HOLLYWOOD—The Oscars on March 2, earned the highest ratings with 43.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen reports. It still makes the Super Bowl number one with a viewership of 111.5 million. Everyone seems to love the host Ellen DeGeneres, even her daytime talk show had its highest rating in its 11-year-history. Incredible, Jennifer Lawrence made a repeat performance at the Oscars-falling down on the red carpet, just as she did climbing the stage stairs last year to receive her Best Actress award.
She tripped over a traffic cone and fell to her knees as she grabbed a friend’s shoulder, along with a policeman helping her up. Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at her. “If you win tonight, I think we should bring you the Oscar,” said DeGeneres. “We can do that, right? Can we do that?” She was nominated for Best supporting Actress for “American Hustle,” but did not win. The gowns worn by the A-listers were bright reds, orange and pastels and nudes. Everyone looked gorgeous.
Speaking of gorgeous, the” Son of God” star, Diogo Morgado, the Portuguese actor who played Jesus in Mark Burnett’s film and the History channel’s “The Bible,” has already been tapped to co-star in the network’s drama pilot “The Messengers.” The husband and wife team Burnett and Roma Downey are both Christians and timed the movie to coincide with Lent and Easter which was ingenious. While some critics are bashing it saying the film features selections from the miniseries, plus additional scenes that were left behind on the cutting room floor. It has been a decade since the controversial release of the “The Passion of Christ,” which you couldn’t buy the type of publicity the film generated prior to its opening.
One thing is for sure, Mel Gibson earned his money back a few times over. Mark Burnett will do the same, as well. Critics are writing about the re-edited, recycled nature of the film, which tells the story of Jesus from his birth, through his preaching, death and resurrection. This explains why film critics are comparing it to a greatest-hit compilation. The movie in its 138-minute running time does succeed in creating the account of the life of Jesus Christ in pivotal, teachable, and cohesive moments.
The movie is a sincere effort re-telling the life story of Jesus. In the end it is up to the filmgoers that will throng to the theaters to experience the emotional accolades. The movie in its entirety gets the point across that Jesus died and rose again to save the world of its sins. In his next role he will play a mysterious figure in “The Messengers,” that centers on a mysterious object that crashes down to Earth and a group of strangers die from the energy pulse. In the sci-fi drama, he will play the character referred to as “The Man,” which is currently filming in Albuquerque, N.M.
Diogo Morgado is a household name in his native Portugal and one of GQ’s “Men of the Year.” He was recently named “Person of the Year,” by the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) which will be held on March 21, at the sold-out Cultural Center in Fall River, MA. The IPMA awards will be held on March 22 at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA. The IPMA is the brainchild of Floriano Cabral, David Saraiva, Gary Sebastiao and Jose Xavier (Zack) who spend countless hours working on the show and all connected to the music industry.
Rose’s Scoop: Conan O’Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in LA.