2019 costume designers guild awards

Two favorites to win the Oscar for Costume Design were also highly favored at the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards. The guild handed top awards to Oscar costume design front-runners Black Panther and The Favourite at its ceremony on Tuesday night, which recognized the best in Hollywood costume design.

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Since 2010, the movie that won the Producers Guild of America award for best picture also went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars six out of eight times. (Only La La Land, The Big Short, and Gravity didn’t take home the top statue at both ceremonies; Gravity shared the PGA prize with eventual Oscar champ 12 Years a Slave in 2013.) That impressive prediction percentage means that folks who care about award season are very interested in which film takes home the PGA prize this year.

The PGA Award nominations have been released, and crowd-pleasing favorites like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians are both in contention. Find out what else is on the list below – does it contain the future Academy Award winner for Best Picture, too?
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2018 Box Office on Track to Set New Record

2018 box office total

Despite the persistent fear that streaming will kill off movie theaters, the 2018 box office is on track to break records, domestically. The domestic box office revenue for the year just hit $11 billion, and will only continue to increase in the remaining days of 2018. This puts 2018 on the path to obliterate the previous record-holding year of 2016, where the annual box office topped-out at $11.4 billion. In short, it was a very good year for the movies. But some films weren’t so lucky…

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2019 SAG Awards Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.

Let’s run through the 2019 SAG Awards nominations below. Read More »

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Fans of the cultural phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians will soon be flush with sequels. We already knew that a Crazy Rich Asians sequel, based on author Kevin Kwan‘s follow-up novel China Rich Girlfriend, was in the works, but producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have revealed that two Crazy Rich Asians sequels will be filmed back-to-back, likely in 2020.

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Crazy Rich Asians finally made its premiere in the second biggest movie market in the world, but sadly, China wasn’t crazy about the rom-com phenomenon. Though Crazy Rich Asians became a summer hit Stateside, raking in more than $173 million at the U.S. box office, it would be lucky to score more than $1 million in its opening weekend in China.

Meanwhile, Ralph Breaks the Internet is breaking the bank at No. 1 at the domestic box office, holding steady against The Grinch and Creed II.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.”
  • Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette.
  • Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S.
  • Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China.
  • V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show.
  • Buyers are flocking to Rambo V.
  • David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please.
  • It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster.
  • Cobra Kai episode 1 has passed 50 Million views on YouTube.

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Myron Kerstein wants audiences to know that romantic-comedies are back. The editor of Crazy Rich Asians is no stranger to the genre, having cut together rom-com staples like Garden State and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but in the aftermath of Crazy Rich Asians, it feels more important than ever for Kerstein to reiterate that.

Kerstein sat down with /Film to talk about the outrageous success and cultural impact of the first major Hollywood film led by an all-Asian cast in 25 years. Aside from being a watershed moment for Asian-Americans, Kerstein sees Crazy Rich Asians as an opportunity for Hollywood to turn a new leaf for not just representation, but the rom-com in general.

“I just hope people go see romantic-comedies,” Kerstein said. “And hopefully they’ll embrace races that haven’t been there on the screen too much that have basically been there all along.”

“I think this is just the tip of the iceberg,” he added, “and hopefully Hollywood’s gotten the message.”

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jon M. Chu offers an update on Crazy Rich Asians 2.
  • Patrick Stewart announces the beginning of the Picard Star Trek spin-off show.
  • Director Travis Knight breaks down the Bumblebee trailer.
  • Filming has begun on the new Charlie’s Angels, and Westworld‘s Jonathan Tucker has joined the cast.
  • New posters for Creed II.
  • The Japanese Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer has some new footage.
  • Whoopi Goldberg will have a cameo in the Sister Act reboot.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger shares an image of himself and Linda Hamilton from the new Terminator.

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Summer Movie Awards

Film festival season is officially underway, and while movies that emerge from fests like Venice, Toronto, and Telluride often become Oscar contenders, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society isn’t ready to look that far ahead just yet. Instead, they’ve looked back at the films of the past few months and issued their Summer Movie Awards, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout and performers like John Cho (Searching), Toni Collette (Hereditary), and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) winning big.

Take a look at the full list of winners below.
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