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Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director and The Shape Of Water Wins Best Picture at The Oscars!

The 90th Academy Awards has concluded and I think a lot of movie geeks are happy with the way things played out! I couldn't be more excited to see Guillermo del Toro win Best Director and his film The Shape of Water win Best Picture of the year!

We also saw Gary Oldman win Best Actor, which he definitely deserved! Frances McDormand, took home the Best Actress Award and Sam Rockwell won for Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Then there was Jordan Peele, who won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out, which so freakin' cool!

Personally, the one film that I didn't think should have won was Call Me By Your Name for Best Adapted Screenplay. Molly's Game, Logan, Mudbound, and The Disaster Artist were all better films with better scripts!

Below you'll find a full list of the nominees with the winners bolded. Are you happy with the winners?
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Oscars 2018: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2018: The Complete Winners List
Best Picture

The Shape of Water

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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2018 Oscars reactions: Cheers and jeers for 90th Academy Awards by forum posters [Updating Live]

2018 Oscars reactions: Cheers and jeers for 90th Academy Awards by forum posters [Updating Live]
Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, are busy commenting on Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards. Below, just a sampling of what they had to say about the top races at the 2018 Oscars. Take a read and then join the discussion, if you dare.

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Best Picture: “The Shape of Water

Noah Arlington: Knew it. Congrats to Shape of Water

Lord Freddy Blackfyre: Take that SAG stat

Nate: I can’t believe that only 6 women won Oscars tonight, 2 in categories specifically designated for women.

Eddy Q: We’re back to Best Director being more significant for Best Picture than screenplay awards. It had been the other way round for a while.

Best Actress: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)

Miles: Nice way of playing off Foster’s injury.
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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins best actor for 'Darkest Hour'

Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins best actor for 'Darkest Hour'
Roger Deakins finally wins cinematography award after 14 nominations. Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

Guillermo del Toro won the best directing Oscar for The Shape Of Water, becoming the third Mexican in the last five years to claim the prize.

“I am an immigrant… like Alfonso [Cuaron] and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu], my compadres, like Gael [Garcia Bernal], like Salma [Hayek], like many, many of you,” del Toro said. “And in the last 25 years I’ve been living in a country all of our own. The greatest thing our industry does it to erase the lines in the sand.”

After 14 nominations, Roger
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Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins wins best cinematography for 'Blade Runner 2049'

Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins wins best cinematography for 'Blade Runner 2049'
Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

After 14 nominations, Roger Deakins finally won the cinematography Oscar, claiming the award for his work on Blade Runner 2049.

Jordan Peele won best original screenplay for Get Out and thanked ’my mother who taught me to love in the face of hate.” The winner was only the third man to be nominated for best picture, directing, and original screenplay after Warren Beatty for Heaven Can Wait in 1979, and James L Brooks for Terms Of Endearment in 1984.

His award came shortly after an
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Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele wins original screenplay for 'Get Out'

Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele wins original screenplay for 'Get Out'
Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Will DoP Roger Deakins finally lay his hands on the prize? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

Jordan Peele won best original screenplay for Get Out and thanked ’my mother who taught me to love in the face of hate.”

Peele’s award came shortly after an intense emotional interlude that brought the most overt reference of the night to the unfolding Hollywood sex scandal that has shaken the industry to its core.

An emotional Annabella Sciorra, who has alleged Weinstein raped her, was joined on stage by Ashley Judd,
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Oscars 2018: 'Coco' wins best animation feature

Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Will DoP Roger Deakins finally lay his hands on the prize? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

Pixar’s Coco won the animation feature Oscar and produced a stirring acceptance speech from director Lee Unkrich, who praised Mexico’s “endlessly beautiful culture and traditions,” adding: “Marginalised people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.”

Chile’s A Fantastic Woman by Sebastian Lelio earned a big cheer when it was named best foreign-language film. Immediately after that award. Director Sebastian Lelio thanked “the inspiration for this movie, Daniela Vega.
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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX Supervisor John Nelson Brought Rachael & Pic’s Holograms To Life

How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX Supervisor John Nelson Brought Rachael & Pic’s Holograms To Life
A self-described science-fiction fan, visual effects supervisor John Nelson saw a "dream gig" and rare opportunity in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. Getting the chance to work on a sequel to a revered sci-fi film—one of the pillars of the genre—Nelson would construct surreal cityscape shots out of real aerial footage shot across the globe, while exploring holograms in all their various visual representations. Specifically, in 2049, Nelson would create holograms of…
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Inside Denis Villeneuve’s Holographic Joi of Sex

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Unlike the stunning CG recreation of Sean Young’s Rachael replicant in “Blade Runner 2049,” the Joi hologram played by Ana de Armas was more of an advanced analog creation. In fact, the directive from Denis Villeneuve was to have Joi alternate between looking realistic and artificial, depending on the emotional context for Ryan Gosling’s K, who customized her as more of a loving companion than pleasure model.

They recorded actress de Armas on set with Gosling from multiple angles with GoPros and Hdri lighting set up by Roger Deakins. Then Double Negative made a CG version and went through a lot of testing. However, finding the right look was difficult.

“Joi is a volume, a projection, and we looked at conventional holograms and didn’t really like them that much,” said John Nelson, the production visual effects supervisor. “We had to come up with something more subtle yet cooler than that.
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Cool Videos: How They Recreated Rachael In ‘Blade Runner 2049’

We are assuming that most people have seen Denis Villeneuve’s striking sequel Blade Runner 2049 now, so here’s a pretty awesome behind-the-scenes video as to how they brought back Sean Young’s character of Rachael in the movie.

In Blade Runner 2049, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. Towards the end of the movie, Deckard is teased with an image of Young’s Rachael, resurrected from the original movie, and definitely one of the film’s stand-out moments.

Related: Blade Runner 2049 review

In the following video, visual effects supervisor John Nelson explains how they accomplished that feat. Check it out below.
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Most Difficult Craft Challenges for Director Denis Villeneuve

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Most Difficult Craft Challenges for Director Denis Villeneuve
Blade Runner 2049” offered the most complex set of craft challenges yet for director Denis Villeneuve. He had an ambitious vision for picking up where Ridley Scott left off 30 years later, exploring dystopia, humanity, and memory in a way that was linked personally, emotionally, and intellectually. And that entailed a much more involved collaborative process with master cinematographer Roger Deakins, production designer Dennis Gassner, and the rest of the below-the-line team.

But it first began with lighting, and, for the first time, Villeneuve worked out a thematic visual plan with Deakins that drove the narrative about Ryan Gosling’s blade runner/replicant K becoming “more human than human.” And this visual journey enabled the movie to have a hypnotic, dream-like quality. It began with the opening of Ana’s eye (the memory designer played by Carla Juri) and concluded with K’s last waking, cathartic moment in the snow.

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects
A bunch of sequels and a remake are vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, many of them from Disney, including Bill Condon’s live-action remake of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Three Fox films offer stunning VFX: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which advances its visual effects technology over the last Matt Reeves installment featuring Weta Digital’s astonishing array of digital apes led by performance capture master Andy Serkis as Caesar, could win Weta’s Joe Letteri (“Avatar,” “King Kong,” “The Lord of the Rings”) his fifth Oscar. Another visually sumptuous sequel is Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” And Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is also impressive.

Two Warner Bros. blockbusters, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” and Patty Jenkins’ World War I superhero origin myth “Wonder Woman,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How that Holographic Sex Scene Was Made Using GoPros, an iPad, and Stopwatches

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How that Holographic Sex Scene Was Made Using GoPros, an iPad, and Stopwatches
Blade Runner 2049” hasn’t proven to be the moneymaker many were hoping for, but it has inspired a great deal of affection from much of its audience. Among the most talked-about moments is a sex scene involving Ryan Gosling’s Officer K, his hologram Joi (ana de Armas), and a prostitute named Mariette (Mackenzie Davis) hired to bridge the physical gap between the two would-be lovers.

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Disappearing From Theaters More Quickly Than Expected

The women merge in the sad, innovative scene, synchronizing their movements so as to make K feel like he’s actually with Joi. They aren’t entirely in sync, however — and, according to VFX supervisor John Nelson, the imperfection was by design.

“We’d rehearse, and then we’d shoot Mariette first, and then Denis would pick a take, then I would go through that take with the script supervisor,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How VFX Masters Replicated Sean Young as Rachael

‘Blade Runner 2049’: How VFX Masters Replicated Sean Young as Rachael
One of the great surprises of “Blade Runner 2049” was a stunning CG recreation of the Rachael replicant played by Sean Young in the original movie. The two-minute sequence brings an emotionally stirring reunion with Harrison Ford’s Deckard that required technical virtuosity and subtle performance. This major step in digital human animation should be rewarded with a VFX Oscar nomination.

Body double Loren Peta played the young Rachael (in costume, makeup, and with dotted face) and performed on set with Ford and Jared Leto (as replicant manufacturer Wallace). She was directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Young on set as well for reference. The goal was to merge the two into a perfect replica.

Facial Capture on a Secret Saturday

“Denis really liked Loren’s performance when it was cut together, but part of our plan was to do a facial capture of Loren and Sean,” said Oscar-winning production visual
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Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling Talk Blade Runner 2049: Will It Match Hype? (Vid)

Harrison Ford has a few choice words for “Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 classic “Blade Runner,” like calling the movie an “experiential opportunity.” He sat down for an interview with Ryan Gosling to talk about the film and how it relates to his previous role. Also weighing in on the film, in a separate video featurette are executive producer Ridley Scott, director Denis Villeneuve, director of photography Roger Deakins, production designer Dennis Gassner, art director Paul Inglis and visual effects supervisor John Nelson. ...Read More
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Blade Runner 2049 Sneak Peek Features Exciting New Footage

Blade Runner 2049 Sneak Peek Features Exciting New Footage
It's been almost two months since the second Blade Runner trailer was released, but if you're chomping at the bit for even more footage, a new preview has surfaced that reveals new characters plus behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and filmmakers. The preview includes a few "before and after" shots, revealing that there was certainly an emphasis on practical effects, showcasing some of the massive set pieces and vehicles used in the production. We even hear from legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, who revealed that he has never worked on a movie with so many different sets and lighting patterns, revealing that, "technically, it's quite challenging."

This preview comes from Entertainment Weekly, which, along with plenty of new footage, also features interview segments with several of the main players, including executive producer Ridley Scott, who reveals that he couldn't have dreamed that his original Blade Runner movie would still be so revered, 35 years later. The filmmaker adds that, while Blade Runner was always meant to be a stand-alone movie, there was simply more story to be told than the original's two-hour runtime would allow. We also hear from Harrison Ford, who had this to say about revisiting his iconic character, Rick Deckard.

"I think it's kind of fun to play a character 30 years later. The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments, it was a pleasure to get back in the world of Blade Runner again. I'm used to trying on old clothes. Happily, they fit."

This footage also gives us new glimpses at Sylvia Hoeks' unspecified character, who tells Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard that they're going home, while in a transport. We also hear from Ryan Gosling, who revealed that as soon as he heard Ridley Scott wanted to "continue the narrative" of Blade Runner, he was already invested and wanted to know what will happen next. We also hear from Jared Leto, who revealed earlier this month that his character is named Neander Wallace, and while we don't know more about who he is, the actor reveals how grateful he was to "just be on the team," working with Ridley Scott, director Denis Villeneuve and stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, while we get a small glimpse of him working with Denis Villeneuve.

Director Denis Villeneuve reveals that he has never felt more pressure on his shoulders, working on this film, mirroring comments he had made in the past about how this follow-up will never be able to live up to the expectations of the original Blade Runner. Production designer Dennis Gassner states that working on this film was like "walking on a knife's edge," since they were "riding the line between the original film with what we're doing now." The video also features shots with other cast members like Lennie James, while visual effects supervisor John Nelson reveals that they're trying to keep the visual effects very grounded. Take a look at this preview for Blade Runner 2049, as we get closer and closer to the October 5 release date.
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Featurette Reveals Stunning New Footage, Making Of the Movie

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Featurette Reveals Stunning New Footage, Making Of the Movie
“We want people to look at it and say, ‘Wow that’s a beautiful shot. How did they get it?'” visual effects supervisor John Nelson says in the new featurette for Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. That’s how I spent much of the time watching the featurette, […]

The post ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Featurette Reveals Stunning New Footage, Making Of the Movie appeared first on /Film.
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Shop Kylie Jenner's Favorite Cosmetics Collection Yet

Shop Kylie Jenner's Favorite Cosmetics Collection Yet
Updated June 15, 2017: Get your credit cards ready, because Kylie is releasing her brand new Vacation collection at 3 Pm Pst on kyliecosmetics.com, and you’re in for a major treat: it’s her favorite release to date. The star shared snaps of the products on social media, revealing a brand new range of cosmetics from highlighters to a bright purple matte liquid lipstick, a bright eye shadow palette and more, saying that this collection ranks the highest among her launches. And as always, Jenner got creative with x-rated names for the products, like “Skinny Dip”, “Send Me More Nudes” and more.
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Prince’s Siblings Declared Heirs To Singer’s $200 Million Estate

The Minnesota probate judge overseeing the late Prince’s estate has declared his six siblings are the heirs to the multiple millions of dollars he left behind. The late singer’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and half-siblings Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson will divide the worth of Prince estate, the Minneapolis Star […]

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Minnesota Judge Dismisses Two Alleged Heirs Vying for Prince’s Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

Minnesota Judge Dismisses Two Alleged Heirs Vying for Prince’s Multi-Million-Dollar Estate
Claims from two more alleged heirs vying for Prince’s estimated $250 million estate have been dismissed.

According to court documents obtained by People, Judge Kevin W. Eide ordered that “Brianna Nelson and are excluded as heirs” of the late icon’s estate.

In previous legal filings, Brianna claimed to be the daughter of Prince’s reported half-brother Duane Nelson Sr., who died in 2011. Duane Sr. also had a son, Duane Jr., who died in 2005 and left behind a daughter, Victoria.

However, following genetic testing, it was determined that Brianna and Victoria are not blood relatives of Prince, as their father
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