Latest Viola Davis News

New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'

Nov. 25, 2022 11:31 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — When the Mars Rover Opportunity, nicknamed Oppy, launched in 2003, it was only...

Honorary Oscar awards celebrate Fox, Weir, Warren and Palcy

Nov. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt...

Horror pic ‘Smile’ happy at No. 1; ‘Bros’ starts in 4th

Oct. 02, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

Moviegoing audiences chose the horror movie over the romantic comedy to kick off the month of October. Paramount’s “ Smile ” topped the North American charts with $22 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving Billy Eichner's rom-com “Bros” in the dust. ...

'Don't Worry Darling' shrugs off drama, opening with $19.2M

Sep. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

After off-screen drama threatened to consume Olivia Wilde's “Don't Worry Darling,” the Warner Bros. release opened No. 1 at the box office, debuting with $19.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, “Don't Worry...

Review: A classic battle epic in ‘The Woman King’

Sep. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Viola Davis should have been leading armies this whole time. In “ The Woman King,” the always regal Oscar-winner is a mass of muscle, battle wounds and world weariness as General Nanisca, the head of the Agojie, an all-female unit of warriors who protected the West African...

‘The Woman King’ takes North American box office throne

Sep. 18, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

The Viola Davis-led action epic “ The Woman King ” easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a crowded market of new releases. The film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, surpassed expectations and earned $19 million in ticket sales, according to...

Steven Spielberg's 'Fabelmans' wins Toronto audience award

Sep. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans" won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the People's Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner. Toronto's audience award was announced Sunday as the largest...

'Woman King,' Viola Davis and the culmination of a struggle

Sep. 13, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — When Viola Davis, sculpted and hardened from months of training, first stood in the full garb of the Agojie warrior women, with her bare feet in the African sand, it was the culmination of not just the years-long push to make “The Woman King,” but of a lifelong battle. ...

Toronto fest roars back to life with Spielberg, 'Knives Out'

Sep. 07, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

After two editions much diminished by the pandemic, the 47th Toronto International Film Festival is set to roar back to life beginning Thursday with a lineup crowded with much-anticipated titles, including Steven Spielberg's “The Fabelmans,” Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 06, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random...