Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said  the Oscar nominations row is ‘racist to white people’. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AP Photo

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said the controversy over there being no black actors on the Oscars acting shortlists is unfair to the white actors who (...)

Spike Lee, in a post on Instagram, said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Academy Awards this year. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinke(...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

 Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell): “He is said to have wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer. The rest of us would have sighed with relief and had a nice cup of tea.”

Does money make you happy? Does it really? If I were to shout this at any average human as I passed them in my Lamborghini, they would be within their(...)

Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

It’s not that former DA Terri (Taraji P. Henson, always a pleasure) is unhappy being a stay-at-home mum to her young daughter and infant son; it’s (...)

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of The Jungle Book. The Oscar winner will voice the role of Bagheera, the black panther who, in the 1967 Disney class(...)

Sky Ireland’s director of sales and marketing Mark Anderson (left) and Alun Webber, Sky’s MD of product design and development, in front of the new Sky home page

Sky plans to eventually introduce Now TV, its pay-per-view streaming service, to the Irish market. “We think there is a market here for Now TV,(...)

It is often said that Aidan Gillen is among the shyest of actors; that he’s the Artist Least Likely to Talk Guff; that between transatlantic jobs, he (...)