Not even two weeks into 2015 and the annual slog known as awards season has commenced in earnest. This year’s festivities were kicked off by the Golden Globe Awards over the weekend which pull double duty by honoring the best of both movies and television. We wonder if it might make more sense to hold two different ceremonies throughout the year; one for movies and one for television.
The BAFTA nominations were also announced last year, though there was very little British about them, as has traditionally been the case. Guild nominations have also started pouring in as well, though what everyone wants to know is how all of this will affect the upcoming Oscar race.
Meanwhile, some established artists in the movie and music industries have started to offer their latest work directly to fans. By some accounts these experiments have proven incredibly successful and profitable, or so it would seem. Unfortunately, there’s no real way to tell since sales figures for such efforts are often hard to come by.
Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news stories including John Travolta’s return to television, why actress Charlize Theron requested a pay raise on her next film and an update on the Sony cyber attack.
Around-the-World Roundup: ‘Taken 3’ Adds $40 Million, ‘Hobbit’ Passes ‘Guardians’
‘PK’ Becomes Top-Grossing Film of All Time in India
BAFTA Nominations: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Leads With 11
Golden Globes: The Complete Winners List
Big Wins For ‘Transparent’ Make It Clear: TV’s Undergoing A Revolution
Why It Matters That ‘Transparent’ Won At The Golden Globes
F.B.I. Says Little Doubt North Korea Hit Sony
Charlize Gets More Than $10M Deal After Fighting for Equal Pay
FCC Chair Has All But Confirmed He’ll Side with Obama on Net Neutrality
Neil deGrasse Tyson Bringing Star Talk to Late Night TV in April
New Record Service VNYL Distributes LPs Like Netflix
John Travolta Lands Lead Role In FX’s ‘American Crime Story’
China’s Alibaba Pictures’ First Movie to Team Wong Kar-Wai and Tony Leung
Directors Guild Study: First-time TV Directors Overwhelmingly White
CNN Explains Decision to Censor Charlie Hebdo Muslim Cartoons
Art Speigelman Denounces U.S. Press Hypocrisy For Not Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Gets R Rating for ‘Unusual Behavior’
Craig Ferguson Syndicated Talkshow Not Moving Forward
Thom Yorke Made As Much as $20M From His BitTorrent Experiment
David Cross Launches His New Movie as Pay-What-You-Want Download
PJ Harvey Sells Exclusive Look Into Recording Sessions To Fans
Publishing Thrived on Kickstarter in 2014
Is Amazon Building A New Crowdfunding Platform For Inventors and Investors?
Sandy Reisenbach, Former Warner Bros. Marketing and Advertising Exec, Dies at 82
Donna Douglas, Elly May Clampett on ‘Beverly Hillbillies,’ Dies at 81
Anita Ekberg, International Screen Beauty, Dies at 83
Francesco Rosi, Palme d’Or-Winning Italian Director, Dies at 92
Taylor Negron, Comic and ‘Ridgemont High’ Actor, Dies at 57
Double Oscar Winning Actress Luise Rainer Dies at 104
Prolific Reality Producer Howard Schultz Dies at 61
Edward Herrmann, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Lost Boys’ Actor, Dies at 71
Andraé Crouch, 72, Who Infused Gospel With Soul, Dies
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., 88, Dies; Hollywood Scion and Film Influence