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Crazy Rich Golden Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2018 15:03:18 December 6, 2018 15:03:18
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Crazy Rich Asians is going to the Golden Globes. It will not win any Golden Globes. But they’ll be at the party, at one of the most watched award shows, and the first major award show of the year, right after the New Year. This is visibility. And visibility is important. So, sure, even though the comedy/musical category at the Globes was a lot more wide open because films like A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody decided to submit in drama for strategic reasons, perhaps not wanting to go up against the likely Comedy/Musical winner, Mary Poppins Returns, and because “dramatic films” are typically better positioned for the big prize, the Oscars, the beneficiaries of that play in previous years may not have been a film that stars people of colour, a rom-com featuring an all-Asian cast. Full Story

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The National Board of Review announced its award winners yesterday. NBR isn’t always that great of an Oscar predictor; last year their Best Film was The Post, Best Actor and Best Actress were Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe and Laurie Metcalf won for supporting …AND they left out The Shape of Water and Three Billboards entirely.  Read Full Intro

Constance, Michelle, and co: Team Crazy Rich Asians at the Governors Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2018 20:35:51 November 19, 2018 20:35:51
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There aren’t usually this many Asians at Oscar events. Because there aren’t usually all-Asian casts in Hollywood. Crazy Rich Asians came out in August. It’s one of the most successful movies of the year. It does actually have an outside shot at a couple of nominations, including Best Picture. Full Story

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The Hollywood Film Awards happened last night and, as I always say about the Hollywood Film Awards, they’re about as prestigious as the MTV Movie Awards, which is to say not all that prestigious, and the recipients are chosen ahead of time, and determined in cooperation with the film studios (with a guarantee of who will show up), but they do tell us something about what award season campaigning will look like, and who the players might be.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dear Gossips,

My personal favourite outfit at the American Music Awards last night: Constance Wu. Totally my jam – high collar, long, pretty sleeves, not tight to the body, lots and lots of leg…and the colour pattern of those sequins, MY GOD.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dear Gossips,

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Crazy Rich Asians winning the box office for the third weekend in a row, the best Labour Day weekend box office in a decade. On the second weekend, there was only a 6% drop. For the third weekend, it was just 11%.  Read Full Intro

Gemma Chan brings “Crazy” home

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 5, 2018 19:53:12 September 5, 2018 19:53:12
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Gemma Chan is British. So I imagine it was quite special for her last night to be at the London premiere of Crazy Rich Asians, and after its third straight weekend topping the box office too. Wait. I just checked her Instagram. It was special. Of course it was.    A post shared by Gemma Chan (@gemma_chan) Full Story

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More Crazy Rich Asians 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2018 16:22:35 August 23, 2018 16:22:35
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It was reported yesterday that, due the critical and commercial success of Crazy Rich Asians, the sequels are now in development, with Jon M Chu back to direct. That does not mean there’s a greenlight yet though. It means that the studio has told them to start working on the story, which represents their interest in investing in China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems, the second and third installments in the CRA series. Full Story

Show Your Work: the Crazy Rich Asians edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2018 19:24:29 August 22, 2018 19:24:29
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As promised, here is our bonus episode of Show Your Work dedicated to Crazy Rich Asians. For almost two hours, Duana and I discuss the movie’s formula, its romantic comedy formula, its relationship to the romantic comedies we’re all so familiar with, and how it both honours the rom-com tradition and updates the genre. Full Story

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