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NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Quinta Brunson, Keke Palmer Among Night Three’s Non-Televised Winners

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast, Quinta Brunson and Keke Palmer are among the winners from the third night of the NAACP Image Awards‘ non-televised ceremonies. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which led all the nominees heading into the week’s ceremonies, took the award for best ensemble cast in a motion picture. Abbott Elementary creator and star […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Angela Bassett (‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’)

Angela Bassett, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. She was nominated 29 years ago for the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It, making her the only […]

France Slams Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Over Portrayal of French Army

France’s defense minister has slammed Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for its portrayal of his country’s military in Africa. “I strongly condemn this false and misleading representation of our Armed Forces. I think of and pay tribute to the 58 French soldiers who died defending Mali at its request against Islamist terrorist groups,” Sébastien Lecornu […]

‘Elvis’ Collects Pair of Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Elvis topped the feature competition at the 10th annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE Local 706), winning a pair of awards for period make-up and period hair styling. Accepting with the team, Shane Thomas said of the team’s challenge to creating Elvis Presley, “We wanted to represent and respect, but not impersonate.” He […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Angela Bassett Calls ‘Wakanda Forever’ the “Representation That I Longed for When I Was a Young Actor Coming Up”

“That representation that I longed for when I was a young actor coming up? To be able to offer that, to be given the opportunity to offer that, is a dream come true,” Angela Bassett said during a career-retrospective interview on Thursday prior to receiving the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award in recognition […]

Ryan Coogler and Tracy Oliver Join the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board

Ryan Coogler and Tracy Oliver, who are both University of Southern California alumni, have joined the School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors. The writer, director and producer, known for Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Creed, is a two-time Oscar nominee. He credited the school for all the skills he has used during […]

Oscars: ‘Black Panther’ Star Angela Bassett Makes Marvel History With Best Supporting Actress Nod

Angela Bassett made history when the 2023 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, becoming the first actor to land an Oscar nomination for their role in a Marvel movie. Bassett’s Oscar nomination (her second) makes her the fourth Black woman in Oscar history to be nominated for multiple honors. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday […]

Oscars Diversity: ‘Everything Everywhere’ Propels Asian Acting Nominees to Historic High

Just three years after Parasite swept every one of its possible Oscars but received nary a nomination in any of the acting categories, fellow unlikely awards favorite Everything Everywhere All at Once is responsible for helping Asian actors achieve a historic high of four nominations in a single year. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at […]

Oscars: Rihanna Nabs First Nom for ‘Black Panther’ Song

First-time Oscar nominee Rihanna is among the musicians in the mix for best original song after the 95th Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning. Rihanna earned her nod for “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Released in November, the song marked Rihanna’s first original composition in many years, and the singer shares […]

Sound Guilds Offer Clues to Oscar Noms

As Hollywood anticipates this year’s Oscar nominations announcement on Jan. 24, many of the societies and guilds have already revealed their favorites. That includes those in sound, for which the Academy had narrowed its field to a diverse slate of 10 movies, among them Edward Berger’s World War I drama All Quiet on the Western […]

Movie Sequels Aim for Best Picture — and to Make Oscar History

Not another one! Through most of its history, that’s been the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ knee-jerk reaction to any movie sequel seeking Oscar recognition. Only two sequels have ever won the best picture prize. Only a handful of others have been nominated in that category. But this season, all that could change, […]

Feinberg Snapshot: A-Listers Contending for the Best Original Song Oscar

David Byrne, “This Is a Life” Everything Everywhere All at Once The former Talking Heads frontman, who won the best original score Oscar 35 years ago for The Last Emperor, teamed with Son Lux’s Ryan Lott (who curated Everything’s soundtrack) and the Grammy-nominated Japanese artist Mitski for this end-credits tune. Drake,”Time” Amsterdam Drizzy penned the […]