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spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual sag awards


los angeles — the screen actors guild awards' tendency to predict eventual oscar winners won't be the only thing commanding attention when the 24th annual ceremony airs sunday. the show is also focusing its spotlight on women, with nearly all female presenters, all women opening the show and a first-ever host in actress kristen bell.executive producer kathy connell said the decision to focus on women was inspired by last year's historic women's march, but feels even more prescient with the recent discussions of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and pay inequity in hollywood."there are some movements in town that say women should be 50-50 by 2020," connell said recently about the entertainment industry's gender parity goals. "and i said, 'well, maybe for one night, the women will be






it's all about celebrating hollywood's wonder women (and a few guys) at women in


as host of women in film’s crystal + lucy awards, jessica wiliams lamented the lack of films about complicated, multidimensional women, while “every white male in america has had 14 movies based on something that closely resembles his specific life.”“if he woke up on a tuesday and went to go buy some doritos from ralph’s, there would be a movie about that,” she said.jessica williams onstage as host of the women in film crystal + lucy awards. (rachel murray / getty images for women in film)the former “daily show” correspondent then pointed out that “at least we finally got ‘wonder woman’ under our golden belts — finally, seriously — we just had to get through all of the ‘spider-man,’ ‘superman,’ ‘iron man,’ ‘captain america,’ ‘wolverine,’ ‘hellboy,’ ‘crow,’ ‘blade,’ ‘[batman &] robin,’ ‘ste






sag awards nominations: 'three billboards' leads, 'big sick' bounces back


in nominations announced wednesday, the 24th screen actors guild awards heartily endorsed the frances mcdormand-led revenge drama "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri," offered swift redemption for the golden globes-overlooked romantic comedy "the big sick" and left many oscar favorites empty handed.martin mcdonaugh's "three billboards" led all films with four nominations, including best ensemble, and acting nods for mcdormand, sam rockwell and woody harrelson. that adds to the movie's strong awards portfolio, including six golden globes nods and the often predictive audience award at the toronto international film festival.the other nominees for best ensemble at the 24th annual sag awards are: "lady bird," ''get out," ''mudbound" and "the big sick."as one of the steadiest bellwether






did you hear ...? harvey weinstein never ends, johnny depp sues and more from th


an “old dinosaur” continued to fall, a group of women got real, an attorney asked for forgiveness, a movie star sued his attorney, stars raised money and a pop star explained his year off. here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.the harvey weinstein scandal can’t stop, won’t stopa little more than two weeks into the harvey weinstein sexual harassment scandal, he has resigned from the board of his company and the flow of women alleging they had been “harveyed” — a too-light term when some allegations are as serious as rape — has continued at a steady pace. in solidarity, women everywhere said #metoo. lupita nyong’o alleged the disgraced producer told her that if she wanted to be an actress, she “had to be willing to do this sort of thing.” quentin tarantino wished he h






rosanna arquette, olivia munn, marisa tomei among women slated to present sag aw


the screen actors guild awards announced a new round of female presenters for sunday’s ceremony.showing its support for women and the time’s up movement, the guild has tapped rosanna arquette, sag-aftra president gabrielle carteris, mandy moore, olivia munn, niecy nash, gina rodriguez, maya rudolph and marisa tomei to present the awards, executive producer kathy connell said wednesday.those women will join presenters halle berry, dakota fanning, lupita nyong'o, emma stone and kelly marie tran, who were announced last week.munn and nash announced the nominees last month. arquette and nyong’o are among the dozens of women who have accused disgraced producer harvey weinstein of sexual misconduct; munn is also among the accusers who have spoken out against producer brett ratner.meanwhile, the






taraji p. henson - 2017 oscars red carpet gallery - pictures


taraji p. hensontaraji p. henson attends the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on february 26, 2017 in hollywood.credit: frazer harrison/getty imagesruth neggaruth negga attends the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on february 26, 2017 in hollywood.click through to see more photos of stars on oscars night. credit: frazer harrison/getty imagescynthia erivocynthia erivo attends the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on february 26, 2017 in hollywood.credit: frazer harrison/getty imagesluke braceyluke bracey attends the 89th annual academy awards at hollywood & highland center on february 26, 2017 in hollywood.credit: frazer harrison/getty imagesisabelle huppertisabelle huppert attends the 89th annual academy awards at ho






the 71st annual tony awards


michael zorn – associated pressgallery: james earl jones, right, walks on stage to accept the special tony award for lifetime achievement in the theatre at the 71st annual tony awards on sunday, june 11, 2017, in new york.






tony awards 2017: host kevin spacey, winners, red carpet, more pictures


kevin spacey shakes off his cold “house of cards” persona sunday, june 11, as he plays warmhearted host to the 71st annual tony awards at radio city music hall, broadcast live on cbs at 8 p.m. -- unquestionably broadway’s biggest night.(credit: ap / evan agostini)glenn close arrives at the 71st annual tony awards at radio city music hall on sunday, june 11, 2017, in manhattan.(credit: ap / evan agostini)jason sudeikis and olivia wilde arrive at the 71st annual tony awards at radio city music hall on sunday, june 11, 2017, in manhattan.(credit: ap / evan agostini)scarlett johansson arrives at the 71st annual tony awards at radio city music hall on sunday, june 11, 2017, in manhattan.advertisementadvertise here(credit: ap / evan agostini)bee shaffer and anna wintour arrive at the 71st annual






raf simons wins both top fashion honors at cfda awards


new york — designer raf simons has won both top honors at the annual council of fashion designers of america awards.the belgian designer won the top awards for womenswear and menswear at monday's ceremony.fashion's glittery awards ceremony also had a somewhat political bent this year, reaching outside the industry to honor feminist icon gloria steinem, planned parenthood's cecile richards, and actress janelle monae for their efforts toward women's equality. the three were presented the board of director's special tribute.the ceremony, hosted this year by seth meyers, brings together a host of designers and top celebrities. the evening's presenters included nicole kidman, armie hammer and kerry washington.






first lady helps present courage awards to 13 women


washington — melania trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world.the first lady and top state department official thomas shannon are presenting the awards in washington.mrs. trump says the women are "true heroes" and "extraordinary examples" of finding the courage needed to help change the world.the secretary of state's international women of courage award recognizes women who have shown courage and leadership while advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment — often at personal risk.wednesday honorees hail from bangladesh, botswana, colombia, the democratic republic of congo, iraq, niger, papua new guinea, peru, sri lanka, syria, turkey, vietnam and yemen.the state department has honored more than 100 women from more t






raf simons wins both top fashion honors at cfda awards


new york — designer raf simons of calvin klein has won both top honors at the annual council of fashion designers of america awards.the belgian designer won the top awards for womenswear and menswear at monday's ceremony.fashion's glittery awards ceremony also had a somewhat political bent this year, reaching outside the industry to honor feminist icon gloria steinem, planned parenthood's cecile richards, and actress janelle monae for their efforts toward women's equality. the three were presented the board of director's special tribute.the ceremony, hosted this year by seth meyers, brings together a host of designers and top celebrities. the evening's presenters included nicole kidman, armie hammer and kerry washington.






'la la land' takes top honors at producers guild awards


beverly hills, calif. — "la la land" has won top honors at the 28th annual producers guild awards.the guild recognized the candy-colored al with its darryl f. zanuck award for theatrical motion picture production at a ceremony urday night in beverly hills, california.for seven of the past eight years, the winner of the producers' zanuck prize has gone on to win best picture at the academy awards. last year was an exception: "the big short" won the guild award, while "spotlight" got the oscar.the oscar nominees for best picture announced earlier this past week echoed the producers' best picture nominees, with the exception of "deadpool," which made the cut with producers but not the film academy."zootopia" won the producers guild prize for animated feature.






a nominations refresher before the 89th annual academy awards


it was another great year for movies, and the best films will be recognized sunday night at the 89th annual academy awards. the top filmmakers will be present at the dolby theatre in hollywood, california, for the 2017 oscars. “la la land” enters the show with a record-tying 14 nominations, but plenty of other films will…






five facts about sunday’s 89th annual academy awards – the denver post


los angeles (ap) — five facts about sunday’s 89th annual academy awards:it’s an honor to be nominated: but after 21 nominations, it would be nice for sound mixer kevin o’connell to finally win. the most nominated artist without a win, o’connell has another chance this year for his work in “hacksaw ridge.”#notsowhite: this is the first time in oscars’ 89-year history that black performers were nominated in all acting categories. there were no black acting nominees in 2016 and 2015. a record four black directors are nominated in the documentary feature category. and for the 84th time in oscar history, no women were nominated for best director.host with the most: it’s jimmy kimmel’s first time hosting the academy awards, though he’s handled the emmy awards twice. bob hope hosted the most osca






actresses, shows about women win big at critics' choice


by sandy cohen | associated presssanta monica — it was a good night for women at the critics’ choice awards. “big little lies” was the biggest tv winner, with four awards, and “the handmaid’s tale” won three. “wonder woman” was named best action movie and its star gal gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes.“big little lies” was named best limited series and won acting awards for nicole kidman, alexander skarsgard and laura dern.start your day with the news you need from the bay area and beyond. sign up for our new morning report weekday newsletter.kidman thanked the entertainment community “who show up to make really fantastic films and tv and let us do what we love.”“i love being an actor,” said the 50-year-old oscar winner. “thank you for letting me do it all t






why ashton kutcher just mic-dropped a catfish at the cmt awards


the film and television star was on hand to present an award at the annual country awards show in nashville, where the nhl's predators are in the midst of an improbable stanley cup run.        






the 71st annual tony awards


michael zorn – associated pressgallery: cynthia erivo, left, and leslie odom, jr. perform "new york, new york" with the rockettes at the 71st annual tony awards on sunday, june 11, 2017, in new york. (photo by michael zorn/invision/ap)






actresses, shows about women win big at critics’ choice


santa monica, calif. (ap) — it was a good night for women at the critics’ choice awards. “big little lies” was the biggest tv winner, with four awards, and “the handmaid’s tale” won three. “wonder woman” was named best action movie and its star gal gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes.“big little lies” was named best limited series and won acting awards for nicole kidman, alexander skarsgard and laura dern.kidman thanked the entertainment community “who show up to make really fantastic films and tv and let us do what we love.”“i love being an actor,” said the 50-year-old oscar winner. “thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.guillermo del toro’s fantasy romance, “the sh






women have never been nominated for a cinematography oscar. ‘mudbound,’ ‘molly’s


the persistent calls for hollywood to spotlight the female experience often concentrate on narratives and filmmakers, but as the film industry works on improving gender diversity there is even more work to be done when it comes to the field of cinematography.in 2016, women made up 5% of cinematographers (also known as directors of photography, or “dps”) working on the top 250 domestic-grossing films, according to the most recent annual study sponsored by center for the study of women in television & film. as of 2017, no woman has ever been nominated for the cinematography oscar. still, those working behind the camera are hopeful that change is coming.“it used to be 2% for studio films and maybe 4% including indies, so 5% is higher than i’ve ever heard,” says rachel morrison, a cinematograp






actresses, shows about women win big at critics' choice


santa monica, calif. — it was a good night for women at the critics' choice awards. "big little lies" was the biggest tv winner, with four awards, and "the handmaid's tale" won three. "wonder woman" was named best action movie and its star gal gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes."big little lies" was named best limited series and won acting awards for nicole kidman, alexander skarsgard and laura dern.kidman thanked the entertainment community "who show up to make really fantastic films and tv and let us do what we love.""i love being an actor," said the 50-year-old oscar winner. "thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond."guillermo del toro's fantasy romance, "the shape of water," was also a quadruple winner.stories about women






‘moonlight,’ ‘american honey’ to vie at spirit awards


santa monica, calif. (ap) — the last three best-feature winners at the film independent spirit awards have gone on to win best-picture the next day at the academy awards, but that streak appears likely to snap this year.the oscar favorite “la la land,” a smidge too pricey with a $30 million budget to qualify for the indie awards, isn’t in the hunt at saturday’s awards. the leading contenders are barry jenkins’ coming-of-age tale “moonlight” and andrea arnold’s heartland odyssey “american honey.” both are up for a leading six nods, including best feature and best director.while “moonlight,” up for eight oscars, is likely to take home some awards sunday, “american honey” and other smaller releases will get their day in the sun saturday. the spirit awards, held under a tent on the beach in sa






globes to roll out red carpet under cloud of sex scandals


the golden globes, once the stomping grounds of harvey weinstein, will belong to someone else this year.the 75th golden globe awards, which nbc will broadcast live from the beverly hilton hotel in beverly hills, california, at 8 p.m. eastern, is considered wide open, with contenders including guillermo del toro's "the shape of water," steven spielberg's "the post" and martin mcdonagh's "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri."but whoever takes home awards sunday, the spotlight is unlikely to stray far from the sexual harassment scandals that have roiled hollywood ever since an avalanche of allegations toppled weinstein. before his fall, weinstein lorded over the globes and two decades of winners.everything in hollywood's carefully choreographed awards season has been altered by the stil






golden globes to roll out red carpet under cloud of sex scandals


the golden globes, once the stomping grounds of harvey weinstein, will belong to someone else this year.the 75th golden globe awards, which nbc will broadcast live from the beverly hilton hotel in beverly hills, california, at 8 p.m. eastern, is considered wide open, with contenders including guillermo del toro's "the shape of water," steven spielberg's "the post" and martin mcdonagh's "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri."but whoever takes home awards sunday, the spotlight is unlikely to stray far from the sexual harassment scandals that have roiled hollywood ever since an avalanche of allegations toppled weinstein. before his fall, weinstein lorded over the globes and two decades of winners.everything in hollywood's carefully choreographed awards season has been altered by the stil






essence's 10th annual black women in hollywood awards comes on the heels of a ba


an audience of hollywood's most accomplished black actresses, musicians and entertainers sat rapt as "how to get away with murder" star aja naomi king delivered a moving speech about imposter syndrome, cultural appropriation and inner critics."i don't know why i'm so eager to undermine my own talent," she said. "i guess because it feels easier to reduce my abilities than to step into the greatness of my purpose." she paused for a moment as the audience clapped wildly in recognition, in empathy."a lot of the time i feel like an imposter. the thing is, it can be scary to get everything you've ever dreamed of because now i have something to lose. the cost is high and the responsibility is great and i so desperately don't want to fall short of that and that fear can be overwhelming."the speech






'moonlight,' 'american honey' to vie at spirit awards


santa monica, calif. — the last three best-feature winners at the film independent spirit awards have gone on to win best-picture the next day at the academy awards, but that streak appears likely to snap this year.the oscar favorite "la la land," a smidge too pricey with a $30 million budget to qualify for the indie awards, isn't in the hunt at saturday's awards. the leading contenders are barry jenkins' coming-of-age tale "moonlight" and andrea arnold's heartland odyssey "american honey." both are up for a leading six nods, including best feature and best director.while "moonlight," up for eight oscars, is likely to take home some awards sunday, "american honey" and other smaller releases will get their day in the sun saturday. the spirit awards, held under a tent on the beach in santa m






golden globes 2018 red carpet photos


by newsday.com staffupdated january 7, 2018 6:56 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailsee the stars arrive for the 75th annual golden globe awards, airing live on nbc from the beverly hilton hotel in beverly hills, calif., on sunday, jan. 7, 2018.mario lopezphoto credit: getty images/frederick m. brownmario lopez walks the golden globes red carpet.nancy o'dellphoto credit: getty images/frazer harrisontv personality nancy o'dell arrives at the golden globes. renee barghphoto credit: getty images/frazer harrisontv personality renee bargh attends the golden globes.allison williamsphoto credit: getty images/frazer harrisonallison williams attends the 75th annual golden globe awards."today" show hostsphoto credit: getty images/frederick m. brownal roker, sheinelle jones, natalie mo






baeksang arts awards vote app download


download download the baeksang arts awards, the most coveted award among acting circles the baeksang arts awards ceremony, which is now in its 53rd year, was begun in 1965 to promote the development of korean popular culture and arts and to improve morale among artistic circles. the awards are korea's only general arts awards given to the production staff and cast of tvs and movies shown or broadcast over the past year. the 53rd annual baeksang arts awards, hosted by jtbc plus co. ltd. (the daily sports), will be broadcast live nationwide. remember. votes can only be cast by downloading the baeksang arts awards voting app. fans are encouraged to participate. [baeksang arts awards voting guide]voting period: apr 7.28, 2017 (until midnight) you can cast votes in the voting app through points






john blackwell jr., former drummer for prince, dead at 43


tony awards 2017 highlights kevin spacey hosted the 71st annual tony awards, with show-stopping numbers and plenty of celebrity appearances.






essence's 10th annual black women in hollywood awards comes on the heels of a ba


an audience of hollywood's most accomplished black actresses, musicians and entertainers sat rapt as "how to get away with murder" star aja naomi king delivered a moving speech about imposter syndrome, cultural appropriation and inner critics."i don't know why i'm so eager to undermine my own talent," she said. "i guess because it feels easier to reduce my abilities than to step into the greatness of my purpose." she paused for a moment as the audience clapped wildly in recognition, in empathy."a lot of the time i feel like an imposter. the thing is, it can be scary to get everything you've ever dreamed of because now i have something to lose. the cost is high and the responsibility is great and i so desperately don't want to fall short of that and that fear can be overwhelming."the speech






desert ice: nhl awards, expansion draft colliding in vegas


it’s 116 degrees in the ice hockey capital of the world.for the next few days, las vegas is the place to be on skates. the desert gambling mecca is hosting the nhl’s annual postseason awards show on wednesday, when the league also will reveal the vegas golden knights’ choices in the expansion player draft to stock the club with talent for its inaugural season in the fall.las vegas has hosted the awards show for several years, welcoming the nhl’s best for a red carpet presentation and a short week of partying in a city that knows a little something about entertainment.but vegas’ hometown team is in the spotlight for the first time this year, reaching a major milestone in its process of becoming the nhl’s 31st franchise — and doing it during a heat wave.most read storiesunlimited digital acc






"house of cards" comes to the tony awards


the 71st annual tony awards were full of special guests, including tina fey and lin-manuel miranda. but the biggest surprise of the night was likely an appearance by frank and claire underwood.86photostony awards 2017 highlights kevin spacey hosted the 71st annual tony awards, with show-stopping numbers and plenty of celebrity appearances. host kevin spacey took to the tony stage with robin wright by his side -- flanked by secret service and their "house of cards" co-star michael kelly -- to deliver the envelope containing the name of the winner for best musical to miranda, who seemed appropriately intimidated by their presence. spacey handed the envelope to miranda and offered him a firm handshake as well. he then addressed the camera in one of his signature asides, commenting that he wan






hillary clinton speaks on women's roles in international politics


hillary clinton waves as she arrives at the society of irish women's annual dinner on st. patrick's day in her late father's hometown in scranton, pa., on march 17, 2017.(photo: matt rourke, ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmoreformer secretary of state and 2016 democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton visits georgetown university friday morning, where she'll hand out awards named in her honor. the annual hillary rodham clinton awards for advancing women in peace and security ceremony falls on the final day of women's history month. clinton will speak on the role of women in international politics and peace-building efforts. the event begins at 10:30 a.m. et. you can watch it live in the player above.closeskip in skipxembedxsharewomen in politics: 2016women make short strides in congress |






hillary clinton speaks on women's roles in international politics


hillary clinton waves as she arrives at the society of irish women's annual dinner on st. patrick's day in her late father's hometown in scranton, pa., on march 17, 2017.(photo: matt rourke, ap) 10 connectlinkedinemailmoreformer secretary of state and 2016 democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton visits georgetown university friday morning, where she'll hand out awards named in her honor. the annual hillary rodham clinton awards for advancing women in peace and security ceremony falls on the final day of women's history month. clinton will speak on the role of women in international politics and peace-building efforts. the event begins at 10:30 a.m. et. you can watch it live in the player above.closeskip in skipxembedxsharewomen in politics: 2016women make short strides in congress






5 things you missed at the emmy awards


dolly parton and alec baldwin got political, while nicole kidman turned the spotlight on domestic abuse.        






mtv vmas were a #resistance rally, not an awards show


when everything is virtue signaling, nothing is. mtv really, really does not like donald trump. the network that used to be dedicated to all things music but now just airs various reality shows used its annual music video awards show sunday night to make sure that you knew how much they hate the current president.katy perry, who was emceeing the awards show, started the night with a joke about how the earth was on fire and that to be fashionable in 2017 one should wear a pilgrim-esque getup straight outta “the handmaid’s tale,” a hulu show based on a dystopian novel by margaret atwood. in the series, fertile women are forced into sex slavery and made to bear children. the costumes these women wear in the show have been used to virtue signal many, many lefty things.a man who was identified






why barbra streisand's hope for women directors at sunday's golden globes sounde


one of the most eye-opening moments at sunday’s golden globe awards came when barbra streisand, presenting the night’s final award for best picture, drama, said, “backstage i heard they said i was the only woman to get the best director award. and you know, that was 1984: that was 34 years ago! “folks, time’s up! we need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director,” she insisted. “there are so many films out there that are so good directed by women.”after an awards night with so many hopeful moments, where women seemed to be taking back the narrative on the red carpet, in their acceptance speeches and in the number of awards going to women-centered projects, it was a stinging dose of reality.no women were nominated for a directing golden globe this year. while the






streep says 'we can get through this moment' at nbr awards


new york — accepting her award for best actress at the national board of review awards, meryl streep had a different message for an awards season that has been rife with gender politics: "i love men."speaking at the annual gala at cipriani's in midtown manhattan on tuesday night, streep took a moment to praise the men who have been her collaborators and mentors, from her sixth-grade music teacher to her co-star in "the post," tom hanks.the actress said that "we can get through this moment" and urged filmmakers and actors not to lose "the danger of making movies."steven spielberg's newspaper drama "the post" was honored with three awards at the national board of review awards, including best picture and best actor for hanks. the winners were announced in december.






skies unknown' comes to pc and xbox one, still a psvr exclusive


another trailer for ace combat 7, which now has the sub-title skies unknown, is available, along with the news that the game isn’t just available on the playstation 4; it’s coming to the xbox one and pc (via steam) as well.the trailer, which is an extended version of what we saw at playstation experience last month, gives us yet another sneak peek into the story, which centers on the conflict between two warring nations: erusea and osea. we also get to see some aerial dogfights between pilots from both countries. in keeping with the times, the game features unmanned aircraft, although it’s unclear if you’ll actually control them in the game.ace combat 7: skies unknown showcase trailerthe game was first announced in 2015 at playstation experience. more important than the title's announcemen