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India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. The shots will be given for free at government hospitals and will also be sold at over 10,000 private hospitals at a fixed price of 250 rupees, or $3.40, per shot. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The hopes of building a robust democracy in Myanmar were shattered when the powerful military toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party in a coup Feb. 1. In the month since, the mass protests occurring each day are a sharp reminder of the long and bloody struggle for democracy in a country where the military ruled directly for more than five decades. When the army blocked Parliament from convening and detained Suu Kyi and others in her government the day of its takeover, it alleged the most recent election was tainted by fraud.
Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes in a year in which three women were nominated for the first time in the category. Zhao was honored for her work on “Nomadland,” about people who take to the road and move from place to place seeking work for usually low wages. It stars two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand and includes nonprofessional actors.
Andra Day just scored a lead drama actress Golden Globe, becoming only the second Black woman to do so in history. At Sunday's Golden Globes, Day won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama for The United States vs. Billie Holiday. She's just the second Black winner of this prize, the first being Whoopi Goldberg, who won in 1986 for The Color Purple. In fact, throughout the almost 80-year history of the Golden Globes, there have only ever been 12 Black nominees in this category, according to Gold Derby. Another one of the 12 came this year, as Viola Davis was also nominated for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Other previous Black nominees include Diana Ross, Halle Berry, and Cynthia Erivo. The Golden Globes have long been criticized over a lack of diversity at the show, and it was recently revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that selects the winners, doesn't have a single Black member. During Sunday's show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association acknowledged that the organization has "work to do." More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The shots will be given for free at government hospitals and will also be sold at over 10,000 private hospitals at a fixed price of 250 rupees, or $3.40, per shot.
Norman Lear made TV relevant with “All in the Family” and more 20th-century sitcoms, and he's accomplished the same for himself as a working producer who's nearing his 99th birthday. “I am convinced that laughter adds time to one’s life, and nobody has made me laugh harder, nobody I owe more time to, than Carol Burnett,” he said, speaking by video from a living room armchair. “I've had a lifetime of partners, performers, associations and creative talents for which I am eternally grateful,” Lear said, adding there would be “an entirely different Norman Lear here with you tonight” without them.
“Thank you to the all white Hollywood Foreign Press,” Sacha Baron Cohen said, accepting the Golden Globe award for Best Comedy or Musical film Sunday night. His speech only got more scathing from there.“I’ve got to say, this movie could not have been possible without my co-star, a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius,” the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star said. “I’m talking about Rudy Giuliani. I mean, who can get more laughs out of one unzipping? Incredible.”“Our movie was just the beginning for him,” Baron Cohen continued. “Rudy went on to star in a string of comedy films. Hits like ‘Four Seasons Landscaping,’ ‘Hair Dye Another Day,’ and the courtroom drama ‘A Very Public Fart.’”‘Borat 2’ Director Reveals What Really Happened With Rudy Giuliani: ‘My Jaw Hit the Floor’Turning somewhat more serious, Baron Cohen thanked the tragically robbed “revelation” Maria Bakalova as well as his producers, writers, director Jason Woliner, and his “amazingly brave” crew “who had the risk of getting arrested, the risk of getting COVID, and they did it because we all believed so deeply in releasing this movie before the election to show the danger of lies, hate, conspiracies and the power of truth, empathy, and democracy.”Moments later, Baron Cohen won his second award of the night for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. “Hold on, Donald Trump is contesting the result,” he joked. “He’s claiming a lot of dead people voted, which is a very rude thing to say about the HFPA.”For more, listen to Sacha Baron Cohen on The Last Laugh podcast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Nomadland just made history at the Golden Globes. The film from Chloé Zhao won the top prize of Best Motion Picture — Drama at Sunday's Golden Globes, becoming the first movie directed by a woman to ever win this award, according to Variety. Female-directed films have previously won Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, most recently Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, but never in the drama category. The Golden Globes, which have for years been criticized for failing to recognize female directors, already made history in 2021 by nominating three women for Best Director, the most ever in one year. In addition to Zhao, who won the award, Promising Young Woman's Emerald Fennell and One Night in Miami's Regina King were also nominated. King's film, however, was one of a number of movies with a Black ensemble snubbed for a best picture nomination by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group that doesn't have a single Black member. Nomadland might be on track to also win Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, although it wouldn't be the Oscars' first Best Picture winner from a female director, as Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker won in 2010. That year, Golden Globes voters gave their top drama prize to James Cameron's Avatar instead. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
NBCWas there any doubt as Jane Fonda prepared to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes that one of Hollywood’s fiercest activists would use her platform, once more, to voice her beliefs? On Sunday night, she did not disappoint—urging Hollywood to do better on diversity moments after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association responded to the outcry that emerged over the weekend over the fact that it does not have a single Black member within its ranks.“I’m so moved to receive this honor, thank you,” Fonda said. “We are a community of storytellers, aren’t we? And in turbulent, crisis-torn times like these, storytelling has always been essential. You see, stories... change our hearts and our minds. They help us see each other in a new light. Have empathy. To recognize that for all our diversity, we are humans first.”Fonda cited films including Nomadland, Minari, and Judas and the Black Messiah, along with I May Destroy You, which was infamously snubbed of any nominations. “Stories, they really can change people,” Fonda continued. “But there’s a story we’ve been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry—a story about which voices we respect and elevate and which we tune out. A story about who’s offered a seat at the table and who’s kept out of the rooms where the decisions are made.”The Golden Globes took a moment early on during Sunday’s ceremony to address the #TimesUpGlobes campaign after performers including Globes presenter Sterling K. Brown called out the absence of Black Hollywood Foreign Press Association members. At the Globes, Hollywood Foreign Press Association leadership acknowledged the need for Black journalists among its roster, and HFPA President Ali Sar said the organization will work toward “creating an environment where a diverse membership is the norm, not the exception.”Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Embarrass Hollywood Foreign Press in Golden Globes OpeningAs she accepted her award, Fonda urged everyone in the room—including specifically those in charge of hiring performers and green-lighting and awarding projects—to “make an effort to expand that tent. So that everyone rises and everyone’s story has a chance to be seen and heard.”“Doing this simply means acknowledging what’s true,” Fonda said. “Being in step with the emerging diversity that’s happening because of all those who marched and fought in the past, and those who’ve picked up the baton today. After all, art has always been not just in step with history, but has led the way. So let’s be leaders.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
High five! Sacha Baron Cohen on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy film for his role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The film also won the award for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Not only was this Baron Cohen's second Golden Globe win, but it was his second win specifically for playing Borat Sagdiyev. He previously won this same award for the original Borat in 2007. This, according to Gold Derby, makes Baron Cohen the first person to win multiple times in this category for playing the same character. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which was filmed in secret during the COVID-19 pandemic and culminated with an infamous prank on former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also scored a nomination at Sunday's Golden Globes for Maria Bakalova, who played Borat's daughter. Plus, Baron Cohen was nominated not just for Borat, but also for best supporting actor for his performance in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Clearly, his 2020 was a great success. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
Very nice! Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Sunday won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. It was released by Amazon Studios, making this the first time in history either of the top two best picture Golden Globes went to a streaming service's film. This was, of course, a highly unusual year in which streaming movies were primed to win big, as theaters closed and many studios postponed their releases. In the Best Motion Picture — Drama category, in fact, Netflix had not one but two films in contention at Sunday's show, with Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Plus, pundits thought Borat's biggest competition for this best picture prize was Hamilton, which Disney released on streaming during the pandemic, though the original intent was for it to be a theatrical release. While a streamer hadn't previously won the Golden Globe for best drama or best musical or comedy film, Netflix did win Best Foreign Language Film in 2019 for Roma. The question still remains, though, which streaming service will finally snag Best Picture at the Oscars, a feat none has achieved — at least, not yet. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
Reports of Donald Trump's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Anyone who wrote his political obituary might want to get the Tipp-Ex out. Mr Trump's first major post-presidential speech on Sunday was a tour de force by the most forceful personality in American politics. Love him or loathe him, he's back. Like many of Mr Trump's speeches this 90-minute marathon covered an awful lot of ground. Supporters and detractors will each have found plenty in it to wind themselves up about. But for America, there were really three key questions that needed answering. The first was, is Mr Trump still able to enthuse his own supporters following his defeat in 2020, a second impeachment, and a self-imposed political hiatus? The answer to that was, resoundingly, yes. Secondly, was he really thinking about launching an independent party, which would throw the Republican Party into chaos? The answer to that was, resoundingly, no. "Fake news," Mr Trump said. The Republican Party would unite and win in 2024, he said. Thirdly, will he run for the White House in 2024? That appeared to depend on the answer to question one. Therefore, the answer was - probably yes. During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] Mr Trump gave several knowing looks and smiles as he danced around the subject of a 2024 comeback bid, as if testing the waters.
After nearly 80 years, an Asian woman has finally won the Best Director Golden Globe. Chloé Zhao on Sunday took home the award for directing Nomadland, becoming the first Asian woman to do so in Golden Globes history. In fact, Zhao was the first Asian woman to even be nominated for the award. Zhao is also just the second woman to ever win the Golden Globe for Best Director, and the first in nearly 40 years, after Barbra Streisand won in 1984 for Yentl. Three women were nominated for the best directing Golden Globe at Sunday's show, the most ever in one year. But prior to 2021, only five female directors had been nominated in Golden Globes history, a fact that has drawn widespread criticism. In 2018, for instance, Natalie Portman famously introduced the best director category's "all-male nominees." Zhao is considered the frontrunner to win Best Director at the upcoming Academy Awards as well, where she would also become the first Asian woman to ever win and the second woman after The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
Asian shares rose Monday on hopes for President Joe Biden's stimulus package and bargain-hunting after sell offs last week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 2.2% in morning trading to 29,587.82. A manufacturing survey for Japan showed an expansion in February for the first time since April 2019.
Six months after his death, Chadwick Boseman has posthumously won a Golden Globe. The late actor on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama film for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the final movie he completed prior to his death. His widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, emotionally paid tribute while accepting the award on his behalf. "He would thank God," she said. "He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices." She went on to say that "I don't have his words," but "we have to take the moment to celebrate those we love, so thank you, HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that." Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepts his #GoldenGlobes win: "He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices" https://t.co/gMrpbjjqwe pic.twitter.com/jFrEROkXDC — Variety (@Variety) March 1, 2021 Boseman died on Aug. 28, following a battle with colon cancer; he had kept his diagnosis private while continuing to work on films, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He's the second actor to win a Golden Globe in this category posthumously after Peter Finch, who won for Network after his death in 1977, according to Variety. Though the nominations for the Academy Awards have yet to be announced, Boseman is widely expected to win the Best Actor Oscar as well, and he could potentially be nominated a second time for his supporting performance in Da 5 Bloods. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
Event organizers denied any connection, claiming it was a conspiracy theory from cancel culture extremists
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday night responded to a new allegation of sexual harassment made against him by a former aide, saying he now understands "that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel ways I never intended." Charlotte Bennett, 25, told The New York Times that while serving as a senior briefer and executive assistant to Cuomo in 2019 and 2020, he asked her if she is monogamous and if she had ever slept with older men. At the time, Bennett said, Cuomo was saying he was lonely and wanted a girlfriend, and she felt he was "absolutely" making sexual overtures toward her. In a statement, Cuomo, 63, said he would sometimes tease people "about their personal lives and relationships," but he "never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm." His remarks to Bennett could "have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation," he added. "To the extend anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that." Last week, another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, accused Cuomo of harassing her on multiple occasions over the course of two years. Cuomo has called for an independent investigation into his behavior, and said he will grant subpoena power to an outside investigator designated by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Several politicians on both sides of the aisle have also said they would like to see an investigation, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
Equities rose in Asia on Monday as investors took a breather following last week's heavy selling, with a drop in US Treasury yields giving markets some much-needed stability, while the passage of Joe Biden's stimulus through the House provided some cheer.
Another shock winner has been picked at the 2021 Golden Globes. Jodie Foster on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her performance in The Mauritanian. It was a major upset, as pundits widely thought the winner would either be Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Amanda Seyfried for Mank, or Olivia Colman for The Father. This was the latest surprise win at show after an earlier upset for Rosamund Pike for I Care a Lot. No one seemed more shocked by the win than Foster herself, who even jokingly suggested Jamie Lee Curtis could have read the wrong name. "Are you kidding me?" Foster said. "I think you made a mistake." Seyfried had at one point been seen as the Best Supporting Actress frontrunner in the Oscar race, although that narrative came into question after she was not nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now, with this Golden Globe win, Foster may pick up some serious momentum two months ahead of the Oscars. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureSchitt's Creek wins big at the Golden Globes after Emmys sweepThe forgotten nuclear threat
It was the ex-president’s first major public appearance since leaving the White House