s show, which will hit theaters Jan. 15, 2021. “Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel is helming the musical, co-financed by Warner Bros. and MGM.Also attached to the film […]

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Spirit Awards Live Stream: How To Watch The 2019 Indie Spirits

Per tradition, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is the final Oscar season stop before the Academy Awards. This year’s ceremony is being hosted by Aubrey Plaza and will once again take place on the beach in Santa Monica, California. Jeremiah Zagar’s narrative debut “We the Animals” leads the nominations with five, followed by “Eighth Grade,” […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ Surprise At 2019 WGA Awards

In simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, the Writers Guild of America handed out the winners for the 2019 WGA Awards. Many of the winners were expected but in the film categories, the top winners were major surprises.Bo Burnham’s script for “Eighth Grade,” which did not earn an Oscar nomination, beat major competition […]

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Writers Guild Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever

For the record, we’re in uncharted territory this Oscar season.While we still have the costume designers’ ceremony to get through on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards put a bow on the major guild kudos circuit Sunday night. The results have yielded what is, unequivocally, the most wide-open Oscar field in history.The major guild and industry […]

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WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alcohol flowing. This show, as WGA West’s killer host Chelsea Peretti noted, “has all […]

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Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big

With just one week to go before the Oscars inundate Hollywood with the final event of this year’s awards season, one last guild had some awards of its own to give out. It’s safe to say that no one does it quite like the Writers Guild, which traditionally holds not one, but two awards ceremonies, […]

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WGA Awards 2019: Announcing Winners Live

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New YorkOriginal screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bo […]

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Top Critics’ Choice Honors

“Roma” won best picture and director for Alfonso Cuarón at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night. The film also won best cinematography and best foreign film. FX’s “The Americans” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took top TV honors.For films, “Vice” star Christian Bale won […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Might Head the Class of First Features

From the stripped-down authenticity of Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s,” to the fed-up outcry of Carlos López Estrada’s “Blindspotting,” to the prestige Oscar-bait trappings of Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” 2018’s class of debut filmmaking talent built impressively on the promise of cinema’s future. Directors such as Ari Aster (“Hereditary”), Aneesh Chaganty (“Searching”), Josie Rourke (“Mary […]

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