Jordan Peele

‘Pinocchio’ ‘Puss in Boots’ ‘New Gods’ Among Record Number of Animated Features Set for Oscar Race

In the early days of the Academy’s animated feature Oscar, there were questions as to whether enough films would qualify each year for the award to be given.…

In Oscar Music Race, Familiar and Fresh Faces Seek Score Nominations

This year’s Oscar-worthy music is the most interesting mix in years. Veterans continue to supply well-crafted, traditional orchestral scores while new voices are contributing surprising sounds for daring…

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell Reunite on ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Help From Keke Palmer

Nickelodeon stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reunited on “Saturday Night Live” for a fond reboot of their popular ’90s show. In a mock documentary, host Keke Palmer’s…

Oscars Predictions: Best Picture – ’RRR‘ Makes First Appearance In Top 10 Charts as ’Banshees‘ and ’Tár’ Rise

Rank Film Distributor Producers 1 “The Banshees of Inisherin” Searchlight Pictures Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly…

Slap or No Slap — ‘Emancipation’ Is an Oscar Contender for Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua

Will Smith is between a Chris Rock and a hard place. The speculation surrounding Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” and Smith, its star and producer, has been the watercooler…

Jordan Peele, Riz Ahmed to Executive Produce Nuhash Humayun’s Live-Action Short ‘Moshari’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jordan Peele and Riz Ahmed are set to executive produce Nuhash Humayun’s live-action short film “Moshari,” Variety can reveal. The Oscar winners have boarded Humayun’s exploration of climate…

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identities of the Scarecrow and Sir Bugaboo: Here’s Who They Are

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 8, episode 9, of “The Masked Singer,” “Fright Night,” which aired Nov. 23 on Fox.…

Governors Awards: Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren, Peter Weir, Euzhan Palcy Honored By Academy at Memorable Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards were back to their usual spot on the calendar Saturday night, as Hollywood turned out to honor Michael…

Rian Johnson Receives ‘Visionary’ Director at Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

It’s rare for sequels to make a big splash on the awards circuit; only two have ever won best picture – “The Godfather II” and “Lord of the…

Jordan Peele Says He’s Not ‘Trying to Make Elevated’ Genre Movies: ’That’s a Trap I Don’t Quite Appreciate’

The terms “elevated horror” and “elevated genre movie” surged in popularity a few years ago following a string of acclaimed offerings like Ari Aster’s “Hereditary,” Jordan Peele’s “Get…

Viola Davis and Rian Johnson to Receive Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

Viola Davis and Rian Johnson are among those being honored at the 12th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards. The awards will be held on Nov. 5 at…

‘Wendell & Wild’ Review: Henry Selick’s Stop-Motion Caper Reunites Key & Peele as Eye-Tickling Demons, but It’s a Very Light Cracked Bauble

“Wendell & Wild” has a gently insane macabre kick. It’s the new stop-motion fairy tale from director Henry Selick, who in the 30 years since “The Nightmare Before…