SAG Foundation president and award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance doesn’t understand why last week’s Oscar nominations were so white (again).
“I don’t know why because I know the projects are there,” he told Variety’s Marc Malkin at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, referring to the amount of films directed and starring people of color in 2019.
Only two of the 20 actors nominated in the Oscars’ acting categories were people of color and no female directors received a nomination.
“In the past, I know myself and people of color, because we knew we couldn’t be on the screen, we had to imagine ourselves on screen,” Vance said. “We shouldn’t have to do that today.”
Three of the year’s biggest movie stars came together in a surprise interview at the SAG Awards. Variety’s Marc Malkin was interviewing Laura Dern from “Marriage Story” on the red carpet when her co-star Scarlett Johansson joined them. The two complimented each other’s green dress, which Dern called a “Mediterranean combo platter.” The Oscar-nominated stars [...]
While on the SAG Awards red carpet, Variety’s Angelique Jackson and Marc Malkin asked celebrities the three things that every actor needs. Their answers ranged from serious advice to funny tips about making an actor’s tough life more enjoyable. “You need thick skin because you’re going to lose roles more than you’re going to get them,” [...]
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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,” […]