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Jane Fonda honored for lifetime achievement at Golden Globes
American actor and activist Jane Fonda received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, marking a career in film and television and at the forefront of social issues over some 60 years. Fonda, 83, made an impassioned plea for diversity while accepting her award, saying storytelling was central to mutual human understanding. Her comments came at a virtual ceremony put on amid controversy over the dearth of Black members in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands out the Golden Globes.
‘The Crown,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ take Golden Globes TV honors
Netflix Inc’s British royal drama «The Crown,» which focused its most recent season on the troubled marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, led the television honors at Hollywood’s Golden Globe awards on Sunday. «The Crown» was named best TV drama, one of four awards in total, including best actress for Emma Corrin, who played the young Diana struggling to adapt to life in the royal family.
Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, six months after his death at age 43 shocked fans around the world. Boseman, best known for the superhero movie «Black Panther,» was awarded the Golden Globe for lead actor in a movie drama for his role as an ambitious trumpet player in 1920s jazz drama «Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.»
TV legend Norman Lear honored at Golden Globes
Television pioneer Norman Lear, creator of groundbreaking comedy shows such as «All in the Family» and «One Day at a Time,» accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday. Lear, 98, was honored with the Carol Burnett Award, an accolade established in 2018 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the Golden Globes. Speaking via video at this year’s virtual ceremony, Lear said he was thrilled to accept an award named for Burnett, who he said «has made me laugh harder» than anyone else.
The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honors for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas. Netflix Inc goes into Sunday’s virtual celebration of movies and television, hosted from New York and Los Angeles by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, with a dominant 22 film nominations but still in search of its first best movie win.
Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police
Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned over to police on Friday and have been reunited with the pop singer’s representatives, police said. The safe return of Koji and Gustav came hours after Gaga, who was filming a movie in Rome when her pets were taken on Wednesday night, issued a plea on social media for «an act of kindness» to bring them home.
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