The Nose looks at ‘The Fabelmans’ and ‘The White Lotus’
The second season of Mike White’s The White Lotus concluded on HBO this week. Its first season won the most awards at the Emmys this year: 10, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The second season is now nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film. The White Lotus has been renewed for a third season.
And: The Fabelmans is the 34th feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, and it’s Spielberg’s sixth feature film writing credit — his first in 21 years. The Fabelmans was nominated, this week, for five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture — Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Stephen Boss, Dancer and Reality TV Star Known as tWitch, Dies at 40 Mr. Boss spent nine years with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as D.J., guest host and, eventually, an executive producer.
- Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch’s Composer on ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and More, Dies at 85 He also wrote songs recorded by Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey and Mel Tillis and themes for ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ and the Barcelona Summer Olympics.
- Lee Lorenz, 90, Cartoonist and Gatekeeper at The New Yorker, Dies Over 40 years at the magazine he drew hundreds of cartoons and covers and served as art and cartoon editor, recruiting new talent and deciding who got published.
- Gabrielle Beaumont, Pioneering TV Director, Dies at 80 The prolific Emmy nominee helmed episodes of ‘Dynasty’ (and helped get Joan Collins on the show) and also worked on ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘MAS*H’ and three ‘Star Trek’ series.
- Richard Miller Dies: Sculptor Behind Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini Was 80
- Golden Globes 2023: Complete Nominations List
- Highbrow Films Aimed at Winning Oscars Are Losing Audiences The kind of critically praised dramas that often dominate the awards season are falling flat at the box office, failing to justify the money it takes to make them.
- Steven Spielberg’s Movie Magic Has a Dark Side And no one knows it better than he does.
- Judd Hirsch Can Tell You a Story or Three. ‘The Fabelmans’ Is Just the Latest. The veteran actor has been singled out for his rousing performance in Steven Spielberg’s drama. It’s the latest chapter in a long career full of anecdotes.
- When Jewish Artists Wrestle With Antisemitism In this unsettling moment, comedians, filmmakers, playwrights and others have been struggling against a long-ingrained American response to look away.
- ‘Westworld’ & ‘The Nevers‘ Pulled Off HBO Max, Marking Victorian Drama’s Formal End
- Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Returns to No. 1 The singer’s holiday anthem, first released in 1994, ends Taylor Swift’s six-week run atop the Hot 100 singles chart.
- Christopher Nolan Recreated a Nuclear Weapon Explosion Without CGI, Developed New IMAX Film for ‘Oppenheimer’: ‘A Huge Challenge’
- Elon Musk’s new Twitter Blue logo is perfectly awful The ’80s throwback logo is shiny, poorly kerned, and barely legible. But it’s also an accurate representation of what Twitter has become.
- Olivia Wilde Is Getting Backlash After People Actually Watched “Don’t Worry Darling” And Learned The Truth About Those “Female Pleasure” Sex Scenes It appears that Miss Flo was right all along.
- The Intertwining History of the ‘Avatar’ Papyrus Font and the ‘SNL’ Sketch That Spoofed It It surely is odd that James Cameron chose to use such a ridiculed typeface for his 2009 mega-blockbuster, but he wasn’t exactly acting like a thoughtless child wandering by a garden, yanking leaves along the way
- CNN Cancels ‘Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy’ as Part of Originals Pullback The actor is still exec producing the spinoff ‘Searching for Mexico,’ and could be involved if the show is shopped elsewhere.
- ‘Luddite’ Teens Don’t Want Your Likes When the only thing better than a flip phone is no phone at all.
- Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
- Irene Papoulis: Teaches writing at Trinity College
- Gene Seymour: A “writer, professional spectator, pop-culture maven, and jazz geek”
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