Freshly Fried - January 25, 2019

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Written by: Karen Cryer

Friday means it's time for your 'Fryday' fry-up, so read on to find out the latest from the entertainment world:

"Light in the Dark" Released Today!
Yes, finally the day has come!  The waiting is over - Ekene Som Mekwunye's much-anticipated "Light in the Dark" is in a cinema near you!

We're always excited when Rita Dominic is involved and with Kalu Ikeagwu co-starring, this movie is obviously already causing a stir.  The story is an emotional one about 2 lovers who, against their families' wishes fight to be together.  It sheds light on domestic violence and inter-tribal marriages, as well as showing how people are able to confront and deal with these sensitive issues.

Mekwunye said, "The film would show the effects of domestic violence, what it does to women and more importantly, how best victims can handle it."

Check out "Light in the Dark" today in select cinemas across Nigeria and let know what you think in the comments!

"Foreigners God" Cast Grows
Ifan Ifeanyi Michael's upcoming movie, "Foreigners God" is still in the middle of filming, yet there have been some exciting additions to the movie.

Most notable new cast members are Toyin Abraham and Pete Edochie.  Filming began last December, but the plot is still being kept tightly under wraps.  As well as Abraham and Edochie, we can expect to see Annie Idibia and Ini Dima-Okojie in starring roles.
Melvin OduahOnyeka Onwenu and Clarion Chukwurah have also been cast.

As "Foreigners God" is still in production, we don't have a release date yet, but we're excited to see what's in store with this one!

"4th Republic" Promises to Thrill!
Directed by Ishaya Bako, "4th Republic" is a political thriller with a cast of heavy hitters.  Bako directed the likes of "Road to Yesterday" and "Royal Hibiscus Hotel", so we can't wait to see his latest creation!

Kate Henshaw plays a young woman determined to be part of the Nigerian government to make a change for the better.  Of course along the way she has to overcome obstacles and critics to fight for justice and democracy.

Joining Henshaw are Joke Silva, Bimbo Manuel, Rekiya Atta, Ivie Okujaye, Bryan Okwara, and Rahama Sadau.  Check back for the release date of "4th Republic" and check out the trailer right now:

Gandolfini's Son to Star in Sopranos Movie
Talk of the movie prequel to the hit TV show "The Sopranos" has been going on for a while now.  It seems things are really getting going on this exciting project and the latest news has created even more of a buzz.

Michael Gandolfini is to play his late father's character, Tony Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark".  James Gandolfini played the iconic mobster for 8 years in the hugely successful TV series "The Sopranos".  Michael was cast after extensive auditions, so it wasn't a case of just getting handed the part because of his father.

"The Many Saints of Newark" will be set in the 1960s, when Newark was rioting with African Americans and Italians clashing in the streets.  We'll see young Tony growing up with mentor Dickie Moltisanti and how he followed in the footsteps of his gangster father, Johnny Boy.
Michael Gandolfini said "It’s a profound honour to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano."

"The Sopranos" director Alan Taylor will be at the helm, with Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, Vera Farmiga, and Corey Stoll also joining the cast.  Stay tuned for more info on "The Many Saints of Newark!"

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Oscars Nominees Are In!
Awards season is in full swing and this week the nominees for one of the most iconic Awards Shows in Hollywood were announced.  The Oscars, (a.k.a. The Academy Awards) is in its 91st year and will be held on February 24.  
Here's a list of all the nominees:

Best Picture

Best Director
"BlacKkKlansman" – Spike Lee
"Cold War" – Pawel Pawlikowksi
"The Favourite"– Yorgos Lanthimos
"Roma" – Alfonso Cuaron
"Vice" – Adam McKay

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio – "Roma"
Olivia Colman – "The Favourite"
Lady Gaga – "A Star Is Born"

Yalitza Aparico
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Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – "Vice"
Marina de Tavira – "Roma"
Emma Stone – "The Favourite"
Rachel Weisz – "The Favourite"

Best Actor
Christian Bale – "Vice"
Bradley Cooper – "A Star Is Born"
Rami Malek – "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Viggo Mortensen – "Green Book"

Christian Bale
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Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – "Green Book"
Adam Driver – "BlacKkKlansman"
Sam Elliott – "A Star Is Born"
Richard E Grant – "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
Sam Rockwell – "Vice"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
"If Beale Street Could Talk"
"A Star Is Born"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Favourite"
"First Reformed"
"Green Book"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Cold War" 
"Never Look Away"

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Costume Design
"The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs"
"Black Panther"
"The Favourite"

Best Sound Mixing
"Black Panther"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"A Star Is Born"

Best Sound Editing
"Black Panther"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"First Man"

Best Production Design
"Black Panther"
"The Favourite"
"First Man"
"Mary Poppins Returns"

Best Cinematography
"Cold War" 
"The Favourite"
"A Star Is Born"

Best Visual Effects
"First Man

Best Make-up And Hairstyling
"Mary Queens Of Scots"

Best Original Song
All The Stars – "Black Panther"
I’ll Fight – "RBG"
The Place Where Lost Things Go – "Mary Poppins"
Shallow – "A Star Is Born"
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – "The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs"

Best Original Score
"Black Panther"
"If Beale Street Could Talk"
"Isle Of Dogs"
"Mary Poppins Returns"

Best Film Editing
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"The Favourite"
"Green Book"

Best Documentary Short
"Black Sheep"
"End Game"
"A Night At The Garden"
"Period. End Of Sentence."

Best Animated Short
"Animal Behavior"
"Late Afternoon"
"One Small Step"

Best Live Action Short

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