The Nomadland Director Is Now The Most Awarded Person In A Single Award Season
There is still a good deal of time before the 2021 award season wraps up with the 93rd Academy Awards in April, but Chloé Zhao has already made history by becoming the most awarded person in a single season, with more than 50 trophies for her work on Nomadland. In February 2021, Variety published a report pointing out that Zhao had received a total of 54 awards in directing, screenplay, and editing categories, which exceeded Alexander Payne’s previous record of 42 wins for Sideways following the comedy’s 2004 release.
Amazingly enough, this 54 number doesn’t include the 23 additional trophies Chloé Zhao currently has for serving as a producer on Nomadland, nor does it include her wins at the Golden Globes, which would bring her directing/screenplay/editing total to 55, and the grand total to 79, with several awards shows still on the way.
Nic Cage is irrevocably linked to the one and only, fabulous Las Vegas. Obviously, his Cameron Poe famously crash landed in “city of sin” in the 1997 action film Con Air, but then there’s the ‘90s rom-com with Sarah Jessica Parker, Honeymoon In Vegas, and his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas. Last month, the actor returned to Nevada city to tie the knot with Riko Shibata in a beautiful and intimate ceremony.
It feels like all anyone can talk about this week is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s highly-anticipated sit-down interview, which is reflected by the two-hour special’s price tag.
According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, CBS is paying a hefty license fee between $7 million and $9 million for the rights to air the “wide-ranging” discussion. “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure,” a rep for CBS shared in a statement back in February. “Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”
Before anyone starts casting judgment on Markle and Prince Harry’s motivation for sitting down with the legendary host, a rep for the couple told WSJ that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not receiving financial compensation for their participation.
Meghan Markle, who is currently pregnant with her second child, has been the target of vicious tabloid rumors for the duration of her Royal experience, which has continued tenfold since the news broke that the Duke and Duchess would be breaking their silence. Ahead of Sunday’s primetime special, Buckingham Palace announced it would be investigating bullying accusations against Markle by palace aides, which were originally published in London’s The Times earlier this month.
Many of Markle’s defenders—including close friends and former costars—have criticized the Palace for feeding into attacks against the Duchess. “It’s obscene that the Royal Family, [whose] newest member is currently growing inside her, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘bullying’ against a woman who herself was basically forced to [flee] the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health,” tweeted Suits star Patrick J. Adams in an eight-part thread.
In a preview for the event, the Duchess discussed her feelings about speaking out about treatment in such an unprecedented way. “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” she told Winfrey. “And if that comes with risk of losing things, there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”
Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special will air on Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. EST and in the U.K. on Monday, March 8, on ITV as part of the agreement between CBS and Winfrey’s production company, Harpo Productions.
It was a discussion with the directors I’m working with now—the Russo brothers—for this film, The Gray Man and, like I told you, it’s a very active role—a lot of action. We were supposed to shoot in January, but the movie got pushed a little bit, so now we start next month. But back in December when we started talking about the character and ideas and inspirations and the look, they suggested something like this [points to hair]. And then, we got into this back-and-forth and I loved it. I thought it really suited her and I went for it. It’s not a good idea or comfortable to wear wigs and things like that in an action movie. I love changing, I really do. It’s cool.
The bob haircut’s popularity shows no sign of abating. It was the haircut to have for the entirety of last year and looks set to maintain its dominance for 2021, too. While there are already various iterations of the classic style (the French bob, for one), fresh takes are now surfacing just in time for spring. Enter: the little bob.
If you liked the French bob, the little version offers the same je ne sais quois and effortless sensibility, but with a couple of key stylistic differences. “The length is an important distinction with the little bob,” says Luke Hersheson, co-founder of Hershesons, who knows his way around the style. “It hits around the jawline which makes it ‘little’—and it feels cuter.” Slightly more daring in shape than other types of bobs, it’s the perfect cut for anyone who’s sick of their long lockdown hair—and its nape-bearing length makes it a great style to adopt when it gets warmer.
Good examples of little bobs include influencer Taylor LaShae’s chin-grazing style and curtain bangs; Winona Ryder in the ’90s; and model Barbara Valente, whose curly bob is always a stand-out on the runway. Hersheson has been cutting some with an equally little—and soft—micro-fringe for a low-key Amélie effect, but warns the look doesn’t suit everyone, so ask your hairstylist for their opinion. Other than that, it works brilliantly on all face shapes and textures. Curly girls, in particular, can pull off the little bob with aplomb.
“What makes this look great is natural texture and an imperfect finish,” says Hersheson. “If you’re not comfortable with wearing your hair completely natural, blow dry it if you want to, but then mist a water spray or face mist on top of it. You want that ‘just been out on a damp London day’ kind of finish.” The maximum amount of product you should need is a styling cream to take down excess frizz (if it bothers you), or to help with a wild fringe, but the idea is to keep it imperfect, natural and wholly un-styled.
The other great news—and another reason to earmark this style as your post-Covid look of choice—is that it doesn’t need to be cut all the time. “When it grows out it becomes something else; you get a few nice stages out of it as it gets longer,” says Hersheson. “It’s a brilliant investment cut.”
Before falling in love with the arts and hitting it big as an actress, Katherine Langford’s claim to fame in her home country of Australia was being one of the top nationally-ranked swimmers of her age group while she was still in high school. With knowing that, one might safely assume that playing a character who calls the ocean their home would be second nature to the actress. In that case, I have the perfect Marvel character for this situation.
The MCU still has yet to introduce Namor the Sub-mariner, who often referred to as the less popular Marvel Comics iteration of Aquaman, despite predating him by a few years. When they do give him his own flick, they should make it a team-up movie featuring his cousin, Namora, who is also gifted with all your basic semiaquatic abilities. Furthermore, I think no one would argue against giving the heroine her own movie instead, especially with Katherine Langford as the lead.
Alan Rickman is also quite well known for being a method actor, with other members of the young cast also expressing some intimidation from Severus Snape, including the film’s director, Chris Columbus. Rickman’s Snape has one of the most intriguing arcs in the Harry Potter series. The actor must have been a great mentor and figure to actors like Tom Felton on set, as the Draco star also remarked that working alongside him was a “real privilege.”
Kim Kardashian has “finally” watched Framing Britney Spears, and it brought back some memories about her own treatment by tabloids during her first pregnancy.
“The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person,” the 40-year-old reality star and entrepreneur wrote on Instagram stories on March 5. In particular, Kardashian recalled the way she was fat-shamed incessantly by the press while carrying her daughter North West in 2013.
“I gained 60 lbs and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like—as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media,” Kardashian wrote in the four-slide-long statement before sharing over a dozen tabloid covers documenting her eating habits, “weight gain,” and even measuring her against Kate Middleton, who was also pregnant with Prince George at the time.
“I’m sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of them breaking down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion,” Kim Kardashian continued. You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness.”
“So I finally watched the Britney Spears documentary this week and it made me feel a lot of empathy for her. The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person. No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment.
Looking back at my own experiences, I remember a time when I felt this way. hen i was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably. I gained 60 lbs and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like — as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media. Looking at all of the photos of myself online and in magazines made me so insecure and I had this fear of wondering if I ever would get my pre-baby body back. I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn’t leave the house for months after. It really broke me.
Luckily I was able to take these frustrating, embarrassing feelings and channel it into motivation to get me where I am today, but to say this didn’t take a toll on me mentally would be a lie. I’m sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of them breaking down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion. You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness.”
It may be called the International Flower and Garden Festival, but that doesn’t mean that flowers are the only things there to enjoy. Like all the great Epcot festivals there are special booths set up all over the park with unique food offerings. Each one has a particular theme to the food, a special ingredient, nation of origin, or style, and offers a couple of small bites and a drink or two, both non-alcoholic specialties are available as are other more adult selections. Now you can not only eat and drink your way around the world, but around the entire park. Epcot has by far the best food of any Walt Disney World park, and now it’s just that much better.
Making the transition from child star to adult actor is a challenge that many have tried and failed, but Zac Efron is certainly an exception. He landed his first acting gig when he was only 15 years old, and was world famous before he turned 20, but key professional choices over the last decade have helped his career endure his maturity. The most important factor in this has been helping fans change their perception of him as a performer, and director Keith Thomas believes that Efron’s next movie, a remake of Stephen King’s Firestarter, will help him evolve in audience’s eyes even further.