Arts Jan 07

Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere for the film "Joker" in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
‘Joker’ tops nominations for British Academy film awards

The film "Joker" has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced Tuesday. The movie about the origins of the comic book villain received 11 BAFTA nominations including best film, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best director.

Arts Mar 04

Director and producer Steven Spielberg attends the European Premiere of Ready Player One in London, Britain. Photo by Henry Nicholls/Reuters
Steven Spielberg’s push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend.