Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.
Annual list of most liked unproduced screenplays, The Black List released (THR).
Olivier Assayas’ Sils Maria wins Louis Delluc Critics’ Prize (THR).
Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups to premiere at 2015 Berlin Film Festival (The Film Stage).
Seven Days to Live based on the autobiography of Nick Yarris a man that sat on death for 22 years before being exonerated being developed as a feature (Variety).
Birdman leads list of nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 20th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (THR).
Drafthouse Films acquires North American rights to Julia Hart’s The Keeping Room (Variety).
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to receive Cinema Vanguard Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Deadline).
David Oyelowo joins Lupita Nyong’o in Americanah (Variety).
The Grand Budapest Hotel tops Online Film Critics Society Awards (Twitch).
Indiewire announces the winners of their Year-End Critics Polls (Indiewire).
The Writers Guild of America East to honor Paul Haggis with Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement (Variety).
The Sundance Film Festival announces ten additional films, events, and New Frontier installations (THR).
Les Arcs Film Festival names best project and work-in-progress movie (Variety).
Jane Lynch returning to host DGA Awards (Deadline).
J.K. Simmons joining Tom Hiddleston in Kong: Skull Island (Deadline).
A24 and DirectTV acquire US rights to Slow West (Variety).
Saban Films in exclusive negotiations to acquire US rights to How to Make Love Like an Englishman (Variety).
RIP: Animator and director Robert Taylor dies at 70 (THR).
Oscars announces shortlist for Makeup and Hairstyling category (Variety).
Detroit Film Critics Society picks Boyhood as best film (HitFix).
Anne Heche and Rob Riggle join Topher Grace in musical One Shot (THR).
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association throw their support behind Birdman (HitFix).
ITV orders 13-part epic Beowulf from James Dormer (Deadline).
Iliza Shlesinger’s next comedy special Freezing Hot to premiere on Netflix on January 23 (Deadline).
Portlandia season 5 posters (THR).
Christina Hendricks to co-star in Showtime’s Cameron Crowe pilot Roadies (THR).
First official poster for AMC’s Better Call Saul (Coming Soon).
ABC Family’s The Fosters lines up Patrick Duffy, Marlene Forte, and Tony Plana for guest roles (THR).
WE tv developing unscripted docuseries The Real Women of Telenovelas (Deadline).
Fox cancels Gracepoint (EW).
Indiewire names the best TV episodes of 2014 (Indiewire).
Shark Tank investor Lori Greiner to guest star in an upcoming episode of New Girl as herself (EW).
Cecily Tyson books role on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (THR).
Mo McRae joins Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson in TNT’s Murder in the First (Deadline).
HBO Go now available on Amazon Fire TV set-top box (Variety).
RIP: Editor, producer, and director Randy Roberts dies at 69 (THR).
Marc Singer joins the cast of Arrow in recurring role (EW).
Season 2 trailer for Broad City (HitFix).
Trailer for MTV’s Eye Candy (Deadline).
First trailer for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (Deadline).
Extended trailer for The History Channel’s Sons of Liberty (EW).
First trailer for Tracers (The Wrap).