Kate Winslet will receive the Actors Inspiration Award from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for her career achievements and philanthropy. The event takes place November 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Winslet, an Oscar winner for her work in The Reader, has been nominated for an Academy Award seven times and has received a SAG, Golden Globe, and Emmy for the HBO series Mildred Pierce. She will next be seen opposite Idris Elbain the drama The Mountain Between Us (click on the media bar below to hear Winslet talk about her latest film).
“We are so proud to honor Kate Winslet with our Actors Inspiration Award,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “Without a doubt, Kate is an incomparable actress who we admire for her work and contribution to our craft. Yet, what makes Kate this year’s honoree is the work she does behind the scenes making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with autism through her Golden Hat Foundation while simultaneously supporting so many other worthwhile charities.”
For more information on the event, check out SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s official website.
It’s simply amazing that director Ridley Scott, who turns 80 in November, has two films in the can in 2017. Earlier this year he released Alien: Covenant and, along with producing Blade Runner 2049, he also is the director behind All The Money In The World.
The film, which is “inspired by historical events,” centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the attempts of his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to cough up money for the ransom. Mark Wahlberg plays the Getty’s advisor who tries to help them figure out a way to get John Paul Getty III back alive.
Since Scott is basically known for his epic adventure films, it’s rare to see him take on straight ahead dramas. Though The Martian and The Counselor have their share of pure dramatic elements, they both exist in a somewhat fantastical or heightened universe, and All The Money In The World is actually based on a true story. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
All The Money In The World hits theaters December 8.
Frankie Muniz started acting when he was very young, starting a six-season run on Malcolm In The Middle when he was just 14 years old. What you might not know is that he started dancing before he started acting. The only problem is, he really doesn’t know it, either — all he has to go by is an old picture of him in a dance class. But that won’t stop him from trying to achieve dance floor immortality on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s paired up with Witney Carson, and he’s hoping he’ll remember a few of those forgotten lessons along the way. (Click in the media bar below to hear Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson)
Dancing With The Stars airs Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.
Following the success of The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, the franchise gets a third film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The first two were big hits with both children and adults, and Justin Theroux, who voices the sensei Garmadon in the new installment, thinks the movies’ appeal spans all ages because the filmmakers understand that most kids aren’t seeing the movies alone, so they make them fun for parents, too. (Click on the media bar below to hear Justin Theroux)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie opens in theaters September 22.
Here’s a mind-blowing fact: Most college students today can’t remember a world without South Park. Yes, the no-holds-barred animated comedy is now in its 21st season, and it still manages to stay shockingly relevant, since many of the shows are written and produced within a week or two of their air date. (The show’s episode about last year’s presidential election aired the very next evening!)
While South Park stood out as shockingly different back when it premiered in 1997, the television landscape today is a lot different than it was back then. So do the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, think they’d have an easier or more difficult time if they were launching the show today? (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Stone & Trey Parker)
South Park airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on Comedy Central.