New this week: Arcade Fire, 'Hatching,' Three Mile Island
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Arcade Fire, a documentary about Sheryl Crow that's described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice” and a four-part documentary about the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
The Oscars should heed these 5 lessons from the Golden Globes and Emmys
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak via livestream during the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards at The Rainbow Room on February 28, 2021 in New York City. co-host Tina Fey asked a small, socially distanced audience of first responders and essential workers during the opening monologue to the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Ultimately, it seemed these newly minted Golden Globe honorees were torn between the joy of winning and the notion that their win might just be a little bit hollow. Pictured in this screengrab released on February 28, (l-r) Laura Dern and Daniel Kaluuya speak onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast on February 28, 2021. The Golden Globes is just the latest award show to be criticized for its lack of nonwhite nominees.cnbc.com
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
In a win for the world, ‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar
LOS ANGELES – Subtitle this: “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. In winning best adapted screenplay for his Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” the New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi became the first indigenous director ever to win an Oscar. “Joker” composer Hildur Gudnadottir became only the third woman to ever win best original score. After a year in which women made significant gains behind the camera, no female directors were nominated for best director.
Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture
Oscar statues stand off of Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for Sunday's 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. The win was a watershed moment for the Academy Awards, which has long been content to relegate international films to their own category. “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir became only the third woman to ever win best original score. Disney's ABC hoped a widely watched field of nominees — including the $1 billion-grossing “Joker” — will help viewership.
Netflix had the most Golden Globe nominations, but AT&T brought home the most trophies
Colin Hutton | HBONetflix may have scored the most nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes, but it was AT&T, Disney, Sony and ViacomCBS that won the night. The streaming service garnered 17 nominations, the most of any single studio, including four best picture nominations, but it only garnered two trophies during the Sunday ceremony. Additionally, HBO's "Chernobyl" won the prize for best limited series / TV movie and Stellan Skarsgard won for best performance in a limited series for his portrayal of Boris Shcherbina, the Council of Ministers' deputy chairman during the Chernobyl disaster. Russell Crowe won best actor in a limited series for his role in "The Loudest Voice," Taron Egerton won best actor in a musical or comedy for his turn as Elton John in "Rocketman" and "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from "Rocketman" won best original song. "Marriage Story," "The Two Popes," and "The Irishman" were all nominated in the best picture drama category and "Dolemite is My Name" nabbed a best picture nomination for the comedy or musical category.cnbc.com
How "The Fault in Our Stars" cast stayed upbeat on-set
How "The Fault in Our Stars" cast stayed upbeat on-set "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are playing cancer patients, and lovers, in the new tearjerker "The Fault in Our Stars," also starring Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. The stars spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about the positive vibe they maintained on-set despite the film's somber story.cbsnews.com