Georgia far-right groups protest at gay film premiere | AFP

Far-right groups in Georgia protest as an Oscar-nominated Swedish-Georgian gay film premieres in the capital with a heavy police presence. Set in Georgia, “And Then We Danced”, Sweden’s official Oscar submission in the best international feature film category, is a love story about two male dancers in Georgia’s national ballet company. The drama has won worldwide critical acclaim but was denounced by the Caucasus country’s influential Orthodox Church as an “affront to the traditional Georgian values”. IMAGES

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David Lynch receives honorary Oscar | AFP

American director David Lynch, famous for films including ‘Dune,’ ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Blue Velvet,’ is presented with an honorary Oscar. Actress Geena Davis and director Lina Wertmuller also collected gongs at Sunday’s Governors Awards, during a star-studded ceremony focused on diversity.

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J-Lo wants to unite the U.S. at the Super Bowl

Jennifer Lopez reveals she would love to get an Oscar for her performance in “Hustlers” and says she’s going to use her Super Bowl halftime performance to try and bring America back together. (Oct. 28)

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Zellweger shrugs off ‘Judy’ Oscar talk

At the London premiere of new biopic “Judy,” star Renee Zellweger says she didn’t think of winning an Oscar while prepping for the part and is happy that the film celebrates Judy Garland’s life. (Oct. 1)

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Grazer on first Eminem meeting: ‘He just wasn’t connecting’

Oscar winning producer Brian Grazer, author of new book “Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection,” discusses his awkward first meeting with rapper Eminem, which eventually led to the making of “8 Mile.” (Sept. 18)

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‘Joker’ lands at Toronto festival, after ‘unexpected’ Venice win | AFP

Days after clinching the top prize at the Venice Film Festival and garnering much Oscar buzz, the film “Joker” is presented for the first time in North America, at the Toronto International Film Festival. “To have it win the Golden Lion was quite unexpected,” says director Todd Phillips.

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Mistaken Identity: Kumail Nanjiani

Who does Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani pretend he is, when he’s mistaken for other stars? (July 11)

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My First Job: Anne Hathaway

Before her string of movie hits, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway earned a wage as “a great babysitter.” (July 4)

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Today in History April 13

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time. (April 13)

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Bob Mackie: Billy Porter ‘looked amazing’ in tux gown

Legendary designer Bob Mackie talks about making outfits that fit a celebrity’s personality and praises Billy Porter’s Oscar gown. (March 12)

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Siriano, fresh off Oscar glory, returns to ‘Project Runway’

Christian Siriano’s Oscar look for Billy Porter was the perfect advertisement for the upcoming 17th season of “Project Runway,” which he has joined as a mentor to the contestants. (March 8)

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Directors weigh in on streaming vs cinema

Filmmakers including Pawel Pawlikowski, Boots Riley, John Waters and “Roma” producer Nicolas Celis discuss whether films need to have a theatrical release to be eligible for Oscar nominations. (March 6)

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Like in ‘Green Book’ movie, Hollywood tends to water racism down – award-winning author

The Oscar winning drama ‘Green Book’ has brought racism in America back into the spotlight. Is this problem a thing of the past, or is it still alive? We asked Calvin Alexander Ramsay, award-winning author and playwright, who has traveled across the country collecting memories of the Jim Crow era.

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ShowBiz Minute: Gable, R Kelly, Porter

Clark Gable III, grandson of acting great, dies in Dallas; R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse; Billy Porter speaks on Oscar gown and social media hate. (Feb. 27)

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Tyler Perry’s Oscar experience

At the New York premiere of his latest film, “A Madea Family Funeral,” Tyler Perry talks about Oscar after-parties and what he loved about the ceremony. (Feb. 26)

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‘Roma’ neigbourhood in Mexico City celebrates Oscar wins

Hundreds of neighbours, gathered in a square in the Roma district of Mexico city which inspired the celebrated film by Alfonso Cuarón, jump from their seats, applaud and shout to celebrate each of the three Oscars clinched by Alfonso Cuaron’s love letter to his 1970s childhood, including that of the best director.

Lady Gaga tops the Oscar fashion stakes

Pinks popped, metallics sparkled and a voluminous tuxedo gown had a moment on the Oscars red carpet. (Feb. 25)

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ShowBiz Minute: ‘Green Book,’ Oscar Winners, Oscar Fashion

“Green Book” takes top prize at the Academy Awards; Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Mahershala Ali and Regina King are among Oscar winners; Stars glam up on the Oscars red carpet. (Feb. 25)

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Mahershala Ali’s Oscar opened doors

Mahershala Ali reveals how his first Oscar (for “Moonlight”) opened new doors for him, including securing his role in road-trip drama, “Green Book,” for which he won his second best supporting actor Academy Award. (Feb. 25)

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Oscar-winners party at Governors Ball

Rami Malek, Peter Farrelly and Alfonso Cuaron kicked off the celebrations after their Oscar wins, at the Governors Ball. (Feb. 25)

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‘Green Book’ writers: ‘We have all respect in the world’ for Spike Lee

Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga, co-writers and producers of best picture Oscar winner “Green Book,” discuss the controversy surrounding the movie, as well as rumors that Spike Lee attempted to leave the ceremony when it was announced as winner. (Feb. 25)

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Malek celebrates best actor win at Governors Ball

Rami Malek celebrated his best actor win at the Governors Ball by soaking fellow attendees with champagne, alongside other Oscar winners including Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron. (Feb. 25)

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Malek expresses gratitude after Oscar win

Rami Malek gives an emotional backstage speech after winning a best actor Oscar for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” (Feb. 24)

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