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Academy Awards 2022

Academy’s Board Candidates Named Ahead of Voting (Exclusive)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to its membership a list of nominated candidates — which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained — running for open seats in its 54-seat Board of Governors. Voting is slated to be held June 6-10. There are up to four candidates for the open seat in […]

Chris Rock Gets Standing Ovation at First Show Since Oscars Slap: “I’m Still Kind of Processing What Happened”

Chris Rock returned to the stand-up stage Wednesday in his first public appearance since Will Smith slapped him during the 2022 Oscars. Kicking off his comedy tour at the Wilbur in Boston, Rock walked out to two boisterous standing ovations that lasted roughly two minutes. As he attempted to get a word in, the comedian […]

Critic’s Notebook: The 94th Academy Awards Were Already Bad, but Then They Got Worse

Will Smith responding to an ugly Chris Rock joke with on-stage assault was only the nadir of an Oscars telecast characterized by unsuccessful innovations and upstaged emotional moments.

Beyonce, Billie Eilish Among Original Song Nominees to Take the Oscars Stage

At Sunday night’s Oscars, four of the five nominated songs were performed live onstage. First-time nominees including Beyoncé and Billie Eilish sang renditions of their recognized tracks, while Sebastián Yatra and Reba McEntire took the stage to perform in honor of their respective nominated writers.  Beyoncé opened the ceremony with a showstopping performance of “Be […]

A Historic ‘CODA’ Win for Apple and Will Smith Confrontation Cap a Strange Oscars

CODA, Apple’s indie movie with a mostly deaf cast, won best picture, capping a historic — and bizarre — Oscars. The first streaming movie to claim the film industry’s top honor, CODA also won the adapted screenplay prize for its writer-director, Sian Heder, and the supporting actor award for Troy Kotsur.  While marking a noteworthy […]

Oscars: Beyonce Delivers Stunning Opening Performance From Compton Tennis Courts

Beyoncé opened the 2022 Oscars with a satellite performance from the tennis courts of Compton, California. She was joined by a full entourage of dancers in pale green gowns to match her own feathery ensemble and the green surfaces of the tennis courts, like the ones where the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, played growing […]