'Ma Rainey,' 'Minari' and Boseman lead SAG nominations
The Screen Actors Guild has nominated the cast for a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. But the SAG Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA, are considered a far better barometer for the Academy Awards, where actors account for the largest percentage of the academy. Usually, the eventual Oscar best picture winner is first nominated for best ensemble by the SAG Awards, though “Green Book” and “The Shape of Water" were two recent exceptions. In 2019, he memorably a ccepted the SAG ensemble award for “Black Panther." Aside from Boseman and Oldman, the nominees for best male actor in a lead role were Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”) and Steven Yeun (“Minari”).
‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year
This image released by Netflix shows, from second left, Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Delroy Lindo in a scene from "Da 5 Bloods," named one of the top 10 films of the year by The American Film Institute. (David Lee/Netflix via AP)The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films. AFI also selected Warner Bros.’ Black Panther Party film “Judas and the Black Messiah” which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Feb. 1. The AFI also named its top 10 television shows, including Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” the Disney+ phenomenon “The Mandalorian” and Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”The selection jury included filmmakers Rian Johnson and Lulu Wang. The group also included a special citation for “Hamilton.”In lieu of the annual luncheon celebrating the honorees, AFI will hold a virtual benediction on Feb. 26 streaming on YouTube and the AFI website.
More than two dozen of Texas’ rural hospitals haven’t received any COVID-19 vaccines
More than two dozen hospitals in rural Texas, from the Panhandle to South Texas, are still waiting on doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to their front-line workers and community members, hospitals and health care advocates say. Credit: Chris Stokes for The Texas Tribune“There’s no question there are massive inequities in this,” said Don McBeath, director of government relations for the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. Some 1,217 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county by state health officials. "Rural hospitals serve an important role in providing care in their communities, and we will allocate vaccine to them as they enroll. Some rural facilities, like Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Karnes County, have been approved providers for weeks but haven’t received any doses to distribute yet.
Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance
This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfes August Wilson adaptation Ma Raineys Black Bottom, showcasing Chadwick Bosemans final performance opposite Viola Davis powerhouse blues singer. (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
Impossible Foods CFO says its plant-based meat will soon be available in nearly 1,000 stores in US
Impossible Foods will soon being selling its plant-based meat in around 1,000 grocery stores in the U.S., CFO David Lee told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Friday. Impossible Foods, which is privately held, first debuted its plant-based meat in grocery stores in September, first in California and then on the East Coast. Founded in 2011, Impossible Foods initially was sold at restaurants and other eateries before establishing an in-store presence. Lee said the coronavirus pandemic has impacted many of the restaurants with which Impossible Foods partners. A 12-ounce package of Impossible Burger is priced between $8.99 and $9.99 in stores, according to a release from the company.cnbc.com
Their loan money was supposed to arrive in days. They've waited weeks
Bibi SipraA loan program meant to pump fast cash into small businesses has failed on almost all accounts, according to business owners. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is among the core financial-relief measures the federal government has pushed to entrepreneurs hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. 'It's a nightmare'The program is the lesser-known cousin of the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion forgivable loan program created by the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed March 27. But disaster loans are much more meager than originally anticipated due to high demand and insufficient federal funding. Yet business owners are requesting an average $200,000, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said in a speech April 9.cnbc.com
Impossible Burgers to hit store shelves
(CNN) - Impossible Burgers will hit grocery shelves for the first time on Friday. Impossible is launching its retail product as the meatless meat sector starts to become more crowded. The Impossible Burger debuted three years ago at Momofuku Nishi, a high-end restaurant in New York City owned by chef David Chang. Today, the Impossible Burger is served at over 17,000 restaurants, including Burger King and White Castle. It plans to make the Impossible Burger available in retail stores nationwide by the middle of next year.