Abrahamson: Doubters, critics, skeptics -- the Games are a wrap, and from the athletes, thanks
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games drew Sunday to an end, an Olympics that began as a bet countering controversy and considerable fear — could they come off — and closed with the bet won. The Games happened. And for 16 days, just as it should be, the athletes of the world commanded center stage.
'Parasite' scores upset at SAG awards, boosting Oscar chances
South Korean thriller "Parasite" was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month. Winning the award, director Bong Joon Ho said it made him think that "maybe we haven't created such a bad movie." The SAG awards, which focus entirely on performances, are closely watched as an indicator of Oscar success because actors form the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Phoenix's terrifying performance as a loner who finds fame through violence in "Joker" has swept awards season. It was a big stretch," he said to laughter, riffing on his own life as a twice-divorced Hollywood heartthrob.cnbc.com