ive Pepsi Super Bowl ads. The 28-day shoot wrapped without incident, and seven months later Macgruber was released into 2,551 theater screens, only for critics and audiences to react as if MacGruber had personally upper-decked their toilets. Critics throat-ripped the film, which ended up with a Rotten 48% on the Tomatometer, and audiences proved to be as stingy as MacGruber himself, resulting in a million worldwide box office and a theatrical run of about three weeks.Ten years later, the film has built an audience of die-hard fans who embrace MacGruber’s mission to stop villain Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) from destroying Washington D.C. The once maligned screenplay by Forte and John Solomon is now appreciated for its flipping of action movie tropes and its borderline psychopathic dedication to making MacGruber as horrible as possible while still somehow making him likable. The film looks like a million dollar movie because of the inspired work by cinematographer Brandon Trost and production designer Robb Wilson King, and the assured direction by Taccone, who was making his feature debut, is so focused and fearless that it has to be appreciated (his drunk DVD commentary is pretty epic, too).As MacGruber celebrates 10 years of polarizing audiences, we decided to look back at what makes it such a beloved cult classic.ITS BOX OFFICE FAILURE WASN T SURPRISING, BUT NEITHER IS ITS CULT STATUS(Photo by Greg Peters/©Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Looking back at MacGruber now, Taccone, Forte, and Solomon couldn’t have believed that their hilariously aggressive R-rated comedy would be as successful as other SNL-based films like Wayne’s World or The Blues Brothers. They were asking summer movie audiences to embrace a profane movie best suited for midnight screenings and home viewings courtesy of the cool friend who let you borrow the DVD. It didn’t feature any A-list stars, it earned poor critical and audience (C- Cinemascore) reviews, and it was sandwiched between 0+ million earners Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After, Sex and the City 2, and Robin Hood.MacGruber also features one of the most unlikable, insecure, and chauvinistic protagonists which was the joke ever put on screen. Unsuspecting audiences expecting an SNL farce were treated to moments like MacGruber urinating on the charred corpse of his nemesis and sex scenes punctuated by grunting and sweating with pliers and a ghost. These rough edges chased off the majority of the film s viewers but were embraced by a loyal audience who were able to get on the film’s wavelength.Will Forte’s MacGruber follows in the footsteps of other oddball cult characters like Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China), The Dude (The Big Lebowski), and Ash Williams (particularly in Army of Darkness), who initially threw audiences for a loop but became fan favorites years later when people began to realize how amazing they were. Between its disappointing box office results, middling Tomatometer score, and divisive comic sensibilities, MacGruber is the perfect example of a cult classic.WILL FORTE WAS 100% COMMITTED TO THE ROLEThere’s a moment in MacGruber when his teammates Vicki Gloria St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) are being shot at by mercenaries, and a distraction is necessary. Rising to the occasion, MacGruber pulls down his pants, shoves a stalk of celery in his posterior (Forte’s mom was on set that day), and prances around to draw attention away from his partners. His plan works, the bad guys are wiped out by Piper, and MacGruber takes credit for the kills (classic MacGruber). What makes the scene work is that there’s no winking at the camera or goofy caricature; Forte plays MacGruber totally straight. It s this commitment that allows him to pull off the kind of moment when MacGruber explains exactly how far he s willing to go to enlist Lt. Piper s help. You believe his desperation, hubris, and sadness, and that s what makes him unique.Will Forte fully inhabits the 54-year old character (someone did the math), who has no problem crying, pleading, or getting naked in a cemetery to have loud sex with the ghost of his wife. Forte somehow finds a way to make MacGruber nuanced enough for us not to hate him, but also not quite likable enough for us to admire him. The guy is a complete idiot who uses his teammates as human shields, and he doesn’t understand why Von Cunth his former best friend hates him after he stole his fiancée and convinced her to abort his child (pretty dark for an SNL movie, right?). Despite all of that, MacGruber actually gets things done (albeit usually in a roundabout or incorrect way); he rips throats, defuses bombs, and gets revenge on KFBR2392 (Forte actually wrote out all of the KFBR2392 doodles in his notebook).Forte does everything in his power to make the character look bad onscreen, and we appreciate that effort. It takes someone who is committed to the role and doesn’t mind looking stupid in the process, which is admirable in its own way and frequently priceless in comedy.DIRECTOR JORMA TACCONE AND WRITERS WILL FORTE AND JOHN SOLOMON HAD FREE REIN TO DO WHAT THEY WANTED Our budget was not huge, and as a result of that, we were kind of given free rein to do whatever the hell we wanted to do, which was really exciting. Will Forte, A.V. Club, 2010One benefit of a miniscule budget (for a modern-day, wide-release film) is that there aren’t many studio notes to consider or nervous executives lingering around. Nowadays, million is probably the budget for a Marvel movie’s craft services alone, and since Taccone and crew were able to stay on schedule and complete each day’s shot list, they further avoided more eyes on the project. They took that freedom and created an action film with moments so twisted, you don’t know if you should laugh. MacGruber’s monologue about how he met his deceased wife is jaw-dropping, and it’s told in such a matter-of-fact way that it takes a moment for the joke to register. Even Ryan Phillippe’s disgust is so subtle that it doesn’t immediately clue you in to the fact that it s supposed to be funny. That’s the occasional brilliance of MacGruber.The finale of the film sees Mac engaging in a super violent confrontation with Von Cunth. At first, MacGruber is only too eager as he has been for the entire film to cut off Von Cunth’s penis and shove it down his mouth. But when Mac realizes the appendage in question was blown off in an explosion he himself failed to prevent, he pushes Von Cunth off a cliff, shoots him with a machine gun on the way down, launches a grenade at his lifeless body, and finally urinates on the flaming corpse. The overkill is exceptional, and even though it’s playing on over-the-top kills in prior action films, the scene is edited so straight that it gives viewers zero catharsis in regards to the villain dying. Taccone and Forte ask the viewer to accept an awful lot of awfulness and doesn t apologize for it, because MacGruber the rare film that really goes for it, consequences be damned.IT’S A PERFECT SPOOF OF BOMBASTIC 1980s ACTION FILMS“The Legendary MacGruber. Former Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Green Beret. Served six tours in Desert Storm, four in Bosnia, three each in Angola, Somalia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Sierra Leone. Recipient of 16 Purple Hearts, three Congressional Medals of Honor, seven Presidential Medals of Bravery, and starting tight end for the University of Texas, El Paso.” When we are first introduced to MacGruber, we learn that he faked his death and has been living in Rambo-esque isolation in Ecuador since his fiancée was blown up by Dieter Von Cunth on their wedding day. After Phillippe s Lt. Piper recalls MacGruber’s past achievements, a child disrespectfully steals MacGruber’s necklace and makes a fool out of him. For the next 85 minutes, the film pumps MacGruber up, only to promptly deflate his hero credentials each time.Taccone and Forte were inspired by Die Hard, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Road House, and they wrote MacGruber as an homage to them. They took the well-known tropes of those films the heroes are amazing lovers, brilliant with guns, and impossible to kill and flipped them on their heads. While MacGruber is occasionally successful (he literally can rip throats, remember), his lovemaking is sweaty and loud, he’s afraid of guns, and he rather enjoys having bullet holes in his body.In the end, MacGruber saves the day, but he blows up his first team of war heroes, uses his comrades as human shields, and puts his crew in dangerous situations that are so frightening they pee their pants. In other words, he’s far from a hero, despite his heroics, but that also makes him a rather effective parody of the action stars who preceded him.THE SUPPORTING CAST IS ACESAfter 10 years, the sight of Kristen Wiig disguised as MacGruber or the bearded hitman Hoss Bender is still hilarious. Wiig’s performance as capable agent and talented vocalist Vicki St. Elmo is an absolute delight. It’s an all-in performance that features her screaming loudly in coffee shops and dodging Will Forte’s sweat during their outrageous love scene. The brand of weird self-delusion that she brings to the film serves as the perfect complement to MacGruber s antics the two of them seem happily in sync discussing whether Vicki’s going to take a number one or two when she walks off to the bathroom.On the other hand, Ryan Phillippe’s performance as Lt. Dixon Piper is wonderfully straight-faced, and he’s at his best when he’s listening to MacGruber recall the shocking details of his history with Cunth, his body language subtly communicating the gradual horror that overcomes him. Val Kilmer is also perfectly cast as the pony-tailed Dieter Von Cunth, bringing balance to Forte s manic energy with his wry delivery and sarcasm. Powers Boothe adds dignity and gravitas to the role of Colonel Faith, and former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho offers a scene-stealing cameo as Frank Korver, a friend of MacGruber who loves hearing his dick jokes.MacGruber is the star of the show, of course, but without a supporting ensemble who understood the material, the movie couldn’t have worked. That’s why we hope the folks at NBCUniversal have the good sense to recruit the same cast for the MacGruber TV series co-written by and starring Forte that was announced earlier this year for the Peacock streaming service. That s right: Soon you ll be able to watch the clueless buffoon spout casually offensive lines and blow up his friends every week, and if done right, it could be a lot of fun.Where You Can Watch It NowFandangoNOW (rent/own), Amazon (rent/own), Google (rent/own), iTunes (rent/own), Vudu (rent/own)MacGruber was released on May 21, 2010. 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bly worth tuning in. Gunn will be answering fan questions about the reboot, and the panel description states that the members of Task Force X (i.e. The Suicide Squad) will join for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills. What that means is anyone s guess, and while no names are listed in the description itself, we know that Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Alice Braga, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Nathan Fillion are scheduled to show up, among others (and they re in the trailer).The Snyder Cut of Justice League(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 2:30 pm (PT)Length: 25 minutesThe fans who clamored for the mythical Snyder Cut of Justice League are finally getting their wish, as the purest version of director Zack Snyder s film is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2021. With that in mind, Snyder will answer fan questions and welcome a few surprise guests likely at least Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, both of whom have panels before this one.The Flash (TV)(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 2:54 pm (PT)Length: 16 minutesOne of only two TV-specific panels that were moved to the Hall of Heroes presentation after FanDome was split into two days, The Flash panel will feature executive producer Eric Wallace and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight as they reminisce over Season 6 and look ahead to Season 7. In addition, they ll also preview a sneak peek at the black-and-white noir-themed episode Kiss Kiss Breach Breach, which was supposed to have run as part of Season 6 before the pandemic hit. It should be noted that this panel has been dramatically shortened to 16 minutes to fit into the Hall of Heroes schedule, so we may not get everything described above on August 22, but it looks like the full 40-minute presentation will be broadcast on September 12.Black Adam(Photo by DC Enteratinment)When: 3:10 pm (PT)Length: 15 minutesWe re finally getting the Black Adam movie in 2021 or we expect to get it in time for Christmas, anyway and star Dwayne Johnson will be doing a Q A session to give fans a taste of what his first comic book superhero movie will look like. The description for the panel also mentions a few surprises, so we may get some info on how the film may tie in to Shazam! (more on that movie below).Titans (TV)(Photo by Warner Bros.)When: 3:50 pm (PT)Length: 15 minutesThis is the second television series, along with The Flash, that was deemed worthy to move from its original placement in the WatchVerse module to the prime Hall of Heroes lineup, so that already hints that the panel will deliver something special for the fans. However, also like The Flash, the length of the panel has been cut down from its original 30-minute slot in order to fit here, but when it resurfaces on FanDome s September 12 broadcast, we ll get the whole shebang. With all of that said, the panel is set to include stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Damaris Lewis, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as they talk about the upcoming third season and possibly unveil a premiere date.Aquaman(Photo by Warner Bros.)When: 4:05 pm (PT)Length: 10 minutesSure, Aquaman has been out for a couple of years now, so a retrospective look at the film may not be the most earth-shattering thing on your list. That said, director James Wan and co-star Patrick Wilson will be on hand for a brief look back at the world of Atlantis with some behind-the-scenes material, and that could potentially lead into some new info or some sort of a teaser for either Aquaman 2 (due out in 2022) or the horror-themed spinoff The Trench (reportedly due out sometime before Aquaman 2), both of which are in active development right now.SHAZAM!(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 4:40 pm (PT)Length: 10 minutesLike Aquaman, Shazam! has already come and gone from theaters, but unlike the panel for that film, the description for this one specifically teases that star Zachary Levi and co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Granger, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, and Mark Strong will discuss what the next movie might be about, along with surprise guests. Again, this could all point to the eventual Black Adam/Shazam! crossover everyone is expecting.The Batman(Photo by @mattreevesLA)When: 5:30 pm (PT)Length: 30 minutesThe primetime evening slot goes to Matt Reeves The Batman, possibly the most anticipated film of the event, if only because we ve gotten a fair amount of detail about Wonder Woman 1984 but still don t know a whole lot about the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader. Reeves will be joined by FanDome host Aisha Tyler to talk about the upcoming film, and while the description mentions a surprise (or two), we know that Robert Pattinson is supposed to show up at some point, so there could be some big reveals in store.DC FanDome s Hall of Heroes presentations begin at 10:00 am (PT) on Saturday, August 22. Click here for the full schedule.Thumbnail images by DC Entertainment亚博在线下载当然大家都是从业人，最基本的客观与理性还是有的，他们不看好的原因主要是源于操作门槛较高、以及《王者荣耀》多年积累下来的忠实用户。还有就是从业经历，手游市场，大家都懂的，很多号称研发X年的大IP改编手游，到最后基本都没动静了。
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A Collection of Very Diva Holiday Concerts(Photo by Apple TV+)Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Underwood are premiering new Christmas specials this year, all spun off from their new Christmas album releases.Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special is her first special for Apple TV+, with a narrative that finds Carey helping Santa with a crisis at the North Pole, which involves musical performances, animation, and help from famous friends like Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, and Carey’s twins, Monroe and Moroccan. A companion soundtrack album will be released exclusively on Apple Music the day the special premieres, Dec. 4.My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood begins streaming on HBO Max on Dec. 3, in support of the singer’s first full-length Christmas album, My Gift. Underwood, accompanied by her band, as well as a live orchestra and choir, duets with John Legend, singing “Hallelujah,” an original song he co-wrote. And viewers will get an inside look behind the scenes of Underwood recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her five-year-old son Isaiah.Meanwhile, Dolly Parton stars in the CBS special A Holly Dolly Christmas (Dec. 6), an intimate concert with the legend sharing personal stories about the holiday season and performing songs from her new album, A Holly Dolly Christmas.Bonus Dolly: she stars in and wrote the music and lyrics for Netflix’s Scrooge-y new movie Christmas on the Square. Christine Baranski stars as Regina Fuller, a wealthy woman who plans to evict a whole town of people from their homes before Christmas, until she meets the charming folks. Debbie Allen directs and choreographs the movie, which also stars Jenifer Lewis and Treat Williams.Curl Up With More Hallmark and Lifetime Holiday Movies(Photo by Lifetime)None of us can resist them, no matter how cliched the plots, how silly the dialogue, how obviously designed to give us major cases of the feels during an already emotionally fraught season (and that’s in regular, Before Times years). We’re talking about those irresistible made-for-TV holiday movies on Hallmark and Lifetime, with their settings filled with small-town charm, stories filled with meet-cutes, and casts filled with people we’ve been watching elsewhere on TV for years.Our holiday TV calendar has the highlights of this year’s lineups for the cable networks, but we’ll just tease a few of the titles and stars that await you at the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime:Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding; Love, Lights, Hanukkah!; Christmas Comes Twice; A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado; Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas; Good Morning Christmas; Christmas She Wrote; USS Christmas; If I Only Had Christmas; Meet Me at Christmas; Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater; Jingle Bell Bride; Inn Love by Christmas; The Santa Squad; Feliz NaviDAD; and The Christmas Yule Blog.And those stars: Jason Priestley, Mario Lopez, Patrick Duffy, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Aaron Tveit, Chad Michael Murray, Kyla Pratt, Holly Robinson Peete, Vanessa Lachey, Melissa Joan Hart, Alicia Witt, Luke Macfarlane, Cheryl Ladd, Amber Stevens West, Beverley Mitchell, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lacey Chabert, Rachael Leigh Cook, Candace Cameron Bure, Ryan McPartlin, Marisol Nichols, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence, Jonathan Bennett, Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas, Trevor Donovan, Dylan Neal, and Danica McKellar, to name more than a few.A Very Wonder Woman, Er Women, Christmas(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Warner Bros. has decided to release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Christmas Day, and without charging subscribers a bit more to see the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot returns as the titular heroine, directed by Patty Jenkins, with co-stars Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen – yay!Another super star on HBO Max this holiday season: Melissa McCarthy in the movie Superintelligence, a comedy about the world’s first superintelligence (voiced by James Corden), which is studying the world’s most average woman (McCarthy) to decide if humanity is worth saving. The movie is directed by Ben Falcone (McCarthy’s husband), who also stars, along with Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart, and Bobby Cannavale. Premieres Nov. 26.Meanwhile, Harley Quinn and The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco’s murder mystery dark comedy series The Flight Attendant premieres on HBO Max on Nov. 26; ‘90s faves Elizabeth Berkley, Tiffani Thiessen, and Lark Voorhies return to TV in Peacock’s charming Saved by the Bell reboot (Nov. 25); and Kristen Stewart stars in the Clea DuVall-directed romantic comedy Happiest Season, which debuts on Hulu on Nov. 26. Stewart’s Abby plans to propose to girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) at Harper’s family’s holiday celebration, only to learn Harper has yet to come out to her parents. The all-star cast also includes Mary Steenburgen, Dan Levy, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Ana Gasteyer, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, and Timothy Simons.And, in case you need a palate cleanser in between all that holiday-themed scripted fun, here’s a video of pure, joyful “reality” from a snowball fight … in 1897. Just trust us and watch.
This Women s History Month, Rotten Tomatoes is celebrating some of the biggest female firsts in the movies. From incredible awards milestones to box office triumphs, these big moments in movie history have us pumping our fists, and psyched to see the next round of history being made. (And, of course they only represent a fraction of the firsts that deserve to be celebrated – especially those that don t make the headlines – so do add to our list in the Comments.)1961 – First Latina to Win an Acting Oscar: Rita Moreno, West Side Story(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Mexican-born Katy Jurado was a regular in American Westerns in the 1950s and was the first Latina to earn a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, for Broken Lance in 1954. Jurado and actor Rita Moreno traveled in the same circles, reading the same roles, so it’s not surprising that the first Latina to actually win the Oscar for Best Supporting actress was Moreno, for her stellar performance as Anita in 1961’s West Side Story. Moreno didn’t make another film for seven years after receiving her Oscar — she said she didn’t want to do the stereotypical Latina characters anymore — but went on to become an EGOT winner.1963 – First Woman to Be Paid Million Dollars for an Acting Role: Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra(Photo by © 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.)Elizabeth Taylor’s talent as an actress may have only come second to her talent as a businesswoman. Her closest friends said she benefitted from her own authenticity, knowing herself and knowing her worth. Her career began when she was just 9, and she was 31 when she became the first actor to fight for a million paycheck for her role in Cleopatra. When asked about the sum, she said, “If someone is dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.” In 1996, Demi Moore broke records, getting .5 million for Striptease. In 2018, Scarlett Johansson topped all that, earning .5 million dollars that year for starring in two feature films.1973 – First Woman Producer to Win Best Picture: Julia Phillips, The Sting(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Julia Phillips secured the rights to Yentl for Barbra Streisand long before it would get made, but her genius stroke was in getting the rights to The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man, which when adapted would become known as The Sting – Phillips and the film won an Oscar for Best Picture. Phillips would get a nomination three years later for Taxi Driver, but another woman wouldn’t win again until Lili Fini Zanuck in 1989 for Driving Miss Daisy.1977 – First Woman Nominated for Best Director: Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Lina Wertmüller’s process could be described as “go big or go home.” The Italian director is an iconoclast who took on racism, capitalism, and class with films like The Seduction of Mimi and Swept Away. Her 1975 picaresque WWII film, Seven Beauties, was a startlingly unconventional take on a Holocaust story, and that brashness earned her the first Oscars directing nom for any woman ever, and the only one for nearly two decades until Jane Campion earned one for The Piano in 1993.1988 – First Woman to Direct a Blockbuster : Penny Marshall, Big(Photo by © 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)After Whoopi Goldberg’s acting nomination for The Color Purple in 1985, she was in a position to recruit Penny Marshall for a directorial debut, helming her film Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Despite negative reviews for Marshall’s directing, James L. Brooks gave her another chance with the Gary Ross/Anne Spielberg script for Big. It would go on to gross more than 0 million dollars, as would a subsequent film, A League of Their Own, making her the first woman to helm a film to earn more than 0 million. Amy Heckerling would also go on to direct a blockbuster in the 1980s, Look Who’s Talking, which made 0 million in the U.S.2001 – First Black Female to Win Best Lead Actress: Halle Berry, Monster s Ball(Photo by @ Lionsgate)The first black woman to win an Oscar came relatively early in the awards history, with Hattie McDaniel winning Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for Gone with the Wind. The lead actress category was a very different story. The first black woman to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards was Dorothy Dandridge for her role in Carmen Jones in 1954. Diana Ross and Cicely Tyson would go on to get their Oscar noms in 1972, Diahann Carroll in 1974, Whoopi Goldberg in 1985, and Angela Bassett in 1993. But it wouldn’t be until 2001 that Halle Berry — who once portrayed Dandridge in an HBO biopic — would become the first black woman to win Best Actress after taking a chance on Marc Forster’s indie with a million budget.2010 – First Woman to win Best Director at the Academy Awards: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker(Photo by Jonathan Olley/©Summit Entertainment)It’s fitting that Barbra Streisand was on hand to present the Oscar for Best Director at the 2010 Academy Awards, seeing that the three films she directed received a total of 14 Oscar nominations and yet Streisand never got a nod for Best Director herself. Kathryn Bigelow had risen to fame helming gritty crime and genre pictures alongside the boys (Point Break being a particular favorite); when Streisand presented her the Oscar, Bigelow made no mention of being a woman, just of being a director.2017 – First Woman to Open a Film with 0 million: Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros.)Women have directed plenty of box-office pleasers, including Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight (6 million), Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey (1 million), and Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2 (5 million). But they’d yet to crack the 0 million open, until Patty Jenkins helmed Wonder Woman in 2017. Though Jenkins gained critical acclaim for her indie film Monster (2003), Wonder Woman gave her box-office power, raking in more than 0 million worldwide and counting.2019 – First Female Cinematography Oscar Nominee (and first to gross a billion): Rachel Morrison, Mudbound and Black Panther(Photo by Steve Dietl / © Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection)Female cinematographers make up only about 4 percent of membership of the American Society of Cinematographers, the organization to which most Oscar-nominated cinematographers belong. To make it as a cinematographer, women must sometimes align themselves with directors, like Rachel Morrison has with Ryan Coogler. Her work on his film Fruitvale Station caught the eye of Dee Rees, who nabbed her as cinematographer for her lush Southern epic Mudbound, which earned Morrison her first Oscar nomination — the first for any woman in the category. Then Morrison re-teamed with Coogler for Black Panther, which grossed more than a billion dollars, a record for any film lensed by a woman.2019 – First Woman to direct a Marvel Studios film: Anna Boden (co-director Captain Marvel)(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/©Marvel Studios)Though women have directed movies based on comics before — like Rachel Talalay’s Tank Girl, The Wachowskis’ Speed Racer, Nisha Ganatra’s The Hunters, Lexi Alexander’s Punisher: War Zone — it took 20 films and an entire decade before the MCU hired its first female at the helm. Anna Boden came from the indie world, co-writing Half-Nelson and co-directing Mississippi Grind and Sugar, but her pitch to Kevin Feige, drawing on the work of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s run of Captain Marvel, was enough to secure her the role of co-director and co-writer of the character’s debut feature film.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Niko Tavernise/© 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Joel Meares, Debbie Day, and Jaqueline Coley contributed to this reportThe nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday morning, and while we re pretty proud of the accuracy of most of our Golden Globe nomination predictions, there were a bunch of snubs and surprises that threw us and many industry watchers. The biggest shock among the Film nominations might be that Oscar favorite Robert De Niro, whom many considered a shoo-in for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his work in The Irishman, was left out in the cold. (His two co-stars, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, earned Supporting Actor nods.) On the TV side, Game of Thrones woke up to little good news, earning just one nomination in the acting categories – this just months after winning 12 Emmys – but HBO might be placated by the success of Chernobyl, which is up for four awards. Perhaps the biggest TV snub of all though was an overall one: the major broadcast networks earned zero nominations, with cable and streaming dominating more than ever. Check out our pick of the biggest Golden Globe nomination snubs and surprises below – and let us know yours in the comments.Film Snubs and Surprises | TV Snubs and SurprisesFILMSNUB: Robert De Niro Misses Out for The Irishman (2019) 95%(Photo by © Netflix)The three main stars of Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic – Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci – were expected to score a trifecta of nominations, but in the end the film’s lead missed out. De Niro, who plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheehan in the film, has been universally praised for his subtle work as the gangster who finds his loyalties and friendships tested, but it was not enough for the HFPA to recognize him in an extraordinarily competitive field. Ford v Ferrari’s Christian Bale slipped into the top five year, pushing our De Niro as well as the heavily favored Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems.SURPRISE: Knives Out (2019) 97% Cuts In With Three Noms(Photo by Claire Folger, Lionsgate)So this probably shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise, given it’s Certified Fresh at 96% on the Tomatometer and one of the few non-franchise films to make a dent in the box office this year, but not many people saw Knives Out garnering three nominations, putting it ahead of more favored films like Jojo Rabbit, The Farewell, and A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood. Knives Out earned nods for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (for Ana de Armas), and Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (for Daniel Craig).SNUB: Lupita Nyong o gave Us Two Great Performances In Us (2019) 93%, But It Still Wasn t Enough(Photo by © Universal)As we noted this week on our Awards Leaderboard, Lupita Nyong’o had a very good weekend, racking up four Best Actress wins and nominations for her incredible dual performance in Jordan Peele’s Us. A New York Film Critics Circle win and a nomination at the Critic’s Choice Awards has given the Oscar winner a large rush of momentum. This led some to posit she had a good chance of breaking through with the HFPA and snagging a surprise nom, but it was not in the cards this year. We still predict Nyong’o is very much in the mix for the Oscars; it’s a long season and it is just getting started.SURPRISE: Joker (2019) 68% Director Todd Phillips Earns a Nod(Photo by Niko Tavernise / © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection)Joker was always going to nab a few noms – Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor – but director Todd Phillips was considered something of an outside shot, with husband-and-wife directors Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig expected to round out the pack, or Jojo Rabbit helmer Taika Waititi. But the HFPA chose to honor the director – and it’s hard to argue with them given audiences’ reaction to the super-dark super-villain origin story. The movie was also nominated for Best Original Score – though it was always favored in that category. (The Best Director category has zero women directors this year, a fact that is sure to ignite debate in film and industry circles.)SNUB: Scarlett Johansson Misses Out on a Twofer, Shut Out for Jojo Rabbit (2019) 80%(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)There was a real chance that Scarlett Johansson would be waking up to two bits of good news: A Best Actress nomination for her work in Marriage Story and a nod for her supporting role as a German woman hiding a Jewish girl in her basement in Jojo Rabbit. She managed to score on the first front, but surprise(ish) nominee Kathy Bates, who snuck into the Supporting Actress category for Richard Jewell, pushed out Johansson and The Farewell’s Shuzhen Zhao in the category. Watch out for Bates – she’s picking up momentum here.SURPRISE: Debate Settled? The Lion King (2019) 52% Nominated for Best Motion Picture Animated.(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)In a peculiar surprise this morning, one film earned a nomination in an unwanted category – well kinda. The Lion King was touted on release as a photo-realistic computer-generated narrative, and it’s not even competing in the Animated Oscar category. But the HFPA seems to have thrown all that out with a surprise Best Motion Picture Animated nomination. The Golden Globes has no Visual Effects category, meaning this was the only category in which the HFPA could honor the film – so we expect this is a Globes-only thing. Still, its inclusion is somewhat of an upset for Netflix, which was hoping to slip in with Klaus or I Lost My Body.SURPRISE: Cate Blanchett Up For Best Actress In Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) 50%(Photo by Wilson Webb / © Annapurna Distribution)The oft-delayed box office disappointment Where’d You Go Bernadette? was not expected to be on the receiving end of any HFPA love this morning – and yet here we are. HFPA favorite Cate Blanchett was one of the biggest acting surprises of the day, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in the Richard Linklater film, and pushing out the more-favored Constance Wu, who was considered a chance for Hustlers.TVSNUB: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Closes Out Veep 93% Run Without a Nod(Photo by Lacey Terrell / HBO)Julia Louis-Dreyfus hasn’t been quite as loved by the Globes as she has by the Emmys during her tenure on Veep, yet most were expecting her to earn a nomination for her final season. Alas, unlike Selina Meyer, who did get what she wanted – or at least what she thought she wanted – by the end of the series’ run, Louis-Dreyfus was squeezed out by surprise(ish) nominee Christina Applegate, who picked up a nod for Netflix’s Dead To Me. Despite its highest-scoring season on the Tomatometer since season 4 – Certified Fresh at 96% – Veep earned zero Golden Globe nominations this year.SNUB: A Broadcast Television Shocker: Not A Single Nomination (Photo by Colleen Hayes/NBC)Are the alphabet networks victims of cancel culture at the HFPA this year? Otherwise, what can account for ABC, CBS, and NBC not getting a single nomination in Monday’s Golden Globes announcement? The nomination tally stands at: Netflix 17, HBO 15, Hulu 5, Prime Video 5, FX Networks 4, Apple TV+ 3, Showtime 3, BBC America 2, USA Network 1. Either the HFPA has adopted the streaming trend with a fervor wildly greater than that of U.S. media, critics associations, and talent unions, or else the broadcast networks need to seriously reconsider the quality of product they’re producing. The truth probably involves some combination of the two. You can be sure, however, that more than one somebody is going to be pissed.SNUB: Game of Thrones 89% Crashes and Burns(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)Looks like HFPA members felt the HBO fantasy epic’s season 8 betrayal as acutely as fans. Game of Thrones, which set an Emmy nominations record for most program nominations in a single awards year with 32 in 2019, scored only one Golden Globe nomination: for Kit Harington in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. Season 8, which is currently Rotten at 58% on the Tomatometer, is the lowest-scoring season for the series adapted from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.SNUB: Russian Doll 97% Misses Out on a Comedy Slot(Photo by Netflix)Series star Natasha Lyonne was honored with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, but where is the series’ nomination in Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy? The HFPA preferred to bestow that honor on fellow Netflix series The Kominsky Method and The Politician.SURPRISE: Was Worthy Contender Catch-22 84% More Worthy?(Photo by Philipe Antonello/Hulu)There are times when it seems the HFPA members are making decisions based on who they’d like to attend their annual party. Reese Witherspoon – check. Helen Mirren – check. George Clooney – check. Ryan Murphy – check. Russell Crowe – check. Don’t get us wrong: Certified Fresh at 84% on the Tomatometer, Catch-22 is some quality television. But…SNUB: From the WTF? Files, When They See Us 97% Generally and Jharrel Jerome Specifically(Photo by Netflix)Certified Fresh at 96%, Ava DuVernay’s powerful look at the “Central Park Five” injustice is not represented at all in the Golden Globes nominations. The Netflix limited series scored two Emmys on 16 nominations back in September – one of which was for star Jharrel Jerome in the role of Korey Wise for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. It’s the kind of shameful exclusion that should have Globes officials looking inwardly and asking themselves serious questions about process. By comparison, The Loudest Voice, which did get a nod, is Rotten at 53% on the Tomatometer.SURPRISE: Ramy Youssef for Ramy 96%(Photo by Hasan Amin/Hulu)At 97% on the Tomatometer for its first season, Hulu’s Ramy would have been no surprise in the comedy series category, but the HFPA handed that honor to 57%-scoring The Politician instead. Series star Ramy Youssef will have to represent with his nomination in the highly competitive Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy category against veteran heavyweights like Bill Hader, Michael Douglas, and Paul Rudd.Film Snubs and Surprises | TV Snubs and SurprisesThe Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC, Sunday, January 5, 8pm EST/5pm PST. Are you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020.Thumbnail image courtesy Universal, Warner Bros. Pictures, HBO
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