by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
OSCARS - From THR: Wesley Snipes and Oscar-nominee John Travolta have been added to the list of presenters at the 2022 Oscar ceremony.
SCANDAL - From Deadline: Actor-singer, Jussie Smollett (of the former FOX series, "Empire"), received a five MONTH jail sentence for his alleged 2019 hate crime attack.
PIXAR - From Variety: The cast of Pixar's latest animated feature, "Turning Red," clap back after a controversial review of the film appears online.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Florence Pugh ("Black Widow") is in negotiations to play "Princess Irulan Corrino" in "Dune: Part Two."
From Deadline: Austin Butler is negotiations for to play "Feyd-Rautha" in "Dune: Part Two." Rock musician and actor, Sting," famously played the character in director David Lynch's 1984 version of "Dune."
VIDEO GAMES - From IGN: This is a link to a video that presents every reveal from Sony Playstation "State of Play" March 2022 in four minutes.
MARVEL STUDIOS - From Deadline: "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber in an Atlanta bank back in January.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Warner Bros. Pictures has changed the release date of six its films, including four films based on DC Comics properties.
DC FILMS - From Variety: Zoe Kravtiz is starring as "Catwoman" in the #1 movie in the world, "The Batman." But when she wanted to audition for Christopher Nolan's 2012 Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," Zoe was told that she was "too urban."
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 3/4 to 3/6/2022 weekend box office is "The Batman" with an estimated gross of 128.5 million dollars.
From Here: Negromancer's (and "I Reads You) review of "The Batman."
TELEVISION - THR: "How HBO’s Lakers Series Ticked Off the NBA, Ended a Friendship and Became the Most Anticipated Sports Show in Decades" by Lacey Rose.
From ScreenRant: Fact check: what is real and changed in Episode 1 of HBO's "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty."
MUSIC - From Variety: 1980s funk music legend, Morris Day, says that he can no longer perform as "Morris Day & the Time" because of the current trustees of the estate of the late music legend, Prince.
From Deadline: Actor Emilio Delgado has died at the age of 81, Thursday, March 10, 2022. He was a pioneering force in the depiction of Mexican-Americans on television. He was best known for portraying Luis Rodriguez, the "Fix-It Shop" owner on the children's educational TV series, "Sesame Street" from 1971 to 2015, 2019).
From Deadline: American jazz musician and stage, film and TV actor, Conrad Janis, has died at the age of 94, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. A prolific character actor, Janis was best known for his recurring role on the former ABC comedy, "Mork & Mindy." His acting career began in the mid-1940 on Broadway. Janis was also noted for his "Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band."
-----------------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 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."
From Deadline: The 2022 / 9th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards were announced. The Amazon film, "Coming 2 America" (the sequel to the 1988 film, "Coming to America"), led with three wins.
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."