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  • Paul Walter Hauser reveals how he transformed himself into Richard Jewell: Booze and bread baskets

    Actor reveals secret of his stunning transformation in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed new drama.

  • Stars of 'Richard Jewell' defend controversial Clint Eastwood drama: 'We're not making a political statement'

    New film about the Olympic bombing has come under fire by those who claim Eastwood is parroting right-wing talking points and unfairly smearing a dead journalist.

  • National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film

    The National Board of Review has named Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” the best film of 2019. Scorsese and two of the film’s stars, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, will also receive the organization’s inaugural Icon Award.The NBR’s Top 10 list consisted of “1917,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “Richard Jewell,” “Uncut Gems” and “Waves.”Quentin Tarantino was named the year’s best director for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” while Melina Matsoukas won the Best Directorial Debut award for “Queen & Slim.”Also Read: 'The Irishman' Re-Review: Does Martin Scorsese's Epic Feature Play Better on the Small Screen?Acting awards went to Adam Sandler for “Uncut Gems,” Renee Zellweger for “Judy,” Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and Kathy Bates for “Richard Jewell.” That latter film’s star, Paul Walter Hauser, won the Breakthrough Performance award.“Parasite” was named the year’s best foreign-language film, “Maiden” the best documentary and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” the best animated feature.Presumed Oscar contenders missing from the NBR list included “The Two Popes,” “Little Women,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Joker” and “The Farewell” (which did appear on the list of best independent films), while the list gave a boost to “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Knives Out,” “Richard Jewell” and particularly Adam Sandler and “Uncut Gems.”Also Read: 'Marriage Story' Dominates Gotham Awards 2019: The Complete Winners ListThe organization’s love affair with Scorsese extended to the point where it put “Rolling Thunder: A Bob Dylan Film by Martin Scorsese” on its list of the year’s best documentaries, even though the film is a largely fictionalized chronicle that uses the documentary form to bend the truth.Last year, the NBR had only four of the eight Oscar Best Picture nominees on its Top 10 list, missing “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite” and “Vice.”But it did match the Academy on “Black Panther,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” – and its choice for the year’s best film, “Green Book,” went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It was the first time in a decade, since “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008, that the NBR had chosen the eventual Best Picture winner.Also Read: 'The Irishman' Film Review: Martin Scorsese's Gangster Epic Is Melancholic and BittersweetOver the last 10 years, a little over half of the films on the NBR list have ended up with Best Picture nominations. But only one NBR winner in the last 18 years, 2014’s “A Most Violent Year,” failed to land an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.While the National Board of Review is often mistakenly considered a critics’ organization, the group is made up of, in its own words, “knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students” in the New York area. Much of its relatively high profile comes from the fact that it is one of the first groups to pick the year’s best films. (The more prestigious New York Film Critics Circle will make its own picks on Wednesday, as will the American Film Institute.)The NBR was established in 1909 by theater owners protesting the New York mayor’s attempt to block the exhibition of motion pictures in the city. It has been picking the best films since 1930.The winners will be recognized at the NBR Awards Gala on Jan. 8, 2020, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.The winners:Best Film: “The Irishman” Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Best Actor: Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems” Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, “Judy” Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, “Uncut Gems” Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, “Richard Jewell” Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, “Queen & Slim” Best Animated Feature: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Best Foreign Language Film: “Parasite” Best Documentary: “Maiden” Best Ensemble: “Knives Out” Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “1917” NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “For Sama” NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Just Mercy”Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order) “Dolemite is My Name” “Ford v Ferrari” “Jojo Rabbit” “Knives Out” “Marriage Story” “1917” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” “Richard Jewell” “Uncut Gems” “Waves”Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order) “Atlantics” “Invisible Life” “Pain and Glory” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” “Transit”Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order) “American Factory” “Apollo 11” “The Black Godfather” “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” “Wrestle”Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order) “The Farewell” “Give Me Liberty” “A Hidden Life” “Judy” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” “Midsommar” “The Nightingale” “The Peanut Butter Falcon” “The Souvenir” “Wild Rose”Read original story National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film At TheWrap

  • Making 'Misery': Kathy Bates, Rob Reiner reveal the on-set tension was real

    The MVPs of Horror take us behind the scenes of their Stephen King classic, including how Bates scored the part after just one line.

  • Kathy Bates on surviving cancer twice: ‘When you see what you’re afraid of, you can face it’

    "The Highwaymen" actress Kathy Bates opens up about being diagnosed with both ovarian and breast cancer, and raises awareness about the cancer treatment side effect that she and millions of others have faced: lymphedema.

  • MVPs of Horror: How 'Misery' director Rob Reiner cast an unknown Kathy Bates — and how she really tortured James Caan

    Filmmaker reveals it took only one line in Kathy Bates's "Misery" audition before he hired her for an Oscar-winning role.

  • 'American Horror Story': Kathy Bates returning to star in Season 8

    Kathy Bates will return to play one of the lead roles in Season 8 of FX’s horror anthology.

  • Kathy Bates channeling Bruno Mars is exactly what we need right now

    Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates had everyone hyped on "Lip Sync Battle," where she channeled Bruno Mars and Naughty By Nature and nailed it.

  • 'Disjointed' canceled at Netflix

    Netflix has extinguished Disjointed. The streamer has pulled the plug on the Kathy Bates-fronted pot comedy after two buzz-deprived seasons, TVLine has learned. Co-created by Chuck Lorre, the series found Oscar-winner Bates playing the owner of a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary. The cast also included Mozart in the Jungle‘s Aaron Moten, The Flash‘s Tone Bell […]

  • 'Disjointed': Kathy Bates gets really high

    Co-created by Chuck Lorre, the Netflix comedy gives us Kathy Bates as a hippie with a big heart, a formidable intellect, and a lackadaisical business sense.

  • Kathy Bates and Conan sing 'Star-Spangled Banner' in Baltimorese

    Kathy Bates and Conan O’Brien attempt to sing the national anthem in Baltimorese. And the result may be worse than nails on a chalkboard.

  • Kathy Bates advocates for medical marijuana use, especially for NFL players

    Kathy Bates talks about her upcoming Netflix series, and supporting medical marijuana for NFL players to treat concussions and chronic pain.

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. Pulls Up Sarah Paulson’s Skirt at PaleyFest — and His Bad-Boy Behavior Continues

    Cuba Gooding Jr. crept up behind Sarah Paulson as she greeted Kathy Bates onstage at PaleyFest. Show me the … bad judgment! Cuba Gooding is raising eyebrows — again! — by pulling up Sarah Paulson’s skirt when they were onstage at PaleyFest over the weekend. Promoting American Horror Story: Roanoke on Sunday, the high-energy actor, 49, best known for screaming, “Show me the money!” at Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire (and getting an Oscar for it) channeled his inner 7-year-old naughty schoolboy by coming up behind his mega-talented co-star —who plays his wife in the FX series — and pulling up the back of her Prada dress while she posed for photos with Kathy Bates in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

  • 5 Hilarious Kathy Bates Performances

    Billy Bob Thornton is back and badder than ever in Bad Santa 2. But he’s actually outdone in the bad behavior department by Kathy Bates, who steals the belated sequel to the 2003 cult hit as Sunny Soke, the epically awful mom of Thornton’s not-so-master thief, Willie T. Soke. Bates’s gung-ho comic performance in Bad Santa 2 shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has followed her eclectic career over the years. ...

  • Halloween Costumes for Your TV-Loving Squad

    Ready to roll with your squad on Halloween night — but need ideas for costumes? Look no further than your TV! TV shows offer plenty of interesting ideas for group costumes. Of course, you'll probably see plenty of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones squads on Halloween, so how about we help you dig a little deeper into the channels for your friends?

  • ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ Recap: Uber Disgusting

    Warning: This recap for the “Chapter 4” episode of "American Horror Story: Roanoke" contains spoilers, a Pig Man, and Lady Gaga.

  • Billy Bob Thornton Is Back in Very Naughty-and-Not-Nice Form in Latest 'Bad Santa 2' Red-Band (NSFW) Trailer

    Raunchy trailer reveals much inappropriate behavior as Thornton’s thief Willie T. Stokes teams up with paroled former partner Marcus (Tony Cox) and his equally inappropriate mother Sunny (Kathy Bates) to rob a charity run by Diane (Christina Hendricks)

  • ‘American Horror Story’: The Secret New Season Is Haunting

    All the secrecy and false leads that co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk arranged to shroud the sixth season of "American Horror Story" seems to have paid off: Viewers were probably quite surprised to see the twists in the unveiling of the latest edition of the anthology series on Wednesday night. WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR THE SEASON PREMIERE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

  • ‘American Horror Story’ Premiere Recap: Meet the Neighbors

    Wednesday’s premiere of "American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare" revealed the driving engine of the much anticipated new season. Season 6 has adopted "dramatic reenactments" of the scary story.

  • ‘American Horror Story’ Reveals Season Six Theme… Or Did They?

    American Horror Story has revealed the season six setting! Or have they…? The FX series has released six mysterious online promos for the new season that premieres on September 14th, but the network isn’t revealing which – if any – are indicative of what’s to come.