Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for “Dreamgirls” when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before, when Hudson, freshly cut from American Idol, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana. But this time was different: The Queen of Soul told Hudson that she wanted her to play her in a film.
Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her performance as a sardonic, middle-aged mother who advises her headstrong daughter on matters of love in the 1987 romantic film comedy “Moonstruck,” died on Saturday at age 89.
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96.
This is the time of year when Hollywood’s awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear. It’s a frothy, festive run of the year’s final premieres and screenings — all part of a carefully orchestrated dance to court tastemakers and, ultimately, academy voters.
Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar on Sunday for his terrifying performance as an isolated loner who becomes one of the world’s best known comic book villains in 'Joker,' and invoked his late brother River Phoenix in one of the most emotional acceptance speeches of the night.
Chinese-American director Lulu Wang’s movie “The Farewell” won the top prize at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, while Adam Sandler was named best actor and made fun of his exclusion from Sunday’s Oscars.
Rami Malek, who recently won an Oscar for Best Actor, is in final negotiations to play the antagonist in the latest installment of James Bond franchise. The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who came onboard as a director after Danny Boyle exited the project over "creative differences". It was being reported earlier that Malek was being eyed for the villain role, but his schedule on the last season of his breakout show "Mr. Robot" which shoots from March through July, was a hindrance.
In a surprise win, Peter Farrelly's biographical comedy-drama "Green Book", received the Best Picture honour at the 91st Academy Awards upstaging award season favourite "Roma". Alfonso Cufavoriteed two awards -- Best Cinematography and Best Director -- for "Roma", which also ended Mexico's dry run at the Academy Awards with Best Foreign Language win. Rami Malek won the Best Actor trophy for his performance in "Bohemian Rhapsody", while British actor Olivia Colman upstaged Glenn Close to win the Best Actress award for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos-directed "The Favourite". Marvel Studios produced "Black Panther" became the first superhero film to Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
'Green Book' won best picture, Rami Malek won best actor for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Olivia Colman won best actress for 'The Favourite.' Alfonso Cuarón won best director and best cinematography for 'Roma' which also won best foreign language film.
Glenn Close says she’s still a bit surprised the motion picture academy gave a nod to her performance in “The Wife.” Actor Richard E Grant says he’s certain he’s going to lose and will never get this close to Oscar again. And screenwriter Barry Jenkins just wants to savor making it to the end of the awards-circuit road and enjoy being in the presence of his peers.
The organizers of the Oscars ceremony on Friday scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others.
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Robert de Niro on Thursday joined a growing protest in Hollywood over plans by Oscars organizers to present cinematography, editing and some other awards during commercial breaks at next week’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Pop singer Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee were among scores of Oscar nominees who gathered for a group photo on Monday ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony in three weeks time when only a handful will go home as winners.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 14: Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968′s “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.
NEW YORK, Nov 17: William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was 87.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 7: The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics.
The trend of organizing an open house event to inform the public about the scope and facilities of their colleges and universities are on a rise on a global level. Following this trend, Oscar College of Film Studies organized an open house event on Saturday, in their college premises. Teachers, students, and the parents of the students were present at the event. During the event, the college faculty talked to the participants about filmmaking and the changes in technology.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Infinity Studio of Singapore has decided to provide scholarship to five students of Oscar International Film College. Representative of the Studio, Shyu Mo, announced the names of the scholarship recipients amid a program organized at the college premises on Wednesday.
Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature film, White Sun, maybe vying against other South Asian films for a spot as a nominee in Oscar’s foreign language category but the director himself is taking it easy in Morang right now.
MUMBAI, Sept 24: Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao is excited as his new film ‘Newton’ has been announced as India's official entry for the Oscars. The actor says that he will call superstar Aamir Khan for the advice on its promotion.
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar looks set to face a disciplinary hearing over his involvement in a brawl that marred his Shanghai SIPG side's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League at the weekend.
Los Angeles, Feb 25: The six directors, whose movies have been nominated for best foreign-language film at this years Oscars, have condemned "the climate of fanaticism and nationalism" in the US and other countries.