The investigative journalism procedural "Spotlight" won best feature at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, landing the first of what could be a string of awards for Tom McCarthy's acclaimed newsroom drama.
Dec. 6: Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 69. Actress JoBeth Williams is 67. Actor Tom Hulce is 62. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 60. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 60. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 59. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 54. Actress Janine Turner ("Strong Medicine," "Northern Exposure") is 53. Director Judd Apatow is 48. Keyboardist Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg of Ace of Base is 45.
Audiences had a number of new movie-going options over the Thanksgiving weekend, including "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed," but it was "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" that held on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row.
Coast fans of "Downton Abbey" have a chance to get a preview of the final season Friday when the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the MPB Foundation host a "Downton Abbey" evening.