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.
Naeem Khan's star-spangled collection pays homage to America
The fashion creation from Naeem Khan is modeled during New York's Fashion Week, Tuesday,, Feb. 11, 2020. “This is my homage to thanking America.”The opening look was an almost couture take on Uncle Sam with white satin pants, a bold red belt and navy blouse covered with white stars. Next up were shimmering blue sequined prints with white stars — one an elegant long-sleeved jumpsuit, the other a glamorous hooded caftan. His love affair with animal prints continued in this collection with leopard print blouses and dresses, both short and long. But pal Ryan Seacrest, who attended Tuesday’s show as part of New York Fashion week, listed Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Beanie Feldstein as his best dressed.
Academy Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ makes history, while acting awards follow the script
"Parasite" made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture, while adding honors for director Bong Joon Ho, original screenplay and the renamed "international feature film" category. The four acting wins, meanwhile, followed the script, given the array of honors handed out in the run-up to Oscar night. Both wins were widely anticipated, given the array of honors the two have earned in the run-up to Oscar night. Suspense over the best picture race remains at the heart of this year's event, based on the consistency among acting honors in the buildup to movie industry's biggest night. The awards have also reignited the debate about inclusion and diversity within the academy, which birthed the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag five years ago.
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
Rene Zellweger Talks Possibly Winning an Oscar for 'Judy' 16 Years After 'Cold
Could 2020 be the year Renee Zellweger claims her second Academy Award? ET's Lauren Zima caught up with the acclaimed leading lady at the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night, where she received the Hollywood Actress Award for her titular role in the Judy Garland biopic, Judy. Afterward, Zellweger discussed the Oscar buzz she's receiving for the role. Zellweger also discussed the experience of working on the prestigious project, which explores the iconic singer and actress' tumultuous life and career. RELATED CONTENT: How Renee Zellweger Honored Judy Garland at 'Judy' Premiere (Exclusive) Embed Code Restart'Judy' Director Shares the Secret to Rene Zellweger's Transformation: 'The Teeth' (Exclusive)Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Blazing Her Own Trail in Hollywood (Exclusive)Renee Zellweger Hilariously Reveals How Her Prosthetic Nose Broke Off During 'Judy' Kissing Scenes (Exclusive)
Abominable' No.1 with $20.9M; Zellweger's Judy' sings out
"Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide release, is a co-production between Universal's DreamWorks and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios. "Abominable" garnered positive reviews (80% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a warm reception from audiences (an A CinemaScore) eager for a family friendly option. The studio accounts for all three of the year's No.1-debuting original releases: "Abominable," Us" and "Good Boys." "When we have films like Abominable,' Yesterday,' Good Boys,' Us,' we're bringing a lot of different people into the theaters and that's good for everyone. "Abominable," $20.9 million ($8.8 million international).
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.
Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Blazing Her Own Trail in Hollywood (Exclusive)
Renee Zellweger marches to the beat of her own drum. When Judy was entered into the movie business, that was the scene. "As Americans, we all shared the same cultural experiences, we buy the same records, the same songs on the radio, and the movies played for months in the movie theaters. For the premiere, Zellweger paid tribute to the Hollywood legend with her elegant and regal red gown. RELATED CONTENT:Renee Zellweger Hilariously Reveals How Her Prosthetic Nose Broke Off During 'Judy' Kissing Scenes (Exclusive)Rene Zellweger Reacts to Plastic Surgery Criticism: 'That Makes Me Sad'Renee Zellweger on the Life Blessing of Transforming Into Judy Garland for Judy Biopic (Exclusive)
Renee Zellweger Hilariously Reveals How Her Prosthetic Nose Broke Off During 'Judy'
On-screen kissing can sometimes be a little awkward for actors, but for Renee Zellweger and Finn Wittrock, the experience was even weirder than usual. ET's Keltie Knight spoke with Zellweger at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival -- where she's supporting her upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy -- and the actress opened up about the hilariously bizarre moment when pieces of her prosthetic nose apparently broke off on Wittrock's face. According to Zellweger, she came up with it all by "just stealing, stealing, stealing." "I love [Garland]. RELATED CONTENT:Rene Zellweger Reacts to Plastic Surgery Criticism: 'That Makes Me Sad'Hear Rene Zellweger Sing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in New 'Judy' TrailerWhy Liza Minnelli Is Concerned About Rene Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic (Exclusive)
Rene Zellweger Reacts to Plastic Surgery Criticism: 'That Makes Me Sad'
Rene Zellweger is reacting to the criticism she's received over her speculated plastic surgery. "And the implication that I somehow needed to change what was going on because it wasn't working," she continues. After starring in Netflix's What/If this year, fans can next catch the actress as Judy Garland in the Rupert Goold-directed Judy, in theaters Sept. 27. Of taking a step back from the spotlight, Zellweger tells New York Magazine that she "wasnt healthy" and 'wasn't taking care" of herself. RELATED CONTENT:Renee Zellweger on the Life Blessing of Transforming Into Judy Garland for Judy Biopic (Exclusive)Why Liza Minnelli Is Concerned About Rene Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic (Exclusive)Renee Zellweger Reenacts Iconic 'Jerry Maguire' Scene With Sir Ben Kingsley
Renee Zellweger on the Life Blessing of Transforming Into Judy Garland for Judy Biopic
Renee Zellweger is still counting her lucky stars for landing the role of Judy Garland in Judy, which brings the music and story of the icon to the big screen. This one will be a hard thing to describe, Zellweger said about donning a short brown wig and dramatic makeup for the role. It really was.The film is set in 1968 at a time when Garland headed to London in an effort to revive her career. Zellweger -- who sang songs like, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, live during filming -- said she ultimately wanted to show all facets of Garlands life, including the good, the bad and the ugly. RELATED CONTENT:Why Liza Minnelli Is Concerned About Rene Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic (Exclusive)Renee Zellweger Embodies Judy Garland in First Teaser for BiopicLady Gaga Reacts to Channeling Judy Garland at 2019 Golden Globes (Exclusive)
Hear Rene Zellweger Sing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in New 'Judy' Trailer
On Monday, Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment dropped the first full-length trailer for Judy, the upcoming Judy Garland biopic in which Zellweger stars as the legendary entertainer. The trailer shows Garland's heart-wrenching decision to leave her children behind in order to earn money in London. "... You're saying I have to leave my children if I want to make enough money to be with my children?" "I just hope they don't do what they always do," Minnelli said of the upcoming film. RELATED CONTENT:Why Liza Minnelli Is Concerned About Rene Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic (Exclusive)Renee Zellweger Embodies Judy Garland in First Teaser for BiopicRenee Zellweger Reenacts Iconic 'Jerry Maguire' Scene With Sir Ben Kingsley