Tilda del Toro to Star Opposite Kevin Hart in the Comedy “Night School”

Tilda del Toro is headed to night school

The Peruvian, Puerto Rican, and Spanish actress has been cast in Universal Pictures’ upcoming comedy, Night School, starring Kevin Hart.

Tilda del Toro

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film follows a group of troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in hopes that they’ll pass the GED exam to and ultimately, change their lives.

Tiffany Haddish, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Yvonne Orji and Rob Riggle co-star in the film.

It’s based on a story by Hart, who also wrote the script with Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, and additional work by Nick Stoller.

Production is currently underway with a targeted release date for September 28, 2018.

del Toro appeared in Warner Bros.’ Our Brand Is Crisis with Sandra Bullock.

Cabello to Perform with Pitbull & J Balvin at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

Camila Cabello is ready to take the stage…

The 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member will join Pitbull and J Balvin as performers for the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7.

Camila Cabello

The trio will perform their hit collaboration “Hey Ma,” which appears on the soundtrack to The Fate of the Furious.

The Fast & Furious franchise will receive the Generation Award at this year’s event, which, for the first time, will combine kudos for both the big and small screen.

Comedian Adam Devine will host the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Since 1992, the Generation Award has honored artists for their body of work, with past recipients including Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra BullockJamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben StillerAdam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez will accept the Generation Award on behalf of the Fast crew.

The Spanish-language version of “Hey Ma” debuted at No. 5 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart dated April 1.

Rodriguez & Her Fast & Furious Co-Stars to Receive Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

It’s a new generation for Michelle Rodriguez

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress and her fellow Fast & Furious franchise co-stars will receive the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7, marking the first time the award show will give the honor to a film franchise rather than an individual actor.

Michelle Rodriguez

Fast & Furious star and producer Vin Diesel will accept the award alongside his co-stars Rodriguez, who portrays Letty in the franchise, Tyrese Gibson and Jordan Brewster.

Since 1992, the Generation Award has honored talent with a body of work throughout their career that speaks directly to the MTV audience. Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

MTV will air marathons of the first three Fast & Furious films this weekend. They’ll feature a trivia game hosted by stars Diesel and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, offering social engagers a chance to win a trip to attend the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be hosted by actor and comedian Adam Devine, with the telecast airing live on Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 pm EST from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Diaz: Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Latina Actress

Cameron Diaz is making bank…

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress is Hollywood‘s highest paid Latina actress, according to Forbes magazine.

Cameron Diaz

Diaz is tied with Angelina Jolie on the magazine’s list of the entertainment industry’s 10 best-paid actresses, coming in at No. 5 with earnings of $18 million between June 2013 and June 2014.

Diaz’s most recent movie The Other Woman looked like it was going to be a bomb after critics panned it. But female moviegoers came in droves. The film, which was made for $40 million, took in $190 million at the global box office.

Sandra Bullock ranks No. 1 on the list with estimated earnings of $51 million over 12 months, followed by Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Although all of the actresses pulled in hefty incomes, Forbes said women still earn less than men in Hollywood. While the 10 highest earning actors took home a combined total of $419 million, Hollywood’s 10 best paid actresses made a total of $226 million during the same time period.

Cuarón Named Best Director at This Year’s Saturn Awards

The accolades keep on coming for Alfonso Cuarón

The 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker took home the Best Director award at this year’s 40th annual Saturn Awards, which were held at Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, California.

Alfonso Cuarón

Cuarón received the award for his Oscar-winning film Gravity, which picked up five prizes during the ceremony.

In addition to Best Director, the film took home Best Sci-Fi Film, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Editing and Best Special/Visual Effects.

Sponsored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, the awards honor the best television and movie works in the genres at the 40th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday, June 26.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

  • Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Science Fiction Film: “Gravity”
  • Best Fantasy Film: “Her”
  • Best Horror Film: “The Conjuring”
  • Best Action/Adventure Film: “Fast and Furious 6”
  • Best Thriller Film: “World War Z”
  • Best Actor: Robert Downey Jr. – “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Actress: Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley – “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson – “Her”
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Moretz – “Carrie”
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity”
  • Best Writing: Spike Jonze – “Her”
  • Best Editing: “Gravity”
  • Best Production Design: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • Best Music: “Big Bad Wolves”
  • Best Costumes: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
  • Best Makeup: “Prisoners”
  • Best Special/Visual Effects: “Gravity”
  • Best Independent Film: “12 Years a Slave”
  • Best International Film: “Big Bad Wolves”
  • Best Animated Film: “Frozen (2013)”
  • Best Network Television Series Release: “Hannibal” and “Revolution” (tie)
  • Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: “The Walking Dead”
  • Best Television Presentation of a Limited Run Series: “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: “Teen Wolf”
  • Best Actor in a Television Series: Mads Mikkelsen – “Hannibal”
  • Best Actress in a Television Series: Vera Farmiga – “Bates Motel”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Melissa McBride – “The Walking Dead”
  • Best Guest Star in a Television Series: Robert Forster – “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series: Chandler Riggs – “The Walking Dead”

Cuaron Named Best Director at the Britain’s Empire Awards

There seems to be no stopping Alfonso Cuaron when it comes to picking up prizes…

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker, who took home two Academy Awards earlier this month, was named Best Director at the Jameson Empire Awards for helming the Sandra Bullock-starrer Gravity.

Alfonso Cuaron

The mastermind behind the 3D sci-fi film beat out The World’s End’s Edgar Wright, Captain PhillipsPaul Greengrass, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’s Peter Jackson and 12 Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen for the honor.

In addition, Cuaron’s Gravity was named Best Film. It beat out 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to win the coveted award.

The 2014 Jameson Empire Awards were held Sunday, March 30 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Empire Awards are an accolade bestowed by Empire, Britain’s biggest selling film magazine, to recognize excellence of professionals in the local and global film industry. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine and in an annual ceremony

Here’s a look at the complete list of Empire Award winner:

  • The Legend of Our Lifetime: Tom Cruise
  • The Action Hero of Our Lifetime: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Empire Icon: Hugh Jackman
  • Empire Hero: Simon Pegg
  • Empire Inspiration: Paul Greengrass
  • Best Male Newcomer: Aidan Turner (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”)
  • Best Female Newcomer: Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”)
  • Best Horror: “The Conjuring”
  • Best Comedy: “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”
  • Best Thriller: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
  • Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”)
  • Best British Film: “The World’s End”
  • Best Actress: Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”)
  • Jameson Best Actor: James McAvoy (“Filth”)
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”)
  • Best Film: “Gravity”

Cuarón Takes Home Two Academy Awards for “Gravity”

Alfonso Cuarón has matching Oscars to place on his mantel…

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker, a three-time nominee at this year’s Academy Awards, took home two prizes during the awards show.

Alfonso Cuarón

Cuarón was named Best Director for helming the 3D space thriller, Gravity, making him the first Mexican to win the award in that category.

During his acceptance speech, Cuarón paid special tribute to the film’s star Sandra Bullock.

“Sandy, you are Gravity, you are the soul and heart of the film. You are an amazing collaborator and one of the best people I have ever met,” he said.

Moments after Cuarón’s name was read, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted: “Extraordinary work. Congratulations!”

Speaking backstage after collecting his Oscar, Cuarón said he hoped his win would help shine a light on the work of other Mexican filmmakers, and Mexican culture.

“I don’t think there is enough attention paid to Mexican culture and what is happening in Mexico,” Cuaron said.

Cuarón had been predicted to win the best director award, having swept the category in other awards ceremonies before Sunday’s Oscars, including the Directors Guild of America’s top prize.

In addition, Cuarón took home another award, winning the Best Film Editing Oscar alongside Mark Sanger for his hands-on work on Gravity.

Meanwhile, Gravity’s lenser Emmanuel Lubezki followed up his American Society of Cinematographers Award win with the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

It was the Mexican cinematographer’s first win in six nominations. He previously earned nods for lensing 1995’s A Little Princess, 1999’s Sleepy Hollow, 2005’s A New World, 2006’s Children of Men and 2011’s The Tree of Life. three of Lubezki’s nominations were for his work on Cuarón films.

In all, Gravity was the night’s big winner, taking home seven awards.

But Cuarón and Lubezki weren’t the only Latinos to take home their first Oscars…

Jared Leto, a first-time nominee, took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his critically acclaimed performance as male-to-female transgender character Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. It’s a role the 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor discusses in a featurette from the film’s distributor Focus Features.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s Oscar winners:

Best picture
12 Years a Slave

Best actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best supporting actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best supporting actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best animated feature film
Frozen

Best foreign film
The Great Beauty

Best original screenplay
Her, Spike Jonze

Best adapted screenplay
12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Best original score
Gravity

Best original song
Let It Go, from Frozen

Best cinematography
Gravity

Best costume design
The Great Gatsby

Best documentary feature
20 Feet From Stardom

Best documentary short subject
The Lady in Number 6

Best film editing
Gravity

Best makeup and hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club

Best production design
The Great Gatsby

Best animated short film
Mr. Hublot

Best live-action short film
Helium

Best sound editing
Gravity

Best sound mixing
Gravity

Best visual effects
Gravity

Cuarón Wins Directors Guild of America Award for “Gravity”

The prizes just keep coming for Alfonso Cuarón…

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker took home the top honor at the 66th annual Directors Guild of America Awards, held Saturday.

Alfonso Cuarón & Sandra Bullock

Cuarón, who won his first-ever Producers Guild of America Award last weekend, was announced as the final winner of the night for his critically acclaimed work helming the 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

He beat out Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and Martin Scorsese (Wolf of Wall Street) for the DGA Award.

During a special presentation to Cuarón, Gravity star Sandra Bullock made a few jokes about Cuaron’s thick accent during shooting, but then praised him for his bravery and imagination.

“You not only gave me a once in a lifetime opportunity but you gave it to me when I thought I had nothing left to offer as an actor,” she said.

Cuarón is now considered the frontrunner to take home the Oscar for Best Director at this year’s upcoming Academy Awards, where he’s up for three awards.

Cuarón Wins Two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Alfonso Cuarón is the Critics’ Choice

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker, who earned three Oscar nominations this week, picked up two trophies at the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Alfonso Cuarón

Cuarón was named Best Director by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for helming his blockbuster-hit film Gravity, which scored a leading seven wins at the awards show.

He won the Best Film Editing award with Mark Singer for the 3D sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock, who was named Best Actress in an Action Movie.

Gravity lenser Emmanuel Lubezki didn’t leave empty-handed. The Mexican cinematographer and six-time Oscar nominee won the award for Best Cinematography.

Meanwhile, recent Golden Globe winner continued his winning ways, earning the Best Supporting Actor award for his critically acclaimed gender-bending role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Here’s the complete list of award winners:

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spike Jonze, Her
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
American Hustle
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frozen
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue Is the Warmest Color
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet from Stardom
BEST COMEDY
American Hustle
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color
BEST ACTION MOVIE
Lone Survivor
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams, American Hustle
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Gravity
BEST EDITING
Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger, Gravity
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
BEST ART DIRECTION
Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), The Great Gatsby
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
American Hustle
BEST SCORE
Steven Price, Gravity
BEST SONG
“Let It Go”, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen
JOEL SIEGEL AWARD
Forest Whitaker
LOUIS XIII GENIUS AWARD
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater

Cuarón Earns Three Academy Award Nominations

Alfonso Cuarón has doubled his Oscar nominations in one fell swoop…

During this morning’s Academy Awards press conference, the 52-year-old Mexican multi-talented filmmaker received three nominations for his critically acclaimed film Gravity.

Alfonso Cuarón

He’d previously earned nods for Best Original Screenplay for Y tu mamá también and Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing for Children of Men.

In addition to receiving a nomination for producing the Best Picture nominee, Cuarón is up for Best Directoran award he picked up at the Golden Globes – and Best Film Editing alongside Mark Sanger.

In all, the 3D sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock earned a titanic ten Academy Award nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Bullock, tying David O. Russell’s drama American Hustle for the most nods this year.

Gravity’s lenser Emmanuel Lubezki follows up his American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination with an Oscar nod for Best Cinematography.

It’s the sixth Academy Award nomination for the Mexican cinematographer. He previously earned nods for lensing 1995’s A Little Princess, 1999’s Sleepy Hollow, 2005’s A New World, 2006’s Children of Men and 2011’s The Tree of Life. three of Lubezki’s nominations were for his work on Cuarón films.

But Cuarón and Lubezki aren’t the only Latinos nominated this year…

First-time Golden Globe winner Jared Leto has received his first-ever Oscar nomination.

The 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer earned the nod for his gender-bending performance as male-to-female transgender character Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. It’s a role he discusses in a featurette from the film’s distributor Focus Features.

The 86th Academy Awards will be awarded on Sunday, March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, televised live on ABC and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres for a second time.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s nominees.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Wind Rises”

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Grandmaster”
Philippe Le Sourd
“Gravity”
Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska”
Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners”

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
“The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave”
Patricia Norris

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
“American Hustle” David O. Russell
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”
“20 Feet from Stardom”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“CaveDigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Missing Picture”
“Omar”

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Book Thief” John Williams
“Gravity” Steven Price
“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
“Let It Go” from “Frozen”
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Gravity”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”