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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Curtis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘Spartacus’ by Chris Beachum

Tony Curtis would’ve celebrated his 94th birthday on June 3, 2019. The Oscar-nominated performer starred in dozens of movies throughout his career, becoming famous as the charismatic leadi…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Gordon Cox (Variety) top all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Gordon Cox (Variety) for topping all Experts with an outstanding score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Peter Travers for topping all Experts and Users with a tremendous score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. The Rolling Stone jour…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Frank Capra movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘It Happened One Night’ by Chris Beachum

Frank Capra would’ve celebrated his 122nd birthday on May 18, 2019. The three-time Oscar winner dominated the box office throughout the 1930s with his populist fables, nicknamed “Capra-c…

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Emmys 2019 exclusive: 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios categories for ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Rent,’ ‘Modern Family’ and m by Chris Beachum

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. For this season, the studi…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fred Astaire movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Swing Time,’ ‘The Band Wagon,’ ‘Top Hat’ by Chris Beachum

Fred Astaire would’ve celebrated his 120th birthday on May 10, 2019. The Oscar-nominated song and dance man is best remembered for a series of musicals he made alongside Ginger Rogers (who…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Emmy FYC event: Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese on music, Catholicism, Obama and more by Chris Beachum

Bruce Springsteen rocked the house Sunday during a Q&A for Netflix’s “Springsteen on Broadway” moderated by Martin Scorsese. The two old friends swapped stories about their appreci…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User MNC77 for a terrific score of 79.76% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. He is just ahead of eastwest and drewrest, who achieved a score …

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Tony Awards 2019: Gordon Cox (Variety), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me) top all Experts predicting nominees by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Experts Gordon Cox (Variety), Brian Lipton (Cititour) and Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me) for a wonderful score of 73.81% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards nominatio…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Saoirse Ronan movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘Atonement’ by Chris Beachum

Saoirse Ronan will turn 25 on April 12, 2019. It is quite the accomplishment that she has achieved three Oscar nominations at such a young age. Only Jennifer Lawrence has been able to match …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ by Chris Beachum

Debbie Reynolds had one of the longest and most varied careers in show business and was the true definition of a survivor. Discovered by Hollywood at a young age when she won the Miss Burban…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Joan Crawford movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Mildred Pierce,’ ‘Possessed,’ ‘Sudden Fear’ by Chris Beachum

Joan Crawford would’ve celebrated her 113th birthday on March 23, 2019. Though she’s probably best remembered for the portrayals of her by other actresses, the Oscar-winning performer st…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Glory,’ ‘Election’ by Chris Beachum

Happy 57th birthday to Matthew Broderick on March 21, 2019! A true star of stage, screen and television, Broderick first came to moviegoers’ attention 36 years ago in the thriller “WarGa…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Liza Minnelli movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘The Sterile Cuckoo’ by Chris Beachum

Liza Minnelli celebrates her 73rd birthday on March 12, 2019. The multi-talented performer made only a handful of movies during her long career, but how many of them are classics? In honor o…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

John Travolta movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ by Chris Beachum

John Travolta will celebrate his 65th birthday on February 18, 2019. The actor has had a long and varied career, though it has often been marked by extremely high highs and extremely low low…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sam Elliott movies: Top 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Tombstone,’ ‘A Star is Born’ by Chris Beachum

It was a long time coming, but Sam Elliott finally earned his first Oscar nomination for “A Star Is Born” (2018). He contends as Best Supporting Actor for this musical drama abou…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nathan Lane movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Birdcage,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘The Producers’ by Chris Beachum

Nathan Lane will celebrate his 63rd birthday on February 3, 2019. The actor has spent the majority of his career on Broadway and the New York theater, but he has also had a good run on telev…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Oscars 2019 ceremony: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch will perform original song nominees by Chris Beachum

Oscar officials have been very secretive about the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony slated for February 24 on ABC. But we now know five of the performers who will take the stage to sing B…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gold Derby Film Awards nominations 2019: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘A Star is Born’ come out on top by Chris Beachum

“The Favourite” was the favorite film of more than 2,500 users who voted for the 17th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards nominations. It scored 12 nominations including Best Picture, …

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SAG Awards 2019: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek among 15 presenters announced by Chris Beachum

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first 15 announced presenters for Sunday’s SAG Awards. The 25th annual ceremony will be hosted by past winner Megan Mullally (…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ interviews: 9 exclusive chats with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall and more [WATCH] by Chris Beachum

Will “Mary Poppins” return to the Oscar race for the first time in 54 years? The 1964 original snagged 13 nominations including Best Picture, and it won five prizes. Now “M…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Faye Dunaway movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ ‘Network,’ ‘Chinatown’ by Chris Beachum

Faye Dunaway will celebrate her 78th birthday on January 14, 2019. The actress has had a dynamic 57-year career on Broadway, television and of course in film. She shows no signs of slowing d…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Mary Poppins Returns’): ‘This was film school for me’ [Complete Interview Transcript] by Chris Beachum

Lin-Manuel Miranda just earned his second Golden Globe nomination for playing Jack the lamplighter in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Already an Oscar nominee for writing the song “…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

J.K. Simmons movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Juno,’ ‘Spider-Man’ by Chris Beachum

Happy 64th birthday to Jonathan Kimble Simmons, aka J.K. Simmons! The Academy Award-winning actor first came to fame as a song-and-dance man on Broadway, then segued to a celebrated career i…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors spoilers: Tonight’s full list of performers honoring Cher, Reba McEntire, Hamilton, Wayne Shorter, Philip Glass by Chris Beachum

CBS celebrates the exciting, lengthy careers of four performers tonight on the Kennedy Center Honors. And for the first time ever, an influential and popular Broadway show is also among the …

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sam Elliott (‘A Star Is Born’): Bradley Cooper stealing my voice ‘increased my chances for being in the film’ [Complete Interview Transcript] by Chris Beachum

Sam Elliott is well on his way to possibly earning his first Oscar nomination after a long and storied career, thanks to “A Star Is Born.” Already nominated at the Critics’…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

All 15 Best Original Song Oscar contenders: Complete list of songwriters includes Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar and ?? by Chris Beachum

Academy Awards officials released a short list of contenders for Best Original Song on Monday. It was the first time ever that the composers branch has whittled a massive number of entries d…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SAG Awards film nominations slugfest: The best news ‘A Star is Born’ could have ever hoped for? [VIDEO AND AUDIO PODCAST] by Chris Beachum

“You almost always need at least a nomination for ensemble to win the Oscar. The only exceptions were ‘Braveheart’ in 1995 and of course just last year ‘The Shape of …

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Golden Globes film predictions slugfest 2019: Will ‘A Star is Born’ sweep drama races while comedies clash? [WATCH] by Chris Beachum

“I just think they want to be taken seriously for the Oscars and other awards. So to be declared a drama is maybe a step up in some ways,” explains Gold Derby editor Susan Wloszc…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Mark Ronson (‘A Star is Born’ songwriter) on how Lady Gaga and ‘Shallow’ took him by surprise [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Chris Beachum

When Mark Ronson saw an early cut of “A Star Is Born” at Bradley Cooper‘s house he admits that he was surprised by how “Shallow,” an original song he composed w…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors 2018: Sunday’s complete list of performers celebrating Cher, Reba McEntire, ‘Hamilton,’ Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter by Chris Beachum

Four more artists were added to the four-decade tradition of Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. The 41st annual program, which will air December 26 on CBS, also celebrated …

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