• disney September 30, 2020 3:13 am

    Barry Jenkins to Direct ‘Lion King' Follow-Up

    The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct.

  • actress February 25, 2019 5:42 am

    Regina King Wins Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk'

    Regina King’s flowing gown nearly tripped her up on the way to collect her Oscar trophy, the actress’ only misstep this award season. King was honored as best supporting actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk” at Sunday’s ceremony, a final flourish to a run of victories including a Golden Globe trophy, Independent Spirit award and numerous honors from film...

  • director February 24, 2019 8:18 am

    Stars Reflect on Awards Season at Last Show Before Oscars

    Glenn Close says she’s still a bit surprised the motion picture academy gave a nod to her performance in “The Wife.” Actor Richard E. Grant says he’s certain he’s going to lose and will never get this close to Oscar again. And screenwriter Barry Jenkins just wants to savor making it to the end of the awards-circuit road and enjoy...

  • California April 3, 2017 4:49 am

    ‘Moonlight,' ‘Transparent' Win at GLAAD Media Awards

    The Oscar winner “Moonlight” has won again, taking best film at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards....
    Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age portrait was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation at the awards held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California....
    The group nominated only two films for the award, which it said reflected the dearth of LGBTQ...

  • HUGH JACKMAN March 5, 2017 7:26 pm

    'Logan' Slices Box Office With $85.3M, ‘Moonlight' Gets Bump

    The R-rated “X-Men” spinoff “Logan” slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday, while best-picture winner “Moonlight” got a significant, if far from superhero-sized, Oscar bump. The debut of 20th Century Fox’s “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, puts it among the ranks of biggest March openings...

  • director March 1, 2017 7:23 pm

    Directors of ‘Moonlight,' ‘La La Land' Reflect on Oscars Mix-Up: ‘It's Messy, but It's Kind of Gorgeous'

    Now that some of the dust has settled, Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins are ready to talk about the best picture mistake at the 2017 Oscars. The “La La Land” and “Moonlight” directors opened up to Variety after the award show.

  • actress February 28, 2017 12:05 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Happened When the Wrong Movie Won Best Picture

    Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show’s best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, ‘La La Land’ was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night,” Kimmel said.

  • United States February 28, 2017 5:24 pm

    ‘This Is Not a Joke': Watch the Botched Best Picture Announcement at the 2017 Oscars

    Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” — not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in mid-speech.

  • Instagram February 27, 2017 7:10 am

    Here's What the Blue Ribbons Mean on Oscars Red Carpet

    This year’s biggest Oscars accessory is a bit different than award show’s past. Sometimes the stars are dripping in diamonds, or the coolest accessory may be to bring your mom like Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio have done. But in 2017, things are taking a slightly more political turn. It all started with Ruth Negga, who turned heads on the...

  • MANCHESTER January 24, 2017 6:58 pm

    The Full List of 2017 Oscar Nominations

    The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever.

  • Donald Trump January 13, 2017 12:58 pm

    Ambitious Democrats Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings

    Donald Trump’s inauguration is still a week away, but opposing the president-elect is good politics for any ambitious Democrat with eyes on a White House bid, NBC News reported. That could be why some of the most outspoken opposition to Trump’s cabinet appointees during this week’s confirmation hearings has come from Democrats widely seen as potential presidential contenders four years...

  • California December 16, 2016 7:32 am

    'Manchester by the Sea' Dominates Screen Actors Guild Noms

    Kenneth Lonergan’s New England-set drama “Manchester by the Sea” has emerged with the most nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, including best ensemble cast, best actor for Casey Affleck and best supporting performances for Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges.

  • MANCHESTER November 22, 2016 8:22 pm

    'American Honey,' ‘Moonlight' Lead Indie Spirit Award Nods

    Two distinctly American odysseys, Andrea Arnold’s teens-on-the-road film “American Honey” and Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” are leading the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with six nods each, including best feature and best director.

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