On Tuesday, the Television Critics Assn. announced that it had rescinded Cosby’s 2002 Career Achievement Award, the first time the organization has revoked an award.
“Since the inaugural TCA Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Grant Tinker in 1985, this is the first time there has been a groundswell to vacate an honor,” TCA President Daniel Fienberg said in a statement.
“It was essential that the entire membership have the opportunity to vote and the results were decisive.”
American Film Institute announced Tuesday that it will kick off this year’s 32nd AFI Fest with the world premiere of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.”
Directed by Mimi Leder and slated for release Dec. 25, the film chronicles Ginsburg’s early law career that would lead eventually to her becoming a Supreme Court justice.
Felicity Jones, who earned a lead actress Oscar nomination for her performance in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything,” stars as Ginsburg opposite a supporting cast that includes Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates.
Princess Tiana got another makeover in Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel after early images from the video game-inspired feature were decried for whitewashing the studio’s first and to date its only black princess.
The controversial “Ralph Breaks the Internet” stills showed Ralph’s partner, the rebellious Princess Vanellope, socializing with Tiana and others from Disney’s princess cohort, all in plainclothes.
However, Tiana, the protagonist of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” had been animated with a slimmer nose, loose curly hair and significantly lighter skin than she’d had in her 2009 animated feature — a makeover that racial justice groups said “shocked and hurt” the black community.