Guillermo del Toro’s “Shape of Water” Named to Sight & Sound’s Annual Critics List of The Year’s Best Films

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is earning more accolades…

The 53-year-old Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist’s latest film, The Shape of Water, has earned a spot on Sight & Sound’s annual critics list of the best films of 2017.

Guillermo del Toro

The BFI’s international magazine polled more than 180 critics, programmers and academics from around the world to secure the results which, for the first time, include a television series in the Top 10: David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return came in 2nd.

del Toro’s critically acclaimed fantasy drama, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best film at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, comes in a No. 14, in a tie with Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country.

Written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, the film stars Sally HawkinsMichael Shannon and Octavia Spencer, and follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured sea creature in 1962 Baltimore.

Get Out, from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures, topped the list.

Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel’s Spanish-language film Zama made the Top 5.

Below are the Top 21 titles on the list.

1. Get Out, dir: Jordan Peele
2. Twin Peaks: The Return, dir: David Lynch
3. Call Me by Your Name, dir: Luca Guadagnino
4. Zama, dir: Lucrecia Martel
5. Western, dir: Valeska Grisebach
6. Faces Places, dir: Agnes Varda
7. Good Time, dirs: Ben and Josh Safdie
8. Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
9. Dunkirk, dir: Christopher Nolan
9. The Florida Project, dir: Sean Baker
11. A Ghost Story, dir: David Lowery
12. You Were Never Really Here, dir: Lynne Ramsay
12. BPM, dir: Robin Campillo
12. Lady Macbeth, dir: William Oldroyd
14. God’s Own Country, dir: Francis Lee
14. The Shape Of Water, dir: Guillermo del Toro
16. Let the Sunshine In, dir: Claire Denis
16. Mudbound, dir: Dee Rees
16. Strong Island, dir: Yance Ford
16. I Am Not Your Negro, dir: Raoul Peck
16. Personal Shopper, dir: Olivier Assayas

Ferreira to Star in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” Reboot on Showtime

Sky Ferreira’s acting career is Peaks-ing…

The 23-year-old part-Brazilian American singer-songwriter, model, and actress will star in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the Showtime follow-up to his cult ABC series.

Sky Ferreira

The new season, which mixes original and new cast members, has completed filming.

The new installment picks up twenty-five years after the events in the original series that kicked off with the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town of Twin Peaks being shocked by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, played by Sheryl Lee who is back for the reboot, joining the only previously confirmed actor, star Kyle MacLachlan, reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.

Other actors from the original who are back include Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Mädchen Amick, David Duchovny, Michael Horse, Dana AshbrookRay Wise, Grace ZabriskiePeggy Lipton, Everett McGill and David Lynch.

In addition to Ferreira, other Latino actors in the 217-member cast include returning star Miguel Ferrer, Ana de la Reguera, Xolo Maridueña, Vincent Castellanos, Juan Carlos Cantu, Johnny Chavez and Lisa Coronado.

Written and produced by series creators and executive producers Lynch and Mark Frost, the upcoming Twin Peaks, directed entirely by Lynch, will premiere on Showtime in 2017.

 

de la Reguera to Star in David Lynch’s New “Twin Peaks” Installment

Ana de la Reguera’s career has reached a new peak

The 38-year-old Mexican actress has booked an arc on the upcoming new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series Twin Peaks.

Ana de la Reguera

de la Reguera joins returning star Kyle MacLachlan, who is reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper from the original series.

New cast additions for the new season, set for an early 2017 premiere, are also believed to include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Patrick FischlerDavid DastmalchianGrant Goodeve, Larry Clarke and Caleb Landry Jones.

Lynch is directing the new installment from a script he co-wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

de la Reguera has recurred as Elisa Alvaro on Narcos and Paola on Jane The Virgin. Her other credits include Eastbound & Down, The Blacklist, Royal Pains and Anger Management.

Ferrer to Reprise His Role on the New Installment of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”

Miguel Ferrer is twinning

The 60-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor is set to reprise his iconic role on David Lynch’s upcoming new installment of his groundbreaking 1990 mystery series Twin Peaks for Showtime, according to Deadline.com.

Miguel Ferrer

Ferrer will reportedly return to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield from the original series in the new season, set to debut in 2017.

In eight episodes of the 1990 series, Ferrer played Rosenfield, a cynical city slicker FBI forensics specialist who butted heads with Twin Peaks Sheriff Harry S. Truman.

Miguel Ferrer in Twin Peaks

The only actor officially confirmed for the new Twin Peaks is the show’s original star Kyle MacLachlan, who is set to reprise his role as Dale Cooper.

Sheryl Lee, who played victim Laura Palmer in the original, also is back — she has been snapped by paparazzi filming scenes with MacLachlan.

Additionally, David Patrick Kelly is said to be reprising his role as Jerry Horne, with Richard Beymer rumored to be resurrecting his character of Jerry’s brother Benjamin.

New cast additions include Jennifer Jason LeighRobert KnepperBalthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried.

Ferrer, the son of Academy Award winner José Ferrer, is a regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.

Louis C.K. Breaks Record for Most Emmy Nods in Same Year

Louis C.K. may be the reigning “King of Comedy”… But the jack of all trades is apparently an Emmy darling as well.

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian racked up a record-breaking seven nominations during Thursday morning’s Primetime Emmy nominations announcement.

Louis CK

Louis C.K. was nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series category for his critically acclaimed FX series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits.

His behind-the-scenes work on the “Louie” earned him writing and directing Emmy nods.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s self-produced stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theater also earned him four nominations, bringing his total to an impressive seven nominations, the highest of any individual in one year.

According to A.V. Club that honor was previously held by David Lynch, who earned five nods for the first season of Twin Peaks.

In an interview with The New York Times, Louis C.K. felt some guilt for earning so many individual nominations.

“That’s a lot of nominations. It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show, so I feel a little selfish,” said the comedian, who’s upcoming comedy tour is already selling out .

Louis C.K. said he would’ve liked to have seen Louie nominated for Outstanding Comedy so he could share the Emmy love with the cast and crew.

“I would have loved to see it nominated, for everybody that works for me. But I don’t think I got robbed or something,” said Louis C.K. “That’s all craziness and I don’t believe in that. We’re a little show on FX. Anything you get is great.”

C.K. has been on the receiving end of a lot of accolades lately. In February, he won a Grammy Award for his comedy album “Hilarious.” He won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He picked up four awards at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, and he was named the Webby Awards Person of the Year in May.

Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s the 40-year-old Colombian actress’ third straight nod in that category for her work on ABC’s Modern Family.

And Bobby Cannavale earned a nod for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing Cameron’s “estranged ex-clown partner” on ABC’s Modern Family. The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actor, who won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest-starring role on NBC’s Will and Grace, had previously earned a Critics’ Choice Television Awards nomination for that memorable role.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast on September 23 on ABC.