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Friday, June 30, 2023

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from June 25th to 30th, 2023 - Update #15

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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AMAZON - From Deadline:  Tyler Perry has announced the second film of the four-picture deal he signed with Amazon back in November 2022.  Perry will write, produce, and direct "Divorce in the Black."  Among its stars are Meagon Goode, Debbie Morgan, and Perry himself, to name a few.

MARVEL STUDIOS - From Deadline:  Marvel Studios' star, Anthony Mackie (Falcon, Captain America) speaks out in support of his fellow Marvel star, Jonathan Majors (Kang the Conqueror), who has recently faced multiple accusations of violence against women.

NETFLIX - From DeadlineNetflix has signed a five-year deal with Japanese screenwriter Yuki Sakamoto.  He won the screenplay award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for the film, "Monster."

DISNEY - From THREvan Peters, hot off "Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," will reportedly play the villain next to Jared Leto's hero in "Tron 3."  Joachim Ronning is scheduled to direct the film that hopes to begin filming in August.

DC STUDIOS - From Variety:  Actor David Corenswet will play Superman/Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan will play Lois Lane in 2025's "Superman: Legacy."

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  MSNBC has renewed John Leguizamo's travelogue-style show, "Leguizamo Does America," for a second season.

ACADEMY AWARDS - From THR:  Actress Angela Bassett, writer-director-actor-songwriter Mel Brooks and film editor Carol Littleton have been tapped to receive honorary Oscars, while former Sundance Institute chief Michelle Satter will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2023 Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, June 26th.  The 14th annual honors will be presented at a ceremony at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on Nov. 18th.

MUSIC - From Variety:  The winners at the 2023 BET Awards were announced.  There was a tie for "Album of the Year," Beyonce for "Renaissance" and SZA for "SOS."

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro:  The winner of the 6/23 to 6/25/2023 weekend box office is Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" with an estimated take of 19.3 million dollars.

From Variety:  "The Flash" experiences a 73 percent drop from its debut weekend (when it was #1) to its second weekend (where it finished at #3).

From Here:  A movie review of "The Flash" by Leroy Douresseaux.

STREAMING - From Deadline:  Paramount+ has canceled a slew of its originals, including "Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies," "Star Trek: Prodigy," "Queen of the Universe," and "The Game."  The streamer is taking the shows off its platform as it becomes the latest media company to take a content write-down.  Some will be shopped to rival broadcasters and streamers.


From Variety:  Film director and actor, Alan Arkin, has died at the age of 89, Thursday, June 29, 2023.  Arkin won the best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in the "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006).  His prolific career includes roles in such films at "Catch-22," "The In-Laws," "The Rocketeer," "Glengarry Glen Ross," and "Argo," to name a few.

From Deadline:   The English film and television actor, Julian Sands, has been confirmed dead, at the age of 65.  Sands had been missing since mid-January when he was believed to be hiking on Mount Baldy, northeast of Los Angeles.  Hikers found human remains on Mount Baldy on June 24th, and they were confirmed as Sands Tues., June 27th, 2023.  His varied film career included roles in such films as "A Room with a View" (1985), "Gothic" (1986), "Warlock" (1989), "Boxing Helena" (1993), and "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995), to name a few.

From Deadline:  Television, film, and state actor, Nicolas Coster, has died at the age of 89, Monday, June 26, 2023.  Among his best known works are his roles on the former NBC daytime soaps, "Another World" (1970-80) and "Santa Barbara" (1984-93).  He appeared in numerous other TV series, including "Star Trek: The Next Generations," "Law & Order," and "As the World Turns," to name a few.  He won a Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017 and was nominated four other times for his work on "Santa Barbara."


From Deadline:  Writers Strike puts the spotlight back on the challenge from writers for animation productions to be covered by the WGA.

From THR:  Studios won't give writers better pay, and now, are laying off janitors.

From Deadline:  The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has reached a tentative new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). So what does the Writers Guild (WGA), currently on strike and negotiating with the AMPTP, think of that deal.

From Deadline:  Netflix shareholders declined to support the 2023 pay packages of top executives during a non-binding vote at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.  The vote won't prevent these execs from getting their loot (an total of $166 million), but this is a rare public rebuke.  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has urged shareholders to vote "No" because the pay was "inappropriate" at this time.

From Deadline:  Warner Bros Discovery chief David Zaslav gave the commencement address at Boston University. There he was met with jeers and also chants of "pay your writers" from picketers and from some in the audience.

From Deadline:   President Joe Biden speaks on the Writers Guild of America strike.

From Deadline:  Retaliation! The studios have starting informing writer-producers who have "overall" and "first-look" deals that such deals are being suspended.

From Deadline:  Retaliation!  Prolific HBO creator, David Simon, who is best known for "The Wire," is one of the many writers who have had their overall deals suspended the studios due to the WGA strike.  Simon has been with HBO for 25 years.

From Deadline:  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is on strike.

From Deadline:  Disney, HBO/HBO Max, and CBS have sent letters to showrunners (the TV equivalent of film directors) instructing them to return to work, inspite of the writer's strike.

From Deadline:  The WGA's chief negotiator, Ellen Stutzman, talks about the state of the writers' strike, including the lack of engagement on the part of the strike's other party, AMPTP.

From Deadline:  What went wrong between the WGA and AMPTP? What could they not agree on that led to a strike?

From Deadline:  The site explains the WGA strike: the issues, the stakes, movies and TV shows affected, and how long it might last.


Friday, October 22, 2021

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from October 17th to 23rd, 2021 - Update #25

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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BREAKING NEWS - From Deadline:  The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday night that Alec Baldwin “discharged” a prop gun on the New Mexico set of the movie, "Rust."  As a result, one crew member, director of photography Halyna Hutchins, was killed and director Joel Souza was injured and remains in a local hospital - his condition unknown.

From Deadline:  The fatal shooting on the set of "Rust" may have been "recorded" according to detective for Santa Fe Sheriff's Department.

From Deadline:  The production company behind the film, "Rust," will launch an internal safety review after the fatal accident that killed Halyna Hutchins; possible prior gun incidents; and a camera crew walkout.

From CNN:   Crew member yelled "cold gun" as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows.

From Variety:  Actor Alec Baldwin releases statement on the death of Halyna Hutchins: "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness."

From Variety:  The prop gun that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on during an on-set accident on Thursday contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.


TELEVISION - From THR:    CBS has given a full-season pickup to its supernatural comedy, "Ghosts."

AWARDS - From THR:  The nominations for the 2021 Gotham Awards have been announced in both film and TV categories.  The winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 29th.

MOVIES - From DeadlineEmily Blunt is in talks to join Christopher Nolan's film, "Oppenheimer."

TRAILER - From ETCanada:  There is a new trailer for the film, "Being the Ricardos," starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz.  The film, directed by Aaron Sorkin, focuses on a week in the production of the classic television series, "I Love Lucy."  It will be released on "Amazon Prime" on Dec. 21st.

NETFLIX - From Deadline:   Netflix says that its hit, "Squid Game," the Korean sci-fi dystopian series, has been streamed by 142 million households in its first four weeks.

MOVIES - From THRSteve McQueen has won the inaugural European Film Award for Innovative Storytelling for "Small Axe," an anthology of five films set between 1969 and 1982 that explore the experiences of London’s West Indian community.

STREAMING - From Variety:  Hulu has ordered "History of the World, Part II," a TV variety series that will act as a sequel to Mel Brooks' classic film comedy, "History of the World, Part I" (1981).  Brooks will be a writer and executive producer on the series.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Lionsgate is developing, "The Continental," a three-night, special event TV series that will act as a prequel to the "John Wick" film series.  Actor Mel Gibson is the first star signed to appear in "The Continental," which is set to appear on Starz.

From Variety:  Actor Colin Woodell will play a young "Winston Scott" in Starz's "John Wick" prequel series, "The Continental."  Winston Scott is played by actor Ian McShane in the "John Wick" films.

MOVIES - From VarietyRob Zombie has shared the first cast photo from his film, "The Munsters," which updates or reboots the old 1960s TV series of the same name.  Universal Studios will release the film.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Disney delays the release date of several upcoming films, including "Doctor Strange 2," "Thor 4," Black Panther 2," and "Indiana Jones 5."

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro:  The winner of the 10/15 to 10/17/2021 weekend box office is "Halloween Kills" with an estimated take of 50.35 million dollars.

LABOR - From DeadlineThe Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) have reached a new film and TV deal that averted the start of a strike by over 60,000 IATSE members on Monday.  This article has the details.


From Variety:  See all the hot trailers for upcoming DC Comics films and TV series from DC FanDome.

From Deadline:  At DC FanDome, director Matt Reeves revealed a new trailer for his film, "The Batman," which is due May 4, 2022.

From Deadline:  A preview of DC Film's "The Flash" gives us a peek at a cameo from a certain Batman...


From TMZ:  Singer and musician, Tommy DeBarge, has died at the age of 64, Thursday, October 21, 2021.  DeBarge was a vocalist and bass player for the R&B/funk band, "Switch," which had it best success in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Tommy and his brother, the late Bobby DeBarge, were founding members of Switch.  Tommy and Bobby would later leave the group to mentor their younger siblings in the 1980s group, "DeBarge."

From THR:   Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as died at the age of 42, Thursday, October 21, 2021 after a prop gun incident on the set of the film, "Rust."  Hutchins was known for her work on such indie films as "Archenemy," "Blindfire," and "The Mad Hatter."

From THR:  Actor Peter Scolari has died at the age of 66, Friday, October 22, 2021 after a battle with cancer.  Scolari first game to prominence on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Bosom Buddies" (1980-82), with friend, Tom Hanks.  Scolari joined the cast of CBS' "Newhart" as a recurring character during the series' second season (1983-84), and then, became a series regular from 1984 until the series' end in 1990.  He won a "Guest Actor" Primetime Emmy for his role on HBO's "Girls."

From YahooNews:   American four-star general, diplomat, and statesman, General Colin Powell, has died at the age of 84, from complications of COVID-19.  He was the first African-American U.S. Secretary of State and a trailblazing figure both in the United States and around the world.  He also served as the 16th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.

From Deadline:  The actress, Betty Lynn, has died at the age of 95, Saturday, October 16, 2021.  Her best known role was as "Betty Lou," the girlfriend of "Deputy Barney Fife" on "The Andy Griffith Show."  Lynn appeared on the series 26 times from 1961 to 1966.  In the 1950s, Lynn appeared in "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950) and "Meet Me in Las Vegas" (1956).  Lynn also appeared on four episodes of Andy Griffith's series "Matlock" (1986-92).

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from October 18th to 24th, 2020 - Update #23

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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JAMES BOND - From Variety:  Apparently, Netflix and Apple were among the streaming services that considered the possibility of acquiring the next Bond film, "No Time to Die," which has seen its release delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

STREAMING - From YahooHuffPost:  Even if you don't have Amazon, you can still see that notorious scene starring President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm."

TELEVISION - From THR:  "Seinfeld" creator Larry David reveals his favorite episode of the iconic NBC series, and it's (of course) "The Contest," the 11th episode of the series' fourth season.

TELEVISION - From THR:   What is the Walt Disney Co. going to do with ESPN?

MOVIES - From Deadline:  "Roxanne, Roxanne" star Chante Adams has landed the female lead opposite Michael B. Jordan in Sony’s "Journal For Jordan," directed by Denzel Washington.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:   NBC has given a put pilot commitment to drama Sovereign, from Emmy winner Ava DuVernay and Bird Runningwater.

DISNEY+ - From ShadowandAct:   Chosen Jacobs ("It") and Lexi Underwood ("Little Fires Everywhere") will star in the Disney+ pop/hip-hop musical, "Sneakerella."

CELEBRITY - From Variety:   In his new memoir, "Greenlights," Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey reveals that he was sexually abused during his teenage years.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Simon Kinberg will write and produce Universal's "Battlestar Galactica" movie (hopefully with better results than Kinberg's "X-Men" work for Fox).

TELEVISION - From Deadline:   Tim Burton is looking to develop of a live-action TV series based on "The Addams Family" property.

STREAMING - From Deadline:  Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman talk about their decision to shut down short-form streaming service, "Quibi." 

From Deadline:  And this is what they are talking about - Quibi shuts down.

POLITICS - From Deadline:  In his first ever "political video," iconic American filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks ("Blazing Saddles") endorses the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket for President/Vice-President of the United States.

DISNEY+ - From EW:  Actor Warwick Davis and director Ron Howard are for a Disney+ sequel series to their beloved 1998 fantasy film, "Willow."

CELEBRITY - From Deadline:  Oscar-winning actor, Jeff Bridges, has announced that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, but that his prognosis is good.

BOX OFFICE - From Deadline:   The winner of the 10/16 to 10/18/2020 weekend box office is "Honest Thief" with an estimated take of 3.7 million dollars.

From Deadline:   The international box office is being dominated by a Japanese anime film, "Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train," which is setting records for an animated film.

From Deadline:  Movie theater owners are happy to be reopening their business in New York state.

POLITICS-AVENGERS - From Deadline:  Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are gathering from some of the actors from their "Avengers" movies for a fundraiser for Joe Biden. 

FILM FESTIVALS - From Deadline:  The Danish comedy, "Another Round," which stars Mads Mikkelsen, won "Best Film" at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival.

MOVIES - From Vulture:   Which "Welcome to the Blumhouse" Horror Movies Should You Watch? -  guide.


From THR: Television writer and producer, Dana Baratta, has died at the age of 59, Sunday, October 18, 2020.  Baratta was a writer and producer on several television series, including "Dawson's Creek" (The WB), "Private Practice" (ABC), and Marvel/Netflix's "Jessica Jones."

From Deadline:   Broadway and television actress, Doreen Montalvo, has died at the age of 56, Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Montalvo was appearing in the Broadway musical, "Mrs. Doubtfire," before it was shutdown due to COVID-19.  Her television appearances included episodes of "Law & Order" and "The Good Wife."  She is still set to appear in two films, director John M. Chu's "In the Heights" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story."

From ESPN:  Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Fred Dean, has died at the age of 68, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 of complications of COVID-19.  Dean played defensive end for the San Diego Chargers (who drafted him in 1975) and the San Francisco 49ers.  Dean was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the 49ers and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.


From CDC:   The Centers for Disease Control has a "COVID Data Tracker."

From YahooNews:  Why does COVID-19 kill some people and hardly affects others?

From YahooNews:  Yahoo has a dedicated page of links updating news about COVID-19.

From Deadline:  The news site "Deadline" has a dedicated page for news about coronavirus and the film, TV, and entertainment industries.

From TheNewYorker:  The venerable magazine has a dedicate COVID-19 page free to all readers.

From YahooNews:  Re: the federal government's response to COVID-19: What if the most important election of our lifetime was the last one - 2016?

From YahooLife:  What is "happy hypoxia?"  And do you have this COVID-19 symptom?

From JuanCole:  Remember when President Donald went crazy and suggested that we ingest household cleaning supplies and UV light to fight COVID-19.  Here is the video and commentary from Juan Cole.

From TheIntercept:  The federal government has ramped up security and police-related spending in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, including issuing contracts for riot gear, disclosures show. The purchase orders include requests for disposable cuffs, gas masks, ballistic helmets, and riot gloves...

From TheAtlanticThe Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying. The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.

From ProPublica:  Hospital's Secret COVID-19 Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns

From TheGuardian:  More than 20 million Americans could have contracted COVID-19, experts say.

From RSN/WashPost:  The COVID-19 mutation that has taken over the world.

7/13 - From YahooSports:  Maybe a pandemic means that there will not be college football this fall.

7/13- From YahooNews:  The CDC adds four new symptoms (including nausea and purple or blue lesions on feet and toes) to the list of COVID-19 symptoms.

7/19 - From YahooFinance:  Harvard Public Health professor Dr. Howard Koh says the U.S. "needs to regroup" to find COVID-19.

7/22 - From YahooNews:  A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired.

7/22 - From YahooLifestyle:  Florida mom loses son, 20, to coronavirus, and then days later, her daughter.

7/23 - From TheWrap:  The site has a list of movie and TV stars, entertainment and sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19

From Bloomberg:  Will the COVID-19 pandemic turn Millennials into socialists?

7/27 - From CNN:   Chief of critical care at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Costa, passes away due to Covid-19 complications... after treating the hospital's sickest COVID-19 patients.  He was 56 and leaves behind family, including a husband of 28 years.

7/30 - From Deadline:  Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") reveals that he had a bout with COVID-19.

7/31 - From YahooEntertainment:  Writer and actress, Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's "Girls, reveals that she contracted COVID-19 and the symptoms she experiences and still experience.

7/30 - From YahooGMA:  In their bid to crackdown on illegal gatherings amid COVID-19, New York authorities break up an alleged sex party.

7/31 - From Slate:  COVID-19 is airborne - for reals!

8/2 - From TheDailyBeast:  In Mississippi, COVID-19 has coroners terrified.

8/6 - From YahooNews:  Testing everyone constantly could stop the spread of COVID-19... according to this article.

8/8 - From YahooNYT:  The coronavirus is new, but your immune system might recognize it.

8/8 - From YahooNBC:  They thought COVID-19 was a hoax, and they almost died from it or are watching family and loved ones suffer with it or die from it.

8/9 - From YahooNews:  The rest of the world is incredulous at the pitiful U.S. response to COVID-19.

8/9 - From YahooAFP:  According to the real-time tally kept by John Hopkins University, the United States has hit 5 million cases of COVID-19.

8/16 - From Truthout: COVID Deaths Continue to Surge in Countries Led by Far Right Authoritarians

9/19 - From WashPost:  U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 200,000

9/23 - From CNBC:  Mark Cuban, who owns the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," suggests that every household in American get a $1000 check every two weeks for the next two months.

9/28 - From Deadline:  John Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker reports that over 1 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide.

10/2 - From YahooNews:  President Donald and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19.


From RSN:   Judge's Blistering Opinion Says Courts Have Placed Police Beyond Accountability

From TheGuardian:  Yusef Salaam, one of the "Central Park Five," says in an interview, "Trump would have had me hanging from a tree in Central Park."

From NPR:  Prosecutors' plea deal required drug suspect to name Breonna Taylor a "co-defendant."

From ChicagoSunTimes:  Rev. Jesse Jackson: America has millions of people in poverty because Americans choose not to demand the policies that would lift them out of poverty.

From APNews:  No one will be held accountable for the killing of Louisville African-American resident, Breonna Taylor.

From Channel4:  Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016

From GuardianUK:  California is going to consider paying reparations to the descendants of African slaves after adopting a landmark law to study and to develop proposals around the issue.

From TheRoot:   What to Do When Your Country Turns Into a Dumpster Fire

From Vox:  It's True: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans Have Died in the Covid-19 Pandemic

From CBS:  Breonna Taylor's boyfriend certain cops didn't identify themselves

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from December 8th to 14th, 2019- Update #25

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Orlando Jones says that he was fired from  Starz's "American Gods" for having "the wrong message for black America."  Gabrielle Union, fired from NBC's "America's Got Talent" for her being a "difficult" black woman shouts out to him.

STREAMING - From THR:  Amazon has paid 25 million dollars for a Peter Berg-directed music documentary starring Rihanna.

STREAMING - From YahooEntertainment:  Netflix is running a Christmas comedy special from Brazil, entitled "The First Temptation of Christ," which apparently implies that Jesus Christ was gay.  More than a million angry viewers have signed a petition demanding that Netflix remove it its service.

STREAMING - From IndieWire:  Here is a detailed article about what is known about Amazon's secretive "The Lord of the Rings" TV series.  By the way, it is a prequel set thousands of years before the events depicted in the original "The Lord of the Rings" novels and films.

GOLDEN GLOBES - From IndieWire:  "Queen & Slim" director Melina Matsoukas says "Golden Globe" voters refused to watch her film prior to voting for the awards.  Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who vote for the Globes, were offered three screening, which hardly any members attended, according to the direction and the film's distributor, Universal Pictures.

From Patreon:  Here is my review of "Queen and Slim."

SCANDAL - From Deadline:  The proposed settlement between Harvey Weinstein, his former company, and the women accusing him of sexual misconduct is causing controversy.  It seems Weinstein's legal fees would be paid and he would not have to admit guilt.

AWARDS - From Deadline:  The nominations for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced January 19, 2020 live on TBS and TNT cable networks.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  The U.S. Library of Congress has added 25 films to the "National Film Registry," and that includes Prince's musical semi-autobiographical film, "Purple Rain" (1984).  A record seven films directed by women were added, including Kimberly Pierce's "Boy's Don't Cry" (1999) and Elaine May's "A New Leaf" (1971), the first film from a major American studio in which a woman was the star, writer, and director.

MARVEL TV - From Deadline:  Marvel Television, which produces live-action and animated TV series based on Marvel Comics titles is being shut down.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" is being developed as a miniseries for Showtime.  It will be written and executive produced by Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

ANIMATION - From THR:  Vin Diesel debuts "Fast & Furious: Spy Racers," a Netflix original series based on the "Fast & Furious" film franchise.  Produced by DreamWorks and Universal Pictures, the series features Diesel's daughter, Similce, as a voice performer.

TRAILER - From YouTube:  See first official trailer for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

COMICS-TRAILER - From YouTube:  Here is the first official trailer for "Wonder Woman 1984."

AWARDS - From Deadline:  The nominations for the 2020 / 77th Golden Globe Awards have been announced.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 12/6 to 12/8/2019 weekend box office is "Frozen II" with an estimated take of 34.7 million dollars.  This is the third straight weekend at #1 for the Walt Disney Animation Studios sequel.

From THR:  "Harriet," the biographical drama about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, has grossed more than 40 million dollars at the domestic box office.  That makes it one of the most successful biographical dramas for Focus Features, a specialty film label.

CELEBRITY - From YahooCBS:  For "CBS Sunday Morning" (Sun., Dec. 8th) Turner Classic Movies' host Bill Mankiewicz interviewed Mel Brools on comedy, on love (his late wife, Anne Bancroft), and on his films (especially "Blazing Saddles").

AWARDS - From Deadline:  The Los Angeles Film Critics Association name "Parasite" the "Best Picture of 2019," with the film's director, Bong Joon Ho, "Best Director."

From Deadline:  The nominations for the 25th Critics Choice Awards (formerly known as the "Broadcast Film Critics Association") in both film and TV categories have been announced.  Netflix and its film, "The Irishman" lead the nominations.

SCANDAL - From Variety:  The firing of actress Gabrielle Union from the reality-competition TV series, "America's Got Talent" (NBC) continues to be a firestorm.  Now, the show's executive producer and main judge, Simon Cowell, has hired an attorney as investigations, both internal and external, continue into the show's off-camera culture.

MOVIES - From LATimes:   Veteran (and some times reviled) film critic, Kenneth Turan, names his ten best films of 2019.


From THR:  The actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86, Thursday, December 12, 2019.  He is best known as Cher's lovelorn suitor in "Moonstruck" (1987) and as "Sal" the pizza joint owner in Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" (1989), for which he earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination.  Aiello won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1981 for his appearance on the "ABC Afterschool Special" in 1980.

From CNN:  Swedish pop singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Marie Fredriksson, has died at the age of 61, Monday, December 9, 2019.  She was best known as a member of the Swedish pop music duo, "Roxette," which has a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love."  She also recorded as a solo artist from 1984 to 2018.

From Deadline:  The actor Rene Auberjonois has died at the age of 79, Sunday, December 8, 2019.  Auberjonois is best known for two roles.  He was Clayton Endicott III on ABC's sitcom, "Benson" (1979-1986).  He was "Odo" on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-1999).  He was also a prolific voice actor in animated TV series and films ("The Little Mermaid."

From Deadline:   The actor Ron Leibman has died at the age of 82, Friday, December 6, 2019.  He won a Tony Award for playing infamous attorney, Roy Cohn, in the play, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches."  He won an Emmy Award for his starring role in the short-lived CBS crime drama, "Kaz" (1978-79).


From EW:  Marvel Studios releases the first official teaser trailer and a poster for its next feature film, "Black Widow," which is set for release, May 1, 2020.

From THR:  The first official trailer for the next James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," makes it debut.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

British Academy Names "La La Land" Best Film of 2016 - Complete Winners List

The British Academy Film Awards (also known as the BAFTAs) are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). They are the British counterpart of the Oscars.

Previously known as the Orange British Academy Film Awards, they are now known as the EE British Academy Film Awards.  The British telecommunications company, EE, replaces Orange as the title sponsor of the awards.

The 70th EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony took place Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony was hosted by Stephen Fry and was broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD. The ceremony was also broadcast in all major territories around the world.

2017 / 70th BAFTA Film Award winners (for the year in film 2016):

LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, Paul Laverty

LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle

CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea




Under the Shadow: BABAK ANVARI (Writer/Director), EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, LUCAN TOH (Producers)

SON OF SAUL László Nemes, Gábor Sipos

13th Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish



LION Luke Davies

LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz

LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren



JACKIE Madeline Fontaine

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

ARRIVAL Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

THE JUNGLE BOOK Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez

A LOVE STORY Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King

HOME Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)


BAFTA FELLOWSHIP (previously announced)
Mel Brooks


Friday, September 9, 2016

"Young Frankenstein" Returns to Theaters for One Night Only - October 5th, 2016

‘Fronkensteen’ or ‘Frankenstein’? Audiences Decide When ‘Young Frankenstein’ Jolts Back Into U.S. Cinemas for One Special Night With a Live Introduction by Legendary Mel Brooks

Presented by Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox, This 1974 Classic Spoof on Horror Films Hits the Big Screen October 5, 2016 Only

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s alive! It’s alive! up on the big screen for one special night when 20th Century Fox and Fathom Events present the electrifying comedy classic “Young Frankenstein” in cinemas nationwide. Seeing this black-and-white masterpiece on the big screen with fellow audience members is a rarity in itself, but to make this screening a truly one-of-a-kind experience, writer and director Mel Brooks will introduce the classic live from the 20th Century Fox Lot—near the “Young Frankenstein” Mural on Stage 5, which was unveiled on the film’s 40th anniversary.

    .@FathomEvents News: It's alive! It's alive! #YoungFrankenstein is up on the big screen for one special night 10/5

Brooks will also pay tribute to his friend and the film’s star and co-writer, Gene Wilder, who passed away recently.

“Young Frankenstein” comes to movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT. During the introduction, Brooks will give moviegoers a tour of the Fox studio lot, including Mel Brooks Blvd., the Young Frankenstein mural, and the location of the film’s original shoot.

Tickets for “Young Frankenstein” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Young Frankenstein brings together Brooks’ inimitable style with a loaded cast of comedy legends, including Gene Wilder as Frederick Fronkensteen, Marty Feldman as shifty humpback Igor, Teri Garr as the hay-rolling lab assistant Inga, Madeleine Kahn as Dr. Frankenstein’s high-strung fiancée Elizabeth, Peter Boyle as the kind-hearted monster, an uncredited Gene Hackman as the blind man who befriends him, and Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher.

Join the young neurosurgeon (Wilder), as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

“Mel Brooks has sold out venues nationwide, including Radio City Music Hall, when he has introduced his movie classics. It is an incredible honor to be able to bring fans all over the country a live, personal introduction by Mel to one of his most famous and unforgettable films,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “It will be a night to remember.”

Following the massive success of Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, Twentieth Century Fox unleashed Young Frankenstein on audiences on December 15, 1974, and it went on to play for months, grossing more than $86 million – equivalent to nearly $400 million in today’s dollars. Nominated for two Academy Awards®, including its screenplay by Wilder and Brooks, Young Frankenstein has become one of the best-known – and most quoted – comedies of all time, ranking No. 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 funniest films.

Continuing the celebration of this comedy classic, Black Dog & Leventhal, an imprint of Hachette Books, will be publishing Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Making of the Film, an oversized, illustrated book featuring a complete, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Young Frankenstein, with a foreword by Judd Apatow. This new hardcover will be available wherever books are sold on October 18, 2016.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About 20th Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Gene Wilder Classics, "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka," Return to Theaters


LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of the life and incredible career of the late Gene Wilder, AMC Theatres worked with the Warner Bros. distribution team to bring two of Mr. Wilder’s most popular films back to the big screen.

    .@AMCTheatres showing Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka this weekend at 55 locations in tribute to Gene Wilder

This Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles returns to 55 AMCs nationwide. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will play at 5 p.m. at every participating location and BLAZING SADDLES will play at 7:30 p.m.

All tickets are $5 for each title. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at each participating AMC, or online at

Below is a list of participating theatres:

AMC Barrett Commons 24
AMC Southlake Pavilion 24

AMC Owings Mills 17

Baton Rouge
AMC Baton Rouge 16

AMC Loews Boston Common 19

AMC Concord Mills 24

AMC River East 21
AMC Streets of Woodfield 20

AMC Newport on the Levee 20

AMC Lennox 24

AMC Grapevine Mills 30
AMC Mesquite 30

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
AMC Westminster Promenade 24

AMC Livonia 20

Grand Rapids
AMC Grand Rapids 18

AMC Plainville 20

AMC Studio 30

AMC Showplace Bloomington 12

AMC Orange Park 24

Kansas City
AMC Barrywoods 24
AMC Town Center 20

Las Vegas
AMC Town Square 18

Los Angeles
AMC Ontario Mills 30
AMC Orange 30
AMC Burbank

AMC Aventura Mall 24

AMC Mayfair 18

AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18

New Orleans
AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York
AMC Empire 25
AMC New Brunswick 18
AMC Stony Brook 17

AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24

Oklahoma City
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

AMC Oak View 24

AMC Disney Springs 24

AMC Neshaminy 24

AMC Westgate 20

AMC Waterfront 22

AMC Southpoint 17

Rockford, Ill.
AMC Showplace Rockford 16

Salt Lake City
AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego
AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco
AMC Cupertino Square 16
AMC Metreon 16

AMC Alderwood 16

South Bend
AMC Showplace South Bend 16

AMC River Park Square 20

Springfield, Ill.
AMC Showplace Springfield 12

St. Louis
AMC West Olive 16

AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

AMC Woodlands Square 20

AMC Southroads 20

Washington D.C.
AMC Hoffman 22

About AMC Theatres
AMC (NYSE: AMC) is the guest experience leader with 386 locations and 5,334 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago)


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from August 28th to 31st, 2016 - Update #21

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TELEVISION - From TVLine:  Kerry Washington ("Scandal") is developing a drama about female LAPD cops for ABC.

MOVIES - From TheWrap:  Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are making a movie together.  Natalie Dormer joins the fray.

MUSIC - From YahooMusic:  John Legend says "National Anthem" is a weak song.

MOVIES - From EW:  Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, and Bryan Cranston lined up for Richard Linklater's next film.

PIXAR - From EW:  Brad Bird gives a not-really-update on "The Incredibles 2."

SPORTS - From YahooSports:  This Rodney Harrison opinion on Colin Kaepernick is whack and racist.

From YahooSports:  Undrafted Philadelphia Eagles rookie Myke Tavarres talked about joined Kaepernick's sit-out-the-national-anthem protest by agent.

OBIT - From YahooMovies:  The actor Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83, Sunday, August 28, 2016.  He was known for his collaborations with Mel Brooks ("Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles") and Richard Pryor ("Silver Streak," "Stir Crazy").  He is fondly remembered for playing the title role in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

From YahooMovies:  Mel Brooks, a frequent collaborator of Mel Brooks, is among celebrities remembering Gene Wilder.

From EW:  Gene Wilder - a life in photos.

From YahooMovies:  Peter Ostrum, the actor who played "Charlie" in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," speaks about his memories of Gene Wilder, who played Willie Wonka.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Phylicia Rashad will join FOX's hit show, "Empire" this upcoming season.

COMICS-FILM - From TheWrap:  Deathstroke will be the villain in Ben Affleck's standalone Batman villain.

OBIT - From YahooMusic:  Flamboyant Mexican superstar singer-songerwriter, "Juan Gabriel" has died at the age of 66, Sunday, August 28, 2016.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The #1 movie at the 8/26 to 8/28/2016 weekend box office is newcomer, "Don't Breathe," with an estimated take of $26.1 million.

From YahooMovies:  Horror movie "Don't Breathe" knocks "Suicide Squad" out the top spot after a three-week run at number one.  The story of President Barack Obama and Michelle's first date, "Southside With You," had a middling opening, but performed well compared to expectations, apparently.

BLACK LIVES MATTER - From YahooNews:  Dallas's top cop, Chief David Brown, tries on his Bull O'Connor draws and apparently likes it.

TELEVISION - From HitFix:  NBC had horrid plans for "The Walking Dead" if they would have taken it.

CRIME - From YahooNews:  Investigation into the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge continues.  Aldridge is the cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade.

MUSIC - From THR:  Beyonce to perform at 2016 MTV VMA (Video Music Awards).

POLITICS - From teleSUR:  Racist Maine Governor Paul LePage said that "people of color" are the enemy and should be shot.

MOVIES - From TheWrap:  It is time for Nate Parker to stop explaining and talking about old rape allegations that have conveniently come up in time to sabotage "Birth of a Nation."

MOVIES - From TheWrap:  Another actor on a kind of apology tour is Scott Eastwood of "Suicide Squad."  This time concerning the accidental death of his former girlfriend, the late model, Jewel Brangman.  Eastwood did not attend a memorial, nor do he offer condolences.  WTF, right?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from August 21st to 27th, 2016 - Update #40

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SPORTS - From YahooSports:  San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick causes discomfort by not standing for the National Anthem in protest.

CULTURE - From AmericanHeraldTribune:  American exceptionalism means we can sell cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia to kill civilians in Yemen.

CRIME - From NBCNews:  Rodney Earl Sanders charged with the the death of two 68-year-old nuns in Mississippi.

OBIT - From TheWrap:  The actor Marvin Kaplan has died at the age of 89, Thursday, August 25, 2016.  Kaplan was best known for his role on the sitcom, "Alice," as the phone lineman Harry Beesmeyer.  He was also noted for his voice work on the animated series, "Top Cat."

MOVIES - From Variety:  Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action film based on Roald Dahl's book, James and the Giant Peach.  20 years ago, Disney released a version of "James and the Giant Peach" that mixed live-action and stop-motion animation.

COMICS-FILM:  From THR:  The screenwriters of the hit film, "The Fault in Our Stars," are working on the script for "New Mutants," Fox's adaptation of one of the X-Men spinoff comic books.  The lineup of characters has also been announced.

From CBR:  Josh Boone, the director of "The Fault in Our Stars," is slated to direct "New Mutants."  He co-wrote the early drafts of the script with Knate Lee, and credited the original creative team of the "New Mutants," Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod.

COMICS-FILM - From YahooNews:  Joe and Anthony Russo are telling tales of "Captain America: Civil War" for its DVD release.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  See pages from an unpublished comic book adaptation of "Peter Pan."

TELEVISION - From BleedingCool:  Seth McFarlane and Jon Favreau unite for a sci-fi comedy that just sounds like crap.

MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Jeremy Renner is joining the voice cast "Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad."

TELEVISION - From BleedingCool:  Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano will be the lead in Epix's "Get Shorty" series, based on the book and movie.

POLITICS - From RollingStone:  Curt Schilling is the next Donald Trump says Matt Taibbi.  I think losing his fortune is what is driving him crazy.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Helen Mirren in talks to join Disney's "The Nutcracker" film.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Sarah Paulson in talks to join the all-female "Ocean's Eight."

MOVIES - From Variety:  Denzel Washington is interested in starring in "Inner City," a legal drama from Dan Gilroy, the mastermind behind 2014's "Nightcrawler."

MOVIES - From TheWrap:  Victor Miller, the writer of the original "Friday the 13th," is seeking to reclaim rights to the movie, which has lead to a lawsuit.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Beloved French film, "The Intouchables" (2011), is being remade with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.  Neil Burger is set to direct.

MOVIES - From YahooNews:  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the highest-paid actor.

MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  The fallout from a summer full of movie flops.

COMICS-FILM - From Variety:  Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced a new comic book movie, "Dark Universe," also known as "Justice League Dark."  Doug Liman has been announced as the director.

COMICS-FILM - From THR:  Marvel Studios has a short-list of three female directors to helm its "Captain Marvel" movie, which is not due until March 2019.

MUSIC - From YahooMusic:  Prince's "Paisley Park" to open to public tours in October 2016.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Amazon and Warner Bros. is developing a TV version of Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film, "The Departed," which was based on a Hong Kong film, "Infernal Affairs."

TELEVISION - From Variety:  The actor Steven Hill has died at the age of 94 on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Hill was best known as New York City District Attorney Adam Schiff on "Law & Order" during the series first decade.  Schiff was also played "Dan Briggs," the first leader of the Impossible Missions Force during the first season of "Mission: Impossible."  [Actor Peter Graves' Jim Phelps replaced Hill's Briggs as the leader for the series second season.]

MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  Jennifer Lawrence is the world's  highest paid actress.

BOX OFFICE - From YahooMovies:  Box office flop, "Ben-Hur," a remake of an Oscar-winning 1959 film, may lose up to $100 million dollars.

MOVIES - From TheTrackingBoard:  If you want more original films and fewer remakes and sequels, buy tickets to original films.

COMICS - From Mashable:  The new African-American female Iron Man will be called "Iron Heart."

MOVIES - From FlickeringMyth:  John Boyega gives a small update on "Pacific Rim 2."

FILM - From Variety:  10 actors to watch.

CULTURE - From HitFix:  Napster founder, Sean Parker, offered Ian McKellen $1.5 million to marry him and his bride, but McKellen had to dress as "Gandalf" from the Lord of the Rings.  McKellen declined.

COMICS-FILM - From ScreenRant:  Doctor Strange may appear in "Thor: Ragnarok."

SPORTS - From YahooFinance:  Kobe Bryant has set up a $100 million dollar venture capital fund with tech entrepreneur and investor, Jeff Stibel.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 8/19 to 8/21/2016 weekend box office is "Suicide Squad" with an estimated take of $20.7 million.

From Deadline:  "The Secret Life of Pets" #1 at international box office.

PRINCE - From YahooNews:  An official in the investigation of the death of Prince says that synthetic drugs were found at his estate and those pills fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

MOVIES - From TheDailyBeast:  Comedy god/legend Mel Brooks talks about his films, including the controversial and fantastic "Blazing Saddles."

CRIME - From ChicagoSunTimes:  Chicago cops throw the bodycam microphones on a roof.


From YouTube:  A special clip wishing "Happy Birthday" to Katherine Johnson, one of the women whose story is told in the movie, "Hidden Years," due January 13, 2017.

From YouTube:  The first trailer for the film, "Rings," which may be a reboot of or sequel to "The Ring" horror movie franchise.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

2015 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners - Complete List

The Creative Arts Emmys are a class of Emmy Awards.  They recognize technical and other similar achievements in American television programming and honor behind-the-scenes personnel.  This includes art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors, and sound editors.  The Creative Arts category also includes awards for outstanding animated programs and guest acting.

Both the Primetime and Daytime awards each present their own Creative Arts Emmys at separate Creative Arts ceremonies prior to their respective main ceremonies.

The 2015 Creative Arts Emmys were handed out Saturday night, September 12, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, which is also the site of next Sunday's Primetime Emmys.  The Creative Arts awards show took place just over a week before the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, which will be held, Sunday, September 20, 2015.

The 2015 Creative Arts Emmys are the first ceremony of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.  An edited two and a half-hour version of the Creative Arts Emmys award show will air on FXX on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, with an encore at 10:30 pm ET/PT.

Bessie,” an HBO television biopic about the great blues singer, Bessie Smith, starring Queen Latifah in the title role, was honored as best made-for-TV movie at the Creative Arts Emmy awards show.

[September 21, 2015 Update:  The Primetime Emmy Award winners.]

2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: a complete list of winners (WINNERS in bold text):

Outstanding Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case (Acorn TV)
Bessie (HBO) *WINNER
Grace of Monaco (Lifetime)
Hello Ladies: The Movie (HBO)
Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)
Nightingale (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Mel Brooks as Himself on The Comedians (FX)
Louis C.K. as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live  (NBC)
Paul Giamatti as Juror #10 on Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jon Hamm as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Bradley Whitford as Marcy May on Transparent  (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon as Pamela on Louie (FX)
Elizabeth Banks as Sal on Modern Family (ABC)
Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson on Shameless (Showtime) *WINNER
Tina Fey as Marcia Clark on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Gaby Hoffmann as Caroline Sackler on Girls  (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal on Homeland (Showtime)
Alan Alda as Alan Fitch on The Blacklist (NBC)
Beau Bridges as Provost Barton Scully on Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Reg E. Cathey as Freddy Hayes on House of Cards (Netflix) *WINNER
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning on The Good Wife (CBS)
Pablo Schreiber as George “Pornstache” Mendez on Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Khandi Alexander as Maya Lewis on Scandal (ABC)
Rachel Brosnahan as Rachel Posner on House of Cards (Netflix)
Allison Janney as Margaret Scully on Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Margo Martindale as Claudia on The Americans (FX) *WINNER
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones (HBO)
Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Hartness on How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Hank Azaria as Moe Szyslak and Pedicab Driver on The Simpsons (Fox) *WINNER
Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson on The Simpsons (Fox)
Seth Green as Various Characters on Robot Chicken (Cartoon Network)
Seth MacFarlane as Brian Griffin, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Dr. Elmer Hartman on Family Guy  (Fox)
Tress MacNeille as Laney Fontaine, Shauna, and Mrs. Muntz on The Simpsons (Fox)
John Roberts as Linda Belcher and Tim on Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Outstanding Narrator
Peter Coyote on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS) *WINNER
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Hubble’s Cosmic Journey (Nat Geo)
Anthony Mendez on Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Miranda Richardson on Operation Orangutan (Nat Geo)
Henry Strozier on Too Cute! (Animal Planet)

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer (Episode: “Pocket Listing”) (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (Episode: “Can’t Buy Me Math”) (Fox)
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network) *WINNER
The Simpsons (Episode: “Treehouse of Horror XXV”) (Fox)
South Park (Episode: “Freemium Isn’t Free”) (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Adventure Time (Episode: “Jake the Brick”) (Cartoon Network) *WINNER
Mickey Mouse (Episode: “Mumbai Madness”) (Disney Channel)
Regular Show (Episode: “White Elephant Gift Exchange”) (Cartoon Network)
Robot Chicken (Episode: “Chipotle Miserable”) (Adult Swim)
Steven Universe (Episode: “Lion 3: Straight to Video”) (Cartoon Network)
Wander Over Yonder (Episode: “The Gift 2: The Giftening”) (Disney XD)

Outstanding Children’s Program
Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass (HBO) *WINNER
Degrassi (Nickelodeon)
Dog With a Blog (Disney Channel)
Girl Meets World (Disney Channel)
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS) *WINNER
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Knick  (Cinemax)
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Saturday Night Live (NBC) *WINNER
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) *WINNER
Bessie (HBO)
Grace of Monaco (Lifetime)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron for Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain for The Taste (ABC)
Cat Deeley for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for Project Runway (Lifetime)
Jane Lynch for Hollywood Game Night (NBC) *WINNER

Outstanding Main Title Design
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Bosch (Aamazon)
Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
Manhattan (WGN America) *WINNER
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
The Dovekeepers (CBS)
Marco Polo (Netflix)
Texas Rising (History)
Transparent (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) *WINNER
Bessie (HBO)
Houdini (History Channel)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime)

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game Of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
The Knick (Cinemax)
Mad Men (AMC)
Sons Of Anarchy (FX)

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC) *WINNER
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) *WINNER
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
The Knick
Penny Dreadful
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Deadliest Catch (Discover Channel) *WINNER
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime)
Shark Tank (ABC)

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) *WINNER
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
The Case Against 8 (HBO)
Citizenfour (HBO)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO)
The Jinx (HBO) *WINNER
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO)

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS) *WINNER
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Wolf Hall (PBS)

Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Empire (“The Lyon’s Roar) (Fox)
Empire (“Pilot”) (Fox)
Gotham (Fox)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Fantasy/Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)
Constantine (NBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
Gotham (Fox)
House of Cards (Netflix)
True Blood (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More) - TIE
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) *WINNER – TIE
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
The Knick (Cinemax) *WINNER – TIE

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour or Less)
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Silicon Valley (HBO) *WINNER
Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Nonfiction Program
57th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
Peter Pan Live! (NBC)
Portlandia (IFC) *WINNER
The Oscars (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Commercial
“Brady Bunch” – Snickers
“Dream On” – Adobe
“#LikeAGirl” – Always *WINNER
“Lost Dog” – Budweiser
“Made in NY” – Gatorade
“With Dad” – Nissan

Outstanding Music Direction
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (NBC)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
Peter Pan Live! (NBC)
Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life (CBS) *WINNER
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center) (PBS)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Chef’s Table (Netflix)
House of Cards (Netflix) *WINNER
Outlander (Starz)
The Paradise (PBS)
Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Tyrant (Fx)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Away and Back (Hallmark Channel)
Bessie (HBO) *WINNER

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
The Comedians (FX)
Glee (Fox)
How Murray Saved Christmas (NBC)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) *WINNER
The Oscars (ABC)
Sons Of Anarchy (FX)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Food Network)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
Property Brothers (HGTV)
Shark Tank (ABC) *WINNER
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) *WINNER
Intervention (A&E)
Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo)
Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel)
Wahlburgers (A&E)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Key & Peele Superbowl Special (Comedy Central)
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store ( *WINNER
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (HBO)
72nd Annual Golden Globes (NBC)
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
68th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert (PBS)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC) *WINNER

Outstanding Variety Special
Bill Maher: Live from D.C. (HBO)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store (
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen (HBO)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC) *WINNER
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! (PBS)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) *WINNER
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (HBO)
Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
StarTalk (Nat Geo)
Vice (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
American Masters (PBS)
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (PBS)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO) *WINNER
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS)
The Sixties (CNN)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
The Case Against 8 (HBO)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO) *WINNER
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO)
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (HBO)
Virunga (Netflix)

Outstanding Special Class Program
68th Tony Awards (CBS)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
87th Academy Awards (ABC)
Live from Lincoln Center – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert with the New York Philharmonic (PBS) *WINNER
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z (HBO)

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis ( *WINNER
Billy on the Street (
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)
Key & Peele Presents Van and Mike: The Ascension (
Super Bowl XLIX: Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (NBC)

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program
30 for 30 Shorts (ESPN)
American Horror Story: Extra-Ordinary Artists (FX Networks)
Parks and Recreation: Behind the Final Season (NBC)
Transparent: This Is Me (
A Tribute to Mel Brooks (FX Networks) *WINNER

Outstanding Interactive Program
@midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO) *WINNER
Saturday Night Live: SNL 40 (NBC)
Talking Dead (AMC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Citizenfour (HBO) *WINNER
The Great Invisible (PBS)
Hot Girls Wanted (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Bessie (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) *WINNER
Wolf Hall (PBS)

Outstanding Choreography
Witney Carson for Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Tessandra Chavez for Dancing with the Stars (ABC) *WINNER – TIE
Spencer Liff for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Sonya Tayeh for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Travis Wall for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) *WINNER – TIE

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
2 Broke Girls – Christian La Fountaine (Episode: “And the Old Bike Yarn”) (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory – Steven V. Silver (Episode: “The Expedition Approximation”) (CBS)
Mike & Molly – Gary Baum (Episode: “Checkpoint Joyce”) (CBS) *WINNER
The Millers – Gary Baum (Episode: “Con-Troversy”) (CBS)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire – Jonathan Freeman (Episode: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”) (HBO) *WINNER
Game of Thrones – Anette Haellmigk (Episode: “Sons of the Harpy”) (HBO)
Game of Thrones – Rob McLachlan (Episode: “The Dance of Dragons”) (HBO)
Game of Thrones – Greg Middleton (Episode: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”) (HBO)
Game of Thrones – Fabian Wagner (Episode: “Hardhome”) (HBO)
The Good Wife – Fred Murphy (Episode: “The Line”) (CBS)
House of Cards – Martin Ahlgren (Episode: “Chapter 29”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
American Horror Story: Freak Show – Michael Goi (Episode: “Monsters Among Us”) (HBO)
Bessie – Jeffrey Jur (HBO) *WINNER
Houdini – Karl Walter Lindenlaub (Episode: “Part 1”) (History)
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe – Chris Manley (Lifetime)

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Citizenfour – Laura Poitras (HBO)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – Sam Painter (HBO)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst – Marc Smerling (Episode: “Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy”) (HBO)
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – James Whitaker (HBO)
Virunga – Franklin Dow (Netflix) *WINNER

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) *WINNER
Life Below Zero (Nat Geo)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Survivor (CBS)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul (Episode: “Five-O”) (AMC)
Better Call Saul (Episode: “Marco”) (AMC)
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Hardhome”) (HBO)
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Dance of Dragons”) (HBO) *WINNER
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Two Days of the Condor”) (HBO) *WINNER
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Sand Hill Shuffle”) (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
24: Live Another Day (Fox)
American Crime (ABC)
Houdini (History)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) *WINNER
Wolf Hall (PBS)

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory(CBS) *WINNER
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Mike & Molly (CBS)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Black Sails  (Starz)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game of Thrones  (HBO) *WINNER
Gotham (Fox)
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)
The Walking Dead  (AMC)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
24: Live Another Day  (Fox)
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Freak Show  (FX)
Houdini (History) *WINNER
Texas Rising (History)

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways  (HBO) *WINNER
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Bessie (HBO) *WINNER
Houdini (History)
Texas Rising (History)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
Modern Family (Episode: “Connection Lost”) (ABC) *WINNER
Parks and Recreation (Episode: “One Last Ride”) (NBC)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Server Space”) (HBO)
The Simpsons (Episode: “Simpsorama”) (Fox)
Veep (Episode: “Mommy Meyer”) (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
57th Grammy Awards (CBS)
87th Academy Awards (ABC)
Late Show with David Letterman (Episode: “Show 4214”) (CBS)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC) *WINNER
The Voice (Episode: “Finale Results”) (NBC)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Episode: “Jamaica”) (CNN)
Deadliest Catch (Episode: “Lost at Sea”) (Discovery Channel)
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (Episode: “Seattle”) (HBO) *WINNER
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (Episode: “Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy”) (HBO)
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Black Sails (Starz)
The Flash (The CW)
Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Vikings (History)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) *WINNER
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Gotham (Fox)
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) *WINNER
Community (Yahoo!)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie
The Blacklist (NBC)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC) *WINNER
The Voice (Episode: “Episode 718B”) (NBC)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
68th Tony Awards (CBS)
87th Academy Awards (ABC) *WINNER
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Peter Pan Live! (NBC)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
American Experience  (PBS)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO) *WINNER
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS)

Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
The Voice (NBC) *WINNER

Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
57th Grammy Awards (CBS)
87th Academy Awards (ABC)
Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special (ABC)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)
Super Bowl XLIX: Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (NBC) *WINNER