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“Nomadland” Wins Big At Critics’ Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA—I tried America, I really tried, but this virtual awards show tactic just isn’t working for me and I found myself changing channels while watching the Critics' Choice Awards.  I dealt with it for the Golden Globes because I’m a fan of the show and it gives us movie lovers a hint as to where things might be...

“The Crown,” “Nomadland” Dominate Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS—It was time to test the waters to see exactly what we can expect for the 2021 Awards season as the Golden Globe ceremony transpired on Sunday, February 28. We already knew things would not transpire as they occurred in the past. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler appeared in two different places. Poehler appeared in  Beverly Hills...

“Mank” Leads Critic’s Choice Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—The nominations trend continues in the film arena as nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Monday, February 8. Leading all contenders is the drama “Mank” with 12 nominations, followed by “Minari” which earned 10 nominations. Other movies earning multiple nominations included “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “News of the World.” A partial list of...

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Released

HOLLYWOOD—This is my favorite time of year people, awards season, if things have been delayed by a few weeks. To be honest at this point, the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards would have been handed out and we’d be waiting for the big one: The Academy Awards. Not the case for 2021. The Golden Globe nominees were...

“Mank” Leads 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Now it is officially awards season in my book. Why? The nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards were announced on Wednesday, February 3. There were some expected names who made the list, as well as a few surprises along the way people. The contenders were announced by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson. Leading the pack...

2021 NAACP Image Awards Announced

HOLLYWOOD—Nominees for the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 2, with the Netflix flick “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” leading all contender with 10 nominations. The movie is nominated for Best Motion Picture alongside “Soul,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “One Night in Miami.” Both “Ma Rainey” and “Soul” earned 9 nominations...

“Schitt’s Creek” Dominates Primetime Emmy Awards

HOLLYWOOD—I think we’ve finally got a taste of what awards season could be like amidst a pandemic and I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan. The 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 20 on ABC and hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel once again. I will admit it was neat to see Kimmel not hide...

2020 Primetime Emmy Noms Revealed

HOLLYWOOD─It looks like awards season is moving along despite utter uncertainty in our country amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The contenders for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, July 28 and let’s just say there were some surprises people. Leading all contenders with 26 nominations was HBO’s “Watchmen,” followed by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20 nominations...

California Reports 230,000 Unemployed In Entertainment Industry

CALIFORNIA—The Employment Development Department of California reported on Monday, July 20 that more than 230,000 Californians who are employed in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors have filed for unemployment claims since mid-March, when the pandemic hit the United States. According to the EDD's statistics, divided by county, that includes 65,000 workers in Los Angeles, 30,000 in Orange County,...

“Young And Restless” Big Daytime Emmy Winner

HOLLYWOOD─I am really stunned to see how awards season to some degree is being kicked off. I totally get that we are in a pandemic, but these virtual award shows are just plain awkward, weirdly put together and almost make me think there should be no show at all. Just hand out the awards to the nominees via a...
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