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Why BlacKkKlansman should win the best picture Oscar

Spike Lee’s politically charged cinema has irked the Academy in the past, but his witty take on how a black policeman outsmarted the Ku Klux Klan could prove sweetly timed“Today’s young generation, they don’t know anything,” says Spike Lee in the Oscar-winning Rumble in the Jungle documentary, When We Were Kings. “Something happened last year, they know nothing about it. There are these great, great stories. These great historic events. I’m not talking about 1850s stuff. They don’t know who Malc...
Tags: Film, Race, America, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Spike Lee, Birmingham, Jfk, Muhammad Ali, Charleston, Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm X, Lee, Jackie Robinson, Watergate


Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars

The Academy’s biggest oversights and most controversial choices from nine decades of ceremoniesThe Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and to date, no animated feature has won the Oscar for best picture. But as far back as the 1930s, the Academy was wrestling with how best to recognise “cartoons”. Having been nominated solely for a best music score award at the 10th Academy Awards in 1938, Disney’s groundbreaking gem made a return appearance at the next Oscar ceremony, where Shirley Te...
Tags: Film, Disney, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Academy, Shirley Temple, Walt, The Exorcist, Oscars 2019


Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry

Decision to relegate four awards, including best cinematography and best editing overturned following protests by Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt and othersBowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast. Related: Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Film, Film Industry, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Oscars 2019, Martin Scorsese Brad Pitt


Baftas 2019: backstage with Olivia Colman, Spike Lee and Rachel Weisz - in pictures

As the biggest film night of the year got underway in London, the Guardian’s photographer was given exclusive access backstage at the Royal Albert Hall•Baftas 2019: 73 rescued cows to Joanna Lumley – the real winners and losers•The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture•Baftas red carpet, the ceremony and the winners – as it happened Continue reading...
Tags: London, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivia Colman, Spike Lee, Joanna Lumley, Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Bill Nighy, Mary J Blige, Adam Driver


Diversity wins as female artists and hip-hop triumph at Grammys

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Cardi B took home major prizes in a ceremony that provided some landmark victoriesThere was no clear sweep at the Grammys on Sunday night, fitting for a show that has publicly struggled to address its issues with diversity. The 61st Grammys, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, handed awards to a range of genre-bending musical, logging several notable firsts in the process. Related: Grammy awards 2019: full list of winners Continue readin...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Culture, Awards and prizes, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Grammys, Staples Center, Cardi B, Cardi, Childish Gambino, Grammy awards 2019, Kacey Musgraves Childish Gambino Lady Gaga


Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves wins over Cardi B and Drake for best album – live

The awards show hosted by Alicia Keys was dominated by live performances by female musicians, including Lady Gaga and H.E.R., and included a landmark win for rap – for an absent Childish Gambino 5.19am GMT Cardi B has been celebrating her big win over on Instagram in exactly the way you would expect while also paying tribute to Mac Miller Thank you @yg @sza @21savage @chancetherapper @jbalvin @badbunnypr @migos @kehlani !!! 5.16am GMT In case you haven’t seen Jennifer Lopez’s Motown trib...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Drake, Mac Miller, Cardi B, Cardi, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: Cardi B and Drake take awards at show packed with performances – live

The awards show has been dominated by live performances, including Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile and tributes to Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, and so far Drake, H.E.R. and Cardi B have gotten major wins 4.22am GMT Hmmmmmumm.... pic.twitter.com/TEXUBUSV2B 4.21am GMT Back on stage so soon, British singer Dua Lipa has taken home one of the night’s biggest awards, winning out in a competitive category. She’s cut off with music incredibly fast though, another sign that producers are aware of h...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Drake, Diana Ross, Cardi B, Cardi, Brandi Carlile, Dua Lipa, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: the winners, the losers, the performances – live!

Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with Drake close behind but who will walk away with the night’s biggest awards? 12.15am GMT There’s also a small protest outside of the Grammy Museum on behalf of 21 Savage, who is no longer able to perform tonight because of ICE intervention. Footage here:while some are walking the grammys red carpet, another small group is protesting in front of the grammy museum on behalf of 21 savage. #free21savage pic.twitter.com/V8iiGsA70m 12.10am GMT Wh...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Diana, Lady Gaga, Drake, Savage, Cardi B, Mary, Stevie, Lopez, Smokey, Grammy awards 2019


Baftas 2019: follow the red carpet, the ceremony and the winners – live!

As the stars congregate at the Royal Albert Hall under the stewardship of host Joanna Lumley, find out who is going home with the golden masksSpoiler alert! Full list of winners – as they’re announcedRed carpet fashion – in pictures 10.19pm GMT Salma Hayek’s here to present best director. She’s so engrossed in her speech that she’s failed to realise the enormous lizard crawling across her dress. There’s a lesson to be learned here: lizards are evil, and they deserve to be destroyed. 10.16pm...
Tags: Fashion, Salma Hayek, Celebrity, Film, Life and style, Culture, Awards and prizes, Joanna Lumley, Baftas, Royal Albert Hall, Baftas 2019


Baftas 2019: The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture

Olivia Colman’s win for best actress is among seven gongs for the period romp, but Alfonso Cuarón is set fair for Oscars glory as Roma takes best picture, best director, and two moreOlivia Colman’s performance as the unstable, self-pitying and hilariously bad-mannered Queen Anne won her Bafta award success on Sunday evening – one of seven awards for the 18th-century comedy The Favourite.The film was easily the biggest winner at the glitzy Royal Albert Hall ceremony, picking up prizes including i...
Tags: Film, UK News, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivia Colman, Roma, Baftas, Rami Malek, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Anne, Colman, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, Baftas 2019


Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had kidney cancer. Related: Albert Finney: the most almighty physical screen presence | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


Albert Finney, legendary star of Skyfall and Tom Jones, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had kidney cancer. Related: Albert Finney: the most almighty physical screen presence | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


Albert Finney, cinema's original 'angry young man', dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has died• Albert Finney – a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had been suffering from kidney cancer. Having shot to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Finney received ...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


'Fiji Water girl' suing company following Golden Globes hostess gig

Fiji Water says lawsuit by model Kelleth Cuthbert, whose images on the red carpet went viral, is ‘frivolous’ and ‘without merit’Forget Glenn Close. Ignore Sandra Oh. The real breakout star of this year’s Golden Globe awards was – without question – the Fiji Water girl, the hostess who stole attention from A-listers in a series of red carpet snaps.Since then, bottle profferer Kelleth Cuthbert has picked up work promoting dog food in similar style and a waitressing cameo on daytime soap The Bold a...
Tags: Film, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Marketing & PR, Golden Globes, Fiji, Golden Globe, Golden Globes 2019, Kelleth Cuthbert


Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Guardian writer on Manus Island wins $125,000 after sweeping non-fiction prize and Victorian prize for literatureThe winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony.His absence was not by choice. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Culture, Awards and prizes, Refugees, Manus Island, Behrouz Boochani, Australian books


Costa prize-winner Bart van Es on why he had to tell his family’s Holocaust story

The Cut Out Girl is the gripping tale of a Jewish girl who escaped the Nazis, written by her saviours’ grandson. Here, author and heroine talk about their life-affirming collaboration‘I must tell you a secret,” Lien de Jong’s mother said to her gently one day. “You are going to stay somewhere else for a while.” It was August 1942 in occupied Holland and De Jong was eight years old. The family was Jewish, but not observant. She would never see her parents again; they were murdered in Auschwitz si...
Tags: Books, Culture, Awards and prizes, Netherlands, Holland, Costa book awards, Oxford University, Jewish, Bart, Auschwitz, De Jong, Jans, Lien de Jong, Henk van Es


Lars Mikkelsen: I found God after playing a boozy, lusty priest

The Danish actor reveals the staggering life-change triggered by his role in Ride Upon the Storm – and looks back at his days in House of Cards with Kevin SpaceyWith unforgettable turns – Troels Hartmann in The Killing, Russian president Viktor Petrov in House of Cards – Lars Mikkelsen has become one of Denmark’s most successful exports. He has even played super-villain Charles Augustus Magnussen in Sherlock. But on a stopover in London between shoots, the laidback 54-year-old startlingly reveal...
Tags: UK, London, Television, Drama, Religion, US, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Christianity, US television, House Of Cards, Denmark, Emmys, The Killing, Borgen


How the bondage harness was rebranded as red carpet-wear

Michael B Jordan and Timothee Chalamet’s awards ceremony looks are straight from the BDSM scene, but erase its roots in queer cultureAwards season is not, as a rule, a terribly exciting time for men’s fashion. As women dominate the photo opportunities and red-carpet chatter with their extravagant haute-couture gowns, expectations of men have remained fixed for decades: black tie, white shirt, patent-leather shoes, and you’re ready to go.Some variations are permitted, but usually not enough to ea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Film, Life and style, World news, Awards and prizes, LGBT rights, Freddie Mercury, Oscars, Michael B Jordan, Timothee Chalamet, Screen Actors ' Guild


SAG awards 2019: Black Panther wins top prize ahead of Oscars

Screen Actors Guild awards are generally considered one of the most reliable bellwethers of the Academy AwardsBlack Panther has won the top film award in at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, putting it in strong contention for an Oscars win this February.In a nomination pool that largely eschewed heavyweight Oscar contenders, Black Panther beat A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians and BlacKkKlansman to receive the award for outstanding performance by a...
Tags: Television, Film, Los Angeles, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Roma, Black Panther, Megan Mullally, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody


Thai film-maker wins UK contemporary art prize Artes Mundi

Apichatpong Weerasethakul to receive £40,000 for his political artwork InvisibilityThe Palme d’Or winning film director and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul has won one of the UK’s most important and lucrative contemporary art prizes.On Thursday evening, Weerasethakul was named winner of the eighth edition of the Artes Mundi prize, a biennial competition rewarding political art from across the world. It comes with a prize of £40,000, the largest visual art prize in Britain. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Wales, UK News, Culture, Thailand, Britain, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Cardiff, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Weerasethakul, Artes Mundi


Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory•Full list of nominations •Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedOnce again, the mysterious consensus-accretion of awards season has done its work and the Oscar nomination list has a big showing for Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent Roma, with 10 nominations — and, notably, just as big a score for critics’ darling and perennial talking...
Tags: Business, Music, Film, Mahershala Ali, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Nicole Kidman, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón


Worst job in showbiz: why will no one touch the world's glitziest gigs?

The Oscars have no host, Rihanna turned down the Super Bowl, and the White House dinner will be MC’d by a historian. What’s behind the sudden demise of entertainment’s biggest jobs?The loss of the Oscars’ latest host is, on the one hand, just another mishap to add to the list. From 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite to 2017’s wrong delivery of the best picture award, the ceremony now seems like a particularly slow bloopers reel. Yet the loss of Kevin Hart – who quit after old homophobic tweets resurfaced – i...
Tags: Beyonce, Media, Celebrity, Film, Rihanna, White House, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Awards and prizes, US sports


'Fiji Water Girl' lands a cameo on The Bold and the Beautiful

Kelleth Cuthbert became famous after popping up in the background of a series of celebrity portraits at the Golden GlobesThe serial photobomber who stole the show and became a meme after this year’s Golden Globes has made a new splash with a cameo on The Bold and the Beautiful.Canadian model Kelleth Cuthbert became known as Fiji Water Girl after popping up in the background of a series of celebrity portraits taken during the 72nd Golden Globes awards in January. She was at the event as one of a ...
Tags: Television, Film, World news, US news, Awards and prizes, Golden Globes, Fiji, Kelleth Cuthbert


Glenn Close: ‘You don’t lose your sexuality as you get older’

At 71, and tipped for an Oscar for The Wife, Glenn Close reveals she is having more fun than everGlenn Close picks up the phone in her Montana home and all hell breaks loose. Between waves of helpless laughter, she tries to explain exactly what is causing the chaos. “Sorry to be – can you hear me? – oh my God –there’s a dog going past the house and – wait there.” The pooch making all that racket is Pip, Close’s pet havanese. He only recently watched one of her films, she tells me; fittingly enou...
Tags: Film, Montana, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Glenn Close, PIP, Golden Globe, Cruella de Vil, Jonathan Pryce, Joan Castleman, Oscars 2019, Golden Globes 2019


Samuel Beckett rejected as unsuitable for the Nobel prize in 1968

Newly released papers show the committee chairman’s doubts in 1968 whether a prize for the Irish author would be in the spirit of the awardSamuel Beckett won the Nobel prize for literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that selects the winners had raised serious concerns about whether his writing was consistent with the spirit of the award.In the words of Alfred Nobel’s will, the honour goes to an author who has written “the most ou...
Tags: Books, Theatre, Culture, Awards and prizes, Stage, Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize In Literature, Beckett, Swedish Academy, Alfred Nobel, Anders Osterling


Bafta nominations 2019: The Favourite is queen but Steve McQueen snubbed

Offbeat period drama starring Olivia Colman scores 12 nods, while Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, A Star is Born and First Man all trail with seven• Full list of nominationsYorgos Lanthimos’s raucous period romp about a high-stakes love triangle in the court of Queen Anne continues its ascension to this season’s awards favourite with 12 nominations at this year’s British Academy film awards.The film, which swept the board at the British independent film awards in December, with a record 10 wins, is a c...
Tags: Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Olivia Colman, Steve McQueen, Roma, Steve Coogan, Baftas, Anne, British Academy, A Star is Born, Widows, The Favourite, Oscars 2019, Golden Globes 2019, Baftas 2019


What does 2019 hold for Kim Jong-un and North Korea?

Kim Jong-un goes into 2019 with diplomatic momentum to build on after last year’s historic meeting with the US president, Donald Trump. As Kim attempts to negotiate a fresh summit, the Guardian’s Tania Branigan looks at his leadership so far and Emma Graham-Harrison describes a rare trip to Pyongyang and the humanitarian conditions for ordinary North Koreans. Plus: Catherine Shoard, at the start of the annual film awards season, argues prizes are not necessarily a mark of qualityDonald Trump has...
Tags: South Korea, Washington, North Korea, China, Singapore, US, World news, US news, Awards and prizes, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, Kim Jong, Catherine Shoard


Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big – live!

The Queen biopic and the road trip comedy were the biggest winners while Olivia Colman, Christian Bale and Richard Madden made it a strong night for British talent 5.23am GMT Here’s a bit more background on Green Book, which picked up three major awards tonight, including best motion picture - musical or comedy Related: Green Book: the true story behind the Oscar-buzzed road trip drama 5.21am GMT Something to look forward to...Don’t worry, Bryan Singer will go on Ellen and she’ll forg...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, US television, Alfonso Cuarón, Bryan Singer, Lady Gaga, Ellen, Golden Globes, Roma, Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk


Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big

The Queen biopic and the road trip comedy won the major film awards while Olivia Colman and Christian Bale led a strong night for British talentThe Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and the fact-based comedy Green Book won major film awards at the 76th annual Golden Globes in a night that also saw a strong showing for British talent. Related: Golden Globes 2019 nominations: the full list Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Queen, Christian Bale, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Golden Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody, Golden Globes 2019


Golden Globes 2019: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live!

A Star is Born, Vice, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Sharp Objects will battle it out for the big film and TV prizes as awards season officially kicks off 11.24pm GMT There was some Ocean’s 8/11/12/13-style scammery going on this weekend according to Variety as a rather canny imposter managed to fool his way into W magazine’s big Globes party on Friday.Apparently he dressed in a black suit and waited by the elevator that would take attendees up to the penthouse at the Chateau Marmon...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Ocean, Bradley Cooper, US television, Alfonso Cuarón, Lady Gaga, Golden Globes, Roma, Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, Variety