Oscar-winning actress and Monessen High School graduate Frances McDormand continued her march through awards season Sunday night at the BAFTAs in London.
The British Academy named her best actress for her role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Director Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother seeking justice also won best film, outstanding British film, best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell and original screenplay for McDonagh.
Academy Awards 2018 "Three Billboards" should win Best Picture
CLEVELAND, Ohio-"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri"
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" has won a slew of awards including a Golden Globe for Best Picture in the Drama category. Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this black comedy and it has confounded some critics and audience members alike.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can backlash tank a film's Oscars prospects?
‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards
LONDON (AP) — The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.
Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies Sunday including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.
‘Three Billboards’ triumphs at Times’s Up-focused BAFTAs
‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards
LONDON (AP) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.
Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.
Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:
Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
British Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Director — Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
Actor — Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
Actress — Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
The Latest: ‘Three Billboards’ named best picture in Britain
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has capped a winning evening at the British Academy Film Awards by taking the trophy for best picture.
The tragicomic tale of a bereaved mother in search of justice beat rivals including "The Shape of Water" and "Darkest Hour."
Guillermo del Toro wins top Directors Guild Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro's win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday.
"The Shape of Water," about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has emerged as the awards season front runner with a Producers Guild Award and a leading 13 Academy Award nominations.
The Latest: Guillermo del Toro wins top directing award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 70th annual Directors Guild Awards (all times local):
Guillermo del Toro has won the feature film award from the Directors Guild of America for "The Shape of Water."
The Directors Guild Awards held Saturday night at a ceremony in Beverly Hills are a reliable predictor of who will go on to win the directing Oscar.
With 20 Oscar nods, Searchlight shows its value to Disney
NEW YORK (AP) — There's never a bad time for a film company to land 20 Oscar nominations, but the timing is especially good for Fox Searchlight.
DGA Awards: Jordan Peele earns two nominations, Spielberg left out
The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees Thursday, naming Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) as its five nominees for feature film.
Notably, guild voters left out Steven Spielberg for “The Post.” Spielberg is a DGA favorite, having won three times and picked up 11 nominations — both records.
Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" and Peele for his horror sensation "Get Out," which also earned him a first-time director nod.
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.
Martin McDonagh always wanted Frances McDormand for Three Billboards
Martin McDonagh always knew he wanted Frances McDormand to play Mildred Hayes in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.
The 47-year-old filmmaker helmed the new black comedy and McDonagh has claimed he would have been "f***ed" if McDormand - who just won a Golden Globe for her performance and is now nominated for a BAFTA - didn't say yes to the role.
Golden Globe winners celebrate backstage
Behind the scenes at the Golden Globes: schmoozing, snacking
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Despite cameras everywhere, not every superstar moment makes the broadcast of the Golden Globes.
Here's a look at the happenings inside the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom that you didn't see on TV.
COMMERCIAL SOCIALIZING: The ballroom isn't as big as it appears on TV, and most of the A-listers are crammed into a small space right in front of the stage. That makes it easy for stars to schmooze during commercial breaks.
The Latest: New Globes winners get their trophies engraved
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
The newly minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after-party this year, and it has nothing to do with the booze.
Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes
With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.
"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men," said Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. "But their time is up. Their time is up!"
Actress winners Ronan, McDormand agree it’s a special night
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — They are separated by almost 40 years, grew up on different continents, and lead films that couldn't be more different, but the two best actress winners at the Golden Globes Sunday, Frances McDormand, 60, and Saoirse Ronan, 23, agreed that the night was something special — the awards themselves were just almost a side show.
List of winners for 75th annual Golden Globe Awards
List of winners for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Motion Picture, Drama: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
—Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Director, Motion Picture: Guillermo Del Toro, "The Shape of Water."
Martin McDonagh thinks Three Billboards isn’t a ‘dissection’ of America
Martin McDonagh insists 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' isn't a "dissection of modern-day American politics".
The 47-year-old screenwriter and filmmaker helmed the new dark comedy movie, which stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Peter Dinklage, and tackles the kidnapping and murder of a teenage girl.
Although the movies centres on some unpleasant topics, McDonagh is "interested" to see the critical and popular reaction.
Film Hot Ticket: In ‘Three Billboards,’ a formula for entertainment
When it comes to which movies I’ll watch, I have various criteria. Among those are the following questions:
1. Is Frances McDormand in it?
2. Is Sam Rockwell in it?
3. Is Woody Harrelson in it?
If I answer yes to any of those questions, then I’m in. And what do you know, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a yes to all three. I was bound by obligation to see the new movie.
McDormand inspired central character in ‘Three Billboards’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The central character in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" probably wouldn't exist without Frances McDormand, and writer-director Martin McDonagh says such strong characters and actresses are something to celebrate in an industry reeling from revelations of widespread sexual misconduct.
The film was nominated for six Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild Awards this week.
NEW YORK - Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairy tale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led television nominees with six nods.
List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Disaster Artist," ''Get Out," ''The Greatest Showman," ''Lady Bird" and "I, Tonya."
The drama has been named the year's best film; other winners include 'Three Billboards' and 'Get Out'
Detroit has a lot of love for Florida.
"The Florida Project" was chosen as the year's best movie by the Detroit Film Critics Society, which announced its picks for its end of 2017 awards on Thursday.
Ad Hoc Beaumont gets ready for its final act, ‘The Lonesome West’
The members of Ad Hoc Beaumont have never been about escapism.
Since the group started performing in Southeast Texas in January of 2012, their goal has been to make theater audiences feel raw emotions.
From shows like "Penetrator," which explored themes of war and masculinity, to the time they went around town selling fake drugs to people who called a mysterious phone number, they've forced people to think and rethink.
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ mixes bloodshed and tenderness
The three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” together spell out a message, like the old Burma Shave signs. But not once in writer-director Martin McDonagh’s film do we see the billboards in the correct order.
In “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Martin McDonagh infuses a story of heartland murder and vengeance with midnight-black humor, excitement, ghastly brutality, Hitchcockian tension and slashing social commentary, often simultaneously.
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is an enthralling character study in loss (review)
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is an enthralling character study in loss (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Violent death, deadly disease, gruesome disfigurement and painful divorce: This is award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's idea of a rip-snorting comedy. And he's very good at it. He puts the dark in dark comedy like no other contemporary writer today.
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’: A brilliant, dark comedy starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri': A brilliant, dark comedy starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a powder keg of rage and raw emotion that deftly dances on the line between dark comedy and wrenching drama. Beyond being one of the year's absolute best films, it is a triumph for writer-director Martin McDonagh and its tremendous ensemble cast.
In ‘Three Billboards,’ a timely portrait of outrage
NEW YORK (AP) — In "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or anywhere else, Frances McDormand means business.
In Martin McDonagh's new film, McDormand plays a woman, Mildred Hayes, consumed with rage because the rape and murder of her teenage daughter has gone unsolved after a year. She embarks on a blazing, relentless campaign to hold the town's sheriff (Woody Harrelson) accountable, erecting billboards that taunt him and unleashing a foul-mouthed fury on the sleepy Southern town.
Review: McDormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 Billboards’
Frances McDormand's face is one of the first things you see in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and it's impossible not to be struck by its pure decency.
Perhaps it's a result of all the other roles we've seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage and screen, wrapped into one. But you look at her face and you think: This person has a moral compass. Her side is the right one. We will be safe there.
Kathryn Newton was scared with would "mess up" while filming 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.
The 20-year-old actress stars alongside Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Peter Dinklage in the new dark comedy movie by Martin McDonagh and Newton admitted she felt the pressure to be at the top of her game because of who her castmates were.
Dinklage: ‘Three Billboards’ ‘One of the best scripts I have ever read’
Sam Rockwell on Weinstein: ‘It’s a horrible thing’
London film festival to end with ‘Three Billboards’
LONDON (AP) — The 12-day London Film Festival ends Sunday with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," a small-town tragicomedy starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson that is being tipped as an Oscar contender next year.
Martin McDonagh's film won best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival and last month took the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, frequently a bellwether for Hollywood's coming awards season.
Frances McDormand scorches in ‘Three Billboards’ at Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — In a year of strong women on screen, Frances McDormand plays one of the strongest: a bereaved mother who resorts to drastic action to bring her daughter's killer to justice in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
It's a slight surprise to learn she drew inspiration from John Wayne.
A quarter of London Film Festival lineup directed by women
LONDON (AP) — A quarter of the features in this year's London Film Festival lineup were directed by women, organizers said Thursday as they revealed the schedule for the October extravaganza.
The dearth of female filmmakers at major festivals has drawn much criticism. The Venice Film Festival, running to Sept. 9, has just one woman among 21 directors competing for the main prize.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney's crime comedy "Suburbicon," Angelina Jolie's Khmer Rouge drama "First They Killed My Father," and Darren Aronofsky's horror feature "mother!" starring Jennifer Lawrence are among the films that will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
Festival programmers Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey unveiled the initial 47 film lineup Tuesday.
In a generous review by Gerald Nicosia of my own work, he mentioned something startling about Irish literature that Irish writers dominated the 20th century in every genre: novels, plays and poetry. Considering the English in the 19th century suppressed the Irish language except for areas like the Aran Islands, it is significant that there are so many great Irish writers in English. Unlike Caliban who learned a language only “to curse,” the Irish evidently used it to conquer.