‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Surges to Top DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment again claimed the top spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended March 10, this time with “Thor: Ragnarok,” while five other newcomers also found their way into the overall top 20. The latest hit superhero film from the powerhouse Marvel Studios unit had earned $315 million […]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment again claimed the top spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended March 10, this time with “Thor: Ragnarok,” while five other newcomers also found their way into the overall top 20. The latest hit superhero film from the powerhouse Marvel Studios unit had earned $315 million […]

‘Coco,’ ‘Orient Express,’ Three Other Newcomers Among Top DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sellers

Just in time for the Oscars, the week that ended March 3 was a big one for new releases: Five newly issued DVD/Blu-ray Disc titles debuted among the top 10 home entertainment sellers in the week leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony. Walt Disney’s “Coco,” the latest animated blockbuster produced by Pixar Animation Studios, […]

Just in time for the Oscars, the week that ended March 3 was a big one for new releases: Five newly issued DVD/Blu-ray Disc titles debuted among the top 10 home entertainment sellers in the week leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony. Walt Disney’s “Coco,” the latest animated blockbuster produced by Pixar Animation Studios, […]

Oscars 2018 After-Parties: Winners Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant Celebrate (Photos)

Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant walked away from the Dolby Theatre with Oscars, ready to hit the after party circuit as the Governors Ball, Elton John, and Vanity Fair events continued long after Jimmy Kimmel signed off for the night.

A few floors above where “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture to cap off the ceremony, double winner Guillermo del Toro and producer J. Miles Dale arrived at the Governors Ball.

“I did it all by myself,” Best Supporting Actress winner Allison Janney said of her acceptance speech that was the early leader for “Quote of the Show.”

Tiffany Haddish, who had a breakout moment as a presenter, is fired up to see Frances McDormand at the Vanity Fair party in Beverly Hills.

At the Governors Ball, Danny Glover (right) embraces L.A.’s only five-time NBA champion and Oscar winner.

Even Academy Award winners get photobombed.  Gary Oldman grips a new gold trophy as his wife Gisele Schmidt grows bunny ears at the Governors Ball. Winners headed to the Academy’s official after-party to get their trophies engraved.

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos holds the premium service’s first feature film Oscar outside the Governors Ball.  Bryan Fogel (right) directed “Icarus,” about doping in Russian athletics. “Truth wins,” the official @Netflix account tweeted shortly after the win.

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Over at the Elton John party, Rufus Wainwright, Lionel Richie, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin huddled up with the host. The 26th annual AIDS fundraiser netted $5.9 million for the foundation.

This is the last awards show Darren Criss is going to be watching on television for a while. The star of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is poised for an Emmy run this summer and next year’s television awards season. Criss and Mia Swier (left) recently got engaged.

Jamie Foxx and Byron Allen at Allen’s second annual Oscar night viewing party for The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As soon as the Oscars telecast ended, Foxx took the stage and began performing Michael Jackson songs at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Bash.

The same couple that won an Oscar for writing “Let It Go” four years ago scored their second trophy for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez brought their daughter to the Governors Ball.

A one-time British soap opera star, Rachel Shenton is now an Oscar winner. She and fiancé Chris Overton won for their live action short “The Silent Child.”

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Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant walked away from the Dolby Theatre with Oscars, ready to hit the after party circuit as the Governors Ball, Elton John, and Vanity Fair events continued long after Jimmy Kimmel signed off for the night.

A few floors above where “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture to cap off the ceremony, double winner Guillermo del Toro and producer J. Miles Dale arrived at the Governors Ball.

“I did it all by myself,” Best Supporting Actress winner Allison Janney said of her acceptance speech that was the early leader for “Quote of the Show.”

Tiffany Haddish, who had a breakout moment as a presenter, is fired up to see Frances McDormand at the Vanity Fair party in Beverly Hills.

At the Governors Ball, Danny Glover (right) embraces L.A.’s only five-time NBA champion and Oscar winner.

Even Academy Award winners get photobombed.  Gary Oldman grips a new gold trophy as his wife Gisele Schmidt grows bunny ears at the Governors Ball. Winners headed to the Academy’s official after-party to get their trophies engraved.

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos holds the premium service’s first feature film Oscar outside the Governors Ball.  Bryan Fogel (right) directed “Icarus,” about doping in Russian athletics. “Truth wins,” the official @Netflix account tweeted shortly after the win.

Over at the Elton John party, Rufus Wainwright, Lionel Richie, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin huddled up with the host. The 26th annual AIDS fundraiser netted $5.9 million for the foundation.

This is the last awards show Darren Criss is going to be watching on television for a while. The star of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is poised for an Emmy run this summer and next year’s television awards season. Criss and Mia Swier (left) recently got engaged.

Jamie Foxx and Byron Allen at Allen’s second annual Oscar night viewing party for The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As soon as the Oscars telecast ended, Foxx took the stage and began performing Michael Jackson songs at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Bash.

The same couple that won an Oscar for writing “Let It Go” four years ago scored their second trophy for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez brought their daughter to the Governors Ball.

A one-time British soap opera star, Rachel Shenton is now an Oscar winner. She and fiancé Chris Overton won for their live action short “The Silent Child.”

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Frances McDormand And #InclusionRider Go Viral After Oscar Speech – Reactions

Refresh for latest: Best Actress Oscar winner Frances McDormand did very little campaigning for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri during awards season, preferring to let the work speak for itself. But she had two powerful words that were heard round the world on Oscar night: “Inclusion Rider.”
A reference to a clause that allows actors to contractually demand 50% diversity on set, it set the internet ablaze as Oscar watchers searched for the term’s meaning and as…

Refresh for latest: Best Actress Oscar winner Frances McDormand did very little campaigning for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri during awards season, preferring to let the work speak for itself. But she had two powerful words that were heard round the world on Oscar night: “Inclusion Rider.” A reference to a clause that allows actors to contractually demand 50% diversity on set, it set the internet ablaze as Oscar watchers searched for the term's meaning and as…

Oscars Scorecard: Wins By Film & Studio

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led all films with four wins at the 90th annual Academy Awards tonight, and its distributor Fox Searchlight took the studio crown with six, having also grabbed two statuettes for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Only six movies won multiple Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Here is the scorecard for wins by film, followed by studio wins:
By film
The Shape of Water: 4
Dunkirk: 3
Blade Runner 2049: 2
Coco

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led all films with four wins at the 90th annual Academy Awards tonight, and its distributor Fox Searchlight took the studio crown with six, having also grabbed two statuettes for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Only six movies won multiple Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here is the scorecard for wins by film, followed by studio wins: By film The Shape of Water: 4 Dunkirk: 3 Blade Runner 2049: 2 Coco

Oscars: Best Actress Frances McDormand Calls For Inclusion Riders, Gets Female Nominees To Their Feet At The Dolby

UPDATE, with backstage comments: Frances McDormand scored her second Best Actress Oscar tonight, winning for her no-holds-barred portrayal of Mildred Hayes in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The star also brought the Dolby to its feet and stumped for so-called “inclusion riders,” clauses in an actor’s contract that ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets. The hashtag #inclusionrider immediately gained a rousing Twitter…

UPDATE, with backstage comments: Frances McDormand scored her second Best Actress Oscar tonight, winning for her no-holds-barred portrayal of Mildred Hayes in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The star also brought the Dolby to its feet and stumped for so-called “inclusion riders,” clauses in an actor’s contract that ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets. The hashtag #inclusionrider immediately gained a rousing Twitter…

Oscars: What Is an ‘Inclusion Rider,’ That Thing Frances McDormand Mentioned in Her Acceptance Speech?

Frances McDormand gave a powerful acceptance speech at the 90th Academy Awards when she won the Oscar for Best Actress, asking all the women nominees at the awards show to stand and be recognized.

McDormand ended the speech with something a little bit confusing, though. “Two words, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider,” she said.

If you don’t work in Hollywood, though, those two words might not make a lot of sense. What exactly is an “inclusion rider?”

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In keeping with McDormand’s speech and the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements taking place in Hollywood right now, an inclusion rider people working in film can include in their contracts. The clause can be added to contracts for actors and others working on a movie, requiring that the movie’s producers hire a diverse cast and crew. If the movie wasn’t diverse, it would give the actor a legal reason to back out of the contract — meaning the rider could have a serious effect on all the hiring practices on a film.

Adding the rider to contracts is a way that actors, directors and other people in high demand working on movies can use that power to advocate for diversity throughout the production.

While Hollywood has made strides forward, the industry still struggles to achieve diversity. At the Oscars, more than five times more men than women won awards, for instance — that’s 33 men taking home Academy Awards, and just six women.

Also Read: Oscars: Jordan Peele Becomes First African-American Winner for Best Original Screenplay

The Oscars were also criticized in the past for including a vast majority more white nominees than people of color, which gave rise to the social media hashtag “#OscarsSoWhite in 2015, when all the actor nominees were white. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself also has been criticized in the past for being mostly made up of older white men.

McDormand, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” advocated for more celebrities to make use of the rider as Hollywood has seen the rise of the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements. Both rose as response to accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood and beyond, as well as in answer to sexist hiring and pay practices against women.

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Frances McDormand gave a powerful acceptance speech at the 90th Academy Awards when she won the Oscar for Best Actress, asking all the women nominees at the awards show to stand and be recognized.

McDormand ended the speech with something a little bit confusing, though. “Two words, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider,” she said.

If you don’t work in Hollywood, though, those two words might not make a lot of sense. What exactly is an “inclusion rider?”

In keeping with McDormand’s speech and the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements taking place in Hollywood right now, an inclusion rider people working in film can include in their contracts. The clause can be added to contracts for actors and others working on a movie, requiring that the movie’s producers hire a diverse cast and crew. If the movie wasn’t diverse, it would give the actor a legal reason to back out of the contract — meaning the rider could have a serious effect on all the hiring practices on a film.

Adding the rider to contracts is a way that actors, directors and other people in high demand working on movies can use that power to advocate for diversity throughout the production.

While Hollywood has made strides forward, the industry still struggles to achieve diversity. At the Oscars, more than five times more men than women won awards, for instance — that’s 33 men taking home Academy Awards, and just six women.

The Oscars were also criticized in the past for including a vast majority more white nominees than people of color, which gave rise to the social media hashtag “#OscarsSoWhite in 2015, when all the actor nominees were white. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself also has been criticized in the past for being mostly made up of older white men.

McDormand, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” advocated for more celebrities to make use of the rider as Hollywood has seen the rise of the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements. Both rose as response to accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood and beyond, as well as in answer to sexist hiring and pay practices against women.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Oscars: Jordan Peele Becomes First African-American Winner for Best Original Screenplay

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Ryan Seacrest Didn't Ask a Single #MeToo or #TIMESUP Question on Oscars Red Carpet

Oscars: Ryan Seacrest Avoids Mentioning Kevin Spacey, #TIMESUP in Christopher Plummer Interview (Video)

Oscars: Guillermo del Toro is Fourth Mexican-Born Best Director in 5 Years