The ballots for the 83rd annual Academy Awards have been sent out, and it's time again to fret about the future of the movies—and of Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is carefully watching the second iteration of its biggest Academy Award rule change in decades—allowing a slate of ten best-picture nominees, up from the traditional five. The expansion came about because the voting members of the Academy had increasingly been taking the word "best" in the category's name to heart, and first nominating—and then awarding their top prize to—daring, unusual, and iconoclastic films. As a rule these movies didn't attract big audiences; most heretically, many didn't even have actual movie stars in them. The best-picture win of No Country for Old Men , from 2007, was an important catalyst. The film, a tone poem about a guy with a bad haircut and a bolt gun, was one of the least-seen best pictures ever . And everyone from Nikki Finke to the New York Times … [Read more...] about The Oscars and the Box Office: A Tale of Two Hollywoods
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Horoscopes: Expert offers advice to This Morning callers Discover the best city breaks, beach holidays, cruises and UK travel spots by signing up SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Get ready for serious determination today. With Mars in Capricorn and the Moon in Libra, nobody can stop you from reaching for the stars and putting a plan in place to get there. Just make sure you’re not being too hard on yourself or behaving coldly towards others. Express.co.uk reveals your horoscope, star sign reading, astrology and zodiac forecast for January 24. Related articles Horoscopes: How each star sign can ‘get the most out of life’ Horoscopes & love: Most 'intense' star sign's 2022 predictions Mars moved … [Read more...] about Daily horoscope for January 24: Your star sign reading, astrology and zodiac forecast
Fortnite is often a revolving door of fun, new items and fan-favourites - its what makes the battle royale game so epic . From cool original items to highly-anticipated cosmetics from hit franchises, there’s always something up for grabs in the game. There might be two note-worthy additions coming to Fortnite very soon. One is a brand new item which lets you switch up your Fortnite diet, while another is a leak hinting at the possible return of a popular weapon - designed after a much-loved franchise - to the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pizza Party item and Star Wars Lightsabers. What is the Pizza Party item in Fortnite and how to get it? The Pizza Party item will be added to Fortnite Chapter 3 and it will help you gain shield as well as fill your stomachs. The item is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield. Players … [Read more...] about Fortnite latest: Where to find Pizza Party and will Star Wars Lightsabers be back?
Cate Blanchett has an exciting project on the way. The actress, 52, had signed on to star in Pedro Almodóvar's upcoming film A Manual For Cleaning Women, Variety reported. A Manual For Cleaning Women is based on a book of the same name which tells 43 short stories that center on women in different types of demanding jobs. Getting ready for the next movie: Cate Blanchett 52, signed on to star in Pedro Almodóvar's upcoming film A Manual For Cleaning Women, Variety reported (pictured 2014) The outlet also reported that A Manual For Cleaning Women is currently in the early stages of development with Blanchett's company Dirty Films producing the picture. Almodóvar has directed a number of films in Spanish including Parallel Mothers which was released late last year. The film stars Penélope Cruz and was nominated for two Golden Globes. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Don't Look Up smashes Netflix streaming records with... Don't Look Up … [Read more...] about Cate Blanchett to star in A Manual For Cleaning Women, the first English-language feature by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar
Matty Lee says Tom Daley was his ‘idol’ Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Diver extraordinaire Matty Lee had been in a race to the swimming pool after running late and, in his haste to arrive at a training session, ended up with a painful bruise. He took to Instagram to reveal all about the embarrassing experience to his 428,000 followers. Related articles Penny Lancaster in very candid insight into sex life with husband Rod Fern Britton in candid admission about sex life after split from Phil "So it's Monday morning, I was rushing to training and I literally walked straight into a glass door," the 23-year-old Olympic champion … [Read more...] about I’m A Celebrity star Matty Lee left ‘bruised’ and in pain after he ‘walks into glass door’
January 23, 2022 - 19:25 GMT Virgin River stars Ben Hollingsworth and Alexandra Breckenridge have taken to Instagram after the Netflix show was ranked number four in a list of most popular streaming shows of 2021… Virgin River star Ben Hollingsworth has sent a heartfelt message to fans after Deadline listed the series in 2021's top ten streaming programmes. MORE: Who is Virgin River star Martin Henderson dating? Get the details The actor, who plays Dan Brady in the Netflix series, took to Instagram to address fans of the show. Loading the player... MORE: Virgin River's Alexandra Breckenridge reveals 'pain' on set Posting an image of Deadline's rankings, showing Virgin Rive r at number four, Ben wrote: "Insanity. Please comment if you contributed to the 12.9 Billion minutes streamed last year- cause I gotta figure out how this happened. Considering all the phenomenal titles we are listed with. Thanks to … [Read more...] about Virgin River star sends heartfelt message to fans amid filming delays
HAPPY Valley first graced our screens eight years ago - and one of its characters looks completely unrecognisable since appearing on the hit series. Sarah Lancashire portrays police officer Catherine Cawood who is tasked with looking after her grandson Ryan after his mother - who was raped resulting in pregnancy - committed suicide. Now all grown up, the young lad - portrayed by Rhys Connah - will return for the third season of the critically-acclaimed BBC drama, with filming currently underway . But after appearing in the show nearly a decade ago as a fresh-faced eight-year-old, the teen looks totally different these days. Rhys, now 16, received rave reviews for his performances in the first season of the award-winning show. Since the second series of the drama, he appeared in To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, which also featured the late Charlie Murphy . He also appeared in The White Princess, which starred Killing Eve 's Jodie Comer , as well as the … [Read more...] about Happy Valley child star Rhys Connah is all grown up and unrecognisable ahead of long-awaited season 3
CELEBRITY Hunted follows celeb duos as they step into the role of a lifetime - that of fugitives fleeing the authorities. The pairs head off on the run across the country in the hopes of evading capture for a full two weeks. Who is in the Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up? Eight brand new celebs are taking on the challenge of outsmarting the police officers, former intelligence officer and members of the armed forces all tasked with tracking them down in 2022. They'll be hoping to stay out of the clutches of the authorities for two weeks in the hopes of winning a hefty donation for charity Stand Up To Cancer. Here's a full list: Iwan Thomas Sprinter Iwan Thomas represented Great Britain in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, and still holds the official British 400m record - which he secured in 1997. The sprinter, who was awarded an MBE in 1998, now works as a sports commentator and makes regular television appearances. Thomas has also appeared on Strictly Come … [Read more...] about Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up: Who is starring on the Channel 4 show?
CALL The Midwife star Megan Cusack has a VERY famous family of Hollywood legends and beloved soap stars. The actress - who plays Nancy Corrigan on the BBC hospital drama - is related to the likes of Jeremy Irons and Bridgeton star Calam Lynch. The 24-year-old star has a string of famous relatives who have appeared on screen, produced a number of shows and starred on stage. Megan's grandfather is South-African born Cyril Cusack - he start started acting in 1918 at the age of just seven. Theatre star Niamh Cusack, 62, is one of the most well-known members of the Cusack family. She has been a performer since a young age and starred in various films including Hereafter (2010), Matterhorn (2007) and Testament of Youth (2014). She also made numerous appearances on television including a long-running role as Dr Kate Rowan in the UK series Heartbeat from 1992 to 1995, which made her a household name. Plus appeared in a number of TV dramas including Death in Paradise, A … [Read more...] about Inside Call The Midwife star Megan Cusack’s VERY famous family of Hollywood legends and beloved soap stars
FORMER Come Dancing star Chizzy Akudolu has been left devastated by the sudden death of her beloved mum. The actress shared sweet snaps of Maria Chinwe Obosi to tell fans about her loss. "My Mum passed away suddenly during the night. "To say that we are devastated is an understatement. "Feels like I’ve been kicked in the chest. "She was a wonderful woman, so generous, nurturing and funny. A grafter. Often working two jobs. Midwife, Nursery Owner and surrogate Mother to many. "A show off at times, I see where I get it from... "My Mum was loved and will be sorely missed. "Rest in Perfect Peace, Maria Chinwe Obosi. Gone but never ever will be forgotten." Chizzy shot to fame in 2002 as a comic who won The Urban Sketch Showcase. Most read in Celebrity LEGEND DEAD OH BABY HOTTER THAN HELL TAXING TIME She has since starred in EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Holby City, Dead … [Read more...] about Ex-Strictly Come Dancing star Chizzy Akudolu devastated as her beloved mum dies suddenly