There were a few eyebrow-raisers. Nick Nolte nominated for Graves? Raise your hand if you’ve watched this Epix show. Raise your hand higher if you’ve heard of Graves. And Billy Bob Thornton for Goliath? Quick: Tell me where that airs, and what it’s about. (Answers: Amazon Prime, and he’s a lawyer.)
Having chosen the best in drama and comedy, I am now required to go negative and pick the worst TV shows of 2016. Third, no reality TV, because I watch so little of that junk, how could I fairly measure which was more awful — Rob & Chyna, for example, or Wahlburgers? Chelsea (Netflix) Amid all the complaints that too few women are hosting talk shows, Chelsea Handler was handed one by Netflix.
As was true of my Best Dramas list, there’s only one show here from network television, and it’s not because I think sitcoms need premium-cable freedom to use naughty words to get laughs. The list is alphabetical, because I really couldn’t say that the kind of laughs you get from John Oliver are “better” than those of, say, Broad City. Better Things (FX): Pamela Adlon, working with Louis C.K., has created a new kind of single-mom-with-kids sitcom — moodier and more fraught, but never losing sight of its mission to keep the laughs coming.
The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out in Manhattan, with Keegan-Michael Key hosted the ceremony that’s seen as the start of Oscar season.
Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Zootopia leads the feature nominees for the 44th annual Annie Awards with 11 nominations, followed by Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings with 10 noms. But the full list of nominations for the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual awards competition also underscored the strength of several indie films in this year’s awards race.
Irwin Winkler will be honored with the Producers Guild of America’s 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award for his work in motion pictures. The award will be presented at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton.
As he mounts something of a directorial comeback, Mel Gibson has been chosen to receive the Hollywood Film Awards’ Hollywood Director Award. The prize will be handed at an awards ceremony to be hosted by James Corden on Nov. 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Viola Davis has twice been nominated for an Academy Award — for supporting actress for 2009’s Doubt and for lead actress for 2012’s The Help. While she’s yet to bring home a gold statuette, she’ll likely again vie for Oscar glory early next year, courtesy of her upcoming December drama Fences, in which she stars opposite Denzel Washington in an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 play. ...
Beyonce´ slayed even more than usual when she put on a live performance of “Lemonade.” The Queen Bee marched all over Madison Square Garden.
Season 4 has found enemies Cochran and Ray (Liev Schreiber) working together on a very important project, and it’s led to some surprising, but truly delightful moments between the actors and the characters.
It’s quite common for movie stars to appear in Broadway shows. Which is why, when the Tony Award nominations are announced each year, it’s also quite common to see a number of high-profile screen actors on the list of nominees. Here’s a look at some of the major movie stars who made it into the 2016 Tony Award nominees’ circle.
Melissa McCarthy had a very good weekend. Her new comedy The Boss toppled the superhero clash Batman v Superman at the box office, and she also became the first woman to win the Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards, which aired Sunday night.
The Batmobile on the chase in the new ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer How excited was the audience at the MTV Movie Awards for the newest Suicide Squad trailer? So excited, they almost toppled the barricades when stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Cara Delevingne came out to introduce the clip. Leto said, “Sweat, blood, and semen…this sick and twisted movie has it all,” which is totally gross, but probably to be expected from the man who gifted his costars a live rat and a dead hog during filming. Watch the full trailer over at MTV.
The ‘Straight Outta Compton’ cast on the red carpet (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage) By Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety The cast of Straight Outta Compton finally got their moment. After being famously snubbed at the “all-white” Oscars, Straight Outta Compton won for best true story at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards this weekend. (The show was taped on Saturday night and aired on Sunday night.) The ensemble film, which was only nominated for best original screenplay at the Oscars this year, was nominated for three awards at the Sunday night MTV show — true story, breakthrough performance for O’Shea Jackson Jr. and movie of the year.
Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo co-hosted the event 20 years ago, attended by Chris Farley and David Spade, Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, the Fugees, and more mid-'90s faves to revisit in our photo album
First presented in 1992, the MTV Movie Awards (airing this Sunday, April 10) may never match the spontaneity and irreverence of those early years. Let’s take a look back at the MTV Movie Award category that has always been our favorite (except in 1996, when they gave out that award for Best Sandwich in a Movie). 1992: The first-ever Best Kiss Award is accepted by Anna Chlumsky for the smooch she gave Macauley Culkin in the coming-of-age tearjerker My Girl.
The Internet blew a great sigh of relief Sunday when Leonardo DiCaprio finally came away with an Oscar for his performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Now that the Hollywood star has earned his statue, who’s next? There are several deserving performers who have yet to come away with a win — Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Harris, Ed Norton, and Will Smith being some of the most notable.
Sylvester Stallone in ‘Creed’ (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) In one of the biggest upsets at Sunday’s Oscars, Creed star Sylvester Stallone lost in the Best Supporting Actor category to Mark Rylance from Bridge of Spies. Stallone has never won an Academy Award — the first Rocky won Best Picture and Director in 1977, but nothing for Stallone’s screenplay or performance — and who knows if he’ll ever get another chance? But don’t worry, you guys, because Sly is just fine, and he let the world know on Instagram today.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s big win for The Revenant was the most buzzed-about (and most Tweeted-about) moment of the 2016 Oscars. But it won’t make any non-social media-related record books. If you’re an awards nerd like us though, you might appreciate these 10 historical stats from Sunday’s show:
2nd UPDATE, 11:43AM: The Oscars were all given out last night at the 88th Academy Awards but it turns out there is no gold, nor silver or bronze for ABC. With 34.3 million total viewers watching the Chris Rock hosted shindig from the Hollywood and Highland on Sunday, the Oscars took a tumble this year to hit an 8-year low. With wins by Spotlight, Brie Larson, a long waiting Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, last night’s results are down 8% and 5% respectively in total viewership and the key demo from last year’s Neil Patrick Harris hosted show.
The moment Leonardo DiCaprio finally took the best actor prize was the most tweeted moment of an Oscar telecast ever according to data from Twitter. Aside from DiCaprio’s long-awaited triumph, the evening’s other top tweeted moments included Spotlight’s surprise win in the best film category and Mad Max: Fury Road picking up the award for sound mixing, its sixth Oscar of the night.
Since the show was over three and half hours long we compiled a list of the highs and lows so you can get your Oscar’s fix in about 2 minutes. Chris Rock was a definite high note. There were also sketches in which black actors were superimposed into nominated films, as well as a sketch in which Rock visited a movie theater in Compton, California to get the locals’ take on the awards.