Latest Academy Awards News

'Avatar 2' tops box office for 7th weekend

Jan. 29, 2023 14:12 PM EST

“Avatar: The Way of Water” claimed the No. 1 spot on the domestic box office charts for the seventh weekend in a row with an additional $15.7 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It was a quiet weekend overall, notable mostly for the Hindi language blockbuster...

A nod at 90, a 42-year gap and more Oscar nomination numbers

Jan. 24, 2023 21:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A descending look at the numbers behind Tuesday's nominations for the 95th Academy Awards. ___ 90: Age of John Williams, nominated for best original score for “The Fabelmans.” The composer's latest nomination makes him the oldest...

'Everything Everywhere' tops Oscar nominations with 11

Jan. 24, 2023 20:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honors on big-screen spectacles like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” a year after a streaming service won best...

Bassett, Butler, Yeoh, Fraser, others react to Oscar nods

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards: “I'm literally sitting here holding my head, and holding my heart. It's coming in waves. I'm excited, I'm grateful, I'm nervous. I'm going to have to start journaling (laughs). Queen Ramonda to me...

Lady Gaga, Rihanna earn best original song Oscar nominations

Jan. 24, 2023 16:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga and Rihanna earned Oscar nominations Tuesday in a best original song category that found Taylor Swift left out. Gaga was nominated for “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” while Rihanna became a first-time nominee through “Lift Me Up,”...

SAG Awards nominate 'Banshees,' 'Everything' and Zendaya

Jan. 11, 2023 13:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In nominations to its 29th annual awards, the Screen Actors Guild heaped honors on the casts of the anarchic indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once" and the Irish tragicomedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” while throwing some curve balls into the Oscar race. ...

The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022

Jan. 07, 2023 12:53 PM EST

Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, in and maybe out again. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon...

PHOTOS: The highs and lows of entertainment's 2022 comeback

Dec. 08, 2022 11:10 AM EST

After keeping the world at arm’s length for roughly two years, the entertainment world could finally get more personal again in 2022. Fans unfettered from pandemic restrictions flocked to film festivals and concerts to get glimpses of their favorite stars, whether Timothée...

Brendan Fraser is back. But to him, 'I was never far away'

Dec. 06, 2022 19:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a darkened hotel room in New York's Soho neighborhood, Brendan Fraser kindly greets a reporter with an open plastic bag in his hand. “Would you like a gummy bear?” Fraser, the 54-year-old actor, is in many ways an extremely familiar face to encounter. Here is...

Will Smith's 'Emancipation' role taught him lesson post-slap

Dec. 06, 2022 10:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on the front page of a script. But the Oscar winner heavily leaned on the phrase even more in recent months, as he tried to overcome the backlash to...