HBO urged an appeals court on Friday to throw out litigation brought by the Michael Jackson estate over the 2019 documentary "Leaving Neverland." HBO and the Jackson estate have been locked in a legal war ever since the premium cable network agreed to run the documentary, which chronicles child sexual abuse allegations against Jackson. The […]
“1917” has won the Producers Guild of America’s award as the best-produced feature film of 2019, giving it an important victory at an awards show that usually honors the film that goes on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.The film, an immersive drama about World War I that was fashioned to look like a single shot, triumphed in a field that also included top Academy Award contenders “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “The Irishman,” “Parasite” and “Joker.” While the PGA win makes it a de facto frontrunner of sorts in that race, this is a year in which the Oscar race still feels unsettled.“Apollo 11” won the award for documentary feature, while “Toy Story 4” won for animated feature.Also Read: '1917': How Sam Mendes & Co. Re-Created World War I in a Single TakeTelevision winners included “Succession,” “Fleabag,” “Chernobyl,” “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” and “Leaving Neverland.”As the only other major award to use the same ranked-choice voting system as the Academy to determine its top film prize, the Producers Guild Awards are one of the most reliable predictors of Oscar success. The PGA winner has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar 21 times in 30 years, and eight times in the 10 years since both groups expanded to 10 nominees and instituted ranked-choice voting.But in one of those eight years, the Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave,” tied with “Gravity” at the PGA – and in 2015 and 2016, the guild went for “The Big Short” and “La La Land” while the Oscars chose “Spotlight” and “Moonlight.”So while the win gives “1917” some valuable momentum in what has seemed to be a wide-open year, the compressed schedule leaves less time for any momentum to take hold before Oscar voting begins on Jan. 30 (but also less time to momentum to change). The film is not nominated for any Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday.Also Read: Taika Waititi Joins Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes and Bong With Directors Guild Nomination for 'Jojo Rabbit'Special awards were given to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos (Milestone Award), Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures); Marta Kauffman (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television); actress and producer Octavia Spencer (Visionary Award); and the film “Bombshell” (Stanley Kramer Award).The ceremony took place at the Hollywood Palladium.The winners:Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: “1917,” Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures: “Apollo 11,” Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: “Toy Story 4,” Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama: “Succession” (Season 2), Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy: “Fleabag” (Season 2), Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television: “Chernobyl,” Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: “Leaving Neverland” Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 6) Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 11) Outstanding Sports Program: “What’s My Name / Muhammad Ali” Outstanding Children’s Program: “Sesame Street” (Season 49) Outstanding Short-form Program: “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Season 11) PGA Innovation Award: “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1”Read original story ‘1917’ Named Top Film at Producers Guild Awards At TheWrap
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch was big news in 2019, thanks to "Leaving Neverland" and its return to the real estate market.
John claims that the late pop star seemed to have "totally lost his marbles," according to his new memoir.
A judge has denied HBO's request to have a lawsuit brought by the Michael Jackson estate against the makers of the documentary Leaving Neverland thrown out of court.
A federal judge is leaning towards granting the Michael Jackson estate's move to take HBO to arbitration in its dispute over the documentary "Leaving Neverland." Judge George Wu issued a tentative ruling on Thursday in which he denied HBO's motion to dismiss the estate's case. Wu is expected to make the ruling final by the […]
Dan Reed, who won an Emmy Saturday night for “Leaving Neverland,” said he was “physically sick” when he heard Dave Chappelle’s jokes about not believing Michael Jackson’s accusers.“You can make comedy out of so many other things. Why not do something brave instead of crapping on a victim of child rape?” Reed said backstage Saturday after his Emmy win for Documentary or Non-Fiction Special at the Creative Arts Emmys.Reed, who usually makes films about war, said he was trying to move away from such dark subject matter when he sat down to interview Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who say Jackson molested them when they were boys. Reed shared their stories in his HBO documentary.Also Read: Michael Jackson's Molestation Trial: 10 Bizarre Details You Didn't Know or Totally ForgotReed said Chappelle’s jokes in the new Netflix special “Sticks and Stones” — which included Chappelle saying he didn’t believe the accusers — were “completely revolting.”He added that he understood that Chappelle seemed to be striking back at cancel culture and was “riding a wave of being contrarian.”Also Read: Michael Jackson Accusers Criticize Dave Chappelle's Joke About Not Believing ThemBut he noted that “Leaving Neverland” never called on anyone to stop listening to Jackson’s music. The pop icon denied any child molestation throughout his life.Read original story ‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Calls Dave Chappelle’s Jokes About Michael Jackson Accusers ‘Revolting’ At TheWrap
Before Sheryl Crow was headlining her own venues, she was a backup singer, memorably joining Michael Jackson on his "Bad Tour" from 1987 to 1989. While it helped her career, it was during that time period that Jackson befriended young James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who later accused him of sexual abuse in the documentary "Leaving Neverland."
Oprah Winfrey says she was subjected to extreme backlash after joining the Michael Jackson debate following the "Leaving Neverland" documentary.
Winfrey responded to the backlash she received after her interview about allegations against Michael Jackson.
Dan Reed, the director behind Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, has been challenged on the accuracy of his film by one of the singer's biographers.
Streisand is facing backlash over flippant quotes about Jackson accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
Footage has resurfaced of Michael Jackson buying “rings,” supposedly with James Safechuck when he was a young boy. Footage of Michael Jackson shopping for jewelry and toys with a young boy has reemerged. The news story from 1989 shows Jackson and a boy — presumably James Safechuck, one of the accusers who spoke out in Leaving Neverland — shopping in California.
Aaron Carter believes that his old friend Michael Jackson is innocent — and nothing will change his mind.
LaToya retracted her statements years later, claiming her ex-husband forced her to make the allegations for financial gain.
An episode of The Simpsons featuring the voice of pop singer Michael Jackson is being pulled from circulation amid the fallout from HBO's shocking Leaving Neverland documentary. "I'm against book burning of any kind," producer Jim Brooks told the The Wall Street Journal. "But this is our book, and we're allowed to take out a chapter." The 1991 Season 3 episode, "Stark Raving Dad," has Homer sent to a mental institution after being mistaken for an anarchist. While…
The actor, who has said he was sexually abused as a child, is clarifying his statements that seemed to defend Jackson.
If you expect Paris Jackson to react to "Leaving Neverland" by screaming, yelling and making a fuss, you've got it wrong.
Not long after a two-month leave for medical reasons on Monday, host Wendy Williams was back at the helm of “The Wendy Williams Show” and immediately stirring things up with her defense of Michael Jackson amid child sex abuse allegations.
While Michael Jackson fans are divided over the child abuse allegations in Leaving Neverland, Cogeco Media, one of the largest radio networks in Quebec, has pulled the late singer's music from its stations.