Ana de Armas Among First Presenters Announced for Upcoming Golden Globe Awards

Ana de Armas is pretty for her golden hour…

The first string of presenters for the 80th Golden Globe Awards have been announced, with the 34-year-old Cuban and Spanish actress among those set to take the stage.

Ana de Armasde Armas, who previously earned a Golden Globe nod for her breakout role in Knives Out, is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama this year for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez will also present at this year’s awards show.

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress made history when she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, becoming the first transgender actor to win a Golden Globe in the history of the awards.

Colman Domingo has also made the presenters list…

The 52-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist is an Emmy Award winner for his performance on HBO’s Euphoria.

Others set to present Ana Gasteyer, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee CurtisNatasha Lyonne, Nicole Byer, Niecy Nash-Betts, Quentin Tarantino and Tracy Morgan.

As the Hollywood Foreign Press Association looks to get back on its feet after weathering diversity controversies, it has been buzzed that personal reps wouldn’t allow their clients to get back on stage. However, as the HFPA has expanded its ranks with journalists of color, it appears that the industry is pivoting in its attitude toward the organization.

Jerrod Carmichael will host the ceremony airing live coast-to-coast on January 10 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

Produced by dick clark productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. Helen Hoehne is president of the HFPA. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon will serve as executive producers.

Ana de Armas to Replace Scarlett Johansson in Apple’s Romantic Action Adventure Film “Ghosted”

Ana de Armas has officially ghosted

The 33-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress will replace Scarlett Johansson in Apple Original Films’ romantic action adventure film Ghosted.

Ana de ArmasJohansson has amicably exited the film in what sources describe as a scheduling conflict.

de Armas wil reunite with her Knives Out co-star Chris Evans in the film, which will be helmed by Dexter Fletcher.

de Armas will serve as an executive producer.

The film’s writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, will also be producers. They developed the project based on an original idea of theirs and preemptively sold it to Skydance.

Apple acquired the high-profile project over the summer. It is described as a high concept romantic action adventure film.

The change comes because the intent is to get the picture into production by February, and the timing didn’t work out for Johansson. Ellison led the charge to bring in de Armas, who’s about as hot an actress out there right now after Knives OutNo Time to Die, and Blonde.

She most recently starred with Evans and Ryan Gosling in the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed The Gray Man for Netflix.

She has also been in talks to play the lead in the John Wick spinoff Ballerina.

Ana de Armas Wins Saturn Award for Her “Knives Out” Performance

Ana de Armas is celebrating an out of this world honor…

The 46th annual Saturn Awards, which celebrate the best in genre entertainment, have been doled out, with the 33-year-old Cuban actress earning a trophy.

Ana de Armas

de Armas won the Best Supporting Actress trophy in the Film Awards category for her performance in Knives Out.

Meanwhile, Victoria Alonso took home the Producers Showcase Award.

The 55-year-old Argentine film producer and Marvel Studios executive has served as an executive producer on every Marvel Studios production since 2012’s The Avengers.

Hosted by The Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell, the Saturn Awards are presented and produced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, the nonprofit that honors the year’s best in genre films, television, home entertainment and theater.

Here’s the full list of winners:


Best Science Fiction Film
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture

Best Fantasy Film
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Best Horror Film
The Invisible Man

Best Action/Adventure Film

Best Thriller Film
Knives Out

Best International Film

Best Animated Film

Best Independent Film

Best Actor
John David Washington (Tenet)

Best Actress
Elizabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)

Best Supporting Actor
Bill Hader (It Chapter 2)

Best Supporting Actress
Ana De Armas (Knives Out)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Kyliegh Curran (Doctor Sleep)

Best Director
J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker)

Best Writing
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood)

Best Production Design
Barbara Ling (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood)

Best Editing
Bob Ducsay (Knives Out)

Best Music
John Williams (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker)

Best Costume
Bina Daigeler (Mulan)

Best Make-Up
Amanda Knight, Neal Scanlan  (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker)

Best Special Effects
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan,  Patrick Tubach,  Dominic Tuohy (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker)


Best Science Fiction TV Series
Star Trek: Discovery

Best Horror TV Series
The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller TV Series
Better Call Saul

Best Fantasy TV Series
For All Mankind

Best Presentation on Television (Under 10 Episodes)
The Mandalorian

Best Animated TV Series
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
The Boys

Best Film Presentation on Streaming Media
Enola Holmes

Best Actor on Television
Patrick Stewart (Picard)

Best Actress on Television
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Best Supporting Actor on Television
Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)

Best Supporting Actress on Television
Danielle Panabaker (The Flash)

Best Younger TV Actor
Brec Bassinger (Stargirl)

Best Guest Star on Television
Jon Cryer (Supergirl)

Best 4K Film Release
Knives Out

Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release
Dr. Cyclops (Special Edition)

Best DVD/BD Collection Release
Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975

Best DVD/BD Television Series Release
Creepshow (Season 1)

Best Local Stage Production
The Witch (Geffen Playhouse)

The Visionary Award
Mike Flanagan

The Life Career Award
Michael Gruskoff

The Producers Showcase Award
Victoria Alonso

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award
Eric Wallace

The Special Achievement Award
David Kirschner

The Television Spotlight Award
The Expanse

The Robert Forster Artist’s Award
Christopher Lloyd

Ana de Armas Earns Saturn Awards Nomination for “Knives Out” Performance

Ana de Armas is ringing in some new recognition…

The 46th annual Saturn Awards nominations have been revealed by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, with the 32-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress receiving a nod.

Ana de Armas, Knives Out

de Armas received a Best Supporting Actress in a Film nomination for her acclaimed performance in Knives Out.

In the television categories, Tessa Thompson has earned a Saturn Awards nod.

The 37-year-old part-Panamanian and part-Mexican American actress is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series category for her work on HBO’s Westworld.

The Saturn Awards honor the year’s best in genre films, TV, home entertainment and theater.

Organizers are planning an awards ceremony for later this year.

Here are this year’s nominees:


Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bloodshot (Sony Pictures)
Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The New Mutants (20th Century Films / Walt Disney Studios)
The Old Guard (Netflix) 

Best Science Fiction Release
Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)
Gemini Man (Paramount Pictures)
Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios)
Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures) 

Best Fantasy Film Release
Bill & Ted Face the Music (Orion Pictures)
Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)
Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures)
The Witches (HBO Max) 

Best Horror Film Release
Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Freaky (Universal Pictures)
The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)
It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Midsommar (A24)
Ready or Not (Searchlight Pictures)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films / Lionsgate) 

Best Action/Adventure Film Release
1917 (Universal Pictures)
Bad Boys for Life (Columbia Pictures)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures)
The Gentlemen (STX Films)
Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus) 

Best Thriller Film Release
Da Five Bloods (Netflix)
The Good Liar (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Irishman (Netflix)
Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Mank (Netflix)
Uncut Gems (A24) 

Best Actor in a Film
Daniel Craig, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Delroy Lindo, Da Five Bloods (Netflix)
Ewan McGregor, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Gary Oldman, Mank (Netflix)
Aaron Paul, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
John David Washington, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Actress in a Film
Rebecca Ferguson, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Yifei Liu, Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)
Natalie Portman, Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Charlize Theron, The Old Guard (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Adam Driver, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)
Chris Evans, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Bill Hader, It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ian McDiarmid, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)
Robert Pattinson, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Donnie Yen, Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Zazie Beetz, Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ellen Burstyn, Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
Jamie Lee Curtis, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Ana De Armas, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Linda Hamilton, Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures)
Amanda Seyfried, Mank (Netflix)
Jurnee Smollett, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures) 

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film
Ella Jay Basco, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Kyliegh Curran, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
Lexy Kolker, Freaks (Well Go USA)
JD McCrary, The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Director
J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Niki Caro, Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Christopher Nolan, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard (Netflix)
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)

Best Film Screenplay
Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin, Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin-won, Parasite (Neon)
Christopher Nolan, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Editing
Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Bob Ducsay, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jennifer Lame, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Fred Raskin, Once Upon a Tim In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Jinmo Yang, Parasite (Neon) 

Best Film Production Design
Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Nathan Crowley, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mark Friedberg, Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Barbara Ling, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Patrick Tatopoulos, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
Ra Vincent, Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures) 

Best Film Composer
Ludwig Goransson, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Nathan Johnson, Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Jaeil Jung, Parasite (Neon)
Thomas Newman, 1917 (Universal Pictures)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mank (Netflix)
John Williams, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios) 

Best Film Costume
Erin Benach, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bina Daigeler, Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
Michael Kaplan, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
Albert Wolsky, Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Film Make-Up
Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard, Stephen Kelly, Bianca Appice, Bill & Ted Face the Music (Orion Pictures)
Robert Kurtzman, Bernadette Mazur, Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Shane Zander, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Arjen Tuiten, David White, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
Norman Cabrera, Mike Hill, Mike Elizalde, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films / Lionsgate)
Amanda Knight, Neal Scanlan, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios) 

Best Film Visual / Special Effects
Scott R. Fisher, Allen Maris, Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)
Mark Hawker, Yael Majors, Greg Steele, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Kristy Hollidge, Nicholas Brooks, It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ken Egly, Robert Legato, The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, Dominic Tuohy, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott Fisher, Mike Chambers, Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Neil Corbould, Eric Barba, Vinod Gundre, Sheldon Stopsack, Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures)

Best Independent Film Release
Angel of Mine (Lionsgate)
Encounter (Vega Baby)
The Aeronauts (Amazon)
Color Out of Space (RLJ Entertainment)
Freaks (Well Go USA)
Palm Springs (Neon)
Possessor (Neon / Elevation Pictures) 

Best International Film Release
Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
The Nightingale (IFC Films)
Official Secrets (IFC Films)
Parasite (Neon)
Sputnik (IFC Midnight)
The Whistlers (Magnolia Pictures) 

Best Animated Film Release
Abominable (Universal Pictures)
The Addams Family (United Artists Releasing)
Frozen II (Walt Disney Studios)
Onward (Walt Disney Studios)
Spies in Disguise (20th Century Pictures)
Trolls: World Tour (Universal Pictures) 


Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
Batwoman (The CW)
The Boys (Amazon)
The Flash (The CW)
Stargirl (The CW)
Supergirl (The CW)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Watchmen (HBO) 

Best Science Fiction Television Series
Doctor Who (BBC America)
Lost in Space (Netflix)
Pandora (The CW)
Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
Westworld (HBO) 

Best Fantasy Television Series
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
For All Mankind (Apple TV)
Locke & Key (Netflix)
The Magicians (SyFy)
Outlander (Starz)
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
The Witcher (Netflix) 

Best Horror Television Series
Creepshow (Shudder)
Evil (CBS)
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Servant (Apple TV)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Action/Thriller Television Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Castle Rock (Hulu)
The Outpost (The CW)
Pennyworth (Epix)
Riverdale (The CW)
Snowpiercer (TNT)
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon) 

Best Television Presentation (under 10 Episodes)
Amazing Stories (Apple TV)
Dracula (Netflix)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
His Dark Materials (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
Perry Mason (HBO) 

Best Animated Television Series
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
Family Guy (Fox)
Primal (Adult Swim)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney XD) 

Best Film Presentation on Streaming Media
Enola Holmes (Netflix)
Extraction (Netflix)
Shirley (Hulu)
The Vast of Night (Amazon) 

Best Actor on a Television Series
Henry Cavill, The Witcher (Netflix)
Mike Colter, Evil (CBS)
Grant Gustin, The Flash (The CW)
Sam Heughan, Outlander (Starz)
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access) 

Best Actress on a Television Series
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Melissa Benoist, Supergirl (The CW)
Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)
Sonequa Martin-Green, Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Candice Patton, The Flash (The CW)
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul (AMC) 

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Tony Dalton, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Emerson, Evil (CBS)
Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Richard Rankin, Outlander (Starz)
Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Luke Wilson, Stargirl (The CW) 

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series
Natasia Demetriou, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Cynthia Erivo, The Outsider (HBO)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Colby Minifie, Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
Danielle Panabaker, The Flash (The CW)
Sophie Skelton, Outlander (Starz)
Tessa Thompson, Westworld (HBO)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series
Freya Allan, The Witcher (Netflix)
Brec Bassinger, Stargirl (The CW)
Isa Briones, Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
Maxwell Jenkins, Lost in Space (Netflix)
Madison Lintz, Bosch (Amazon)
Cassady McClincy, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Erin Moriarty, The Boys (Amazon)

Best Guest Starring Performance on Television
Jon Cryer, Supergirl (The CW)
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
Mark Hamill, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Kate Mulgrew, Mr. Mercedes (Audience)
Billy Porter, The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
Jeri Ryan, Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access) 

Best Classic Film DVD/BD Release4D Man Kino
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Special Edition) Kino
Dr. Cyclops (Special Edition) Kino
Hercules in the Haunted World (Special Edition) Kino
The Magic Sword Kino
Robocop (Director’s Cut) Arrow
The War of the Worlds (1953) Criterion 

Best Television Series DVD/BD Release
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Complete Collection, Kino Lorber
Creepshow: Season One, Image Entertainment
The Librarians: The Complete Series, Electric Entertainment
Mission: Impossible – The Original TV Series, Paramount Home Entertainment
The Outsider: The First Season, HBO
Shazam: The Complete Live Action Series, Warner Archive Collection
The Simpsons: The Nineteenth Season, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 

Best Film Collection DVD/BD Release
Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection, Shout Factory
The Fly Collection, Shout Factory
Gamera: The Complete Collection, Arrow
Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975, Criterion Collection
Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection, Kino
Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations, MVD Entertainment
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman, Criterion Collection 

Best 4K Film Release
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection, Universal Home Entertainment
Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, Lionsgate
Flash Gordon Limited Edition, Arrow
Jaws 45th Anniversary, Universal Home Entertainment
Knives Out, Lionsgate
Mad Max, Kino Lorber
The Shining, Warner
War of the Worlds (2005), Paramount Home Entertainment


Best Live Stage Production
Anastasia, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Frankenstein, A Noise Within
Good Boys, Pasadena Playhouse
Once, Cerritos Center/3D Theatricals
Shrek Musical, Cerritos Center/3D Theatricals
Witch, Geffen Playhouse

Pedro Pascal to Star in Judd Apatow’s Netflix Comedy “The Bubble”

Things are bubbling up for Pedro Pascal

The 45-year-old Chilean actor has been cast in Judd Apatow’s next comedy The Bubble for Netflix.

Pedro Pascal

Pascal, who recently starred in Wonder Woman 1984, joins a cast that includes Karen GillanIris Apatow, Fred ArmisenMaria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann and Peter Serafinowicz.

Apatow will direct and produce the film, as well as co-write the script with Pam Brady.

The film follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. The film couldn’t be more timely as more and more productions are ramping back up even as COVID-19 remains in full effect around the world.

Once Netflix boarded the project, it quickly was fast-tracked with a plan to start shooting at the top of 2021. The plan also always has been to deliver a cast that rivals previous A-list ensembles like those for The Disaster Artist and Knives Out.

Ana de Armas to Star Opposite Ryan Gosling & Chris Evans in Netflix’s “The Gray Man”

It’s a case of gray matters for Ana de Armas.

The 32-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress will star opposite Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in Joe and Anthony Russo’s big-budget action thriller The Gray Man for Netflix.

Ana de Armas

The Russos have been developing the project for awhile at Sony Pictures, and when the package went back on the market over the summer, Netflix was quick to acquire it and set Gosling and Evans to star. The film will be the biggest-budget film in Netflix’s history on the feature side.

The Russos penned the script with a recent polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

The Gray Man is the debut novel by Mark Greaney, published in 2009 by Jove Books. It also is the first novel to feature the Gray Man, freelance assassin and former CIA operative Court Gentry.

The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA. The film is based on the first installment of the best-selling Gray Man book series.

de Armas has been on a roll as of late, going back to her Golden Globe-nominated performance in the murder mystery Knives Out. She also recently was seen in the Netflix pic SergioThe Informer and The Night Clerk. With the Covid-19 pandemic delaying several films, her 2021 is expected to be equally busy as she can be seen in the next James Bond film No Time to Die and the New Regency thriller Deep Water opposite Ben Affleck. She is also set to star in Blonde, where she portrays Norma Jean.

Yalitza Aparicio Among the Latino Professionals Invited to Join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)

Yalitza Aparicio’s joining The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released its annual list of invitations to join the organization, with the 26-year-old Mexican actress and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples among the 819 extended an invite.

Yalitza Aparicio

Aparicio, one of Time magazine’s100 most influential people in the world in 2019,earned an Oscar nod in the Best Actress category for her performance in Alfonso Cuarón‘s 2018 Spanish-language drama Roma. With the nomination for her actig debut, she became the first Indigenous American woman and the second Mexican woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

But Aparcio isn’t the only Latino/a to make the list…

Other invitees in the Actors branch include Bobby Cannavale, who appeared in The IrishmanOverboard’s Eva LongoriaKnives Out star Ana de Armas and Gringo actor Yul Vazquez.

Invitees in the Music branch include Andrea Guerra (Hotel Rwanda) and Cuban-American jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who worked on the music for Clint Eastwood’s films Richard Jewell and The Mule.

The Directors branch sent out invitations to Latino filmmakers Icíar Bolláin (Spanish), Felipe Cazals (Mexican), Sebastián Cordero (Ecuadorian), Luis Estrada (Mexican), Alejandro Landes (Colombian-Ecuadorian),Jorge Alí Triana (Colombian) and  Andrés Wood (Chilean).

This year’s new class demonstrates The Academy’s commitment to erasing the stigma of not being inclusive, particularly in terms of women, international members and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities.

The organization reports this year’s class breakdown is 49% international, 45% women, and 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial. 

The overwhelming number of those invited to join the Academy end up accepting. 

The total active membership in 2019 was 8,946, with 8,733 eligible to vote. Total membership including active, voting and retired was 9,794.  Today’s additions will take the membership count past the 10,000 mark.

AMPAS says members can voluntarily  disclose their race/ethnicity, sex or can choose “prefer not to.” So, demo stats may not be 100% accurate. AMPAS also “recognizes and respects” the personal choice in identification, but doesn’t track LGBTQ+ or differently abled, although a source says, while protecting privacy and not forcing answers, they are “working towards it.” In other words this is no longer your father’s Academy.

 “We take great pride in the strides we have made in exceeding our initial inclusion goals set back in 2016, but acknowledge the road ahead is a long one,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “We are committed to staying the course.”

“The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences.  We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now,” said Academy President David Rubin.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s Latino invitees:

Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma”
Bobby Cannavale – “The Irishman,” “The Station Agent”
Ana de Armas – “Knives Out,” “Blade Runner 2049”
Eva Longoria – “Overboard,” “Harsh Times”
Yul Vazquez – “Gringo,” “Last Flag Flying”

Casting Directors
Libia Batista – “Eres Tú Papá?,” “Viva”
Javier Braier – “The Two Popes,” “Wild Tales”
Eva Leira – “Pain and Glory,” “Biutiful”
Yesi Ramirez – “The Hate U Give,” “Moonlight”
Yolanda Serrano – “Pain and Glory,” “Biutiful”

Óscar Faura – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “The Imitation Game”

Icíar Bolláin – “Even the Rain,” “Take My Eyes”
Felipe Cazals – “El Año de la Peste,” “Canoa: A Shameful Memory”
Sebastián Cordero – “Europa Report,” “Crónicas”
Luis Estrada – “The Perfect Dictatorship,” “Herod’s Law”
Alejandro Landes – “Monos,” “Porfirio”
Jorge Alí Triana – “Bolívar Soy Yo,” “A Time to Die”
Andrés Wood – “Araña,” “Violeta Went to Heaven”

Cristina Amaral – “Um Filme de Verão (A Summer Film),” “Person”
Violeta Ayala – “Cocaine Prison,” “The Bolivian Case”
Julia Bacha – “Naila and the Uprising,” “Budrus”
Almudena Carracedo – “The Silence of Others,” “Made in L.A.”
Paola Castillo – “Beyond My Grandfather Allende,” “Genoveva”
Paz Encina – “Memory Exercises,” “Paraguayan Hammock”
Mariana Oliva – “The Edge of Democracy,” “Piripkura”
Iván Osnovikoff – “Los Reyes,” “La Muerte de Pinochet (The Death of Pinochet)”
Tiago Pavan – “The Edge of Democracy,” “Olmo and the Seagull”
Bettina Perut – “Los Reyes,” “La Muerte de Pinochet (The Death of Pinochet)”
Marta Rodriguez – “Our Voice of Earth, Memory and Future,” “Campesinos (Peasants)”

Ozzie Areu
Barbara Peiro
Frank Rodriguez
Mimi Valdes

Film Editors
Alejandro Carrillo Penovi – “Heroic Losers,” “The Clan”
Alex Marquez – “Snowden,” “Savages”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Mari Paz Robles – “I Dream in Another Language,” “Cantinflas”
David Ruiz Gameros – “Tear This Heart Out,” “Amores Perros”
Susana Sánchez – “The Liberator,” “Goya’s Ghosts”

Marketing and Public Relations
Inma Carbajal-Fogel
Emmanuelle Castro
Fernando Garcia
Dustin M. Sandoval

Andrea Guerra – “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Hotel Rwanda”
Arturo Sandoval – “Richard Jewell,” “The Mule”

Edher Campos – “Sonora, the Devil’s Highway,” “The Golden Dream”
Nicolas Celis – “Roma,” “Tempestad”
Alex Garcia – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Desierto”
Enrique López Lavigne – “The Impossible,” “Sex and Lucia”
Álvaro Longoria – “Everybody Knows,” “Finding Altamira”
Mónica Lozano – “I Dream in Another Language,” “Instructions Not Included”
Gabriela Maire – “Las Niñas Bien (The Good Girls),” “La Caridad (Charity)”
Luis Manso – “Champions,” “Binta and the Great 
Gabriela Rodríguez – “Roma,” “Gravity”
Mar Targarona – “Secuestro (Boy Missing),” “The Orphanage”
Luis Urbano – “Letters from War,” “Tabu”

Production Design
Sandra Cabriada – “Instructions Not Included,” “The Mexican”
Estefanía Larraín – “A Fantastic Woman,” “Neruda”

Short Films and Feature Animation
José David Figueroa García – “Perfidia,” “Ratitas”
Oscar Grillo – “Monsters, Inc.,” “Monsieur Pett”
Otto Guerra – “City of Pirates,” “Wood & Stock: Sexo, Orégano e Rock’n’Roll”
Isabel Herguera – “Winter Love,” “Under the Pillow”
Summer Joy Main-Muñoz – “Don’t Say No,” “La Cerca”
Juan Pablo Zaramella – “Luminaris,” “The Glove”

David Esparza – “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Equalizer”

Visual Effects
Leandro Estebecorena – “The Irishman,” “Kong: Skull Island”

Daniel Molina
Carlos Morales
Jesse Torres

Antonio Banderas Earns AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Nomination for Best Actor

Antonio Banderas is gettin’ a little glory from mature audiences…

The AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, has announced the nominations for its 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, with the 59-year-old Spanish actor earning a nod.

Antonio Banderas

Banderas is nominated for Best Actorfor his performance in Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed Spanish-language film, Pain and Glory.

But Banderas isn’t the only Latino nominee…

Jennifer Lopez has earned a nod this year for Best Supporting Actress.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar, who earned a Spirit Awards nod earlier this month, received the nomination for her performance in Hustlers

Fernando Meirellesis being called out…

The 64-year-old Brazilian filmmaker is nominated for Best Director for his celebrated work on Netflix’s The Two Popes.

Ana de Armashas earned some love from the AARP…

The 31-year-old Cuban and Spanish actress and her Knives Out cast mates are nominated in the Best Ensemble category.

Tony Danza will host the Movies for Grownups Awards ceremony on January at the Beverly Wilshirein Beverly Hills. 

Earlier this month, the group chose Annette Bening to receive AARP’s MFG’s Career Achievement Award.

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees:

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups
The Irishman
Marriage Story
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Farewell
The Two Popes
Little Women

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Frankie
Helen Mirren, The Good Liar
Julianne Moore, Gloria Bell
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Supporting Actor
Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Director
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Fernando Meirelles, The Two Popes
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Readers’ Choice
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Downton Abbey
The Irishman
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Richard Jewell
The Two Popes

Best Ensemble
Dolemite Is My Name
Downton Abbey
Knives Out
Little Women

Best Intergenerational
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Little Women
The Etruscan Smile
The Farewell

Best Buddy Picture
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Ford v. Ferrari
Just Mercy
The Lighthouse
The Two Popes

Best Screenwriter
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Kasi Lemmons, Harriet
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Time Capsule
Little Women
Motherless Brooklyn
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Ana de Armas to Star in the Spy Drama “Wasp Network”

Ana de Armasis expanding her Network

The 30-year-old Cuban actress will co-star in Olivier Assayas Wasp Network, the spy drama based on Fernando Morais’ book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War

Ana de Armas

de Armas joins previously announced cast members Edgar RamírezPenélope CruzPedro Pascal,Wagner Moura and Gael García Bernal.

The film, which will go before cameras in Havana at the end of this month, tells the true story of Cuban spies in the American territory during the 1990s, revealing the tentacles of a Florida-based terrorist network with ramifications in Central America and with the consent of the U.S. government.

de Armas’ credits include Blade Runner 2049War Dogsand Hands of Stone.

Her upcoming slate includes Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, opposite Daniel CraigChris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield and Michael ShannonUniversal/Working Title’s untitled Danny Boyle romantic comedy with Lily JamesKate McKinnonHimesh Patel, and Ed Sheeran; as well as The Night Clerk with Tye Sheridan and Helen Hunt.

Lionsgate & MRC to Release Ana de Armas’ Murder Mystery “Knives Out” in November 2019

Ana de Armas has her knives out…

Lionsgate will partner with MRC to distribute worldwide Knives Out, the contemporary murder mystery starring the 30-year-old Cuban actress.

Ana de Armas

Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson wrote and is directing the film, which stars Daniel Craig as a detective trying to solve a murder.

In addition to de Armas and Craig, the killer ensemble cast includes Chris EvansMichael ShannonLakeith StanfieldJamie Lee CurtisToni ColletteChristopher PlummerKatherine Langford and Don Johnson.

Lionsgate has scheduled the film for nationwide release on November 27, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday corridor.

The film became possible when director Danny Boyleexited James Bond 25. While that film regrouped — Cary Fukunagais directing it — Craig suddenly had an open slot, and Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman took full advantage with an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery that Johnson wrote and was able to squeeze in before he and Bergman drill down on a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.

de Armas previous film credits include Blade Runner 2049, War Dogs and Hands of Stone.