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Golden Globe 2021 : Andra Day wins the award for Billie Holiday role in new movie chronicling jazz legend who was raised in Baltimore

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Andra Day won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for best entertainer in a show film for her job as Billie Holiday in a recently delivered film about the jazz legend brought up in Baltimore.

The Lee Daniels-coordinated film uncovers the torments she looked all through her profession: bigotry, abuse, illicit drug use, restriction, youngster rape. Occasion later got back to Baltimore at 22 years old with a widely praised execution at The Royal Theater in October 1937.

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” debuted Friday on Hulu.

Baltimore Sun writer Carl Schoettler composed of Holiday’s “phenomenal musicianship, the exceptional diction, phrasing, sense of timing and dramatic delivery that made her singing interesting. … She manufactured one of the great American singing styles from a youth lived poor and hard and mean on Durham Street in [Upper] Fells Point.”

Quite a while prior an neighborhood-based arts project gave homage to the square where Holiday resided, if just for a moderately short time, during the 1920s. There are painted screens and murals and other inventive references to her.

She is additionally regarded locally with Billie Holiday Court, in East Baltimore. There is a recreation center named in honor at Pennsylvania and Lafayette roads where there’s likewise an enormous bronze sculpture of her.

Different candidates for the honor were Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”; Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”; and Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman.”

The 78th Golden Globe Awards winners are below :

Best motion picture — drama

  • WINNER | “Nomadland”
  • “The Father”
  • “Mank”
  • “Promising Young Woman”
  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Actress in a motion picture — drama

  • WINNER | Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
  • Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
  • Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
  • Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • James Corden, “The Prom”
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
  • Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”
  • Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”

Best motion picture — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • “Hamilton”
  • “Music”
  • “Palm Springs”
  • “The Prom”

Director — motion picture

  • WINNER | Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • David Fincher, “Mank”
  • Regina King, “One Night in Miami”
  • Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Actor in a motion picture — drama

  • WINNER | Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”
  • Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
  • Gary Oldman, “Mank”
  • Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian”

Limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

  • WINNER | “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • “Normal People”
  • “Small Axe”
  • “The Undoing”
  • “Unorthodox

Actress in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

  • WINNER | Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”
  • Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
  • Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Supporting actress — television

  • WINNER | Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
  • Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
  • Julia Garner, “Ozark”
  • Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Cynthia Nixon, “Ratched”

Supporting actress in a motion picture

  • WINNER | Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian”
  • Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Father”
  • Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
  • Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

Television series — drama

  • WINNER | “The Crown”
  • “Lovecraft Country”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “Ozark”
  • “Ratched”

Motion picture — foreign language

  • WINNER | “Minari” (United States)
  • “Another Round” (Denmark)
  • “La Llorona” (Guatemala/France)
  • “The Life Ahead” (Italy)
  • “Two of Us” (France)

Actor in a television series, drama

  • WINNER | Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
  • Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Al Pacino, “Hunters”
  • Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

Actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot”
  • Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • Kate Hudson, “Music”
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma.”

Television series — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | “Schitt’s Creek”
  • “Emily in Paris”
  • “The Flight Attendant”
  • “The Great”
  • “Ted Lasso”

Actor in a television series — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
  • Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
  • Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
  • Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Original song — motion picture

  • WINNER | “Io Si (Seen)” (“The Life Ahead”)
  • “Speak Now” (“One Night in Miami”)
  • “Fight for You” (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
  • “Hear My Voice” (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)
  • “Tigress & Tweed” (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”)

Original score — motion picture

  • WINNER | “Soul” — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
  • “The Midnight Sky” — Alexandre Desplat
  • “Mank” — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • “News of the World” — James Newton Howard
  • “Tenet” — Ludwig Göransson

Actress in a television series — drama

  • WINNER | Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
  • Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
  • Laura Linney, “Ozark”
  • Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

Screenplay — motion picture

  • WINNER | Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, “The Father”
  • Jack Fincher, “Mank”
  • Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”

Actor in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

  • WINNER | Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”
  • Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
  • Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Motion picture — animated

  • WINNER | “Soul”
  • “The Croods: A New Age”
  • “Onward”
  • “Over the Moon”
  • “Wolfwalkers”

Actress in a television series — musical or comedy

  • WINNER | Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”
  • Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
  • Elle Fanning, “The Great”
  • Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Supporting actor — television

  • WINNER | John Boyega, “Small Axe”
  • Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule”
  • Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”
  • Donald Sutherland, “The Undoing”

Supporting actor in a motion picture

  • WINNER | Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • Jared Leto, “The Little Things”
  • Bill Murray, “On the Rocks”
  • Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”

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How the Metaphysical World Influenced the Art of Nisha Kapoor

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Many things in this world can be a source of inspiration. It can be nature, the people we meet along the way, or even our experiences in life. However, there are other places where we can look for inspiration and it can provide numerous rich ideas because it transcends the physical. 

Artist Nisha Kapoor is all too familiar with the metaphysical world as a source of inspiration. Her art is heavily influenced by the vivid, otherworldly visions that she gets, resulting in colorful, captivating pieces that are a feast for the eyes. 

Her work is regarded as very unique and “never seen before” by famous art collectors and critiques.

The Experiences That Shaped Her Art

For more than a decade, Nisha has been having a lot of metaphysical experiences where she falls into a state of trance and gets lucid dreams. She has also experienced levitating and being transported into a 5D world. 

“Very specifically about 1.5 years ago, I clearly remember the day. I was immersed in a spa in a parlor and fell off in a state of a deep sleep, where I started having lucid 5D dreams again, with very beautiful, out-of-the-world visions and images,” she shared. 

It was unlike her prior experiences because this event was so compelling that she felt the need to draw what she saw the moment she came home. 

“My body physically could not resist drawing. And that is how I started drawing –just 2 years ago. I was always in a corporate job and started painting alongside after this incident,” Nisha explained. 

She also found a resemblance in Van Gogh’s quote “I dream my painting and paint my dream,” which has been her approach to translating her vivid visions onto the canvas. 

Through her paintings, Nisha has gained unprecedented international recognition in a very short period since she began. 

Creativity As Her Core 

Ever since she was a child, Nisha has always displayed her creativity through various mediums. She was an ace dancer, writer, creative marketer among other things. 

“Creativity has always been my core from the start and my spiritual journey has given me a fast track to express it,” Nisha said. 

She describes her otherworldly experiences as spiritual because it has touched her greatly and became a driving force for her to do art in all forms available to her. 

However, Nisha admits that she had never considered herself a painter, rather, the art of painting chose her. 
Check out Nisha’s work through her Instagram account (@errtistic).

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Joseph Siravo, Sopranos and Jersey Boys star, dies at 66

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Joseph Siravo, most popular for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” died on Sunday, They has affirmed. He was 66.

The effervescent performer, who passed his knowledge to others as an acting coach, died following a “courageous” bout with colon cancer, his family relayed to the New York Post on Monday.

Siravo portrayed Tony Soprano’s father in frequent flashbacks to the mob boss’ childhood in the 1960s during his experience on the HBO series, which was broadly viewed as one of the best TV shows of its era, regardless of genre.

A strategy entertainer of sorts, Siravo’s other TV roles include “For Life,” “Law & Order,” “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Blacklist.” He additionally showed up on Broadway creations like “The Light in the Piazza” for which Siravo collaborated with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher twice. Most recently, Siravo also performed in “Oslo.”

Siravo’s off-Broadway credits are a showcase of his performance range and include “Mad Forest” and “Up Against the Wind” (both at New York Theatre Workshop) and “Dark Rapture” and “Gemini” (both at Second Stage).

The son of Theresa and Mario Siravo additionally notched in excess of 2,000 exhibitions as hoodlum Gyp DeCarlo in the flagship U.S. tour of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which started in 2006.

His family told to The Post that Siravo “had a lifelong love of and passion for Shakespeare” and “received rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Claudius’ in the Long Wharf Theater’s 2004 production of ‘Hamlet.’”

Also, “in addition to his work at NYU, he was also a coach, mentor and teacher of the Shakespeare canon,” his family added.

A significant number of Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” costars took to social media to mourn his death and to celebrate the actor.

“Oh no! He was so great!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on the iconic series. “Deepest love and condolences to his family. Big loss.”

Entertainer Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher in the arrangement, repeated his co-star’s sentiment in a emotional Instagram post.

“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” Imperioli wrote. “His performance [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he also made a perfect John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of all the actors who’ve played the Teflon Don.”

Added actor and stuntperson Garry Pastore: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”

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Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss was offered a grandmother role the day after her 40th birthday

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Its no secret that ageism is an issue in Hollywood, and The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss recently shared how it affected her as an actress over 40.

During a conversation with writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, Moss revealed that she was offered a grandmother role “the day after my 40th birthday,” as per The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had heard that at 40 everything changed. I didn’t believe in that because I don’t believe in just jumping on a thought system that I don’t really align with,” she said. “But literally the day after my 40th birthday, I was reading a script that had come to me and I was talking to my manager about it. She was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, it’s not that role [you’re reading for], it’s the grandmother.’ I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight. I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother.”

Moss, presently 53, said it was “brutal” swallowing that reality, particularly as older male actors don’t face the same hurdles.

“You don’t feel like you’ve aged much and suddenly you’re seeing yourself on screen,” she said. “I would look at these French and European actresses and they just had something about them that felt so confident in their own skin. I couldn’t wait to be that. I strive for that. It’s not easy being in this business. There’s a lot of external pressure.”

The praised entertainer, who likewise showed up in Jessica Jones, will reprising her role as Trinity in The Matrix 4, moderated a conversation on behalf of New York’s 92nd Street Y about Bateman’s new book. Face: One Square Foot of Skin investigates society’s reaction to ladies as they age and is a development to Bateman’s 2018 book Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.

During the visit, Bateman said she felt it was “psychotic” that conversations about maturing transform into conversations about “cutting up our faces.”

“It’s become normalized,” she said about cosmetic surgery. “Time out, time out! This is not a fact. This is an idea that we can either pull in and make a belief or not. I’m like, f–k that.”

In the face of criticism about her looks, Bateman, 55, said she’s not going to bend her philosophy. All things being equal, she decides to look inward and heal her own insecurities instead of reacting to hate.

“It does nothing to make me happier or free. It does everything to tamp all that down. It does everything to mute my life. I’m going to do the opposite, then I’ll have the opposite result,” Bateman said.

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