‘Dances With Wolves’ actor Nathan Chasing Horse accused of sexual assault
LAS VEGAS — An actor known for his role in the 1990 film “Dances With Wolves” is accused of sexually assaulting minors, authorities said. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault, sexual assault of a child less than 16 years old, two counts of sex trafficking of an adult and child abuse/neglect. Police arrested Chasing Horse -- previously known as Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse -- at his North Las Vegas home, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a tweet. ➡️Sexual assault of a child less than 16 years old➡️Sexual assault (2 counts)➡️Sex trafficking of an adult (2 counts)➡️Child abuse/neglectThis is an ongoing investigation. There was no lawyer listed in court records for Chasing Horse who could comment, according to the AP.wftv.com
A nod at 90, a 42-year gap and more Oscar nomination numbers
19: Films in the inaugural Associated Press Top 25 Movies list to get at least one Oscar nomination. The songwriter remains a nomination machine with her best original song nod for "Applause" from "Tell it Like a Woman." 9: Career best director nominations for Steven Spielberg. All seven of its predecessors have won the international feature Oscar but only one, "Parasite," in 2020, also won best picture. 1: Lifetime Oscar nomination for blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer.wftv.com
Ke Huy Quan realizes an Oscar dream he thought was dead
Few Oscar nominees this year have had a more round-about way to reaching the Academy Awards than the 51-year-old Quan. Especially when I had to step away for acting for so many years, that dream seemed like it was dead. So getting an Oscar nomination is so beyond my imagination. AP: Michelle Yeoh described her Oscar nomination as a validation. All I knew was that I felt happy when I was in front of the camera.wftv.com
Bassett, Butler, Yeoh, Fraser, others react to Oscar nods
I'm excited, I'm grateful, I'm nervous. holding memories, holding wisdom... That's what she is attempting to do in spite of the trauma she has experienced herself... It's a continuation of his legacy — Angela Bassett, nominated for best supporting actress in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," in an interview. "Even just to be nominated means validation, love, from your peers. — Ke Huy Quan, nominated for best supporting actor for "Everything Everywhere All at Once," in an interview.wftv.com
Lady Gaga, Rihanna earn best original song Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Lady Gaga and Rihanna earned Oscar nominations Tuesday in a best original song category that found Taylor Swift left out. Gaga was nominated for "Hold My Hand" from "Top Gun: Maverick," while Rihanna became a first-time nominee through "Lift Me Up," a song from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The song was considered an Oscar hopeful after receiving nominations for other awards including the Golden Globes. Diane Warren received her 14th Oscar nomination through her song “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman.” The prolific songwriter was recognized with an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards last year. Other best original song nominees are M.M.wftv.com
Academy Awards nominations announced
“Sound of Metal” actor Riz Ahmed and “M3gan” star Allison Williams announced the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. The nominations for Actress in a Leading Role go to... #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/W8wKkY7EFQ — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023The nominations for Actor in a Leading Role go to... #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/BVcCq7u4Ut — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023Last looks are done. Here are the nominees for Makeup & Hairstyling… #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/NMKAV5b4sF — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023These nominees are an animated bunch. Presenting the Animated Feature film nominees… #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/KnxbRycAXC — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023Truth-seeking on a shorter timeline. #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/bdbfl8mp1e — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023ards.wftv.com
2023 Oscar nominations announced
NEW YORK — (AP) — The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are being announced. They aired live on ABC's "Good Morning America" and livestreamed on Oscars.org, Oscars.com and on several of the academy's social media platforms. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan's multiverse-skipping tale could walk away with the most nominations Tuesday, including nods for Michelle Yeoh and comeback kid Ke Huy Quan. John Williams, his longtime composer, extended his record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person. Another nod for best score will give Williams his 53rd nomination, a number that trails only Walt Disney's 59.wftv.com
Oscar nominations Tuesday could give blockbusters a boost
If things go as expected, "Top Gun: Maverick," "Avatar: The Way of Water," "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and "Elvis" could all rack up somewhere between six and nine nominations. John Williams, his longtime composer, should extend his record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person. Another nod for best score will give Williams his 53rd nomination, a number that trails only Walt Disney's 59. Many questions remain, though, like whether the love for "Top Gun: Maverick" will go far enough to win Tom Cruise a best actor nomination. Last year saw flashes of triumphant resurrection for theaters, like the success of “Top Gun: Maverick,” after two years of pandemic.wftv.com
Here's what to expect from Tuesday's Oscar nominations
There were, admittedly, some notable distractions at last year's ceremony, so you might have missed it: The old Oscar rules have gone out the window. When nominations are announced Tuesday, popcorn will be on the menu. “Top Gun: Maverick,”“Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Elvis” all look assured of best-picture nods.news.yahoo.com
Critics Choice Awards: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ takes home 5 awards
As the award season inches closer to the Academy Awards, the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were handed out Sunday night. >> Read more trending news“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was once again the big winner Sunday, taking home five awards, including the Critic’s Choice awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. The awards were chosen by the Critics Choice Association, which is made up of 500 broadcast, radio and online critics, as well as journalists, mostly based in the U.S., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He beat “Elvis” star Austin Butler, who won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Globes last week, USA Today reported. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association) (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice )©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Critics Choice Awards: ‘Everything Everything All at Once’ takes home 5 awards
As the award season inches closer to the Academy Awards, the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were handed out Sunday night. >> Read more trending news“Everything Everything All at Once” was once again the big winner Sunday, taking home five awards, including the Critic’s Choice awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. The awards were chosen by the Critics Choice Association, which is made up of 500 broadcast, radio and online critics, as well as journalists, mostly based in the U.S., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He beat “Elvis” star Austin Butler, who won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Globes last week, USA Today reported. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association) (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice )©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
SAG Awards nominate 'Banshees,' 'Everything' and Sandler
Nominated for best performance by a male actor in leading role are: Austin Butler ("Elvis"), Colin Farrell ("The Banshees of Inisherin"), Brendan Fraser ("The Whale"), Bill Nighy ("Living") and Adam Sandler ("Hustle"). The SAG Awards are considered one of the most reliable Oscar bellwethers. And usually, missing out on a SAG ensemble nomination means a film isn't going to win best picture at the Academy Awards. After losing their longtime broadcast home on TNT and TBS, the SAG Awards on Wednesday announced a new multiyear partnership with Netflix to stream the ceremony. Next year's SAG Awards will be streamed directly on Netflix.wftv.com
Jane Fonda announces cancer in remission
Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda announced on Thursday that her cancer is in remission and she can stop chemotherapy treatments. On Thursday, the “Grace and Frankie” star announced on her website that the news her cancer was in remission was the “best birthday present ever,” Entertainment Tonight reported. “Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can discontinue chemo. She won her first statuette for best actress for her role in the 1971 film “Klute,” and took home a second Oscar for best actress in the Vietnam War drama “Coming Home” in 1978. Fonda also was nominated for best actress for “Julia,” “The China Syndrome” and “The Morning After.” She was also nominated for best supporting actress for her role in “On Golden Pond,” which starred her father, actor Henry Fonda.wftv.com
'Everything Everywhere All at Once' wins at Gotham Awards
NEW YORK — (AP) — “Everything Everywhere All at Once" won best feature at the 32nd Gotham Awards on Monday, taking one of the first major prizes of Hollywood's awards season and boosting the Oscar hopes of the anarchic indie hit of the year. Presented by the Gotham Film & Media Institute, the Gothams last year heaped awards on Maggie Gyllenhaal's "The Lost Daughter" while also, with an award for Troy Kotsur, starting "CODA" on its way to best picture. This year, the Gothams were held amid mounting concern over the tepid box-office results for many of the top awards contenders. You matter.”While the Gothams are known for exalting the hardscrabble pursuit of lower budget filmmaking, one of its many tribute awards went to another box-office force in Adam Sandler. "Aftersun" also earned a shoutout from Daniel Kwan who said "Aftersun" should have won best feature, not "Everything Everywhere All at Once."wftv.com
Aide: With few cuts, Pakistan lifts ban on Oscar-entry movie
ISLAMABAD — (AP) — Censors are lifting a ban on Pakistan's Oscar entry, “Joyland," but some scenes would be cut before the movie opens across the country, an aide to the prime minister said Wednesday. But it has caused controversy in Muslim-majority Pakistan and state censors last week banned its showings at movie theaters, reversing a previous all-clear for release. Salman Sufi, an aide to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, told The Associated Press that the decision to lift the ban was made by a committee that the premier had formed to evaluate the film. “Transgender people are as much citizens of Pakistan as anyone else,” he said. "We have launched a hotline for their issues as well from the prime minister's office and the prime minister is fully committed to safeguarding their rights."wftv.com
Aide: Pakistani PM orders review of ban on Oscar-entry film
ISLAMABAD — (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has ordered a review of the ban on the country’s Oscar entry, the movie “Joyland,” days after the measure was imposed, one of his advisers said. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan’s entry for next year’s Academy Awards and was a prizewinner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. But the film has caused controversy in Muslim-majority Pakistan and state censors last week banned its showings at movie theaters, reversing a previous all-clear for release. According to a tweet late on Monday from Salman Sufi, an adviser to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, a high-level committee is being set up to assess “Joyland” and review the ban. The movie's director, Saim Sadiq, called the ban “unconstitutional and illegal.”“Joyland" was scheduled for release in Pakistan on Friday.wftv.com
Suit over rape claim against filmmaker Haggis heads to trial
The church has said it had no involvement in the allegations against Haggis. In response, his lawyer said Haggis "didn't rape anybody." The judge concluded that Haggis hadn't engaged in "constrictive violent behavior," according to the newspaper Corriere della Sera. The Canadian-born Haggis wrote “Million Dollar Baby” and “Crash,” which won back-to-back Academy Awards for best picture in the mid-2000s. The next year, Haggis was nominated in the same category for “Letters from Iwo Jima.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Will Smith's 'Emancipation' gets release date, post-slap
NEW YORK — (AP) — After holding "Emancipation" in limbo following Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March, Apple will release the actor's next big project this December. In the fallout of Smith's smack of the comedian, the fate of "Emancipation" — a $120 million runaway slave thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua — had been uncertain. Nevertheless, Apple TV+ said Monday that it will debut “Emancipation” on Dec. 2 in theaters and begin streaming it Dec. 9. In the film, Smith plays a man named Peter who escapes from slavery in Louisiana. In late July, he gave his most extensive comments about the incident in a video posted to social media in which he apologized to Rock, who had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.wftv.com
Steven Spielberg's 'Fabelmans' wins Toronto audience award
Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age drama "The Fabelmans" won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the People's Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner. Toronto's audience award was announced Sunday as the largest North American film festival wrapped up its 47th edition and first full-scale gathering in three years. Last year, Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" triumphed at a much-diminished hybrid Toronto International Film Festival. This year, no film came into the festival more anticipated than "The Fabelmans," Spielberg's memory-infused film about his childhood. The festival's audience prize for documentary went to "Black Ice," Hubert Davis' film about the history of Black hockey players executive produced by LeBron James.wftv.com
Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars
Nearly 50 years later, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to Littlefeather for the abuse she endured. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday said that it will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of “conversation, healing and celebration” on Sept. 17. In the years since, Littlefeather has said she's been mocked, discriminated against and personally attacked for her brief Academy Awards appearance. In making the announcement, the Academy Museum shared a letter sent June 18 to Littlefeather by David Rubin, academy president, about the iconic Oscar moment. In a podcast earlier this year with Jacqueline Stewart, a film scholar and director of the Academy Museum, Littlefeather reflected on what compelled her to speak out in 1973.wftv.com
Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars
Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to her for the abuse she endured.
Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock
Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and revealing that he reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. (AP Photo/File) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. Smith also apologized to Rock's family and especially his mother, Rosalie, who was horrified to see her son hurt and told US Weekly that, "When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us. He really slapped me.” Smith also apologized to Tony Rock, Chris' younger brother. Smith apologized to Rock in a statement after the Oscars, saying he was “out of line and I was wrong.”“I'm sorry really isn't sufficient,” Smith said in the video.wftv.com
Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock
Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” Smith said in the under-six minute video posted online Friday. Smith, seated in a polo shirt and white ball cap, spoke directly to a camera, answering pre-selected questions about his behavior at the March 27 Academy Awards, when he slapped presenter Rock after the comedian made a reference about the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.news.yahoo.com
‘My behavior was unacceptable’: Will Smith offers apology for Oscars slap in new video
Will Smith, Chris Rock confrontation jolts Academy Awards crowd (NCD)LOS ANGELES — In a nearly six-minute video posted to social media, Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock, as well as Rock’s family, for slapping him at the Oscars. >> Read more trending newsWill Smith slapped Rock during the March awards ceremony after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife’s hair loss, as we reported at the time. In the video posted to YouTube Friday, Smith said that he has not spoken to Rock, but is ready and open to speaking whenever Rock is ready. In the video, Smith also apologized to his wife and QuestLove, whose award was being presented when he slapped Rock. In the video, Smith answers the questions that he most commonly received since the slap.wftv.com
Tom Cruise reaches another milestone -- his 60th birthday
Tom Cruise - What You Need to Know Tom Cruise - What You Need to Know (NCD)Sure, Tom Cruise earned an Oscar nomination for “Born on the Fourth of July.” But the “Top Gun: Maverick” star was actually born a day earlier. Cruise, who was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, is enjoying roaring success at the box office with his “Top Gun” sequel. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards -- for best actor in “Born on the Fourth of July” in 1989, and “Jerry Maguire” in 1996; and for best supporting actor in “Magnolia” (1999). Can anyone forget Cruise sliding across the floor in a button-down shirt and briefs while Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock & Roll” blared? Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 45 1980 - Photo of Tom Cruise UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1980: Photo of Tom Cruise (Michael Ochs Archives)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
FDA approves alopecia drug that restores hair growth in most patients in trial
94th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. “Access to safe and effective treatment options is crucial for the significant number of Americans affected by severe alopecia,” FDA official Kendall Marcus said in a statement. The disorder became a high-profile topic recently when actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars ceremony after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia. According to the FDA, almost 40% of those on the higher dose of the drug for 36 weeks during a clinical trial grew back 80% of their scalp hair, compared to around 23% of the lower dose group, and 5% of the placebo group. Around 45% of people in the higher dose group also saw “significant” eyebrow and eyelash regrowth, according to the FDA.wftv.com
Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With less than a month until showtime, the 93rd Oscars are taking another pass at the script. The main event will still take place at Los Angeles’ Union station which will include a red carpet component but they are planning something special for the UK location. The show is also working with local broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts
The 93rd Oscars will be held on April 25. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award winning director Glenn Weiss to direct the live broadcast on April 25. The producers said they plan to treat the event like an active movie set with on-site COVID safety teams and testing protocols. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 starting at 8 p.m.
Where to stream the best picture Oscar nominees
(Sony Pictures Classics/Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix, A24, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Amazon Studios, Netflix via AP)Normally, Academy Award nominations mean an Oscar bump in box office. This year, streaming services and digital rental platforms may get a bounce. On March 26, it will become available to rent on premium on-demand platforms and soon after for digital rental. — “Promising Young Woman”: Emerald Fennell's pitch-black #MeToo revenge comedy, from Focus Features, is available for $19.99 rental on digital platforms. Fennell, in her directorial debut, was nominated for best director and best screenplay, and star Carey Mulligan is up for best actress.
A by-the-numbers look at a year of Oscar diversity, firsts
10 — Nominations for “Mank," the most of any film this year, with nods for best picture, best director for Fincher, best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Seyfried. In the best supporting actor category, Heath Ledger and Ralph Richardson were nominated, with Ledger winning for “The Dark Knight” in 2009. 5 — African nations that have received nominations for best international feature, now that Tunisia has its first nominee, “The Man Who Sold His Skin." 4 — Nominations received by “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao, a record for a woman in a record year for women. 1 — Man nominated for both best actor and best original song.
Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr, Chloe Zhao react to Oscar nods
This was all of us trying to see how far could we go.” — Riz Ahmed, nominated for best actor for “Sound of Metal,” in an interview. He directed, co-produced and co-wrote the film, which earned six nominations and is the first best picture nominee with an all-Black producing team. — Emerald Fennell, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for “Promising Young Woman,” which also received nods for best picture and best actress, in a statement. And yes, I’ll have some drinks tonight.” — Thomas Vinterberg on his nomination for best director for “Another Round,” which was also nominated for best international feature film, in an interview. — Kaouther Ban Hania, director of best international feature nominee “The Man Who Sold His Skin.”
Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Here’s our rundown of the snubs and surprises in the 93rd Academy Award nominations. FEMALE DIRECTORS GET THEIR SHOTFor 92 Academy Awards, only 5 women had ever been nominated for best director and never more than one in the same year. This year, the dubious honor goes to Glenn Close for her portrayal of Mamaw in Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film was well received, but seemed like a long shot for the major Oscars categories.
After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. Leslie Odom Jr. will also compete for best original song with “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...," which he wrote with Sam Ashworth. AdSongs by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae and Robert Glasper were shortlisted for best original song but didn't make the final cut. The duo of Reznor and Ross have won a number of awards for their scoring work, including an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe. Terence Blanchard (“Da 5 Bloods"), Emile Mosseri (“Minari") and James Newton Howard (“News of the World") round out the best original score nominees.
‘Mank’ leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
Zhao, the first woman of color nominated for best director, is the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations
This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan, left, Emerald Fennell and Laverne Cox on the set of "Promising Young Woman." (Focus Features via AP)NEW YORK – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell have been nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America, marking the first time two women have ever competed for the guild's top honor. The 73rd Annual DGA Awards, considered a strong indicator of directing honors at the Academy Awards, announced nominees Tuesday. The Directors Guild Awards will be held virtually April 10. ___This story corrects the date of the Directors Guild Awards to April 10.
'Borat,' 'Ma Rainey,' 'Nomadland' among PGA nominations
NEW YORK – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” are among the nominees for the top honor of the 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer. The Producers Guild announced ten nominees for its best-picture award on Monday. In the past two years, PGA and Oscar best-picture nominations have aligned exactly, except the PGA also nominated “Knives Out” last year. In 2020, “1917” was crowed by the PGA before “Parasite” won at the Academy Awards. Academy Awards nominations are set for March 15.