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Scarlett Johansson is the 5th double acting nominee to go 0-2 at the Oscars

Scarlett Johansson is the 5th double acting nominee to go 0-2 at the Oscars
Last month, Scarlett Johansson became just the 12th performer to garner two acting Oscar nominations in one year — Best Actress for “Marriage Story” and Best Supporting Actress for “Jojo Rabbit” — but her double losses on Sunday now make her the fifth double nominee to go home empty-handed.

Johansson, who was defeated in lead by Renee Zellweger (“Judy”) and in supporting by her “Marriage Story” lawyer Laura Dern, joins Sigourney Weaver (1988’s “Gorillas in the Mist” and “Working Girl”), Emma Thompson (1993’s “The Remains of the Day” and “In the Name of the Father”), Julianne Moore (2002’s “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours”) and Cate Blanchett (2007’s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and “I’m Not There”) as double losers.

Don’t worry, ScarJo fans, it’s not all bad news. All but one of the previous 11 double nominees have won an Oscar at some point in their careers, so that bodes well
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Watch Meghan Trainor Perform ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ on ‘Fallon’

Watch Meghan Trainor Perform ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ on ‘Fallon’
Meghan Trainor stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her recent single “Nice to Meet Ya.”

The singer went above and beyond with the performance, bringing a group of backup dancers and unveiling the track on a stylistic office-themed set. The late-night version of the song mirrors the single’s video, which takes its cues from Eighties flick “Working Girl.”

During her Tonight Show appearance, Trainor also participated in the show’s “Musical Genre Challenge” segment. During the challenge, Trainor transformed Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” into an Edm remix,
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Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj Pay Homage to ‘Working Girl’ in ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ Video

Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj Pay Homage to ‘Working Girl’ in ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ Video
Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj take over the workplace in the new video for “Nice to Meet Ya,” directed by Matthew Cullen (Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Kygo, Weezer). The clip stems from a treatment written by Trainor and is inspired by one of her favorite movies, 1988’s Working Girl.

“You don’t know the half of the shit that I’ve said/Go ahead and tell them whatever you heard,” sings Trainor while dancing around with other office girls. “I look different on the surface/You know ain’t nobody perfect.
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Our readers want double nominee Scarlett Johansson to live happily ever after with an Oscar for ‘Marriage Story’

Our readers want double nominee Scarlett Johansson to live happily ever after with an Oscar for ‘Marriage Story’
Scarlett Johansson is a double Oscar nominee for her performances in “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit,” and chances are she’s not going to win both, especially since none of the previous 11 double nominees have done so. But you would love it if Oscar voters said “I do” to her in Best Actress for “Marriage Story.”

In a recent poll, 39 percent of our readers would like Johansson to take home the gold for the Noah Baumbach divorce drama. The vehicle was long thought to be the ticket to her overdue maiden Oscar bid, and it was, with Johansson delivery a layered, complex turn full of “Oscar clips.” But she also shone in quieter moments, communicating as much with her face as she did with a six-minute monologue.

Meanwhile, 26 percent would prefer the star to prevail in Best Supporting Actress for “Jojo Rabbit.” Like “Marriage Story,” she also plays a mother
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Which film should double Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson win for?

Which film should double Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson win for?
Scarlett Johansson shed her “never Oscar-nominated” tag in tremendous fashion, becoming the 12th actor to garner double bids after landing in Best Actress for “Marriage Story” and Best Supporting Actress in “Jojo Rabbit.” And if you had your druthers, which performance would you award her for?

Ok, let’s get this out of the way first: No, she is not favored to win either category. Renee Zellweger (“Judy”) and Johansson’s “Marriage Story” lawyer Laura Dern have been steamrolling through the season in the lead and supporting races, respectively, and it doesn’t feel like there will be an upset in the offing in such a short season. Johansson is currently in second place in our odds in both categories.

But ScarJo stans can still dream. None of the previous 11 double nominees have won both categories, so that’s the least likely scenario. Seven of them took home one, the
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NBCU’s Peacock Pricing and Launch Dates Announced

  • Variety
Peacock will unfold its tail feathers this spring for Comcast customers — and will launch widely across the U.S. this summer.

The streaming service from Comcast and NBCUniversal will be available April 15 in an early version for Comcast’s Xfinity TV and broadband-only customers. It will debut nationally July 15, including a free, ad-supported version of Peacock that carries about half the content, timed for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Pricing tiers for the service are as follows:

Peacock Premium: With a total of 15,000 hours of live and on-demand content, this tier will be available to Comcast Xfinity TV and broadband subscribers (via Flex) and Cox Communications’ video customers — with ads — for no additional charge. The company expects to bundle Peacock Premium with additional partners in the coming months. Comcast and Cox customers can upgrade to an ad-free version of Peacock Premium for an additional $5 per month. Peacock Premium is available for
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Tina Fey-Produced Pop Star Comedy ‘Girls5Eva’ Ordered at Peacock

  • The Wrap
NBCUniversal unveiled its forthcoming streaming service Peacock on Thursday, including the full slate of scripted originals set to debut on the platform.

One of the new projects announced was a scripted comedy series from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” alum Meredith Scardino. Titled “Girls5Eva,” the series centers on a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s who reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. Per Peacock’s description of the series, “They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can’t they also be Girls5Eva?”

Scardino will write and executive produce alongside Fey and Eric Gurian of Little Stranger, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” producer Robert Carlock, and Jeff Richmond and David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment.

Also Read: 'MacGruber' Revival, Transgender Drama From Laverne Cox Among Peacock Projects in Development

Earlier on Thursday, Peacock
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Peacock Programming: List Of NBCUniversal Streaming Service’s Series, Films, Sports, News & More

  • Deadline
NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock goes live on April 15, and here is a list of all the programming it will offer in the first year. Subscribers will get original and acquired series and movies, sports, news and — on Peacock Premium — a nightly pre-broadcast look at NBC’s late-night shows hosted by Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers.

Among the highlights of the new service are Dick Wolf’s Law & Order and Chicago franchises, which were announced today; the Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone; hit shows including Cheers, Saturday Night Live, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Downton Abbey and Will & Grace; and original series including Tina Fey’s Girls5Eva (announced today), David Schwimmer-fronted Intelligence, a new season of A.P. Bio, a new Battlestar Galactica and sitcom revivals Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster.

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Here’s everything Peacock users will be
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‘Gretel & Hansel’ Director Osgood Perkins Is as Fascinating as His Latest Horror Film

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‘Gretel & Hansel’ Director Osgood Perkins Is as Fascinating as His Latest Horror Film
When Osgood Perkins was cast as a young Norman Bates in 1983’s “Psycho II,” he stepped into the iconic role that had catapulted his father, Anthony Perkins, to superstardom in 1960. While other roles followed in well-received films, including “Legally Blonde” and “Secretary,” Osgood, now 45, came to realize that acting was never his calling. The horror genre, however, most certainly was. So, he turned to writing and directing nail-biters that, like “Psycho,” are both suspenseful and character-driven.

His latest, “Gretel & Hansel,” in theaters on January 31, is a dark fantasy based on the Brothers Grimm tale. In the film, a teen Gretel played by Sophia Lillis (“It”) and younger bro Hansel, played by newcomer Sam Leakey, lose their way in a dark wood while foraging to help their poverty-stricken parents. But after stumbling upon the home of a witch, Holda, things go from bad to worse. Unlike traditional horror films that
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Scarlett Johansson is the 12th performer to nab double acting Oscar nominations

Scarlett Johansson is the 12th performer to nab double acting Oscar nominations
Scarlett Johansson has double to celebrate: The actress received her first and second Oscar nominations on Monday, making the Best Actress lineup for “Marriage Story” and Best Supporting Actress cut for “Jojo Rabbit.” She’s now one of 12 actors to earn double bids in one year.

Johansson is the first double nominee in 12 years. She joins:

1. Fay Bainter (1938)

Best Actress, “White Banners”

Best Supporting Actress, “Jezebel” (win)

2. Teresa Wright (1942)

Best Actress, “The Pride of the Yankees

Best Supporting Actress, “Mrs. Miniver” (win)

3. Barry Fitzgerald (1944)

Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, “Going My Way” (win for the latter)

4. Jessica Lange (1982)

Best Actress, “Frances

Best Supporting Actress, “Tootsie” (win)

5. Sigourney Weaver (1988)

Best Actress, “Gorillas in the Mist

Best Supporting Actress, “Working Girl

6. Al Pacino (1992)

Best Actor, “Scent of a Woman” (win)

Best Supporting Actor, “Dick Tracy

7. Holly Hunter (1993)

Best Actress, “The Piano” (win)

Best Supporting Actress, “The Firm

8. Emma Thompson (1993)

Best Actress,
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Scarlett Johansson Joins Elite Oscars Two-Timers Club With Double Nominations

  • Variety
Scarlett Johansson Joins Elite Oscars Two-Timers Club With Double Nominations
Before Monday morning, Scarlett Johansson had somehow never been nominated for an Oscar. And now, with her nominations for best actress (for “Marriage Story”) and best supporting actress (for “Jojo Rabbit”), the 35-year-old joins one of the most elite clubs in Hollywood: Actors who have been Oscar-nominated twice in the same year.

While actors are prevented from earning two nominations within the same category, they can be nominated in the same year for lead and supporting performances. But it’s exceedingly rare. Prior to Johansson, only 11 other actors have earned double nominations in the same year in Oscar history.

Fay Bainter was first to pull off the feat. She earned a best actress nomination for the 1938 drama “White Banners,” but lost to Bette Davis for “Jezebel” — which was fine, since Bainter won best supporting actress for her performance opposite Davis in that film.

Four years later, Teresa Wright went through
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‘1917’ Triumphs at the Box Office With $37 Million, and Much More To Come

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‘1917’ Triumphs at the Box Office With $37 Million, and Much More To Come
Some good news this weekend: The early 2020 small uptick in grosses continued, with total ticket sales totaling around $130 million. (The second weekend of 2019 saw $120 million.) And leading the charge was Sam Mendes’ innovative “1917.” At $36.5 million, it more than doubled #2 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for an easy #1 placement.

The three-day period saw four new and expanding wide studio releases, compared with two in 2019 — “The Upside” and “A Dog’s Way Home,” along with the independent “Replicas” which only roused $2.3 million. That means the biggest reason for the jump is more new titles rather than suggesting a major box-office resurrection.

The big question this year is whether original titles can continue to perform like “The Upside,” “Hustlers,” and “Knives Out.” “1917” is showing initial strength that should push it to those levels, or higher. But the other three new wide releases all look like they will fall short of $50 million domestic to some degree.
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Scarlett Johansson poised to become the first double acting Oscar nominee in 12 years

Scarlett Johansson poised to become the first double acting Oscar nominee in 12 years
Scarlett Johansson is still awaiting her first Oscar nomination, and good things come to those who wait because she looks solid to become one of the select few to get two acting bids in one year on Monday.

While Johansson has long been expected to reap a Best Actress nomination for “Marriage Story,” her fate in Best Supporting Actress for “Jojo Rabbit” had been up in the air, thanks to a far more fluid category, which ultimately may actually help her. Though she was snubbed by the Golden Globes for “Jojo,” she’s hit the other televised precursors, Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards, solidifying her position. Helping her cause is the fact that “Jojo” is a Best Picture contender; the Nazi satire had a great Tuesday with six BAFTA nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award nomination and a surprising Directors Guild of America Award bid for Taika Waititi.
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‘Homecoming’: Joan Cusack & Mary Holland To Recur In Season 2 Of Amazon Series

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‘Homecoming’: Joan Cusack & Mary Holland To Recur In Season 2 Of Amazon Series
Joan Cusack (In & Out) and Mary Holland (Veep) are set for recurring roles on the second season of Amazon’s psychological thriller drama series Homecoming, from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.

Homecoming‘s second season will deviate from the popular Gimlet Media’s podcast which Season 1 was based on and will introduce new characters.

Cusack will portray Francine Bunda, an Army officer with an unconventional approach to the job. Holland will play Wendy, an ambitious executive in Geist’s R&d department.

Created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, Homecoming is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Ucp. The season is directed and executive produced by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, executive produced by Sam Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as Mr. Robot executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; Kyle Alvarez; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Julia Roberts
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Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President, Dies at 85

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Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President, Dies at 85
Leonard Goldberg, the TV executive and producer who previously served as president of 20th Century Fox, died on Thursday at the age of 85.

He died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center from injuries resulting from a fall, according to a spokesperson. He was surrounded by his family.

Goldberg served as president of 20th Century Fox for two years beginning in 1987. Under his leadership, the studio produced such notable films as “Broadcast News,” “Big,” “Die Hard,” “Wall Street,” and “Working Girl.” Under his own banner, Goldberg also served as producer on projects including “WarGames,” “Sleeping With The Enemy,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

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Goldberg began his career in the research department at ABC, eventually working his way up to head of programming. In that position, Goldberg oversaw the launch of shows like “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game,” and “Dark Shadows,” and is credited with pioneering the made-for-tv movie format.
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Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President and ABC Head of Programming, Dies at 85

  • Variety
Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President and ABC Head of Programming, Dies at 85
Film and television executive and producer Leonard Goldberg passed away on Wednesday due to injuries sustained during a fall. He was 85. He died surrounded by his family.

Goldberg most recently served as an executive producer on the popular CBS drama series “Blue Bloods,” which is in its tenth season. He was formerly the president of 20th Century Fox, during which time the studio produced hit films like “Broadcast News,” “Die Hard,” “Wall Street,” “Big,” and “Working Girl.” Goldberg also executive produced a number of films under his own production banner, including “WarGames,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Sleeping With the Enemy.”

He was also formerly the head of programming at ABC, during which time he helped pioneer the made-for-television movie format. Hit shows like “Mod Squad,” “That Girl,” and “Marcus Welby, M.D.” all came during his time at the network. As the producing partner of Aaron Spelling, Goldberg also worked on hit shows like “Charlie’s Angels,
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How ‘Bombshell’ Follows Hollywood’s Hot-Button Heritage

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How ‘Bombshell’ Follows Hollywood’s Hot-Button Heritage
Lionsgate’s “Bombshell,” which opens Dec. 20, has been getting enthusiastic reactions at industry screenings, indicating multiple Oscar nominations are likely. If so, that would make the film a welcome addition to a rare but important Academy Awards category: The hot-button, current events film.

Director Jay Roach, writer Charles Randolph and the actors — including Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow — deliver the goods in a film that comes out only three years after the 2016 meltdown at Fox News. That puts the film on a par with other multiple-Oscar-nominated films such as the 1976 “All the President’s Men,” which opened three years after the Watergate hearings.

The banner year for this was 1940, when the best-picture nominations included Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” John Ford’s version of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and the Alfred Hitchcock-directed “Foreign Correspondent.” They dealt with, respectively, the grasp of Hitler,
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Don Johnson Says Daughter Dakota Is a 'Better' Actress Than Him and Mom Melanie Griffith

Don Johnson Says Daughter Dakota Is a 'Better' Actress Than Him and Mom Melanie Griffith
Don Johnson is praising daughter Dakota Johnson‘s acting chops.

During a recent interview with The Guardian, the Knives Out star, who turns 70 next month, was asked how he felt when his daughter told him she wanted to be an actress. Don shares Dakota, 30, with ex-wife Melanie Griffith.

“That’s a story in itself,” he said. “I didn’t know that she wanted to do it. She hadn’t shared that with us. So she’s 18, I think, at the time and I’m going: ‘Okay, I’ll just keep my eye on her and reach out and catch her.
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Mike Nichols Watched Marilyn Monroe Sing to JFK, Book Says: 'Yes, She Didn't Wear Any Underwear'

Mike Nichols Watched Marilyn Monroe Sing to JFK, Book Says: 'Yes, She Didn't Wear Any Underwear'
Director Mike Nichols, late husband of Diane Sawyer, was never too far from celebrities — including, according to a new book, once watching Marilyn Monroe in dishabille during a particularly memorable moment with President John F. Kennedy.

In Life isn't everything: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends, a new oral history of the filmmaker behind The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge, Working Girl and other hits, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd remembers when Nichols saw Monroe croon “happy birthday” to Kennedy … while she wasn’t wearing underwear.

“When Marilyn sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jack Kennedy in the famous dress
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Melanie Griffith Recalls Having to Pay $80,000 After Coming to Working Girl Set Intoxicated

Melanie Griffith Recalls Having to Pay $80,000 After Coming to Working Girl Set Intoxicated
Melanie Griffith remembers her famed Working Girl director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge) in a new oral history, Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols as remembered by 150 of his closest friends by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner. (Nichols died in 2014 at the age of 83.)

Recalling one of the more humbling moments of her life, the 62-year-old actress goes into detail about how much she upset Nichols when she appeared intoxicated on the set of the 1988 classic. Griffith said she was asked to pay $80,000 in compensation for production time lost.

“There were a lot of things that happened on Working Girl
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