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Oscars 2022: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

At the fall film festivals, the long list of possible Supporting Actress contenders will be whittled down. Several Oscar perennials are looking for yet another nod. Having just collected her third statue, Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) rejoins the Wes Anderson ensemble as a journalist who goes to bed with a young ’60s activist (Timothée Chalamet) in […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Actress Predictions

In this strange pandemic year, with folks watching more at home, theater dates uncertain, and more than 9,000 slightly younger and more diverse Oscar voters, nobody knows anything.A raft of stars are back in the Oscar race. Producer-star Frances McDormand plays a low-income woman in a van in Chloé Zhao’s road movie “Nomadland,” which took […]

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Viola Davis Is Now the Most-Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

With her Oscar nomination for Best Actress with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis has officially become the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards. Davis now boasts four career Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Doubt,” Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” Best Actress for “The Help,” and Best Actress for […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ First Reactions: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman Bring Down the House

The wait is over, and first reactions to Netflix’s upcoming awards season juggernaut “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” are finally here. And they’re major, with showers of acclaim for Oscar shoo-ins Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted from the beloved play by August Wilson, the drama debuted on Saturday, November […]

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Mahershala Ali Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali has won the 2019 Academy Award for his supporting performance in Best Picture contender “Green Book.” Ali beat a competitive field of contenders that included Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Sam Rockwell (“Vice”).Read More: 2019 Oscar Predictions: 91st Academy AwardsThis […]

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‘Vice’ Screens for Critics; Now, Christian Bale and Amy Adams Will Vie For Awards

Finally, Adam McKay’s long-awaited “Vice” screened for the press on Saturday, November 17. It’s one of the last major screenings of the 2019 Oscar candidates, but but sometimes the best are saved for last.On November 5, 2016, Paramount screened Denzel Washington’s “Fences” at a packed Westwood screening, followed by a short Q&A with the director […]

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‘Queen Sugar’s Kofi Siriboe To Star In ‘Really Love’ Film From MacRo & Director Angel Kristi Williams

Exclusive: Kofi Siriboe, star of the Own series Queen Sugar, has been tapped as the lead in the film Really Love, which is being helmed by first-time feature director Angel Kristi Williams, who also co-wrote the script with Felicia A. Pride. Charles D. King’s MacRo, the production company behind the Oscar-nominated film, Fences, is financing […]

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‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass

Denzel Washington has making movies since 1981, but the one thing he hasn’t done in Hollywood until now is make a sequel. “The Equalizer 2” gives the movie icon his first franchise, and Sony has debuted the ass-kicking first trailer to the sequel to 2014’s box office hit.“The Equalizer 2” finds Washington resuming the role […]

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Film News Roundup: Russell Hornsby Joins ‘Creed’ Sequel for MGM-Warner Bros.

In today’s film news roundup, “Creed II” rounds out its cast, the African American Film Critics Association starts a screening series with American Cinematheque and Sundance award winner Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers begins shooting her first feature. Castings “Fences” star Russell Hornsby has joined Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in MGM-Warner Bros.’ “Creed II,” which began […]

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