Photo: SAG Awards 2021 via Getty Images If there’s one thing we can say with certainty about this year’s crop of award shows , it’s that they all at least tried to feign some sense of normalcy. For Sunday’s 27th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards , this meant filling the interstitial space between trophy-giving with the requisite bits involving celebrity guests — but instead of typical awards-show banter, we got actors sharing fun facts about themselves straight to camera. And we are the better for it! Case in point: Helen Mirren , who shared priceless factoids about herself in what amounted to be the best parts of the prerecorded ceremony. Here’s what we learned about Dame Mirren on Sunday night. She watches PEN15 . She briefly addressed the fact that, yes, she lives in Nevada for some reason. She had a “bit of a meeting with a bear” during quarantine. She can’t ride a horse. She misses movie-theater popcorn as much as we do. big, … [Read more...] about 6 Incredible Anecdotes Helen Mirren Unexpectedly Shared at the SAG Awards
April 05, 2021 - 22:19 BST Brandi Fowler Cate Blanchett’s SAG Awards bold red lip is the dramatic hue every beauty lover needs for spring Cate Blanchett ’s style is always infused with glamour, even when she’s rocking a spin on the traditional black suit. MORE: Viola Davis's showstopping SAG Awards neon dress might be her best look yet A big part of that is not only the things she wears but the glam that goes with it. The Mrs. America star often opts for fresh-faced looks with a bold lip or a killer cat eye or dramatic eyeliner, and her makeup palette always has a natural flair. Cate's makeup artist revealed she used Armani Beauty 400 and 405 lipstick shades Such was the case when the Oscar winner appeared at the virtual SAG Awards wearing her usual no-makeup makeup with a head-turning bold red lip we could not stop staring at. It’s the perfect hue for fashionistas and beauty lovers who want to make a dramatic … [Read more...] about Cate Blanchett’s SAG Awards bold red lip is the dramatic hue every beauty lover needs
Peaceful protestor Abel Tesfaye. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TW The Grammys governing body voted to eliminate the use of anonymous expert committees on Friday, a process that has longed spurred controversy. The anonymous committees, made up of music professionals, review 61 of the 84 categories, determining the nominees from selections made by the academy’s thousands of voters. Committees will no longer be used for the top four awards or genre categories, but remain for 11 “craft” categories for production, packaging, album notes, and more. The board of trustees also reduced the number of genre categories an academy member may vote on from 15 to 10 and added two new awards: Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album. Ahead of this year’s Grammys, the Weeknd announced he was boycotting the awards going forward. “Because of the secret committees,” the Weeknd told The New York Times , “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.” … [Read more...] about The Grammys Ditch Controversial Anonymous Nominating Committees
This year’s $205,000 consolation prize. Photo: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets Last weekend’s Oscars left us all with a few gifts — Daniel Kaluuya’s homage to sex , Youn Yuh-jung being Youn Yuh-jung , and that clip of Glenn Close dancing to “Da Butt ” — but some of stars went home with literal presents via an “Everybody Wins” gift bag from Distinctive Assets, a company that is unaffiliated with the Academy and in its 19th year of giving. While stars often receive gifts at other awards shows, the Oscars bags tend to attract special attention for their sheer opulence. Forbes estimated that this year’s freebies — which include celebrity-trainer workout sessions, a liposuction procedure, a three-night retreat on a Swedish island, and a card for a commemorative gold NFT of Chadwick Boseman’s head — total $205,000 a bag. For a chance at the exposure that a celebrity’s name can bring (and the annual fascination over what expensive things the rich people got this year), brands … [Read more...] about The 2021 Oscars Gift Bag Was Worth $205,000. How Did We Get Here?
April 25, 2021 - 02:25 BST REBECCA LEWIS Judas and the Black Messiah star Daniel Kaluuya mentions his parents having sex in Oscars speech British star Daniel Kaluuya won the award for best supporting actor - but it was his memorable acceptance speech that had fans shocked. As he accepted his award for the role in Judas and the Black Messiah, Daniel called on everyone to live in the moment, and thanked his mum and dad for "having sex" so he could be alive today. His mother, who was in the audience with his sister, looked horrified, although in the press room Daniel seemed nonchalent, admitting "it's pretty obvious my parents had sex!" MORE: Oscars 2021: The show-stopping looks that made us swoon on Hollywood's biggest night Loading the player... "It just came out of my mouth, but here we are," he added to press after his big win. MORE: Oscars 2021: See the full list of winners I’m going to avoid my … [Read more...] about Daniel Kaluuya shocks fans – and his mum – with surprising Oscars speech