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“Roma,” “The Favourite” Lead Oscar Nominees

BEVERLY HILLS—We have been patiently waiting, but at long last the granddaddy of all award shows, the Academy Awards released the contenders for 2019, and to say there were a few surprises was an understatement. The nominees were announced by actor Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. The banter between these two as they delivered the nominees was hilarious;...

“Gotti,” “Happytime Murders” Lead Razzie Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—It is indeed awards season and the best in cinema are receiving accolades left and right, however, there is one award no one wants to be nominated for. Do you have any guesses? It’s a Razzie. The nominees for the 39th annual Razzie Awards were unveiled on Sunday, January 20. Leading the pack of all contenders were the films “Gotti”...

Who Will Get Oscar Love?

HOLLYWOOD—My favorite day of the year is soon approaching. No it’s not my birthday, it’s not Thanksgiving, it’s not Christmas, its Oscar nominations! Yes, the 91st contenders for the Academy Awards will be unveiled on Tuesday, January 22, and like previous years I expect to see plenty of surprises just like in previous years despite the whole inclusion of...

“Roma,” Big Winner At Critics’ Choice Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Last Sunday it was the Hollywood Foreign Press that spoke during the Golden Globes, and this week it’s the critics who had their say. The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday, January 13. The ceremony was hosted by actor Taye Diggs, and the more that I think about it, it has become a major realization:...

“The Favourite” Leads BAFTA Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Things are still happening in the world of entertainment, with the nominees for the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts were unveiled on Wednesday, January 9. Leading all films was the comedy “The Favourite” with a total of 12 nominations including Best Film. “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man” and “Roma” each picked up seven...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Big Golden Globes Winner

BEVERLY HILLS—It is here America, awards season is in full swing. Why? The party of the year, the Golden Globes kicked off things with some surprising results people. Coming into the night it was “Vice” leading all contenders with six nominations, but in the end it was “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” who were big winners. “Bohemain Rhapsody” walked...

Actress/Director Penny Marshall Dead At 75

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Actress Penny Marshall who grew to fame on the comedy series “Laverne & Shirley” passed away at the age of 75 on Monday, December 17 at her Hollywood Hills home. According to reports, Marshall’s death is the result of complications she sustained from diabetes. Marshall is the sister of famed Hollywood writer, director and producer Garry Marshall who passed...

“A Star Is Born” Leads SAG Nominees

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Now the competition really begins. In the past week, we’ve had the nominees for both the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Awards unveiled. On Wednesday, December 12, the nominees for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced and now things are getting quite interesting. Why? The members of SAG are a bigger indicator of where things...

“The Favourite” Leads Critics Choice Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—This is becoming a very interesting awards season in my opinion because if you were to ask me personally if there is a front-runner in the cinematic arena I absolutely could not give you one. On Monday, December 10, the critics decided to allow their voices to be heard with the Critic’s Choice nominations being unveiled. Leading the pack of...

“Vice” Leads Golden Globes Nominees

BEVERLY HILLS—Let awards season begin! Nominees for the 2019 Golden Globes Awards were announced on Thursday, December 6. There are some surprises people, but leading the pack of all contenders was the drama “Vice,” chronicling the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Followed close behind with 5 nominations apiece were critical darlings “The Favourite,” “Green Book” and “A...
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