Eighty-two year old Donald Sutherland, incredibly never nominated for an Oscar, rounded out the evening by receiving his first as Governor Whoopi Goldberg, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Lawrence, and his one time agent of 20 years Ron Meyer all toasted him with kind words. But it was Sutherland himself who had the last laugh when he said that Academy President Bailey called to tell him he had been voted an Honorary Oscar. After his wife took the phone she explained to her husband just what Bailey was talking about as they were eating pasta in Rome where he was on location. “‘We’re going to have to lose some weight,’ she told me to which I replied after looking at my beautiful plate of spaghetti, ‘It will have to wait until tomorrow’.” At that point Sutherland, who told me afterwards that he refused to let them put his speech on a teleprompter, thanked all the “characters in my life.” A fitting sentiment for a great actor who … [Read more...] about Governors Awards Ignore Scandals, Hand Out Year’s First Oscars
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Originally intended to be a big-screen theatrical release, HBO swooped in at TIFF and snapped it up for a reported $20 million. With a big movie star like Hugh Jackman in an offbeat character turn, and a cast that includes Allison Janney and Ray Romano, this movie won huge acclaim when it premiered at TIFF. Upon its debut on HBO, viewers were stuck at home looking for something special to watch. They found it. … [Read more...] about Emmy Predictions 2020: Outstanding Television Movie – Netflix Has Four Of Five Nominees Including ‘El Camino’ But Is This Breaking ‘Bad Education’ For HBO?
While the virtual awards show comes at unprecedented times, the Television Academy has created guidelines and rules fitting for the COVID-19 age. For this year’s ceremony nominees and virtual guests won’t have to adhere to black-tie dress requirements but can don anything they’d like, from gowns to sweats. … [Read more...] about Emmy Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, Anthony Anderson Among Stars To Make Appearances For Virtual Ceremony
The 2020 Americana Honors and Awards have been postponed amid concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. The ceremony was originally set to take place September 16th with a live event at the Ryman Auditorium and will instead be held at a later, yet-to-be-announced date. … [Read more...] about Americana Awards Postpone Live Show Amid Covid-19 Concerns
The kickoff of this week’s socially distanced Creative Arts Emmy Awards is Monday with the first of four virtual ceremonies to be livestreamed on the Emmys website over four consecutive nights. The Monday-Thursday digital-only ceremonies, an Emmys first, will be followed by a 90-minute ceremony to air live Saturday night on FXX. … [Read more...] about How To Watch The Creative Arts Emmy Awards Online & On TV