Entertainment News Roundup: Studio A24 captures Oscar spotlight with big wins for best picture, acting; Are they for real? South Korean girl band offers glimpse into metaverse and more
The song - a fast-paced number that has found fans all over the world, spawned a TikTok challenge and has millions of views on YouTube - won a standing ovation when it was performed at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night. 'Ted Lasso' Season 3: discouraged players revitalized by team love Season three of the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso" kicks off on a sour note as pundits expect the folksy American coach's AFC Richmond soccer team to end last in England's Premiere League and face relegation.
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Studio A24 captures Oscar spotlight with big wins for best picture, acting
Independent studio A24 was the big winner at Sunday's Academy Awards, taking nine awards out of its 18 nominations, including best picture and all four acting prizes. The studio's "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won seven Oscars, the most of the evening, including best picture.
Are they for real? South Korean girl band offers glimpse into metaverse
Less than two months ago, the first music video by South Korean girl quartet MAVE: went viral, racking up nearly 20 million views on YouTube and setting the stage for potential global success. At first glance, MAVE: looks like any other idolised K-pop band - except it only exists virtually. Its four members - SIU, ZENA, TYRA and MARTY - live in the metaverse, their songs, dances, interviews and even their hairstyles created by web designers and artificial intelligence.
Special prosecutor in Alec Baldwin 'Rust' shooting steps down
The special prosecutor handling the case against actor Alec Baldwin in the 2021 "Rust" movie set shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins announced on Tuesday she is stepping down, as Baldwin's lawyers had sought. The decision by special prosecutor Andrea Reeb came a month after Baldwin's attorney filed a motion to remove her because she is also a representative in the state legislature. The Baldwin team argued it violates the state constitution for a legislator to serve in another branch of government.
Offbeat multiverse movie 'Everything Everywhere' dominates the Oscars
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" won the coveted best picture trophy at the Academy Awards on Sunday as Hollywood embraced an off-kilter story about a Chinese-American family working out their problems across multiple dimensions. The movie claimed seven awards overall, including three of the four acting Oscars for stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Yeoh played the lead role of a stressed-out laundromat owner who finds she has superpowers in alternate universes.
Indians erupt in celebration after two films win at Oscars
Indians erupted in celebration on Monday after "Naatu Naatu," the breakout hit from the action movie "RRR," won the Academy Award for best original song, making history as the first movie from the country to win the honour. The song - a fast-paced number that has found fans all over the world, spawned a TikTok challenge and has millions of views on YouTube - won a standing ovation when it was performed at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night.
'Ted Lasso' Season 3: discouraged players revitalized by team love
Season three of the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso" kicks off on a sour note as pundits expect the folksy American coach's AFC Richmond soccer team to end last in England's Premiere League and face relegation. Even with those headwinds, the eternally upbeat Coach Lasso played by Jason Sudeikis has infused his team with family-like love to get through the tough times in the season that premieres on Wednesday.
TV ratings for Sunday's Oscars rise to 18.7 million
The Academy Awards telecast on Sunday attracted roughly 18.7 million U.S. television viewers to the film industry's highest honors, according to data released by Walt Disney Co broadcaster ABC on Monday. The audience rose 12% from last year, when 16.7 million people tuned in, ABC said. At that show, Will Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock before winning best actor.
Indie studio A24 emerges as big winner on Oscar night
Independent film studio A24 emerged as the big winner at Oscar night on Sunday, sweeping every major category, propelled by the quirky, reality-bending film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and the drama "The Whale." The studio claimed a total of nine Academy Awards, with "Everything Everywhere All at Once" receiving seven Oscars, including for best picture, director, actress, original screenplay and supporting actor and actress.
(With inputs from agencies.)