Viola Davis And ‘Big Bang’ Cast To Present At Critics’ Choice Awards

Viola Davis (Widows) and the cast of The Big Bang Theory are among the presenters who will hit the stage at this weekend’s 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Davis, a previous #SeeHer Award recipient, will present the honor to Claire Foy at this year’s event. The Big Bang Theory cast members Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons and Melissa Raunch will be on hand to honor show creator Chuck Lorre with the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement award.

Additional presenters include Angela Bassett, Kristen Bell, Stephan James, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn and Ben Stiller. The Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs, airs on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th (7 pm et).

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Golden Globe Winner Rachel Brosnahan Reflects On Dreams Of “Mrs. Maisel”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is one of the finest shows out there, and series star Rachel Brosnahan won the Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Television Series, Comedy or Musical. Brosnahan, who won the award last year in the same category, best out Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), Debra Messing (Will & Grace), and Alison Brie (Glow) for the Golden Globe.

During her acceptance speech she thanked husband and fellow actor Jason Ralph. “Jason, I love you,” said Brosnahan, who worked with Ralph on the series Manhattan. “I wouldn’t be here at all without you. Thank you.”

Click on the media bar to hear Rachel Brosnahan why working on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been such a dream:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel co-stars Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub.

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Timothée Chalamet To Receive Spotlight Award At Palm Springs International Film Festival

Timothée Chalamet will receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) annual Film Awards Gala. The event takes place January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the fest running January 3-14.

Timothée Chalamet gives a heartwarming, but tragic performance as a young man struggling with drug addiction in the film Beautiful Boy,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Last year Timothée was the recipient of the Festival’s Rising Star Award for his role in Call Me by Your Name.  He is definitely a rising star.  It is our honor to present the Spotlight Award, Actor to Timothée Chalamet.”

Chalamet’s body of work includes Hot Summer Nights, Lady Bird, and Miss Stevens. Past recipients of the Spotlight Award include Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell, and J.K. Simmons.

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Regina King To Be Honored With Chairman’s Award At Palm Springs International Film Festival

Regina King will be honored with the Chairman’s Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk. King will receive the award January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Past recipients of the honor include Amy Adams, Richard Gere, Jessica Chastain and George Clooney.

“Whether she’s acting, producing or directing, Regina King is an amazing creative talent,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her latest film If Beale Street Could Talk, she gives an outstanding performance as Sharon Rivers, a mother supportive of her daughter whose fiancé is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.  For her performance in this challenging role, which has received much critical acclaim, it is our honor to present the Chairman’s Award to Regina King.”

If Beale Street Could Talk hits theaters December 14. PSIFF runs January 3-14.

 

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Tyler Perry Cites New Thriller ‘Acrimony’ As His “Favorite Movie”

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Tyler Perry is one of cinema’s most successful filmmakers, so placing his latest film Acrimony at the highest level is a big deal. The project reunites him with Taraji P. Henson, as he previously worked with the actress on I Can Do All Bad By Myself and The Family That Preys.

“This story burned in me for a long time,” said Perry. “This is my favorite movie that I’ve ever done. This is my favorite, hands down, favorite (film) of all time. I wanted to explore what happens when people can’t let go – when they feel betrayed even if they weren’t betrayed. I wanted to explore that because I’ve seen people live that and not be able to let it go.”

Henson, who plays a woman who goes on a vengeful streak after she believes she has been wronged by her husband (Lyriq Bent), balanced making the movie with her work on Empire. Click on the media bar to hear Perry elaborate on why Henson is such a special actress.

Acrimony hits theaters March 30.

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Oscar Winner Sam Rockwell Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Sam Rockwell has carved out a career filled with critically acclaimed performances, and now he’s an Oscar winner thanks to his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Rockwell thanked late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as he closed his acceptance speech, and during the backstage interviews he elaborated on why Hoffman meant so much to him.

“He was a great inspiration and a great theater director,” said Rockwell. “He was a bit of a jock. He was a wrestler. He played basketball. He inspired me and I could go on for an hour about Philip Seymour Hoffman. (He) was a good friend and a huge inspiration on me.”

Click on the media bar to hear Rockwell talk about the work (which he describes as a souffle) that was involved in crafting his character in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.




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