After an avalanche of news about service debuts, the week started with more good news for the Apple TV + – and another not so much.
One of the most popular Apple productions (“The Morning Show”) won his second prize! On the other hand, the Cupertino giant continues to struggle to launch the film “The Banker”, which had already been postponed.
Jennifer Aniston wins SAG Awards
Yesterday (1/19) the 26th edition of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, In Los Angeles. Again, some bets of the night included the Apple TV + drama “The Morning Show”.
As we reported last December, the actress Jennifer Aniston (who stars in the role of Alex Levy) competed in the category Best Actress in a Drama Series. And for the happiness of Aniston (and Apple), she left the event as the big winner.
Check out the actress’ speech of thanks:
Thereby, “The Morning Show” now accumulates two awards: one Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (for the performance of Billy Crudup like Best Supporting Actor) it is a SAG Awards.
This is the first time that Aniston has won in this category of SAG Awards; his last victory in the award was in 1996, in the category Best Comedy Series Cast with “Friends”.
Crudup and Steve Carrell were also indicated to the SAG Awards in category Best Actor in a Drama Series, but the winner was actor Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”).
Launch of “The Banker”
The drama surrounding the release of the film “The Banker”, from Apple TV +, continues: After Bernard Garrett Jr. (son of the banker portrayed in the production) was accused of sexual abuse by the sisters, Apple claimed that such events occurred outside the narrative developed in the film.
With that, the producers felt that they should proceed with the launch of the production, stating that “they feel that the film tells a story of empowerment and bravery”.
However, Garrett Jr.’s sisters (Linda Garrett and Kathy Ussery Garrett) demand that the Apple cancel the movie release due to the fact that the production is “inaccurate” with regard to his father’s story – even if they are not portrayed in the feature and were not involved in the production, as disclosed by Hollywood Reporter.
The story was stolen and distorted in a way that hurt the family. They [a produção] manipulated the narrative.
Apple, however, did not back down in the decision to release the film on the day March 6. However, as a result of family and public pressure, the company added a warning stating that it is “based on real events”, rather than being a biographical film.
via MacRumors, AppleInsider