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Mahershala Ali Pitched Himself For ‘True Detective’ & Nic Pizzolatto Started Rewrites – The Contenders Emmys
“To ask somebody to make that significant of a shift and totally rethink your story was the first thing to accomplish,” Oscar winner Mahershala Ali said when he pitched himself to True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto about taking on the lead role for Season 3 of the HBO anthology series.
“My only insecurity was if the…
Fresh off his Oscar win for Green Book, Mahershala Ali is diving into the sci-fi world in the upcoming Entertainment One film Sovereign. Details about the plot are being kept under wraps, but it will be directed by Marc Munden (Utopia) and produced by eOne along with 21 Laps Entertainment's Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and D…
Diversity was one of the biggest winners at the Oscars on Sunday, with three out of the four top acting awards won by non-white actors as Regina King, Mahershala Ali and Rami Malek triumphed for their roles in If Beale Street Could Talk, Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, respectively. In 2015, not a single non-white…
How is this for symbolism — Mahershala Ali won his second Oscar in three years for Green Book while the finale of his series True Detective was airing on HBO.
Universal’s Green Book won the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday, coming out on top in the marquee Academy Awards category to wrap a wild, wide-open film awards season. It had been thought to be among at least three front-runners on the night along with Netflix’s Roma and 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Mahershala Ali won his second Oscar on Sunday night, taking home the Best Supporting Actor for playing real-life pianist Dr. Don Shirley in Universal’s Green Book. Ali during his acceptance speech thanked the piano virtuoso for “who he was and the life that he lived.”
The actor also thanked co-star Viggo Mortensen, dir…
Best Picture Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Green Book this weekend scooped a BAFTA for Mahershala Ali in Best Supporting Actor — and hit a new worldwide milestone. The Peter Farrelly-directed film that also stars Viggo Mortensen crossed $100M globally with $61.4M domestic and $46.5M at the international box off…
Oscars: Deadline Vs Gold Derby Expert Prediction Smackdown In All Four Acting Races – Who Will Be The Big Surprise?
After dissecting the various possibilities in this year’s wild and wooly Oscar Best Picture race, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I have a go at all four acting categories, where, if you believe the precursor awards shows, Rami Malek, Glenn Close and Mahershala Ali have come on strong in recent weeks to become…
By Pete Hammond
‘Green Book’: Listen To The Real Doc Shirley And Tony Lip In Tapes That Informed Mahershala & Viggo’s Performances
EXCLUSIVE: On a recent Saturday morning, as I lamented a spate of curiously timed toxic Green Book stories that surfaced as the Oscar nomination voting began, right after the film won a Best Picture Golden Globe, I listened in the car as a sports radio host on New York’s WFAN randomly talked about how he’d seen a…
Viggo Mortensen Reflects On The Twists & Turns Of His ‘Green Book’ Journey As He Preps His Directorial Debut
EXCLUSIVE: "I didn’t sleep much last night," Viggo Mortensen admits. "The building I'm in, the pipes burst on the top floor, and it was like a river of water coming down the stairways. It was insane, so we all had to leave the building, and I spent part of the night outside."
Out in cold, snowy Toronto, Mortensen manag…
By Matt Grobar
‘Green Book’ Co-Writer Nick Vallelonga Apologizes For 2015 Tweet As Participant Media Condemns Original Missive
EXCLUSIVE: Green Book co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a volatile tweet that surfaced last night. Vallelonga, whose father Tony Lip is the principal character played in the film by Viggo Mortensen, wasn’t reachable last night to answer why in 2015 he posted a tweet embracing a debunked Donald Trump…
Mahershala Ali won a Golden Globe Sunday night for his role as the real-life Don Shirley in Green Book. The win comes amid some backlash from Shirley’s real family, who have come forward to say that his portrayal of the musician was not accurate. After Ali won his trophy, he addressed it backstage.
“I will say this,” A…
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