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Christian Bale says he felt like ‘bullfrog’ in Cheney role
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog."
Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the movie Monday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it is screening out of competition.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.
Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Since 1948, there has been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.
The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards
The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:
Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice."
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"; Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"; Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"; Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"; Adam McKay, "Vice."
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Cuaron, Cooper, Lee among Directors Guild nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement.
The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ get Writers Guild noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."
How Bale and Amy Adams became the Cheneys in ‘Vice’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Christian Bale had a choice to make. He'd been hemming and hawing about Adam McKay's very unconventional proposition that he play Dick Cheney in a biopic about the former vice president of the United States, and his deadline to decide was coming up.
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- Review: Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential
- Review: 'Green Book' is sure to put a smile on your face
- Review: 'A Star Is Born' is dizzyingly wonderful
- Review: 'Vice' is exhausting, but Bale's something to behold
Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite."
Constance Wu, Glenn Close and more react to the Globe noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How some of the nominees reacted Thursday when they heard they were up for Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out on Jan. 6 in Beverly Hills, California:
The Latest: ‘Vice’ director jokes he’ll take down ‘Poppins’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
"Vice" director Adam McKay says he's only competitive with one movie in the best comedy or musical film category: "Mary Poppins Returns."
Speaking from London about his film's leading six Golden Globe nominations Thursday, McKay deadpanned that "we will take 'Mary Poppins' out." He added: "Dick Cheney is going for her."
No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to the mercurial Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its Golden Globe nominations, but this year saw a number of surprises, like the dominance of Adam McKay's Dick Cheney film "Vice," and a number of truly shocking exclusions.
‘Vice’ leads Golden Globe nominees with 6 nods
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Sam Rockwell always wanted to do "darker stuff".
The 49-year-old actor has starred in a number of comedy rolls but admitted he also enjoys playing more serious roles and is set to portray George W Bush in Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Rockwell said: "I've always wanted to do darker stuff, but I like to be silly too.
"Though comedy also takes it out of you. I mean, it's not digging ditches, but mentally.
Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?
NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the opening of the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy "The House," producer Adam McKay could see the writing on the wall. The box-office forecast for the film wasn't looking good.
In the end, "The House" opened with just $8.7 million, the latest in an increasingly long line of comedy flops. "The House" may have had its problems (Warner Bros. opted to not even screen it for critics) but what stood out about the result was how dispiritingly typical it was.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Bale said Wednesday he will play Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's upcoming biopic of the former vice president.
Bale was last week reported as being in talks to join the film that will reteam him with McKay following 2015's Oscar-nominated "The Big Short." The Oscar winner confirmed he has signed up to star in the untitled film in an interview with The Associated Press.
Adam McKay to direct Dick Cheney film for Paramount
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay will write and direct a film about Dick Cheney for Paramount Pictures.
A representative for Paramount confirmed Tuesday that McKay has written a script about the former vice president and hopes to begin shooting this spring. The project was first reported by Deadline.