Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Romantic comedy, veteran actress win huge at Chinese language-language ‘Oscars’
A veteran actress and a romantic comedy stole the limelight at this yr’s Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese language-speaking world’s model of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday, with China largely absent for a second yr following a dispute over politics. “My Lacking Valentine”, a Taiwanese film a couple of submit workplace employee who wakes as much as uncover Valentine’s Day has handed with out her figuring out, received 5 awards, together with finest movie and finest director.
Again with a brand new Afrobeat album, veteran musician Bockarie asks for higher Sierra Leone
Sierra Leonean musician and activist Emmerson Bockarie is not any stranger to controversy, having obtained dying threats from all ends of the nation’s political spectrum over twenty years and three successive governments. Bockarie is again in his house nation after a four-year keep in Nigeria with a brand new launch amid heightened political friction over accusations of corruption, tribalism and partisanship between Sierra Leone’s two fundamental political events.
Temple kissing scenes stir hassle for Netflix India
An Indian state on Sunday requested police to analyze after a member of the nation’s ruling get together objected to scenes within the Netflix sequence A Appropriate Boy, by which a Hindu lady kisses a Muslim boy in opposition to the backdrop of a Hindu temple. The sequence relies on an English novel by one in every of India’s main writers Vikram Seth and follows a younger lady’s quest for a husband. It’s directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Mira Nair.
Taylor Swift voted artist of the yr for the sixth time at American Music Awards
Taylor Swift was named Artist of the yr on the American Music Awards on Sunday and received two different trophies in a ceremony held dwell in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus restrictions. It was a file sixth win by Swift of the highest prize on the fan-voted present, though she was absent from the Los Angeles ceremony and accepted her trophy by video, thanking followers for his or her help of her shock lockdown album “folklore.”
‘Freaky’ Repeats as Winner at Quiet U.S. Field Workplace With $1.2 Million
Physique-swap horror-comedy “Freaky” repeated because the winner of a severely subdued U.S. field workplace with $1.2 million at 2,057 places in North America. The Common and Blumhouse Productions’ film stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer and Kathryn Newton as a low-profile excessive schooler who inadvertently swap our bodies on Friday the thirteenth. “Freaky” has taken in $5.6 million in it first 10 days amid reluctance amongst many moviegoers to return to multiplexes till a COVID-19 vaccine is out there.