Selma stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo have shrugged off their disappointment after the film lost out on the prestigious Best Picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb15), insisting the movie will live on beyond awards season.
The civil rights drama, which focused on marches organized by activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was largely snubbed in the nomination shortlist and only competed for Best Picture and Best Original Song on the night.
Selma lost out on the night's top prize to Birdman, but won the music honor for John Legend and Common's track Glory, which brought many audience members, including Oyelowo and Chris Pine, to tears when it was performed at the ceremony.
Speaking at the Vanity Fair afterparty, the film's actress and producer Winfrey tells Sky News, "That (the live performance of Glory) was an amazing moment, it was the end of our journey with Selma... so now the fact they're singing our song, literally, that was an incredible moment."
Oyelowo is also convinced the film will go on to have a long life after Hollywood's award season comes to an end, telling U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain, "Films are forever, not just for awards season. That film is going to go on and have, I truly believe, a wonderful life... Embedded in that film is the fact that solidarity and camaraderie in the face of hate can truly affect change that's the spirit in which we made the film and what is now out in the world."
This morning Marvel announced a new deal with Sony Pictures that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Iron Man, Captain American, and Thor all co-exist.
In this deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from the MCU, something rumored to be as early as a cameo in the end credits for this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, or a full character in next year's Captain America: Civil War, which his character has a big role in, in this comic book arc. Sony Pictures still plans to release the next installment in it's $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28th, 2017. It will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert Marvel team and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise for the studio for 13 years.
But what does this mean for the future of Spider-Man and the rest of the inhabitants of the Marvel universe? Well, as far as the MCU line-up goes, four films have now been shifted. To start, Thor: Ragnarok previously occupied that July date, so it will move back about to Nov. 3 of that year—a date previously scheduled for Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther film. That movie now will shift to July 6, 2018—a date previously held by Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios film to star a female in the lead. That film, which has no lead actress currently, will come out Nov. 2, 2018. And finally, that date was originally set for Inhumans, which will move back to July 12, 2019. As of right now, no other Marvel movies have been changed.
But what about our current Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield? Rumors have been spinning since last year's Sony email hack that Andy would not be returning as Spidey. And out of everything, all the excitement fans have had for Spider-Man finally coming over to the MCU, there's even more anger that our favorite Spidey won't return.
He is our Spider-Man:
ANDRE GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDREW GARDFIELD IS OUR SPIDERMAN ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUR SPIDER MAN ANDRE
— loki laufeyson anna (@perksofaugustus) February 10, 2015
Andrew Garfield for spiderman . @TheRealStanLee #nuffsaid
— Sam Strike (@SamStrike) February 10, 2015
This fan spoke the DAMN truth:
gwen stacy did not die for andrew garfield to be dropped from spiderman
— amy (@sunshinejmo) February 10, 2015
People are ready to bribe Marvel to fix this:
Dear @Marvel @Kevfeige , please get Andrew Garfield in there with the avengers. I'll be your best friend. #AndrewGarfield #SpiderMan
— Rokaan Al-Zeer (@ROKU9413) February 10, 2015
People are praising the work that Andrew Garfield did:
Dear @Marvel: Do what ya need to do to keep #AndrewGarfield as #SpiderMan in any upcoming MCU films. He's superb in the role. Thanks.
— CrAiGeRsCinemaCorner (@CraigKoban) February 10, 2015
Only shame is that Andrew Garfield was great as Peter Parker/Spiderman... role will be recast
— Tim Baysinger (@tim_bays) February 10, 2015
Some people are crying over this:
Wait a minute, Andrew Garfield isn't gonna play Spiderman? pic.twitter.com/j3VpkfjMYh
— HOUSE ✭ (@LethalHuxtable) February 10, 2015
Threats against Marvel are already being made:
WE WILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS IF ANDREW GARFIELD ISNT SPIDERMAN @Marvel
— Bucky Barnes (@agesofsultrons) February 10, 2015
Are you excited? How do you feel that Andrew Garfrield most likely won't return as Spider-Man? Tweet us your thoughts!
Movies and TV shows might have touched on the fantasy football before but The League really dives into it. When there is a group of people that come together for one thing, there are many dynamics that come into play and insanity ensues. Ever wondered if your fantasy football team had the same thing going on as this crazy cast? Here are 12 signs to find out!
1. You guys tend to threaten each other's lives over your league.
2. You have that one guy who seems to have the worst luck in the group.
3. You all have gone as far as to make a trophy for your league.
4. You confide each other.
5. You have seen more of each other than you would like to admit.
6. Your league knows that "rosterbation" is a thing.
7. There is a bromance within the group.
8. You send each other videos talking trash.
9. One of you might have broken into the other's house at some point in time...
10. At least one of you has had to quit because you all drive each other crazy.
11. At least two of you are...
12. But most of all, you all love each other.
Are you and your friends like the guys on The League? Tweet us your answers to the Twitter handles below!
Community is known for its smart pop culture references and spot-on parodies of movies and TV shows. The college comedy has taken on everything from Goodfellas to Glee and hilariously made it their own.
1. "Modern Warfare"
The episode that really put the show on the map, with an homage to action movies featuring an extreme game of paintball.
Who knew that zombies and the music of ABBA went so well together?
3. "Cooperative Calligraphy"
The study group stays in the library the entire time to look for Annie's pen, in what is known as a "bottle episode."
4. "Basic Lupine Urology"
A perfect Law & Order spoof, down to the "DUN DUN" sound.
5. "Paradigms of Human Memory"
Only Community would make a flashback episode using entirely new clips.
6. "Contemporary American Poultry"
The characters form a mob dealing with the most important commodity of all: chicken fingers.
7. "Pillows and Blankets"
An epic pillow fight depicted in the style of film-maker Ken Burns.
8. 9. "A Fistful of Paintballs"/"For a Few Paintballs More"
Paintball returns for a two-part saga, using both westerns and Star Wars as inspiration.
10. "Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas"
A stop-motion Christmas special that's every bit as good as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
11. "G.I. Jeff"
An animated episode that made fans of the 80s cartoon G.I. Joe very happy.
12. "Critical Film Studies"
A particularly complex episode that references both Pulp Fiction and My Dinner With Andre.
13. "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"
This episode was shot in a mockumentary style, similar to shows like Modern Family and The Office.
14. "Regional Holiday Music"
The show celebrates the holidays by making fun of Glee, and including original songs.
Black-ish is ABC's newest family-oriented sitcom and people are calling it, "the best show about a modern family, since well, you know...". But it's really not anything like Modern Family. It's an entirely different family, with their own dynamic. It's honest, funny, goofy, and just really great television. It's a show we feel like we've been waiting years for and we think you'll agree.
1. Black-ish has introduced us to the smart-lazy hero, Andre "Dre" Johnson:
2. And his smarter-and-sassier-than-everyone daughter Diane:
3. Then there's Zoey, who holds her own as the family's coolest member:
4. This show has no problem tackling real-life circumstances that we might feel awkward discussing:
5. Dre and his wife Rainbow (Bo) have very different parenting styles, and that works well for them:
6. The show is not afraid to take friendly pokes at race:
7. It also calls out the fact that people are trying to change what Urban means:
8. Really, all races and stereotypes are on the table to be mocked equally:
9. Dre's dad, Pops, is the hilarious, way-too-honest grandfather we all wish we had:
10. They explain the importance of "the nod":
"So no matter who you are or where you're at, it's your duty to give“the nod.” Even in the most extreme of circumstances, we always found a way to let each other know, “I see you, bruh.”"
11. They tackle the ridiculous things teenagers want, like Junior's unusual request for a non-Jewish person:
12. Dre and Junior try to navigate the father-son talk:
13. Dre teaches everyone, if you didn't already know, the wrong way to get your kids some friends:
14. This show proves that the family that dances together, stays together:
15. Also, that same motto applies to Halloween:
It's only 6 episodes into the first season, but we're already hooked. It has clever writing, a wonderfully talented cast that ranges in all ages, and it's a show that is not afraid to put everything out there. Black-ish airs on ABC, Wednesday nights at 9:30.
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Mariah Carey's estranged husband Nick Cannon is returning to TV acting after landing a recurring role on Andy Samberg's police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The America's Got Talent host will portray Marcus, the charming onscreen nephew of Andre Braugher's character Captain Holt in a multi-episode arc. Cannon will make his debut in the forthcoming second season of the U.S. show in December (14). The entertainer previously appeared in an episode of hit sitcom 30 Rock in 2012 and axed Christina Applegate comedy Up All Night in 2011.
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Kanye West has turned college lecturer as part of his 250-hour community service sentence for attacking a photographer.
The Stronger hitmaker appeared at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) over the weekend (20-21Sep14) to speak to 40 students in the digital communications department as well as troubled youths who are participating in a summer scheme to encourage education. West discussed his inspirations, struggles in the music and fashion industry and the importance of schooling.
The visit is part of the rapper's community service punishment following a misdemeanor battery conviction for attacking a photographer outside Los Angeles International airport last year (13).
Student Andre Pitts III, who was present for West's lecture, tells Vice.com, "We didn't know (West would be giving the lecture). None of the students were notified of his presence before hand... It went on for about an hour and a half and Kanye discussed a lot of things but mainly about his inspirations.... He also discussed Steve jobs, 2Pac and his grandfather... I've listened to Kanye since I was younger but I can't rate him as a teacher because he didn't come to teach a fashion class, he just spoke about his inspirations. He didn't try to be a teacher, he simply spoke about how life really is... He didn't want to talk to anybody personally or take personal photos with anybody."
It is reportedly West's fourth visit to the college.
Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
August: a month for last-minute vacations, frantic back to school shopping and the biggest television event of the year. No, not the Super Bowl or the season premiere of Game of Thrones; we're referring to the Emmy Awards, the one night when the best performances and shows of the past year are honored with awards and a host that will inevitably be compared to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. With just two weeks to go until the ceremony, people are already predicting whether they think Matthew McConaughey will manage to unseat Bryan Cranston's reign of terror or if this will finally be the year that someone besides Jim Parsons get a win, but we're not interested in who will take home the trophies. We'd much rather shed the spotlight on who we think should win, highlighting the actors and shows that have entertained, thrilled and kept us glued to our TV sets all year long. First up in our series — and likely in the show itself — we take a look our picks for the Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. And the nominees are...
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominees:Fred Armisen, Portlandia Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ty Burrell, Modern Family Adam Driver, Girls Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Tony Hale, Veep
Who Should Win?Andre Braugher, as the majestic deadpan police captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Though it took Brooklyn Nine-Nine a little while to settle into the hilarious ensemble comedy that it’s become, they’ve always had an ace up their sleeve in the form of Braugher’s Captain Ray Holt. Thanks to his pitch-perfect deadpan delivery that somehow manages to convey everything from condescension to amusement to excitement to devastation, and his ability to lend some gravitas to even the most ridiculous of situations, Braugher quickly emerged as one of the show’s funniest performers. Nine-Nine played off of his reputation for intensely serious characters, but also allowed him moments of weirdness – like the episode where he carried two puppies around for no reason, or the sweet afro and moustache that he gets to rock in flashbacks – to create a character that’s full of surprises and is always hard to read. Despite being a supporting actor, Braugher has handily carried several episodes of the first season, and his skill at playing off of everyone else in the cast in hilarious, unexpected ways has helped the writers find the right way to balance all of the strong personalities.
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees:Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Julie Bowen, Modern Family Anna Chlumsky, VeepAllison Janney, MomKate McKinnon, Saturday Night LiveKate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Who Should Win?Anna Chlumsky, as the vice president's just-barely-hanging-on Chief of Staff Amy Brookheimer on Veep.
This is a tough category, and there are several actresses (Janney, McKinnon, and Mulgrew) that we’d be thrilled to see take home the trophy on Emmy night. Still, it’s Chlumsky’s workaholic, foul-mouthed, Hendrix-texting chief of staff Amy Brookheimer who really stands out, thanks to a season in which she competed for, lost out on, and then earned back the role of managing Selina’s presidential campaign. Though her ability to deliver a well-timed insult or profanity-laden one-liner gets most of the attention, Chlumsky’s also brilliant at playing the quieter moments, when stress, anxiety, disgust or boredom are clear on Amy’s face. Season 3 also gave her the ability to play off of some new characters, and her high-strung frustration is the perfect counterpoint to both Dan’s hyper-competitive nature and Gary’s awkward passiveness. Every time she’s onscreen, Chulmsky seems to be functioning at 120 percent and her performance is intense, exhausting and hilarious, week after week.
It's August now, which means that days are getting shorter, movie theaters are trading explosions for emotional drama, and fall television premieres are fast approaching. Sure, you could spend these last few weeks enjoying the sunshine or going to the beach, but wouldn't it be more fun (and productive) to use the longer days to finally have that Scandal marathon you've been meaning to get to? Once September comes, you'll have a hard time finding the time in your schedule and space in your DVR to keep track of all of the biggest, buzziest, and most addicting shows on television. In order to help you use the end of summer wisely, we've run down all of the shows you should make time to catch up on before they return in the fall. After all, do you really want to be the only one who can't quote Luther the Anger Translator? We thought not.
Scandal: Returns September 25 at 9 pm The fun of watching Scandal consists of one part shouting at the television (“No, Olivia! You’re better than him!”), one part attempting to keep up with the crazy twists and turns, and one part live-tweeting the show with a glass of wine. Don’t be the only person on you timeline not keeping up with Olivia, Fitz, and Mellie just because the last season started giving you a headache. Besides, this is your shot to try and catch all of the ridiculous ways that the show tried to conceal Kerry Washington’s pregnancy with drapey cardigans and well-placed props. Where to Catch Up: Netflix Instant
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Returns September 28 at 8:30 pm We know, we know: you’re not a fan of Andy Samberg. That’s okay, you’re still going to love Brooklyn Nine-Nine anyway. Though the first few episodes were focused more on his character, Jake Peralta, the show quickly settled into an ensemble comedy that balanced out his over-the-top traits to find a remarkably self-assured sitcom, despite only producing one season. Come on, you know you want to watch Andre Braugher deadpan his way through a conversation about hula hopping, Terry Crews attempt to put together a princess castle and Joe Lo Truglio talk about “mouth feel.” (It’s less gross than it sounds.) Where to Catch Up: Hulu Plus
Parks and Recreation: Return date TBA We’ll be the first to admit that the sixth season of Parks and Rec wasn’t the show’s strongest. Still the back half had plenty of strong episodes and hilarious moments – including Ben drunkenly attempting to climb a fence and Donna threatening to embarrass her cousin, Ginuwine, at the Unity Concert - and the season finale shook everything up before the seventh and final season. And let’s be real, you probably still haven’t hit Chris Pratt overload yet, and there’s no greater joy than watching him run around a store in giddy excitement because Leslie let him get two candies. Where to Catch Up: Netflix Instant, Hulu Plus
Key and Peele: Returns September 24 at 10:30 pm If you don’t fall into spasms of laughter every time you hear a football player’s ridiculous name or don’t understand why people keep pluralizing “Liam Neeson,” you definitely need to watch Key and Peele. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are masters of sketch comedy, and every episode has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in political satire, poorly-financed music videos, or substitute teachers prone to rage blackouts. Even President Obama watches Key and Peele, so you really should too. Where to Catch Up: Comedy Central.com, YouTube, Amazon
Sleepy Hollow: Returns September 22 at 9 pm The surprise hit of last year, Sleepy Hollow is the perfect mix of ridiculous, over-the-top camp and intense, twist-heavy drama. Maybe you never took it seriously in the first place, or maybe you couldn’t get into the first few episodes, but now’s the time to embrace the cheesy, supernatural excitement in order to add a little fun to your fall TV schedule. Trust us: it’s worth following for Nicole Beharie and Tom Misom’s chemistry alone. Where to Catch Up: Hulu Plus
Arrow: Returns October 8 at 8 pm Just in case you haven’t had enough superheroes, the CW has a few small-screen options as well. Arrow has everything you love about superhero movies, like handsome men, well-choreographed action sequences, wisecracking supporting characters, and the campy ridiculousness that comes with a show that features long sequences of Stephen Amell working out, on an addicting, weekly basis. All it’s really missing is a talking tree. Where to Catch Up: Netflix Instant, Hulu Plus
Parenthood: Returns September 25 at 10 pm Sometimes you want a television show that will keep you on the edge of your seat, sometimes you want a show that will make you laugh, but sometimes you want a show that will make you cry your eyes out and maybe call your mom. Parenthood is that show; it’s charming, relatable, heartwarming and tear-jerking and will help you recover from a bad day at work with a nice, cathartic cry. And for Friday Night Lights fans, there’s the additional benefit of trying to find the connections to Dillon. Where to Catch Up: Netflix Instant, Hulu Plus
The Mindy Project: Returns September 16 at 9:30 pm The Mindy Project isn’t a perfect show, but between seasons one and two, it’s improved drastically thanks to the addition of Xosha Roquemore and Adam Pally and the charming, goofy chemistry between Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina, which helped transform Danny Castellano from a handsome curmudgeon to a genuine romantic lead. Sure, the episodes are still a bit hit and miss and Ed Weeks deserves more than a B-plot, but there’s plenty to love about The Mindy Project, even if it is a bit difficult to get past the idea of Dennis Reynolds wooing a girl without the D.E.N.N.I.S. system. Where to Catch Up: Hulu Plus