The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is instituting sweeping changes to the Oscars broadcast as it tries to find ways to bolster ratings for the flagging telecast.In a message to its membership, the group’s president John Bailey and its CEO Dawn Hudson said the broadcast will now include a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. The group did not provide details on what movies would be eligible and when the award will first be handed out, but its intent is clear.At one point in its history, Oscar voters routinely named blockbusters such as “Titanic” or “Gladiator” as the year’s best. That’s changed. Recent best picture victors such as “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” and the 2017 winner “The Shape of Water” have been firmly ensconced in the arthouse world, whereas well-reviewed hit films such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” or “Star Wars: The Force … [Read more...] about The Academy is adding a popular film category to the Oscars — which will only be three hours!
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Gary Oldman happily posed for pictures alongside his wife on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.The 60-year-old actor has enjoyed a successful year, winning best actor at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.And he looked content as he smiled alongside his wife, Gisele Schmidt, in Cannes.The pair married in August 2017.Oldman recently revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he proposed to his now wife while he was dressed as Churchill.He said: “There was a break in the filming, and we had talked about it and I just felt the urge.“We were down in the war rooms, and I took her into the back room. And as Winston Churchill, I said, ‘Will you marry me?'”Oldman was attending the premiere of Palme d’Or contender Capernaum, a drama from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki.The film reportedly received a 15-minute standing ovation following its debut.Capernaum is about a 12-year-old boy, Zein, … [Read more...] about Oscar winner Gary Oldman pictured on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival
John Travolta and Kelly Preston had a family affair at the red carpet screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. In their rare public appearance together, the 64-year-old actor and actress wife were accompanied by their daughter Ella Bleu, 18, and son Benjamin, 7. The family suffered a very public loss back in 2009 when their son Jett passed away from Kawasaki disease.Shying away from color, the whole family matched in black. Preston stunned in a tulle gown with a copper metallic bodice while Travolta opted for a black velvet suit and bow tie. 8 PHOTOS John Travolta and Kelly Preston's rarely seen kids See Gallery John Travolta and Kelly Preston's rarely seen kids CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kelly Preston, Benjamin Travolta, John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, … [Read more...] about John Travolta and Kelly Preston make rare red carpet appearance with kids
JOHN Mollo, the man behind the iconic costumes from the film franchise Star Wars, has sadly died aged 86. By Nicole Douglas Saturday, October 28, 2017 John Mollo, the man behind the iconic costumes from the film franchise Star Wars, has sadly died aged 86 [Getty] John, who won an Oscar for his work, was a designer for the incredibly popular movies since they first hit cinemas back in 1977. From Darth Vader to Princess Leia, John designed the iconic looks known and loved to this day. He began working in movies as a military history expert, before working with legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick in 1975 on 'Barry Lyndon'. John Mollo has died [Getty] John Mollo won an Oscar for his work on Star Wars [Fox] It was from then that he progressed to costume design, where he moved into designing for Star Wars. He had never seen a science … [Read more...] about Oscar-winning Star Wars legend dies aged 86
Host Jimmy Fallon attends the 74th Annual Golden Globes Preview Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, on January 4, 2017.—AFP/VNA Photo Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s elite hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, launching a fiercely-contested awards season that looks set to reward escapist fantasy and gritty drama in equal measure. The Globes has a reputation for delighting in its eccentric picks so its record in predicting Oscars glory has been patchy over the years, but it is a huge draw for the stars and remains for many a solid bellwether for Academy Awards success. "The Globes is known as one of the most fun parties of the year. There are only about 1,200 seats, and they’re hard to get. So that ’insider’ status is tantalising," Tim Gray, awards editor for trade magazine Variety, said. "And Hollywood knows that the Globes reach a big audience, so it’s important to get their films out there, to increase public … [Read more...] about Glitzy Golden Globes launch Hollywood awards season