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John Krasinski Will Return to Direct ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

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John Krasinski will return to direct the sequel to his hit “A Quiet Place,” the actor-director announced on Friday.

“…time to go back. #PartII 5-15-20,” Krasinski said in an Instagram post that showed the red lights that became synonymous with the threats in the first movie.

“A Quiet Place” starred Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds and grossed $340 million at the global box office. Since then, the film has won several awards including the Critics’ Choice for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Blunt. Krasinski also wrote the screenplay.

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The film was about a family that has to live in complete silence, otherwise, creatures will hunt them. Even the most normal tasks become daunting: eating dinner with the family, playing board games or going fishing makes the characters fear for their lives.

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SAG Awards’ Surprise ‘Black Panther’ Victory Adds More Confusion to the Oscar Race

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If the Screen Actors Guild voters had gone into Sunday night’s SAG Awards with no goal other than to mess up the Oscars Best Picture race, consider it mission accomplished.

By giving the ensemble-cast award to “Black Panther,” the Marvel blockbuster considered at best a long shot to win the top Oscar, SAG bypassed the opportunity to give a little momentum to “A Star Is Born” or “BlacKkKlansman,” either of which which would have gotten a boost with a SAG win.

The results are particularly troubling for “A Star Is Born,” which has now lost to “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the Golden Globes, “Roma” at the Critics’ Choice Awards, “Green Book” at the Producers Guild Awards and “Black Panther” at SAG.

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It may be going too far to say this knocks Bradley Cooper’s remake out of the Oscar race, but it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which it could assemble the votes needed to win.

Does this make “Black Panther” the Oscar front runner? Absolutely not. But the SAG Award gives the film some ammunition to counter the perception that for a comic book movie, it’s an honor just to be nominated.

The movie that took the biggest hit was “Vice,” which went in with presumed front runners in Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Bale lost to Rami Malek for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a win that should make him the Oscar favorite in a tight race with Bale and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”).

And Adams, whose path to victory seemed clear when SAG failed to even nominate Golden Globes winner Regina Hall (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), lost to Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) in the night’s biggest upset. Blunt can’t repeat at the Oscars because she’s not even nominated, but her victory suggests that the Oscar supporting-actress race is wide open, with King maybe having a slight edge.

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In the other supporting race, Mahershala Ali continued his streak of victories for “Green Book,” and seems to have smooth sailing ahead. And Glenn Close, who was regarded as a Best Actress long shot until the moment she won the Golden Globe Award on Jan. 6, now seems to be the clear front runner for her first Oscar ever.

So let’s say this for SAG: The guild did add some clarity to two or three Oscar races. But the big one? Forget about it. All they did was take a messy race and make it messier.

And maybe more fun, too.

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Composer Marc Shaiman: ‘I’d Love to’ EGOT With My 2 Oscar Noms

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“Mary Poppins Returns” composer Marc Shaiman scored Oscar nominations in the Best Score and the Best Song categories — and if he wins next month, he would be the latest entry to the exclusive EGOT club.

Shaiman has won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and has previously been nominated for five Oscars, but has never won. He won the Emmy for co-writing Billy Crystal’s Academy Award performances, and won Tony and Grammy awards for his work on the musical “Hairspray.”

“It’s always so ironic to me that I cut gym class to go play piano in the auditorium in junior high school. The last thing I ever wanted to do was be in competitive sports. It’s nothing I’ve ever wanted. I’m not competitive that way,” Shaiman told TheWrap. “Having said that I’d love to graduate from being an EGT to an EGOT.”

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Shaiman was co-nominated with songwriter Scott Wittman for “Mary Poppins Returns,” who also has a Tony Award and is aiming to become an EGOT winner as well.

“I wish I could be like Bob Fosse and win all of them in one year,” Wittman told TheWrap.

Their song, “The Place Where the Lost Things Go,” was nominated in the Best Original Song category, alongside “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” “All the Stars” from “Black Panther,” “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” and “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” And being nominated for this song in particular, which Shaiman said was the hardest to write, was very meaningful for the duo.

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Wittman said star Emily Blunt was the third collaborator on the song. The first time that Blunt heard it, he said, she had just given birth and was so emotionally wrecked by the song that she could hardly sing her way through it.

“We had to sing a song to children about the loss of their mother and put it in a way that’s soothing and calming. It’s hard, and you want to take it seriously,” Shaiman said. “And because of that, it’s the first time in my life I’ve paid attention to social media because it’s allowed people to write us with the most beautiful, touching stories of how the song has put them in touch with…it’s given them emotions about their own loss.”

Shaiman said they received a video of a little girl performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at a memorial service. “I had to take to my bed for three days,” he said.

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“To really get to hear real people write to you with real emotions and critics and aren’t out to judge and simply want to express their thanks for something that we sat in this very room and are talking to you from, that is a fantastic feeling,” Shaiman added. “That is truly more than EGOT and all that, that is what you do when you write a song. You hope that other people will hear it and relate to it and pinpoint, bullseye a certain kind of emotion. That’s just been phenomenal over the last few weeks.”

The duo agreed that if they were to lose, they’d love to see Diane Warren, now a 10-time nominee, win for “I’ll Fight.”

Also nominated in the Original Score category were Ludwig Göransson for “Black Panther,” Terence Blanchard for “BlacKkKlansman,” Nicholas Britell for “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Alexandre Desplat for “Isle of Dogs.”

“Mary Poppins Returns” was nominated for two additional Academy Awards on Tuesday, including Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. The Disney film starred Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw, and was directed by Rob Marshall.

Shaiman’s other credits include “Rumor Has It…,” “Patch Adams,” “George of the Jungle,” “The First Wives Club,” “The American president,” “Speechless,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “A Few Good Men,” “Sister Act,” and “Misery.”

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This article about “Mary Poppins Returns” first appeared in the TheWrap magazine’s Oscar Nominations Preview issue.

Mary Poppins was a part of all their childhoods. Rob Marshall remembered it as the first movie he ever saw in a theater, the one that would give the future director of Chicago and Into the Woods a lasting love for musicals. Emily Blunt recalled seeing it at the age of 5 or 6 and feeling “in safe hands” with Julie Andrews’ “practically perfect” nanny. Emily Mortimer said she watched it on BBC2 nearly every holiday. Lin-Manuel Miranda had it in one of those oversize Disney VHS boxes — but he never watched it all the way through, turning it off when “Feed the Birds” came on because the song was too sad for him to endure. “I didn’t see the end of the movie until I was in high school and could survive the musical trauma,” he said.

And Ben Whishaw said that it was the first film he ever saw, and one that consumed him. “I just watched it obsessively over and over again, rewound bits, learned all the songs,” he said. “I dressed up as her. I wanted to be her.” Mortimer, who plays the sister to Whishaw’s character in the new “Mary Poppins Returns,” laughed at this. “The first dinner we ever had, he showed me a photograph of him dressed as Mary Poppins,” she said. “It was the sweetest thing.”

“I was, like, 3, and I paraded up and down our street,” Whishaw added. “In my childhood memories, ‘Mary Poppins’ is mythically massive.”

And now there’s a new Mary Poppins movie, courtesy of Marshall, Blunt, Miranda, Mortimer, Whishaw and a great many others. All of them, from Marshall to his actors to songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, were intimidated by the thought of following the 1964 Disney classic, which landed 13 Oscar nominations and won five, including awards for Andrews and for the song “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”

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“I was immediately daunted by the reality of it,” Marshall said. “But then I thought to myself, ‘If anybody’s going to do it, I want to be the one,’ because I knew how much the first film means to me. I wanted to protect that film and treat it with great care and attention to detail. For example, I didn’t want Mary Poppins to break into a contemporary song like ‘Let It Go’ or something like that, which could easily have happened. And so as scared as I was and as much as I knew how high the bar is, I wanted to invest myself in what I knew would be an incredibly long and complicated and difficult film to make.”

So he called Blunt, whom he had directed in the 2014 movie version of “Into the Woods,” and whom he thought was “the only actress” who could play the role. She said yes immediately before getting nervous. “I was like, ‘I get to do my version of Mary Poppins,’” she said. “And then I was like, ‘But everyone loves this other version of Mary Poppins!’ Never have I felt, ‘How am I going to carve out new space for myself?’ more than I did on this project.”

Marshall set “Mary Poppins Returns” about 24 years after the original film, moving it from 1910 into the 1930s, when the original P.L. Travers books are set. But Michael and Jane Banks, the children that the stern but magical nanny Mary Poppins looks after, never age in the books, and Marshall changed that. “I wanted to set it after Michael and Jane have grown up,” he said. “And I felt that the Depression era feels so accessible, somehow. Struggling to make ends meet, dealing with and looking for hope in a darker time — what guided me through the process of making this film was the idea of sending a message of hope today, in this current climate. I thought Mary Poppins coming back can bring that injection of hope into people’s lives.”

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For Blunt, the challenge was not only following Julie Andrews’ indelible performance, but finding the shades in a character who on the surface is not particularly nice. “That’s the delight of playing her,” she said. “When I dove into the books, I saw a duality that I was struck by and excited by. She’s fastidious and completely eccentric, and she’s grounded and yet airborne and practical and magical and stern and yet has great depth. She is someone who commands the environment she’s in but yet pretends not to. And I think that idea of how deeply she connects with people in their pain and yet holds them at arm’s length at the same time was so delightful to play.

“I talked to Rob a lot about what she really feels when she goes on these adventures. And I think it should be that she’s like an adrenaline junkie. I said to Rob, ‘It’s got to be like heroin for her.’ She loves and she needs these adventures — that’s the child in her, that’s why you see her complete determination to infuse childlike wonder into people’s lives again.”

While Blunt’s Mary Poppins has scarcely aged since the first film, Lin-Manuel Miranda steps into the role of Mary’s new sidekick. In the original, Dick Van Dyke played a chimney sweep (among other things) named Bert, but Miranda is Jack, a lamplighter with a similar devotion to Mary and her magical ways. And the fact that a “Puerto Rican dude” (albeit the Puerto Rican dude who created “Hamilton”) could be dropped into a movie set in 1930s London without a thought was not lost on him. “It feels significant, the same way it felt significant to me when I saw Raul Julia play Gomez Adams in ‘The Addams Family,’” he said. “That character was not a Latin guy in the original series I saw growing up on Nick at Night. Or seeing Rita Moreno on ‘The Electric Company’ when I was a kid. We’re not only playing the quote-unquote Latino roles, but also just playing great roles where race is just a part of it. It’s a step forward, I think, for representation.”

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Given the film’s elaborate dance numbers and its 15-minute sequence blending live action with hand-drawn animation, Marshall knew “Mary Poppins Returns” would require meticulous planning. So he set a two-month rehearsal period, far more than usual. (“‘Hamilton’ didn’t have two months of rehearsal,” said Miranda.) And not only did he block and practice the dance routines, he reminded the cast that for a musical to work, the drama and the songs had to be seamless. “I think we were rehearsing the scene of Mary Poppins’ arrival,” Mortimer said, “and Rob kept saying, ‘You’re still in a musical even though you’re not singing and dancing.’ That was such a good note. Like, you’ve still got to keep the ball in the air, otherwise it could go flat between the songs. That was immediately the key to performing in those scenes.”

But the cast was also reminded of the spirit they were trying to achieve when a special guest came to play a small but crucial role: Dick Van Dyke, whose appearance was “a sob fest for everyone” on the set, according to Blunt. “It was so gorgeous to be around him, and he’s so sprightly and full of life and energy and sparkle,” she said. “I mean, Lin and I were there to assist him onto the desk where he’s supposed to do a tap dance, and he just waved us away and didn’t need any help. I don’t think Rob could even say cut, he was so emotional.”

Blunt’s guess about his emotional state, Marshall said, is entirely accurate. “She’s right. He is one of my heroes, and he did a beautiful monologue where he talks about Michael as a young boy and the tuppence and all of that. So there he is, Dick Van Dyke, and he’s 91 years old [at the time], and he’s talking about things from the first film and doing it so beautifully. I have ‘Feed the Birds’ in my ear, which we use as underscore. And so I’m hearing ‘Feed the Birds,’ I’m seeing Dick Van Dyke deliver this extraordinary speech, and I just lost it. Emily heard me not say cut and she knew. I couldn’t speak, it was so moving to me.”

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That day, Blunt added, also gave her one of her peak “Mary Poppins Returns” moments, right up there with the sequence where she floats back into the Banks’ lives on a kite. “We all just sat around Dick Van Dyke and wanted him to tell us stories of his whole career,” she said. “Which he did, and he’d break into song all the time. It was just so terribly moving. And there was a weird moment when he finished the monologue and gave the Banks family their house back. He just sort of looked up at me with those blue eyes, and I thought, ‘Holy s—, I’m Mary Poppins!’”

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Palm Springs Is Narnia and 4 Other Things We Learned From the 30th Film Awards Gala

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You can declare the start of the awards season whenever you like, but as the first splashy awards show of 2019, the 30th annual Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs International Film Festival seems like as good of place to start as any.

Host Mary Hart and Chairman of the Board of the Palm Springs International Film Society Harold Matzner revealed that of 64 honorees recognized at past galas, 57 of them have gone on receive Oscar nominations. This year’s honorees included Rami Malek, Regina King, Alfonso Cuarón, Bradley Cooper and more. And their speeches felt like a precursor to what promises to be a long and surprising awards race.

But the annual gala is a looser occasion than the Oscars ceremony, and on Thursday night we picked up a few things about what the next few months of awards shows has in store.

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Chalamet graciously accepted both the Spotlight Award and Dern’s Kind bar as he raced through a speech about his realization that everyone’s “just a messy human.” Chalamet said he grew up admiring athletes but eventually stopped wanting to be “superhuman” and just be “very human indeed,” looking up to actors like Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix. Oh, and he still has a catalog of photos of Spike Lee’s office saved in his iCloud.

2. Olivia Colman just learned that Palm Springs is a real place

Olivia Colman is from Norfolk in England, where she said it rains all day. So coming for the first time to the middle of the desert was an adventure.

“Norfolk is basically made of rain, so thank you for inviting me here and proving you are real. I always thought Palm Springs was sort of like Narnia,” she joked.

Emma Stone, Colman’s co-star in “The Favourite,” talked about Colman’s ability to make people laugh and cry within moments of each other, and Colman’s speech did just that, with an overlay of sincerity even as she delivered a wicked punchline with a devilish smile.

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“It’s also been great to be part of something that suggests that women are not so different from normal people,” she said. “There’s my character, Queen Anne, someone in whom resides all the madness, confusion, frustration and madness of a powerful person unfit for their job. Don’t know if you know of anyone like that here.”

3. There’s a lot of love for Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott didn’t receive an award Thursday night, but his reception in the room was especially warm all the same. He looked the part of an Oscar front runner, and he paid tribute to his director on “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper, with the baritone gravitas and class we’ve come to expect from him.

“How is it that one human being can display so many artistic talents in a single motion picture,” Elliott said of Cooper. “He acts, he sings, he plays the guitar and the piano, all while producing, co-writing and songwriting. And he also gets the girl, Lady Gaga. And if that’s not enough, he has to be the f—ing director.”

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A humbled Cooper also didn’t hide how much he loved Elliott and said that his entire cast gave him, a first-time director, true blind faith and trust to make his film and get on this stage.

“If you believe in something so strong and you’re willing to work tirelessly, you can get great artists like Sam Elliott,” Cooper said.

4. We’re lucky to have Melissa McCarthy in awards season

It’s not as though Melissa McCarthy is an awards-season newbie — she scored an Oscar nomination for “Bridesmaids” back in 2012 — but she certainly back in the awards conversation with her more serious turn in the indie drama “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If you had asked me at 18 years old how a spotlight might factor into my future, I would’ve guessed a prison break gone wrong,” McCarthy said.

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She accepted the festival’s Spotlight Award for an actress, and her mix of blunt comedy and open emotion and honesty will make you wish she gets an opportunity to give more awards show speeches the next few months.

One example: her tribute to co-star Richard E. Grant, who’s also getting awards buzz for his supporting role. “I’d like to get a few things straight about this Richard E. Grant fella, if that is his real name. Because we don’t know,” she said. “We don’t even know what that E. stands for. I know he appears to float within this bubble of charm and intelligence, but I think his real power is his heart and his compassion. God, he’s going to be impossible after this.”

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5. Jim Carrey is acting like his normal, weird self

“You’ve got that look on your faces, like the s— is about to get serious,” Jim Carrey said as he took the podium to introduce Peter Farrelly and the cast of “Green Book.” He read the room well, because if this crowd expected anything, it’s that they didn’t know what to expect from Carrey. But rather than be completely political or metaphysical and philosophical, Carrey was mostly his old, crazy and wild self, dancing around the stage and dipping in and out of voices, all with a little dash of his new persona.

He asked the crowd to briefly close their eyes and meditate on the year that just passed, then shrieked in horror to the crowd’s surprise. “I love the illusion of newness,” he joked about 2019. But he was genuine in his adoration of “Green Book.”

“Peter Farrelly knows that the great easer of pains is the sharing of experience,” Carrey said. “That’s why this new film ‘Green Book’ was like water in the desert to me, like sustenance in the moral and ethical dust bowl of 2018.”

And other fun things we noticed:

  • The “Mary Poppins Returns” kids are cute, but not as cute as Emily Blunt. Blunt held up a very-tired looking Joel Dawson and asked him who his favorite actress is. He correctly answered Emily Blunt. “Well done,” she said.
  • Alfonso Cuarón wants to work with Gary Oldman again soon. “We have to do it again,” said the director, who last worked with Oldman on “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”
  • Spike Lee isn’t done. He opened his speech praising actors he has worked with like the late Ruby Dee and Bill Nunn, and he closed by promising that despite winning a career achievement award, “I got another 20 years ahead of me.”
  • “It just feels good being Regina King,” the “If Beale Street Could Talk” star said. And how.
  • Glenn Close still likes calling herself an “actress.” “I don’t want it to be lesser than an actor, and I don’t know how many actors want to call themselves actresses.”

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The full list of honorees from the Palm Springs International Film Society Film Awards Gala is below:

  • Spotlight Award, Actor – Timothée Chalamet
  • Breakthrough Performance Award – Rami Malek
  • Chairman’s Award – Regina King
  • Ensemble Performance Award – “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • Sonny Bono Visionary Award – Alfonso Cuarón
  • Spotlight Award, Actress – Melissa McCarthy
  • Director of the Year Award – Bradley Cooper
  • Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress – Olivia Colman
  • Career Achievement Award – Spike Lee
  • Vanguard Award – “Green Book”
  • Icon Award – Glenn Close 
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