THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI landed in the winners’ circle three times at last WEEK AT THE SAG AWARDS IN LOS ANGELeS, picking up the top prize of Outstanding Cast along with a Lead Actress win for Frances McDormond. 

Meanwhile, Gary Oldman snagged the coveted actor trophy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the historical drama DARKEST HOUR.  Backstage he told us he’s relishing this success.

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Allison Janney took home the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in I, TONYA. 

Backstage she reflected on the Me Too movement that has taken the industry by storm

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On the TV side, BIG LITTLE LIES swept the Limited Series honors.

VEEP picked up the win for comedy ensemble, and THIS IS US clinched the statue for outstanding ensemble in a drama.

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Director Peter Jackson, developing a feature-length documentary about the First World War. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the currently/still untitled project will use footage from Britain’s Imperial War Museums and audio from the BBC archives.  The doc is already set to premiere at the London Film Festival in the fall and will also air on BBC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.

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DVD Tuesday – A charismatic surgeon is forced into an unthinkable sacrifice after a young pupil of his… turns sinister.  Colin Ferrell and Nicole Kidman star in the mystery film THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, out today on BluRay and DVD. 

And Miles Teller plays a U-S soldier, struggling to adjust to life back home…in the drama THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

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The STARZ network, set to air a series of short films that depict cases of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Titled #THATS HARASSMENT, the half hour special is based on several real events…where men in positions of power cross the line, in professional settings. 

David Schwimmer, Cynthia Nixon, and Bobby Cannavale costar in the program, which will debut this Friday on STARZ.

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She’s a young autistic woman with a passion for watching STAR TREK and scripting fan-fiction, within that sci-fi world.  

So after Wendy discovers a STAR TREK writing competition, she runs away from her caregiver and heads to Los Angeles to boldly go and deliver her 500-page screenplay.  Dakota Fanning stars in the dramedy PLEASE STAND BY.  

Costarring Toni Collette and Patton Oswalt, PLEASE STAND BY opens on Friday. (NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS)

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John Malkovich, set to join the upcoming third season of the Showtime drama BILLIONS. 

The Emmy-winning actor has signed on for a guest starring role in the series as a Russian billionaire at odds with the wealthy adversaries played by Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis.  The new episodes, slated to premiere on the premium cable network in March.

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Set in 1892, Army Captain Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. 

As the former foes make their way from New Mexico to Montana, the travelers are forced to band together in order to survive the punishing landscape.  Christian Bale stars in the western drama HOSTILES. 

Costarring Scott Shepherd and Rosamund Pike, HOSTILES opens across the country tomorrow.


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As Apple continues its big push into original content, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle is now developing a new drama series for the tech giant. 

The LA-LA LAND creator will write and direct every episode of the still untitled show, which already received a straight-to-series order.  Casting is reportedly underway while details of the program remain under wraps.

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 It’s the epic finale to the Maze Runner trilogy. 

Having escaped The Glades into a world devastated by a plague, Thomas and his group plot to break into the legendary Last City to save their friends.  But they fail to realize the trip takes them into their deadliest labyrinth yet.  Dylan O’Brien returns for the sci-fi adventure MAZE RUNNER: DEATH CURE.  

Costarring Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Patricia Clarkson, MAZE RUNNER: DEATH CURE opens today (IS NOW IN THEATERS.)

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