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Golden Globes 2020: Full List of Nominations

By Creative Media Times

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Marriage Story leads this year’s nominees for the film categories of the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, receiving six nominations, followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with five nominations apiece.

Nominations were announced on Monday (Dec. 9), with winners to be revealed on Sunday, January 5. NBC will broadcast this ceremony live beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. PT. Ricky Gervais is set to return as host. The 2020 Golden Globes is also set to honor Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

The Golden Globes honor achievement in both television and film and is organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA).

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE – DRAMA
1917
The Irishman
Joker
The Two Popes
Marriage Story

BEST PICTURE – COMEDY/MUSICAL
Dolemite Is My Name
Knives Out
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Rocketman

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
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Gal Gadot and Chris Pine Returns In First Trailer For ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

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Warner Bros. has unveiled the very first trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984,” sequel to the hugely successful 2017’s film “Wonder Woman.”

Wonder Woman travels to the 80s, as the title suggests, decades away from the World War I setting of the 2017 original and shows Diana Prince reuniting with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor.

Not a lot of details has been released so far but here’s what Warner Bros has to say about the film so far: “Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.”

The new trailer gives us a first look at Kristen Wiig’s an archaeologist turned villainous Cheetah as well as tycoon Maxwell Lord played by Pedro Pascal.

Also released as series of character posters that offer our best looks yet at some of the movie’s core characters, including Kristen Wiig as Barbara Anne Minerva, The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Max Lord and the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. (see below).

Director Patty Jenkins also returns to help. Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release in theaters June 5, 2020.

Miss South Africa Is 2019 Miss Universe

By Armando

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned Miss Universe.
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Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the new Miss Universe after impressing the judges on her final question and answer portion, as well as her beauty and grace during the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico were the two runners-up.

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my color skin, and my kind of hair is not considered beautiful,” Tunzi said on Sunday. “I think it is time that stops today. I want children to look at my face and I want them to see their face reflected in mine.”

Tunzi is an activist against gender violence. According to the Miss Universe organization, she is a “proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.”

During final question and answer portion, Zozibini was asked about what we should teach today’s young girls, to which she replied: “I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time, not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labelled women to be,” she said.

“I think we are the most powerful beings on the world, and that we should be given every opportunity. And that is what we should be teaching these young girls, to take up space, Tunzi added”

The event was held on Sunday at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. During the press conference, Tunzi added that it was “very special” to win the crown at the major studio complex owned by an African-American.

Disney Developing Aladdin Spinoff Featuring Prince Anders

By Creative Media Times

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Disney is developing a spin-off based on a character from this summer’s blockbuster hit, Aladdin, Prince Anders, The Hollywood Reporter shared on Friday.

The scene-stealing character was played by Billy Magnussen and one of Princess Jasmine’s suitors on the Disney adaptation which starred Mena Massoud as the title character, Will Smith as Genie and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.

The publication also reports that Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme will write the script and is intended for Disney+ streaming service

The announcement was met with some criticisms, with fans frustrations over recent news that the film’s lead Mena Massoud has not been able to get an audition since the film.

Aladdin was a massive hit this summer, grossing $1 billion worldwide box office after opening with $117 million over the Memorial Day holiday.

Pearl Jam, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone And The Killers Lead Lollapalooza Stockholm 2020 Lineup

The second annual Lollapalooza Stockholm has revealed its 2020 lineup which features Post Malone, Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson performing on Friday, Pearl Jam, The Killers, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals taking the stage on Saturday, while Kendrick Lamar, Camila Cabello, and Kacey Musgraves will close out the festival on Sunday.

The lineup features more than 55 artists including Galantis, Of Monsters and Men, Rival Sons, Rex Orange County and many more performing on four stages on June 26-28, 2020 at Gärdet, a beautiful park in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Tickets are on sale now at www.LollaStockholm.com.

Lollapalooza Stockholm is produced by Perry Farrell, WME, C3 Presents and Live Nation Sweden with their subsidiary company Luger.
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AFI Announced Top 10 Films Of 2019

By Creative Media Times

The Irishman
Netflix

American Film Institute have released their picks for top 10 movies and TV shows of 2019, highlighting some films in contention during the award season.

Now in its 20th year, the annual AFI Awards for film focuses on American-made films deemed culturally significant, and includes a diverse list of films such as Martin Scorsese’s epic crime film The Irishman, and Todd Phillips’ comicbook psychological thriller Joker.

Another Oscar contender, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, took the AFI’s special award.

AFI’s annual list is historically a strong predictor of the Academy’s Best Picture category. Last year, five films landed on both lists, including A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, The Favourite, as well as eventual Oscar Best Picture winner Green Book.

AFI top 10 movies of 2019 (listed alphabetically):

1917
The Farewell
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Richard Jewell

Special award: Parasite

AFI top 10 TV shows of 2019 (listed alphabetically):

Chernobyl
The Crown
Fosse/Verdon
Game of Thrones
Pose
Succession
Unbelievable
Veep
Watchmen
When They See Us

Special award: Fleabag

Marvel Opens The Door To A New Magical Saga With Strange Academy

Through its history, the Marvel Universe has seen magic rise and fall to warp minds, control the future, and even destroy the very fabric of reality. Now, magic has changed and is more powerful – and dangerous – than ever, and Doctor Strange is forced to do what he’s avoided for decades: he’s opened a school for young sorcerers…but as they will soon learn, magic always comes at a cost. Welcome to STRANGE ACADEMY.

Announced by the Associated Press, STRANGE ACADEMY will launch this March as a new ongoing series helmed by best-selling comic book veterans: Eisner Award-winning writer Skottie Young (Deadpool, Rocket Raccoon) and critically acclaimed artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Champions). The new series will bring together a whole new class of students from Earth, Weirdworld, Asgard, the Dark Dimension, and beyond to learn how to control their gifts in the Mystic Arts under Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, The Ancient One, Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom, and all of Marvel’s most iconic magicians. But with a new threat looming on the horizon, is it too late?

“What we’re really trying to do is tell those classic coming of age stories that we’ve seen in so many other properties or other projects out there in the world whether it be TV or film or novels or comics,” Young told the AP. “Whether it’s kids running around mazes or kids at a magic school or people running around trying to survive a post-apocalyptic landscape.”
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TrailBlazer Music Festival Announces 2020 Lineup Featuring Headliners Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan And Thomas Rhett

TrailBlazer Country Music and Camping Festival, formerly known as Taste of Country Music Festival, announced the megastar 2020 lineup for the eighth-annual event returning to Hunter, NY at Hunter Mountain Resort on June 12-14. Headliners Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett will take the main stage nestled just 100 miles North of New York City.

Additional artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Blanco Brown, Clare Dunn, HARDY, Jon Langston, Dylan Scott, Matt Stell, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, with more to be revealed in the coming weeks, will also perform at the picturesque and mountainous festival.

The 2020 edition of the festival joins Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals which includes Watershed in George, WA; Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Seven Peaks in Buena Vista, CO and Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL. Passes for TrailBlazer Festival go on-sale December 13 at 10am ET at TrailBlazerFest.com.

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome TrailBlazer into our family of world class Country music festivals in 2020,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “Our team has been working for months getting to know this festival, and we are looking forward to showing the great Country music fans in New York what we have up our sleeves!”

Fans can look forward to an enhanced VIP festival experience at Trailblazer, a new glamping option and the addition of the festival’s second stage dubbed “Next From Nashville,” a platform established by Live Nation’s sister festivals and known for “shining the spotlight on new talent” (Rolling Stone) and propelling Nashville’s hottest acts. The “Next From Nashville” stage lineup will be announced in the coming months.

TrailBlazer Festival’s destination-worthy setting at Hunter Mountain Resort “showcases the commanding authority of the Catskill Mountains; lets music lovers bask in warm days and crisp nights; and reminds us all just how far the region’s artistic legacy extends” (Poughkeepsie Journal). Continuing to establish itself as a summer-staple “mecca” (The Journal News), fans traveling from all over can expect an abundance of onsite interactive activities, thoughtfully-selected food vendors, a lineup that offers the genre’s best entertainers and more in 2020.

Miss Universe 2019 Press Junket

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Miss Iceland at 2019 Miss Universe press junket
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Miss Universe 2019 contestants met with the press early morning on Thursday at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, ahead of this Sunday’s pageant finals.

The day also featured the unveiling of a new Miss Universe crown by luxury jeweler Mouawad, which was presented with Mouawad Co-Guardian Pascal Mouawad, Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart, along with currently pageant titleholder Catriona Elisa.

Delegates from 90 countries and territories is set to compete for this year’s Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Miss Universe 2019 will be held this Sunday December 8, 2019 at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and will air live at 7/6c on FOX. Steve Harvey is set to return as host.

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Massive Spring 2020 U.S. Arena Tour With Special Guests Papa Roach, I Prevail And Support From Ice Nine Kills

4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills.The tour is co-produced by FRANK PRODUCTIONS and LIVE NATION. See all dates below.

VIP presale, artist fanclub presale, and cyber monday presale begins today at 10:00 AM (local time). Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM (local time) until Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 PM through Citi’s Entertainment program. Local promoter venue and radio presales will kick off on Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 AM (local time). Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM (local time).

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are currently touring US arenas before heading to Europe right after the holidays for their nearly sold out European arena run with very special guests Megadeth and global breakout rock sensation Bad Wolves. Information on all tour dates including links to tickets and VIP packages can be found HERE.

Coinciding with the unveiling of their next massive tour, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced their long awaited eighth studio album, titled “F8”. The album will be released globally on February 28th, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.
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