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Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: Brad Pitt wins Best Supporting Actor, fans say he is getting closer to Oscar win

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Brad Pitt just won the Critics’ Choice Award for his role in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ after his Golden Globes 2020 win. The actor has been lauded for playing the role of Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie. 

The actor wasn’t present at the ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on January 12. Just as presenter Lupita Nyong’o was about to accept it on his behalf, Tarantino jumped on stage and said, “I agree with the critics for the very first time!” 

Fans are excited after the actor’s win and have been posting a series of tweets. “BRAD!!! He is going for everything, I really hope he gets them all!!!” one fan posted and another one said, “Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt. Brad’s not here so we get Quentin Tarantino. ‘I agree with the critics for the very first time’.”

Quentin Tarantino accepts the Best Supporting Actor award on behalf of Brad Pitt (Getty Images)

Predicting that this trophy cements his win at the Academy Awards 2020, one fan predicted, “Best Supporting Actor goes to Brad Pitt in #OUATIH. I mean, if his #Oscar win needed to be further cemented…,” and another wrote, “Brad Pitt getting closer to that Oscar.”

Complimenting the actor’s “versatility”, another viewer posted, “Yes on Brad Pitt Best Actor win. He shows his versatility again. You’ve gotta see @OnceInHollywood.”

“Just accidentally ran into Quentin Tarantino after he accepted a #CriticsChoice award for Brad Pitt… Is this even real life?” one fan posted and another wrote, “Anyone else kind of put off by Quentin Tarantino jumping on stage to take Brad Pitt’s award when he couldn’t attend? There was no reason for it other than for him to humblebrag.”

The other nominees for Best Supporting Actor were Willem Dafoe (‘The Lighthouse’), Tom Hanks (‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’), Anthony Hopkins (‘The Two Popes’), Al Pacino (‘The Irishman’) and Joe Pesci (‘The Irishman’).

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‘Enola Holmes’ Director Reveals Film Is Parallel To His Previous Work ‘Fleabag’

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The Enola Holmes is all set to debut on Netflix on September 23, 2020, and will showcase a spin-off tale on the well known Sherlock Holmes spy franchise. This iteration features the teenage sister of Sherlock, who has already gained popularity for being a spy. The film is helmed by the Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer who recently sat down for a Zoom interview with PTI and explained how the film has a strong feminist character and storyline. 

Also read: Enola Holmes’ gets rave early reviews, Millie Bobby Brown showered with praises

Enola Holmes director opens up 

The director of the film told PTI that while he was halfway through filming the movie, he realised that he is making a film for ‘Little Fleabags’. He drew a parallel between the two characters of Fleabag and Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes stating that the younger feminist audience will feel represented in the film, similar to Fleabag. Check out excerpts from his interview below – 

About halfway through the making of Enola Holmes, I thought, ”I”m making this film for little Fleabags”. Many women that came to me after watching Fleabag, said, ”I feel acknowledged, I feel confirmed in who I am”. It brings tears to my eyes, There are girls out there who are going to feel self-accepting through this film because she’s someone who just wants to live her own life. She’s not a particularly selfish person or reckless but well thought. I think it’s very much in that world (feminist stories). I’m very proud of it.

Also read: New ‘Enola Holmes’ character posters featuring Millie Bobby Brown and other cast out

The director also expressed that making Enola Holmes allowed him to have a look at feminism in the early days. The director enjoyed the opportunity to portray and look at the early feminist movement and how it took over the world. Bradbeer believes that the film has brought another dimension of his interest in feminist art. 

Also read: Millie Bobby Brown shares how getting the British accent right in ‘Enola Holmes’ was tough

Image courtesy – Enola Holmes Poster (Netflix)

Enola Holmes is a screen adaptation of the Nancy Springer novel having the same name. The film revolves around Millie Bobby Brown’s titular character Enola going on an adventure to find her mother while unraveling the mysteries of her sudden disappearance. The film also stars Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes and Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes. 

Also read: Millie Bobby Brown reveals she achieved major teenage accomplishment during pandemic

 

 

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Lulu Wang on Ron Howard Helming Lang Lang Biopic: “I’m F–king Exhausted”

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On Tuesday the Hollywood Reporter reported that Ron Howard is set to direct a biopic of Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang, based on the musician’s memoir, Journey of a Thousand Miles. Not too long after the project was announced, however, The Farewell’s writer-director, Lulu Wang, weighed in on the news on Twitter, calling into question whether Howard is the right person to tell a story like this. 

“As a classically-trained pianist born in China, I believe it’s impossible to tell Lang Lang’s story without an intimate understanding of Chinese culture + the impact of the Cultural Revolution on artists & intellectuals + the effects of Western imperialism,” she wrote. “Just saying.”

Howard, who is white, is the Oscar-winning director behind films like A Beautiful Mind and Frost/Nixon. Per THR, the biopic will trace Lang Lang’s upbringing in Shenyang, a city in northern China, and the sacrifices his family made so he could become a world-famous musician. Lang Lang is set to executive produce the upcoming biopic alongside Howard and producer Brian Grazer.

Wang added on Twitter that she is not personally interested in directing the film—but still feels that Howard and Grazer are not the right fit for the project. “I just don’t think these are the artists to grapple w/ the cultural specificities of Northeast China where Lang Lang (and my family) are from. Or w/ the cultural aspect of the physical violence in his upbringing.” Wang was born in Beijing and filmed The Farewell, a heartbreaking true story about her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis, in Changchun, the northeast city in China where her grandmother lives. 

Wang also dropped a reference to the 2020 live-action adaptation of Mulan—which, despite having a mostly Chinese cast, had no Chinese artists working behind the scenes in key positions like directing, writing, and cinematography. The Disney film, which earned lackluster reviews, was criticized by some for this lack of inclusion, among other serious production issues—like filming in the province where the Chinese government has forced an estimated 1 million to 2 million Uighur Muslims, a local, oppressed minority, into concentration camps. 

“Have we learned NOTHING from Mulan?” Wang said. “I haven’t said anything because yes representation and many people I love are involved, but I just have to. Just HAVE to. Because 2020 man… and I’m fucking exhausted.”

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Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s Mother and Famed Astrologer, Dies at 98

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Jackie Stallone, the famed astrologer and mother of movie star Sylvester Stallone, has died. She was 98 years old. Her death was announced Tuesday by Frank Stallone, the singer-songwriter and younger brother of Sylvester, who shared that Jackie died in her sleep. 

“This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone,” Frank wrote in a Facebook post. “She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie and my late sister Toni Ann. She was a remarkable woman working out everyday full of spunk and fearless . She died in her sleep as she had wished.”

He praised his mother as an “eccentric and flamboyant person” and shared details about her long, colorful life, growing up through Prohibition, the Great Depression, and World War II.  “I would talk to her for hours about the 20’s 30’s and 40’s,” he wrote. “It was a history lesson. Her mind was as sharp as a razor till the day she died. She never wore a mask a true revolutionary gal.”

Jackie, born Jacqueline Frances Labofish in 1921, always had her eyes trained on becoming an entertainer. She ran away from home at 15 to become a circus aerialist, going on to work as a wrestling promoter for the original 1980s program GLOW, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (which later inspired Jenji Kohan’s Emmy-winning Netflix series). She transitioned to astrology in the late ’80s and ’90s, setting up a psychic hotline, and making appearances on television doing astrological readings and more outré activities such as what she called “rumpology”—an analysis of someone’s rear end. “I read it the same as a palm,” she once calmly explained in an interview with an intrigued Howard Stern.

Stallone later pivoted to reality fame, memorably appearing as a contestant on the third season of Celebrity Big Brother in 2005. 

She married Frank Stallone Sr. in 1945, with whom she had two children, Sylvester and Frank. She remarried two more times and had another daughter, the late Toni D’Alto. In his Facebook post, Frank wrote that Stallone has left behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

“My brother Sylvester took care of her like a Queen for all of her life,” he wrote. “I will never be able to call my mom again or have her yell at me why I never got married . But we all loved her and her sprit to survive and prevail . I’ll miss you always mommy.”

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