News Nuggets: Will ‘Mr. Holmes’ bring Sir Ian McKellen a long overdue Oscar?

A new trailer showcases actor Ian McKellen as an elderly and retired Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film “Mr. Holmes.” With great reviews from the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, could this finally be McKellen’s chance to win an Academy Award? He has two previous Oscar nominations for “Gods and Monsters” (also directed by this new movie’s Bill Condon) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” The plot is based on the 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” and has the older Holmes looking back on his long life but still tackling an unsolved case. The film will be in theaters on July 15. HitFix

What happened on the first season finale of hot new Fox series “Gotham” Monday night? SPOILERS AHEAD. In the episode titled “All Happy Families Are Alike,” villainess Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is now “apparently dead,” but the creators would not say “definitely dead.” The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) now looks to be the “king of crime” for next fall’s second season. Cinema Blend

Make your predictions for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and win $100

Mariah Carey is the latest singer announced to perform on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. She is a 14-time winner who has had more Hot 100 hits than any other solo artist. She joins previously announced performers Iggy Azalea, Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Britney Spears, and Van Halen. The event airs live May 17 on ABC. Billboard

White Cherry Entertainment is taking over production of the Kennedy Center Honors this year. Partners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss have produced many live events, including the Tony Awards and Emmy Awards. They will replace George Stevens, Jr., who co-founded the annual ceremony 37 years ago, and his son Michael Stevens. The Kennedy Center ended its association with that duo last December. Variety

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Longtime director Phil Abraham dissects Sunday’s “Mad Men” episode titled “Lost Horizon.” With only two more installments left, this was his last chance to helm the Emmy-winning show. It had strange yet memorable moments between Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Roger (John Slattery) in an empty agency and a “now or never” moment for Don (Jon Hamm) escaping the large new firm. Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Film Festival unveils its complete lineup for its 21st annual event June 10-18. Stars featured in some of the films include Kristen Wiig (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”), Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”), Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”), and Adam Scott (“The Overnight”). The eagerly-anticipated Pixar feature “Inside Out” will also screen on June 9 with director Pete Docter. The Wrap

Two-time Emmy nominee Josh Charles is joining the cast of “Masters of Sex.” For the upcoming third season airing on Showtime this summer, he will play a self-made businessman hoping to market an aphrodisiac scent to the general public. The plotline will jump forward to 1966 and continue to star Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as the legendary scientists Masters and Johnson. TV Line

One thought on “News Nuggets: Will ‘Mr. Holmes’ bring Sir Ian McKellen a long overdue Oscar?

  1. When they announce the recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors in September,I don’t care who they honor except for one person whose name I who hope will be mention as one of the recipients:JERRY LEWIS.

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