Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104.
Havilland, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, died peacefully of natural causes, said New York-based publicist Lisa Goldberg. Read More
For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry.
The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021, for feature films, and delay the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures from December until April 30, 2021. Read More
Hollywood stars will walk down the red carpet Sunday to attend the Oscars, the movie industry’s biggest award night.
Nine films will be vying for the Academy Awards most coveted prize – best film. Industry insiders say the favorite to win is World War I film “1917,” which won several prizes in the past few weeks. Read More
On Tuesday, actress and singer Bette Midler angrily responded to the lack of women nominated for the Academy Awards Best Director, by suggesting the creation of an alternative awards show – “we just get our own show called the Osc-hers” in order to redress the absence of female nominees in this year’s directing category, Breitbart reports. Read More
The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts invited “Green Book” producer and university alumnus Jim Burke to deliver the keynote address for its commencement ceremony, but some students and faculty aren’t happy with the decision. The movie was widely criticized for its use of racial slurs and for employing… Read More
LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Oscar nominations are out and “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” were also among the top nominees with 8 and 7 nominations each, respectively. Read More