Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 338 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress Race

4 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceAdriana Floridia2/22/2017 10:51:00 Am

It was an amazing year for actresses in both the lead and supporting categories.

Just look at this line up of talent: Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer and Nicole Kidman. All five of these women turned in amazing work no matter how big or small their roles were. This year, there's a pretty clear winner in this category, which would be Viola Davis who reprises her Tony-winning stage role as Rose Maxson in Fences. She's been considered overdue for some time now, and is one of the best working actresses today, though the same can be said of many of the women vying for the trophy. We're breaking down the Best Supporting Actress Oscar below.

Viola Davis, »

- Adriana Floridia

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Complete List of Winners

8 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The stars got dressed up for the 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards. Troian Bellisario, Matt Bomer, James Corden, Jane Fonda, Mamie Gummer, Kathryn Hahn, Amy Landecker, Rhea Perlman, Lily Tomlin, Octavia Spencer and Jess Weixler attended the event Tuesday. This Is Us' Mandy Moore hosted the 19th annual ceremony, which celebrates excellence in film, television and short-form costume design, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Several winners were announced in advance of Tuesday's ceremony: • Lily Collins received the Lacoste Spotlight Award. • Lois DeArmond received the Distinguished Service Award. • Jeffrey Kurland received the Career Achievement Award. • »

Permalink | Report a problem


Hidden Figures Fun Facts

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since its release late last year, Hidden Figures has captured audiences and critics with its award-winning performances and ultra-inspiring plot.

The film, which is up for a Best Picture Oscar, tells the story of three African-American mathematicians working at Nasa — Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan — whose research helps John Glenn become the first American astronaut to orbit Earth.

In honor of Hidden Figures‘ many accolades this awards season, we rounded up a bevy of fun facts and set secrets to hold you over until the Academy Awards this Sunday night.

1. While the three leading roles ultimately went to Octavia Spencer, »

- Grace Gavilanes

Permalink | Report a problem


Reminder: Here Are the 2017 Oscar Nominations!

21 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While every moment of award season is exciting, any movie buff will tell you that the Academy Awards are the best part. This year's list of nominees was announced in January, and it's packed with a lot of familiar faces and titles. La La Land is leading the pack with 14 nominations, an impressive number that ties the all-time nomination records set by All About Eve and Titanic. Meanwhile, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, and Fences are all represented in several categories. And as if you needed confirmation, Meryl Streep is up for yet another Oscar. Take a look to see what else scored nods (Suicide Squad! Doctor Strange!), and tune in for the Oscars on Sunday! Related:Fill Out Our Oscar Ballot For a Chance to Win $1,000!Here's the Printable Oscars Ballot You Need For This Year's ShowWhen Are the 2017 Oscars? Plus, Everything Else You Need to Know About »

- Maggie Pehanick

Permalink | Report a problem


Diversity in Hollywood Is a ‘Plus Factor for the Bottom Line’ (Study)

21 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood is failing to present more diverse casts in movies and television — even though doing so would maximize the bottom line, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

“The problem, as we have pointed out in earlier reports, is that the Hollywood industry is not currently structured to make the most of today’s market realities,” said Dr. Darnell Hunt, chairman of the center. “The studios, networks, talent agencies, and academies are demographically and culturally out of step with the diverse audiences on which their collective future will increasingly depend.”

The report is the fourth in four years from Hunt. It points out that the nation consisted of nearly 40% minorities in 2015 — the last year examined — and will only become increasingly so in the coming years. It also noted that minorities currently buy 45% of all movie tickets.

“Despite false claims to the contrary, »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Hidden Figures should win the best picture Oscar

21 February 2017 1:19 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Theodore Melfi’s feelgood biopic about three African-American women working for Nasa in the 1960s breaks boundaries with a knowing kick of its kitten heel

Traditionally the period drama sweeps the red carpet at the Academy Awards, training the best picture statuette in its sights with the aid of lavish costumes, detailed sets, a casual approach to factual accuracy and important historical figures stuttering or slaying evil kings. In 2017, however, it’s not easy to argue the case for this sort of crowd-pleaser when the rest of this year’s slate boasts largely gritty, groundbreaking and norm-challenging nominees. But Hidden Figures manages to both stay faithful to the genre’s most enjoyable elements while puncturing the boundaries with a knowing kick of its kitten heel.

Theodore Melfi’s biopic tells the previously untold story of Katherine G Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe »

- Kate Hutchinson

Permalink | Report a problem


#OscarsNotSoWhite: The New Yorker Addresses Academy With Bold New Cover

20 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two weeks after publishing a striking cover featuring the extinguished torch of the Statue of Liberty, the New Yorker continues to provoke with a new cover honoring the influx of black artists in this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. Eric Drooker’s bold design, titled #OscarsNotSoWhite, depicts the face of the Oscars’ famous Gold Knight statuette adjusted to resemble the face of a black woman. After two years of the acting categories consisting entirely of white actors, this year’s Oscars nominees list includes black actors Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer and Ruth Negga. »

- Jeremy Fuster

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 Oscar Previews: Part 1

20 February 2017 12:41 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 26th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

Permalink | Report a problem


Podcast: Smackdown Companion Discussion

19 February 2017 10:20 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Nathaniel welcomes fellow team members Murtada, Chris, and Abstew to discuss this year's Supporting Actress race. It's a verbal companion piece to the "Smackdown" we just held. 

Index (42 minutes)

Longform discussion of this year's supporting actress contenders Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, their futures, their films. What, if anything new, did they reveal to us this year and what would we like to see next from them?

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  »

- NATHANIEL R

Permalink | Report a problem


Hidden Figures review – rocket science with plenty of uplift

19 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This drama about a trio of African-American women doing maths wonders for Nasa has few subtleties, but is done with such verve it’s hard to dislike

Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are Katherine Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, a trio of Nasa scientists who each played their part in sending astronaut John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth) into space in 1962. These three are fun, fast-talking and fabulously coiffed (thanks to costume designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus). They’re also African American women, which perhaps explains why this nugget of history has remained untold until now. Sure, some of it feels a little obvious, but with its “based on a true story” title card, cartoon palette and bouncy Pharrell (co)-penned soundtrack, this splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be.

The »

- Simran Hans

Permalink | Report a problem


Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Penultimate Oscar predictions

17 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort of a fail-safe, giving me a chance to still potentially go out on a limb or two before getting down to business. The Oscars will unfold in less than ten days, so if you’re not excited yet, now is the time to start getting excited. This is what we spend all this time preparing for, after all… Below are the penultimate picks for the upcoming ceremony. Next week will be the big one, where I’ll finally come to grips with this whole thing, »

- Joey Magidson

Permalink | Report a problem


Links: Colossal's Trailer, Moana's Brothers, Namor's Rights

16 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Coming Soon Colossal, that kaiju movie starring Anne Hathaway that we told you about at least year's Tiff is coming out this year and it has such a cute poster (pictured left) and the trailer is also here.

Deadline good interview with Octavia Spencer on why she did Hidden Figures and diversity in film

Coming Soon here's a super duper strange news item. Kenneth Lonergan is writing an miniseries adaptation of Howards End to star Hayley Atwell. Never mind that there's zero chance of improving on Merchant & Ivory's 1992 masterpiece!

Variety what does the Academy look for in an Original Song nominee and winner?

Tracking Board what makes a TV pilot script a success?

In Contention profiles former sound mixing partners nominated against each other for the first time for Hacksaw Ridge and 13 Hours

THR an anonymous source talks about the lack of shame in Hollywood around the gender imbalance in »

- NATHANIEL R

Permalink | Report a problem


Octavia Spencer’s Incredible Advice about the Perfect Place to Keep an Oscar

16 February 2017 1:16 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With the Academy Awards right around the corner, Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is revealing the best place to keep the gold statuette.

“Right there in your bed,” Spencer, 46, People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle for The Cagle Exercise. “You know exactly where it is.”

“Not that I’ve done that — I keep mine on the shelf,” she continued. “But sometimes it’s good to have it right there next to you. If it’s your first time having one, you don’t want to let it out of your sight.”

Watch the People & EW Red Carpet Live Oscars preshow on Feb. »

- Char Adams

Permalink | Report a problem


Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi on the importance of hope

16 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This week we’ve been privileged to sit down with the cast and composer of Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures. The film has won the hearts of audiences across the world, telling an important story obscured for so long. Its inspirational message of collaboration and meritocratic success will be its greatest legacy, but for now its timely nature will help it gather an even wider audience when the film releases in the UK on the 17th of February.

James Kleinmann completed his set of interviews with director Melfi, whose keen eye keeps the social message implicit in the film interwoven perfectly with its compelling narrative. Melfi talked through his feelings on his main cast Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae,

“I was blown away by Taraji P. Henson, if you’ve seen [her] work lately on Empire playing Cookie – who is this bombastic character – and then »

- Jon Lyus

Permalink | Report a problem


Exclusive: “We need that story told…” – Pharrell Williams on Hidden Figures

16 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Grammy-award winning songwriter and performer Pharrell Williams came on board Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures as a producer and composer alongside Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. In this interview, conducted by James Kleinmann, he talks about the importance of the story, his own childhood questions which sparked his interest in the film, and explains the story behind one of his most enduring compositions from the film – Running.

Going all the way back to his early childhood, Williams talked about the moments he recalled when he first became involved with the project,

“I used to stare into space as a child, and ask all the questions like ‘How far does that go?’, ‘Where does it end?’, ‘What’s on the other side, if it ends?’ “

Each of the interviews we have conducted with the cast and director of Hidden Figures have their own reasons why they wanted to tell the story. »

- Jon Lyus

Permalink | Report a problem


Hidden Figures review

16 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Taraji P Henson leads a strong ensemble in Hidden Figures, a story of Nasa's past that makes for compelling and important cinema.

Cinema is good at this. At finding little known stories, and shining a beacon of light on them. In the case of Hidden Figures, arriving in UK cinemas off the back of Oscar nominations and a $100m+ gross at the Us box office, author Margot Lee Shetterly got there first; it’s her best seller that’s the basis of this excellent film. The movie adaptation does it proud.

The story here focuses on the space race in the early 1960s, specifically the moment where it looked as if Russia had firmly seized the initiative. As Nasa was struggling to get an American into space, Russia was having far more success, and the pressure was duly on.

That pressure in part fell on the shoulders of Al Harrison »

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars: Why ‘Hidden Figures’ Deserves to Win Best Picture

15 February 2017 1:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Competition for this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture is high and all are deserving, including “Hidden Figures,” which tells the relatively unknown story of three female black Nasa mathematicians who changed the game of space engineering. The critical and commercial successes of “Hidden Figures” speak for itself. The film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae defied all expectations and opened wide to $22.8 million and has since earned $131.4 million domestically although the film was only produced for $25 million. It has a CinemaScore of A+ and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92 percent. With its countless award »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 Oscars Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

15 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev PatelOctavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.

"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 338 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners