Cinema’s creepiest genre has yielded its fair share of riches in 2019, from the box office dynamite of Stephen King’s killer clown through to the gore-soaked determination of Samara Weaving’s bride in Ready or Not . This year has yielded ghost stories, animal attacks and even a possessed dress, in one of the most varied, diverse horror periods in many years. Here are the best scary offerings from 2019, based on UK release dates. Read more: Most incredible actor transformations of 2019 Best horror films of 2018 What happens to your brain when you watch a horror film?
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The nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are in the books, with all the contenders that have been selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to compete at next month’s awards show announced bright and early Monday.On the film side, the top honor, Best Motion Picture – Drama, will come down to “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Joker,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.” In the musical and comedy category, the nominated films are “Dolemite Is My Name,” “JoJo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” and “Rocketman.”As for TV, the best drama series race includes “Big Little Lies,” “The Crown,” “Killing Eve,” “The Morning Show” and “Succession,” and the comedy category is a competition between “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Politician.”Also Read: Golden Globes Nominees by the Numbers: Netflix Rules in Both TV and FilmThe 2020 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, take place Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 8/7c on NBC.Meher Tatna is president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, executive chairman of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, CEO of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman, executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.See the full list of nominees in both the TV and film categories below.Also Read: 2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From 'Beyond Excited' to 'Truly Blessed'TV Best Television Series – Drama “Big Little Lies,” HBO “The Crown,” Netflix “Killing Eve,” BBC America “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+ “Succession,” HBOBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix) Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (BBC America) Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Brian Cox, “Succession” (HBO) Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA Network) Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix) Billy Porter, “Pose” (FX)Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy “Barry,” HBO “Fleabag,” Amazon Prime Video “The Kominsky Method,” Netflix “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime Video “The Politician,” NetflixAlso Read: Golden Globes 2020: See the Nominees (Photos)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix) Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video) Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime) Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” (Netflix) Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video)Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO) Ben Platt, “The Politician” (Netflix) Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself” (Netflix) Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “Catch-22,” Hulu “Chernobyl,” HBO “Fosse/Verdon,” FX “The Loudest Voice,” Showtime “Unbelievable,” NetflixBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Joey King, “The Act” (Hulu) Helen Mirren, “Catherine The Great” (HBO) Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Christopher Abbott, “Catch-22” (Hulu) Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy” (Netflix) Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime) Jared Harris, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Patricia Arquette, “The Act” (Hulu) Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown” (Netflix) Toni Collette, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Emily Watson, “Chernobyl” (HBOBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO) Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video) Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)Movies Best Motion Picture – Drama “1917” “The Irishman” “Joker” “Marriage Story” “The Two Popes”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet” Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story” Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women” Charlize Theron, “Bombshell” Renee Zellweger, “Judy”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Christian Bale, “Ford v. Ferrari” Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” Adam Driver, “Marriage Story” Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” “JoJo Rabbit” “Knives Out” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” “Rocketman”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Ana de Armas, “Knives Out” Awkwafina, “The Farewell” Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart” Emma Thompson, “Late Night”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Daniel Craig, “Knives Out” Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit” Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” Taron Egerton, “Rocketman” Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”Best Director – Motion Picture Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Sam Mendes, “1917” Todd Phillips, “Joker” Martin Scorsese, ‘The Irishman” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” Annette Bening, “The Report” Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes” Al Pacino, “The Irishman” Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite” Anthony McCarten, “The Two Popes” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood” Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” Best Motion Picture – Animated “Frozen 2” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” “The Lion King” “Missing Link” “Toy Story 4”Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language “The Farewell” “Les Misérables” “Pain and Glory” “Parasite” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Best Original Score – Motion Picture “Motherless Brooklyn” “Little Women” “Joker” “1917” “Marriage Story” Best Original Song – Motion Picture “Beautiful Ghosts” – Cats “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman “Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2 “Spirit” – The Lion King “Stand Up” – HarrietRead original story Golden Globes 2020: The Complete List of Nominees At TheWrap
“Parasite” has been named the best film of 2019 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which announced its annual awards on Sunday. “The Irishman” was runner-up.The twisted Korean black comedy also won awards for director Bong Joon Ho and supporting actor Song Kang Ho, and it was runner-up in the screenplay and production design categories. “The Irishman” did not win any awards but finished second to “Parasite” for picture, director and supporting actor (Joe Pesci).This marked the second year in a row that the L.A. critics have named a film not in English the year’s best, and the fifth time in their 45-year history. All of those wins have taken place in the last 20 years: “Roma” last year, “Amour” in 2012, “Letters From Iwo Jima” in 2006 and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in 2000.Also Read: How 'Parasite' Director Bong Joon Ho Created the Year's Most Dangerously Charming FilmAntonio Banderas won the best-actor award for “Pain and Glory,” the same prize he claimed from the New York Film Critics Circle. Adam Driver was named runner-up for “Marriage Story.” Mary Kay Place won the best-actress prize for the small indie “Diane,” with Lupita Nyong’o taking runner-up for “Us.”Jennifer Lopez’s performance as a stripper looking to turn the tables on her colleagues got perhaps unexpected critical support from LAFCA voters, who gave her the supporting-actor award over runner-up Zhao Shuzhen for “The Farewell.”“I Lost My Body” was named the best animated film over runner-up “Toy Story 4,” while “American Factory” beat “Apollo 11” for best nonfiction film. “Pain and Glory” was named best foreign-language film over “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” in a vote that took place after “Parasite” had won the best-picture award.In the craft categories, Claire Mathon was voted the prize for cinematography for her work on both “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Atlantics,” Barbara Ling won for her production design of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Dan Levy was honored for his music to the animated film “I Lost My Body” and Todd Douglas Miller took the editing award for “Apollo 11,” the second year in a row the critics have given this prize to a nonfiction film. (“Minding the Gap” won last year.)Last year, five of the LAFCA winners went on to win the Oscar: actresses Olivia Colman and Regina King, animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Roma” cinematographer Alfonso Cuaron and “Black Panther” production designer Hannah Beachler.Also Read: New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 'The Irishman' Named Best Picture of 2019The LAFCA best-film winner has won the Oscar for Best Picture 10 times in the 45 years the organization has been giving out awards, including three times in the last decade: “The Hurt Locker” in 2009, “Spotlight” in 2015 and “Moonlight” in 2016.The group consists of 62 Los Angeles-based film critics working in print and electronic media. (TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde is a member.)The awards will be given out at an awards dinner on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City. Also at that ceremony, director-writer-actress Elaine May will be honored with this year’s Career Achievement Award.Also Read: AFI Top 10 List Includes 'The Irishman,' 'Joker,' 'The Farewell'The 2019 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards:Best Film: “Parasite” Runner-up: “The Irishman” Best Director: Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman” Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” Runner-up: Adam Driver, “Marriage Story” Best Actress: Mary Kay Place, “Diane” Runner-up: Lupita Nyong’o, “Us” Best Supporting Actor: Song Kang Ho, “Parasite” Runner-up: Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” Runner-up: Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell” Best Foreign-Language Film: “Pain and Glory” Runner-up: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film: “American Factory” Runner-up: “Apollo 11” Best Animated Film: “I Lost My Body” Runner-up: “Toy Story 4” Best Screenplay: Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” Runner-up: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite” Best Cinematography: Claire Mathon, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Atlantics” Runner-up: Roger Deakins, “1917” Best Editing: Todd Douglas Miller, “Apollo 11” Runner-up: Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, “Uncut Gems” Best Music/Score: Dan Levy, “I Lost My Body” Runner-up: Thomas Newman, “1917” Best Production Design: Barbara Ling, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Runner-up: Ha Jun Lee, “Parasite” New Generation Award: Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails and Jonathan Majors, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: “The Giverny Document,” Ja’Tovia GaryRead original story ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture From Los Angeles Film Critics At TheWrap
Disney’s “Frozen II” has become the third movie this year to stay No. 1 on the box office charts for three weekends. With an estimated total this weekend of $34 million, it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas release period begins in earnest.The two other films that have earned three No. 1s are Universal’s “Glass,” which took advantage of a historically slow period in the early part of this year’s release slate, and “Avengers: Endgame,” which the rest of the industry steered clear of as it became the biggest box office hit ever. Warner Bros.’ “Joker” almost took a third No. 1 in late October, but was edged out by the second weekend of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”“Knives Out” will take the No. 2 spot for a second weekend, holding well with an estimated $14 million total. That’s down 47% from the $26.7 million the whodunit movie made from Friday to Sunday last weekend, and gives the film an estimated two-weekend total of $63 million.Also Read: 'Frozen II' Breaks Thanksgiving 5-Day Box Office Record With $123.7 MillionAfter “Knives Out,” the effects of the slow early December period can be seen on the charts, with no film grossing above $6.5 million. Fox’s “Ford v Ferrari” and Universal/Makeready’s “Queen & Slim” are in a virtual tie for third with approximately $6.3 million grossed. “Ford v Ferrari” will see its domestic total rise to $91 million after four weekends while “Queen & Slim” rises to $26 million after two weekends.Sony/TriStar’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is in fifth with $5.2 million, giving it a three-weekend total of $43 million. Just below it is Focus Features’ true story drama “Dark Waters,” which is going wide this weekend to 2,012 screens after grossing $1.1 million in a two-weekend limited run. The film has earned a $4.2 million wide opening and an A- from CinemaScore polls, continuing the strong word of mouth that began with the film’s 92% Rotten Tomatoes score.Way down the charts in the No. 13 slot is the sole new release of the weekend, STX’s “Playmobil: The Movie.” With families still flocking to see “Frozen II,” this animated film has gone largely ignored with just an estimated $811,000 opening weekend from 2,337 screens. The good news for STX is that they won’t take a financial hit on this release, as “Playmobil” is a distribution-only deal with marketing costs kept low. The film has a B+ on CinemaScore and a 20% Rotten Tomatoes score.Read original story ‘Frozen II’ Becomes Third 2019 Release to Stay No. 1 at Box Office for Three Weekends At TheWrap
The news comes after 'Aladdin' lead Mena Massoud opened up about his struggle to land auditions after the live-action film.