4 items from 2017
For a man whose first claim to screen immortality came when an extraterrestrial freak of nature ripped a hole in his chest and screeched bloody murder in Alien, John Hurt was a hell of an actor. "The alien won the Oscar," a laughing Hurt told me nearly three decades later, referring to the Academy Award that Ridley Scott's 1979 film took home for H.R. Giger's visual effects. It might be the only time in his 55-year career that anyone, let alone a creature that looked like a penis with teeth, »
Park City — Danny Strong is a two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter who wrote “Game Change,” “Recount” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” He also co-created a little series you might have heard of called “Empire.” Tackling the life of one of America’s greatest literary voices might have been a bit much for his directorial debut. That’s the thought that starts to percolate through your mind as you sit through the J.D.
- Gregory Ellwood
Danny Strong is recognizable from numerous noteworthy projects: Jonathan on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Paris’ paramour Doyle on Gilmore Girls, Albert Fekus on Justified, and Danny Siegel, the guy who punched Roger Sterling in the crotch on Mad Men. But all that time on camera also motivated his prolific pursuit of screenwriting: “I just write things because I spent so many years as an actor trying to get any job I could get,” he explains. “Literally anything to pay my bills and to get my health insurance. So when I started writing, I made a decision really early on: ‘I’m just going to do things I think are cool.’” His writing resumé now possibly surpasses his acting one, including his Emmy-award-winning Sarah Palin campaign movie Game Change, the also politically themed Recount, and two Hunger Games: Mockingjay movies. He also co-created Lee Daniels’ Empire, where he’s scripted and »
- Gwen Ihnat
Ben is a two-time Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee. Casey is a two-time Golden Globe Award nominee and up for Best Actor for “Manchester by the Sea.” Leonardo DiCaprio, last year’s Best Actor winner for “The Revenant,” will also be presenting.
Other presenters added to Sunday’s show include: Kristen Bell, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Hugh Grant, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Felicity Jones, John Legend, Ryan Reynolds, Sting, Emma Stone, Carrie Underwood, Vince Vaughn, Carl Weathers, and Kristen Wiig.
Details on which awards they will be presenting have not yet been announced.
Barrymore is a three-time Golden Globe nominee, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries »
- Lawrence Yee
4 items from 2017
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