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March 2, 2021
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March 2, 2021
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JANE FONDA CALLS ON HOLLYWOOD TO INCREASE DIVERSITY EFFORTS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One reason the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave Jane Fonda its Cecil B. DeMille Award is because she – both on and off the screen – has spoken about deeper issues in society. So it should have been no surprise that when she accepted the award last night – she called on Hollywood to do better when it comes to diversity. She said when people tell stories about others, it lets people “have empathy” – and “recognize that…we are all humans” The comments hit hard at the HFPA, which was criticized after The Los Angeles Times reported there wasn’t a single Black among the group that determines who is nominated for awards. Fonda called for Hollywood leaders to expand its tent to include more diverse voices. Fonda’s speech earned applause from Viola Davis, Glenn Close and Andra Day, who won best actress for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”

 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN’S WIDOW HEART-RENDING MOMENT AT GOLDEN GLOBES
NEW YORK (AP) – The were both socially distant and coastally distant. But that didn’t stop the Golden Globes Awards from producing some poignant moments last night. One of the most touching moments was when Chadwick Boseman won the Golden Globe for best actor for his work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” It was his final movie before he died of cancer last summer. His widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the honor and said her late husband would have said something beautiful and inspirational that would “amplify that little voice inside all of us” that tells us we can succeed – or keep going – despite the obstacles we face.

 

GLITZ AND GLITCHES AT GOLDEN GLOBES
UNDATED (AP) – The Golden Globes had its share of glitz and glitches last night. The glitz came despite the show being held during a pandemic while the glitches came because the show was being done live in the pandemic. Most of the stars showed up in their finery for the occasion, even if for most, it would be seen only in Zoom-sized windows. The only exception: Jason Sudeikis, who wore a tie-dye hoodie. Kids, significant others and pets made cameos during acceptance speeches. And there were tech issues, like when Daniel Kaluuya was on mute as he accepted the night’s first award. And the awkward chatter between nominees going into commercial breaks reminded many of us of the busted banter you’d hear during idle moments at a video meeting.

 

JODIE FOSTER THANKS NFL STAR AARON RODGERS AT GOLDEN GLOBES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – You can’t say Jodie Foster doesn’t keep her promises, especially after what she did on the Golden Globes last night. She name-checked Aaron Rodgers, fulfilling a promise she made to the Green Bay Packers quarterback if she won. This all started when Rodgers thanked Foster after being named MVP at a post-season NFL awards show. During that appearance, Rogers announced his engagement. His bride-to-be is Shailene Woodley. who co-stars with Foster on “The Mauritanian.” Foster said she’s a Packers fan – but denies introducing them.

 

NORMAN LEAR HONORED AT GOLDEN GLOBES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The man who made a nation laugh and think with his socially conscious sitcoms was honored at last night’s Golden Globes. Norman Lear accepted the Carol Burnett Award during the ceremony. Speaking through a video link, he said “laughter adds time to one’s life” – and no one made him laugh more than Burnett. The creator of sitcoms like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Maude,” Lear was praised by comedian Wanda Sykes, who said “at 98, he’s still making television and still making trouble.”

 

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”

 

BOX OFFICE
NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s box offices are showing some sparks of life. Hope for the post-pandemic era was provided over the weekend by the performance of “Tom & Jerry.” The live-action/animation mashup was the top movie, taking in $13.7 million. While that’s a far cry from what a top-grossing film would rake in during a non-pandemic weekend, it’s a sign that people are be willing to venture out for a movie again, once more people are vaccinated – and there are popular movies to watch. “Tom & Jerry” is the largest-grossing movie to open this year – and trails only “Wonder Woman 1984” for the biggest first-week gross during the pandemic era.