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How Jennifer Hudson and ‘Respect’ Could Set a Record for Black Women at the Oscars

Jennifer Hudson’s name is already written in the Academy Awards history books. At 25, she became the youngest Black woman to ever win an acting Oscar for her…

Have the Oscars Become the Olympics of Cinema?

In April 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors decided to change the name of the foreign-language-film category, saying it was “outdated within…

‘Knives Out 2’ Expected to Drop in Late 2022, Fall Festival Debut Likely (EXCLUSIVE)

You can expect to see the next installment of Daniel Craig as Private Detective Benoit Blanc in “Knives Out 2” streaming on Netflix this fall. Variety has learned…

How Festivals Help Build Awards Buzz for International Talent

It’s tempting to draw a straight line between the Academy’s increasingly global composition and the unprecedented triumph of Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” in 2019. And if we regard…

Oscar’s Déjà Vu: Remakes Like ‘Dune’ and ‘CODA’ Spice Up Awards Race

When Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” screened for industry audiences in late November, Oscar pundits were rapturous but immediately worried: “It’s great, but could a remakewin best picture?”…

Oscars: Only 276 Feature Films Eligible in Shortened 10-Month Period

The Oscars have announced that 276 feature films are eligible for this year’s Academy Awards, with nomination voting set to begin Thursday, Jan. 27 until Tuesday, Feb. 1.…

Bong Joon Ho Sets Next Movie at Warner Bros. With Robert Pattinson in Talks to Star

Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho, who made awards history with his genre-bending thriller “Parasite,” is making his next feature film at Warner Bros. Robert Pattinson, who will soon…

‘Dune,’ ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Among Set Decorators Society of America Nominations – Film News in Brief

The Set Decorators Society of America announced its nominations for the upcoming SDSA Awards Film-2021 with “Dune,” “West Side Story” and “The Power of the Dog” all landing…

‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘Insecure,’ H.E.R. nab NAACP awards noms

The NAACP Image Awards, which airs next month, announced its list of nominees on Tuesday.

From ‘Field of Dreams’ to ‘The Upside of Anger’: 10 Best Kevin Costner Performances

One of the quintessential movie stars of the 1990s, Kevin Costner is celebrating his birthday Tuesday with a treasure trove of memorable and dynamic performances in his arsenal.…

‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Its 21st Best Picture Prize, Surpassing ‘Roma’ for New Netflix Record

Netflix has been looking for its first best picture Oscar for the past few years. With the winners now announced for the North Dakota Film Critics, “The Power…

‘The Harder They Fall’ Wins Best Picture at African American Film Critics Association Awards

“The Harder They Fall” won top honors at this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards, taking home the prize for best picture. The Netflix western led…