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"Lady Bird" director Greta Gerwig - Photo by Merie Wallace, courtesy of A24(LOS ANGELES) -- Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig becomes only the fifth woman in Oscar history to receive a Best Director nomination.  Of the four other women nominated, only Kathryn Bigelow has won, in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.

Rachel Morrison becomes the first woman ever nominated for a Best Cinematographer Oscar, for Mudbound.

Following years of criticism about a lack of racial diversity among nominees, this year saw major category nominations for non-white artists, notably four nods for writer/director Jordan Peele's Get Out, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Peele, and Best Actor for star Daniel Kaluuya. Four black actors received acting nominations: Kaluuya; Denzel Washington, for Roman J. Israel, Esq.; Mary J. Blige, for Mudbound; and Octavia Spencer, for The Shape of Water

Jordan Peele is also only the third person in history to score Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay Oscar nods for his directorial debut, joining Hollywood heavyweights Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks, who did the same with 1978's Heaven Can Wait and 1983's Terms of Endearment, respectively.  Peele is only the fifth African-American to earn a Best Director Academy Award nomination.  The most recent was Barry Jenkins, for 2016's Best Picture winner, Moonlight, while the first was John Singleton in 1991, for Boyz n the Hood.  No African-American has ever won the Best Director Oscar.


Writer/director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, the story of a mute woman who falls in love with an aquatic being, leads all comers, with 13 nominations -- but none for actor Doug Jones, who played the creature itself.

James Franco won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist, but was shut out of the Oscar acting categories.  Though it's impossible to know for certain, it could be due in part to Franco's being accused by five women shortly after his Golden Globes win of alleged inappropriate sexual misconduct.

Although Meryl Streep won her 21st Oscar nomination for her role on The Post, and the film itself earned a Best Picture nomination, co-star Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg were passed over.

Wonder Woman, the third highest-grossing film of 2017 and one of the year's most critically acclaimed -- and widely celebrated, just as the national #MeToo conversation was exploding -- was completely shut out.

The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air on ABC March 4.

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) -- Anthony Anderson is a busy man. In addition to his lead role as Andre Johnson on ABC's black-ish, a show he also produces -- as well as hosting ABC's To Tell the Truth, and guest starring on other multiple shows, including Yara Shahidi's spin-off collegiate comedy, grown-ish -- Anderson says he hopes his future also includes a few movies.

"I'm excited to get back to the big screen," Anderson tells ABC Radio. "Unfortunately, and fortunately, black-ish has kept kept me busy from doing that."

Last year, Anderson starred alongside Octavia Spencer in the independent movie Small Town Crime. He also lent his voice to two animated films: the faith-based comedy The Star and the Golden Globes-nominated Ferdinand.

Now, the comedian -- who has starred in a host of movies including The Departed for director Martin Scorsese -- says he's itching to get back into the film world, and is promising he'll do his best to make it happen.

"...[W]e'll make time eventually," he adds.

Black-ish airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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"The Shape of Water" Photo: Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Writer/director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, the story of a mute woman who falls in love with an aquatic being, leads all nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards, with 13.  The nominees were announced Tuesday morning by Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish. 

The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air March 4 on ABC.

Here are the nominees in key categories:

Best Picture
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lady Bird
The Post
Phantom Thread
Get Out
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour

Best Director
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Actor
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel Esq.

Best Actress
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Leslie Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Original Song
"Mystery of Love," Call Me By Your Name
"Mighty River," Mudbound
"Remember Me," Coco
"Stand Up for Something," Marshall
"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman 
The Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Darkest Hour

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The last Jedi

Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Short Film -- Animated
Dear Basketball
Negative Space
Garden Party
Revolting Rhymes

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Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(PENNSYLVANIA) --  Bill Cosby, who is facing a retrial this spring on a sexual assault charge, returned to the stage Monday night.

Cosby appeared the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia -- an appearance he announced just hours before on his Facebook page.

The occasion was a special event honoring jazz musician Tony Williams.

Vulture reports that Cosby performed for just over an hour telling jokes largely based on stories from his childhood and made no mention of his impending trail.  He also briefly sat in with the band playing drums.

According to Vulture, audience members welcomed the 80-year-old comic, shaking hands and posing for photos with him.

Cosby's charged with the alleged sexual assault in 2004 of former Temple University staffer Andrea Constand, who testified Cosby gave her pills that rendered her unable to stop his advances, though she said she tried.  Cosby claims he gave Constand the over-the-counter medication Benadryl to relax her, after which they had a consensual sexual encounter.

The jury in Cosby's first trial last June was unable to reach a unanimous verdict after more than 50 hours of deliberation, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.

The retrial is set to begin April 2.

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced this morning in Beverly Hills, beginning 8:22 a.m. ET. You'll be able to watch it live on Oscars.org.

Girls Trip's Tiffany Haddish, along with War for the Planet of the Apes and Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Andy Serkis, will announce the nominees.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThe Shape of WaterCall Me by Your NameLady Bird; and Darkest Hour are all likely to scoop up a number of nominations.

Based on last weekend's Screen Actors' Guild Awards and the Golden Globes earlier this month, Three Billboards is an odds-on favorite for best picture, and its lead star, Frances McDormand, for best actress.

Aside from McDormand, the best actress race is expected to feature Saoirse [SER-sha] Ronan, from Lady Bird and The Shape of Water's Sally Hawkins.

Gary Oldman, who earned Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, has also generated plenty of Oscar buzz that began even before the film's release. Back then he told ABC Radio that he doesn't concern himself much with awards. "It's not what gets me up in the morning, but it's hard to avoid it," he said, although it's "nice to be liked."

Daniel Kaluuya has a shot for his starring role in Get Out, but as far as this morning's Oscar announcements are concerned, he told ABC Radio at Sunday's SAG Awards that he's keeping a "let's just see" attitude.

"I take every day as it comes and see what happens and just go could happen, could not, and you just kind of keep it moving." 

The 90th Academy Awards, hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC from Hollywood on March 4.

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Craig Sjodin/ABC(NEW YORK) -- There were only 15 girls going into the fourth week of The Bachelor. As the show opened, Chelsea, Caroline and Becca K. talked about the dramatic age difference between Bekah M. and Arie Luyendyk Jr., of which he was completely unaware.

Host Chris Harrison showed up to tell the girls to get packing -- because they were all going to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada to meet Arie, who was already there. Arie shocked everyone when he invited Sienne for a one-on-one date, which villainess Krystal hoped would end with Sienne going home. Arie took Sienne parasailing and later they talked and kissed on the beach. That night, Arie took Sienne to the Hard Rock Cafe for a private dinner and when they talked she was vulnerable and open and told Arie that she never had a real romance. Arie gave her a rose and then took her dancing. They kissed a lot, which was tough luck for Krystal.

In the meantime, it was revealed that Maquel's grandfather passed away so she went home to be with her family and suddenly it was down to 14.

The group date was with professional survivalists in the woods, where the gang was supposed to drank their own pee. Arie went first but when it came to the girls, there was some resistance. Marikh said, "Gandhi used to drink his own pee... but I'm not Gandhi." Turns out that Arie only had apple juice and got the girls off the hook, but later they ate worms for real. 

The only survival the girls needed to train for was fending off cattiness. When they all joined Arie in a hot tub, there was some tension between Krystal and the other girls as Krystal questioned what she was doing after Tia and Caroline pointed out to Arie that he put his arm around Krystal in the hot tub.

Later, Arie and Kendall bonded over her eating worms and they kissed.

Krystal took Arie aside and confessed her insecurity and that her anger about the way the other girls have been treating her led her to confront Tia and Caroline, but this achieved nothing.

Back at the lodge, Ari gave Tia a rose and Krystal complained about it. 

On their one-on-one date, Arie and Bekah went horseback riding and ended up in a hot tub. Arie said Bekah seems really mature and is a lot deeper than most of the women he dated. Bekah liked the honestly and openness they have with each other, adding, "I think I really like him as a person -- not just the chemistry. I mean, the physical chemistry is there. That's a given. But it's very natural between us, and I see a future -- like, a real future."

Later, Bekah and Arie showed their similarities when they had a conversation about age difference and used the word “like” 13 times in 25 seconds. “I think it's a valid fear. I think it is. Like, do you like to, like, still, like, go out a lot? And do you still like to -- I don't know. I'm just like -- I feel like I've just become a little bit more boring... Yeah. ...But only because I like different things. Yeah. You know what I mean?” To which Bekah responded, “Well, a lot of my life is, like, I get up super -- super early, like, on Saturdays and drive up to Palm Springs with my friends to go climbing. Mm-hmm. And, like, those kind of things, like… ”|

When Bekah revealed that she is 22 years old, 14 years younger than Arie, he was shocked. He expressed his concern that she might not be ready for marriage but said he was conflicted because of the chemistry between them. Nevertheless, he gave her a rose.

At the Rose Ceremony, as Bekah, Sienne and Tia all had roses, the first rose went to Lauren B., followed by Kendall, Ashley, and Becca K., Chelsea, Jenna, Jacqueline and Marikh. Then, after she had stopped the ceremony to talk to him and express her continued interest in him and reiterate her insecurity, Arie gave Krystal the last rose.

The curvaceous and funny Brittany T. was gracious about going home but admitted she is ready for love and hopeful for the future. Considering how little screen time she got in four weeks after her sensational debut in the first episode, she should become the next Bachelorette.

Caroline could not believe Krystal got chosen over her.

Next week, Arie and the girls head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Bachelor air Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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© 2017 HS FILM, LLC(NEW YORK) -- The Afghanistan war drama 12 Strong had a respectable showing at the box office over the weekend, debuting with just over than $16.5 million. An adaptation of Doug Stanton's book Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, the movie tells the story of a daring American mission carried out in the weeks after the 9/11 attacks. 

The Special Forces soldiers were tasked with befriending -- and fighting alongside -- local militias against Osama bin Laden's Taliban army.

Portraying this accurately was key for star Chris Hemsworth. "...The brotherhood they formed with ...the Afghan people but also amongst the soldiers was something that kept coming up amongst all the guys I spoke to in this experience," the actor says.  "You know, the relationships they still keep to this day ... is as strong as any family bond they've ever had."

Realism was key for all involved. Legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has a long history with the U.S. military going back to 1986's Top Gun, says they were blessed to get the military's support for 12 Strong. This led to the cast and crew shooting in New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range, and an accurate portrayal the story deserved.

"They had a lot of old Russian vehicles that they used for training, so we had the some of the Russian tanks: everything that would have been left over in Afghanistan [back then] is actually real," Bruckheimer told ABC News."  We found this valley that looked almost identical to...[where] the real mission took place. And then when our real soldiers showed up, the men [the actors] are portraying, they ... and they couldn't believe how real everything looked. They thought they were back in Afghanistan."

The movie, which also stars Michael Pena, Rob Riggle, and Trevante Rhodes, is now in theaters.

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Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After recently asking fans to boycott Netflix for alleged gender and color bias after she was lowballed on a recent comedy special, Mo'Nique is now questioning the streaming service for allegedly lowballing another black female comedian.

Saturday, Wanda Skyes tweeted her support for the "Queen of Comedy," sharing a similar story of pay disparity.

“@MoWorldWide, thank you for speaking out,” Sykes wrote. “@Netflix offered me less than half of your $500k. I was offended but found another home. #EPIX.” Skyes is referring to her 2016 comedy special, What Happened...Ms. Skyes.

After Wanda's tweet, Mo'Nique took to Instagram to once again question Netflix's numbers.

"I just found out that my sister Wanda Skyes was offered two hundred and fifty thousand dollars from Netflix to do a comedy special," Mo'Nique says in her new video. "I was offered five hundred thousand dollars and our sister, Amy Schumer, was offered thirteen million dollars. How is it that Wanda Sykes and Monique together, these two black women -- who have fifty-plus years in the comedy game -- be offered seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars between the both of us? And Amy Schumer gets thirteen million dollars?'"

Mo'Nique continued, "Now this has nothing to do with going against Amy Schumer. If our sister was able to get that, she was supposed to. But how was it, that when it comes to these two black female comedians -- that are still at the top of their game after fifty-plus years being in this business -- be offered seven hundred thousand dollars collectively? Make that make sense."

As previously reported, a spokesperson for Netflix told ABC News, "Netflix doesn’t comment on contract negotiations."

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qParamount Pictures/Bay F - © 2017 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of the Oscar nominations which celebrate the best in movies, we have the nominees for this year’s Razzie Awards, which celebrate the opposite.

Transformers: The Last Knight has the most nominations with a total of nine, including worst picture and worst actor for Mark Wahlberg. Following close behind is Fifty Shades Darker, with eight nods.

Those two films are join in the worst picture category by Baywatch, The Emoji Movie and The Mummy.

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence also scored a nod for worst actress for her role in mother!.

The “winners,” if you could call them that, will be announced on March 3, the day before the Oscars ceremony.

Here is the full list of nominees:

The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

Katherine Heigl, Unforgettable
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Tyler Perry, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween
Emma Watson, The Circle

Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Johnny Depp, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Darker
Zac Efron, Baywatch
Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home 2 & Transformers: The Last Knight

Javier Bardem, mother! & Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Russell Crowe, The Mummy
Josh Duhamel, Transformers: The Last Knight
Mel Gibson, Daddy’s Home 2
Anthony Hopkins, Collide & Transformers: The Last Knight

Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Sofia Boutella, The Mummy
Laura Haddock, Transformers: The Last Knight
Goldie Hawn, Snatched
Susan Sarandon, A Bad Moms Christmas

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, Fifty Shades Darker
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, Transformers: The Last Knight
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie
Johnny Depp & His Worn Out Drunk Routine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween

Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

Darren Aronofsky, mother!
Michael Bay, Transformers: The Last Knight
James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker
Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy
Anthony (Tony) Leonidis, The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Steven Soderbergh’s ambitious new murder mystery series, Mosaic, aims to take binge-watching to a whole new level.

The series, starring Sharon Stone and Garrett Hedlund, debuts in a linear fashion on HBO Monday, but you can also watch it on the free Mosaic app, where you can choose which character’s perspective you want to follow.

Stone, who plays the murder victim, Olivia Lake, says that even she got sucked in by variety of ways you can watch the story play out.

“I basically [lost] two days of my life ‘cause I had to see every person’s thread,” she tells ABC Radio. “It’s so fascinating because it’s a murder mystery [so] the audience becomes the detective. “If you really wanna solve the crime, you can watch it every single way, which is just fantastic. So you kind of dive down this rabbit hole.”

While Stone committed to watching everything, Hedlund, who plays suspect Joel Hurley, jokes he only watched Stone’s thread, so he feels like he “won a day.”

So do they think this could be the future of TV watching, where viewers have more control?

“I think that because we have all of these different opportunities now that we've become a digital world, this is the beginning of a new kind of understanding,” Stone says. “I think that Steven is opening all kinds of new doors for us, and that's thrilling.”  

You can watch Soderbergh’s edit of Mosaic starting tonight at 8 p.m. ET on HBO, or choose your own version on the Mosaic app, available now.

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Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for The Women's March Los Angeles(LOS ANGELES) -- Natalie Portman revealed on Saturday that she was the object of a rape fantasy at the age of 13 and gave up on numerous roles while suffering through what she called an "environment of sexual terrorism."

The Oscar-winning actress spoke from a stage before thousands of people in downtown Los Angeles as part of the Women's March, according to a CNN report.

Portman turned 12 years old when on the set of The Professional.

After the film was released in 1994, Portman said, she was excited she was to receive her first fan mail, only, "to read a rape fantasy that a man had written me," according to CNN.

She said that critics, "talked about my budding breasts in reviews."

"I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually I would feel unsafe and that men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify my body to my great discomfort."

She said that the shame compounded when a local radio station established a "countdown" until Portman turned 18 -- "euphemistically the date that I would be legal to sleep with," she said.

She said she turned down acting roles "that involved a kissing scene" and turned to ones that "emphasized how bookish I was and how serious I was," adding it had an impact on the way she dressed.

Portman said she expressed herself as "prudish, conservative, nerdy and serious" to be heard and feel safe.

"At 13 years old, the message from our culture was clear to me: I felt the need to cover my body and to inhibit my expression and my work in order to send my own message to the world that I'm someone worthy of safety and respect," Portman said. "The response to my expression, from small comments about my body to more threatening deliberate statements, served to control my behavior through an environment of sexual terrorism."

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Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Fox Searchlight Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- After Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild award win -- which happened after he recently picked up a best supporting actor Golden Globe for the role -- Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri star Sam Rockwell is on track for Oscar gold. But he's already got the best acclaim a guy can get: from his dad.

The New York Times ran an essay about the award-winning movie on Thursday.  While the piece itself is pointedly negative, many of the essay's public comments about the movie were positive, including one in particular. It read: "I loved this movie, and intend to see it again. My son, Sam, won a Golden Globe for playing Jason Dixon. I think I would still love the movie if another actor had played Dixon..But not quite as much." It was signed "Pete Rockwell."

It's not the first time the elder Rockwell took the time to give his son a shout-out, one Redditor and former movie critic pointed out, noting Pete Rockwell took the time to thank him when he praised Sam's performance in 1999's classic sci-fi comedy, Galaxy Quest.

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ABC/Bob D'Amico(LOS ANGELES) -- Tracee Ellis Ross this weekend provided an update on her on-going pay negotiations over her work on black-ish.

The negotiations became a subject of public interest after The Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources as saying that the disparity between the actress' pay and that of her co-star, Anthony Anderson, was a subject at a recent meeting of Times Up, the initiative combating sexual harassment and gender inequity in Hollywood.

In a statement on Twitter on Saturday, Ross acknowledged that contract negotiations are on-going saying that she, "wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV."

Ross said that she never made any threats in the context of her negotiations at that having, "had my renegotiation become a public conversation was awkward, but I'm grateful for the outpouring of support."

She added, that she was "thankful" that conversations about pay equity are taking place, not just in Hollywood but in every industry.

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Photo by: Will Heath/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The government shutdown and the results of President Donald Trump's physical exam, released Friday by his physician Ronny Jackson, provided fodder for this week's Saturday Night Live.

The cold open featured cast member Aidy Bryant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicking off a daily press briefing.

SNL cast member Beck Bennett, who plays Dr. Jackson, then addresses the reporters. "Once again, this is the president’s unbiased, 100 percent accurate health assessment."

Bennett's Jackson says, "It's my expert medical opinion, that the president's got a rockin' bod."

A reporter, played by cast member Kate McKinnon asks, "There's been questions about the president's mental fitness, and the White House has of course pushed back on that. Since you examined him personally, my question is, how broke that brain?"

Bennett's Jackson responds, "We did do a cognitive exam at the president's request and he passed it with flying colors. Almost no hints."

Another reporter, played by cast member Mikey Day, asks, "The president has bragged about scoring higher on that test than any other president, is that true?"

Bennett's Jackson responds, "In fairness, no other president has taken the test. We typically only use it to make sure someone is not severely brain damaged or a monkey in people clothes. But the president grabbed me by the collar and insisted taking it. He has the grip of a guy who would fail that test, if you know what I mean."

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(LOS ANGELES) -- The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri winning the night with three trophies on the movie side, and HBO’s Veep and Big Little Lies taking home two each on the TV end.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her record-setting eighth and ninth SAG Awards, grabbing female actor in a comedy series honors for Veep and sharing best ensemble cast trophy with her HBO show's co-stars. However, as many suspected, the 57-year-old actress -- who’s been battling breast cancer and just completed her last round of chemotherapy -- wasn’t on hand to accept them.

Presenter Connie Britton accepted the award on Louis-Dreyfus' behalf telling Louis-Dreyfus, "We're thinking of you."

Louis-Dreyfus later tweeted, "I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it's pretty fun to watch in my pj's." She added, “So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?"

SAG's first-time-ever Awards host Kristen Bell avoided any mention of President Donald Trump or Hollywood’s many sexual misconduct allegations, except to stress that “everyone’s story deserves to be told, especially now.”

“We are living in a watershed moment in time, and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race,” she added.

Beverly Hills, 90210 alum and current SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris was more direct, praising women for coming forward with their stories and noting that female and male actors are agents for change

"We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift with brave voices saying, 'Me too',” she said. "Change is coming and we are the agents of that change...we can and we must create an environment in which discrimination, harassment and abuse are no longer tolerated."

James Franco, nominated for his role in The Disaster Artist, skipped the red carpet in the wake of recent sexual misconduct allegations, but attended the awards. Best actor in a comedy series nominee Aziz Ansari , also facing a sexual misconduct controversy, avoided the ceremony altogether.

Morgan Freeman, this year’s lifetime achievement award recipient, also got into the act, pointing out that the male award statue “works from the back. From the front, it's gender-specific."

Rosanna Arquette -- one of over 60 women who came forward with allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein -- praised other women and men for breaking their silence, listing many of them by name.

Here are the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
This Is Us

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
William H. Macy, Shameless

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

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