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Oscar-Winning Film Director Becomes Honorary Citizen of Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

The Oscar winner film director Andrzej Wajda will become the honorary citizen of Gdansk in March. Our city and Poland's struggle to freedom were masterfully depicted in his trilogy Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Man of Hope.

Tommy James' New Movie, His Music, the Mob, and a Whole Lot of Hanky Panky

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Whenever I hear Crystal Blue Persuasion, no matter what I'm doing or what's going on around me, I have to pause as, for just those few minutes, I am t...

Chris Rock: 'Black Women Get Paid Less Than Everybody In Hollywood'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices

Chris Rock, who will host the much-maligned Oscars later this month, appears on Essence magazine’s annual Hollywood issue cover. The ...

'Boyz n the Hood' Director Not 'Worried' About White Oscars

Variety | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices

While Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for an Oscar boycott, John Singleton, who became the first African-American nominated for the best...

Kate Winslet Really, Really Wants Leo DiCaprio To Win An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

She may have left him in the freezing waters of the Atlantic, but Kate Winslet is standing by her "Titanic" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio during award sh...

9 Performers Of Color Who Should've Been Nominated For An Oscar This Year

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

The hashtag #OscarSoWhite has once again taken over social media thanks to Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement. Yes, "What Ha...

Lady Gaga Gets One Step Closer To An EGOT With Original Song Oscar Nomination

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment

You know Lady Gaga's inner teenage theater geek is fully LIVING right now. After winning a Golden Globe (and some Leonardo DiCaprio side-eye) for her...

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dead At 85

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.03.2016 | Entertainment

Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. He was 85 years ...

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.22.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

Spike Lee Talks Chi-Raq, Oscar Win, Dave Chappelle & More

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

In the wake of the recent Paris bombings, I sat down with newly minted Academy Award winner Spike Lee, and the cast of his new film Chi-raq. Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris and John Cusack went on record to discuss the state of the country, the recent Paris attacks and how much tragedy we as a world can take.

These Women Are Vying For Best Supporting Actress At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscars. Between now and February 28, 2016, entertainment editors&nbs...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Just Got A Huge Boost In The Oscar Race

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

What a lovely day for "Mad Max: Fury Road," which just earned an Oscar boost thanks to the National Board of Review. The New York-based film organiza...

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Why Johnny Depp Doesn't Want To Win An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment

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The Reason Kate Winslet Keeps Her Oscar In The Bathroom Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

When you picture a celebrity's home, specifically a celebrity who has won, say, an Oscar, you might imagine most of them have a shrine or throne dedic...

25 Moments That Broke The Mold For Black Artists In Film And TV

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments...

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

Matt Damon, Here's What You Should Know About Diversity In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

Matt Damon has some strong opinions about diversity in Hollywood. Unfortunately, judging from the most recent episode of HBO's "Project Greenlight," t...

Common Is Officially Shooting For An EGOT

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.19.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Only 12 entertainers in history have nabbed the ever-elusive EGOT, the acronym reserved for those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar a...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Monday Sept. 14

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).

Movie Review: Best of Enemies, Listen to Me Marlon -- Tasty Slices of History

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Half the struggle in documentary filmmaking is finding the right material. The other half is figuring out what to do with it.  Two new documentar...

Omar Sy and Samba: Fine French imports

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Americans may not be familiar with him yet but, at this moment in time, Omar Sy is the biggest movie star in France.

Addressing Veteran Suicide Head-on: Q&A With Oscar Winner Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Joshua Kors

One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.