Reese attended the Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills last night, where she and her Big Little Lies producing partners were nominated for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. Unfortunately they lost out to The Handmaids Tale team, but it’s still fantastic to see Reese being honoured as a producer in her own right from such an important guild. Reese also presented her A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay with the Visionary Award during the event:
Each year, the Visionary Award recognizes film, TV or new media producers for their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance. DuVernay is being recognized for her work in creating topical films and TV shows focusing on important social issues. They include the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning doc 13th about race and the prison system in America, and the critically acclaimed OWN drama series Queen Sugar.
Her upcoming Disney film A Wrinkle in Time makes her the first black woman to direct a film budgeted over $100 million. (Deadline)
Reese wore a sparkly brown beaded dress by Dolce & Gabbana with shoes by Chloe Gosselin for the event, and looked super chic on the red carpet. We have the first photos for you in our Gallery:
• Producers Guild Awards x46
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:
“Big Little Lies” (Season 1) (Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, and Barbara A. Hall)
“The Crown” (Season 2) (Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Philip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Andy Stebbing, and Martin Harrison)
“Game of Thrones” (Season 7) (Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Lisa McAtackney, and Greg Spence)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 1) (Producers: Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Sheila Hockin, Eric Tuchman, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Joseph Boccia, Elisabeth Moss, Kira Snyder, and Leila Gerstein)
“Stranger Things” (Season 2) (Producers: Iain Paterson, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, The Duffer Brothers, Rand Geiger, and Justin Doble)
— Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) January 21, 2018
Reese’s friend and Cruel Intentions co-star Selma Blair has recently spoken about her admiration for Reese:
“Reese is amazing. She’s a powerhouse, she’s driven in the best way. She is really making her mark. She’s someone that has always had so much in her and to see her be able to utilize it and to be as powerful as she[is] and really helping to make things better for everyone and women, giving back. She’s always had that in her. She’s a wonderful person.”
The Gallery has been updated today with HD film screencaptures from Reese’s most recent cinematic release, Home Again. Unfortunately I don’t have much positive to say about this film, as I felt the script and characters were lacking. However, Reese’s passion for giving women in film opportunities is always admirable, and she was proud to say that this film was centred on a woman, and directed/written and produced by women. Enjoy the pretty screencaptures:
• Home Again > Film Screencaptures x1,541
How to Support the Time’s Up Movement from a $12 Pin to a Celebrity Golden Globes Gown
The Golden Globe Awards’ red carpet blackout may be over, but the Time’s Up initiative is just beginning. Hollywood is continuing to champion the fight against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Time’s Up — the organization founded by 300 figures in the entertainment industry like Meryl Streep, America Ferrera, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and more — announced Wednesday that the organization is partnering with Condé Nast and eBay to auction off a selection of the black gowns and tuxedos worn by celebrities on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Between January 19 and January 26, shoppers can visit ebay.com/timesup to bid on pieces worn by stars like Gal Gadot, Tracee Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. All of the proceeds benefit the Legal Defense fund started through the Time’s Up platform, which helps victims of sexual harassment in the workplace connect with legal representation and offers them public relations assistance and legal council.
“We’re thrilled that actors and others in the entertainment industry are leading in this extraordinary way to end the scourge of workplace sexual harassment,” Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, which is administering the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, said in a release. “Each time they’ve stepped up they’ve inspired more attorneys to join the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and more individuals to contribute.”
To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.
Besides bidding for one of the designer pieces worn at the Golden Globes, there are plenty of other ways you can still show your support for the biggest movement happening in Hollywood.
At the Time’s Up online merch shop, you can stock up on the same Time’s Up T-Shirts stars wore as they got ready for the Golden Globes, plus totes, notebooks, stickers and even a baby onesie. Or, to show your support on a daily basis, you can snag the small but powerful Time’s Up pin we saw many men and women also wear at the Globes, available on the website for $12. It will continue to be the most powerful accessory on the awards season red carpet circuit.
“This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” Eva Longoria told the New York Times earlier this month. “For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”
Men in Hollywood haven’t been excluded from the conversation either, with countless stars showing their support for #MeToo as well.
“This is something that a lot of people are coming together in unity and saying we do not stand for sexual harassment,” Chris Hemsworth told PEOPLE at the Golden Globes.
“We do not stand for inequality, and me personally, I’m a feminist. We stand for equality. I believe in equality regardless of gender, regardless of race, regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of political opinion,” he added. “I believe that we all need to come together in a very compassionate way, and say, ‘Okay. Let’s even things out and let’s give each other a chance and let’s listen to one another.’”
Kristen Wiig to Star in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series for Apple
Kristen Wiig is set to star in a comedy ordered to series at Apple that boasts Reese Witherspoon among its executive producers, Variety has confirmed.
The 10-episode, half-hour comedy is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” It marks Wiig’s first regular television role since she left “Saturday Night Live” in 2012. She will also serve as an executive producer on the show.
Colleen McGuinness created the series and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Witherspoon will executive produce via her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld will serve as a consulting producer. This also marks Apple’s first half-hour scripted comedy order.
Wiig has embarked on a successful film career since leaving “SNL,” including starring in, co-producing, and co-writing the box office hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” for which she earned an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. Her other recent film credits include “The Martian,” “Downsizing,” and “Ghostbusters.”
This marks the third project Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine have set up at Apple. She and Jennifer Aniston will also star in a currently untitled morning show drama for the streamer, and she will executive produce “Are You Sleeping,” co-produced by Chernin Entertainment with Octavia Spencer attached to star. She will also appear in a second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Big Little Lies,” which she also executive produces.
In addition to the three Witherspoon projects, Apple is also prepping a reboot of “Amazing Stories” from executive producer Steven Spielberg, Ron Moore’s untitled space race drama, the drama “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, and the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver.
Wiig is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman. Witherspoon is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson. McGuinness is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.
On CBS Sunday Morning earlier today, Oprah Winfrey hosted a discussion with some of those involved in starting the Times Up movement, in which they talked about gender inequality and speaking up about sexual harassment. Reese was one of those on the panel, alongside actresses Natalie Portman, America Ferrera and Tracee Ellis Ross, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, producer Shonda Rhimes and attorney Nina Shaw. Watch the video below:
Reese’s Legally Blonde co-star Ali Larter spoke about Reese at the recent Art of Elysium Heaven Gala:
Reese attended the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica last night, where Big Little Lies was nominated for several awards – and won most of them! Congratulations once again to Reese and her cast and crew for their well deserved wins. Reese posed on the red carpet with Laura Dern and Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke; inside the ceremony she was snapped with Octavia Spencer and her husband. Reese was cheering on Nicole Kidman, and the producers posed with their co-star Laura Dern and other cast & crew from the show during the ceremony and backstage – lots more fabulous Big Little Lies cast shots for us! Reese wore a black beaded dress by Prada, with Roger Vivier shoes, and Nikos Koulis jewellery.
• Critics Choice Awards x143
Best Limited Series
American Vandal (Netflix)
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
The Long Road Home (National Geographic)
Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA)
Alana Boden, I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime)
Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Johnny Flynn, Genius (National Geographic)
Benito Martinez, American Crime (ABC)
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Fargo (FX)