Now well into its second decade, NCIS is a TV phenomenon, a worldwide megahit, which keeps on giving to its network (CBS) and to the legions of loyal followers around the globe. It also has spawned two offspring – NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles. The latter original spinoff series is now eight years old and it shows signs of following in the footsteps of its juggernaut parent show. The HFPA’s Jenny Coney and Mirai Konishi asked the cast about the show’s success before the panel at Paleyfest.
#UnforgettablePerformances: #SimonBaker as #PatrickJane in #TheMentalist. Baker’s movie career may be fragile, to say the least, but he gets to compensate in the TV realm, and one of the best examples is The Mentalist’s Patrick Jane, a consultant with the abitily to solve crimes by analysing the suspects with rather “questionable” methods. We won’t be forgetting good ol’ Jane, which brough a #GoldenGlobe nomination for Baker!
“In that one embrace, two of the show’s stars added another layer to Atlanta. It proved that there’s bravery and brilliance in showing that black men can be vulnerable and intimate. And that, yes, they’re artists worthy of Hollywood’s highest recognitions.” - Jamilah King, Read more
You may not have caught this — it happened fast — but a new romance took flight tonight. As the melodic chords of the La La Land soundtrack sounded a win for Ryan Gosling in the Best Actor, Comedy, category, fellow nominee and Canadian Ryan Reynolds was too busy to notice. The Deadpool actor was caught on video kissing Best Actor, Drama nominee Andrew Garfield.
I’m quickly getting tired of the “You can like both La La Land AND Moonlight” discourse. If that’s your only contribution, please don’t offer it.
La La Land was continually built up tonight as a “risk” and “jumping off a cliff” and other such nonsense, when it’s a friggin old school musical about white people falling in love. It relied on nostalgia to sell itself, and anything that relies on people’s fondness for things they already love is inherently NOT a risk.
Moonlight is a drama about gay black masculinity, a topic so little covered in film that there was virtually no blueprint for it. THAT is a risk. That’s the kind of movie people usually aren’t eager to reward. That’s why Moonlight is such a brilliant piece of art.
Sure, you can like both La La Land and Moonlight, but pretending they’re on an equal playing field when it comes to awards and recognition is ludicrous.