Black Panther, African culture, Actors Guild award, Oscars

‘Black Panther’ takes top SAG awards prize, elevating Oscar cha...

01 January, 2019 10:10 am 10:10 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Superhero film “Black Panther,” heralded for its mainly black cast and vibrant celebration of African culture, won the top Screen Actors Guild award on Sunday, boosting its stature ahead of next month’s Oscars ceremony. “Black Panther” from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios was named best movie ensemble in a surprise triumph … Read More

British director McQueen heist movie “Widows” kicks off London ...

10 October, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British director Steve McQueen opened the BFI London Film Festival with the heist movie “Widows”, kicking off the 12-day event which organisers said this year prides itself on promoting women filmmakers. At London’s central Leicester Square, McQueen was joined on the red carpet by cast members Oscar winner Viola Davis, “Black Panther” … Read More

Oscars move to honor ‘popular’ movies sparks swift backlash

08 August, 2018 9:14 am 9:14 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Oscars will introduce a new award for popular films and the annual ceremony will be limited to three hours, organizers said , in a bid to stave off slumping audiences for the movie industry’s most prestigious honors. The decision to create a special category for popular films sparked an immediate … Read More