Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars
Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to her for the abuse she endured.
Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock
Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” Smith said in the under-six minute video posted online Friday. Smith, seated in a polo shirt and white ball cap, spoke directly to a camera, answering pre-selected questions about his behavior at the March 27 Academy Awards, when he slapped presenter Rock after the comedian made a reference about the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.news.yahoo.com
Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap
Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity. “Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Pinkett Smith said on Wednesday's episode of “Red Table Talk." Before tackling the subject, Pinkett Smith addressed events at the March 27 Academy Awards.news.yahoo.com
Chris Rock's mom addresses Will Smith Oscars incident: 'When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us'
Chris Rock's mom is addressing her son's incident with Will Smith at the Oscars last month. Rose said that, like many, she was watching the Academy Awards at home and initially thought the moment was staged.news.yahoo.com
Letters: Hollywood criticized
This information garnered from the next-day news about how various actors espoused their rants about the aforementioned subjects. I neglected to use the term “movie star” because that era ended in the late 1960s. Pre-Vietnam war-era actors were “movie stars.” They didn’t use “Hollywood magic” to make a movie; in those days it was all blood, sweat and tears, and don’t get me wrong: All these “movie stars” of the past were not perfect; they like all of today’s actors were flawed to varying degrees. Just give me oldies TV where real “movie stars” grace the screen. In a real democracy, there are always short term limits that are enforced like the nation’s life depends on it.myrgv.com
Will Smith Was Asked to Leave Oscars and Refused After Slapping Chris Rock: Academy
Brian Snyder/ReutersWill Smith was “asked to leave” the Oscars after slapping Chris Rock onstage but wouldn’t budge, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.The academy made the disclosure as part of a statement announcing that it is initiating “disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct” for slapping Rock across the face during the Oscars on Sunday night.“Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated,” the statnews.yahoo.com
Jada Pinkett Smith breaks her silence after Oscars joke, Chris Rock slap
Jada Pinkett Smith seems ready to move on. Two days after Chris Rock mocked her shaved head and her husband rushed the Oscars stage to slap him in her defense, the “Red Table Talk” host issued her first public comments without ever mentioning the viral incident. “This is a season for healing and I’m for it,” reads a pale pink graphic Pinkett Smith shared on Instagram Tuesday morning. With the ...news.yahoo.com
‘Fair game, toxic masculinity and publicity stunts’: Houston’s ‘Blame the Comic’ talks about Oscars ‘slap’ between Will Smith, Chris Rock
A local comedian "Blame the Comic" knows first hand how it feels to be in the hot seat -- or stage -- that Chris Rock found himself on at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Houston's "Blame the Comic" speaks to KPRC 2 about the Oscars slap heard around the world.
Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With less than a month until showtime, the 93rd Oscars are taking another pass at the script. The main event will still take place at Los Angeles’ Union station which will include a red carpet component but they are planning something special for the UK location. The show is also working with local broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts
The 93rd Oscars will be held on April 25. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor zoom made the cut. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award winning director Glenn Weiss to direct the live broadcast on April 25. The producers said they plan to treat the event like an active movie set with on-site COVID safety teams and testing protocols. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 starting at 8 p.m.
A by-the-numbers look at a year of Oscar diversity, firsts
10 — Nominations for “Mank," the most of any film this year, with nods for best picture, best director for Fincher, best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Seyfried. In the best supporting actor category, Heath Ledger and Ralph Richardson were nominated, with Ledger winning for “The Dark Knight” in 2009. 5 — African nations that have received nominations for best international feature, now that Tunisia has its first nominee, “The Man Who Sold His Skin." 4 — Nominations received by “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao, a record for a woman in a record year for women. 1 — Man nominated for both best actor and best original song.
Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr, Chloe Zhao react to Oscar nods
This was all of us trying to see how far could we go.” — Riz Ahmed, nominated for best actor for “Sound of Metal,” in an interview. He directed, co-produced and co-wrote the film, which earned six nominations and is the first best picture nominee with an all-Black producing team. — Emerald Fennell, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for “Promising Young Woman,” which also received nods for best picture and best actress, in a statement. And yes, I’ll have some drinks tonight.” — Thomas Vinterberg on his nomination for best director for “Another Round,” which was also nominated for best international feature film, in an interview. — Kaouther Ban Hania, director of best international feature nominee “The Man Who Sold His Skin.”
Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Here’s our rundown of the snubs and surprises in the 93rd Academy Award nominations. FEMALE DIRECTORS GET THEIR SHOTFor 92 Academy Awards, only 5 women had ever been nominated for best director and never more than one in the same year. This year, the dubious honor goes to Glenn Close for her portrayal of Mamaw in Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film was well received, but seemed like a long shot for the major Oscars categories.