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Female directors are ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat
Only four women have ever been nominated for best director, a number that may grow this year thanks to a parade of acclaimed releases by female filmmakers
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow on the making of her film, 'Detroit'
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ’s newest film “Detroit” puts moviegoers smack in the middle of the 1967 riots in the city 50 years ago. It centers on the Algiers Motel, where three young black men were found slain during the uprising. Film critic Peter Travers, who is host of ABC News’
John Boyega on 'Detroit,' 'Star Wars' and living the single life
John Boyega was first hurled into the spotlight with his portrayal of a stormtrooper in the 2015 blockbuster, “ Star Wars : The Force Awakens.” In his new film “Detroit," Boyega plays a real-life person caught up in a real-life battle. The film is set in the city of Detroit in 1967 during a period
Ben Affleck leaves Netflix drama 'Triple Frontier'
Ben Affleck has dropped out of the Netflix thriller "Triple Frontier." According to Deadline Hollywood , which first reported the news, the actor is "going to take some time to focus on his wellness and his family." Affleck was in talks to star in the Netflix drug war drama with his brother Casey
Chris Connelly Official Biography
Chris Connelly is a contributor to ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” and “Nightline.” He is a correspondent for ESPN, where his stories appear on “SC Featured” and for the sports newsmagazine “E:60.” His work has been recognized with four Sports Emmys and eight Edward R. Murrow awards.
Actor Bill Paxton dies at age 61
Bill Paxton , an actor who developed a following for his roles in films that achieved both mainstream and cult success starting in the 1980s, died today at the age of 61. A representative of his family confirmed the death to ABC News. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has
Is #OscarsSoMale the Oscars hashtag that should be trending?
For the past two years when Oscar nominations were revealed, #OscarsSoWhite has trended on social media, bemoaning the lack of diversity in Hollywood. But another major problem that has flow under the radar concerns the movie industry's gender role gap. This is not to be confused with the gender
Women Account for Only 20 Percent of Non-Acting Oscar Nominees
Though there is a more diverse slate of Oscar nominees this year, women only accounted for 20 percent of the non-acting categories, according to a new study. The Women's Media Center, an organization that works to make women visible and powerful in media, said the actual number of female nominees
Jane Fonda Slams Hollywood for Being Sexist
Jane Fonda is a legend in more ways than one, but admits when she first started out in film, she "took the easy road for a while." Fonda, 77, opened up about her beginnings in Hollywood, using solely her beauty on the screen and how she started in acting as just an object of desire. "I would say
#OscarsSoWhite: Academy Awards Panned for Lack of Diversity
When nominations for the Academy Awards were read on Thursday morning, many people bristled at the lack of diversity. The 20 lead and supporting actor nominees were all white, which is the second time this has happened in nearly 20 years. It sparked the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, with people