The Gotham Awards kicked off awards season with A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” as its big winner. The Daniels’ film took home the best feature prize, while Ke Huy Quan took home best supporting actor. The tribute honorees brought down the house with their speeches — most notably actors Adam Sandler and Michelle Williams, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood — giving their awards campaigns momentum.

Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, with stars Will Smith, Ben Foster and Charmaine Bingwa in attendance. The new historical epic from director Antoine Fuqua has generated mixed reviews, but does that mean its awards prospects are dead, or is it too early to call?

Bob Iger shocked Hollywood with his return as CEO of Disney, but multiple sources have shared that it’s very much welcomed at the company, which is about to celebrate its 100th year anniversary. After holding a company-wide town hall, what’s next for the organization and Iger?

Finally, the judge in the Danny Masterson rape trial declared a mistrial after the jurors failed to reach a verdict on any of the charges. The former “That 70s Show” star will face a retrial in March.

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