Entertainment News Roundup: Harvey Weinstein asks New York’s highest court to overturn 2020 rape conviction; Netflix will livestream the Screen Actors Guild Awards and more

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

Universal Music CEO Grainge Slams Spam Music on Streaming Platforms

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge on Wednesday lamented the growing use of short, low-quality music videos on streaming music platforms, saying they undermined the fan experience and aimed to avoid payment royalties to artists. Universal is the biggest record label.

‘Banshees’, ‘Fabelmans’ follow Globes honors with SAG nods

Steven Spielberg’s drama “The Fabelmans” and dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” two big winners at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, were nominated for Best Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday. The films will compete for best casting with “Women Talking”, “Babylon” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

Harvey Weinstein asks New York’s highest court to throw out 2020 rape conviction

Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday asked New York’s highest court to overturn his 2020 rape and sexual assault conviction, saying the Manhattan trial judge succumbed to the inertia created by the #MeToo movement. In a filing with the state Court of Appeals, Weinstein’s attorneys accused Trial Judge James Burke of bowing to “pressure from an influential social movement determined to punish centuries of male misconduct by setting an example by condemning a man, Harvey Weinstein.”

A Minute With: R&B singer HER inspired to see women grabbing guitars

American singer-songwriter HER, whose Grammy-winning hit “I Can’t Breathe” became an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement, says she’s still amazed at the inspirational power of music and loves seeing young women of color choosing the guitars. After starring as Belle in a homage to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Disney, she made her big-screen film debut in the musical ‘The Color Purple’ – based on Alice Walker’s novel which made stars of Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey during Steven Spielberg’s last shoot in the 1980s.

Diversity takes center stage at Golden Globes in search of redemption

After two years of criticism for the lack of diversity among its members, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes ceremony wasted no time on Tuesday to put the controversy in the spotlight. Host and comedian Jerrod Carmichael opened his monologue with a straightforward assessment: that he was there because “I’m black.”

Netflix will broadcast the Screen Actors Guild Awards live

Netflix Inc will broadcast the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards live from 2024 as it plans to bring live programming to its service. The streaming giant stepped in to carry the SAG Awards, which had lost their home broadcast on cable networks TNT and TBS. Netflix will broadcast this year’s ceremony on its YouTube channel and next year will stream the awards show to subscribers via Netflix’s service.

Factbox-Golden Globes 2023: complete list of winners

Hollywood gathered on Tuesday for the 2023 Golden Globes, the first major awards show of the season. After diversity and ethics scandals at the Globes organizer – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – NBC refused to air the ceremony in 2022, but aired it for its 80th anniversary. Here is the full list of winners:

‘Fabelmans’, ‘Banshees’ take home top prizes as Hollywood retakes Golden Globes

‘The Fabelmans,’ Steven Spielberg’s film inspired by his teenage years, and dark comedy ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ snagged top movie awards at the Golden Globes on Tuesday as Hollywood returned to a show that had been eliminated from the television by a scandal. ‘The Fabelmans’ was named Best Picture Drama at the star-studded ceremony in Beverly Hills. ‘Banshees of Inisherin’, the story of conflicting friends on an Irish island, won Best Musical or Comedy.

(With agency contributions.)

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