news//'AMERICAN SNIPER' WINS AGAIN, JOHNNY DEPP FLOUNDERS

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It was a bad weekend to be Johnny Depp. The man who, at a point very recently, was one of the biggest box office draws, seems to have lost his stamina as Mortdecai, his newest comedy, barely made it in the top ten. The film was poised to be a box office juggernaut, in January box office terms, based on the laughable premise and the supporting cast, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, not to mention Depp himself. Instead, the film played out exactly as prognosticators thought it would: dull. With a total weekend gross of $4.125 million, Mortdecai will go down as a big disappointment.

Not disappointing, however, is the second weekend win for Clint Eastwood's Oscar contender American Sniper. The real-life war drama, starring Bradley Cooper, pummeled all new releases for an astounding $64 million weekend total. That put the film just past the $200 million, an impressive accomplishment. The film can now add the record of becoming the eighth largest second weekend gross off all-time. The film will definitely pass the $300 million mark before its run is over.

The Boy Next Door was the best performing film of the new releases, gaining $15 million for the weekend. Jennifer Lopez stars in the thriller about an inappropriate romance. Doing slightly better than Mortdecai, the animated flick Strange Magic was anything but magical, placing in seventh with $5.5 million. Produced by George Lucas, the family film failed to find its footing. Poor reviews definitely didn't offer any help.

The Top Ten for the week ending January 25, 2015:

1. American Sniper, $64.3 million (Total: $200m)

2. The Boy Next Door, $15 million (NEW)

3. Paddington, $12.3 million (Total: $40m)

4. The Wedding Ringer, $11.6 million (Total: $39.6m)

5. Taken 3, $7.6 million (Total: $76m)

6. The Imitation Game, $7.1 million (Total: $60.6m)

7. Strange Magic, $5.53 million (NEW)

8. Selma, $5.5 million (Total: $39m)

9. Mortdecai, $4.125 million (NEW)

10. Into the Woods, $3.8 million (Total: $121m)

SOURCE: BOXOFFICE.COM

winners//21ST SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

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In a night full of surprises, the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrated the best of the best in the acting worlds of television and motion pictures. Uzo Aduba walked away with the female acting award for a comedy series for "Orange is the New Black", a precursor to the cast's ensemble win a few awards later. Eddie Redmayne took the award for leading actor and firmly cemented his place as a frontrunner for the Academy Award. And, if the motion picture ensemble award means anything for the Oscars, Birdman may be the new Best Picture top competitor.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

BIRDMAN
Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Eddy Redmayne
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore
STILL ALICE

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons
WHIPLASH

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette
BOYHOOD

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

DOWNTON ABBEY
Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Lily James, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Matt Milne, Lesley Nicol, David Robb, Maggie Smith, Ed Speelers, Cara Theobold, Penelope Wilton

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Uzo Aduba, Jason Biggs, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Jackie Cruz, Catherine Curtin, Lea Delaria, Beth Fowler, Yvette Freeman, Germar Terrell Gardner, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Diane Guerrero, Michael J. Harney, Vicky Jeudy, Julie Lake, Lauren Lapkus, Selenis Leyva, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Joel Marsh, Garland, Matt McGorry, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Alysia Reiner, Judith Roberts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Barbara Rosenblat, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Lorraine Toussaint, Lin Tucci, Samira Wiley

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey
HOUSE OF CARDS

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Viola Davis
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

William H. Macy
SHAMELESS

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Mark Ruffalo
THE NORMAL HEART

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Frances McDormand
OLIVE KITTERIDGE

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

UNBROKEN

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES

Life Achievement Award

Debbie Reynolds

winners//2015 PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS

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The race for the Oscar Best Picture has gotten a little more exciting after the PGA honored Birdman with the Producer of the Year prize, instead of the anticipated, and highly awarded, Boyhood. Could Alejandro G. Inarritu's epic starring Michael Keaton pull out a surprise win next month?

The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

BIRDMAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Producers: Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

THE LEGO MOVIE (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producer: Dan Lin

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama

BREAKING BAD (AMC)
Producers: Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
Producers: Mark A. Burley, Sara Hess, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Neri Tannenbaum, Michael Trim, Lisa I. Vinnercour

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

LIFE ITSELF (Magnolia Pictures)

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television

FARGO (FX)
Producers: Adam Bernstein, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Michael Frislev, Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Chad Oakes, Kim Todd

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (FOX/NatGeo)
Producers: Brannon Braga, Mitchell Cannold, Jason Clark, Ann Druyan, Livia Hanich, Steve Holtzman, Seth MacFarlane

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment and Talk Television

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON (NBC)
Producers: Rob Crabbe, Jamie Granet Bederman, Katie Hockmeyer, Jim Juvonen, Josh Lieb, Brian McDonald, Lorne Michaels, Gavin Purcell

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television

THE VOICE (NBC)
Producers: Stijn Bakkers, Mark Burnett, John De Mol, Chad Hines, Lee Metzger, Audrey Morrissey, Jim Roush, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE (Crackle.com)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL (HBO)

The Award for Outstanding Children's Program

SESAME STREET (Sprout)