Cynthia Erivo has said it was “totally inappropriate” for Bafta to ask her to perform at the 2020 awards after the event was criticised for lacking diversity.
Cynthia Erivo and Michaela Coel are set to headline a BBC event showcasing the achievements of black, Asian and minority ethnic talent in the entertainment industry.
Jennifer Hudson transforms into revered soul singer Aretha Franklin in a new trailer for highly anticipated biopic Respect.
Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Cynthia Erivo are among the stars urging people to register to vote in the upcoming US election.
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With this year’s Oscars over and done with, here is a look at the the 10 best moments from the red carpet to the ceremony.
South Korean film Parasite has become the first non-English-language movie to win the best picture Oscar, in a significant upset for British war film 1917.
Laura Dern got an early birthday present as she won the best supporting actress Oscar.
Wearing white on the red carpet is tricky – if you’re wearing a big, knock-out gown, it’s hard for it to not look like a wedding dress.
Chris Rock and Steve Martin mocked the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars as they raised the curtain on Hollywood’s biggest night.
Brad Pitt took a swipe at the Senate and thanked his children as he won his first acting Oscar.
Laura Dern kicked off early birthday celebrations as she arrived on the Oscars red carpet with her mother Diane Ladd.
Florence Pugh shared the less-than-glamorous side of getting ready for the Oscars as she led the stars posting on social media ahead of the ceremony.
If last weekend’s Bafta ceremony is a guide, Britain will struggle to win a single acting award at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Cynthia Erivo has said it is “saddening” that she is the only person of colour to be nominated in an acting category at the Oscars.
British stars James Corden and George MacKay have been added to the list of presenters at the Oscars.
Amma Asante, Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton are among those working with the UK branch of Time’s Up to draw attention to the work of women and creatives from diverse backgrounds that they feel should have been recognised by Bafta.
Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez all sported bombshell gowns at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Helena Bonham Carter has said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now “masters of their own destiny” as they prepare to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
Sir Sam Mendes, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh are among the British Oscar nominees but there is mounting anger over a lack of diversity among the contenders.
This year’s Oscar nominations have avoided the “all-white” controversy that hit the Baftas – but only just.
The Bafta nominations, which have been criticised for a lack of diversity, meant snubs for the likes of Cynthia Erivo, Awkwafina and Antonio Banderas.
A whole host of young performers are poised to enjoy a banner year in 2020.
British actress Cynthia Erivo is set to be honoured with a prestigious film festival prize.
Cynthia Erivo has said it “took too long” to finally make a film about American abolitionist Harriet Tubman but she hopes the new movie in which she stars encourages more projects about black female heroes.
A Hollywood executive suggested Julia Roberts play slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a film about her life, a screenwriter has claimed.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names hit the red carpet for the unofficial start of awards season.
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron has welcomed the prospect of gender-neutral categories at award shows.
Game Of Thrones star Gemma Whelan and The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby have been announced as jury members for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award.
British actress Cynthia Erivo has been cast as Aretha Franklin in a series exploring the life of the late soul singer.