Hollywood actors Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis are the new additions to the list of Oscar presenters, the Academy announced on Friday. Both Ahmed and Davis have been nominated in the acting categories for their films Sound of Metal and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, respectively.
Chadwick Boseman, the late American actor best known for his role in Black Panther, won two acting awards posthumously at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.
Actress Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, who are appearing together in the new season of her hit show How to Get Away with Murder, have a joint mission to bring more diversity in Hollywood.
Nomadland, the American drama film directed by Chloe Zhao, took home three Oscars for best direction, best actress in a leading role, and best picture awards at the 93rd Academy Awards held on Monday. Zhao became the first Asian the second woman ever to win the category.
He gives his original compositions to Ma’s apathetic white producer Mel Sturdyvant (Johnny Coyn), in the hope of recording his own creations. Leeve, along with Cutler (Colman Domingo), Toledo (Gylnn Turman) and Slow Drag (Michael Potts) form Ma Rainey’s band.The film is largely faithful to the play with a few changes to bring out the play’s themes of Black exploitation, racism and interpersonal conflicts better. With captivating and convincing performances by the ensemble cast, the movie manages to make its point: the existing white power structures stripping them off their power in the guise of helping them.
The trailer of Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, a documentary on the life of the late actor, was released by Netflix on Twitter on Tuesday. The documentary will premiere on Netflix on Saturday and will be available for streaming only for 30 days.
Nomadland, the English film directed by Chloe Zhao starring Frances McDormand, bagged four awards out of seven nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA), including the Best Film award, on April 11. The 74th edition of the BAFTA was held in two parts- the craft awards on April 10 and performance awards on April 11.
Jessica Walter, the Emmy Award winning actor who best known for her role as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, died in her sleep at her New York home on Wednesday. She was 80.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which announced its nominees of the 93rd Oscars on Monday, created history by nominating two women filmmakers for the best director award- Chloé Zhao for Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. However, it was Netflix’s Mank, starring Gary Oldman as Citizen Kane writer Herman Mankiewicz, that clinched the most number of nominations with a total count of 10.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) released a statement on Sunday regarding diversity and transparency in their association, and assured their commitment to “transformational change” after allegations regarding lack of inclusivity.
The Television Academy, curator of the Emmy Awards, announced on Thursday that it will partner with a consulting firm, emphasising the need for “diversification and a focus on equity and inclusion in the entertainment industry”.
The 2021 Golden Globe Awards saw Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm each bagging two big awards at the 2021 Golden Globes, while Netflix’s series The Crown took home three awards, the highest in the evening.
Chadwick Boseman, the late Hollywood actor most famous for playing the title role in Black Panther, made history on Thursday by becoming the first actor to receive four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for feature films in a single year.
The Golden Globes’ list of nominations, announced on Wednesday, saw Netflix garner 42 nominations; with Mank and The Crown leading the way at six nominations each. While Disney followed second with 25 nominations, Amazon Prime Video came next with 10 nominations.
Cicely Tyson, the film and television actor most popular for smashing racial stereotypes in the 1970s with her portrayals of strong African-American women on screen and using her “celebrity status to support civil rights”, died on Thursday. She was 96.
While the show ended with a tear-jerker scene, where Eleanor’s (Kristen Bell) friends bid her a goodbye, fans were left dissatisfied. Fans grew attached to actors of the show, including Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden and Manny Jacinto, who played major roles in this series created by Michael Schur; and paid glowing tributes on social media for their performances when the show ended. “I wasn’t ready to go, but the story was set up to end,” said co-creator of the show, Daniel Levy to GQ Magazine.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee 5, and Disney+ Hotstar all have new releases this week. Here’s a list of nine movies and TV shows to watch out for on OTT platforms between December 18 and December 24.
Netflix has pitched its upcoming film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for the Best Picture Award at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Alex Trebek, the host of long-running US television show Jeopardy!, died at his residence on Sunday.
The trailer of the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which marks the last venture of late actor Chadwick Boseman, was released on Netflix on October 19.
The actor took to Twitter and demanded that BJP takes action against Hegde. Enough is enough. ???.. Serial offender… minister Ananthkumar Hegde at it again…. he calls Dalits DOGs .. for protesting against his controversial constitution remark… supreme leaders of #bjp will you ask him to step down …
Two marvelous women-centric films took home the Best Picture Awards in Drama and Musical/Comedy categories at the 75th Golden Globes which was held at Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday night.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won awards for Best Motion Picture, Drama, and its lead actor, Frances McDormand won the award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. Actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird won the awards for the Best Musical/Comedy, and its lead actor Saoirse Ronan won the best actress award in that category.
The Forbes list of highest-paid actors and actresses is an annual affair, which goes on to feature your favourite top stars irrespective of how their film/TV show fared that year.It’s hard to trace back to the first ever actress who was paid more than the actor, let alone get paid equally. The Hollywood pay gap debate gained steam when in 2015, actress Patricia Arquette turned her Oscar acceptance speech into a call for wage equity for women. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights.
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has joined the list of presenters like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Matt Bomer for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested in connection with a case of plotting the abduction and sexual assault of an actress in February, moved the Kerala High Court seeking bail. The actor in his fresh plea today submitted that the scenario has completely changed and he is not the kingpin of any criminal conspiracy or even a participant therein.