Golden Globe Awards

16 Feb 19
Movie of the Week

I’ve finally seen all 8 nominated for best picture, along with a bunch of other Oscar contenders. Here’s how I think it will all go down: BEST PICTURE Who I want to win: Roma. Having said that, I really have a kind of 5-way tie in my mind. I absolutely loved BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green […]

16 Feb 19
Top Movie Trailers

Secretariat: Against All Odds – 60 Sec Spot, Disney Movie Trailers 2017.
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Good Movie Trailers 2017, Disney Movies Official Trailer, Secretariat: Against All Odds – 60 Sec Spot.

Secretariat: Against All Odds - 60 Sec Spot Disney Movie Trailers 2018 Upcoming Movie Trailers 2017 or Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (incorporated as Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. since 1997 and formerly known as Walt Disney Telecommunications & Non-Theatrical Company from 1980 to 1987 and eventually Buena Vista Home Video until 1997) is the home video distr

16 Feb 19
Deadline

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Despite final balloting being halfway done (Oscar voters, you have until Tuesday at 5 PM PT), and campaigns still in high gear leaving no rock unturned and no opportunity to reach straggling voters untaken, much of the air in the room this week has been […]

16 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
FANS of the £1billion Disney blockbuster Frozen are ready to Let It Go again. In case you somehow missed the global frenzy the first time round in 2013, the musical tale of Snow Queen Elsa and her fearless sister Anna became one of the highest grossing animated movies ever. Fans of Disney’s Frozen are excited for the sequel after the release of the new trailer This week saw the release of the first two-minute trailer for the sequel, which notched up more than 116million views in 24 hours. Frozen 2 will not be out until November, yet social media is buzzing with speculation. Kate Jackson takes a look at the frosty phenomenon and what to expect from the sequel . . . The £1billion phenomenon NOT since Star Wars has a movie dominated the toy market in the way Frozen has, with Elsa dolls out-selling Barbie. Disney is estimated to have been shifting a billion dollars-worth of Frozen related products in both 2014 and 2015. In the US there has been £430million worth of Frozen dolls sold Elsa doll sales, like the soft toy below, were worth £430million in the US alone. And the blue evening dress worn by Elsa as she sings power ballad Let It Go is Disney’s all-time best-selling costume — with Anna’s outfit in second place. Children were named after the tormented ice queen, merchandise spun out of control and Let It Go was belted out in homes and playgrounds across the world. In Britain, 1.45million DVDs were sold in the first three weeks after the film’s release in 2013 and the Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll became the most popular Christmas toy. The original movie cost £117million to make and Disney is estimated to have shifted over a billion dollars worth of merchandise It didn’t stop there, a year later merchandise continued to increase tenfold, and was still going strong in 2016. Fans could buy everything from Frozen chairs to ride-on toys cars, board games and backpacks. And it was Elsa and Olaf, the naive snowman, who were shifting the goods, rather than the film’s heroine Anna. On top of that, the icy tale proved to be the biggest-selling DVD of this decade, shifting more than three million copies in 2014 alone. Fans could buy everything from Frozen chairs to bikes and backpacks The original Disney movie cost £117million to make and went on to be the highest grossing animated film of all time, taking $1.287billion. It won two Oscars — Best Animated film and Best Original Song — plus a Golden Globe and a Bafta. However, Spencer Lacey Ganus — who played teenage Elsa — earned just £600 for her one-day of work. She ended up with ten times that from royalties. New viewers (if there are any) start here INSPIRED by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen is a fairy tale for the modern era, with fierce princesses Elsa and Anna as the heroines. In the original movie the kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter after princess Elsa’s incredible powers are unleashed following her coronation as Queen. Frozen looks at the relationship between sisters Elsa and Anna, as well as the friends they meet along the way such as snowman Olaf Elsa flees, and her sister Anna, her new friend Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven and naive snowman Olaf set off to persuade her to end her self-imposed isolation and save her homeland. Meanwhile, the Duke of Weselton schemes to take control of Arendelle by getting rid of both Elsa and Anna. Elsa is able to conquer all – but only by letting go of her fear. [boxout headline=”Where STAR they now?” featured-image=”3762508″]KRISTEN Bell: Anna Before voicing heroic princess Anna, Kristen, 38, had appeared in US comedies Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. The mum of two, who is married to actor Dax Shepard, had dreamed of being in a Disney animation since she was four. She said of the movie’s success: “When we were making it, there was a part of me thinking, ‘This is really, really special’.” Idina Menzel: Elsa As Frozen brought global fame, Glee actress Idina was dealing with a divorce. The New Yorker, 47, was balancing the glamour with going to “mediation with my ex, figuring out which days he was visiting our son and the sadness and regret.” When asked a couple of years ago if her son, now nine, was excited about Frozen 2, she admitted: “He doesn’t give a s***.” Jonathan Groff: Kristoff While voicing Kristoff the Broadway actor was also filming the American TV series Looking, in which he got to have raunchy scenes with History Boys actor Russell Tovey. On stage in 2015 he played King George III in Hamilton, which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Jonathan, who stars in Netflix crime drama Mindhunter, describes Frozen as “like crack for children”. Josh Glad: Olaf The voice of the world’s most famous snowman grew up in sunny Florida and didn’t see snow until he was 15. Prior to Frozen, the 37-year-old played tech icon Steve Wozniak in the film Jobs and more recent movies include Murder On The Orient Express and Beauty And The Beast. The dad of two said: “If I had to be remembered for one character, Olaf would be fine.”[/boxout] The trailer clues THE teaser has a dark, fearful tone, starting with Elsa running across a rampaging sea, which many fans have interpreted as her being trapped on a mystical island. The girls are wearing new combat-style outfits and Anna is wielding a sword, which some have likened to a superhero movie. Many fans think that the new film will have underlying messages about climate change after Elsa is seen trying to freeze an ocean And rather than winter, it seems to be autumn — although this may not be in their native Arendelle. Writer and director Jennifer Lee said it will be “bigger, more epic” than Frozen, adding: “They’re going to go far out of Arendelle.” While most fans have been poring over the trailer, they should be paying more attention to the poster. Josh Gad, the voice of snowman Olaf, tweeted: “If you look hard enough, this teaser poster will reveal quite a few surprises (like how pretty a snowflake is up close).” There is speculation that it is set in a different land as we can see an autumnal forest rather than the snowy vistas of Arendelle There has also been speculation that Frozen 2 could send a message about climate change. In the trailer, Elsa is either trying to reduce the temperature of the sea as she crosses it or she may simply be freezing it so she is able to walk across it. It could, though, simply be that this story takes place during a different season or that the characters are in a different land. The other problem with the climate change theory is that Frozen is clearly set before the industrial revolution, so any rise in the Earth’s temperature is unlikely to have been made by humans. The new songs THERE were two versions of mega-hit song Let It Go in the original movie – the empowering one sung by Elsa as she refuses to hide her secret powers any more, and a pop version by Demi Lovato at the end credits. The song Let It Go won a Grammy and an Oscar, and sold more than ten million copies in 2014, making it the year’s fifth best-selling song. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have promised at least seven new songs for Frozen 2 Husband and wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have promised at least seven new songs. Director Jennifer Lee reckons one could rival Let It Go’s success. She said in November: “We have a new song that I think is an evolution. It’s our own song. Bobby and Kristen just delivered it three weeks ago. We’ve been working with them for two years and this song just came and I love it.” [boxout headline=”The snowflake” featured-image=”3762509″]THERE is just one bold image on the new movie’s official poster – this snowflake-like formation with four diamonds. Each diamond contains a different symbol inside it, and fans have speculated that they might stand for the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. Or perhaps, for the four seasons. Others suspect the four diamonds might stand for four kingdoms, and that the snowflake’s eight points might hint at more princesses.[/boxout] The new characters: could we have Disney’s first gay princess? BLINK and you’ll miss them but two new characters are glimpsed in the Frozen 2 teaser — a redhead female and a blonde figure, who is blown upwards in a pile of leaves. Some fans reckon they could be Anna and Kristoff’s children, even though the pair haven’t aged. Some think that the film could break new ground and feature Disney’s first ever gay princess after many fans campaigned for Elsa to have a girlfriend Could these be voiced by the new cast members, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood and Black Panther actor Sterling K Brown? Not even respected movie website IMDB knows what their characters names will be in Frozen 2 — yet. An alternative theory is the sequel will glow under the LGBT rainbow. Some eagle-eyed viewers spotted a scene with an unknown character being blown upwards in a pile of leaves [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FILM” posts_category=”755″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] There is a twitter campaign titled #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, where lesbian fans have pleaded with the writer to have the heroine fall in love with a woman. Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, gave the idea her support, saying: “It would be a great thing.” Writer Jennifer Lee was also very aware of the drive and said: “We have tons of conversations about it and we’re really conscientious about these things.” [bc_video video_id=”6001659440001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Take a look at the new and official Frozen 2 teaser trailer “] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Feb 19
The Sun
FANS of the £1billion Disney blockbuster Frozen are ready to Let It Go again. In case you somehow missed the global frenzy the first time round in 2013, the musical tale of Snow Queen Elsa and her fearless sister Anna became one of the highest grossing animated movies ever. Fans of Disney’s Frozen are excited for the sequel after the release of the new trailer This week saw the release of the first two-minute trailer for the sequel, which notched up more than 116million views in 24 hours. Frozen 2 will not be out until November, yet social media is buzzing with speculation. Kate Jackson takes a look at the frosty phenomenon and what to expect from the sequel . . . The £1billion phenomenon NOT since Star Wars has a movie dominated the toy market in the way Frozen has, with Elsa dolls out-selling Barbie. Disney is estimated to have been shifting a billion dollars-worth of Frozen related products in both 2014 and 2015. In the US there has been £430million worth of Frozen dolls sold Elsa doll sales, like the soft toy below, were worth £430million in the US alone. And the blue evening dress worn by Elsa as she sings power ballad Let It Go is Disney’s all-time best-selling costume — with Anna’s outfit in second place. Children were named after the tormented ice queen, merchandise spun out of control and Let It Go was belted out in homes and playgrounds across the world. In Britain, 1.45million DVDs were sold in the first three weeks after the film’s release in 2013 and the Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll became the most popular Christmas toy. The original movie cost £117million to make and Disney is estimated to have shifted over a billion dollars worth of merchandise It didn’t stop there, a year later merchandise continued to increase tenfold, and was still going strong in 2016. Fans could buy everything from Frozen chairs to ride-on toys cars, board games and backpacks. And it was Elsa and Olaf, the naive snowman, who were shifting the goods, rather than the film’s heroine Anna. On top of that, the icy tale proved to be the biggest-selling DVD of this decade, shifting more than three million copies in 2014 alone. Fans could buy everything from Frozen chairs to bikes and backpacks The original Disney movie cost £117million to make and went on to be the highest grossing animated film of all time, taking $1.287billion. It won two Oscars — Best Animated film and Best Original Song — plus a Golden Globe and a Bafta. However, Spencer Lacey Ganus — who played teenage Elsa — earned just £600 for her one-day of work. She ended up with ten times that from royalties. New viewers (if there are any) start here INSPIRED by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen is a fairy tale for the modern era, with fierce princesses Elsa and Anna as the heroines. In the original movie the kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter after princess Elsa’s incredible powers are unleashed following her coronation as Queen. Frozen looks at the relationship between sisters Elsa and Anna, as well as the friends they meet along the way such as snowman Olaf Elsa flees, and her sister Anna, her new friend Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven and naive snowman Olaf set off to persuade her to end her self-imposed isolation and save her homeland. Meanwhile, the Duke of Weselton schemes to take control of Arendelle by getting rid of both Elsa and Anna. Elsa is able to conquer all – but only by letting go of her fear. [boxout headline=”Where STAR they now?” featured-image=”8440077″]KRISTEN Bell: Anna Before voicing heroic princess Anna, Kristen, 38, had appeared in US comedies Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. The mum of two, who is married to actor Dax Shepard, had dreamed of being in a Disney animation since she was four. She said of the movie’s success: “When we were making it, there was a part of me thinking, ‘This is really, really special’.” Idina Menzel: Elsa As Frozen brought global fame, Glee actress Idina was dealing with a divorce. The New Yorker, 47, was balancing the glamour with going to “mediation with my ex, figuring out which days he was visiting our son and the sadness and regret.” When asked a couple of years ago if her son, now nine, was excited about Frozen 2, she admitted: “He doesn’t give a s***.” Jonathan Groff: Kristoff While voicing Kristoff the Broadway actor was also filming the American TV series Looking, in which he got to have raunchy scenes with History Boys actor Russell Tovey. On stage in 2015 he played King George III in Hamilton, which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Jonathan, who stars in Netflix crime drama Mindhunter, describes Frozen as “like crack for children”. Josh Glad: Olaf The voice of the world’s most famous snowman grew up in sunny Florida and didn’t see snow until he was 15. Prior to Frozen, the 37-year-old played tech icon Steve Wozniak in the film Jobs and more recent movies include Murder On The Orient Express and Beauty And The Beast. The dad of two said: “If I had to be remembered for one character, Olaf would be fine.”[/boxout] The trailer clues THE teaser has a dark, fearful tone, starting with Elsa running across a rampaging sea, which many fans have interpreted as her being trapped on a mystical island. The girls are wearing new combat-style outfits and Anna is wielding a sword, which some have likened to a superhero movie. Many fans think that the new film will have underlying messages about climate change after Elsa is seen trying to freeze an ocean And rather than winter, it seems to be autumn — although this may not be in their native Arendelle. Writer and director Jennifer Lee said it will be “bigger, more epic” than Frozen, adding: “They’re going to go far out of Arendelle.” While most fans have been poring over the trailer, they should be paying more attention to the poster. Josh Gad, the voice of snowman Olaf, tweeted: “If you look hard enough, this teaser poster will reveal quite a few surprises (like how pretty a snowflake is up close).” There is speculation that it is set in a different land as we can see an autumnal forest rather than the snowy vistas of Arendelle There has also been speculation that Frozen 2 could send a message about climate change. In the trailer, Elsa is either trying to reduce the temperature of the sea as she crosses it or she may simply be freezing it so she is able to walk across it. It could, though, simply be that this story takes place during a different season or that the characters are in a different land. The other problem with the climate change theory is that Frozen is clearly set before the industrial revolution, so any rise in the Earth’s temperature is unlikely to have been made by humans. The new songs THERE were two versions of mega-hit song Let It Go in the original movie – the empowering one sung by Elsa as she refuses to hide her secret powers any more, and a pop version by Demi Lovato at the end credits. The song Let It Go won a Grammy and an Oscar, and sold more than ten million copies in 2014, making it the year’s fifth best-selling song. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have promised at least seven new songs for Frozen 2 Husband and wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have promised at least seven new songs. Director Jennifer Lee reckons one could rival Let It Go’s success. She said in November: “We have a new song that I think is an evolution. It’s our own song. Bobby and Kristen just delivered it three weeks ago. We’ve been working with them for two years and this song just came and I love it.” [boxout headline=”The snowflake” featured-image=”8440080″]THERE is just one bold image on the new movie’s official poster – this snowflake-like formation with four diamonds. Each diamond contains a different symbol inside it, and fans have speculated that they might stand for the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. Or perhaps, for the four seasons. Others suspect the four diamonds might stand for four kingdoms, and that the snowflake’s eight points might hint at more princesses.[/boxout] The new characters: could we have Disney’s first gay princess? BLINK and you’ll miss them but two new characters are glimpsed in the Frozen 2 teaser — a redhead female and a blonde figure, who is blown upwards in a pile of leaves. Some fans reckon they could be Anna and Kristoff’s children, even though the pair haven’t aged. Some think that the film could break new ground and feature Disney’s first ever gay princess after many fans campaigned for Elsa to have a girlfriend Could these be voiced by the new cast members, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood and Black Panther actor Sterling K Brown? Not even respected movie website IMDB knows what their characters names will be in Frozen 2 — yet. An alternative theory is the sequel will glow under the LGBT rainbow. Some eagle-eyed viewers spotted a scene with an unknown character being blown upwards in a pile of leaves [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FILM” posts_category=”337″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] There is a twitter campaign titled #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, where lesbian fans have pleaded with the writer to have the heroine fall in love with a woman. Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, gave the idea her support, saying: “It would be a great thing.” Writer Jennifer Lee was also very aware of the drive and said: “We have tons of conversations about it and we’re really conscientious about these things.” [bc_video video_id=”6001659440001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Take a look at the new and official Frozen 2 teaser trailer “] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Feb 19
Like For Real Dough

Eighth Grade being snubbed during awards season, especially considering the competition, is one of the biggest snubs in years. I know this movie wasn't for everybody, and certainly it's not something I would have watched if not for the early reviews and positive reports it received from the festival circuit. But looking at the competition […]

16 Feb 19
SportsbyFry

Paul George is making serious noise as the MVP conversation heads into the All-Star break.

16 Feb 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Group

  Glenn Close is laughing hard as she stands in the doorway to her New York City home. Her loyal little white dog is circling an arriving reporter. Both are stars in their own right. Close has been a critically praised actor for more than 40 years. Her four-legged friend, Pip, has developed his own […]

16 Feb 19
GoldDerby
Because of specific guild guidelines, Oscar front-runner “The Favourite” was ineligible for Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards, so what will win in its place when the WGA hands out its prizes on February 17? According to the combined predictions of more than 1,000 Gold Derby users, the industry’s writers will be seeing “Green.” “Green Book” leads our predictions with odds of 10/3. That includes support from four of the Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets: Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tariq Khan (Fox TV), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby). That makes sense given the industry’s admiration for the period film. It won the Producers Guild Award in January, and its screenplay also prevailed at the Golden Globes — though those prizes aren’t handed out by industry peers. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] However, the film has come under fire specifically for alleged inaccuracies in the screenplay regarding the life experiences of one of its main characters, Don Shirley (played by Mahershala Ali). That doesn’t seem to have slowed the film down on the awards campaign trail, but the PGA Awards were a month ago, so maybe the backlash caught up to the film by the time Writers Guild voters marked their ballots. There are two other Oscar nominees in the WGA race, and of those two, “Vice” ranks second in our predictions with 39/10 odds. Two Experts are predicting it to win: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) and Adnan Virk. But that film has proven divisive too, so maybe we’re underestimating “Roma,” which ranks third with 4/1 odds. Expert Susan King (Gold Derby) sure thinks we are; she’s betting on it to upset. And we know it has other industry groups on its side given its victories at the Directors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs. So which film do you think will be the “Favourite”-less favorite at the Writers Guild Awards? [predictions-widget id=1202776090] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the WGA Awards now; change them until February 17[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your WGA predictions so that Hollywood studio executives and top name filmmakers can see how their movies are faring in our odds. Keep changing your predictions until winners are announced on February 17. And join in the fierce debate over the 2019 WGA Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
16 Feb 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

  Glenn Close is laughing hard as she stands in the doorway to her New York City home. Her loyal little white dog is circling an arriving reporter. Both are stars in their own right. Close has been a critically praised actor for more than 40 years. Her four-legged friend, Pip, has developed his own […]

15 Feb 19
Newslanes | The News Hub

Bohemian Rhapsody may only have a 61 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it is up for Best Picture at the Oscars. Many movie-critics and fans alike thought its Golden Globe win was a fluke. But with a SAG award under its belt, too, Bohemian Rhapsody is coming into the Oscars…

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15 Feb 19
HalfTime Sportscaster

The Philadelphia 76ers star leaped over the “Watchmen” actress in a single bound as she sat courtside during the team’s game against the New York Knicks. Having recently won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actress” in If Beale Street Could Talk, King was courtside in Madison Square Garden’s acclaimed “celebrity row,” likely to get […]

15 Feb 19
GoldDerby
“It’s a wild dream come true,” admits Yalitza Aparicio when asked about her Oscar nomination for “Roma.” The cinematic newcomer “never thought of acting” as a career before being cast as the central character in Alfonso Cuaron‘s intimate drama. Watch our exclusive video interview with Aparicio above. Aparicio stars in the film as Cleo, a maid working for a middle-class family in Mexico City during the 1970s. Cuaron based the film largely on his own experiences, creating Cleo as a version of his real-life caregiver. SEE Marina de Tavira Interview: ‘Roma’ Aparicio went to the audition — which was held in the small Oaxaca, Mexico, town where she grew up — almost by accident. She recalls, “I went with my sister,” who had responded to an open casting call. Though she’s not quite sure why the director chose to entrust the lead role to her, she believes it had to do with the similarities between her and the character, a nanny who dearly “loves” the four children in her care. Her acting debut was especially unique considering she never saw a finished script. “In the beginning, I thought this was normal,” she explains. “But it actually ended up helping, not having a script and shooting in chronological order, because I naturally learned about my character.” SEE Gabriela Rodriguez Interview: ‘Roma’ In addition to her Oscar nomination, Aparicio also competed at the Critics’ Choice Awards, where “Roma” won prizes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. It repeated those victories at the BAFTAs, and it won additional awards for Best Director and Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes. At the Oscars, “Roma” is tied with “The Favourite” as the most nominated film with 10 bids. It competes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira), Best Original Screenplay and more. If it wins Best Picture it will be the first foreign-language film and the first streaming film to win. And if Aparicio prevails she will be the first Latin-American woman to win Best Actress. PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24 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
15 Feb 19
GoldDerby
“It’s a wild dream come true,” admits Yalitza Aparicio when asked about her Oscar nomination for “Roma.” The cinematic newcomer “never thought of acting” as a career before being cast as the central character in Alfonso Cuaron‘s intimate drama. Watch our exclusive video interview with Aparicio above. Aparicio stars in the film as Cleo, a maid working for a middle-class family in Mexico City during the 1970s. Cuaron based the film largely on his own experiences, creating Cleo as a version of his real-life caregiver. Aparicio went to the audition — which was held in the small Oaxaca, Mexico, town where she grew up — almost by accident. She recalls, “I went with my sister,” who had responded to an open casting call. Though she’s not quite sure why the director chose to entrust the lead role to her, she believes it had to do with the similarities between her and the character, a nanny who dearly “loves” the four children in her care. Her acting debut was especially unique considering she never saw a finished script. “In the beginning, I thought this was normal,” she explains. “But it actually ended up helping, not having a script and shooting in chronological order, because I naturally learned about my character.” In addition to her Oscar nomination, Aparicio also competed at the Critics’ Choice Awards, where “Roma” won prizes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. It repeated those victories at the BAFTAs, and it won additional awards for Best Director and Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes. At the Oscars, “Roma” is tied with “The Favourite” as the most nominated film with 10 bids. It competes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira), Best Original Screenplay and more. If it wins Best Picture it will be the first foreign-language film and the first streaming film to win. And if Aparicio prevails she will be the first Latin-American woman to win Best Actress.