Tag: Academy Awards (Oscars)

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Criticism Over Homophobic Tweets

Days after it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, backlash over some of his past comments prompted him to respond to his critics on Instagram. Then on Friday, he announced that he was not going to host the event. Mr. Hart was in trouble because […]

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Director of ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ Dies at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian filmmaker whose sensual and visually stylistic movies ranged from intense chamber dramas to panoramic historical epics, died on Monday at his home in Rome. He was 77. Mr. Bertolucci’s death was confirmed by his wife, Clare Peploe, in a statement that did not specify the cause. […]

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William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic, Dies at 87

William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and who, despite being one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters, was an outspoken critic of the movie industry, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 87. The cause was […]

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