Major guilds announce film nominees, clarifying Oscar field
Hopes that a few of last year’s biggest box-office hits, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “No Time to Die,” might join the best-picture Oscar race were dealt a blow Thursday when several of Hollywood’s top guilds announced their film nominations.
This is a story about ‘West Side Story’
This December the musical West Side Story will once again be in theaters with Steven Spielberg’s treatment. This new reedition of the film comes 60 years after the original won the Oscar for best picture and introduced us to The Jets, The Sharks, Tony, Maria, Anita, and Bernardo.
'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill." The musical leads the Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season. The dozen nods make “Slave Play” the most nominated play in Tony history. The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
West Side Story Academy Award winner George Chakiris to make live appearance at Redford Theatre
The historic Redford Theatre released its film lineup for the upcoming season, spanning from Jan. 17 to May 9, Tuesday morning on Facebook. VIP tickets also include early admission to the 8 p.m. screening, an autographed poster and dessert. HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 9: Actor George Chakiris attends the American Cinematheque screening and cast and crew reunion of 'West Side Story' at the Egyptian Theatre on October 9, 2002 in Hollywood, California. The movie will show Feb. 2 and will be preceded by a performance by the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. For the theaters complete lineup, check out the Facebook post.
Steven Spielberg gives sneak peek of 'West Side Story'
(CNN) - That's a wrap on "West Side Story." The musical remake from director Steven Spielberg finished filming just days ago and to celebrate, the legendary filmmaker shared on social media -- via studio 20th Century Fox's official account -- some sneak peek photos from the set. It's a wrap on West Side Story. To mark the end of production, Steven wanted to share a few thoughts and images with you. : @nikotavernise (Photos 1, 2) / #StevenSpielberg (Photo 3)#WestSideStory #StevenSpielberg pic.twitter.com/4PdhHxueKz 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) October 2, 2019The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
On this day: September 14
2005: Filmmaker Robert Wise, who won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," dies of heart attack at age 91 in Los Angeles. Wise was also nominated for Oscars for Best Film Editing for "Citizen Kane" and Best Picture for "The Sand Pebbles." He also directed "The Body Snatcher," "Born to Kill," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Run Silent, Run Deep," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." Hide Caption