by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
AWARDS - From Deadline: The winners at the 2022 / 28th annual SAG Awards. "CODA" wins the top prize, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture."
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 2/25 to 2/27/2022 weekend box office is Sony Pictures' "Uncharted" with an estimated take of $23.25 million.
NAACP - From Variety: Here is a complete list of winners at 2022 / 53rd NAACP Image Awards in the film, television and music categories. Jennifer Hudson was named "Entertainer of the Year."
TELEVISION - From Deadline: Quentin Tarantino is in early talks to direct one or two episodes of "Justified: City Primeval," the FX limited series that brings Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens from FX's long-running series, "Justified" (2010-15).
MOVIES/NETFLIX - From BET: Tyler Perry talks to BET about his new Madea movie, "A Madea Homecoming," which is streaming on Netflix.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Steven Spielberg is attached to direct a new original story based on "Lt. Frank Bullitt," the character the late Steve McQueen played in the 1968 film, "Bullitt."
AWARDS - From Deadline: "Lost Illusions" and "Annette" top the 2022 Cesar Awards in France.
DISNEY - From Deadline: Disney has set the release date for its film, "Haunted Mansion," for March 10, 2023. Justin Simien is directing stars Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, and LaKeith Stanfield.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Universal Pictures will release its monster movie, "Renfield" on April 14, 2023. The films focuses on Count Dracula's lackey/aide, Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult with Nicolas Cage playing Dracula.
NEWS - From Variety: Oscar-winning actor, Sean Penn, is in Ukraine filming a documentary about the Russia's invasion of the country.
STREAMING - From Deadline: Sacha Baron Cohen has joined the cast of director Alfonso Cuaron's film, "Disclaimer," for Apple TV+.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Paramount Pictures has acquired "80 For Brady." NFL legend and Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, will produce and star in the film with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Director James Mangold and 20th Century Studios are developing a biopic of Hollywood legend and icon, the comedian and filmmaker, Buster Keaton.
STREAMING - From Deadline: The site has a first look at actor Daniel Radcliffe as "Weird" Al Yankovic in the biopic, "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story."
OSCARS - From THR: During this year's Oscar telecast, for the 94th Academy Awards, eight categories that are usually presented live during the ceremony will not be this year. The categories of "documentary short," "film editing," "makeup/hairstyling," "original score," "production design," "animated short," "live action short," and "sound" will take place inside the Dolby Theatre an hour before the live telecast commences, will be recorded, and will then be edited into the subsequent live broadcast.
From Deadline: The changes to this year's Oscar telecast for the 94th Academy Awards have created a backlash.
TELEVISION - From Deadline: "The Wendy Williams Show" is ending for now, and will be replaced by a daytime syndicated talk show headline by Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host on "The View," slated to debut Fall 2022.
MOVIES - From Variety: Universal Pictures has released a moody first image of actor Cillian Murphy as "J. Robert Oppenheimer" in director Christopher Nolan's film, "Oppenheimer." The film has begun principal photography and is due July 2023.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 2/18 to 2/20/2022 weekend box office is Sony Pictures' "Uncharted" with an estimated take of 44.16 million dollars.
From Deadline: "Uncharted" scores 139 million dollars in global box office.
From BuzzFeed: Actor Tom Holland worked as a bartender while making "Uncharted."
MOVIES - From VogueUK: Here is the first look of actor Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in director Baz Luhrmann's biopic, "Elvis."
From Variety: Film and television actress, Sally Kellerman, has died at the age of 84, Thursday, Feruary 24, 2022. Kellerman was nominated for a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar for her role as "Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan" in director Robert Altman's 1970 film, "MASH." From 2014 to 2015, she had a recurring guest role on the CBS soap opera, "The Young and the Restless," which earned her a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award nomination.
From Deadline: American singer-songwriter and rock musician, Mark Lanegan, has died at the age of 57, Tuesday, February 22, 2022. He was one of the leading figures in the development of "grunge music" as the vocalist for the band, "Screaming Tress," and recorded seven albums with them. He also released 12 solo studio albums. He was also a member of the rock band, "Queens of the Stone Age."
From Deadline: British music entrepreneur and YouTube star, Jamal Edwards, has died at the age of 31, Sunday, February 20, 2022. He was known for founding "SBTV," a YouTube music channel dedicated to breaking emerging music acts in the United Kingdom. Edwards helped launch the careers of artists such as Ed Sheeran and Jessie J, to name a few. Edwards and SBTV are also credited with helping to popularize "grime music" in the UK and beyond.
From Deadline: American film editor, David Brenner, has died at the age of 59, February 17, 2022. Brenner was known for editing blockbuster films of noted directors like Roland Emmerich, Oliver Stone, and Zach Snyder, to name a few. He won an Oscar with Joe Hutshing for editing Stone's 1989 film, "Born on the Forth of July." Brenner was the editor on the "Avatar" sequels.
-------------------------------94TH ACADEMY AWARDS:
From Deadline: With his "Best Actor" nomination for "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Denzel Washington is the most nominated Black actor is Oscar history. He has been nominated in two acting categories a total of 10 times with two wins total.
From Variety: With her "Best Director" Oscar nomination for "The Power of the Dog," Jane Campion becomes the first woman nominated twice in that category. She was previously nominated in that category for "The Piano" (1993).
From Variety: With his three nominations today, Kenneth Branagh of "Belfast" becomes the first person to have been nominated in seven individual categories over his career.
From Deadline: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named the Japanese film, "Drive My Car," the "Best Picture" of 2021.
From Deadline: The 2022 / 37th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominations. "Zola" leads with six nominations. The winners will be announced Sun., March 6, 2022.
From THR: The 2022 / 79th Golden Globes Awards nominations have been announced. "Belfast" and "The Power of the Dog" lead with seven nominations each. Winners will be announced Jan. 9th, 2022.
From GoldDerby: The 2022 Critics Choice Awards nominations have been announced. "Belfast" and "West Side Story" leads with 11 nominations each. Winners will be announced Jan. 9th, 2022.
From Deadline: The American Film Institute announced the "2021 AFI Awards" Top 10 list, and the list includes "Dune," "The Tragedy of Macbeth," and "West Side Story."
From THR: Director Aleem Khan's "After Love" tops the 2021 British Independent Film Awards, winning six awards, including "Best Film of 2021."
From Variety: The New York Film Critics Circle has named the Japanese drama, "Drive My Car," as the "Best Film of 2021."
From Deadline: The National Board of Review hands director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" it "Best Film" and "Best Director" awards. Will Smith picks up the "Best Actor" award for "King Richard."
From THR: Netflix’s "The Lost Daughter," directed by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, dominated the 2021 Gotham Awards in New York on Monday night (Nov. 29th). The film won in four of the five categories in which it was nominated, including "Best Feature."