Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally

“And here are the all-male nominees.” Natalie Portman remarked as she presented the award for best director  at The Golden Globes in 2018.  The actress made headlines for calling out the lack of female directing nominees, not just in 2018 but throughout history.  Just last year, in 2020, Issa Rae unveiled the nominees for the 92nd Academy … Continue reading “Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees. For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety measures … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”

HFPA announces Golden Globe Awards timetable

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the awards timetable for the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The February 28, 2021 ceremony will air live coast to coast 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The HFPA also announced an additional … Continue reading “HFPA announces Golden Globe Awards timetable”

Golden Globes pushed from January to February 2021

Gear up for laughs, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be the 78th annual Golden Globe awards on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Celebrating the accomplishments of the film and television community, the event will air live 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET coast to coast on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. After … Continue reading “Golden Globes pushed from January to February 2021”

Chicagoans shine at Golden Globes

Chicago-born Frances McDormand, Highland Park’s Rachel Brosnahan and Oprah Winfrey stood out in a sea of black dresses which symbolized the #Metoo #Timesup movements by women in Hollywood during the 75th Golden Globes. McDormand was named “Best Actress in a Drama” for her portrayal of a woman who demands justice in the excellent Three Billboards … Continue reading “Chicagoans shine at Golden Globes”

Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success

At just 24 years old, Anya Taylor-Joy is already a force to be reckoned with. Fresh off her starring role in the popular Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, the fantastic actress won both a Golden Globe and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) for her outstanding role. The Argentine-British actress and model is riveting in the 1950s miniseries, … Continue reading “Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC

The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which is currently streaming on Hulu, has already nabbed a Golden Globe Best for actress, singer Andra Day, who was also nominated for a 2021 Critics Choice and now has an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of torch singer Billie Holiday. One viewing of the film and it’s easy … Continue reading “The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC”

Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards

Emmy® and Golden Globe®- nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC’s multi-award-nominated sitcom “black-ish,” will host the 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) Awards, bringing his humor and talent to the star-studded event honoring  outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.  The reimagined … Continue reading “Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards”

The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87

Acclaimed actor George Segal, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and ABC’s The Goldbergs has died due to complications from bypass surgery, his family announced on Wednesday. Segal was 87. Segal’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due … Continue reading “The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87”

Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2021 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a first-time-ever joint, virtual ceremony. Hosted virtually by actor-writer-producer Kal Penn (Clarice), the 90-minute ceremony featured at-home presentations … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners”

These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD

International Women’s Day is upon us and we are celebrating women’s achievements and the meaningful contributions they’ve made to the world by ranking the top 10 female superheroes of television and film and not only are we celebrating the heroes, we’re also celebrating the actresses who play them.  10. Sailor Moon ( anime cartoon) Sailor … Continue reading “These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD”

Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy

Eva Longoria is set to direct and executive produce The Gordita Chronicles pilot at HBO Max. The single-camera family comedy hails from Josh Berman’s Osprey Productions, Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures, and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman’s Osprey Prods is under a deal. The Gordita Chronicles, written by Claudia Forestier, is about a willful, chubby, 12-year-old … Continue reading “Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy”

REVIEW: The Mauritanian is powerful and enraging

Based on true events, The Mauritanian is a legal drama film adapted from the 2015 international best selling book Guantanamo Diary, written by Mohamedou Ould Salahi, the first and only diary written by a Guantanamo “detainee,” which details the true story of the horrific torture he sustained at the hands of American military personnel during … Continue reading “REVIEW: The Mauritanian is powerful and enraging”

Young Hero serves Absolut responsibility campaign

Young Hero served as creative agency and production company for Absolut Vodka’s Drink Responsibly, #LoveResponsibly integrated campaign, which kicked off in time for Valentine’s Day and culminated in a 15-second spot that aired live during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Almost a year into the pandemic, at a time when nearly 40% of Americans … Continue reading “Young Hero serves Absolut responsibility campaign”

Zoe Saldana joins Snoop, Bad Bunny for a Corona

Working towards a ‘better you’ shouldn’t have to feel like work. As the new face of Corona Premier, the 90-calorie light beer from Corona, international star and advocate for Hispanic voices, Guardians of the Galaxy’s and Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana, will join the Corona cast to represent a La Vida Más Fina perspective on wellness.  “There’s … Continue reading “Zoe Saldana joins Snoop, Bad Bunny for a Corona”

Pedro Pascal headlines HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’

In one of the biggest TV castings of the year, The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal is set to headline The Last of Us, HBO’s high-profile series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog … Continue reading “Pedro Pascal headlines HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’”

Watch ‘Old’ trailer from M. Night Shyamalan

This summer, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, who has had his share of hits and misses, will unveil a chilling, mysterious new thriller for Old. The new film is about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age … Continue reading “Watch ‘Old’ trailer from M. Night Shyamalan”

Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, Plummer … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”