Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees For 2024 Induction

RockHall2024-NomineesThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced on Saturday its 15 nominees who could possibly be inducted into the Rock Hall this year.

“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” Sykes said. “Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

Nominees for 2024 Induction include: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, and A Tribe Called Quest.

According to the Hall of Fame, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination to be eligible. Of the 15 nominees, ten are on the ballot for the first time. They are Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne and Sade.

Inductees is set to be announced in late April. The exact date and location have yet to be announced. Last year’s inductees included Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliot, George Michael, Willie Nelson and more.

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The 51st Annual Saturn Award Winners Announcement

saturn-awards-2024The Saturn Awards show was abuzz last night with A-list celebrities arriving to celebrate the best of the best in genre entertainment commemorated only by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror since its inception in 1972. Hosted for the second year in a row by actor/comedian Joel McHale, star of DC’s Stargirl and Community, the event was heavily attended by Hollywood stars supporting and contributing to honor the exceptional body of work and talent in these categories of entertainment, most often overlooked by other Award Shows.

The 51st Annual Saturn Awards took place last night (February 4, 2024) at the L.A. MARRIOTT BURBANK AIRPORT HOTEL and was available for fans to watch live on ElectricNOW, the premium OTT app and FAST channel from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. Fans who missed the event can watch it on the streaming channel as it reruns the momentous event throughout the month.

Christopher Nolan was presented with The Saturn’s Visionary Award by “Oppenheimer” co-star Emily Blunt who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. The legendary pop icon William Shatner presented Seth MacFarlane with the prestigious Robert Forster Artists Award and Dave Filoni received his George Pal Memorial Award by Ming-Na Wen who won last year’s Best TV Actress for her role in “The Book of Boba Fett.”

Keanu Reeves was in attendance to receive the very first Lance Reddick Legacy Award, presented to him by Titus Welliver star of “Bosch” and “Bosch: Legacy” and Jodie Foster was presented with The Life Career Award by Issa López, writer and director of the fourth season of “True Detective: Night Country.”
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Hollywood Icon Michael J. Fox to Receive Inaugural Visionary Award at DaVinci International Film Festival’s Sixth Edition

michael-j-foxBeloved actor Michael J. Fox will be honored with the inaugural Visionary Award, celebrating the human endeavor and the unwavering pursuit of progress, at the sixth edition of the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), the announcement was made today by DIFF founder/director Chadwick Pelletier.

In recognition of Fox’s extraordinary work in film and television, and advocacy for Parkinson’s disease research, the prestigious award will be presented during the festival’s gala awards ceremony on February 25th at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.

“Michael J. Fox embodies the true spirit and essence of a visionary,” comments Pelletier. “He has not only entertained us on screen, but also inspired us with his courage and unwavering determination in the face of adversity. His life’s work, both on and off screen, and now spotlighted in Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, exemplifies the profound impact that one individual can have on the world.”

The 2023 documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, directed by Davis Guggenheim and currently airing on Apple TV+, is the winner of many awards for best documentary, including four Primetime Emmys and numerous film critic associations’ awards, and has garnered 32 additional nominations, including the coveted BAFTA. The poignant film follows the life of the beloved actor and advocate, exploring his personal and professional triumphs and travails, and what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.
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Paul Giamatti To Receive 39th Annual SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award

Paul-GiamattiAcademy Award® and BAFTA nominee Paul Giamatti will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Giamatti will be honored on February 14, 2024 for his moving portrayal of curmudgeonly prep school teacher Paul Hunham in Focus Features’ THE HOLDOVERS. Earlier this month, Giamatti was awarded both a Golden Globe & Critics Choice Award for his outstanding performance.

“This is a long overdue tribute for an actor’s actor who deserves all the accolades. His work has been exemplary and his collaborations with Alexander Payne are nothing short of perfection. I can’t think of anyone more worthy of this recognition for a performance in a film that so effortlessly navigates the intricate tapestry of human relationships” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling noted.

Paul Giamatti is one of the most versatile actors of his generation, and his body of work comes to life with a diverse roster of finely etched, award-winning, and critically acclaimed performances across film and television. Giamatti currently stars in Focus Features’ heartwarming period drama, The Holdovers. He has received several accolades for his moving performance, including the Golden Globe® Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, the Critics Choice Award and the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, The Palm Springs International Film Festival “Icon Award”, and was recently nominated for the SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award ® for Best Actor.
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BAFTA Awards 2024: ‘Oppenheimer’ Leads Nominations

Robert Oppenheimer played by Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’ (Universal Pictures)

The 2024 Bafta Film Awards nominations have been announced, with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer leading the with 14 noms followed by Poor Things with 11, and Killers of the Flower Moon and The Zone of Interest.

The epic biographical thriller film piece is up for Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor for Cillian Murphy, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Emily Blunt, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr., along with other tech categories.

“It has been an outstanding year for filmmaking as represented by the 38 films nominated today,” Anna Higgs, Chair of BAFTA Film Committee, said in a statement. “They showcase ambitious, creative and hugely impressive voices from independent British debuts to global blockbusters. From complex moral issues through to joyful journeys of self-discovery, they all ultimately explore human connection. Which is why we go to the cinema: to be transported into new worlds, to laugh, cry, to be entertained and to be challenged.”

The 2024 BAFTA Awards is set to air on February 18, Sunday. It will also be released for streaming in the U.S. on BritBox.

Here’s the list of nominations

BEST FILM
* ANATOMY OF A FALL Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
* THE HOLDOVERS Mark Johnson
* KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON Dan Friedkin, Daniel Lupi, Martin Scorsese, Bradley Thomas
* OPPENHEIMER Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
* POOR THINGS Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone

DIRECTOR
* ALL OF US STRANGERS Andrew Haigh
* ANATOMY OF A FALL Justine Triet
* THE HOLDOVERS Alexander Payne
* MAESTRO Bradley Cooper
* OPPENHEIMER Christopher Nolan
* THE ZONE OF INTEREST Jonathan Glazer

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
* ALL OF US STRANGERS Andrew Haigh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Sarah Harvey
* HOW TO HAVE SEX Molly Manning Walker, Emily Leo, Ivana MacKinnon, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
* NAPOLEON Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Kevin J. Walsh, David Scarpa
* THE OLD OAK Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
* POOR THINGS Yorgos Lanthimos, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone, Tony McNamara
* RYE LANE Raine Allen-Miller, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Damian Jones, Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia
* SALTBURN Emerald Fennell, Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie
* SCRAPPER Charlotte Regan, Theo Barrowclough
* WONKA Paul King, Alexandra Derbyshire, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby
* THE ZONE OF INTEREST Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Ewa Puszczyńska
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“Oppenheimer”, “Succession” Win Big At The 2024 Golden Globes

gg24The winners for the 2024 Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday night. Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things and Anatomy of a Fall were some of the big winners on the film categories, while the final season of HBO’s Succession won multiple awards on the TV categories.

Boxoffice hit “Oppenheimer,” which came into the night with eight nominations, won best drama motion picture, Christopher Nolan for best director, Cillian Murphy for best actor in a drama, Robert Downey Jr. for best supporting actor, and Ludwig Göransson as the film’s composer.

Comedian Jo Koy hosted the event, which took place at The Beverly Hilton in California.

Here is the full list of winners:

FILM

BEST DRAMA
“Oppenheimer”

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Poor Things”

CINEMATIC AND BOX OFFICE ACHIEVEMENT
“Barbie”

BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Emma Stone, “Poor Things”
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Joel McHale Returns to Host 51st Annual Saturn Awards

saturn-awards 2024The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced that actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale (star of Animal Control and Community), will return as host of the 51st Annual Saturn Awards on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

The Saturns will once again be live-streamed on Electric Entertainment’s premium OTT app and FAST channel, ElectricNOW, and will include exclusive interviews from the Red Carpet, from the winner’s press walk, and from behind-the-scenes with genre luminaries.

Presented and produced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in collaboration with Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNOW, the Saturn Awards are the only awards show that has been honoring the best in genre entertainment since 1972.

Academy President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus comment, “We are thrilled to have Joel McHale host the Saturn Awards for the second year in a row. With his remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor, he embodies the spirit of the Saturn Awards tradition as Hollywood’s entertaining and irreverent awards show. The Academy is truly fortunate to have him as the host for this momentous 51st annual celebration.

This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of the Saturn Awards’ dear friends, acclaimed actor and former Saturn Awards host, Lance Reddick, (most well-known for his roles in “Bosch” and the “John Wick” franchise) and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin, (Oscar winning director of “The Exorcist,” and “The French Connection”).

In addition to the annual award categories, the award show will present Special Saturn Awards Honorees from past, present, and future winners. Christopher Nolan will receive The Visionary Award, presented by Emily Blunt at the Awards show. Other special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Jeffrey Wright To Receive 39th Annual SBIFF Montecito Award

Jeffrey-Wright-SBIFFJeffrey Wright will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Wright will receive the award on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at an in-person conversation about his career leading up to this year’s performance in Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios’ AMERICAN FICTION, written and directed by Cord Jefferson. Wright has received lead actor nominations from the Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Critics Choice Awards thus far for his wonderful performance as protagonist, ‘Thelonious “Monk” Ellison.’

“I’ve been a fan of Mr. Wright since I first saw him in 1993 in the original Broadway production of ANGELS IN AMERICA. I’ve since admired that he brings a high level of class and integrity to every role he does. Yet, no film had capitalized on his extraordinary range and virtuosity until AMERICAN FICTION. It is about time.” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated.

Jeffrey Wright is a Tony, Emmy, AFI, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor who has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning the worlds of theatre, film, and television. Wright was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed role of ‘Bernard Lowe’ in HBO’s WESTWORLD, for which he earned three Emmy nominations.
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“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” Lead Golden Globes 2024 Nominations

barbie-oppenheimerThe 2024 awards season is officially underway, with the 2024 Golden Globes announcing its nominees this morning. The nominees were announced by Cedric the Entertainer and That ‘70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama.

In the film categories, “Barbie” led the list with nine nominations, followed by Oppenheimer with eight. Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon received seven nominations each. In television categories, Succession led with nine nominations,

The 81st Golden Globe Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, Jan. 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET. Read below for the complete list of the nominations.

Read on for the full list of nominees.

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Anatomy of a Fall
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest
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Bradley Cooper To Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award At SBIFF

Bradley-Cooper-SBIFFBradley Cooper will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Cooper will be honored on Thursday, February 8, 2024 for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO from Netflix.

Bradley Cooper, born in Philadelphia, is an acclaimed actor, filmmaker, writer, and producer. A nine-time Oscar nominee, Grammy winner, and Tony nominee, Cooper’s directorial debut A STAR IS BORN, which he co-wrote, produced, starred and directed garnered 8 Oscar nominations. Following the success of his producorial work, Cooper started his production company Lea Pictures in 2020, which includes his much-anticipated film MAESTRO.

“Nine-time Oscar® nominee Bradley Cooper has proven to be an actor of incredible range and versatility. What has impressed me the most is that he has grown to be one of the most indelible directing voices . He’s a renaissance man – an outstanding performer indeed!” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling noted.

MAESTRO is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, MAESTRO at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
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