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Even though the latest 007 movie has been pushed to a release date in the fall, James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, still hosted last night’s “Saturday Night Live.” It's actually been eight years since Craig last hosted “SNL,” and you know what? After this second time, while he may not be playing James Bond anymore, he can host any time he wants.Host: Daniel Craig
If there's one thing Daniel Craig makes clear in his opening monologue, it's this: “I'm not a nerd. You're a nerd.” Fine, while he may not be a nerd, he's certainly not afraid to go all-in on a joke or, even better, be the butt of one. That is the key to this episode, and it's really amazing to realize while watching that this man's only hosted twice, despite how good he is at it.
It's always nice to see an “SNL” monologue step outside the box, and this one does, featuring pre-tape “footage” from the upcoming James Bond movie. It seems like it takes the live audience a moment to realize what's going on, as the first “SNL” cast member to show up in the sketch is Chloe Fineman, who still kind of blends in, as good as she is. Craig's “favorite scene” in the movie is apparently the one where Bond ends up becoming a craps guy and it's filled to the brim with the most un-Bondlike characters ever, on top of Fineman's progressively frustrated Bond girl. You've got Heidi Gardner and Beck Bennett as messy gamblers, old lady gambler Kate McKinnon, bachelor party boy Kenan Thompson “THIS GUY! HIM!”, and Mikey Day as the craps dealer-turned-villain.
It's simply a fun sketch to open things up with, with Bond getting way too into craps and becoming “Simba,” as he's the “king of the jungle.” In fact, Craig singing the opening music from “The Lion King” is arguably the best thing any James Bond movie has ever given us, even tangentially. Thompson showing up to do the “HIM!” bit in both the Bond entrance and live on stage then brings it all together. “SNL” also knows how good it is, as it’s provided a version of the scene without the monologue.
You can't go wrong with a pre-tape rap or otherwise from both Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, and the live audience — who are pretty good this episode, other than the moment in the cold open with the “WOO!” for white chocolate — realizes that before it even really gets going. It's worrying at first that this is a hacky sketch about ending up “on the couch,” but it thankfully takes its first interesting turn when The Weeknd comes in. “We make dinner like lovers do / I pour wine / And I'm sleeping on the couch tonight.” That's...
The Golden Raspberry Awards – which must have, at one point, been an enjoyable thing to someone, somewhere – are back, and the organization has once again chosen the most obvious and frankly boring choice for its top prize. Director Tom Hooper‘s Cats was the big “winner” of the night, taking home a total of six Razzies, including the Worst Picture of the year prize. Eddie Murphy also won a Razzie – but his win was actually a positive thing. Read on for the full list of winners below.Razzie Awards 2020 Winners
Worst Picture The Fanatic The Haunting of Sharon Tate Cats Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Actor James Franco, Zeroville David Harbour, Hellboy Matthew McConaughey, Serenity Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood John Travolta, The Fanatic and Trading Paint
Worst Actress Anne Hathaway, The Hustle and Serenity Hilary Duff, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Francesca Hayward, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Madea” Rebel Wilson, The Hustle
Worst Supporting Actor James Corden, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Joe” Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Uncle Heathrow” Seth Rogen, Zeroville Bruce Willis, Glass
Worst Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, Dark Phoenix Cassi Davis, A Madea Family Funeral Judi Dench, Cats Fenessa Pineda, Rambo: Last Blood Rebel Wilson, Cats
Worst Director Fred Durst, The Fanatic James Franco, Zeroville Adrian Grunberg, Rambo: Last Blood Neil Marshall, Hellboy Tom Hooper, Cats
Worst Screenplay Andrew Cosby, Hellboy Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Danial Farrands, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Lee Hall and Tom Hooper, Cats Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Screen Combo
John Travolta and Any Screenplay He Accepts Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs, Cats Sylvester Stallone and His Impotent Rage, Rambo: Last Blood Tyler Perry and Tyler Perry or Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral Jason Derulo and His CGI-Neutered “Bulge”, Cats
Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel Dark Phoenix Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rambo: Last Blood A Madea Family Funeral Hellboy
Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property Rambo: Last Blood Dragged Across Concrete Hellboy The Haunting of Sharon Tate Joker
The Razzie Redeemer Award Will Smith, Aladdin Keanu Reeves, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and Toy Story 4 Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
The Razzie Redeemer Award seems strangely out of character for this awards show because of how it honors positivity instead of wallowing in the cinematic muck of each year, but since Murphy didn’t earn an Oscar nomination for his work in Dolemite, I’m...
Plus the personal styling teams behind Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Cynthia Erivo and Selena Gomez are nominated for prizes at the Feb. 6 show.
The hair, makeup and styling teams behind Oscar contenders Joker, Judy, The Irishman, Ford v Ferrari and Dolemite is My Name will be honored at the 6th annual Hollywood Beauty Awards.
Taking place at the Taglyan in Hollywood on Feb. 6, the awards show will recognize Judy costume designer Jany Temime with the achievement in design and styling award, while Gloria Pasqua Casny Ford v Ferrari and Stacey Morris Dolemite Is My Name will receive achievement in hairstyling honors.
Dolemite Is My Name co-makeup head Debra Denson, as well as Joker and The Irishman makeup head Nicki Ledermann, will receive achievement in makeup awards.
Several A-list personal styling teams were also nominated in competitive categories. Fashion stylists Candice Lambert clients include Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Paster Lana Condor, Hilary Duff and Olivia Munn and Joseph Cassell Taylor Swift and Kerry Washington are nominated for the styling award to celebrate their work on the red carpet this season.
Hairstylist nominees Enzo Angileri who has worked with Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu and Nicole Kidman, Jemma Muradian Swift and Rachel Brosnahan, Marissa Marino Selena Gomez and Sydney Sweeney, César DeLeön Ramirêz Ciara, Normani and Kylie Jenner, Ted Gibson Christina Applegate, Priyanka Chopra and Natasha Lyonne and Vernon Scott Cynthia Erivo and Jaden Smith will compete for two hairstyling awards.
In the two makeup categories, awards will be given to two nominees of Claudia Betancur who has worked with Camila Cabello, Sofia Carson and Eva Longoria, Hung Vanngo Jodie Comer, Rose Byrne, Gisele Bundchen and Gomez, Kindra Mann Renee Zellweger, Ginnifer Goodwin and Maisie Williams, Erika La'Pearl Cardi B, Keita Moore Marsai Martin and Tiffany Haddish and Saisha Beecham Camila Mendes, Yara Shahidi and Kelly Rowland.
In photography, Bobby Holland will take the outstanding achievement award; Chelsea Lauren, Matt Sayles and Omar Cruz are nominated for the competitive photography award.
Last year, Lady Gaga's personal styling team and A Star is Born were among the big winners of the evening, which benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Hollywood Beauty Awards were founded by journalist and publicist Michele Elyzabeth.
Voting is open online to the public through Jan. 20 at 11 p.m.
Source: Hollywood Reporter