Viola Davis: Articles

Oscar Winners 2017

Best Picture Arrival – Shawn Levy. Dan Levine. Aaron Ryder. David Linde. Fences – Scott Rudin. Denzel Washington. Todd Black. Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic. David Permut. Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken. Julie Yorn. Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti. Peter Chernin. Jenno Topping. Pharrell Williams. Theodore Melfi. La […]

Bradley Cooper & Tina Fey, Rose Byrne & Kristen Wiig: Academy Awards

Kirk Baxter, Tina Fey, Bradley Cooper, Angus Wall Presenters Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper pose with Oscar winners Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall backstage at the 84th Academy Awards, held at the ex-Kodak Theater at Hollywood and Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2012. Baxter and Wall were the surprising Best […]

Nick Nolte & Kenneth Branagh: Oscar Nominees Luncheon

The Nick Nolte movie that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination this year was Gavin O'Connor's Warrior. In the photo, Nolte, among whose movies are The Deep, 48 Hrs., Hotel Rwanda, and Arthur, is seen at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon in […]

Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]

Chris Lowell & Emma Stone + Viola Davis & Cicely Tyson: SAG Awards

'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel et al. 'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners range from veterans Sissy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen to Mike Vogel and Emma Stone Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and their fellow The […]

Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady Three actresses are shoo-ins for the 2012 Academy Awards' Best Actress shortlist: Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My […]

Woman Comedians: Judd Apatow vs. Jerry Lewis + Critics' Choice Awards

While accepting the award for Best Comedy for Bridesmaids at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, Judd Apatow ended his speech with the following: “Jerry Lewis [photo] once said that he didn't think women were funny. So I'd just like to say, with all respect, fuck you.” Jerry Lewis' negative […]

Awards Season: George Clooney Clear Favorite + Pope Movie Satire Tops 'Cahiers du Cinéma'

The Descendants with George Clooney and Shailene Woodley. Since the late 1990s, Alexander Payne has been hopping around the United States, making movies about white, presumably heterosexual, middle-aged (or middle-ageish) American men and their problems: Matthew Broderick in the Nebraska-set Election (1999), Jack Nicholson in the Nebraska-set About Schmidt (2002), […]

Glenn Close & Michael Fassbender + Tate Taylor & Cary Fukunaga: Academy's Governors Awards

Glenn Close: Potential Best Actress Oscar contender at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Glenn Close: Potential Best Actress Oscar contender at Academy's Governors Awards Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close, a likely 2012 Best Actress Oscar contender for her performance as a woman passing for […]

Worst Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Nearly Two Decades

Labor Day Weekend box office disaster: Helen Mirren thriller The Debt didn't help matters Sept. 8 update The Help was once again the no. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office on Tuesday, Sept. 7, '10, grossing $1.34 million according to Box Office Mojo. The Help cast features […]

'Apes' Stronger Than Humans: Conan, Harrison Ford & Daniel Craig Take a Beating

A shirtless Jason Momoa, Conan the Barbarian Aug. 21, '11, update: Down one spot this weekend (Aug. 19–21), Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes collected $16.3 million (down 41 percent) according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Officially budgeted at $93 million, the Planet of […]

Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne Winners + Student Academy Awards

Alfred Molina, Eddie Redmayne, Red June 13 update: Hollywood took over Broadway at the 2010 Tony Awards. Or almost. Presenters included Daniel Radcliffe and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, while Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones are now Tony winners as well. And so are Scarlett Johansson and (for […]

Gerard Butler 'Law Abiding Citizen' Movie and Premiere Images

Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kurt Wimmer, the crime thriller Law Abiding Citizen stars Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx as two men on the opposite sides of law. It's just unclear who's actually on the right side: the district attorney (Foxx) who agreed on a plea bargain […]

Academy Invites Paul Rudd & Hugh Jackman + Italian Film Critics Choose Political Satire

Michelle Williams, Lucy in Wendy and Lucy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 134 artists and executives to join its roster in 2009. As per the Academy's press release, all the various branches could pick a maximum of 166 new members, but as in the previous […]

Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella

Kate Winslet, David Kross in The Reader (top); Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (middle); Viola Davis in Doubt (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among the almost 120 2009 Academy […]