Hustler founder Larry Flynt has died at 78. The Washington Post confirmed the news with his brother Jimmy. No cause of death was given. Flynt made his fortune with Hustler magazine and associated businesses, but he made a name for himself by challenging cultural norms. He unapologetically called himself “a pornographer.” Injured by an assailant’s bullet in 1978, Flynt became known for his gold wheelchairs. That shooter said he was provoked by interracial photo spreads in Hustler. In 1988, Flynt won a the landmark US Supreme Court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, after having been sued for $45 million by Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. for a crude parody of a liquor ad that appeared in Hustler. With backwoods humor, it intimated Falwell had been involved sexually with his mother in an outhouse. Related Story Billy Brown Dies: Star Of Discovery Channel's 'Alaskan Bush People' Was 68 After losing multiple appeals, Flynt won a unanimous ruling from the High Court. The … [Read more...] about Larry Flynt Dies: Hustler Founder, Subject Of Award-Winning Film And Landmark First Amendment Case Was 78
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The Oscars 2021 ceremony will reportedly take place in person and will be aired live from multiple locations in April 2021. A statement was released by the organizers on Wednesday (February 10), stating that they are "determined to present an Oscars like none other while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate." A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) added, "To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre." The Dolby Theatre which is a 3,400-seat theatre for a live show preceded by a red carpet packed with photographers and camera crews, has been the venue for the Academy Awards Ceremony for several years. While hundreds of movie stars are expected each year, the organisers are yet to reveal more details about the show. The … [Read more...] about Oscars 2021: Academy Awards Will Take Place In Person, To Air Live From Many Locations
Nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, January 24) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence . Hugo lead the pack with 11 nominations, while The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations. The Artist is also nominated in all five of the major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress). Moneyball and War Horse landed six nominations apiece. RELATED: Oscars 2021 Will Broadcast Live from Multiple Locations The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. The Artist The Descendants Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close … [Read more...] about 84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!
As the 93rd Academy Awards announced the first shortlisted candidates for the Short Film in Live Action Category, Indian Women Rising's first project Bittu emerges amongst the Top 10 candidates for the Oscars. After recently bagging the honour of Best Asian American Student Filmmaker Award in East Region by the Director's Guild of America', Karishma Dev Dube's 'Bittu' is now inching closer towards the Oscars race by garnering a spot in the Top 10 shortlisted films in the Short Film in Live Action Category. Competing amongst 174 films from across the globe, 'Bittu' has qualified for the top 10 after the first round of voting and will now be subjected to the votes of members of the short films and animation branch to determine the shortlists and the nominees. The second round of voting begins on 5th March that would decide the top 5 films across the globe, making it to the final nominations to be announced on the 15th March. Director Karishma Dev Dube shares, "It's every … [Read more...] about Bittu Presented By Indian Women Rising Makes It To Top 10 For Oscars Short Film Category
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts ( AACTA ) today announced the nominees for its 10th AACTA International Awards with Searchlight’s Nomadland in the lead at six mentions including Best Film, Director, Actress, Screenplay and Supporting Actress and Actor. Also scoring several mentions are DreamWorks/Netflix’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 , Netflix’s Mank , Focus’ Promising Young Woman and Sony Pictures Classic’s The Father . This is also the first year AACTA has extended the awards to include global TV across four new categories: Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Series and Best Actress in a Series with The Crown, The Mandalorian, Schitt’s Creek, Mrs America, The Undoing and The Queen’s Gambit among nominees. (See the full list below.) Related Story Notes On The Season: Kate Winslet Talks 'Ammonite' To 'Avatar'; The Golden Globe Sacha Baron Cohen Tried To Buy; Frank Langella On The Last Great Movie Star … [Read more...] about ‘Nomadland’ Leads Australia’s AACTA International Awards Nominations; New Global TV Categories Added – Full List