Worth Watching: Christopher Meloni Returns for ‘Organized Crime,’ ‘United States of Al,’ New Seasons of ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Manifest,’ ‘Wipeout’ and ‘Creepshow,’ Plus ‘31 Days of Oscar‘

Even by Peak TV standards, the glut of new programming this April Fools’ Day is no joke. The big headline: Christopher Meloni’s return to the Law & Order world. I’m nearly as excited for a new season of TV’s best cooking competition, filmed during the pandemic. Plus: TCM’s annual Oscars countdown. A selective critical checklist […]

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Revisiting Leonardo DiCaprio’s Award-Worthy Oscar Appearances

by Jess Cohen | Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 6:00 AM Share Tweet Email hris Pizzello/Invision/AP Leonardo DiCaprio is once again nominated for an Oscar! The actor, who won his first Academy Award in 2016 for his work in The Revenant, is expected to return to 2020 Oscars ceremony this Sunday, where he’s nominated in the Best Actor […]

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One Role, 2 Oscar Journeys: Inside Joaquin Phoenix’s and Heath Ledger’s Approaches to Joker

DC Comics/Warner Bros./Shutterstock, Warner Bros/Dc Comics/Kobal/Shutterstock When Joaquin Phoenix won the SAG Award for his performance in Joker, he said he was standing on the shoulders of his “favorite actor” Heath Ledger. The moment was a touching one. Ledger had also received accolades for his portrayal of Gotham’s famous villain, including a posthumous Oscar in the Best […]

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Oscar Isaac Admits He’s ‘Probably’ Done Playing Poe in ‘Star Wars’

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Oscar Isaac is damn near closing the door on that galaxy far, far away — strongly hinting he’ll never play Poe Dameron again … Disney “overlords” be damned. The ‘Star Wars’ actor was outside The Mercer in NYC when he told us he’s “probably not” going to return to his […]

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Bradley Whitford Says Stephen King’s Diversity Oscar Tweet is Ignorant

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Bradley Whitford is calling out Stephen King for his color-blind approach to Oscar voting, saying it’s ignorant and underestimates one HUGE advantage they both have: WHITE. We talked to the ‘West Wing’ vet Wednesday at LAX about King’s controversial tweet, reacting to movie fans and critics pissed about this year’s […]

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