Phoenix, Erivo and ‘Barb and Star’ among Globes presenters
This combination photo shows, from left, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, who are among the first presenters announced for the Golden Globes awards ceremony. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – “Barb and Star” are headed to the Golden Globes — actors Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will be among the presenters at the upcoming ceremony. Wiig and Mumolo's latest film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” was released last week and some are already calling the campy film a cult classic. She’s won Golden Globes for her acting “Klute,” “Julia” and “Coming Home.”Norman Lear will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. Netflix dominated the nominations earlier this month, with its film “Mank” and its television series “The Crown” the leading nominees.
'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs
The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. The 36th annual Spirit Awards, like most awards shows during the pandemic, are adjusting to the difficult circumstances. Eliza Hittman's “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Pennsylvania's teen's odyssey in getting an abortion, racked up nominations for best feature film, best director and best female lead for Sidney Flanigan. Chloe Zhoe's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, scored five nods, including best feature, best director and best female lead for McDormand. None of the nominees for best feature film were directed by a white male.
With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real
This combination photo shows the cover of "Memoirs and Misinformation," left, and a portrait of author-actor Jim Carrey. Theres a lot of real feeling in this book, said Carrey in a Zoom interview from his home in Hawaii. And I think Jim was aware very early on that thats not how it would go down.Carrey isn't sure when he began to feel Jim Carrey cleaving away from himself. As eager as he seems to be to take Jim Carrey and tear him to pieces, he seems at least through a computer window thousands of miles away at ease in his own skin. Whatever it was, it was the perfect cocktail to get us here to this moment," Carrey says of his life.
Harry Connick Jr. honors workers during pandemic road trip
FILE - This May 28, 2019 file photo shows Singer Harry Connick Jr. with his daughter Georgia at a special screening of "Pavarotti" in New York. The special will air June 21 and will follow host Connick Jr. and his filmmaker-daughter Georgia on road trip celebrating and thanking essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. With the help of his daughter, Georgia Connick, who is a filmmaker, and a bunch of GoPro cameras, he embarked on a pandemic road trip to meet essential workers around the country who were risking their lives during the pandemic. “I just want to reach out and meet some of these folks, sanitation workers or elementary school teachers or people that are working at food banks,” said Harry Connick. “It was highly emotional,” said Harry Connick.
Oscars 2020: How to stream the Academy Awards online or watch on TV
Rounding out the best picture category: "Ford v Ferrari," "Jojo Rabbit," "Little Women," "Marriage Story" and "Parasite." Scarlett Johansson is a double nominee, earning a best actress nod for "Marriage Story" and best supporting actress for "Jojo Rabbit." How to watch the OscarsWhat : The 92nd Academy Awards: The 92nd Academy Awards Date : Sunday, February 9, 2020: Sunday, February 9, 2020 Time : 8 p.m. : The show will be streamed on such services as AT&T Now, Hulu and YouTube TV, and viewers with participating TV providers can watch the show on abc.com. For best actress, Johansson faces Cynthia Erivo for "Harriet," Saoirse Ronan for "Little Women," Charlize Theron for "Bombshell" and Renee Zellweger, who plays Judy Garland in "Judy."cbsnews.com
What to expect from the Oscars: Top contenders, political speeches and pleas for diversity
The Oscars in particular have drawn ire in recent years for having too few nominees who were female or people of color. Only two of the 20 actors and actresses nominated were people of color, and no female director was nominated this year. It is expected that presenters and award winners could use their time at the podium to call out these disparities. A still from the film '1917'. "Parasite," South Korea's first nominated film at the Academy Awards, is expected to win best international feature and is a strong candidate for best original screenplay.cnbc.com
'Parasite' scores upset at SAG awards, boosting Oscar chances
South Korean thriller "Parasite" was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month. Winning the award, director Bong Joon Ho said it made him think that "maybe we haven't created such a bad movie." The SAG awards, which focus entirely on performances, are closely watched as an indicator of Oscar success because actors form the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Phoenix's terrifying performance as a loner who finds fame through violence in "Joker" has swept awards season. It was a big stretch," he said to laughter, riffing on his own life as a twice-divorced Hollywood heartthrob.cnbc.com
Judy Garland's Manager Remembers Star's Spiraling Drug Addiction
Judy Garland's manager is speaking out about what the actress was like in her final years. "When I met Judy, she was 38 and I was 23, and she was in enormous emotional pain," Stevie Phillips told Inside Edition. Garland became one of the biggest stars in the world after "The Wizard of Oz." RELATED STORIESStolen Ruby Slippers Worn by Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' Recovered 13 Years LaterManhandled by Munchkins? Judy Garland Molested on 'Wizard of Oz' Set, Book ClaimsJudy Garland's Remains Dug Up and Moved Across the Country, Nearly 50 Years After Her Death
Renee Zellweger wows as Judy Garland in 'Judy'
(CNN) - The appeal of "Judy" is as simple as its title -- watching Renee Zellweger inhabit the role of Judy Garland near the end of her life in boozy, jittery, soaring fashion. There are virtually no surprises in this dutiful biography, which could easily be a sort of gender-switch "A Star is Born," only with Garland portraying the aging superstar. ("Sid & Judy," a documentary airing on Showtime in October, also offers a fine companion to the movie, for those interested.) "I'm only Judy Garland for an hour a night," the former Frances Gumm laments at one point. Somehow, Zellweger manages to be Judy for a full two hours, delivering an over-the-rainbow performance in a movie that otherwise, on balance, is a bit more Kansas than Oz.