Washington DC [US], March 13 (ANI): Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis is all set to receive the icon award at the 12th annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards on April 7 this year.
Davis, who is an American actor and producer, has won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards in her career till now. She is the first African-American to achieve the prestigious ‘Triple Crown of Acting’ following which Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017.
Now she is gearing up to receive the notable AAFCA icon award in April this year.
According to Variety, previous recipients of AAFCA’s Icon Award are Sidney Poitier and Kenya Barris.
While announcing the honour, AAFCA president Gil Robertson said, “Viola Davis has excelled in every single format available to an actor. She is a powerhouse actress who continues to impress with her incredible range and ability to lend herself to any era and dig deep into the humanity of every character she plays.”
He added, “When you think about her in ‘Doubt,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘Fences’ and now ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ she just goes there.”
“Following in the footsteps of other legendary actresses by becoming an advocate for social justice issues and taking additional steps of creating the images that we see by producing, she has firmly established herself as a true artist,” Robertson continued.
The 55-year-old is one of the most notable actors of Hollywood, having received Oscar for the category of ‘best supporting actor’ for her work in ‘Fences’. She had bagged Emmy for her playing lead in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, and Tony awards for ‘Fences’ and ‘King Hedley II’.
Davis had also accepted the best actor (female) award at AAFCA’s TV honours last year for her role in the final season of ‘How To Get Away with Murder’.
Variety reported that her highly acclaimed Netflix’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — in which she played the lead — was named one of the 10 best films of 2020 by AAFCA’s members for doing justice to their common theme ‘The grace of humanity’.
Her co-actor, late Chadwick Boseman, will also be honoured with the best actor (male) award during the virtual ceremony.
As per Variety, the film’s director George C. Wolfe will also be honoured with the Salute to Excellence Award, as one of the event’s special achievement honorees alongside ‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ producer Mariah Carey Stacey and others. (ANI)
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MICHAEL KEATON TO RETURN AS BATMAN IN UPCOMING ‘THE FLASH’ MOVIE
WASHINGTON [US]: American actor Michael Keaton’s fans now have a reason to rejoice as the actor is reprising his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming movie ‘The Flash.’
Fox News quoted a report by The Wrap as stating that Keaton’s talent agency, ICM Partners, confirmed his participation in the Andres Muschietti-directed DC Comics superhero film. Muschietti confirmed production kicked off in London on Monday in an Instagram post. The 69-year-old actor first played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s 1989 hit ‘Batman,’ and then again in the 1992 film ‘Batman Returns.’
As reported by Fox News, Ezra Miller is set to reprise his role as Barry Allen/The Flash. Fans were introduced to him in ‘Justice League’ in 2017. Sasha Calle, best known from ‘The Young and the Restless,’ will play Supergirl.
Back in December, Keaton sent fans into a frenzy when he told Deadline he was concerned about COVID-19 safety and said he may not do the movie.
‘The Flash’ is slated to be released on November 4, 2022. — Correspondent
AKSHAY REPLACES KARTIK AARYAN IN KARAN JOHAR’S ‘DOSTANA 2’?
NEW DELHI: Days after actor Kartik Aaryan was allegedly thrown out of Karan Johar’s Dostana 2, the latest gossip doing the rounds is that Akshay Kumar will be onboard the project.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, rumours suggest that Akshay Kumar has been roped in for Dostana 2 in place of Kartik Aaryan. According to a report, sources have claimed that Dharma Productions has requested Akki to join the film as it’s a ‘tricky situation’ for the makers with no lead in sight.
Quoting sources, the publication has reported that Karan Johar has personally requested the superstar to join the film and help him sail through as huge money is involved in it already. And in all probabilities, Akshay Kumar is likely to give his nod for Dostana 2.
Dostana 2 was announced in 2019 by Karan Johar.
ADITI RAO HYDARI SHINES AS PRIYA SHARMA IN ‘GEELI PUCCHI’
NEW DELHI: Making waves with her amazing performances, Aditi Rao Hydari has truly established herself as one of the most bankable and versatile movie star in the Indian entertainment industry. Known for her seamless act in both, commercial- mainstream cinema and content-driven films, the stunner is a popular name not just in the Hindi film industry, but in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam as well. Currently, receiving immense love for her incredible performance in the Netflix anthology ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’, Aditi has truly outdone herself as Priya Sharma in ‘Geeli Pucchi’.
‘Ajeeb Daastaans’ has been making headlines ever since it dropped on the OTT platform. Titled ‘Geeli Pucchi’ and directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the film features Rao Hydari portraying the role of Priya Sharma, where she’s seen sharing a great chemistry with co-star Konkana Sen Sharma. The film showcases the story about two women coming from different casts and backgrounds, and how they eventually finding refuge in each other’s company.
JACQUELINE SHARES SELFIE OF HERSELF RESTING AT HOME, URGES PEOPLE TO STAY SAFE
MUMBAI: Back to spending time at home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday posted a stunning monochromatic photo from her home, urging people to stay safe.The ‘Kick’ actor posted a gorgeous picture on Instagram of herself resting in a chair. The picture shows the ‘Aladdin’ actor in a thigh-length jumpsuit and a messy bun. She is seen seated in her room taking rest during the lockdown.
Fernandez captioned the post as “Back to this.. stay safe everyone (and added a joined hands emoticon).”
Celebrity followers including Vaani Kapoor and more than 4.9 lakh fans liked the post on the photo-sharing platform, while many chimed into the comments section and dropped red heart and fire emoticons as they adored the lovable photo.
Of late, the actor has been quite active on social media and has been updating fans on her activities by posting pictures and videos. Earlier, the ‘Brothers’ star shared a picture after her physiotherapy. She shared a photo that showcased the cupping marks down her back when posing for a mirror selfie.Currently, the actor is spending time with her kittens at her home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.Meanwhile, 58,924 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, according to the state health ministry. As many as 52,412 people recovered in the said period and 351 died. The total case tally reached 38,98,262 while the death toll reached 60,824.
ALL NEW AMAZON ORIGINAL ‘LOL – HASSE TOH PHASSE’ TRAILER UNVEILED
MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video, unveiled the official trailer of the all-new Amazon Original Series ‘LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse’. This local edition of the International Amazon Original Series LOL, will unite an eclectic group of comedians who have left their own indelible mark on India’s comedy landscape. Aadar Malik, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal, Ankita Shrivastav, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera, Kusha Kapila, Mallika Dua, Sunil Grover and Suresh Menon, under the vigilant watch of hosts Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani will face their toughest challenge yet!
Perhaps for the first time, it’s not just their sense of humor but also their endurance which will be tested as they battle it out for six consecutive hours, to make the others in the house laugh, while maintaining a poker face themselves! The goal is to be the last one laughing in the room, and the person who keeps a straight face the longest will eventually win the game. Prime Members in Indian and across 240 countries and territories can binge-watch the show starting 30th April, 2021 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
MADHURI DIXIT PERFORMS TO VIRAL ‘BAJRE DA SITTA’ TREND
NEW DELHI: Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit recently became the latest addition to the viral ‘Bajre Da Sitta’ trend. The actor shared a gorgeous video of her performing to the popular song and giving priceless expressions.Madhuri took to her Instagram handle and shared a short clip in which she performed the viral song, flaunting her pre and post glow up looks. She captioned the post as, “On trend with #BajreDaSitta.” In the video shared by the 53-year-old actor, she could be seen lip-syncing to the song while sitting in her green room right before her makeover. Later in the clip, after the star’s dramatic transformation, she is seen clad in a light and dark pink lehenga. Madhuri also wore drop diamond earrings and a necklace, with her hair tied into a bun.
Meanwhile, on the work front, the ‘Dhak-Dhak’ girl of Bollywood will be debuting in the digital world through the suspenseful family drama series by Netflix titled ‘Finding Anamika’. The plot of the series revolves around the story of a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress.
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