Oscar nominations

Paolo Sorrentino, Isabella Rossellini Talk Pain, Joy, Fellini and Maradona in ‘The Hand of God’

As we enter the final countdown to the Feb. 8 Oscar nominations announcement, Isabella Rossellini is clearly rooting for Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God,” which is Italy’s…

Willem Dafoe on Why It Took So Long to Host ‘SNL’ and How He Kept ‘Spider-Man’ a Secret

Though he’s been an acclaimed actor for five decades, earned four Oscar nominations and starred in several blockbusters, Willem Dafoe will take on a new challenge this weekend…

Could Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart Both Miss Oscar Nominations? Ask Madonna and Courtney Love 25 Years Ago

After all the talk of a potential Lady Gaga–Kristen Stewart Oscar night showdown, could it be much ado about nothing? Both actresses have a very vocal and passionate…

Erick Oh on the Personal Story Behind ‘Namoo,’ His Shortlisted Animated Short With Baobab Studios

Last year, filmmaker Erick Oh was nominated for an Oscar for his expansive and thought-provoking animated short “Opera,” which contemplated the contemporary world by exploring a huge pyramid…

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…

Jonah Hill Says Leonardo DiCaprio Forced Him to Watch ‘The Mandalorian,’ but ‘I Didn’t Give a F—‘

Jonah Hill is not a fan of “The Mandalorian” despite Leonardo DiCaprio’s best efforts to get his friend and frequent co-star hooked. Hill told W Magazine that he…

Ellen Burstyn Remembers ‘Last Picture Show’ Director Peter Bogdanovich: ‘He Loved and Understood Film Better Than Anyone’

In “The Last Picture Show,” Peter Bogdanovich vividly captured life in a dusty Texas town circa 1951 with an honesty and sexual candor that still feels bracing today.…

Oscars Will Have a Host in 2022, According to ABC

After three years without a host, the Oscars will have one when the ceremony airs this March 27 on ABC. Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment,…

Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-Winning Lyricist of ‘The Way We Were,’ Dies at 93

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose lyrics written with her husband, Alan Bergman, graced such hits as “The Way We Were,” “The Windmills of Your…

Bradley Cooper’s 10 Best Roles: From ‘The Hangover’ to ‘Nightmare Alley’

Bradley Cooper has skyrocketed to stardom in the last 20 years since making his film debut in David Wain’s cult classic, “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001). Cooper got…

‘Don’t Look Up’ or: How Netflix Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Discourse

There’s a moment in “Don’t Look Up” when Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dr. Mindy character channels Peter Finch’s Howard Beale from “Network” (1976). In an explosion of rage on a…

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ director Jean-Marc Vallée found dead at 58

Jean-Marc Vallée, who is known for directing the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies” and 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club,” has died at 58.