Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Brad Pitt among winners at SAG awards

Korean drama Parasite is winner of best film cast on a night when Jennifer Aniston also took home a statuette

The best pictures from the night

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Brad Pitt were the two headline winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, taking home awards for Fleabag and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood respectively.

The creator and star of Fleabag, who was named most outstanding female actor in a TV comedy, has won yet another prize for her work on the acclaimed comedy’s second season, following wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice awards and Emmys. However, Fleabag missed out on best comedy series to its Amazon stablemate The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.

2020 SAG Awards: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV
2020 SAG Awards: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV

The Screen Actors Guild Awards packed a lot of bang for your buck into a ceremony that lasted just over two hours, but what would you say if I told you that some of the best moments of the evening happened just outside the purview of broadcast TV?

Lest you lose sleep over all those hidden (uncut) gems, trust that the best of the best have been assembled here for your perusal.

Courtney B. Vance and Jeffrey Katzenberg: Dynamic Duo

In the moments before the ceremony began, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance took the stage to stump for support for a new initiative to raise $1.5 million for the organization. The foundation is a philanthropic non-profit dedicated to providing emergency assistance to members of the guild, in addition to programs aimed at aiding the public at large, including an award-winning children’s literacy program.

Central to Vance’s

2020 Mpse Golden Reel Awards: ‘1917’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Split Top Sound Editing Honors
2020 Mpse Golden Reel Awards: ‘1917’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Split Top Sound Editing Honors

“1917” and “Ford v Ferrari” split the top sound editing prizes Sunday night at the 67th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. “1917” took Dialogue/Adr and “Ford v Ferrari” scored for Effects/Foley. The Elton John musical fantasy, “Rocketman,” earned Musical honors and “Jojo Rabbit” topped Music Underscore.

The other Feature awards went to “Parasite” (Foreign Language), “Toy Story 4” (Animation), and “Echo in the Canyon” (Documentary).

This sets up a competitive sound editing Oscar race between Sam Mendes’ innovative, continuous-shot World War I drama and James Mangold’s thrilling race car biopic. “The absence of visible edits meant it would have been easy to be overwhelmed with sound at times, never being able to cut to a different location to reset,” said Oliver Tarney, supervising sound editor of “1917.” “We worked hard at making sure there were always multiple layers of detail in the work we were doing.

Why was pioneering director Alice Guy-Blaché erased from history?

A new documentary sheds light on the career of the forgotten Frenchwoman who helped write the rules of film

Call yourself a cinephile and you’ve never heard of Alice Guy-Blaché? Don’t worry, most film-makers haven’t heard of her either. But we all should have done. In fact, there should be statues of her and cinemas named after her. At the very least, Guy-Blaché’s name belongs in chapter one of cinema history, because she was the first female film director; indeed, for a good decade she was the only female film director.

Guy-Blaché was in the room when the Lumière brothers held the first ever cinema screening, in Paris in March 1895. By the following year, she was making her own films. And while the Lumières were still hung up on cinema as a technological spectacle – “Look! A train!” – Guy-Blaché immediately saw its potential for telling stories. Even her 60-second debut,

Olivier Assayas Dedicates French Cinema Award to Juliette Binoche
Olivier Assayas Dedicates French Cinema Award to Juliette Binoche

After Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (“The Intouchables”), Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) and Juliette Binoche (“Let the Sunshine In”), it was Olivier Assayas’s turn to receive the French Cinema Award from the film promotion org UniFrance on Jan. 19.

Assayas was celebrated by UniFrance’s president Serge Toubiana and newly-appointed managing director Daniela Elstner for his contribution to making French cinema shine abroad. The swanky ceremony, hosted at the Bb Blanche restaurant in Paris, gathered the actors Nora Hamzawi and Vincent Macaigne, who both starred in his 2018 film “Non Fiction,” as well as many industry figures and journalists.

Assayas, who most recently directed “Wasp Network,” a Cuba-set political thriller starring Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez, dedicated his French Cinema Award to Binoche whom he directed in “Summer Hours,” “Clouds of Sils Maria” and “Non Fiction.”

“My recognition abroad has so much to do with the fact that I did three movies

Why is the world so obsessed with the new pictures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston?

The former first couple of the Us looked delighted to see each other at the SAG awards on Sunday night – prompting the internet to go out and buy itself a big hat

No one will remember anything from this year’s film awards season. The winning movies will fade from memory, like so many before them. The winning actors will, within the next half-decade, become the subject of pub quiz questions. No one will remember anything, with one exception: the photo of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reuniting at last.

The photo was taken at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, and it is nothing but a joy to look at. The pair of them, formerly the first couple of the Us, look genuinely thrilled to see each other. They are in a walkway brimming with officious strangers, but it is as though they are the only people in the room.

Sky Italia’s Vision Distribution to Launch Film Sales Company at Berlin’s Efm (Exclusive)

Vision Distribution, the Italian theatrical distributor jointly operated by pay-tv operator Sky Italia and five prominent Italian production companies, is expanding into international film sales with a new company called Vision Distribution International, to be headed by veteran sales agent Catia Rossi.

The new sales company will launch at the Berlin fest’s European Film Market in February.

Vision Distribution was set up in 2016 when Sky joined forces with ITV-owned Cattleya, Fremantle’s Wildside, Lucisano Media Group, Palomar, and Indiana Production which are among the country’s leading production outfits, to create an innovative content alliance and a theatrical distribution arm for the Italian unit of the pan-European paybox now owned by Comcast.

They are now Italy’s 4th largest domestic distributor, and the 8th overall, with 26 titles released in 2019, four of which among the top ten grossers at the Italian box office last year. Vision Distribution has a

BBC director general Tony Hall to step down

BBC boss to exit this summer after seven years in the role.

Tony Hall is to stand down as BBC director general after seven years in the role.

The director general made the surprise announcement this morning in an email (see below for full message).

He said: “If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave but it is right that the person who leads the BBC through the mid-term licence fee negotiations in 2022 is the same person who is with the BBC at the time of the 2027 charter renewal.

“We have to develop our ideas for

Netflix strikes deal for Studio Ghibli films outside Us, Japan

Many of the titles will be available from February 1.

Netflix has struck a deal with Wild Bunch International to stream 21 films from iconic Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli, globally outside the Us, Canada and Japan.

Available from February 1, the films will be subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in up to 20 languages. They include classics such as Oscar-winner Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Arrietty, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, among others.

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said: “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve

‘Divorce Club,’ ‘Mama Weed,’ ‘Under The Stars of Paris’ Among Highlights at UniFrance Rdv
‘Divorce Club,’ ‘Mama Weed,’ ‘Under The Stars of Paris’ Among Highlights at UniFrance Rdv

A mix of comedies such as Isabelle Huppert starrer “Mama Weed” (pictured) and Michaël Youn’s “Divorce Club,” and director-driven titles like Claus Drexel’s “Under The Stars of Paris” were among the most buzzed-about market premieres of the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. The five-day showcase kicked off Jan. 17 with the world premiere of Martin Provost’s “How To Be A Good Wife” with Juliette Binoche” and wrapped Monday.

Directed by Michaël Youn, “Divorce Club” stars Arnaud Ducret and François-Xavier Demaison as a pair of 40-something divorcees who set up a dedicated membership club. Represented in international markets by Snd, the film just won the top prize at the Alpe d’Huez Comedy Film Festival.

Jean-Paul Salomé’s “Mama Weed” stars Oscar-nominated actress Huppert as a French-Arabic translator working for the anti-drug squad in Paris. Le Pacte has now sold the film in major territories. “Mama Weed” was also

Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin on Challenges of Producing Sundance-Player ‘Yalda’ in Iran

Massoud Bakhshi’s second feature, “Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness,” has its world premiere in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition, to be screened without the director.

The pic’s production company, Jba Production, and sales outfit, Pyramide International, issued a joint statement on Jan. 14 explaining that the director won’t be attending due to the U.S.-Iran crisis, adding that Bakhshi’s “position is delicate, given the current tensions between the two countries.”

In an exclusive interview with Variety, Jba Production’s Jacques Bidou and Marianne Dumoulin, chronicled the complex task of producing Bakhshi’s second feature. They also produced his 2012 Cannes-player, “A Respectable Family,” about corruption in his country, which is still banned in Iran.

Bidou and Dumoulin have been working together for 27 years and as joint producers at Jba Production for the past 20 years. They have produced 44 feature films, shot in 22 countries, and have enjoyed a

Photos From the SAG Awards Red Carpet
Photos From the SAG Awards Red Carpet

Silver straps, emerald tones and hot, hot pink dominated the 2020 SAG Awards silver carpet. The fashion tonight was so hot Leonardo DiCaprio and Jharrel Jerome had to wear sunglasses indoors. Behold the bevy of beautiful blues from Nicole Kidman sapphire dress to Renee Zellweger navy number.

The sparkle was undeniable Sunday night in Los Angeles. Natalia Dyer, Julia Butters, Charlize Theron, Catherine O’Hara, Catherine Zeta-Jones did not shy away from shimmering ensembles. Even the details glimmered like Reese Witherspoon’s and Rachel Brosnahan silvery straps.

The pant-dress combo was out in force and we saw double “Stranger Things” representation with a duo look from both Maya Thurman Hawke and Millie Bobby Brown.

Other trends? Pretty in pink took front seat with slim cut on “Game of Thrones'” Sophie Turner, the double Oscar nominated Cynthia Erivo and Elisabeth Moss.

Big fashion moments weren’t limited to the woman either “The Mandalorian

Haf unveils biggest ever selection of 33 projects

The 18th edition of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum will run alongside Filmart from March 25-27.

The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum has announced the 33 projects shortlisted for this year’s edition of the co-production and financing market, including 24 fictional features and nine documentaries.

The selection includes leading Asian filmmakers such as Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Taiwan’s Giddens Ko, Japan’s Naoko Ogigami and Singapore’s Yeo Siew Hua, as well as 11 first-time feature directors.

Seven Hong Kong projects have been selected, including Pang Ho-cheung’s The End, the story of a psychic medium who seeks help from

Hong Kong Project Market Haf Lines up Cream of Asia for 2020 Edition
Hong Kong Project Market Haf Lines up Cream of Asia for 2020 Edition

Lin Cheng-sheng (“Betlnut Beauty”), Giddens Ko (“You Are The Apple of My Eye”), Pang Ho-cheung (“Love in a Puff”) and Yeo Siew-hua (“A Land Imagined”) are among the big name Asian directors lining up to participate in the 18th edition of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum.

The powerhouse project market will run for three days, alongside FilMart, traditionally Asia’s biggest film and TV rights market. With an unusual Wednesday start date for both, Haf will operate March 25-27, and FilMart 25-28 March.

In addition to the traditional one-on-one matching operation between producers and those distributors sales agents and financiers looking to invest at a film’s early stages, Haf also offers numerous cash and in-kind prizes. This year the 33 selected projects vie for 18 prizes and sponsorship packages.

The stellar lineup of directors is matched by equally established producers – and directors turned producer. These include: Hong Kong’s

Brad Pitt References Quentin Tarantino’s Foot Fetish, His Marriages in SAG Awards Speech
Brad Pitt References Quentin Tarantino’s Foot Fetish, His Marriages in SAG Awards Speech

Brad Pitt referenced Quentin Tarantino’s foot fetish and his headline-making marriages in a wide-ranging speech while accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for male actor in a supporting role.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star set the humorous tone of his speech from the get-go. “I have to add this to my Tinder profile,” he quipped, holding up The Actor.

In addition to thanking his co-stars, he thanked his female costars’ feet: “Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet.”

“Seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the Tsa,” Pitt said, leaving his co-stars in stitches.

He thanked his “Once Upon a Time” cast for “elevating” his game before getting surprisingly candid.

“I certainly hope I did the same for you. Let’s be honest; it was a difficult part. A guy who gets high, takes his shirt

SAG Awards 2020: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always the first peer group ceremony of the new year, giving those who make films and television series the chance to celebrate each other. Going into the 26th annual ceremony, which took place Jan. 19, the nominees were a mix of industry veterans and beloved favorite and some newer-comers, notably on the small screen side of the ballot.

With 160,000 voting members, SAG is such a large organization that it can be hard to predict what they may celebrate in certain categories. Both the film and television side of the ballot had seeming favorites and frontrunners going into the race — from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Renee Zellweger on the film side, to Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag” and Netflix’s “The Crown” for TV — but when that large a populace have a say in the results, anything can happen.

Barring one massive surprise from “Parasite,

SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors
SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors

Neon’s “Parasite” won best motion picture cast at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign language film to pick up the top prize. Netflix’s “The Crown” was named best TV drama and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the prize for best TV comedy in a strong showing for streaming services.

The Crown’s” victory came in a season of major changes for the insider look at the House of Windsor, one that ushered in an entirely new cast of performers, as Queen Elizabeth II entered middle age on screen.

“Mrs. Maisel,” the story of a barrier-breaking female stand-up in the 1960s, faced headwinds of its own on the path to victory. It triumphed over the heavily favored “Fleabag.” “I voted for ‘Fleabag,'” Alex Borstein, one of the cast members, said during her speech. “This is really weird. This makes no sense…

SAG Awards 2020 Review: Ranking All the Speeches from Another Solid Show
SAG Awards 2020 Review: Ranking All the Speeches from Another Solid Show

While it may have felt like the 2020 SAG Awards were hosted by Dan and Eugene Levy — even the “Schitt’s Creek” father/son duo had to tell the audience they weren’t hosting (twice) — the Screen Actors Guild knows how to put on a show without a central showman. They’ve gone without a host for 24 of their 26 ceremonies, with the two exceptions being Kristen Bell in 2018 and Megan Mullally in 2019. Both of those fine thespians did exactly that — fine! — but the SAGs wisely returned to what works and put on another streamlined, talent-focused broadcast that ran 12 minutes long, but still felt quick and should prove memorable.

Why? All the speeches!

Ok, so the show wasn’t entirely speeches. There were two tribute montages to, um, superheroes and all the great shows that ended in 2019 (plus “Game of Thrones”). The Levys got an extended intro where Eugene droned on about acting with comedic persistence (it worked!

2020 SAG TV Awards: Jennifer Aniston and Amazon Prime Video Win Big With Actors

After a weekend chock full of Hollywood fetes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards hit Sunday night like a breath of fresh air, and not only because the ceremony was just a smidge over two hours long. While none of the TV winners had the verve of the “Parasite” ensemble win on the film side, it still provided fodder to chew on during the long, dark months until the Emmys.

Gathering as they do at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the winners selected by the members of SAG-aftra were a soothing blend of predictable and predictably unpredictable, disseminated in a ceremony that had the loose feel of hanging out with work colleagues when you’ve all had three too many drinks.

Far and away the biggest winner of the evening was Jennifer Aniston, who became the first lead to strike awards gold for Apple TV+ prestige player “The Morning Show.

Netflix to Carry Iconic Studio Ghibli Animated Films

The iconic animated features of Japan’s Studio Ghibli will be available on Netflix from February. The move is a further change of position for the studio which has repeatedly resisted the idea that its beloved cartoons would be released on digital platforms.

Netflix, sales agent Wild Bunch, and Studio Ghibli, which counts Hayao Miyazaki as one of its leading lights, will upload 21 Ghibli features including Academy Award-winner “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Arrietty,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.”

They will be screened in their native Japanese, with sub-titles, and be available globally on Netflix except in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.

“In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover

Best And Worst Of The 2020 SAG Awards: Brad Pitt, Eugene Levy & ‘Parasite’

The 2020 SAG Awards had few surprises among the film nominations until the final award was announced, but the television nominations allowed for some unexpected and moving speeches. Phoebe Waller-Bridge remarked on how the “Fleabag” family’s adventure on the awards tour was coming to a close. Sam Rockwell was genuinely shocked to win for his role in “Fosse/Verdon” after his co-star, Michelle Williams, credited him for her own SAG win.

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SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors
SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ Makes History; ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top TV Honors

Neon’s “Parasite” won best motion picture cast at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, becoming the first foreign language film to pick up the top prize. Netflix’s “The Crown” was named best TV drama and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the prize for best TV comedy in a strong showing for streaming services.

The Crown’s” victory came in a season of major changes for the insider look at the House of Windsor, one that ushered in an entirely new cast of performers, as Queen Elizabeth II entered middle age on screen.

“Mrs. Maisel,” the story of a barrier-breaking female stand-up in the 1960s, faced headwinds of its own on the path to victory. It triumphed over the heavily favored “Fleabag.” “I voted for ‘Fleabag,'” Alex Borstein, one of the cast members, said during her speech. “This is really weird. This makes no sense…

‘Suppressed: The Fight to Vote’: Film Review

In 2018, Stacey Abrams, having served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 10 years, ran as the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia. She was the first African-American woman in the United States to be chosen as a gubernatorial nominee by one of the two major parties. Abrams had tremendous support, and after losing the election by just 50,000 votes, she sued the Georgia board of elections, citing multiple documented allegations of voter suppression. To this day, Abrams has refused to concede the election, and she’s right — there’s a powerful likelihood that the 2018 Georgia governor’s race was, in effect, stolen. That’s a moral, political, and legal outrage.

But as Robert Greenwald’s scary and galvanizing documentary “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” demonstrates, the meaning of what happened in Georgia has implications that extend far beyond that race. As the film anatomizes, the Georgia election was a textbook case

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Amazing Stories’ Premiere Date and First Look [TCA 2020]
Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Amazing Stories’ Premiere Date and First Look [TCA 2020]

Update: The original version of this story inaccurately mentioned a second season renewal for Amazing Stories, but this was a misconception by our reporter at the TCAs. Our corrected story follows below. Apple TV+ presented panels on the last day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The streamer finally announced premiere date for […]

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Chris Evans’ Apple TV+ Crime Thriller ‘Defending Jacob’ Gets First Images & Premiere Date

Chris Evans takes on his first headlining TV role with Defending Jacob, the new crime drama from Apple TV+ that finds Evans taking on the role of an Assistant District Attorney whose life goes off the rails when his son (played by Knives Out co-star Jaeden Martell) becomes a key suspect in one of his murder trials. The streaming network debuted the first-look images and premiere date info for the upcoming series during their panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California. Defending Jacob will debut exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 24, …

‘Defending Jacob’: Chris Evans’ Apple TV+ Crime Drama Gets Emmy-Qualifying Premiere Date
‘Defending Jacob’: Chris Evans’ Apple TV+ Crime Drama Gets Emmy-Qualifying Premiere Date

With the Emmy eligibility period ending on May 31, 2020, expect a cavalcade of prestige TV to debut this spring. At the 2020 TCA Winter Press Tour on Sunday in Pasadena, CA, Apple TV+ threw a contender in the ring for limited drama series by announcing the first three episodes of its starry crime show “Defending Jacob” will premiere on April 24.

Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, and Pablo Schreiber, “Defending Jacob” is based on the 2012 bestselling crime novel by William Landay. Evans and Dockery play the parents of a 14-year-old boy (Martell) who is accused of murdering a classmate in a small Massachusetts town.

First optioned for a movie in 2012, showrunner Mark Bomback opted to turn the story into a limited series after seeing how the genre has developed into a outlet for incisive storytelling in the era of Peak TV. “Twenty or 30 years ago, this would have been a movie in a multiplex,

‘The Morning Show’: Tight-Lipped on Season 2, Cast and Producers Take on Season 1 Criticism
‘The Morning Show’: Tight-Lipped on Season 2, Cast and Producers Take on Season 1 Criticism

Before heading to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony, nominees Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup joined their “Morning Show” cast/executive producer Reese Witherspoon, executive producer Michael Ellenberg, and Ep/director Mimi Leder to discuss the show that launched Apple TV+.

One thing they were not prepared to talk about, however, was what’s next — aka Season 2.

“It was a climactic finale,” Ellenberg said early in the panel. “Season 2 certainly picks up where we ended… and you’ll have to watch it to see.”

“We’re just getting started,” Witherspoon said. “We’re trying to figure out the new dynamics [post-#MeToo] — what is the new normal?”

Ellenberg also said they’re still “exploring” Steve Carell’s contract for Season 2. The actor, who played a prominent supporting role in Season 1, was only signed for one season, and the finale indicated that might be it for his character. But showrunner Kerry Ehrin, who

‘The Good Place’ Series Finale is Ascending to Alamo Drafthouse Theaters Across the Country
‘The Good Place’ Series Finale is Ascending to Alamo Drafthouse Theaters Across the Country

Holy forking shirtballs! The Good Place is ascending from our TV sets to the big screen. The series finale of the Mike Schur NBC comedy is coming to theaters at Alamo Drafthouse Theaters across the nation for one night this month. Grab your forks and philosophy books, one of the best TV comedies of the past […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross
‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross

An improved 2020 continued this weekend, with the initial $160 million three-day estimate over $30 million (about 22%) above last year’s Martin Luther King Birthday Friday-to-Sunday totals.

The difference comes from two new releases. “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) opened at just over $59 million, $19 million better than “Glass,” which was the sole new wide opener last year. Universal super-costly “Dolittle” as a second studio opener took care of the rest of the gap, with plenty to spare.

All this came on the weekend after Oscar nominations, which (for once) benefited the holiday results. It was an uneven bounty, with the second wide week of “1917” (Universal) leading the way, “Little Women” (Sony) boosted, and several titles like “Parasite” (Neon) and “Jojo Rabbit” (Searchlight) rebounding.

Bad Boys” and “Dolittle” each did at least a little better than expectations — the former, substantially so, while the latter avoided a complete debacle after devastating reviews. Each does give some signs,

‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’: Second Season Ordered by Apple TV+
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’: Second Season Ordered by Apple TV+

Rob McElhenney’s journey to create the ultimate video game isn’t over: Apple TV+ has renewed his upcoming “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” comedy for a second season ahead of its series premiere on February 7.

Apple announced the renewal during the show’s afternoon panel at the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena Sunday afternoon. McElhenney joined series co-creator and executive producer Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby, and stars Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, F. Murray Abraham, and Danny Pudi, to discuss the show, which centers on a fictional team of video game developers who are gearing up to release an expansion for their popular video game.

While Ian Grimm (McElhenney), the fictional company’s creative director, helped create a major “World of Warcraft”-esque hit, his antics in the series’ prior trailers suggest that the company’s upcoming release will face

‘A Fall from Grace’: Film Review
‘A Fall from Grace’: Film Review

Why stay in your lane when you can veer into other roadways with your own turbo-charged vehicles? With “A Fall from Grace,” mogul Tyler Perry swerves back and forth between his usual woman-centered melodrama and a quasi-thriller. Shot over just five days in late 2019,

As is his intriguing way, however, Perry delivers some grace notes with the casting. Crystal Fox is especially compelling when playing the title character in her jailhouse state, defeated and shell-shocked. Over the years, a number of stellar female actors have tithed their time to the church of Tyler Perry. Here it’s Perry regulars Cicely Tyson, in an understated but pivotal turn, touching for its frailty, and Phylicia Rashad as Grace’s deeply supportive best friend, Sarah.

We first learn about Grace Waters from incessant chatter on the car radio as 26-year-old public defender Jasmine Bryant heads to the office. Bresha Webb plays the reluctant

2020 SAG Awards: The Full List of Winners, Updating Live

The 26th Screen Actors Guild are underway, which should make Oscar predictions that much easier as the results roll in — actors who win big with SAG tend to do likewise with the Academy.

Last year, the overlap didn’t happen as much as usual, though. Regina King, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” wasn’t even in the running for a SAG Award. Emily Blunt, who won for her role in “A Quiet Place,” wasn’t nominated for the Oscar.

But Rami Malek went on to win at the Oscars for his role as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” after taking home a prize at last year’s SAG Awards, which exclusively honor individual, ensemble, and stunt performers in both TV and movies.

This year, SAG wins could bode well for Oscar nominees Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger in

How to Watch 2020 SAG Awards Online
How to Watch 2020 SAG Awards Online

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the top performers in film and television, is just a few hours away.

Although the show is hostless, Joey King and Logan Browning are co-ambassadors of the ceremony, taking place on Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 5 p.m. Pt/8 p.m. Et, while red carpet coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pt/5:30 p.m. Et. The event can also be live-streamed on sagawards.org, as well as on apps like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, YouTube TV, Hulu With LiveTV, Sling TV and Roku.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Bombshell” and “The Irishman” dominate film nominations with four apiece. All three movies will compete for the top award, best ensemble, along with “Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit.” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the most honored television show,