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Steven Spielberg praises stellar year of cinema as Oscar nominees converge
by Andrew Marszal - February 13, 2024 - 3:00pm
The Academy's annual nominee luncheon brought together A-list stars, directors, producers and behind-the-scenes artists, offering them a chance to meet the competition and charm a few voters over champagne and canapes...
'Squid Game' season 2 among Netflix 2024 slate highlights
by Andrew Marszal - February 2, 2024 - 3:22pm
Shows due later this year include the eagerly awaited second season of "Squid Game" — the dystopian Korean horror tale about a fictional, deadly game show which remains by far the most-watched Netflix TV series...
'Oppenheimer,' 'Poor Things' lead Oscars 2024 nominations as 'Barbie' gets snubs
by Andrew Marszal - January 24, 2024 - 1:31pm
Three movies helmed by women — French courtroom thriller "Anatomy of a Fall," "Barbie," and Korean-American romantic drama "Past Lives" — were nominated for best picture, for the first time in more than...
'Succession' and 'The Bear' dominate strike-delayed Emmys
by Andrew Marszal - January 16, 2024 - 11:59am
Postponed by four months because of Hollywood strikes, the Emmy Awards finally took place with the last season of "Succession" scooping multiple prizes on a nostalgic night that honored television's past and...
'Succession' says farewell: 5 things to look out for at the Emmys
by Andrew Marszal - January 14, 2024 - 9:54am
Delayed by four months due to Hollywood strikes, television's Emmy Awards will finally take place on Monday, with the final season of HBO's "Succession" expected to dominate the top drama prizes.
'Barbenheimer' leads SAG nominations, Netflix to air ceremony
by Andrew Marszal - January 11, 2024 - 11:11am
The SAG Awards, voted on by Hollywood actors, are likely to enjoy a profile boost of their own this year as they are broadcast globally on Netflix — an awards show first for the world's biggest streamer.
Disney debuts deaf Indigenous amputee superhero; 'woke' debate continues
by Andrew Marszal - January 9, 2024 - 12:14pm
"Echo" comes at a delicate time for Disney, whose Marvel superhero films have struggled recently at the box office after over a decade of global domination.
'Barbenheimer' leads Golden Globes nominees
by Andrew Marszal - January 7, 2024 - 11:42am
Dubbed "Barbenheimer" after they were released on the same weekend and grossed a combined $2.4 billion, the two movies boast 17 nominations between them at the Globes, which will kick off Hollywood's prize-giving...
Golden Globes, Jo Koy prepares to toast 'Barbenheimer'
by Andrew Marszal - January 6, 2024 - 9:37am
Organizers of the newly reformed Golden Globes hope that a "Barbenheimer" love-in can help to revitalize Hollywood's famously fun-loving but scandal-dogged awards gala.
'Friends' star Matthew Perry died of accidental ketamine overdose, examiner finds
by Andrew Marszal - December 16, 2023 - 9:58am
"Friends" actor Matthew Perry died from an accidental ketamine overdose, medical examiners said Friday, concluding their investigation into the death of the beloved but troubled TV star. 
Netflix releases vast viewing data for first time
by Andrew Marszal - December 13, 2023 - 1:43pm
Netflix for the first time published detailed viewing figures about thousands of its shows and movies Tuesday, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the world-leading streaming platform's top hits and highest-profile...
Actors reach deal with Hollywood studios, end months-long strike
by Andrew Marszal - November 9, 2023 - 11:55am
The Screen Actors Guild called off its 118-day strike after finally reaching an agreement with the likes of Disney and Netflix for a new contract including higher pay, and protections against the use of artificial...
'Friends' cast 'utterly devastated' by death of Matthew Perry
by Andrew Marszal - October 31, 2023 - 8:42am
The cast of "Friends" said in a joint statement Monday that they have been left "utterly devastated" by the sudden death of their co-star Matthew Perry.
'Friends' actor Matthew Perry dies
by Andrew Marszal - October 29, 2023 - 9:03am
Matthew Perry, troubled star of the smash hit TV sitcom "Friends," was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, US media reported. He was 54.
Emmys postponed until January over Hollywood strikes
by Andrew Marszal - August 12, 2023 - 10:30am
The Emmys are the most significant entertainment event so far to be delayed by Hollywood's first industry-wide walkout by both actors and writers in more than 60 years.
No stars? Comic-Con returns to roots as Hollywood strikes
by Andrew Marszal - July 22, 2023 - 9:57am
While Comic-Con typically draws headlines for glitzy movie announcements and panels featuring stars like Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson, fans said they welcomed the chance to focus on costumes and comics — the...
Striking actors join picket lines as Hollywood shuts down
by Andrew Marszal - July 15, 2023 - 10:12am
Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) members joined writers who have been on strike for weeks, triggering the first industry-wide walkout for 63 years and effectively shutting down Hollywood.
AI can't replace Mickey Mouse, says voice of Disney mascot
by Andrew Marszal - July 10, 2023 - 5:52pm
As part of Disney's upcoming 100th anniversary celebration, AFP spoke with animators, archivists and Mickey voice actor Bret Iwan about the company's past and future, including the potential for AI —...
Disney cracks open vast archive for centennial celebrations
by Andrew Marszal - July 7, 2023 - 5:40pm
Disney's backrooms and warehouses are stacked to the rafters with "hundreds of millions" of filmmaking treasures.
Hollywood strikes inflamed by claim AI could do writers' jobs
by Andrew Marszal - May 7, 2023 - 10:41am
With their rapidly advancing ability to eerily mimic human conversation, AI programs like ChatGPT have spooked many industries recently. The Writers Guild of America asked for binding agreements to regulate the use...
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