The writer and actress arrived at the red carpet in a yellow gown and an illustrious necklace, identical to the one that her character and the rest of the cast steals in “Ocean’s 8.”
In the actress’ 2019 film “Late Night,” which she wrote and starred in, Kaling plays the first woman in a writers room for a late night talk show. Kaling drew upon her own experience in the industry in formulating the movie. When asked to comment on the lack of diversity in this year’s group of Oscar nominees, Kaling expressed hope for the future.
“It would be nice if there were more people of color nominated,” Kaling told Variety. “I have to say I truly love so many of the performances tonight: Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Saoirse (Ronan). But there’s also been so many other incredible performances. Jodie Turner-Smith (and) Daniel (Kaluuya of ‘Queen and Slim’). I think we’ll have more next year. I’m hopeful.”
On the topic on the absence of Greta Gerwig from the best director for her work on best picture nominee “Little Women,” Kaling recounted her surprise. “‘Little Women’ was my favorite movie, so I was surprised the Greta [Gerwig] wasn’t nominated, for sure.” When asked why this snub occurred Kaling wasn’t certain but revealed that she, a member of the Academy, indeed voted for her.
Kaling and Beanie Feidstein presented the statuettes for animated feature to “Toy Story 4” and animated short to “Hair Love” earlier in tonight’s ceremony.
Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to the Oscars on Sunday night to introduce a celebration of iconic songs in the movies during the ceremony. On the red carpet before the show, the “Hamilton” creator had the opportunity to talk about how his own upcoming movie musical. Warner Bros.’ “In the Heights,” a cinematic adaptation of Miranda’s first [...]
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, gave some insight into how the streaming site campaigned for its Oscar-nominated films like “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.” “A lot of it happened to time out during the Oscar season when we released them. So this is their marketing budget and their awards budget at [...]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]