Ava DuVernay

The rising star to look out for at the Oscars? That’ll be Netflix…

The success of Mudbound and a string of fine documentaries must surely convince the Academy that the streaming giant deserves a little love<p>Oscar nominations are unveiled next week, and away from the fluffier speculation over who will win what, many in the industry will be perusing the list with a …

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Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon lead the red carpet at the Producer's Guild Awards

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AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EST

Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a …

Jordan Peele

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America.<p>The Producers Guild Awards were held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and has often predicted the eventual best picture Oscar …

Awards

Ava DuVernay Says Diversity Is An “Absolute Must” In The Industry; Remembers Allison Shearmur — PGA Awards

Critically acclaimed director Ava DuVernay was presented with the Visionary Award tonight at the PGA Awards by <i>Wrinkle in Time</i> star Reese Witherspoon, …

Celebrity News

Is #TimesUp Part Of The 2018 Women's March? The Movement Plays A Huge Role In This Year's Event

It's hard to believe that it's been a full year since the world saw millions of women rally together in the streets of their respective cities to …

Women's News

“This Is A Love Letter To Us” Ava DuVernay, Oprah, And Storm Reid Grace February Issue of Essence To Talk “A Wrinkle In Time”

Ava DuVernay, Oprah, and Storm Reid grace the February issue of Essence to talk "A Wrinkle In Time." DuVernay says that the film is a "love letter" …

Women of Color

'Star Wars' fans are using this hashtag to ask Disney to do better.

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PGA Awards: Winners List (Updating Live)

The awards are being handed out Saturday night in Beverly Hills.<p>The 29th annual Producers Guild Awards are being handed out Saturday night at the …

Entertainment

Octavia Spencer On Female Empowerment Movement: ‘Can’t Be About Women Vs. Men’ — Sundance ‘Power Of Story’ Panel

At Sundance’s panel this morning “The Power of Story: Culture of Shift”, panelist, Oscar-winner and <i>The Shape of Water</i> actress Octavia Spencer …

Octavia Spencer

Nigerian Actor Sope Aluko On How She Landed a Coveted Role in ​'Black Panther​'

Marvel's <i>Black Panther</i> is already on the brink of being a blockbuster, as it already broke box office records within the first 24 hours of it's …

Michael B. Jordan

White supremacists killed a shocking number of people in 2017, which isn't surprising

This should come as absolutely no surprise: According to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism that white supremacists …

Racism

10 Breakout Films of Sundances Past, and Where to Stream Them

<b>Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our thrice-weekly newsletter</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>The Sundance Film Festival started Thursday in Park City, Utah, where through Jan. 28 many of the year’s most anticipated indie films will be making their debuts. The festival is also …

The Arts

All The Disney Movies Hitting Theaters In 2018

On the (mouse) tail end of their epic purchase of 21st Century Fox, Disney just announced its complete 2018 film release schedule, and we’re totally pumped. From Oprah Winfrey’s “A Wrinkle in Time” to Emily Blunt’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” here are 11 Disney movies hitting theaters in 2018.<p><b>1. “BLACK</b> …

Walt Disney Company

This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet

Every year important movies come to the Sundance Film Festival. Documentaries about global warming, narrative features about the trials of …

Armie Hammer

Everyone Looks Great On the Cover of Essence

It’s hard to maintain such a feverish pitch of excitement for <i>A Wrinkle In Time</i> for so long, but here is another boost in the form of a perfect …

Oprah Winfrey

A year after the 'Moonlight' Oscar win, Trevante Rhodes is standing '12 Strong'

On Feb. 26, it seemed like Trevante Rhodes’ heart stopped for a moment.<p>After embracing his costar Mahershala Ali when it was announced that “Moonlight” — not “La La Land” — had won the best picture Oscar, he grabbed his chest in disbelief. Stumbling past Isabelle Huppert and Shirley MacLaine, who …

Mahershala Ali

VIBE Covers The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place on Monday (Jan. 16) on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It couldn’t be more of a perfect coincidence to …

Entertainment

PGA Honorees Sound Off on Risk, Reward and Storytelling

Ava DuVernay, Ryan Murphy, and Charles Roven will all be honored at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20.<p><b>Ava DuVernay</b><b><br>Visionary Award</b><p>DuVernay, the …

Entertainment

New 'A Wrinkle In Time' Character Posters Are So Stunning, They'll Make You Gasp

Sci-fi nerds everywhere probably had their first exposure to the genre through the classic 1962 book <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>. Madeleine L'Engle's story …

Dating

Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is primed to be an epicenter of conversation around some …

Issa Rae

Magazine Covers: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’s’ Oprah, Ava Duvernay And Storm Reid Front February Issue Of ESSENCE

Warwick SaintESSENCE Magazine Puts ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Stars And Director On Feburary CoverWell would you look at all this Black Girl Magic?! With an …

Oprah Winfrey

Women's Rights Wins That'll Fill You With Optimism

For many women, the election of Donald Trump felt like a personal defeat—it marked the loss of the first viable female presidential candidate, raised …

Danica Roem

13 New Movies That Disney Fans Will Love, From 'Mulan' To 'The Incredibles 2'

2017 was a banner year for Disney films, with <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> breaking box office records left and right, and <i>Coco</i> winning over audiences and …

Movies

Red Carpet Arrivals: 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the <i>49th NAACP Image Award</i>s were announced the other night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on …

Women of Color

These New 'Wrinkle In Time' Posters May Be Stunning, But The Message Is So Much Deeper Than That

The film may not come out until March 9, but <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> released new posters, and they're more than enough to hold you over for the next few …

Mindy Kaling

2018 will be the year Hollywood stopped (only) catering to white men

Last summer, I went to an early fan screening for <i>Wonder Woman</i>. As the lights dimmed and the Warner Bros. logo hit the shiny silver, a woman behind me …

Entertainment

Dressing Heroes

When she began conceptualizing costumes for <i>Black Panther</i>, Ruth Carter started with two texts. One, the eponymous Marvel comic books (the originals …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ava DuVernay Downplays Being the First Woman of Color to Direct a $100 Million Movie

From <i>Selma</i> to <i>13TH,</i> <b>Ava DuVernay</b> attempts to comment on and enact social change, an accomplishment she has also managed in her own life. For her work on …

Walt Disney Studios

raceAhead: Invest In Tomorrow's Luminaries

Sometimes, a good way to move forward is to look back.<p>I’ve been thinking about the cultural treasures of our strange new era, the people who have …

Leadership