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Oscars: Kendrick Lamar and Sza Will Not Perform ‘Black Panther’ Song (Exclusive)

Despite the Academy’s efforts to secure Kendrick Lamar and Sza for a performance of the Oscar-nominated song “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” on the upcoming Oscars telecast, the duo will not be a part of the show, Variety has learned. The reason, according to a source close to the situation, is logistics and timing. […]

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

“Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24.“The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” […]

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Queen and Adam Lambert to perform on the 2019 Oscars; Kacey Musgraves, Serena Williams added as presenters

Queen will rock the Oscars this Sunday night. The classic rock band featured in the blockbuster film “Bohemian Rhapsody” is presumed to be the opening act for the 91st annual Academy Awards slated for this Sunday, February 24, on ABC. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor along with front-man Adam Lambert will take to […]

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Bette Midler Will Perform ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Nominated Song On Oscars

The Academy revealed today that two-time Oscar-nominee Bette Midler will perform on the 91st Academy Awards. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner will step in for Emily Blunt to sing the nominated song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.” Midler revealed the news on twitter this afternoon after it was leaked […]

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Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (Exclusive)

Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned.Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five nominees […]

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Disney’s Brittany Grooms Joins Columbia Pictures as Vice President of Casting (Exclusive)

Brittany Grooms has been named vice president of casting at Columbia Pictures.Grooms joins the team from Walt Disney Pictures, where she spent six years casting live-action features like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Prior to joining Disney, Grooms worked in casting for scripted and unscripted television, including reality […]

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Oscars: Most of the Best Song Nominees Won’t Perform on Telecast (Exclusive)

Only two of this year’s five Oscar-nominated songs may be performed live on the Academy Awards show Feb. 24, Variety has learned.Multiple sources tell Variety that the two biggest chart hits — Kendrick Lamar and Sza’s “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” — are the two […]

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Ready Player One’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society announced nominees for the organization’s 17th annual awards on Tuesday.Leading the way in the film and TV fields, respectively, were Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and Netflix’s “Lost in Space.” Each picked up six nominations. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” received the most nominations among animated feature contenders with five.“Ready Player One” also landed […]

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Picture, Director

“Roma” was the big winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning Best Picture, Foreign-Language Film, Director, and Cinematography (both for Alfonso Cuarón). Other honorees include Christian Bale, who was named Best Actor for his performance as Dick Cheney in “Vice,” and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who tied for […]

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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million in Thursday Preview Showings

Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s comedy-drama “The Upside” has launched with a moderate $1.1 million at 2,460 North American sites in Thursday night preview showings.Family adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” retrieved $535,000 for Thursday night previews starting at 5 p.m. in 2,657 locations. Entertainment Studios’ Keanu Reeves sci-fier “Replicas” opened with $200,100 at 1,630 venues on Thursday.Warner […]

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