Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
'The Lion King' sequel to be helmed by 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins
A still from Disney's "The Lion King" featuring Nala (Beyonce Knowles) and Simba (Donald Glover). Disney has tapped Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins to direct a sequel to "The Lion King." "The Lion King" remake garnered more than $1.5 billion in sales at the global box office in 2019. While "The Lion King" had box office success, the film was highly criticized by reviewers and audiences. "The Lion King" strayed too far into the "uncanny valley" for some critics.cnbc.com
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
'Atlanta' renewed for another season by FX
Donald Glover's "Atlanta" has been renewed for another season at FX. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - "Atlanta" Season 4 is happening. FX is standing by its award-winning comedy with an order for an additional season, the network announced Tuesday. FX renewed the Donald Glover-created series for Season 3 back in June 2018. "Atlanta" has in two seasons picked up multiple award nominations and wins, including a Golden Globe for best TV comedy, a best comedy actor Emmy for Glover and a Peabody.