Helen Mirren to get Movies for Grownups career honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AARP the Magazine says its Movies for Grownups Awards will be televised for the first time next year, when Helen Mirren will receive its lifetime achievement honors. The magazine announced Wednesday that Mirren will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 5, 2018. The 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on PBS on Feb. 23.
You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more. It' s not unreasonable in a romance movie with a small number of characters, it' s impressive that they do have a Bechdel moment. stars wars and wonder woman were one of the best movie out this year tho.
For the first time since 1958, the top three highest grossing domestic releases have featured female leads . On Sunday, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi That spot had been held for much of the year by “Beauty and the Beast,” which starred Emma Watson as one of Disney’ s most famous heroines, Belle.
Both on and off the screen, Hollywood in 2017 was defined by its women, and the proof is in the box office charts. For the first time since 1958, the top three highest grossing domestic releases have featured female leads.
On Sunday, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which stars Daisy Ridley as the ambitious, lightsaber-wielding Rey, took the top spot on the charts with $517 million. That spot had been held for much of the year by "Beauty and the Beast," which starred Emma Watson as one of Disney's most famous heroines, Belle. Gal Gadot held third place with "Wonder Woman," which became the film of the summer with $412.5 million.
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For the first time since 1958, the top three highest- grossing releases in the US featured female leads . At its front, Daisy Ridley' s Rey and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which became the highest- grossing film of the year in the US on Sunday with 7 million.
For the first time since 1958, the top three highest- grossing releases in the US featured female leads . At its front, Daisy Ridley' s Rey and Star Wars The highest- grossing film that year was South Pacific, with Mitzi Gaynor as a WWII nurse; in second place was Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell
According to data from Box Office Madness and Box Office Mojo, which respectively log box office charts for films released before and after 1980, it has been 59 years since films fronted by women have swept the podium at the box office. In 1958, the top film of the year was "South Pacific," the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which starred Mitzi Gaynor as a nurse stationed overseas during World War II. In second was the comedy "Auntie Mame," which starred Rosalind Russell as the titular Manhattan socialite who takes her orphaned nephew into her whirlwind life. In third was the adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," starring Elizabeth Taylor in the lead role as Maggie "The Cat" Pollitt.
AFI top 10 honors Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, female-led films
The American Film Institute has spoken, further legitimizing the Oscar prospects of female-driven titles from 2017, six of which were hailed Thursday as the nonprofit organization’s best movies of the year. Benefitting most from this trustworthy Oscar foreteller are Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, which picks up its first major precursor accolade here, as well as Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water — both of which maintained significant profiles on the awards circuit in recent weeks. Though not directed by women, The Shape of Water, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project all feature women at the head of their respective narratives, making this list a refreshingly female collective when compared to previous years. Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name similarly occupy space on the AFI’s top 10, rounding out what has been a remarkable year for representation in the run-up to the Academy Awards. Since the Academy expanded the best picture category in 2009 to include anywhere between five and 10 nominees after a preferential vote, the AFI’s list has matched roughly five to eight Academy contenders per year. Most recently, seven 2016 best picture contenders preceded their Oscar nominations with an appearance on the AFI’s top 10. Though its funding dollars came from a wide range of countries (including the U.S.
For the first time in nearly 60 years , the three highest- grossing films in North America all featured female leads . The success of female -driven films at the 2017 box office certainly extends beyond three films. The year ’ s top -earning comedy was Girls Trip, starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith
Also Read: 2017 ' s 3 Top - Grossing Movies Had Female Lead for First Time in Nearly 60 Years . Horror continued to perform — particularly outside the summer months. In September, New Line’ s “It” became the highest grossing horror movie of all time with 7 million, good for sixth place on
The rise of money-making stars like Ridley and Gadot continues a trend of female-led blockbusters that have popped up this decade starting with Jennifer Lawrence in the "Hunger Games" films. That trend is expected to continue in 2018, when one of the first wide releases of the year will be Taraji P. Henson's action-thriller Proud Mary," in which she plays an assassin. That will continue later in the year with actresses like Natalie Portman in "Annihilation," Alicia Vikander in "Tomb Raider," Rosa Salazar in "Alita: Battle Angel," and Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time."
2017 Box Office Hits and Misses, From Marvel Blockbusters to Matt Damon's Many Duds:
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Natalie Portman Called Out the Hollywood Boys' Club at the Golden Globes. A New Study Backs Her Up .
During Sunday night’s Golden Globes, the most powerful women in Hollywood donned black in support of Time’s Up, a new initiative designed to address pay disparity, discrimination and harassment in the industry in the wake of the #MeToo movement. “And here are the all-male nominees for Best Director,” Portman said pointedly. The actor was nodding at the Globes’ snub of Greta Gerwig, whose film Lady Bird went on to win Best Comedy and Best Actress that night. But Portman’s words also illuminated a deeper truth: Male directors get more opportunities than their female counterparts. New data shows the extent of that disparity.