The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards did things a little differently. Photo: Getty Images for Hollywood Forei The Hollywood Foreign Press Association , the 87-member voting body behind the Golden Globe Awards, announced on Saturday that it is launching an internal initiative to “increase transparency in our organization and build a more inclusive community,” with “a specific focus on adding Black and other underrepresented professionals to our organization.” This announcement comes after the Los Angeles Times reported that there are no Black voters in the HFPA, and there has not been a Black member for over 20 years . The HFPA posted this statement to Instagram one week after the 78th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, during which, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made jokes directly condemning the organization’s lack of diversity. “We at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are committed to transformational change,” the statement begins. “Effective immediately, the Board — in consultation with outside advisors — will oversee reforms and be accountable for that change.” Among the HFPA’s efforts are “annual anti-racism and unconscious bias education and sexual harassment training for every member of the HFPA,” expanding outreach to underrepresented groups, and “increasing our support of internship, mentorship, and scholarship programs for Black and other underrepresented students interested in international journalism.” The official Time’s Up Twitter account posted a response to the HFPA’s statement, writing, “On behalf of the many artists who look to us to hold the HFPA’s feet to the fire on the racism, disrespect, misogyny and alleged corrupt financial dealings of the Golden Globes, we need to see specific details, timetables for change, and firm commitments. The right words are not enough.” … [Read more...] about The HFPA Promises to ‘Build a More Inclusive Community,’ Make Anti-Racism Efforts
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Looking good, Furiosa. Photo: Jasin Boland/Warner Brothers Imperator Furiosa has come out on top at the Critics’ Choice Awards: Mad Max: Fury Road leads the list with 13 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actress for Charlize Theron, Best Director for George Miller, and a healthy spread across the technical categories. Carol , The Martian , and The Revenant came in with nine nominations each. On the TV side, Fargo led the nominees with eight, followed by The Leftovers and Transparent with six each, and The Wiz Live! with five. There are a lot of welcome surprises, including nominations for Rectify , UnREAL , You’re the Worst , André Holland for The Knick , and Constance Wu for Fresh Off the Boat . It’s a good list! The winners will be announced January 17 at a televised gala on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN airing at 8 p.m. Here’s a full list of the nominees: MOVIE BEST PICTURE BEST ACTOR Trumbo The Martian Black Mass The Revenant Steve Jobs The Danish Girl BEST ACTRESS Carol Room Joy 45 Years Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Love & Mercy The Revenant Spotlight Bridge of Spies 99 Homes Creed BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS The Hateful Eight Carol Spotlight Trumbo The Danish Girl Steve Jobs BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Beasts of No Nation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Dope Mr. Holmes Room BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE BEST DIRECTOR Carol The Revenant Spotlight Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian Bridge of Spies BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies Ex Machina The Hateful Eight Inside Out Spotlight BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Big Short Brooklyn The Martian Room Steve Jobs BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Ed Lachman – Robert Richardson – John Seale – Dariusz Wolski – Emmanuel Lubezki – Roger Deakins BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo – François … [Read more...] about All Hail Furiosa!
BTS performed with Lil Nas X at the 2020 ceremony. Photo: FilmMagic Yesterday, the Grammy Awards teased this year’s broadcast performance lineup with a massive troll . Today, the Recording Academy released a statement revealing who will be performing at this year’s COVID-postponed 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, and almost as importantly, how they’ll be performing. “Artists will be coming together, while still safely apart, to play music for each other as a community and celebrate the music that unites us all,” whatever that means. It’s enigmatic, but at least the lineup of performers is strong: Bad Bunny , Black Pumas, Cardi B , BTS , Brandi Carlile, DaBaby , Doja Cat, Billie Eilish , Mickey Guyton, Haim , Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa , Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion , Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch , Harry Styles , and Taylor Swift will all perform on the CBS telecast. The ceremony will “pay tribute to the independent venues, which have been greatly impacted by the pandemic.” Front of house and backstage concert venue workers from three independent theaters including New York City’s Apollo Theater will present various categories throughout the night. A feature in Rolling Stone gave a further glimpse into what these pandemic-era Grammys will look like. The show will be audience-free and filmed in a “massive,” “magical” undisclosed building in Los Angeles, with five stages facing each other in a circle. The ceremony will highlight “the year’s creative triumphs, social justice movements, as well as COVID-19’s impact on the arts.” Show runner Ben Winston calls his vision for the show “part-Grammys, part-Abbey Road studio session.” The ceremony, hosted by Trevor Noah , will air on CBS and stream live on Paramount+ on Sunday, March 14, at 8 p.m. ET. … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift, BTS, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, and More Will Perform at the 2021 Grammys
March 07, 2021 - 14:00 GMT hellomagazine.com The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on CBS on 7 March The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 's highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to air on CBS on 7 March, but how did the royal family react to the news? While there has been no official comment from Buckingham Palace, HELLO! understands that since Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family, their media commitments are matters for them and that they had no obligation to inform the royal household of their plans. READ: Everything you need to know about Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview: what to expect, how to watch and more Loading the player... WATCH: Meghan says she feels 'liberated' to be able to speak for herself The US network shared previews from the interview throughout the week, with Meghan saying she feels "liberated" and "able to speak for myself" in a clip released on Friday. Oprah also revealed she first approached the Duchess for an interview a few months before Meghan and Harry's royal wedding in May 2018 - which the US chat show host attended. When asked by Oprah: "What is right about this time?" Meghan responded: "That we're on the other side of a lot of life experience that's happened. And also that we have the ability to make our own choices in a way that I couldn't have said yes to you then." MORE: 19 NEW things we learned about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie in candid James Corden video MORE: Archie Harrison's firsts: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son's biggest milestones The interview was filmed at a location in Santa Barbara Earlier clips showed Oprah questioning Meghan whether she was "silent or silenced" , and later asking the Duchess: "Almost unsurvivable. Sounds like there was a breaking point?" The footage then cut to Harry, … [Read more...] about What has the royal family said about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview?
March 26, 2012 - 12:36 BST hellomagazine.com Jessie J had three acts choose her as mentor on the first episode of The Voice. She's far less experienced than Tom Jones and Will.iam. But the night belonged to Jessie J as The Voice got underway. Price Tag singer is clearly the girl of the moment. X Factor picked her as a judge because she's "a massive young star with a strong personality". Her Brit Award and multiple MOBO wins are further proof of her appeal. VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY VIEW GALLERY Michael Jackson and we were recording", much to his fellow panellists' annoyance. I Gotta Feeling with the other judges – including Danny O'Donoghue – Jessie joined the others in taking their seats facing away from the stage. Price Tag . VIEW GALLERY Trouble . Rocket Man by Elton John . On choosing Jessie, Ben said: "The boys are great but I think this girl is for me." Mama Knows Best by Jessie. … [Read more...] about The Voice: Jessie J gets off to a great start
July 03, 2016 - 13:01 BST hellomagazine.com Fans and admirers of the Oscar-winning director have paid tribute to Michael Cimino, who died aged 77. Michael Cimino, who received an Oscar for his critically acclaimed film The Deer Hunter has died aged 77. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the news on Twitter, and friends and admirers of the director have taken to social media to pay their respects. Scroll down for video Thierry wrote: "Michael Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by his family and the two women who loved him. We loved him too." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Michael has passed away aged 77 The director, who was also well known for Heaven's Gate, was found when friends called the police after they were unable to get hold of him and died on Saturday. Robert De Niro, who starred in the film that won Michael the Best Director Academy Award, was among those to pay tribute to the director. In a statement, he said: "Our work together is something I will always remember. He will be missed." The French Connection film director William Friedkin tweeted: "I wish I had paid tribute to Michael Cimino while he was alive. He was an important and masterful film maker. We will always have his work," while television historian Greg Jenner wrote: "Oh no, #MichaelCimino has died too. The Deer Hunter is one of the great American films. And Heaven's Gate is legendary for other reasons." Michael won an Oscar for The Deer Hunter The notoriously private film maker directed eight films throughout his career and ended up as a recluse, rarely appearing in public. His last interview took place in 2015, 13 years after his previous one. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the director spoke about filmmaking and his friendship with Clint Eastwood, saying: "he's remained my friend for over 40 years. He's responsible for my career. I wouldn't even be talking to you were it not … [Read more...] about Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino dies aged 77