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Brad Pitt, Zendaya and More to Present at 2021 Oscars
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Brad Pitt, Zendaya and More to Present at 2021 Oscars

"In a world filled with award shows, what if an award show was actually a movie? Which stars would you cast?" asks the first promo for the 93rd Oscars, which continues to hype Hollywood's big night as a cinematic experience in and of itself. As such, presenters at the 2021 Academy Awards are now the "cast." Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya make up the first batch of presenters. More stars will be announced soon. Phoenix, Zellweger, Pitt and Dern are, of course, the reigning winners in their respective acting categories, who will be on hand to present their opposite sex successor."In keeping with our awards-show...
Regina King Wishes She Could Talk To John Singleton About 'One Night In Miami'
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Regina King Wishes She Could Talk To John Singleton About 'One Night In Miami'

Regina King gets “emotional” remembering conversations she had with John Singleton when she was preparing to direct “One Night in Miami” before he died in 2019, she revealed in a new interview. The Oscar-winning actor told Entertainment Weekly in a cover story published Wednesday that Singleton was excited about the film, her debut feature as a director, and that he had been an inspiration for her directing. Singleton died at age 51 after suffering a stroke. “One Night in Miami” was released on Amazon Prime in January. “I get emotional sometimes because I remember having conversations with John while I was prepping for this, when we were in the very beginning stages,” she said. “He was just so excited about it. But I feel like I was able to let him know before he transitioned that he had ...
Is 2021 Finally the Year of the Female Director?
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Is 2021 Finally the Year of the Female Director?

A breakthrough year for female directors is set to continue at the 93rd annual Academy Awards in April, where history was already made with this year's nominations: Nomadland's Chloe Zhao and Promising Young Woman's Emerald Fennell are the first two women ever nominated for Best Director in the same year.  The pair became just the sixth and seventh women ever to be recognized in the category, following in the footsteps of Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow and Greta Gerwig. So far, Bigelow is the only woman to ever win the award, taking home the Oscar in 2010 for her Iraq War thriller, The Hurt Locker. Zhao also made history as the first woman of color and first Asian woman ever to be nominated by the Academy for Best Director. (Fennell, meanwhile, is the first B...
2021 NAACP Image Awards: The Best and Most Memorable Moments From the Show
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2021 NAACP Image Awards: The Best and Most Memorable Moments From the Show

And that's a wrap on the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. This year's festivities consisted of a week-long celebration, with five nights of virtual awards honoring Black excellence and people of color across television, music, literature and film. The events all led up to Saturday's live broadcast, hosted by Anthony Anderson. The 2021 NAACP Image Awards were filled with emotional and entertaining moments from the biggest names in Hollywood. From Eddie Murphy being inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, to an appearance from former First Lady Michelle Obama and more, ET is breaking down the best and biggest moments. Check out the complete list of 2021 NAACP Image Awards winners. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Kick Off the ShowBefore Anderson took over as host of th...