Glenn Close was solidly entrenched Monday as the front-runner for the best-actress Academy Award, thanks to her Screen Actors Guild win for her work in "The Wife," while Rami Malek and Christian Bale are set for an Oscar-night showdown for best actor.
"Green Book," the story of the bond that grows between a black musician and a white New York nightclub bouncer during a 1960s tour through the Deep South, has added Oscar momentum Monday, thanks to a trio of Golden Globe Award wins.
Warner Bros.' "Aquaman" debuted as the most popular film at the box office this holiday weekend, taking in an estimated $67.4 million Friday through Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released Sunday.
Funeral services were pending Tuesday for Penny Marshall, who rose to fame portraying street-wise Laverne De Fazio in the 1970s sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" but later became a successful director by helming films such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own."
Sony's animated feature "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" was the most popular film at the box office in its opening weekend, taking in an estimated $35.4 million Friday through Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released Sunday.
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" stole off with the weekend box office crown, hauling in $66 million in theaters in the United States and Canada from Friday through Sunday, industry figures showed Sunday.
It's a "Killer Queen" weekend at the nation's movie theaters Sunday, as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and two other movie debuts are pushing Hollywood to a 10.7 percent increase in receipts this year over last.
Netflix has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct a documentary series about late pop icon Prince, the streaming giant told AFP Tuesday.