Kirk Douglas, legendary Hollywood tough guy, dead at 103

Kirk Douglas, known as one of the most beloved tough guys in Hollywood history on screen and a defender of blacklisted artists off screen, died Wednesday at age 103. The actor’s son, Michael Douglas, announced his death on behalf of the Douglas family Wednesday in an Instagram post. Douglas was also a committed philanthropist and the father of an iconic actor in his own right, Michael Douglas. “I’ve known Kirk Douglas personally and appreciate his friendship,” President Jimmy Carter said while a


Kirk Douglas, known as one of the most beloved tough guys in Hollywood history on screen and a defender of blacklisted artists off screen, died Wednesday at age 103.
The actor’s son, Michael Douglas, announced his death on behalf of the Douglas family Wednesday in an Instagram post.
Douglas was also a committed philanthropist and the father of an iconic actor in his own right, Michael Douglas.
“I’ve known Kirk Douglas personally and appreciate his friendship,” President Jimmy Carter said while a
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Kirk Douglas, legendary Hollywood tough guy, dead at 103

Kirk Douglas, known as one of the most beloved tough guys in Hollywood history on screen and a defender of blacklisted artists off screen, died Wednesday at age 103.

The actor’s son, Michael Douglas, announced his death on behalf of the Douglas family Wednesday in an Instagram post.

“To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to,” he wrote.

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Kirk Douglas, who bravely and publicly fought his way back from a severe stroke in 1996, will be remembered for the grit and determination he showed on screen in action epics like “Spartacus” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” as well as more intimate character studies like “Lonely Are the Brave.” But it was his commitment to higher ideals in the film industry proved even more dramatic.

The actor was responsible for helping to break Hollywood’s infamous blacklist at the height of Cold War paranoia when he was instrumental in hiring and crediting legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a member of the so-called “Hollywood Ten,” for his work on “Spartacus.” Douglas was also a committed philanthropist and the father of an iconic actor in his own right, Michael Douglas.

“I’ve known Kirk Douglas personally and appreciate his friendship,” President Jimmy Carter said while awarding Douglas the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 1981. “But more than that, I have known how dedicated he is to using his talent as an actor and a director and the esteem with which he’s held by his own people in spreading the good news about this country and explaining our purposes, our ideals, our commitments, and our achievements, our hopes, and our dreams to people around the world.”

The progressive values of Douglas may been the product of his upbringing, as the poor child of Jewish immigrants from what’s now Belarus — his birth name was Issur Danielovitch — who grew up in Amsterdam, New York.

After cutting his teeth as a stage actor and scoring strong supporting roles in classic films like “Out of the Past,” Douglas would eventually emerge as a star in his own right with the 1949 boxing drama “Champion,” for which he earned the first of three Best Actor Academy Award nominations. (He would eventually take home a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1996).

That film, and in his subsequent hits that followed, Douglas broke with the tradition of unflappable leading men by portraying complex and often morally-conflicted characters that tested audiences sympathies.

Meanwhile, in tough, trenchant films like “Ace In the Hole,” “Paths of Glory,” and “Seven Days in May,” Douglas also didn’t shy away from challenging subject matter such as corruption of the press and the military.

Douglas pursued his passions without sacrificing his popular appeal: he ranked among the top 25 box office stars by the Quigley Publishing Company for six straight years from 1957 to 1963. And even as his production began to tail off in later decades, the cleft-chinned star remained a virile sex symbol well into his sixties.

The pace Douglas kept as a perpetual A-lister did take a toll on his relationship with his family. He split from Michael’s mother when his famous son was only 6 years old.

“[Kirk] was a rager early on. He was overworked. He was doing five-plus pictures a year,” Michael Douglas told Men’s Journalin 2013. “I just sort of stayed out of his way, but he did the best he could’.

Over the years, the two famous men would repair their relationship and even appear alongside each other (along with Kirk’s embattled grandson Cameron) in the 2003 drama “It Runs In the Family.” And he stood by his son Michael’s side when he battled stage IV cancer in 2010.

He also began blogging in his nineties, attracting a new generation of fans, and his twelfth book, co-written with his wife of 62 years, Anne Buydens Douglas, called “Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood,” was published in 2017.

Douglas received a standing ovation at the 2018 Golden Globe awards, sharing the spotlight with his daughter in law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who presented an award.

The honorary Oscar recipient is survived by his wife, and three sons, Michael, Peter, and Joel Douglas. His youngest son with Buydens, Eric, died in 2004 of what was ruled an accidental drug overdose


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Best picture Oscar nominees include ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘1917’

An Oscars winner’s envelope is seen in a souvenir store outside the Dolby Theatre before the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2019. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “1917” and “The Irishman” were close behind with 10 each. It was also surprising that Disney’s “Frozen II” was left off the best animated feature ballot in favor of Netflix’s “Klaus.” “Toy Story 4” was nominated in the category alongside Golden Globe winner “Missing Link” and “I Lost My Body.” U


An Oscars winner’s envelope is seen in a souvenir store outside the Dolby Theatre before the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2019.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “1917” and “The Irishman” were close behind with 10 each.
It was also surprising that Disney’s “Frozen II” was left off the best animated feature ballot in favor of Netflix’s “Klaus.”
“Toy Story 4” was nominated in the category alongside Golden Globe winner “Missing Link” and “I Lost My Body.”
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Best picture Oscar nominees include 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' 'The Irishman,' 'Joker,' '1917'

An Oscars winner’s envelope is seen in a souvenir store outside the Dolby Theatre before the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2019.

The Clown Prince of Crime stole the most Oscar nominations Monday.

Leading the pack for the most nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards was Todd Phillip’s “Joker,” which secured 11 nominations for top prizes.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “1917” and “The Irishman” were close behind with 10 each.

Snubs this year include Jennifer Lopez, who was expected to get a supporting actress nomination, Taron Egerton, who won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elton John in “Rocketman,” Beyonce Knowles-Carter in the best song category, “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig, as well as “Uncut Gems,” which did not receive any nominations.

It was also surprising that Disney’s “Frozen II” was left off the best animated feature ballot in favor of Netflix’s “Klaus.” “Toy Story 4” was nominated in the category alongside Golden Globe winner “Missing Link” and “I Lost My Body.”

Unsurprisingly, “Parasite” was nominated for best picture, best international feature and best director, among its six nods. The South Korean film has become beloved by critics and audiences.


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Oscar nominations 2020: 11 snubs and surprises

Taron Egerton poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Here are 11 of the most surprising nominations and the biggest snubs. Snub: Taron EgertonDespite hoisting the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy last week, Taron Egerton will not be in contention for the leading actor Oscar. John and Bernie Taupin won the Golden Globe for “(“I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” last week. Snub: Greta


Taron Egerton poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Here are 11 of the most surprising nominations and the biggest snubs.
Snub: Taron EgertonDespite hoisting the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy last week, Taron Egerton will not be in contention for the leading actor Oscar.
John and Bernie Taupin won the Golden Globe for “(“I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” last week.
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Oscar nominations 2020: 11 snubs and surprises

Taron Egerton poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Daniele Venturelli

While “1917,” “Joker,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” will get to bask in the Oscars’ spotlight until the awards ceremony in February, there are quite a few films and actors that didn’t make Monday’s nomination list. Then, there were the actors and flicks no one had expected to show up on the ballot. While some of the categories seem to have clear winners — Renee Zellweger and Brad Pitt — others appear to be a much tighter race. Here are 11 of the most surprising nominations and the biggest snubs. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the full list of nominees for this year’s Oscars, you can do so here.

Snub: Taron Egerton

Despite hoisting the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy last week, Taron Egerton will not be in contention for the leading actor Oscar. Egerton was praised by critics for his portrayal of Elton John in “Rocketman.” He even nabbed a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, due to be announced next week. The biopic was only nominated in one category for the Academy Awards: best original song. John and Bernie Taupin won the Golden Globe for “(“I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” last week.

Surprise: Todd Phillips

Todd Phillips attends the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Getty Images

The directing category had stiff competition this year. Industry heavyweights Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Sam Mendes (“1917”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) were shoo-ins for spots in the category, leaving only two slots for dozens of worthy directors. Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), too, seemed like a lock for a nomination after the strong critical success of his foreign language film in the U.S. Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) and Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”) were considered strong contenders for the remaining spot, with Todd Phillips (“Joker”) seen as a bit of an underdog. Phillips ultimately secured the fifth spot on the ballot.

Snub: Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig photographed on the red carpet of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Barcroft Media

There’s no doubt that the five directors nominated in the directing category of the Academy Awards deserved their spots on the ballot. However, many felt that Gerwig should have received a nomination for “Little Women.” Gerwig was nominated in the category for 2017’s “Lady Bird,” but lost out to Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”). Gerwig is one of only five women to have been nominated in the directing category in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director to win the prize, taking home the Oscar for “The Hurt Locker” in 2009.

Snub: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Getty Images

Heading into Monday’s nomination announcement, Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) were the suspected shoo-ins for supporting actress nominations. However, while Dern and Robbie secured their place on the ballot, Lopez was left off. Lopez had garnered nominations at both the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. She did not win at the Globes and the SAG Awards are set to be revealed on Sunday.

Surprise: Kathy Bates

Actress Kathy Bates attend the 2020 National Board Of Review Gala on January 08, 2020 in New York City. Mike Coppola | FilmMagic

It seemed that Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” would be completely shut out from Oscar contention this year after being panned by critics and audiences in December. However, on Monday, Kathy Bates nabbed a nomination in the best supporting actress category, surprising everyone. Bates, who was praised for her performance, had been overlooked in predictions in favor of Lopez (“Hustlers”), Annette Bening (“The Report”), Nicole Kidman (“Bombshell”) and Zhao Shuzhen, (“The Farewell”).

Snub: ‘The Farewell’

Despite a strong presence at The Golden Globes, “The Farewell” was largely absent from several of the major guild award nominations in the last two months. Still, many had suspected that Awkwafina would receive a nod for her acting performance in the film, but she was left off the ballot Monday. In fact, “The Farewell” did not receive a single Oscar nomination.

Awkwafina accepts the award for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY for “The Farewell” onstage during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Handout

Surprise: ‘Klaus’

In a surprise turn of events Monday, Disney’s “Frozen II” was left off the best animated feature ballot in favor of Netflix’s “Klaus.” Heading into the nominations, it was expected that Disney would have at least two features up for the award. Instead, “Toy Story 4” was nominated in the category alongside Golden Globe winner “Missing Link” and French fantasy drama “I Lost My Body.” “Klaus” is the first original feature to be produced out of Netflix’s animation unit. The Santa Claus origin story was praised for its unique style of 2D animation.

Snub: Beyonce Knowles-Carter

Beyonce Knowles-Carter attends the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. Gareth Cattermole | Getty Images

It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Beyonce Knowles-Carter would receive her first Academy Award nomination for her original song “Spirit,” which was part of Disney’s “The Lion King” live-action remake. However, on Monday, she was absent from the ballot. Randy Newman secured a nomination for “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4,” Elton John and Bernie Taupin scored one for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman,” Diane Warren’s “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” was nominated, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II” earned a nod, and Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo garnered a nomination for “Stand Up” from “Harriet.”

Surprise: ‘Ford v. Ferrari’

While critically praised, “Ford v. Ferrari” had gone under the radar for much of the Academy Award discussions in recent weeks. The film ultimately scored four nominations — achievement in sound mixing, achievement in sound editing, achievement in film editing and best picture. Christian Bale, however, was left off the acting ballot.

Snub: ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Dolemite is my Name’


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‘1917’ soars to $36.5 million opening after Golden Globe win

Fresh off its Golden Globes best dramatic picture win, “1917” dominated the box office during its opening weekend with a $36.5 million haul. The World War I feature had a limited opening beginning on Christmas Day, but opened to more than 3,000 theaters over the weekend. “1917” had been tracking for a $20 million to $25 million opening weekend, although some analysts speculated it could make as much as $35 million. The Universal and Amblin film won two Golden Globes last Sunday, one for best pic


Fresh off its Golden Globes best dramatic picture win, “1917” dominated the box office during its opening weekend with a $36.5 million haul.
The World War I feature had a limited opening beginning on Christmas Day, but opened to more than 3,000 theaters over the weekend.
“1917” had been tracking for a $20 million to $25 million opening weekend, although some analysts speculated it could make as much as $35 million.
The Universal and Amblin film won two Golden Globes last Sunday, one for best pic
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'1917' soars to $36.5 million opening after Golden Globe win

Fresh off its Golden Globes best dramatic picture win, “1917” dominated the box office during its opening weekend with a $36.5 million haul.

The World War I feature had a limited opening beginning on Christmas Day, but opened to more than 3,000 theaters over the weekend. Globally through Sunday, the film has garnered $60.3 million.

“1917” had been tracking for a $20 million to $25 million opening weekend, although some analysts speculated it could make as much as $35 million.

The Universal and Amblin film won two Golden Globes last Sunday, one for best picture in the drama category and one for best director. “1917” is expected to earn nominations in both those categories at the Academy Awards as well as best cinematography, among other nods.

“The Globes were gravy but didn’t change my view of how much it could earn given that the wide release was set a long time ago and as a bonus it won,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, said. “However, even if it hadn’t won Globes in major categories, the buzz and accolades have been so solid that this weekend’s expected strong performance was perhaps preordained either way.”

The World War I film centers around two British soldiers who are given seemingly impossible orders — cross into enemy territory to deliver a message that could possibly save 1,600 of their fellow soldiers, including one of their brothers. And the clock is ticking, if they don’t get there in time, the soldiers will likely all die.

The film was shot to appear as if it was unfolding as one continuous shot, something the production team and critics have said are reasons to see the flick on the big screen.

“[Universal and Amblin] promoted it as a film that needed to be seen on the big screen,” Erik Davis, managing editor at Fandango, said. “That was the narrative and that sticks with people. If I’m going to see a couple films this month, I’m going to go see the one people said that I have to see in theaters.”

Davis noted that the film being an original story is a huge plus for its theatrical run.

“I really think that people are hungry for films with an original story,” he said, pointing to “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Knives Out,” both of which garnered more than $100 million domestically and $250 million globally.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. Comcast owns Fandango.


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How to find a great career in your golden years

“It’s critical that you are employable,” Hannon added. Polish your online presenceFrom LinkedIn to Instagram, your online persona is a great way to highlight your professional abilities while also demonstrating your ability to stay up to date. “If a recruiter comes across a profile with a sparkling photo and great experience, your age is not going to matter.” Network your heart out”Companies hire the old-fashioned way,” Hannon said. That can also bode well for those who have been around the bloc


“It’s critical that you are employable,” Hannon added.
Polish your online presenceFrom LinkedIn to Instagram, your online persona is a great way to highlight your professional abilities while also demonstrating your ability to stay up to date.
“If a recruiter comes across a profile with a sparkling photo and great experience, your age is not going to matter.”
Network your heart out”Companies hire the old-fashioned way,” Hannon said.
That can also bode well for those who have been around the bloc
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How to find a great career in your golden years

Retirement is not what it used to be. Whether by choice of necessity, many Americans anticipate extending their working years, according to recent research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. A majority of workers said they expect to stop working sometime after age 65 or never retire at all, the research found.

1. Study the scene

“Start by doing your homework,” said Catherine Collinson, president and CEO of the Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. “Scope out your job market and possible employment opportunities.” From there, take note of the skills required in job postings, advised Kerry Hannon, the author of “Never Too Old To Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.” “If you don’t have those, you need to try to find a way to get them.”

2. Beef up skills you lack

There are certain baseline skills, such as Microsoft Office, that are a must, according to Collinson. “Those are tickets to the game,” she said. Others could be more specific to your field. To that end, consider a continuing education course, online class, certification program or bootcamp to get up to speed on the latest technology that’s relevant to you. “It’s critical that you are employable,” Hannon added. “You can’t just expect that an employer will throw open the doors.” On the flip side, training can be expensive and many employers are willing to bring new hires up to speed in some areas so don’t spend more than you can reasonably afford, Collinson said.

3. Highlight skills you have

To land one of today’s most in-demand positions, your interpersonal skills may matter most – and that’s where you can use your age to your advantage. Increasingly, employers are seeking employees with so-called soft skills, such as communication, organization and attention to detail, according to CareerBuilder. In fact, 80% of employers said soft skills will be equally or more important than hard skills when hiring candidates. Further, nearly 60% of employers said they plan to train and hire workers who may not be 100% qualified but have potential, CareerBuilder found. “What really bodes well for baby boomers is that they are typically really seasoned in terms of relationships,” said Monster’s Salemi. “Their experience brings a depth.”

4. Polish your online presence

From LinkedIn to Instagram, your online persona is a great way to highlight your professional abilities while also demonstrating your ability to stay up to date. That includes a great headshot and a polished profile, said Collinson. “If a recruiter comes across a profile with a sparkling photo and great experience, your age is not going to matter.”

If a recruiter comes across a profile with a sparkling photo and great experience, your age is not going to matter. Catherine Collinson president and CEO of the Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

However, social media comes with pitfalls that can trip up even the most seasoned job seeker, she added. “There are ways to build your personal brand and your skills and experience that can help but there are also ways that you can shoot yourself in the foot and render yourself less employable,” said Collinson. In other words, “don’t post stupid stuff,” she said, including selfies at the beach, alcohol consumption or other non-professional pastimes.

5. Ward off ageism

“Ageism is alive and well,” Hannon said. To head off discrimination, “you have got to show that you have energy so you give off vibrancy.” Beyond a professional photo, “you need to have that healthy thing to fight ageism,” she added. Whether that’s from walking your dog or more vigorous exercise, Hannon advises job seekers to stay active and incorporate positive lifestyle changes into their career reboot. “That goes a long way to helping you get the job.”

6. Network your heart out

“Companies hire the old-fashioned way,” Hannon said. Even in the era of online resumes and job postings on LinkedIn, “getting through the firewall is not easy, it always helps if you know someone,” Collinson added. “Networking is all important.”

That can also bode well for those who have been around the block, Hannon added. Even if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, reach out to ex-colleagues, friends, neighbors and alumni, don’t be bashful about combing the territory, she said.

7. Get busy


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Netflix had the most Golden Globe nominations, but AT&T brought home the most trophies

Colin Hutton | HBONetflix may have scored the most nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes, but it was AT&T, Disney, Sony and ViacomCBS that won the night. The streaming service garnered 17 nominations, the most of any single studio, including four best picture nominations, but it only garnered two trophies during the Sunday ceremony. Olivia Coleman won for best actress in a drama TV series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” and Laura Dern won best supporting actress for her r


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Netflix had the most Golden Globe nominations, but AT&T brought home the most trophies

Logan Roy, played by Brian Cox, at his daughter’s wedding reception on season 1 of HBO’s Succession. Colin Hutton | HBO

Netflix may have scored the most nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes, but it was AT&T, Disney, Sony and ViacomCBS that won the night. The streaming service garnered 17 nominations, the most of any single studio, including four best picture nominations, but it only garnered two trophies during the Sunday ceremony. Olivia Coleman won for best actress in a drama TV series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” and Laura Dern won best supporting actress for her role in “Marriage Story.” HBO, which had the second highest number of nominations with 15, earned four awards. Its show “Succession” won best drama TV series and Brian Cox was awarded the best actor trophy in the same category for his turn as the fictional Logan Roy, the patriarch of the Roy family and the head of Waystar Royco, an international media conglomerate. Additionally, HBO’s “Chernobyl” won the prize for best limited series / TV movie and Stellan Skarsgard won for best performance in a limited series for his portrayal of Boris Shcherbina, the Council of Ministers’ deputy chairman during the Chernobyl disaster.

Joaquin Phoenix portrays Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. “Joker.” Warner Bros.

Adding the best score and best actor in a drama wins for “Joker,” AT&T, which owns both HBO and Warner Bros., took home six awards during the ceremony, the most of any media company. Despite having three films up for best animated feature, Disney did not take home that top prize. Instead, it won three awards for shows on Hulu and the FX network. Patricia Arquette took home the best supporting actress in a limited series prize for “The Act,” Ramy Yousef won for best actor in a comedy for “Ramy” and Michelle WIlliams won best actress in a limited series for “Fosse/Verdon.” Sony won three awards for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” including best picture in the comedy/musical category, best screenplay and the best supporting actor award went to Brad Pitt. ViacomCBS also garnered three awards. Russell Crowe won best actor in a limited series for his role in “The Loudest Voice,” Taron Egerton won best actor in a musical or comedy for his turn as Elton John in “Rocketman” and “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” won best original song.

Taron Egerton in Rocketman Source: Paramount Pictures


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Ricky Gervais blasts Apple at the Golden Globes for China ‘sweatshops’

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after the Golden Globe Awards. Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event Sunday, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. “Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about


Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after the Golden Globe Awards.
Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event Sunday, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings.
“Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about
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Ricky Gervais blasts Apple at the Golden Globes for China 'sweatshops'

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after the Golden Globe Awards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event Sunday, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. The series, which premiered last year on the new streaming service Apple TV+ and follows a morning news show that becomes embroiled in a workplace scandal, was nominated for best television series drama and received two nominations for best performance by an actress in a television drama series.

“Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said as the camera panned to Apple CEO Tim Cook in the audience.

“So, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, unbelievable,” Gervais said, referring to actors working on programming for streaming services from large tech and media companies. “Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”


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‘You’re a dope if you don’t steal from everybody you’ve ever worked with,’ says Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, winner of the Cecil B. Demille Award, poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Award-winning actor Tom Hanks said he’d taken inspiration, or “stolen,” from a long list of fellow Hollywood legends during his career, in a tearful acceptance speech at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night. He counted co-stars Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Julia Ro


Tom Hanks, winner of the Cecil B. Demille Award, poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Award-winning actor Tom Hanks said he’d taken inspiration, or “stolen,” from a long list of fellow Hollywood legends during his career, in a tearful acceptance speech at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night.
He counted co-stars Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Julia Ro
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'You're a dope if you don't steal from everybody you've ever worked with,' says Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, winner of the Cecil B. Demille Award, poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Award-winning actor Tom Hanks said he’d taken inspiration, or “stolen,” from a long list of fellow Hollywood legends during his career, in a tearful acceptance speech at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night.

He counted co-stars Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts and Sally Field on that list.

Hanks received the Cecil B. deMille award at the ceremony for his “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” an accolade named after the celebrated filmmaker.

The “Forrest Gump” actor, already the winner of eight Golden Globes, said he’d been “made better by watching some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the stage,” naming Peter Scolari and Holland Taylor, with whom he starred in eighties sitcom “Bosom Buddies.”

In his acceptance speech, Hanks also said he’d “never not been challenged, or flummoxed, or lost sleep” over his work.

Hanks said every filmmaker he’d worked with had at some point said to him “tomorrow, if you don’t do your job really well, we don’t have a movie,” explaining that everyone on a filmset felt pressure to “do their job to perfection” in each movie shot.


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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and ‘1917’ win big at 2020 Golden Globes

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917” took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories. Sam Mendes’ “1917” earned the drama category’s top prize and he took home the Globe for best director. Hildur Gudnadottir, who wrote the score for “Joker,” is the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for best actress in a comedy TV series and for best comedy TV series. HBO’s “Chernobyl” won for best limited series and actor Stellan Skar


“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917” took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories.
Sam Mendes’ “1917” earned the drama category’s top prize and he took home the Globe for best director.
Hildur Gudnadottir, who wrote the score for “Joker,” is the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for best actress in a comedy TV series and for best comedy TV series.
HBO’s “Chernobyl” won for best limited series and actor Stellan Skar
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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and '1917' win big at 2020 Golden Globes

The Australian wildfires, women’s rights and calls for people to vote in the 2020 election were sprinkled into the speeches of actors and actresses who scooped up awards that the 77th annual Golden Globes.

The ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, was hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais, who delivered an expletive-filled monologue that poked fun at the Hollywood elite.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917” took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories.

Quentin Tarantino’s flick won in the comedy or musical category as well as earned the director and writer a best screenplay award. Sam Mendes’ “1917” earned the drama category’s top prize and he took home the Globe for best director.

Sunday’s ceremony was a night for underdog nominees.

Laika Entertainment’s “Missing Link” won the prize for best animated feature, upsetting Disney and Universal. Disney had represented three of the five nominated films with “Toy Story 4,” “Frozen II” and “The Lion King.” The upset is only the third time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film.

Awkwafina nabbed the award for best actress in a comedy or musical, beating out acting legends Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson and up-and-coming stars Ana de Armas and Beanie Feldstein. Awkwafina is the first Asian American to win in this category.

Hildur Gudnadottir, who wrote the score for “Joker,” is the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score.

The breakout South Korean film “Parasite” took home the award for best foreign language film.

“Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” director Bong Joon Ho said during his acceptance speech.

Netflix scored four best picture nominations — “Marriage Story,” “The Two Popes” and “The Irishman” were nominated for the drama category and “Dolemite is my Name” earned a nod in the musical or comedy category. In total, it earned 17 nominations, the most of any studio. HBO followed just behind with 15.

However, it was Disney and AT&T that won the night. Disney’s won three awards for shows on Hulu — “The Act” and “Ramy” — and for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.

AT&T won six awards, including four from HBO’s “Succession” and “Chernobyl” and two from Warner Bros. “Joker.”

Still, Netflix’s numerous nominations underscore the changing Hollywood landscape. As theaters balk at Netflix’s shorter theatrical windows for films, critics have embraced the streaming service’s content.

Similar to the Emmy Awards, “Fleabag” and “Chernobyl” dominated the television awards portion of the ceremony. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for best actress in a comedy TV series and for best comedy TV series. HBO’s “Chernobyl” won for best limited series and actor Stellan Skarsgard won best actor in a limited series for his performance in the show.

Ellen Degeneres was the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award, which honors excellence in television. It was handed off to Degeneres by a tearful Kate McKinnon, who thanked the comedian for paving the way for other LGBTQ performers in the industry.

The Carol Burnett Award is considered the TV equivalent to the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was given to Tom Hanks during the telecast for for excellence in filmmaking. Hanks blamed a cold he was battling for his emotional reaction to a standing ovation he received.

“You’re a dope if you don’t steal from everybody you’ve ever worked with and I’ve stolen from the likes of the people that only need one name,” he said.

And the winners are…

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“1917” (WINNER)

“Irishman”

“Joker”

“Marriage Story”

“The Two Popes”

Best Actress — Drama

Renee Zellweger, “Judy” (WINNER)

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Soairse Ronan, “Little Women”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Best Actor — Drama


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‘Missing Link’ upsets Disney, takes home best animated feature at 2020 Golden Globes

“Missing Link” took home the Golden Globe for best animated feature on Sunday, marking only the fourth time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film. The film was an underdog heading into the ceremony, as Disney had three films nominated for the prize — “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4” and “The Lion King.” “Missing Link,” produced by Laika Entertainment, was the only nominated film not tied to an existing franchise or a remake of an old classic. The film tells the tale of Mr. Link, an eight-foot


“Missing Link” took home the Golden Globe for best animated feature on Sunday, marking only the fourth time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film.
The film was an underdog heading into the ceremony, as Disney had three films nominated for the prize — “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4” and “The Lion King.”
“Missing Link,” produced by Laika Entertainment, was the only nominated film not tied to an existing franchise or a remake of an old classic.
The film tells the tale of Mr. Link, an eight-foot
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'Missing Link' upsets Disney, takes home best animated feature at 2020 Golden Globes

“Missing Link” took home the Golden Globe for best animated feature on Sunday, marking only the fourth time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film.

The film was an underdog heading into the ceremony, as Disney had three films nominated for the prize — “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4” and “The Lion King.” Also in contention was DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World.”

“Missing Link,” produced by Laika Entertainment, was the only nominated film not tied to an existing franchise or a remake of an old classic.

The film tells the tale of Mr. Link, an eight-foot tall, fur-covered Sasquatch, who becomes tired of living a solitary life. He befriends an explorer named Sir Lionel Frost and an adventurer Adelina Fortnight, to help him find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

The claymation film, which was released in April 2019, garnered $16.6 million at the domestic box office and around $9.5 million. While “Missing Link” won’t see a bump in box office ticket sales, it will likely experience an uptick in DVD, Blu-Ray and digital sales following this win.

Since the category was introduced in 2006, “Missing Link” (2019), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018), “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2014) and “The Adventures of Tin Tin” (2011) have been the only non-Disney films to take home the award at the Golden Globe.

Read the full list of the 2020 Golden Globe winners here.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of CNBC and NBCUniversal. DreamWorks is owned by NBCUniversal.


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