‘Without Angela Bassett, there is no Viola Davis. Without Angela Bassett, there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Streep was doing, as a black actress.’ Photograph: Rozette Rago/New York Times

Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dre(...)

What If...?: Captain Carter romps around Nazi-conquered Europe in a Rule, Britannia bodysuit. Illustration: Disney+

The row between Martin Scorsese and the extended universe of comic-book fandom has roared back to life. Chucking a gas canister on the bonfire is the (...)

Chadwick Boseman: ‘Stereotypical versions of the black experience have negatively affected how people view their surroundings and view people.’ Photograph: DCD Media

Chadwick Boseman had already been diagnosed with the cancer that would eventually claim his life in 2020 when he sat down with the celebrity photograp(...)

Ava O’Shea from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Ava O’Shea This last week has dragged out. Since we sat our last in-school exams as part of the accredited grades process, it has felt like we should(...)

Leaving Cert students begin their first exam – English paper one – at Sutton Park School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The late actor Chadwick Boseman played a starring role in the first State written exam for almost two years, as just under 40,000 students sat diverse(...)

Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

A plug for cinemas: Frances McDormand accepts the best picture award for Nomadland as director Chloé Zhao looks on at the Oscars. Video image: ABC via AP

There was a moment deep into Sunday night’s strange Day-Glo railway-station Oscars when Frances McDormand implored people to watch Nomadland, the best(...)

Screengrab from an Instagram post by Anthony Hopkins after he was named as best actor at the 2021 Oscars for his role as a man slipping into dementia in The Father. Photograph: Instagram/PA Wire

Anthony Hopkins won the best actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Hopkins, who is 83, won for his performance as(...)

Judas and the Black Messiah: Daniel Kaluuya has been nominated as best supporting actor

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences delivered few surprises today. Of the 54 Oscar nominations this writer predicted yesterday, 47 appear(...)

Amy Poehler during the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California

The 78th Golden Globes Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have been announced in a lively, largely virtual even(...)

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