Q&A: Bardem is excited for US arrival of 'The Good Boss'
NEW YORK — (AP) — Javier Bardem is confident that audiences in America will enjoy “The Good Boss” as much as moviegoers in Spain when the film arrives in the U.S. later this month. In a recent interview from Budapest, where he is filming the second installment of “Dune,” Bardem spoke about “The Good Boss”, his acting process, and the impact that fatherhood has had on his life. ___AP: “The Good Boss” arrives in the US after the success of “Being the Ricardos.” How did you go from one role to the other? BARDEM: I guess the process is to really trust the good writing of the scriptwriters and follow their leads, follow what they’ve done so beautifully. And you have to postpone your own needs for their needs, and that’s a beautiful thing to do.wftv.com
‘The Good Boss’ starring Bardem big winner at Spain's Goyas
(AP Photo/Jose Breton) (Jose Breton)MADRID — (AP) — Fernando León de Aranoa’s “The Good Boss” was the big winner of Spain’s most prestigious film awards, winning six prizes including best picture and best actor for Javier Bardem. “The Good Boss” entered the night with a record 20 nominations for the Spanish Academy’s Goya awards. Cruz will have another shot for her in role Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers" after being nominated for best actress for the Academy Awards. Bardem, her husband, will also compete for an Oscar for his part in “Being the Ricardos." The Goyas gala of over three hours was held in Valencia with all the traditional pomp after last year’s edition was broadcast virtually due to the pandemic.wftv.com
Couples, deaf actors, and an unlikely singer mark Oscar noms
Cruz, who has been married to Bardem since 2010, was nominated for best actress for "Parallel Mothers" while Bardem got a best actor nod for "Being the Ricardos." They were nominated in the supporting categories for playing a married couple in "Power of the Dog." Four of the five best supporting actor nominees are first-timers: Ciarán Hinds, Troy Kotsur, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. He was nominated Tuesday for best picture, best director and best original screenplay, and has previously been nominated for best actor, best supporting actor, best adapted screenplay and best live action short. DIANE WARREN, AGAIN AND AGAINAt this point it would be more notable if Diane Warren weren't nominated for an Oscar.wftv.com
New this week: 'Don't Look Up,' new 'Matrix' and 'Sing 2'
The Stream This combination of images shows promotional art for "Being the Riccardos," a film streaming Dec. 21 on Amazon, left, "Don't Look Up," a film premiering Dec. 24 on Netflix, canter, and "The Mezzotint," premiering Dec. 24 on BritBox. (Amazon/Netflix/BritBox via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— A live posthumous album by Chuck Berry is being released this Christmas time as a digital download. — New music from U2 is included in the soundtrack for the animated "Sing 2," which opens Wednesday. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— TCM is in marathon mode, running holiday movies — or those with enough spirit to count — nonstop this week through Christmas Day.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: Why Spaniards are rioting over rapper's jailing
Rap singer Pablo Hasl is detained by police officers at the University of Lleida, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)MADRID – Riots broke out in many Spanish cities this week during freedom of speech protests over the jailing of a little-known rapper for insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorism. Up to a few weeks ago, Hasél, 32, was not quite a household name in Spain. Besides his tweets and lyrics, he has also been charged for assault, obstructing justice and breaking and entry. The law has been used against other rappers and tweeters — even puppeteers.
Spain: Protests erupt after rapper's insults lead to prison
Rap singer Pablo Hasl is detained by police officers at the University of Lleida, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. A 24-hour standoff between police and Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél ended Tuesday when anti-riot officers arrested the artist shortly after dawn and escorted him out of Lleida University’s rectorate building. He and more than 50 supporters locked themselves inside the university in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region at midday on Monday. Hasél was sent to prison, where he's set to serve a 9-month sentence for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism. The rapper had refused last week to voluntarily respond to a summons to show up for prison.
Spanish rapper rejects imprisonment, draws focus to gag law
Rap singer Pablo Hasl sits inside the University of Lleida, Spain, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. The case of Pablo Hasél, 32, has drawn increasing attention in Spain and has been linked to the government's sudden announcement to change a national law that is deemed to curtail freedom of expression. Over 200 artists, including film director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Javier Bardem, signed a petition last week in support of the rapper. On Monday, accompanied by some 50 supporters, Hasél barricaded himself inside the rectoral building of Lleida University, in the northeastern Catalonia region. The Spanish branch of Amnesty International has also defended Hasél and urged the government to introduce legal changes.