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Troy Kotsur to Star in Disney+ Series About the 2021 Cubs Football Team

Disney+ announced Thursday a sports drama series with an impressive bench of talent attached. Oscar-winning Coda actor Troy Kotsur is attached to star and executive produce the as-yet-untitled project which tells the true story of the 2021 Cubs Football team, where a Deaf team had an undefeated season and earned a spot in the California […]

Jason Blum, Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman Among 12 Newly Elected Film Academy Governors

The 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — comprised of three elected governors from each of the organization’s 17 branches and three “governors-at-large” appointed by the president — will look very different when it gathers next month than it did when it convened on Tuesday. Following elections held […]

Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis Celebrate Diversity Wins and Next Steps at The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon

“I’m so grateful that I’m not alone any longer,” CODA star Marlee Matlin told the audience at The Hollywood Reporter‘s inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon Wednesday. Introduced by her CODA co-star, Troy Kotsur — who last month became the second deaf Oscar winner ever following Matlin’s historic win 35 years ago […]

The Hollywood Reporter Announces Inaugural ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon With Marlee Matlin to Keynote

The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday announced its inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon, featuring a keynote address by Marlee Matlin along with appearances by Troy Kotsur, Geena Davis and more. The event, presented by Walmart, will bring together some of the industry’s most influential and inspiring executives, storytellers and thought-leaders for a […]

Inside MPTF’s “Night Before” Party With Oscar Nominees Andrew Garfield, Ariana DeBose and Javier Bardem

The Power of the Dog nominees and real-life couple Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons mingled with real-life pals who play the parents in CODA, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur. Best actor nominee Andrew Garfield chatted with best supporting actress nominee Ariana DeBose, while Judi Dench held court and received congratulations left and right for her […]

Hollywood Flashback: Marlee Matlin Made Oscar History 35 Years Before ‘CODA’

Marlee Matlin was just 21 when she earned an Academy Award for starring opposite William Hurt in the 1986 drama Children of a Lesser God, becoming the first deaf person to win an Oscar and the youngest best actress recipient. Marking her feature debut, the film focused on the relationship between a hearing speech teacher […]

Marlee Matlin to Make Her Directorial Debut With Fox’s ‘Accused’

Oscar winner Marlee Matlin will make her directorial debut with Fox’s upcoming anthology crime drama Accused. The CODA actress will helm an episode about a deaf woman who becomes a surrogate and commits a crime of advocacy and protection. “I could not be more excited for the opportunity to direct, and to work on a […]

William Hurt, Star of ‘Body Heat,’ ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ and ‘Broadcast News,’ Dies at 71

William Hurt, the exacting Oscar winner who dominated a decade as few other actors have done with his turns in the 1980s classics Body Heat, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News, has died. He was 71. Hurt died Sunday morning at his home in Portland, Oregon, one of his three sons, […]

Spirit Awards Add Andrew Garfield, Marlee Matlin, Javier Bardem and Taika Waititi as Presenters

Film Independent has booked a slew of stars for Sunday’s Spirit Awards on Santa Monica Beach. Joining hosts Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman as well as honorary chair Kristen Stewart at the tented affair will be presenters (in alphabetical order) Dianna Agron, Javier Bardem, Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Beals, Rosario Dawson, Daveed Diggs, Colman Domingo, Jay […]

Cher, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marlee Matlin Lead Tributes to Meat Loaf: “A Gentle Hearted Powerhouse Rockstar”

Hollywood is remembering the life and legacy of Meat Loaf, one of rock’s greatest showmen, after his death at 74 was announced by his family on Friday. Born Marvin Lee Aday, the rock superstar beloved by millions was known for albums like Bat Out of Hell — one of the top-selling albums in history selling […]

John Krasinski, Selma Blair and Marlee Matlin Set for Honors at Media Access Awards

The Media Access Awards has announced the honoree roster for the Nov. 17 virtual event. Hosted by Millicent Simonds and presented in partnership with Easterseals, the ceremony fetes “those individuals, series, and films that have redefined on-screen representation for the disability community, while advancing the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in Hollywood.” Honorees […]

Location Managers Guild Awards: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Among Winners

Judas and the Black Messiah, Tenet, The Queen’s Gambit, Lupin and the fourth season of The Crown were among the winners at this year’s Location Managers Guild International Awards held on Saturday. Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa returned to host the annual ceremony, which went virtual for the second year in a row and was […]