Original Song

The 2016 film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz musician, won six Oscars.

Diane Warren received an honorary Oscar this year — but holds the record in the original song category for more nominations without a single win. Yet the songwriter doesn’t appear to be bitter about it — and actually maintains a sense of humor about the dubious honor. (“I’ve been f—ed…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed Friday that it is “conducting a review of campaign procedures” in the wake of Andrea Riseborough’s surprise Oscar nomination for the small indie film “To Leslie.” The Academy released a statement Friday regarding the campaign, though it didn’t mention “To Leslie”…

Cara went from singing about “Fame” and wanting people to remember her name to living a lonely, reclusive life in Florida, desperate for privacy.

In “My Mind & Me,” the title track of Selena Gomez’s Apple TV+ documentary, she sings, “If somebody sees me like this, then they won’t feel alone now.”  The power ballad — Variety‘s Hitmakers Film Song of the Year — is intended to be a message of empathy to anyone…

When Netflix first reached out to “That ‘70s Show” creators Bonnie and Terry Turner about rebooting the show and setting it in the 1990s, their answer was swift: No. “And then we thought about it some more,” says Terry Turner. “And we said ‘no’ again.” But the notion had been…

Irene Cara, the Oscar-winning singer and actor who rocketed to pop stardom singing the title tracks to “Fame” and “Flashdance,” had died at age 63. Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced the news on social media, writing that a cause of death is “currently unknown.” “Irene’s family has requested privacy…

Her publicist announced Cara’s death Saturday morning, saying in a statement Cara died in her Florida home.

The box office woes are far from the whole story about the three awards-worthy films that opened or expanded over Thanksgiving weekend – MGM/UAR’s “Bones and All,” Sony Pictures’ “Devotion” and Walt Disney’s “Strange World.” Despite low financial returns, the studios are forging ahead in their bids for Academy Awards attention,…

Joe Jonas is disappointed with his history teachers. He says it’s a shame that he was never taught about Jesse Brown, the Navy’s first Black fighter pilot who served in the Korean War. Brown’s time in the war and friendship with fellow pilot Tom Hudner (played by Glen Powell) is…

“Coo-Coo 043,” a Taiwan family drama set against the backdrop of pigeon racing, was named the best film on Saturday at the Golden Horse Film Awards. Hong Kong-made crime thriller “Limbo” won four awards, making it the numerical winner. “Coo-Coo 043,” which was directed by Chang Chin-lin and picked up…