‘When will they come for me?’: Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock confesses to sexual misconduct

Updated December 15, 2017 01:30:40

US documentarian Morgan Spurlock has confessed in an online post to sexual harassment and infidelity, saying he was “part of the problem” and that he had been accused of rape.

Spurlock, who made the hit film Super Size Me, wrote in a post that he linked to from his verified Twitter account that as he watched other influential men brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct, “I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'”

He recounted a sexual encounter in college which he said he thought was consensual, but said the woman believed it was rape.

“I tried to comfort her. To make her feel better,” Spurlock wrote.

“I thought I was doing ok, I believed she was feeling better.

“She believed she was raped. That’s why I’m part of the problem.”

Spurlock also said he paid a settlement to a female assistant who worked at his office and whom he called “hot pants” or “sex pants”.

In the post, Spurlock said he thought the nickname was funny but later realised he was demeaning her.

“So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone,” he wrote.

“Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid.”

Spurlock also wrote that he had “been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had.”

“Over the years, I would look each of them in the eye and proclaim my love and then have sex with other people behind their backs,” Spurlock wrote.

He wrote that he will do better and be more honest with others and with himself.

He ends the post by saying: “I’ve talked enough in my life. … I’m finally ready to listen.”

Spurlock is best known for his Oscar-nominated 2004 documentary Super Size Me on the fast-food industry, in which he ate nothing but McDonald’s food to show the health effects of the industry.

He has produced dozens of other documentaries and TV shows and completed a sequel to Super Size Me this year.


Topics: law-crime-and-justice, sexual-offences, arts-and-entertainment, united-states

First posted December 15, 2017 01:27:42

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4b deal

Posted December 14, 2017 23:34:47

Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox in a $US52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

Before the buyout, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

Fox assets that will be sold to Disney, include the Twentieth Century Fox movie and cable networks.

Fox currently owns the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four and has mixed success with both.

Under the mega-merger, Marvel (which is owned by Disney) will gain back the rights to two of its biggest properties from the comic books.

Disney will also assume about $US13.7 billion of net debt of 21st Century Fox.

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, 66, will extend his tenure through the end of 2021 to oversee the integration of the Fox businesses.

He has already postponed his retirement from Disney three times. In March, he said he was committed to leaving the company in July 2019.

The entertainment business is going through big changes with tech companies building video divisions and advertisers following consumer attention to the internet.

Disney is launching new streaming services, which could be helped with the addition of the Fox assets.

Having its own services will allow Disney to bypass the likes of Netflix and charge consumers directly for access to its massive content library.


Topics: film-movies, arts-and-entertainment, film, business-economics-and-finance, industry, united-states

Aboriginal artists return to renowned workshop in Mittagong

Posted December 14, 2017 16:52:04

It was the early 1970s when five young women from the remote Ernabella community in South Australia travelled from the deep desert to the lush Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

There they undertook a ground-breaking weaving residency at the Sturt Workshop in Mittagong.

Now, nearly 50 years later, a group of Ernabella artists, including one of the original women, has returned to the Sturt Workshop to showcase their vibrant art.

The exhibition, In These Hands, also marks the 70-year anniversary of Ernabella Arts, the oldest Indigenous art centre in Australia.

No time to be homesick

Wandering through the grounds of the Sturt Gallery, Atipalku Intjalku recalls her experience as a wide-eyed teenage girl out of her community for the first time to attend the 1972 residency.

“I’m remembering all the people that helped me, and the good times that we had here at Sturt,” Intjalku said.

“Was I homesick? Simply put, no.

“There was so much to learn, everything was new and exciting, everything was different — the trees, the food, the weather, the people and even what we wore!

“I was here for a long time, a few months, learning to weave on a new kind of loom, and a different kind of coloured wool, not the plain white and grey fleece wool that we used from the shearers in Ernabella.”

Historic connection

The sister relationship between Ernabella and Sturt was forged from a chance meeting at the Spinners and Weavers Association in Sydney in the mid to late 1960s.

Winifred Hilliard, Ernabella’s craft room advisor, and artist Nyukama (Daisy) Baker were in town attending an Association workshop.

Sturt’s master weaver Elisabeth Nagel, who was also present, was intrigued by the pair and by Baker’s art.

Their initial conversations sparked a lifelong friendship between the three women and forged the unique relationship between the two art centres.

In 1968, at Ms Hilliard’s invitation, Nagel travelled by mail plane from Alice Springs to the missionary community of Ernabella, on APY Lands, surrounded by stunning desert country.

Nagel was impressed by the work coming out of the art centre, and by the spirit of the community, and hatched a plan to have some of the young Ernabella women come to the Sturt workshop to extend their knowledge and skills in weaving.

Creativity blossomed with confidence

Slavica Zivkovic, co-curator of the In These Hands exhibition, spoke with a now elderly Nagel to gain an insight into the residencies that took place in 1971 and 1972.

“Elisabeth Nagel recalled that the young Ernabella women were immediately delighted by the great skeins of colourful commercial wool hanging in the studio,” Ms Zivkovic said.

“At first, Nagel’s weaving instructions were purely about technique — such as warping that required accurate counting methods — and the young women needed constant support.

“But as the young artists slowly grew with quiet confidence, their creativity blossomed.

“In the evening, the artists would do their coloured-pencil Walka drawings — patterns based on their surroundings.

“These would be translated into tapestries and floor rugs, incorporating a thread palette selected by the artists.

“The young artists became very much a part of the Sturt family and for Nagel, the residencies were not just about teaching techniques, but encouraging self-development and acceptance of culture.”

Intjalka has her own fond memories of Nagel from the 1972 residency.

“Miss Nagel looked after us the whole time,” she said.

“She taught us weaving and we taught her a little of our own language, Pitjantjara.

“On the weekends, sometimes we travelled by train to Sydney, we went to the harbour and caught a boat to the zoo.”

Australia’s oldest Indigenous arts centre

The skills and life experience the young artists gained at Sturt helped to shape the direction of Ernabella Arts, and continue to have influence as their knowledge is passed onto the next generation.

Original Sturt residency weaver Atipalku Intjalka has been accompanied on her return trip by several Ernabella artists who are visiting their sister arts centre for the first time.

They include ceramicist and exhibition co-curator Alison Milyika Carroll, ceramicist Lynette Lewis, and current chair of Ernabella Arts Tjunkaya Tapaya.

Tapaya is quietly proud of Ernabella Arts’ achievements.

“The Ernabella craft room started in 1948, the year before I was born, and it was the first art centre of its kind in Australia,” she said.

“When it first started it was only for women, and they were spinning sheep wool and making rugs and as I watched on as a little girl, I decided that would be the work I would do when I grew up.

“Then a new craft room was built, and then the young girls, young boys, and men started coming in to learn art and learning from the old people.

“Over the years, Ernabella artists have created work using many different materials and methods, including weaving, fibre arts, ceramics, and now painting as well.”

Art carries stories for next generation

As they move the through the Sturt Gallery, getting a sneak preview of the exhibition, the visiting Ernabella artists reflect on their art works.

Both Intjalka and Tapaya practice Tjanpi weaving, using natural desert grasses, seeds and feathers, together with commercially-bought raffia, string, and wool to create dioramas and large-scale installation sculptures.

“In the missionary time, we’d all go to church so I’m remembering this time from when I was a kid,” Tapaya said of a beautiful little church she has crafted.

Carroll said she feels it is all about the stories contained within the art.

“Telling stories, you know, stories, Tjukurpa,” she said.

“When we paint, and weave, and make art, we talk to the young people about Tjukurpa, dreamtime stories, and the stories are in the canvas and ceramics.

“Now it’s getting big for young people to work and learn about arts.

“When we’re gone, the art centre will be still there for our young people to make beautiful things for our future — the young people.”

In These Hands, Celebrating 70 Years of Ernabella Arts, runs at the Sturt Gallery in Mittagong until February 11, 2018.

Topics: contemporary-art, visual-art, arts-and-entertainment, indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander, indigenous-culture, community-and-society, library-museum-and-gallery, art-history, women, ernabella-0872, mittagong-2575, alice-springs-0870, sydney-2000

Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson joins backlash against Australian radio host

Updated December 13, 2017 17:56:21

The screaming, the waiting outside hotels, the extremely questionable signs — One Direction fans are famously engaged, and they don’t hold back in expressing their love for the British pop act.

One Australian radio host learned that the hard way.

On Tuesday, Hit Network host Ash London was introducing her pre-recorded interview with the group’s Louis Tomlinson, whose first solo record is due next year.

Setting up the chat, co-host Ash Williams asked London: “So I can get clear, too, because I’m a very visual guy … he’s the guy with the smaller face with the short brown hair?”

To which London replied:

“Kind of like ratty facial hair.”

That was all it took.

Even though Ed Kavalee, another co-host, had referred to Tomlinson as “not Harry Styles” and suggested he was “the least popular” member of the British pop group — arguably stronger slurs — London was inundated online with abuse and threats.

Fans called for the radio host to apologise to Tomlinson, despite the interview itself being a roundly positive one about Tomlinson’s music and whether he will tour Australia.

Amid the flurry on social media commentary, London briefly set her account to private and put a statement on Twitter.

That only invited thousands more negative comments.

Many online called her a “rat”, while others suggested she quit or even take her own life.

Within a few hours of London’s tweet, Tomlinson — who has more than 30 million followers — weighed into the controversy. His tweet included the middle finger emoji.

The hashtag #LouisDeservesBetter started to pick up steam.

London tweeted again, saying she was going to be “off socials for a bit”.

The intense backlash against London comes at time of heightened scrutiny of Twitter and how it deals with abuse on its platform.

In October, a lot of women boycotted the social media service after it temporarily suspended the account of actor Rose McGowan — a major figure in the unfolding conversation around sexual harassment — for violating its “terms of service”.

In the middle of all this, on Tuesday, some commentators raised a related, but less pressing question: “Is ratty really an insult?”

Topics: popular-culture, radio, arts-and-entertainment, australia

First posted December 13, 2017 17:21:49

Romper Stomper creator says TV reboot more relevant than ever

Updated December 13, 2017 07:05:58

The upcoming Romper Stomper TV reboot is already dividing opinion and sparking a backlash — not that director Geoffrey Wright is concerned.

Two decades after his cult film about a gang of neo-Nazis in Melbourne’s west roared into Australian cinemas, he is back on board for a new six-part TV series to air soon.

And he is as unapologetic as ever about putting a bunch of skinheads on our screens.

“This is what’s happening in the world,” he told News Breakfast of the timing for the new show.

“I mean, what occurred to me in the course of thinking about what we could ever do about a sequel, you [only had to see] what was happening in the news.

“You see right-wing outfits like United Patriots Front or left-wing outfits like Antifa locking horns and what is going on in the broader world and at the highest level of politics.”

New show, new targets

The 1992 film — starring a young Russel Crowe as gang leader Hando — took you inside the world of neo-Nazis and the predominantly Vietnamese victims they targeted.

Having grown up in Melbourne’s west, Wright knew he was tapping into an underlying anxiety about clashing cultures at the time.

In the TV series, however, Asians have been largely swapped out for Muslims in a move that has already drawn fresh criticism.

And while skinheads still exist, the protagonists also include conservative media commentators and wealthy white men who lead their campaigns from lush apartments rather than abandoned warehouses.

The show also fleshes out the story of the opposing far left, with characters from an Antifa-style group given plenty of screen time to build a narrative around a clash of two extremes.

For Wright, there has never been a more relevant time to explore these concepts.

“If Hando were to come back from the dead and look around the world of 2017 approaching 2018, he would think that there were more than interesting opportunities,” he said.

“Here we are in the time of just post Brexit and Donald Trump.

“This time we get to look at people caught in the middle and extremes of both the left as well as the right.”

Straight from real life

Plotlines from the upcoming show — due to be released on streaming service Stan on January 1 — could well have been lifted from events of just the past month.

Last week forces of the far left and far right clashed violently in Melbourne over the arrival of controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopolous.

Indeed, the fictional group in the TV reboot is called Patriot Blue — the very name adopted by the alt-right group that ambushed Labor senator Sam Dastyari in a pub last month, calling him a “terrorist” and a “monkey”.

It is precisely these sorts of events that some feared would follow the 1992 film’s release.

Such was film critic David Stratton’s concern that he famously refused to rate it, calling it “dangerous”.

“In Australia at the time, there was a lot of unrest about Asian immigration. I feared the violence in the film would incite copycat crimes,” he later reflected in the series, David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema.

Wright scoffed at that idea then, and exacted his revenge on Stratton by pouring a glass of wine on him when they saw each other at the Venice Film Festival in the mid 90s.

He remains as equally incensed by Stratton now and said the pair has not made up.

“People like David Stratton feeling or implying that if an audience were to watch Romper Stomper all of a sudden they would drop all of their ethics they brought into the cinema and turn into the characters they were watching on the screen, this is just nonsense,” he said.

“It was then, it is now.”

‘We don’t get nuance’

Wright rails against what he sees as an overly politically-correct Australia and says there is room to explore challenging concepts.

“Australia doesn’t get a lot of nuance and we don’t get a lot of irony either,” he said.

“It’s just not the place for that. But I like to bring those qualities.”

Film critic Luke Buckmaster has seen the first two episodes of the show and said there was a reason people were talking about it.

“Geoffrey Wright and the filmmakers and producers understand that controversy sells,” he said.

“So in that sense it’s all a little bit of history repeating.

“The show is also a very well made series, and like the original film and controversy surrounding it, if this was a poorly made film or TV show we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

Buckmaster said it was incorrect to assume television and film couldn’t influence society; however, he said he would fight for right for artists to create challenge and confronting work.

“But with that right has to come some responsibility,” he said.

“I sincerely hope that the new Romper Stomper TV series doesn’t become the television equivalent of walking into a crowded room and yelling ‘fire!'”

Topics: film-movies, arts-and-entertainment, television, race-relations, australia

First posted December 13, 2017 07:00:23

The unanswered questions we have going into The Last Jedi

Updated December 13, 2017 05:57:03

“This is not going to go the way you think,” according to Luke Skywalker.

If the Jedi Master’s words in the latest trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi ring true, then we will likely have a hard time guessing how the plot will pan out.

It’s been two years since cinema goers left Rey standing on that rocky hillside offering up a lightsaber to Luke.

So if you’re a little fuzzy with where we left everyone and what the big unanswered questions are, strap yourself into our Millennium Falcon and prepare to make the jump.

A note about spoilers: If you’re the type of person who has avoided the trailers and various news articles, back out now. This article draws on publicly available material like The Last Jedi trailers and cast interviews. This includes Luke’s first three words to Rey. There are no direct spoilers for the plot beyond that public material and all previous films, but there are some educated guesses based on what we know so far.

Where did we leave everyone?

  • Luke Skywalker: Still standing on a rocky island on the planet Ahch-To, home of the first Jedi temple. He’s not too pleased his long-running game of hide-and-seek has ended.
  • Rey: Handing Anakin Skywalker’s blue lightsaber over to Luke (who last saw this weapon when Darth Vader relieved him of it, and his hand, on Lando’s cloud city Bespin many decades ago)
  • Finn: Recovering at the Rebel Resistance base on D’Qar after a nasty back wound he acquired in a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren.
  • Leia Organa: Also at the resistance base.
  • Poe Dameron: Resistance base, as well. The hotshot X-wing pilot returned victorious after destroying Starkiller base.
  • Kylo Ren: He left Starkiller base to go meet up with his boss, Supreme Leader Snoke. We don’t know where he’s hiding.
  • Han Solo: *sadface*

So… who are Rey’s parents?

This is by far the biggest question we were left with.

Rey’s latent force powers hint at her coming from a family strong in the Force. Perhaps the Skywalkers?

We can guess that she’s not Luke’s daughter because Luke seemingly doesn’t know who she is (his first word to her: ‘Who are you?’).

A crazier theory is that she is Han and Leia’s daughter, perhaps a twin to Kylo, and the reason they don’t realise is because they may have been led to believe she died as an infant.

Someone left her as a young child on Jakku — either intending to pick her up again after a danger had passed or to abandon her, perhaps because they were fearful she may show an aptitude in the Force.

Let’s not forget Rey shares the same skills of daring flying and tinkering with engines as Han Solo.

Curiously, actress Daisy Ridley said Rey’s parentage was answered in The Force Awakens, but then kept her lips sealed when she realised no-one else knew what she was talking about.

Are we missing something?

Why does Luke want the Jedi to ‘end’?

“It’s time for the Jedi to end,” Luke says, presumably to Rey, in the trailer for The Last Jedi.

We have a pretty good theory already about why that might be.

Remember the prophecy in The Phantom Menace that Anakin Skywalker “would bring balance to the Force”?

Well, he did bring balance.

The Jedi were enormously powerful and he helped wipe them out, and then for good measure when the Empire had grown so powerful, he killed the Emperor.

There were no Force users left, aside from Luke. Everything was pretty level.

And then after the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke sets out to create a brand new Jedi academy and starts training new pupils. This has pushed the ‘balance’ out of whack.

Ben Solo turns on him and destroys the academy, killing the pupils.

Finally, Luke understands that the Jedi need to come to an end so that the evil Sith do as well. Otherwise there will always be a tug-of-war of extremes.

That might explain why the last surviving Jedi Master in the galaxy is hiding himself on a barren island. He’s taking himself out of the picture.

This is Carrie Fisher’s final film — will that affect the plot?

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death last December came as a shock to the entertainment world.

She had finished filming for The Last Jedi, but we don’t know if her death means the final film in the new trilogy will need to change.

Director Rian Johnson told ABC News Breakfast that he didn’t have to recut The Last Jedi in the wake of Fisher’s death, and that the entire performance was still there.

“She’s so good in the movie, it’s such a beautiful performance and it’s a complete performance. We had totally shot the whole thing,” he added.

Whether Princess Leia lives or dies in The Last Jedi, we know that that outcome was what was originally intended.

What is Supreme Leader Snoke’s agenda?

Being evil and stuff, probably.

Snoke’s motivations were not developed at all in The Force Awakens.

Who is this crumple-faced dude? Why does he want to destroy the New Republic? Where did he get all these tens of thousands of First Order followers from?

Hopefully The Last Jedi answers some of this. Otherwise his character is simply ‘evil guy who wants power’.

It’s not even clear why anyone would follow him.

At least Emperor Palpatine was actually emperor of the galactic government. He had a lot of backers.

Why would someone join the First Order instead of take part in the New Republic? Who knows.

Actor Andy Serkis, who plays Snoke, has said the character has unlimited resources, and like all tyrants, is fearful of losing his amassed power.

His twisted, crumpled body gives the character a degree of vulnerability.

Will we meet the Knights of Ren?

The Force Awakens gave us the briefest of glimpses at Kylo’s posse — the Knights of Ren.

Rey sees a vision of them destroying Luke’s Jedi academy when she first touches the lightsaber.

The six members we’ve seen, plus Kylo, all look like they belong to a Darth Vader fan club. And maybe that’s what they are.

Reporting to Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo seems to be in charge of the group.

Here’s hoping we’ll get to see a lot more of these guys and their funky Vader cosplay in The Last Jedi.

How does Captain Phasma get out of the trash compactor?

The most woeful character in The Force Awakens has to be Captain Phasma, which is a shame, because she’s played by the wonderful Gwendoline Christie (Brienne in Game of Thrones).

Phasma looks shiny and menacing but does nothing all film until at the end she’s crash-tackled by Chewbacca and, with a blaster to her head, brings down the shields at Starkiller base for the Resistance.

Finn and Han decide to then throw her down a garbage chute instead of take her with them as a prisoner. Not that much later Starkiller base explodes, killing everyone left there.

So how does she survive to appear in The Last Jedi? Maybe we’ll never know.

At least it looks like she’s got some cool fight scenes this time around.

Topics: film-movies, science-and-technology, arts-and-entertainment, united-states, australia

First posted December 13, 2017 05:52:33

Golden Globes: Kevin Spacey’s replacement is nominated for a movie that isn’t finished yet

Updated December 12, 2017 09:51:25

The actor who replaced Kevin Spacey in a film after sexual misconduct allegations arose against Spacey has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance.

Christopher Plummer has been nominated as best supporting actor in director Ridley Scott’s film All the Money in the World. He only finished filming his scenes two weeks ago.

What makes the nomination all the more unusual is that Scott is still editing the film. A rough cut was screened last week for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation behind the Globes.

“They pulled off a miraculous feat over the last month and I’m delighted to have been a part of this unique experience,” Plummer said after his nomination was announced.

Scott has also been nominated as best director, while Michelle Williams is up for best actress for her role in the as-yet unfinished film. Spacey was reported to have been considered a possibility to be nominated for his original work on the film.

The Golden Globes, to be held on January 8, 2018 (Australian time) are the most major ceremony in Hollywood’s awards season to confront the post-Harvey Weinstein landscape.

Spacey’s Netflix series House of Cards was snubbed in the television categories, as was Transparent. Its star, Jeffrey Tambor, is also facing sexual harassment claims and is not expected to return to the series next season.

There were nominations for Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Geoffrey Rush

HBO drama Big Little Lies, based on the Australian best-selling novel, led the television categories with six nods.

Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie were among the Australian nominees for this year’s awards, as well as Geoffrey Rush, who was nominated for best performance by a lead actor in a limited series or TV movie for his Albert Einstein in Nat Geo’s Genius.

On Friday, Rush filed a defamation suit against the Daily Telegraph for a since-deleted report that the Sydney Theatre Company received a complaint of “inappropriate behaviour” by the actor.

Guillermo del Toro‘s Cold War-era fairytale The Shape of Water led with seven nominations in the film awards, with several other movies following close behind — including Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama The Post, with six nominations, and Martin McDonagh’s revenge drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, also with six nods.

Here are the major snubs

Despite considerable backlash, Get Out ended up on the comedy side of the Globes after being submitted that way by Universal Pictures. The HFPA ultimately decides genre classification.

Writer/director Jordan Peele slyly commented on the controversy, calling his social critique of latent racism “a documentary”.

But the morning’s biggest surprise might have been the complete omission of the romantic comedy The Big Sick, penned by real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon.

Another Oscar underdog, The Florida Project, emerged with only one nomination, for Willem Dafoe’s supporting performance as the manager of a low-rent motel.

HBO, which recently announced a second season for Big Little Lies, led TV networks with 12 nominations overall — Netflix followed with nine nods.

Also with multiple nominations were Netflix’s Stranger Things, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s This Is Us.

HBO’s Game of Thrones received a nod for best drama series, but nothing for its cast.

All the best directors are male (apparently)

Though some predicted and feared an acting field lacking diversity, the nominees were fairly inclusive.

Among the 30 film acting nominees were Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel, Esq, Mary J Blige for Mudbound, Hong Chau for Downsizing and Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water.

But the best director category remained all-male, as it has for most of Globes and Academy Awards history.

Contenders like Greta Gerwig — whose film Lady Bird garnered four nominations, including nods for star Saoirse Ronan, supporting actress Laurie Metcalf and Gerwig’s screenplay — Patty Jenkins (for Wonder Woman) and Dee Rees (for Mudbound) were overlooked for a group of Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, McDonagh and Scott.

This is the full list of Golden Globe nominations for 2017.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Call me by Your Name


The Post

The Shape of the Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

Best Motion Picture, Animated

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

In the Fade (Germany/France)

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)

Best Director, Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best original song, Motion Picture

Home, Ferdinand

Mighty River, Mudbound

Remember Me, Coco

The Star, The Star

This is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

John Williams, The Post

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name

Christopher Plummer, All the Money In The World

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel Esq

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Mary J Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Stranger Things, Netflix

This Is Us, NBC

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

black-ish, ABC

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Amazon

Master of None, Netflix

Smilf, Showtime

Will & Grace, NBC

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies, HBO

Fargo, FX

Feud: Bette and Joan, FX

The Sinner, USA Network

Top of the Lake: China Girl, SundanceTV

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Christian Slater: Mr Robot

Alexander Skarsgard: Big Little Lies

David Thewlis: Fargo


Topics: arts-and-entertainment, film-movies, television, human-interest, united-states

First posted December 12, 2017 09:30:05