You are here

Golden Globe TV race opens up as old favourites ousted

Golden Globe TV race opens up as old favourites ousted LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New contenders will face award-winning heavyweights in the television races at the Golden Globes in a nominations list on Monday that dropped old favourites like “Veep” and “House of Cards.” Cast members (L-R) Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes attend a panel for the television series “Will & Grace” during the TCA NBC Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Amazon Studios’ ground-breaking transgender comedy “Transparent” and…

Read More

U2 knocks Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' off Billboard top spot

U2 knocks Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' off Billboard top spot LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U2 knocked Taylor Swift off her perch at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with its new release “Songs of Experience,” giving the Irish band its eighth No. 1 album in the United States. Irish group U2 receive an award at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards at Wembley Arena in London, Britain, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez “Songs of Experience” sold more than 185,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music data…

Read More

Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott’s scramble to reshoot “All the Money in the World” led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey. FILE PHOTO: Actress Greta Gerwig poses for photos on the street after attending the Calvin Klein Autumn/Winter 2017 collection presentation during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. February 10, 2017….

Read More

'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love. Nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category, (L-R) Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington are seen in a combination of…

Read More
Entertainment 

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture – drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture – comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom…

Read More

Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018

Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018 ROME (Reuters) – Visitors to Rome’s Pantheon, one of the ancient world’s best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless they are going there to pray, Italy’s culture and tourism ministry said on Monday. An interior view of the ancient Pantheon in downtown Rome, Italy December 11, 2017. REUTERTS/Tony Gentile Now a church, the vast cylindrical former temple whose undamaged exterior wall supports a 43.3 metre-high (142 ft) dome with a circular skylight at…

Read More

Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods

Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins. Nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category, (L-R) Mary J. Blige, Hong Chau, Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and Octavia Spencer are seen in a combination of file photos….

Read More

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, directors and movie chains rejoice

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, directors and movie chains rejoice RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas on Monday, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East. The first theatres could start showing films as early as March, the government said, part of a liberalising reform drive that has already opened the door to concerts, comedy shows, and women drivers over the past year. Cinemas were banned in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists…

Read More
Entertainment 

Australia ups the ante for Eurovision

Australia ups the ante for Eurovision After finishing ninth at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Australia is upping its game for 2018. Pop star Jessica Mauboy will represent her country in Lisbon next May, broadcaster SBS announced on Monday. The 28-year-old instantly becomes one of the most current, established artists to take part in recent years. Mauboy, who is the first indigenous artist to reach number one on the Australian album charts, said she would “sing my heart out for Australia”. She added: “I’m so proud to be officially representing…

Read More
Entertainment 

Golden Globe nominations set to be revealed

Golden Globe nominations set to be revealed The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes are set to be unveiled in Los Angeles later. Dunkirk, Mudbound, Darkest Hour, The Post, and The Shape of Water could be in line for best drama film nods. Frances McDormand, Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain are thought to be frontrunners for best drama actress category. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on 7 January, hosted by US comedian Seth Meyers. The nominations will be announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California…

Read More