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Oscars: Jason Momoa, Serena and Venus Williams Added to Presenter Lineup

Jason Momoa, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and J.K. Simmons are among the latest stars announced to present during the 2022 Oscars. Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced Wednesday the final slate of presenters for the upcoming ceremony which includes Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jill Scott and J.K. Simmons. Rachel Zegler will also […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jane Campion (‘The Power of the Dog’)

Jane Campion, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is universally regarded as one of the great filmmakers of our time, and by many as the greatest female filmmaker of all time. The New York Times has called Campion — whose work dates back 40 years and includes 1989’s Sweetie, 1993’s The […]

Jane Campion Apologizes to Venus and Serena Williams for “Thoughtless Comment” at Critics Choice Awards

Jane Campion has apologized for a “thoughtless comment” she made toward tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night that has stirred up backlash online. “I made a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved. I […]

Critics Choice Awards Winner Jane Campion Tells Williams Sisters She Faces a Competition Hurdle They Do Not: Men

Jane Campion took note of other women who have broken down barriers during her acceptance speech for best director at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, including Venus and Serena Williams, but noted that she still had another obstacle that even they didn’t face. “It’s absolutely stunning tonight to be here among so many incredible […]

Oscars: Venus and Serena Williams Serving Up Increased Support for ‘King Richard’ in Homestretch (Exclusive)

When a film about your childhood winds up nominated for six Oscars including best picture, it makes sense to devote a little more time to supporting it, even if you are extremely busy tennis legends like Venus Williams and Serena Williams. And that is exactly what the Williams sisters are doing on behalf of King Richard […]

Ava DuVernay, Clive Davis, Williams Sisters Set for National Portrait Gallery Honors

The National Portrait Gallery, public home to the presidential portraits, has named Clive Davis, Ava DuVernay, Venus Williams and Serena Williams among its 2022 honorees for its annual Portrait of a Nation Award. The legendary record producer and music executive, the Oscar-winning director and recording-breaking athletes-turned-producers will be awarded during the biennial Portrait of a […]

The Most Talked-About Watches and Hollywood Collectors of 2021

Hype pieces, eye-popping auction results and high-profile Hollywood wrap gifts made for a banner year in the watch world in 2021, which saw Audemars Piguet bring out a character watch with Marvel (the Black Panther Flying Tourbillon) and Patek Philippe debut a Tiffany Blue Nautilus (quickly embraced by LeBron James and Jay-Z). Below, THR looks […]

Celebration of Latino Cinema Sets Full Honorees, Presenters Roster Including Clifton Collins Jr., Eugenio Derbez and Natalie Morales

The inaugural Celebration of Latino Cinema is set as the Critics Choice Association has announced the full list of honorees and presenters across 10 categories. Reinaldo Marcus Green will receive a director award for his work on the Will Smith-starrer King Richard. Aunjanue Ellis, earning raves for her role as Oracene, the mother of tennis […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Tops Friday With Great $16.5M

Ghostbusters: Afterlife started with a strong $16.5 million from 4,315 theaters at the Friday box office, putting the Sony event pic on course to open to a better-than-expected $40 million or more in North America. The movie — which is launching in advance of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor — is succeeding in attracting families, a […]

Raising Our Voices: How the ‘King Richard’ Crew Supported Black Girl Power

This story is about what came before the Grand Slams and gold medals. King Richard is a look at Venus and Serena Williams’ prelude to tennis superstardom, buoyed by an ultra-supportive family network led by the unrelenting drive and vision of their parents. Will Smith is a producer of the movie and stars as Richard […]

Venus and Serena Williams Stop By ‘King Richard’ Premiere as Cast Talks Portraying “The Truth About This Family”

After five nights of starry events, Hollywood’s AFI Fest closed out on Sunday with the premiere of Warner Bros.’ King Richard, plus two very special guests — the film’s subjects, Venus and Serena Williams. The sisters — who are both executive producers on the story of their journey to tennis stardom, fueled by father Richard […]

Inside LACMA’s Art+Film Gala as Honoree Steven Spielberg Says: “I Don’t Think I’ve Referred to Myself in Public” as an Artist

The star-studded annual affair is often affectionately referred to as the Met Gala of the West as it features well-heeled, A-list guests from fashion, film, music, philanthropy, business and tech gathered to raise funds for a museum. But this year’s LACMA Art+Film Gala, a milestone 10th-anniversary event, shimmered in its own, brighter light on Saturday […]