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Critic’s Notebook: The 95th Academy Awards Were Mercifully Low on Drama, Movingly High on Emotion

Jimmy Kimmel hosted a scandal-free Oscars telecast dominated by tear-filled acceptance speeches, emotional personal journeys and multiple triumphs for 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

Oscars: Best Actor Winner Brendan Fraser Thanks Darren Aronofsky for Throwing Him “A Creative Lifeline”

Brendan Fraser won best actor at the 2023 Oscars on Sunday night, thanking his The Whale director Darren Aronofsky for throwing him “a creative lifeline.” “So this is what the multiverse looks like!” Fraser said when he got to the stage to accept his award. “I’m grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative […]

From Timothée Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya to Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto, a Field Guide to Awards Season BFFs

Jean Dujardin and George Clooney The two best actor nominees — Clooney for The Descendants and Dujardin (who went on to win) for The Artist — became fast friends on the awards circuit, which included cozying up at the 2012 Oscar Nominees Luncheon. They would go on to work together on 2014’s The Monuments Men, […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Brendan Fraser (‘The Whale’)

Brendan Fraser, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of students at Chapman University, is a widely admired and much-beloved actor whose big screen work spans 30-plus years. In recognition of his 2022 portrayal of a morbidly obese man racing against the clock to reconcile with […]

Most Memorable SAG Awards Moments: Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh’s Historic Wins, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Nepo Baby Comment, Sally Field’s Iconic Career Honored

The 29th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were full of laughable, emotional and inspirational moments. From Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh making history with their SAG Award wins to Jamie Lee Curtis’ nepo baby comment amid the viral debate, here are some of the night’s most memorable moments. Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Herself a Nepo […]

SAG Awards: Brendan Fraser Shares Inspirational Words to Other Actors During Acceptance Speech: “Just Stay in There”

Brendan Fraser won best male actor in a leading role for his performance in The Whale at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. “I treasure this, but never more than when I treasured what I used to keep in my wallet, which was my SAG card that I earned in 1991. It made […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Brendan Fraser Says He “Had to Be All In” to Pull Off His Performance in ‘The Whale’

“It’s a film that always had the intention to change hearts and minds,” Brendan Fraser said of The Whale, for which he is nominated for the best actor Oscar, ahead of receiving the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s American Riviera Award on Tuesday night. The popular star, who was greeted with huge applause by the […]

‘The Whale’ Producer on Criticism of the Film: “We Just Want to Be Honest and Truthful”

Among the nominees for the Producers Guild of America’s coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures, historically considered a strong precursor of the best picture Oscar, were four big-budget blockbusters and smaller films like surprise nominee The Whale. In light of its absence from the awards of other major guilds […]

Brendan Fraser Says Golden Globe Would Have Been a “Hood Ornament,” Dismisses Boycott on His Behalf: “It’s My Fight”

Brendan Fraser still doesn’t know if his Golden Globes nomination for The Whale was cynical or genuine, but either way, he says the win wouldn’t have been “meaningful to me.” During his first-ever appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Brendan Fraser opened up about his feelings on his nomination following the actual Golden Globes ceremony […]

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Named Best Picture

Top Gun: Maverick was crowned best picture at AARP The Magazine‘s 21st annual Movies for Grownups Awards on Saturday, with Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Baz Luhrmann, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jeff Bridges also taking home some of the night’s top honors. Jamie Lee Curtis was recognized with the AARP Career Achievement Award, just a few […]

Oscars: Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Austin Butler, Michelle Yeoh Among First-Time Nominees in Acting Categories

Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Austin Butler and Michelle Yeoh are among the many first-time nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning. This year saw a total of 16 people who were first-time nominees in the acting categories. All five nominees for best leading actor received their first nod from […]

Critics Choice Awards: Brendan Fraser Gets Emotional Accepting Best Actor Honor for ‘The Whale’

Brendan Fraser shared a powerful message while holding back tears as he accepted the award for best actor for The Whale at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association,” The Mummy actor said. “It was Herman Melville who once wrote that ‘there are only five critics in America. The […]