On the first episode of Variety’s “Pick of the Week,” awards editors Marc Malkin and Jenelle Riley break down the 2020 Best Actress Oscar race, which features standout performances from Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron and Cynthia Erivo, among others.
Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by the Variety platform to talk about his own early days as an actor. Including a time where he channeled fellow nominee Joaquin Phoenix during one of his earlier auditions. Phoenix would go on to win the SAG award that night for actor, and namecheck DiCaprio as the [...]
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” has been a critical hit and scored six Oscar nominations, but one intense fight scene has stuck out in particular. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson play a couple in the middle of brutal divorce battle, and everything comes to a head in one climactic argument in the end. They throw harsh words [...]
In “Harriet,” Cynthia Erivo’s first starring role in a movie, she plays Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who rescued more than 70 people from slavery. But that wasn’t her only contribution to the film, the singer also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated, civil rights song “Stand Up.” Go behind-the-scenes on the recording and writing of “Harriet’s” inspirational [...]
Hillary Clinton got candid in a wide-ranging interview at Variety’s Sundance Studio, opening up about misogyny, the 2020 election and her upcoming Hulu documentary, “Hillary.” During the conversation, she also clarified recent comments she made about Bernie Sanders, where she said “nobody likes” him. “I think we did that interview about a year and a […]
Director and writer of “Bad Hair,” Justin Simien, was joined by his cast Kelly Rowland, Elle Lorraine, Yaani King Mondschein, James Van Der Beek and Ashley Blaine Featherson for a deeply intimate conversation about black hair and Hollywood expectations. The conversation turned personal after Yaani King Mondschein revealed that she’s actually lost jobs in the […]
“Blast Beat” creators didn’t see themselves reflected in Latin stories being told today, so they wrote and shot their own. “This story is inspired by so many stories of our friends, family member that came from Latin America to the States,” director Esteban Arango explained at the Variety Sundance Studio presented by AT&T. “But we […]