Entertainment News Roundup: Spotify Chief Content Officer Calls Joe Rogan Events a ‘Learning Experience’; EU sets March 15 deadline for decision on Amazon buyout by MGM and more


Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

Factbox-BRIT Awards 2022 Winners

The 2022 BRIT Awards, Britain’s pop music honours, took place in London on Tuesday. Below is the list of winners of the ceremony.

Lady Gaga, Spider-Man overlooked by film academy in Oscar nominations

‘House of Gucci’ star Lady Gaga and Marvel’s latest box office hit ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ were absent from this year’s list of Oscar contenders, while Jane Campion is became the first woman to have more than one. nomination for best director. ‘House of Gucci’, a star-studded film about the rival family behind the Italian fashion label, was kicked out of all major categories, including best lead actress. Pop star Gaga, who was nominated in the ‘A Star is Born’ category in 2018, was seen by observers as a likely choice.

‘Power of the Dog’, ‘Dune’ top nominations in battle for Oscar glory

Dark Western ‘The Power of the Dog’ led the pack of this year’s Oscar contenders on Tuesday with 12 nominations for the Netflix Inc film, topping 10 nods for sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ in the hunt to the highest honors in the industry. They will compete at the 94th Academy Awards for the prestigious Best Picture trophy against eight other films. Among them are “Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical story of a family living amid sectarian conflict in late 1960s Northern Ireland, and Steven Spielberg’s remake of the classic musical. “West Side Story”. These films earned seven nominations each.

Mandatory masks and testing as New York Fashion Week embraces ‘new normal’

Fashionistas will accessorize their outfits with mandatory masks to attend New York Fashion Week this season, adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols put in place for small fashion shows. With a return to physical shows in September after virtual fashion weeks earlier in the pandemic, organizers are embracing a “new normal” mix of in-person and digital presentations.

Rural India’s all-female news organization delighted with Oscar nomination

The pioneering team of an all-female rural news organization in northern India say they are delighted after a documentary film about their crusading reporting, particularly on the hardships faced by lower-caste communities, won a Oscar nomination on Tuesday. ‘Writing with Fire’, a 93-minute film about the women behind online media ‘Khabar Lahariya’ – which means News Waves in Hindi – has been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category for this year’s Oscars.

Spotify Chief Content Officer Calls Joe Rogan Events a ‘Learning Experience’

Spotify chief content officer Dawn Ostroff told advertisers at a conference on Wednesday that the backlash around popular American podcaster Joe Rogan’s podcast had been a “real learning experience” for the streaming service. “We believe we have a responsibility to support creator expression, but also to balance that expression with the safety of our users and our advertisers,” said Ostroff, who has been a key driver in Spotify’s work. to turn the platform into a top podcast hub, speaking at an annual conference of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in New York.

EU sets March 15 deadline for decision on Amazon buyout by MGM

EU antitrust regulators will decide by March 15 whether to clear Amazon’s proposed acquisition of US film studio MGM, according to a European Commission filing released on Tuesday. The deal would help the world’s largest online retailer better compete with Netflix and Disney+, bolstering the video streaming service it uses to entice people to subscribe to Amazon Prime, which offers fast delivery and encourages consumers to shop more regularly.

Jennifer Lopez has a “homecoming” with “Marry Me”

Jennifer Lopez stars in a familiar role in the new movie ‘Marry Me,’ portraying a pop superstar whose love life is being scrutinized by millions. Often photographed by photographers herself, Lopez stars in the film Kat Valdez, one half of a couple of music superstars with her partner Bastian.

‘Queen of the BRITs’ Adele wins big at British Music Awards

Chart-topping superstar Adele won the top three BRIT Awards on Tuesday, in the first genderless edition of the annual British pop music honors. Dubbed ‘Queen of the BRITs’ by host Mo Gilligan, the London-born singer-songwriter won the night’s top prize – song of the year – for her single ‘Easy on Me’.

Factbox-Key Nominations for the 2022 Oscars

The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, the film industry’s highest honors, were announced on Tuesday. Prizes will be awarded on March 27. Here is the list of the main nominations:

(With agency contributions.)

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