Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Jan. 25

‘Spotlight,’ Idris Elba, Diversity Dominate SAG Awards
Journalism drama “Spotlight” won the SAG film ensemble cast award in a night that was dominated by diverse winners.

Tom Hanks Is America’s Favorite Movie Star
According to a new poll, Tom Hanks is America’s favorite movie star.

Danny Glover: Maybe We Should Do Away With the Oscars
Danny Glover thinks Hollywood can learn a thing or two about diversity from the indie movies playing at Sundance.

Kim Basinger to Play Christian Grey’s Former Lover in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’
Universal has now locked in its first new cast member to join its highly successful “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, with production set to start this spring.

Sundance: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Sweeps Top Prizes
“The Birth of a Nation,” writer-director-star Nate Parker’s stirring drama about the life of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion he led in antebellum Virginia, won the grand jury prize and the audience award for American dramatic features at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

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This Week in Entertainment 1915

D.W. Griffith’s sweeping “The Birth of a Nation,” set during the Civil War and Reconstruction, was released on Feb. 8, 1915, and, at over two hours long, was the first 12-reel film ever released in the United States. The film was extremely controversial, because of its portrayals of black men and of the Ku Klux Klan, and many say it sparked a resurgence of the white supremacy group at the time. But the film was also a big hit, as Variety noted on March 12 of that year. The film starred Lillian Gish, one of the silent era’s major stars and is considered the foundation upon which film industry was built.

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