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X-men Star Halle Berry In Talks To Join Kingsman: The Secret Service Sequel

10 March 2016 2:34 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, Halle Berry (X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Monster's Ball, Catwoman) is in talks to join the cast of Matthew Vaughn's sequel to his unexpected smash hit, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Apparently the Academy Award winner would play the head of the CIA, and the discussion is for a two picture deal. We recently found out that Hunger Games actress Julianne Moore was also in line to play the film's new villain (Taron Egerton's character didn't leave much left of the last ones), and from the sounds of things that may be a done deal. Vaughn and Jane Goldman wrote the script for Kingsman 2, which is set for release on June 16, 2017. »

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Oscar poll: 9 women won Best Actress on their only nomination -- who was the best?

9 March 2016 12:39 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In the history of Best Actress at the Oscars, eight previous champs have never received another nomination: Mary Pickford ("Coquette," 1929), Ginger Rogers ("Kitty Foyle," 1940), Judy Holliday ("Born Yesterday," 1950), Shirley Booth ("Come Back Little Sheba," 1952), Louise Fletcher ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975), Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God," 1986), Gwyneth Paltrow ("Shakespeare in Love," 1998) and Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball," 2001). Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Brie Larson ("Room") is the ninth, but her Best Actress victory is just a couple of weeks old, so there's every possibility she'll earn another Oscar bid in the near future. For that matter, you can't rule out a future bid for any of the living champs: Berry, Paltrow and Matlin all work regularly. Even 81-year-ol...' »

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The 25 greatest Oscar speeches

19 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're just a week away from another gold-tinged year of speeches, upsets, and snubs. After all the hype, what ends up mattering about the Oscars? I'd argue it's the speeches, and that's why we're picking the 25 best acceptance speeches ever -- by actors only. Sorry, but glamor is a key element in any Oscar moment and I don't have time to remember if the guy who adapted The Last Emperor thanked his mom.  25. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer Dustin Hoffman's seriousness initially seems worrisome, but his mix of sarcasm and sincerity is right for the ceremony.  24. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Cotillard's tearful speech makes you realize how rare it is than an Oscar recipient is surprised to win. As Cotillard scrambles to make sense of the honor, she comes up with an ebullient finale: "Thank you, life! Thank you, love! It is -- there are some angels in this city. »

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Halle Berry Opens Up About Diversity at the Oscars, Explains Why Movies Coming Out Today "Aren't Truthful''

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When Halle Berry stepped onto the Oscars stage back in 2002, she hoped it was the start of something extraordinary. As the first woman of color to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, the Monster's Ball star hoped that this was only the beginning for so many talented ladies. But when speaking out at the 2016 Makers Conference today in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the actress couldn't help but address the discussion surrounding diversity both at the 2016 Oscars and Hollywood in general. "When I said the door tonight has been open, I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to insight change. This door, this barrier had been broken," she explained. "And to sit »

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Halle Berry Says It’s ‘Heartbreaking’ She’s Still the Only Woman of Color to Win Best Actress at the Oscars

2 February 2016 3:25 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Of the many actors of color who've spoken out about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, many have themselves been nominees, but few have belonged to the exclusive club of Oscar winners. Now the first and only woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress has expressed her disappointment over the lack of progress. Halle Berry, speaking at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, says she never imagined her historic win for Monster's Ball in 2002 would be the last time a woman of color saw that kind of recognition from the Academy:i believed that in that moment, that when I said, "The door tonight has been opened," I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, this barrier, had been broken. And to sit here almost 15 years later, and knowing that another woman of color has not walked through »

- Dee Lockett

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Filming sex scenes: 13 directors and their approaches

20 January 2016 7:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Film directors and their crew discuss the techniques and approaches to capturing fruitiness on the big (and small) screen...

John Badham has written a couple of excellent books where he passed on advice about directing movies, and the lessons he's learned across his own career. In the latest, John Badham On Directing, he raises the spectre of filming sex scenes, and the problems that ensue.

Actors get really spooked when it comes to intimacy in a scene, even kissing", he wrote. "This is where the director has to be extremely patient with the actors and know that the emotional or intimate part of scenes don’t always shoot as easily as the production department thinks they should. The actors are not robots on a Toyota assembly line".

But just how do different filmmakers approach putting intimacy on film? In lots of different ways, is the answer...

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Contest: Win Digital Oscar Film Bundle Including 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Trainspotting,' 'Gangs Of New York,' And More

12 January 2016 1:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We've already made our Predictions For The 2016 Oscar Nominations as we await their arrival on Thursday. And after that, it will be just over a month until the 88th Academy Awards. That's over eight decades of cinematic history, and there's no doubt there's some movies that have earned Oscar recognition over the years that you simply missed out on. But we're here to help. Read More: The 30 Most Anticipated Films From 2016 We've Already Seen Today, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we're giving away a digital bundle featuring thirteen Oscar contenders from filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle, and many more. So what will you get? Here's the full rundown: Best Picture: Winter's Bone Best Director: Gangs Of New York Best Original Screenplay: Monster's Ball Best Adapted Screenplay: Trainspotting Best Actress: Bridget Jones's Diary Best Supporting Actress: Chocolat Best Supporting Actor: In The Bedroom Best Film »

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