Monday Movie Report: Golden Globe nominees and more award news

Award season is in full swing with Monday morning bringing the nominations for the annual Golden Globe awards, set to take place in a few weeks.

“Marriage Story” leads the nominations race with six, followed by “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” which each earned five. Along with the Globe nominations, several film critic organizations have also announced their awards for 2019 movies.

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Monday Movie Report: Gotham Award results

The early strides of award season were taken Monday night at the annual Gotham Awards which honors and recognizes independent pictures.

Finishing the night with the most wins was, “Marriage Story,” including victories in Best Feature and Screenplay. “The Farewell,” also had a good showing, taking home Best Actress.

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Monday Movie Report: Affleck to direct historical drama

Ben Affleck is returning to the director’s chair for a new drama based on real events.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Affleck will helm “King Leopold’s Ghost,” a movie about King Leopold II of Belgium who plundered the Congo in the late 1800s. Along with Affleck, the creative team includes Farhad Safinia, who previously wrote “Apocalypto.”

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Monday Movie Report: Disney/Marvel schedule release dates

While details and titles for several upcoming Marvel movies remain undisclosed, the studio and parent company Disney have scheduled many of them for release.

According to The Wrap, Marvel Studios and Disney set release dates for five untitled films on Oct. 2, 2022, Feb. 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023 and Nov. 3, 2023.

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Monday Movie Report: Octavia Spencer to receive Producers award

Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is now picking up recognition for her producing work too.

According to The Wrap, Spencer will receive a Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America at its ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 18. The Wrap reports the award honors producers in television or film who share inspiring, uplifting stories.

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Monday Movie Report: Hollywood Film Awards announced

The first award event of the season took place this past weekend, with both “Ford v. Ferrari” and “The Irishman” having a good deal of wins.

While it’s viewed as one of the less prestigious ceremonies of the season, the Hollywood Film Awards still give trophies to usually above average films and provide a spotlight to some of the best films the year has to offer. Last year, films such as “Black Panther” and “Green Book” earned trophies at the HFA and later went on to have plenty of award season success.

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Monday Movie Report: Rachel Weisz to portray Elizabeth Taylor

Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz will portray another Oscar winner in the movie “A Special Relationship.”

Variety reports Weisz, who has an Oscar and was nominated for another in last year’s “The Favourite,” is set to star in “A Special Relationship.” In the movie, Weisz will portray actress Elizabeth Taylor, with the film focusing on her transition into a political activist.

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Movie Report: Zoë Kravitz joins cast of new ‘Batman’

Zoë Kravitz is joining the new on-screen adaptation of “Batman.”

According to Variety, Kravitz has been cast as the anti-heroine Catwoman in “The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves. Variety reports the movie, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, will start pre-production soon with filming possible late this year or early 2020.

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Monday Movie Report: ‘The Irishman’ heading to Broadway

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie will be joining theatrical productions on Broadway next month.

According to Deadline, the film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will be shown at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Deadline reports the movie is scheduled to run from Nov. 1-Dec. 1. Like its stage play counterparts, Deadline states the film will be shown with eight screenings per week.

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Monday Movie Report: MGM working on new Stallone thriller

MGM is teaming up with Director Julius Avery to helm a new thriller starring Sylvester Stallone.

According to Deadline, shooting is expected to start early in 2020. The movie, Deadline reports. will center on a boy who’s trying to learn the truth of a superhero who vanished decades ago.

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