Yesterday’s News: Boyhood and Birdman Win First Top Honors & Parks and Recreation’s Return


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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

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NYFCC names Boyhood as Best Picture; Gotham Awards pick Birdman


Allen Leech joins Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush in Jonathan Mostow’s Hunter’s Prayer (Deadline).

Satellite Awards announces nominees with Birdman leading the pack (The Wrap).

Lionsgate sets January release date for Jason Statham actioner Wild Card (Variety).

The Slamdance Film Festival announces narrative and documentary features in competition (The Wrap).

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations for 42nd Annie Awards (Animation Scoop).

The Producers Guild of America announces nominees for best documentary, TV series/specials, and digital series (THR).

New York Film Critics Circle Awards names Boyhood Best Picture of the year (EW).

New poster for Disney’s Cinderella shows Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother (Pop Sugar).

New photos from The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (ShockTillYouDrop).

Warner Bros. buys life rights to the story of DJ Tatiana, an EDM DJ who disguised herself as a man for a year (Deadline).

Jean-Claude Van Damme in final negotiations to join the remake of Kickboxer (THR).

David Ayer directed Suicide Squad to shoot at Pinewood Toronto Studios (THR).

Bruno Dumont to direct burlesque period comedy Ma Loute (Variety).

Instant Pictures buys film rights to Katherine Center’s The Lost Husband (Variety).

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Oh to appear onstage for the Toronto Film Festival’s Top Ten Film Festival (THR).

Sony lands rights to NYPD corruption documentary The Seven Five (Variety).

Gotham Awards name Birdman Best Feature (Variety).

RIP: Hollywood business executive Leon Brachman dies at 85 (THR).

Sony buys comedy pitch from Mosaic centered around the competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell (Variety).

RIP: Japanese actor Bunta Sugawara dies at 81 (THR).

yesterdays news-parks and rec

The final season of Parks and Recreation to debut on Tuesday, January 13


Founding editor of Entertainment Weekly and television critic, Ken Tucker, joins Yahoo TV (The Wrap).

Mad About You getting a Chinese remake (THR).

Idris Elba to front Discovery Channel racing-themed show The Idris Elba Project (THR).

NBC developing single-camera comedy Kate On Later starring Lauren Graham (Deadline).

Starz puts drama series set New Orleans Storyville into development (Deadline).

TV writer Bill Carter leaves New York Times in buyout (Variety).

House of Cards season 3 to debut on February 27 (THR).

RIP: CBS development executive Malia Langen dies at 38 (Variety).

Kathy Griffin set to succeed Joan Rivers as co-host of Fashion Police (Deadline).

January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, and Cleopatra Coleman join Will Forte in Fox’s The Last Man on Earth (THR).

CBS order two more episodes of comedy series The McCarthys (Deadline).

The final season of Parks and Recreation to debut on Tuesday, January 13, with back-to-back episodes through its finale (THR).

First promos for FXX’s Man Seeking Woman (HitFix).

Claire Hold in contention for lead role in CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series (The Wrap).

Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey cast in the pilot for AMC’s The Walking Dead companion series (Deadline).

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UK trailer for Hyena


UK trailer for Hyena (Empire).

Trailer for Danny Boyle’s SundanceTV series Babylon (Indiewire).

Extended trailer for The Flash vs Arrow crossover event (Coming Soon).

New trailer for HBO’s Togetherness (EW).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.