The omicron variant is still raging across the globe, and that’s affected Hollywood awards ceremonies, with multiple getting postponed, including the Grammys and Critics Choice Awards. One show pushing forward (sort of) is the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, despite not being aired due to their cancellation by NBC and failing to secure any celebrity presenters. Talent is also not expected to attend.

Jon Watts’ “Spider-Man: No Way Home” continues to dominate the box office, quickly rising in the ranks of the most financially successful films of all time. Megastars Tom Holland and Zendaya, and the movie’s impressive box office returns could push it into the Oscar conversation for best picture.

The streaming numbers for Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” are huge, thanks in part to the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the stellar ensemble. However, film critics and journalists have been divided on the film’s heavy-handed message about climate change. This caused a stir on social media when co-writers Adam McKay and David Sirota criticized naysayers who had qualms about the movie.

“The Bachelor” premiered its 26th season with a new host, Jesse Palmer, and a new star, Clayton Echard.

Finally, we bid farewell to television icon and Emmy winner Betty White, who died on Dec. 31 — weeks before her 100th birthday — as well as two-time Oscar nominee Peter Bogdanovich, who died on Thursday. This episode was recorded before the death of Sidney Poitier.

Hosted by Variety chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and awards editor Clayton Davis, Variety‘s “The Take,” presented by Apple TV Plus, is a weekly series that will navigate the week’s top stories from entertainment, pop culture and media, while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight on what’s buzzing in Hollywood. Filmed in Variety‘s state-of-the-art studio in Los Angeles, new episodes are released Fridays on, YouTube and social media.

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