Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- December 14
Kalasha Film Awards: The Complete Winners’ List
The winners of the 2020 Kalasha Awards have been announced. The event, which sets out to recognize levels of excellence and achievements of Kenyan film practitioners, held its gala at the Sarit Center in Nairobi last weekend with only a handful of guests attending. The event was, however, broadcast on local TV stations.
Among the night’s biggest winners included popular drama series, “40 sticks”, which scooped nine awards including Best Feature Film (Sarah Hassan) and Best Original Screenplay. Citizen TV’s “Maria” bagged two awards – Best TV Drama (Rashid Abdalla) and Best Lead Actress (Yasmin Said). Despite bagging nine nominations, “Uradi” failed to clench a single award.
The Kenya Film Commission committed Kshs. 3 million of which winners will each receive Kshs. 100,000 and gift hampers. Check out the full list of winners below.
— TalantaKE (@KeTalanta) December 14, 2020
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— thetimwork (@thetimwork) December 12, 2020
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed for Season 5
Hulu’s hit series “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a fifth season, the cast announced in a video over the weekend. The Bruce Miller-directed drama series, set in a dystopian future, follows June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), a woman forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been nominated for a whopping 54 primetime Emmys, winning 15, including Best Original Drama Series. It is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Bruce Miller, Fran Sears, Daniel Wilson, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Sheila Hockin, Frank Siracusa and Elisabeth Moss.
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) December 10, 2020
‘Batwoman’ Season 2 Trailer Released
The CW has released a new trailer for the second installment of “Batwoman”. The drama series’ second season kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light.
Caroline Dries, the showrunner, had this to say about the upcoming season, “Ryan’s journey starts from a place of ‘What can this Batsuit do for me?’ But it’s not long before she realizes the power of its symbol and what it can do for everyone else in Gotham City. As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her physically and figuratively. This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed ‘powerful.’ Maya Mani sent me her drawings and I loved it. The wig was something we never perfected in season one, and Janice Workman crushed it with this new take. Javicia and I saw various prototypes of styles and red ombres, and at one point we were trading our own iPad-doodled versions. Janice translated that into what we are looking at now. When I see it, I smile. It makes me feel inspired.”
Javicia Leslie will be cast as the new lead in “Batwoman”, replacing Ruby Rose who exited the role in May. “Batwoman” season 2 debuts on the network January 17,2021. Check out the trailer below.
— Batwoman (@CWBatwoman) December 10, 2020