Long live women filmmakers, even awkward ones, says Vanessa Redgrave

By Lisa Keddie VENICE, Italy, Aug 31 : Vanessa Redgrave, who received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival this week, added her voice to those calling for more visibility of female directors, even if she said women were sometimes hard to work with. The 81-year-old British actress, was given a Golden Lion […]

Screen Actors Guild awards is all about women

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 : Women and their stories are likely to dominate the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in the second big Hollywood ceremony this year that aims to transform the sexual misconduct scandal sweeping the United States into a celebration of female empowerment. The annual show in Los […]

Female-driven ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ leads Globes TV wins

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 : Dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale” and drama “Big Little Lies” won the top television honors at Sunday’s Golden Globes awards, where stories about women led a ceremony dominated by the Time’s Up movement to fight workplace sexual harassment. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” from streaming platform Hulu and based […]

Oprah Winfrey claims lifetime Golden Globe, calls for ‘a new day’

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 : Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday, delivering an impassioned speech in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. Actress, movie and television producer, and chief executive of her OWN cable […]