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Mahershala Ali's star is on the rise! You may have recognized his face before, but 2017 is the year the world finally learns how to pronounce his name: Ma-HERshala. The actor earned a Critics' Choice Award for his supporting role in Moonlight, and he's on the list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards and the SAG Awards, and you can bet on an Oscar nod, as well. While this is his breakout award season (he's also in Hidden Figures ), Ali has been acting since 2001, when he appeared as Dr. Trey Sanders on Crossing Jordan. Since then, he popped up on dozens of TV shows before making it to the big screen in movies like Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. While his credits are too long to list here, these are the five places you're most likely to have seen Ali. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Sara Hemrajani on the rise of Ryan Gosling…
La La Land, the award-tipped ode to musicals from Hollywood’s Golden Age, sees Ryan Gosling dance, sing, wax lyrical about jazz and woo Emma Stone’s aspiring actress in modern day Los Angeles. It’s a terrific performance and the 36-year-old seems to be a lock for one of the best actor Oscar nods. To top that off, he will be hitting the screens across the year in Terrence Malick’s Weightless and the eagerly anticipated Blade Runner sequel.
Showbusiness isn’t new to Gosling – he was a Mousekeeter (alongside pre-teen Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) in The Mickey Mouse Club, and he played the title role in the Young Hercules series in the late 1990s. Gosling followed television with some smartly chosen indie features and, not too long after, he was primed for the big leagues as a major movie star. »
- Sara Hemrajani
The Palm Springs Convention Center was atwitter Monday evening as movie stars, Hollywood moguls and cinema aficionados filed inside for the start of the 28th annual Palm Springs Film Festival opening night gala, which kicks off the buzzy 12-day desert fest, a key stop on the Oscar season trail.
Glitz and glamour filled the decked-out, floral-filled room, with stars honored for their performances in 2016 films favored for serious Academy Awards contention.
While accepting the Career Achievement Award, “20th Century Women” star Annette Bening declared, “acting is the work of intimacy.” Given that collective closeness, it was only fitting that Ryan Gosling, who accepted the Vanguard Award for “La La Land” alongside director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, took a moment to acknowledge the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, crediting her performance in “Singin’ in the Rain” as a major artistic influence in the creation of Chazelle’s 2017 nod to old Hollywood musicals. »
- Malina Saval
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