Denzel Washington speaks publicly about Will Smith Oscar slap

CNN — Denzel Washington spoke publicly about his interaction with Will Smith on Oscar night and what happened after Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage. Washington was a guest and speaker at Bishop TD Jakes’ leadership summit on Saturday. During the two-hour discussion about faith and his award-winning acting career, Washington was asked about the … Read more

Oscar ratings bounce back from historic lows last year

new York CNN Business — The 94th Academy Awards featured one of the most shocking moments in the show’s long history. It also included a significant ratings bump for ABC. The show drew an average of 15.3 million viewers for ABC on Sunday, according to early Nielsen numbers. That’s a 56% increase from last year’s … Read more

‘CODA’ actor Troy Kotsur’s moving Oscar win brings audience to their feet with silent applause

CNN — Troy Kotsur made history at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award in the best supporting actor category for his role in “CODA.” His co-star in the film, Marlee Matlin, became the first deaf actor to ever win an Oscar when she won for best actress in … Read more

Netflix has been trying to win best picture. This might finally be the year

new York CNN Business — Netflix has accomplished a lot in Hollywood: It’s partnered with notable filmmakers, produced buzzy hit films and launched the streaming craze that revolutionized the industry. Yet there’s one coveted Tinseltown accolade Netflix (NFLX) hasn’t received: the Academy Award for best picture. That could change this weekend. Netflix’s film “The Power … Read more