Sox and Yankees to meet on 'Field of Dreams' farm
The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees are to meet Aug. 12 in Dyersville, Iowa, in an 8,000-seat temporary ballpark built on the farm where the iconic Oscar-nominated 1989 film “Field of Dreams” was shot. “Field of Dreams,” which stars Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and Amy Madigan, was nominated for three Oscars, including best picture. It’s based on the novel “Shoeless Joe” by W.P. Kinsella. Liotta plays a fictional version of former Sox star “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in the film. Jackson, one of eight Sox players banned for life from baseball for their parts in fixing the 1919 World Series, was the favorite player of the father of Costner’s character, and the Yankees later became his favorite team.chicagotribune.com
It's Elton John's birthday and he's got rare music for fans
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John appears after performing his nominated song, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Attending Elton Johns long-running Oscar-night party has always been one of the hardest tickets to get. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is inviting everyone to a hour-long, virtual pre-show Oscar party special hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and with a performance by Dua Lipa. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK – Elton John is celebrating his 74th birthday on Thursday — and he's sending fans a very rare present. The six songs will be added to the digital version of the collection “Elton: Jewel Box,” which was first released in November and contains more than 100 rare songs spanning 1965 to 2019.
Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John appears after performing his nominated song, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Attending Elton Johns long-running Oscar-night party has always been one of the hardest tickets to get. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is inviting everyone to a hour-long, virtual pre-show Oscar party special hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and with a performance by Dua Lipa. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)Attending Elton John's long-running Oscar-night party has always been one of the hardest tickets to get. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is inviting everyone to an hourlong, virtual pre-show Oscar party special hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and with a performance by Dua Lipa.
Grammy Award ratings drop 51 percent to record low
CBS' Grammys telecast reached 9.2 million — television and streaming — viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record and a precipitous 51% drop from last year, the Nielsen company said. That followed the Golden Globes' 63% decline in ratings a few weeks ago and record low ratings for the Emmy Awards last fall. NBC had 4 million, ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.9 million viewers. “Grammy Awards,” CBS, 9.23 million.
'Mank' leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
Zhao, the first woman of color nominated for best director, is the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Turner Classic Movies Festival heads to TCM and HBO Max
MacGraw and Glover will be honored at the Turner Classic Movies Festival. (AP Photo)Don't worry about making the trip to Hollywood for the Turner Classic Movies Festival this year — it's coming straight to your living room. TCM said Wednesday that its 12th installment will run on both its cable channel and the HBO Max streaming service. Our approach gives fans even more movies, stars and unique presentations to choose from,” said Pola Changnon, head of TCM, in a statement. “The breadth of this festival will offer interest for every kind of classic movie fan – whether they’re new to this world or card-carrying cinephiles!”
Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, say musicians have been shamefully failed by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. Britain and the EU disagree about who is to blame for the omission, each accusing the other of rejecting a deal for touring artists. The new rules mean U.K. performers have to comply with differing rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for musicians and permits for their equipment. Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage acknowledged the situation was “incredibly disappointing,” but said “the door is open” to talks with the EU on a deal for musicians.
'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury
The Parasite director has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand out the festivals top awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand out the festival’s top awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion. As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival.
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.
Her past: Billie Eilish photo book coming in May
FILE - Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that the book is called "Billie Eilish." "Billie Eilish" includes text but will mostly consist of photos. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)NEW YORK – At age 19, Billie Eilish is already looking back. The book is called “Billie Eilish” and, according to Grand Central, will “capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers personal glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more.”“Billie Eilish" includes text but is “predominantly” photos, the publisher said.
With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual
Hollywoods awards season has gone virtual. For Awards Daily founder Sasha Stone, who has been covering the Oscars since 2000, it’s like nothing she’s ever seen — an awards season without glamour, without red carpets, without anything that feels real. And awards season, such as it is, has gone virtual. The Oscar race will Zoomed. Not everyone is sorry that awards season — an increasingly bloated, overlong, high-priced slog from September to February — has been turned upside down.
Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on screen and off, addressing gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability. We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry.The second category addresses the creative leadership and crew composition of a film. The inclusion standards form will be confidential and will not be required for best picture hopefuls for the 94th and 95th Academy Awards. The inclusion standards were developed by a task force led by academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos and in consultation with the Producers Guild of America.
In a win for the world, ‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar
LOS ANGELES – Subtitle this: “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. In winning best adapted screenplay for his Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” the New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi became the first indigenous director ever to win an Oscar. “Joker” composer Hildur Gudnadottir became only the third woman to ever win best original score. After a year in which women made significant gains behind the camera, no female directors were nominated for best director.
"Hair Love" wins Oscar for best animated short
"Hair Love" took home an Oscar on Sunday night for best animated short. Former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry, who is behind the touching short film, said "Hair Love" was done "because we wanted to see more representation in animation, we wanted to normalize black hair." The CROWN Act is a law that bans discrimination based on hairstyles associated with race. After his case gained widespread attention, the "Hair Love" team invited Arnold to the Oscars as their special guest. Texas teen DeAndre Arnold (C) poses with Karen Rupert (R) and filmmakers of "Hair Love" as they arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 9, 2020.cbsnews.com
Oscars 2020: Pick your winners!
Awards season is in full swing as the 92nd annual Academy Awards take place this weekend. Leading with the most Oscar nominations is “Joker,” with 11 nominations in total. “The Irishman,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood” each received 10 nominations. What or who do you think will win? Let us know what you think in the comments or by voting in the polls below.
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2020 Oscar snubs spark diversity backlashThis year's Academy Award nominations have created new controversy over whether the Oscars are too white and too male. Nineteen out of the 20 acting nominees on Monday are white. The exception is Best Actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the movie "Harriet." All of the Best Director nominees are men, even though women directed several of this year's best regarded movies. "Entertainment Tonight" host Kevin Frazier reports on the backlash over the lack of diversity.cbsnews.com
Chris Rock crushes the Oscars; rookie officer murdered in Virginia: #CBSN10 trending stories
Chris Rock slams Hollywood's diversity problem at Oscars, a policer officer is shot and killed on her first day, and Marco Rubio's personal attacks against Donald Trump continue. Those stories and more trending on CBSNews.com.cbsnews.com
Adam McKay on "The Big Short," Oscars diversity controversy
Writer, producer and director Adam McKay brought us comedy hits like “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers.” His latest movie, “The Big Short,” is based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller, which follows the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The film won the top movie award from the Producers Guild of America and is also up for five Oscar nominations, including one for best director. McKay joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the movie and the Oscar nominations diversity controversy.cbsnews.com
Jada Pinkett Smith fires back at husband's former co-star over Oscars boycott
After a former member of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cast blasted Jada Pinkett Smith's call for black actors to boycott the Oscars, Pinkett is firing back. CBSN's Contessa Brewer has the latest on the war of words.cbsnews.com
Who stole the dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars?
Who stole the dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars? Los Angeles police are scouring surveillance footage after Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o reported that the $150,000 dress she wore to the Academy Awards was stolen from a hotel room.cbsnews.com
Oscars criticized for being too white
Oscars criticized for being too white Many questions have been asked about the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees. All of this year's Best Actor and Best Actress nominees were white. Senior film and media reporter at “Variety” Brent Lang joins CBSN to shed light on the subject.cbsnews.com
Oscars get a tech upgrade behind the scenes
Oscars get a tech upgrade behind the scenes Each year, the Oscars get a tech upgrade, especially in the area of sound. What does it take to put on Hollywood's grandest awards show for celebrities in the auditorium and viewers around the world? CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports from Los Angeles.cbsnews.com
J.K. Simmons' road to the Oscars
J.K. Simmons' road to the Oscars During the past 30 years actor J.K. Simmons has quietly carved out a very remarkable career. But in the new film "Whiplash," Simmons may have found the role of a lifetime as an intimidating, fearsome music professor. He's already won numerous awards for the role, and may just take home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. John Blackstone pays a visit with Simmons to talk about his long and winding road to the Oscars.cbsnews.com
Harvey Weinstein on Oscars, awards smear campaigns and remastering classics
Harvey Weinstein on Oscars, awards smear campaigns and remastering classics “The Imitation Game” has cracked the code of critical and audience success. The movie earned eight Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the movie and smear campaigns during awards season.cbsnews.com
Fans fight back against "American Sniper" critics
Fans fight back against "American Sniper" critics Of all the Best Picture Oscar candidates, "American Sniper" is the biggest box office hit, making $90 million during its first weekend in wide release. But some critics say the movie packs a message that should not be rewarded at the Oscars. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com
Selfies and celebration at the Oscars
Selfies and celebration at the Oscars Comedian Ellen Degeneres hosted the Oscars awards ceremony, snagging some laughs at the stars' expense, and getting some of the biggest celebrities in the audience to pose for a group photo. Jared Leto won best supporting actor, dedicating his Oscar to the 36 million people who died from AIDS. Breakout star Lupita Nyong'o was named best supporting actress. Teri Okita reports.cbsnews.com