生化危机2秘籍采用百度引擎7（Baidu 8）Best-Reviewed Directorial Debuts 2020The sight of an established performer making the leap into the director s seat is catnip for any movie fan. This year s ascending star: Regina King, who helmed One Night in Miami, depicting the meeting of titanic Black icons for an incredible 1964 evening. And new directorial voices were seemingly reaching theaters and services every week, keeping cinema fresh in a volatile year. They came with horror breakouts like His House (Remi Weekes); moment-meeting dramas Miss Juneteenth (Channing Godfrey Peoples), Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell); and they came ready to move us, as with Sound of Metal (Darius Marder).The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
(Photo by DreamWorks Animation)All 41 DreamWorks Animation Movies RankedDreamWorks Animation s first movie was Antz, released two months before A Bug s Life, and thus this studio was born into incessant comparison to Pixar s output, molded by it, becoming the snarky and sarcastic foil to its competitor s earnestness.DreamWorks Animation would forge most of its identity and formula on the back of one giant, smelly, green ogre: Shrek, which has generated sequels, tie-ins, theme park rides, and billions of dollars, while ensuring Smash Mouth s All-Star never leaving the pop culture s ironic curriculum.The studio s other franchises include Kung Fu Panda, which introduced a whole new world of visual flair and surprising emotional depth to the DreamWorks movie canon, and Madagascar, which pulled off the mega-rare feat of each movie being higher-rated on the Tomatometer than the last. At least the mainline movies. (Penguins of Madagascar 73% is lower than the 79% Madagascar 3 has, but that s a spin-off.)Their latest releases were Spirit Untamed and Boss Baby: Family Business, with The Bad Guys and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on the horizon. Now, we re ranking all DreamWorks Animation movies by Tomatometer! 事实上，国内画面好的手游还是很多的，除了米哈游之外，如果喜欢古风类的游戏，就要提一下我自己在玩的新版《倩女》手游了，更新后的画面真的有点儿吸引人。
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The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is teaming with TBBT writer Anthony Del Broccolo for The Squad, an NBC comedy about esports. The show, which has a script order from the network, revolves around the friendships among a group of people who used to feel like outsiders, until they bonded over their mutual love of esports. So … TBBT set in the world of esports? (THR)Comedy Central and All Things Comedy are producing a documentary about the late comedian Patrice O’Neal. Bill Burr, Al Madrigal, and O’Neal’s fiancée Von Decarlo are among the executive producers of the project, which will explore O’Neal’s life and sometimes controversial material. O’Neal died after a stroke in 2011 at the age of 41.Monica Lewinski will executive produce an HBO Max documentary called 15 Minutes of Shame, about the “public shaming epidemic in our culture.” The anti-bullying activist and Bill Clinton impeachment figure will also appear in the documentary, along with project director, former Catfish co-host Max Joseph.House of Cards creator Beau Willimon is teaming with Slut: The Play writer Katie Cappiello to adapt the 2013 play as a Netflix teen drama called Grand Army. The series has a 10-episode order, and will revolve around five students at the largest high school in Brooklyn as they tackle sexual, racial, and economic issues. Odessa A zion (Fam), Maliq Johnson (When They See Us), Amir Bageria (Degrassi: Next Class), Odley Jean (Her Story Uncut), and Slut: The Play actress Amalia Yoo star in the series, which debuts in 2020.Elizabeth Banks is a producer on another potential NBC series, the workplace drama Mavenhood. The story, which has a script commitment at the network, is about a group of social media entrepreneurs whose company is in jeopardy when someone threatens to reveal their dark secrets – and their not-so-Instagrammable real lives. (Deadline)HBO Max will be the host of Amy Schumer’s documentary Expecting Amy, about Schumer’s difficult pregnancy, including multiple hospitalizations, which coincided with a comedy tour she embarked on to prepare for a stand-up special. Expecting Amy will be edited by Alexander Hammer, who edited Beyoncé’s Homecoming.WeWork, the troubled workspace company, will be the subject of a documentary by Business Insider and Campfire, the company behind the Netflix documentary The Innocent Man. Based on reporting by Business Insider, the doc will include details on WeWork’s dramatic downfall, IPO fail, frat-boy culture, and controversial leader Adam Neumann. (THR)(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)Amy Poehler will get serious with her newest project, the thriller The Mother-in-Law. Poehler is executive producer of the series, which is based on Sally Hepworth’s novel of the same name, about a woman’s complicated relationship with her in-laws, which ends with a suspicious death and the spilling of family secrets. Hepworth is also an EP on the project which was given a pilot order at NBC.Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Michael Mann will direct the pilot of HBO Max’s drama Tokyo Vice. Starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, the 10-episode series is based on investigative journalist Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir about becoming the first American journalist on the crime beat at one of the largest newspapers in Japan, which led to him being embedded with the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption.The cast of The Facts of Life is reuniting, but not to play their Peekskill characters. Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, and Lisa Whelchel will co-star in the Lifetime original holiday movie Light Up My Christmas. Fields is an executive producer on the fact-based movie about a woman who helps the citizens in her hometown embrace the
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8.48.9 9月喜迎While Marvel Studio pictures appear with a clockwork precision that only a worldwide pandemic could pause, Sony’s attempts to make use of the Spider-Man characters it controls have been less reliable. Amid multiple restarts, a long-in-the-works plan to make a Sinister Six movie, and a critical hack of Sony’s email system a few years back, it s no wonder they chose to ally with Marvel Studios to bring Spidey to the MCU.But Sony also continued to develop ideas independent of Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) trip to the larger Marvel world. Occasionally known as the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, the concept finally clicked with the one-two punch of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Venom. Both were commercial successes and proved Sony could mount a Spider-Man(-adjacent) film without Marvel s help.Provided, of course, they’re still interested in going it alone.Now, after its own COVID delay, the first true installment of the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters begins with Venom: Let There Be Carnage. If the recently released trailer is any indication, it should succeed in similar ways to its predecessor despite a new creative at the helm (more on that in a moment), but will it truly set the, er, “SPUMC” reality apart from the MCU? Let’s take a look at what we know about Venom: Let There Be Carnage to see if we can discover where the film exists in the many Marvel Universes.Familiar Faces(Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)It is fair to say one of the primary reasons for the first Venom’s success was the surprising double act of Eddie Brock and the symbiote on his back known as Venom, both played by Tom Hardy; happily, Hardy was the first element secured for the sequel. Of course, these days, studios sign actors up for multi-picture deals just in case, but with Venom, Hardy’s return for Let There Be Carnage and an eventual third film is essential.Sure, Venom could find a new host. He has passed to others before, including Eddie’s ex-girlfriend Anne Weying (Michelle Williams), who also returns for Let There Be Carnage. Reid Scott also returns as Anne’s incredibly likable current boyfriend, Dr. Dan Lewis. And as the recent trailer made clear, Peggy Lu is back as neighborhood convenience store proprietor, Mrs. Chen – as it happens, she, Eddie, and Venom have worked out some sort of protection deal so she doesn’t get held up as often. Although, the trailer suggests that deal is still tenuous, as Venom is always looking to make a meal of the nearest non-Eddie human.And, oddly, that’s pretty much all the returning cast Sony could really import from the first film. Characters played by the likes of Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate did not make it out of that story alive. That said, there is one character who made a brief appearance returning for the sequel in a big way. Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady – seen for a moment in Venom’s mid-credit stinger – is the primary antagonist this time around. From the trailer, it appears his execution date is approaching. It also seems it will not go well, as it activates another alien symbiote called Carnage.(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Or, at least, that’s one interpretation. In the comics, Carnage was the disregarded offspring of Venom who found a kindred spirit in serial killer Kasady. Together they did plenty of damage and battled Venom, Spider-Man, and anyone else who got in their way. It will be interesting to see if this Carnage is also the offspring of movie Venom and whether or not his initial indifference to his child will be a point of contention between him and Eddie. That said, now that they share Eddie s impossibly large San Francisco apartment, there still needs to be some conflict between them.Behind the camera, the producing team of Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal – of The Amazing Spider-Man duology return, as do Hardy and Kelly Marcel as executive producers.The Fresh Hosts(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Whether or not you consider Harrelson a new member of the cast, there are a handful of other freshmen to the Venom family. Naomie Harris joins up as Frances Barrison, a young woman whose encounter with the symbiote known as Shriek will lead her to Kasady before too long. Stephen Graham plays Mulligan, reportedly a detective looking to link Eddie to Kasady in the hopes of finding the location of victims the killer chose not to reveal although, in the comics, Mulligan has his own symbiote issues to deal with. Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo are also set to appear in smaller roles. Delaney even claimed his is a literal blink-and-you ll-miss-it moment.But perhaps the biggest name to join the franchise is not a new actor, but the new director. Due to scheduling difficulties with his commitments to Zombieland: Double Tap, director Ruben Fleischer stepped away from Let There Be Carnage. Sony quickly launched a search for a new filmmaker and found Andy Serkis.Yes, you read that right, the man who brought Gollum to life in The Lord of the Rings trilogy directed Venom 2. As it happens, Serkis began directing features with the 2017 biopic Breathe, starring former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield. The next year, Netflix released his second film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – which had the misfortune of arriving on the scene after Jon Favreau’s remake of the Disney animated version. Nevertheless, Sony and the film’s producers went with him because of his extensive knowledge of motion capture technology and performance.(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Backing Serkis up on screenwriting duties is Marcel, who replaces Jeff Pinker. The Saving Mr. Banks co-writer wrote the script after hashing out a story with fellow EP Hardy. Hutch Parker, a veteran of Fox Marvel movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Logan, is also an executive producer on the film. Other crewmembers include Breathe and Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood’s Robert Richardson as director of photography, production designer Oliver Scholl, and composer Marco Beltrami.This new company of talents will tell a further tale of Eddie and Venom becoming besties – in fact, Tolmach, Hardy, and Fleischer (before he confirmed his departure) all emphasized the buddy movie feeling would be amplified this time around. Meanwhile, they will also have to face the threat of Carnage, Shriek, and whatever other symbiote terrors may yet emerge as part of the plot. Thanks to Venom’s popularity in the 1990s and today, there are plenty of his fellow goo-monsters out there waiting for their chance on the big screen.Well, provided Venom doesn’t face Peter Parker first.The Madness of the Marvel Multiverse(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Eagle-eyed watchers of the Let There Be Carnage trailer took note of a partially obscured headline during a shot in which Graham’s detective character is reading the Daily Bugle: “ENGERS L IGHT M.” The potential meaning of the first word in that headline is clear Marvel superheroes exist in Venom’s world. But are they same Av- ENGERS we’ve come to love thanks to films like Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy?After a contentious renegotiation of the film rights to Spider-Man in 2019, it is unclear if Disney and Sony are chummy enough to share characters with more abandon. But at the same time, a 2020 trailer for the much-delayed SPUMC film Morbius (read more about that here) featured references to Spidey’s current problems in the MCU and an appearance by Michael Keaton as (presumably) Adrian Toomes from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Also, Serkis has said the characters in Venom are aware of Spider-Man, and more recently, Sony struck a deal to bring the Spider-Man films to Disney+, so the relationship may be warm enough for more cross-company cooperation.(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Oh, but then there’s the Bugle itself. Since the newspaper is part of the wider Spider-Man license, it did not appear in the MCU until the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, where it was the name of J. Jonah Jameson’s (J.K. Simmons) conspiracy theory website. The Bugle s usual print dimensions and trade dress in the the Carnage trailer suggests we are still dealing with two separate film universes.To a certain extent, the Carnage and Morbius trailers are having a laugh with the asides to the MCU, but it is also possible a clearer narrative understanding will come to light once Spider-Man: No Way Home is released in December. Since that film will feature appearances by Sony Spider-Man characters like Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and further references to the Multiverse, it is not outside the realm of possibility that Let There Be Carnage’s relative distance from the MCU will be explored in some way. At the moment, we’re inclined to believe Eddie and Venom’s adventure occur in a universe or two away from the prime MCU reality, but it could be the place Peter ends up calling home. That’s probably a good thing, as there are five other live-action Spider-Man related projects at Sony in need of a webslinger to tie the whole thing together.As for now, Let There Be Carnage’s references to Spider-Men and the Avengers will probably remain joke fodder.Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases on September 24, 2021.Thumbnail image by Sony Pictures EntertainmentOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s opening, expanding, and coming to the specialty box office. From promising releases from new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week in Fresh Indie Finds. This week at the specialty box office, we get further evidence that the 2020 Oscar race for Best Documentary and Best International Film is going to leave everyone disappointed; there are just too many award-worthy features. This week we add a German horror-thriller and dramatic tale of workers on strike in France to the Best International Film short-list and two bio-documentaries that would in any other year be almost assured a spot on the Oscar docs shortlist but will likely not make the cut given this year s staggering competition. And as we look to upcoming indie releases, new trailers from Martin Freeman and Nicolas Cage have piqued our interest.Opening This Weekend
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at email@example.com.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
GLADD Hands Out New Honors(Photo by JoJo Whilden/FX)The second wave of winners of this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives, were announced this week. The organization named Pose the year’s Outstanding Drama Series, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series. The “Trans Rights Under Attack” episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee won Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode, and Don Lemon of CNN won for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment while CBS Sunday Morning won for Outstanding TV Journalism—Newsmagazine for a segment on conversion therapy. Netflix’s Elite and Univision’s Mi marido tiene más familia tied for Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language). Bravo’s Andy Cohen won the Vito Russo Award (honoring an openly LGBTQ media professional working for LGBTQ acceptance). Vida and Queer Eye were previously honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles.Stranger Things Lawsuit Dropped(Photo by Netflix)A plagiarism lawsuit involving Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer was dropped just days before it was set to go to trial. Charles Kessler had sued the Duffers and Netflix, alleging they’d stolen an idea for a TV show he’d pitched them at a cocktail party in 2014, but withdrew his suit on May 5. The trial was scheduled to begin May 7.“After hearing the deposition testimony this week of the legal expert I hired, it is now apparent to me that, whatever I may have believed in the past, my work had nothing to do with the creation of Stranger Things,” Kessler said in a statement.A Spine-Tingling Bah Humbug, with Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis(Photo by Robert Viglasky/FX)Guy Pearce is set to headline an upcoming three-part adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge. The joint production between FX and BBC One will also star Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit, Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future, Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba, and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit. Per the official announcement, this will be a “unique and original” take on the classic and a “haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul. Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders) will write and Nick Murphy (The Awakening) will direct, and the series will premiere in December on FX.CBS Has Censored This Content(Photo by Patrick Harbron/CBS)Last week’s episode of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight touched on censorship — so when, in the place where the show’s weekly animated musical segment would go (yes, that is a thing, and yes, it completely works in context), a black screen reading “CBS HAS CENSORED THIS CONTACT” was inserted instead, many viewers thought it was a joke relating to the overall theme of the episode.It wasn’t. According to The New Yorker, CBS really did censor the short, which was called “Banned In China” and dealt with “the way that media companies censor content.” The Good Fight showrunners threatened to quit in protest, but inserted the censorship chyron instead as a compromise.More Casting News(Photo by Daniel Power/The CW)Riverdale is losing a main cast member, but that’s actually a good thing. Ashleigh Murray, a.k.a. singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, is leaving the CW series to be a series regular on another CW series: the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene. The new series follows the titular character (an aspiring fashion designer played by Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale) and her new friend Josie (Murray, as her Riverdale character), who arrives in New York City to pursue a music career.Hilary Swank will executive produce and star in Netflix’s new space drama Away, about an astronaut who leads an international space exhibition on a treacherous mission. Former E.R. star Anthony Edwards will star alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the third season of Netflix’s resurrected Designated Survivor. Amandla Stenberg will costar alongside Andre Holland in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix series The Eddy. She’ll play Julie, the teenage daughter of Holland’s character “who suddenly shows up in Paris and forces him to face his past,” per Netflix. Also on Netflix, Kristin Scott Thomas will play Mrs. Danvers in the streaming service’s upcoming adaptation of Rebecca, joining Lily James and Armie Hammer in the project.Paget Brewster is set to headline a new animated Adult Swim series: She’ll play the titular character in Birdgirl, a Harvey Birdman spinoff that will feature Brewster’s character juggling work responsibilities as a CEO by day and superhero by night (and sometimes afternoon).The new season of anthology series Manhunt, which is moving from Discovery Channel to Spectrum, will chronicle the hunt for the man who bombed the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Jack Huston is set to play the criminal mastermind who planned the deadly bombing, Eric Rudolph, while Cameron Britton will play Richard Jewell, who discovered the bomb and saved hundreds of people — and was falsely charged with planting the bomb. Season 2 is called Manhunt: Lone Wolf, while season 1 was titled Manhunt: Unabomber, and followed the hunt to find Ted Kaczynski.She’s Alive, Dammit!, And Interactive(Photo by Eric Liebowitz / Netflix)Season 4 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just wasn’t enough for Netflix. Tina Fey announced that the series, which ended in late 2018 after four seasons, will get its very own interactive special (a la Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch) set to debut in 2020.“Fans will be able to make choices on behalf of our characters, taking different story paths with, of course, different jokes,” the creator said in a statement. “I think it’s a great fit for our show and will be a great way to officially complete the series.”Development Update(Photo by HBO)ABC Studios has signed 2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson to a multi-year deal in which the comedian and podcast host will write and star in projects for the studio. We’ve wanted to be in business with Phoebe since the very first time we heard the 2 Dope Queens podcast. Her humor, unique point of view and her incredibly fresh, authentic talent are huge assets for us; we couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s joining our studio,” studio president Patrick Moran said in a statement.Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has announced his first project under his new Netflix deal: Black Excellence, a comedy in which Barris will star alongside Rashida Jones. According to its official description, the series will “pull the curtain back and reboot the ‘family sitcom’ in a way we’ve never seen before.”Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has signed a four-year deal to develop new projects with 20th Century Fox Television, the TV studio recently acquired by Disney after the Fox merger. According to Deadline, Chu will develop, executive produce, and possibly direct new projects for the studio. The deal is reportedly worth somewhere in the “mid-seven figures.”Move over, Marvel: The company behind Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Entertainment, has signed a new deal that gives the streaming service first crack at adapting the company’s comics and other properties.Comedy Central is starting its own studio. Comedy Central Productions will produce original content with some of the network’s top talent, including Broad City veterans Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello; Beetlejuice musical writer Anthony King; Klepper and Daily Show executive producer Stuart Miller; and the production company behind Inside Amy Schumer and I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, Irony Point.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Is there anything more meta than a flop about making flops? Ed Wood, Tim Burton’s biopic on “the worst director of all time,” may have been the critical darling its subject could only dream of (it’s Burton’s highest-rated directorial effort at 92% on the Tomatometer), but it hardly caught on. The comedy took in less than a third of Burton’s comparatively small -million budget, whereas the filmmaker’s predecessor, Batman Returns, skyrocketed to become the then-highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. To give an idea of the comedies the public did pine for in 1994, Jim Carrey starred in three movies in the top 20 that year. Ed Wood was decidedly nothing like a Jim Carrey movie.Dark, sweet and restrained (by Burton standards, anyway), Ed Wood chronicles the life of Edward D. Wood Jr. (Johnny Depp), a crossdressing wannabe auteur in the 1950s who befriends his hero, a washed-up and drug-addled Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), and makes schlocky B-movies with a misfit crew. Here are just a few reasons why it remains a high-watermark for Burton and pretty much everyone involved — and warrants some serious reassessment if you shrugged it off 25 years back.IT S BURTON S SMALLEST MOVIE(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Wait, so where did the guy go who wowed with the visual feasts Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice and the thrilling art direction in Edward Scissorhands and Batman? He’s Mostly absent here. There are some nifty, Burtonesque flourishes — a cheesily spooky title sequence that harkens back to ’50s horror and sci-fi sets the tone perfectly — but overall, Burton puts a simple story over any distinct style. It’s him at his least showy, a move that lets the comedy’s quickfire script breathe and doesn’t muddy up its already arresting performances. Besides, when you have black-and-white cinematography (thanks to cinematographer Stefan Czapsky) this beautiful, why complicate things? Burton, in fact, was so adamant about the film being monochrome that Columbia dropped the picture (Disney picked it up later). AND HIS MOST PERSONAL(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)It’s not hard to understand why Burton would relate to a story about an energetic young director bonding with his childhood idol. Burton famously adored Vincent Price, casting him in the stop-motion Disney short “Vincent” and as The Inventor in Edward Scissorhands, and, like with that relationship, the one between wide-eyed Wood and an aging Lugosi boasts a delightful mutual appreciation. While Ed Wood capitalizes on the odd couple for comedic effect (it’s tough not to laugh as an Energizer Bunny-like Wood shepherds around a moribund, ever-frowning Lugosi), the bromance always comes off as weirdly sweet. Ed Wood was a labor of love for him — in fact, Burton, who demanded creative control, even waived a paycheck.THE PERFORMANCES ARE ACE(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)The success of any buddy comedy — and boiled down, Ed Wood is one — rests on the chemistry of its stars. Depp upped his game, giving a performance that’s all gusto and unrelenting optimism and over-the-top tics yet still somehow grounded. Wood’s ridiculous, but you pull for him. Landau, too, imbues what could be a cartoonish Lugosi essentially, his Dracula character thrown into ’50s California, complete with the accent, mannerisms, and gait with some real emotional heft, and he rightfully nabbed a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Sarah Jessica Parker is a great comedic foil as Wood’s encouraging (and later disapproving) girlfriend, and Bill Murray is brilliantly deadpan as aspiring transsexual John Bunny Breckinridge.THE SCRIPT SIZZLES(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)“We envisioned Ed Wood as more of an indie-style picture, because we had written two big Hollywood hits that we were very unsatisfied with,” co-writer Larry Karaszewski told Medium, referencing the Problem Child movies. You can see what he means: He and Scott Alexander’s script, written in a mere six weeks after the go-ahead from Burton, has a quirky, left-field, character-driven quality that doesn’t scream “huge studio” (like, say, Disney) or “big-deal director” (like, say, Burton). So Burton reining in the very sensibilities that made him a name is necessary, especially with a script packed with this much snappy dialogue. Just take this exchange between Wood and Breckinridge, during the filming of Plan 9 from Outer Space:Breckinridge: What about glitter? When I headlined in Paris, audiences always loved it when I sparkled.Ed Wood: No.Breckinridge: Cats eyes?Ed Wood: No!Breckinridge: Well, I m going to need some antennae.Ed Wood: No! You re the ruler of the galaxy — show a little taste!IT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Ed Wood may have not saturated the zeitgeist and spawned copycats the way Pulp Fiction did in ’94, but it’s not too much of a leap to suggest it helped open the door for other love letters to ragtag groups of outsider filmmakers with questionable tastes. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights a few years later similarly embraced the freak-flag spirit of the early porn industry. Interestingly, Wood’s line about Plan 9 from Outer Space (“This is the one I’ll be remembered for”) is echoed by Nights’ Burt Reynolds, talking about his directorial opus (“This is the film I want them to remember me by”). (Also interesting: Wood helmed porn in ’70s.) Wes Anderson’s seafaring adventure-comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Disaster Artist, a big-screen retelling of the making of “the worst movie ever,” also have traces of Ed Wood. And Wood’s spirit was alive and well in documentaries about enthusiastic, unfazed, unrealistic dreamers — be they about aspiring filmmakers (American Movie) or rock bands (Anvil! The Story of Anvil).Ed Wood opened nationwide on October 7, 1994.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
生化危机2秘籍 To no one’s surprise, Frozen II led the Thanksgiving holiday with a five-day haul of 6.3 million, with .3 million of that coming over the weekend. That is the eighth-best second weekend of all time, wedged between Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast (.4 million) and, well, Disney’s Incredibles 2 (.34 million). Overall, the film has grossed 7.6 million in 10 days, which is the 15th-best ever for 10 days, between Captain America: Civil War (5.96 million) and The Dark Knight Rises (7.11 million). It is the 25th film to have grossed over 0 million in its first 10 days of release. Only three of those films (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Furious 7, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) failed to reach 0 million total. Amongst the 12 other films to have million-plus second weekends, only one of them (Avengers: Age of Ultron) failed to reach 0 million total. However, only two of those movies opened in the holiday season (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar). Frozen II has already amassed another 1 million worldwide for a total of 8 million as it marches to become another billion grosser for Disney.Fresh Surprise: Knives Out Shows Original Films Can Still Murder At the Box Office It wasn t a total surprise for us at RT – we had placed it in the top 5 holiday earners in our winter box office preview – but Rian Johnson’s Knives Out surpassed all tracking service expectations by earning .7 million since opening Wednesday. The .7 million it earned over the weekend puts it amongst the top 20 Thanksgiving holiday weekends ever – and it is just the fifth film not rated “G” or “PG” to be on that list. Some 61 films have opened in November and grossed over million in their first five days; only four (Pokemon: The First Movie, Dumb and Dumber To, The Muppets, and Unbreakable) failed to reach at least 0 million total. That means Knives Out could join Hustlers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Us as the only films not based on a previous film or property to reach that milestone in 2019.The Top 10 and Beyond: Queen and Slim Gets a Solid Start, Word-of-Mouth Boosts Beautiful Day(Photo by © Universal)It was back and forth over the holiday for third place, but James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari won the race with .22 million over the weekend and .99 million for the five days. No film opening in November to have grossed at least million in 17 days has failed to reach 0 million. Ford v Ferrari currently stands at million, but its magic number is still going to be around 0 million globally to find its way into profit. With just over 3 million internationally, it is still less than 60% of the way there.Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood got the word-of-mouth bump over the holiday we were expecting. It is now outpacing Roland Emmerich’s Midway, which just passed the million mark this weekend. Gothika, Starship Troopers, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms are the only November films to have million after 10 days and not finish with at least million. Midway is looking to join that list given its third weekend (.95 million) was less than what those three films earned in their third weekend. Meanwhile, the Mr. Rogers film, which stands at just over million to date, had a better second weekend (.8 million) than any live-action film in November to have million or less by day 10 of wide release (aside from Jingle All the Way). This suggests that a final gross over million is still very possible for the million-budgeted film.The other newbie of the week was Melina Matsoukas’s Certified Fresh Queen Slim, which grossed .7 million over the weekend and .8 million over the full holiday. That is 0,000 more than what Widows had last year in its first five days before ultimately finishing with million. Last week’s cop thriller, 21 Bridges, is up to just .45 million after 10 days, which puts it in After the Sunset/Delivery Man territory. Its second weekend (.82 million) was about million less than the Vince Vaughn comedy and 21 Bridges may be up at around just - million when it leaves theaters. Finally, Todd Phillips’ Joker spent its eighth straight week in the top 10. It has passed 0 million domestic, .048 billion worldwide, and is Warner Bros. fourth-highest grossing film of all time. Joker also passed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to become the 35th highest-grossing film of all time.This Time Last Year: Another Possession Could Not Scare Ralph From Top Spot(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)It was the weekend after Thanksgiving so grosses were down a bit, but still a lot of people were going to the movies. The only major new release was The Possession of Hannah Grace, which opened in seventh place with .4 million. Ralph Breaks the Internet was again on top with .56 million, passing the 0 million mark. The Grinch moved up to second with .92 million, enough to pass the 0 million line. Creed II fell back to third with .63 million and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald had the steepest fall in the top 10 (61.3%) to .36 million. The top 10 films grossed a total of 6.19 million and averaged 61.4% on the Tomatometer; this year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 6.98 million over the weekend and averaged 67.3% with critics.On the Vine: A Balloon Adventure and an Acclaimed Romance Set to Light Up Indie Box OfficeThe weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a dead zone for new releases and indeed only one film is going wide and that is the oft-delayed animated film from STX, Playmobil: The Movie. The million production was moved from January to April to August and then into December. It has grossed just .4 million in international waters to date, and may have trouble matching that here. In limited release, try to catch The Aeronauts on the biggest screen possible as it is not often you get a chance for a hot air balloon adventure with Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne – especially one that s Certified fesh at 84% on the Tomatometer to date. Even more acclaimed is the 98%-rated Portrait of a Lady On Fire. The beloved French romance was a hit at Cannes this year, winning Best Screenplay, and it is also nominated for Best International Film at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards.The Full Top 10: November 29-December 1Frozen II (2019) 78% – .25 million (7.57 million total)Knives Out (2019) 97% – .02 million (.7 million total)Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92% – .22 million ( million total)A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95% – .8 million (.31 million total)Queen & Slim (2019) 83% – .7 million (.81 million total)21 Bridges (2019) 54% – .82 million (.46 million total)Playing With Fire (2019) 24% – .2 million (9.2 million total)Midway (2019) 42% – .96 million (.28 million total)Joker (2019) 68% – .98 million (0.6 million total)Last Christmas (2019) 46% – .9 million (.66 million total)
you have to stay removed: It happened 75 years ago, and looking at it through glass, it s encased in amber, and I feel safe from it. And we don t want our audience to feel safe, we want them to feel what those characters are feeling, which was this constant, ambient dread and terror. The Terror: Infamy premieres Monday, August 12 at 9 p.m. on AMC. (Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp. courtesy Everett Collection)In 1988, Bruce Willis was primarily a television star, known for his smoldering chemistry with Cybill Shepherd on the ABC series Moonlighting. Then, John I just directed Predator McTiernan came along and turned him into a bona fide action hero with the help of Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, and a Los Angeles skyscraper known as Nakatomi Plaza. Since then, Die Hard has become something of a holiday staple for generations of fans who prefer their Christmas turkey with a bit of carnage on the side. But there has been an equally passionate subset of the population that insists rather adamantly that Di
生化危机2秘籍 (Photo by Everett Collection, Apple TV+, David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images)Before we say goodbye to Black History Month, we’re honoring some pioneers in the TV medium who overcame obstacles to diversify the American cultural experience.From the first Black actor to appear on TV to a media mogul who ranks among the country’s wealthiest people, these 41 performers and creatives changed television and paved the way for those that followed.Here is a timeline featuring Black TV trailblazers and over 65 of their firsts:1939 and 1962: Ethel Waters Appears on TV and Is Nominated for an Emmy (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Ethel Waters was the first Black performer seen on television. Her one-night variety special, The Ethel Waters Show, aired on NBC in 1939. She was joined by fellow Black actresses, Fredi Washington and Georgette Harvey, and they performed part of her play Mamba s Daughters. Waters in 1962 would also become the first Black person to be nominated for an Emmy with her nomination for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work in episode Goodnight, Sweet Blues in the CBS adventure series Route 66. She is credited also as being the first Black woman to appear on radio, as well as several other “firsts.”1948: Amanda Randolph Appears in a TV Sitcom (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)In 1948, Randolph starred in the DuMont network’s The Laytons. The sitcom was short-lived (it only ran from August to October of that year), but it marked the first time American TV audiences could regularly see a Black woman on a series. Randolph performs above in a photo from the 1944 musical program Amanda and the Boys.1950: Hazel Scott Hosts a TV Show(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)As Waters’ program only lasted one night, 1950’s The Hazel Scott Show gets the credit for being the first series to have a Black host, according to American film historian Donald Bogle in his book Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. The 15-minute-long program, which first aired at 7:45 p.m. Fridays – and later ran on Mondays and Wednesdays, as well – was a musical format and featured Scott, a former child prodigy who had made a name for herself in tony New York supper clubs and movies like 1943 s Something to Shout About (pictured above) and 1945 s Rhapsody in Blue.1956 and 1960: Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr. Become Emmy Nominees and Belafonte Wins an Emmy(Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images; Courtesy Everett Collection)The two celebrated performers were both nominated in the since-retired category of Primetime Emmy Award for Best Specialty Act Single or Group in 1956. Belafonte would go on to become the first Black performer to win an Emmy with his TV special Tonight With Belafonte, which was part of The Revlon Revue. Davis Jr. went on to be nominated for Outstanding Variety Act (1966) for The Swinging World of Sammy Davis Jr., Outstanding Cameo and Guest Appearances for One Live to Live (1980) and The Cosby Show (1989), eventually winning an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy for Sammy Davis Jr.’s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990).1956: Nat King Cole Gets His Own Network TV Series (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)The renowned singer of such hits as “Unforgettable,” “L.O.V.E.,” and “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66” was the first Black entertainer with a network TV series. The Nat King Cole Show ran for one season on NBC. His guests included legendary talent like Ella Fitzgerald, pictured with Cole above.1957: Louis S. Peterson Wins the Drama-Writing Emmy Award(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Though the Television Academy has nominated three, no Black writer has won an Emmy for writing a drama series. The first nomination went to playwright Peterson in 1957 for NBC’s Goodyear Playhouse episode “Joey,” which starred Anthony Perkins in the title role. (The two other nominees were David Mills in both 1996 and 1997 for NYPD Blue and Shonda Rhimes in 2006 for Grey s Anatomy.) Peterson cowrote the screenplay for 1959 film Take a Giant Step (pictured), based on his play of the same name.1963 and 1974: Cicely Tyson Stars in a TV Drama and Wins the Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Emmy(Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)Tyson starred in the series East Side/West Side, which premiered in 1963, and later won the 1974 Emmy Award for her starring role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She is also the first Black woman to receive an honorary Oscar.1966: Bill Cosby Wins the Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)The I Spy star won this category three years in a row and is the first Black actor to be nominated for and win a primetime Emmy and for a drama. Cosby went on to create and host the first all-Black cartoon, 1972 s Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids — introduced in 1969 primetime special Hey, Hey, Hey, It s Fat Albert — and starred as Cliff Huxtable in popular sitcom The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992. He was also the first Black entertainer to win the Outstanding Variety or Musical Program Emmy for The Bill Cosby Special in 1969. Cosby s achievements have been largely overshadowed in recent years by his conviction on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and reports highlighting other allegations.1968: Diahann Carroll Stars as a Character With an Occupation That Was Not Cliché(Photo by NBCU Photo Bank)Diahann Carroll was the first Black woman to star in a TV series in a role that was not a housekeeper. Julia ran on NBC from 1968 to 1971, and Carroll starred as widowed nurse Julia Baker, raising a young son after the death of her husband in the Vietnam War.1967: Eartha Kitt Becomes Catwoman (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)Singer and actress Eartha Kitt took over the role as villain Catwoman on the 1960s live-action superhero series Batman from Julie Newmar, becoming the first Black entertainer to be cast in a comic book–based role. Though she only appeared in five episodes, Catwoman became one of her best-known roles.1969: Della Reese Hosts a Talk Show (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)The former singer tried her hand at a talk show after also making history as the first woman ever to guest-host The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Though the series lasted only one season, the entertainer forged a path for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams.1971: Flip Wilson Wins Variety Series Emmy(Photo by Courtesy of Everett Collection)Comedian Flip Wilson received an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series – Musical for his wildly successful comedy series The Flip Wilson Show. The show ran for four seasons and enjoyed significant commercial success with an estimated audience of nearly 16.8 million in its first season, putting it second only to Marcus Welby, M.D. that year. The series increased its audience to 17.5 million in its second season (though it again took second place in ratings for the year — this time after All in the Family). Wilson is pictured above with guests Lena Horne and Tony Randall in a February 1974 episode.1970: Gail Fisher Wins an Acting Emmy as a Series Regular (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Winning on her first nomination, Fisher was nominated three more times in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy category for her role as secretary Peggy Fair on Mannix. I was the first black female — no, make that black, period — to make a national TV commercial, on camera, with lines, she said about her pitch for All detergent, according to a 2001 New York Times obituary. She went on to make guest appearances on Fantasy Island, General Hospital, Knight Rider, and other shows from the mid-1970s through 1990.1974: Teresa Graves Leads a Network Drama(Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)Graves starred in ABC crime-drama Get Christie Love! as an undercover police officer. She is credited the first Black woman to lead a network drama and the second Black woman to star in an hour-long series after Diahann Carroll in sitcom Julia. A Jehovah s Witness, she retired from acting soon after the series to devote her time to religion.1977: Roots Becomes a TV Phenomenon(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)The eight-part miniseries, based on Alex Haley s 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, broke viewership records at the time of its airing. Nielsen put viewership of the show’s finale at just over one half of the U.S. population, which was 220 million at the time. The series portrayed slavery from Africa in the mid-1700s to post-Civil War America and spawned a sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, that continued the story into the 19th and 20th centuries. The original series garnered 37 Primetime Emmy nominations and won nine, including Best Limited Series. The author is pictured above with series star LeVar Burton, who went on to be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for his role as Kunta Kinte in episode Part 1. 1977: Louis Gossett Jr. Wins an Emmy(Photo by ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection)His Roots costars John Amos, Levar Burton, and Ben Vereen were also nominated in the Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie category, but Gossett Jr. made history with his win. Gossett Jr. is pictured above left with costar Burton in a production still from Roots.1977: Olivia Cole Wins an Emmy (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)Cole’s performance as Kizzy in Roots won her the first award for a Black actress in the category of Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series, Single Appearance.1977: Black Vulture Joins the Super FriendsHanna-Barbera s Super Friends series featured classic DC Comics characters Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman and Robin. In 1977, The All-New Super Friends Hour introduced TV s first Black superhero, Black Vulcan (voiced by Buster Jones), a flying character who can manipulate lightning. The character was controversial because he essentially replaced DC Comics superhero Black Lightning, who the company could not get rights to portray. Black Vulcan appeared in his first adventure in episode The Whirlpool, teaming up with Aquaman to rescue an oil tanker.1978 and 1988: Max Robinson and Carole Simpson Anchor Network News (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)As co-anchor of the ABC’s World News Tonight, Robinson made history in July 1978 as the first Black anchor of a network news program. A decade later, Carole Simpson became the first Black woman to anchor a major network news show as weekend anchor at ABC News.1979 and 1985: Robert Guillaume Wins Comedy Acting Emmys(Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)The Benson star was the first Black actor to win in the lead actor in a comedy category. He won on his fifth nomination for his role as Benson DuBois, the same character that previously won the actor the comedy supporting actor Emmy for Soap.1980: The Johnsons Create Cable Network BET (Photo by Rebecca D'Angelo/Sygma via Getty Images)In January 1980, former husband-and-wife team Robert L. Johnson and Sheila Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) as a programming block on Madison Square Garden network (now USA Network). Three years later, the network became its own channel. The company was also the first Black-owned company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the Johnsons are considered the first Black billionaires. In 2003, Robert Johnson also became the first Black U.S. principal owner of a North American major-league sports franchise with the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets). Viacom bought the network in 2000.1981: Isabel Sanford Wins Comedy Acting Emmy (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)Nominated in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category seven times for her role as Weezy on The Jeffersons, Sanford won once (on her third nomination).1982: Debbie Allen Wins Choreography Emmy and Is Nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series(Photo by MGM Television/courtesy Everett Collection)Allen was nominated for lead actress for her role as performing arts high school faculty member Lydia Grant in NBC drama Fame. She didn t win that award, but did make history as the first Black choreographer to win the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography for episode Come One, Come All. She won two more Emmys for her choreography: in 1993, for her Fame choreography in episode Class Act, and in 1991, for her work on Motown 30: What s Goin On! She has been nominated for 14 Emmys.1986: Oprah Winfrey Owns and Produces Her Own Show(Photo by Apple TV+)Media mogul Winfrey worked her way out of an impoverished childhood to become a daytime talk show phenomenon and the owner of her own production company, Harpo Productions, and subsidiaries like Oprah Winfrey Network. She was listed at No. 319 on the 2019 Forbes 400 list and is now regularly touted as the most influential woman in the entertainment industry — and often “in the world.” She is an author and a 13-time Daytime Emmy Award winner. She was awarded the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award during the 2002 Primetime Emmys and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2012 Academy Awards. She recently partnered with Apple TV+ to develop documentaries and series including her current show Oprah s Book Club.1987: Jackée Harry and Winifred Hervey Win Emmys Jackée — Harry s stage name — played Sandra Clark opposite star Marla Gibbs Mary Jenkins in NBC comedy series 227, about relationships between neighbors in a Washington, D.C., apartment building. Gibbs was the first Black actress nominated in the category in 1981 for her role as Florence Johnston on The Jeffersons. Jackée went on to star as Lisa Landry on ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister, Vanessa in Everybody Hates Chris, and JoAnn Payne in The Paynes, among many other roles. In the same ceremony, The Golden Girls producer Winifred Hervey made history accepting an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.1989: Arsenio Hall Hosts a Successful Late-Night Talk Show(Photo by Paramount Television/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.)Comedian and actor Hall was well known for filling in on The Late Show and for his role as Semmi, best friend to Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem in 1988 comedy Coming to America before he kicked off his own talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show.1990: In Living Color Premieres(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)NBC s Saturday Night Live (1975) may have featured the highest-profile Black sketch-comedy actors — including founding player Garrett Morris and, joining in 1980, Eddie Murphy — but In Living Color, created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and lasting for five seasons on Fox, was a disruptive force in the world of sketch comedy. “We became this bridge in America between white suburban kids and urban kids,” Wayans tells author David Peisner in Homey Don’t Play That!, a history of series. The revolutionary show featured a diverse cast and introduced hip-hop to the mainstream. It also launched the careers of actors Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, and T Keyah Crystal Keymáh and writers Larry Wilmore and Colin Quinn and introduced Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Ann Inaba as part of its dance troupe The Fly Girls, performing the choreography of actress Rosie Perez. The series won the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Emmy for its first season.1991: Thomas Carter Wins Emmy For Directing a Drama Series, James Earl Jones Wins Supporting Actor EmmyCarter made history in August 1991 at the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards with his Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series win for Equal Justice episode Promises To Keep. Carter had been nominated previously in the same category for an episode of Hill Street Blues in 1985 and for an episode of Midnight Caller in 1989. In the same year, actor James Earl Jones became the first Black actor to win Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Emmy for Heat Wave.1997: Miss Evers Boys Wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Chris Rock Wins Writing EmmyHBO movie Miss Evers Boys brought together two history makers to make history once more. Executive producer Laurence Fishburne became the first Black producer to win in the category. Emmys also went to Alfre Woodard for her role as Eunice Evers, Michael Brown for Editing for a Miniseries or a Special, and Donald M. Morgan for Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special. Previously in 1987, Woodard was the first Black actress to win an Emmy for Guest Actress in a Drama Series in L.A. Law, then in 1993, Fishburne was the first Black actor to win Guest Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his role in Tribeca. Also in 1997, Chris Rock was the first Black writer to win the Writing for a Variety Special Emmy for Chris Rock: Bring the Pain.2000: David Mills Wins a Writing Emmy, Charles S. Dutton Wins Directing Emmy (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)Former journalist Mills was nominated twice for writing on drama series NYPD Blue and received an Emmy in the Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special category for The Corner. He is the first, and only, Black person to win in this category. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright August Wilson was the first Black writer nominated in the category in 1995, for Hallmark Hall of Fame special The Piano Lesson. Also in 2000, Charles S. Dutton became the first Black director to win in the Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie category, for The Corner.2002: Whoopi Goldberg EGOTs (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)In 2002, Goldberg became the first Black entertainer to EGOT (that is, win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) with her Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Special Class Special as host of Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel) and her Tony Award for Best Musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie that year. Goldberg is now the host of 30-time Daytime Emmy award winner The View. She won the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording for Whoopi Goldberg Original Broadway Show Record and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost in 1991.2002: Larry Wilmore Wins Comedy-Writing Emmy(Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)In Living Color writer, The Daily Show’s former “Senior Black Correspondent,” award-winning producer for Black-ish, and Insecure co-creator, Wilmore won the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy for The Bernie Mac Show, for which he also won a Peabody award.2005: Shondaland Happens(Photo by Frank Ockenfels/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)Shonda Rhimes became the first woman to create and executive produce a top 10 network series with the founding of her production company, Shondaland, and her hit ABC primetime show Grey s Anatomy. With that show s enormous momentum, Rhimes built a TV empire that also included: Private Practice, Off the Map, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch, Still Star-Crossed, For the People, and Station 19. Winfrey is an Emmy-winning producer for 1999 s Tuesdays with Morrie, which won Outstanding Made for Television Movie. She is now creating shows for Netflix in a deal reportedly starting at 0 million with incentives, according to the New York Times. “I am the highest-paid showrunner in television,” Shonda Rhimes said at Elle magazine’s 25th annual Women in Hollywood event in October 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The incentives in Rhimes deal must be bonkers, considering that Ryan Murphy s five-year Netflix deal is reportedly worth 0 million, and Greg Berlanti s four-year contract extension at Warner Bros TV is worth 0 million.2012: James Earl Jones EGOTs With an Honorary Oscar(Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)On November 12, 2011, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences awarded Jones an honorary Oscar making him the first Black actor to EGOT. (See also: John Legend in 2019.) Jones had previously won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for playing Gabriel Bird in Gabriel s Fire and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries Emmy for his role as Junius Johnson in Heat Wave (both in 1990), the Best Spoken Word Grammy in 1977 for Great American Documents, and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as fighter Jack Johnson in The Great White Hope (1969) and a second best actor Tony for his role as Troy Maxson in Fences (1997).2015: Viola Davis Wins Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)How to Get Away With Murder star Davis made history in an awards category where it was long overdue: the first Black actress to win an Emmy as the lead in a dramatic series. Davis would be nominated four more times for her role as Annalise Keating. Two years after her Emmy victory, Davis won her first Academy Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role category for her role as Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences.2016: RuPaul and Key Peele Win Emmys(Photo by Logo / Courtesy: Everett Collection)Drag queen and music-maker RuPaul peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts with 1992 song Supermodel (You Better Work). He later became a TV phenom with reality series RuPaul s Drag Race, in which drag queens compete to be selected America s next drag superstar, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. He has received six Emmys overall for the show. Also that year, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele received the Variety Sketch Series Emmy for their Comedy Central series Key Peele. The category was relatively new, with the Outstanding Variety Series split in 2015 into Variety Talk Series and Variety Sketch Series.2017: Ava DuVernay, Ezra Edelman, and W. Kamau Bell Win Emmys(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)Having made a huge splash in feature films as director and executive producer of critically acclaimed 2015 film Selma, DuVernay won two Emmys for 13th: She is the first Black writer to win for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. The film was also nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2017 Academy Awards. She was nominated for the Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program Emmy, but lost to Ezra Edelman, who is the first Black director to win the category and won for his work on O.J.: Made in America. In the same year, W. Kamau Bell was the first Black producer to win for Unstructured Reality Program for CNN series United Shades of America.2017: Lena Waithe Wins a Comedy-Writing Emmy(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)Lena Waithe is the first Black woman to win a comedy writing Emmy, an honor she accepted with her Master of None costar (and the series’ co-creator) Aziz Ansari in 2017. Titled “Thanksgiving,” the episode was part of the Netflix program’s second season and is a personal one for Waithe, as it follows her character’s relationship with her mother and how that evolved once she told her she was a lesbian. In her acceptance speech, Waithe spoke of the importance of diversity, both in entertainment and in society: “The things that make us different — those are our superpowers.”2017: Donald Glover Wins Emmy for Directing a Comedy Series Debbie DayActor and musician Donald Glover (known as Childish Gambino in his music career) has only ever directed for television on his award-winning comedy series Atlanta. He is the first Black director to win in the category and took two awards that year, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. While writing on the Tina Fey series 30 Rock, Glover also took home five Writers Guild of America awards.2018: John Legend EGOTs, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Wins Emmy(Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)John Legend became the first male Black entertainer to EGOT in competitive categories with his 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend has 10 Grammy awards (out of 29 nominations). He received his first Grammy was for Best New Artist in 2006, and won his Oscar in 2015 for cowriting, with collaborator Common, the Best Original Song Glory from the film Selma. Legend received his Tony Award in 2017 for coproducing Best Revival of a Play winner Jitney. Legend is also the youngest EGOT winner ever. In the same ceremony, Dave Chappelle, Stan Lathan, Rikki Hughes won Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Emmys for Dave Chappelle: Equanimity.2019: Billy Porter Wins EmmyPose star Porter is the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for and win an Emmy in a lead actor category. His Lead Actor in a Drama Series win was for his role as emcee and fashion designer Pray Tell in the FX series.