Here are some of the day’s deals:
THE GOLDEN GLOBES will honor not one but two Murphy’s on January 10th. Already announced is Eddie Murphy getting the Cecil B. DeMille award — that’s the Globes’ Lifetime Achievement for movies. Today they added producer Ryan Murphy for the Carol Burnett Award, aka Lifetime Achievement for movies. Murphy has given us “Glee,” as well as a ton of hits on FX including “American Horror Story” and “Feud.”
THE GRAMMY AWARDS will be hosted once again by Trevor Noah. The February 5th show will be stocked with nominees like Adele, Harry Styles, and Beyonce. Noah has done this job a few times now and is always a terrific choice. By then, too, his fans will have missed him on “The Daily Show.”
”THE FABELMANS” is still in theaters but it’s also one of a few Oscar buzzed films hitting Video on Demand. It’s already number 3 on iTunes. This film is really a tour de force for Steven Spielberg. Beautifully made, “The Fabelmans” features top notch performances by Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, and Gabriel Labelle. It’s my choice for Best Picture of the Year, and I think the Academy will feel the same. What it really has is HEART, and addresses the whole of how families survive changes and remain intact. And no one is in a multiverse, it’s real human drama.
CAROLE KING will see her Broadway musical, “Beautiful,” turned into a movie. Daisy Edgar Jones will play Carole, and Lisa Cholodenko will write and direct The movie is based on the musical written by the late great Doug McGrath and starring Jesse Mueller. Who will play Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil? And Don Kirschner? Still to be determined. Carole started out with Screen Gems’ Colgems label, a division of Columbia Pictures, which of course became Sony Pictures eventually. Now she’s back with the same company, basically. And the world goes round and round…