Culture Round-Up: January 13–17
Everything you might’ve missed this week in the entertainment world, from this year’s Oscar nominees to the release date of Netflix’s Taylor Swift documentary, ‘Miss Americana’
This week saw the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, a bunch of releases here and there, as well as yet another series put on hold, much like last week’s Lizzie McGuire production hiatus announcement. Below, a round-up of entertainment news you might’ve missed this week.
The Academy announce this year’s Oscar nominees—and they’re excruciatingly white and male
Can you feel Issa Rae’s energy? No surprise there—the Academy failed to shortlist a female filmmaker in the Best Director category yet again, despite remarkable work from Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), and Marielle Heller (It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood). The acting categories have also shut out actors of color, including Jennifer Lopez and Awkwafina, among others. We’re very pleased about Parasite, though!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina releases its trailer for Part 3
Netflix’s campy, witchy take on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s comic of the same name released its trailer for Part 3 last night, and it involves a lot of demons, cheerleading, and badass Aunt Zelda Spellman saying “my coven.” Part 3 comes out on Netflix January 24. See you witches there!
Grace and Frankie’s penultimate season premieres on Netflix
Season 6 of Grace and Frankie dropped on Netflix last Wednesday, seeing Grace (Jane Fonda) married to Nick (Peter Gallagher) with the usual Hanson and Bergstein familial shenanigans ensuing. Grace and Frankie can be streamed on Netflix.
Netflix’s Taylor Swift documentary, Miss Americana, gets a release date
Taylor Swift announced on Thursday morning when Miss Americana will be hitting Netflix—January 31. Directed by Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson, Miss Americana is set to debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd, and will be a “raw and emotionally revealing look” at the pop star “during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”
One Day at a Time announces Season 3 premiere date
After two seasons on Netflix and being cancelled and rescued by Pop TV, Norman Lear’s One Day at a Time is set to return on March 24, 2020. We can’t wait to be embraced by the Alvarez family’s warm, loving presence again!
Mindhunter Season 3 has been put on hold
For all your true crime enthusiasts out there who’ve been following Mindhunter, this might be a bit of sad news: The show, which is currently heading into its third season, has been put on “indefinite hold.” According to TV Line and Vulture, “due to scheduling conflicts on executive producer David Fincher’s end, cast members Anna Torv, Holt McCallany, and Jonathan Groff have been released from their Mindhunter contracts for the time being.” No word has been given as to when production may potentially begin again. Just last week, it was announced that Disney+’s Lizzie McGuire reboot has also been put on hiatus, after Terri Minsky stepped down as showrunner.
The Jonas Brothers release a new single + music video
The Jonas Brothers pay homage to classic movies and their wives in their new song/music video, What A Man Gotta Do, and features Nick Jonas’ thighs and Priyanka Chopra in a reenactment of that Risky Business scene, Sophie Turner in a Grease-inspired clip, and Danielle Jonas in a recreation of the iconic boom box scene from Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything.