Tag: Oscar

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy on Sexual Assault Charges

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is under house arrest in southern Italy on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, accusations that the Canadian director denies, his lawyers said on Monday. “Mr Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday with an emergency measure issued by the Brindisi prosecutors and is now under house arrest in Ostuni….


How Will Smith’s Slap Highlighted Hollywood Hypocrisy | Larry Elder

As Chris Rock said, “That was the greatest night in the history of television,” when actor Will Smith slapped him in the face on live TV at the Oscars for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. She was clearly upset when Rock referred to her as “G.I. Jane” for her bald look…


Oscar Winner Sidney Poitier Dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, who became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. Poitier, winner of the best actor Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field,” died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to…


Dean Stockwell of ‘Quantum Leap’ Dies at 85

NEW YORK—Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap,” has died. He was 85. Jay Schwartz, a family spokesperson, said Stockwell died of natural causes at home Sunday. Stockwell was Oscar-nominated for his comic mafia kingpin in “Married to the Mob” and was…


Bond Is Back: 007 Film ‘No Time to Die’ Premieres in London

LONDON—James Bond film “No Time To Die” held its delayed world premiere in London on Tuesday in the cinema’s most high profile red carpet since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wet weather failed to dampen spirits as Daniel Craig, dressed in an eye-catching pink velvet dinner jacket, and co-stars including Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch,…


Chloe Zhao Joins Fellow Oscar Winner Bong Joon-Ho on Venice Festival Jury

“Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, organizers said on Wednesday. The judging line-up for the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include “Widows” and “Harriet” actress Cynthia Erivo and filmmaker Alexander Nanau,…


Woke Oscar Winner Misleads About the Police | Larry Elder [Coming 05/03 6PM ET]

What is it with these award shows and the lack of fact-checkers when you need them? Remember when the actor Jesse Williams made a whole bunch of false comments about the police at one award show? And at the Oscars, Travon Free, a black winner, made an extremely wrongheaded and misleading statement about the police. This…


Woke Oscar Winner Misleads About the Police | Larry Elder

What is it with these award shows and the lack of fact-checkers when you need them? Remember when the actor Jesse Williams made a whole bunch of false comments about the police at one award show? And at the Oscars, Travon Free, a black winner, made an extremely wrongheaded and misleading statement about the police. This…


Chloe Zhao’s Family Silent After Oscar Win

On April 25, “Nomadland” won the Oscar for best picture. The film’s director, Chloe Zhao, won the best director award, becoming the first Asian woman to win this award. Zhao’s previous works include “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” (2015) and “The Rider” (2017), both of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival in France….


Hollywood Casting Director Lynn Stalmaster Dies

Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. He was 93. Stalmaster became the first person to receive an Academy Award for casting when he accepted an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 2016. The Academy…