5 items from 2016
Opening Friday in limited release for an Oscar-qualifying run is “Confessions of a Womanizer,” directed by Miguel Ali. The small indie film is the longest of shots for Academy consideration, but that’s not stopping it from making history.
In submitting eligibility materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the film’s producers sought both supporting actor and supporting actress consideration for gender-fluid actor Kelly Mantle. The Academy granted the request, setting a historic precedent.
Gender-fluid and trans characters have been represented by Oscar-nominated actors such as John Lithgow (“The World According to Garp”), Hillary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”). There is one instance, meanwhile, of an Oscar nomination for a gender-swapping role: Linda Hunt in fact won the supporting actress prize for playing a male dwarf in 1982’s “The Year of Living Dangerously.”
But Mantle, known for appearing as a »
- Kristopher Tapley
Kelly Mantle, a gender-fluid performer who was a contestant on the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has made Oscar history as the first potential nominee eligible in both male and female categories, TheWrap has learned. Mantle plays a transgender prostitute in “Confessions of a Womanizer,” a Miguel Ali indie from Harbor House Films starring Andrew Lawrence and Gary Busey. The film’s producers ran into a dilemma when filling out Oscar paperwork, which required them to classify Mantle, who was born a man, as either male or female. Mantle was submitted for consideration in both categories, and the Academy confirmed that. »
- Matt Pressberg
“Adventures in Babysitting” stars Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson and Kevin Quinn were joined by a full slate of Dcom alums, including Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, Christy Carlson Romano, Tahj Mowry as well as Joey, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence.
“I think it’s sort of surreal to say not only did I grow up with these movies, but that I was sort of a part of history somehow,” Carpenter said. “We became such a family during filming — all of the children, the director. They treated us like family and it made the experience 10 times more fun.”
The film is a reimagining of the 1987 movie of the same name, which starred Elisabeth Shue as an unlucky babysitter who spent her night chaperoning kids on an adventure throughout Chicago. The »
- Lamarco McClendon
Tyler Henry continues to provide comfort for his celebrity clients. On Sunday's Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, the clairvoyant meets with Matthew, Joey and Andy Lawrence for a reading in which he connects them with family members and gives them important information about their health. Later, he meets with I Am Cait star Candis Cayne, who connects with her grandmother and learns her grandfather is accepting of her transition. And finally, Tyler helps comedian Loni Love find closure with her loved ones and reveals there is definitely romance in her future. Recap the latest episode with these seven must-see moments! 1. Tyler tells Matthew Lawrence he has a susceptibility to heart »
Recently,CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Hawaii Five-o" episode 12 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Ua ola loko i ke aloha" is Hawaiian for "Love Gives Life Within," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting and dangerous stuff go down as the Five-o team aggressively tries to hunt down bomb thieves, and more! In the new, 12th episode press release: While McGarrett's Aunt Deb Visits Oahu On A Special Personal Mission, Five-0 Must Uncover Who Stole Unstable Japanese WWII Bombs Left Hidden On The Island, On "Hawaii Five-0," Friday, Jan. 15. Press release number 2: While McGarrett's Aunt Deb is visiting Oahu on a special personal mission, Five-0 is going to have to locate who stole unstable Japanese WWII bombs left hidden on the island. Entertainment legend Carol Burnett returns as McGarrett's Aunt Deb, and Taryn Manning returns as his sister, »
- Andre Braddox
5 items from 2016
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