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Widows to open London Film Festival

Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis, will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

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That’s A Wrap!: Oscars 2018, Dreamgirls, Steve Martin and more

In this week’s That’s A Wrap podcast, Angie Greaves and I take a look at the films that could be competing at the 2018 Oscars.

Could we see Harry Styles at the Academy Awards with Dunkirk? I also tip new films starring Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson and Hugh Jackman to feature.

There’s news on the official Dreamgirls soundtrack with Amber Riley, how you can be taught comedy by Steve Martin, Miranda Hart’s new children’s book and my thoughts on Logan – Hugh Jackman’s final film as Wolverine.

Plus we’re talking about Trolls 2 with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, The Good Fight heads to the UK, congratulations to Kenneth Branagh, a star from The Crown is set for a Mission: Impossible and Liam Neeson and Viola Davis look set to pair up on screen.

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That’s A Wrap: Dynasty, London Film Festival, Hugh Jackman, Jay-Z…

Angie Greaves and I are back with a brand new That’s A Wrap podcast.

This week we have news of an 80s comeback, look forward to the BFI London Film Festival, find out what Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman and Josh Groban have in common and lots more.

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A whole host of stars set for the Oscars stage

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As expected, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita N’yongo and Jared Leto will be among the presenters at this year’s Oscar ceremony.

Traditionally the winners of the acting prizes always return the year after.

Oprah Winfrey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard, Meryl Streep, Josh Hutcherson, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Saldana and Scarlett Johansson have also been confirmed as presenters.

Producers have also revealed Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, and John Travolta wil be presenting awards on the night. Let’s hope John Travolta can read the autocue this time.

Another raft of confirmed presenters include Jessica Chastain, Kevin Hart, Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts, Shirley MacLaine and Miles Teller.

You’ll also see Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum, Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort and Liam Neeson.

This year’s Oscars will also feature lots of music performances. We don’t know much about them yet but do know Jack Black, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Hudson will take to the stage for a ‘very special sequence’.

Plus, Lady Gaga has also been added to the list of performers.

“We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.

The Governors’ Awards – major celebs due

Tomorrow night in LA the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosts its annual Governors’ Awards dinner.

The event has become more and more significant as a place for potential Ocsar nominees to schmooze Academy members as the race to February 22 kicks up a gear.

The list of expected guests this year features plenty of talent that will be hitting the campaign trail hard over the next few months including Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Ellar Coltrane, James Corden, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, JK Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hilary Swank, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Phew!

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