He gives his original compositions to Ma’s apathetic white producer Mel Sturdyvant (Johnny Coyn), in the hope of recording his own creations. Leeve, along with Cutler (Colman Domingo), Toledo (Gylnn Turman) and Slow Drag (Michael Potts) form Ma Rainey’s band.The film is largely faithful to the play with a few changes to bring out the play’s themes of Black exploitation, racism and interpersonal conflicts better. With captivating and convincing performances by the ensemble cast, the movie manages to make its point: the existing white power structures stripping them off their power in the guise of helping them.
Netflix and Amazon Studios announced on Sunday that they will refrain from working with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) until the Golden Globes curator comes up with “more meaningful changes” in terms of its recent reform plans to ensure inclusivity and diversity, as per Deadline.
The trailer of Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, a documentary on the life of the late actor, was released by Netflix on Twitter on Tuesday. The documentary will premiere on Netflix on Saturday and will be available for streaming only for 30 days.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which announced its nominees of the 93rd Oscars on Monday, created history by nominating two women filmmakers for the best director award- Chloé Zhao for Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. However, it was Netflix’s Mank, starring Gary Oldman as Citizen Kane writer Herman Mankiewicz, that clinched the most number of nominations with a total count of 10.
The 2021 Golden Globe Awards saw Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm each bagging two big awards at the 2021 Golden Globes, while Netflix’s series The Crown took home three awards, the highest in the evening.
Chadwick Boseman, the late Hollywood actor most famous for playing the title role in Black Panther, made history on Thursday by becoming the first actor to receive four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for feature films in a single year.
Malayalam independent film Jallikattu was announced as India’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards. The Film Federation of India said on Wednesday that the decision was taken by a 14-member committee to send the Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category.
France, Denmark and Finland announced their respective official entries in the International Feature Film Category for Oscars, on November 19. Two of Us, directed by Filippo Meneghetti, is France’s official entry while Zaida Bergroth’s Tove is Finland’s. Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round is Denmark’s official entry for the Oscars.
Netflix has pitched its upcoming film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for the Best Picture Award at the 93rd Academy Awards.
The British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) on Tuesday released the list of nominations for its 74th edition of film awards scheduled to be held in April. Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s The White Tiger received two nominations, including in the leading actor category for Adarsh Gourav, and for best adapted screenplay.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee 5, and Disney+ Hotstar all have new releases this week. Here’s a list of nine movies and TV shows to watch out for on OTT platforms between December 18 and December 24.