Power of the Dog, Succession win at cloaked Golden Globe Awards

It was like the HFPA wore Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. After a year of controversy and scandals, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners of the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards via Twitter on Sunday night. No media or celebrities were in attendance. There was no red carpet. WandaVision was shut out. And there was no … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Succession win at cloaked Golden Globe Awards”

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”

8th annual Gold Meets Golden Event goes virtual

The 8th annual “GOLD MEETS GOLDEN” event has gone virtual this year, with inspiring “Stay Gold” conversations between Hollywood’s most loved actors and athletes. While usually taking place during the Golden Globes, the pandemic pivoted LGBTQ organizers Charley C. Walters and Scott Orlin to create a more intimate video event surrounding the 2021 Olympics, raising … Continue reading “8th annual Gold Meets Golden Event goes virtual”

Warner Bros. confirms Lady Gaga in Joker 2

Warner Bros. Discovery is having a big week. After canceling the release of Leslie Grace’s Batgirl, as well as Scoob! Holiday Haunt, a sequel to the 2020 animated film Scoob!, the sequel to 2019’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit Joker, Joker: Folie à Deux now has a release date and it was shared by none other … Continue reading “Warner Bros. confirms Lady Gaga in Joker 2”

Godfather and Brian’s Song star James Caan dies

Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor and star of The Godfather, Misery, Elf, Thief, and Brian’s Song, James Caan has passed away at age 82. News of his passing was shared on his official Twitter account: James Edmund Caan, known as “Jimmy” to his friends, was born March 26, 1940 in the Bronx, New … Continue reading “Godfather and Brian’s Song star James Caan dies”

Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Oscars to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. “The Academy’s … Continue reading “Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars”

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King join Netflix rom-com

Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos, Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers), SAG nominee Zac Efron (The Greatest Beer Run Ever, The Greatest Showman, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile), Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominee Joey King (Bullet Train, The Act, The Kissing Booth trilogy) have signed … Continue reading “Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King join Netflix rom-com”

Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content

The Walt Disney Company has named Dana Walden as Chairman, Disney General Entertainment Content, it was announced today by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Walden will lead the company’s general entertainment content engine that creates original entertainment and news programming for Disney’s streaming platforms and its cable and … Continue reading “Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content”

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Academy award-nominated and Primetime Emmy Award-winning iconic actor and star of Goodfellas, Ray Liotta has passed away at age 67. Deadline first reported that the actor died quietly in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. No foul play is suspected.  Raymond Allen Liotta was born in Newark, … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67”

Tremors star Fred Ward passes at 79

Golden Globe-winning character actor and producer Fred Ward passed away at age 79 on Sunday May 8, 2022. Ward’s passing was confirmed by his publicist, Ron Hoffmann. No cause of death has yet been revealed, but Hoffmann said Mr. Ward wanted any memorial donations given to a Boston University center for the study of chronic … Continue reading “Tremors star Fred Ward passes at 79”

black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight

For eight seasons, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-nominated comedy series black-ish was lauded for telling stories that shined a light on current events through the lens of a Black American family. Created by Kenya Barris, black-ish debuted in 2014 to critical acclaim, and its popularity launched two spinoff series: grown-ish and mixed-ish. The series finale, titled “Homecoming,” will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT … Continue reading “black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight”

Hollywood prepares for the biggest Oscar night in two years

The 94th Academy Awards are back at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, after a more intimate downtown gathering (at Union Station) due to pandemic restrictions last year. This has been really good news for the many businesses that profit due to Tinseltown’s biggest night. With red carpet events being back in full force, the fashion/jewelry industry is … Continue reading “Hollywood prepares for the biggest Oscar night in two years”

REEL WOMEN: Virtue Worldwide GCD, Nari Kim

For nearly 20 years, Nari Kim has been telling stories and building brands in a way that evokes a feeling, a real connection that will last beyond the first brief touchpoint. Now, she is doing it for Austin-based Virtue Worldwide. She has worked across global campaigns for brands like Adidas, McDonald’s and Canada Goose and … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Virtue Worldwide GCD, Nari Kim”

Study reveals most awarded directors of all time. Jane Campion ranks…

While the actors usually take the majority of the acclaim in a Hollywood blockbuster, it’s those on the other side of the camera who keep everything on track and bring their vision to life. But who are the very best film directors in the world? Once upon a time, only a small group of directors … Continue reading “Study reveals most awarded directors of all time. Jane Campion ranks…”

Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71

Somber news for a Sunday. Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt, star of the Oscar-winning star of Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Chill, and Lost in Space, has died. His son, Will, told The Hollywood Reporter and Gerry Byrne, Hurt’s friend, confirmed the death to Variety. Hurt was 71. “It is with great sadness … Continue reading “Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71”