Natalie Portman responded Wednesday to a lengthy attack from Rose McGowan, acknowledging the criticism had some merit but also pushing back in some ways.“I agree with Ms. McGowan that it is inaccurate to call me ‘brave’ for wearing a garment with women’s names on it,” Portman said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those of the women who have been testifying against Harvey Weinstein the last few weeks, under incredible pressure.”McGowan went after Portman in a scathing Facebook post on Tuesday, just two days after Portman appeared at the Oscars with the names of overlooked female directors embroidered into her Dior cape.Also Read: Rose McGowan Dismisses Natalie Portman's Oscars Outfit Honoring Female Directors As 'Deeply Offensive'“The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do,” wrote McGowan, who has spent much of her time in the last few years speaking out against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as he faces criminal charges for sexual assault and other felony counts.In her response, Portman also reacted to McGowan’s statements about her production company and the fact that Portman is the only female director credited on any of its eight films.“It is true I’ve only made a few films with women. In my long career, I’ve only gotten the chance to work with female directors a few times – I’ve made shorts, commercials, music videos and features with Marya Cohen, Mira Nair, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anna Rose Holmer, Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat and myself,” she said. “Unfortunately, the unmade films I have tried to make are a ghost history.”Also Read: Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman Wears Cape Embroidered With Names of Female Directors Not Nominated (Video)She concluded, “So I want to say, I have tried, and I will keep trying. While I have not yet been successful, I am hopeful that we are stepping into a new day.”Read original story Natalie Portman Responds to Rose McGowan Diss: ‘I Agree’ I’m Not ‘Brave’ At TheWrap
Rose McGowan went after fellow actress Natalie Portman in a scathing Facebook post on Tuesday, just two days after Portman appeared at the Oscars with the names of overlooked female directors embroidered into her Dior cape.“The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do,” wrote McGowan, who has spent much of her time in the last few years speaking out against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as he faces criminal charges for sexual assault and other felony counts.“I find Portman’s type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work. I’m not writing this out of bitterness, I am writing out of disgust,” she went on. “I just want her and other actresses to walk the walk.”Also Read: Rose McGowan Says Harvey Weinstein Doesn't Understand the Seriousness of His Accused Actions 'At All'She also tore into Portman’s history within her own production company, Handsomecharlie Films: “Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career — one of them was you. You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director — you.” (Editor’s note: Portman worked with director Mira Nair in 2008’s “New York, I Love You.”)A review of the company’s films proves that to be true. Portman has directed two of the company’s eight movies. The other six were directed by men.“I was at a Women in Film event that you spoke at once, Natalie. You reeled off depressing statistics and then we all went back to our salads. I quickly realized you and the other women speakers (and that joke of an organization) are just… frauds. You say nothing, you do nothing,” McGowan wrote.Also Read: Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman Wears Cape Embroidered With Names of Female Directors Not Nominated (Video)A representative for Women in Film — one of the longest-running organizations fighting for parity in the industry — did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Representatives for Portman also did not immediately return a request for comment.During Sunday’s pre-Oscars red carpet event, Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman tweeted a video showing that Portman’s custom outfit bore the names of Lulu Wang, Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Marielle Heller, Alma Har’el and Mari Diop, and others. All of them are female directors who were not nominated for an award at the ceremony this year.You can watch Portman explain her fashion — and political — statement below:Natalie Portman embroidered her Dior cape with all of the female directors who weren't nominated for Oscars. Check out her explanation here. pic.twitter.com/kyyo2wVMZf— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 10, 2020Read original story Rose McGowan Dismisses Natalie Portman’s Oscars Outfit Honoring Female Directors As ‘Deeply Offensive’ At TheWrap
Pitt said he approached his acceptance speeches with more thought this time around and denied using a team of writers.
Bong Joon Ho's film won over 1917, Le Mans ‘66, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, and Parasite.
Bong Joon-ho's bizarre South Korean movie is the first ever foreign language Best Picture winner.
What happened at the 2020 Oscars? From silly cat costumes, the political statements, and surprise wins, the 92nd Academy Awards had it all.
Keanu Reeves and Diane Keaton, who played love interests in the 2003 film "Something's Gotta Give" presented an award together at Sunday's Oscars.
It's not the first time Rebel Wilson has used an awards show gig to ridicule her own work in 'Cats'.
Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" won the best international film prize at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, making history as the first South Korean film to do so. The thriller was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture, and was already the first South Korean feature to be nominated for best international […]
Her performance won over Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Florence Pugh (Little Women) and Margot Robbie (Bombshell).
In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Eminem showed up at the Academy Awards on Sunday for the first time ever to perform “Lose Yourself,” the song from “8 Mile” that won him a Best Original Song Oscar in 2003. It was especially a surprise because 17 years ago, he was nowhere to be seen when he won.While the Oscars are known for nominees in the Best Original Song field performing their songs to spice up the broadcast, Eminem no-showed the event completely, staying home in Detroit and leaving his longtime friend and producer Luis Resto to accept the award.But it wasn’t because he hated the hoity-toity Academy. He just thought he wasn’t going to win. In fact, in an interview with “Behind the Boards” back in 2007, Eminem said that he didn’t even know he could get nominated for an Oscar in the first place.“I just felt like I had no chance of winning because, you know, when I heard I was nominated, I thought that was for actors,” he said. I was not sure what exactly Grammy or Oscar meant, what certain awards meant, I was not sure what they meant, so even MTV awards, all that stuff, I just didn’t know what awards meant and this particular award…I didn’t go to the show… I just felt like I had a snowball’s chance of hell of winning.”“At that point, in my life I always thought like rap never gets as fair shake on anything. That was one of the reasons I didn’t go for the first Grammys I was invited to, because I pretty much protested it. I didn’t understand why there was a rap category and best album category and I couldn’t understand why rap album can not be in the best album category.”After leaving the Oscar stage on Sunday, Eminem sent out a tweet thanking the Oscars for inviting him that included a video of Resto accepting the “Lose Yourself” Oscar on his behalf.Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here. pic.twitter.com/CmSw2hmcZo— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 10, 2020Read original story Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’ At TheWrap
Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig presented two awards, but made a big impression on social media.
Janelle Monáe kicks off show with bonkers song featuring Billy Porter and dancing Jokers, while former hosts Martin and Rock kill with Hollywood-skewering one-liners.
His performance as stuntman Cliff Booth won over Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
'Hidden Figures' star Janelle Monáe delivered a musical performance that referenced #OscarsSoWhite.
While accepting his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, Brad Pitt called out the United States Senate for its decision to allow a no-witness impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.“Wow. Thank you, this is incredible, really incredible. Thank you to the Academy for this honor of honors. They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said, after receiving his statuette for his performance as Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”Last month, the Senate decided in a 51-49 vote not to call witnesses — including former national security adviser John Bolton, among others — for Trump’s impeachment trial. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine were the only two Republican senators who voted with the Democrats to allow witnesses.Also Read: Oscars 2020: Steve Martin and Chris Rock's Best Jokes From the Show OpenPitt soon steered his speech back to the personal side, giving a shoutout to his director, Tarantino, who he called an “original” and “one of a kind.”“The film industry would be a much drier place without you and I love the ethos you gave Cliff Booth,” he continued. “Look for the best in people, expect the worst but look for the best.”He then turned his speech into a tribute to his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, who is nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Oscars, saying “I’ll ride on your coattails any day, man. The view’s fantastic.”Also Read: Oscars 2020 Winners and Nominees: The Complete List (Updating Live)Pitt closed by saying, “This is for my kids, who color everything I do. I adore you.”The 92nd Academy Awards are airing now on ABC.Read original story Brad Pitt Gets Political in Oscar Speech, Faults Senate for No-Witness Impeachment Trial (Video) At TheWrap
Class conflict dark comedy Parasite, by South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, was the big winner of the night.