Howdy, and welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s tradition information roundup. The massive information of the day is, in fact, the Oscar nominations, however there’s greater than that. Let’s get began.
Joker and The Irishman Prime the Oscar Nominations
Regardless of the anticipation they drum up, the Oscars are nothing if not predictable. (Critically, predicting who will probably be nominated for, and win, Academy Awards is virtually a information media—and social media—sport.) This yr is seemingly no totally different, as, once again, the Academy introduced the nominations at this time and the field is essentially white and never a single lady was given a finest director nod. (The nominees in that class had been Quentin Tarantino for As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Sam Mendes for 1917, Bong Joon Ho for Parasite, and Todd Phillips for Joker.) Joker truly led the nominations throughout the board, with 11—together with one for finest image, a class that features 1917, Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Little Ladies, Marriage Story, As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite (the first South Korean film to be nominated for finest image and finest worldwide function). General, The Irishman, 1917, and As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood every bought 10 nods, whereas Jojo Rabbit, Little Ladies, Marriage Story, and Parasite all nabbed six. In an attention-grabbing twist, Netflix acquired extra nominations—24—than every other main Hollywood studio or distributor, thanks largely to the efficiency of The Irishman and Marriage Story.
Westworld Is Going to Return for Season three Very Quickly
Do not forget that crazy Westworld finale that appeared to occur a couple of millennia in the past? (OK, June of 2018.) Properly, you’re about to search out out what occurs subsequent. HBO introduced at this time that the sci-fi thriller will return for Season three on March 15. Then, and solely then, will we be capable of decipher what’s occurring on this new trailer.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host 2021 Golden Globes
Yet another little bit of awards season information: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the following Golden Globes in 2021, although the precise date of the awards present hasn’t been decided but. The duo beforehand hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. “There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which places on the occasion. “We are able to’t wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.” In different phrases, subsequent yr, nobody goes to need to cringe through one other Ricky Gervais monologue.
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