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Oscars: Billie Eilish, Ryan Gosling and Jon Batiste to Perform Nominated Original Songs

Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will perform this year’s nominated songs on the 96th Academy Awards, executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producers Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan announced today. This will be Eilish and O’Connell’s second […]

Source: Ryan Gosling Will Perform “I’m Just Ken” at the 2024 Oscars

Ryan Gosling will be “Kenough” at the 2024 Academy Awards. After rumors circulated on social media that the Barbie star would sing “I’m Just Ken” at the Oscars, which is nominated for best original song, a source close to the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter that Gosling is scheduled to perform the musical number. Ken’s […]

‘Barbie’ Producer Tom Ackerley on Blending Artistic and Commercial Needs: “Trust Your Filmmaker”

Tom Ackerley and his production company LuckyChap — which he runs alongside wife Margot Robbie — aren’t new to the awards conversation. Their 2020 feature Promising Young Woman won an Oscar for best screenplay, their Netflix series Maid was nominated for three Emmys and their debut production I, Tonya nabbed star Allison Janney an Oscar […]

SAG Awards: Pedro Pascal and Elizabeth Debicki Surprise With Wins Over ‘Succession’ Stars as ‘Barbie’ Is Shut Out

Oscar prognosticators may have been keeping a close eye on the 2024 SAG Awards to see what this year’s film wins could mean for the 2024 Academy Awards, but it was in the TV categories where arguably the biggest surprises occurred. After winning multiple trophies at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and Emmys last […]

Margot Robbie Recalls the Fight for Final Line of ‘Barbie’

For Margot Robbie and filmmaker Greta Gerwig, deciding on the final line of Barbie was a battle with some of their partners. During the annual Producers Guild of America breakfast, Robbie was asked about any creative guardrails put in place by toy company Mattel over what Barbie could or could not say and do in […]

‘Barbie,’ ‘Poor Things’ and More Costume Designers on How They Created Vibrant Looks and Used History Books as Inspiration

Barbie Costume design by Jacqueline Durran Jacqueline Durran had her work cut out for her, depicting the culture shock of Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) Rollerblading into the vibrant chaos of Venice Beach after leaving their idyllic pink Dream House realm. “It was the first moment of the clash between the unreal world of […]

Werner Herzog’s Thoughts After Watching 30 Minutes of ‘Barbie’: “Could It Be That the World of ‘Barbie’ Is Sheer Hell?”

Werner Herzog may have not gotten through all of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, but the legendary filmmaker didn’t seem too keen on the part he did watch. During a recent appearance on the show Piers Morgan: Uncensored, the host asked Herzog if he was Team Barbie or Team Oppenheimer — the two films that led the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: America Ferrera on Her ‘Barbie’ Monologue and Oscar Nom, ‘Ugly Betty’ Emmy and Battle With “Imposter Syndrome”

America Ferrera, the guest on this episode of The Hollywod Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of film students at Chapman University, is a 39-year-old actress, producer, director and activist who has been a public figure — and a trailblazer — for more than 20 years. Ferrera has starred in projects on screens […]

Script to Scene: ‘Barbie’ Screenwriters Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Break Down a Climactic Moment

“For a long time we called it the ‘God Space,’ ” Greta Gerwig says of the ethereal setting for the conversation between Stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie) and her creator, Ruth Handler (Rhea Perlman). “What other God does Barbie have?” Gerwig and Noah Baumbach took inspiration from celestial spaces in films like Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s […]

John Cena’s Agency Tried to Talk Him Out of Role in ‘Barbie,’ But Actor Says “I’m Not a Commodity”

If John Cena had listened to his manager, he may not have been in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. The actor portrayed a mermaid in a single scene of the Oscar-nominated film. The role was minor, compared to some of the other major actors’ characters, and his manager was worried that would take other chances away from […]

CDGA Awards: ‘Barbie,’ ‘Poor Things,’ ‘Saltburn’ Among Winners

Barbie, Poor Things and Saltburn were among the winners at the 2024 Costume Designers Guild Awards. Barbie‘s Jacqueline Durran won excellence in sci-fi/fantasy film while Poor Things‘ Holly Waddington took the excellence in period film award, and Saltburn‘s Sophie Canale received the excellence in contemporary film trophy. Both Barbie and Poor Things are nominated for […]

Greta Gerwig Reacts to ‘Barbie’ Oscars Snub: “Of Course I Wanted It for Margot”

In her Time profile for the magazine’s annual Women of the Year list, published on Wednesday, Greta Gerwig broke her silence on her surprising Barbie Oscars snub for best director, as well as Robbie’s omission from the best actress category. “Of course I wanted it for Margot,” said Gerwig. “But I’m just happy we all […]