News Nuggets: Angela Lansbury wins first ever Olivier Award in London

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first ever Olivier Award after an absence of nearly 40 years on the London Stage. Her trophy given on Sunday is for Best Supporting Actress in “Blithe Spirit,” the same role that brought her a 2009 Tony Award on Broadway. Best Play is “King Charles III,” and Best Musical is “Sunny Afternoon.” Other acting winners are Mark Strong (“A View From the Bridge”), Penelope Wilton (“Taken at Midnight”), Nathaniel Parker (“Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies”), John Dagleish (“Sunny Afternoon”), Katie Brayben (“Beautiful”), George Maguire (“Sunny Afternoon”), and Lorna Want (“Beautiful”). Playbill

Action sequel “Furious 7” continues its hot pace adding another $60.6 million for this weekend’s box office. That brings its domestic total in two weeks to $252.5 million for the Vin Diesel movie. Animated hit “Home” with the voices of Jim Parsons and Rihanna brings in another $19 million for its third weekend. The romantic drama “The Longest Ride” debuts with $13.5 million. Variety

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A preview of the “Justified” series finale this Tuesday asks which favorite characters might die. Will there be an epic showdown between Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins)? What will happen with the evil Avery (Sam Elliott) and Boon (Jonathan Tucker)? It promises that the episode “packs at least one major surprise that plays a significant role in where these characters’ stories ultimately end.” TV Guide

The television Performer of the Week is Vera Farmiga from the A&E mysterious drama “Bates Motel.” For the episode “The Deal,” her vicious character of Norma Bates had a “stunning duality” acting on two different levels. While cutting a deal, she reveals her alter ego’s “endearingly inappropriate sense of humor along with her sense of justice.” TV Line

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Taraji P. Henson might be a frontrunner for an “Empire” Emmy nomination, but she could also be on the radar as Best Comedy Guest Actress for hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. In sketches, her Cookie Lyons character invaded “Sesame Street” and she had impersonations of Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes. “SNL” also announces its next guest host will be Scarlett Johansson on May 2. The Wrap

Who better than scientists and engineers to provide their top 10 sci-fi movies of all time? Their choices are led off by “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) and then “The Matrix” (1999), “Brazil” (1985), “Alien” (1979), “Fantastic Voyage” (1966), “Wall-E” (2008), “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Blade Runner” (1982), “Star Wars” (1977), and “War of the Worlds” (1953). Thompson on Hollywood

Veteran newsman Bob Schieffer will retire from CBS this summer after a 46-year career. He has hosted the long-running political talk show “Face the Nation” since 1991 and was inducted into the TV Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2013. CBS News political director John Dickerson will take over the moderator role. USA Today

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