Walter Scott Prize
by Eleanor Sharples | Daily Mail | January 20, 2020
When it comes to royal history, you can’t beat the Tudors for scandal and intrigue – though the Windsors are putting in a spirited effort.
So perhaps it should come as little surprise that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been named as Britain’s favourite historical novel.
The Booker Prize-winning book was voted top in a poll, just months before Mantel’s eagerly-awaited conclusion to her Tudor trilogy – The Mirror and the Light – is released.
Wolf Hall, published in 2009, tells the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of King Henry VIII and has sold 1,027,278 copies across all print editions.
Mantel’s second book in the saga, Bring Up the Bodies, was published in 2012 and also won the Booker Prize.
The novels were successfully adapted for TV with Claire Foy starring as Anne Boleyn, Damian Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as Cromwell.
The Walter Scott Prize came up with a shortlist of ten novels to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
In the poll, second place went to Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman adventure story The Eagle of the Ninth and third to Dorothy Dunnett’s The Game of Kings.
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Best Picture, Directing, Production Design, and More!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 13, 2020
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood has earned 10 Oscar nominations! The announcement, on January 13, includes Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Writing (original screenplay). The 92nd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 8:00 Eastern/5:00 Pacific on ABC.
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood opened July 26 in the U.S. where it performed solidly at the box office. As of October 27, it had earned $141 million in North America, placing it at #16 overall for 2019. It opened internationally on August 8, 2019 where it’s picked up another $231 million. The combined total of $372 million, as of January 13, places it at #19 overall for the year.
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Best Picture and More
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 12, 2020
Congratulations to the cast and team of Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood on their four Critic’s Choice Award wins for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, and Best Supporting Actor.
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Outstanding Drama Series, 2019
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 8, 2020
Billions has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series GLAAD award. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
For a complete list of nominees, visit GLAAD here
Oscar 2020 Predictions
by Simran Gandhi | Republic World | January 8, 2020
The award season is here. Let’s have a look at the movies which will brush through Hollywood.
The Oscars 2020 starts on February 9, 2020. The 92nd Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.
In all or several categories, the producers of several blockbusters and critically acclaimed films are already lobbying for their creations. These films are predicted to be nominated for Oscar 2020 according to a few fans and media speculations. Have a look.
Oscars 2020: Best Picture Predictions
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
The story is about the final years of the Hollywood Golden Age during Los Angeles in 1969 when a retired TV star and his stunt double seek to gain fame and success in the film industry.
The movie stars Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Lena Dunham, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, and Dakota Fanning. The director of the movie is Quentin Tarantino. This movie was also a little controversial. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt’s great performances can give the movie a major push for the 2020 awards.
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