Skip to main content
Got a tip?

All things awards

Forecasts, campaigns, deep dives


Oscars Producers Talk Jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith, Absent A-Listers and Next Year's Show…

Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner provide their postmortem of the 2023 telecast in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The Race's Latest News

Oscars Producers Talk Jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith, Absent A-Listers and Next Year’s Show (Exclusive)

On Monday morning, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the veteran live TV and awards show specialists who served as executive producers of Sunday night’s 2023 Oscars telecast, spoke exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter about the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show — how they feel it went; how they hope people interpret its forthcoming ratings; what they made of […]

Oscars Analysis: Why ‘Everything Everywhere’ — and the Academy — Won

Go figure: The ugliest Oscars ceremony ever was followed a year later by perhaps the warmest celebration ever. The 95th edition — which was held Sunday night, at a perilous moment for the motion picture industry and the Academy, the latter now under the new management team of CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang — […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Martin McDonagh (‘The Banshees of Inisherin’)

Martin McDonagh, the British-Irish Tony-nominated playwright and Oscar-nominated filmmaker who often sets his work in Ireland, is the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of an audience at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. The 52-year-old was being honored by the fest as one […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Ke Huy Quan (‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’)

Ke Huy Quan, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of students at Chapman University, is a fantastic actor whose journey from 1980s child stardom, in films like 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and 1985’s The Goonies, to a best supporting actor Oscar […]

Oscars: Rihanna Will Perform on Telecast

What a month: hot on the heels of her Feb. 12 Super Bowl halftime performance, pop superstar Rihanna will perform on the 2023 Oscars telecast on March 12, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The Barbadian singer-songwriter, who is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time, will presumably perform “Lift […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Angela Bassett (‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’)

Angela Bassett, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. She was nominated 29 years ago for the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It, making her the only […]

Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Tom Cruise the Center of Attention, Malala Supports Short Film and ‘Everything Everywhere’ Cheered

If there was any doubt that Tom Cruise is the biggest movie star in Hollywood, that was eradicated on Monday afternoon at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Oscar Nominees Luncheon, where the producing nominee for Top Gun: Maverick — making his first appearance of the season on the awards circuit — was […]

Oscars: Film Academy Declines to Take Punitive Action in Response to Divisive Andrea Riseborough Campaign

No punitive action will be taken by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences against best actress Oscar nominee Andrea Riseborough or those who lobbied for her to receive recognition for her portrayal of a spiraling alcoholic in To Leslie, the organization announced Tuesday. “The Academy has determined the activity in question does not […]

Oscar Nominations Analysis: The Biggest Winner of All Is — Wait for It — the Academy

On Tuesday morning, seven years after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last announced its Oscar nominations in front of press and publicists (that announcement turned out to be the second consecutive one without any Black acting nominees, aka #OscarsSoWhite), the in-person gathering returned to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. And this time, Academy […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — S. S. Rajamouli (‘RRR’)

S. S. Rajamouli, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a filmmaker from India whose consistent track record of massive critical and commercial success in Telugu-language cinema might lead one to call him the James Cameron of Tollywood. Described by The New Yorker as “an artist of distinctive temperament […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Michelle Yeoh (‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’)

Michelle Yeoh, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recently recorded in front of an audience of students at Chapman University, is a Malaysian-born actress who has been in the game for 40 years. She has been described by NPR as “the leading lady of Hong Kong’s action […]

AFI Awards: Hollywood’s Biggest Names in Film and TV Return to Luncheon Where Everyone’s a Winner

Hollywood’s biggest names in film and television returned to the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for a celebration of the American Film Institute’s picks of the year’s top 10 offerings from those media. The ballroom for the AFI Awards luncheon was crowded with top executives like Disney’s Bob Iger and Dana Walden, Warner Bros. Discovery’s […]

Jeremy Lin and Oscar-Shortlisted ’38 at the Garden’ Filmmakers on “Linsanity,” Asian Hate and HBO Short (Exclusive)

On Wednesday evening, Jeremy Lin, the basketball star whose 2012 run of greatness with the New York Knicks sparked a period of “Linsanity,” came to LA’s Museum in Tolerance for a screening of the Oscar-shortlisted HBO documentary short 38 at the Garden — a film that contrasts the pride that the Linsanity era brought Asian-Americans with […]

SAG Awards Noms Analysis: On ‘Babylon’ and Adam Sandler Surprises and Michelle Williams and Blockbuster Snubs

The morning after the Golden Globe Awards, SAG-AFTRA revealed its nominations for the 29th SAG Awards, and though there were far fewer categories, there were considerably more surprises. It wasn’t that surprising, but is noteworthy nonetheless, that both The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once led the film field with a highly […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: ‘Banshees’ Stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson Set for Tribute

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, the veteran Irish actors who starred in Martin McDonagh’s 2008 film In Bruges and 2022 film The Banshees of Inisherin, will be celebrated with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award. The honor will be part of an Arlington Theater tribute featuring clips and conversation on the evening […]

‘Avatar: Way of Water’ Box Office Flies Past $600M Globally, ‘Puss in Boots 2‘ Posts $3.2M Opening Day

Family pic Puss in Boots: The Last Wish took its seat at the Christmas table on Wednesday with an opening-day gross of $3.2 million at the domestic box office, which is being impacted by bad weather across the country. The sequel to the 2011 film Puss in Boots, a spin-off of the Shrek franchise, came […]