Bradley Cooper

18 Feb 19
A Paperboy

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will be taking place on February 24, 2019 (February 25 in India) at the Dolby Theatre. It is one of the most-watched award shows but this time the viewers would see a difference. This time there will be no host for Oscars, confirmed the Academy. But the curiosity to know […]

18 Feb 19
World Site News

Image credits: Reuters Pictures Los Angeles: Veteran singer Bette Midler has announced that she will be performing at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The 73-year-old singer will perform The Place Where Lost Things Go from “Mary Poppins Returns” at the awards ceremony. “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on…

18 Feb 19
IndieWire
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 the glitz and glamor of the Oscars without the pressure of public interest.” Tomorrow, she noted, “most of you will be writing about losing awards.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/writers-guild-awards-2019-winners-list-1202044753/” type=”Read More:” target=”_blank”]Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big[/pmc-related-link] Indeed. Like other guild shows this year, the Writers Guild winners did not shed much light on the upcoming Oscarcast. The winner of Original Screenplay — beating Oscar nominees “Roma,” “Vice,” and “Green Book” — was a scribe not nominated for an Academy Award. Youthful Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”) at the DGA had already beat “A Star Is Born” writer-director Bradley Cooper for First-Time Director. “To the other nominees in the category: ‘Have fun at the Oscars, losers!'” he said. “How is this happening?” Eventual Adapted Screenplay loser Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could  Talk”) rejoiced in his friend’s win with a tweet: Just a couple of @A24’s beautiful brats!!! pic.twitter.com/FhySwrm9qW — Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) February 18, 2019 The screenplay tipped to win in that category, however, is “The Favourite,” which was not WGA eligible. Oscar ballots close on Tuesday. At evening’s end Cooper was a loser yet again, as the voters gave Adapted Screenplay to Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for writing a screenplay about writers, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Holofcener cited her subject, the late Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), in her speech. “Lee would be in this room judging all of us,” she said. “She thought she was the smartest person in the room, which she probably was.” Peretti got a good laugh off Cooper. “There could be a hundred ‘Star Is Born’ remakes in a room,” she said. “And Bradley Cooper would still be the only person who thought he’d come up with it.” Chelsea Peretti She was among the women at the podium who reminded the many men in the room to keep women in mind. While team sports are diverse groups of people, she said, writers’ rooms tend to be comprised of “two white men.” Her best advice: “Just imagine you like women.” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes praised the civil rights Paul Selwin Award winner Adam McKay (“Vice”) for helping to fight against “relentless forgetting,” he said. “It’s harder to see what is behind us.” McKay extemporized, reminding that about one million people were killed when “Vice” subject Dick Cheney fraudulently sent America to war against Iraq. “This is the fifth-most dangerous country to be a journalist,” he added. 30-year writing veteran Jenji Kohan, working on the finale of the seventh and last season of “Orange Is the New Black,” accepted the television achievement award by sending a succinct video suggesting local taco trucks where WGA awards show attendees could find better food. “Life is too short to work with assholes,” she said. “Don’t be a dick. If you’re damaged, turn it inward, don’t smear it on others.” Presenter Rachel Bloom (star of musical series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which originated 157 songs) sounded off on the WGA not representing songwriters: “It’s a bullshit process.” For his part, presenter Billy Eichner waxed eloquent on gay representation. “From ‘Green Book’ to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ it’s been an amazing year to cut down the gay scenes,” he said. “Who knew there would be more gay sex in a movie about Queen Anne than in a movie about Freddie Mercury?” Bradley Cooper at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards Ron Howard, sitting front and center before presenting the Achievement Award to longtime writing partners Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (“Night Shift,” “Parenthood”) was the closest celebrity on view from the stage and thus the night’s running gag — including a shot of his empty chair — and two-time winner Bill Hader (New Series and Comedy Series for “Barry”) milked another laugh when he returned. One writer for “The Simpsons,” sitting close to the bathroom, sprinted to the Beverly Hilton stage in bare feet to accept her award — a model for next week’s Oscars. New York host Roy Wood, Jr. took on streaming sites Netflix and Amazon. “At the end of the day, Netflix connects storytellers with who knows how many people?” he said. “Seriously, who knows?” He also poked fun at the online streaming giant’s bent toward canceling shows without handing out formal announcements, with many creatives finding out about cancellations via social media. “Netflix has pioneered binge-viewing and binge-firing,” Wood said. As for Amazon, “they don’t just cancel shows, they canceled Long Island City. How do you cancel an entire city?” he said to a big laugh. Documentary writing went to another film that was not Oscar-nominated, “Bathtubs Over Broadway” (Focus Features). “It is day three of the national emergency. How is everybody holding up?,” presenter Michael Moore said. “It’s so important that we all carry on with our awards shows, or else the immigrants have won.” Later, the documentarian joked about the kind of nonfiction films he’d like to laud in the coming decades, including movies about the “brief career” of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the end of the anti-vaxxer movement, and a proposed feature about the third female American president, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Documentary filmmaker Agnès Varda (“The Gleaners and I,” Faces, Places,” “Cléo from 5 to 7”) sent a short video thank you for winning the 2019 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement. Her son Mathieu Demy pointed out that his 90-year-old mother was presenting her latest film “Varda by Agnes” in Berlin. Now that’s a statement. Kate Erbland contributed to this report. 
18 Feb 19
The Bartcave

Something Ant-Man (2015) has going for it is cool sprinklings of the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of those sprinklings is how it’s revealed that the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), was a secret Cold War spy, basically the equivalent of Captain America for a very different era. That’s, of course, absolutely nothing like […]

18 Feb 19
Power Money Sex

The actor also took the hosting job on the NBC late-night sketch show as an opportunity to make a few statements with his attire. At one point during the show, he wore a shirt that said “Protect trans kids” on it. Actor Don Cheadle hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the first time in his […]

18 Feb 19
AidanFlynnMovies

Just seven days separate us from the 91st annual Academy Awards. It’s a ceremony that traditionally celebrates the achievements in film from the past year, yet unfortunately this year it has been largely overshadowed by the controversy stemming from the Academy’s decisions to change-up their show to allow for a shorter runtime and to drive […]

18 Feb 19
My Blog

     February is my favorite time of year because of one word: Oscars.       The Academy has faced controversy after controversy this year. Comedian Kevin Hart was set to host. Then some old tweets came back to haunt him – and as a result, Hart stepped down from that gig.        […]

18 Feb 19
GoldDerby
At the start of this year’s awards season, if we had told you that the only feature film to win at both the WGA Awards and the DGA Awards would be A24’s “Eighth Grade,” would you have believed us? Well, that’s exactly what happened. On Sunday, writer/director Bo Burnham prevailed at the Writers Guild for Best Original Screenplay after previously taking home Best First-Time Director at the Directors Guild. Of course, as every “Eighth Grade” fan will remind you, the coming-of age movie starring Elsie Fisher as a teen with social anxiety was cruelly snubbed at the Oscars in every category. We demand an Oscars do-over! [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/bo-burnham-eighth-grade-elsie-fisher-video-complete-interview-transcript/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Bo Burnham (‘Eighth Grade’): ‘I don’t really know how to process’ awards success [Complete Interview Transcript][/pmc-related-link] “Eight Grade’s” WGA victory means that Oscar frontrunner “Roma” can only brag about prevailing at one of these important precursors: DGA for Best Director. As for “A Star Is Born,” it went home empty-handed at both guilds after being a shoo-in to win at DGA for Best First-Time Director for Bradley Cooper. “Green Book,” “Vice” and “BlacKkKlansman” were also skunked at both kudos. Then there’s “The Favourite,” which was snubbed at DGA and wasn’t even eligible at WGA. If you’re thinking that it must be rare for a film to win Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild after being snubbed in the exact same Oscar category, you’re right. In fact, the last time this happened was “Bowling for Columbine” 16 years ago. That’s likely why Gold Derby readers had “Eighth Grade” in fourth place to win the WGA Award following “Green Book,” “Roma” and “Vice” and just ahead of fifth-place contender “A Quiet Place.” The corresponding WGA category for Best Adapted Screenplay went to “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” which is nominated at the Oscars. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/2019-writers-guild-of-america-awards-wga-full-winners-list-news/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]2019 Writers Guild of America Awards: Full winners list for the 71st WGA Awards [UPDATING LIVE][/pmc-related-link] As for the DGA Awards, our odds-makers had Burnham in second place to win Best First-Time Director, behind only Cooper. The other three contenders were Matthew Heineman (“A Private War”), Boots Riley (“Sorry to Bother You”) and Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”). It was particularly strange that Cooper lost this category at the Directors Guild considering he was also nominated for their all-important Best Director trophy. In other words, Cooper was one of the five best directors of the year but still couldn’t win the first-time award. Talk about shallow! What does this mean for the Oscars? Well, not a whole lot. Since “Eighth Grade” isn’t nominated there, that means one of these five contenders will prevail for Best Original Screenplay: “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “First Reformed” and “Vice.” Gold Derby’s odds currently pick “The Favourite” to win, but in this wildly unpredictable awards season it’s truly anyone’s game. PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24 [predictions-widget id=1202681361] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
18 Feb 19
Slanted Hall blog

[ The Call for Papers is out for TypeCon 2019, 28 August–1 September 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. Submission deadline is Friday, 1 March 2019, 11:59pm EST. Read the Submission Guidelines [PDF] for useful tips. ] The 20th anniversary TypeCon (@typecon / @typesociety) was held in Portland, Oregon, USA, 1–5 August 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown. I had to miss […]

18 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

Actor and director Bradley Cooper. – WENN PETA chose to reward Bradley Cooper during his Oscat Awards. Recalling the famous Oscars, the Oscats aim to reward every year movie stars who have worked for animal welfare, through their actions or their creations. #BradleyCooper gets recognized by @peta for casting his own dog #AStarIsBorn https://t.co/fsiLm0KVZl – […]

18 Feb 19
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18 Feb 19
StylesByStefania

We are still not worthy. Once again, Lady Gaga graced the red carpet (and my best dressed list) with her presence at the 2019 Grammys. Gaga led the way in a showstopping metallic silver sequin gown. The Celine by Hedi Slimane dress featured dramatic, sculpted side ruffles and a high slit. She accessorized with a […]

18 Feb 19
andycritiques

It’s February which means it’s almost time for the yearly Acadamy Awards. It’s almost time for what many consider as the most prestigious movie awards ceremony as it seems to carry the most meaning. To say a film/actor/crew member is Oscar-nominated is one of the highest levels of fame in the industry. Usually, there are […]

18 Feb 19
The Columns

BY CAILEY EDWARDS STAFF WRITER The 2019 Grammy Awards were unique compared to their predecessors. The show, held February 10, was female driven this year, as host Alicia Keys opened alongside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama. The women asked the rhetorical question, “Who runs the world?” before the first performance of the night, […]