Sasha Stone takes us inside "last night’s packed academy premiere for 'The Theory of Everything'" and reports "it became clear that Eddie Redmayne has a good chance of unseating the two frontrunners in the Best Actor race, Michael Keaton for 'Birdman' and Benedict Cumberbatch for 'The Imitation Game.' The way the Best Actor race usually works is that it’s inextricably linked to Best Picture. This is the case almost every year but especially lately. The winning Best Actor is almost always in a Best Picture contender and when he isn’t he’s usually an overdue veteran whose number has at last come up." Awards Daily
No SAG Award has a more complicated history with Oscar than Best Supporting Actress. Neither supporting category is as reliable at predicting the academy's choices as the lead races, but Supporting Actress has the lowest rate of overlap for nominees of any of the acting categories. As for the rate of winners, that's a longer story.
On Episode 6 of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur," Dale Wentworth played his heart out to try to remain on the island. Unfortunately, no amount of strategy, gameplay or fake Immunity idols could save him, and for the second week in a row, a Wentworth was voted out by the Coyopa tribe.
Gold Derby readers overwhelming predicted Dale would be voted out, giving him leading 11/2 odds in our weekly prediction contest. All of our users who correctly predicted Dale's elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week.
With Halloween just around the corner, we put together a list of the 13 scariest Emmy wins of all time.
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Marvel Studios unveils its third phase of their ambitious superhero slate of films for 2016 and beyond. "Doctor Strange" will star Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock: His Last Vow"). The lead of "Black Panther" will be Chadwick Boseman ("Get On Up"). Others will include a female "Captain Marvel" and "The Inhumans." Sequels to "Captain America" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" will also be part of the plan. The final "Avengers" film with Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo will actually be broken into two parts for 2018 and 2019. Variety
Pete Hammond offers his take on "Interstellar": "The Best Picture category was made for films of this scope, ambition and achievement. And it is largely CGI-less, a rare move for epic movies of this scope, which should impress filmmakers. The major computers used for this film are on screen more than off. I would be surprised if Oscar voters left their love for this only to technical categories as they did all those years ago with '2001'." Deadline
The SAG Awards and Oscars usually match closely when it comes to the individual acting awards, though not so much when it comes to SAG's Ensemble race and Oscar's Best Picture, which agree less than half of the time. But there has been plenty of room for surprises in Best Supporting Actor.
The Tuesday episode of "The Voice" only offered three knockout round battles, but the final one provided one that shocked three of the coaches.
The appeal of "Dancing With the Stars" is watching celebs try their hand at a skill they're unfamiliar with. Sometimes the stars surprise us with their natural rhythm, while other stars ... don't. Then there are contestants who have past training or experience that gives them an unfair advantage against their amateur rivals, like Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro. Sure, our users are predicting he will win the mirrorball trophy but should he even be allowed to compete?
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