King Richard

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Will Smith speaks to Trevor Noah about ‘bottled rage’ behind Oscars slap
The actor said there were ‘many nuances and complexities’ behind his assault on Chris Rock, but he understood viewers’ revulsion

Catherine Shoard

29, Nov, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Director of new Bob Marley movie casts actor with no musical training
‘I was more interested in his acting,’ says Reinaldo Marcus Green in his decision to choose a rising star of British film and theatre to play the king of reggae

Dalya Alberge

01, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Will Smith: can his career survive – or is the Fresh Prince finished?
For three bravado-filled decades, he was box office dynamite, pulling in $9 billion. How will the star now win back the public’s esteem – and keep Hollywood onside?

Steve Rose

28, Mar, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Oscars 2022: Will Smith not facing charges for slapping Chris Rock, says LAPD, as Academy releases statement – as it happened
Family drama Coda won best picture at a ceremony that was overshadowed by Will Smith attacking Chris Rock

Kevin Rawlinson (now); Stuart Heritage and Benjamin Lee (earlier)

28, Mar, 2022 @11:29 AM

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Will Smith wins best actor Oscar for King Richard
Smith takes top actor prize for his role as Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard as he guides his daughters to tennis success

Andrew Pulver

28, Mar, 2022 @3:10 AM

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Why King Richard should win the best picture Oscar
Will Smith’s underdog movie about Serena and Venus Williams’ dad is his best performance to date and is as much a story about parenting as sporting achievement

Steve Rose

22, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Oscars nominations 2022: the full list
From Dune to The Power of the Dog, all the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, which take place on 27 March

Guardian film

08, Feb, 2022 @2:01 PM

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My award goes to... our film critics reveal their personal Oscars shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own favourites

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans, Guy Lodge

06, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Baftas 2022: the full list of nominations
From Dune to The Power of the Dog, all the films up for a gong at the Bafta film awards

Guardian film

03, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Golden Globe nominations 2022: Belfast and The Power of the Dog lead the pack
Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical drama and Jane Campion’s tense western both score seven nominations

Catherine Shoard

13, Dec, 2021 @3:12 PM

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King Richard review – Will Smith aces it as the Williams sisters’ tennis-coaching dad
Smith gets to the heart of Richard Williams in this sympathetic, very watchable biopic

Wendy Ide

21, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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‘We were going to be number one’: how Richard Williams molded two tennis legends
The Oscar-tipped new drama King Richard tells the story of Venus, Serena and their father, who is celebrated here by those who knew him

David Smith in Washington

20, Nov, 2021 @6:09 AM

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