Viola Davis was considered something of an Oscar shoo-in the moment it was announced she would be reprising her Tony Award-winning role in the film adaptation of “Fences.”Read more
Capping a breakout year in which he starred on screens big and small, Mahershala Ali won the supporting actor Oscar for his role as the soulful, nurturing drug dealer Juan in the searing drama “Moonlight.” A familiar face since appearing in the TV series “Crossing Jordan” in 2001, Ali became a star in 2016.Read more
Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it.
At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee, lauded in the lead actress category for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic “Jackie” has announced she won’t be attending Sunday’s ceremony, citing her pregnancy. Portman is in her third trimester.Read more
Citing a violation of campaign regulations, the motion picture academy announced Saturday that it has rescinded the Oscar nomination for sound mixer Greg P. Russell from “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”Read more
Director Asghar Farhadi won the Academy Award for foreign-language film Sunday night for “The Salesman,” his psychological tale about a young couple weathering the effects of a violent assault. But Farhadi wasn’t present to accept the Oscar.Read more
The idea of a polarized country watching the Oscars is not new. For nearly half a century, there have been regular occurrences of the show dropping into the middle of serious national strife.
Every year, come hell or high water, the Oscars arrive at a late-winter-early-spring moment.Read more