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Here's How Sophia Loren Can Make Oscars History in 2021

Sophia Loren is expected to be nominated for an Oscar next year for her performance in the upcoming Netflix movie The Life Ahead and she’ll break some impressive records if she does land that nomination!

The 86-year-old actress won an Oscar back in 1962 for her performance in Two Women and she was the first actor to win for a foreign language movie. She was also nominated in 1965 for her performance in Marriage Italian Style.

If Sophia is nominated in 2021, it will be a 56-year span between her two most recent nominations, marking the longest gap between acting nominations. The current record is held by Henry Fonda and he had a 41-year gap between nominations.

Variety noted that Sophia will also be the oldest nominee in the Best Actress category. The current record holder is Emmanuelle Riva, who was 85 when she was nominated for Amour.

The Life Ahead is directed by Sophia‘s son, Edoardo Ponti. Here’s the synopsis: “In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.”

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Will Submit All Actors Into the Same Category at 2021 Oscars

The entire cast of the movie The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be competing in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Oscars next year.

The movie, which was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, features 12 actors billed above the title and it’s definitely an ensemble piece. Many expected that Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne would be campaigned as lead actors while the rest of the cast would be in the supporting category.

Now, it’s been confirmed by THR that all actors will be campaigned in the supporting category. Another time that this has happened recently was with the movie Spotlight, which went on to win Best Picture.

The cast of the film includes, in alphabetical order, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Danny Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Caroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, and Jeremy Strong.

Many believe that the actors with the best chance at landing a nomination are Abdul-Mateen II, Cohen, and former winner Rylance.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is now streaming on Netflix.

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Netflix Will Campaign for Chadwick Boseman in Lead Actor Category at Oscars

Netflix is making an effort to honor the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman with a posthumous award.

The streamer confirmed that they will campaign for the late star in the lead actor category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Variety reported Wednesday (October 21).

A trailer for the upcoming feature debuted earlier in the week.

The film, adapted from August Wilson‘s play, will appear in select theaters in November and hit Netflix on December 18.

Here’s a plot summary: “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman) – who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.”

The movie was directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Viola Davis will also campaign for best actress. The rest of the cast, including Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts and Taylour Paige, will campaign in the supporting categories, the outlet also reports, adding that there has only been one film in Oscar history to manage more than two Black acting nominations from a film: 1985’s The Color Purple.

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Oscar Winning Celebrities with the Highest Net Worths Revealed - See Which Legend Is Worth $600 Million!

You may be wondering who the richest Oscar winning actors and actresses of all time are – and we have the data here for you to check out!

There is some major star power on this list! Names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts are all featured in this breakdown (and you may be shocked to see their net worths!)

We’ve broken it down by actors and actresses, so you’ll see the top 10 richest Oscar winning actors and actresses of all time.

Sound off in the comments and let us know each of your fan fave stars on this list.

Click through the slideshow to see the 10 richest Best Actress and Best Actor Oscar winners of all time…

Gabourey Sidibe Says Hollywood Didn't Give Her Same Opportunities as Anna Kendrick After They Were Oscar-Nominated in Same Year

It has been ten years since Gabourey Sidibe was nominated for an Oscar for her debut performance in Precious and she’s opening up about her career over the last decade.

The 37-year-old actress received a Best Actress nomination at the 2010 Oscars when she was just 26. In the same year, Anna Kendrick was a relative newcomer when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Up in the Air.

“I’ve heard the idea that I’m just lucky before,” Gabby said in an interview with Collider. “I’ve heard that. I’m an extremely unlucky person, actually. I work really, really hard though. And no, the Hollywood seas didn’t part for me in the same way that it might have for maybe Anna Kendrick who was nominated for the first time that year as well, who then went on to star in films and television and the whole thing. The seas did not part that same way for me and I assume that there are a few factors that made that so, but I am still working 10 years later.”

She added, “I’m still working 12 years after having filmed [Precious]. I have agency. I am comfortable with who I am. I know my voice. I know what I want to say to the world. I know what I want to give to the world and what I want to give to myself. I know my artistry. And so, you know, starring in things or being on the covers of magazines, all of these things that say that I’ve ‘made it,’ everything that solidifies my position on the A-list, whatever that means, doesn’t actually mean anything to my self-worth and my sense of artistry.”

Gabby‘s new movie Antebellum is now streaming on PVOD. Most of her credits over the last decade have been on television with shows like American Horror Story, Empire, and The Big C.

Gabby actually presented alongside Anna at the Oscars in 2014. You can see those photos in the gallery.

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Kirstie Alley Fires Back at New Rules For Best Picture Oscar, Calls It A 'Disgrace'

Kirstie Alley doesn’t really love the new rules The Academy has implemented for the Best Picture award.

Earlier tonight, The Academy revealed the new requisites that films would have to meet in order to qualify to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Four different standards have been drafted and films will have to meet at least two of the standards in order to be eligible for the top prize at the Oscars and criteria states that one of the lead or supporting actors must be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, and more. You can read up on all the criteria on here.

These requirements will not be enforced until the 2024 ceremony, but the Academy Inclusion Standards form must be submitted for films being entered for consideration for the 2022 ceremony and the 2023 ceremony.

After hearing the new rules, Kirstie reacted to them, calling it a “disgrace” to actors.

“This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…” she wrote on her Twitter. “Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f***ing paintings.”

She added, “You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.”

Kirstie is no stranger to controversy. Just recently, she butted heads online with another actress over politics. See what happened here…

Oscars Will Require Movies to Meet Inclusion Standards to Become Eligible for Best Picture, Starting in 2024

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that movies will have to meet new Inclusion Standards in order to be eligible for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, starting the ceremony to be held in 2024.

The new requirements are being put in to place “to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.”

Four different standards have been drafted and films will have to meet at least two of the standards in order to be eligible for the top prize at the Oscars.

While the requirements won’t be enforced until the 2024 ceremony, the Academy Inclusion Standards form must be submitted for films being entered for consideration for the 2022 ceremony and the 2023 ceremony. No action is required for movies that will be submitted for the upcoming 2021 ceremony, which will be held on April 25.

“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them,” Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a joint statement. “The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality. We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry.”

Click inside to read about the four standards… More Here! »

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