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Critics' Choice Awards: Gary Oldman receives another best actor prize

Gary Oldman’s march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill. The Briton’s Critics’ Choice award for Darkest Hour follows the Golden Globe he won last weekend and the Bafta nomination he received on Tuesday. Globe winner Guillermo del Toro was on hand to pick up another best director prize for The Shape of Water, which won best picture at the Santa Monica event. But James Franco was not there to pick up the best actor in a comedy award. A number of women…

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Gary Rowett signs new deal at Derby to end Stoke speculation

Rowett signed a three-and-a-half-year deal just ten months after being appointed Derby manager Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Derby manager Gary Rowett has signed a new contract with the club to end any uncertainty regarding his future. The 43-year-old has been heavily linked with the vacant managerial position at Stoke after the Premier League strugglers sacked Mark Hughes on Saturday shortly after their humiliating FA Cup defeat at Coventry. However, the Rams announced on Tuesday that Rowett has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Pride Park, just…

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Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman on the 'challenge' of Churchill

Michael Gambon, Brian Cox, John Lithgow – we’ve seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent years. Could Gary Oldman’s portrayal land him an Academy Award? On the evening of 11 September, as the credits rolled on wartime drama Darkest Hour, the audience in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall rose to their feet to applaud Gary Oldman and the film’s cast and crew. The Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on picking out potential awards winners. And in the days following the screening it was Oldman’s astonishing…

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Gary Cahill backs David Luiz to set a good example ahead of Liverpool test

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes David Luiz can set a good example for Andreas Christensen – to the benefit of the Blues. Chelsea have not conceded in three games since the 3-0 loss at Roma, after which boss Antonio Conte dropped Luiz, one of the cornerstones of his Premier League title-winning team. Denmark defender Christensen slotted in seamlessly in a 1-0 win over Manchester United and kept his place for last Saturday’s 4-0 victory at West Brom. Brazil defender Luiz returned for Wednesday night’s 4-0 win at Qarabag, which secured…

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Former England international Gary Pallister cautiously optimistic about current crop of England youngsters

The former centre-back was impressed with the Three Lions’ display against Germany Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Gary Pallister has said young England players should be given a chance to make a name for themselves on the international stage.  Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil at Wembley, Pallister hinted their 0-0 draw against Germany showed some positive signs.  The Three Lions fielded an experimental line-up in Friday’s friendly which saw the likes of Tammy Abraham, Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek handed their senior international debuts.  Pallister…

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Chelsea FC: Gary Cahill vows Blues will bounce back from Crystal Palace defeat

Chelsea were defeated by Crystal Palace on Saturday Monday, October 16, 2017 Captain Gary Cahill says Chelsea are determined to bounce back from last Saturday’s limp loss to Crystal Palace by showing their true pedigree. The Blues, crowned champions in May, were beaten 2-1 by the Premier League’s bottom club and have a chance to make amends in the Champions League against Roma on Wednesday night. Antonio Conte’s men will be seeking a third win from three Group C games after a 6-0 win over Qarabag and the impressive late…

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