Book Excerpt: Aardman Goes to the Oscars

One of the most distinctive and recognizable studios in the world is Aardman Animations, whose charming and uproariously funny (mostly stop-animation) films, including Chicken Run, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and the Wallace and Gromit movies have delighted audiences and critics for decades. The new history A Grand Success! The People and Characters Who Created Aardman (out […]

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart ‘will NOT return to host’ – here’s what’ll happen instead

Hart was initially unveiled as the presenter of the iconic awards bash late last year, until a huge homophobia furore erupted – based on clips from his stand-up routines and numerous tweets with derogatory language from several years ago. He stepped down, leaving the Oscars officially host-less. But the row returned to prominence this week […]

Kevin Hart Visits Ellen for 'Honest Conversation' About Oscars Scandal

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will serve as the first stop on the Great Kevin Hart Redemption Tour of 2019. The actor — who stepped down as host of the Academy Awards last month after refusing to apologize for homophobic remarks from his past — will appear on Ellen […]

The Oscars could roll without a host at all now that Kevin Hart is out

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. The Board of Governors will convene on Tuesday night at a previously-scheduled meeting where the matter will inevitably be discussed. Another option being tossed around is not having […]

Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars and apologizes for earlier homophobic tweets

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has decided to step down. In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian shared his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, after backlash over his past anti-LGBTQ tweets and his initial […]

Daily Podcast: How Do You Make A Disney Movie About A Empathetic Dog Murderer? Daredevil, Snake Eyes, John Grisham, Oscars, Between Two Ferns, James Cameron & Tom Cruise

On the December 5, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk the latest film and tv news, including Daredevil, Snake Eyes, John Grisham, The Oscars, Cruella, Between Two Ferns and James Cameron & Tom Cruise. You can […]

Oscars Release List of 25 Films Competing for Animated Feature: Here Are The Ones That Will Probably Make The Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced the 25 animated films qualified to compete in this year’s Oscar race. The competing films for the Oscars 2019 animated feature category include Pixar’s superhero sequel Incredibles 2, Disney’s irreverent comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sony’s eye-popping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Wes Anderson’s quirky Isle of Dogs. […]

‘Shoplifters’ Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or Winner is Ready to Sweep the Oscars

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda is a favorite at the film festival circuit — his tender, delicate odes to humanities have won twice at the Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades across the world. Now Shoplifters, his latest Palme d’Or winner is heading for a Stateside release, and possibly, the best Foreign Language category at the Oscars. See […]

Helen Mirren Thinks Stunt Performers Should Get Oscars

Helen Mirren is out here stumping for stunt performers – and rightfully so. The Academy Award-winning actress, who’s appeared in a handful of action films over the past few years, is using her platform to draw attention to the fact that is the year 2018 and somehow, there still is not an Oscars category devoted to the […]