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Awards Season Kicks Off With De Niro Going Off-Script

He claims his speech was edited without his permission at Gotham Awards

(Newser) - Celine Song's wistful romance Past Lives earned top honors at the Gotham Awards on Monday evening at an award-season kickoff where the night's biggest drama came in a political speech by Robert De Niro that the actor claimed had been edited without his permission, the AP reports. Past ...

Grammy Nominations Leader Isn't Taylor Swift

SZA leads the pack with 9 nominations

(Newser) - The new Grammy nominees are out, with artist SZA leading the way at nine nominations, per the AP . "Kill Bill," her revenge anthem cloaked in an R&B ballad, earned her nods for record of the year, song of the year, and best R&B performance. SOS is...

Tony Awards Make History
Tony Awards Make History

Tony Awards Make History

First nonbinary actors win

(Newser) - The intimate, funny-sad musical Kimberly Akimbo nudged aside splashier rivals on Sunday to win the musical crown at the Tony Awards on a night when Broadway flexed its creative muscle amid the Hollywood writers’ strike and made history with laurels for nonbinary actors J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell, the...

Amid Strike, It Was a Strange MTV Awards

Pre-taped event looked a little different with no host, a lot of recycled live clips

(Newser) - A host-less, pre-taped and muted MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday became the first big awards show to air during the screenwriters' strike, offering a commercial-heavy broadcast featuring lots of past recycled live clips, the AP reports. Scream VI won the trophy for best movie, holding back competition from...

After Slap, Oscars Team 'Prepared for Anything'

Crisis response team has 'run many scenarios,' has plans in place, says Academy CEO Bill Kramer

(Newser) - It was the slap heard round the world —and it's still reverberating. In an effort to avoid another Will Smith-Chris Rock fiasco at the March 12 Oscars, a crisis team will be in place and "prepared for anything," Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion...

Brendan Fraser Has Choice Words for Golden Globes

'I don't want it,' Oscar-nominated actor from 'The Whale' says of HFPA 'hood ornament,' er, trophy

(Newser) - Brendan Fraser is widely considered a top contender to win a best actor Oscar next month for his moving performance in The Whale, despite some critics raising eyebrows at how his character's obesity is handled in the film. One person who's sure of a Fraser victory at the...

The Stars Came Out for the Golden Globes. Then COVID Hit

Jamie Lee Curtis, Colin Farrell, others drop out of Critics Choice Awards days after first awards show

(Newser) - Celebrities came out in droves to celebrate the Golden Globes together on Tuesday, and many of the same stars were set to show up for the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday. Several, however, were forced to drop out of attending the second awards show after they discovered they'd contracted...

Golden Globes Monologue Makes Audience Squirm

Host Jerrod Carmichael calls out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - Marvel movies might be based on comic books, but that doesn't mean they don't produce award-worthy acting: Yes, for the first time, an actor has won a Golden Globe for their role in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. That actor is Angela Bassett, who on Tuesday night won...

Golden Globes Return. Here Are 26 of the Best Dressed

Awards ceremony is back after not being broadcast last year

(Newser) - The Golden Globes returned to the airwaves Tuesday night, just in time to celebrate the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 80th annual edition of the awards show after NBC dropped the telecast last year. "I’ll tell you why I’m here: I’m here ‘cause I’m...

Country Music's Entertainer of the Year Repeats

Singer Luke Combs wins CMA honor 2nd year in a row; Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson also win big

(Newser) - Luke Combs was crowned entertainer of the year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, the second year in a row that he's taken home the night's top honor. "I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true," Combs said, dedicating the award...

Responding to One Controversy, Chris Rock Creates Another

Comedian references Will Smith slap with joke about Nicole Brown Simpson, which didn't go well

(Newser) - Chris Rock won't be back to host the Oscars next year, at least according to his own telling, and yes, it appears to be linked to "the slap." The 57-year-old comedian performed Sunday night at Phoenix's Arizona Financial Theatre, which is where he informed the crowd...

Jennifer Hudson Is Now EGOT Royalty
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson Is Now EGOT Royalty

40-year-old performer completes Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony loop with Tony win for producing role

(Newser) - Meet your newest EGOT winner: Jennifer Hudson, who started out as a contestant on American Idol and has worked her way up to one of the most impressive achievements in entertainment. People reports that the 40-year-old actress and singer completed the EGOT feat—in which one wins an Emmy, Grammy,...

Tony Awards: Violent Guests Will Be Removed Immediately

Awards show clarifies policy in wake of Will Smith's Oscars incident

(Newser) - This year's Tony Awards will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 12—and organizers want to make sure it remains a slap-free zone. In a letter to potential ticket buyers, organizers said there was a new "no violence" policy, an apparent response...

Grammys Host Trevor Noah Makes a Will Smith Joke

Don't worry, he assures audience, names will be kept out of mouths

(Newser) - According to SFGate , it was just seven minutes into Sunday night's Grammy Awards when a Will Smith joke was made. "Don’t even think of it as an award show,” Noah said toward the end of his monologue. “This is a concert where we’re giving...

CODA Takes Top Honors at an Unpredictable SAG Awards

'Succession,' 'Squid Game,' 'Ted Lasso,' Will Smith also take home awards

(Newser) - In an upset, the deaf family drama CODA took top honors at an unpredictable and history-making 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards that also saw wins for the leads of Squid Game, the cast of Ted Lasso, and Will Smith. The ceremony, held Sunday at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California,...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced After 'Year of Change'

Hollywood Foreign Press Association is out with this year's film and TV candidates

(Newser) - Less than a year after criticism over a lack of diversity forced the organization that puts on the Golden Globes to lose its televised show and overhaul its membership, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for film and TV awards Monday, per the AP . The HFPA, which usually...

BTS Wins Big at AMAs: 'This Whole Thing Is a Miracle'

Big night for South Korean boy band at American Music Awards, including first artist of the year win

(Newser) - South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake, and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards, teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous " My Universe," and closed the...

Ed Sheeran Wasn't as Thrilled as He Looked at VMAs

Singer says award shows are 'horrible'

(Newser) - Ed Sheeran has won Grammys, VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, BRIT Awards, and more, so if you think the singer was thrilled to once again show up at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, well, maybe not. The singer said in an interview that British award shows aren't too...

Here Are Your MTV Video Music Award Winners

Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber take top prizes

(Newser) - Lil Nas X won video of the year at Sundays MTV VMAs on a night that Justin Bieber triumphantly returned to the stage as a performer and as winner of the artist of the year, the AP reports. “I do not take this for granted,” Lil Nas X...

Oscars Were a Ratings Disaster
Oscars Were a Ratings Disaster

Oscars Were a Ratings Disaster

They were down 58% from last year's record low

(Newser) - In 1998, the year Titanic won best picture, the Oscars had more than 57 million viewers. Ratings have been sinking ever since and they hit a new bottom Sunday, with fewer than 10 million viewers, the New York Times reports. Nielsen says just 9.85 million people tuned in, down...

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