Awards season is unfolding a little later than usual this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shifting the windows for qualifying films into early 2021. That’s why movies like Nomadland and Minari, which you’ve seen pop up on various lists naming the Top 10 Films of 2020, aren’t getting wide theatrical releases until February. But the 30th Gotham Awards winners have just been announced, kicking off a season of accolades for the best films from last year. Who walked away with the big prizes? Get the full list of 2021 Gotham Awards winners below. Read More »
Once upon a time, before Zack Snyder’s movie and the excellent HBO series, we almost got Paul Greengrass‘ Watchmen. Greengrass was actually one of several filmmakers to circle the project, including Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, and even Tim Burton. Those are some very different filmmakers, and it’s easy to picture the wild ways Gilliam, Aronofksy, or Burton would interpret the material. But what about Greengrass? How would his version of Watchmen play out? According to the director himself, his Watchmen wouldn’t have been as faithful to the source material as Snyder’s movie. And it also might’ve ended up being similar to Todd Phillips’ Joker.
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Want to see New York Comic-Con panels for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Sandman audio drama, and X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series? Who does Alan Moore think is the best Batman? Could Wonder Woman 1984 end up getting delayed again? Why did Deadpool 2 feel like a business transaction to Josh Brolin? Want to know more about The Harbinger? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How did Damon Lindelof fall in love with comics and become obsessed with Watchmen? Want to buy a book full of sketches Hellboy creator Mike Mignola did in quarantine? Why is Los Angeles Comic-Con still happening in a pandemic? What was Dwayne Johnson‘s call with Aldis Hodge like after being offered the role of Hawkman in Black Adam? Will Fin Fang Foom be in the Shang-Chi movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Euphoria, HBO’s sex- and drug-fueled teenaged drama, won’t start shooting its second season until sometime next year. But the news isn’t all bad: fans will get a stepping stone before the second season drops.
HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that a Euphoria pandemic episode, what he’s calling a “special COVID episode,” will air before the second season premieres on the premium cable channel. Meanwhile, Bloys and Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof also doubled down on the idea that there won’t be another season of the superhero show…at least, not any time soon. Read More »
How’s the fourth season of Young Justice coming along? How did Hellboy creator Mike Mignola share his support for presidential candidate Joe Biden? Want to see some new official artwork inspired by The Batman? Want to see what it would be like if Emily Blunt ended up playing Black Widow? How much did The Hero Initiative’s Batman 100 raise for comic creators? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Sunday night brought the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards to ABC, honoring the best achievements in television from the past year. Jimmy Kimmel hosted an unusual virtual version of the broadcast in the age of coronavirus, and it was a big night for Schitt’s Creek, Watchmen and Succession, each taking home several of the key awards in their respective categories. See if any of your other favorite shows ended up on the 2020 Emmys winners list below. Read More »
Will other Watchmen characters be appearing in the new Rorschach comic series? Did you know Superman & Lois is filming in the same town where Smallville was shot? What’s on Jack Quaid‘s Spotify playlist inspired by his character on The Boys? Want to know more about Kang the Conqueror before he comes to the MCU? Did a new Thor comic take inspiration from Adventures in Babysitting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are now one Tony away from achieving that coveted EGOT status. The Nine Inch Nails collaborators and Oscar-winning composers added an Emmy to their collection with a trophy for their score on HBO’s Watchmen. It marks Reznor and Ross’ first Emmy win.
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Now that Game of Thrones is over, a new nerdy TV show had to step up to snag some awards love from the Emmys. But this year, there are two geek friendly shows that have been showered with accolades in two different categories. HBO’s Watchmen landed 26 nominations as a miniseries/limited series and Disney+’s Star Wars series The Mandalorian had an impressive Emmys debut with 15 total nominations. Now both of the shows are already winners.
Leading up to the primary Emmys awards broadcast on ABC this Sunday, which will be a virtual ceremony, the Creative Arts Emmys are unfolding across five nights this week online, awarding the less glamorous (but no less important) technical awards. So it should come as no surprise that The Mandalorian took home five awards, and Watchmen was close behind with four trophies. Plus, Star Trek: Picard and Stranger Things were each able to snag a win. Read More »