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Jada Pinkett Smith Says Chris Rock Asked Her on a Date Amid Previous Will Smith Divorce Reports

Jada Pinkett Smith, who is promoting her new memoir, Worthy, says that Chris Rock asked her on a date prior to husband Will Smith slapping the comedian at the 2022 Oscars ceremony. The Matrix actress writes about Rock asking her on the date in Worthy, according to People. In an interview with the publication that […]

Do Awards Ceremonies Still Matter? Film Academy and BAFTA Heads Discuss Their “Important Place in the Ecosystem”

With viewing figures for awards shows largely in decline and less than half of what they were at their peak, the importance of such ceremonies has been called into question in recent years. Perhaps understandably, the heads of the two organizations who put on the biggest award shows in the film world have put up […]

With So Many Hits, How Will ‘Barbie’ Songs Compete at the Oscars?

“Who is your favorite child?” is a question most parents know they can’t, well, shouldn’t, answer. “Which songs from the Barbie soundtrack will you submit to the Academy Awards?” might be a similarly tough question for its producers to respond to.  Barbie: The Album has been a triumphant, chart-topping, multi-hit success since the soundtrack was released […]

Oscars: Singapore Selects Anthony Chen’s ‘The Breaking Ice’ for International Feature Category

Singapore has picked Ilker Anthony Chen’s coming-of-age Chinese drama The Breaking Ice as its submission to the 2024 Oscars in the best international feature category. The film made its world premiere in May in Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, with The Hollywood Reporter‘s critics later selecting it as one of the 20 best films screened at the prestigious French festival […]

Will ‘Wish’ Face a “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”-Type Conundrum?

Disney Animation might be wishing for a crystal ball as as it decides which song from their upcoming feature Wish to submit for Oscars consideration. The Oscars’ Nov. 1 deadline comes weeks ahead of the Nov. 22 release date for the film, voice starring Ariana DeBose as young protagonist Asha and Chris Pine as villainous […]

Sudan Selects ‘Goodbye Julia’ for Its Academy Awards Submission for Best International Film

Goodbye Julia, the first-ever Sudanese feature to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, has been selected by Sudan to be its second-ever Academy Awards submission for best international feature film. Earlier this year, the film, directed by Mohamed Kordofani, also won the Un Certain Regard’s freedom prize at Cannes. Set just before the secession of South […]

Agnieszka Holland on ‘Green Border’ Political Backlash and Government Censorship

It’s a strange time for Agnieszka Holland. Green Border, the new film from the acclaimed Polish director — a three-time Oscar nominee — just celebrated the best opening for a Polish movie in cinemas this year with 137,000 admissions over its first weekend, according to local distributor Kino Świat. It’s particularly impressive given that the […]

Agnieszka Holland Files Defamation Suit Against Polish Justice Minister for “Nazi Propaganda” Comments

Three-time Oscar-nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland is going ahead with her defamation suit against Poland’s justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro after Ziobro refused to apologize for public comments in which he compared Holland’s new film, the refugee drama Green Border, to “Nazi propaganda.” A court in Warsaw has upheld Holland’s right to pursue the case, in […]

Oscars: Denmark Picks ‘The Promised Land’ for Best International Feature Category

Denmark has picked its 2024 Oscar contender, selecting period epic The Promised Land as its official Academy Award entry in the best international feature category. The drama, which premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival this year, stars Mads Mikkelsen as a driven man determined to cultivate the wild Danish heath, the last area […]

Oscars 2024: Poland Picks ‘The Peasants’ Over ‘The Green Border’ After Government Attacks

Poland’s Oscar committee has selected The Peasants, a sumptuous animated literary adaptation from Loving Vincent directors DK and Hugh Welchman, as the country’s submission for the best international feature category at the 2024 Oscars, over The Green Border, a critically-acclaimed film from two-time Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, In Darkness). The decision, announced by […]

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s First Post-TIFF Look at the Oscar Race

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon consultations with voters and industry insiders, analysis of marketing and […]

Oscars: France Picks ‘The Taste of Things’ for International Feature Category

The Taste of Things, a foodie period romance from French-Vietnamese filmmaker Tran Anh Hùng will be France’s official contender for the 2024 Oscars in the best international feature category. The film, starring Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, premiered in Cannes under the title The Pot-au-Feu, where it won the best director prize. IFC Films and […]