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March 1, 2021
Ethan Seth Shrader
March 1, 2021
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NOMADLAND” DOMINATES GOLDEN GLOBES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – It was a big night for women at the Golden Globes. Chloe Zhao became just the second woman to win best director at the awards – capping off a year in which three women were nominated for the first time in the directing category. Zhao won for “Nomadland,” which starred two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand and included nonprofessional actors. It also won best drama. Accepting the award, Zhao thanked the nomads who shared their stories. Zhao is considered a leading Oscar contender for directing “Nomadland.”

 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN WINS GOLDEN GLOBE FOR FINAL MOVIE ROLE
UNDATED (AP) – Six months after his death, Chadwick Boseman has won a Golden Globe, winning for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” It was his final film. Boseman died last August at 43, after a four-year, private battle with colon cancer. His widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted on Boseman’s behalf, saying her late husband, “would thank God, he would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.” As tears streamed from her eyes, Ledward added, “I don’t have his words, but we all have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love.”

 

SACHA BARON COHEN WINS TWO GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR LATEST BORAT FILM
NEW YORK (AP) – It’s only fitting that one of the few films shot during the pandemic would end up winning at the socially-distant Golden Globes last night. Capturing best film, comedy or musical is “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” starring Sacha Baron Cohen. He also won for best actor in a comedy. In his acceptance remarks, Cohen gave a shout-out to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who had a cameo appearing appearing in a scene in which he undoes his pants and shoves his hands down into his crotch. Cohen described Giuliani as “a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius.” Added Cohen, “who could get more laughs from one unzipping?”

 

HFPA TRIES TO RESPOND TO LACK OF DIVERSITY
UNDATED (AP) – Usually the Golden Globes put a spotlight on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But this year’s awards saw the HFPA get some shade because of a lack of diversity in its ranks. After the Los Angeles Times revealed there are no Black members on the 87-person voting body, the press association is under pressure to open its ranks. Cohost Amy Poehler was among the first to go after the HFPA on last night’s show, stating bluntly that “a number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked.” Early in the show, three members of the group came on stage, promising to do better. Said vice president Helen Hoehne, “we must have Black journalists in our organization.”

 

GOLDEN GLOBES – LIST
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Complete list of nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards:
Best motion picture, drama: “Nomadland”
Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Best actress in a motion picture, drama: Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
Best actor, motion picture musical or comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Best director: Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”
Best actor in a motion picture, drama: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best supporting actress, motion picture: Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian.”
Best limited series or TV movie: “The Queen’s Gambit”
Best actress, limited series or television movie: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Best drama TV series: “The Crown”
Best actress, television series, drama: Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Best actor, television series, drama: Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Best supporting actress, television: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Best comedy or musical TV series: “Schitt’s Creek”
Best actor, television series, musical or comedy: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Best actress, motion picture musical or comedy: Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot”
Best actor, limited series or television movie: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”
Best screenplay, motion picture: Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Best supporting actor, motion picture: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Best supporting actor, television: John Boyega, “Small Axe”
Best actress, television series musical or comedy: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Best animated movie: “Soul”
Best original song: “Io Si (Seen)”
Best original score, motion picture: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, “Soul”
Best motion picture, foreign language: “Minari”

 

“TOM & JERRY” TOPS BOX OFFICE LIST
NEW YORK (AP) – We’re still a long way from seeing the kind of box office numbers movies traditionally put up before the pandemic. But this past weekend offered a tease about what might be in store down the road. The top movie is “Tom & Jerry,” a live-action-animation hybrid based on the classic cartoon series. It took in $13.7 million dollars in its first week in theaters – the best domestic opening of the year. Making the numbers even better is that fewer than half of U.S. theaters are currently open. Meanwhile, the opening for “Tom & Jerry” is second only to “Wonder Woman 1984” when it comes to movies released during the pandemic.

 

PRINCE HARRY SAYS LIFE AS A ROYAL IS “UNBELIEVABLY TOUGH”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Breaking up is hard to do, even when the breakup is by members of the royal family from their official duties. Prince Harry says the process of splitting from royal life has been hard for him and his wife, Meghan Markle. Harry says he couldn’t imagine what his late mother, Princess Diana, had to go through alone after her divorce from Prince Charles. He says the one thing that makes it bearable now is that he has his wife to help navigate the royal split with him. Harry’s comments are in a promo clip from an interview Harry and Meghan did with Oprah Winfrey. That interview will air March 7 on CBS.

 

ACTOR JOHNNY BRIGGS DIES
LONDON (AP) – Johnny Briggs has died. The British actor is best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street.” A family statement says Briggs died yesterday morning after a long illness. He was 85.