The Academy

Norway’s Kjersti Paulsen Wins Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting for ‘The Innocents,’ Beats ‘CODA’

Kjersti Paulsen was named the winner of the Semiramis Award for excellence in casting for her work on “The Innocents,” directed by Norway’s Eskil Vogt, at a ceremony…

Beverly D’Angelo dishes on her holiday turkey secret that delights ex Al Pacino

This Christmas, Beverly D’Angelo will be cooking up a dish that guests — including her ex Al Pacino — can’t refuse. Her signature recipe, which she will serving to the “Godfather” actor whom she dated five years, and their 21-year-old twins, is turkey wrapped in prosciutto.

Why Awards Voters Shouldn’t Dismiss ‘Bones and All,’ ‘Devotion’ and ‘Strange World’ Despite Slow Box Office Starts

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…

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2022

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle…

‘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.…

‘RRR’ Screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad Confesses to Stealing Stories and Dictating, Not Writing

In a candid on-stage presentation at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, “RRR” screenwriter, V. Vijayendra Prasad discussed looking to Indian epics for story inspiration.…

Inside the schools started by LeBron James, Dr. Dre, Pitbull and more

Life in a celeb school: Balenciaga uniforms, a “peace room” and superhero homework.

The Little Oscar Contenders That Should: Movies the Academy Must Watch Before the End of 2022

It’s not just about the best when it comes to the Oscars. It’s about the most watched. The voters are made up of working industry folks who don’t…

Despite Production Boom, South African Biz Must ‘Do More’ to Boost Black Representation

A host of big-budget studio productions, including Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 7” and Viola Davis’ historical epic “The Woman King,” has given a boost to South Africa’s locations industry,…

Mickey Kuhn, last surviving star of ‘Gone With the Wind, dead at 90

Other projects in which Kuhn appeared in, included 1945’s “Dick Tracy,” 1948’s “Red River” and 1951’s “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Cinematographer Threw Himself into the Horror and the Beauty of World War I

When a freak snow flurry began dusting the set for “All Quiet on the Western Front” on a winter location shoot in the Czech Republic early last year,…