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Washington [US], February 9 (ANI): With just a month left for the 26th Critics Choice Awards (CCA) to honour the finest achievements in film and television, the nominations’ list is finally out.
According to Variety, the nominations see Netflix setting a record for any studio in the history of the CCA by accumulating four best movie nods, inclusive of 2020 drama-comedy ‘Mank’ bagging 12 nominations for all main categories followed by ‘Da 5 Bloods’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ for the platform.
Ahead in the list are Lee Isaac Chung’s directorial Korean drama ‘Minari’ with 10 nominations, the 2020 binge American drama ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ with eight nominations, and Universal Pictures ‘News of the World’, with seven.
As per a report by Variety, Netflix has been nominated for 46 films, combined with 26 TV nods declared last month, bringing the total to 72.
A24, the company behind movies like ‘Uncut Gems’, ‘Midsommar’, and more was the second most-nominated film studio with 14, Amazon Studios was close behind with 13 and among film and television series, HBO bagged the second-highest nominations with 24 dramas for major categories whereas, Amazon Studios garnered 18 in total.
Prominent actors like Chadwick Boseman for ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their works in ‘Mank’ and ‘Soul’ have also been nominated. Actor and songstress Andra Day is also nominated for ‘Tigress & Tweed’ from ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’, along with her best actress mention.
Olivia Colman, the Oscar-winning actor in the leading role, is the only star to get recognition for her performance in both movies and television. She is nominated for best actor (female) for portraying the role of Queen Elizabeth in the drama series ‘The Crown’.
Here’s the complete list of the nominees:
Best Picture
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Minari’ (A24)
5. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
6. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
7. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
8. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
9. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
10.’The Trial of the Chicago 7′ (Netflix)
Best Director
1. Lee Isaac Chung, ‘Minari’ (A24)
2. Emerald Fennell, ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
3. David Fincher, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. Spike Lee, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
5. Regina King, ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. Aaron Sorkin, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
7. Chloe Zhao, ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
Best Actor
1. Ben Affleck, ‘The Way Back’ (Warner Bros)
2. Riz Ahmed, ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
3. Chadwick Boseman, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. Tom Hanks, ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
5. Anthony Hopkins, ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics)
6. Delroy Lindo, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
7. Gary Oldman, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
8. Steven Yeun, ‘Minari’ (A24)
Best Actress
1. Viola Davis, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
2. Andra Day, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu)
3. Sidney Flanigan, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features)
4. Vanessa Kirby, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (Netflix)
5. Frances McDormand, ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
6. Carey Mulligan, ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
7. Zendaya, ‘Malcolm & Marie’ (Netflix)
Best Supporting Actor
1. Chadwick Boseman, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
3. Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros)
4. Bill Murray, ‘On the Rocks’ (A24/Apple TV Plus)
5. Leslie Odom Jr., ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. Paul Raci, ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
Best Supporting Actress
1. Maria Bakalova, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (Amazon Studios)
2. Ellen Burstyn, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (Netflix)
3. Glenn Close, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Netflix)
4. Olivia Colman, ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics)
5. Amanda Seyfried, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
6. Yuh-Jung Youn, ‘Minari’ (A24)
Best Young Actor/Actress
1. Ryder Allen, ‘Palmer’ (Apple TV Plus)
2. Ibrahima Gueye, ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix)
3. Alan Kim, ‘Minari’ (A24)
4. Talia Ryder, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features)
5. Caoilinn Springall, ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix)
6. Helena Zengel, ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
Best Acting Ensemble
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros)
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Minari’ (A24)
5. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
Best Original Screenplay
1. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Jack Fincher
2. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Lee Isaac Chung
3. ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features) – Eliza Hittman
4. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features) – Emerald Fennell
5. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios) – Darius Marder, Abraham Marder
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix) – Aaron Sorkin
Best Adapted Screenplay
1. ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics) – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
2. ‘First Cow’ (A24) – Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Ruben Santiago-Hudson
4. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – Luke Davies, Paul Greengrass
5. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Chloe Zhao
6. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios) – Kemp Powers
Best Production Design
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features) – Kave Quinn, Stella Fox
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
4. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
5. ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Cristina Casali, Charlotte Dirickx
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Best Cinematography
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix) – Newton Thomas Sigel
2. ‘First Cow’ (A24) – Christopher Blauvelt
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Erik Messerschmidt
4. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Lachlan Milne
5. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – Dariusz Wolski
6. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Joshua James Richards
7. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Best Costume Design
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features) – Alexandra Byrne
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Ann Roth
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Trish Summerville
4. ‘Mulan’ (Walt Disney Pictures) – Bina Daigeler
5. ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Suzie Harman, Robert Worley
6. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features) – Nancy Steiner
Best Editing
1. ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics) – Yorgos Lamprinos
2. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Kirk Baxter
3. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Chloe Zhao
4. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios) – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
5. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Jennifer Lame
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix) – Alan Baumgarten
Best Hair and Makeup
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features)
2. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Netflix)
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
6. ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu)
Best Visual Effects
1. ‘Greyhound’ (Apple TV Plus)
2. ‘The Invisible Man’ (Universal Pictures)
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Mulan’ (Walt Disney Pictures)
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros)
7. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (Warner Bros)
Best Score
1. ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat
2. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
3. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Emile Mosseri
4. ‘News of the World'(Universal Pictures) – James Newton Howard
5. ‘Soul’ (Pixar) – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Ludwig Goransson
Best Song
1. ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix) – ‘Husavik (My Home Town)’
2. ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix) – ‘Io Si (Seen)’
3. ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros) – ‘Fight for You’
4. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios) – ‘Speak Now’
5. ‘The Outpost'(Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment) – ‘Everybody Cries’
6. ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu) – ‘Tigress & Tweed’
Best Foreign Language Film
1. ‘Another Round’ (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
2. ‘Collective’ (Magnolia Pictures)
3. ‘La Llorona’ (Shudder)
4. ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Minari’ (A24)
6. ‘Two Of Us’ (Magnolia Pictures)
Best Comedy
1. ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (Amazon Studios)
2. ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version'(Netflix)
3. ‘The King of Staten Island'(Universal Pictures)
4. ‘On the Rocks’ (A24/Apple TV+)
5. ‘Palm Springs’ (Hulu/NEON)
6. ‘The Prom’ (Netflix)
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the 26th Critics Choice Awards will be presented as a virtual cross breed show on March 7, 2021. The ceremony will broadcast on The CW with Taye Diggs hosting for the third consecutive time. It will observe a panel of the moderators recording from a phase in Los Angeles, while nominees will show up distantly from different areas around the globe. (ANI)

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Prabhas and Prashanth Neel’s movie ‘Salaar’ is to release on 28 September 2023

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‘Bahubali’ actor Prabhas is in the headlines these days for his upcoming project ‘Salaar’. On the occasion of 15 August, the makers of the film released a new poster of the film.

Taking to Twitter Prashanth Neel said, “Rebel’ling worldwide on Sep 28, 2023. #Salaar #TheEraOfSalaarBegins #Prabhas @VKiragandur @hombalefilms @shrutihaasan @PrithviOfficial @IamJagguBhai @sriyareddy @bhuvangowda84 @RaviBasrur @shivakumarart @anbariv @SalaarTheSaga.”

Sharing the new poster of ‘Salaar’ on social media, Prabhas wrote in the caption, “#TheEraOfSalaarBegins. See you at the cinemas from 28.09.2023. #Salaar.”

Meanwhile, the movie is scheduled to release on 28 September 2023 and is directed by Prashanth Neel, who made blockbuster movies like KGF.

Moreover, the movie is produced by Vijay Kiragandur. ‘Salaar’ is a high-voltage action movie, full of adventure. It has been shot in many countries like India as well as the Middle East and Africa. Prabhas will be seen in the most creepy avatar ever.

The first schedule of the project has already been completed and Prabhas will soon concentrate on completing the last schedule of the film.

However, besides Prabhas the movie also stars Shruti Haasan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jagapathi Babu, Ishwari Rao, and Sriya Reddy. The movie will be released in five languages ​​across India.

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Navigating Depression: 4 Activities to Make you Want to Get out of Bed

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Navigating the symptoms of depression is a formidable challenge that takes more than just medication and therapy. It demands every ounce of willpower, inner strength, and courage one possesses to get out of bed and greet the sunshine when all you want to do is bury yourself under the sheets.To fight this complicated and multifaceted battle, it is important to surround yourself with a powerful support system governed by your family and friends. Research reveals that minor modifications to one’s daily diet, lifestyle, and habits can work wonders at fighting off despair and fatigue.Depression drains our energies and deprives us of our will to lead a happy, healthy life. And that’s exactly how you can beat it: reclaiming your life, energies, happiness, and resolve to be healthy and happy.Read on to explore meaningful activities and habits that will make you want to get out of bed and have a fulfilling day.

1.    Sweat off the Sadness

It’s hard to channel your inner workout warrior when your biggest life struggle is getting out of bed and taking a shower. The suggestion that you should exercise may seem like a horrible joke given your current state of mind, but sweating off the sadness truly helps.Clinical studies suggest that going for a walk or engaging in any form of physical activity is as effective as antidepressants and other medications designed to treat depression symptoms. In fact, regular exercise elevates energy levels and prevents depressive episodes from reoccurring.Depression encourages us to give in to the exhaustion and stay curled up under layers of sheets. We suggest claiming small victories, like a stroll to your favorite coffee joint or a walk around the park, to rebuild your stamina and improve your mood. Consider signing up for fun dance classes, yoga sessions, or another workout that you find genuinely enjoyable.

2.    Fight Back for Things you Love

The symptoms of depression push us away from every activity and hobby that adds meaning or pleasure to our lives. Artists struggle to paint again, adventurers lose interest in nature trails, and musicians can’t seem to hold their beloved instruments again.Fighting back for the things and activities you love is imperative to reclaim your personality. Indulging in meaningful and constructive pleasures will help you fill up your daily routine with activities that allow you to reconnect with your real self.For instance, nature enthusiasts can join a hiking group to explore nearby state parks and trails. Likewise, high-rollers can relive the nostalgia of blackjack spreads and gaming slots at a casino online. Artists should consider an art retreat, and makeup enthusiasts must brighten up their social calendars with fun-packed events that give them opportunities to dress up and socialize. Indulging yourself in activities that you loved before depressive symptoms began emerging is constructive and effective. It will help uplift your mood, increase energy levels and motivate you to fight back against depression-induced fatigue and despair.

3.    Connect with Mother Nature

The therapeutic powers of Mother Nature have given birth to innumerable therapies, including forest therapy, adventure therapy, therapeutic farming, and animal-aided interventions. Studies suggest that simply walking through a beautiful natural landscape helps alleviate the symptoms of clinical depression.Spending more time in the wilderness will help improve your mood, energy levels, and cognitive abilities. Plan fun picnics in your local state park, go hiking with your friends or plan a camping adventure with your family. Connecting with nature will help you soak up vitamin D, serenity, and nature-induced happy endorphins.

4.    Scribble Away the Hopelessness

Patients struggling with depression are overwhelmed by feelings of despair, hopelessness, and lack of motivation. As Gotye describes it, one can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness, and fighting this state of mind isn’t easy.Psychologists and therapists worldwide advise journaling to find a powerful way to express one’s feelings and emotions. Scribbling away the hopelessness will promote acute awareness of your mood swings, symptoms, and triggers. It will also help you design practical strategies tofight these overwhelming feelings and moods.

Final Thoughts

When one feels shackled by desolation and sadness, even the smallest steps toward reclaiming your happiness have profoundly significant impacts. Clinical depression is increasingly complex and multifaceted, and patients need more than just therapy and medications. Surrounding yourself with the loving care and affection of your friends and family will work wonders at regaining your agency and feeling healthier. 

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Pippa, starring Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur, is set to open in theaters.The makers released the new trailer on the occasion of the nation’s 75th independence day. The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Raja Krishna Menon has helmed the movie, and other actors, including Soni Razdan and Priyanshu Painyuli, will also be seen on screen with Ishan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur.

In the one-minute trailer, Shaan is seen portraying Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, a former member of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron who fought for Bangladesh.

In a film full of strong emotions and brutal battle sequences, Ishaan plays a young military hero who commands soldiers to liberate then-Eastern Pakistan.The first scene of the warm drama strikes the perfect note with phrases like “Joy Bangla,” the well-known battle cry of the liberation war. Soni and Mrunal, who will be seen as Ishaan’s mother and sibling, respectively, were also given a brief appearance.

Ishaan posted the trailer on Instagram and said, Β “PIPPA in cinemas December 2nd, 2022.On the momentous occasion of our country’s Independence Day – presenting a glimpse from a film we’ve collectively put our heart, gut and soul into. May our soil, our people and our culture be blessed always. It’s been an honour to represent the valour and bravery of our defence forces. More to come.”

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Amber hired Investigator to uncover bad things about Jhonny, deets inside

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Last year, actor Johnny Depp prevailed in a slander lawsuit brought by his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Amber made various accusations against Johnny during the six-week trial, claiming that he had mistreated her both physically and mentally. Investigator Paul Baressi has confessed that Amber hired him to “discover nasty things about Johnny.”

Paul admitted to Law and Crime Network, “I collected all of these historic document on him (Johnny Depp). The home he used to live in, the places his father worked, just really great stuff. Amber hired me in the summer of July 2019. I searched on every rock, every stone, all over the world to find out bad things about Johnny and we all came empty handed.”

He further added, ” She fired us. It was not until April of 2020, when I decided to share my time as a private detective with Amber. Johnny’s father was four years younger than his mother when they got married. He was a passive man and did not like confrontation. Johnny is just like his father, from what we have heard in court. However, the father let his mom call the shots rather than arguing.”

After dating for over three years, Johnny and Amber exchanged vows in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home in 2015. Amber separated from Johnny in May 2016 and obtained a temporary restraining order against him. She said that during their relationship, Johnny had physically abused her, most frequently when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On June 1, Amber was ordered to reimburse Johnny $10.35 million after he won his slander suit against her.

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‘Maybe bit too overstated emotionally, superficial politically’, Hansal Mehta reacts to Laal Singh Chaddha

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The film Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan, has received mixed reviews from Hansal Mehta. The director acknowledged the effort put into developing the movie and stated that it deserved to be successful. He said that he found the movie to be a little too politically superficial.

Around midnight, Hansal posted on Twitter his thoughts after having watched Laal Singh Chaddha. He wrote, “Watched #LaalSinghChaddha. It is a very engaging film, made with passion and love. Maybe a bit too overstated emotionally and a bit superficial politically for my taste, but a film made with so much care, heart, and honesty. It deserves to succeed. So much to admire.”

He additionally said, “But the truth is I found myself either moist-eyed or smiling for a major part of the film. Go watch #LaalSinghChaddha. Stop spreading Malaria.”

The film Laal Singh Chaddha, which has been directed by Advait Chandan, is the authorised Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ 1994 Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. Aamir Khan makes his comeback to the big screen with this movie, following the failure of Thugs of Hindostan in 2018. Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya all play significant roles in it as well.

However, the movie hasn’t yet received the anticipated response at the ticket counters. In the first three days after its release, it grossed almost 27.70 crore.

Aamir was the subject of a complaint on Friday for allegedly disparaging the Indian Army and offending Hindu feelings with the movie. In one of the scenes, Laal Singh Chaddha is asked by Pakistani staff, “I offer Namaz and pray, Laal, why don’t you do the same?” Laal responds, “According to my mum, the entire puja paath is malaria. It causes riots.” The way in which a mentally challenged person was permitted to enlist in the Indian Army and participate in the Kargil War in the movie has also drawn criticism.

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Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ concludes shooting

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The shooting for ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ has come to an end. The movie is directed by Arjun Varain Singh and is scheduled to release in 2023.

Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi shared a heartfelt note for the cast and crew and thanked Zoya for the film.

Taking to his Instagram handle alongside the pictures Chaturvedi wrote, “and its a wrap! #KhoGayeHumKahan. We were young crazy, and restless. Fun, curious & a millennial mess. It’s a story about you & me, and we were just… A bunch a cool kids makin’ a film.”

Thanking director Zoya Akhtar Siddhant said, “Thank you @zoieakhtar @reemakagtil for the best filming experiences ever. @tigerbabyofficial @excelmovies Hail! @arjunvarain.singh Our Captn! My brother! Thank you for showing this mad faith in us. You’ve been strong & vulnerable in a timed beauty of its own.”

“My creative pillars @yashsahai and @sapanv. It wouldn’t have been possible without your Wit, Wohoos, and WTFs! My Co-stars and now friends for life @ananyapanday @gouravadarsh @kalkikanmani. I’ve only grown working alongside you both. You guys are freaking beautiful. And lastly to the whole Cast and Crew, Dadas and Dudes, and my core A-team @radhikamehta9 @gautam0099 @poonamsrv @sandeep.rasal82. Thank you guys, it was an honor,” Chaturvedi wrote.

‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ is a story of three friends in the city of Bombay. The movie is written by Zoya Akhtar, Arjun Varain Singh, and Reema Kagti.

Meanwhile, the new age drama by Excel Entertainment stars Ananya Panday and Adarsh Gourav. Moreover, Arjun Varain Singh is making his directorial debut with this movie.

However, the 29-year-old actor will be next seen in the movie ‘Phone Bhoot’ alongside Katrina Kaif and Ishaan Khatter.

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