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Entertainment Budget for Monday, January 13, 2020

Updated at 4 p.m. EST (2100 UTC).




^'Joker' tops this year's Oscar nominations, with '1917,' 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time' close behind<

^OSCARS-NOMINATIONS:LA—<An awards season that had been short on clarity and long on surprises came into focus Monday morning as the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced, with nine films representing a wide range of genres earning best picture nods and the dark comic-book smash "Joker" leading the field with 11 nominations.

Following closely behind with 10 nominations apiece, including best picture, are the World War I epic "1917," Quentin Tarantino's 1960s fantasia "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and Martin Scorsese's gangster epic "The Irishman." Along with "Joker," the other nominees for best picture are "Ford v Ferrari," "Jojo Rabbit," "Little Women," "Marriage Story" and "Parasite," the latter of which became the first South Korean film to earn a nod for the academy's top prize.

700 by Josh Rottenberg in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Jennifer Lopez and 'Frozen 2' are among the biggest snubs and surprises<

^OSCARS-SNUBS-SURPRISES-1ST-LEDE:LA—<The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning and, as always, they included more than a few notable snubs and surprises.

850 by Amy Kaufman. MOVED


^Netflix leads Oscar nominations, with 'The Irishman' and 'Marriage Story'<

^OSCARS-SCORECARD:LA—<Can Netflix translate awards nominations to wins this time? That'll be the question in the entertainment industry over the next several weeks as the streamer campaigns for its Oscar nominees.

The Los Gatos, Calif., streaming service scored 24 nominations for its movies Monday morning, the most of any studio. Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" earned 10 nods, including for best picture, director and cinematography.

200 by Ryan Faughnder in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Oscar nominations 2020: Could the best picture race be over this weekend?<

^OSCARS-BESTPICTURE-ANALYSIS:LA—<Talk about a contracted awards season: The Oscar nominations have just arrived and the best picture race may be all but over.

Congratulations to Sam Mendes and the "1917" team. Don't forget to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. again when you accept the Oscar.

Maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Maybe in my haste to wash away the sins from an awards season that roundly ignored movies made by women about women in favor of, oh, two more popes than should have been nominated, I'm anxious to roll up the red carpet, watch "Parasite" win its one measly Oscar and finally get around to binge-watching "Dickinson."

But if Monday's nominations didn't settle the Oscar best picture race, Saturday's Producers Guild Awards could squash the suspense entirely.

950 by Glenn Whipp in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Critics loved Jennifer Lopez's 'Hustlers' turn, so why the Oscar snub?<

^OSCARS-LOPEZ:LA—<The 2020 Academy Award nominations are in, prompting the annual maelstrom of mixed feelings over nods, snubs and shutouts. One of the biggest disappointments of the day: No love for J. Lo at the Oscars?!

To be sure, there were plenty of letdowns. No Alfre Woodard for "Clemency"? Eddie Murphy for "Dolemite Is My Name"? Lupita Nyong'o for "Us"? Anything for "The Farewell"? Did the Safdies cut all those gems for nothing?

J. Lo fans had high hopes for what would have been her first Oscar nomination after earning Golden Globe, SAG and Spirit Award nominations for her widely praised turn as the leader of a con ring in Lorene Scafaria's crime story "Hustlers."

500 by Jen Yamato in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Scarlett Johansson doubles up in Oscars acting nods. That hasn't happened in 12 years<

^OSCARS-JOHANSSON-CORRECTION:LA—<First-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson achieved a rare feat on Monday when she was nominated for two acting honors, which will be doled out at the 92nd Academy Awards next month.

The actress received a lead actress nod for her heartbreaking portrayal of a woman whose marriage falls apart in Noah Baumbach's drama "Marriage Story" and a supporting actress nomination as a German mother secretly working against Hitler's Nazi regime during WWII in Taika Waititi's quirky comedy "Jojo Rabbit."

450 by Nardine Saad. MOVED


^D j vu: 2020 Oscar nominations ignore female directors once again<

^OSCARS-FEMALE-DIRECTORS:LA—<The 2020 Oscar nominations for best director were announced Monday morning, with all five slots going to an all-male field of nominees — again.

Much like this year's Golden Globes field and the Directors Guild of America's top feature award, which both nominated zero women in the directing category, the Academy Awards yet again shut out female helmers from one of its top prizes.

600 by Jen Yamato. MOVED


^'Joker' gets 11 Oscar nominations. Yes, Hollywood takes comic book movies seriously<

^OSCARS-JOKER:LA—<It looks like Arthur Fleck is getting the last laugh.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters have spoken and they believe Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of a troubled clown for hire's transformation into the mad Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips' "Joker" was among the best male performances of the year. Phoenix was nominated for lead actor at Monday's announcement of the 2020 Oscar nominations, and the film was nominated for best picture.

750 by Tracy Brown. MOVED


^With her first Oscar nomination, 'Harriet' star Cynthia Erivo could become the youngest EGOT winner<

^OSCARS-ERIVO:LA—<British actress Cynthia Erivo was nominated for her first Oscar on Monday morning for her performance as the iconic freedom fighter and abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons' "Harriet."

She was first approached about "Harriet" while in the midst of a Tony-winning turn in the Broadway production of "The Color Purple." The production is also responsible for her subsequent Grammy (for the cast recording) and Daytime Emmy (for a cast performance on NBC's "Today") wins. (For those who don't want to count Daytime Emmys in EGOT status, Erivo will also headline the upcoming limited series "Genius: Aretha" for National Geographic. And playing music singer Aretha Franklin could put her in Primetime Emmy contention as well.)

400 by Sonaiya Kelley. MOVED


^Tom Hanks ends 20-year drought with new Oscar nomination<

^OSCARS-HANKS:LA—<It's a beautiful day indeed for Tom Hanks, who just scored his first Oscar nomination in almost 20 years for his portrayal of Mister Rogers in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

Before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the 2020 nominees Monday, Hanks' most recent Oscar recognition came in the form of a lead actor nomination for 2000's "Cast Away." "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" marks his first Oscar nomination for supporting actor and sixth overall.

350 by Christi Carras in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' makes Oscars history as first-ever Korean best picture nominee<

^OSCARS-PARASITE:LA—<The Academy Awards may not have a host this year, but they will have a "Parasite."

Director Bong Joon Ho's genre-jumbling class satire — a twisty, darkly comic thriller about two families, one rich and one poor, whose lives become entangled — made Oscars history Monday morning by becoming the first Korean film ever to earn a best picture nomination. In all, the film scored six Oscar nominations.

It also became the first Korean film to ever land a nomination in the international feature category (which was known as foreign language film prior to this year).

500 by Josh Rottenberg. MOVED


^Elton John leads pack of 2020 Oscar nominees for best original song<

^OSCARS-JOHN:LA—<For pop divas and their fans, the Oscar nominations offered a lot to complain about.

First, Jennifer Lopez was overlooked in the supporting actress category for her widely acclaimed role in "Hustlers." Then Beyonc failed to score an original song nod for "Spirit," her grand-scaled ballad from "The Lion King."

As announced Monday morning, song nominations instead went to Elton John and Bernie Taupin for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," from "Rocketman"; Randy Newman for "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away," from "Toy Story 4"; Diane Warren for "I'm Standing With You," from "Breakthrough"; Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for "Into the Unknown," from "Frozen 2"; and Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo for "Stand Up," from "Harriet."

450 by Mikael Wood in Los Angeles. MOVED


^'Rise of Skywalker' looks for first 'Star Wars' Oscar win in nearly 40 years<

^OSCARS-STARWARS:LA—<"The Rise of Skywalker" is the newest hope for a "Star Wars" Oscar.

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Monday, and the final installment of the Skywalker Saga is among the nominees for original score, sound editing and visual effects.

500 by Tracy Brown. MOVED


^Oscar nominations 2020: The complete list<

OSCARS-LIST:LA — 500 by Dave Lewis. MOVED


^First-time Oscar nominee Rian Johnson doesn't want to talk about 'Star Wars'<

^OSCARS-JOHNSON:LA—<Rian Johnson received his first Oscar nomination on Monday morning, recognized in the original screenplay category for "Knives Out."

The movie has proven to be a worldwide success, so far making more than $265 million from a reported budget of approximately $40 million. It has already spurred talk of a sequel.

A playful reimagining of a classic whodunit, "Knives Out" has a formidable ensemble cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana De Armas, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon and Toni Collette. The story is what happens when a wealthy mystery novelist dies unexpectedly and his family find themselves at odds over his fortune, while a famed detective becomes involved in unraveling the mystery.

950 by Mark Olsen in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Leonardo DiCaprio on his Oscar nomination, Brad Pitt and being cool with Ricky Gervais<

^OSCARS-DICAPRIO:LA—<In "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," Leonardo DiCaprio plays a struggling actor who can only dream of being nominated for an Academy Award. He has to fight for good parts, is never recognized for industry accolades and is forced to travel overseas to get work.

That, of course, is far from DiCaprio's reality. On Monday, the 45-year-old scored his sixth acting Oscar nomination for his supporting turn in Quentin Tarantino's film. The actor, who took home the coveted trophy for his leading role in 2016's "The Revenant," said he woke up at his home in Los Angeles a couple of hours after the nominations were announced.

750 by Amy Kaufman in Los Angeles. MOVED


^AMC and Regal won't screen Netflix's 2020 Oscar nominations<

^OSCARS-AMC-REGAL-NETFLIX:LA—<When movie fans check out the annual Oscar showcases at two major theater chains, AMC and Regal, the lineup of all the best picture nominees will be incomplete.

After Netflix received 24 Oscar nominations on Monday — the most of any studio and the highest level to date for the streaming giant — both of the chains said that they won't screen the streaming giant's movies.

A spokesman for Leawood, Kan.-based AMC, the largest U.S. theater chain, confirmed the company would not be showing Netflix's nominated films but declined further comment. Regal, which was acquired by the U.K.'s Cineworld Plc in 2018, said its Best Picture Film Festival would not include any nominated films without a standard theatrical release.

500 by Anousha Sakoui. MOVED


^Adam Sandler trolls academy with witty reaction to Oscars snubbing 'Uncut Gems'<

^OSCARS-SANDLER:LA—<Looks like we might be getting a "Grown Ups 3" after all.

A month after Adam Sandler jokingly threatened on "The Howard Stern Show" to make a movie "that is so bad on purpose" if he didn't win an Oscar for "Uncut Gems," the academy has officially snubbed the crime drama in all categories.

But Sandler seems to be taking the shutout in stride on Twitter, where he posted his reaction to Monday's nominations announcement.

350 by Christi Carras. MOVED



^Gigi Hadid among more than 100 New Yorkers called for jury duty at Harvey Weinstein's trial<

WEINSTEIN:NY — Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial is still in the jury selection phase but it's already attracting some of the world's most famous faces.

Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid walked into Judge James Burke's 15th-floor courtroom Monday alongside 116 other New Yorkers tapped for potential jury duty in the fallen movie producer's trial in Manhattan.

250 by Molly Crane-Newman in New York. (Moved as a national story.) MOVED


^Posthumous albums are usually cash-in souvenirs, but Mac Miller's could be a rarity: a classic<

^MUS-MILLER:LA—<One of the tragic, practical challenges of this era in music is assembling a posthumous album for an artist who barely made it into his or her 20s. The teams behind Lil Peep, XXXTentacion, Avicii and Juice Wrld have already, or soon will, confront the job of deciding what to do with the demos, unfinished productions and troves of notes those artists left behind as guidance.

Sometimes there's an intimately connected guiding figure to oversee the new music, as was the case for Lil Peep and his mother, Liza Womack. Avicii had a tight team of collaborators and longtime intentions for disparate, genre-hopping records. For very young artists like 21-year-old Juice Wrld, deciphering their goals might be tougher — they were just starting their careers and hadn't yet charted a definite path forward.

Mac Miller's new album, "Circles" — due out Jan. 17 — will likely be a different sort of posthumous record.

1000 by August Brown. MOVED


^Why Steve Martin put Whole Foods and the Bird Streets in his new bluegrass song 'California'<

^MUS-MARTIN:LA—<Steve Martin harnesses an archetypal conceit — "Come to California!" — for his new song with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Called, simply, "California," the bluegrass come-on is written from the perspective of a man beckoning his love in Oklahoma to move West and chase her dreams as a writer.

Not surprisingly, the song doesn't travel the predictable route. Martin, who has written for stage, screen, song, stand-up routine and printed word, knows his way around a yarn. He also knows his way around his banjo.

1100 by Randall Roberts. MOVED


^Chris Jones: Trump's tweeted threats about Iranian cultural sites only spins the world backwards<

JONES-COLUMN:TB — Back in the spring of 2003, Karen Wilson, then the director of the Oriental Institute on the campus of the University of Chicago, was walking through the Mesopotamian gallery, angrily pointing at one image of an ancient treasure after another.

"I believe that piece is gone," she kept saying as she waved her arms, eyes flashing with every sweep. "Gone."

Wilson was talking about the looting of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, where most of the original artifacts referenced in the gallery's educational exhibit (designed mostly to teach University of Chicago undergraduates) were held.

1050 by Chris Jones in Chicago. MOVED



^'This Is Us': Brace yourself for an 'Oh $#@%!' moment<

^TV-THIS-US:SJ—<The angsty family drama "This Is Us" returns from a two-month hiatus Tuesday (9 p.m., NBC) and Sterling K. Brown warns fans to brace themselves for a narrative twist involving his character, Randall Pearson.

Speaking to reporters here at the Television Critics Association press tour, Brown tried to avoid spoilers by speaking as "vaguely as possible" about the storyline in the return episode.

350 (with trims) by Chuck Barney. MOVED


^'Silence of the Lambs' sequel series 'Clarice' planned from 'Star Trek' EP<

^TV-SILENCE-LAMBS:NY—<Clariiiiiiiiiiiice is back.

The heroine of "The Silence of the Lambs" is getting her own series, CBS announced Sunday.

Set in 1993, a year after the original Hannibal Lecter story, "'Clarice' is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.," the network said in a press release.

350 by Kate Feldman. MOVED


^Filmmakers promise new info on Zodiac Killer case<

TV-ZODIACKILLER:SJ — What more is to be said about the Zodiac Killer? The serial murderer who terrorized the Bay Area in the late 1960s has been the subject of numerous films, books and TV shows.

And now an upcoming documentary series on FX is promising fresh information connected to the legendary cold case.

400 by Chuck Barney in Pasadena, Calif. MOVED


^Abby Huntsman leaves 'The View' to work on her father's gubernatorial campaign<

^TV-ABC-VIEW-HUNTSMAN:LA—<Abby Huntsman is vacating her co-host chair at ABC's "The View" to work on her father's electoral bid for Utah governor.

Huntsman, 33, announced her decision to leave on Monday's edition of the TV show. She will serve as a senior advisor to Jon Huntsman's campaign. Her father, a Republican, is the former U.S. ambassador to Russia and China and previously served as Utah governor from 2005 to 2009.

200 by Stephen Battaglio. MOVED


TV-TINSEL:MCT — Not moving this week.


^Beach Slang album review: James Alex doubles down on his Replacements love<

^MUS-BEACHSLANG-REVIEW:TB—<James Alex is one of those true believers stuck in a rock 'n' roll past that never got better than the Replacements in 1985. He's been an indie-rock mainstay for decades out of Pennsylvania, most recently with Beach Slang, a band that doubles down on Alex's obsessions rather than striving for anything like innovation. Earnest, wide-eyed and bow-tied, Alex lives in a Saturday-night world filled with boisterous guitars and dreams that refuse to age out gracefully.

Alex's world can be a wonderful place to visit what rock 'n' roll fan doesn't love the Replacements? But one also roots for any well-intentioned artist to find his own voice in the recording studio, and Alex isn't there yet.

400 by Greg Kot. MOVED



MUS-ALBUMS:PH — 200 by Dan Deluca. MOVED




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