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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the winners of their 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards. Fox’s The Hate U Give leads this year’s winners with a total of four awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade will take home Best Independent Film, Best First Feature, and Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under for Elsie Fisher.

 

The Best Actor at this year’s ceremony will be Rami Malek for his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody while Toni Collette will receive Best Actress for her brilliant yet terrifying performance in A24’s Hereditary.  

 

Spike Lee’s BlacKklansmanwins Best Male Director while Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here wins Best Female Director. Netflix and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma cleaned up the Best Foreign Film category as well as Best Cinematography.

 

Other big winners include Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite which won two awards: Best Comedy and Best Cast. Paramount’s Mission: Impossible Fallout won Best Action Film as well as Best Stunt Work. Disney and Marvel’s record-breaking Black Panther will take home this year’s Best Blockbuster award, while John Krasinski’s smash horror hit, A Quiet Place won Best Sci-Fi/Horror.

 

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society will be announcing their special award list for their ceremony including this year’s Trailblazer Award winner, the LAOFCS Acting Achievement Award winner, and the Directing Achievement Award winner.

 

The Los Angeles Film Online Film Critics Society’s 2nd annual awards ceremony honoring excellence in films and filmmaking in 2018, will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Individual Awards will be handed out to each of the winners at the event.

 

A complete list of all the winners are listed below:

 

Best Picture:

 

The Hate U Give(Fox)
Best Actor:

 

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)

 

Best Actress:
Toni Collette – Hereditary(A24)

 

Best Supporting Actor: (TIE)
Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Universal)

 

Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give (Fox)

 

Best Supporting Actress:

 

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk(Annapurna)

 

Best Performance by an Actor 23 and Under: (TIE)

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards Ceremony

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Announces Its 2nd Year Nominations
(Los Angeles, CA – December 3rd, 2018) – The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) is pleased to announce that their 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony will be held on January 9th, 2019, at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.
Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite and Marvel/Disney’s Black Panther top the nominations list with ten nominations each, while WB’s A Star is Born earns nine, and Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman earns eight. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is quickly becoming the little indie that could this award season as it scores six nominations. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was also well-received by the members of the LAOFCS as the film scored a total of five nominations including Best Supporting Actress.
The members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society have also voted on some of the more underrepresented films this award season including Fox’s The Hate U Give, Focus Features’ Tully, Sony Pictures’ Searching, and Roadside’s Ben is Back, among several others.
“In a year where diversity and representation have been at the forefront of so many conversations, I believe that the LAOFCS nominations this year proves how much representation truly matters. There have been a lot of great films this year that have tackled important issues, so I am thrilled to see that reflected in our nominations,” added LAOFCS’ Scott Menzel.
In total, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society members have nominated over fifty different films ranging from smaller art-house releases to major blockbusters.
In addition to the nominations list below, the LAOFCS will also announce a few other awards closing to their show including the recipient of this Trailblazer Award which was previously awarded to Jessica Chastain.
A detailed list of the nominations can be found below: Continue reading

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SyFy’s Nightflyers Series Premiere

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SyFy aired the premiere for the new series “Nightflyers” last night. The series is based on a 1980 novella by George R.R. Martin. It is one of several stories set in what can be described as “The Thousand Worlds” universe. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the series show runner Jeff Buhler stated that the aim of Nightflyers is to “barrel headlong into those worlds, beginning with what he hopes is the first of multiple seasons inspired by Martin’s dangerous storytelling sensibilities”.

The danger is front and center within the first minutes of the blood-filled season premiere, which bowed Sunday on Syfy. The violent conclusion will be known in short order, too, as Syfy plans to air all 10 episodes of Nightflyers‘ first season by Dec. 13, a release strategy that hybridizes weekly viewing with the streaming service era’s bingeing habits. In the interview ahead, Buhler explains that strategy, outlines the bold science-fiction storytelling he hopes to explore, the ways in which Martin inspired the adaptation and much more. source: THR

For trailers, and episode descriptions please visit the SyFy link below to the page for the new series. Can’t wait for next week’s episode! The cast was very happy to be at Comic Con 2018 (photo above from the press room).

https://www.syfy.com/nightflyers

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Alexander Skarsgard Appearance on The Hoda Show on Sirius Xm

Alexander Skarsgard appears on The Hoda Show on Sirius Xm. He sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role in The Little Drummer girl. He also discussed his upcoming role in the Godzilla vs. King Kong film. He dispelled rumors that he was playing the leader of a military unit:

“That’s not true. That’s a lie,” Alex said. “He’s not an alpha, bad-ass hero, which I thought was quite interesting. He is thrown into this very dangerous situation and is definitely not equipped for it and that makes it a bit more interesting in my opinion than had he been a bad-ass dude. He’s just a tiny, tiny human trying to survive between these two behemoths.”

awesome photos of his interview can be found on the Alexander Skarsgard Library tumblr

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‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is a perfect high-gloss Sunday night spy drama

Image credit: The Little Drummer Girl Distribution Limited. – Photographer: Jonathan Olley

Got ‘Bodyguard’ withdrawal symptoms? Pining for ‘The Night Manager?’ John le Carré and the BBC have your back, yet again, with a new Sunday night spy thinker

Source: ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is a perfect high-gloss Sunday night spy drama

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Doctor Who Premiere Today

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Doctor Who fans have been waiting for today for quite some time! Yes the new season of Doctor Who will be simulcast around the world today. The new Doctor is  Jodie Whittaker. She will officially step into the shoes of the famous Doctor from “Doctor Who,” the star of the 55-year-old British sci-fi series, on Sunday on BBC America .  She’s also making history as the first woman ever to take on the iconic role. We’ve rounded up some episodes of “Who,” plus an entry on Whittaker’s resume that will help you get ready for her big debut.

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Jodie and the cast were so happy at Comic Con in July and loved seeing all the amazing fans who were there to see them. I have been a fan of the show since I was young and will be tuning in today to see the new season!

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The Little Drummer Girl TV Guide Image Scans

Imagine my glee when I opened up the new TV Guide at the grocery store and it opened up to a full page scan of Alexander Skarsgard in his upcoming role in The Little Drummer Girl. The spy thriller is set to air on Monday November 19th on AMC. It is shown as an “Editor’s Pick” in the Fall Preview TV Guide. The scans on this post are from my copy. Enjoy!

 

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AMC Sets Premiere Date for Alexander Skarsgard Spy Thriller

AMC is going to own three nights in November with The Little Drummer Girl, its upcoming limited series based on the spy novel by John le Carré. The network announced Tuesday that the six-part series will air on consecutive nights from Nov. 19 to 21.

Based on a 1983 by acclaimed spy novelist John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl — a co-production by AMC and the BBC — is helmed by Oldboy and Snowpiercer director Park Chan-wook and stars Big Little Lies and True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård, Boardwalk Empire madman Michael Shannon and Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh as Charlie, an actress who turns double agent spy when she gets involved with Skarsgård’s dashing mystery man Becker. Shannon plays spy mastermind Kurtz. It’s his second high-profile limited series of the year after the Paramount Network’s Waco. Please enjoy this amazing photo of him.

Source: TV Guide

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New Sonic Screwdriver Fan Collectible Revealed at Comic Con

Official Reveal of the New Sonic Screwdriver Fan Collectible at
BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con Panel

San Diego, California – Thursday, July 19, 2018: Today in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, the new Sonic Screwdriver Fan Collectible was revealed for the U.S. – a replica of what the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, will use in the new series of Doctor Who.
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Designer Arwel Wyn Jones talked through the new Sonic, “It’s a privilege to have been asked to redesign the iconic Sonic Screwdriver for the Thirteenth Doctor and a new generation of audiences. I can’t wait for people to see how the Doctor acquires it.”

Produced by Seven20, the new, electronic 7.4” Thirteenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Fan Collectible is an authentic replica of the Doctor’s device. It features two buttons that when pressed activate glowing patterns of red and orange interior lights, two different authentic Thirteenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver sounds, and a beautiful rotating crystal that glows.

A limited quantity of Sonic Screwdriver Collectibles will be available to purchase at the BBC Shop at BBC AMERICA’s booth #4129 for fans attending San Diego Comic-Con. The product will also be available for pre-order starting on Wednesday, July 25th using the following links:

Link: https://shop.bbc.com/doctor-who-thirteenth-doctor-s-sonic-screwdriver-21535.html
Link: http://hottopic.me/doctorwho

The new season of Doctor Who is due to out this fall on BBC AMERICA with Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, accompanied by actors Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan, and Mandip Gill as Yasmin, the Doctor’s friends.

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Comic Con Doctor Who First Look at the New Cast

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First look trailer was shown today at San Diego Comic Con. Fans camped out for Hall H to be part of the first look at the new Doctor- Jodie Whitaker. I had a great time in the BBC Press room for the show. Jodie gave me a thumbs up when I told her how happy I was see her there. (Loved her in Broadchurch). BBC shared the video trailer below. enjoy!!

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Castle Rock Panel at Comic Con 2018

Hulu is bringing “Castle Rock” to San Diego Comic Con! Bill Skarsgard has the role of “The Kid”. The list of cast members set to appear at the panel are below. Who else is excited for this show?

SYNOPSIS: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek.

WHO: Bill Skarsgård (‘The Kid’), Melanie Lynskey (‘Molly’), Jane Levy (‘Jackie’), Dustin Thomason (Creator and Executive Producer), Sam Shaw (Creator and Executive Producer)

SDCC PANEL: Friday, July 20 12:45 – 2:00PM World Premiere of Hulu’s Castle Rock— escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, join the creators and executive producers, Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) along with stars, Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness) and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as they discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on. Ballroom 20

SOCIAL: @castlerockhulu #castlerock

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Vikings Returns to Comic Con Plus new UFO Drama Project Blue Book

HISTORY®’s HIT SERIES ‘VIKINGS’ RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ON FRIDAY, JULY 20 WITH CAST PANEL IN BALLROOM 20, CONVENTION FLOOR BOOTH AND AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT WHAT’S TO COME IN THE NEW SEASON

NEW UFO DRAMA SERIES ‘PROJECT BLUE BOOK’ TO MAKE SDCC DEBUT ON SATURDAY, JULY 21 WITH PANEL AND OUT OF THIS WORLD ACTIVATION

New York, NY – July 9, 2018 – HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns to San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting opportunities for fans including a cast panel in Ballroom 20 that will reveal an exclusive mid-season five trailer, a Seer inspired booth on the convention floor, and an exclusive SDCC comic book entitled “Vikings: Causor.”

Additionally, HISTORY’s upcoming new UFO drama series “Project Blue Book” will make its SDCC debut with a cast panel and a unique, outside activation featuring real UFO cases and an attempt to make contact with life beyond earth from San Diego grounds. Executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, the drama series is inspired by the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) and Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”). HISTORY will also offer fans the opportunity to take home an exclusive “Project Blue Book” inspired comic book entitled “Project Blue Book – Case #1972.”

Please see details below and join in on the conversation by using #VikingsSDCC @HistoryVikings and #BlueBookSDCC.

HISTORY’s “VIKINGS” PANEL – Friday, July 20 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Ballroom 20
The cast of HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings,” including Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Clive Standen (“Rollo”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Alex Høgh Andersen (“Ivar the Boneless”), Georgia Hirst (“Torvi”) and creator/writer, Michael Hirst, will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season’s startling alliances, deaths and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season five sneak peek will be revealed. Cast subject to change. Continue reading

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