Every one of the 18 actors nominated in the BAFTA Film Awards 2020 is white

London (CNN)BAFTA bosses have acknowledged the “infuriating” lack of diversity after Tuesday’s film nominations revealed that every person shortlisted for an acting award this year is white. Johansson was also nominated for best supporting actress for her role in “Jojo Rabbit.” Margot Robbie received two nominations for supporting actress — one for her portrayal of Sharon Tate in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” and another for “Bombshell.” Marc Samuelson, chairman of BAFTA’s film committee, acknowledged the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations. “Clearly everybody knows that everybody in the four acting groups of nominees are white, it’s infuriating, we can’t make the industry do something, all we can do is encourage and push and inspire and try to …

Dull sci-fi romance ‘Twice Upon a Time’ could use double the action

Twice Upon a TimeVincent (Gaspard Ulliel) and Louise (Freya Mavor) have broken up. Vincent, as is often the case with young men, isnt sure why their relationship came to an end. After four months of self-medicating in the depths of his post-breakup malaise, he is delivered a second chance. A strange wooden cube is delivered to his home that turns out to be a portal to an alternate dimension where Vincent and Louise are still dating, or at least, still seeing each other and having passionate sex between cigarettes. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindManiac Russian Doll Groundhog Day Twice Upon a TimeTwice Upon a TimeGroundhog Day Russian Doll ManiacEternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindThis isnt to say is terrible, …

Olivia Wilde addresses controversy around her ‘Richard Jewell’ character

(CNN)Olivia Wilde is addressing the controversy surrounding the portrayal of her character, journalist Kathy Scruggs, in Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Richard Jewell.” Wilde, who had previously defended her portrayal of Scruggs in an interview with Variety, took to Twitter Thursday to expand on her comments. “I was asked to play the supporting role of Kathy Scruggs, who was, by all accounts, bold, smart, and fearlessly undeterred by the challenge of being a female reporter in the south in the 1990s. I cannot even contemplate the amount of sexism she may have faced in the way of duty,” she wrote. “Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy ‘traded sex for tips.’ Nothing in my research …

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dead at 61

(CNN)Singer Marie Fredriksson died Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer, her management company has confirmed. Roxette toured extensively, with Fredriksson gaining recognition as a talented live performer. In 2002 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which she recovered following aggressive treatment. By 2009, Roxette were performing again, and even made several more albums. But by 2016 doctors had advised Fredriksson to stop touring in order to prioritize her health. “Marie leaves us a grand musical legacy. Her amazing voice — both strong and sensitive — and her magical live performances will be remembered by all of us who was lucky enough to witness them,” Dimberg Jernberg Management said in a statement. “But we also remember a wonderful …