Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet will be honored next month at the Hollywood Film Awards. Kidman, a multi-award-winning actress known for her fearlessness and intelligence, will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award during the ceremony. Weisz and Chalamet will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award and Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, respectively.

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Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) will star in as two teenagers struggling with mental illness whose paths cross. Filming is underway in Cleveland, Ohio. “Runaways” actor Virginia Gardner, CBS’ “Happy Together” star Felix Mallard, “The Hate U Give” actor Lamar Johnson and “Bad Samaritan” performer Sofia Hasmik also have been cast.

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‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

The film follows TV news reporter Kate Bradley, who is assigned to uncover the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan – aka Good Sam – who has been anonymously leaving $100,000 cash gifts on the doorsteps of seemingly random New Yorkers. As interest in the incredible presents builds nationwide, the journalist seeks to unravel the identity of Good Sam and the reasons behind the enigmatic gifts.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Oscar-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart,” “The Dark Knight,” HBO’s “The Deuce”) will make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel “The Lost Daughter.” Under her Pilot Productions banner, Gyllenhaal also will develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ and SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

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Interview: Alfre Woodard talks inclusion, ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 and streaming opportunities after receiving home-state Oklahoma Film Icon Award

Interview: Alfre Woodard talks inclusion, ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 and streaming opportunities after receiving home-state Oklahoma Film Icon Award

Interview: Alfre Woodard talks inclusion, ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 and streaming opportunities after receiving home-state Oklahoma Film Icon Award

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Dynamic women behind the throne of “Black Panther,” Kristin Chenoweth tapped for Season 2 of ‘Trial & Error,’ free tickets to ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for underprivileged children

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Dynamic women behind the throne of “Black Panther,” Kristin Chenoweth tapped for Season 2 of ‘Trial & Error,’ free tickets to ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for underprivileged children

Dynamic women stand strong behind the throne of “Black Panther,” Kristin Chenoweth tapped for Season 2 of ‘Trial & Error,’ and free tickets are being arranged to ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for underprivileged children.

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James Cameron vs. Wonder Woman: Hollywood’s continuing desire to lock women in the ‘strong’ box

James Cameron vs. Wonder Woman: Hollywood’s continuing desire to lock women in the ‘strong’ box

James Cameron vs. Wonder Woman: The “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” director calls Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” movie “a step back,” and confirms Hollywood’s continuing desire to lock women in the “strong” box.

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Are Hollywood’s sexist ways finally catching up with its box-office prospects?

Are Hollywood’s sexist ways finally catching up with its box-office prospects?

Are Hollywood’s sexist ways finally catching up with its box-office prospects? It’s been a bit of a lackluster summer at the domestic box office, and it may just be that Hollywood’s failure to adapt to the reality that women moviegoers want to see more movies starring women that has at least in part caused its summer blahs.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team

Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, and ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team.

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Movie review: A lifelong Oklahoman’s take on the Sundance documentary ‘Oklahoma City’

Movie review: A lifelong Oklahoman’s take on the Sundance documentary ‘Oklahoma City’

It may be heartrending and stomach-churning to watch, especially for Oklahoma natives and residents like me, but the new PBS documentary “Oklahoma City” is timely and vital viewing. The harrowing film, which made its world premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival, does more than just recap the destruction wrought by Timothy McVeigh’s truck bomb.

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Brandy McDonnell is back from Maternity Leave!

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Brandy McDonnell is on Maternity Leave!

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The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

Jennifer Lopez fights the diva label and ponders “I’ve always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men” in actress roundtable.

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Where Are the Women? project finds movies that represent women well are just as likely to be profitable as those that don’t

Where Are the Women? project finds movies that represent women well are just as likely to be profitable as those that don’t

It costs Hollywood nothing to make movies that treat women well, and in fact, those films are less risky business. That’s one of the many interesting conclusions Alliance of Women Film Journalists member MaryAnn Johanson came to after spending 16 months crunching the numbers for her Where Are the Women? project.

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The good news and bad news of the latest statistics on women speaking characters in movies

The good news and bad news of the latest statistics on women speaking characters in movies

After Hollywood’s sexism was continually in the news of 2015, the number of women speaking characters in the movies increased, although they continue to lag, according to a new study.

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More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement when it comes to achieving equality at the movies.

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‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: The ‘Systemic Change Project,’ a joint initiative of Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute, is pushing for more women in film and TV. Hunger Games rules box office for third week straight. Barbra Streisand set to direct new project, big award winners to date and more…in this week’s THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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RIP Betsy Drake, may she one day get an obituary all her own

RIP Betsy Drake, may she one day get an obituary all her own

RIP former actress Betsy Drake, who deserved an obituary that was more about her and less about her ex-husband Cary Grant.

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Hollywood cuts out female directors while planning ‘pink razor’ remakes

Hollywood cuts out female directors while planning ‘pink razor’ remakes

While Hollywood is busy planning “pink razor,” all-female remakes, the studios are all-too-often cutting out women directors who have already earned critical acclaim or box-office success.

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While Malala inspires at the movies, U.S. government investigates bias complaints behind the scenes

While Malala inspires at the movies, U.S. government investigates bias complaints behind the scenes

While the new documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’ inspires at the movies, the U.S. government is finally investigating bias complaints behind the scenes.

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Switching genders: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ ‘Roadhouse’ reboot put women in leading roles originally written for men

Switching genders: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ ‘Roadhouse’ reboot put women in leading roles originally written for men

When filmmakers start casting women in roles originally written for men, it gives real hope that Hollywood might just be changing its sexist ways.

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‘Amy’ documentary reveals sexism Amy Winehouse encountered in her short, tragic life

‘Amy’ documentary reveals sexism Amy Winehouse encountered in her short, tragic life

Asif Kapadia’s compelling new documentary “Amy” truly takes our entire culture to task, revealing inherent sexism that women face in their everyday lives, sexism that only intensifies when women dare to pursue careers as artists or become famous – even when, as seems to be the case with Amy Winehouse, they don’t really desire their celebrity status.

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Do not feed the trolls even if you have the ‘Goodfellas’ spaghetti recipe

Do not feed the trolls even if you have the ‘Goodfellas’ spaghetti recipe

A blogger’s recent comments about how women just can’t understand “Goodfellas” illustrate why the sagest of Internet tips – do not feed the trolls – is so hard to heed.

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