Joaquin Phoenix accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Joker." AP
Joaquin Phoenix capped his awards season sweep with his first Oscar on Sunday for "Joker," besting a packed field of nominees that included Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce.
His first Academy Award follows months of controversy over the arthouse origin story about Batman's nemesis, which stoked fears of inciting violence even as it hoarded nominations and awards.
"We share the same love, the love of film. This form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life," the actor said before launching into an emotional call for Hollywood to "use our voice for the voiceless" and "fight against injustice."
He ended his speech with a tearful tribute to his brother River, who died of an overdose in 1993 at age 23.
"Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow," Phoenix said, quoting his brother.
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, whose decades-long career featured an indelible star turn in "The Sound of Music" and an Oscar win late in life, died on Friday, his manager announced. He was 91.
The star, who has her daughters with ex-husband Will Kopelman, also admitted that her long career has had its ups and downs but she wouldn't trade her "wonderful baggage" for anything.
The team is facing obstruction from local citizens despite Deputy Culture Minister Pawel Lewandowski claiming that the bridge – which was decommissioned from public use in 2016 – has no cultural value.
Annapurna Pictures has won an auction and landed the rights to Rachel Yoder's upcoming debut novel "Nightbitch", reports deadline.com. The author will adapt the novel and will be executive producer alongside Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Sammy Scher.
The Barbadian-born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in recent years has become a billionaire, parlaying her music achievements into successful makeup, lingerie and high-fashion brands.
William and his wife, Kate, joined Cruise on a star-studded red carpet at Leicester Square for the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick.”
It was previously thought the Agnes Grey writer collected items because of their aesthetic value, but researchers have revealed she was an informed and skilled geologist during the science’s golden age.