Good day, and welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s tradition information roundup. The large 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 might 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 present and the field is essentially white and never a single girl was given a greatest director nod. (The nominees in that class have 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 really led the nominations throughout the board, with 11—together with one for greatest image, a class that features 1917, Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Little Girls, Marriage Story, As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite (the first South Korean film to be nominated for greatest image and greatest worldwide function). General, The Irishman, 1917, and As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood every obtained 10 nods, whereas Jojo Rabbit, Little Girls, Marriage Story, and Parasite all nabbed six. In an fascinating 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 loopy Westworld finale that appeared to occur a number of millennia in the past? (OK, June of 2018.) Nicely, you’re about to search out out what occurs subsequent. HBO introduced at present that the sci-fi thriller will return for Season three on March 15. Then, and solely then, will we have the ability to decipher what’s taking place on this new trailer.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host 2021 Golden Globes
Another little bit of awards season information: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the subsequent 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 must cringe through one other Ricky Gervais monologue.
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