☀️ COCAINE and JESUS over perform as ANT-MAN has worst 2nd wknd ever for MARVEL
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE takes PGA & SAG top nods / WBD sues PAR for $200 Mil / HBO buys Sydney Sweeney pic
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY February 27, 2023.
Where the NCAA had a lot of great games this weekend as College Hoops season begins to dial into March Madness… but the best one had to be this ARIZONA STATE definition of a buzzer beater 🙌.
AND: Did you even win an Award this weekend bro?
GDT’s Pinocchio took the top prize at the ANNIE AWARDS.
Here are your NAACP AWARDS winners, with Angela Bassett and Will Smith winning top awards for BP2 and Emancipation respectively (Will was not in attendance).
The commercial-less SAG AWARDS winners are here, with again Everything, Everywhere taking the ensemble and 3 individual acting wins.
And gotta say the YOUTUBE live streaming metric beats any Streaming ‘minutes viewed’ or Nielsen number in the business - can we do this more often?
This was about an hour into the show last night - the show had about 270k live viewers.
An hour after the show it was listed as 443k views, with 144k for the ‘audio descriptive show’ feed.
A POST-WEEKEND READ: This weekend I had time to get to this Randall Park profile in the New Yorker about making his first film Shortcomings that played at SUNDANCE last month - glad that I did, sharing here for the inclined as well.
☘️ALERT: Just a fun read for any fellow Irish out there, with Paul Mescal & Brendan Gleeson both slipped right into their Gaelic for BAFTA carpet interviews last week. Colin Farrell’s… looks to be about as good as mine is.
CLARIFICATION: Kane Brown is co-hosting the CMT Awards on CBS on April 2, not the CMA Awards… which are on ABC usually in November. Kane’s Fire Country guest role is still on CBS April 7.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
My Monday Box Office breakdown, including a still moribund Specialty market, comps to the past few years and things to note about Jesus.
Super Mario gets a CHINA date
WBD is hitting eject from the Regional Sports Network biz… but likely not from its HBO distro deal in AUSTRALIA. Oh and they’re suing PARAMOUNT.
APPLE fires an actor due to an on-set incident, as AMC fires another series it already ordered.
HBO picks up a Sydney Sweeney pic, TWITTER gets 10% leaner, exec news at APPLE, VICE and SKY, and much more.
PLUS: A congrats to The Wakeup Box Office Poll Crew who got back on the right side of the prediction game… with 68% of you taking the Cocaine Bear $17 Million-plus option on Friday.