- Samuel L. Jackson shared that he deserved to win the Oscar for best supporting actor over Martin Landau (“Ed Wood”) at the 1995 Academy Awards.
- The actor said he was robbed of a second chance to win an Oscar just a couple years later with Joel Schumacher’s 1996 legal drama “A Time to Kill,” co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock.
- The John Grisham adaptation starred Jackson as a man on trial in Mississippi for killing the two men who raped his daughter.
- "Only human creators are eligible" for the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy declared on Friday.
- AI-only work is banned, but some music created with AI help may qualify in certain categories, the academy's updated rulebook reads. "A work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any categories."
- Music creators must now contribute to at least 20% of an album to earn a nomination.
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- The 76th annual Tony Awards celebrated a stunning, star-studded season, broadcasting live from the United Palace in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood on CBS and Paramount+.
- Making history with two non-binary actors winning in two categories the ceremony is went ahead unscripted amid the WGA writers' strike, for the first time since 1988, with Oscar winner Ariana DeBose returning to host.
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- The 2023 Tony Awards made history tonight awarding not one, but two non-binary actors for the first time in history. And during Pride month no less!
- Alex Newell won Best Performance by Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for their role in Shucked.
- Later in the night, J. Harrison Ghee won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for their role in Some Like It Hot.
- A year after collecting his second Palme d‘Or for “Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Östlund bestowed the same honor to Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall”.
- It's a thought-provoking legal drama which purports to investigate the guilt or innocence of a popular novelist (Sandra Hüller), accused of murdering her husband.