Chadwick Boseman is posthumously nominated for an Oscar
This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)NEW YORK – Half a year after his death, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award on Monday for his final performance in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.”The nomination for best actor was widely expected but still historic. Boseman is the first Black performer ever nominated posthumously for an Oscar. He was nominated alongside Steven Yeun ("Minari"), Riz Ahmed ("Sound of Metal"), Anthony Hopkins ("The Father") and Gary Oldman ("Mank"). Three months later, the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” was released by Netflix.
Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds
A worker disinfects a theater after a movie screening, at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. After being closed for nearly five months amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the capital reopened Wednesday at 30% capacity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY The few, the brave those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the movie theater business chamber, Canacine, estimates Mexican movie houses lost about 152 million ticket sales during the shutdown, which lasted from March 25 to August 10. At least a dozen movie theaters across the country have announced they will close permanently.
Chris Evans leads charge against CGI casting of James Dean
More than six decades after his death, James Dean has been "cast" in a new film and some people are angry about it. (CNN) - More than six decades after his death, James Dean has been "cast" in a new film and some people are angry about it. "NOPE," Wood tweeted. "The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. Prior to his death, Dean acted in only three films that were released: "Rebel Without a Cause," "East of Eden" and "Giant."
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.
Never-released photos of James Dean's fatal car crash up for auction
The collection consists of 12 overhead views of the intersection where the accident occurred and 18 "ground-level" photos. (CNN) - Photos of late actor James Dean's fatal car accident that were to be used in court are going to auction in August and are expected to bring in $20,000. In Dean's passenger seat was his Porsche mechanic, Rolf Wtherich, who survived the accident. "The early death of James Dean reverberates to this day," said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction. Six of the photos have inside and outside views of Dean's Porsche.