Monday, January 15, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Critic's Choice Awards were held at the Barker Hangar tonight in Santa Monica. Below is a complete list of winners.
|The Shape of Water|
The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Big Sick
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In The Fade
Remember Me from Coco
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele, Get Out
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water
BEST EDITING (TIE)
Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
Lee Smith, Dunkirk
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
War for the Planet of the Apes
|Sterling K. Brown|
BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ted Danson, The Good Place
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Walton Goggins, Vice Principals
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Handmaid’s Tale
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
David Harbour, Stranger Things
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Big Little Lies
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TV
The Wizard of Lies
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Rick and Morty
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Born This Way
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
It took ten years for urban-jazz bass player Darryl Williams to write, record and release Here to Stay, his Billboard top 10 single and the title track to his second album. This week’s release of the follow-up single, Do You Remember, proves that he doesn’t plan to go away anytime soon. Plucking rubbery basslines on piccolo and electric basses on the slick jazz-funk energizer that he wrote and produced, Williams is joined on the dancefloor filler by chart-toppers Michael Lington (saxophone) and Adam Hawley (guitarist).
Williams’ return to center stage as a frontman with the Here to Stay set resulted in a 2017 Best
New Artist nomination from the Smooth Jazz Network. The first-call bassman calls the collection that he produced with sax powerhouse Euge Groove “a labor of love,” featuring eight of his hand-penned originals along with a pair of remakes that have personal meaning to the San Diego native who currently resides in Temecula. A stellar list of his regular employers were quick to return the favor by making guest appearances on Here to Stay, including Groove, who ignites a pair of tunes including the title cut, two-time Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Paul Brown, jazz-funk keyboard pioneer Jeff Lorber, saxmen Marcus Anderson and Elan Trotman, and keyboardists Jonathan Fritzen, Greg Manning and Scott Wilkie. The disc’s lone vocal number, a faithful rendering of TheEmotions’ Don’t Ask My Neighbors, is soul kissed by R&B crooner Ashling Cole. Williams remembers his late mentor, Carl Evans Jr., by revamping the formerFattburger leader’s sweetly redolent The Doctor, which is graced by Michael Paolo’s caressing soprano sax.
“While to some people, ‘labor of love’ is an overused cliché, it certainly applies to Here to Stay. I began writing songs for the collection in 2007 before moving my family to Temecula from Las Vegas. The compositions were inspired by different experiences we went through on our journey throughout that period. It was an important and formative time in my career as well. That’s when I first started playing in Euge’s (Groove) band and did a tour with Jeff (Lorber) a couple years later. In between is when my very good friend and mentor Carl (Evans Jr.) passed, which was devastating. Do You Remember was one of the last songs I wrote for the record and it was inspired by reflecting on how far I’ve come from growing up as a kid in Los Angeles and San Diego to playing in a funk band with my brother as a teenager. It took me ten years to finish this album and while it takes me back in time, the reaction from fans, radio and reviewers has me looking forward with excitement. I couldn’t be more proud of this album,” said Williams.
Williams was a teenager when he opened for R&B acts Lakeside and Al Green along with gospel legend Shirley Caesar. After studying jazz at San Diego State University, Williams went from regular gigs backing many of San Diego’s most prominent homegrown talent to the neon lights of the Las Vegas strip where he accompanied such nationally-renowned headliners as Clint Holmes, Angela Bofill, Tevin Campbell, Howard Hewett and Keith Washington, and did a road stint with Chaka Khan. After moving back to California in 2008, Williams dropped his debut album, That Was Then, garnering praise from JazzTimes and national airplay on SiriusXM. He has become a fixture on the smooth/contemporary jazz scene where he has shared the stage with the genre’s heavy hitters: Richard Elliot, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Brenda Russell, Darren Rahn, Jessy J, Everette Harp and Jeff Kashiwa. He has also recorded with Jackiem Joyner, Blake Aaron, Nils Jiptner, U-Nam and Kay-Ta Matsuno.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," the God of Thunder's third installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, electrified both audiences and critics alike reaching over $845M at the global box office. Now the colorful cosmic adventure, loaded with action, humor, drama and spectacle, bursts into homes Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere, on Feb. 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March. 6.
In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok - the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization - at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger - the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) - and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Fans who bring home the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) of "Thor: Ragnarok" will experience all the thunderous action and lightning-fast wit in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features include deleted scenes; hilarious outtakes; an exclusive short: part three of the mockumentary "Team Thor," retitled "Team Darryl" and featuring an eccentric new roommate; the evolution of MCU's heroes culminating in "Avengers: Infinity War;" numerous making-of featurettes which explore the unique vision of director Taika Waititi; the story's unstoppable women; the effortlessly charismatic Korg; the tyrannical leader of Sakaar, the Grandmaster; and the film's comic-book origins; audio commentary by Waititi; and more.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Presenters have been announced for the 28th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony, hosted by Kirsten Vangsness, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles theatre notables scheduled to be presenters are (in alphabetical order) Malcolm Barrett, Alexandra Billings, Melody Butiu, Crystal Diaz, Larissa Fasthorse, Sam Harris, Russell Hornsby, Diarra Kilpatrick, Justin Kirk, Reggie Lee, Pam MacKinnon, Rose Portillo, Armin Shimerman, J.K. Simmons, and Zakiya Young. All appearances are subject to change.
The 28th Annual Ovation Awards event will be directed by Tim Dang and is being produced by (in alphabetical order) Marco Gomez, Steven Leigh Morris, Max Oken, Mark Seldis, and Eric Sims. The scenic advisor is Tom Buderwitz, projection design is by Jason Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras, lighting design is by Karyn Lawrence, and sound design is by Cricket Myers. Christopher Raymond is music director and Angela Lopez will choreograph. Cate Cundiff, Brooke Baldwin, and Morgan Zupanski are the stage managers.
Sponsors for this year’s Ovation Awards ceremony are Bakers Man Productions, CBS, F&D Scene Changes Ltd., Footlights, KCET, Peter Konerko Photography, Ovation TV, Rose Brand, TheaterMania, Theatre Corner, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, USC School of Dramatic Arts, Variety, Venture Hill Entertainment, and Ken Werther Publicity.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel is located at 929 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. For more information and details on how to attend the Ovation Awards ceremony on January 29, visit www.OvationAwards.com.
FIJI® Water will serve as the Official Water for the Screen Actors Guild Awards® for the seventh consecutive year, in a role that honors the year’s best performances and recognizes the charitable work of actors and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
FIJI Water's distinctive square bottles will be available on the red carpet, featured on the dinner tables during the televised award show ceremony, and served at the official Post-Awards Gala co-hosted by Time Inc.’s PEOPLE, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), and TNT & TBS.
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Additionally, FIJI Water will again make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to support its work providing vital assistance to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy program, Storyline Online. The Foundation’s programs for members include emergency financial and medical assistance, educational workshops, panels, and classes nationwide.
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About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
In 2017, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation celebrated 32 years of giving back to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA, their families, and communities. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and free educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy program. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies solely on support from gifts, grants, and sponsorships to maintain its free programs. Visit sagaftra.foundation.
About the Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a special encore of the ceremony at 11 p.m. (ET) / 8 p.m. (PT). Additionally, TNT will present a special encore broadcast of the ceremony at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The telecast is available internationally, including two U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.
Honorees for outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances will be announced from the red carpet during the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-show.
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by the 121,544 SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visitsagawards.org/about.