Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars
Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to her for the abuse she endured.
Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock
Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” Smith said in the under-six minute video posted online Friday. Smith, seated in a polo shirt and white ball cap, spoke directly to a camera, answering pre-selected questions about his behavior at the March 27 Academy Awards, when he slapped presenter Rock after the comedian made a reference about the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.news.yahoo.com
Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap
Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity. “Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Pinkett Smith said on Wednesday's episode of “Red Table Talk." Before tackling the subject, Pinkett Smith addressed events at the March 27 Academy Awards.news.yahoo.com
Chris Rock's mom addresses Will Smith Oscars incident: 'When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us'
Chris Rock's mom is addressing her son's incident with Will Smith at the Oscars last month. Rose said that, like many, she was watching the Academy Awards at home and initially thought the moment was staged.news.yahoo.com
Not all press is good press
The infamous Will Smith slap put the 2022 Oscars back on the map for many people. The real question is: is that a good thing? Unfortunately, I think we already know the answer. As sensational and surprising as the slap was, it only drew horrified attention to a dumpster fire of an awards show that...trinitonian.com
Letters: Hollywood criticized
This information garnered from the next-day news about how various actors espoused their rants about the aforementioned subjects. I neglected to use the term “movie star” because that era ended in the late 1960s. Pre-Vietnam war-era actors were “movie stars.” They didn’t use “Hollywood magic” to make a movie; in those days it was all blood, sweat and tears, and don’t get me wrong: All these “movie stars” of the past were not perfect; they like all of today’s actors were flawed to varying degrees. Just give me oldies TV where real “movie stars” grace the screen. In a real democracy, there are always short term limits that are enforced like the nation’s life depends on it.myrgv.com
Will Smith Was Asked to Leave Oscars and Refused After Slapping Chris Rock: Academy
Brian Snyder/ReutersWill Smith was “asked to leave” the Oscars after slapping Chris Rock onstage but wouldn’t budge, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.The academy made the disclosure as part of a statement announcing that it is initiating “disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct” for slapping Rock across the face during the Oscars on Sunday night.“Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated,” the statnews.yahoo.com
Jada Pinkett Smith breaks her silence after Oscars joke, Chris Rock slap
Jada Pinkett Smith seems ready to move on. Two days after Chris Rock mocked her shaved head and her husband rushed the Oscars stage to slap him in her defense, the “Red Table Talk” host issued her first public comments without ever mentioning the viral incident. “This is a season for healing and I’m for it,” reads a pale pink graphic Pinkett Smith shared on Instagram Tuesday morning. With the ...news.yahoo.com
How CODA’s Oscar win is shining spotlight on deaf community from Hollywood to San Antonio
As millions around the world watched and celebrated CODA’s historic win on Sunday night for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the moment hit close to home for Lisa Lopez, director of the Parent-Infant Program at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children.
Jason Momoa says he's 'shocked' Will Smith slapped Chris Rock
"Dune" actor Jason Momoa said he was "shocked" when fellow actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock over a joke about his wife during Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards. "I was pretty shocked," Momoa told People magazine on Sunday after the ceremony."I don't know. You just never know where people are at, you know? There's a tipping point for everyone, right? I've had my places," Momoa added. "He can ask for forgiveness. Sometimes you'...news.yahoo.com
Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With less than a month until showtime, the 93rd Oscars are taking another pass at the script. The main event will still take place at Los Angeles’ Union station which will include a red carpet component but they are planning something special for the UK location. The show is also working with local broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts
The 93rd Oscars will be held on April 25. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award winning director Glenn Weiss to direct the live broadcast on April 25. The producers said they plan to treat the event like an active movie set with on-site COVID safety teams and testing protocols. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 starting at 8 p.m.
Where to stream the best picture Oscar nominees
(Sony Pictures Classics/Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix, A24, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Amazon Studios, Netflix via AP)Normally, Academy Award nominations mean an Oscar bump in box office. This year, streaming services and digital rental platforms may get a bounce. On March 26, it will become available to rent on premium on-demand platforms and soon after for digital rental. — “Promising Young Woman”: Emerald Fennell's pitch-black #MeToo revenge comedy, from Focus Features, is available for $19.99 rental on digital platforms. Fennell, in her directorial debut, was nominated for best director and best screenplay, and star Carey Mulligan is up for best actress.
A by-the-numbers look at a year of Oscar diversity, firsts
10 — Nominations for “Mank," the most of any film this year, with nods for best picture, best director for Fincher, best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Seyfried. In the best supporting actor category, Heath Ledger and Ralph Richardson were nominated, with Ledger winning for “The Dark Knight” in 2009. 5 — African nations that have received nominations for best international feature, now that Tunisia has its first nominee, “The Man Who Sold His Skin." 4 — Nominations received by “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao, a record for a woman in a record year for women. 1 — Man nominated for both best actor and best original song.
Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr, Chloe Zhao react to Oscar nods
This was all of us trying to see how far could we go.” — Riz Ahmed, nominated for best actor for “Sound of Metal,” in an interview. He directed, co-produced and co-wrote the film, which earned six nominations and is the first best picture nominee with an all-Black producing team. — Emerald Fennell, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for “Promising Young Woman,” which also received nods for best picture and best actress, in a statement. And yes, I’ll have some drinks tonight.” — Thomas Vinterberg on his nomination for best director for “Another Round,” which was also nominated for best international feature film, in an interview. — Kaouther Ban Hania, director of best international feature nominee “The Man Who Sold His Skin.”
Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Here’s our rundown of the snubs and surprises in the 93rd Academy Award nominations. FEMALE DIRECTORS GET THEIR SHOTFor 92 Academy Awards, only 5 women had ever been nominated for best director and never more than one in the same year. This year, the dubious honor goes to Glenn Close for her portrayal of Mamaw in Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film was well received, but seemed like a long shot for the major Oscars categories.
After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. Leslie Odom Jr. will also compete for best original song with “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...," which he wrote with Sam Ashworth. AdSongs by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae and Robert Glasper were shortlisted for best original song but didn't make the final cut. The duo of Reznor and Ross have won a number of awards for their scoring work, including an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe. Terence Blanchard (“Da 5 Bloods"), Emile Mosseri (“Minari") and James Newton Howard (“News of the World") round out the best original score nominees.
'Mank' leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations
This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan, left, Emerald Fennell and Laverne Cox on the set of "Promising Young Woman." (Focus Features via AP)NEW YORK – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell have been nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America, marking the first time two women have ever competed for the guild's top honor. The 73rd Annual DGA Awards, considered a strong indicator of directing honors at the Academy Awards, announced nominees Tuesday. The Directors Guild Awards will be held virtually April 10. ___This story corrects the date of the Directors Guild Awards to April 10.
'Borat,' 'Ma Rainey,' 'Nomadland' among PGA nominations
NEW YORK – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” are among the nominees for the top honor of the 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer. The Producers Guild announced ten nominees for its best-picture award on Monday. In the past two years, PGA and Oscar best-picture nominations have aligned exactly, except the PGA also nominated “Knives Out” last year. In 2020, “1917” was crowed by the PGA before “Parasite” won at the Academy Awards. Academy Awards nominations are set for March 15.