This is a story all about how the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air house got flipped-turned upside down.
The popular ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air turns 30 this year. It seems like just yesterday we were watching Uncle Phil throw Jazz out of the house for the millionth time. Well, to celebrate, the cast got together for a 30th reunion special for HBO Max, and now, the iconic home from the television series is being turned into a real-life vacation spot.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, Will Smith reached out to fans on his Instagram to ask who might be interested in staying in the luxurious mansion featured in the opening credits of the series. “YOOOO!! Y’all think we should rent out the @freshprince house??” Smith captioned a picture with his longtime friend and co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff. “We’re making it happen with the squad at @airbnb!!”
That’s right, together Smith and Airbnb are turning the world of the show into a real-life experience.
The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live from Los Angeles — and many other locations — on Sunday night.
And it’s safe to say this ceremony was quite different frrom the previous 71 editions.
Yes, the very best in television were honored and, yes, Jimmy Kimmel once again served as host.
In the middle of a pandemic, however, Kimmel emceed his portion of the evening from the Staples Center in downtown L.A., while recipients and presenters were spread across the nation, coming straight to us from the comfort of their living rooms.
Some were even handed their trophies by people in hazmat suits.
Hey, you can’t be too safe, right?
Among the celebrities featured on the telecast? Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe and Oprah Winfrey.
How many of the 26 nominations it was up for did Watchmen actually win?
How did Succession, Ozark, Insecure and other of the more popular programs fare?
Were there any clear upsets? Was there any award Schitt’s Creek did NOT win? Scroll down for a summary of all the Emmy winners!
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Succession — winner
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Julia Garner, Ozark — winner
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sarah Snook, Succession
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show — winner
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
The Crown, “Aberfan” (by Benjamin Caron)
The Crown, “Cri de Coeur” (by Jessica Hobbs)
Homeland, “Prisoners of War” (by Lesli Linka Glatter)
The Morning Show, “The Interview” (by Mimi Leder)
Ozark, “Fire Pink” (by Alik Sakharov)
Ozark, “Su Casa Es Mi Casa” (by Ben Semanoff)
Succession, “Hunting” (by Andrij Parekh) — winner
Succession, “This Is Not for Tears” (by Mark Mylod)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul, “Bad Choice Road” (by Thomas Schnauz)
Better Call Saul, “Bagman” (by Gordon Smith)
The Crown, “Aberfan” (by Peter Morgan)
Ozark, “All In” (by Chris Mundy)
Ozark, “Boss Fight” (by John Shiban)
Ozark, “Fire Pink” (by Miki Johnson)
Succession, “This Is Not for Tears” (by Jesse Armstrong) — winner
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Zendaya, Euphoria — winner
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession — winner
Outstanding Competition Program
The Masked Singer
RuPaul’s Drag Race — winner
Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Watchmen — winner
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America — winner
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Jean Smart, Watchmen
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen — winner
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie
Little Fires Everywhere, “Find a Way” (by Lynn Shelton)
Normal People, “Episode 5” (by Lenny Abrahamson)
Unorthodox (by Maria Schrader) — winner
Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” (by Nicole Kassell)
Watchmen, “Little Fear of Lightning” (by Steph Green)
Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being” (by Stephen Williams)
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie
Mrs. America, “Shirley” (by Tanya Barfield)
Normal People, “Episode 3” (by Sally Rooney & Alice Birch)
Next month, Bruce Springsteen is releasing a new album, Letter To You. Three of the songs on the album date back to the ’70s, and in a new feature with Rolling Stone, Springsteen said that he rediscovered those tracks while going through his archives for a planned follow-up to his 1998 collection Tracks. Those archives contain various “lost albums” and other outtakes. The existence of a new archival Springsteen box set has been rumored for a while now, but this is the first time that Springsteen has confirmed it publicly.
“There’s a lot of really good music left,” he said in the interview. “You just go back there. It’s not that hard. If I pull out something from 1980, or 1985, or 1970, it’s amazing how you can slip into that voice. It’s just sort of a headspace. All of those voices remain available to me, if I want to go to them.”
The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg told Rolling Stone that over the last few years he’s overdubbed at least 40 old songs in the studio. “Any other artist would kill to get these songs,” he noted.
Elsewhere in the profile, Springsteen talks about politics, something he’s been using his SiriusXM radio show to address over the last few months. “The power of the American idea has been abandoned. It’s a terrible shame, and we need somebody who can bring that to life again,” he said. “I think if we get Joe Biden, it’s gonna go a long way towards helping us regain our status around the world. The country as the shining light of democracy has been trashed by the administration. We abandoned friends, we befriended dictators, we denied climate science.”
The highly successful role-playing video game franchise ‘Ni no Kuni’ is getting the anime treatment in a new film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The film, titled ‘NiNoKuni’, will arrive soon on Netflix and takes many elements from the games and weaves it into a fresh new story of love, loss, and betrayal. Here’s everything you need to know about the project:
The movie’s world premiere already took place in Japan on August 23, 2019, and its English dub will be released on Netflix on January 16.
‘NiNoKuni’ follows wheelchair-bound high school student Yu and his basketball player best friend Haru as they try to save Kotona, Haru’s girlfriend and Yuu’s childhood friend, by traveling between our world and the magical world of NiNoKuni.
While there, they realize that this parallel world has counterparts of people from our world and when Yuu falls in love with Kotona’s counterpart, the two best friends find themselves at odds with each other.
Here’s the official plot synopsis: “Two average teens go on a magical quest to save the life of their friend and her counterpart from another world. But love complicates their journey.”
The movie’s lead character Yu is voiced by Kento Yamazaki, a Japanese actor who is best known for his work on ‘Orange’ (2015), ‘Heroine Disqualified’ (2015) and ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1’ (2017). Other cast members include Mackenyu and Mei Nagano.
‘NiNoKuni’ is directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, a veteran of Studio Ghibli, the studio that created the beautiful cut-scenes for the games ‘Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn’ and ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’. The movie was written by Akihiro Hino.
The trailer for ‘NiNoKuni’ (which you can check out on Netflix) introduces viewers to the movie’s characters and the magical world they find themselves in.
The art for the movie is beautifully done and highly reminiscent of the game, so this might just be a fun, nostalgic watch for fans of the franchise while still being fresh enough to interest newcomers.
If you like this, you will love these:
‘Weathering with You’
‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’
‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’
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