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Syrian Oscar Contender Banned From Entering U.s.

The 21-year-old worked on the Academy Award-nominated documentary The White Helmets, and the Associated Press (AP) reported he was blocked by immigration authorities from entering the country on Saturday (25Feb17). According...

La La Land Victorious At Costume Designers Guild Awards

Damien Chazelle's much feted movie has bagged countless awards already this season, with industry experts now predicting it will sweep up at Sunday’s Oscars taking home 11 of the 14 gongs it's up for -...

Viola Davis: 'Missing Out On An Oscar Is Like Falling From A High-rise Building'

The 51-year-old star has landed her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in drama Fences this year (17) and is battling it out against Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and her The Help...

Viola Davis Unsure About '#Oscarssowhite' Success

Although she’s pretty much the nailed-on favourite to win at the Oscars later this month, having swept the awards season in all the Best Actress categories for her role opposite Denzel Washington in Fences, Viola...

Octavia Spencer: 'Academy Voters Will Not Be Swayed By Diversity Controversy'

The 46-year-old actress is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Hidden Figures, one of a record six black actors to be nominated. The increased number of nods...

Viggo Mortensen Praises Industry's Support Of Captain Fantastic

Danish actor Viggo took on the lead in smash hit independent film, about an unconventional forest dwelling family who are forced to enter the real world after tragedy strikes.Viggo is up for Best Actor at...

Will Trump's Visa Ban Keep An Oscar Nominated Director From Attending The Ceremony?

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi may not be able to attend this year’s Academy Awards due to the travel ban enacted by President Donald Trump on Friday, which prohibits entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim...

Music And Diversity Are What's Hot At The 2017 Oscar Nominations [In-depth]

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are finally in, and of course it's 'La La Land' that takes the biscuit. With no less than 14 nominations under its belt, it's matched the Oscars record!...

Naomie Harris's Mum Helped Her Through Oscar Nomination Nerves

The British actress was thought likely to be among the nominees when they were announced on Tuesday (24Jan17) after wowing audiences with her portrayal of a drug addict in Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama...

Jada Pinkett Smith Praises Academy Bosses After 2016 'Oscars So White' Protest

The actress and her husband Will Smith boycotted the annual prize-giving last year (16), along with several other Hollywood celebrities, as part of the 'Oscars So White' protest after minorities and actors of colour were...

'La La Land' Equals Oscars Record With 14 Nominations

Having broken records at the Golden Globes earlier this month, the widely acclaimed movie musical La La Land has performed as predicted and secured 14 nominations for the 2017 Oscars, equalling the record for most...

Taraji P. Henson's Fans Upset By Oscars Snub

Not long after the 2017 Academy Awards nominations were revealed on Tuesday (24Jan17), the Empire star's name began trending on Twitter. But far from people flocking to congratulate Taraji, fans were venting their anger over...

Ryan Gosling: 'Meryl Streep Complimented My Mum At The Oscars'

The La La Land star recalled the sweet story on The Graham Norton Show, explaining he had taken his mother Donna and sister Mandi as his dates to the 2007 awards ceremony....

Tom Ford Ditches Fashion Week To Focus On Nocturnal Animals' Awards Campaign

The famed designer has recently returned to directing, helming the critically acclaimed Nocturnal Animals. The film comes seven years after his only other movie, A Single Man.Nocturnal Animals actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson picked up the best...

Ben Affleck: 'I'm Now The Best I Can Be'

The 44-year-old star has sealed his reputation as a Hollywood powerhouse, having acting, producing and directing gigs all under his belt. His latest effort is Live by Night, a mobster film in which he takes...

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Surprisingly Low Oscars Fee

Next year’s Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the surprisingly low figure he’s being paid to present the telecast in two months’ time.Speaking to KROQ’s ‘The Kevin & Bean Show’ on Wednesday (December 14th), the...

Ryan Gosling 'Disappointed' Chris Rock After His Oscars Monologue

The Blue Valentine actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (07Dec16), where the pair discussed Kimmel’s upcoming hosting duties at the 2017 Academy Awards. One piece of important advice Ryan passed on to...

Jimmy Kimmel To Host 2017 Oscars Ceremony

Late night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel has been selected to host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February next year, it has been revealed.It’s the first time that the 49 year old entertainer has been...

Paolo Sorrentino Abandons Plans For Silvio Berlusconi Biopic

The director, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 2014 for his comedy drama The Great Beauty, announced he was pursuing the project in September (16). However the success of his...

Red Carpet Fame Frightened Lupita Nyong'o

The actress was a relative unknown when she appeared in Steve MCQueen's 2013 slavery epic, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in her first major movie role. Lupita...

Anne Hathaway Was Left Bereft By Oscar Win

The 33-year-old won the Best Supporting Actress accolade for her role as the tragic young mother Fantine in Tom Hooper's epic screen adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. However what should have...

Ben Affleck Reunites With Author Dennis Lehane In Oscar-tipped Live By Night

Ben Affleck is returning to the director's seat for new film 'Live By Night' to work on another Dennis Lehane novel. The film, scheduled for a January 2017 release, set in prohibition era USA, follows...

Tom Hanks Plays Down Oscars Speculation For Sully

The star won the Best Actor Academy Award two years in a row in 1994 and 1995 for Philadelphia and Forest Gump, but has since experienced an Oscars drought and has not been...

Elle Fanning Was 'Intimidated' Acting Opposite Ben Affleck

The 18-year-old actress appears in the upcoming drama, with Ben taking on the lead as a police captain’s son as well as directing and penning the script. His work behind the camera has been recognised...

Steven Spielberg Is Proud Of A-list Snubs

The celebrated director is behind some of cinema’s most loved films, and has worked with everyone from Liam Neeson to Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen.Despite having an awards cabinet boasting three Oscars, four Golden...

Academy Announces 683 New Members In Massive Diversity Drive

In response to the avalanche of criticism the Oscars received this year, the Academy Awards has invited a large number of stars to join its membership so that they can vote ahead of next year’s...

America Ferrera And Idris Elba Join Film Academy Following Oscars's Diversity Criticism

Members of the Academy were at the centre of controversy when African-Americans notably failed to grab nominations in the four major Oscars categories, prompting anger in the Hollywood community over the lack of...

Steven Spielberg Confirms Return Of Indiana Jones Composer John Williams

The as-yet-untitled fifth instalment of the adventure franchise was announced early this year (16) after years of speculation. While names like Robert Pattinson and Bradley Cooper were put forward as possible actors to take on...

Samuel L. Jackson Predicts Backlash From Oscars Diversity Saga

The #OscarsSoWhite campaign was a hot topic at the beginning of 2016, when no black or minority actors received nominations for the 2016 Oscars, for the second year in a row, causing a...

Samantha Barks: 'Performing As Myself Is Terrifying!'

The 25-year-old actress and singer first shot to fame on U.K. talent search show I'd Do Anything before being cast as Eponine in 2012 movie Les Miserables. She is now showcasing her vocal skills with...

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