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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (August)

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Classics) has her eyes locked on Oscar victory (photo credit: Roberto Filipe Terra @robertofilipeterra) Glenn is ready for her Close-up It’s time, isn’t it? Glenn Close has been nominated for SIX Academy Awards. She stands alone as the most-nominated living actor, male or female, to have never won. I hesitated in Spring and early …

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First trailer for Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ commemorates James Baldwin’s birthday

The long-awaited trailer to Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight is here. Jenkins has long been one of James Baldwin’s most ardent fans and debuts his adaptation of Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk on the celebrated author’s birthday, with Baldwin’s haunting words deeply embedded. “There are days when you wonder, what your role is in this country and what …

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Barry Jenkins shares ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ first look at Essence Fest with Regina King, Stephan James and KiKi Layne

It’s been less than two years but people have been highly anticipating the follow-up to Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight, which won Best Picture, Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Adapted Screenplay (for Jenkins and short story creator Tarell Alvin McCraney) at the 89th Academy Awards. He came to Essence Fest in New Orleans to share a first look at that …

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2019 Oscars: The Best Actress Contenders (March)

As it often is, Best Actress is one of the more exciting Oscar categories this year. It’s jammed full of previous winners and nominees, including a few yearning for major comebacks. It’s also a wealth of new talent just bursting at the seams. I’m slotting Viola Davis at #1 for Widows. After the hemming and hawing over which category she’d …

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