Why Lily Tomlin chose not to come out on the cover of Time Magazine in 1975

Ellen talking with Jane Fonda and Lily TomlinYears before Ellen DeGeneres famously came out on the magazine’s cover, Lily Tomlin faced the same decision. Here’s why she didn’t do it.

Author: Alex Bollinger

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WATCH: Grace and Frankie break into RuPaul’s home in new season trailer

RuPaul appears in the Grace and Frankie season 5 trailer

Grace and Frankie, the Netflix show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has released the trailer for their upcoming 5th season. In it, we see the first glimpse of this season’s very special guest star, RuPaul.

The trailer

The official trailer was released on 8 January and currently has over 200,000 views.

On season 5 of Grace and Frankie, RuPaul plays Benjamin Le Day, a ‘formidable and quick-witted adversary.’ He is first introduced when Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) break into his house.

‘Someone’s coming,’ Grace whispers to Frankie upon realizing someone is home after the break-in. The two women duck behind the kitchen counter.

‘It seems you’re breaking and entering,’ Benjamin says to them.

‘Hey girl,’ Grace responds, flustered, and holding a toaster.

‘Who the fuck are you?’ Benjamin calmly asks.

‘Who the fuck are you?’ Frankie replies, louder.

News of RuPaul’s role on Grace and Frankie broke last year, following a Twitter thread between RuPaul and Jane Fonda which hinted at a cameo appearance.

Fan reactions

Fans of the show took to Twitter to express excitement at RuPaul’s guest role.

Season 5 of Grace and Frankie will be streaming on Netflix beginning 18 January.

Author: Rafaella Gunz

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Lady Gaga and Darren Criss nab SAG Award nominations

Lady Gaga and Darren Criss

As nominations continue rolling in for the Hollywood award season, LGBTI figures, movies, and TV shows rack up more and more chances for wins.

The latest are the SAG Awards, highlighting and honoring the best in acting from 2018.

SAG is the Screen Actors Guild, a labor union representing performers worldwide. In 2012, they merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) to create SAG-AFTRA.

Every year, they host their annual award show for actors in both movies and television.

Lady Gaga and the cast of A Star Is Born, Darren Criss, and the movie The Favourite are among the nominees this year.

Best acting in movies

Below are the nominees for movie awards. The LGBTI nominees include Gaga, Rami Malek for his performance as Freddie Mercury, Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and the queer period film The Favourite.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
A Star Is Born
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians

Best acting in television

LGBTI nominations in television include various actors for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie, and Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins, King Lear
Bill Pullman, The Sinner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, Assassination of Gianni Versace
Emma Stone, Maniac

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler, Barry

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark
This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Atlanta
Barry
GLOW
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:
Glow
Marvel’s: Daredevil
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
The Walking Dead
Westworld

The SAG Awards air simultaneously on TNT and TBS on 27 January.

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Author: Anya Crittenton

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